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Big 12 Conference Week 6 awards

Eric Sorrentino

Maybe Nebraska didn't know any better. But giving Missouri bulletin-board material - and doing it twice, no less - Saturday wasn't the best idea.In case you missed it, Huskers coach Bo Pelini stated before the game, [his goal was to shut out the Tigers at home.][1]If that wasn't enough, an ...

Big 12 Conference Week 5 awards

Eric Sorrentino

The Big 12's chances of having a representative in the BCS National Championship Game received a mammoth boost over the weekend, thanks to some surprising upsets. **Sayonara USC, Florida and Georgia from the Top 5** (we'll just call it upset weekend with the Chiefs beating the Broncos and the Redskins ...

Big 12 Conference Week 4 awards

Eric Sorrentino

Week 4 has ended. The Big 12 Conference is 34-8 overall with one more weekend of games before conference play begins.It's no secret the Big 12 is a passing conference, but looking at the national statistics paints a vivid picture of the elite class of the conference's signal callers. Honestly, ...

Big 12 Conference Week 3 awards

Eric Sorrentino

While I was working Saturday night, a buddy of mine sent me a text message. It read: "Haha, Auburn 3, Mississippi State 2. Final."Surely, he was kidding. College baseball ended months ago, so this couldn't be true. I checked the wire and there it was, in all its ugly glory: ...

Big 12 Week 1 winners/losers

Eric Sorrentino

I'd like to start this Conference Chatter Labor Day edition with a shout-out to an infamous Internet icon. Remember Brian Collins, the nervous sports anchor on Ball State University's campus TV newscast? _Later he gets the rebound...passes it to the man...shoots it...aaand, boom goes the dynamite._Despite this painful appearance, Collins ...

Chatting with ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Eric Sorrentino

With the college football season three days away, ESPN.com Big 12 blogger Tim Griffin was nice enough to catch up with the Conference Chatter blog. Griffin has covered the Big 12 since its inception in 1996 and started his career with ESPN.com in February 2008. Eric Sorrentino: Tim, thanks for ...

Could the Big 12 be overrated?

Eric Sorrentino

The TV in my room has gotten to the point of being insulting to the sports junky that I am. The 12-inch Toshiba disaster is such that when you're watching games, you can't even see the score in the corner of the screen. Not exactly a good sign.The digital age ...

At last ... USA Basketball is back

Eric Sorrentino

Anyone else wake up early Thursday morning to watch the USA men's basketball team beat Greece? OK, disclaimer: I remained sound asleep when the game tipped off at 7 a.m. local time. But something I like to call DVR saved me from missing it. I don't know about you guys, ...

Crucial questions before football starts

Eric Sorrentino

Happy One Month to all (sounds kind of like an anniversary, I know). But there's reason to rejoice, or at least there's reason to officially start the countdown.Sorry 80's fans, [not this sort of countdown][1]. Hilarious video, though.As of Wednesday, exactly one month remains until Big 12 Conference schools kick ...

LIVE FROM: Day 3 - Media Days

Eric Sorrentino

For audio interviews (OU's Nic Harris and Manuel Johnson, and UT's Colt McCoy and Quan Cosby) from the third and final day of Big 12 football Media Days, [click here][1].And I don't know if you guys have checked out our Media Days video interviews of Mark Mangino, Todd Reesing and ...

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