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Daily Round Up:8/16/13

Just two weeks away...

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Bob Levey

Is Mack feeling the Red River Rivalry heat? [Tulsa World]

Brown explains why Texas will be an improved team this season. [Coaching Search]

Can David Ash lift his game? [NewsOK]

Jai Lucas has joined the Texas basketball coaching staff. [Texas Sports]

Big 12

Has Tailback U lost its swagger? [NewsOK]

Big 12 teams move so fast, the Mountaineer defense can't remember the game. [Exponent-Telegram]

Kliff Kingsbury is making some tactical changes to the Red Raider offense. [Lubbock Avalanche-Journal]

Manziel has just messed things up for everyone. [KU Sports]

Open Range

How has ESPN become the most valuable piece of media property? [The Atlantic]

College athletes are compensated. [Miami Herald]

The Big Ten is in the midst of a facility arms race. [The Gazette]

The PAC 12 Network is winning the DirecTV fight. [SB Nation]

The Agricultural and Mechanical Department

ESTABLISHMENT OF UNIVERSITY; AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT. The legislature shall as soon as practicable establish, organize and provide for the maintenance, support and direction of a University of the first class, to be located by a vote of the people of this State, and styled, "The University of Texas," for the promotion of literature, and the arts and sciences, including an Agricultural, and Mechanical department. - Texas Constitution

We are all complicit in Johnny Football's financial profiteering. [Good Bull Hunting]

An Aggie thinks Manziel is a martyr. [Good Bull Hunting]

An obscure Texas law may allow A&M to sue the autograph brokers. [SB Nation]

18 Aggies are not happy about the Kyle Field renovations. [Houston Chronicle]

And finally...

Football is just two weeks away... [ESPN]