From the clash of college to the best married shooting duo in history, the Lone Star State clears every hurdle the sports world offers. A former Texas Christian basketball player became the first tenured African American professor at Harvard Business School. Aggie football legend John Kimbrough's first professional contract required him to act in movies and serve as the stadium's handyman. For every date on the calendar, Ryan Sprayberry provides a play-by-play of 365 memorable days in the state's athletic history, beginning with the birth of the Cotton Bowl on January 1, 1937, and ending with the final snap of the Ice Bowl on December 31, 1967.
About the Author
Ryan Sprayberry was born and raised in Texas before his passion for history took him to the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., and the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Georgia. Today, he lives in the Texas Hill Country with his wife and son while working on a degree from Texas A&M to add to his undergraduate degree from Baylor University.