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Big East Conference

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2013

    Tomorrow, SMU Hosts UConn for the First Time Since 1989's "Miracle on Mockingbird"

    This Saturday, for the first time in a quarter century, the University of Connecticut football team will come to Dallas to face off against SMU. The Mustangs are expected to cruise to an easy victory over the winless Huskies, which is a must if they hope to keep their slim bowl chances alive. In th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • News

    March 14, 2013

    Larry Brown Just Can't Stop

    The remaking of SMU basketball with the game's most persistent coach.

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Larry Brown Has SMU Basketball 7-1, Which is Good Enough for the Wall Street Journal

    For more than two decades now, SMU's men's basketball program has languished in mediocrity. It saw moderate regular-season success during the Mike Dement era of the late '90s and early '00s but made the postseason only once, and that was a berth in the lowly NIT. Its last trip to the NCAA tournament ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    It's Official: SMU Heads Big East

    ​Speaking of SMU ...It has officially been invited to join the Big East, and is only too happy to accept. In a conference call with media, commissioner John Marinatto just intro'd the Hilltop to the ranks of the conference, along with the University of Central Florida and the University of Houston ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    We'll Take Baylor ( 6) and the Accompanying Kick to the Adrenal Gland

    ​Okay, let's do this. And by "this" I mean let's make some moolah. The good ol' illegal fun way, shall we?  In 2008 I lost every penny of my virtual $10,000. In 2009 I wound up losing only $150. In 2010 I netted a cool $5,000. By my math, that's a bottom line of ... oh, who's coun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Our Next American Sports Idol is ...

    ​Beats me. Monday I watched both Williams sisters lose at Wimbledon, a week after Andy Roddick bowed out. It leaves as the only American quarterfinalist gentlemen's 10th seed Mardy Fish, a 29-year-old doubles specialist who will hardly threatening Rafael Nadal's throne. We heard a b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    March Badness

    ​I'll admit it, my NCAA men's basketball tournament bracket sucks. Got off to a horrid start with Louisville losing to Morehead State and got progressively worse as the weekend wore on. The Sour 16 carnage: I've lost three of my Final Four teams including my projected champion Pittsburg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Touchdown, Obama! and other Inauguration Sports Benchmarks

    If you know me, you know the only the reason I'm happy to have George Dubya Bush back in Dallas is because it means he's no longer in Washington, D.C. As I've said all along, he's a good guy. Just a really bad President. But that's ancient history, right? Today we shake the Etch-o-Sketch for a clean ... More >>

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    September 13, 2007

    Romo Arigato

    Thanks to their dynamic quarterback, Cowboys will enjoy many happy endings

  • News

    April 26, 2007

    Suits Him Fine

    Jay Lombardo designs sports' spiffiest uniforms

  • News

    March 31, 2005

    Alone No More

    Forgiving the past opened Sandora Irvin's future

  • News

    May 20, 2004

    Naming Wrongs

    This column brought to you by a furniture store and a strip club

  • Dining

    April 22, 2004

    Heads Up

    Is there a correct way to pour beer?

  • News

    July 3, 2003

    The Kids Are All Right

    Two locals try to help restore junior American basketball to prominence

  • News

    April 4, 2002

    Desperate Measures

    Welcome (again) to the Arena League, where Desperados are kind, giants are invisible and rock concerts turn into football games

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