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Big 12 lunch links: Boulder non-profit benefits from CU's fine

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Spring practice is springing across the Big 12 with four more teams set to begin work this week.

Football will start to command much attention across the conference with the exception of Sweet 16 basketball participants Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma. But there will still be attention for football there, too.

Here's a look at some stories from across the conference today. Enjoy them with your lunch.

  • A Boulder non-profit agency will pocket about $50,000 after the NCAA has directed part of a fine levied at Colorado's athletic department back to the local community that the school paid in 2005. Lance Vaillancourt of the Boulder Camera reports the fine came when Colorado did not charge walk-on athletes to pay to eat at the athletic training table.

  • The Omaha World-Herald provides extensive previews of Nebraska's offense, defense and special teams heading into Wednesday's start of spring practice.

  • Jeremy Maclin notched an impressive 25 on the Wonderlic test (considered high for wide receivers) for NFL teams, Josh Freeman scored a 27 (considered acceptable) and Michael Crabtree had a 15 (a little below average), according to a story by the Chicago Tribune's Dan Pompei.

  • College Football News reporter Pete Fiutak pegs Missouri and Texas Tech among 10 teams he expects to tumble this season.

  • Lawrence city commissioner Boog Highberger told the Lawrence Journal-World's Chad Lawhorn that the idea of renaming Missouri Street in honor of former Kansas football coach Don Fambrough is "petty and childish."

  • John Hillman of realfootball365.com notes there is little concern with the quarterback switch from Graham Harrell to Taylor Potts at Texas Tech.

  • Steve Sipple of the Lincoln Journal-Star writes that Nebraska offensive coordinator Shawn Watson might be more likely to consider working on a no-huddle offense this spring with Zac Lee at quarterback.

  • Oklahoman beat writer Scott Wright details the recent development of Oklahoma State sophomore slot receiver Josh Cooper, who is challenging for playing time this spring.