Jerry Jones still hasn’t gotten past “denial,” but everybody else who lives and dies with America’s Team is trying to move on.
Were the NBA champion Mavericks locked out from the traditional opportunity to meet President Obama?
The end of a rivalry, the beginning of a franchise affair, and championships won (and lost) made 2011 a year to remember.
The former SMU star and longtime ESPN analyst officially announced his intent to run on Monday, but the media's been discussing it for a week.
The Dallas Morning News reported that the ESPN announcer and former SMU star will file for candidacy by Thursday.
It’s finally official. Texas A&M hired Kevin Sumlin to lead the Aggies into the SEC.
Houston rappers Slim Thug, Bun B, and Paul Wall released a tribute to the Cougars before last week’s game. Let’s just say the song has fared better than the football team.
The prediction polls are saying that Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III will win the Heisman Trophy on Saturday.
The undefeated University of Houston football team still isn't a part of the national championship conversation, but at least ESPN’s Lee Corso is catching Cougar f—king fever.
Who cares if TCU went to the Rose Bowl last season and shocked the world? If the extremely intense coach of the Horned Frogs is going to keep his thrilling roll going, he’s got to keep! these! kids! focused!
The executive editor on attending TCU, following the Horned Frogs, and why Gary Patterson may be the best college football coach in Texas.
Starting a major college program from scratch in a city that’s never had one of its own is a tricky business. Good thing the UTSA Roadrunners hired a national champion to help them kick off.
The senior writer on catching an institution in transition, fixing the BCS, and going to UTSA’s first football game.
Some more advice in the wake of Tyler Hamilton’s interview on 60 Minutes.
An open letter to the greatest cyclist ever.
On watching ballgames at the old Arlington Stadium; writing about the Texas Rangers, America’s new favorite team; and comparing notes on morality with C. J. Wilson.
The Rangers? Don’t look now, but after four decades of haplessness, the boys from Arlington are poised to make a run at something more than just another pennant. They might just be . . . America’s (new) Team.
The first black man to hold boxing’s heavyweight title is finally getting the respect he deserves. Now all he’s owed is a presidential pardon.
How much are the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders paid per game?
As he readies himself for this summer's Tour de France, the two-time winner is battling allegations in Europe and elsewhere that he uses performance-enhancing drugs. He insists he is clean. But proving that is turning out to be one of his toughest challenges yet. He doesn't use performance-enhancing drugs, he
Although some might consider the Kilgore Rangerettes an anachronism, every summer dozens of fresh-faced teens from around the state flock to East Texas to perfect a seemingly effortless hat-brim-touching high kick—and preserve one of the state’s great traditions.
The SeasonFor many hunters, Labor Day weekend is synonymous with the soft coos of the mourning dove. Every year, roughly 350,000 people in Texas are seduced by this avian siren song and harvest about five million of the four-ounce birds—that’s about 30 percent of the total number shot in the
Stephanie Druley on broadcasting the Super Bowl.
The athlete shows us what she carries along on the road and to the gym.
Ty Murray is the last pure American cowboy, a throwback to the mythic West. And if you visit him on his Stephenville ranch, you’d better be ready to ride.
When a world-class athlete like Austin’s Lance Armstrong gets cancer, it’s a shock—for him, and for every man who has ever considered himself invincible.
In Tour de Lance, Bicycling magazine editor-at-large Bill Strickland uses Lance Armstrong’s return to the Tour de France after a three-year retirement as an opportunity to accompany him through nine grueling months of training and the race itself to take stock of a world-class athlete in a period
“There are some places where it wouldn’t matter if Pope Benedict XVI was winning the Tour. They would kill him. They would say he cheats, he steals, he has sex with little boys.”
Your unofficial playbook for watching college football in Texas during the weekend of October 9.
Your unofficial playbook for watching college football in Texas this weekend.
Lord of the ring.
The story behind Kokernot Field, the best little ballpark in Texas.
Bryan Curtis talks about the Texas quarterback trend, 7-on-7s, and the next Colt McCoy.
We used to be known for running backs, but all of a sudden, we’re famous for producing some of the country’s best passers, from Drew Brees to Colt McCoy. What turned our high school football programs into quarterback factories?
How coach Gary Patterson turned TCU Into a football powerhouse.
Texas football heroes Darrell Royal, Doak Walker, Sammy Baugh, and John David Crow are off the field, but they’re still having a ball.
Why can’t TCU seem to break into the national sports consciousness?
Michael Hall talks about researching acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), walking the halls of Texas Children’s Hospital, and interviewing the parents of a remarkable skater kid who died.
The short life and tragic death of Johnny Romano, the youngest professional skateboarder ever.
Ty and Koy Detmer were South Texas high school football heroes. Now they’re NFL quarterbacks. They owe it all to their father, a coaching whiz everybody calls Sonny.
Twenty-five years ago, in the wake of integration, he was the football star at my mostly white high school in Wichita Falls. Not much has gone right for him since.
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?
Drew Brees's parents don't look forward to seeing him get thrown to the ground on national TV each week. But they sure do love having an NFL quarterback for a son.
Die-hard fans of America’s Team are debating that very question as we speak—and also wondering if the kid from Wisconsin with the buxom distraction can take them to the Super Bowl any faster than, say, Gary Hogeboom did.
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.
R. C. Slocum is the winningest football coach in A&M history. So why are some Aggies hoping he gets sacked?
I’ll give the new conference a fifty-fifty chance of lasting four years.
I wish I were in the land of Cotton (Bowl).
Will this be the year that the University of Texas Longhorns—the most talented college football team in the country—win their first national title since 1970? Yes. Hook ’em.
How did the University of Texas build the most successful college sports program in history? One visionary coach at a time. One world-class athlete at a time. One state-of-the-art stadium at a time. And with an ambitious, aggressive business model that’s the envy of its rivals everywhere.