Big 12 lunch links: Football still dominates in Texas

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

What was that old joke about there being only two seasons at Texas -- football season and spring football season?

Rick Barnes has done a marvelous job during his 11-season tenure with the Longhorns' basketball program, turning it into one of the nation's most consistent powers.

But there's no doubt about which sports is the most popular among Texas fans. If you have any doubt, check out the Austin American-Statesman's weekly chat with columnists Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls for an answer.

Football questions for the esteemed duo outnumber all of the other sports combined. So it's a must read for any Longhorn football fan looking for a few snippets of newsheading into the start of spring football practice on Friday.

Football support isn't as intense around much of the rest of the conference. But there's still enough news to provide a little lunchtime diversion. Here are some of Wednesday's more notable stories.