The "Slim Reaper" strikes South Beach.
- New athletic director Steve Patterson is considering scheduling a Texas football game in Mexico City. Seriously. The Austin American-Statesman's Kirk Bohls has the scoop.
- With three alums starting on the Denver Broncos offense, Texas Tech will be well represented in Super Bowl XLVIII, the Denver Post's Nick Kosmider writes. The university capitalized on this storyline by taking out an ad on an electronic billboard in Times Square. Denver receiver and former Tech great Wes Welker told reporters that "if you want to go to the Super Bowl, you should go to Texas Tech."
- The Waco Tribune-Herald's Tommy Witherspoon has more details on the worker who died near the construction site of Baylor's new football stadium.
- Oklahoma lost a defensive end commitment to junior college.
- TCU quarterback Casey Pachall was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Mac Engel.
- Oklahoma State is creating a new recruiting pipeline in Louisiana, reports The Oklahoman's Gina Mizell.
- The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel has a feature from the Super Bowl on former Oklahoma State standout offensive tackle Russell Okung, who now anchors the blindside of Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson.
- Two Kansas State fans severely injured in a Scottsdale, Ariz., pedicab accident while in town for the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl have filed lawsuits against the city and three businesses, the Arizona Republic's Beth Duckett reports.
- The USA TODAY's Scott Allen breaks down some of the recruiting storylines in the Big 12 heading into signing day.
- The Dallas Morning News breaks down who's still out there in recruiting for some of its area's Big 12 schools.
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BIG 12 SCOREBOARD
Final Washington State 45 Colorado State 48 Final 20 Fresno State 20 25 USC 45 Final Buffalo 24 San Diego State 49 Final Tulane 21 Louisiana-Lafayette 24
Final Pittsburgh 30 Bowling Green 27 Final Utah State 21 23 Northern Illinois 14
Final Marshall 31 Maryland 20 Final Syracuse 21 Minnesota 17 Final Brigham Young 16 Washington 31
Final Rutgers 16 Notre Dame 29 Final Cincinnati 17 North Carolina 39 Final Miami (FL) 9 18 Louisville 36 Final Michigan 14 Kansas State 31
Final Middle Tennessee 6 Navy 24 Final Ole Miss 25 Georgia Tech 17 Final 10 Oregon 30 Texas 7 Final 14 Arizona State 23 Texas Tech 37
Final Arizona 42 Boston College 19 Final Virginia Tech 12 17 UCLA 42 Final Rice 7 Mississippi State 44 Final 24 Duke 48 21 Texas A&M 52
Final Nebraska 24 22 Georgia 19 Final UNLV 14 North Texas 36 Final Iowa 14 16 LSU 21 Final 19 Wisconsin 24 9 South Carolina 34 Final 5 Stanford 20 4 Michigan State 24 Final 15 UCF 52 6 Baylor 42
Final 13 Oklahoma State 31 8 Missouri 41 Final 12 Clemson 40 7 Ohio State 35