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The American-Statesman’s Top 25: No. 7 Ohio State

Sure, it’s just July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our eighth annual countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last season’s four College Football Playoff semifinalists were rated Nos. 3, 6, 13 and … Read More

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American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: In search of a deal, UT leaps to become a Houston booster

Really, Texas? So now you’re gung-ho for the University of Houston to join your little Big 12 party. Now you’re rolling out the red carpet. Now you’re in favor of ushering the Cougars in, pulling out the chair for them at the table, snapping the napkin on their lap and … Read More

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Big 12 expansion: BYU vs. Houston — a Cougars’ tail of the tape

Cosmo or Shasta? Provo or Houston? Napolean Dynamite or Sheldon Cooper? BYU or Houston? The Big 12 may be looking to expand by as many as two to four teams. Both BYU and Houston have been mentioned as potential expansion targets. But which set of Cougars makes the most sense … Read More

The American-Statesman’s Top 25: No. 8 Stanford

Sure, it’s just July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our eighth annual countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last season’s four College Football Playoff semifinalists were rated Nos. 3, 6, 13 and … Read More

Oklahoma’s Samaje Perine: Letting his legs do the talking

DALLAS — Laid up recovering from ankle surgery, Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine went through spring practices without much participation. So he killed time doing something else he enjoys. “Watched ‘Cops,’” Perine said. Perine has been tuning into the real life crime … Read More

Several top recruits to visit Texas for Under the Lights

Five Texas commitments and several of the team’s top targets will be making their way to Austin for the Longhorns’ Under the Lights camp. It’ll go down Saturday at Royal-Memorial Stadium where Charlie Strong and his staff will put their best foot forward before recruiting dies down with the start of the upcoming season. A list … Read More

The American-Statesman’s Top 25: No. 9 Tennessee

Sure, it’s just July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our eighth annual countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last season’s four College Football Playoff semifinalists were rated Nos. 3, 6, 13 and … Read More

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UT President Gregory L. Fenves intrigued by Houston for Big 12 expansion

First the governor, now the president. All of the heavy hitters are coming out Thursday in support of the University of Houston joining the Big 12. Hours after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott posted on Twitter that any Big 12 expansion is a “non-starter” without the addition of Houston, University of … Read More

So, the Big 12 will expand? Let the speculation begin

Once Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby announced on Tuesday that the league may add two or four teams, university administrators across three time zones cranked up their PR machines. All believe they are worthy of playing major college football. And all of these perceived smaller schools know how much money … Read More

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