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SMU’s first fan, George W. Bush, doesn’t expect presidential treatment

ftw.usatoday.com — By: George Schroeder | August 20, 2015 7:05 am DALLAS - There's not much warning before the VIP arrives. The practice is already underway, or maybe kickoff is fast approaching, when he makes a quiet entrance. Everyone notices. And regardless of politics, George W. Bush's semi-regular visits to SMU's athletic events have been big hits.
Aug 20, 2015

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SMU’s Chad Morris and Matt Davis are together again for the first time

ftw.usatoday.com — Of the 41 states in the union that have a Football Bowl Subdivision team within their borders, none have more than Texas. For 12 days, as teams nationwide dig into preseason drills, USA TODAY Sports' college football reporters are traversing the state of Texas and 'visiting each of its one doze...
Aug 20, 2015

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The only way Fuego could be better is if it came with an Aggie football workout

ftw.usatoday.com — By: George Schroeder | August 18, 2015 6:32 am COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Covering college football means cool stadiums and big games. But in many places on the trail, it also means culinary experiences you can't wait to repeat. Hole-in-the-wall barbecue. Heavenly hamburger joints. Superb steak or Italian or seafood restaurants.

Texas A&M is convinced it’s built more than a football stadium

ftw.usatoday.com — Of the 41 states in the union that have a Football Bowl Subdivision team within their borders, none have more than Texas. For 12 days, as teams nationwide dig into preseason drills, USA TODAY Sports' college football reporters are traversing the state of Texas and visiting each of its one dozen...
Aug 18, 2015

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Aug 18, 2015

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Aug 18, 2015

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Aug 18, 2015

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The hidden, prized possession of Rice University football

ftw.usatoday.com — HOUSTON - David Bailiff has wondered what might happen if he bundled up the nondescript piece of old furniture and took it to be appraised - say on the popular "Antiques Road Show." Tucked away behind a locked door at Rice Stadium sits the Coaches Table.

A different kind of pro prospect helps revive Rice football

ftw.usatoday.com — Of the 41 states in the union that have a Football Bowl Subdivision team within their borders, none have more than Texas. For 12 days, as teams nationwide dig into preseason drills, USA TODAY Sports' college football reporters are traversing the state of Texas and visiting each of its one dozen...
Aug 17, 2015

JFK 9/12/62: “Why does Rice play Texas? We choose to go to the moon…because (it is) hard.” 9/12/15: Rice plays Texas. ftw.usatoday.com/2015/08/cusa-r…

Aug 17, 2015

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Aug 17, 2015

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Steak for those who compete, beans for those who don’t: A new day in Houston football

ftw.usatoday.com — Of the 41 states in the union that have a Football Bowl Subdivision team within their borders, none have more than Texas. For 12 days, as teams nationwide dig into preseason drills, USA TODAY Sports' college football reporters are traversing the state of Texas and visiting each of its one dozen...
Aug 12, 2015

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Houston wants to win the American Athletic Conference, then win over the Big 12

ftw.usatoday.com — HOUSTON - The purpose of the Twitter account is self-explanatory. Daniel Figurelli started it six months or so ago on a whim, thinking it would be a vehicle to spar with buddies. But @HoustonBig12 has become something more. "I saw a need that needed to be filled," Figurelli says.
Aug 12, 2015

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Aug 12, 2015

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Legendary NCAA broadcaster Bill Raftery is also an ‘after-hours’ legend

ftw.usatoday.com — Venerable college basketball broadcaster Bill Raftery has dozens of stories, good for any occasion. And there always seems to be an occasion. Raftery, who will be calling his first Final Four on TV this weekend in Indianapolis, has a reputation for enjoying what broadcast partner Jim Nantz calls, "The hang."
Mar 30, 2015

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NCAA tournament Elite 8 final: Duke vs. Gonzaga

usatoday.com — Time, TV: 5:05 p.m. ET, CBS Where: Houston Why Duke will win: The top-seeded Blue Devils rely heavily on three freshmen - Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones and Justise Winslow - who aren't playing like freshmen. A case can be made that Duke's most important player is Winslow, the Houston native who scored 21 points in Friday's victory against Utah.
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Aug 29, 2015

@Greg_Byrne @wildcatmamma Then you know how fun it is. Thought when we moved 3 years ago I might’ve run it for last time. Glad to be wrong.

Aug 29, 2015

@Lindsay_Schnell It was great. I caught it on my last leg but not nearly as bad as others one team.


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