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Houston v. Austin: round 2

Posted on: March 13, 2010 1:15 pm
John Wilkinson

In August of 1836, the election for the Presidency of the newly independent Republic of Texas came down to two men: Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston. This battle of the two native Virginians turned Lone Star luminaries, both instrumental in helping Texas gain its independence, went to Houston who then appointed Austin his Secretary of State in what may or may not have been a token dick-move (sure sounds like it from where I'm standing). 

Today, at 4:00 ET, 'Stone Cold' Stephen Austin and his Lumberjacks have a chance to avenge the political grievances of century's past when they face Sam Houston State for the Southland Tournament Championship. 

Sam Houston St. defeated SFA in January en route to a regular season conference title, but with a mere 40 minutes separating the teams from a spot in the dance, expect this one to go down to the wire. 

Southland Conference Tournament Championship
(2) Stephen F. Austin vs. (1) Sam Houston St. 
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