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Week 3 Big 12 picks: Kansas or Georgia Tech? Oklahoma or Florida St.?

Eric Sorrentino

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrC8J_WN5TE After two weeks of picking every Big 12 game here in the Conference Chatter blog, I've come away with a 12-3 record of predicting games straight up, and a 6-5 record of selecting games against the spread. Here's what in store for week 3: **Friday** **Iowa State at Connecticut, ...

Big 12 review, week 2: League may not exist in future, but it's pretty darned talented in 2011

Eric Sorrentino

It's a shame [the Big 12 is so unstable][1] at the moment. One minute, the league seems like it could be saved, while the next minute, doomsday strikes, [plays the role of Buzz Killington][2] and threatens the existence of the conference. Repeat cycle. Depending on the [decisions from Oklahoma and ...

Week 2 Big 12 picks: Baylor deserves credit for making a stand

Eric Sorrentino

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqiLa3SUBf0 I'm trying to picture the scene on Oct. 15, when the Baylor football team travels to College Station, Texas, to take on Texas A&M. Complete mayhem, in all likelihood. Baylor's threat on Wednesday to sue Texas A&M if it left the Big 12 to join the SEC caused a ...

Big 12 review, week 1: Realignment rearing its ugly head again

Eric Sorrentino

This is starting to feel like that course in advanced statistics that everyone tells you is impossible to understand. Head spinning. Mind exploding. No end in sight. When thinking about college realignment, v. 2.0, I have no idea what to think anymore. For the second consecutive year, realignment dealing primarily ...

Week 1 Big 12 picks: At last, games take focus away from talk of scandal, realignment

Eric Sorrentino

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb3JPsAeDUk It's nice to finally focus on the action again. In the midst of an ugly offseason, the most prominent college football headlines essentially had nothing to do with the games. Miami (Fla.) was investigated for rules violations centering around improper benefits given by booster Nevin Shapiro in one of ...

It's game week: Top question facing each Big 12 football squad

Eric Sorrentino

This time of year — more specifically this week — holds a certain amount of special sports significance across the country. Perhaps you'll feel an added jolt of enthusiasm this week as you go about your daily routine. College football is upon us. The seven-month drought is over, and thankfully, ...

Big 12 Media Days, Day 2: KU sets goal of 'Going to Mass Street'; Jeremiah Hatch trims down; Gill says communication better in Year 2

Eric Sorrentino

**4:05 p.m. update: By Jesse Newell** We're going to go ahead and wrap up our online coverage from Big 12 football media days. Be sure to check back to KUsports.com for more stories in the coming days from our time here in Dallas. **3:57 p.m. update: By Jesse Newell** Two ...

Big 12 Media Days, Day 1: KU media guide unveiled; Pinkel says prep games on Longhorn Network 'ludicrous'

Eric Sorrentino

**5:30 p.m. update: By Jesse Newell** We're going to wrap up our Day 1 coverage from Media Days here in Dallas. Check back Tuesday morning for live blog posts, videos and photos from KU's day in front of the press. **5:12 p.m. update: By Jesse Newell** Just in case anyone ...

Big 12 topics in threes to get ready for next week's football media days

Eric Sorrentino

Plano, Texas — Mark your calendars, iPhones, iPads or technological device of choice for 10 a.m. on Monday and Tuesday, July 25-26, when Big 12 football media days take place at the Westin Galleria in Dallas. I arrived a few days early to visit the family in Plano and take ...

Big 12 fall football preview: As new-look conference moves forward, league crown remains OU's to lose

Eric Sorrentino

It's easy to forget how much has happened with the Big 12 Conference in the last year. Just one summer ago, the Big 12 was on the brink of extinction, stuck in the every-school-for-itself realignment mess that altered the landscape of collegiate athletics. Nebraska said adios and joined the Big ...

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