Before we head into the weekend, here are some stories that people are talking about across the Big 12.
For your edification, here they are.
Kansas officials say that have attracted about $4.5 million of the $34 million needed to build the school’s new Gridiron Club at Memorial Stadium, the Lawrence Journal-World’s Mark Fagan reports.
Former Kansas State quarterback Grant Gregory details the various maladies he overcame during his senior season to FanHouse.com’s Brett McMurphy.
An open records act requested by Lubbock television station KCBD indicates there were no written complaints received about Mike Leach’s treatment of players during his coaching tenure at Texas Tech.
Former Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell and former offensive lineman Brandon Jones have joined Mike Gundy’s coaching staff at Oklahoma State in quality control positions, the Oklahoman’s Brandon Chatmon reports.
Dwain Price of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that former Texas Tech assistant coach and one-game offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley is headed to East Carolina to become offensive coordinator on Ruffin McNeill’s new staff there.
Nebraska defensive end commit Walker Ashburn will be watching Sunday’s NFC Championship Game with some special interest, the Lincoln Journal Star’s Brian Christopherson reports. Ashburn’s father is the facilities manager for the New Orleans Saints.
The Omaha World Herald’s Tom Shatel details the first of many battles between Bo Pelini and Turner Gill.
New Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen tells the Tulsa World’s Bill Haisten he’ll be calling plays for the Cowboys in 2010. And the Oklahoman’s Berry Tramel notes how much Holgorsen sounds like his old boss, Mike Leach.
Colorado offensive lineman Gus Handler and quarterback Clark Evans are facing disciplinary action from Coach Dan Hawkins after both were ticketed by campus police in two unrelated incidents, Kyle Ringo of the Boulder Daily Camera reports.
Three Big 12 teams dot the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Mark Bradley’s top 25 – Texas at No. 7, Nebraska at No. 9 and Oklahoma at No. 17.
The Austin American-Statesman’s Danny Davis details how Round Rock (Texas) safety Desmond Martin remains committed to Texas Tech after the coaching change to Tommy Tuberville.
Bryan Eagle columnist Robert Cessna writes that new Texas A&M defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter doubled his salary with his new job, but quadrupled the expectations associated with it.