They Call it the ‘Big 12,’ But There Are Only 10 Teams

Brian Davis, from the Austin American-Statesman, joins the Standard from Chicago, where he’s on site for the UT Longhorns’ game against the Notre Dame’s Fightin’ Irish.

By Hady MawajdehSeptember 4, 2015 3:09 pm| ,

Let the games begin! TCU, the number two team in all of college football, showed its mettle against Minnesota last night. The Horned Frogs led the school to victory 23-17, helping launch college football season across the U.S..

Tonight it’s a big in-state rivalry, Baylor vs. SMU. Then, Texas takes on Notre Dame Saturday and Texas Tech battles Sam Houston State. The aggies will try to bring down the 15th-ranked Arizona State Sun Devils tomorrow night.

But, you don’t have to be a hard core college football fan to appreciate the newsworthiness of this moment. From issues over unionization of players to domestic violence, it’s not all about what’s happening on the gridiron.  

Brian Davis reports on college football and the Texas Longhorns for the Austin American-Statesman. He joins the Standard from Chicago, where he’s on site for the UT Longhorns’ game against the Notre Dame’s Fightin’ Irish.