Yes, it's Thursday, but it feels like a Saturday with all the college football bowl action we've got today. If that's not enough, we've got a huge women's basketball game and the top two teams in the NBA tipping off.
Blake Griffin might be gone, but plenty of star power returns in the loaded Big 12, which can flex its muscles with the preseason No. 1 (KU), a legit Final Four contender (Texas) and a host of others lurking just behind.
Defending a national championship is hard enough, but try doing it without a single returning starter and with seven newcomers. That's Bill Self's problem this season, and improving Oklahoma and Texas teams look ready to knock off the Jayhawks.