About us

ALAN TRUEX, Publisher and Executive Editor

1 8x10Home: Llano, Texas

Prior homes: San Antonio, San Francisco, El Paso, Austin, Fort Worth, Port Lavaca, Atlanta, Orlando, Nashville, Oklahoma City

Journalism Experience: 20 years as Sports reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Houston Chronicle

Beats: Atlanta Falcons, Houston Astros, Houston Rockets, Georgia Bulldogs (1980 National Championship), National Hockey League, Horse Racing, Golf

Age: Probably older than you are.

Favorite Sports Reporters: Jim Rome, Bob Ryan, Randy Harvey, Terry Pluto, Tim Tucker, Danny Robbins, John McClain, Barry Warner, Mark Berman

Favorite Sports Events to cover: Kentucky Derby (the parties as well as the race), Indy 500 (a press box as close as you want to be to these screaming cars)

Favorite Honor: First Place, Texas Sports Writing, Associated Press Managing Editors, 1998

Education: Bachelor of Journalism, U. of Texas at Austin; 30 hrs. Vanderbilt University; 9 hrs. UT El Paso

Interests besides sports: history, ranching, oil, children, grandchildren, Red Heelers, Japanese food.

Favorite movies: Lincoln (Daniel Day Lewis), Silver Linings Playbook (Jennifer Lawrence), Hyde Park on the Hudson (Bill Murray)

Favorite music: Dixie Chicks, Old Crow Medicine Show, Robert Earl Keen, Springsteen (not necessarily in that order)

I WANTED TO BE A SPORTS WRITER WHEN: my dad took me to my first big-league game and I asked him: “Who are those men moving around in the deck above us?” . . .

“They’re sports writers, writing about this game.” . . . “They make a living doing that?” . . . . “Not a great living, but yeah, that’s what they do.”


MARK ROBERSON, Deputy Editor

310447_10150420615546474_1507697053_nHome: Austin, Texas

Prior homes: Houston

Journalism Experience: Former writer for Hornsports.com; internship with Yahoo Sports and ESPN Radio in Houston.

Football background: have attended approximately 100 Longhorns football games.

Made first football picks: in the sixth grade, when I tried to beat my dad and friends.

Proudest prognosticating: Since 2003 I have picked every college football champion correctly with the exception of Alabama in 2009.

Education: Junior at The University of Texas at Austin. Previously attended University of Texas at San Antonio.

Why I’m qualified: I have a similar perspective as the college football players, being a student, like they are, who’s barely an adult.

Interests besides sports: Hunting, Golfing (I guess you can consider those sports, but the way I do them . . .), reading good fiction

Favorite TV shows: Game of Thrones, The Newsroom

Favorite Movies: Remember the Titans, Saving Private Ryan, Good Morning Vietnam

Favorite music: Pretty much anything that isn’t country. Favorites range from Slightly Stoopid to Steely Dan

I WANTED TO BE A SPORTS WRITER WHEN: I managed the sports section for my high school newspaper. I knew then that sports reporting was what I would like to do for a living.


Jim Sallans, Website Director

554977_10200894925563380_1268318930_n-e1377649554548Home: Austin, Texas

Prior Homes: Houston

Education: Junior at The University of Texas at Austin, Cockrell School of Engineering, BS Mechanical Engineering, Business Foundations Certificate

Interests besides sports: Texas, My dog, Woodworking, Outdoors

Favorite Movies:  Air Bud

Favorite music: Classic Rock, Rap