Moments after Quincy Russell signed his letter of intent to play at the University of Texas next season, the Sam Houston High School cheerleaders — all eight of them, along with the Hurricane mascot — began a chant of “Way to go Quincy, way to go!” as his mother, Clarice Russell, fought back tears during what she called “one of the proudest moments of [her] life.”
National signing day is all about donning ball caps and smiling for the camera, pens, papers and fax machines. It’s a day of speculation, projection, and proclamation that takes over ESPN airwaves and Twitter.
Texas welcomes another top recruiting class this fall, full of players from the Austin, Dallas and Houston areas. The two major metropolitan areas, plus the state capital, send recruits to the University year in and year out and are usually well represented on the Longhorns’ roster. This year, however, another large city will be well represented in the recruiting class — San Antonio.
Gaze onto the court at Covington Middle School in southwest Austin on a Sunday afternoon, and you will see something a little strange: Ten fourth and fifth graders play a full-length game of basketball without dribbling.
Just as a wintry blast and frigid temperatures hit Austin, the Longhorns travel to the Amer Ari Invitational in Hawaii for a three-day tournament beginning today at the Waikoloa King’s Course in Kohala Coast.
Expectations are high for the Texas men’s tennis team this year. The Longhorns are expected to make another run to the Final Four and compete for a national championship, and sophomore Ben Chen is one of the young players already proving himself.
As he waited for his former college roommate Marcus Cousin to finish showering after Saturday’s 105-103 overtime win against New Mexico, newly acquired Austin Toros guard Aubrey Coleman stressed the importance of their relationship.
Superhero movies have been a growing trend in Hollywood the past decade. Some of the more popular franchises — Batman, Superman and Spiderman — have recently been rebooted; furnished with a fresh cast of actors, writers and directors to give the fans the best experience possible.