Mar 19, 2014; Spokane, WA, USA; San Diego State Aztecs head coach Steve Fisher addresses the media in a press conference during practice before the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at Veterans Memorial Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Longhorn Links for March 22, 2014

Here at Hook’em Headlines, we compile the best Texas news from around the internet every weekday morning. Here are your daily links for Saturday, March 22.

San Diego State coach Steve Fisher rips the NCAA – Busting Brackets

Good for Steve Fisher for calling out the NCAA for their ridiculous practice of booting out the losing team from the premises mere hours after a tournament loss. During tourney broadcasts, you’ll see several commercials from the NCAA about “what it means to be a student-athlete,” but it’s just audience calibration. The actions of that association show how little they regard the students they supposedly aim to protect. The more Fisher and other coaches can shed light on this hypocrisy, the better.

Charles Barkley on the future of Longhorn basketball: “Texas is going to be a beast next year” – Dallas Morning News

Charles Barkley is fairly genuine for a basketball broadcaster, so his opinion means a little more. Longhorns fans should be happy with his endorsement.

Texas’ team commitment pays off in end – ESPN

If you believe team slogans have an impact on performance, perhaps this story will interest you. I’m a bit dubious of that idea, however.

Texas vs. Michigan Betting Line, Midwest Region Pick, Analysis – Bleacher Report

For those so inclined to wager on college basketball.

Jason Hirschhorn serves as Editor-in-Chief for FanSided’s Texas Longhorns blog, Hook ‘em Headlines. He also covers the Green Bay Packers for SB Nation’s Acme Packing Company. His work has previously appeared on Beats Per Minute, Lombardi Ave, and College Hoops Net.
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