April Fool's is the worst pseudo-holiday ever. And that is not an April Fool's joke.
Texas A&M researched its relationship with Will Lyles after a report indicated the school was asked to pay $80,000 for Patrick Peterson's signature, but there was no financial past, and the school considers it "a non issue," reports Jimmy Burch of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Burch also has a few notes on Texas Tech's post-spring depth chart released on Thursday.
Recent scandals like this have NCAA president Mark Emmert concerned.
Oklahoma receiver Ryan Broyles is bulking up a bit, writes Jake Trotter of The Oklahoman.
Former Texas Tech running back Baron Batch shares a pretty incredible story about the impact his writing has had on a man he encountered at the supermarket.
Spring football is just beginning, and Turner Gill feels much more comfortable this time around, writes Matt Tait of the Lawrence Journal-World.
Another Oklahoma player is carrying on the charity that Quinton Carter established at Oklahoma.
Brian Fremeau at Football Outsiders used a formula to calculate the biggest and smallest home-field advantages in college football from 2003-10. The biggest home-field advantages from the Big 12? Baylor, Oklahoma and Texas A&M. The least? Texas.
A rap song about the Sooners has made safety Tony Jefferson a YouTube star, writes Guerin Emig of the Tulsa World.