Tuesday was Day 2 of 2019 Big 12 Media Days, signaling the start of football season closing in. Each year, several changes and tweaks are made to the game in order to improve the safety and quality of the game.
“This year was great, but I want to keep improving,” Cooper said. “I want to be First Team All-American again. I want to be First Team All-Big 12. I want to get Big 12 Player of the Year, and we, of course, want to win National Championships.”
While the Washington Mystics and Ariel Atkins lie just a half-game behind the first-place Las Vegas Aces, Imani McGee-Stafford and Brooke McCarty-Williams have struggled on a Dallas team with the second-worst record in the league.
Only one team can raise a championship trophy at the end of the year. But even without much hardware to show, seasons can still be fulfilling. Overcoming adversity, meeting or surpassing expectations, maximizing and getting the best out of a particular group are usually the causes of so-called “moral victory” seasons.
The marquee nonconference matchup on the Longhorns schedule is a meeting with Texas A&M at Dickies Arena in Ft. Worth on Dec. 8. No matter how both teams are playing, rivalries with this much bad-blood always seem to be competitive.