For several seasons now, a crowd has been gathering to watch the Texas Longhorns walk in to Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium before home football games. As the event has grown in popularity, it’s been harder and harder to actually see.
This year, they’ve expanded the event. Instead of being dropped off right at the north gate, the team is being dropped off at the corner of 23rd Street and Robert Dedman. They then walk about half a …
The Big Twelve Conference had a solid showing in the first round of the 2009 NFL draft, with seven players taken in the initial thirty-two picks.
The St. Louis Rams took Baylor offensive tackle Jason Smith with the second pick. A 6' 5", 309 pound converted tight end, Smith was the first non-special teams All American for Baylor since 1995.
Texas Tech's Michael Crabtree was picked tenth by the San Francisco 49ers. Crabtree is easily the most talented receiver in this years draft, but dropped quite a few spots due to concerns over his attitude and resilience.
The Texas Longhorns closed out their spring training schedule with the annual scrimmage Sunday afternoon. What started humbly with just a handful of die-hard fans is beginning to resemble the full game-day experience (if only vaguely). It included the team running in and most of the supporting organizations, (the Longhorn Band, cheerleaders, and pom squad).
I've got a good friend names Steve. After growing up in San Antonio, he went to school at Duke. He's a calm, quiet-spoken fellow, until you get him talking about Duke basketball.
He instantly turns into a rapid Duke fan. It must be something they put in the water there.
Texas overcame a ten point first half deficit to run away from Minnesota and win 76-62. While a fairly solid performance top to bottom by Texas, the star of the night was without question A.J. Abrams, who scored 26 points, including eight from behind the arc.
Big Dexter Pittman continued his surge with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Damion James recorded 18 points and nine rebounds.
With the loss by Baylor in the Big 12 Championship game Saturday, Texas should be on the correct side of the bubble for the NCAA playoffs. The Longhorns should be the fifth or sixth team taken from the conference.
Given some luck, we'll get a #6 seed, although I suspect a #7 is more likely. The pessimist in me worries that we're looking at a #8 or #9.
Alliteration in the title means it's an extra fine blog post, right?
Baylor's upset victory over Texas Friday night extends an impressive run in the Big 12 Tournament. With one more win over Missouri in the final Saturday, they gain an automatic bid into the Big Dance.
Last night's home game against the Oklahoma Sooners was one of the greatest in the Rick Barnes era. I hate to say it, but OU is a great team, and will likely make a deep run in the playoffs.
But Texas dug deep and was the better team on Saturday.