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Big 12 Conference (Football)

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    Here Are the Sickest Red-River-Rivalry Burns Traded by the Texas/OU Student Newspapers

    Even now, legions of fans are descending on the State Fair for the legendary (and lopsided) match-up between the Big 12's bitterest rivals. But before the cries of "Texas Fight!" and the invalid moaning of "Boooomer" carom through the Cotton Bowl, the schools' respective editorial boards traded some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Sports Illustrated's Massive Okie State Investigation Reveals that Dez Bryant Was Not a Very Good Student

    Sports Illustrated is now on day two of its five-day rollout of its breahless investigation of the Oklahoma State University football program. Dez Bryant, the Dallas Cowboys' wide receiver who played two seasons at OSU, was not mentioned in the first installment, which focuses on cash that boosters ... More >>

  • News

    December 15, 2011

    College Football's Fleecing of American Universities

    How insiders use the bowl system to loot the colleges that support it.

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    September 23, 2011

    Whitt's End: 9.23.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Doomsday scenario for Monday Night Football: Quarterback Jon Kitna. Running back DeMarco Murray. Receivers Kevin Ogletree, Jesse Holley and Dwayne Harris. Center Kevin Kowalski. Left guard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Will This Conference Clustereff Be Good for College Football?

    ​It's not a matter of if, but merely when. The Big 12 is kaput. When the Board of Regents at OU and Texas yesterday empowered their respective school presidents (David Boren and Williams Powers) to explore new conference affiliations, it officially signaled the beginning of the end for the I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    No Matter Where Texas and Oklahoma Wind Up, Texas-OU Will Survive in Dallas ... or Arlington

    ​After a meeting last weekend of school power brokers -- including UT president William Powers and OU grand poobah David Boren -- it's clear that Texas-OU Weekend will survive regardless of where the Longhorns and Sooners wind up in this chaotic restructuring of conferences. According to a so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    A&M to the SEC! Texas as an Independent?! The Big 12 and Texas-OU is Kaput?

    ​As we speak I'm told University of Texas president Bill Powers and athletic director DeLoss Dodds are planning an informal lunch with state power brokers at Barton Creek Country Club in Austin to discuss the feasibility of the Longhorns becoming a football independent. Hell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Go, Local College Sports Team! (Um, Doesn't Mayor Mike Have Anything Better to Do?)

    ​I was waiting for Dallas's new mayor, Mike Rawlings, to tell us what he has decided about building a new expressway out between the flood control levees along the Trinity River -- where it floods -- but instead today he has told us how he feels about SMU football. And I guess, from what I rea ... More >>

  • News

    August 18, 2011

    As It Tries to Bolt the Big 12, The Joke's On Texas A&M (Again)

    Jealous and impotent until the bitter end, the Aggies try to flee for the SEC.

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Guess A&M Finally Listened to its Own Fight Song

    Like a lot of Aggie traditions, how is their nonsensical, yet sacred War Hymn going to sound in the SEC? Good bye to Texas University; So long to the orange and white Imagine the curious looks in Florida's Swamp when the Aggies, trailing 42-7 in the third quarter, start singing about abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Whitt's End: 8.12.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Just stop it with the calls for Stephen McGee to get more playing time, or even be elevated to No. 2. Watch the game. He's horrible. He can overcome sloppy footwork, inaccuracy and a lack ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Texas A&M Quarterback Jerrod Johnson Falls From Heisman to Hartford

    One thing I will do is admit when I'm wrong. And Aggies fans, I was wrong about this one and y'all were right. Texas A&M quarterback Jerrod Johnson was indeed good enough to be a first-round draft pick. In the United Football League. The Hartford Colonials last night made Johnson the firs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Whitt's End: 4.15.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *If the Mavericks lose in the first round to the Trail Blazers, Rick Carlisle should be fired. The window propped open by 33-year-old Dirk Nowitzki is closing, and 50-something wins without a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Bad News for Fiesta Good News For Cotton?

    ​Following yesterday's release of that damning, mammoth report about all flavor of fiscal shenanigans at the Fiesta Bowl, the question immediately became: Well, what about the Cotton Bowl taking its place in the BCS rotation? But Dennis Dodd at CBS Sports explained, initially, Not so fast:If there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    It's Official: John Rhadigan Is The New Play-by-Play Voice of Your Texas Rangers

    Flickr user: HooverStreetStudios​The rumor's been circulating for days that John Rhadigan would replace ousted-in-October Josh Lewin as the teevee play-by-play man for the Texas Rangers, pairing him with analyst Tom Grieve. The team just made it official in a release that follows in full. But long ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010
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    November 22, 2010

    TCU BCS = WTF?!

    ​TCU is by far the best college football team in Texas. The Horned Frogs could have easily won the Big 12 this season. TCU, in fact, can beat any team in the country. But even with the best defense in the country, TCU is defenseless against the BCS. With another week of results from coll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Whitt's End: 10.1.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Sobering number right outta the gate: Since July 1 the Texas Rangers are 42-40. Are we fooling ourselves thinking they're an elite team that can actually win a playoff series against one of the ... More >>

  • News

    September 30, 2010
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    August 12, 2010

    SI Cover Jinx: University of Texas?

    ​Not sure I get all the hype over Texas this year. I know the Big 12 media picked Oklahoma to win the South, but Texas is ranked No. 4 by Sports Illustrated and - uh-oh - on the cover this week. Last time I checked UT lost a quarterback named Colt McCoy and a receiver called Jordan Shipley an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Big 12 Football: OU over UT

    ​The media hath spoken in regards to the 2010 Big 12 Conference football season and the winners are ... Oklahoma. And Nebraska. We'll get to the full pre-season predictions after the jump, but in picking OU over Texas in the South apparently the Big 12 media thinks Landry Jones will be a bett ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010
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    April 23, 2010

    It's Official, Finally: Coming to a Cotton Bowl Near You, the Dallas Football Classic

    ​Dallas Football Classic officials were in Arizona this week making their final pitch-presentation to NCAA officials. You remember that game, right? New Year's Day? 11 a.m. kick-off? Beginning this January? At the Cotton Bowl? Pits the No. 6 team in the Big Ten against a rotating cast of cast-offs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Are You Ready for Some (College Bowl Game) Football?!

    ​While Cowboys Stadium is a greedy, event-eating monster and Texas Stadium is an icon about to be reduced to novelty-act rubble, the Cotton Bowl is still a living, breathing attraction. Barely. Later this month in Phoenix the NCAA will likely grant certification to the start-up Dallas Footbal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    The Eyes of the BCS Critics Are Upon ... Texas

    ​Ironic, isn't it, that last year Texas was a great, sympathetic team that got rejected, and this year the Longhorns are a good, criticized team that's getting the royal treatment? Colt McCoy lost the Heisman Trophy last Saturday night in Arlington. Does Texas still deserve a chance to w ... More >>

  • News

    November 19, 2009
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    November 18, 2009

    R.I.P, Reunion Arena: My Eulogy (Extended Remix Version).

    I officially grew old yesterday afternoon. Once you've seen the rise and fall of a sports stadium, you've officially, um, been around the block. I remember a kinder, gentler era in Dallas when as a little punk I'd peer out the family Fury along I-35 and gaze in wonderment at The Sportatorium, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Yes, But Does a "Classic" Bowl Game Really Involve Conference "Also-Rans"?

    ​God knows the city's been talking about it since forever -- you know, finding another bowl game to stick in the Cotton Bowl, since the actual New Year's Day Cotton Bowl Classic will now be played at the EnormoDome in Arlington, which is about 389 shades of ain't-right, but, whatever. So, maybe yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Texas Fight 16, Boomer Sooner 13. Yuck.

    ​A tie may be like kissing your sister, but what Texas pulled off Saturday in the Cotton Bowl was akin to drunken, relapse sex with your ex. Sloppy. Ugly. Guilty. But yet, in the end somehow satisfying. A combined 29 points. Eight turnovers. Key plays made by two different No. ... More >>

  • News

    October 15, 2009
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    October 15, 2009

    Texas to Get Revenge on OU for Last Year's Loss. Wait ... What?

    ​Dear Oklahoma, I am indeed a bitch. Sincerely, Karma Last year the Oklahoma Sooners were whipped by the Texas Longhorns in their annual mid-October showdown in the Cotton Bowl. Both teams lost one game all season, yet somehow - inexplicably - it was Oklahoma, through a discombobulated nation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Whitt's End: 5.8.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Looks like The Ticket's parent company - Cumulus Media - is asking forcing employees to take five unpaid days off before June 30. Ouch. Maybe not a big deal to on-air talent with six-figure sala ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    Florida 38, Oklahoma 30

    UPDATE: Our Village Voice sister paper in Palm Beach will be live blogging from the game tonight. Pop Quiz: A) I'm jazzed about tonight's BCS National Championship Game, pitting the two best teams in college football this season. B) I'm mildy interested, even though I think Southern Cal, Texas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Don't Mess With Texas. Oh Crap, Too Late.

       I don't love Texas. I don't hate Oklahoma. But what transpired yesterday in the Big 12 is absolute bullshit.   I know life ain't fair, but college football should be. Or at least it should use common sense trying.   Let me apologize to Texas. I posted some of the bes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    Tex-cess. Welcome to The Austin Morning News.

    All this? Because of one game a year in our zip code? Seems a tad much. Okay, we get it. Dallas’ Only Daily is hitching its downsized wagon to the Texas Longhorns. Again. I often accuse Dallas of being not a sports town, but a winners town. I have to say the same about our media. Mysel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2008

    BREAKING NEWS: T. Boone Pickens Tours Cotton Bowl, Considers Tech-OSU in Big D

    Someday soon his money and moxie may make an annual trek to our Cotton Bowl. Texas-OU has temporarily left the building. But – surprise! – another big-time college football game may be permanently on its way to the reupholstered Cotton Bowl. A month after Texas Tech chancellor Kent Hance ... More >>

  • News

    June 26, 2008

    R.I.P. Reunion

    Good riddance to a bad arena that provided only mediocre moments

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    June 19, 2008

    Duck For Cover

    Sure they'll score tons of points, but are you convinced? The Cowboys are having a mini-camp. Terrell Owens is making headlines. And, a sure sign that football season has indeed arrived in the middle of the June, this morning I got my grubby little hands on Dave Campbell’s 2008 Texas Football. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2008

    Cotton Bowl to Jerry Jones: Take, Um, That?

    Sad that the proud ol' joint is being saddled with Division II football. Seems every week we’re learning what $1.1 billion (with a B) will buy. A Super Bowl here. An NBA All-Star Game there. Throw in some classic college football rivalries and a Big 12 Conference Championship Game. But to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2008

    This Just In: Dallas Moving to Arlington.

    The beast that ate Dallas. Is it possible to up and move a river? Because if so, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will slap a “wide load” banner on the Trinity River project and steer it toward Tarrant County any day now. And the JFK museum, and Deep Ellum and the 2010 NBA All-Star Game. In su ... More >>

  • News

    January 10, 2008

    Cotton Bowl: Goodbye, Dallas. Hello, Palace.

    Like it or not, relocation is the right Cotton-pickin' decision.

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    December 3, 2007

    Cotton Pickin’ Crazy

    I can only sum up the college football season thusly: WTF?! Capping a year that was crazier than Evel Knievel, No. 1-ranked Missouri and No. 2 West Virginia lost over the weekend to send the sport into utter chaos. After the humans and computers digested and translated a season in which four No. 1s ... More >>

  • News

    July 19, 2007

    The Fab Fifty

    Or, half a hundred folks with way better seats than you

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    December 28, 2006

    Cotton Bowl Tix as Valuable as Pocket Lint

    Wait...how much is the city gonna spend on refurbishing the Cotton Bowl? Yeah. That's an awesome idea. Psssst. Hey, buddy, wanna buy some watches? No? OK then, how about a sweet deal on some Cotton Bowl tickets? I know, I know -- Nebraska vs. Auburn doesn't exactly hit close to home. But that's the ... More >>

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    December 28, 2006
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    November 30, 2006

    The Biggest Loser

    First, we get buried beneath the Arctic Blast's sub-zero temperatures and six feet of ice. And now Dallas is about to get dumped on again. Somehow amidst the downed power lines and white-out conditions comes news that Saturday's Big 12 Championship Game between old Big 8 rivals Oklahoma and Nebrask ... More >>

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    October 5, 2006

    Bleeding Orange and Red

    Shropshire chronicles the Red River Shootout

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    October 3, 2006

    The Cotton Bowl Ain't No Kyle Field

    Even a good Longhorns fan has to acknowledge that Kyle Field's one of the greatest college football venues ever. The Cotton Bowl, not so much. For a year now, Mayor Laura's been banging the same drum: If, which is to say when, the annual Texas-Oklahoma game finally leaves Dallas and moves back to Au ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2006

    Genteel Fans

    Texas was not just outplayed yesterday in the Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament final. It was out-fanned. Looked to me like burnt orange outnumbered by about two-to-one the grape or periwinkle or whatever color Kansas claims, but the KU fans absolutely shook the American Airlines Center with thei ... More >>

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