Here are today's Big XII's death links. Before I get started, it seems everyone is following the model Kirk Bohls wote about late last week That model had OU taking the lead in seeking other options, moving to the Pac 12, and Texas appearing to attach their coattails to OU.
Blair Kerkhoff of the KC Star: Breaking Up the Big 12 is Not a Collegial Act. "'How many conferences is Texas going to destroy?' 'Everyone it joins.'"
Berry Tramel of the Daily Oklahoman: Like Texas Last Year, Oklahoma Taking Lead Role in Conference Realignment.
Kirk Bohls: 9 Things and 1 Crazy Prediction.
Terrence Stutz and Chuck Carlton of the Dallas Morning News: Texas Legislature Considers Involvement if Shifts Threaten Survival of Big 12.
Pete Thamel of the New York Times: The Key Player in the Pac 12's Expansion Outlook: It's Texas Again.
Chip Brown: Source: Longhorn Network can be Reworked for Pac-12.
Chip Brown: Sources: Texas Being Told to Slow Things Down. Litigation if realignment occurs? This, folks, is what happens when a league dissolves into a prisoner's dilemma game.
Jimmy Burch of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Lawmakers May Step in if 'Horns Choose Pac-12.
Gil Lebreton of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: After a Dizzying Weekend, Big 12 is in a Death Spin. Hey. I thought it was Missouri's fault for batting eyes and showing its knees when the Big 10 said last year that it was available for a hook-up.
Robert Cessna of AggieSports.com: UT Claims A&M Had Chance to be Part of a Network. The bickering among schools - at least that which appears in the press - reminds me of sandbox arguments between children.
Rober Cessna: A&M, UT Need to Move On.
Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle: Suddenly, the Longhorn Network Could Be One of the Best Things That Ever Happened to the University of Houston.
Chrirs Day of the Stillwater News-Press: Oklahoma State Explores its Big 12 Options.
And for those interested in a little history of the now-defunct Southwest Conference: A Look Back at the Southwest Conference.