Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Dancing in the Ruins: Charlie Weis lays down the law, Dana Hologorsen returns, Larry Brown and more.

 (Dancing in the Ruins is SWRT's look at the Big XII Conference. Or at least what's left of it.)


Oh yes my clown, you're new in town?
Matt Tait looks at new Big 12 members TCU and West Virginia, along with first-year Kansas head football coach Charlie Weis. (The Lawrence Journal-World)

Wish List. 
Texas Tech HC Tommy Tuberville thinks that the Big 12 should add two more members so the conference can get back to actually having 12 members, and the conference championship game that goes with it. (The Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

On the playoff bandwagon.
Texas HC Mack Brown wants a college football playoff system. (College Football Examiner)

Include us out.
Count Oklahoma HC Bob Stoops and Kansas State HC Bill Snyder as not being on the  playoff bandwagon. (The Kansas City Star).

Laying down the law.
Kansas HC Charlie Weis dismisses  Jayhawk linebacker Collin Garrett and defensive back Chris Robinson after the two were arrested for "battery and interference with duties of an officer." Ohhh, Fulmer Cup points. (The Lawrence Journal World. HT : Rock Chalk Talk)


A Sort of Homecoming. 
West Virginia HC Dana Hologorsen is no stranger to the Big 12, as he was an assistant coach under Oklahoma State HC Mike Gundy and former Texas Tech (now Washington St.) HC Mike Leach. (AP via San Antonio Express-News)

This is for the questions that don't have any answers. 
Cowboys Ride for Free looks at questions answered after the Oklahoma St. spring game. (Cowboys Ride for Free)

Shontrelle Johnson's future still undecided. 
Iowa State will have to wait until July to find out whether or not tailback Shontrelle Johnson will be cleared to play in 2012. Johnson's 2011 season was cut short by a neck injury in the game against Texas on Oct. 1, 2011. (The Des Moines Register)


We're working harder to be #2.
Oklahoma  QB's Drew Allen and Blake Bell are still competing to see who will win the job to be Sooner starting QB Landry Jones' backup and presumed successor in 2013. (Crimson and Cream Machine)

Men's Basketball.

Please allow me to introduce myself.
Coaching legend Larry Brown was introduced Monday as the new SMU head men's basketball coach. (AP via The Ames Tribune)

Wrestling.


USA! USA! USA!
Congratulations to former Iowa St. wrestler Jake Varner, and former Oklahoma wrestlers Jared Frayer and Sam Hazewinkel, who will be representing the USA at the 2012 Olympics. (The Ames Tribune, Crimson and Cream Machine)


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