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2007

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Smokin’ & Sizzlin’

Looking back through the history of film, one can easily notice the evolution from methodical films of the past to the new fast-paced pictures of today that cater to the instant-gratification needs of today's youth."Smokin' Aces" epitomizes this growing trend even when tackling the seedy world of the mob, a genre that has, in the past, produced extremely long, meticulous films such as "Goodfellas" and the genre's flagship "The Godfather."

What’s up, dog?

Take one part "Boyz N the Hood" and two parts "Kids," and you get "Alpha Dog," a slightly atypical look at an increasingly overdone...

NFL draft can appeal to eligible college football players

With millions of potentialdollars on the line from salaries and signing bonuses, college football players must decide between finishing their academic careers or pursuing the much more lucrative life of an NFL player.For players who are legitimate NFL prospects, it's a real dilemma: Do they graduate - or even just finish their eligibility -- or do they exit early and enter the NFL?

One wrong move both on and off the football field can cost these players top draft spots and even more in salaries and signing bonuses.

Football recruiting: a season unto itself

College football is one of the most lucrative businesses that colleges partake in year to year. From ticket and concessions sales to bowl game-appearance money, college football is a cash business in which coaching staffs around the nation are trying to get ahead and find the edge that will help their teams win and give them the opportunity to get the coveted BCS national championship or win their respective conference.But with so many vying for such rewards, the question of how to obtain such goals and how far to go to do so is presented.

Series of polls decide complex football rankings

With the college football season entering its final week, the Bowl Championship Series rankings have gone through a number of changes culminating in a projected national championship between wire-to-wire No. 1 the Ohio State Buckeyes and last season's national champion runner-up the USC Trojans.But with so many changes resulting from a multitude of factors, the question of the ranking system's integrity and makeup has seemingly been a subject of national debate since its inception in 1998.

Frogs dominate on both side of the ball

With five-straight wins on the line, the Horned Frogs put it all together in a 52-0 win over conference opponent the San Diego State Aztecs. While the defense shut out the Aztecs and allowed just one legitimate scoring chance be left to the fate of a missed field goal, senior quarterback and junior wide receiver stood out in an offense that clicked and completely dominated the competition.

"It's a lot of fun," Ballard said. "The game just comes to you and it's great when all your players have confidence in you."

Frogs move up to No. 3 in Mountain West standings

In a weekend that saw major changes to the overall Bowl Championship Series standings, the Horned Frog football team continued its winning ways with a victory over the New Mexico Lobos on Saturday in Albuquerque, N.M.The Frogs (7-2 overall and 3-2 in conference) defeated the Lobos 27-21 and improved to No. 3 in the Mountain West Conference standings behind the BYU Cougars (8-2, 6-0) and the Utah Utes (6-4, 4-2).

Movie Review: Final ‘Saw’ slashes way to impressive end

What happens when a film is released in which viewers expect a major twist? It could result in a wholly predictable film that surprises...

IDs’ rising cost isn’t a way to bring in funds

Tuition to attend TCU: $22,980. Estimated annual textbook cost: $810. Room and board: $4,320. Having to pay $20 for a new ID card: What a sham.With more than $28,110 in estimated annual costs, it seems TCU administrators are still trying to squeeze more blood from the stone.

The ID center recently raised the cost for purchasing a replacement ID from $10 to $20.

Shouldn't there be something that doesn't increasingly cost more at TCU?

Frogs move up in Mountain West pack

With a win over the Wyoming Cowboys on Saturday, the Horned Frogs are no longer at the bottom of the Mountain West Conference pack.Both the offense and the defense came together to take down the Cowboys 26-3. The Frogs are now 5-2 overall and 1-2 in conference play.

Head coach Gary Patterson attributed much of the win to the resurgence of the offense, which he said had been unable to back up the defense in the preceding weeks.

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