DFW SPORTS MIX By Don Arnick
Ill get to college football in a moment. College hoops action is heating up around the DFW. SMU, TCU, North Texas, UTA, and the Big 12 has hoops action going full tilt. But let me tell you about a basketball event coming
to the American Airlines Center on December 18. The College Basketball Showcase brings four competitive hoops teams to Dallas. Texas A&M plays Arkansas at 1pm. After that game, Baylor takes on Gonzaga in a battle of two top 25 teams. Should be a fun hoops event, and dont forget that the Womens NCAA Regionals comes to Dallas in March.
College football had its final reguar season games. Lots of unfinished business that need to taken care of. For TCU, who is looking to get back to a BCS game, its who and where they will play. The got Wisconsin at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on January 1. The Horned Frog will once again show the College Football world that they belong in the BCS conversation, by beating one of the best teams in the Big 10. SMU needed to beat Central Florida to win the Conference USA title in the leagues championship. The Run and Shoot Ponies got slowed down by the leagues best defense. The Mustangs lose to the Knights 17-7. Losing this game might be a good thing. Instead of the Liberty Bowl, the Mustangs will play in the Bell Helecopter Armed Forces Bowl. With Amon
Carter Stadium being remodeled, this bowl game will be played at Ford Stadium at SMU. Ponies playing at home will be great for them. The last time SMU played in Dallas for a bowl game was 1983. The Cotton Bowl, as the Mustangs took on
Pittsburgh, and they won that game. The Mustangs hope that history will repeat itself.
The Big 12 lands eight teams in bowl games. In the Big 12 Championship game, Oklahoma came back to beat Nebraska 23-20. The Sooners will face UConn in the Fiesta Bowl on New Years Day. Nebraska will have a rematch with Washington in San Diego; Dallas has a new bowl game. The Ticket City Bowl brings college football bowl excitement to the Cotton Bowl on New Years Day.
Texas Tech faces Northwestern in the inaugral match in the first Ticket City Bowl.
The Baylor Bears return to a bowl game for the first time since 1992.
They head to Houston to face Illinois in the Texas Bowl in Houston.
Kansas State goes to New York to play in Yankee Stadium against Syracuse in the Pinstripe Bowl.
The Valero Alamo Bowl has Oklahoma State and Arizona, The Insight Bowl brings Missouri and Iowa to Tucson Arizona. And in the ATT Cotton
Bowl, Texas A&M takes on LSU on January 7th.