Oklahoma Sooners: Big 12 lunchtime links
Some old school "SportsCenter" bloopers is a good way to kick start your afternoon.
- Baylor landed an offensive line transfer from Texas A&M.
- Oklahoma released alternate uniforms on Tuesday. They are designed to represent the tradition of the Sooners.
- The Sooners released their new look on Tuesday, and former players like the move.
- The Sooners' alternate uniforms had been in the works for a long time.
- ESPN Insider Travis Haney takes a closer look at the Sooners' College Football Playoff hopes.
- OU isn't the only Big 12 team that will have a new look in 2014. Iowa State will add a matte helmet to its uniform options.
- The Dallas Morning News projects TCU's starting quarterback and running back. The preseason competition for both spots will be interesting to watch.
- Athlon ranks the schedules for each Big 12 school.
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- It's a big day for the conference as the Big 12 released its new logo.
- West Virginia safety Karl Joseph and Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker are among college football's top 14 hitters on NFL.com's list.
- Naming Clint Trickett as the Mountaineers' starting quarterback is the right call, writes Dave Hickman of The Charleston Gazette.
- A former Baylor commitment has Oklahoma at the top of his list of favorite schools.
- TCU coach Gary Patterson chatted about the Horned Frogs with FoxSports' Bruce Feldman.
- Oklahoma running backs coach Cale Gundy took another shot at Alabama coach Nick Saban.
- Former Sooners All-Big 12 lineman Gabe Ikard is looking to pass along his expertise, at a price, this summer.
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- Recently named starting quarterback Clint Trickett "just wants to win some games" for West Virginia.
- Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione believes Sooners fans are going to like the changes to Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, even if some fans are unhappy about how it impacts them.
- West Virginia is trying to find answers after a slow start in the Big 12.
- Kansas continues to add junior college talent to its Class of 2015.
- Kansas linebacker Ben Heeney is the face of the Jayhawks, writes Tom Keegan of KUsports.com.
- A look back at the dominance of OU's 1974 national championship squad.
- Oklahoma State running back commitment Ronald Jones is using a tragedy to drive himself to further heights.
- TCU should start selling beer at its football games, writes Mac Engel of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
- Horned Frogs defensive end Devonte Fields is the No. 1 defensive player poised for a comeback this fall, according to Yahoo! Sports.
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- Big 12 had three of the top six picks and five overall during Thursday's NBA Draft.
- Also from the draft: Marcus Smart explains his impressive custom suit...
- ...but No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins' suit is going down as an all-timer.
- Former OU lineman Gabe Ikard named Big 12 Male Sportsperson of the Year.
- Collin Klein is joining the Kansas State coaching staff as a grad assistant.
- Is Clint Trickett at QB West Virginia's only way to succeed in 2014?
- Kansas picked up two verbal commitments from the state of Texas.
- Athlon examines how Art Briles has set up Baylor to succeed.
- Three Big 12 CBs made this list of the top 20 defenders on the rise.
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- Bob Stoops will make $5.25 million in 2014 and his assistant are getting raises.
- Beer sales are not a part of Oklahoma's stadium renovation plans.
- Bryce Petty has been nominated for Big 12 Male Sportsperson of the Year.
- Kansas' Memorial Stadium track did have some glory years.
- Texas A&M has lined up another game against a Big 12 team: Baylor men's basketball.
- Could West Virginia WR Kevin White be poised for a senior-year surge?
- WVU is dishing out $500,000 to bring Youngstown State in for a 2016 non-con game.
- An early look ahead at Week 6 of the Big 12 season.
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- Everything you need to know about Oklahoma's stadium renovation proposal.
- Bob Stoops is expected to join the $5 million club this week. Well deserved.
- Texas Monthly has a terrific closer look at Art Briles' love of music.
- Baylor AD Ian McCaw says he got death threats for hiring Briles over Mike Singletary.
- Georgia running back Kalin Heath gave a verbal commitment to Kansas State.
- TTU's Davis Webb has been "relentless" ever since his freshman season ended.
- Former OU QB Kendal Thompson will have to battle Travis Wilson for the Utah starting job.
- Farewell, Kansas' Memorial Stadium track. Demolition began today.
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- Mike Casazza of the Charleston Daily Mail goes in depth on what NCAA reform will mean.
- If you missed it yesterday, Texas AD Steve Patterson had strong words on the NCAA and compensation.
- Paul Rhoads road motorcycles in the rain with 500 fans to raise money for Alzheimer's research.
- A cousin of Seneca Wallace has made a verbal commitment to Iowa State.
- UNC coach Larry Fedora says he wants to use Oklahoma State's rise as his program's blueprint.
- Defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer is now the highest-paid assistant in the history of OSU football.
- Former Oklahoma State RB Devon Thomas pleads not guilty to felony charges.
- The Sooners have defensive tackle Jordan Phillips back for full participation this summer.
- Oklahoma extended a scholarship offer to a 2016 quarterback recruit.
- Baylor lost a commitment from CB/WR John Humphrey Jr. on Monday night.
- Ex-Baylor All-Big 12 linebacker Eddie Lackey was cut by the Toronto Argonauts this week.
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- What makes Mark Mangino tick? Good story from Randy Peterson of the Des Moines Register.
- Freddie Steinmark's story is coming to the big screen ... including at TCU's stadium.
- Has Oklahoma State lost a step in positive public relations? Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman says yes.
- Cornerback Ashton Lampkin is one of the Pokes' most improved players entering the fall.
- Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News looks back on Vince Young's legacy.
- Touted Oklahoma freshman safety Steven Parker was arrested this weekend.
- Cale Gundy breaks down how Oklahoma's freshman RBs are faring so far.
- Charlie Weis excited about finally removing the track at Kansas' Memorial Stadium.
- The 10 most pivotal players on West Virginia's roster in 2014.
- Oliver Luck says West Virginia's athletic department will break even for the fiscal year.
- Breaking down week 5 of the Big 12 season. Look out, Tech.
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- An Oklahoma State walk-on was stabbed, robbed and abducted in a bizarre story. The Tulsa World's Samantha Vicent has the details.
- This is another really bad look for Oklahoma State freshman running back Devon Thomas, who was arrested last month on charges of burglary, robbery and shooting with intent to kill.
- Waco, Texas, officials are discussing how they're going to handle parking and shuttles for Baylor's debut in McLane Stadium, reports the Waco Tribune-Herald's J.B. Smith.
- Kansas added yet another commitment, this time a juco wide receiver. It was the Jayhawks' seventh commitment in four days.
- "My All American" is filming in Dallas-Fort Worth this week, and extras are needed. The film is about University of Texas football standout Freddie Steinmark.
- Oklahoma assistant Jay Norvell wrapped up his youth camp.
- The Iowa State Daily's Kelby Wingert features Jack Trice, whom Iowa State named its football stadium after.
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- Kansas picked up a mammoth junior college offensive tackle.
- Kansas State added a defensive tackle commitment.
- Las Vegas is high on the Sooners, but not the rest of the Big 12?
- The Sporting News has Oklahoma and Oregon playing for all the marbles.
- USA Today's Paul Myerberg previews West Virginia. The Mountaineers also snagged an OL recruit.
- TCU hired a former player to be its director of high school relations.
- Former Texas Tech WR Michael Crabtree was back in the Metroplex this week.
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- Former Oklahoma star running back Joe Washington hopes the Sooners remember the feeling after their win against Alabama as they strive to win a national championship this fall.
- Sooners tight end Blake Bell says his knee is strong after missing OU's spring game, reports Jason Kersey of The Oklahoman.
- West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett is still working his way back after shoulder surgery, reports Mike Casazza of the Charleston Daily Mail.
- A few tweaks chould help TCU turn things around after struggling during its first two years in the Big 12.
- Former Mountaineers' running back Charles Sims has signed with Tampa Bay.
- OU running backs coach Cale Gundy is one of the Sooners' top recruiters.
- The Sooners landed an offensive line commitment.
- There's no reason to add BYU unless another quality possible addition emerges to join the Cougars, writes John Klein of the Tulsa World.
- Athlon ranks the Top 10 Big 12 non-conference games in 2014.
You have a couple hours to get your World Cup bracket in. (Psst, you might want to pick Brazil to win.)
- There is plenty to celebrate after the announcement that the Red River Showdown will remain at the Cotton Bowl through 2025. Oklahoma and Texas have met in Dallas since 1929.
- The Dallas Morning News continues its Big 12 predictions.
- Oklahoma State landed a commit from a Texas safety.
- Former Oklahoma State star Lorenzo Turner passed away.
- Former Cowboys cornerback Justin Gilbert is already making a strong impression in Cleveland.
- Here's a preview of Texas Tech's top prospects for the 2015 NFL draft from CBSsports.com.
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- Iowa State defensive end Cory Morrissey hopes his healthy lifestyle will pay off for himself and the Cyclones this fall.
- Iowa State landed a defensive line recruit but his commitment may spark an in-home rivalry.
- One text message from Paul Rhoads sparked Brandon Jensen's return to the Cyclones' team.
- The Dallas Cowboys signed former Texas Tech defensive lineman Dartwan Bush.
- Here's a closer look at some of the NFL prospects to watch on Texas' roster from CBSsports.com.
- Oklahoma State landed a commitment from a junior college defensive tackle.
- One of Oklahoma's February signees will head to junior college instead of Norman, Oklahoma, this fall.
- Kansas State's Thursday night tilt with Auburn is already sold out.
Happy Friday. Be sure to drink lots of fluids this weekend.
- Facility upgrades, starting with Jack Trice Stadium, will be a shot in the arm for Iowa State.
- Closer look at Kansas State's chances of being a playoff team in 2014.
- Oklahoma State running back Devon Thomas charged with three felonies.
- A better look at the Cowboys' new turf design. Now that is sharp.
- Oklahoma LB Frank Shannon not yet working out with team; Tyler Evans cleared to play.
- New TCU roster features Matt Joeckel and jersey numbers for freshmen.
- Texas Tech QB signee Pat Mahomes was not drafted on the first day of the MLB Draft.
- Crazy college coaching salaries are in fact money well spent, argues Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman.
- Extras are needed for a movie about former Longhorn Freddie Steinmark. Aaron Eckhart plays DKR.
- Texas is still No. 1 in college sports revenues at $165 million, per USA Today.
- A Big 12 school is named the No. 2 college football town for 2014.
- Important analysis of the similarities between Art Briles and Davy Crockett.
Happy Monday, folks. Hope you don't have a case of the Mondays.
- Oklahoma State took a risk on RB Devon Thomas and lost, writes John Helsley of The Oklahoman.
- Brice Cherry of the Waco Tribune reviews Art Briles' latest book.
- Iowa State's coaching staff battled in a pork loin cook-off this weekend.
- Oklahoma LB signee Tay Evans tried to give up playing football and is glad he didn't.
- Shaquille Riddick is earning honors before he even shows up to West Virginia
- Oliver Luck's coaching hires at West Virginia might all have something in common.
- Former TCU linebacker Daryl Washington has been suspended for the 2014 season.
- Kansas coaches are shifting their focus to their 2014 opponents.
- Iowa State is 66th and West Virginia is 67th in Athlon's preseason rankings.
- Former Texas coach Mack Brown has reportedly found a new job.
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