March 12, 2004 |
Stacy Stephens made a short fadeaway to seal the game with 35 seconds left, and second-ranked Texas (28-3) beat No. 14 Baylor (24-8) by 63-59 last night in Dallas to earn a second straight appearance in the Big Twelve Conference tournament championship game. Stephens finished with 16 points for the Longhorns. She got into foul trouble early in the second half and took just two shots after the break, but the last one, a twisting shot in the paint, put Texas up, 61-57. Texas also got 19 points from Nina Norman, who was 8 for 12 from the field.
June 23, 2005 |
Chance Wheeless homered leading off the bottom of the ninth inning to give Texas a 4-3 victory over Baylor last night and send the Longhorns into the championship round of the College World Series, which begins Saturday. Wheeless, who had made an error that helped Baylor take a 3-2 lead in the seventh, sent a long drive to right off reliever Ryan LaMotta. The Longhorns, unbeaten in three CWS games, tied the game at 3-all in the eighth when Nick Peoples ran over Baylor catcher Josh Ford in a violent collision at the plate to score on a sacrifice fly. J. Brent Cox was the winner in relief for Texas, which is in the CWS for the 32nd time, a record.
March 31, 1986 |
Last year, it was the Villanova men's basketball team that performed magic here at Rupp Arena. Yesterday, the artistry belonged to the University of Texas women. Unlike the Wildcats, the new NCAA champions are no miracle bunch. You simply do not say that about a team that was ranked No. 1 ever since the first preseason story was written. But the Longhorns, who completed a perfect 34-0 season with a 97-81 victory over No. 3 Southern California (31-5), still must be called special.
October 17, 2010 |
ARLINGTON, Texas - Less than 24 hours after a disheartening defeat in which Texas squandered a five-run lead, the Rangers made a statement that the American League Championship Series may be competitive after all. Jumping to a 5-0 advantage for the second straight game, Texas evened the best-of-seven ALCS with a 7-2 win Saturday over the Yankees at Rangers Ballpark here. The Rangers now head to New York for Game 3 on Monday with their pitching ace - former Phillies lefthander Cliff Lee - taking the mound.
October 3, 2008
I LOVED Signe Wilkinson's "Red Square 2008" cartoon about the bailout turning us all into Marxists. I double extra loved it - like I often do with your cartoons. Thank you for all the scribbling and coloring you do. Your life has meaning if it's measured in how many people say, "Oh, that's it, that's so good!" when they see your cartoons. My dad always looks at your cartoons every day or so on GoComics.com. This campaign year seems to be following the storyline of Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles.
July 18, 1988 |
Leave it to Ann Richards, the treasurer of the state of Texas, to cut to the core of the matter when asked what she thinks about being asked to speak to countless millions on prime-time television on the first day of the Democratic National Convention. "I think about the time I threw up at my first dance," she said. When, at a little bit before 9:30 tonight, Americans tune in for the keynote address - traditionally the image-setting act of a national convention - they will meet a drawling "good ol' gal" from Waco, Texas, with the wit of a stand-up comic and, depending on the side she wants to show, the bite of an adder or a heart as big as her native state.
May 4, 1987 |
Ennis seems for all the world like your typical small Texas town. It has a one-story shopping district full of old brick storefronts, a smattering of pit-cooked barbecue places and fast-food outlets, and homey grocery stores where the locals linger to chat while buying the fixings for that night's chicken-fried steak. But on the first weekend of every May, Ennis throws off its Texas camouflage to reveal its true soul. Country-and-western is out, and Main Street throbs with loud oom-pah-pahs from polka bands.
May 12, 1998 |
Texas has been hitting all season. Now the Rangers are getting some pitching, too. Rusty Greer, Kevin Elster and Ivan Rodriguez homered to back seven strong innings from Bobby Witt, and the Rangers beat the visiting Boston Red Sox, 8-2, last night for their fourth straight victory. Pitching on his 34th birthday, Witt overcame a two-run first and allowed only five hits. In his previous start against the New York Yankees, he gave up seven runs and four hits in 1 1/3 innings.
September 29, 1994 |
It's still early, but the widely held perception is that this season's national championship race will be decided among a four-team field of Florida, Nebraska, Florida State and Penn State. Lesser teams need not apply. But try telling that to No. 5 Colorado (3-0), which has a look of destiny about it after shocking Michigan, 27-26, in Ann Arbor on a final-play, 64-yard scoring pass from Kordell Stewart to Michael Westbrook, via Blake Anderson. The general idea was that Westbrook would tip the ball to Anderson or Ray Carruth, but, hey, destiny does not always go according to script.
July 23, 1986 |
No writer for the screen has seen deeper into the heart of Texas than Horton Foote. Any time he returns to his roots, there's almost a guarantee that the trip will be bountiful. Foote's eloquent and precise script for The Trip to Bountiful proved a worthy vehicle for Geraldine Page last year, and she rode it triumphantly to a long-overdue Oscar as best actress. One advantage of Page's victory over the prestige studio entries was that it made a wider audience aware of Foote's skills.