Dallas Colleges: College GameDay

College GameDay heading to SMU-Houston

November, 14, 2011
Your turn, Houston.

The Cougars are now in line for a BCS berth after Boise State lost to TCU on Saturday. Houston is No. 11 in the latest BCS standings, released Sunday night, putting it in position to earn the first BCS bid in school and Conference USA history. Though Boise State remains ahead of Houston at No. 10, the automatic berth given to a non-AQ that finishes in the top 12 only goes to a conference champion.

Should Houston win out, the Cougars would be almost certain of getting that berth. Boise State could win out, but it is no longer the favorite to win the Mountain West. That is now TCU, which jumped into the BCS standings at No. 19 off its big victory in Boise. Southern Miss, on a collision course to play Houston in the Conference USA title game, is ranked No. 20.

The final stretch of the season will not be a cakewalk for Houston (10-0, 6-0). The Cougars play SMU (6-4, 4-2) on Saturday with College GameDay headed to town, and then travel to play at Tulsa (7-3, 6-0) on Friday, Nov. 25, to close out the regular season. Then there is the conference championship game to win as well. But given the way Case Keenum and the offense are playing right now, the Cougars should be favored to win their final stretch of games.

Boise State is still in position to get an at-large berth in the BCS, but the likelihood of that happening is slim simply because the games would most likely choose a team from one of the automatic qualifying conferences. No one-loss non-AQ has ever made it into a BCS game.

Oregon-LSU: Mark Cuban picks ...

September, 3, 2011

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and the Larry O'Brien Trophy join the GameDay crew to make his prediction for Saturday night's Oregon-LSU game at Cowboys Stadium.

Mark Cuban to join College GameDay at Cowboys Stadium

August, 29, 2011

ESPN's College GameDay is coming to Cowboys Stadium on Saturday morning for the Cowboys Classic matchup between No. 3 Oregon and No. 4 LSU later that night.

Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Chris Fowler, Erin Andrews, Desmond Howard and the rest of the GameDay crew will broadcast live from 8 a.m.-11 a.m. from Lot 3 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.

And who might the guest picker be? None other than Mark Cuban, the enigmatic owner of the world champion Dallas Mavericks. This won't be Cuban's first rodeo on CGD, either, as he joined the set prior to the Oklahoma-Texas matchup in 2009.

They're coming to our city, so start making plans -- and your signs -- to join College GameDay live from Lot 3 at Cowboys Stadium on Saturday morning.

TCU, Utah dominating Mountain West

November, 2, 2010

Something has got to give when College GameDay visits Provo, Utah, for Saturday's matchup between TCU and Utah, both ranked among the top five in the BCS standings.

ESPN College Football Insider Bruce Feldman on the team's dominance in the Mountain West Conference:
The Horned Frogs, who lead the nation in scoring and total defense, have given up an astounding 16 points in five conference games. They played five games in October and no one scored more than a TD on them. The Utes are No. 3 in the country in scoring offense and sixth in scoring defense.

Put it this way: There are 17 official team stat categories the NCAA keeps track of. TCU or Utah lead the Mountain West in 13 of them.

ESPN's College GameDay to visit Baylor

August, 25, 2010
Baylor announced that ESPN's College GameDay will be visiting Waco on March 5 for the Bears' men's basketball game against the Texas Longhorns. Tip time is 8 p.m., but coverage from the Ferrell Center will begin at 9 a.m.

"Baylor-Texas is emerging into one of the nation’s top basketball rivalries," Baylor AD Ian McCaw said in a statement. "And the presence of ESPN's College GameDay will add a great deal to the festive environment in the Ferrell Center."

Added Baylor coach Scott Drew: "It doesn’t get any bigger or better than ESPN College GameDay coming to your campus. What a tremendous privilege, honor and compliment to 'Baylor Nation' and everyone in Central Texas."