Great read from Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times on Iowa State alum and "man without a country" Olympic marathoner Guor Marial.
Senior Evan Epstein is now on scholarship after transferring from Air Force and is Oklahoma State's starting center.
Here's entertaining video of Oklahoma senior center Gabe Ikard, who wore a microphone for practice earlier this week.
ESPN ranked the top 10 secondary units in college football for this season; three Big 12 teams made the list and the top two were from the Big 12.
Berry Tramel of the Oklahoman writes that Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops tries to be patient and understanding when players need discipline.
Oklahoma State's Josh Stewart found a new home after being displaced by Hurricane Katrina and also forged a new friendship with Cowboys teammate J.W. Walsh.
Iowa State freshman Luke Knott overcame a serious knee injury in order to join his brother Jake on the Cyclones' roster.
Iowa State is in the midst of a billboard campaign that will honor Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby, a native of Waterloo, Iowa.