Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
Filling in for the vacationing Tim Griffin today. Let's take a spin around the Big 12.
The wounds from Colorado's disappointing 2008 season have healed, Steven Sipple writes in the Lincoln Journal Star.
Kansas safety Justin Thornton is back from a suspension and hopes to lead his team to a Big 12 North title, Dugan Arnett writes in the Lawrence Journal-World.
Five former Nebraska players will be inducted into the state's Hall of Fame, Jon Nyatawa writes in the Omaha World-Herald.
Nebraska wide receiver Tim Marlowe was cited for underage possession of alcohol.
Oklahoma is almost done with Phase IV of its massive stadium facelift, John Helsley writes in The Oklahoman. Former Sooners coach Barry Switzer expects Bob Stoops to break all his records at the school.
Rice might host Texas next fall at Houston's Reliant Stadium, Megan Manfull writes in the Houston Chronicle.