Saturday, June 9, 2007

Newspaper Clippings

Football: Big 12 on Versus

Web Posted: 06/07/2007 01:10 AM CDT

San Antonio Express-News

Five Big 12 football games during the 2007 season will be shown by the Versus Network under a sublicensing deal announced by the conference and Fox Sports Network. It will mean that the conference's games will be shown by ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, FSN, CSTV and Versus this season.

Among the games that will be shown by Versus include Iowa at Iowa State on Sept. 15.

- Tim Griffin


Oh boy, I wonder if that will be just beore - or after - bullriding....

The Columbia Tribune (Missouri) reviews where the top running backs are in the Big 12 this fall...

Big 12 no longer running back factory
Teams searching for new breed of ball-carriers.

Just a few years ago, the Big 12 Conference was a factory for star running backs position. The 2003 NFL Pro Bowl featured three Big 12-bred backs: Ahman Green (Nebraska), Ricky Williams (Texas) and Priest Holmes (Texas.)

But as spread passing offenses became popular, fewer elite backs populated the conference. In the NFL drafts from 2000-06, only four Big 12 backs were selected during the first three rounds, none of whom are established stars in the NFL to date: Chris Brown (Colorado), Tatum Bell (Oklahoma State), Vernand Morency (Oklahoma State) and Cedric Benson (Texas).


Shannon Woods is ranked the 8th best RB and I just don't know what to think about that...

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