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Sam Houston State was barely on the radar outside of Huntsville when the 2018-19 women’s basketball season got underway. But over the course of the next few months, the Bearkats made themselves impossible to ignore.

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 LONGVIEW — Marigold Hunter, Sarah Neel and Danielle Puckett finished first, second and fifth place, respectively, to help send the Troup High School girls cross country squad to the District 16-3-A championship on Wednesday morning at LeTourneau University in Longview.


The University of Texas at Austin has placed Michael Center, its head coach for men’s tennis, on administrative leave after FBI documents revealed that he allegedly took a $100,000 bribe in 2015 to help a student gain admission to UT-Austin by adding him as a recruit to the tennis team.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Tim Tadlock and Chris Beard, two of Texas Tech’s most popular athletic figures, shared an enlightening moment earlier this month when detailing the stark contrast between the draft process in their respective sports.

The University of Texas and Texas Christian University are welcoming two Houston-area football programs onto their campuses this week as nearly unprecedented storms continue to pound southeast Texas.

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Barbara Bland Murrell of Gainesville, Texas, passed away at TMC on October 16, 2019. She was 82 years old. Barbara is survived by sister, Collene Morrow and spouse, Wes of Farmersville, Texas; brother-in-law Bobby Tracy of Gainesville, Texas; brother, George Bland and spouse, Sharon of Madil…