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The Heart Beat (Feb. 17th): Youthful Staff in Norman, Vouching for Eddie Sutton

NCAA Football: Houston at Oklahoma

Starting this week we will begin with our daily “Heart Beat”, where we put together our favorite Big 12-related articles and links from the day. This will be similar to a lunch links so you can spend time reading great Big 12 content and avoiding work and your boss!

**If there is ever content you’d like us to consider for the following day’s Heart Beat, please email me directly: [email protected] or direct message us on Twitter (@Heartland_CS)

Football

The Oklahoma Sooners have new faces on the staff, which continues to bring a more youthful vibe to the program. Sans Ruffin McNeill, every hire by Lincoln Riley has been 40 years old or younger.

This is a great, in-depth piece to give you some ideas as to what changes you’ll see with the Texas Longhorns on both sides of the ball considering they’ve hired a new offensive and defensive coordinator for this season.

Here’s a list of the top coaches who grinded on the 2020 recruiting trail, according to 247Sports, and one of the coaches listed is credited with stealing some of the top recruits from the Oklahoma Sooners.

Who are the Top 10 defensive ends to sign at Kansas State this decade?

 

Basketball

According to ESPN’s Joe Lunardi, where do the Big 12 teams stand in terms of making the NCAA Tournament or being on the bubble?

In Stillwater, the Oklahoma State Cowboys are on a roll, but on Saturday there was a great moment honoring their legendary coach Eddie Sutton and his 1995 Final Four team. And now, some of his former players are pushing for Sutton to get into the Hall of Fame.

Here’s a look at where CBS Sports’ latest college basketball power rankings stand, and hint, a Big 12 team is not in the number 1 spot. Only three Big 12 teams are in the top 25.

Former Kansas Jayhawks star Marcus Morris will have his jersey retired on Monday night when KU takes on the Iowa State Cyclones.

Here’s why the Baylor Bears continue to make their case as the best college basketball team in America.

Non-Big 12 Headlines

The National Athem for Chaka Khan at the NBA All-Star game was absolutely terrible.

Can we take some of whatever Jennifer Lopez appears to be taking considering she’s now 50 years old. WTF.

If you are in the farming business, you may not love this old clip of Michael Bloomberg that resurfaced recently as the former NYC mayor continues to rise in the presidential polls.

*What did we miss? Once again, email me to have a potential Big 12 piece included in our daily “Heart Beat”: [email protected]. Or direct message it to us on Twitter (@Heartland_CS).

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