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BC: Citation | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin_Toros http://www.bowlingmuseum.com/Visit/HistoryofBowling.aspx http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_bicycle http://www.dallascup.com/Text/index_E.html http://www.ectorcountycoliseum.org/aboutus.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FC_Dallas http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_golf http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houston_Marathon http://www.utrecsports.org/_documents/2012TrackInformation.pdf http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junell_Center\ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myck_Kabongo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Longhorns_baseball http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marathon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Foles http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_City_Park http://tennislink.usta.com/TOURNAMENTS/TournamentHome_New/Tournament.aspx?T=112505 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quan_Cosby http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Roddick http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMU_Mustangs_football http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Rangers_(baseball) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Spirit_Arena http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volleyball http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Rogers_Memorial_Center http://www.extrememustangmakeover.com/faq.php http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/y/youngro01.shtml

FC: Wildly Amazing Texas Sports A-Z | by Steven Zucker

1: Wildly Amazing Texas Sports A-Z | by Steven Zucker | Kee 8

2: Table of Contents | A...............Austin Toros 1 B ..............Bowling 2 C...............Cycling 3 D...............Dr. Pepper Dallas Cup 4 E...............Ector County Coliseum 5 F ..............FC Dallas 6 G...............Golf 7 H...............Houston Marathon 8 I................Intramural Track Meet UT 9 J................Junell Center 10 K................Myck Kabongo 11 L................Longhorn Swimming 12 M...............Marathons 13 N...............Nick Foles 14 O................Oil City Park 15 P................Plano Open 16 Q................Quan Cosby 17 R................Andy Roddick 18 S.................SMU Mustangs 19 T................Texas Rangers 20 U................United Spirit Arena 21 V................Volleyball 22 W...............Will Rogers Memorial Arena 23 X................EXtreme Mustang Makeover 24 Y................Royce Young 25 Z................Steven Zucker 26

4: Austin Toros | The Austin Toros are a minor league basketball team in the NBA development league. They feed their players to the San Antonio Spurs. Their team colors match the Spurs colors that are black,white, and silver. The team was originally the Columbus Riverdragons and in 2005 became the Austin Toros. Their current head coach is Brad Jones. | 1 | team

5: Bowling | Some people believe bowling was invented around 3200 BC., but others believe it was invented closer to 300 AD. In 1366, England's King Edward III outlawed bowling to keep his troops focused on archery practice. In 1952, pinspotters were introduced which modernized the game."Championship Bowling" was the first network coverage of bowling. The sport of bowling today is enjoyed by 95 million people in more than 90 countries. | 2 | History of the Sport

6: Cycling | In 1817, Karl von Drias used the first bicycle. From the 1820's to the 1850's, tricycles and quadracycles became popular. Eugene Meyer is regarded as the father of the high bicycle. By the 1940's, bicycles in the US were made mostly for children. In the 1960's, bicycle sales boomed because Americans were becoming more aware of the benefits of exercise. | 3 | History of the sport

7: Dr.Pepper Dallas Cup | The Dr. Pepper Dallas Cup is a youth soccer tournament in Dallas. It is the oldest youth soccer tournament in the US. The Texas Longhorns soccer club founded the tournament. Since the first tournament in 1980, the cup has hosted teams and referees from 45 states,100 countries, and 6 continents. On average, the cup entertains more than 160,000 spectators during the week. | 4 | competition

8: Ector County Coliseum | The Ector County Coliseum is located in Odessa,TX. It sits on an entire 42 acres. It has a total of 8,000 seats. The coliseum is the home of many events such as the rodeo. It has approximately 145,000 square feet of exhibit space. | 5 | venue

9: FC Dallas | FC Dallas is a soccer team located in Dallas, Texas. There are an American professional soccer club that plays their home games in FC Dallas Stadium. The owner is Clark Hunt and the head coach is Schellas Hyndman. They were founded in 1996 and were originally called The Dallas Burn | 6 | team

10: Golf | No one knows the exact date when golf was invented, but it is generally assumed that modern golf evolved in the middle ages in Scotland. It wasn't until the 19th century that golf found international popularity. The earliest known instruction for how to play golf was found in the diary of Thomas Kincaid. The golf ball had seen many different forms before the USGA set standards for weight and size in 1930. Golf clubs have also improved over the years. They used to be made out of wood but are now made out of graphite. | 7 | History of the Sport

11: Houston Marathon | The Houston Marathon is an annual marathon held every January in Houston, Texas. George W. Bush ran in the marathon and got a time of 3 hours and 44 minutes. The course is fast and flat. It is the largest single day sporting event in the city. | 8 | competition

12: Intramural Track Meet UT | The Intramural Track Meet UT is held at Mike A. Myers Stadium inAustin, Texas. In 2012, it was held on Wednesday April, 25. UT varsity athletes, including red shirts, walk-ons, and transfers are not eligible for the meet. Only staff/faculty and UT students with a RecSports membership are eligible. You are allowed to compete in a maximum of three running events in the meet. | 9 | Competition

13: Junell Center | The Junell Center is located in San Angelo,Texas. It is where San Angelo University plays their Men and Women basketball games. The 6,500 seated arena was built in 2001. The arena can also hold concerts. Many famous music groups have performed there including Maroon 5. | 10 | Venue

14: Myck Kabongo | Myck Kabongo is from Canada and plays for the The University of Texas Longhorn Basketball Team. His position is point guard. His jersey number is 12. He is 6 feet 1 inch and weighs 169 pounds. In 2012, Myck Kabongo was in the freshmen class. | 11 | Player

15: Longhorn Baseball | The UT Longhorn Baseball Team is located in Austin, Texas. They compete against teams in the Big 12 Conference. The head coach is Augie Garrido. Their team colors are burnt orange and white. Superstars Roger Clemens and Huston Street both played for the Longhorn Baseball team. | 12 | Team

16: Marathons | A marathon is a long distance running event that has an official distance of 26 miles and 385 yards. The marathon was one of the original modern Olympic events in 1896. More than 500 marathons take place throughout the world each year. Large marathons can have tens of thousands of participants. The name marathon comes from the legend of Pheidippides. | 13 | History of the sport

17: Nick Foles | Nick Foles was born in Austin, Texas. He attended Westlake High School where he was their star quarterback. After graduating, he went to play football for Michigan State but transfered to the University of Arizona. He ranked first in the Pac 12 Conference. Nick Foles was recently drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles | 14 | Player

18: Oil City Park | Oil City Park is a baseball park located in Ennis,Texas. It was the location where the Corsicana Oil City Baseball Team beat the Texarkana Castmakers. They had to move their game there due to the blue laws in place. The game lasted about 2 hours. The Oil Cities scored 51 runs. | 15 | Venue

19: Plano Open | The Plano Open is an adult tennis tournament sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association (USTA). It is held at the High Point Tennis Center in Plano, Texas. The surface type of these courts is "hard". Entry into this tournament is open to all USTA players. In 2012, it is being held June 8-10. | 16 | Competition

20: Quan Cosby | Quan Cosby is a professional football player. He played college football at The University Of Texas. He plays wide receiver and is also a return specialist. Before playing at UT, Quan Cosby was also a baseball player. He played for the Anaheim Angels. He currently plays professional football for the Broncos. | 17 | Player

21: Andy Roddick | Andy Roddick is a professional tennis player who lives in Austin, Texas. He turned pro in 2000. In 2003, he won the US Open and was the Number 1 tennis player in the world. He is married to Brooklyn Decker. One of Roddick's nicknames is A-Rod. | 18 | Player

22: SMU Mustang Football | Southern Methodist Univeristy (SMU) is a college located in Dallas, Texas. The SMU football team is coached by June Jones. They play their home games at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. In 1948, one of their players, Doak Walker, won the Heisman Trophy. Their team colors are red and blue | 19 | Team

23: Texas Rangers | The Texas Rangers are a professional baseball team. They are located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in Arlington, Texas. Their team colors are red, white, and blue. The Rangers have many players in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, including their owner, Nolan Ryan. The Rangers have never won a World Series. | 20 | Team

24: United Spirit Arena | The United Spirit Arena is located in Lubbock, Texas on the Texas Tech campus. This arena is the home of the Texas Tech Men and Lady Red Raiders Basketball Teams and the Red Raiders Volleyball team. Concerts are also held here including performers such as Elton John and Taylor Swift. | 21 | Venue

25: Volleyball | Volleyball is a team sport where two teams play against each other separated by a net.There are five positions at the elite level: setters, liberos, middle, left and right side hitters. It has been a part of the Summer Olympic games since 1964. It is the national sport of Sri Lanka. It can be played indoors, on the beach or in the grass. | 22 | History of the Sport

26: Will Rogers Memorial Center | The Will Rogers Memorial Center (WRMC) is located in Fort Worth, Texas. It was built in 1936. It sits on an entire 85 acres. The WRMC is the home of the annual Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. It is also the former home of the Fort Worth Texans Ice Hockey Team. Events at the WRMC attract over 2 million visitors annually. | 23 | Venue

27: EXtreme Mustang Makeover | The Extreme Mustang Makeover is held in three Texas cities: Salado, Alvarado and Fort Worth. The Extreme Mustang Makeover is an intense 90-day Wild Mustang Training Competition. The first event was held in 2007. On the final day of the event, the Mustangs are available for adoption. The Mustang Heritage Foundation has helped with the adoption of more than 3,300 American Mustangs that have been tamed. | 24 | Competition

28: Royce Youngs | Royce Youngs (also known as Ross Young) was born in Shiner, Texas. He attended West Texas Military Academy. He was a professional baseball player. He played right field for the New York Giants . He played his final game in 1926 when he died from Bright's Disease at the age of 29 . | 25 | Player

29: Steven Zucker | Steven Zucker was born in Austin, Texas. He plays football for the Hill Country Middle School Cougars. His position is defensive end. Steven has played football for 1 year. He has played golf for five years and placed in many tournaments. | 26 | Player

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