#1 ... The No. 2-ranked Texas men's golf team finished tied for third in the NCAA team standings Monday with Georgia and earned the No. 4 seed against No. 5 seeded USC when team matchplay begins on Tuesday at the par-72 Concession Golf Club http://www.theconcession.com/ in Bradenton, Florida.
The Longhorns enter matchplay as the hottest team at the NCAA Championships over the last two rounds (12-under par in those rounds as a team), led by sophomore Beau Hossler, who is 4-under the last two rounds, and freshman Doug Ghim, who is 3-under the past two days.
Freshman Scottie Scheffler and senior Kramer Hickok are even par the past two days.
Sophomore Gavin Hall was +3 on Sunday but bounced back with a team-best 2-under performance on Monday.
USC is the 13th seeded team at the NCAAs, and if Texas takes down the Trojans, UT could face Illinois, the top finisher in the first four rounds and the No. 4 seed (the highest remaining seed other than UT) in the semifinals. The Illini face 8th-seeded UCLA, the 17th-ranked team coming into the NCAAs.
#2 ... USA Today has compiled its list of the top revenue producing athletic departments for the 2013-14 school year ... and Oregon has replaced Texas at No. 1.
According to reports compiled by USA Today that are submitted to the federal government as part of the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act of 1994, which detail athletic department revenues and expenses, Oregon took in $196,030,398 and had $110,378,432 in expenses.
Texas came in at No. 2 with $161,035,187 in revenue with $154,128,877 in expenses, according to USA Today.
However, according to the EADA report filed by Texas to the federal government obtained by HD (and linked here: http://texassports_com.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/2014/12/4/2013_14_equity_report.pdf?id=3742 ), Texas had revenues of $161,035,184 and expenses of $145,984,816 for a surplus of $15,050,368.
Steve Patterson reported a $2.8 million shortfall in athletics for the 2013-14 school year. Texas athletics spokesman Nick Voinis said the shortfall was because of $18 million in debt service UT athletics paid in 2013-14 for facility upgrades, including the new volleyball training center in the north end of DKR.
According to USA Today's report:
Michigan was No. 3 with $157,899,820 in revenue and $142,551,994 in expenses.
Alabama was No. 4 with $153,234,273 in revenue and $120,184,128 in expenses.
Ohio State was No. 5 with $145,232,681 in revenue and $113,937,001 in expenses.
#3 ... The Big 12 and SEC have announced TV revenue distribution for the 2014-15 school year.
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby announced $252 million was being distributed - a ninth straight year of increases - up from $220 million last year.
Next year (2015-16), TCU and WVU will get a full, equal share of revenue.
The SEC announced distribution of $455.8 million with each of the 14 schools getting $31.2 million (the SEC keeps a 15th share of the revenue to pay for its operations). That total includes SEC Network money. Texas' TV revenue - when you include the $15 million annually from ESPN for LHN - is $40.6 million for 2014-15.
#4 ... My sources say if Du'Vonta Lampkin does not qualify academically at Texas because he didn't satisfy the foreign language requirement then his letter of intent is null and void, and he can go to any other school where he qualifies academically.
I was told other schools are often willing to waive the foreign language requirement, but Texas, which implemented the foreign language requirement in the last five years, is not flexible on this.
#5 ... According to reports, Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg has a five-year deal in place to become the next coach of the Chicago Bulls as long as his doctors clear him after having a second open-heart surgery in the last five years.
That Iowa State job is now a good one thanks to Hoiberg, who led the Cyclones to the Big 12 Tournament title last season and has a lot returning for 2015-16 - might even be a Top 10 team.
Iowa State assistant coach T.J. Otzelberger is a leading candidate to replace Hoiberg. Other names surfacing include Dayton's Archie Miller and Valparaiso's Bryce Drew.
Funny that Hoiberg made fun of Joachim Noah's jump shot (which looks more like a volleyball set) on Twitter two years ago. Hoiberg posted a photo of Noah shooting with the caption: "Look away kids!"