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How I Managed Irate Coaches When Refereeing College Basketball...

  Since 1990, I have officiated Div. I men’s collegiate basketball. Because of work commitments, I don’t officiate as many games as before. In fact, today I mostly work small college games in the San Antonio area. However, for more than 20 years, I reffed games in the Big 12, Conference USA, Mountain West, WAC, and several other conferences. Without a bout, this presented an excellent learning experience. I know of very few professions where it’s okay for people to call you names. Given that I was one of the few Latinos working at that level, I was usually a target for fans. One crazy fan in Tulsa was almost ejected when he yelled, “Hey! Go back to Mexico!” I suppose that was not appropriate. Today, he would be out the door immediately, but 15 years ago, it was tolerated. I think it caught the game administrator by surprise, and she decided to warn him instead. In another situation at McNeese State, a fan came up with a creative name for the officiating crew. In that game, the officiating crew consisted of a Black, Mexican (me), and White. This fan, perhaps a bit intoxicated, called us the United Nations crew. In the officiating world, we prefer to call it the BMW Crew. Get it? Getting back to the topic about how to managed irate coaches. I began working these games when in my early 20s, which means that I...

President Obama Weighs in on a College Football Championship Game...

President Obama is looking to change America, and one place he is clearly focused on is the Bowl Championship Series. Forget about Wall Street, the president is looking to shake up college football by creating something that football fans have been begging for for years: a playoff. Even with President Obama’s blessing, college football may still not get a playoff. President Obama has made no secret that he is an avid sports fan. He has made several appearances on ESPN. He created a college basketball bracket for March Madness. He talks about how he installed a basketball court in the white house. He has also made several statements that he believes college football should implement a playoff. Before he was elected, he told Chris Berman on an episode of Monday Night Football, that, “I think it’s about time college football had a playoff.” He also reiterated this point after the election on an episode of CBS’ “60 Minutes.” According to President Obama, his proposed system will have eight teams that would play for over three rounds before the national champion is declared. This system sounds very similar to the one that the Mountain West Conference presented to Congress to decide the National Champion. He is also aware that the system will add another three weeks to the season so the best solution according to him would be to shorten the regular season instead. He ends by saying that this...

Mayor today, gone tomorrow: Why college basketball is fleeting...

Mayor today, gone tomorrow: Why college basketball is fleeting Championship windows open and close in the blink of an eye, players you fall in love with over the course of a winter are off to the NBA by spring, and coaches who feel like the perfect fit to stay at a school forever decide to move on – even when you … Read more on FOXSports.com Three Cecil basketball players sign to compete at next level Oleka, a standout coming out of high school, could not participate last season because he was a third-year JUCO player. He came to Cecil as a former Texas Longhorn commit. He most recently played for State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota in 2014, … Read more on Cecil...

Softball's Rachel Scott on panel for Big 12's 'State of College Athletics' forum...

Softball's Rachel Scott on panel for Big 12's 'State of College Athletics' forum Sune Agbuke averaged nearly 20 minutes per game as a key member of the Baylor Women's Basketball team this past season. She completed her undergraduate degree … Rachel Scott is a junior at The University of Texas and an outfielder on the Longhorns … Read more on TexasSports.com Sophomore guard Nekia Jones to transfer Sophomore women's basketball guard Nekia Jones has decided to transfer after completing the spring semester, Texas officials announced Friday. Jones averaged nearly six points in 43 total games during her career with the Longhorns. She provided a spark … Read more on UT The Daily Texan Texas-Sized College Basketball Coaching Carousel Kicking into High Gear As exciting as the NCAA men's basketball tournament has been thus far, the drama unfolding off the court has been equally intriguing. … But common sense says that Marshall has to be the overwhelming favorite to be the Longhorns' next head coach. Read more on Bleacher...

College Football Workout Programs – Beginner’s Football Workout For High School Football Players...

College Football Workout Programs Here is a football strength workout for beginners and high school football players. This workout plan serves as the base to put 20-30 lbs on your lifts. Do this football workout 3x’s per week for 3 months, always trying to beat your previous bests. Remember, your goal as a high school football player is to get bigger, stronger, more explosive and faster for football, so, your football workouts must reflect this. You can’t simply throw together random exercises and hope for the best! We start off every session with a main exercise, for heavy, multiple sets of low reps. If it call for 8 x 3, that means 8 sets of 3 reps. Use the first 3 sets as warm ups then keep adding weight until you reach as much as you can for 3 reps in good form. College Football Workout Programs Monday Front Squat – 8 x 3 Incline – 5 x 5 Glute Ham Raise – 3 x 8 (add weight when possible) 1-Arm Row to Hip – 3 x 10 Snatch Grip Shrugs – 3 x 12 Standing Cable Crunch – 3 x 8 Curls – 21’s – 1 set Wednesday Snatch Grip Deadlifts – 8 x 2 Close Grip Bench – 3 x 8 DB or KB Swings – 3 x 8 Bulgarian Squats – 2 x 12 DB Front Raise and Lateral Raise Combo – 3 x 8 (each...