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The Roundup: Armstrong inspired by friendship with Foltz

26 December 2015: Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. (4) touchdown during an NCAA football game at the Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA. (Photo by Rob Sirota/Icon Sportswire)
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It’s the TGIF edition of The Roundup so start your weekend off right by checking out some great stories. Just click and read.

Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong arrived in Lincoln the same year as Sam Foltz, the team’s punter who died in a car accident over the summer. Armstrong’s friendship with Foltz is inspiring him to his best season so far, via Dennis Dodd.

College football games used to end in ties until the overtime rule was adopted 20 years ago; here’s an oral history of how the rule change came about, via Jon Solomon.

Monday’s meeting of the Big 12 board of directors, who are expected to make a decision regarding expansion, will indicate if the conference has hit rock bottom or is on its way up, via Jake Trotter.

Veteran sports scribe Mark Blaudschun offers his assessment of the Big 12 expansion process and offers up his prediction for what will happen at Monday’s meeting.

San Diego State’s Donnel Pumphrey leads FBS in rushing but will the NFL consider him too small to be a successful and durable pro running back? Via Adam Kramer.

Corey Robinson, the son of NBA Hall of Famer David Robinson, was a wide receiver at Notre Dame but he quit the sport because of concussion issues. He’s the school president and offers his reasons why he no longer plays football, via Pete Thamel.

Washington State quarterback Luke Falk, a former walk on, is a record-setting senior who is no longer overlooked, via Paul Myerberg.

Basketball season is right around the corner and it’s not too early to talk about Cinderella. Here are 10 teams that could be Bracket Busters come March, via Matt Norlander.

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