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Support for Rick Barnes

I am disappointed that Texas lost. Of course there were problems with the way we played against LSU. I think our team had as much talent as anyone in the country, and the head coach deserves blame...

Close enough to steal


The trophy is as beautiful up close as you'd expect.When I got my hands on an extra ticket to today's event, I knew I had to invite Peter to thank him for handling the heavy lifting here at BON...

Diary of a lost sports fan


Devoted readers of this site may have noticed my lack of posts lately, and for that I truly apologize. I discussed this with PB the other day, and rather than boot me from the blog he suggested I...

Another collectible


Dear Vince, I love you.--TR--

Review: Street & Smith's Champions


Thanks to Jay and the fine folks at Street & Smith's for sending BON the 2005 Champions special edition highlighting the Longhorns' championship season.The 96-page special edition is a bargain at...

Weekend reflections


Sorry I have been slow to post the past couple of days, but spending a three-day weekend in New York City will do that to you. (If you're up there and want to watch the Horns, head to the Back Page...

Rumor has it:


Credit: Kirk Bohls and the Statesman's web site."The Houston Texans, who probably will hire Broncos offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak as their new head coach whenever Denver is eliminated from the...

In Praise of Chris Simms


I will admit that I have been one of the leaders in ripping Chris Simms over the years. But those days are dead and gone.I'd give him a solid "B" grade for his performance in college, because even...

Regarding life A.V. (After Vince)


Mack: "We have 15 starters back next year and our expectations today remain the same as before Vince's decision. We are defending champions and will move forward."Texas fans, fear not. We are...

Dear Vince ...


To Vince Young, from the Burnt Orange Nation, thank you so very much for all of the memories.We understand and support your decision to enter the NFL draft, and we wish you the best in the NFL.You...

Confirmed: Vince is leaving


Vince is entering the draft. Press conference continues.

Tick tick tick ...


UT has confirmed that there is a press conference this afternoon, according to the Statesman's Bevo Beat.Speculation is pointless at this point. We'll know in a bit.FYI: I was at the press...

With the first pick of the 2006 NFL Draft ...


From" ... the Texans received word Friday from an intermediary representing Texas quarterback Vince Young that the Houston native is leaning strongly to also going pro."As far as should...

Now available


Our friends at Street & Smith's told us about this cool special edition that they printed right after the Rose Bowl.It's a 96-page softbound edition that has more than 100 full-color pictures.S...

Light the tower


I haven't posted a tower picture because it hasn't been lit with the #1 yet.You can read about the tower lighting procedures here. Basically, it's going orange with the #1 tonight and will be that...

Radio play


I'm heading back to the airwaves at 12:30 p.m. eastern today at Sports Bloggers Live.I'll try speak clearly though my voice is nearly gone and my brain is still mush from adrenaline. I'll also...

I hate to say I told you so ...


IN VINCE WE TRUST (courtesy of SI On Campus courtesy of BON)"With the game, season, and national championship on the line, Texas fans everywhere want the football in number 10's hands. He's a...



We're #1!


WE'RE NUMBER ONE!!!I cannot believe what I have just seen. The greatest game ever. The greatest performance by an individual player ever. A team achievement I never thought I would see.The sheer...

Rose Bowl Open Thread


It's finally here!!! Hook'em Horns!

Game preview


At 12:30 p.m. eastern on Wednesday, SI On Campus will feature an extended Rose Bowl preview from BON. Hope you all enjoy it.This time tomorrow, we'll be celebrating Texas' fourth national...

Christmas Eve


T-Minus one day. Today my anticipation is running wild, Hulkamania-style, and tomorrow is going to be even worse. Most of the bowls are over, and it's been a great bowl season. There have been...



Happy New Year to everyone from Burnt Orange Nation. In 2006 we plan on making this thing even bigger, and thanks to everyone who has been along for the ride so far. Hope you all rang in the new...

Texas' Place In History: Vs. '97 Michigan


Overview of '97 Michigan available at '97 Michigan     '05 Texas 388.5   Yards Per Game   508.4 187.3   Rush Yards Per Game   273.8 201.2   Pass Yards Per Game   234.7 27.4   P...

Texas beats Texas


With 65% certainty, the Burnt Orange Nation believes Texas '05 would defeat Texas '69.By comparison, ESPN Sports Nation voted with 74% certainty that USC '05 would also beat Texas '69. Voters from...

Las Vegas Bowl and Poinsettia Bowl


I refuse to use sponsorship names in bowls.Tonight we get a bowl double-header. First BYU (6-5) takes on Cal (7-4) in the Las Vegas Bowl at 7 p.m. Central on ESPN.Later, Colorado State (6-5) takes...

Texas' Place In History: Vs. '69 Texas


Now this is a tough one. I expect to see some debate below over this game. Personally, I think Texas would win a close one.Overview of '69 Texas available at '69 Texas     '05 Texas ...

Texas wins again


With 80% certainty, the Burnt Orange Nation believes Texas '05 would defeat Ohio State '02.By comparison, ESPN Sports Nation voted with 77% certainty that USC '05 would also beat Ohio State '02.T...

EXCLUSIVE: Trojan ineligible


Earlier this week, the USC media relations department issued the following statement: "Whenever we are aware that media outlets ask student-athletes to do these kinds of tags we immediately cut...

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