Pac-12 And Big 12 Schools Set Future Games

TCU will face Colorado in 2022 and 2023 (Tom Pennington/Getty Images North America)
TCU will face Colorado in 2022 and 2023 (Tom Pennington/Getty Images North America)

Pac-12 And Big 12 Schools Set Future Games

On Monday, Arizona and Texas Tech agreed to play each other in the future while Colorado and TCU agreed to play each other as well on Tuesday.

The Arizona Wildcats will play at home in 2019 before Texas Tech gets their home game in 2020. The dates have not been announced yet. The Wildcats and Red Raiders have faced each other 32 times, but have not played since 1989. Texas Tech holds a massive 26-4-2 edge over Arizona. ESPN’s Brett McMurphy originally reported the news via Twitter.

McMurphy again provided the information on Tuesday of Colorado and TCU agreeing to play a home-and-home series. TCU will play at home in 2022 before Colorado gets the home date in Boulder for 2023. As with Arizona and Texas Tech, the dates for the 2022 and 2023 series between TCU and Colorado have not been confirmed. The Horned Frogs and Buffaloes have not faced each other in football.

Colorado used to be a member of the Big 12 before the seismic shift in college football realigned nearly every conference. TCU was one of the replacements for the Big 12 after Nebraska departed for the Big Ten conference. Colorado and Nebraska will rekindle their rivalry in 2018 and 2019. The two teams will also play in 2023 and 2024 as part of the four game series.

2015 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 4 Announced

2015 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 4 Announced

Churchill Downs has announced the individual horses for the fourth pool of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager. The pool will open at 12 PM Eastern Time on Friday, March 27 and close on Sunday, March 29 at 6 PM Eastern Time.

Trainer Bob Baffert has the top two morning line choices in American Pharoah at 9-2 and Dortmund at 5-1. Carpe Diem is the third choice at 6-1 and “all others” is the fourth choice at 8-1.

Below is a list of each horse in alphabetical order with their morning line odds in parentheses.

1. American Pharoah (9-2)

2. Ami’s Flatter (50-1)  (New entrant in Pool 4)

3. Bold Conquest (50-1) (New entrant in Pool 4)

4. Bolo (20-1)

5. Carpe Diem (6-1)

6. Daredevil (30-1)

7. Dortmund (5-1)

8. Dubai Sky (30-1) (New entrant in Pool 4)

9. El Kabeir (20-1)

10. Far From Over (15-1)

11. Far Right (30-1)

12. Firing Line (12-1)

13. Frosted (30-1) (New entrant in Pool 4)

14. International Star (20-1)

15. Itsaknockout (30-1)

16. Keen Ice (50-1)

17. Madefromlucky (30-1) (New entrant in Pool 4)

18. Materiality (20-1) (New entrant in Pool 4)

19. Mr. Z (50-1)

20. Mubtaahij (30-1) (New entrant in Pool 4)

21. Prospect Park (15-1)

22. Upstart (15-1)

23. War Story (50-1)

24. All other 3 year olds (8-1)

The seven horses that were part of pool 3, but not in pool 4 are Danzig Moon, Khozan, Lord Nelson, Ocean Knight, Ocho Ocho Ocho, Texas Red, and The Great War.

All other 3 year olds closed as the favorite in pool 1 at odds of 3/5 that ran from November 28 through November 30, 2014. All others again closed as the favorite in pool 2 at odds of 5/2 that ran from February 6 through February 8. The third pool also had all other as the 4-1 favorite with American Pharoah at 8-1 and Dortmund at 9-1.

Bettors can also bet the an exacta with any combination of the 24 entries listed above. Live odds can be seen at KentuckyDerby.com or by clicking here between Friday, March 27 and Sunday, March 29.

There are three Kentucky Derby prep races this weekend. They are all on Saturday, March 28 with the Group 2 UAE Derby, the Grade 1 Florida Derby, and the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby. All three races award points to the top four finishers in the amount of 100, 40, 20, and 10 to the first, second, third, and fourth place finishers respectively. The points go towards the Kentucky Derby Points Leaderboard and help secure a spot in the Kentucky Derby.

Taylor McNamara Transferring From OU To USC

Taylor McNamara (#88 in the red jersey) during the 2013 Spring Game (Michael Wyke/Tulsa World File)
Taylor McNamara (#88 in the red jersey) during the 2013 Spring Game (Michael Wyke/Tulsa World File)

Taylor McNamara Transferring From OU To USC

Tight end Taylor McNamara announced in a series of Twitter posts that he will be transferring from the Oklahoma Sooners to the USC Trojans.

McNamara thanked Oklahoma for his first three years before saying he would graduate in May and then announced he would be going to USC.

McNamara was not a big part of the offense for the Sooners. In 2012, he played in two games and started one game before an injury to his shoulder knocked him out for the season. In 2013, he played in 3 games and recorded 1 catch for 4 yards in the Sugar Bowl that season. In 2014, he played in 6 games, but did not record any stats.

In total, McNamara played in 11 games at Oklahoma and recorded only 1 catch for 4 yards during his three years with the Sooners.

McNamara, from San Diego, California, will provide immediate depth to the USC Trojans at the tight end position. The Trojans only have 3 tight ends on their roster for this spring and one of them, Bryce Dixon, will not participate due to a student-conduct issue.

Another tight end, Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick, was academically ineligible in 2014. Prior to 2014, he had 3 catches for 16 yards in 2012 and 2013. The third tight end is Connor Spears, who transferred from Columbia and walked on this spring. At Columbia, Spears caught 3 passes for 32 yards in 2013. USC will also have 2015 recruit Tyler Petite on campus in the fall.