December 14, 2015 | College Volleyball
NCAA has to institute instant replay in volleyball
This season, the NCAA tried out instant replay in the Big Ten, Big 12 and SEC conferences, but the system wasn’t in place for arguably the biggest call of the season — you know, the one that has the power to continue a dream run or bring a season to an end. It will be next year at the earliest before that system, which is only uses television angles, is implemented. And it all comes too late for the Gators.Read This Post
March 19, 2015 | College Basketball
NCAA Tournament is Kentucky’s to lose
So the main course of the NCAA tournament begins in full force today with half of the field playing in the first round of the tournament.
And with comes the legions of people who, after never following college basketball for the regular season, suddenly become experts on all of the 64 teams competing. That and everyone frantically fills out brackets, hoping their’s is the first perfect bracket, though the chance of that is exponentially small.
Of course, I am one of those millions of people who filled out a bracket this year once again. And like so many of the other people who filled out brackets this year, I have to admit that I have Kentucky winning it all and completing the perfect seasoRead This Post
December 16, 2014 | College Volleyball
Blogging the NCAA Volleyball Final Four
As I did with the Lafayette Regional in softball back in May, I plan on live blogging the Final Four. As always, I’ll be posting primarily on Twitter at @ViewFromTheBox and then game updates will also be on The Daily Texan Sports Twitter (@texansports). Within each section for each day, posts will be in ascending order with the latest post first.Read This Post
May 26, 2014 | Softball
Covering Lafayette Regional a great experience
It’s been a little over a week since I made the six hour trip from Arlington to Lafayette to cover the Texas Longhorn softball team in the NCAA tournament. It was the first time I had left the state to cover a game in any sport and the first time I had gone alone.
While it was long, hot and at times nerve racking, the experience in and around Lafayette was one of the best I’ve ever had.Read This Post
May 15, 2014 | Softball
Blogging the Lafayette Regional
After 54 games this season, the Texas Longhorns softball team advanced to the Lafayette Regional in the regional round of the NCAA tournament. While this is the tenth straight season the Longhorns are playing in the postseason, it’s the first time in five years that they will open up the tournament away from Red and […]Read This Post
January 16, 2014 | College Football
Is the SEC still at the top of the college football pyramid?
Enemies of the SEC got a big boost this year with the national championship not going the way of the Auburn Tigers of the SEC, but instead the Florida State Seminoles took home the title back to the ACC. Add in the fact that the Oklahoma Sooners beat up on the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl, fans against the SEC have had a really great start to the new year.
But it now raises the question: Is the SEC still at the top of the college football pyramid.Read This Post
January 7, 2014 | College Football
BCS run ends in a thrilling Florida State win
It took all of eight years to finally get a game worthy of being called a national championship. But to many people, it was certainly worth the wait.
After being down 21-3 in the first half and with absolutely none of the momentum, Florida State somehow found a way to comeback and win in the Rose Bowl in a, dare I say, Texas-esque fashion.Read This Post
September 9, 2013 | College Volleyball
Texas vs. Penn State volleyball atmosphere one of the best I’ve ever been in
It’s interesting, but volleyball is a very underrated sport.
Outside of those who play it, volleyball doesn’t get a whole lot of press in the national spotlight. Sure, ESPNU has about a game or two a week, but that’s ESPNU. Who honestly goes there if there’s something better to watch. The only time you really see it nationally shown is NCAA tournament time, but even then it’s just a fleeting moment.
But volleyball is actually one of the most interesting sports in the college landscape. It’s a lot like arena football in a way. It’s relatively small nationally, but it’s quick, high energy and intense. Especially intense.Read This Post
September 1, 2013 | College Football
First Saturday of college football a fun one indeed
It took a nearly the entire first half, but at the end of the day, I and other UT fans alike were able to breathe easy and take in the full first Saturday of college football without the embarrassment of a loss to New Mexico State.Read This Post
August 31, 2013 | College Football
Best time of the year: college football is upon us
The great singer Andy Williams wrote the song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and while he probably meant that for the Christmas season, for college football fans across the country waking up today, that applies to today.
After nearly eight months without college football, it returns today with vengeance and a number of good game.Read This Post