Someone always has a one-liner holstered and ready.
Baylor’s only Heisman Trophy winner, the all-time leading scorer in the history of women’s college basketball, and the star of the Lady Bears’ first national championship team are among the 32 men and women who have made the ballot for the 2020 class of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
Every new class that enters the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame has a unique makeup and feel that’s defined by the individuals who are honored.
As 34-year-old Adrian Peterson prepares for his 13th NFL season, his nickname “All Day” becomes more and more fitting with each sunrise.
Eighteen out of 22. That’s the record of Scott Phillips, Texas high school football coach. In 22 years of coaching, he took his teams to the playoffs in 18 of those seasons. While that may be impressive, it could have very easily been 21 of 22 seasons, but that’s part of the story.
Texan pride is an unmistakable thing, and anyone who has lived in the state for any length of time is imbued with at least a bit of it. Sometimes it shows up in a, “Yeah, we’re bigger and better than you” type of swagger, and why not? It’s a pretty great place.
The members of the 2018 induction class sat together at a long table inside the Tom Landry Theater on Saturday afternoon at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Each in turn gave humble and gracious answers to the press conference moderator’s questions.
Jill Sterkel is the living embodiment of the idea of, “I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could.”
On Aug. 27, 2010, Houston’s Wheeler Baptist Church overflowed with more than 1,000 people who came to pay their last respects to Johnny Bailey.