Cycling a hundred miles is a hard enough way to spend a Saturday. It’s even harder in Wichita Falls in August.
When San Antonio’s Memorial Minutemen took on a crosstown rival, all they had to lose was their chance to go down in history as Texas’ worst high school football team.
Three cheers for Lawrence Herkimer and his leap to fame.
Johnny Chan became a champion through nerve and dedication—and every now and then a few good hands.
You probably think that the main reason to go to the Texas Rangers’ Florida training camp is to watch baseball. You’re probably wrong.
The question wasn’t whether my son was tough enough to play high school football. It was whether I was tough enough to watch him do it.
SMU’s fall socer season had cheerleaders; it had a band; it had pom-pom girls. What it didn’t have was excitement.
The Permian Panthers provide the best entertainment between Dallas and El Paso, and nobody enjoys the show more than Jerry Swindall.
From “Hook ‘em, Horns” to “Peck ‘em, Owls,” the Southwest Conference is football’s most hospitable habitat for hand jive.
As much as I hated playing football, I hate watching it more.
A salute to Texas athletes trying young: seven hearts set on the Summer Olympics.
The ghosts of bowl games past recall an era when cotton and the Cotton Bowl were king in Texas.
San Antonio put a full-court press on basketball superstar David Robinson in hopes that he wouldn’t forget the Alamo City.
Never say Kant, Socrates it to ’em, and other collected wisdom from Texas’ Friday-night philosophers.
What sport requires cunning, stamina, skill, and a fondess for sloshing aroound in the muck? Why, fishing for reds off the coast of Texas, of course.
When he played for the Dallas Cowboys, Hollywood Henderson had everything. Here he tells how he lost it.
All boxers are wary in the ring, where defeat is only a well-placed punch away. But Donald Curry knows that the real terrors of boxing lie beyond the ropes.
He was one tycoon who enjoyed the hell out of his money.
The most important new addition to the Dallas Cowboys is a veteran from the team’s early years —computer genius Salam Qureishi.
Why do the towns that have oil also have the best football players?
Okay, now, listen up. This story is about Bill Yeoman, a really good football coach. Read it or run three laps after practice.
Darrell Royal’s supremely simple invention took Texas teams to the top and kept them there.
Looking for a sport that offers plenty of cheap thrills and wacky challenges but requires no training, no equipment, and no big bucks? Try miniature golf.
Though he fought against bad management, bad coaching, and bad habits, he finally struck out at baseball, the victim of too much too soon.
So. Ralph Sampson listens to Grover Washington and Akeem Olajuwon craves Chinese food. Now you know.
After winning seven straight state basketball championships, the Snook Bluejays are learning that success has a flip side.
Bobby Morrow was America’s most celebrated Olympic athlete in 1956. Today he wishes he’d never left the starting blocks.
Someone had done in the Cowboys and I had to find the killer, but there were too many suspects.
Jerry Argovitz made himself unpopular with NFL management as an abrasive player’s agent. Now that he owns Houston’s new football team, he finds himself on the other side of the table—and the issues.
Listen up, you Monday morning quarterbacks. How much do you really know about the classic triple option?
Football recruiting makes the NCAA see red, but SMU sees orange.
In which John Howard, our toughest athlete, goes after a world bicycle record and hopes america will care.
Does Texas’ greatest college coach miss football? Nope.
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.