Conference Realignment: Baylor Football's 'Texas' PR Angle Remains Unconvincing

Now that his football program is one step closer to finding itself in the conference wasteland, Ken Starr is again trying to convince you that Texas football and Baylor Bears football mean the same thing:

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According to our friends in the sports media, the football programs of our beloved Texas institutions are about to become exported commodities, competing in different national athletic conferences. If this proves to be true, we will be tearing something very special from the celebrated fabric of our Texas history.

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The nation knows that there is something unique about Texas football. It's the stuff of song and cinema. Historic, annual rivalries among our Texas institutions date back more than 100 years.

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You have to feel bad for Baylor fans. But it's hard to feel bad for a program with so many connections to powerful people, and hard to feel bad for a school president willing to spin Baylor football into something it is absolutely not. (Please list the works of cinema that have been created about Baylor football.)

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