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1: Table Of Contents | A-2 B-3 C-4 D-5 E-6 F-7 G-8 H-9 I-10 J-11 K-12 L-13 M-14 | N-15 O-16 P-17 Q-18 R-19 S-20 T-21 U-22 V-23 W-24 X-25 Y-26 Z-27

2: Austin Rowing Contest | Swim,Competition | TRC is a two day event open to junior and master crews from the state of Texas. The 1000 meter event features a 7-lane, fully buoyed race course on Lady Bird Lake and takes place at Festival Beach Park. A USRowing registered regatta, this event is open to rowers who are USRowing members, or racing for an organization that is a USRowing member. | http://www.austinrowing.org/texas_rowing_championships.php

3: History On Bowling | Bowling,history | Bowling has a long and rich history, and today it is one of the most popular sports in the world. A British anthropologist, Sir Flinders Petrie, discovered in the 1930's a collection of objects in a child's grave in Egypt that appeared to him to be used for a crude form of bowling. If he was correct, then bowling traces its ancestry to 3200 BC. | http://www.bowlingmuseum.com/Visit/HistoryofBowling.aspx

4: Cap 10K | Extreme, competition | The Statesman Capitol 10,000 is the largest 10K in Texas and the fifth largest in the nation. In its 34th year, the Capitol 10,000 attracts the silly to the serious and has become an annual rite of spring in Austin, Texas. Bring the whole family to this. | http://www.statesman.com/cap10k/

5: History Scuba Diving | Swim, History | Emile Gagnan and Jacques Cousteau invented the modern demand regulator and an improved autonomous diving suit. In 1942, redesigned a car regulator and invented a demand regulator that would automatically fresh air when a diver breathed. A year later in 1943, Cousteau and Gagnan began selling the Aqua-Lung. | http://inventors.about.com/od/cstartinventors/a/Scuba.htm

6: EDW. Monroe Memorial Stadium | Track, Venue | EDW. Monroe Memorial Stadium is a high school turf feild for Vander Griff high school. Was opened in 2010. It can hold 5,000 - 10,000 people. Cost about $22.5 million http://impactnews.com/leander-cedar-park/164-education/9054-leander-isd-set-to-open-new-regional-stadium

7: Cy Fair Lacrosse Field | Lacrosse, Venue | The Cy-Fair lacrosse program is living proof that the sport is one of the fastest growing in the United States, especially in southeastern Texas. "The program has grown by leaps and bounds," said Cy-Fair lacrosse spokesman Barry Anderson. "We have individual clubs (within the organization), but we are all connected. Our board members get together from each club." The Cy-Fair lacrosse program features fifth- and sixth-grade boys' and girls' teams, junior middle school boys' and girls' clubs and junior varsity and varsity programs. The high school players come from Jersey Village, Cy Creek, Cy Springs and Cy-Fair high schools, Anderson said. | http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/hso/2463439.html

8: History On Gymnastics | Gymnastics, History | In 1881 the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) was formed, later was renamed to Bureau of the European Gymnastics Federation. This organization pioneered the international competition. The Amature Athletic Union (AAU) was formed in United Sta tes in 1883. Along with other amature spotts in United States, this organization took over the control of the gymnastics in U.S. Various "championships" started to develop by various clubs and organizations at about the same time during 1880s. | http://shrike.depaul.edu/~vbard/histpg.html

9: Texas Sport Horse Cup | Extreme, Competition | Horse Shows of Dallas is committed to providing the 21st century horse and rider combination with the type of competition that will be tremendous fun for the competitor, great horse sport for the spectator and create an entertainment venue and destination for the local non equestrian. We are producing horse shows that are all inclusive for every level of horse and rider. Our horse shows are offering Grand Prix Jumping, a $15,000 USHJA Hunter Derby, numerous Hunter and Jumper Classics, the Walter L. Straus/Three Day Farm Horsemanship Challenge as well as classes like the Gambler’s Choice and Rotating Pair Relay that are as fun to watch as they are to ride. | http://txsporthorsecup.com/

10: Texas Aggies Corpus Christi Islanders | Soccer, Team | The area’s premier institution of higher learning enrolls more than 10,000 students and is part of The Texas A&M University System. A&M-Corpus Christi’s location on the Gulf of Mexico and on the cultural border with Latin America shapes its focus and provides the foundation for gaining national prominence. Our five academic colleges offer bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from highly accomplished faculty, 90 percent who hold the highest degree in their fields. Students receive a personalized approach to teaching with a student-to-faculty ratio of 20:1. | http://www.tamucc.edu/about/aboutus.html

11: Jason Kidd | Basketball, individual | JASON KIDD HAS EMBODIED the qualities of a Hall of Fame player throughout the course of his NBA career. He is fiercely competitive; he is devoted to playing perfect team basketball; he is a tireless worker and student of the game, meticulously professional in everything he does on the court. Every team he has ever played for has been dramatically more successful after his arrival, and dramatically less so after his departure. | http://www.jasonkidd.com/jasonkidd

12: Kyle Field | Football, Venue | Known as one of the nation's most intimidating road venues, Texas A&M's Kyle Field has been the home of the Aggie football team since the mid-1920s. The Aggies have always been tough to beat at Kyle Field with an all-time record of 174-148-19 on their home field. In the 1990s, Texas A&M was dominant at Kyle Field with a 55-4-1 (92.5 winning percentage) record. During that span, the Aggies put together two of the longest home winning streaks in school history. From 1990 to 1995, the Aggies won 31 straight games at Kyle Field, which ranks as the fifth-longest by an NCAA Division 1-A school since World War II. The Aggies also won 22 straight at Kyle Field from 1996 to 2000. | http://www.aggieathletics.com/facilities/kylefield.html

13: Lone Star Showdown | Football, Competition | The already storied rivalry series between the state's two flagship institutions of higher education will be titled and supported financially through a major sponsorship from State Farm Insurance Companies. In a state with more than 1,200 high schools, the Aggies and Longhorns recruit homegrown talent for their broad-based athletics programs. More than 1,300 men and women student-athletes compete for Texas and Texas A&M. | http://lonestarshowdown.net/index.php?s=&url_channel_id=32&url_subchannel_id=&url_article_id=5&change_well_id=2

14: Moses Malone | Basketball, Individual | Had Malone chosen to accept a scholarship at the University of Maryland, the 1978–79 season would have been his rookie campaign in the NBA. Instead, it was his fifth professional season (third with the Rockets) and one of the best of his career. Beginning the year at only age 23, Malone went on to win the NBA Most Valuable Player Award after averaging 24.8 points and a career-high 17.6 rebounds. Having gained 15 pounds in the offseason to weigh in at a robust 235, he led the league in rebounding and established the NBA's all-time record for offensive rebounds in a season, with 587. | http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/m/malonmo01.html

15: North Texas Mean Green | Tennis, Team | Located in Denton Texas. | known as the “Mean Green” and formerly the “Eagles.” Mean Green came from a football coach who was mean to the "green." Division I in football. Have won 3 regular season conference championships | http://www.databasefootball.com/College/teams/teampage.htm?TeamID=72

16: Hakeem Olajuwon | Basketball, Individual | Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon born January 21, 1963 is a retired Nigerian-American professional basketball player. From 1984 to 2002, he played in the National Basketball Association NBA as a member of the Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors. He led the Rockets to back-to-back NBA championships in 1994 and 1995. In 2008, he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Listed at 7 ft 0 in 2.13 m (but closer to 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) by his own admission), Olajuwon is considered one of the greatest centers ever to play the game.[3][4] | http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/o/olajuha01.html

17: House Park | Soccer, Venue | House Park opened in 1939 along Shoal Creek, just down the hill from the old campus of Austin High School near downtown. The stadium was built on land donated by Edward M. House, a former diplomat and advisor to Woodrow Wilson. House Park was later dedicated to the memory of the Austin High students that lost their lives serving in World War I and World War II. | http://archive.austinisd.org/schools/details.phtml?id=161

18: Chad Qualls | Baseball, Individual | Qualls was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft by the Houston Astros. He began his career as a starting pitcher with the Michigan Battle Cats in 2001. He was converted to relief in 2004 while with the New Orleans Zephyrs, and made his major league debut with Astros on July 22. As of the end of the 2010 season, Qualls has not started a game in the major leagues. Qualls pitched the next three seasons for the Astros. On December 14, 2007, Qualls was dealt to the Arizona Diamondbacks along with Chris Burke and Juan Gutiérrez for José Valverde. | http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/_/id/6034/chad-qualls

19: The History Of Rugby | was invented in 1823 by William web ellis. Early games were played in the 15th and 16th century and were slightly similair. Rugby took a major hit during WWI when most rugby players fought in the war and died. Was a major olympic sport but is now not included. | Rugby, History | http://www.rugbyfootballhistory.com/timeline1990s.htm

20: Super bowl XLV | Football, Competition | Super Bowl XLV was an American football game between the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Pittsburgh Steelers and the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Green Bay Packers to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 2010 season. The game was held at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas on February 6, 2011. The Packers defeated the Steelers by the score of 31–25. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named Super Bowl MVP, completing 24 of 39 passes for 304 yards and three touchdowns. | http://www.nfl.com/superbowl/45

21: TCU | Golf, Team | The TCU Men’s Golf team is led by 20-year Head Coach Bill Montigel. During his tenure, Coach Montigel has guided the Men’s Golf Team to five consecutive conference titles from 2001-2005 between the Horned Frogs time in the WAC and MWC. Since 1990, the Horned Frogs have qualified as a team to the NCAA South Central Regional every year. In ten of those years, the team moved on to the NCAA Championships. Among the most notable TCU men’s golf alumni is J. J. Henry who was a member of the United States team during the 2006 Ryder Cup. The TCU golf team practices at the Colonial Golf & Country Club. | gofrogs.cstv.com/sports/m-golf/tcu-m-golf-body.html

22: Utep Miners | Tennis, Team | The University of Texas at El Paso Club Tennis Team was formed a week before the USTA Campus Championship - Southwest in the spring semester of 2009, but did not continue as a team following the tournament. In August, we were finally able to establish a team. We established the team in order to give students a chance to participate in competitive tennis as a team; there are no intramural or men's varsity tennis teams, which limits the opportunities for UTEP students to play tennis. | http://www.tennisoncampus.com/CollegeClubTennisTeams/UniversityofTexasatElPaso.htm

23: History On Volleyball | Volleyball, History | 1895, William G. Morgan, an instructor at the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) in Holyoke, Mass., decided to blend elements of basketball, baseball, tennis, and handball to create a game for his classes of businessmen which would demand less physical contact than basketball. He created the game of Volleyball (at that time called mintonette). Morgan borrowed the net from tennis, and raised it 6 feet 6 inches above the floor, just above the average man's head. During a demonstration game, someone remarked to Morgan that the players seemed to be volleying the ball back and forth over the net, and perhaps "volleyball" would be a more descriptive name for the sport | http://www.volleyball.org/history.html

24: History On Wheel Chair Racing | Extreme, History | Wheelchair racing became popular after WWI and WWII when many veterans returned home missing limbs. Can reach 30KM per hour. 100 m, 200 m and 400 m, middle distances of 800 m and 1500 m, long distances of 5000 m and 10,000 m. Open to athletes with any type of these disability, amputees, spinal cord injuries, and cerebral palsy http://www.findsportsnow.com/learn/wheelchair-racing

25: St. Pius X High School | Tennis, Venue | In its mission, the school intends to provide a college preparatory education for the formation of the mind, body and spirit of each student in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church” while forming “students of strong character and deep faith who complete college, serve others, and participate actively in the life of the Church. | www.stpiusx.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=587 -

26: Yorvit Torralba | Baseball, Individual | Torrealba signed with the San Francisco Giants as a minor league free agent on September 14, 1994. He made his major league debut with the Giants on September 5, 2001 as a September call up. Torrealba became the Giants back up catcher for the 2002 season after a strong spring training. During Torrealba's early career, his defensive abilities were his key strength, particularly his ability to throw out baserunners. He had 136 at-bats in 2001 and 200 in 2002. | mlb.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=150275

27: Chris Zachary | Baseball, Individual | William Chris Zachary (February 19, 1944 – April 19, 2003) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who had a 10-year career from 1963 to 1967, 1969, 1970 to 1973. He played for the Houston Colt 45s and Astros, St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates, of the National League, and the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers, both of the American League. Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, he died there at age 59. | www.chriszachary.com/

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