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Discussion in 'Football: NFL, College, High School' started by Rockets1616, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Buck Turgidson

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    He was awesome at Rice, which is a hard place to be awesome at, he was awesome at TCU and they really hated to lose him, he will be awesome in Austin. Had the chance to sit at a dinner table with him back in the day, he is incredibly..."sharp", "with it", whatever you want to call him. He has fans in the forefront of his mind, unlike certain Steves.
     
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    Super excited if CDC can pull it off and no reason to believe he can't. Going back for a handful of games as an alumni, gameday was about as mundane as it could possibly get. Grant it we've been awful on the field as well but just no draw whatsoever to packing up and spending the money to attend a game. Got stuck in horrible traffic on the way there, literally got seated right at kickoff just to get blasted on the field and by Godzillatron, and get stuck in even worse traffic on the way out.

    A few more tidbits from 247 this morning:

    - Del Conte is also looking (possibly inside the entrance to the north end of DKR—currently a food court) for a place to house a Texas football “museum” celebrating the rich history of Longhorns’ football. This came after Del Conte learned UT has hundreds of gridiron artifacts locked away in storage units.

    - And in the coming months, Texas will select a third-party business partner to construct and operate a new basketball arena on campus to replace the Erwin Center, which will be torn down and replaced with a $180 million building that will serve as the facade to the new UT Dell Medical Center.

    - Del Conte threw out the suggestion of UT’s new hoops arena being a “mini Staples Center” with seating that would get 10,000 fans as close to the floor as possible.
     
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    I could only imagine what they have stored away.

    I interned at the Stark Center on the 9th floor right when in opened in 2010 and the stuff they had in the back was crazy. Most of it was related to weight lifting and fitness, but also had a lot of sports memorabilia. Had a Babe Ruth bat just sitting on a shelf and something that I thought was crazy was the ENTIRE collection of Sports Illustrated and Muscle & Fitness.
     
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    Should be fun. Some ACC opponents would’ve been cool as well.
     
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    We will see you tomorrow night with the Big XII title on the line!
     
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    https://www.statesman.com/news/loca...l-conte-appeals-pride/ek8wHVXFEzkfkn1URZN0NO/

    HOUSTON — It’s quite odd to hear an athletic director implore — check that, practically beg — the fan base to wear their school colors.

    It’s especially odd to hear that from Texas’ Chris Del Conte, who oversees a college athletic behemoth that sells more T-shirts than anyone else.

    Yet that’s what he’s done thus far on the “This is Texas Tour.” Sure, his comments about the gameday atmosphere have drawn rave reviews. Fans love that he wants to remove cars from San Jacinto Blvd. and turn it into a “carnival” he’s calling Bevo Blvd. Spontaneous applause breaks out whenever Del Conte mentions eliminating the in-game “weather report.” No offense, Scott Fisher.
     
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