Morning links: Cannibalization begins around Big 12 today

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Nothing quite says October and college football like the drives I typically make on Saturday mornings in the fall. And the one from Kansas City to Manhattan, Kan., is just about the right length to get me excited about some Big 12 football.

And the Sirius radio in my rental car will come in handy, too.

Today is the first day of conference play. Hype for the Big 12 couldn't be higher across the country. But today, it all starts in earnest when the teams start beating up on each other.

The buzz word this week has been "cannibalization." The SEC has already started it and the Big 12 likely will begin its own form of it today.

But I'm just excited for some conference football.

Here are some links to get ready on gameday.