Dallas, TX Basketball

A Conversation with Chris Beard

In 2019, coach Chris Beard led the Texas Tech Red Raiders on a thrilling title run that culminated in a nail-biting overtime defeat in the championship game. A historic achievement in Lubbock, Beard was rewarded with AP National Coach of the Year honors and public recognition for his place among the college greats. Two years later, the Irving, Texas, native shocked the sports world by decamping to his alma mater on the Forty Acres. On the cusp of launching a new era in Longhorn basketball, Beard sat down to discuss his undergrad days, country music legends, and the (largely) misunderstood Bobby Knight.
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Hogs gain traction with DeSoto recruits

DESOTO, Texas — The University of Arkansas football program is off to a 3-0 start and ranked No. 16 in the nation, but before Coach Sam Pittman arrived, the Hogs went 8-28 in the three years prior, and that made it a tough sale to some recruits. ESPN junior 4-star...
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Dallas News

Denton Guyer four-star basketball recruit KyeRon Lindsay commits to UNLV

One of the Dallas area’s top boys basketball recruits for the Class of 2022 went off the market Thursday. Denton Guyer four-star power forward KyeRon Lindsay announced that he has committed to UNLV. The Mountain West Conference school was a national powerhouse in the 1980s and 1990s, but it’s coming off a 12-15 season.
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Arkansas Online

OPINION | WALLY HALL: Poor Bama relegated to SEC Network

A few good games are on tap for the SEC this week, but there are also several that could be blowouts. The SEC has six teams still undefeated, four in the West, but that will definitely change this week with 3-0 Arkansas playing 3-0 Texas A&M in Arlington, Texas. This...
Dallas News

Slow start dooms Wings in first-round playoff loss to veteran-laden Sky

No one expected Dallas to make it this far, head coach Vickie Johnson said before the Wings’ first-round playoff game. But, they expected that from themselves and ignored the outside noise. They expected to beat the sixth-seeded Chicago Sky in Dallas’ first playoff appearance since 2018. They expected to advance...

Plano East’s Hall commits to SMU

Donavia Hall found the perfect transition after her senior year. The District 6-6A MVP enters her senior season as the leader of the Plano East girls basketball team. Before playing this season, Hall decided to commit to SMU for the 2022 school year. For Hall, meeting the coaches and players showed it was the perfect spot for her to be.

The Luckiest Two Women in the WNBA

Arike Ogunbowale and Marina Mabrey celebrated winning the 2018 Women’s NCAA Tournament — the defining moment of their basketball partnership to date, if not their friendship — exactly the way you would, too, given the circumstances. There was no partying on a team road trip, so barhopping was out. Besides,...

Dallas ISD Board of Trustees Dan Micciche, District 3

On a recent Saturday morning, Bryan Adams High School men’s basketball team took to the shores of White Rock Lake to participate in a community service event, the goal of which was to put a smile on the faces of all the runners, riders and everyone there. For five years...

Sky soar past Wings into WNBA's second round

Kahleah Copper scored 23 points and Candace Parker tallied a double-double Thursday night as the sixth-seeded Chicago Sky advanced to the second round of the WNBA playoffs with an 81-64 decision over the No. 7 Dallas Wings in Chicago. Courtney Vandersloot added 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists for...

Mizzou Hoops makes the Top Four for 2023 four-star forward Justin McBride

After Cuonzo Martin landed a much needed target from the 2022 class in four-star and Top 60 player Aidan Shaw last week, perhaps he’s starting to gain a little bit of momentum on the recruiting trail. Justin McBride, a 2023 four-star power forward from Dallas, Texas at Oak Hill Academy...

WNBA’s Most Popular Merchandise

The New York Liberty’s Sabrina Ionescu and the Seattle Storm captured the top spots on the WNBA’s Most Popular Jerseys and Team Merchandise lists, respectively, based on sales since the start of the 2021 regular season. Ahead of the league’s 25th Anniversary season, the WNBA and Nike unveiled a...

5-star Ron Holland gets recommendation to visit Arkansas

Duncanville, Texas — ESPN 5-star prospect Ron Holland has been told he should take a look at Arkansas, and a trip to Fayetteville might happen soon. Holland 6-8, 192 pounds, of Duncanville, Texas, said his teammate and Arkansas target Anthony Black came away impressed with his official visit to Fayetteville over the weekend.

Road to the Playoffs: The Drought Is Over

After three long years and a large number of first-round draft picks, the Dallas Wings are headed to the playoffs. It goes without saying that this wasn’t an easy route, but the youngest team in the league prevailed despite various obstacles. Two of their players missed a portion of the season due to national team duties, one rookie player experienced a delayed entrance into the U.S., a new coach entered the scene and an inconsistent starting lineup resulted in chemistry challenges throughout the season. Although many doubted the Wings’ ability to make the playoffs this season, Dallas clinched the seventh spot with a 14-18 record and showed that it has one of the most versatile rosters in the league. While there is a list of things to call into question about the Wings, the players have stepped up big to pull out wins and secure a playoff spot. From rookies to five-year vets, the Wings worked to find their stride and put us on notice that this is only the beginning.
University of Dallas News

Blue Crew Returns

In the words of John Donne, “No man is an island.” A warm smile, a stimulating conversation, a word of encouragement, a helpful friend, a cheering crowd, and a united front are what makes us whole. Thankfully, for the University of Dallas community, Blue Crew has returned. Long dormant, the campus club fan base is back to cheer on its favorite blue and white sports teams.

Aggies’ top-tier defense is no joke

FAYETTEVILLE — No FBS team has allowed fewer points this season than Texas A&M. The No. 7 Aggies (3-0) have held their first three opponents to a combined 17 points and lead the nation in scoring defense, yielding an average of 5.7 points per game, going into their game against the University of Arkansas on Saturday in Arlington, Texas.