Football

Book ’Em Horns, Take Two

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

With OU weekend and another Longhorns home game now behind us (sigh), it's time to check in once again with Campus Watch, the University of Texas police department's blotter.

No Wins, No Glory Hole

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Cowboys fan and Grantland writer Bryan Curtis ponders Jerry Jones as the contemporary version of the Texas oilman while wondering if the team will ever hit a gusher. 

Book ’Em Horns

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

Highlights from two football weekend's worth of UT Campus Watch, the University of Texas police department's blotter. 

UTEP Prez Says Miners Can Take Oklahoma

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

At last weeks UT system Board of Regents meeting, University of Texas at El Paso president Diana Natalicio told UT-Austin president Bill Powers that the Miners plan to soften up OU on Saturday. 

A Q&A With Bryan Curtis

Jan 21, 2013 By Alexandra Scoptur

The special correspondent on talking to former-football-star-turned-politician Craig James, understanding the “Real Street” rhetoric, and making predictions about sports.

Hail Mary

Jan 21, 2013 By Bryan Curtis

Craig James—former star football player, onetime ESPN commentator, eternal antagonist of Texas Tech fans everywhere—is polling at about 4 percent in this year's Senate race. Does he really want your vote? Or just your sympathy?

A Q&A With Jason Cohen

Jan 21, 2013 By Evan McMurry

The senior writer on catching an institution in transition, fixing the BCS, and going to UTSA’s first football game.

Pass It On

Jan 20, 2013 By Kevin Sullivan

Bryan Curtis talks about the Texas quarterback trend, 7-on-7s, and the next Colt McCoy.

Arms Race

Jan 20, 2013 By Bryan Curtis

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?

The Family That Played Together

Jan 20, 2013 By Jason Cohen

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.

The Little 10

Jan 20, 2013 By Paul Burka

I’ll give the new conference a fifty-fifty chance of lasting four years.

How They Do It

Jan 20, 2013 By Evan Smith

How Jim Wright schoozes, George Foreman bruises, ZZ Top trims, and Janet Evans swims, plus the straight skinny on everything else from nearly fifty other Texas celebrities.

Sports

Jan 20, 2013 By Jordan Mackay

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

Friday Night Tykes

Jan 1, 2013 By Bryan Curtis

I. The Hawks Preteen football players are usually described by other preteen football players with one of three words: “nice,” “funny,” or, the highest possible compliment, “awesome.” Celdon Manning, a running back with the Allen Hawks, is the rare athlete who makes his teammates reach for the Scholastic Children’s Thesaurus.

The State Fair of Texas: Football + Fried Food

Oct 13, 2012 By Jordan Breal

This time last year, I was leaving the Cotton Bowl along with thousands of football fans who'd made the annual pilgrimage to watch the 106th Red River Rivalry, one of the highlights of the State Fair of Texas. While throngs of UT fans were making a beeline for the parking lot, dejected after their loss (a scene that was played out again today), I noticed many of the OU faithful heading straight for the fried food stands, eager to celebrate their victory by eating something—anything, everything—dipped in batter and dunked in hot oil. Naturally, I joined them. (Full disclosure: Although I am a native Texan and, thus, feel obligated to root for the home team even though I did not attend UT, my brother is a faithful OU alumnus, and I feel obligated to extend my unconditional sibling support even though he decided to go to school in Oklahoma. Plus, I went to school in Illinois, so I have no room to talk.) In between yells of "Boomer!," the celebratory Sooners popped doughy balls of fried beer into their mouths and hoisted paper boats filled with golden Oreos into the air like they were brandishing the Golden Hat itself.

Turnover!

Sep 30, 2012 By Joe Nick Patoski

Two decades ago, a barbarian from Arkansas named Jerry Jones bought the Dallas Cowboys and rebooted the franchise from the ground up. Inside the wild first days of the most hostile takeover the NFL has ever known.

The Negotiation

Jul 31, 2012 By Bryan Curtis

Every year, hundreds of Texas high schoolers are aggressively recruited by the nation’s top college football programs. It’s a dream come true, but some kids must go through the bewildering process alone. And according to the rules of the NCAA, there aren’t many places they can turn to for help.