football http://kut.org en Dallas Cowboy Teaches Pflugerville Kids About Healthy Breakfast http://kut.org/post/dallas-cowboy-teaches-pflugerville-kids-about-healthy-breakfast <p>Some kids in Pflugerville got a special, guest visitor today. George Selvie, Dallas Cowboys Defensive End, was at Ruth Barron Elementary Thursday morning encouraging kids to eat a healthy breakfast.</p><p>"It's important for us because, as in recent years, they're saying now kids are obese so having the opportunity with Fuel Up to Play 60 to come out here and talk to the kids, letting them know that eating healthy is great, you know their gonna try to go out there and do it," said Selvie.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 02:09:11 +0000 Lynn Romero 10048 at http://kut.org Dallas Cowboy Teaches Pflugerville Kids About Healthy Breakfast Openly Gay NFL Prospect Michael Sam is a Texas Native http://kut.org/post/openly-gay-nfl-prospect-michael-sam-texas-native <p>Last night, former Missouri Tigers defensive end Michael Sam announced he is gay. Sam came out during <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/10/sports/michael-sam-college-football-star-says-he-is-gay-ahead-of-nfl-draft.html?_r=0">an interview with <em>The New York Times</em></a>. If a team drafts Sam this spring and signs him, he will become the first openly gay active player in National Football League history.</p><p>There's a Texas connection to this national story: Sam is a native Texan, who attended <a href="http://www.hitchcockisd.org/vnews/display.v/SEC/High%20School">Hitchcock High School</a> in Galveston County. Sam earned first-team All-District honors as a senior in 2008, as both a defensive end and an offensive lineman.</p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:17:40 +0000 KUT Staff 9747 at http://kut.org Openly Gay NFL Prospect Michael Sam is a Texas Native In Shocking Upset, Auburn Beats Alabama With A Historic Play http://kut.org/post/shocking-upset-auburn-beats-alabama-historic-play <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXze67n4X7M</p> Sun, 01 Dec 2013 17:46:06 +0000 9292 at http://kut.org In Shocking Upset, Auburn Beats Alabama With A Historic Play The Annual Fantasy Football Blitzkrieg Has Arrived http://kut.org/post/annual-fantasy-football-blitzkrieg-has-arrived <p>That thunderous gallop you hear isn’t your imagination:it’s the sound of millions of Americans rushing breathlessly to their computer and television screens. It happens every year – and every year the stampede grows louder.</p><p>It’s the beginning of fantasy football season.</p><p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 20:46:21 +0000 Roy Varney 8533 at http://kut.org The Annual Fantasy Football Blitzkrieg Has Arrived Alamo Bowl Promoted to Top Big 12 Contest http://kut.org/post/alamo-bowl-promoted-top-big-12-contest <p>The <a href="http://www.valeroalamobowl.com/main/">Alamo Bowl</a> could soon be the biggest game in the Big 12 bowl season under a new six-year deal with the Pac-12 announced Friday.</p><p>Next year, top ranked Big 12 and Pac-12 contenders outside the new four-team college football playoff will face off in the bowl game that started in 1993. The Cotton Bowl had previously been the signature game for Big 12 teams that didn't make the Bowl Championship Series.</p><p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 19:38:43 +0000 KUT Staff 8045 at http://kut.org Alamo Bowl Promoted to Top Big 12 Contest UT Football Great Vince Young Graduates http://kut.org/post/ut-football-great-vince-young-graduates <p></p><p>Former Longhorn quarterback Vince Young graduated from the University of Texas at Austin Friday with a bachelor’s degree in Youth and Community Studies. He <a href="https://twitter.com/VinceYoung/status/335456638100180992">Tweeted a blurry photo </a>of himself receiving his diploma and <a href="https://twitter.com/VinceYoung/status/335388232244142080">thanked</a>&nbsp;"everyone who supported me through the good and bad."</p><p> Fri, 17 May 2013 23:54:33 +0000 Nathan Bernier 7788 at http://kut.org UT Football Great Vince Young Graduates Cowboys Reach 6-Year, $108 Million Deal With Quarterback Tony Romo http://kut.org/post/cowboys-reach-6-year-108m-deal-quarterback-tony-romo The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a 6-year deal worth $108 million with quarterback Tony Romo.<p>The team's website reports the deal has not been signed, but agreed-to terms stipulate that $55 million of that is guaranteed.<p><a href="http://www.dallascowboys.com/news/article-NickEatman/Romo-Agrees-To-Extension-For-Six-Year-108-Million/95311cb2-c82f-4c70-926a-62613f90715a">Dallascowboys.com reports</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"The contract pays Romo more than $17 million per season, putting him just outside the top five among highest-paid quarterbacks in the league. Sat, 30 Mar 2013 00:16:37 +0000 7156 at http://kut.org Cowboys Reach 6-Year, $108 Million Deal With Quarterback Tony Romo Bill Lets College Football Playoffs Tap Major Events Trust Fund http://kut.org/post/bill-lets-college-football-playoffs-tap-major-events-trust-fund <p>Public subsidies could attract college football playoffs to Texas.</p><p>A public hearing will be held Thursday on a <a href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/Search/DocViewer.aspx?K2DocKey=odbc%3a%2f%2fTLO%2fTLO.dbo.vwCurrBillDocs%2f83%2fR%2fH%2fB%2f01019%2f1%2fB%40TloCurrBillDocs&amp;QueryText=hb+1019&amp;HighlightType=1">bill</a> that would modify the language of the major event trust fund to include the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) football post-season playoff or championship game. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 14:34:58 +0000 Marissa Barnett 6864 at http://kut.org Bill Lets College Football Playoffs Tap Major Events Trust Fund Why Texas Might Limit Full-Contact Football Practice http://kut.org/post/why-texas-might-limit-full-contact-football-practice <p>With all &nbsp;the talk of football player safety at the professional level, it's not surprising that some Texas lawmakers are talking about requiring more precautions for younger athletes.</p><p>Texas currently allows 30 days of full-contact practice for high school and middle school athletes, but this could soon change.</p><p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:45:00 +0000 Austin Feldman 6479 at http://kut.org Why Texas Might Limit Full-Contact Football Practice Lights Out, It Was a Memorable Super Bowl http://kut.org/post/lights-out-it-was-memorable-super-bowl There was a 108-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.<p>A last-minute drive that could have won the game for San Francisco.<p>An MVP performance by Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco.<p>And, of course, Beyoncé's halftime show. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:58:18 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 6446 at http://kut.org Lights Out, It Was a Memorable Super Bowl More Tears for Notre Dame's 'Fake Tragedy' Than a Real Girl's Death? http://kut.org/post/more-tears-notre-dames-fake-tragedy-real-girls-death The bizarre story of Notre Dame star linebacker Manti Te'o and the girlfriend he now says never existed has <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/01/18/169691337/teo-spoke-of-girlfriend-as-if-she-existed-after-he-supposedly-learned-of-hoax" target="_blank">exploded on to news sites and TV channels this week</a>.<p>With it has come criticism aimed at the school for what some see as a double standard. Notre Dame is strongly supporting Te'o — school officials say they've investigated and that he's the victim of a hoax. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 22:55:14 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 6259 at http://kut.org More Tears for Notre Dame's 'Fake Tragedy' Than a Real Girl's Death? It's Aggies vs. Sooners in the Cotton Bowl Tonight http://kut.org/post/its-aggies-vs-sooners-cotton-bowl-tonight <p>Two of UT’s biggest rivals - past and present - go head-to-head tonight.</p><p>The ninth-ranked Aggies face off against the No. 11 Oklahoma Sooners in the <a href="http://www.attcottonbowl.com/home/">Cotton Bowl Classic</a> this evening. It’s a battle for conference pride. Oklahoma will try to score a victory for the Big 12 over the SEC.</p><p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 18:51:46 +0000 Tyler Pratt 6062 at http://kut.org It's Aggies vs. Sooners in the Cotton Bowl Tonight Pa. Gov. Suing NCAA To Stop Penn State Sex Abuse Sanctions http://kut.org/post/pa-gov-suing-ncaa-stop-penn-state-sex-abuse-sanctions Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R), says the NCAA badly overreached itself when it imposed punitive financial sanctions on Penn State over the handling of sexual predator and former Penn State assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky. Wed, 02 Jan 2013 18:00:51 +0000 Korva Coleman, NPR 6031 at http://kut.org Pa. Gov. Suing NCAA To Stop Penn State Sex Abuse Sanctions NFL Players' 'Bountygate' Suspensions Vacated http://kut.org/post/nfl-players-bountygate-suspensions-vacated The <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/05/02/151857448/nfl-suspends-four-players-one-for-full-season-over-saints-bounties" target="_blank">four NFL players who were fined and given multi-game suspensions</a> for their alleged parts in the New Orleans Saints' "bountygate" scheme that paid bonuses for injuring opposing players have had their punishments vacated, the league says.<p><a href="http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000109646/article/paul-tagliabue-vacates-new-orleans-saints-bounty-suspensions" target="_blank">According to NFL.com</a>, "former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagli Tue, 11 Dec 2012 19:58:34 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 5877 at http://kut.org NFL Players' 'Bountygate' Suspensions Vacated Sorry, A&M Fans: The UT Tower Wasn’t Lit Up for Johnny Football http://kut.org/post/sorry-am-fans-ut-tower-wasn-t-lit-johnny-football <p>On Saturday night, following Texas A&amp;M quarterback <a href="http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8727326/johnny-manziel-texas-aggies-wins-2012-heisman-trophy">Johnny&nbsp;Manziel’s&nbsp;Heisman win</a>, some Aggies got so carried away by their excitement that they saw the man called “Johnny Football” everywhere.</p><p>The University of Texas’s <a href="http://www.utexas.edu/commencement/2012/fall/schedule.html">December graduation</a> also took place on Saturday.&nbsp; It’s the university’s tradition to light the clock tower orange, with the windows lit to form the class year of the graduates.&nbsp; So Saturday night, the clock tower bore a giant 12, in honor of the 2012 graduating class.</p><p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 16:44:27 +0000 Kelli Ainsworth 5860 at http://kut.org Sorry, A&M Fans: The UT Tower Wasn’t Lit Up for Johnny Football Will Johnny Manziel Be the First Freshman Heisman Winner? http://kut.org/post/will-johnny-manziel-be-first-freshman-heisman-winner <p><a href="http://www.heisman.com/index.php">The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award</a>, a 13.5-inch tall bronze trophy weighing 25 pounds, has been awarded to the most outstanding player in college football since 1935.</p><p>The Heisman, probably the most recognized individual award in all of sports, has had many suitors this college football season –&nbsp;but&nbsp;few as electrifying as the finalists: Texas A&amp;M quarterback <a href="http://www.aggieathletics.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=27300&amp;ATCLID=205236136">Johnny Manziel</a>, Notre Dame linebacker <a href="http://www.und.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/teo_manti00.html">Manti Te'o</a> and Kansas State quarterback <a href="http://www.kstatesports.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/klein_collin00.html">Collin Klein</a>.</p><p>Of the three finalists Manziel – <a href="http://www.marketplace.org/topics/business/johnny-football-name-sparks-field-battle">a.k.a. Johnny Football</a> – is the favorite to win college football's most prestigious award on Saturday night in Manhattan. If Manziel does win he would be the first freshman to win the Heisman and the first Texas A&amp;M player since halfback John David Crow won the school's only Heisman in 1957.</p><p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 18:19:38 +0000 Hady Karl Mawajdeh 5814 at http://kut.org Will Johnny Manziel Be the First Freshman Heisman Winner? Not Without Honor: Reagan High Football Gunning For $25K Grant http://kut.org/post/not-without-honor-reagan-high-football-gunning-25k-grant <p><em><strong>Correction</strong>: Voting ends Thursday, Nov. 15, at midnight. KUT News has since corrected this post.&nbsp;</em></p><p>Reagan High School’s football team is in the running for a $25,000 grant.</p><p>The Reagan Raiders are currently bringing up third place in <em><a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/specials/underdogs/index.html">Sports Illustrated’s </a></em><a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/specials/underdogs/index.html">“Underdogs” competition</a>. An online video series highlighting struggling high school football teams that push on despite the odds, Reagan’s installment in the “Underdogs” series – “<a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/specials/underdogs/episode-3.html">The Long Road Back</a>” – documents the school’s attempt to rebuild.</p><p>The Raiders took home state championships in 1967, 1968 and 1970. But recent years haven’t been as kind to the team, which went 0-10 in 2011. “The Long Road Back” follows new coach Keith Carey and his team as they attempt to rebuild.</p><p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 22:58:20 +0000 Wells Dunbar 5641 at http://kut.org Not Without Honor: Reagan High Football Gunning For $25K Grant With Bowl Bid, Houston Dreams of Being 'Super' Once More http://kut.org/post/bowl-bid-houston-dreams-being-super-once-more <p>The City of Houston has been selected as one of two finalists to host Super Bowl LI in February 2017.</p><p>At the <a href="http://nfllabor.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/10-16-12-nfl-fall-owners-meeting-goodell-mark-wilf-and-art-rooney-ii.pdf">NFL’s Fall Meeting</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/nflcommish">NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell</a> announced that San Francisco and South Florida will duke it out for the opportunity to host the NFL’s 50th Super Bowl, Super Bowl L, in 2016. Goodell says the losing city will compete with Houston for the chance to host Super Bowl LI.</p><p>NFL owners will <a href="https://twitter.com/HoustonTexans/status/258634732538056704">vote on the two Super Bowl sites</a> during league meetings in Boston next May.</p><p>Houston’s bid is being lead by the <a href="http://www.houstontexans.com/index.html">Texans</a>, the <a href="http://www.visithoustontexas.com/">Greater Houston Convention and Visitor Bureau</a>, the <a href="http://www.houstonsports.org/">Harris County – Sports Authority</a> and <a href="http://reliantpark.com/">Reliant Park</a>.</p><p>Texans president Jamey Rootes&nbsp;says <a href="http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Houston-one-of-two-finalists-to-host-Super-Bowl-LI/cbabe5b9-b447-4ea6-8fc4-e5986c565cc4">Houston should feel good about their chances to host the Super Bowl in 2017</a>. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 13:17:44 +0000 Hady Karl Mawajdeh 5369 at http://kut.org With Bowl Bid, Houston Dreams of Being 'Super' Once More We Have A Ruling: NFL Referees Are Returning To The Field http://kut.org/post/we-have-ruling-nfl-referees-are-returning-field The not-so-long, not-so-much of a national nightmare is over.<p>Regular NFL officials will be on the field starting with tonight's game now that the league and its referees union have <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/09/27/161856699/nfl-reaches-tentative-deal-with-referees" target="_blank">reached tentative agreement on a new, eight-year contract</a>.<p>The news that football fans have been anxiously waiting to hear came around midnight last night. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 13:03:59 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 5178 at http://kut.org We Have A Ruling: NFL Referees Are Returning To The Field After Uproar, No Signal NFL Refs Will Be Back Soon http://kut.org/post/after-uproar-no-signal-nfl-refs-will-be-back-soon Though the nation's football fans — <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=161759930" target="_blank">from President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney</a> to the average couch quarterback — are begging the two sides to settle their contract dispute so that regular NFL referees can come back to work, there seems to be no clear reason to think that's going to happen in time for this week's games.<p><em>Pardon the Interruption</em> co-host Tony Kornheiser <a href="http://espn.go.com/espnradio/play?id=8425808" target="_blank">is convinced</a> that Monday Wed, 26 Sep 2012 15:35:29 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 5169 at http://kut.org After Uproar, No Signal NFL Refs Will Be Back Soon