Dave Campbell’s ‘Texas Football’ Magazine Implores Texas, Texas A&M to Play the Game
It's a sentiment uttered at nearly every cafe and breakfast table in the Lone Star State: "Play the game". Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine fires the loudest shot thus far.
For any Texan, Aggie, Longhorn and "other" alike, every Thanksgiving weekend felt like Austin or College Station was the center of the universe. I was a Sooner living abroad and I was still glued to my TV to see the two schools bash each other before destroying a few turkey family trees with a post-game Thanksgiving feast.
Their decision to end the series, whoever you blame (for the record, I blame the Aggies), seriously hampered Thanksgiving with the family. It suddenly meant we were required to speak & communicate with each other more than we had in the past. It meant the Big 12 would insult us with TCU being the replacement team. It meant politics and money won again.
Dave Campbell, hero to the Texas football fan, is back with his 2015 summer issue. I've been checking my mailbox at work every single day, not for work to complete or forms to sign, but for the Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine that arrives in a simple manila envelope every June. Was that the postal carrier? Gotta go.
- The Preseason All-Texas College team, honoring the top college players in the state;
- The annual Super Teams and Top 300, honoring the top recruits in the state;
- In-depth analysis of each in-state FBS program’s 2015 team, plus coverage of Texas’ FCS, DII, DIII and JUCO teams;
- Deep-dive conference previews, including Baylor and TCU duking it out for Big 12 supremacy and Texas A&M’s climb in the SEC;
- The coveted Coverboy spot for every high school classification; and,
- Individual previews for every high school team in Texas — more than 1,400 in all!
- An insightful cover story on the A&M-Texas rivalry, featuring dozens of legends from both sides of the fight, by Grantland’s Bryan Curtis;
- A thoughtful secondary feature on the rise of El Paso football – both college and high school – by managing editor Greg Tepper;
- An expanded national college football preview; and,
- An expanded private high school section, featuring more private schools than ever.