Poll Report: Lucky Sevens
The Texas Longhorns moved up one more spot to No. 7 when the AP and Coaches polls were released on Sunday.
Dead air won't be an issue on Horns network
It has been no secret that the University of Texas is diligently exploring the idea of becoming the first school to launch its own sports television network, possibly within a year. The Longhorn network hopes to follow the lead of the Mountain West and Big Ten, the first conferences to begin independent sports networks. Texas believes it has more than 2,000 hours of potential programming but knows it must show something besides replays of the 2006 Rose Bowl. Between coaches' shows, the Betsy Rawls golf tournament and Eddie Reese's hunting tips, Texas knows it has to air something more compelling. Fortunately, we were able to get our hands on some of the in-house programming concepts for the 24-hour channel that are being floated around Bellmont Hall.
Mistakes prove costly for Owls
Having answered every question dissecting the first loss by his team this season, Rice coach David Bailiff reserved his most pointed criticism for after the interviews.
Things we learned about the Big 12 this weekend
It was inevitable that the Big 12 would lose some nonconference games again after last weekend's history-making sweep. So this weekend's results weren't really that astounding.
Postponement unfortunate, but the right call
During the dog days of summer, when football still seemed an eternity away, a debate was born on an afternoon call-in show. Of the 12 games on the Arkansas Razorbacks' schedule, which one would be the biggest victory ? Callers to The Sports Animals had a variety of answers, with Ole Miss getting some expected attention, as well as Tulsa and LSU. Even Western Illinois got a couple of votes. The battle, though, was between Texas and Alabama.
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