Sports & Recreation

From baseball and basketball to hunting and fishing, sports culture in Texas is huge. And don't forget Texas football! Check out archival footage of high school games, home movies of fishing and sailing, and much more.

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“Game of the Century” Retrospective (1982)
KPRC-TV segment reflecting on the 1968 basketball game between the Houston Cougars and UCLA Bruins at the...
“Eyewitness News” - Feature on Competitive Frisbee (1976)
“Eyewitness News” segment on the growing popularity of frisbee
Yount-Manion Films - Polo Match
1930s home movie of a polo match and of a Goodyear Blimp
Yount-Manion Films - Polo Match
Footage of a polo match
Category - Waterskiing
Category - Track and Field
Track and Field with ACU’s Bobby Morrow (1957-58)
Reel of news stories about track and field meets focusing primarily on Abilene Christian College’s Bobby ...
Track and Field Competition
1960s footage of a Southwest Conference track and field competition at the University of Texas at Austin
The Tyrrell Historical Library Collection - Women’s Basketball (1981)
PM Magazine segment for Beaumont’s KFDM-TV about the West Orange-Stark High School women’s basketball tea...
The Tyrrell Historical Library Collection - Washington Generals (1980)
PM Magazine segment for Beaumont’s KFDM-TV about the Washington Generals, the primary rivals of the Harle...
The Tyrrell Historical Library Collection - Texas Ski Week (1982)
PM Magazine segment for Beaumont’s KFDM-TV about Texas skiers’ annual trip to Colorado
The Tyrrell Historical Library Collection - Rockets Owner Gavin Maloof (1981)
PM Magazine segment for Beaumont’s KFDM-TV about Gavin Maloof, owner of the Houston Rockets professional ...
The Tyrrell Historical Library Collection - Raft Race (1982)
PM Magazine segment for Beaumont’s KFDM-TV about the raft race at the annual Neches River Festival in Be...
The Tyrrell Historical Library Collection - Port Neches Champions (1981)
PM Magazine segment for Beaumont’s KFDM-TV about the Port Neches Champions as they compete in the nationa...
The Tyrrell Historical Library Collection - Powerlifter Patty Dent (1982)
PM Magazine segment for Beaumont’s KFDM-TV about competitive powerlifter Patty Dent
The Tyrrell Historical Library Collection - PM Magazine Episode (1981)
Complete episode of PM Magazine for Beaumont’s KFDM-TV, featuring profiles of the television series, Dall...
The Tyrrell Historical Library Collection - PM Magazine Episode (1980)
Complete episode of PM Magazine for Beaumont’s KFDM-TV, featuring a profile of quick-draw champions Diane...
The Tyrrell Historical Library Collection - Golfer Bruce Lietzke (1980)
PM Magazine segment for Beaumont’s KFDM-TV about professional golfer Bruce Lietzke
The Tyrrell Historical Library Collection - Decathlete Bob Coffman (1979)
PM Magazine segment for Beaumont’s KFDM-TV about decathlete Bob Coffman and his training for the 1980 Sum...
The Tyrrell Historical Library Collection - Clean Up Village Creek Canoe Race (1982)
PM Magazine segment for Beaumont’s KFDM-TV about an annual canoe race benefitting cleanup efforts for Vil...
The Tyrrell Historical Library Collection - Cable Skiing (1979)
PM Magazine segment for Beaumont’s KFDM-TV about the recreational sport of cable skiing at Waterski Parad...
The Tyrrell Historical Library Collection - Broadcaster Brent Musburger (1980)
PM Magazine segment for Beaumont’s KFDM-TV about sportscaster and news anchor Brent Musburger
The Tyrrell Historical Library Collection - Boxer Bubba Busceme (1982)
PM Magazine segment for Beaumont’s KFDM-TV about amateur boxer James “Bubba” Busceme of Beaumont
The Texas Surf Museum Collection - Winter Surfing (1978)
Home movie footage from 1978 of surfers in the Gulf of Mexico near Port Aransas
The Texas Surf Museum Collection - Surfing at Fish Pass (1977)
Home movie footage from 1977 of surfers off the coast of Corpus Christi
The Texas Surf Museum Collection - Surfer Skip Rhudy (1976)
Home movie footage shot by longtime Texas surfer Dan Parker off the coast of Port Aransas
The Texas Surf Museum Collection - Skateboarding and Seagulls (1976)
Home movie of skateboarders practicing spins up and down a homemade ramp in Port Aransas
The Texas Surf Museum Collection - New Wave Surfing
Home movie of a Texas surfer checking the surf conditions and heading to the beach in Port Aransas
The Texas Surf Museum Collection - Gulf Coast Surfing (1977)
Home movie footage from 1977 of surfers hanging 10 in the Gulf of Mexico
The Stroud Collection - Texan Theatre, no. 16 - Hamilton County Athletics (1937)
Footage of Hamilton County’s high school sports teams
The Shawn T. Malone Films - The Stomper vs. Superstar and Gang War (1975)
NWA wrestling matches at the Sam Houston Coliseum in Houston
The Shawn T. Malone Films - Madril vs. Matsuda Wrestling Match (1975)
Home Movie capturing an NWA wrestling match at the Sam Houston Coliseum in Houston
The Shawn T. Malone Films - A Wang Presentation (1976)
Amateur short film shot in Houston, featuring a variety of sports scenes
The Sal Ruiz Collection, no. 1 - UTEP vs. UNM Basketball (1978)
Home movie footage of UTEP vs. UNM basketball game in 1978
The Roy Faires Collection, no. 56 - Whitewater (1981)
Story for Houston’s KPRC-TV discussing safety for whitewater rafting on the Guadalupe River
The Porter Click Family, no. 7 - Soccer in the 1970s
Home movie scenes of a soccer game in the late 1970s
The Ouida Whitaker Dean Collection, no. 1 - Timpson High School Sporting Events
Student film scenes from Timpson High School basketball and football in the 70s, including marching band ...
The Ortiz Family - Farmers Milling Crops, Golf Game (1943)
Scenes of farmers loading grain into a mill and a golf game
The Langston Collection - Baton Twirling (1962)
Home movie of majorettes at twirling practice at Nederland High School
The Lamar B. Kelly Collection, no. 4 - Texas Relays (1955)
Home movie scenes of the 1955 Texas Relays track meet