Spike, the Round Rock mascot, has been a team mainstay since Day One. Just don’t ask the baseball team to reveal whose inside the custom.
Madison Thompson found her place with the Cheer Athletics Superkatz in Plano. The 13-year-old just won a spot on her middle-school cheerleading squad.
Volunteer “ambassadors” are working to get more people to attend University of Texas women’s basketball games, by deepening the connection of fans to the players and the game itself.
Austin’s Longhorn Speedway, though defunct and wilting, remains alive as a “ghost track” — remembered alongside such legendary racing venues as NASCAR’s North Wilkesboro Speedway in North Carolina.
Jade Gortarez played baseball as a kid in California. When it was time for college, the University of Texas made her a softball star.
Fathers Todd Sloan and Tom Shaffer, with their sons Dominic Sloan and Chris Shaffer, are behind most paintball competitions in Central Texas.
With the rise of social media and blogging, there’s now a culture among fitness enthusiasts who engage with like-minded athletes, attend health and wellness events and even create a career from documenting their participation in the fitness community.
Texas football head coach Tom Herman uses social media sites such as Twitter to connect with fans, players and recruits. “It’s become a giant marketing tool,” he said.
Micaela Ross wants the next generation of female hockey players to have more support than she encountered. Changes to girls’ hockey around Texas are making sure that happens.
The champion Lake Travis football team starts developing future players when they’re still in elementary school.
A state House bill that would legalize fantasy sports faces opposition from the Texas attorney general and a Baptist group.
Race courses through the middle of a city try neighbors’ patience, but runners love them.
The New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons combined to break or match 30 NFL records in a classic Super Bowl contest.
The post-game press conferences were a study in contrast when the defeated Falcons and champion Patriots faced the media.
In the era before halftime entertainment spectacles, college bands were the stars of the show. So when the NFL brought its championship to the Lone Star State for the first time, it was only fitting the Longhorn Band was there.