Archive for May, 2013

Big 12 distributes 198 million to conference members

Posted by    |    May 31st, 2013 at 2:25 pm


According to the Austin-American Statesman. That’s 22 million each to the eight core members and 11 million to TCU and West Virginia, who gain full financial equivalence in 2013.

The bulk of that revenue comes from bowl games, television revenue, and the NCAA basketball tournament.

Bowlsby added that he expected the league to disperse more than $30 million per school soon and said, by the end of the 13-year television deal with ABC, ESPN and Fox, which began last year, the members will received about $40 million “if not just shy of that.”

Not shabby.


Dodds: LHN will air three Texas football games in 2013

Posted by    |    May 31st, 2013 at 12:35 pm


DeLoss Dodds made the announcement at the Big 12 Spring meetings on Thursday. Two games is a certainty for the fledgling network, three is “likely.”

The two already slated are the August 31st home opener against New Mexico State and a November 2nd home game against Kansas. Though the third candidate has not been disclosed, I’d bank on the October 3rd game @ Iowa State.

Hook ’em.

Mike “Doc” Emrick on The Dan Patrick Show

Posted by    |    May 31st, 2013 at 8:48 am

Mike Emrick of NBC Sports talks to Dan about Game 7 between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Redwings in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Follow the link for more videos from The Dan Patrick Show.

Prancercise sheds weight, self-respect

Posted by    |    May 30th, 2013 at 1:59 pm


Better cardio? Check!

Spiritual oneness with the life-force of ponies? Check!

Robust, formidable camel toe that could crack a walnut? Check!

Everybody Prancercise!


(insert obligatory Dan Buckner reference)

Shrugs. Offseason.

2013 Big 12 Football to feature extra official, 8 man crews

Posted by    |    May 30th, 2013 at 12:01 pm


The Big 12 is adding an 8th official to their regular crews for the 2013 season. The experiment will be monitored closely by other major conferences to decide if this becomes the new college football standard. The additional official, who will line up behind the offensive backfield (facing the referee on the other side of the LOS) will have implications for the play on the field.

But what are they?

First, and perhaps most obviously, a potential for faster play.

The additional official is being specifically tasked with spotting the ball for the offense. That task was previously delegated to the umpire, but because of his other duties (counting players, calling holding, evaluating illegal formations), and because coaches in several leagues have complained about “slow umpires”, who are either too deliberate or athletically incapable of keeping up with the faster pace of no-huddle, hurry-up offenses, the league wanted to create an official whose primary responsibility is spotting the ball in time with offensive progress. Fat guys need not apply.