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Super Bowl Halftime, 1974 Style: Longhorn Band, Violins and Miss Texas

In the era before halftime entertainment spectacles, college bands were the stars of the show.

Retiring RecSports Director Reflects on His Life and Legacy at UT

For more than four decades, Bob Childress has occupied an office in Gregory Gym, with walls covered in snapshots of University of Texas at Austin history and his two diplomas, from 1973 and 1976. Soon, he will take it all down. Childress plans to retire next spring, on the back end of the year-long celebration […]

Lake Travis Player, Stuck in Mexico, Leaves a Deep But Incomplete Legacy

Lake Travis senior defensive tackle Cesar Guzman last saw Santiago Villegas in July. “I asked him when he was coming back,” Guzman said. “He said that he wasn’t sure, so I was like, ‘Well, you gotta come back, we start football in two weeks.’” Two weeks later, Guzman stood next to an empty locker. Villegas […]

More Than a Trainer, Bowie High Football’s Jacob Wempe Is a Friend

For 13 years, Wempe has been an important part of the Bowie football family. ‘He brings a positive attitude toward everything,’ one player said.

Feb 08, 2017

In four minutes, Super Bowl LI makes legends and lore

The New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons combined to break or match 30 NFL records in a classic Super Bowl contest.

Feb 07, 2017

After Super Bowl shocker, triumph and defeat coexist in uneasy proximity

The post-game press conferences were a study in contrast when the defeated Falcons and champion Patriots faced the media.

Feb 04, 2017

Lady Gaga Shows Her Personal Side Ahead of Super Bowl Performance

Singer known for her wild-card public persona talks about her family and longtime love of football.

Dec 09, 2016

Backup Quarterbacks Sometimes Are Thrown into the Bright Lights

They don’t often get to play. But when the coach puts them in the game, it’s their chance to shine or stumble.

Dec 04, 2016

Coaches: Pitch Limits in High School Baseball Are Both Fair and Foul

There is no rest for the high school baseball pitcher. But the University Interscholastic League is trying to correct that. On Oct.1 7, the governing body of high school sports in Texas set a limit of 110 pitches per game, effective the 2017 season. The UIL enacted the policy to protect young arms from damage and reduce […]

Nov 30, 2016

In Asian Basketball League, Players Find Fellowship and Community

More than 100 players on 10 teams gather every Saturday from August to October.

Nov 29, 2016

Blind Triathlete Hopes to Bend Stereotypes on Her Way to Paralympic Medal

Patricia Walsh thought Rio would be her last race. But a disappointing finish has fired up her determination to try again — and do better.

Nov 28, 2016

Video Takes Esports Fans Out to the Game Through Live Streaming

Cheers flooded Room 101 of Waggener Hall on a recent Thursday. Dozens of students screamed at the projector screen at the front of the room at the University of Texas at Austin. Armed with a massive golden hammer, a warrior charged at another wielding a futuristic laser gun. She slammed her hammer into the ground, […]

Nov 18, 2016

Learning to Play from a Wheelchair, One Shot at a Time

A former Austin high school athlete takes on the challenge of wheelchair athletics.

Nov 18, 2016

A Quiet Place of Rest for One of Texas’ — and Baseball’s — Best

Roger Hornsby’s grave in eastern Travis County is marked by a plain memorial with no mention of his baseball accomplishments. But fans come regularly to visit the site where a legend is buried.

Nov 10, 2016

Austin Juggler Finds the Meaning of Life Up in the Air

David Nayer considers himself the Nolan Ryan of juggling. He’s been at it for more than four decades, and practices regularly at the Austin Recreation Center.

May 22, 2016

History Professor Kickstarts Soccer Club at San Antonio Community College

For David Galindo, winning wasn’t his main priority this year. The 27-year-old history professor at Northwest Vista College was happy just to see his school put a team on the field.

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