Strangely enough, there's really not that much out there today. Maybe that will end up being a good thing because I won't bombard you with 200 links, or maybe it won't because you like having a variety. I have no idea.
Let's get started with tomorrow's MBB game against Oklahoma State. Everything I read about this game tells me that we should look past the fact that the last two times these teams played Baylor won by 40 points and realize that this could be brewing into a major trap game. Oklahoma State is playing a lot better now than they were then and is still relatively fresh off a won (at home, mind you) over
Kansas Mizzou (my mistake!).
- No. 6 MBB Seeks Series Sweep at Oklahoma State - Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site - BaylorBears.com - No. 6/6 Baylor (20-2, 7-2) seeks to complete its first regular-season series sweep of Oklahoma State (11-11, 4-5) in 90 years when it travels to Stillwater. Saturday's game will tip at 12:47 p.m. CST on the Big 12 Network and ESPN3 (where available).
- NCAA College Basketball Preview - Baylor Bears at Oklahoma State Cowboys - Feb 04, 2012 - CBSSports.com- At first glance, a visit to an Oklahoma State team with a losing record in Big 12 play might seem to spell an easy win for Baylor.
- Jackson One of 11 Finalists for Bob Cousy Award - Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site - BaylorBears.com- Baylor men's basketball junior Pierre Jackson is one of 11 finalists for the 2012 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year award, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Thursday.-- CONGRATULATIONS, PIERRE!
The word "parity" is probably used where it shouldn't be in sports, particularly in the NFL, but one place you really don't have to worry about it being used incorrectly is with NCAA WBB. It's pretty much the same teams every year in the Elite 8 or Final 4 (with a few exceptions), the favorites almost always win, and this year is no exception.
A little recruiting, but only a little (it's from the Statesmen, so try to see past the Austin bias):
- Big 12 recruiting analysis: Who filled needs, who didn't, whose classes shine brightest?- For college football fans, national signing day is considered the highest of holy days this side of bowl season, as they sift through recruiting lists and spend most of January refreshing Internet message boards for the latest blue-chip morsels.
Finally we have a few random/miscellaneous links of things I found interesting:
- RG3 Brings the Funny to D.C. | NBC4 Washington- Robert Griffin III made the audience laugh at the National Prayer Breakfast. (with video)
- John Klein: Big 12 can't wait to add West Virginia | Tulsa World
- Big 12 commissioner candidates - CBSSports.com