From the Statesman: “Del Conte will be joined by fellow athletic directors from Kentucky (Mitch Barnhart), North Carolina State (Boo Corrigan) and Virginia Union (Joe Taylor) along with former Nebraska All-American Will Shields. CFP executive director Bill Hancock also announced that Iowa athletic director Gary Barta will remain as selection committee chairman.”
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Is Texas star Charli Collier the Big 12’s best?
247Sports: Morning Brew: Casey Thompson hasn’t slowed down since Alamo Bowl
Inside Texas: Kwiatkowski’s track record versus the Air Raid and what it means in the Big 12
Inside Texas: Burton: The message is clear
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Can Texas add more talent to RB room?
247Sports: Four-star ATH Larry Turner-Gooden keeping an open mind with recruitment
247Sports: Mike at Night: More on Stewart, team workouts
247Sports: Chris Marshall expands on his recruiting process after big junior season
247Sports: Austin Uke talks top schools as he closes in on decision
Inside Texas: Recruiting Matters: Stewart, Lawrence, another DE of note
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Viva the Matadors: McClung’s hot shooting can’t overcome the West Virginia barrage
Viva the Matadors: The raucous coliseum in the mountains
Frogs O’ War: Reacts: Home court advantage?
Crimson and Cream Machine: Sooners earn commitment from Tennessee DB transfer Key Lawrence
Cowboys Ride For Free: Recap: Kalib Boone’s career-high not enough in 81-66 loss to Baylor
The Smoking Musket: West Virginia in a good spot as 2021 recruiting nears a close
Wide Right & Natty Lite: Short-handed Cyclones fall 81-60 to Oklahoma State
Wide Right & Natty Lite: 2020 Position Recaps: Quarterbacks
Rock Chalk Talk: KU Basketball: More, same, less
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: Kobe Bryant’s message helped guide me through this tragic year
SB Nation: Nikola Jokic is playing like the NBA MVP right now
SB Nation: An Open Letter to Matt LaFleur: Don’t make the same mistakes Mike McCarthy did
NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND
- The NCAA lost out on roughly $600 million in revenue last year due to the cancelation of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, USA Today reports. From USA Today: “That’s a decrease of more than 50% compared to 2019. [Financial audit documents obtained show] a $700 million decline in television and marketing rights revenue, nearly all of which came from the NCAA’s multimedia and marketing rights contract with CBS and Turner. In the association’s 2019 fiscal year, it reported nearly $868 million in such revenue.”
The NCAA saw a $600 million total revenue decline in 2020 due to the cancellation of last season's Division I men's basketball tournament.— Front Office Sports (@FOS) January 25, 2021
The tournament was set to bring in $827 million from CBS and Turner — the NCAA ended up seeing only $113.1 million of that. pic.twitter.com/wx4hWhOLgk
- Texas women’s basketball remains unranked in the latest AP Poll. But Collier’s a beast:
- Texas alum Ryan Crouser broke the world indoor shot put record.