By Jhair Romero June 5, 2019 Leroy Burrell (left) has been at the helms of the track and field program for 21 years. | Courtesy of UH Athletics The Texas Sports Hall of Fame announced on Wednesday that track and field head coach Leroy Burrell will be on the organization’s class of 2020 primary induction ballot. Burrell, a former Houston sprinter, long jumper and 100-meter dash world record holder, has coached the Cougars for 21 years and is, according to assistant coach and former UH sprinter Carl Lewis, one of the “hottest” coaches in the nation.The one-time Olympic gold medalist has lead Houston to a combined 42 conference championships in his time as head of the program and was inducted into the University’s Hall of Honor in 2000. His induction ceremony, should he be elected, will take place March 28, 2020. [email protected] Tags: Leroy Burrell, Texas Sports Hall of Fame … [Read more...] about Burrell selected for Texas Sports Hall of Fame primary ballot
Dripping Springs second baseman Camille Corona was among area softball players to earn all-state honors from the Texas Sports Writers Association.. NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN While Hutto’s softball team may have missed the Class 5A playoffs this past season, no one missed the achievements of sophomore catcher Macy McRight, who earned a spot on the Texas Sports Writers Association all-state first team. McRight, District 19-5A’s offensive most valuable player, hit .540 with six home runs and 35 RBIs. McRight may be the only Austin-area softball player to earn first-team honors in any classification from the TSWA, but she had plenty of local company on the all-state teams. Dripping Springs had two players – pitcher Logan Hulon and second baseman Camille Corona – on the Class 5A second team. Hulon, a junior pledged to Houston, earned pitcher of the year honors in District 26-5A after compiling a 17-6 record with a 0.62 ERA and 286 strikeouts. Classmate Corona, a … [Read more...] about Handful of area softball players earn all-state honors from Texas sports writers
By Fernando Ramirez Updated 10:37 am CDT, Monday, October 8, 2018 >>> See our pick of the best and worst Texas sports mascots. >>> See our pick of the best and worst Texas sports mascots. Photo: Getty Images Toro - Houston Texans Surprise! Did you know the Texans have an official mascot that isn't J.J Watt? We sure didn't, so that makes Toro an underrated, rare mascot. Our score: 9/10 Toro - Houston Texans Surprise! Did you know the Texans have an official mascot that isn't J.J Watt? We sure didn't, so that makes Toro an underrated, rare mascot. Our score: 9/10 Photo: Karen Warren/Staff Photographer Rowdy - Dallas Cowboys Rowdy is pretty sick, he's a quintessential Texan who sports a large pair of boots and even larger cowboy hat. Still, no one can rightfully call themselves a cowboy without a trusty horse. We think the … [Read more...] about Which Texas sports teams have the best mascots?
By Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle Published 2:41 pm CST, Friday, February 22, 2019 Texas A&M running back Trayveon Williams rushes downfield against North Carolina State during the first half of the Gator Bowl NCAA college football game Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla. (James Gilbert/The Florida Times-Union via AP) less Texas A&M running back Trayveon Williams rushes downfield against North Carolina State during the first half of the Gator Bowl NCAA college football game Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla. (James ... more Photo: James Gilbert/Associated Press Photo: James Gilbert/Associated Press Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close Image 1 of 7 Texas A&M running back Trayveon Williams rushes downfield against North Carolina State during the first half … [Read more...] about Texas A&M RB Trayveon Williams excited about NFL scouting combine
By Peter Dawson, Chron.com / Houston Chronicle Published 9:59 am CDT, Thursday, June 13, 2019 Houston athletes are set to make big bucks in 2019. Same goes for other professional athletes with ties to the Lone Star State. But who earned the most and where do they rank in Forbes' latest list of highest-paid athletes in the world? On Texas Sports Nation: Does John McClain believe Nick Caserio be Texans' next GM? The publication has been compiling this list for close to three decades. And Tiger Woods has claimed the top spot the most times (12). As such, only seven athletes have landed in the top spot since 1990. This year, soccer legend Lionel Messi became the second soccer player ever (Cristiano Ronaldo was the first) and the eighth athlete in the last three decades to claim first place. And while the top 10 was heavy on international sports stars, athletes from Texas could be found in the top 100. Click through the slideshow above to see which athletes with … [Read more...] about These are the highest-paid Houston and Texas athletes