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The Champs

How mixed martial arts went from what one senator called “human cockfighting” to an event that draws record crowds and millions of pay-per-view buyers.

The Real McCoys

Following in his brother’s footsteps, Case McCoy is looking to become the next quarterback for the Texas Longhorns.

Don’t Back Down

Why can’t TCU seem to break into the national sports consciousness?

The Case for Keenum

The University of Houston quarterback leads the nation in passing attempts, completions, and yardage, and he’s tied for the NCAA lead with 38 touchdown passes. But does he have what it takes to win the Heisman?

Playing the Field

How the state’s top two players made their college choices.

The Big D

How a German Basketballer of the Year became the pride of the Dallas Mavericks.

Purple Haze

The hip-hop inspired “purple drank” may have claimed its latest victim—former A&M defensive tackle Johnny Jolly of the Green Bay Packers—who faces prison time for possession of at least 200 grams of codeine, a key ingredient.

Rangers Win! Rangers Win!

A manager who admitted using cocaine? Owners who declared bankruptcy? Something about Claws and Antlers? No, the craziest story line of the season is that the Rangers have finally earned some respect.

Going Deep

What’s different about this Rangers team that earned them their first trip to the World Series? Everything.

That Championship Season

The Texas Rangers may not have won the World Series, but it was a year fans will never forget.

The Eyes of Texas Are Upon Them

And the question on everyone’s mind is: Does TCU deserve a shot at the BCS title game?

Beating a Dead Horse

Nearly 25 years after SMU received the death penalty, the Mustangs are finally on the trail to success. But an ESPN documentary reminds us how far the team had fallen thanks to ego, greed, and the religion of football.

Damn Good Coaches

The best college football coaches ranked 11 through 20.

Becoming a Pro Soccer Player

Brek Shea on scoring goals, getting free cleats, and doing the faux-hawk. 

Getting Back to Normal

The West High School football team opened their 2013 football season Thursday night, another step for the town in moving past the devastating fertilizer plant explosion.