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Trading Talk – Championship Preview...

The football season is fast approaching and serious soccer spread punters will already have begun to look beyond the big money transfers of the English top-flight to the Coca-Cola Championship, which this year, houses some of the biggest clubs since the League’s inception. After over a decade as dependable mid-table finishers in the Premiership, Middlesbrough drop into the second tier along with their North-East rivals Newcastle. There can only be a handful of St. James’ Park regulars too young to remember the days when the Magpies were challenging Man Utd for the Premiership title, but even for those who are not it must seem like an eternity ago. The club to join them from last year’s Premier League is West Brom. Punters considering a buy of the Baggies’ season points spread will know that the club have had much more time to adjust to a season in the Championship and had already begun to make preparations back in December, despite aspiring to a brand of football more associated with the Nou Camp than the Hawthorns. It’s no surprise that Sporting Index’s football traders are playing safe and installing these three as favorites to make a swift re-entry to the Premiership, but in the last four years, of twelve teams relegated from the Premier League, only three have gone straight back up. Spread sellers will even hope for a repeat of the 07/08 and 05/06 seasons when not a single...

Lake Travis High School Wins State Football Championship; Exemplary Rating for LTISD Schools...

Texas Hill Country living just ain’t right without Friday night lights.  High school football in Texas is big.  Bigger than big, in fact.  It is a way of life. The Lake Travis Cavaliers have just won their fourth straight Texas football championship.  This is a record that will stand long and stand hard. Lake Travis, class 4A, is one of only three teams to ever run the hat trick plus one.  Only Sealy (94-97) and Celina (98-01) have ever accomplished this feat.  Lake Travis did this despite adversity and injuries.  Can they do it again next year, and be the only 4A team to ever win 5 state championships in a row?  Well, that remains to be seen, however with the support of the community and parents, this team may just have a shot at that. Lake Travis Independent School District is located just outside of Austin in the Texas Hill Country, near Mansfield Dam.  It is just west of the Eanes ISD (known as Westlake), off 2244 and 620.  Some say that those who can’t go to Westlake go to Lake Travis.  I think Lake Travis might have something to say about that. The Lake Travis ISD is rated as an “exemplary” school district by the Texas Education Agency.  Specifically, the five feeder elementary schools, two middle schools, and the one and only high school rank high on the list for not only graduation rates (zero to low...

Latest Longhorn Basketball Championship News...

The Little giant: Walker Little I remember in a basketball game, he had to shoot a free throw to win the game, and he was yawning. And he yawns … We want to win a championship.” Once his senior season is over, Little will turn more of his attention towards recruiting and planning … Read more on 247Sports Counting down the 12 most memorable moments from this year's NCAA tournament Northern Iowa upsets Texas with half court buzzer-beater. Paul Jesperson one-upped Ali Farokhmanesh in the opening round, drilling a game-winner from half court as time expired to beat the Texas Longhorns, driving a dagger deep to the heart of Texas … Read more on...

No. 22/20 MBB Heads to Big 12 Championship...

No. 22/20 MBB Heads to Big 12 Championship Jake Lindsey has 65 assists and 24 turnovers, and his 2.7 assist-to-turnover ratio ranks 4th among all Big 12 Conference players behing Iowa State's Monte Morris (4.1), Medford (2.9) and Texas Tech's Toddrick Gotcher (3.0). • Sophomore forwards Motley … Read more on BaylorBears.com Baylor beats Texas for 6th straight tournament championship OKLAHOMA CITY — The gap is closing, but Baylor remains the class of Big 12 women's basketball. … Although the Longhorns lost their 14th straight to their biggest conference rival, they played Monday with fire and spirit that was missing in Waco. Read more on Hookem.com No. 8 Women's Basketball uses second half rally to down K-State, 58-51 With the victory, the Longhorns (23-2, 12-2 Big 12 Conference) reached their 12th conference win of the season, marking the first time Texas has reached that plateau since the 2004-05 campaign. Texas leads the all-time series against Kansas State, 18 … Read more on...

Latest Longhorn Basketball Championship News...

For Taylor, Texas trip keeps getting better Isaiah Taylor takes it to the hoop and scores on Anthony Allen in the final minutes as Texas hosts Oklahoma State at the Erwin Center in Austin on Jan. 16, 2016. … This was the same son who, as a fourth-grader, refused to play CYO basketball because … Read more on San Antonio Express-News (subscription) What Texas Tech still needs to do to make the NCAA Tournament, including a … After notching five-straight wins in Big 12 Conference play in the month of February, it would be difficult for Texas Tech to end up outside the final 68-team group for the NCAA Tournament. The Red Raiders have wins against four teams ranked inside the … Read more on Dallas Morning News (blog) Need Monday night plans? The Lady Bears have it covered 17, 2016, file photo, Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey reacts to a play against Oklahoma State in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, in Waco, Texas. While under the radar nationally, even with two national championships under coach Kim … Read more on Waco Tribune-Herald...