In addition to their athletic feats, an Olympian’s post-Olympic endeavors offer a unique perspective for understanding the economic and cultural return on investment in local communities. Stories about the athletic careers of more than seventy former Olympians with ties to the Houston region reveal that, for many, their post-competitive lives immensely contributed to the development […]
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The Hall of Honor: Tier One Athletics
By Debbie Harwell on November 26, 2012 in Houstonians, Sports, University of Houston
From its earliest days, the University of Houston rose to the top in athletics—not in football or basketball as you might expect, but in ice hockey. The team competed for the first time in 1934 against Rice Institute in the Polar Wave Ice Rink on McGowan Street.
That You May Win: Tom Tellez Teaches UH Athletes to Go for the Gold
By Houston History Magazine on December 16, 2010 in Houstonians, Sports, University of Houston
To read the full text of this article by Ernesto Valdes that appeared in the Summer 2009 issue of Houston History, download the pdf version.