Round Up: June 23, 2014

UTSA backs out of two games with Colorado State

Playing a rival can sometimes come at the expense of playing somebody else. Such is the case as UTSA dropped Colorado State in order to pick up two games with Texas State in 2017 an 2018.

Never fear if you're craving the Rams and Roadrunners, they'll play in 2015 and 2016.

SEC Media Days schedule announced

Four days of fun in Alabama. Here's your schedule.


Session I:  11 am – 2:30 pm (Auburn will begin rotation at 11:30 am)

Commissioner Slive

Auburn – Gus Malzahn

Session II:  2:40 – 5:40 pm  

Florida – Will Muschamp

Vanderbilt – Derek Mason


Session I:  9 am - Noon

South Carolina – Steve Spurrier

Miss. State – Dan Mullen

Session II:  1 – 4 pm

Texas A&M – Kevin Sumlin

Tennessee – Butch Jones


Session I:  9 am - Noon

Steve Shaw / Justin Connolly

Missouri – Gary Pinkel

Session II:  1 – 4 pm

LSU – Les Miles

Arkansas – Bret Bielema


Session I:  9 am - Noon

Georgia – Mark Richt

Ole Miss – Hugh Freeze

Session II:  Noon – 3 pm

Alabama – Nick Saban

Kentucky – Mark Stoops

Two Texas Players Questioned by Campus Police

Two University of Texas football players were questioned by campus police as part of an investigation into an alleged sexual assault. UT police would not divulge the identity of any individuals or the location of the incident, citing federal privacy rules.

Charlie Strong has firm beliefs about how his players should act around women. One of his stated five “core values” is to treat women with respect. He has said previously that violating one of his five core values was a sure way for a player to lose his scholarship. 

Story of Freddie Steinmark to come to the big screen

The story of the University of Texas safety, who lost his leg to cancer just before the 1970 Cotton Bowl against Notre Dame, is finally being made into a major motion picture.

Lightly recruited from a Colorado high school, Steinmark was offered a scholarship by Royal and became a starting safety at UT.

Six days after playing in the immortal “Big Shootout” between No. 1 Texas and No. 2 Arkansas in Fayetteville in ’69 (BTW — those scenes are being shot at the Alamodome), Steinmark was hospitalized. Doctors found a bone sarcoma, and had to amputate Steinmark’s left leg a few weeks before the Cotton Bowl game.

Steinmark died in June 1971.

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Posted on June 23, 2014 and filed under Southwest Round-Up.