EDINBURG — Great coaches can have long lasting impact on the players they coach and the community they live in. One of the nation’s greatest boys’ basketball coaches of all time grew up and coached in the Rio Grande Valley. The Museum of South Texas History presents “Half a Century on the Court: A Conversation with Basketball Coaching Legend Robert Capello,” a Sunday Speaker Series Online program scheduled at 2 p.m. Oct. 18 on Facebook Live.
With an annual salary of close to $6 million (call it insane), one would think that 45-yearold Thomas Herman III could figure out a way for his team to beat the University of Oklahoma in last Saturday’s famed Red River Rivalry (its 116 reboot). Maybe call up the Patriot’s head coach, Bill Belichick, and see how a team can cheat if that’s what it takes to get the job done (without getting caught, though, in yet another cheating scandal counting last year that will cost the Pats $1.1 mil in fines and a draft pick).
I get it. People love high school football. They either love to play it, or watch their kids/grandkids play it. So, it’s no wonder that many people in the Rio Grande Valley are anxious for this season to start, despite this lethal pandemic blowing in the wind.
PHARR - PSJA ISD will be opening stadium facilities at all four comprehensive high schools to Varsity student athletes to begin voluntary conditioning this upcoming week Sept. 21-25 for the start of fall sports on Sept. 28. All health and safety measures will be followed, and as an enhanced safety precaution, students wanting to take advantage of using the facility to condition will be required to submit a recent negative COVID-19 test. Coaches and athletic trainers who are supervising will also be tested.
Sorry, Houston Texans fans, provided there any still left, but your team lost to the KC Chiefs last Thursday, 34 to 20. I know you already know that, but it gives me pleasure to repeat the loss: 34 to 20.