Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
It's the first day of June and the opening day of college football season is less than 100 days away.
Keep reminding yourself of that for the next week or so before all the preseason magazines become readily available at newsstands across the country.
Until then, here are some lunchtime links designed to inform, educate and maybe even entertain you.
New Kansas State athletic director John Currie will have his work cut out in regaining public trust in his institution, according to Jeffrey Martin of the Kansas City Star/Wichita Eagle.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution's Mark Bradley predicts Texas to beat Florida in the BCS title game. He's not stopping there, as he also picks Colt McCoy to win the Heisman.
Gocyclones.com reports that season end-zone tickets at Iowa State have already been sold out for the season.
The Columbia Daily Tribune's Dave Matter laments the Big 12's weak non-conference September schedule.
CollegeFootballNews.com has an extensive preview of Texas.
Darren Carlson of Big Red Network.com wonders why he heard so many advertisements for football season tickets during a recent trip through Missouri.
Vincent Carroll of the Denver Post blasts Colorado's proposal to charge all students a one-time $70 fee to benefit the school's alumni association.
The Lawrence Journal-World's Dolph C. Simons writes about the challenges that will face new Kansas chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little as she attempts to keep up with the development of other Big 12 schools.
Grant Wistrom's work assisting pediatric cancer patients was profiled in a touching story by the Lincoln Journal-Star's Brian Christopherson.
New UTSA coach Larry Coker plucked a surprise commitment from San Antonio East Central High School running back Chris Johnson, who was being actively recruited by Colorado and Iowa State.
Des Moines Register columnist Sean Keeler reports that two reputable preseason prognosticators are picking Iowa State to finish last in the Big 12 North.
The new video boards at Nebraska's Memorial Stadium should result in a better game-day experience for spectators, Lincoln Journal Star reporter Brian Christopherson writes.