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News and features from UT-Austin's School of Journalism

Rodeo Bullfighters Find Fulfillment and Friendship on a Long, Hard Road

In a fast-moving and dangerous sport, the bullfighters develop a bond on and off the dirt.

From 10 Acres to 40, Mike White Is Ready to Transform Texas Softball

White is now one of the best-paid coaches in the country, and he’s committed to showing the money is well spent.

The Physics of Puck Luck

On March 13, Joel Hanley, a defenseman for the Texas Stars hockey team in Cedar Park, scored an almost unbelievable goal.

Grass Whisperers Keep UT-Austin Fields Green and Growing

Their names aren’t in the box scores. But the turf specializes who take care of athletic fields at UT-Austin are MVPs in their own way.

Jan 08, 2019

With Stock Car Racing on the Decline in Texas, One Woman Seeks to Save a Dying Track

After a lifetime in stock car racing, Mary Ann Naumann is trying to revive the sport at a dirt track in Paige.

Dec 07, 2018

Relationship Between Athletic Director and Football Coach Vital to UT’s Success

An athletic director inheriting a football coach at one of the country’s preeminent programs can be tough for both the coach and athletic director, but UT’s Chris Del Conte and Tom Herman are making it work.

Nov 13, 2018

Recreational League Hockey Heats Up in Austin

In a Sun Belt city whose sports culture is dominated by college football and basketball, more people are playing hockey than ever before.

Oct 02, 2018

In this Ring, Aspiring Wrestlers Grapple with Opponents Within

“Learning The Ropes” pulls back the curtain on an upstart professional wrestling school in Austin, Texas. For the students and trainers here, the performance lifestyle of wrestling has become a way out of – and for some a way into – very real personal struggles. Produced, shot and edited by Eric Goodman and Trenton Daeschner, […]

Sep 14, 2018

Shooting Their Shot: Wheelchair Basketball Team Finds Home and Builds Family on Court

A short documentary produced by Luke Hendry and Katerina Biancardi, “Limitless” follows a group of wheelchair basketball players from Central Texas to the 2017 national tournament in Kentucky. The film goes on a journey from their home life to life on the court and the obstacles they don’t let stand in their way.     […]

May 04, 2018

Copa de la Diversión Seeks to Lure More Latinos to Minor League Ball

Teams in Texas and across the country are temporarily wearing uniforms with Hispanic symbols as part of an effort to broaden their fan base.

Apr 09, 2018

G-League Rookie Grinds on Distant Courts, Waits for NBA to Call

Life in the NBA can mean five-star hotels and playing on TV. For San Antonio spurs rookie Derrick White, that’s only part of it.

Dec 08, 2017

In Season of Transition, Two High School Quarterbacks Accept the End

The starting quarterback for Cedar Park High School broke his leg late in his senior season. That left the team’s playoff run to the next man up.

Nov 30, 2017

From Sprocket to Chain, Yellow Bike Project Fosters Cycle of Independence

Twenty years ago, friends with an interest in bicycles opened a modest shop for anyone who shared their passion. Now they have a community.

Nov 16, 2017

In Season of Goals, Freshman Berg Kicks Texas Soccer into Prominence

Haley Berg made up her mind four years ago to play soccer at Texas. Her arrival helped the Longhorns to a turnaround season, and hopes for a conference dynasty.

Nov 13, 2017

Prayer or Possibility? Abbott Wants Texas-Texas A&M Football Rematch

Gov. Greg Abbott wants to revive to annual football showdown between Texas and Texas A&M. Fans would love it, but making it happen isn’t easy.

Nov 01, 2017

The Celebrity Effect: How an NFL Star Raised Millions in a Hurricane

Sports celebrities can mobilize fans in meaningful ways, as J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans did during Hurricane Harvey.

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