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whills

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The history of Texas in season openers

For the first 60 years Texas seldom ever lost an opening game and 37 times didn't even allow a score, but in the last part of the 20th century, that changed. Despite a clean slate in the 21st...

Texas football from DKR to Mackovic

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Mack Brown's essential mission was to rebuild the Texas Longhorn football program. He did accomplish most of it, collecting Texas' natural assets, setting the lead in recruiting, establishing...

RIP James Street: The passing of a real player

A trip through history at the first defining moment of former Texas quarterback James Street's career and his athletic achievements in Austin as a whole.

Texas vs WVU in 1956 and Today

It has been 56 years since the Longhorns have played the Mountaineers. That first game was a tight, low scoring, one-point game while Saturday night promises to be just as tight but certainly not...

Texas HS All Time Passing Record Eclipsed

Thursday night football in Texas? Usually we only learn of legendary games on Saturday morning. But one occurred last night in Texas hill country. Mike Richardson of Marble Falls passed for 715...

A Cool Night in Mississippi

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Texas holds a 5-1 edge against Mississippi and hasn't played the Rebels in 46 years. However, the Longhorns have never played in Oxford and experienced that environment.

Get Out Your Shades

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October 23, 2010, was the date when the Texas Longhorns blinked off the radar of the top 25 teams in the nation, only to re-emerge in early 2011, getting up to #11 in the AP poll before the OU...

GTFO Aggies Series: T-2 Days - Aggie Pathos

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The GTFO Aggies series continues with only 2 days remaining before their official departure from the Big12 and ties to Texas. Long-time BON contributor whills puts the Aggie suffering in perspective.

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The Merkel Hoopty

The Longhorn spirit can be found in the most unusual places. In this case, this spirit came to reside in an odd-shaped contraption named the Merkel Hoopty. The first time I saw it I said, "That...

You Can't Always Get What You Want...

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The Orange-White game introduces the new Texas offense. But it is not just the offense that will be new...the team will be freshly restructured as well in mind and body.

Why do we have conference tournaments?

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The utility and futility of conference tournaments needs to be questioned. Which are more important to teams prior to the NCAA Basketball tournament: dollars or fresh legs?

SB Undercard: Simms vs. Howard

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Normally I avoid all SB hype. I've seen all of them and the hype is just frothy BS for those that swill it to the max. However, Phil Simms taking except and threatening blows after Desmond Howard allegedly insulted his QB son (the younger) has a sort of millionaire/celebrities-in-love charisma of unimportance to it.

Jeff Fisher out at Tennessee Titans

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Jeff Fisher and the Tennessee Titans have parted ways, There was some question about whether the longest tenured coach in the NFL was fired or is just leaving or what. But for our purposes here,...

NCAA National Championship Football Playoffs

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What if the BCS suddenly disappeared? It would not be difficult to create a playoff much, much better.

Colt McCoy Gets the Reins

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Colt McCoy to start rest of season for Browns. Mangini breaks own style to make announcement.

Dip Our Souls in Texas Football

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While we pay attention to all things Longhorn, the overriding truth is we're steeped in Texas football and all it's lore. This starts early and begins in high school and remains accessible to us...

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Empire on the Edge: Lake Travis and Cedar Park Meet in 4A Playoffs

                                        Lake Travis Cavaliers (11-2) vs. Cedar Park Timberwolves (13-0)                                                            Class AAAA, Division I, Region IV...

Vaccaro, Phillips New Punt Returners

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Mack Brown announced new punts returns for Saturday's game at Kansas State. Sophomore Kenny Vaccaro and Freshman Adrian Phillips drew the mission.

The Silence of the Herd

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We're gonna dance around a bit. Good for cheering us up. We need to collect our restless spirit from the dark night winds swirling around us now.  So, at appropriate interludes there needs to be...

COPI and CPRI and a Lotta Snakes

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Hot damn, I know what I want now. I want some of that Comprehensive Offensive Philosophy Insurance, heavy on the collision, and plenty of towing, these sonofaguns run out of gas at the damnedest...

Dallas Awaits

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Shattering losses are never easy. With OU coming up Saturday, there is barely time to recollect their attention, much less to resolve all the problems which led to the UCLA loss.

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Durant leads USA to World Championship

Led by Kevin Durant's 28 points, including seven treys, the USA "B" team whipped Turkey, 81-64, in Turkey's home stadium in Istanbul Sunday. Durant also set a US tourney record for more points...

A Two-Minute Shot of Rock'n'Roll Football

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Texassports.tv has about a two-minute video mosaic of yesterday's evening practice, along with still shots available on the main site. Editing at a hyper BlackHawk Down pace, there's lots of images...

Ruthless Memories

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Jackie Sherrill was the object of derision for Texas fans for many years, but he really served as a ever-present icon of that fallow period between Darrell Royal and Mack Brown. He beat the Horns...

Games That Just Pissed Me Off

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Waking up from the 60-40 game was like the final morning of tequila weekend on the beach with dozens of sand crabs nesting in your hair. Your head hurt so bad that the sand crabs were merely local...

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On the Horns of Superstition

So much for gratitude. Everyone seems to be up to their eyeballs in anticipation and no small amount of anxiety. And rightfully so, this is as big as it gets in the world of college football and if...

A Debt of Gratitude

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It's said by his family that he had to borrow fifty cents to send a telegram from East Texas to accept the Democratic nomination for the governorship of Texas. There had been a stone cold deadlock...

Steve McMichael: Tough guys get love, too

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( Ed Spaulding is a 1969 graduate of the University of Texas and a former sports editor of the Daily Texan and the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. He worked for the Houston Chronicle for 21 years. The...

Conservation of Energy

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Right now it is a Monet sky and a beautiful burnt orange sunset here in Central Texas, a tremendous fall evening. The weather isn't the game we are considering, as great as it may be.  I'd bet the...

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What really is ugly compared to the 1963 season? OU may have been ugly but there hasn't been an A&M in the mud scenario...yet.

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