Rice Owls

TEPPER: Why Mike Bloomgren is a great fit for Rice

The Stanford offensive coordinator will reportedly become the next coach of the Rice Owls.

Think of Texas college football as a family sitcom. Texas and A&M are always fighting; so are TCU and Baylor. Texas Tech is the rowdy one. UTEP’s the one that lives far away. In this sitcom, Rice is the brainy brother, the studious one who’s eschewing social functions in favor of sticking his nose in a book. After all, Rice…

Free Money: Tepper’s college football picks against the spread for Week 11

Do you really trust Texas A&M to beat New Mexico by 19? How about Texas by a whopping 34 over Kansas? This week's games are littered with games that are easy to pick outright, but much trickier when picking against the spread.

Is time running out for more coaches than we thought? Five questions from college football Week 10

ASKING THE BIG QUESTIONS FROM WEEK 10 OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL IN TEXAS.

Did we see the fortunes of three FBS head coaches change? Kliff Kingsbury’s Texas Tech lost a late lead and then floundered in overtime to fall to Kansas State 42-35 in Lubbock. Kevin Sumlin’s Texas A&M got outclassed 42-27 by Auburn in College Station. David Bailiff’s Rice was blown out of the water 52-21 by UAB. Tech needs to win…

HYPE INDEX: Your guide (and predictions) for Week 10 in Texas college football

What Texas college football games should you stop everything and watch? Which games should you pass by? Find out in the Hype Index.

This is the Texas College Football Hype Index, where Dave Campbell’s Texas Football managing editor Greg Tepper ranks the FBS college football games in Texas from least-watchable to most-watchable. 11: UTEP at Middle Tennessee, 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Murfreesboro, TN One foot in front of the other, the Miners trudge on, with no semblance of anything that could even be…

Free Money: Tepper’s Week 10 college football picks against the spread

A couple bad beats burned him last week, but he's back with renewed enthusiasm. This week has something for everyone, the Futility Bowl (Baylor vs. Kansas), the headliner (Texas vs. TCU), the head scratcher (UCF vs. SMU), plus seven others featuring in-state teams.

Time for TCU to panic? North Texas to a C-USA title game? Five questions from the college football weekend

Asking the big questions from Week 9 of college football in Texas.

Does TCU hit the panic button with Kenny Hill? Maybe it’s a bit of an overreaction after the No. 4 team in the country lost its first game of the season. But with the Horned Frogs’ only points in a 14-7 loss to No. 25 Iowa State coming on a kickoff return for a touchdown by KaVontae Turpin, there is…

HYPE INDEX: Your guide (and predictions) for Week 9 in Texas college football

What Texas college football games should you stop everything and watch? Which games should you pass by? Find out in the Hype Index.

This is the Texas College Football Hype Index, where Dave Campbell’s Texas Football managing editor Greg Tepper ranks the FBS college football games in Texas from least-watchable to most-watchable. 10: Texas State at Coastal Carolina, 5 p.m. Saturday in Conway, SC Two teams that are a combined 2-12 will go at it, and the excitement is palpable. The Chanticleers’ running…

Free Money: Week 9 college football picks against the spread

This week gives us more to think about than most. Do you trust TCU to handle a tough Iowa State team on the road? Can Texas Tech bounce back against Oklahoma's defense in Norman? How ugly will the Texas vs. Baylor game be? Those questions answered and more!