July 10, 2014 Round-Up

Players leaving SMU

Some spots have opened up on the Hilltop. Rishaad Wimbley, Arrius Holleman, and J'Marcus Rhodes are all leaving.

Wimbley never found a spot at SMU. He came to SMU as a nose tackle but converted into a running back. Wimbley then moved to linebacker as a junior.

Wimbley will transfer to Abilene Christian, where he will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Arrius Holleman spent three years with the Mustangs as a wide receiver seeing limited action.

Rhodes redshirted his only season for the Mustangs. The West Orange Stark product is transferring to Kilgore Junior College.

In other news, ACU picks up a transfer

 Rishaad Wimbley landing in Abilene.

Rishaad Wimbley landing in Abilene.

Wimbley, if healthy could be a big pick up for ACU. At 6-0 260 he's a thumper when healthy, but he'll need to get right physically. Wimbley missed the spring at SMU rehabbing a should injury.

He was an all-state power lifter as a Forney Jackrabbit, squatting 640 lbs. He has the range to play any number of positions though his conditioning may be an issue given his girth.

Texas Tech sells out of season tickets

The Red Raiders don't have a season ticket to offer you. Even if they wanted to. For the first time in school history the Raiders have sold out of season tickets. The 38,502 fannies in seats at Jones AT&T stadium. Not bad.

The previous record was 32,227 season tickets in 2010.

 New scoreboard at the Sun Bowl.

New scoreboard at the Sun Bowl.

UTEP putting up a new scoreboard

UTEP is about to have the biggest scoreboard in conference USA. The 34-feet by 60-feet board at the Sun Bowl will be almost four times the size of the current board. UTEP is also redoing the sound system in the Sun Bowl.

Texas A&M new scoreboard is gigantic

Texas A&M has put the finishing touches on it's new scoreboard at the new Kyle Field. Of course it's the biggest scoreboard in the history of college football. Until someone puts up a bigger one next year. UT we're looking at you.

As far as the scoreboard is concerned, at 47-feet tall and 163-feet wide, it will be the largest scoreboard in college football and the first scoreboard to feature 1080 HD resolution. Imagine watching Avatar on that sucker.


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Posted on July 10, 2014 and filed under Southwest Round-Up.