UT and A&M Form Second Football Teams
After the top fifty NCAA programs were privatized, record revenues and stock splits made the IPO spin-offs inevitable. An antitrust lawsuit filed by Texas Tech and UTEP, whose teams remain not-for-profit university entities, was dismissed in federal court.
¡Viva Los Cowboys!
Dallas Cowboys head coach and owner Jerry Jones announced plans to relocate the team to Monterrey, Mexico. “The revenue streams at our decrepit Arlington facility are no longer acceptable,” Jones said. “Mexico made us an offer we couldn’t refuse, and that’s not even considering the higher value of the peso compared to U.S. dollars.”
The Southlake Carroll Dr Pepper Dragons won the Cotton Bowl 56-10 over the Artesia (New Mexico) Taco Belldogs. Since the game became the high school national championship, in 2023, Coach Dennis Franchione’s Dragons have won three of the six contests.
San Marcos Scores an Nhl Team
An airport/arena project for reincorporated Bexar/Comal/Hays/Travis County (now the largest metro area in Texas) persuaded the New Jersey Devils to relocate, becoming the state’s second NHL franchise.
U.S. Ski Team Strikes Lone Star Gold
After record high temperatures forces cancellation of most outdoor events at the Winter Olympics in Anchorage, the downhill skiing, snowboarding, and biathlon events were held at the Bearfire Resort in Fort Worth.