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  1. Mack Brown statement on Longhorn TV

    David Ubben

    Texas coach Mack Brown released a statement regarding the school's announcement of its partnership with ESPN for an all-Texas Longhorn television network set to launch in September 2011. "What an exciting day for Texas athletics. I applaud [Texas...

    Blog | January 19, 2011
  2. Eight-team playoff? Not so fast, my friend

    David Ubben

    IRVING, Texas -- Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds made headlines when he championed an eight-team college football playoff Thursday at the Big 12's spring meetings, despite the four-team version still being more than a year away. "It's a baby ...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  3. Texas AD: Proponent of eight-team playoff

    David Ubben

    IRVING, Texas -- The inaugural game of the College Football Playoff's four-team tournament is still more than 19 months away, but Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds says it's merely a step in the right direction. "It's a baby step. It's a good s...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  4. Texas Longhorns AD proponent of 8-team playoff

    David Ubben

    The inaugural game of the College Football Playoff's four-team tournament is still more than 19 months away, but Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds says it's merely a step in the right direction.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2013
  5. One Big 12 rival is ready to play A&M again

    David Ubben

    Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds made headlines this week when he reiterated his stance against playing Texas A&M any time in the near future, though he admitted the game would likely happen at some point. Who gets to decide when? "They're...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  6. Lunch links: Boone Pickens on the map

    David Ubben

    Sloooowwwww daaaayyyyy. Oklahoma's swiped West Virginia's offensive line coach, according to WVU athletic director Oliver Luck. Boone Pickens talked one of his favorite subjects on Thursday: Oklahoma State football. Can Texas get its recruiti...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  7. 'Inappropriate' relationship for Texas co-OC

    David Ubben

    Texas co-offensive coordinator Major Applewhite has admitted to a past inappropriate relationship with a student. Applewhite is the second coach within the Texas athletic department in the past month to admit to such relations. Former track coach ...

    Blog | February 02, 2013
  8. Texas Tech makes Kingsbury its new coach

    David Ubben

    Texas Tech is bringing one of its legends back to campus. Former quarterback turned coach Kliff Kingsbury has been hired as the Red Raiders new coach, athletic director Kirby Hocutt announced in a video released on Twitter Wednesday evening. He'll...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  9. Hope for the Lone Star Showdown?

    David Ubben

    There's plenty of fault to go around for the end of the Lone Star Showdown. That's a debate for another day. For now, though, the guard at Texas A&M is changing, and the battle lines have been drawn, so to speak. New Aggies athletic directo...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  10. Fun with Big 12 AD salaries!

    David Ubben

    USA Today released its annual survey of athletic director salaries, noting that they're rising almost as fast as coaching salaries. How did the Big 12 stack up? Here's how they ranked: DeLoss Dodds, Texas: $1,095,756 Joe Castiglione, Oklahom...

    Blog | May 24, 2012
  11. Lunch links: The key to a good playoff

    David Ubben

    Quiet day on the links. I'm afraid it's officially officially the offseason. If we want a good playoff, people are going to have to compromise, OU athletic director Joe Castiglione tells Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman. Former Texas defensive coo...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  12. Aggies AD defends firing over the phone

    David Ubben

    Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman told reporters last week that he was notified he had been fired over the phone by Aggies athletic director Bill Byrne, leading some to criticize what seemed to be a cold measure. As news of the firing leaked onto T...

    Blog | December 08, 2011
  13. Texas A&M fires coach Mike Sherman

    David Ubben

    Texas A&M football coach Mike Sherman has been fired, university athletic director Bill Byrne said Thursday. The school has yet to decide on an interim coach for the Aggies (6-6, 4-5 Big 12), who are eligible to play in a bowl game, Byrne said...

    Blog | December 01, 2011
  14. Longhorns' offensive woes continue

    David Ubben

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas has scored just one touchdown in its past two games, and those offensive struggles have continued against an experienced, speedy and athletic Texas A&M defense. Texas didn't reach the end zone in a loss to Misso...

    Blog | November 24, 2011
  15. A&M AD still fired up about StinkBus2K11

    David Ubben

    Earlier this week, Texas Tech investigated vandalism on Texas A&M buses and released a statement scolding Texas A&M athletic director Bill Byrne's "careless" use of social media. He claimed the buses were spray painted with vulgarities on ...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  16. Tech disputes details of vandalism claim

    David Ubben

    Texas Tech "strongly condemned" vandalism that targeted Texas A&M team buses this weekend, but disputed what it called a "careless" tweet by Texas A&M athletic director Bill Byrne. Before Saturday night's game, A&M athletic director Bill...

    Blog | October 10, 2011