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Transgender Man Finds Community on Austin Woman’s Football Team

Battling issues of gender identity, depression and an estranged father, Kaelyn Daxton found his second family in a women’s contact football team.

Competitive Esports Burgeoning Among Small Texas Colleges

Fielding an esports team can help colleges recruit top students in STEM fields.

Austin’s Professional Soccer Team May Spur Increase in Youth Soccer Participation

Soccer aficionados say that the addition of a professional soccer team in Austin, coupled with the 2019 Women’s World Cup this summer and a gradual shift away from American football, may spur more young people in Central Texas to take up soccer.

Austin Women Find Camaraderie on the Gridiron

The Outlaws is an all-women’s full-contact football team that has played in Austin for nearly 20 years.

Jul 27, 2020

Cedar Park’s Jeremiah Chambers Overcame Long Odds to Achieve Football Stardom at Abilene Christian

 

May 20, 2019

Texas Tennis Fights Through Scandal to Win First National Title

After losing their coach in the wake of a college admissions scandal, UT-Austin’s men’s tennis team won its first national championship.

May 14, 2019

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.

Apr 04, 2019

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.

Apr 02, 2019

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.

Jan 29, 2019

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.

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