Big 12's lunch links

Happy Friday, and congrats to the great Tracy McGrady on his retirement from baseball.

  • Texas RB Johnathan Gray (Achilles) is reportedly ready to return next week.

  • Kansas was picked last in the Big 12 for the fourth straight year.

  • Texas Tech sophomore DB Dee Paul has left the program.

  • Berry Tramel profiles an official who will make his Big 12 debut this fall.

  • TCU tickets are currently pretty affordable on secondary markets.

  • Nick Saban shot down the talk of a $100 million offer from Texas at SEC media days.

  • Athlon breaks down college football's top players returning from injury.

  • A closer look at which freshmen could break out at several Big 12 schools.

  • FOX Sports will broadcast next week's Big 12 media days, if you're interested.