Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
A record eight Big 12 teams start their quest today for the College World Series.
And you think we still don't have some football links around here?
Here are some lunchtime links to drop office productivity around the Midwest until the live streaming of baseball games begins later this afternoon.
Former Colorado wide receiver Kendrick Celestine is interested in rejoining the team as a walk-on, the Boulder Daily Camera's Kyle Ringo reports. Celestine, who had 11 catches during the 2007 season, left the program after he fell behind academically.
Pete Fiutak of College Football News provides an extensive preseason preview of Texas Tech.
The Bryan Eagle's Robert Cessna speculates about Dennis Franchione's career as a sportswriter.
Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione was honored as the national athletic director of the year by Street & Smith's Sports Business Journal and SportsBusinessDaily, the Oklahoman reports.
Brian Christopherson of the Lincoln Journal-Star has the scoop about improvements in the Huskervision screens at Nebraska's Memorial Stadium, including the installation of all high-definition screens and ribbon boards in the facility.
The Houston Chronicle's Jerome Solomon writes about former Texas tight end William Harris, who is battling Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease).
About 58 percent of more than 1,000 respondents to a Des Moines Register poll expect Iowa State to win at least six games this season.
The Kansas City Star's Joe Posnanski blogs about the Ron Prince/Bob Krause secret contract saga at Kansas State.
The Topeka Capital-Journal's Kevin Haskin has an interesting story about former Kansas walk-on defensive back Sadiq Muhammad, who will take over the head-coaching job at Highland Park High School in Topeka at the age of 23.
New Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads captivated Omaha-area Cyclone fans during his trip to the city, the Omaha World-Herald's Dirk Chatelain reports.