Runnin’ with the Dogs at Texas-OU Weekend

The greatest annual rivalry game in college football is renewed this Saturday in Dallas as the Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma Sooners strap it on at the Cotton Bowl, and this year’s game is highlighted by a new book about … Continue reading

Good karma for the Rose Bowl

As Texans prepare for the long-awaited Rose Bowl matchup tonight between the Texas Longhorns and the USC Trojans, this Ray Buck/Ft. Worth Star Telegram article does a good job of telling how Longhorn coach Mack Brown’s relationship with legendary former … Continue reading

The Horns’ recurring nightmares

As Houston prepares for the Texas Longhorns to win their first Big 12 Football Championship tomorrow at Reliant Stadium, I have detected an unusual reserve among the Longhorn supporters. It’s a bit hard to describe, but it’s definitely noticeable — … Continue reading

Dan Jenkins on Vince Young

As regular readers of my blog know, Dan Jenkins of Ft. Worth is my favorite sportswriter, bar none (previous posts on Jenkins are here, here, here, here and here). In this interesting David Barron article that explores where the 2005 … Continue reading

Woody Hayes’ advice to defense counsel in the Enron cases

Peter Henning over at the White Collar Criminal Prof Blog is skeptical that U.S. District Judge Sim Lake’s letter-writing campaign is going to induce any of the recalcitrant witnesses in the criminal case against former Enron executives Ken Lay, Jeff … Continue reading

2005 Weekly local football review

Amidst the chaos resulting from Hurricane Katrina, at least a small amount of normalcy returned this past weekend as the local college football season kicked off. As with last season, I will pass along a brief summary of the local … Continue reading

A true character at the Naval Academy

When Naval Academy head football coach Paul Johnson took over the head coaching job after the 2001 season, he inherited a Navy football program that that had gone 1-20 over the two seasons before he was hired. In Coach Johnson’s … Continue reading

The politics of statutes at UT

This NY Times article reports on the squabble that has arisen over the University of Texas at Austin’s decision to honor famed Houston trial lawyer Joe Jamail with his second statute on the UT campus: Of the more than a … Continue reading

The demise of the Southwest Conference

Kevin Whited has this interesting post over at about the demise of the old and beloved (at least in Texas) Southwest Conference, and how former University of Houston Athletic Director Bill Carr flubbed the chance to shoehorn UH into … Continue reading

UT honors Dr. Denton Cooley

Dr. Denton Cooley is one of Houston’s many legendary doctors who have helped build the Texas Medical Center into one of the world’s great medical centers. Dr. Cooley founded The Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, and he … Continue reading