Texas Longhorns, NCAA Football and Basketball champions?

Sportsbook.com thinks it's possible, posts odds on never-before

accomplished double



Nov 08, 2005, 00:00 ET from Sportsbook.com

    AUSTIN, TX, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ - No school in NCAA history has ever won
 both the men's football and basketball championships in the same season.
 Sportsbook.com odds makers think Texas has a legitimate shot at doing just
 that and is offering fans the chance to bet on the feat, with odds set at
 35-1.
     Ranked second in the AP poll, the Longhorns football team has posted a
 perfect record so far and seems destined to clash with USC in the championship
 deciding Rose Bowl in January. Should Vince Young and his squad pull off the
 win then all the pressure will shift to head coach Rick Barnes' basketball
 team.
     The Longhorns hoops squad enters this season with its highest ever
 ranking in a national poll. They are currently number three according to
 ESPN/USA Today and sit behind only Duke and Connecticut with odds at 12-1 at
 Sportsbook.com to March to victory come NCAA tournament time.
     "Never in NCAA history has a school won both of these championships in
 the same year", said Alex Czajkowski, Marketing Director, Sportsbook.com. "The
 Longhorns have been close to the top in both sports for so long; this could be
 the year that everything comes together. Everybody loves to bet on NCAA
 football and basketball, I think our players and Longhorn fans everywhere will
 be excited to get in on a piece of history."
     A win by both teams would be historic and sentimental. Texas has always
 been considered football country, but Barnes has put together a team made up
 mostly of in-state talent hoping to raise the popularity of basketball to the
 same dizzying heights that football enjoys.
     "It would be a great story if it happened, and a tremendous achievement
 for the University of Texas," added Czajkowski.
 
     NCAA Football - BCS Championship Odds
     USC             5-8
     Texas           2-1
     Alabama        15-1
     Miami          15-1
 
     NCAA Football - Potential Rose Bowl Match up
     Texas          +6.5 (-105)
     USC            -6.5 (-105)
 
     NCAA Basketball - Championship Odds
     Duke            4-1
     Connecticut     9-1
     Texas          12-1
     Louisville     12-1
     Michigan St.   12-1
     Oklahoma       12-1
 
 
     For more information on NCAA wagers please visit www.sportsbook.com.
 
     About Sportsbook.com
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 offering numerous products including sports betting, horse racing, poker,
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 (LSE: SBT), the world's largest publicly traded online betting, gambling and
 gaming company.
 
 

SOURCE Sportsbook.com
    AUSTIN, TX, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ - No school in NCAA history has ever won
 both the men's football and basketball championships in the same season.
 Sportsbook.com odds makers think Texas has a legitimate shot at doing just
 that and is offering fans the chance to bet on the feat, with odds set at
 35-1.
     Ranked second in the AP poll, the Longhorns football team has posted a
 perfect record so far and seems destined to clash with USC in the championship
 deciding Rose Bowl in January. Should Vince Young and his squad pull off the
 win then all the pressure will shift to head coach Rick Barnes' basketball
 team.
     The Longhorns hoops squad enters this season with its highest ever
 ranking in a national poll. They are currently number three according to
 ESPN/USA Today and sit behind only Duke and Connecticut with odds at 12-1 at
 Sportsbook.com to March to victory come NCAA tournament time.
     "Never in NCAA history has a school won both of these championships in
 the same year", said Alex Czajkowski, Marketing Director, Sportsbook.com. "The
 Longhorns have been close to the top in both sports for so long; this could be
 the year that everything comes together. Everybody loves to bet on NCAA
 football and basketball, I think our players and Longhorn fans everywhere will
 be excited to get in on a piece of history."
     A win by both teams would be historic and sentimental. Texas has always
 been considered football country, but Barnes has put together a team made up
 mostly of in-state talent hoping to raise the popularity of basketball to the
 same dizzying heights that football enjoys.
     "It would be a great story if it happened, and a tremendous achievement
 for the University of Texas," added Czajkowski.
 
     NCAA Football - BCS Championship Odds
     USC             5-8
     Texas           2-1
     Alabama        15-1
     Miami          15-1
 
     NCAA Football - Potential Rose Bowl Match up
     Texas          +6.5 (-105)
     USC            -6.5 (-105)
 
     NCAA Basketball - Championship Odds
     Duke            4-1
     Connecticut     9-1
     Texas          12-1
     Louisville     12-1
     Michigan St.   12-1
     Oklahoma       12-1
 
 
     For more information on NCAA wagers please visit www.sportsbook.com.
 
     About Sportsbook.com
     Sportsbook.com is the largest sportsbook and casino on the planet,
 offering numerous products including sports betting, horse racing, poker,
 casino and virtual games. It is the flagship brand for Sportingbet PLC,
 (LSE: SBT), the world's largest publicly traded online betting, gambling and
 gaming company.
 
 SOURCE  Sportsbook.com