Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
A variety of links from across the Big 12 came through today.
Here's a look at the most topical ones to go with a late lunch.
Oklahoma signee Justin Chiasson has agreed to a plea-bargaining deal in Clark County (Nev.) Court that will reduce three felony charges to gross misdemeanors, the Oklahoman's Jake Trotter reports. Chiasson has been sentenced to a year of domestic-violence counseling after being accused of holding a screwdriver to the neck of his ex-girlfriend and threatening to kill her.
Cory McCartney of Sports Illustrated ranked Texas A&M wide receiver Jeff Fuller among his biggest winners of the spring and the Missouri offense as collectively one of his biggest spring losers.
The Dallas Morning News' Kevin Sherrington has an interesting column with Mike Leach about his running feud with Texas A&M over Stephen McGee's pro prospects. The highlight was a great quote from Leach, who fills notebooks with more regularity than any coach I've ever seen.
"In all my life, I've never been mad at Texas A&M about anything," Leach told the News. "I've always respected their traditions and what makes the school special. It just seems like once every six months, they get upset with me."
New Nebraska-Omaha athletic director and former Nebraska All-American linebacker Trev Alberts has hit the ground running with some ambitious plans for his new job, Omaha World-Herald reporter Rob White writes. And the World-Herald's Tom Shatel writes that Alberts' hiring could work, despite his lack of previous athletic administrative experience.
Big 12 coaches will discuss a change in the conference's tiebreaker rule during their meetings in Phoenix next week, the Dallas Morning News' Chuck Carlton reports.
Kansas athletic director Lew Perkins defends big coaching salaries as money well spent if the coaches are productive, the USA Today's Steve Weiberg reports.
The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel figures out that the Big 12 is playing only 22.9 percent of its 2009 nonconference games against teams from BCS-affiliated conferences -- the lowest total among any of the six BCS conferences.
Courtney Linehan of the Ames Tribune has a few links about Cyclones from the past in her blog.