Larry Brown

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    July 14, 2014

    Top SMU Recruit Emmanuel Mudiay Is Skipping College to Play Pro Ball Overseas

    Multiple outlets are reporting that Emmanuel Mudiay, the No. 1 rated high school basketball player in the country, will forego his commitment to play for Larry Brown at SMU and instead play at least one season of professional basketball overseas before heading to the NBA. Mudiay has released the fo ... More >>

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    March 17, 2014

    How SMU Got Screwed Out of the NCAA Tournament

    Going into Sunday, most experts considered SMU a lock to make its first NCAA tournament in 20 years, even after losing to a mediocre University of Houston team in the opening round American Athletic Conference tourney. They beat four Top 25 teams, including a season sweep of UConn. They went 23-9. T ... More >>

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    February 20, 2014

    Chris Knight on the Women of Modern Country: "They Seem to Be Way More Talented Than the Dudes."

    With his deep, southern drawl and plainspoken nature, Chris Knight's first impression is not one of a literate singer/songwriter. But for over 15 years, Knight has produced some of the finest songs in the Americana genre. Tough and to the point, Knight's weary tales of losers on the wrong side of th ... More >>

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    February 10, 2014

    SMU Men's Basketball Team Has Cracked the Top 25 for First Time in Three Decades

    On Saturday night, SMU's men's basketball team beat a Top 10 opponent for the first time in 27 years, and it wasn't even close. The Mustangs jumped to a 14-point halftime lead over Cincinnati and never looked back, ultimately winning by 21. It was the team's biggest statement yet, proof that its 19 ... More >>

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    January 22, 2014

    Larry Brown Is Turning SMU Into a Contender, Haters Be Damned

    ESPN Dallas' Jean-Jacques Taylor has a glowing profile of SMU men's basketball coach Larry Brown. Brown, Taylor explains, has built a recruiting pipeline that's already funneling top local talent (Kimball's Keith Frazier, Prime Prep's Emmanuel Mudiay) to the Mustangs. He's helped score a TV contrac ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013

    Larry Brown Had to Beg SMU to Hire Him

    When SMU announced in April that it had hired Larry Brown, the only man to have coached teams to both the NCAA and NBA championships, to lead the Mustangs, a lot of head-scratching ensued. It was hard to fathom why SMU would put its basketball program in the hands of a 72-year-old known for changin ... More >>

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    May 18, 2012

    Why Did SMU Really Fire Steve Orsini?

    You don't shoot the goose that laid the golden egg. You just don't -- not unless you really, really have to or the goose stops pooping out gold. Which is why SMU's firing of athletic director Steve Orsini yesterday was so perplexing, and why the non-explanation offered by school President Gerald Tur ... More >>

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    April 6, 2012

    Brent Best Talks About Going Solo, The Legacy of Slobberbone and Having Rachel Maddow As a Fan

    On and off, for nearly three decades, Brent Best has fronted Slobberbone, arguably the best alt-country act to emerge from the local scene. Beginning in the mid-'90s, the group produced a series of albums that culminated in 2000's Everything You Thought Was Right Was Wrong Today, which remains a lan ... More >>

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    August 9, 2011

    2011 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp Day 14: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Total attendance at camp will soar over 90,000 after this afternoon's final open-to-the-public practice. The Cowboys have issued 279 media credentials for camp and on Monday Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings attended practice. The Cowboys' contract with the City of San Antonio is up after ... More >>

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    May 16, 2011

    2011 NBA WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS -- Mavericks vs. Thunder: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. I'll have my position-by-position breakdown complete with, yes, the highly (smirk) coveted prediction tomorrow, but let's get this party started pronto. Back in 1994 I covered the Mavericks for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and a team that featured point guards Jason Ki ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011

    My Mock NFL Draft: Don't Miss It, Even if Your Wife's in Labor

    Tyron Smith: The next Dallas Cowboy?​The Cowboys need help at safety. Their 2010 pass defense was the worst in the 50-year history of the storied franchise and two culprits were Gerald Sensabaugh and Alan Ball. Problem: The Cowboys won't take a safety with the 9th pick in tonight's NFL Draf ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011
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    February 2, 2011

    Jerry Jones: Drew Pearson Running a Ring-of-Honor Pattern, But Not Open Yet

    ​Buzzing around radio row this week have been familiar Dallas Cowboys faces such as Tashard Choice, Felix Jones, Everson Walls, Daryl Johnston, Darren Woodson, Larry Brown, Dale Hellestrae, Michael Irvin, Roger Staubach and Erik Williams. And yesterday owner Jerry Jones ma ... More >>

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    December 20, 2010

    Who'll Buy His Memories? Larry Brown's Selling Very Rare Copy of Super Bowl Magnum Opus.

    ​Back in '08, Neiman Marcus offered in its annual Christmas Book something called the Super Bowl XL Opus MVP Edition, which, as you can see in the photo, is a mammoth keepsake -- "the heaviest sports-related book ever published," per Amazon's description of the limited edition, not to be confused ... More >>

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    November 19, 2010

    Whitt's End: 11.19.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Next Tuesday Josh Hamilton wins AL MVP. Right? *The good news: Greggo's "pus pockets" are gone. The bad: He's been told not to talk for 10 days. Ten! Means a couple things. 1. Summon RoboGreggo fr ... More >>

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    July 9, 2010

    Good Friday: Brent Best, Telegraph Canyon, Greg Schroeder, Bob Log III, Brave Combo, The Hold Steady, The Whigs, True Widow, Dove Hunter, The O's, Rodeo Ruby Love, Mini Kiss, Second Saturdays and Others!

    Larry Brown​American writer Larry Brown was born and grew up in Oxford, Mississippi. His works caught the eye of Alejandro Escovedo, who often played back-up for Brown during his public readings. Brown passed away in 2004, but Brent Best, Chris Welch, and Isaac Hoskins will celebrate his birthday ... More >>

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    June 16, 2010

    Show Announcements: The xx, Slobberbone, Speedealer, Electric Six, Local Natives, Forever The Sickest Kids, Blue October and others

    ​When the British indie/new wave/minimalists, The xx released their debut album X last year, the ripple that formed in the blogosphere was somewhat polarizing. But, love 'em or hate 'em, they're bringing their turntables and Dieter's Dance Party haircuts to the Granada Theater on Friday, October 8 ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    Whitt's End: 1.15.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Haven't gotten a chance to ask him about it yet, but did I miss something or is Babe Laufenberg leaving CBS 11? Maybe he was buying CBS 11. Did I get that wrong? UPDATE: Says Laufenberg in a text ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    Whitt's End: 1.8.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Texas Stadium's last breath will be taken as nothing more than some tween's mac-'n-cheese, push-'n-pulverize, real-life video game? As a whole, we suck. *Alabama > Texas. Toldja. ... More >>

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    January 1, 2010

    Whitt's End: 1.1.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Let me get this year/decade started off right with some spiritual advice: I before E except after C and sometimes Y? Weird. *Happy Hot New Year. *I'll start 2010 exactly when and where I want to: ... More >>

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    December 18, 2009

    Whitt's End: 12.18.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Dallas Cowboys' fans left training camp convinced they had three above-average running backs, each of which could start for most NFL teams. But, in retrospect, is the "three-headed monster" a ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    Whitt's End: 12.11.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *You heard it here first back in October as a sorta be-on-the-lookout rumor. Now it's more solid, as in, Michael Irvin's days on 103.3 FM ESPN are numbered. Radio industry sources keep telling me h ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    Whitt's End: 12.4.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Ho hum, another month of Arbitron PPM ratings and another month of dominance by 1310 AM The Ticket. In the November ratings for the precious Men 25-54 demographic, The Ticket is No. 2 in the Metro ... More >>

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    November 26, 2009

    BREAKING NEWS: Cowboys Stadium Has a Flag!

    Happy Thanksgiving! Happy America!!​I'm out at Cowboys Stadium for my show with Newy Sruggs on 105.3 The Fan, followed by the pre-game show from Noon-3 p.m. with Jagger and Larry Brown. Took this pic a minute ago. It's a bird! It's a plane!! Nope, it's an American flag!!!

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    November 13, 2009

    Whitt's End: 11.13.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *OK, so let it be known that my buddy and Ticket founding father Mike Rhyner has been/is calling for a Cowboys' appearance in this year's Super Bowl. This, after 14-plus years as president of the a ... More >>

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    November 6, 2009

    Whitt's End: 11.6.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Haven't received a return call all week from Greg Williams, which is weird if not troubling. Something's up. Maybe he's merely at his vacation condo in Colorado and temporarily out of pocket. Or m ... More >>

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    December 7, 2008

    Stealers 20, Cowbrrrs 13

    On a day when Wade Phillips looked like George Costanza stuffed in his Gortex coat and on a day when Tony Romo looked like Brad Johnson draped in his four turnovers, the Dallas Cowboys still looked like a playoff team. Until the final 12 minutes, that is. On a brutally Pittsburghish day, the C ... More >>

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    August 23, 2008

    Former Cowboy Frank Cornish Dead at 40

    Rest in peace, No. 68. Sobering news this afternoon as former Dallas Cowboy Frank Cornish was found dead last night in his Southlake home of an apparent heart attack. Cornish, who would’ve been 41 next month, was just yesterday talking to former Cowboys about an upcoming mini-reunion. Play ... More >>