Posts Tagged ‘UT’

Pre Game Video: Texas

Posted by    |    August 30th, 2014 at 10:00 am

Texas Good?

Posted by    |    July 9th, 2013 at 11:27 am

Texas Good now means Texas average. Will 2013 be more of the same or will UT turn the corner?

Texas Baseball Swept By Baylor Bears, Now Dead Last In Big 12

Posted by    |    April 29th, 2013 at 11:21 am

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The hits keep coming for Texas athletics baseball. Well, figuratively. Actual hits are a rarity.

The Horns lost 6-2, 1-0, 5-2 to Baylor over the weekend, scoring a total of four runs over three games, and wasting good pitching before Baylor’s strong Game 3 at the plate.

The Longhorns have now lost three Big 12 games 1-0 this season.

The Horns, currently 22-20, and 5-13 in conference play, are dead last in the league, a full game behind Texas Tech. Texas Tech holds the crucial tie-breaker though. It’s really coming down to the wire!

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DeLoss Dodds: Presumed Competent.

Posted by    |    April 22nd, 2013 at 1:08 pm

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There was an extraordinary article in the SA Express News from Mike Finger that offered clarity with respect to what DeLoss Dodds is doing to shore up a struggling Texas athletics program.

Nothing.

Dodds said he hasn’t summoned Mack Brown or Rick Barnes to his office for any ultimatums. He hasn’t told them they’d better show improvement this year or be gone.

Why not?

He simply presumes it will be fixed.

Oh. I see. Presumed competent. That six weeks Dodds spent at the Secrets of Somali Management Techniques Symposia was well spent.

“I don’t tell coaches what they have to do,” Dodds said. “Mack Brown knows what he has to do. Rick Barnes knows what he has to do.”

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Senate Stays On Offensive; Passes Bill That Could Protect Powers

Posted by    |    April 12th, 2013 at 12:06 pm

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With very little discussion and almost no debate, the Texas Senate passed Senate Bill 15 yesterday, which could make it more difficult for rogue elements on the UT System Board of Regents to fire UT President Bill Powers. The measure passed by a decisive 29-2 vote, with Senators Birdwell and Patrick being the only nays (which is not uncommon for either of them).

Among other things, the bill would prohibit any university system board of regents from firing the president of one of its component institutions without first receiving a termination recommendation from the system’s chancellor. What does that mean for Powers? At least up to this point, UT System Chancellor Dr. Francisco Cigarroa has arguably maintained his independence relative to the desires of some of the anti-Powers regents, and recently stated publicly that Powers is ably performing his duties.

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