Texas Longhorns (Football)

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    October 1, 2012

    Where To Party During This Weekend's State Fair Classic

    It is upon us: Fair season. Thirty days of fried food, weird crafts, blue-ribbon jams and petting zoos. The people watching, square dancing and pig racing are in full bloom in Fair Park, but as we hit October, Dallas will also prep for two of the biggest college football weekends our little village ... More >>

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    May 17, 2012

    Man Who Will Turn Cotton Bowl Facade into Public Art Likes Glass. And Light

    Much has been written about the now-certain $25 million renovation and expansion of the Cotton Bowl and the subsequent announcement that the stadium will host the annual cross-border skirmish between  the University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma (and their football teams) through at l ... More >>

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    March 5, 2012

    Park and Rec Is Looking For Firm to Handle $27 Million Worth of Cotton Bowl Improvements

    ​Shortly before the 2011 kick-off of Texas-OU's annual clash at the Cotton Bowl we spoke with Willis Winters, Park and Rec's second-in-command, about the need to once again renovate the Fair Park stadium in order to keep the Red River Shootout in Dallas past the 2015 contract. Said Winters, it was ... More >>

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    January 6, 2012

    The Master List: The Best Things to Do in Dallas This Weekend, January 6-8

    Cowboys fans can admit it: We cried a few sports tears when our playoff dream evaporated on Sunday night. But so be it. We know must move past another dismal season of professional football and look forward to the remaining college bowl games. Sure, these guys aren't making big money like Tony Romo, ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011

    TicketCity Bowl Execs Acknowledge: Sure, They Won't Sell Out Cotton Bowl. But They'll Do OK.

    ​Saw a piece in the Penn State paper this morning about how sales for the TicketCity Bowl in the Cotton Bowl are "struggling," at least when it comes to dispensing with Penn State's allotment of 6,000 ducats for the January 2 face-off against Houston. So I called over to the game's Las Colinas Bou ... More >>

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    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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    January 10, 2011

    Auburn over Oregon in Tonight's BCS Title Game: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    Cam can. And will.​A year ago I was correctly predicting Alabama over Texas in college football's national championship game. In tonight's Oregon-Auburn clash my heart says Ducks but my head says no way the Tigers don't prevail. Why? 10. Oregon usually wins with its spee ... More >>

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    January 3, 2011

    TCU Finally Shuts Up the Big Ten Buffoons

    ​So a bunch of us are sitting around on New Year's Day laughing at the empty seats at the Ticket City Bowl, gulping venison chili and combating our headaches with straight up hair o' the dawg. Suddenly, invited to our football-watching gala by a mutual friend, the Big Ten Buffoons show up. Th ... More >>

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    June 14, 2010

    Vince Young the Latest Longhorn to Get Hooked

    Vince Young, Not at Onyx​We're not surprised that Vince Young was in a Dallas strip club (Onyx) at 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning. We're not surprised that he was slapped with a citation by police after getting involved in a scuffle. And, considering the kukoos that have played at the University of Texa ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    February 4, 2010
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    December 16, 2009

    BCS Playoffs: Round 1

    ​With our alternative to the BCS offered up, nothing else to do than to let it play out. Food expert/football junkie Dave Faries, take it away ... Given its record in other matters, it's unlikely Congress can solve the BCS mess and put in place a viable playoff system. And it's very clear the ... More >>

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    November 30, 2009

    Who's More "Inspiring": Sully Sullenberger, Michael J. Fox or Local Air Force Major?

    Courtesy BeliefnetMajor Tobin Griffeth and Capt. Katie Illingworth​That's more or less the question being posed over on Beliefnet, where readers are being asked to vote for "The Most Inspiring Person of 2009." Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and the former Alex P. Keaton are among the nominees, ... More >>

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    October 16, 2009

    Erykah Badu, The Cannabinoids and Shiny Toy Guns Ready Sets For Tonight's Red Bull Soundclash Event. (And: A Giveaway!)

    Pete FreedmanErykah Badu andThe Cannabinoids rehearse in front of television cameras. Footage from last night's rehearsal and tonight's performance are expected to be used for a TV show down the line.​A funny scene from last night's Universal Rehearsal Studios-housed run-through for tonight's Red ... More >>

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    February 24, 2009

    The Top 10 Best Current Rivalries in Sports

    To be a true sports rivalry - more than just a plethora of games between teams in close proximity (see Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals) - the meetings between opponents must: *Take place at an advanced level, with championships on the line. *Feature sustained excellence by both teams ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009

    Cali Country

    First the BCS pushes Texas into the also-ran category and now this. The 28th National Beef Cook-Off is asking home cooks to submit "Sonoma-style" recipes for this year's contest.That's right, think simple, light and (above all) colorful...which can probably be achieved by carving thin slices of meat ... More >>

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    January 2, 2009

    Whitt's End

    *In 2009, I'm going to change. Totally change. I'm going to develop an appreciation for sour cream, reality shows and Brett Favre. I will start tipping 20% to every waitperson because, after all, that's what I'm supposed to do. I will be understanding of white pickup trucks that tailgate me and ... More >>

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    January 1, 2009

    Bye-Bye, Cotton

    Big D sends its bowl packing

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    December 26, 2008

    Texas Fight: After "Freakiness" in Dallas, Recruit Chose OU Over UT

    Lufkin High School's Jamarkus McFarland, a highly coveted defensive tackle, committed to the University of Oklahoma yesterday; Merry Christmas, Sooner Nation. And it's a double kick to the Longhorns' pants: The University of Texas had hoped to land the 6-foot-3, 280-pounder, but instead a post-Texas ... More >>

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    December 19, 2008

    Whitt's End

     Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week - even the end of the year -  welcome to Whitt's End: *Hold your horses if you thought tonight's concert by Russ Martin and his band at Joe Avezzano's joint up in Frisco was going to A) turn into a bashfest of ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    October 11, 2008

    Texas Fight 45, Boomer Sooner 35

    Just watched "OU Sucks!" beat "Texas Sucks!" by 10 at this jumpin' joint on Lemmon. Don't know who, for sure, is the better quarterback -- Sam Bradford or Colt McCoy. But I do know a couple things: 1. McCoy's roomate -- Jordan Shipley -- was the best player on the field. 2. That, until f ... More >>

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    September 29, 2008

    Redskins 26, Cowboys 24: From the Couch

    Lotta this going on yesterday. And today. Likely the rest of the week. Everee-Day is like Sunn-daay! Random, irrational thoughts from my 8 hours of Sabbath on the couch. With a lap full of pizza. And a belly full of … Diet Dr Pepper? 10 a.m. – Saturday's leftover: ’Splain this to ... More >>

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    July 3, 2008

    God Bless America. And Sports.

    Happy Birthday! Our country turns the ripe old age of 232 tomorrow. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, let us not forget how fortunate we are to have a variety of sports and the freedom to choose which ones we love and loathe. In honor of the Fourth of July I started jotting down reasons ... More >>

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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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    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 >>

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    May 8, 2008

    The Sighs of Texas Are Upon Us

    Was reading this the other day. Then this. And this. When it struck me: For all its greats and glories, the University of Texas spits out some real goofballs. To be fair, Cedric Benson may prove to be innocent and Roger Clemens may not have taken steroids and Tom Hicks may win trophies this ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    October 2, 2007

    The Hardest Way Possible to Get From Austin to Dallas

    For those wondering how to fill their Texas-OU game week schedule, this morning's Austin American-Statesman has the complete rundown of events, beginning with Thursday's "Run to Dallas" at 11 a.m. Says the Statesman, "Coach Mack Brown hands game ball to NROTC students at Royal-Memorial Stadium to st ... More >>

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    July 19, 2007

    Country to the Bone

    James Hand sings it straight

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    July 19, 2007

    The Fab Fifty

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

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    April 19, 2007

    Sooners and Longhorns, at the Cotton Bowl Just a Little Longer

    From on February 27: [Dallas] thinks it will keep the Texas-Oklahoma game in that dump of a stadium because the two schools realize the enormity of the game's tradition, and because the city is putting a $50 million band-aid on the facility. Here's your choice, Texas/OU: money or t ... More >>

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    March 8, 2007

    Cool Cotton

    If anything, now is the time to embrace the Cotton Bowl

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    December 21, 2006

    Desmond, um, Tutu?

    This is Desmond Howard before his brain fell out of his head. Where's the helmet when you need it? I take it back. Female sideline reporters are not the biggest wastes of time on TV. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you: Desmond Howard. Yes, that one. Won the Heisman Trophy at Michigan in 1991. I ... More >>

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    December 21, 2006


    North Texas' new football coach will be fast, furious and fruitful

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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 >>

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    September 15, 2006

    Heisman Hand-off

    Given the starts to UT and Vince Young's respective seasons, well, let's pretend it's still 2005 and the Longhorns are rolling toward the title. Because this year, not so much. I know, you're sick of Michelle Wie talking about wanting to play in a Ryder Cup and then going out and firing another 77. ... More >>

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    August 9, 2006

    Cue Aretha Franklin

    We now take this brief T.O. from T.O. to talk about positive, harmonious, winning football: So what do two consecutive mythical national championships, a 63-1 record over four years and a 32-game winning streak get you? If you're the Southlake Carroll High School football team, it gets you a sl ... More >>

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    May 30, 2006

    The Eagle Has Landed

    Roger Staubach thinks Matt Nordgren--the Bishop Lynch stud who went to the University of Texas and found himself killin' time behind Chris Simms and Vince Young--still has a shot at being an NFL quarterback. (Nordgren's now with the Philadelphia Eagles, who start rookie mini-camps this week.) Stauba ... More >>

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    April 25, 2006


    Writing in the Austin American-Statesman today, sports columnist Kirk Bohls says the annual University of Texas-University of Oklahoma game at the Cotton Bowl is damned near a done-gone deal: "'I think it's 80-20 that Texas will leave,' said someone with connections to both Texas and the Cotton Bo ... More >>

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    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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    March 1, 2006

    The Joy of Six

    He amassed a 30-2 record, hung 467 yards and 41 points on Southern Cal and led the University of Texas to its first national championship in 35 years. But from this day forward, right or wrong, Vince Young will always be associated with the number six. As in "Act your age, not your Wonderlic." The f ... More >>

  • News

    May 26, 2005


    Frank Rodriguez faces a lifetime on Texas sex offender registry for having sex with a 16-year-oldwho is now his wife. Hes not alone.

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    December 11, 2003

    Last Call

    The career of Dallas sportswriter Jim Dent was skyrocketing, then booze and bad behavior caused a hard landing

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    September 7, 2000

    Fallen Star

    A small town turns away from a football hero convicted of drug crimes

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    November 18, 1999

    Dissed robes

    On the prosecution-biased Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, justice isn't blind. It's dumb.

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