Hakeem Olajuwon Was Something Else In College, Man

Today the NBA played the league’s first-ever game in Africa, pitting “Team World” against “Team Africa” in Johannesburg. The game—which managed to be largely boring, yet still a breath of fresh air in the final dog days of summer—was won by Team World, 101-97, and featured one nostalgic and genuinely cool moment when… » 8/01/15 2:25pm 8/01/15 2:25pm

Why Texas State Got A 16th-Place Vote In The AP Poll

For the time being, the Texas State Bobcats are the only team to be undefeated in their FBS history. Sure, they're just 1-0 all-time, joining the WAC this season after 23 years in the I-AA/FCS Southland conference. But that one was a stylish one. It was a 30-13 walloping of Houston, in Houston, that forced the… » 9/05/12 11:20am 9/05/12 11:20am

Houston, We Have A Compound Fracture

As someone old enough to remember seeing "The Theisman Incident" on live TV, I like to consider myself an aficionado of horrifying bone-melting leg injuries. If you were watching the gridiron donnybrook between Houston and Marshall last night—and really, why would you be?—you witnessed one that will certainly get its… » 10/29/08 10:00am 10/29/08 10:00am