Why Duncanville's basketball players can't play for the state title

A Duncanville high school student dunks a basketball

Duncanville’s Ron Holland has received more acclaim than most local high school basketball players. Photo: Courtesy of Brittany Graham

The boys basketball team at Duncanville High School is third best in the country, the only Texas team in the top 20 programs, per an ESPN ranking.

Yes, but: The University Interscholastic League ruled in October that the team used an ineligible player last season, stripping the school of its 2022 title. As a result, Duncanville ISD's superintendent announced in November that the team wouldn't compete in this year's state playoffs.

Michael Mooney
Feb 24, 2023 - Sports

FC Dallas starts new season with high expectations

A soccer player celebrating after a goal

FC Dallas forward Jesús Ferreira. Photo: Matthew Visinsky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

FC Dallas will start its new season with higher expectations after last year's solid playoff run.

  • This year will be Spanish manager Nico Estévez's second year at the helm.
Tasha Tsiaperas
Feb 23, 2023 - Sports

What you need to know as Rangers start spring training games

A portrait of Jacob deGrom

The Rangers' newest ace, Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom, wants you to get excited. Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Rejoice. Baseball is upon us.

Why it matters: The Texas Rangers have overhauled the front office since last season and hired World Series-winning manager Bruce Bochy, giving fans the first spark of hope in years.

Michael Mooney
Feb 15, 2023 - News

Dallas Mavericks Oreo cookies are sprinkle-tastic

Several sprinkle-covered cookies next to a basketball

Who doesn't keep cookies next to shoes? Photo: Courtesy of Weber Shandwick

Surely you've watched a Mavs game and thought to yourself: I wish I had some cookies decorated like those uniforms!

Yes, but: Traditional cookie choices rarely incorporate NBA uniform-colored sprinkles and icing.

Dallas Cowboys fans are sexy and should know it

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones points at fans.

Does this mean Jerry Jones is the hottest NFL owner? Photo: J. Conrad Williams Jr./Newsday RM via Getty Images

When Dallas Cowboys fans walk on by, other people are probably looking like, "Damn, they fly" — per a new survey by an online gambling company.

Driving the news: BonusFinder surveyed over 1,000 NFL fans to compile its ranking of the league's sexiest fan bases and players.

Michael Mooney
Jan 20, 2023 - Sports

Cowboys and 49ers are renewing a decades-old rivalry

Dak Prescott starts to slide in front of two 49ers defenders

The last play of last season ... was painful to watch. Photo: Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images

The Cowboys will go to San Francisco to take on the 49ers in the second round of the NFL playoffs on Sunday evening, renewing a multi-decade rivalry.

Flashback: These two teams faced off in the playoffs three times in a row in the 1970s, then three times in a row in the 1990s. This will be the second year in a row they've met in the playoffs.

Michael Mooney
Jan 13, 2023 - Sports

Dallas Cowboys try to end 30-year drought

Game photograph of Tom Brady being tackled by Dallas Cowboys players

Cowboys fans want Tom Brady to look like this throughout Monday's game. Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images

When the Cowboys travel to Tampa Bay to play the Buccaneers in the first round of the NFL playoffs Monday night, the team will attempt to defy a notorious jinx and snap a 30-year road-playoff losing streak.

Why it matters: When the Cowboys do well, North Texas is a much happier place overall, at least partly because of the massive number of bandwagon fans attracted to the blue star.

TCU disappoints in title game

A quarterback gets dragged to the ground by a very large man

Everyone wearing purple had a rough night. Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

TCU got walloped by Georgia in the national title game Monday night 65-7 — the biggest blowout in championship game history.

Why it matters: TCU overcame preseason underdog status to star on the national stage, calling attention to both the school and its home city.


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