ALAN TRUEX, Publisher and Executive Editor
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
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
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