UEFA Champions League kicks off next week; in ESPN's game of the week, you can get a look at this year's version of Los Galacticos, as Real Madrid, with newly acquired Michael Owen added to the glittery roster, visits Bayer Leverkusen; Wed., Sept. 15, 1:30pm, ESPN2.
St. Edward's men opened Southwest Conference play last week with home losses to nationally ranked Incarnate Word and Midwestern State. They host two more conference foes this weekend: Northeastern State University at 5pm, Friday, Sept. 10, and Missouri Southern State College at 1pm, Sunday, Sept. 12. On the soccer field; free.
The UT women had two good nonconference wins last week but face a big test this Friday, as they open Big 8 play with a visit to fourth-ranked Texas A&M. This rivalry game has been the season finale in past years; this year it comes early two weeks before the rest of the conference schedule so the Horns can end the regular season by renewing another rivalry against perennial power SMU. The A&M-Texas winner will be the early favorite to win the Big 8 title.