The days of NFL-caliber tailbacks in the Texas backfield effectively ended with Jamaal Charles’ departure following the 2007 season. After three years of a lackluster running game, Texas now appears poised to return its once prominent backfield to national recognition.
A few weeks ago, Texas made a pitching swap. Sam Stafford, who had been mowing down batters on Tuesdays — 2-0, with 23 strikeouts in four contests — would take his act to Sundays, when his arm would provide more value against better opponents.
Donald Trump — mega-millionaire, star of “The Apprentice” and pre-eminent comb-over guru — is making headlines for his announced exploratory committee into a potential presidential run in 2012 on the Republican ticket.
Reality television is often thought of as the ugly stepchild of modern television. Unless it’s a competitive series of slightly esoteric taste (such as the foodies’ “Top Chef” or the fashionistas’ “Project Runway”), it’s hard for a reality show to gain much respect. It’s easy to see why.
In 1967, 22-year-old attorney Sarah Weddington joined forces with the Women’s Liberation Movement and took on one of the most perpetually controversial Supreme Court cases in American history — Roe v. Wade.
The regents have made it clear that they only want supportive feedback, but with more students and alumni denouncing the reforms and demanding more transparency, their input will grow increasingly difficult to ignore.