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The phrase "Hook'em Horns" is a common theme amongst Texas Longhorn fans. The University of Texas, in Austin, is a high energy school that demands a lot of excitement from its alumni and fans. The school has 18 sports teams that feature 8 men's teams and 10 women's teams. The range of sports teams make purchasing Texas Longhorns baby clothes a great gift for any small child in the family. Each team at the University of Texas is notorious for playing tough, aggressive, and at a high level. The proof of the high level of play is noted by every opponent that the team plays.

Texas School Rivalries

The University of Texas has many rivalries. The biggest rival of the Longhorns is in state team Texas A and M. Texas leads the all-time football series with Texas A and M 76-37-5. The teams generally play on Thanksgiving weekend. The basketball teams play each other twice a year, but now that Texas A and M has moved to the SEC conference it is unknown how many time the teams will play each other. Texas's other rival is the University of Oklahoma. When the two teams play in football they call the game the Red River Shootout. The game is help at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas.

Longhorn Sports Success

The school has won a total of 49 National Titles. The school has also won several hundred conference championships. Most notably the schools swimming and diving team have won 52 conference championships and 10 National Championships. This winning tradition shows that dressing your children in Texas Longhorns baby clothes will give them a sense of enthusiasm and accomplishment.  

The Texas Longhorns have about 500 men and women athletes who are playing in NCAA Division I intercollegiate program. The Longhorn Baseball team was the first team sport beginning in 1896. 

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Texas planning to begin paying players $10,000 to comply with NCAA ruling

What fans need to know about the landmark O'Bannon ruling and how the Longhorns are preparing to deal with it.

At a forum convened to discuss the business of college sports, Texas Longhorns athletic director Steve Patterson said on Tuesday that the university is planning on setting aside $6 million per year to pay football players and men's basketball players.

The news comes on the heels of the landmark ruling in the Ed O'Bannon case in favor of the claimants, as the judge found "that the challenged NCAA rules unreasonably restrain trade in the market for certain educational and athletic opportunities offered by NCAA Division I schools."

As a result, players in those two sports could eventually receive deferred compensation of no less than $5,000 per year for the use of their names, images, or likenesses, though there seems to be some disagreement in the wording between the injunction that was filed and the wording of the ruling.

So, according to Patterson, $5,000 of the planned $10,000 in compensation would be for that purpose, with the rest covering addition costs past a traditional full scholarship.

But even as Patterson acknowledged that the school will comply with the ruling, he remained outspoken in favor of the current business model, pointing out that a full scholarship for a football or basketball player ranges from almost $70,000 to nearly $80,000, even without the new planned payments. The talking point for Patterson remains his belief that student-athletes aren't currently being exploited, a stance that isn't especially earning him any fans.

The big question moving forward, however, is when the payments will begin. The new regulations on pay won't take effect until the next recruiting cycle, which would be for the 2016 class, so the implementation of payments is still almost two years away.

However, it could also take much longer, as the NCAA has said that it plans on appealing the case and taking it all the way to the Supreme Court. If that does indeed happen, it could potentially delay such payments indefinitely.

There's another key point in all this -- if the O'Bannon ruling does hold upon appeal, major-college sports aren't going to become the Wild West with some schools paying athletes much more than others. The $10,000 -- or whatever the cap is eventually set at -- will become the standard.

However, many schools currently in the FBS will probably not participate in that particular model. The ruling states that if schools don't "unlawfully conspire" to set amounts, the could end up paying less than $5,000. In addition, if the school doesn't try to sell anything with the likeness of players, then there wouldn't be anything to put into the trust funds, though it's not clear if that would require schools to stop selling broadcast rights to games.

The timing of the ruling comes as there is an increasingly sharp divide between the haves and the have-nots of college athletics, especially in the Football Bowl Subdivision. In August, the NCAA Board of Directors voted to approve autonomy for the Power Five conferences (the ACC, Big 10, Big 12, Pac-12, and SEC), a decision that was fueled by the incredible influx of money from television contracts into those conferences.

Basically, those conferences will be able to set their own rules for stipends, the size of full scholarships, and other aspects like the size of coaching staffs.

It's a time of big changes for college sports, but the significant point remains that Texas is merely preparing for the possibility of making payments to players, just as every forward-thinking athletic department should be doing at this time.

And nothing is going to happen until 2016 at the earliest, and possibly not even then as the O'Bannon case works its way to the Supreme Court.


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Daily Round Up: TS Defying Expectations
Disclaimer: Before you proceed, just remember that none of the links are vetted and you may be reading something written by a 13-year-old, a so-called sports journalist or Clay Travis (is there really any difference between those options?). Read at your own peril.

TS is defying all expectations. [ESPN]

The Daily Planet has a great story on Joe Wickline and you can read it without a subscription! [AAS]

Barking Carnival's intern thinks Charlie Strong lacks positive energy. [BC]

Was it Charlie's wardrobe change that sparked the win over Iowa State? [247 Texas]

What's Uncle Bill up to this week?

Bill Snyder is on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot. [Fox Sports]

TS has impressed Snyder. [The Mercury]

Bill talks Longhorns. [247 Texas]

Open Range

Does the AP poll have an SEC bias? [NBC]

Don't you love college football rivalries? [CBS Sports]

Will Muschamp's job has been advertised on Craigslist. [CBS Sports]

The Agricultural and Mechanical Department

ESTABLISHMENT OF UNIVERSITY; AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT. The legislature shall as soon as practicable establish, organize and provide for the maintenance, support and direction of a University of the first class, to be located by a vote of the people of this State, and styled, "The University of Texas," for the promotion of literature, and the arts and sciences, including an Agricultural, and Mechanical department. - Texas Constitution

You just think everyone wants to go to A&M. Texas has the highest number of applicants in the state. [College Finder]


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