Monday's Iowa State sports links

"Pete's passing has blown our emotions off the scale because of what he meant to all of us. He cultivated friends wherever he went. Miles never affected his friendships. To Pete, his friends were blessings and he was always proud to count all of us here today as one of his."
Friends, colleagues pay tribute to Taylor
Des Moines Register

ISU women, men start play on first days of respective Big 12 Tournaments
Cedar Rapids Gazette

The Bowl Championship Series announced the formation of a Presidential Committee to study the BCS structure. The six-member committee -- including Nebraska president Harvey Perlman, who will represent the Big 12 -- will look at college football's current championship system and examine changes.
Race is on to crown Big 12 player of the year
Omaha World Herald

As is usually the case with the Big 12 tournament, it's what lies beyond that gives this event meaning. The top six teams seek to maintain a solid seed or improve their status for the NCAA Tournament. The 65-team field will be announced Sunday. Kansas and Texas put themselves in good position with road victories over the weekend. The Jayhawks' 77-74 victory over Missouri gives them the league championship outright. They had clinched the top seed in the Big 12 tournament when the Longhorns beat Oklahoma on Saturday.
Let the jockeying for seeding position begin
Kansas City Star

Big 12 Tournament Guide
Dallas Morning News

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