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Texas sports history, unforgettable games, insights into plays, and personal moments. Legends sharing legendary stories in their own words.

Texas sports history, unforgettable games, insights into plays, and personal moments. Legends sharing legendary stories in their own words.

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United States

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Texas sports history, unforgettable games, insights into plays, and personal moments. Legends sharing legendary stories in their own words.

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@TXSportsHOF

Language:

English

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512) 350-3360


Episodes

First Annual Southwest Conference Legends Golf Tournament and Reunion

12/29/2020
Hear legends of the Southwest Conference swap stories in this episode of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame Podcast. Southwest Conference greats such as Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware and Texas A&M football coach Jackie Sherrill were on hand the first annual Southwest Conferece Legends Golf Tournament and Reunion. The socially-distanced event was hosted by the Texas Sports Hall of Fame at the Clubs of Kingwood in Houston and featured an array of stars playing a round of golf with attendees and...

Duration:00:27:06

"Little Mo" -- Maureen Connolly Brinker

7/20/2020
Few players have dominated a sport like Maureen Connolly conquered tennis. The teenage phenom captured 9 Grand Slam titles in her three short years of competitive play before a horse riding accident prematurely ended her career. She remains one of only five players to win all four Grand Slam tournaments in a single calendar year and won both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open three times in a row. The United States Post Office honored her and issued the "Little Mo" postage stamp in 2019. Her...

Duration:00:40:03

R.C. Slocum -- In the Locker Room with R.C. Slocum

6/4/2020
R.C. Slocum is the winningest head coach in Texas A&M football history. He guided the Aggies to three straight Southwest Conference championships and one Big 12 title. He is the only head coach in Southwest Conference history to amass a winning percentage of over .800. Hear Coach Slocum share stories of growing up in Orange, Texas and playing high school football against future Dallas Cowboys head coach Jimmy Johnson. He also shares the secrets to the famous Texas A&M "Wrecking Crew"...

Duration:00:51:09

Greg Swindell -- In the Dugout with Greg Swindell

5/8/2020
Greg Swindell is a University of Texas pitching icon. He still holds school records over 30 years after creating history. The Cleveland Indians selected Swindell as the second-overall pick in baseball's amateur draft in June of 1986 and he was already pitching in the majors for good by that August. Swindell pitched for 17 seasons at the major league level. He was a member of the 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks World Series championship team. He made the American League All-Star team in 1989. Greg...

Duration:00:41:23

Thursday Night Lights -- Celebrating PVIL Football with Author Michael Hurd

2/28/2020
Author Michael Hurd joins the Texas Sports Hall of Fame Podcast to discuss his book Thursday Night Lights: The Story of Black High School in Texas, a book that celebrates the rich history of Prairie View Interscholastic League (PVIL) football -- a league that produced many pro and college football stars including Dick "Night Train" Lane, Bubba Smith, and Ken Houston. The PVIL stood as the governing body for black schools in Texas throughout the decades of segregation. The league provided a...

Duration:00:33:00

Celebrating the Houston Comets -- with Cynthia Cooper and Van Chancellor

2/6/2020
The Houston Comets soared to four straight WNBA titles from 1997-2000. Led by the “Big 3” of Cynthia Cooper, Sheryl Swoopes, and Tina Thompson, the team captured the hearts of Houston sports fans and established a dynasty. Join two-time league MVP Cynthia Cooper, three-time WNBA Coach of the Year Van Chancellor, and Houston Chronicle writer William Stickney Jr. as they remember the Houston Comets’ euphoric title runs and the beginnings of the WNBA. Hear Cooper's inspiring championship...

Duration:00:56:17

Bob Lilly -- In The Locker Room with Bob Lilly

1/2/2020
The Texas Sports Hall of Fame celebrates Dallas Cowboys legend Bob Lilly this episode of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame Podcast. He tells us about growing up in Throckmorton, Texas, his college career at TCU, and the road to the Cowboys their first championship -- a victory over the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl 6. You'll also hear Bob share about Dallas Cowboys head coach Tom Landry, how the Cowboys found out that President Kennedy had been shot in Dallas, and a funny story about Bob's first...

Duration:00:48:07

Larry Dierker -- In the Dugout with Larry Dierker

11/29/2019
Larry Dierker shares fantastic stories from his major league baseball playing and managerial career in this episode of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame Podcast. He pitched his first major league game on his 18th birthday, and shares his pitching strategies against legendary stars such as Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, and Joe Morgan. Larry played on the first Astros club to play in the Astrodome and brings us with him as he steps into the Astrodome for the first time. He recalls the thrill of...

Duration:00:37:56

2019 Texas Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

5/13/2019
The 2019 Texas Sports Hall of Fame welcomed seven new members in 2019: Maureen Connolly Brinker (aka "Little Mo"), Tony Franklin, Andre Johnson, Nancy Lieberman, Loyd Phillips, Greg Swindell, and Jason Witten. Listen to memories of the induction ceremony, hearing great stories from the living inductees as well as Maureen Connolly's daughter, who accepted the honor on her behalf. We also hear from Dallas Cowboys legend Bob Lilly, sharing about the early years of his Hall of Fame NFL...

Duration:00:32:20

Gerald Meyers: In The Locker Room with Gerald Myers

4/6/2019
As Texas Tech celebrates its first-ever Final Four appearance, we celebrate the life and career of Gerald Myers. Myers coached the Red Raiders men’s basketball team from 1971-1991. Later, he became Texas Tech’s athletic director. Listen to Myers tell great stories of growing up in Borger, Texas, playing basketball at Texas Tech in their first years in the Southwest Conference, and his outstanding career as a coach and athletic director. The show also features Texas Tech Athletic Director...

Duration:00:36:27

Jerry LeVias Part 2 -- In the Locker Room with Jerry LeVias Part 2

2/5/2019
Jerry LeVias overcame both polio and racial segregation to star for SMU in the 1960s. He integrated the Southwest Conference as the first black scholarship athlete in Southwest Conference football history. He earned consensus All-American honors in 1968 before being drafted by the Houston Oilers. In this second part of a two-part series, Jerry shares the story of how his faith guided him through the ardent task of integrating Southwest Conference football. Jerry also tells us about how one...

Duration:00:41:28

Jerry LeVias Part 1 -- In the Locker Room with Jerry LeVias Part 1

2/5/2019
Jerry LeVias overcame both polio and racial segregation to star for SMU in the 1960s. He integrated the Southwest Conference as the first black scholarship athlete in Southwest Conference football history. He earned consensus All-American honors in 1968 before being drafted by the Houston Oilers. In this first episode of a two-part series, Jerry talks about growing up in Beaumont, Texas, his stellar high school football career, and how SMU coach Hayden Fry lured him to play for the...

Duration:00:31:03

Raymond Berry -- In the Locker Room with Raymond Berry

12/21/2018
Texas Sports Hall of Fame member and NFL legend Raymond Berry shares stories from his life and career. Raymond discusses the details of playing with Johnny Unitas and in the legendary 1958 NFL Championship Game, and coaching the New England Patriots into Super Bowl 20. He also talks about growing up in Paris, Texas and playing college football at SMU with Forrest Gregg and Lamar Hunt. Texas Sports Hall of Fame inductees Gil Brandt, Cotton Davidson, and Tony Franklin share memories of...

Duration:00:32:55

Cliff Gustafson -- In the Dugout with Cliff Gustafson

11/15/2018
Cliff Gustafson coached the University of Texas baseball team from 1968 - 1996. He won national championships in 1975 and 1983. He coached many future major league stars including Burt Hooton, Roger Clemens, Greg Swindell, and Keith Moreland. Hear amazing stories from Texas Sports Hall of Famer Cliff Gustafson's life as well as the backstories to the national championships from him and featured guests Roger Clemens and Keith Moreland. Also hear from longtime Texas SID Bill Little,...

Duration:00:42:59

Gene Stallings -- In the Locker Room with Gene Stallings

11/1/2018
Gene Stallings -- a Junction Boy and revered head coach. Stallings discusses his life and career. Hear his memories of playing and coaching under Bear Bryant, coaching Texas A&M to the Cotton Bowl, working as an assistant under Tom Landry with the Dallas Cowboys, and winning the national championship as head coach with Alabama. Former players Cliff Harris and Tommy Maxwell also share stories, along with writer Mickey Herskowitz. Herskowitz shares the wonderful story of the "Texas...

Duration:00:39:14

Ken Houston -- In the Locker Room with Ken Houston

10/19/2018
Texas Sports Hall of Famer KEN HOUSTON discusses his life and storied NFL career with the Houston Oilers and Washington Redskins. Hear him share new stories about his famous play stopping Walt Garrison of the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football, his growing up in Lufkin, TX, and how a college football practice nearly ended his career before it started. Also with commentary from Houston Chronicle writer John McClain. The Texas Sports Hall of Fame podcast is hosted by author Jackson...

Duration:00:24:00