The BCS standings for the week have been released and the Texas Longhorns are still sitting at number 3. The team’s impressive win over Missouri did earn the Horns a few first place votes and overall points in the human polls, and that gain allowed the Horns to gain ground on both [tag]Florida[/tag] and [tag]Alabama[/tag] in the BCS standings.

Iowa and TCU made big jumps in the rankings but Texas should still control their own destiny. As we see every Saturday, anything can happen so just worry about what you can control between the lines. Keep winning and the rest should take care of itself.


Posted December 3rd, 2006 by Matt
Filed under: Bowls, Football

Texas (9-3) will be playing Iowa (6-6) in the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio on Decemeber 30. I had been hoping for a spot in the Gator Bowl, but I think Wake Forest winning along with West Virginia kind of put a damper on that scenario.

The Houston Chronicle said it best:

Less than a month ago, the Longhorns were in position for a third straight Bowl Championship Series appearance. Those hopes disappeared when consecutive losses to Kansas State and Texas A&M to end the regular-season cost the Longhorns a chance to play for the Big 12 title and the league’s automatic BCS bid.

As a fan, it will be tough to get excited for a match-up against Iowa, I just hope it won’t be that hard for the players. As bad as the season as ended, it would be tough to handle a loss to [tag]Iowa[/tag]. Hopefully because the game is in San Antonio there will be a lot of Longhorn support. I know I will probably be there.

More to come on the Texas/Iowa match-up later.


Posted November 22nd, 2005 by Brian
Filed under: Basketball, Live

Looks like we’re going to miss the start of the game due to the Bowling Green versus Toledo football game. It’s Tuesday, why in the world is there college football going on? There was even a game last night (Miami and Ohio), do athletes in the MAC ever go to class?

Well it looks like they’re switching to the game here in Dallas at least…

First Half
  • College basketball officiating really is a freaking joke. Someone at ESPN needs to let the NCAA that the way the games are officiated makes the games almost unwatchable. There’s a stoppage for some unseen foul every 20 seconds, then you’ll see a guy hammered on the shot and no call is made. Just let them play basketball and shove the whistle up your…
  • Daniel Gibson not hitting right now. I can handle some hot and cold shooting out of him, but he’s got to control the ball better than he did last night.
  • If LaMarcus Aldridge can hit that jump hook consistently he’ll be tough to defend.
  • Aldridge looks a lot less goofy running the floor this year. The time in the gym has helped him fill out a lot.
Texas 17, Iowa 16
  • Do we need a sideline reporter at a preseason college basketball tourney? Erin Andrews definitely needs more air time, but man is her job pointless. Maybe get rid of Stuart Scott to make room for her.
  • Speaking of goofy, Connor Atchley makes Jason Klotz look coordinated. Sounds like he’s going to be an excellent role player for us in coming years. Definitely looks like he still has room to grow physically.
  • Hey look, more overofficiating. Is that a word? It is now. I think part of the problem is that the announcers haven’t mentioned what these calls are or who they were on.
  • Why are there dinosaurs in King Kong? Were they in the original movie?
  • Mike Williams in for Brad Buckman for a long time now.
  • If P.J. Tucker can hit his jumper he’ll be a totally different player than he was before. Much better fit at the 3 if that’s the case.

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