Big 12 Conference

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    September 19, 2014

    Spotify Study Reveals Hilarious Listening Habits of Texas College Students

    You probably love Spotify, lest you're an old-school rock dude, like Thom Yorke, or believe the Internet is evil (well, it kind of is). The ease and wide-ranging catalog is the equivalent of having Christmas everyday for music enthusiasts. Unless we have a cool dad or mom, most of us don't really co ... More >>

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    June 19, 2013

    Mattel Has Transformed Texas A&M's Formerly Respectable Yell Leader Into a Ken Doll

    At about this time each year, Mattel rolls out a new collection of University Barbies®, who are invariably clad in pom poms and cheerleading outfits, the logo of their favorite educational institution emblazoned across their perky plastic chests. This year, the toy maker threw the Barbie-collectin ... More >>

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    June 17, 2013

    College Athlete-Rappers: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

    Anyone who has ever watched college sports has seen more than their fair share of those NCAA commercials emphasizing the 'student-athletes who are going pro in something other than sports.' After all, they're shown during every single commercial break. So, I decided to look into some of the NCAA's ... More >>

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    January 29, 2013

    The State Legislature Will Consider Requiring UT and A&M to Play Each Other in Football

    This year, for the first time in about a century, the University of Texas and Texas A&M did not meet on the gridiron. With the Aggies now in the SEC, the annual football matchup that fueled the long-standing rivalry is effectively over. Millions of Texans were sad. Some were outraged. None could do ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012

    The Overserved's Nightlife Guide To Texas-OU Weekend

    This weekend begins our annual North Texas exchange program, with dozens of you heading down to weird ol' Austin for ACL, and roughly millions heading to DFW from Austin and surrounding cities for the Red River Rivalry on Saturday. Go sports! Look, the game is taken care of. You have already picke ... More >>

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    June 19, 2012

    Police Need Help Finding Asshole Who Forced Out Mother, 1-Year-Old During Carjacking

    At about 2 p.m. Sunday, a Latino man in his early 30s, his head bald and both arms covered with tattoos, pocketed a $10 T-shirt, a pair of Starter tennis shoes and a DVD player from Walmart on Cockrell Hill Road. On his way out of the store, he was stopped by an off-duty police officer and placed un ... More >>

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    September 27, 2011

    No, Seriously, Says A&M Transpo Report, Dallas-Area Traffic's Not as Bad As It Used to Be

    ​Could have sworn we just saw an Annual Urban Mobility Report from the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M -- like, eight months ago. Maybe the Aggies couldn't wait any longer to bring the good news: Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington drivers no longer waste 48 hours behind the wheel annually ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011

    They Must Be Ice Skating in Hades Because SMU is Laying Three Touchdowns. On the Road.

    ​With the Big 12 seemingly back together since the Pac 12 didn't want 'em, SMU is back in play as a potential member in the wake of Texas A&M's expected departure. But before the Mustangs play with the big boys, they need to beat the little ones. They have a chance to do that Saturday. ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011

    Whitt's End: 8.19.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:Talked to the family of Shannon Stone for next week's Observer column. Wait until you hear their other sad story involving a souvenir ball from a Rangers' game. Sorry, you have to wait.Not ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    The 50 Most Powerful Peeps in DFW Sports: Take 7

    ​Power is subjective. But when you see it -- when you sense it's immense influence -- you just know it. Each summer, as I construct my list of the 50 Most Powerful People in Metroplex Sports, the criteria gets a triple-digit tweaking. This year I deemed the allure of power  ... More >>

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    March 14, 2011

    Wait, SMU Will Be Included in March's Madness?

    ​Never again let me criticize college football for rewarding 70 teams with bowl games. Because college basketball is now doing the same thing. And then some. This year - this week - March has increased, unprecedented Madness. Ohio State, Duke, Pittsburgh and Kansas are the No. 1 seeds as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Rick Barnes' Longhorns Fading Down the Stretch. Again?

    Rick Barnes: Deja boo all over?​Welcome to March. The madness can't be far behind. Been getting into college basketball the last few weeks. Some quick thoughts: Kansas is the best team I've seen. BYU is more than just Jimmer Fredette. The Big East is the best conference. And, uh oh, Texas ... More >>

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    February 16, 2011

    Texas Aggies Know Their Meat

    ​A panel of judges at the National Meat Association's second-ever University Cook-off this week was partial to the University of Idaho's bacon sausage, but a stuffed pork loin created by Texas A&M took the people's choice prize. "I ate it, and I liked it," says operations manager Jen Kempis-P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Can't Wait to See the New Guy at American Airlines Center Tonight

    Peja Stojakovic? Sure, he'll help the Dallas Mavericks. With the way their offense has bogged lately anyone that can shoot is going to be a bonus. But he's a small, perhaps minuscule step in the right direction. He's no solution. No final piece to the puzzle that is currently scattered all over th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    At the Lakewood Last Night, A Home-Field Look at SMU Football Doc Pony Excess

    Patrick MichelsDirector Thaddeus Matula introduces his film.​Mustangs young and old turned out at the Lakewood Theater last night, for a very special screening of Pony Excess -- or "Exce$$," if you prefer -- Southern Methodist film-school grad Thaddeus Matula's ESPN-bound documentary about SMU foo ... More >>

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    August 11, 2010

    The Top 10 Hottest Cheerleading Teams in the History of Hot Cheerleaders

    A judge in Connecticut recently ruled that - surprise - cheerleading isn't a sport. He said nothing, however, about cheerleader-watching. Game. On. ​10. Oregon Ducks.   ​9. Texas Longhorns.  

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    July 26, 2010

    UT Austin and Dallas and Houston Power Providers Get Into the Energy-Sellin' Bidness

    ​Sports Business Journal calls it a "unique marketing effort," which is one way of putting it: The University of Texas at Austin, Crescent Court-based Branded Retail Energy Company and Houston-based Champion Energy Services this morning announced the creation of Texas Longhorn Energy. Which is? We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    After Last-Second Stay of Execution, the Big XII Lives to Play Another Day

    The man who saved a conference: Dan Beebe​Who's the commissioner/savior/magician of the Big XII Conference, David Blaine? In a death-defying, last-second escape that would make the famed illusionist proud, Big XII commissioner Dan Beebe has somehow kept his league alive and, I think, wel ... More >>

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    June 2, 2010

    The Top 5 Uniforms in the History of Your Texas Rangers

    ​The Texas Rangers broke a four-game losing streak last night with a 9-6 walloping of the Chicago White Sox. But they didn't look good doing it. I know those white beanies atop their head were special Memorial Day caps, but in a word ... Godawful. The Colonial the other day had a pink out. Ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2009

    Shuck This

    ​The gentleman, referred to as "The Cornman" by Texas and Nebraska fans alike crowding Section 308 of Jerry Jones's EnormoDome, sat directly in front of me during last night's Big 12 Championship. He was friendly and funny -- not a big taunter, he let the costume do the heavy lifting. Not sure we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Over The Weekend: Har Mar Superstar at The Lounge on Elm Street

    ​Har Mar SuperstarThe Lounge on Elm StreetOctober 16, 2009Better than: watching the Sooners get beat again.From the time Har Mar Superstar strolled onto stage with his Lone Star tallboy, it was clear he was there to party. The bad part? There were only 50 or so people there to party with him.And, ... More >>

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    October 2, 2009

    And The Winner Is...

    ​A hell of a lot to wade through this week, mostly thanks to the state fair.Two things before we get to the non-winners. First, I think I found a way to rid my desk of some of the accumulated junk...uh, I mean, of the highly sought after prizes, which this week would have included a handsome coffe ... More >>

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    August 5, 2009

    Camp Cowboys Top 10 Observations: Day 8

    ​10. Story out of Lincoln, Nebraska of all places - apparently the writer was in Dallas for the Big 12 Media Days - says at Cowboys Stadium there is for sale $800,000 suites in which you can purchase a $90 pizza. That's about $11 a slice by my sportswriter math. However, Dallas Only Dail ... More >>

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    May 29, 2009

    Behold, Jonestown Coliseum!

    Patrick Michels The Cowboys unveiled their humongous new home in Arlington this week, with owner Jerry Jones delivering a keynote address about how the $1.15 billion stadium is a sign for struggling Americans that times will get better.Not sure how much of that stadium cost was invested in py ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Spring Sanity?!

    What happened to the madness in March? Instead of dramatic buzzer-beaters and Cinderellas and Bryce Drew, the first weekend of the NCAA college basketball tournament brought us the Greg Gumbel Invitational - about as goose-bumpy as a piece of white bread laying on a chunk of cardboard. A year a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    BREAKING NEWS: Live 105.3 Fires Russ Martin, Changes Name, Plays College Fight Songs

    If you're a fan of Ben & Skin and you, like me, are wondering WTF?, I've got some clues about Live 105.3 FM going all college fight song this afternoon. Apparently it's called "stunting", a traditional radio ploy used by stations in advance of a major programming change. In other words, as ... More >>

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    November 27, 2008
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    November 21, 2008

    Video of the Week: Greatest. Weatherman. Ever.

    Seriously, how can you not love Texas Tech coach Mike Leach? His favorite weather: “When it rains mud.” His half-ass name for the live radar: “The beam.” His favorite creed: “You’re going to be dead in 100 years anyway. Live dangerously.” Still hope he somehow winds up in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    Arlington Lands 2014 Final Four. Current Score: Arlington 35, Dallas 3

    This just in: Dallas has officially moved to Arlington. Well, after Arlington's new Jonestown Coliseum snared another 100,000-kilowatt event this morning, that feels like the score. Right? On the heels of Dallas being shunned by the women's Final Four last week, the Cowboys' new stadium to ... More >>

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    May 8, 2008
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    November 26, 2007
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    October 18, 2007

    Scattershooting ...

    The best reason to try out for the Dallas Desperados, we're thinking. Scattershooting … while wondering whatever happened to this guy. The Lakers might be dumb enough to trade Kobe Bryant. But, sorry, Mavs fans, they aren’t stupid enough to deal him to a Western Conference team ... If the VIP ... More >>

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    September 4, 2007
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    August 31, 2007
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    January 25, 2007

    Thriftstore Cowboys

    Friday, January 26, at the AllGood Café

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    January 23, 2007
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    November 24, 2006

    Black Good Friday

    Every guy in this city officially has a man-crush on Tony Romo. Hey, what's Jessica Simpson got Richie Whitt doesn't? I went to Texas Stadium for the Cowboys' mauling of the Bucs, and this season has suddenly transformed from sad to surreal. Yep, all because of an undrafted free agent out of tiny E ... More >>

  • News

    March 23, 2006

    Butt Naked

    Jesse Jones, emperor of Singing Hills, had no clothes, it seems

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    March 9, 2006

    Oscar Overhaul

    The Academy--y-a-w-n--Awards desperately need a shot of sports

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    October 13, 2005


    OU-Texas soon to be one of Dallas' exes

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    September 15, 2005
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    July 21, 2005

    Oklahoma Railroad

    Accused of killing a cop's son, Emily Dowdy learns the hard way that in Oklahoma City justice isn't blind. It works for the prosecution.

  • Calendar

    December 30, 2004

    Old School

    Cotton Bowl Classic is football's Edsel

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    January 15, 2004

    Kidding Around

    Mavs avoid the Nets gain

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    December 18, 2003

    Make a Run for It

    Bikers give kids some toy joy

  • Culture

    October 12, 2000

    Oh, You Idiot

    Sixty thousand fans soak up OU-Texas flavor. One lost writer gets soaked.

  • News

    January 21, 1999

    Perfect game

    When Reid Ryan wanted Round Rock voters to build a stadium for his minor-league baseball team, he turned to the one pitchman no good Texan could refuse -- his dad, Nolan

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