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Texas Men’s Basketball Hits The Hardwood

Believe it or not, while Longhorn nation has been dwelling on the end of a miserable 5-7 losing football season and the departure of several top assistant coaches, the Texas men’s basketball team has hit the court inside the Frank Erwin Center once again, beginning the season in the top 25 along with several other Big 12 teams, including (as of this posting), #3 Kansas, #6 Kansas State, #9 Baylor, #13 Missouri, #22 Texas, and #25 Texas A&M.

New 'Horns on the Hardwood: Tristan Thompson (left) and Corey Jospeth (right)

With some key, youthful additions (see also: Corey Joseph and Tristan Thompson), and some key departures (see also: Shawn Williams), head coach Rick Barnes has the ‘Horns off to a strong start, and one that hopefully won’t implode like last season. With shooting guard Jordan Hamilton back to launch three-pointers (averaging 20.0 ppg), work horse Gary Johnson continuing to lead the team in rebounding (7.6 rpg), Thompson adding his big-body presence both offensively and defensively (11.6 ppg, 2.3 bpg), and Joseph chipping in with court presence and ball handling (less than 1.0 on assists-to-turnover ratio), you have to like the game Texas brings to the court each night.

Let’s have a look at the results to-date, as well as what’s coming as we turn the calendar to 2011. The full listing of Big 12 conference schools schedules and their results can be found at Big 12 Sports.

2010-2011 Men’s Basketball Schedule/Results
Monday, Nov. 8 (ESPNU)
Texas (0-0) 83, Navy 52

Wednesday, Nov. 10 (ESPNU)
Texas (1-0) 89, Louisiana Tech 58

Thursday, Nov. 18 (ESPN2)
Texas (2-0) 90, #16 Illinois 84

Friday, Nov. 19 (ESPN2)
Texas (3-0) 66, #4 Pittsburgh 68

Tuesday, Nov. 23 (LSN)
Texas (3-1) 84, Sam Houston State 50

Saturday, Nov. 27 (LSN)
Texas (4-1) 62, Rice 59

Wednesday, Dec. 1 (LSN)
Texas (5-1) 76, Lamar 55

Sunday, Dec. 5 (FSN)
Texas (6-1) 56, USC 73

Saturday, Dec. 11 (LSN)
Texas (6-2) 101, Texas State 65

Tuesday, Dec. 14 (7:00 p.m. CT, LSN)
Texas (7-1) 70 v. North Florida 48

Saturday, Dec. 18 (3:00 p.m., CBS)
Texas (8-2) v. North Carolina

Wednesday, Dec. 22 (6:00 p.m. CT, ESPN2)
Texas v. #15 Michigan State

Friday, Dec. 31 (1:00 p.m. CT, LSN)
Texas v. Coppin State

Tuesday, Jan. 4 (8:00 p.m. CT, ESPNU)
Texas v. Arkansas

Saturday, Jan. 8 (2:30 p.m. CT, ESPN)
Texas v. #4 Connecticut

Tuesday, Jan. 11 (6:00 p.m. CT, ESPN2)
Texas v. Texas Tech

Saturday, Jan. 15 (3:00 p.m. CT, Big 12 Network)
Texas v. oklahoma

Wednesday, Jan. 19 (8:00 p.m. CT, ESPN2)
Texas v. #25 Texas A&M

Saturday, Jan. 22 (3:00 p.m. CT, CBS)
Texas v. #3 Kansas

Wednesday, Jan. 26 (6:30 p.m. CT, ESPN or ESPN2)
Texas v. Oklahoma State

Saturday, Jan. 28 (8:00 p.m. CT, ESPNU)
Texas v. #12 Missouri

Monday, Jan. 31 (8:00 p.m. CT, ESPN)
Texas v. #25 Texas A&M

Saturday, Feb. 5 (8:00 p.m. CT, ESPNU)
Texas v. Texas Tech

Wednesday, Feb. 9 (8:00 p.m. CT, ESPN2)
Texas v. oklahoma

Saturday, Feb. 12 (3:00 p.m. CT, ESPN/ESPN2)
Texas v. #9 Baylor

Wednesday, Feb. 16 (8:00 p.m. CT, ESPN2)
Texas v. Oklahoma State

Saturday, Feb. 19 (12:30 p.m. CT, Big 12 Network)
Texas v. Nebraska

Tuesday, Feb. 22 (7:00 p.m. CT, Big 12 Network)
Texas v. Iowa State

Saturday, Feb. 26 (2:00 p.m. CT, Big 12 Network)
Texas v. Colorado

Monday, Feb. 28 (8:00 p.m. CT, ESPN)
Texas v. #6 Kansas State

Saturday, Mar. 5 (8:00 p.m. CT, ESPN)
Texas v. #9 Baylor

Keep an eye out for more basketball coverage in the coming weeks, especially as Texas heads in to the meat of their non-conference and conference play.

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Texas Adds to 2011, 2012 Football Schedule

The University of Texas football team continues to add to its future schedules, most recently locking down additional non-conference games for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 seasons. In addition, Mack Brown & Co. have been tweaking the conference schedule, similar to the 2009-2010 season when the ‘Horns faced Texas Tech in the third game and had a non-conference game later in the season.

The new scheduling changes, which build on the ‘Horns previous announcement of non-conference additions for later in the decade, include:

September 10, 2011
Texas v. BYU
Texas is 0-2 against BYU, having played them in 1987 and 1988.
BYU has won at least 10 games in each of the past four years.

September 8, 2012
Texas v. University of Texas-El Paso
UT has beaten UTEP all four times the teams have played, most recently, the past two seasons.

Other notable schedule tweaks/commitments, include:

  • The ‘Horns will play their first game of the 2010 season on the road (the first time since 1995), against Rice, at Reliant Stadium in Houston.
  • The game against Texas Tech, in Lubbock, has been moved to September 18, 2010, for TV purposes. Thus, Texas will play Florida Atlantic (originally scheduled for that date) to November 20, 2010.
  • For 2010, the Longhorns will have a second straight season without a bye week prior to the Texas A&M game.
  • For the next two years (2010, 2011), the Texas A&M game will occur on Thanksgiving.
  • Texas will face UCLA, in Los Angeles, on September 17, 2011 – a week after the BYU game.
  • Texas will face Mississippi, in Oxford, on September 15, 2012 – a week after the UTEP game.
  • The Longhorns have one more open date during the 2012 season that they are looking to secure a team to play.

The Longhorns full schedule, for 2010 and future seasons (as they stand today), can be found here.

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We’re #1: Forget DKR, How About The Erwin Center?

It’s been hard holding out on posting this for a while now because one never wants to jinx an undefeated Texas athletic season, but Eyes Of TX just can’t contain the excitement any longer. After #1 Kansas lost to a depleted #10 Tennessee squad on Sunday, the ‘Horns are now #1 in the country for the first time in school history and off to the best start in almost 80 years at 16-0. Not a bad pre-season analysis, if you ask around.

After the Texas football team ended their season with a disappointing, yet exciting, loss against Alabama in the BCS National Championship at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA, the student body has been given a shot of basketball adrenaline with seniors Damion James and Dexter Pittman, and freshman phenom Avery Bradley leading the way toward a second Final Four since 1947. What’s that you say, “Texas is a basketball school now?” Well, Pittman put it best in a recent Sports Illustrated article, “No. This is Colt McCoy’s school. He’s just letting us borrow it.”

Pittman’s modesty doesn’t give the ‘Horns enough kudos for becoming the #1 team in the nation, so let’s explore how Texas battled its way to the top:

Texas is winning every statistical battle with opponents. Most importantly, the ‘Horns are scoring an average of 23.9 points more than their opponents each game (even with their dismal 63 percent shooting at the free throw line this year). The ‘Horns also out-rebound other teams by almost 10 rebounds a game. Finally, the Burnt Orange defense has held opponents to 37 percent shooting from the field.

Winning against a tough schedule. As Eyes of TX stated before the season started, Texas scheduled some of the hardest teams in the nation in 2009-2010. Low and behold, head coach Rick Barnes’ nutty strategy has worked thus far with convincing victories over two top 10 teams, North Carolina and Michigan State, and strong programs like Iowa, USC and Pittsburgh. Texas’ stamina will continue to be challenged as the Big 12 schedule brings teams like #3 Kansas, #13 Kansas State, #22 Baylor twice and Texas A&M twice (first game is this Saturday at 3 p.m. PT on ESPNU). With this remaining schedule, one can’t help but be nervous about how long this undefeated season will last.

Deep bench and game stamina. After watching battles against USC, Iowa, North Carolina and Michigan State, every game the ‘Horns win comes down to one factor: outlasting opponents. With nine players with more than 150 minutes played this season, and four players averaging double digits in scoring, Texas proves its deep bench tires out opponents and is one of the main reasons the Horns remain undefeated.

With Kentucky’s freshman stud John Wall continuing to amaze basketball fans across the country, and the ultimate potential of the Wildcats that everyone keeps talking about, Texas has to keep its momentum going into a tough conference schedule to solidify its #1 ranking. However, with Avery Bradley coming into his own by averaging 26.5 points in his first two Big 12 games against Colorado and Iowa State, and Damion James continuing to add to his 45 career double-doubles, Eyes of TX is pretty confident about the ‘Horns staying in the top spot through January (well, maybe for another week at least).

On the downside, they’ll have to do without freshman Shawn Williams, who after an ankle injury against Texas State early in the season, will undergo surgery and will likely apply for a medical redshirt this season.

Hook ‘em!

Thanks to BigBopper for his thoughts on why Texas is (and will continue to be) the #1 basketball team in the land.

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2009-2010 NFL Schedules: Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans

With the pre-season finally coming to an end, and many players fighting for those final roster spots, here’s a look at the 2009-2010 season schedules for the National Football League‘s (NFL) Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans.

Dallas Cowboys
9/13 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (FOX)
9/20 New York Giants (NBC)
9/28 Carolina Panthers (ESPN)
10/4 @ Denver Broncos (FOX)
10/11 @ Kansas City Chiefs (FOX)
10/25 Atlanta Falcons (FOX)
11/1 Seattle Seahawks (FOX)
11/8 @ Philadelphia Eagles (NBC)
11/15 @ Green Bay Packers (FOX)
11/22 Washington Redskins (FOX)
11/26 Oakland Raiders (CBS)
12/6 @ New York Giants (FOX)
12/13 San Diego Chargers (CBS)
12/19 @ New Orleans Saints (NFLN)
12/27 @ Washington Redskins (NBC)
1/3 Philadelphia Eagles (FOX)

Houston Texans
9/13 New York Jets (CBS)
9/20 @ Tennessee Titans (CBS)
9/27 Jacksonville Jaguars (CBS)
10/4 Oakland Raiders (CBS)
10/11 @ Arizona Cardinals (CBS)
10/18 @ Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)
10/25 San Francisco 49ers (FOX)
11/1 @ Buffalo Bills (CBS)
11/8 @ Indianapolis Colts (CBS)
11/23 Tennessee Titans (ESPN)
11/29 Indianapolis Colts (CBS)
12/6 @ Jacksonville Jaguars (CBS)
12/13 Seattle Seahawks (FOX)
12/20 @ St. Louis Rams (CBS)
12/27 @ Miami Dolphins (CBS)
1/3 New England Patriots (CBS)

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2009-2010 Big 12 Football Schedules

Here’s how the Big 12 Conference’s 2009-2010 football schedules are shaping up. You can also find a complete conference schedule at Big 12 Sports or ESPN.

Of note, the Big 12 Championship game will be played in Dallas, Texas, this year on Saturday, December 5.

I’m sure TV coverage and additional game times will be added throughout the season, so keep checking back for more details or contact your local cable provider.

Big 12 North
Colorado Buffaloes
9/6 Colorado State
9/11 @ Toledo (ESPN, ESPN360)
9/19 Wyoming
10/1 @ West Virginia (ESPN, ESPN360)
10/10 @ Texas
10/17 Kansas
10/24 @ Kansas State
10/31 Missouri
11/7 Texas A&M
11/14 @ Iowa State
11/19 @ Oklahoma State (ESPN, ESPN360)
11/27 Nebraska (ABC)

Iowa State Cyclones
9/3 North Dakota State
9/12 Iowa
9/19 @ Kent State
9/26 Army
10/3 Kansas State
10/10 @ Kansas
10/17 Baylor
10/24 @ Nebraska
10/31 @ Texas A&M
11/7 Oklahoma State
11/14 Colorado
11/21 @ Missouri

Kansas Jayhawks
9/5 Northern Colorado
9/12 @ UTexas-El Paso
9/19 Duke
9/26 Southern Miss
10/10 Iowa State
10/17 @ Colorado
10/24 oklahoma
10/31 @ Texas Tech
11/7 @ Kansas State
11/14 Nebraska
11/21 @ Texas
11/28 Missouri

Kansas State Wildcats
9/5 Massachusetts
9/12 @ Louisiana-Lafayette
9/19 @ UCLA
9/26 Tennessee Tech
10/3 @ Iowa State
10/10 @ Texas Tech
10/17 Texas A&M
10/24 Colorado
10/31 @ oklahoma
11/7 Kansas
11/14 Missouri
11/21 @ Nebraska

Missouri Tigers
9/5 Illinois (ESPN, ESPN360)
9/12 Bowling Green
9/19 Furman
9/25 @ Nevada (ESPN, ESPN360)
10/8 Nebraska (ESPN, ESPN360)
10/17 @ Oklahoma State
10/24 Texas
10/31 @ Colorado
11/7 Baylor
11/14 @ Kansas State
11/21 Iowa State
11/28 Kansas

Nebraska Cornhuskers
9/5 Florida Atlantic
9/12 Arkansas State
9/19 @ Virginia Tech (ABC)
9/26 Louisiana-Lafayette
10/8 @ Missouri (ESPN, ESPN360)
10/17 Texas Tech
10/24 Iowa State
10/31 @ Baylor
11/7 oklahoma
11/14 @ Kansas
11/21 Kansas State
11/27 @ Colorado (ABC)

Big 12 South
Baylor Bears
9/5 @ Wake Forest (ESPN360)
9/19 Connecticut
9/26 Northwestern State
10/3 Kent State
10/10 @ oklahoma
10/17 @ Iowa State
10/24 Oklahoma State
10/31 Nebraska
11/7 @ Missouri
11/14 Texas
11/21 @ Texas A&M
11/28 Texas Tech

oklahoma sooners
9/5 Brigham Young (ESPN, ESPN360)
9/12 Idaho State
9/19 Tulsa
10/3 @ Miami, FL
10/10 Baylor
10/17 Texas (ABC)
10/24 @ Kansas
10/31 Kansas State
11/7 @ Nebraska
11/14 Texas A&M
11/21 @ Texas Tech
11/28 Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State Cowboys
9/5 Georgia (ABC)
9/12 Houston
9/19 Rice
9/26 Grambling State
10/10 @ Texas A&M
10/17 Missouri
10/24 @ Baylor
10/31 Texas
11/7 @ Iowa State
11/14 Texas Tech
11/19 Colorado (ESPN)
11/28 @ oklahoma

Texas Longhorns
9/5 Louisiana-Monroe (PPV)
9/12 @ Wyoming
9/19 Texas Tech (ABC)
9/26 UTexas-El Paso
10/10 Colorado
10/17 oklahoma (ABC)
10/24 @ Missouri
10/31 @ Oklahoma State
11/7 Central Florida
11/14 @ Baylor
11/21 Kansas
11/26 @ Texas A&M (ESPN, ESPN360)

Texas A&M Aggies
9/5 New Mexico
9/19 Utah State
9/26 Alabama-Birmingham
10/3 Arkansas
10/10 Oklahoma State
10/17 @ Kansas State
10/24 @ Texas Tech
10/31 Iowa State
11/7 @ Colorado
11/14 @ oklahoma
11/21 Baylor
11/26 Texas (ESPN, ESPN360)

Texas Tech Red Raiders
9/5 North Dakota
9/12 Rice
9/19 @ Texas (ABC)
9/26 @ Houston (ESPN, ESPN360)
10/3 New Mexico
10/10 Kansas State
10/17 @ Nebraska
10/24 Texas A&M
10/31 Kansas
11/14 @ Oklahoma State
11/21 oklahoma
11/28 Baylor

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