DFW Sports Mix by Don Arnet

College football, the first month of action. What have we learned? The mid major conferences are not afraid of the big boys from the big 12, SEC, ACC and the like. The Houston Cougars are making noise from big wins over big 12 powers Oklahoma State and Texas Tech. They worked there way into a top 25 ranking with that. BYU came down to Dallas, took on Oklahoma and knocked off the Sooners in one of the first college football games of the season. TCU took their winnings to Death Valley to take on Clemson, and came from behind to win 14-10 in ACC Country. Injuries are beginning to pop up. And to major names in college football. Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford injured a shoulder in the BYU game. Recently Tim Tebow had a nasty concussion that had Florida Gator fans holding their breath against Kentucky. And the winning hopes for Baylor this season will be more challenging. Their talented quarterback Robert Griffin tore his ACL in his right knee in the 68-13 win over Northwestern State. It’s a season ending injury for Griffin, and that is a shame because Baylor was on a winning roll going into conference play.

And that is just the first monnth of play in college football. No telling what is going to happen the rest of the way. Stay tuned.

The Dallas Mavericks opened training camp recently. The center of attention, and I do mean center of attention. They picked up center/forward Drew Gooden. In the NBA, smaller and quicker is the new mantra arould the league. And if that is true in Mavs camp, we may see a new starting center to begin the year. This Mavs group can now run the floor with anyone. And the veterans will be stirring the soup for the Mavs, that is Dirk, Jason Terry an Jason Kidd, Josh Howard. Mavs stockpiled on point and shooting guards to be more quicker. Remember when NBA teams loaded up on tall players. Now it’s small and quick to beat the big guys down court. This Mavs team should be fun to watch, and it’s a All-Star Game season in Dallas. It will be fun.

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