In hiring football coach Jackie Sherrill, the A&M regents were acting life shrewd businessmen, but that may not be the best way to run a university.
Four hundred Texans breed and train an uncommon kind of livestock—greyhounds.
Drew Pearson, Tony Hill, and Butch Johnson are wide receivers for the Dallas Cowboys—in other words, they’re artists, egomaniacs, fierce competitors, and the heart of the team.
All this twenty-year-old University of Houston student wants to do is jump farther and run faster than anyone else ever has.
The Hendricks brothers are pros at making money - for themselves as well as for the pros they represent.
Lamar University’s hotshot basketball team makes lost of hoops, little hoopla.
Polo? It’s passé. Big game hunting? Humdrum. It’s the pursuit of the wily blue marlin that admits men to the world’s most exclusive club.
The Houston Rockets need work; the Dallas Mavericks need help.
After a sloppy 1979-80 season, the San Antonio Spurs had no coach, no center, and no end to their problems. But all that has changed.
Football has degenerated into a routine encounter between two sets of programmed, steroid-stuffed robots. These trick plays could change all that.
Two brave bulls stood between Paco Olivera and the prize he had worked for all his life.
The Astros are packing ‘em in with a great new pitch—a sales pitch.
If throwing a spitball is an art, Gaylord Perry is Michelangelo.
In a big fight you can outwit, outhit, or outlast your opponent. But you’d better not try to outeat him.
Talk to coaches and team owners about AstroTurf and you’ll hear all its advantages. Talk to the players and you’ll hear a different story.
Marathon canoe racing is the toughest sport in Texas. It’s tougher than bull riding, more grueling than pro football. The canoeists say that’s why it’s fun.
The best part of Texas high school football is that it’s the biggest thing in town—and still only a game.
Pickup basketball is not a pastime for the lily-livered or the lackadaisical.
At midseason, long-suffering Astros and Rangers fans were having visions of grandeur. We hope they weren’t delusions.
Who’s calling the balls while the major league umpires are out on strike?
The difference between eleven-man and six-man football is a lot more than five men.
The Texas Rangers are spending their way to an American League pennant—or bankruptcy.
What happens when a high school football team tries to bench its coach?
At the state touch football tournament, winning wasn’t everything—or was it?
Inside the cushy private boxes at Texas’ top sports stadiums, far from the madding crowd.
Frisbee, the sport of the counterculture, is going straight.
One week with a thousand cheerleaders.
Where are the cheerleaders of yesteryear?
Roger Staubach is one Cowboy who always wears a white hat.
You don’t have to be crazy to attend Texas-OU Weekend, but it helps.
In the bush leagues, rooting for the home team can be a humbling experience.
There’s more at stake than money when two hustlers cue up.
The most popular club at the Colonial Golf Tournament is the one with barstools.
This is the Houston Rockets. We have lift-off.
The rodeo where it really doesn’t pay to win.
Surprise! There may be hope for Southwest Conference basketball.
You can’t tell a Frenchman that football’s the wave of the future. But then, you can’t tell a Frenchman much.
In some towns, high school football is still a way of life.
Not all Texans make lousy gamblers.
Don’t blame Darrell Royal for all those orange toilet seats.
In the world of skiing, one man’s mountain is another man’s molehill.
Why would any woman risk life and limb on the rodeo circuit? Hint: it’s not for the money.
A tale of white sails, blue water, and how they turn refined men into barbarians.
Court costs and other rackets.
Wrestling isn’t fixed; it was never broken.
People bring their gangly quarter horse colts to Bubba Werner to transform into winners. Now and again, he does.
Not all the action was on the field at Super Bowl X.
Don’t bet your life—or your livelihood—on a football point spread.
A tale of chukkers, stable snakes, Andy Warhol, and the booming sport of polo.
Hint: his initials are B.S.