Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
If it's May, it must be time to be analyzing whether former college players will be able to make the next step and make a professional team as they travel to their NFL minicamps.
We've got several stories about former Big 12 players like that, but also some other stories about the conference for your lunchtime edification as well.
Here are today's offerings.
Colorado coaching intern Ashley Ambrose has been promoted to the interim job of coaching wide receivers on Dan Hawkins' staff, the Boulder Daily Camera's Kyle Ringo reports.
The Web site Eleven Warriors had Oklahoma (second), Texas (third) and Oklahoma State (seventh) ranked among its preseason top 10 teams.
Jesse Newell of the Lawrence World-Journal ranks the top 10 players from Kansas' football history he would like on his team this season.
The Omaha World-Herald's Tom Shatel opines about the potential replacement for Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne and why he thinks that Nebraska moving to the Big Ten is a long shot.
Dave Matter of the Columbia Daily Tribune analyzes the professional opportunities of all former Missouri Tigers currently on NFL rosters.
Former Baylor backup quarterback Kirby Freeman is getting his chance at an NFL career after signing a free-agent contract with the San Francisco 49ers, John Werner of the Waco Tribune-Herald reports.
The Oklahoman's Scott Wright details Oklahoma State's recruiting strategy of targeting more in-state players.
The Des Moines Register's Randy Peterson wonders with increased defensive production if it's unrealistic to think that Austen Arnaud can lead Iowa State to at least five victories this season.
Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports about former Texas Tech offensive tackle Rex Richards losing a fourth-round technical knockout to Darrill Schoonover for the MMA Texas Heavyweight Championship, a mixed martial-arts battle.