Dallas Colleges: Oregon

Texas softball prepares for super regionals

May, 24, 2012
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Cole Wright and Stacey Nuveman-Deiz preview Texas' game against Oregon in the NCAA softball super regionals.

Cowboys helped prepare Les Miles for LSU

September, 4, 2011
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When two LSU players, including the starting quarterback, were suspended leading up to the Tigers' season opener against Oregon at Cowboys Stadium, coach Les Miles must have been sweating.

If you think that's true, you probably don't remember Miles' history. A history that includes three years as tight ends coach for the Dallas Cowboys.

Columnist Jean-Jacques Taylor writes that Miles' time at Valley Ranch helped prepare him for the scrutiny and adversity he's had to deal with in the spotlight at LSU.

Here's an excerpt:
Do you think the scandal with quarterback Jordan Jefferson and linebacker Josh Johns, who were suspended indefinitely for their alleged role in a bar fight last month, is any more intense than scissor-gate that dominated the headlines at the Cowboys' training camp in 1998?

For of those of you who don't remember, that's when Michael Irvin stabbed starting guard Everett McIver in the neck with a pair of scissors during a dorm-room dispute while several players were getting haircuts.

Miles saw a player revolt lead to head coach Chan Gailey's firing and he saw how Gailey's replacement, Dave Campo, dealt with the scrutiny of the job.

Those experiences forged the man you see leading LSU today. It's why he knew LSU would play well Saturday.

In case you missed it, No. 4 LSU throttled No. 3 Oregon, 40-27.

Read Taylor's full column here.

Key matchups for Oregon-LSU game

September, 2, 2011
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Erin Andrews and David Pollack look ahead to the key matchups for LSU and Oregon for Saturday night's game at Cowboys Stadium.

Mark Cuban to join College GameDay at Cowboys Stadium

August, 29, 2011
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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.

OU starts No. 1; TCU tumbles to No. 15

August, 4, 2011
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The USA Today Coaches Poll has just been revealed and to no surprise the Oklahoma Sooners are ranked No. 1.

Alabama, Oregon, LSU and Florida State round out the top five. That's good news for Jerry Jones since Cowboys Stadium will feature the Sept. 3 ABC primetime matchup pitting No. 3 Oregon vs. No. 4 LSU.

Oklahoma State starts the season at No. 8 and Texas A&M certainly has plenty to be excited about at No. 9, its highest preseason ranking since 1999. The Aggies return to Cowboys Stadium once again against No. 14 Arkansas on Oct. 1. A&M opens the season on Sunday, Sept. 4 at home against June Jones' SMU Mustangs, a favorite to win Conference USA.

Perhaps a bit of a surprise is the tumble of TCU to No. 15 -- one spot ahead of Ohio State. The Rose Bowl champion Horned Frogs capped last season's 13-0 record with a win over Wisconsin in Pasadena and finished No. 2 in the nation behind national champion Auburn. But, the graduation of quarterback Andy Dalton and some other key starters on both sides of the ball apparently has coaches across the land a bit skeptical that TCU can quickly reboot in its final season in the non-BCS Mountain West Conference. TCU joins the Big East Conference in 2012.

According to the TCU athletic department, the Frogs' streak of being ranked in 42 consecutive polls is the longest in school history and fourth-longest currently in the nation.

Boise State, TCU's new MWC counterpart, starts the season where it ended last season at No. 7. The Frogs play at Boise on Nov. 12, a game originally scheduled to be played at Fort Worth, but moved by the MWC because of TCU's exit.

Texas, one of two teams to crack the top 25 that finished with a losing record last season (Georgia), opens at No. 24. The Bulldogs are No. 22.

TCU AD embraces 'imperfect system'

January, 11, 2011
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TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte is quick to point out the imperfection of the BCS, but he's going to love the only college football postseason system he's got until a perfect system is presented.

No. 1 Auburn defeated No. 2 Oregon, 22-19, in the BCS National Championship on Monday night

"We're going to celebrate the fact that we won the Rose Bowl," Del Conte said Tuesday morning after TCU finished ahead of Oregon at No. 2 in the final polls. "But until they get a system that is going to be absolutely perfect so they can figure out a way to determine those things, we need to celebrate the system we currently have right now."

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Who's No. 1 after bowls: Auburn or TCU?

January, 11, 2011
1/11/11
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So, after all is said and done and the bowl games have been played, the question still lingers:

Who's No. 1?

Auburn (14-0) beat Oregon in the BCS national title game and, of course, hoisted the crystal football as national champions. But that designation wasn't unanimous.

TCU (13-0) finished No. 2 in the final AP poll, but received three first-place votes. The Frogs also received a first-place vote in the coaches poll.

Mark Schlabach walked away from the BCS title game thinking that the system failed college football once again, and TCU had a right to feel robbed.

So what do you think? Did TCU get robbed? Who deserves to be national champions?

And in an imaginary world, after watching last night's game, who would win in the ultimate showdown between TCU and Auburn?

TCU’s Gary Patterson hoping for title shot

November, 29, 2010
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FORT WORTH, Texas -- TCU coach Gary Patterson said he'd be disappointed, but understanding if his team didn't play for a national title because Auburn and Oregon were undefeated.

But what if one loses this weekend and his Horned Frogs still don't get a chance to play for the big prize?

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"I think we should be given the opportunity," Patterson said. "I'm Joe Fan and I believe that we should have the opportunity to be able to do that. That's what I've been taught. That's been the American way. We'll see how it turns out."

Patterson said he's preparing for the Rose Bowl (that's expected to be Wisconsin) and not worrying about what might or might not happen.

"There's not anything I can do about it," Patterson said. "I'm not sure whoever we play in the Rose Bowl isn't as good as anyone we could play in the national championship game. So we're going to prepare for it because I've already watched them on film and I can assure you they are as good as anyone."

Patterson said he thinks about the fact that TCU won't go undefeated every year and that he'd like to get a shot at a national championship.

"You can only do what you can control," Patterson said. "I've always been one that's defended the system. Will I be disappointed that we don't get to play for the national title? Yes. If both are undefeated, all three of us would have a case. Every one of those other two teams can say their pyramid is colored in the same as ours is and they have every right to be there."

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