The Business of High School Athletics

Sports are a business. As much as many want to believe that true competition and the opportunity to change lives is the motivation for sporting events, it’s not always the case. There are clear lines drawn between labor and sport in Texas high school athletics. Young men with the highest athletic production have always been…

New Year: the Uhaul Report Experience

Each year in January, I become hyper aware of all the buzz around coaching changes in the many levels of Texas football. There is a saying I have in this life, “You never know where you will start your next season.” There are several ways this plays out from year to year. This year, these…

Code Red is NOT Dead: Perspectives on the Season

This week is the week of the state championship. Today there will be three games played to determine the winners of the state title in their respective divisions. Tomorrow three more and Saturday three more with the size of the school increasing as each day passes. Last week two of the smallest schools (1A) were…

Gobble Gobble … It Must Be Playoff Season

Well folks, here we are on Thanksgiving day with kiddos running around Nana and Papa’s house after our second helping of stuffing and cranberry sauce. It’s a joyous sound and one we look forward to every year. This year, however, is a little different for us because we are not all here. My husband and…

The Hard Calls: When Coaching Matters off the Field

Some days are harder than others in the coaching world. There are stories about young players who fall to untimely death, years when the coaches face personal illness, and records that people wish could be forgotten. However, sometimes the things that stick with us in this life have nothing to do with the field house.…