By Fernando Ramirez Updated 10:37 am CDT, Monday, October 8, 2018 >>> See our pick of the best and worst Texas sports mascots. >>> See our pick of the best and worst Texas sports mascots. Photo: Getty Images Toro - Houston Texans Surprise! Did you know the Texans have an official mascot that isn't J.J Watt? We sure didn't, so that makes Toro an underrated, rare mascot. Our score: 9/10 Toro - Houston Texans Surprise! Did you know the Texans have an official mascot that isn't J.J Watt? We sure didn't, so that makes Toro an underrated, rare mascot. Our score: 9/10 Photo: Karen Warren/Staff Photographer Rowdy - Dallas Cowboys Rowdy is pretty sick, he's a quintessential Texan who sports a large pair of boots and even larger cowboy hat. Still, no one can rightfully call themselves a cowboy without a trusty horse. We think the … [Read more...] about Which Texas sports teams have the best mascots?
SPRINGFIELD - Calling it a Christmas miracle might be a stretch. Luck didn't bring Katrina King and her father, Rick, to the Civic Center parking garage in late December. No, for the King's, some 15 years after first seeing a hockey game together, there's few places father and daughter would rather be than at the Mass Mutual Center for a Springfield Thunderbirds game. But timing is everything. And as the King's departed the arena, rolling under the low-hanging, multi-colored steel beams criss-crossing the ceiling, the they rolled past Thunderbirds defenseman Ed Wittchow. Rick saw him first, riding in the car next to the King's. He waved over, catching Wittchow's attention. "Hey," Rick said, "One of your big fans is sitting in the car." Rick stopped, then opened the car door. And before he knew it, he said, Wittchow and his daughter, Katrina, were having a conversation. Five minutes passed, become 10, then 15, the affable Wittchow chatting her up like an old friend. They both love dogs, … [Read more...] about Springfield Thunderbirds help Katrina King, legally blind superfan, see her favorite sport
1 of 10 View 10 Items Jacob Wiegand, Deseret News Utah's Jack Tuttle prepares to throw the ball during the Utes' Red and White Game on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City. Related Link Former Ute and Tennessee Titan Robert Johnson optimistic about upcoming season for Utah football SALT LAKE CITY — It ended with a kick as time expired. Utah’s annual spring football game was decided by a 57-yard field goal by Matt Gay. The reigning Lou Groza Award winner capped all scoring as Red edged White 25-23 Saturday at Rice-Eccles Stadium. “It was a good way to end it,” acknowledged Gay, who added that “you live for moments like that." Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said he was 100 percent confident in Gay’s ability to kick the game-winner, noting that the senior can get the job done from 60 yards or more. “He’s not the Lou Groza Award … [Read more...] about ‘You live for moments like that’: Utes’ spring finale went down to the wire (+video)
The show must go on.The saying had its origins in circuses back in the 1800s. If an animal got loose or the high wire broke under a performer’s feet, it was the job of the ringmaster and the band to keep things going.It has often been the same mantra in gymnastics.“It’s a performance,” said former LSU gymnast Ashleigh Gnat, the 2017 NCAA floor exercise champion.When Sarah Finnegan was 15, she started experiencing discomfort in her elbow. It was 2012, an Olympic year, and Finnegan was trying to make the U.S. team for the London Games. The show had to go on, and she was determined not to miss it.“You’re always told to push through the pain and have a tough mind,” the LSU junior remembered. “If you can do your gymnastics, you’re fine.”Finnegan ended up as one of three alternates, training in England at an auxiliary site, waiting for the call in case one of the “Fierce Five” was felled by an injury. She never even saw … [Read more...] about Gymnasts remain dedicated to their sport through a high rate of injuries, which LSU is trying to mitigate
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