By Kyle Dalton
In Burned Orange, journalist Kyle Dalton takes a behind-the-scenes examine the collage of Texas basketball software and the ten years within which Tom Penders led it to nationwide prominence. Burned Orange offers an in depth account of every season and the occasions that experience taken position due to the fact Penders' departure, in addition to how the lives of these surrounding this system were affected.
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Building on a 23-point halftime lead the Horns defeated the Owls, 116-74. The Horned Frogs of TCU were on the agenda for UT when they came to town for Page 21 the regular season home finale. With 13,460 fans in attendance - the second-largest crowd of the season - the Horns wanted to end the season at home on a positive note for the appreciative and ever-growing fan base. Texas took control early and never looked back en route to a 107-82 victory. The win was the tenth time Texas had reached the century mark during the season and added to their record.
In those engagements, he described how the team would press and try to create turnovers, which in turn would produce a transition game and allow the team to score 100 points on any given night. " The fans loved it and were genuinely excited about Texas basketball and the upcoming season. In a state and a school known for its football tradition, basketball was getting support and all this without the team even setting foot on the court. This excitement was something the school hadn't seen in years for basketball, and was quite welcomed by Dodds and the administration.
Not a good start for Dukov, and it would only get worse. In the meeting with Shultz, both sides came in with their own contracts. Dukov, on behalf of Penders, was willing to accept the university's version of the contract, if they would only add a clause on termination. " Something, according to Penders, that was considered a serious violation and he knowingly did. When approached about the clause, Shultz, with Dodds' original signed piece of paper in hand, gave Dukov an ultimatum - either Penders signed the university's contract, or he could go somewhere else.