Moneyball. Sabermetrics. Analytics. If you're a sports fan, chances are you've noticed these terms being used more and more frequently, but what do they mean? Where did they come from? Most importantly, why should YOU care?
Pitch counts likely coming soon to high school baseball nationwide
The Bert Blylevens of the world better prepare themselves. Pitch counts are coming to high school baseball, regardless of how much they moan and groan about those nerds that look at numbers and science.
10 celebrities who played Texas high school football
Texas high school football is famous for putting out football superstars - from Earl Campbell and Davey O'Brien to Adrian Peterson and Drew Brees. But Texas high school football has a knack for producing some pretty big stars outside of the gridiron as...
Duncanville leaves no doubt, routs Spring Dekaney for 6A title
After 38 straight wins, Duncanville finally arrived at its spotlight moment Saturday night at the Alamodome. But although the stakes were higher and the stage was bigger, the Pantherettes played out the same old script.
Baseball coaches want to protect pitchers' arms, but there could be controversy if UIL adopts pit...
Former Plano Prestonwood Christian coach Mike Maack is happy to see that the UIL is considering adopting rules that would limit the number of pitches a baseball player can throw in a high school game. But Maack, a fifth-round draft pick of the Chicago ...
Instant inspiration: Watch this video about what it really means to be a part of Texas high schoo...
Today's video come to us from the Texas High School Coaches Association and it's a good one. The central theme is that being a high school coach - and for that matter, a high school athlete - goes beyond the field and to something much greater. To sum ...
Coach smarter with an assist from advanced reports
The use of statistics has exploded over the past couple of seasons. Moneyball has reached the hardwood. With Hudl's advanced statistics and reports, high school basketball coaches can now level up with resources previously only available to college and...
We at Dave Campbell's Texas Football like to fancy ourselves Texas football experts, but every day, we find out something about football in Texas that surprises us. And we're going to bet that we can surprise you, too.
Garland has named Danny Russell of Wichita Falls as football coach. Garland ISD athletic director Cliff Odenwald said the entire district was "excited" in formalizing Russell's return. Russell took over at Wichita Falls three years ago after Russell ha...
Navasota picks Goodman as athletic director, head football coach
Patrick Goodman, an assistant coach with the Navasota football team and head coach of the boys basketball squad, has been selected to replace Lee Fedora as the school's athletic director and head football coach.
With UIL considering pitch limits for baseball, does softball need pitch-count rules?
Last week, the UIL's medical advisory committee recommended the adoption of a proposal that would limit baseball players ages 17-19 to 110 pitches in a game and limit those ages 14-16 to 95 pitches. The proposal that will go before the UIL's legislati...
When you are a coach or sportswriter, the surest sign that the new school year is around the corner is the annual Texas High School Coaches Association Convention. The year's version - the 84th edition - was held in San Antonio. Thousands of coaches fr...
Flashback: The story of the most dominant team in Texas high school football history
No one could remember hearing any boos until the final seconds of the final game. It would be the closest Big Sandy High School would come to losing in 1975. A 28-2 thumping of Groom in the Class B championship on a chilly December afternoon in Jacksbo...
Goals. Who needs them? The Palestine boys soccer team didn't on Friday, at least not in a conventional sense, because the Wildcats had Bennett Gierkey in goal. He had a day to remember, while helping his team make a landmark in Palestine sports history.
Signs point to UIL football finals returning to AT&T, but no deal yet
Signs point toward the 2016 UIL state football championships returning to to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, but officials said no final decision has been made. UIL deputy director Jamey Harrison told multiple news outlets Saturday that "I can assure you th...
UIL officials nix basketball shot clock, keep 6A football plan
The UIL Legislative Council considered a 35-second shot clock for basketball, home-field advantage in first-round football playoff games at the Class 5A level, and a defined double-elimination format for the 6A and 5A baseball tournaments.
UIL not overly worried as boys state tourney attendance slightly dips
Following the UIL's move of the boys and girls basketball state tournaments from Austin to San Antonio in 2015, many wondered if attendance would increase after a few lackluster years in the state capital.
Southlake Carroll's Brown breaks 29-year-old state record
Southlake Carroll junior Reed Brown broke a 29-year-old state record Friday, winning the Class 6 A 3,200 meters in 8 minutes, 50.43 seconds at the UIL State Track and Field Meet at Mike A. Myers Stadium at the University of Texas.
Will Texas go to split football divisions in 6A and 5A?
More important votes will certainly be cast in November, but an admittedly unscientific poll conducted at the Texas High School Coaches Association state convention favors splitting UIL Class 6A and 5A into Division I and II football districts.
See how much bigger high school football players have gotten over the years
In 1987, Plano became the first school to win back-to-back football titles in Class 5A. The Wildcats had a strong defense and crafty quarterback Steve Needham, but their offensive line was probably the biggest star.
Former UTSA coach Bush driven to get Seguin football back on track
Former UTSA offensive coordinator Travis Bush, hired as Seguin head football coach and athletic director a month ago, was only a second-grader in Alice when he was drawn to the game that became his passion.
The construction cost for the Katy Independent School District's second football stadium has risen again, meaning the project will cost about $4.5 million more than the $58 million that voters approved for it in 2014.
Are some athletes too old to be playing high school sports?
One of the big news items this week, at least in college football, is how a star high school quarterback in Alabama has decided to forego his senior year and enroll at South Carolina. The quarterback is Jake Bentley, who is one of the nation's top recr...
Frisco Centennial promotes Webb as new head football coach
Following the departure of Ronny Mullins to Irving MacArthur after one season, Frisco Centennial has promoted offensive coordinator Matt Webb to head football coach and campus athletic coordinator, per a release.
Baseball coaches to propose pitch count to UIL medical advisory committee
The executive director of the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association, along with athletic trainers and doctors, will propose implementing a pitch count when they make a presentation to the UIL's medical advisory committee April 17 in Austin.
Defense helps DeSoto take down Humble Atascocita to win 6A title
DeSoto, long known for locking down opponents with its defense, put the shackles on another opponent Saturday night. This time it was against previously unbeaten Humble Atascocita, and this time the DeSoto defense locked up a Class 6A state championshi...
UIL officials publicly reprimanded the Livingston Independent School District for submitting incorrect enrollment figures in an attempt to reclassify its athletic program from Class 5A to 4A, according to a press release from the UIL's State Executive ...
10 Texas high school stadiums you have to see to believe
There's a mystique to Texas high school football, especially in its imagery. And at the forefront of that imagery - the signpost for most outsiders that Texas takes high school football seriously - is the high school football stadium.
Millerman foresaw Moser as architect of Abilene football dynasty
Jim Millerman was good at everything, whether it was running an insurance agency or with a football or baton in his grip, but maybe the best thing he ever did, at least for Abilene High, was a vote in the spring of 1953.
A timeline of the high school football stadium arms race
On Saturday, McKinney residents voted on a bond that includes the construction of a $50.3 million district-wide stadium/event center. McKinney joins a growing list of other Dallas-area school districts building mammoth stadiums (and in this case, stad...