The state is no winter sports juggernaut, but we still sent three Olympians to compete in Beijing this month—and two will go for gold this weekend.
The drama that’s swept up Jerry Jones’s former right-hand man says a lot about the distorted values of America’s Team.
With four more victories, the San Antonio Spurs coach will set a new NBA record for regular-season wins—but his legacy is greater than that.
Philadelphia Eagles safety Anthony Harris flew to Austin to help lift the spirits of eleven-year-old Audrey Soape on a difficult day.
He can root for his ex-player, Aggie legend and L.A. Rams pass rusher Von Miller, or he can root for his son-in-law, Cincinnati Bengals coach Zac Taylor.
Before leading the Cincinnati Bengals to the Super Bowl, the former LSU quarterback arrived on the national scene by icing the Longhorns in 2019.
The Los Angeles Rams quarterback was the “comeback king” of Highland Park’s 2005 run to the Texas state championship.
With his ex-team in the Super Bowl and a new memoir on bookshelves, the Hall of Fame running back from Sealy, Texas, is back in the limelight.
Houston's hapless NFL franchise hired the right man for what seem like the wrong reasons—and it's lucky Smith accepted the job.
Fighters in one of the state’s newest sumo clubs, in Dallas, want the sport to keep growing—without losing the traditions that define it.
Since 2009, the Greater Houston Senior Football Showcase has helped 1,400 local athletes play at the next level while pursuing college degrees.
And when the new Longhorns coach steps on the court for his first game back in Lubbock, the Red Raiders faithful will surely let him hear it.
With the Sugar Land Skeeters set to become the Space Cowboys, what will become of the mascots for the Houston Astros' AAA squad?
Baseball Hall of Fame voters kept the former Astros pitcher out of Cooperstown. But there’s more to Clemens’s “character” than his alleged steroid use.
Host Sarah Hepola counts down her favorite moments from our series on the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.
Ex-TCU coach Gary Patterson's move to Austin is a script only the deep-pocketed and dysfunctional Longhorns could write.
Don’t listen to the fuddy-duddy types who complain that the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback is too enthusiastic on the mic.
For the Corpus Christi native, the story of the 1996 championship bout between Oscar De La Hoya and Julio César Chávez was also her story.
Eighteen months after notifying USA Gymnastics and its investigative arm of the coach’s alleged abuse, the women are still waiting for a resolution.
The state's teams don't give us much reason to feel proud, so why not focus on Patrick Mahomes, Trent Williams, and Matthew Stafford?
The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders have navigated scandals and cultural shifts in the last few years. What is their future in this new world?
The most dysfunctional franchise in pro sports has a vacancy, and I have some time to kill.
Days before Dallas faces the San Francisco 49ers in the first round, Jerry Jones is already talking Super Bowls.
Dana Presley Killmer joined the squad at the peak of its popularity, but the $15 game rate hadn't changed, and wouldn't for many years.
The number nineteen Red Raiders are among the biggest surprises in NCAA basketball, with hopes of springing another upset Tuesday against Baylor.
From honey shots to swimsuit calendars, sex has long been part of the cheerleaders’ brand. But is the provocative tease a relic of another era?
The Dallas exurb has built its tourism program around bringing big-time sporting events, like Saturday's FCS title game, to North Texas.
After losing the top three scorers from last year's title team, the Bears are 14–0, ranked No. 1, and eyeing another NCAA championship run.
We cracked open a cold one with the former Cowboy to learn about his latest business venture, a beer aimed at the calorie conscious.
The NFL coach, who died last week, left behind a rich football legacy. But for Cowboys fans, his heroics against Green Bay in 1967 always come first.
It’s not just about being the right weight. It’s about having the right hair, the right skin, the right boobs, the right legs. Only a very particular kind of beautiful woman gets to wear that uniform.
From Leon Bridges’s home in Fort Worth to a vibrant coral reef near Galveston, this year took our photographers to some truly unforgettable places.
For 25 years, sportscaster Daryl "Razor" Reaugh has been the verbose, bombastic, grandiloquent voice of Texas's lone NHL franchise.
One former Cowboys cheerleader tells the story behind her epic encounter with Danny White, in a picture that was quashed for 25 years.
Don't overlook the role of injuries, NFL draft opt-outs, and players leaving via transfer in the decision to withdraw from the Gator Bowl.
Being a Cowboys cheerleader has always meant living by a long list of rules. But do those rules help protect the cheerleaders or control them?
A dynamic professor, a feisty seamstress, a firebrand dancer, and the other underappreciated architects of the phenomenon that transformed the NFL.
How a flurry of free-agent signings before baseball’s work stoppage could help Houston retain its All-Star shortstop.
From Baylor’s top-ten matchup in the Sugar Bowl to Texas Tech’s reunion with Mike Leach, here’s what college football fans need to know.
The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders uniform is iconic, a symbol of Texas culture for half a century. But its origin story remains remarkably unsettled.
In his last game before retirement, Dodge led the Chaparrals to a third straight state championship with a win over Denton Guyer High School.
Head coach Pete Fredenburg runs the most dominant college football program in Texas at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.
Tami Barber became a sweetheart of the seventies-era cheerleaders. But she also had—and still has—a rebel streak.
The quarterback transfer, originally from Southlake, has the talent, pedigree, and mullet to make the next few years special for Longhorn fans.
They were at the center of a scandal that rocked the NFL. More than forty years later, would they finally tell their side?
A group of former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders pose topless in Playboy, and the Cowboys go to court to protect their brand.
The legendary sports journalist and founder of the indispensable magazine that bore his name died last week at the age of 96.
Thanks to the pandemic-delayed 2020 season, the Bearkats and their star quarterback are 21–0 in 2021 and three games away from making history.
Shannon Baker Werthmann got more fan mail than any woman on the seventies squad. We talk sexiness, fair pay, encounters with Roger Staubach, and getting fired by Kelli Finglass.
Vonciel Baker still holds the record for most years on the squad.