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The Could-Have-Beens

ESPN presents the top 25 cases of unfulfilled potential in sports history. Some of the athletes who made the list squandered their prodigious talent; others were slowed or stopped by injury. All left us wanting more. Unfulfilled potential

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Undrafted player makes emotional speech

Former Oklahoma LB Eric Striker gave a heartfelt speech to his family and friends who came out to support him during the third day of the NFL draft. He signed a free-agent contract with the Bills following the draft.

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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby reiterated if the league does nothing this spring/summer, "we'll fall behind the SEC and the Big Ten. We still may be every bit as competitive as we are today, but we'll fall behind financially."

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Bob Bowlsby said that current TV agreements require the league play 9 conference games. However Bowlsby added that if the league expanded those requirements could be "renegotiated."

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said the data from the consulting firm the league hired shows that having 12 teams with an eight-game conference schedule and a championship game is the best league model for reaching the CFP. The Big 12 currently has 10 teams with a nine-game conference schedule and no championship game.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Here in Phoenix for the Big 12 spring meeting with athletic directors and football coaches. Topics of a champion game and expansion are sure to come up.