Friday’s Collin County Texas High School Football Scoreboard #txhsfb for Friday, Nov. 3, 2017

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#TXHSFB Collin County North Texas High School Football Scoreboard with reports via First Responders, Braum’s, Dairy Queen, Sonic, Whataburgers after-the-game meet-ups along with updates from schools and coaches via twitter, facebook, ham radio and the old school transistor radio for Friday, Nov. 3, 2017.

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Allen Eagles 56, Plano East Panthers 30

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Arlington Houston 21, North Crowley 20

Arlington Lamar 50, FW Paschal 0

Arlington Martin 28, Arlington 14

Austin Bowie 42, Austin Akins 28

Austin Vandegrift 31, Buda Hays 20

Austin Westlake 59, Leander 20

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Coppell 31, Dallas Skyline 19

Dallas Jesuit 55, Dallas WT White 21

Denton Guyer 34, McKinney Boyd 7

Duncanville 56, Irving MacArthur 0

Euless Trinity 37, Flower Mound 7

Garland Lakeview Centennial 48, Rowlett 46

Grand Prairie 43, Irving 16

Hebron 34, Lewisville 28

Keller Central 25, Keller Timber Creek 22 (OT:)

Keller Fossil Ridge 49, Weatherford 24

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Lake Highlands 42, Richardson JJ Pearce 28

Longview 49, Rockwall Heath 7

Mansfield 55, Arlington Bowie 7

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McKinney Lions 37, Wylie 35

Mesquite Horn 35, Tyler John Tyler 13

Plano Wildcats 38, Plano West 14

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Richardson Berkner 27, Richardson 7

Rockwall 45, Mesquite 7

South Grand Prairie 14, Cedar Hill 10

Southlake Carroll 24, Hurst LD Bell 17

Tyler Lee 50, North Mesquite 21

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Aledo 48, Justin Northwest 0

Burleson 28, Arlington Seguin 14

Burleson Centennial 34, Joshua 14

Dallas Adamson 24, North Dallas 12

Dallas Molina 35, Seagoville 32

Dallas South Oak Cliff 34, Dallas WW Samuell 21

Dallas WOODROW Wilson 61, Dallas Sunset 0

Denton Ryan 56, Denison 16

Everman 31, Crowley 12

Fort Worth YMLA 38, FW North Side 14

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Frisco Independence 33, Frisco Centennial 28

Frisco Liberty 27, Frisco 22

Frisco Lone Star 63, Frisco Reedy 35

Fort Worth South Hills 40, FW Southwest 23

Granbury 41, Cleburne 34

Grapevine 38, Fort Worth Eastern Hills 18

Highland Park 45, Royse City 15

Lake Dallas 41, Little Elm 34

The Colony 42, Carrollton Newman Smith 16

Lovejoy 48, Mesquite Poteet 35

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Mansfield Lake Ridge 42, Mansfield Timberview 37

Mansfield Legacy 41, Mansfield Summit 34

McKinney North 56, Carrollton RL Turner 14

Midlothian 34, Red Oak 20

North Richland Hills 46, FW Dunbar 8

North Forney 50, West Mesquite 44

Saginaw Boswell 44, FW Chisholm Trail 24

Sherman 51, Wichita Falls 26

Sulphur Springs 21, Greenville 7

Texarkana Texas High 39, Hallsville 35

Waxahachie 30, Lancaster 16

Wylie East 50, Forney 43

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Alvarado 34, Wilmer-Hutchins 28

Argyle 37, Wichita Falls Hirschi 19

Canton 70, Emory Rains 14

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Decatur 69, Burkburnett 49

Ferris 43, Dallas Roosevelt 20

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Melissa 43, Aubrey 17

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Nevada Community 26, Caddo Mills 10

Paris 25, Anna 0 😦

Paris North Lamar 49, Quinlan Ford 30

Sanger 56, Gainesville 44

Terrell 27, Mabank 10

Wills Point 39, Dallas Abraham Lincoln 20

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Mount Vernon 42, Farmersville 26

Sunnyvale 31, Maypearl 0

Van Alstyne 28, Pottsboro 20

Whitesboro 35, Callisburg 0

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Argyle Liberty Christian 33, Dallas Bishop Dunne 26

Arlington Oakridge 35, Austin St. Andrew’s 21

Arlington Pantego Christian 48, Kennedale Fellowship 8

Azle Christian School 76, Weatherford Christian 60

Dallas Bishop Lynch 37, FW Bishop Nolan 3

Dallas Episcopal School 34, St. Mark’s 17

Dallas Greenhill 40, John Cooper 28

Dallas Lakehill 75, Rockwall Heritage 44

Flower Mound Coram Deo 48, FW Temple Christian 27

Fort Worth Nazarene 54, Founders Classical 38

Grapevine Faith 66, Rice 35

Oklahoma City Casady 42, FW Country Day 7

Trinity Christian Cedar Hill 56, Bullard Brook Hill 7

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Frisco Wakeland 38, Frisco Heritage 14

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Viewpoint: Mark Cuban on college education

The Coming Meltdown in College Education &
Why The Economy Won’t Get Better Any Time Soon

By Mark Cuban
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This is what I see when i think about higher education in this country today:


Remember the housing meltdown? Tough to forget isn’t it. The formula for the housing boom and bust was simple. A lot of easy money being lent to buyers who couldn’t afford the money they were borrowing. That money was then spent on homes with the expectation that the price of the home would go up and it could easily be flipped or refinanced at a profit.  Who cares if you couldn’t afford the loan. As long as prices kept on going up, everyone was happy. And prices kept on going up. And as long as pricing kept on going up real estate agents kept on selling homes and finding money for buyers.

Until the easy money stopped.  When easy money stopped, buyers couldn’t sell. They couldn’t refinance.  First sales slowed, then prices started falling and then the housing bubble burst. Housing prices crashed. We know the rest of the story. We are still mired in the consequences.

Can someone please explain to me how what is happening in higher education is any different ?

Its far too easy to borrow money for college.  Did you know that there is more outstanding debt for student loans than there is for Auto Loans or Credit Card loans? Thats right. The 37mm holders of student loans have more debt than the 175mm or so credit card owners in this country and more than the all of the debt on cars in this country. While the average student loan debt is about 23k. The median is close to $12,500. And growing. Past 1 TRILLION DOLLARS.

We freak out about the Trillions of dollars in debt our country faces. What about the TRILLION DOLLARS plus in debt college kids are facing ?

The point of the numbers is that getting a student loan is easy. Too easy.

You know who knows that the money is easy better than anyone? The schools that are taking that student loan money in tuition. Which is exactly why they have no problems raising costs for tuition each and every year.

Why wouldn’t they act in the same manner as real estate agents acted during the housing bubble? Raise prices and easy money will be there to pay your price. Good business, right? Until its not.

The President has introduced programs that try to reward schools that don’t raise tuition and costs. They won’t work.  Right now there is a never ending supply of buyers. Students who can’t get jobs or who think that by going to college they enhance their chances to get a job. Its the collegiate equivalent of flipping houses. You borrow as much money as you can for the best school you can get into and afford and then you “flip” that education for the great job you are going to get when you graduate.

Except those great jobs aren’t always there. I don’t think any college kid took on tens of thousands of dollars in debt with the expectation they would get a job working for minimum wage against tips.

At some point potential students will realize that they can’t flip their student loans for a job in 4 years. In fact they will realize that college may be the option for fun and entertainment, but not for education. Prices for traditional higher education will skyrocket so high over the next several years that potential students will start to make their way to non accredited institutions.

While colleges and universities are building new buildings for the english , social sciences and business schools, new high end, un-accredited, BRANDED schools are popping up that will offer better educations for far, far less and create better job opportunities.

As an employer I want the best prepared and qualified employees. I could care less if the source of their education was accredited by a bunch of old men and women who think they know what is best for the world. I want people who can do the job. I want the best and brightest. Not a piece of paper.

The competition from new forms of education is starting to appear. Particularly in the tech world. Online and physical classrooms are popping up everywhere. They respond to needs in the market. They work with local businesses to tailor the education to corporate needs. In essence assuring those who excel that they will get a job. All for far far less money than traditional schools.

The number of people being prepared for the work world in these educational environments is exploding.

You would think traditional university educators would take notice. Beyond allowing some of their classes to be offered online, they haven’t. They won’t. Its the ultimate Innovators Dilemma. They don’t believe they should change and they won’t. Until its too late. Just as CEOs push for that one more penny per share in EPS, University Presidents care about nothing but getting their endowments and revenues up. If it means saddling an entire generation with obscene amounts of school debt, they could care less. This is how they get their long term contracts and raises.

It’s just a matter of time until we see the same meltdown in traditional college education. Like the real estate industry, prices will rise until the market revolts. Then it will be too late. Students will stop taking out the loans traditional Universities expect them to. And when they do tuition will come down. And when prices come down Universities will have to cut costs beyond what they are able to. They will have so many legacy costs, from tenured professors to construction projects to research they will be saddled with legacy costs and debt in much the same way the newspaper industry was. Which will all lead to a de-levering and a de-stabilization of the University system as we know it.

And it can’t happen fast enough.

IMHO, the biggest problem the economy has is the enormous student debt new college grads and those leaving college find themselves with. In the past leaving college meant getting a job and getting a used car and/or an apartment with some friends. Yes there was student debt, but it wasn’t any where near your car payment. You could still afford the car and the apartment. Now its the exact opposite. Today, the minute you graduate college you face the challenge of debt against a college education whose value is immediately “underwater”

As a result spending habits have changed dramatically. Now when you leave school you move back home. You take public transportation or borrow your parents car. The only thing new you buy is the cheap work outfit you need. Savings? Forgettaboutit. It’s not happening. Your entire focus is on hitting your monthly nut for school debt, credit card and maybe a car or apartment. The crush of college debt has taken an entire generation of graduates, current and future out of the economy. Which is exactly why the economy hasn’t grown and won’t grow beyond microscopic growth rates we have seen so far.

So until we get the meltdown in college education, don’t expect much improvement in the economy. Who gets elected won’t make a dang bit of difference.

Update: Let me add some clarification here based on some of the comments. I include the Online For Profit Mills that live off of the government delivering student loans as part of traditional education. Phoenix, Strayer, etc, they are not the new generation of Branded Education I am referring to. They are a big part of creating the bubble. i should have gone into more depth here. I will save it for another post.

As far as the purpose of college, I am a huge believer that you go to college to learn how to learn. However, if that goal is subverted because traditional universities, public and private, charge so much to make that happen, I believe that system will collapse and there will be better alternatives created.

Online video classrooms with lively discussions don’t need a traditional campus to teach kids how to learn. Discussion groups built around Khan Academy like classes dont require a traditional campus to teach kids how to learn. I’ve seen better discussions and interactions on twitter than in some of the traditional classrooms I have visited. The opportunities for online interactive video classrooms is going to grow quickly and will be far more cost effective than traditional universities.

Leave the for profit online schools that create more employment for debt collectors than their students out of the equation and we still have an enormous bubble in Higher Education that is having a horrible impact not just on the economic life of their students, but on the economy as a whole as well

The Higher Education Industry is very analogous to the Newspaper industry. By the time they realize they need to change the costs to support their legacy infrastructure and costs will keep them from getting there.

Mark Cuban is owner of the Dallas Mavericks. Follow his writings at http://www.blogmaverick.com

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Mark Cuban weighs in on Super conferences for colleges

So What Should Big 12 Schools Do? Say No to Super Conferences

Here is some unsolicited advice to the Big 12. As you might expect coming from me, it’s going to be contrary to what everyone else thinks they should do.
With Texas A&M trying to leave the Big 12 (It doesn’t happen until the SEC accepts them) every remaining school is trying to decide in the immortal lyrics of The Clash “Should I Stay or Should I Go”.  The quick answer ?


They should stay.
Why ? The first reason is that the Super Conferences that are forming or being considered will turn into a huge mistake. No if ands or buts about it. While the concept of a Super Conference sounds incredibly cool , the reality is that the larger than 12 school conferences will only invoke the law of intended consequences and will create the following problems:

1. More schools will NOT mean more TV money.
The big college TV networks, Fox, ESPN, CBS pay for quality, not quantity.  They need marquee matchups that are “Must Tweet TV”.  The number of schools in a conference actually reduce the parity and quality of match-ups in a conference. The networks will not pay up for that.  Adding Texas A&M to the SEC is not going to add a single dollar’s worth of value to the owner of the SEC TV contract , regardless of sport.  Maybe the SEC has an escalator in their contract that increases the total value of the TV contract, but I’m guessing that it still will result in a reduction in the dollars paid to each school when compared to the amount paid had an additional school not joined the conference.

2. Fans will hate the scheduling impact
You know how there is midnight madness in college basketball ? And late night and games scheduled at weird times for basketball ? Get ready for morning madness in college football as well.  I’m guessing that the only way to get all those games through a single TV network partner is to start very, very early or to go very very late.
OR
to move games to online broadcasts.  Which is exactly why the big networks are very supportive of the Super Conferences. They know they will be able to force matchups OFF of tv and on to internet based broadcasts. You can pass your own judgement if that’s good or bad.

3. Say Goodbye to Cupcake Football Games
As a big college football fan I see this as a positive. But if you talk to any coach with BCS aspirations, they will tell you that this is a huge negative. Sure Utah State can take Auburn to the wire every now and then, but the reality is most BCS title aspiration (not all) schools have 3 or 4 cupcake games on their schedule. With every school added to a conference they are going to have to remove a cupcake to make room on their schedule. Coaches are going to HATE this. Of course the smaller schools are going to lose their pay day as well.

4. Goodbye Geographic Rivalry Games
Growing up in Pittsburgh I absolutely loved the Pitt vs Penn State battles . It didn’t matter how bad either team was.  I hated the fact that the game disappeared.  All those natural rivalries of Texas A&M in and around the state of Texas  will be impacted.  And as far as new rivalries, it’s a long drive for fans from College Station to Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, etc.  (Yes I know Arkansas has survived it but it would be interesting to know what their fans think about only playing A&M as a nearby rival and btw, they already play each other ).
I don’t care how good  a game OU vs Oregon could hypothetically be, fans from both sides are going to second guess the economics of going to the games. And if it’s an off-year for either team, then what ?
5. Big Dogs Hate Becoming Little Dogs
In a huge conference a school  that was once a “leader” in its conference will inevitably become an also ran. They will be the school that used to get national games that now is relegated to the internet broadcasts or a small coverage regional game.  Think recruits might notice that ?  Of course they will. Being on the bottom rung of a 12 team conference is bad enough. Being at or near the bottom of a 16 team conference assures television invisibility.
How long will it take before teams that feel like they aren’t getting the coverage they need will withdraw from a super conference ?  At which point someone else obviously has to take their place at the bottom.  Big dogs hate becoming little dogs. It will be just a matter of time before schools withdraw.
So What should the Big 12 teams do ? They should stay in the Big 12 
So now let me explain some reasons why I think the Big 12 should stay as is after Texas A&M leaves.

1. The Big12  becomes the AL East of College Football.
Every year you know that the Yankees and Red Sox are going to battle it out in a unique rivalry where both sides dislike each other. It is one of the most watched match-ups in MLB. Now some might argue it is because of market size. It’s not. There are plenty of large market rivalries that don’t compare (see Dodgers – Giants).   Texas vs OU has the same cachet and regional and national intensity.  If either team moves they will have a difficult , if not impossible time replacing the quality of this rivalry. What’s more, the remaining teams because of the quality of the programs can quickly evolve into significant rivalries
Going back to my AL East comparison, Tampa Bay has quickly become a rival to both the Yankees and Red Sox. It’s not a rivalry of national interest yet, but it can get there.  The Big 12 has quality programs that will only grow in significance because it has fewer schools.
More schools in a conference dilutes rivalries if only because in a super conference they may not play each other every year.

2. Money, Money, Money
Probably the most important reason to stay in a smaller Big 12 is that fewer schools means more money to the conference. The Big 12 is looking at a new TV deal in  just a few years.  The bidding between Fox, ESPN, CBS and maybe even NBC that has just rebranded  Versus as NBC Sports Network could be intense.  Will they get less money having lost 3 schools in the past 3 years….. ABSOLUTELY NOT.
They will get just as  much money and if they play their cards right, they could get even more !  On a per school basis it could be much, much more.
Their TV partners want quality, marquee games with national significance.  That happens with the top 2 to 4  teams in every major conference. It doesn’t matter whether your conference has 9. 12. 16 or more members. There are only 20 teams in the Top 20 and 10 in the Top 10. By the 5th game of the season the top teams in the top conferences are getting national attention.  Everyone else is just working to become bowl eligible to keep their fans interested.  The TV networks pay the big bucks in order to be able to broadcast the best games between the best teams in the conference. They don’t care about the 5th or lower teams playing each other. Those go regional not national.

3. Out of Conference TV Ready Games
Fewer teams in the conference means more opportunity for out of conference games. They have more opportunities to schedule VERY TV FRIENDLY MATCHUPS with schools  from other non super conferences.  Could the Oregon vs LSU game yesterday even have been put together if both conferences had 14 schools ? 16 schools ?  It’s would be very tough. Not the case among the non super conference schools. There will alway be compelling matchups available. Which of course the TV networks will love.

4. They Can Pay Players Larger Stipends or Start an NFL Like Development Fund
The Big 12 can take the 20mm, 25mm or whatever the amount that would have gone to Texas A&M and do any of the following or whatever else they can think of :
a. Do what the NFL does, make it a fund that can be borrowed against to develop or enhance stadiums and practice facilities or for conference wide programs.
b. Use it for anything that allows the Big 12 to brand itself as a better quality conference for its athletes, fans and TV partners.
c. Use the additional shares to increase the stipends to athletes across all revenue sports.  Think this might help the recruiting of all Big 12 schools ?

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