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S: Don't Mess with Texas Athletics

BC: THE | END | Coach Kee is awesome

FC: Don't Mess with Texas | A-Z | Maddie Sue Jakubik | Colleen Pletcher | Athletics

1: A- Texas A&M NCAA Championship B- Karlee Bispo C- Capital 10K D- Drew Brees E- Enchanted Rock Extreme Duathlon F- Track and Field G- Golf H- Houston Texans I- Texas Ice Stadium J- Odessa Jackolopes K- Kidd Field (track) L- Lions Municipal Golf Course M- Mineral Wells Stage Race N- Nelson Field O- Rice Owls P- Roger Paylick Q- Omar Quintanilla

2: R- Reliant Stadium S- Shell Houston Open T- Texas Tech U- Ultimate Frisbee V- Volleyball W- Westlake Basketball X- BMX Biking Y- Yao Ming Z- Zilker Park

3: The Texas A&M basketball team went to the NCAA and won. The team's coach was Gary Blair and some top players include Danielle Adams and Tyra White. Adams scored the second most points ever in a championship game. The Aggies are championship newcomers. | A-Texas A&M | NCAA | Championship | in Texas | Competition

4: BKarlee Bispo | Individual | Karlee Bispo is an awesome swimmer who set a national high school record in the 200 freestyle. She swims for the University of Texas. She was born in 1990 in Modesto, California. She has four other siblings. Her main stroke is freestyle.

5: CCapitol 10K Capitol 10K is located in Austin TX. It is the largest 10K in Texas. It is the 5th largest 10K in the nation.People come from everywhere to walk, jog, or race. It has become the symbol of spring in Austin, Texas. | Competition running

6: DDrew Brees | Drew Brees is the quarterback for the New Orleans Saints. His number is nine. He was born in Austin, TX and went to our very own Westlake High School. He is 32 years old. | Individual Football

7: EEnchanted | The Enchanted Rock Duathlon is held at Enchanted Rock near Fredericksburg every year. The competitors do a 5 mile run followed by a 16 mile bike ride. It should not be attempted by beginners. Awards are given out after the last person finishes. | Rock Extreme | Duathalon | Competition Running,Biking

8: FTrack and | Track and field is one of the oldest sports in the world. It originated in the Olympic Games. In the 1860's, the sport began to flourish. In 1896, the, the sport began to be recognized around the world. | History | Field

9: Golf | Golf was originated on the eastern coast of Scotland. It was banned by King James in 1457. This ban was ignored. In 1502 this ban was lifted. Golf spread around the world in the 16th century. | History

10: Houston Texans Football | Team | The Houston Texans are a NFL Texas team. Their quarterback is Matt Leinart. Their head coach is Gary Kubiak. This team did not form until 2002. They are on their 8th NFL season,

11: ITexas Ice | Venue Ice Skating | The Texas Ice Stadium is located in Houston Texas. It offers lessons, free skating time, and competition. It is a skate of the art skating rink. It coaches some of the best people in the region. It even has upstairs rooms for meetings. | Stadium

12: JOdessa | The Jackalopes are a hockey team. They are from Odessa, Tx. Their head coach is Paul Gillis. They practice and play at the Ector County Coliseum. This coliseum also hosts many other events. | Team | Jackalopes

13: Kidd Field | Kidd Field is located in El Paso, TX. It opened in the early 1930s. It is now used for track and field, but was shared with the football team until 1962. It is one of the top track-only complexes in the country. | Venue

14: Lions Municipal | Lions Municipal Golf Course is located in our very own city: Austin. It was the first golf course that allowed African Americans to play alongside whites. It was originally constructed by the Lions Club in 1928. This course has hosted many notable golfers. Every summer, the Firecracker amateur tournament is played there. | Venue | Golf Course

15: Mineral Wells | Mineral Wells Stage Race is a bike race held in Mineral Wells, TX. It is a road biking race. It takes place on February 26 and 27th. It is a professional race. Teams from all around Texas compete. | Competition | Stage Race

16: Nelson Field | Nelson Field is located in Austin, Texas. It was first opened in 1965 and is owned by Austin ISD. The stadium currently has a capacity of 10,000 people. This stadium serves the LBJ Jaguars, A.S. Johnson Rams, and the John Reagan Raiders. | Venue Baseball, Football, Soccer

17: ORice Owls | Cross-Country | Team | The Rice Owls cross-country team's hometown is Houston, Texas. One of their star runners is Brittany Williams. The team recently placed 31st in the nation at the NCAA Division Cross Country Championships with a score of 656.

18: PRoger Pavlik | Roger Pavlik attended Aldine High School in Houston, Texas and was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 2nd round of the 1986 amateur draft. He played for the Rangers in 1992-1998. He played the position of pitcher. | Individual

19: QOmar | Quintanilla | Omar Quintanilla was born in El Paso on October 24, 1981. He went to the University of Texas. He then played for the Texas Rangers. | Individual

20: Reliant | Stadium | Venue Football | Reliant Stadium opened on August 2. 2002. It is located in Houston Texas. The cost of construction for Reliant Stadium was $352 million. The capacity of this stadium is 71,500. The stadium serves the Houston Texans and can also be used for rodeos.

21: Shell Houston | Open | Competition Golf | The Shell Houston open is the PGA Tour's 10th oldest tournament. It is located in Houston, Texas. It is conducted by the Houston Golf Association. Phil Mickelson most recently won this competition.

22: TUniversity | Volleyball Team | of Texas | The head coach of the University of Texas Volleyball Team is Jerritt Elliot and has had seven coaches in it's history. They play in the Gregory Gymnasium which has a capacity of 4,400. The volleyball program was founded in 1974. | Team

23: Ultimate | Ultimate frisbee is a non-contact game played with a 175 gram frisbee. The object of the game is to score points by passing the disc to a player in the end sone, similar to football. Now, they call Ultimate Frisbee just Ultimate because Frisbee is a trademark. | History

24: Volleyball | Volleyball was invented by William J. Morgan in 1895. Volleyball was first played in the summer Olympics in 1964. Volleyball is played with 6 players. The different categories of volleyball are indoor, beach and grass. | History

25: Westlake | Basketball | The coach of the Westlake women's basketball team is Allison Wooley. Their hometown is Austin, Texas. The 2010-2011 season record was 9 wins, 22 losses. Between 1992 and 2003, Westlake played in five state tournaments and won three state championships. The chaps won their most recent game against Bowie with a score of 59-46. | Team

26: XBMX Biking | Sport | BMX Biking started in 1970 when children began racing their bikes on dirt roads. It became a phenomenon in the mid 1970s. BMX Biking is now one of the events at the Summer X Games Extreme Sports Competitions. The top rated BMX biker of 2006 is Corey Bohan. Another famous BMX biker is Bob Haro who is known as the ""''Father of Freestyle.'' "

27: Yao Ming | Individual | Yao Ming was born in Shanghai, China. He is 7 foot 6 inches and weighs 310 pounds. Ming is 30 years old. He currently plays for the Houston Rockets.

28: Zilker Park | Zilker Park is located in South Austin. It is 350 acres and is publicly owned. It was named after Andrew Jackson Zilker who donated the land in 1917. It was developed into a park during the Great Depression. | Venue Soccer Beach Volleyball

29: TEXAS MAP | A | B | C | D | E | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | . | . | W | Y | Z

30: Citations | A-www.aggieathletics.com B-www.texassports.com/sports C-www.statesman.com/cap10k D-www.nfl.com/players/drewBrees E-www.trifind.com F-http://library.thinkquest.org G-www.golfeurope.com H-www.houstontexans.com I-www.ohwy.com/tx/o/ J-www.jackalopes.org K-www.utepathletics.cstv.com L-www.lionsgolfcourse.com M-www.txbra.org, www.teambicyclesin.org N-http://www.texasbob.comhttp://www.baseball-reference.com O-http://www.riceowls.com/sports/w-xc/rice-w-xc-body.html P-http://mlb.mlb.com/index.jsp Q-http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/7615 R-http://football.ballparks.com/ S-http://www.shellhoustonopen.com/ T-http://www.texassports.com/sports/w-volley/tex-w-volley-body.html U-http://www.whatisultimate.com/ V-http://www.volleyball.com/ W-http://westlakepicayune.com/2011/02/09/girls-basketball-even-as-seniors-shine-youngsters-help-win-season-finale/ X-http://www.23mag.com/hist/histoire.htm Y-http://espn.go.com Z-http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/zilker/

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