Big 12 Conference

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    June 11, 2013

    How Music (and Johnny Football) Bring UT and A&M Fans Together

    Say it ain't so— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) February 2, 2013 For decades, music has been used to enforce the rivalry between the University of Texas and Texas A&M. On Saturdays in the fall, Longhorn fans proudly sing, "Give 'em hell, give 'em hell, make 'em ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013
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    October 11, 2012
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    October 11, 2012
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    September 21, 2011

    Big 12 Conference Alive, if Not Well

    ​Call it the Pat 12. As in, no thanks to expansion, we'll stand. As in, the Big 12 -- all but buried by a lot of us dorks -- remains alive, like the muddy, bony, cob-webbed hand reaching up from the grave to snatch onto life. Again. Because it couldn't get assurances from Texas about a ... More >>

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    September 17, 2011

    ACL Capsule Reviews: Young the Giant, Tyler Morris & The Hearts of Worship, Alexander, Daniel Lanois' Black Dub and Iron & Wine

    ​It's tough to complain too much about the sporadic rain that's literally watering down the second afternoon of the 2011 Austin City Limits Music Festival. Texas needs to drink, y'all.  No, it's not all bad. Another upside: The wet ground makes you feel like less of a jerk for sparking up. So ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    Thanks to Baylor's Cock-Block, Texas A&M May Wait Until 2013 to Join SEC

    ​The Southern Baptist Convention has over 16 million members. It also boasts a mission statement: As a convention of churches, our missional vision is to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every person in the world and to make disciples of all the nations. Perusing their web site this mor ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    College Football Uniforms Are Outta Control: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​ 10. We've sorta become desensitized to Oregon's smorgasboard of uniforms with different helmets featuring gray, green, yellow and white and neon-green outlined numbers. Blame Phil Knight and Nike for those. But what about the rest of ya? The opening weekend of college football delivered some gr ... More >>

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    September 5, 2011

    Craig James, Jerry LeVias Recruited to Help SMU Raise $3 Mil For Mustang Band Complex

    For a split second in the second quarter, SMU was this close to tying up A&M, 20-20. Backup QB J.J. McDermott, subbed in after Kyle Padron tossed two picks in four pass attempts, had a man open with nothing but open field in front of him. But the pass sailed wide left, and in a blink it was 33-1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    A&M to the SEC: Didn't We Just Have this Conversation?

    ​The grand ol' Southwest Conference lived to be 80. The Big 12 Conference may die a teenager.Only 17 and just a year removed from turmoil that left it with just 10 teams but supposedly unity and cohesion, the conference is again this morning reeling with the news that Texas A&M -- irked b ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011
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    March 17, 2011
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    December 16, 2010

    SMU Cheerleader > Texas A&M Cadet

    My favorite part of the informative, entertaining "Pony Excess" ESPN documentary over the weekend was being reminded of the classic scene that unfolded at Texas A&M's Kyle Field on October 31, 1981. Led by Eric Dickerson and Craig James, the 5th-ranked Mustangs trounced a mediocre Aggies ... More >>

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    June 11, 2010

    Whitt's End: 6.11.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *The Southwest Conference lived to be 80. The Big 12 won't see its 17th birthday. Favorite part of the squabble is Texas A&M threatening to go to the Southeastern Conference without Texas. Yeah ... More >>

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    June 9, 2010

    Nebraska: Out. Big 12: Gone?

    Bye-bye Big, um, Red?​Since 1994 we've enjoyed the Big 12 Conference. Offices based here. Alumni living here. Championship games played here. Savor it. Because, perhaps as early as Friday, it begins to crumble. With the Big 12 having slapped a Friday deadline on Nebraska to essentially comm ... More >>

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    June 7, 2010

    It's the End of the Big 12 as We Know It

    ​R.I.P, Big 12? Certainly looks so, as the Pac 10 over the weekend empowered commissioner Larry Scott to proceed with plans for expansion. In other words, let the raiding of the Big 12 Conference commence. Last week, news surfaced of the Pac 10's plans, which center on adding Texas, Texas A&a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    NCAA Basketball Tournament: Let the Madness Commence!

    Substitute me for Dickie V, and you're looking at my next three weeks.​It was pitch dark this morning when I woke up. Must be Spring. Spent an hour this morning sweating over a bracket. Must be March. If you want to come have a beer and talk hoops and maybe punch me in the face, I'll b ... More >>

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    November 10, 2009

    If Memory Serves: Red Beer

    ​If Memory Serves chronicles moments from my dining past, perhaps explaining why I'm so damn warped.My first wife's clan would gather at least once a year in the middle of nowhere, otherwise known as Columbus, Nebraska.Yes, first wife--for some reason my firm belief that life revolves around telev ... More >>

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    November 4, 2009

    If They Can't Get People to Come to Victory Park, Well, There's Always Cattle

    Photos by Kimberly ThorpeWhatever you do, do not look at the video board behind you.​On my commute to work this morning, I noticed something peculiar about Victory Park Plaza. Standing over the dull pavers, corralled Longhorns grazed on a bit of straw, while two men on horseback watched over. Turn ... More >>

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    June 24, 2009

    All My Excess Lives in Texas

    Fingers crossed, WE will duplicate this joy tonight. Right?So I'm watching the Channel 8 news Monday night at 6:29 and after a sparkling fill-in sportscast by Ted Madden he alerts viewers that: " ... in the game, Texas already trails, 1-0." To which anchor Gloria Campos valiantly responds, "A ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 9, 2009

    I-45 Showdown

    The Mavs and the Rockets square off

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    The 10 Worst Sports Celebrations in the History of Sports

    Dear LeBron James, Just ask, and I'm sure Dancing With The Stars will have you on their ridiculously cheesy show next season. I'm sure millions of potato-chip snackin' housewives would be fixated on your every silly, pre-fabricated step. But as a basketball fan, I demand you immediately ce ... More >>

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    March 25, 2009

    Baylor, Texas Tech Are Raiding North Texas!

    Courtesy Texas Tech UniversitySo says the Texas Tech athletics Web site this afternoon, as the Red Raiders make it official: Tech and Baylor are moving their next two games up to North Texas sooner than later. As in: This year, on November 28, the Red Raiders and Bears won't play in Waco, as schedul ... More >>

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    February 4, 2009

    On National Signing Day, DISD Recognizes its Outbound Athletes

    On this (overhyped?) National Letter of Intent Signing Day, high schoolers all over the country chose which school they'd be suiting up for next. For some, it was as simple as faxing in a signed letter (a mighty challenge in its own right), but for the Dallas Independent School District's top recrui ... More >>

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    November 7, 2008
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    October 23, 2008

    Picking Cotton

    Texas-OU is great and all, but what about the Cotton Bowl's other 51 Saturdays a year?

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    October 9, 2008

    American Anthem

    Olympic gymnasts flip out for audiences

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    September 24, 2008

    I (Still) Love Mike Leach

    Not just because his free-wheelin’, pirate-lovin’, pass-happy Texas Tech Red Raiders are up to 10th in the nation this year. I’ve always loved Leach. Way I remember it, I once even endorsed him to be Bill Parcells’ replacement as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. “Conversate ... ... More >>

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    August 8, 2008
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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 >>

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    November 26, 2007
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    March 16, 2007

    Fritz the Cat

    It's Friday night and you got nothing to do? Well, this sounds like a sure-fire way to have yerself some fun: listening to Walter Mondale talk. Yup, the former vice president named "Fritz" will be speaking tonight at 7:30 at the Dallas Democratic Forum's 30th Anniversary...uh...celebration? And it'l ... More >>

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    May 23, 2006

    Don't Fence Them In

    Early this morning I was among the hundreds of fans waiting for the Dallas Mavericks' team plane when it landed a few minutes before 1 at Love Field. KTCK-AM's (1310, The Ticket) Ben and Skin post-game show issued the call for us to greet the team, and greet them we did, with everyone jumping, screa ... More >>

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    March 17, 2006

    Pat the Bunny columnist Pat Forde writes today about the paucity of Texas Longhorns fans at yesterday's opening practice sessions at the American Airlines Center. To which I say, Dude, some of us gotta work. But I will be there tonight when the Horns play Penn in the first-round regional, which is when m ... More >>

  • News

    January 26, 2006
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    January 19, 2006


    Everything's bigger in our state, especially the fan fakery

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    January 5, 2006

    Air Apparent?

    After three years of Tuna, it's time for a Leach

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    November 27, 2003

    Born to Run

    Lace up, Gramps

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    October 9, 2003

    Out of Luck

    Want a sure thing? Read Schutze's columns.

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    June 12, 2003

    Clone Ranger

    The old roundup may never be the same, thanks to Zech Damerons herd of genetically duplicate longhorns

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    March 20, 2003

    The Back Page

    I would tell you about the Big 12 tourney, but my stomach hurts

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Leonard Bishop

    Lincoln High

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    September 6, 2001



  • Culture

    March 22, 2001

    A Sure Bet

    For this bookie duo, March Madness means three weeks of overtime pay

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    December 28, 2000

    Media Bias

    All year, we tell you who's been naughty. Now, a list of those whose work is nice.

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best Radio DJ

    Barry Switzer, "Football All the Way," Thursday at 6 p.m., KTCK-AM 1310

  • News

    December 2, 1999

    Vanity of the Bonfire

    When tradition and death collide in Aggieland, tradition triumphs

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    January 16, 1997

    Aggies lose again

    AG's office makes the last call of the season

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    October 31, 1996

    The eyes of Texas

    An Aggie wonders whether we all should get to see the Longhorn playbook

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    April 4, 1996

    Quarterback sneak

    How Ron Kirk secretly pulled the strings in city's Big 12 deal

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