1. TCU Horned Frogs: A Case Proposal for a BCS Playoff System

    When was the last time a team from a non-BCS conference appeared in the Rose Bowl Game? How about, um, never. That was before Texas Christian University this season...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 4 years ago 631 reads 7 comments

  2. Oklahoma or Nebraska: Which School's Quarterback Tradition is Richer?

    Want a sure way to make your son the mayor and possibly governor and president? Raise him to be a running quarterback who can pass with remarkable accuracy...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 4 years ago 704 reads 5 comments

  3. Nebraska Vs. Oklahoma: Are the Cornhuskers or Sooners the Best Tailback Factory?

    Which college football program has produced the most outstanding running backs? I’d vote USC No. 1. Oklahoma State, based on my objective and subjective research, could be No...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 4 years ago 1,312 reads 5 comments

  4. Big 12 Championship Game: Why and How Oklahoma Could Beat Nebraska

    So what if OU owns the most wins in collegiate football’s modern era? What does that have to do with Saturday night’s game in Dallas, Texas? I’ll explain...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 4 years ago 608 reads 6 comments

  5. Bo Pelini, Bob Stoops: Will Their Friendship Survive the Men of Steel Matchup?

    “Friends…How many of us have them?” That is the memorable chorus from Whodini’s hip-hop classic. The ditty could serve as musical accompaniment to the voice of a highlight reel...

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  6. Nebraska-Oklahoma: Is This the Big 12's Game of the 21st Century?

    “Game of the Century” usually refers to the titanic 1971 clash between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Nebraska Cornhuskers. When asked to rank the best games of the 20th century, most sportswriters include it on their lists...

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  7. Texas A&M Aggies-Nebraska Cornhuskers: Who Wins the NCAA Farm?

    Which American state has more irrigated farmland than any other? Which has the most consecutive football sellouts at home? Texas is widely viewed as the most football-crazy state in the union, but the matter may be subjective...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 4 years ago 8,089 reads 83 comments

  8. Do the San Antonio Spurs Have the Worst Fans in American History?

    Which professional sports franchise has the worst fans in the history of recorded unsportsmanlike conduct? Reason with me on the San Antonio River Walk—if you have no fear...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 4 years ago 4,184 reads 8 comments

  9. Dez Bryant: Is He the Dallas Cowboys Poster Boy This Season?

    “One of the finest rookies I’ve seen,” said Jimmy Johnson . “Any general manager would be looking for the type of receiver he is.” Who was the former Dallas Cowboys coach describing? Read on to find out...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 4 years ago 1,291 reads 7 comments

  10. College Football Week 12: Big 12 Conference Power Rankings Logic By the Lake

    Hello again, and welcome to this week's version of my Big 12 power rankings. I was in Waco, Texas — home of Lake Waco and some good high school football...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 4 years ago 2,087 reads 11 comments

  11. Is Joining the WAC So Soon a Good Move for the UTSA Roadrunners?

    What does the University of San Antonio,Texas do better than its father campus in Austin? Let’s debate it in the latest chapter of my popular "Reasoning on the Riverwalk" series...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 4 years ago 1,211 reads 3 comments

  12. NCAA Women's College Basketball: Will the Huskies Win 100 Games In a Row?

    King James? Are you for real? Brett Favre-a-licious? Pfft. I am Tiger who? Do I want to be like Mike? Please. I want to be like King Geno. He’s like a lion with the thickest mane in the jungle protecting his pride...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 4 years ago 878 reads 11 comments

  13. Will Reggie Bush's Consequences and Repercussions Halt Cameron Newton's Heisman?

    The naked truth will emerge like skinny-dipping ocean goers. That’s what journalism is for — truth — not skinny-dipping. Separating fact from fiction is what I do...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 4 years ago 585 reads 4 comments

  14. Is Derrick Rose the Best Point Guard Ever From Chicago? All of Illinois?

    Actor Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs is best known for his Freddie “Boom Boom” Washington character from Welcome Back , Kotter . Fewer people know him from the popular black cinema classic Cooley High ...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 4 years ago 3,003 reads 28 comments

  15. Wade Phillips, Jason Garrett, Gary Kubiak, Mack Brown: Who Will Win Next?

    “Don’t mess with Texas.” When I heard the slogan, I thought, “Go there and get a can of Texas whupping opened up on you.” It sounded like the ultimate in cowboy bravado...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 4 years ago 397 reads 0 comments

  16. Texas A&M-Baylor: Which Team Will Win the Big 12 'Battle of the Brazos?'

    “Don’t mess with Texas” means don’t litter the streets or the waterways. The slogan is almost omnipotent in the Lone Star State — one of the tidiest places on the face of the earth...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 4 years ago 1,451 reads 5 comments

  17. Big 12 Football Power Rankings Logic by the Lake

    Each week I bring you a sort of fireside chat from one of the many Great Lake regions of the Big 12 Conference. I take you from the Rockies to the gentle rolling hills of south central Oklahoma, to the Land O' Lakes, to the palm trees of Texas...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 4 years ago 1,247 reads 5 comments

  18. MLB: Should the St. Louis Cardinals Sign Edgar Renteria, Juan Uribe, or Both?

    Life for the last two World Series MVPs has been overrated. Winning the trophy has been like a mini-Madden jinx for these players. MVP Edgar Renteria helped the San Francisco Giants earn their first World Series title since 1958...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 4 years ago 1,527 reads 5 comments

  19. Can the Spurs' Richard Jefferson Keep Scoring Like George "The Iceman" Gervin?

    The three R’s for the San Antonio Spurs so far this season, they are: reading, ‘riting and Richard Jefferson . If his performance against the Phoenix Suns is any indication, then the Spurs will be taking teams to school...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 4 years ago 910 reads 3 comments

  20. Texas-Kansas State: Will Cat Scratch Fever Strike Mack Brown, Longhorns?

    An MRI reveals that the Texas Longhorns have been suffering from cleat-in-behind disease. That last sentence I wrote could be the headline if they lose this game...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 4 years ago 540 reads 0 comments

  21. Missouri-Texas Tech: Will the Red Raiders Cage the Tigers?

    Has anyone seen the film I wrote: “Raiders of the Lost Art of Ball Security”? It could be coming to a Big 12 college campus near you. On the Lubbock campus, Texas Tech University will host Missouri on Saturday at Jones AT&T Stadium...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 4 years ago 364 reads 1 comments

  22. Oklahoma State-Baylor: Could the Cowboys Bulldog the Bears for the Big 12 South?

    How good are you at remembering your first rodeo? I recall mine. Does the horror of seeing a cow whose head is half your size ring a bell for anybody? Considering the real ...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 4 years ago 869 reads 1 comments

  23. Nebraska-Iowa State: Will Cyclones Damage the Cornhuskers Crops?

    Lock down the ladies and the little ones. A decisive game is blowing into Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa this Saturday afternoon. The Iowa State Cyclones will host the Nebraska Cornhuskers...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 4 years ago 5,325 reads 58 comments

  24. College Football Week 10: Big 12 Conference Power Rankings Logic by the Lake

    Each week I bring you a sort of fireside chat from one of the many Great Lake regions of the Big 12 Conference. I take you from the Rockies to the gentle rolling hills of south central Oklahoma, to the Land O' Lakes, to the palm trees of Texas...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 4 years ago 6,089 reads 20 comments

  25. Nebraska-Missouri: True Football Rivalry or Over-Hyped BCS Game?

    After the gates close at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Saturday evening (Oct. 30), what is next to come? With a chance to lay claim to being the best team in the Big 12, Nebraska should come hyped into this game...

    Lake Cruise Written by Lake Cruise about 4 years ago 1,991 reads 14 comments