59 days (give or take a few hours).
Don't touch the Red River Shootout.
Dave Sittler, a columnist for World Sports, suggests that idea be thrown in the garbage instead.
He argues that the loser of the Red River Rivalry will have a much better shot at a BCS bid if the loss was in October. That way, the team could go unbeaten the rest of the season and look much impressive than a loss in the last game.
Pre-season magazines predictions are all over the place.
Magazine predictions for the 2010 Big 12 season varied to say the least. A majority of the magazines could agree on the top two finishers in the North but none had the same six teams. And Colorado's finish ranged from third to sixth. The South predictions were a little more consistent. Three of the five magazines felt Texas would win the South but they all agreed that Texas A&M would finish third and Texas Tech would follow in 4th. Two of the magazines agreed on the same six for the South.
Huskers Illustrated rated the Big 12 coaches. Once again, the Horns come out on top.
Big 12 Commish Dan Beebe is thin-skinned.
"Tuberville stood up for himself, his players and the Texas Tech fans. No, it wasn't a very politically correct thing to say. But yes, it was warranted. Maybe reporters from Austin and Dallas kept calling the Big 12, wanting to know what Beebe thought of the coach's fighting words. If so, the better response would have been to affirm his own faith in the conference, issue a sincere-sounding message that he hoped Tuberville's opinion would change, and leave it at that. He should not have scolded the coach then barred him from issuing a response."
The conference realignment discussion is far from over.
The process is far from finished, said Jack Swarbrick, adding that he's keeping an eye on his school's options. The Fighting Irish are independent in football but play in the Big East conference in other sports.
"This isn't over," Swarbrick told the South Bend Tribune. "This will be back around."
That's too bad. The Horns won't be playing Nebraska after this season.
Don't look for Texas and Nebraska to schedule non-conference football games against each other any time soon, which is a shame because the rivalry was shaping up as a very heated one. Both schools are mostly booked up.
Ralphie wants to get the hell out of the Big 12.
Colorado wants out of the Big 12 ASAP and they’re currently in negotiations with the league to leave in 2011 rather than 2012. The only problem is that Colorado is broke. Dead-ass broke. So broke that they couldn’t afford Dan Hawkins’ buyout after his 4th consecutive losing season in Boulder.
The best to get elected to office is to support your local football team.
Science is confirming something successful politicians seem to know instinctively -- support your local football team.
The success of major college teams in the two weeks before an election can have a measurable impact on how well incumbent politicians do at the polls, researchers report in Tuesday's edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
"Events that government had nothing to do with, but that affect voters' sense of well-being, can affect the decisions that they make on election day," the researchers said.
Ten things we will miss about Rosenblatt Stadium.
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