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It has been 37 years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Renée Richards be allowed by the USTA to play women's tennis. Someone had better tell CrossFit. Last week, the organization was sued for discrimination by Chloie Jönsson, a transgender woman. More»
Michael Sam grew up in the small community of Hitchcock, Texas, where everybody remembers a courageous kid who overcame incredible odds to become a football star. To them, Sam isn't just another hometown hero -- he's a trailblazer. More»
For years, politicians and some policy organizations have perpetuated the claim that the Super Bowl attracts sex trafficking. Despite evidence to the contrary, this sensational narrative -- crime, sex, money and The Big Game -- persists. More»
To talk about race at the University of Texas isn't to talk about distant history. It's about the present. And Charlie Strong's hiring as head coach of the Longhorns may represent a significant step into changing a tired old narrative around. More»
It took 20 years after his retirement for Texas coach Darrell Royal's name to be added to Texas Memorial Stadium. Mack Brown has earned his spot alongside that legendary icon, but how long will it take for Longhorn fans to realize it? More»
Formula One is one of the most popular sports in the world, but few Americans even know that there's a race in the States. That's partially because there are no great American F1 racers, but as the tour comes to Texas, one young driver is trying to change that. More»
Alabama coach Nick Saban probably isn't going to leave Tuscaloosa for Austin any time soon, but if he does, there's certainly appeal in doing so. Whether it's ego, recruiting, prestige or something from the heavens, Saban might find Texas to his liking. More»
Crimson Tide games are usually such blowouts that students rarely want to stay for all four quarters, and it's become a major campus issue. But for Nick Saban, it's more than just a stadium concern, because he worries that it may affect his recruiting efforts. More»
A 91-0 Texas high school football score turned heads last week when a parent of the losing Western Hills team filed a bullying complaint against Aledo High. The charge was cleared, and all this action accomplished was trivializing the serious problem of bullying. More»
When MMA fighter Bec Hyatt, currently under contract with Invicta, closed out the last of four eBay auctions of her fight-worn gear, some thought she was capitalizing on a pervert market. But that just exposed the hypersexualizing of female athletes. More»
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