Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
This is the getaway-day version of lunchtime links as I'm headed north to cover some Oklahoma/Oklahoma State football stories and the upcoming Big 12 tournament.
But I would never think of shirking nourishment, particularly with March Madness approaching. There's always room for some football stories from across the conference at our lunchtime table.
Kansas will moderate its basic defensive philosophy by playing two linebackers and a hybrid safety/linebacker in its starting lineup, Dugan Arnett of the Lawrence Journal-World reports.
The Austin American-Statesman's Kirk Bohls has the uplifting story of how former Texas fullback Steve Worster has persevered, despite losing most of his worldly possessions to Hurricane Ike.
New Oklahoma State co-offensive coordinator Joe Wickline will pocket a $72,000 yearly salary increase with his job promotion, Bill Haisten of the Tulsa World reports.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch analyzes what to watch for across the Big 12 this spring.
John Hillman of realfootball365.com breaks down the quarterback competition at Texas A&M this spring.
Matt Ballenger needs to become more assertive if he wants to become a factor in Colorado's battle for the starting quarterback position, Kyle Ringo of the Boulder Camera writes.