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2014-02-11 16:23:30

MJ&M Event in Austin, Texas to Benefit Children's Charities across the United States AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M), the joint fundraising effort of actor Matthew McConaughey, recording artist Jack Ingram, and Texas coaching legend Mack Brown, announced today that nine-time Grammy Award-winning artist Sheryl Crow will headline their Gala Night on April 24, 2014 as part of MJ&M's two-day event in Austin, Texas. "Sheryl is a...

2008-11-18 18:18:52

The University of Texas has given a contract extension to defensive coordinator Will Muschamp that will lead to his eventually being head football coach. Texas Athletics Director DeLoss Dodds announced the extension Tuesday and indicated the 37-year-old Muschamp will some day succeed 57-year-old Longhorns Coach Mack Brown. This is a plan that has been enthusiastically agreed to by Mack Brown, President (William) Powers and the Board of Regents, Dodds said. Things are going well here, it's...

2006-01-05 15:56:41

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush went to bed at halftime of the Texas-Southern California college football championship but woke up in time to see his Longhorns' dramatic comeback victory over the No. 1 Trojans. Bush, who is a Texan, called Texas coach Mack Brown on Thursday morning to congratulate him on the Longhorns' 41-38 defeat of Southern Cal and invite the team to the White House. "The president said, 'Congratulations on a wonderful moment,"' said White House...

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2004-11-26 09:00:05

AUSTIN, Texas - Every year before the annual Texas-Texas A&M game, Longhorns students, players and coaches gather for the campus 'Hex Rally' to put the voodoo on the Aggies. Recent history bears evidence of some pretty strong magic. When No. 6 Texas and No. 22 Texas A&M meet again Friday, the Longhorns will hold a four-game winning streak over their fiercest state rival. Texas (9-1, 6-1 Big 12) has so dominated the rivalry of late that many Texas fans place it behind Oklahoma as the...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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