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At Baylor, Next Big Thing Is Really Big

Stewart Mandel, Fox Sports

Mark Cuban Really Is a Maverick

Kirk Goldsberry, Grantland

Cowboys, Vikes Channeling Herschel?

Rick Gosselin, Dallas Morning News

It was one of those moments that set the Internet ablaze. On New Year's Day, football fans couldn't stop watching clips of massive Baylor offensive lineman LaQuan McGowan catching...(full article)

It’s a Friday morning in early April, and Mark Cuban is limping through the underbelly of American Airlines Center in Dallas. He’s sore for two reasons: His surgically replaced...(full article)

There are some games that deserve to be lost to history forever, ones that either one or both parties involved would like to pretend never happened. They are the Oregon-Oregon Stat...(full article)

The Minnesota Vikings have been waiting 26 years for this call. In 1989, the Vikings believed they were one player away from a Super Bowl. And that player was a running back -- al...(full article)

Last month at the Payne County, Oklahoma courthouse, attorneys for Oklahoma State University pressed University of Texas head football coach Charlie Strong and his offensive assist...(full article)

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