July 10 – Fort Worth native Ben Hogan played in the British Open only one time, making the trip across the pond for the 1953 Open Championship…
July 9 – The FIFA World Cup is a wildly popular international event in which the United States Men’s National Team, uncharacteristically, is a…
July 8 – Joe Morgan is most often associated with the Cincinnati Reds’ “Big Red Machine” and is also known to many as a longtime ESPN broadcaster.
July 7 – Lee Trevino was already having an excellent year in 1971 when he arrived at Royal Birkdale Golf Club for The Open Championship.
July 5 – Zina Garrison entered Wimbledon in 1990 as the fifth seed, but she played like she wanted the title.
July 4 – The Galveston Giant Jack Johnson was one of Texas’ pioneers in leading African Americans into mainstream American sports.
July 3 – Chuck McKinley enjoyed a brief and amazingly successful tennis career that saw him play in world class events during and immediately …
July 2 — The Houston Astros signed Cesar Cedeno of the Dominican Republic in 1967 when he was 16 years old. And whatever they saw in him as a …
These days, one of the pitfalls of achieving fame in any field is that your life gets summarized succinctly by your Wikipedia page.
June 30 – In 2005, the Texas Rangers were five years away from fielding the kind of complete team that made back-to-back World Series appearan…
June 29 – The United States Football League had a short and goofy history, but it included memorable moments and big names in the state of Texas.
June 27 – Texans Lori McNeil and Zina Garrison made their mark in pro tennis both on the singles court and playing together in doubles.
June 26 – The University of Texas baseball program has a unique history in that the Longhorns had four coaches who guided the program for a co…
June 25 – When the San Antonio Spurs won the lottery for the first pick of the 1997 NBA Draft it began one of the great championship ascents i…
June 24 – Babe Didrikson Zaharias would be unique among American athletes if she had retired after winning her first women’s golf major in 1940.
June 23 – Rogers Hornsby was born in Winters, Texas, in 1896 and grew up in Fort Worth before he embarked on a Hall of Fame baseball career at…
June 22 – Hakeem Olajuwon was the phenomenon that defined basketball in Texas from the time he arrived at the University of Houston in 1980 an…
June 21 – Some golfers wear the tag “best player to have never won a major” for years before finally coming through and shaking it.
June 20 – McKinney-born and Austin-raised, Tom Kite was the perfect picture of a golfer in the 1980s and 90s, before golfers were marketed as …
June 16 – Dallas native and former El Paso club pro Lee Trevino arrived on the scene with a bang as his first of 29 pro victories came at the …
June 15 – Tim Duncan came very close to a quadruple-double when his San Antonio Spurs were closing out a series win against the New Jersey Net…
June 14 – The University of Texas baseball program has the kind of history that takes a back seat to no one as it boasts 36 College World Seri…
June 13 – Texas A&M put together a dominating run in the team standings of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the late 2000…
June 12 – Clint Dempsey scored 57 international goals as a member of the U.S. Men’s National Team and is the only American to find the back of…
June 11 – Ben Hogan’s golf career would have been Hall of Fame worthy even if it had ended in 1949, which it almost did.
June 10 – Pitchers have a variety of ways of showing their toughness. Sometimes it’s pitching out of a bases-loaded jam. And then, of course, …
June 9 – The Dallas Mavericks entered Game 5 of the 2011 NBA Finals tied at 2 in the best-of-seven series with the Miami Heat.
June 8 – Since taking over as Texas Tech’s head baseball coach in 2013, Tim Tadlock has compiled a 297-149 record, won three Big 12 titles and…
June 7 – The UTEP men’s track and field program has a long and rich history that includes 20 combined national championships in cross country,…
June 6 – Midway alumnus Casey Fossum pitched for nine seasons in Major League Baseball, splitting his time in the big leagues between five dif…
June 5 – The Dallas Baptist University baseball team has been a constant contender for its conference championship and a regular in the NCAA T…
June 4 – The Baylor softball team went to the Women’s College World Series for the second time and they were intent on staying around for a wh…
June 3 – Jordan Spieth went from being a hotshot teenage amateur to a major winner in five years, so it’s easy to forget he also had one great…
June 2 – Waco native Lance Berkman had a baseball career made in Texas and for Texan teams that can best just about anyone this side of Nolan Ryan.
June 1 – Texas A&M had lost to Florida earlier in the day at the 2008 Women’s College World Series, but Aggies pitcher Megan Gibson wasn’t…
May 30 – For a while, the Rice baseball team joined that of the University of Texas as the gold standard from the Lone Star State.
May 29 – A.J. Foyt was born and raised in Houston, but he dropped out of high school to work on and race cars.
May 28 – Baylor women’s tennis star Zuzana Zemenova achieved many accolades and high rankings during her college career, but her brightest shi…
May 27 — The San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks engaged in a few epic postseason battles in the early 2000s as the Spurs annually competed…
May 26 – Shouts of joy rang out from Getterman Stadium and across University Parks Drive as the Baylor softball team reached the promised land.
May 25 — Kentuckian golfer Kenny Perry’s career took flight when he was in his 40s as he claimed 11 of his 14 career titles in the 2000s.
May 24 — As the sport of softball came on the scene at the NCAA level in the 1980s, Texas A&M pitcher Shawn Andaya emerged as one of its f…
May 22 – In some ways, The Colonial is a unique stop on the PGA Tour. It’s Fort Worth’s own party, set among the idyllic, old-school Texas gol…
May 21 — The Houston Rockets mobbed Ralph Sampson after he pulled off the perfect catch-and-shoot to eliminate the Los Angeles Lakers in five …
May 20 — Baylor softball pitcher Cristin Vitek stepped into the circle on a Thursday morning, May 20, 2004, and commenced with a legendary per…
May 18 — Tiger Woods has lifted trophies all over the globe during his stellar run of 82 career professional victories. But rarely has Tiger w…
May 17 – Dirk Nowitzki played 21 seasons for the Dallas Mavericks and gave myriad sparkling performances.
May 16 – The UIL State Track and Field Meet is annually a grand stage for some of the top high school athletic performances in the country.
May 15 – Jose Bautista got more than he bargained for when he slid in hard to try to take out Rangers’ second baseman Rougned Odor.
May 14 — Few athletes in Central Texas or anywhere in the state can boast the kind of medal collection that Fairfield’s Nanceen Perry gathered…
May 13 – The San Antonio Spurs entered the 1999 playoffs as the top seed in the Western Conference and proceeded to play up to and beyond that…
May 12 – Kathy Whitworth enjoyed a level of success on the golf course that is almost unrivaled among Texan men or women golfers.
May 11 – Before Robert Griffin III was a Heisman Trophy winner, before he was RG3, before he revitalized Baylor football, in fact even before …
May 10 – Tim Duncan will go into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this summer with a list of career accolades taller than his 6-f…
May 9 – Texas Tech’s baseball renaissance under current head coach Tim Tadlock has produced three Big 12 championships in the last four seasons.
May 8 — Randy Matson was an imposing athlete as a basketball player and track star at Texas A&M in the 1960s.
May 7 – Willie Shoemaker was born in Fabens, Texas, in 1931, a very small baby who would grow up to be a diminutive man.
May 6 – Kerry Wood, a Grand Prairie High product who signed to play college baseball at McLennan but instead went straight into the Chicago Cu…
May 5 – Clyde Drexler joined the Houston Rockets party when it was already running at full tilt in the 1994-95 season.
May 4 – Sally Kipyego, a native of Kenya who ran collegiately at Texas Tech, quickly filled up a trophy case with titles in her college career.
May 3 – On the court, the Dallas Mavericks’ revival of the early 2000s was led by the triumvirate of Dirk Nowitzki, Steve Nash and Michael Finley.
May 2 — Long before Kawhi Leonard, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili or David Robinson led San Antonio to a world championships, George “Iceman” Gervi…
May 1 — Nolan Ryan tossed seven no-hitters in his 27-season Major League Baseball career. For the first one, he was wearing a California Angel…
April 28 – Tennis star Andy Roddick could have a bumper sticker on his car that proclaims “I’m not from Texas, but I got here as quick as I co…
April 27 – Fred Couples isn’t a Texan. He’s from Seattle. But it’s OK if Texans want to claim him and he reciprocates.
April 26 – The Dallas Mavericks came into the NBA before the start of the 1980-81 season as an expansion team and, as such, suffered growing p…
April 24 – The Texas Rangers won the bid to sign Yu Darvish to his first Major League contract in December of 2011 and then signed him to a $6…
April 22 — Few tournaments in college golf history can match the star power of the 1979 Southwest Conference championship event when SMU’s Pay…
Long before the Texas Rangers planned and built an indoor outdoor stadium, or moved into a new throwback-style ballpark, Major League Baseball…
April 20 – Equestrian has been a varsity sport at the intercollegiate level since 2002 and in 2007 it took on an especially Texan look.