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UTEP football coach Sean Kugler talks NMSU game
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 29 Aug 2016 23:35:08 -0400
UTEP football coach Sean Kugler talks about the upcoming NMSU game on Saturday, Sept. 3.
       



Strong keeping Texas quarterback starter a secret
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:08:47 +0000

AUSTIN — Texas coach Charlie Strong is keeping his big secret until game day.

Strong on Monday declined to say will start at quarterback when the Longhorns face No. 10 Notre Dame on Sunday in their 2016 season opener, declaring only that he already knows who will it will be. His choices are freshman Shane Buechele or senior Tyrone Swoopes. The only thing he will promise right now is that “both are going to play.”

Buechele was the standout during spring practice but Swoopes has starting experience over the past two seasons.

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Chihuahuas fall to Las Vegas, 6-3
elpasotimes.com / Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:46:43 -0400
El Paso lost the first of an eight-game homestand on Monday to Las Vegas
       

Honorable mentions for August 30, 2016
amarillo.com / Tue, 30 Aug 2016 01:02:43 +0000

Class 6A-5A

■ Tascosa’s Rambo Luhizo ran for 94 yards and two touchdowns on only eight carries in a 44-14 victory over Palo Duro.

■ Caprock’s Zac Encinias completed 21-of-28 passes for 218 yards and four touchdowns in a 37-12 win over Big Spring. Gabriel Morris caught two touchdown passes and Damien Gonzalez returned an interception 90 yards for a touchdown.

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Texas Tech football notebook: NFL veteran Ramirez rejoins Red Raiders
lubbockonline.com / Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:04:59 +0000

Kliff Kingsbury wanted a role model.

After 10-year NFL veteran and former Texas Tech standout Manny Ramirez retired just a few months after signing with the Chicago Bears, Kingsbury got his wish.

Ramirez, who retired in early June, joined the Red Raider football program as director of player development, Kingsbury announced Monday morning.

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Broncos name their starting quarterback: Trevor Siemian
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:08:08 +0000

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Trevor Siemian couldn’t be rattled.

Not by the knee injury that ended his college career at Northwestern and scared away everyone but the Denver Broncos, who made him the 250th overall pick in last year’s draft.

Not by his six-month audition for the Broncos’ starting QB job that began with him as the dark horse against veteran Mark Sanchez and first-round draft pick Paxton Lynch.

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Year after stunning Williams, Vinci returns to Open with win
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:07:58 +0000

NEW YORK — A couple of days before she returned to the site of her stunning upset of Serena Williams at the 2015 U.S. Open, Roberta Vinci was grabbing a coffee at a Starbucks in Manhattan when her breakfast was interrupted by fellow customers.

“Some Americans recognized me,” Vinci recounted, a mix of appreciation and bewilderment written on her face. “They complimented me, and they wished me good luck.”

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Joey Bosa ends holdout, signs contract with Chargers
elpasotimes.com / Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:57:42 -0400
The defensive end and No. 3 overall pick now faces a quick turnaround before the season.
       

No. 23 Baylor in ‘more light-hearted’ mode in week of opener
lubbockonline.com / Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:09:47 +0000

WACO — Jim Grobe enjoys all the things that go with coaching, that until now he hasn’t really been able to do as Baylor’s acting head coach.

This has been far from the typical buildup to a season for the 64-year-old veteran coach who only three months ago took over when two-time Big 12 champion coach Art Briles was suddenly dismissed.

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