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Early look at Texas A&M 2014 schedule

The Texas A&M Aggies will go into the 2014 season with high hopes and high expectations after two full seasons in the Southeastern Conference and some success. But the Aggies are going to have to take on this coming season without, probably the best and most polarizing player to ever wear a Texas A&M uniform.

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Art Briles; Changing the Culture at Baylor

Since taking over, things have changed at Baylor under Art Briles

When Art Briles left Houston in 2007 to take over Baylor, everybody said it would be a mistake and career suicide, because nobody had been able to win successfully at Baylor since the 80′s. But Briles didn’t listen to the detractors and he took the Baylor job in 2008. While it wasn’t easy in the early go, he has since turned things around immensely and brought Baylor back into national prominence after a long hiatus, which some thought would never end. Under Art Briles, the Bears have had a run of four straight bowl games, winning back to back games for the first time in 25 years before their shocking loss at the hands of Central Florida in their first BCS game at the Fiesta Bowl. But the loss in the Fiesta Bowl hasn’t slowed down the momentum, because after winning their first outright conference title since 1980 this past year, a lot of Baylor fans are looking for back-to-back Big XII championships this season.

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Mustangs Use 2nd Half Run to Whip Tigers

The SMU Mustangs defeated the LSU Tigers on Wednesday night in front of a sold out and crazy Moody Coliseum. While the final score was 80-67, the game wasn’t always in hand for the Mustangs. The Tigers seemed to control the first half and kept the game in their control for the better part of the first half. LSU came out and seemed to find ways to keep LSU against the ropes during the early part of the game. SMU also had a slow start in their first round match up against UC Irvine, but much like the last game, SMU was able to find some rhythm to get back in the game.

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Why Coach K’s Trip to the Mercer Locker Room Was Unnecessary

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By now we all know about Duke getting an early exit in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. And we probably have also heard about head coach Mike Krzyzewski going in the locker room to congratulate the Mercer players. He told them “If we got beaten, at least we got beaten by a hell of a basketball team.” and then wished them the best of luck.

Now, this is the part where the media hops on Coach K’s back and calls him a class act and slurps him for exhibiting respectable behavior. I’m going to take a little bit different angle here: I thought it was bullshit. Continue reading

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SMU Mustangs Defeat UC Irvine to Advance in NIT

SMU Mustangs advance in NIT

The SMU Mustangs defeated the UC Irvine Anteaters 68-54 on Thursday night in the first round match up in the NIT tournament. The mood was set early on with the Crowd starting a chant of “SMU” before the opening tip, unfortunately for the Mustangs, they had a little bit of a sluggish start, but were able to adjust during the course of the game to turn a slow start into a fast win.

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Bracket Mania

Do you have what it takes to win the Bracket challenge?

It is that time of year again; everybody will run around with “March madness” and be talking about, thinking about and focusing solely on how to do their brackets. Yes it is always fun when you are working on and creating each of your brackets, with the dream of just getting lucky on one. You will trash talk your friends, family and even your co-workers to the point of people will hate you because you think you are a “bracket genius”. That is until the first big upset happens and your “lock” for the championship goes down in flames, then comes the depression of losing your bracket and being the joke of the office because you really don’t know what you’re doing.

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SMU Snubbed by Tourney; #1 in NIT

Sunday night we found out the SMU Mustangs were not picked to play in the NCAA tournament, which seemed to send a shock around the College Basketball world. Many of the experts had the Mustangs at least making the “first four” play in game if not being a middle seed somewhere in the tourney. But the selection committee ended up going against the Mustangs because of three tough losses to end the season. The Houston loss in the American Athletic Conference Tournament was probably the dagger, because they needed to have a good showing to have a chance to improve their status with the selection committee.

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Texas-Texas A&M; A Lone Star Shootout Missed

For anyone who grew up in the state of Texas, there was always one game for even the most casual observer that they looked forward to every season. That would have been the Texas Longhorns and Texas A&M game which was dubbed the “Lone Star Shootout” and in a lot of years, there was always something big on the line, besides bragging rights. That could have been a conference title; national title hopes or even a shot at a bowl game. It never really mattered which team was favored, or which team looked to be the best, because both teams would pour their heart and soul into the game and in most cases it was always entertaining. But because the Aggies perceived the Longhorns to be “uppity” and greedy with the new Longhorn Network, they essentially “took their ball, and went home”.

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Early Look at SMU Mustangs 2014 Schedule

Much like North Texas Mean Green, SMU also just released their 2014 schedule to the public. While their schedule is front loaded with some tough games at the start, the middle and back end of the schedule look to be manageable and I am sure June Jones and staff would like to see an improvement in the win column this year, since last year ended with such a down note. And for the second year in a row, SMU will deal with a change in their conference opponents since the American Conference has had some teams bolt for other conferences, but at the same time they welcome in some former Conference USA opponents as well.

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Early Look at North Texas Mean Green 2014 Schedule

North Texas Mean Green released their 2014 schedule recently and as I was looking at it, it struck me that the Mean Green has some interesting games on the horizon. They look to have a tougher road schedule than home, and entering their second season in Conference USA, they could be a dark horse candidate to win their division.

Their road schedule includes trips to Texas, Indiana, Alabama Birmingham, Rice, UT El Paso and UT San Antonio. Realistically looking at this road schedule the only game that doesn’t look winnable will be the Texas game, some would say Indiana also, but Indiana isn’t typically a tough football opponent. And the rest the opponents are pretty much the type of teams North Texas will stay competitive with and find a way to win.

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