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Texas - Sports
... one National Hockey League team (the Dallas Stars) ... Outside of the "Big Four" leagues, Texas also has one WNBA team (the San Antonio Silver Stars) and two Major League Soccer teams (the Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas) ... A fierce rivalry, the Lone Star Showdown, also exists between the state's two largest universities, Texas A M University and the University of Texas ...
State Farm Lone Star Showdown
... The State Farm Lone Star Showdown was the official moniker (trademarked in 1996) for all varsity men's and women's athletics competitions between the ... The name comes from Lone Star State, which is the nickname of the state of Texas ... The current showdown was created on a two-year trial basis to bring more attention to the rivalry in non-major sports ...

Famous quotes containing the words lone and/or star:

    There are lone figures armed only with ideas, sometimes with just one idea, who blast away whole epochs in which we are enwrapped like mummies. Some are powerful enough to resurrect the dead. Some steal on us unawares and put a spell over us which it takes centuries to throw off. Some put a curse on us, for our stupidity and inertia, and then it seems as if God himself were unable to lift it.
    Henry Miller (1891–1980)

    Our star was brighter perhaps when it had water in it.
    Now there is no question even of that, but only
    Of holding on to the hard earth so as not to get thrown off,
    With an occasional dream, a vision ...
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)