What's in a name?
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy is recruiting with the heavyweights, in the opinion of Tulsa World columnist John E. Hoover. Oklahoman columnist Berry Tramel writes the Cowboys deserve exalted status for their recent conference record.
Prized defensive tackle recruit Andrew Billings is adjusting to life at Baylor, writes John Werner of the Waco Tribune-Herald.
Kansas State has multiple options at tight end, according to Joel Jellison of the Manhattan Mercury. The Wildcats are still waiting for starters to emerge on the defensive line, writes Ken Corbitt of the Topeka Capital-Journal.
Kansas defensive end Marquel Combs has a way with words, according to Austin Meek of the Topeka Capital-Journal.
The status of Oklahoma freshman defensive end D.J. Ward, who's been out with a spleen condition, will be announced in the next couple days, reports The Oklahoman's Ryan Aber. Junior-college defensive tackle Quincy Russell should be joining the Sooners "any day" now, Bob Stoops said Monday.
Texas receiver Marcus Johnson sprained his knee during Monday's practice.