Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Here are a few links for your Friday afternoon edification. Don't slip away from work too early for those Saturday afternoon spring games across the conference.
All right, consider yourself warned.
Andrea Cohen of the Oklahoman details the interesting story of Oklahoma State safety Antoine "the Punisher" Lucien, who is attempting to recover from a knee injury and return to the Cowboys' starting lineup.
Alan Schmadtke of the Orlando Sentinel notes that Kansas State is among six teams nationally that will play two games against FCS teams next season.
Nebraska is expecting 98 recruits to attend its spring game on Saturday, Mitch Sherman of the Omaha World-Herald reports.
Missouri tailback Derrick Washington is excited about his chance to emerge as the Tigers' primary offensive weapon, Matt Schiffman of the Columbia Missourian reports.
Iowa State quarterback Austen Arnaud will be learning his third offense in the last three years with Tom Herman's scheme, the Ames Tribune's Bobby La Gesse reports.
Quarterback Danny Spond of Columbine High School has committed to Colorado, the Denver Post reports. Spond, a 6-foot-3, 232-pounder, is ranked second among recruits in the state of Colorado in the class of 2010.
Renny Vandeweghe of the Big Red Network provides five items to watch at Nebraska's spring game on Saturday.
UCLA is out, but Texas Tech and Nebraska still are in the Robert Marve sweepstakes, the Tampa Tribune Brett McMurphy reports.
The Texas A&M offense won the practice Thursday for only the third time this spring, Bryan Eagle columnist Robert Cessna reports.