In Texas, football is king. (Cliche alert) Everything is bigger in Texas, especially the love for the game. Everyone knows about “Friday Night Lights” and how the sport is woven into the state’s fabric. But the Red Raiders are overshadowed a bit despite their success over recent years. Of course, everything is second best in comparison to the Texas Longhorns. Even Texas A&M has a higher profile in terms of the reputation of its fanbase.
Hiring a father to get a kid will not bring the NCAA to campus.
So I don't consider it cheating.
I consider it wise.
Texas Tech will become the first Big 12 football team to play in San Marcos when the Red Raiders help Texas State christen renovated Bobcat Stadium in 2012.
The Red Raiders will play in the Bobcats' 2012 home opener Sept. 8. Texas State opens that season Sept. 1 at Houston.
Bradley Marquez has a busy week ahead of him.
key west, fla. — There are palm trees in purgatory. He walks by them without paying much attention. Here, each is just another pixel on a postcard disguised as paradise. Mike Leach stops at a wooden shack for a Cuban coffee. “What was I talking about?” he asks.
I like to say that nothing in sports can shock me anymore. I thought I've seen it all.
I can't say that for a while. When I found out that Derrick Jasper was going to join Billy Gillispie as a graduate assistant at Texas Tech, I thought someone was pulling April Fools joke. No way!
No, that shouldn't read "Tubervillains," though perhaps it could if the Red Raider defense ends up being as tough and mean as some of the units Tommy Tuberville coached on another plains once upon a time. Tubervillian, as in the first major in-state recruit defensively to commit to Texas Tech under the new, less pirate-y head coach. Significantly less pirate-y is the staid-in-comparison Tuberville.
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