Here's plenty of Big 12 info chew on -- no leftovers, we promise -- during your lunch break:
Part III of the Sports Illustrated investigation into Oklahoma State is now online and focuses on drug use. Another strong take from Berry Tramel, this time on the academics part of SI's report. Les Miles responds to the investigation, and an OSU associate AD explains her side of the academics story. Here's a closer look at Terry Henley, a key figure in part II. Lastly, did Oklahoma State run a $1 million defense?
Good preview of Texas Tech-TCU from Chuck Carlton of the Dallas Morning News, including Gary Patterson on why he didn't offer Baker Mayfield. Are we about to see another thriller like last year? TCU QB Trevone Boykin is more confident this year, and Texas Tech is feeling good about its special teams.
Oklahoma running back Brennan Clay's patience is being rewarded. Corner Aaron Colvin isn't practicing this week but could still play against Tulsa. Kass Everett has fought his way back into football. The Alexander brothers will face off on Saturday.
Is this weekend one of the five most important games in Mack Brown's career? AD DeLoss Dodds says Brown isn't in trouble. David Ash's availability is still a game-time decision for the Longhorns. Adrian Phillips is trying to move past the mistakes of the BYU game.
Kansas' Keba Agostinho, a native of war-torn Angola, found a new kind of hope in football. James Sims wants revenge after missing last year's Rice game. A former KU coach and some players found a home at Rice after Mark Mangino's departure.