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Texas Longhorns competing in Winter Olympics figure skating?

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As we crossed over to our comrades in Russia covering the winter olympics we were left a bit bemused.

Now we know that the Texas Longhorns sports teams are pretty good. That's not a surprise to anybody. 

But what we didn't know is that they had the 19th best ranked team in Olympic figure skating as well. Is there even an ice rink anywhere in Austin!?

Well according to SportsCenter, the Longhorns are out in Sochi right now facing off against Russia in the team competition. 

The 'worldwide leader in sports' app seems to have had a bit of an oopsie. Unless, the state of Texas has finally seceded from the United States without anybody finding out.

Well done to @bigk21 on Twitter for finding this absolute gem. We'll report later if Charlie Strong has managed to mastermind a victory against the Russians later.

Seriously though how does this even happen? Putting the wrong flag on a team is a possibility, i can see that happening from time to time, or even getting the wrong country seems plausible. 

But taking a college basketball side and pitting them in the Winter Olympics seems a bit far even for us technologically challenged numpties over here.

So good luck to the 'Horns, at the moment they seem to be wining/losing - i have no idea how ice dancing is scored - 152.69 - 87. They're gonna need more three pointers. 

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