Basketball

Is It the Rockets’ Time?

May 19, 2015 By Dan Solomon

The last Texas team standing has their work cut out for them in a series against the white-hot Golden State Warriors. But it just may be time for a relaunch of Clutch City. 

Celebrate the Spurs (in Haiku)

Mar 23, 2015 By Texas Monthly and Nicki Longoria

Having grown up on the South Side of San Antonio, I know that the Spurs aren’t just a team, they’re a way of life. To show my support, I did what any fan would do: make like Bashō and pen five haikus, one for every NBA title. 

Why Do Sports Fans Hate on Athletes So Much?

Feb 10, 2014 By Dan Solomon

In the wake of the incident between Oklahoma State basketball star Marcus Smart and Texas Tech "superfan" Jeff Orr, the question of why fans spend half of their time idolizing athletes and the other half treating them like dirt is one worth asking. 

Hoop Queens

Mar 11, 2013 By Skip Hollandsworth

Half a century ago, the women’s basketball team at Wayland Baptist College set an extraordinary record that may never be broken: the longest winning streak in sports history.

Are the Spurs Done?

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Don't people ask that every year? While some sportswriters say this was the "last best chance" of Duncan era, others still think there's a shot at that fifth championship. 

Sweeping Up After the Mavs

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

What's next for the no-longer defending champions? Five takeaways from the Mavericks's first-round playoff loss to Oklahoma City. 

Sports

Jan 20, 2013 By Jordan Mackay

Hot hurdling in Giddings, super six-man football in Gordon: Ten towns that got game.

A Bittersweet End for Beren Academy

Mar 4, 2012 By Jason Cohen

The Beren Stars fell to the Abilene Christian Panthers, 46-42, in Saturday night's TAPPS 2A final, but people are still talking about how the Houston Orthodox Jewish day school got there.