The top NCAA college football players are coming together for the 84th Annual East-West Shrine Game. There are plenty of Texas players on the West team, including Texas Christian Universitys Jason Phillips, Texas Techs Darcel McBath and Texas A&Ms Michael Bennett. Theyll be going up against University of Central Arkansass Nathan Brown and the United States Naval Academys Eric Kettani. Gene Stallings coaches the West Team, while Bobby Ross helms the East Team (early in his career, Ross spent a little time on the coaching staff of Rice University). Monies from todays game benefit the Shriners Hospital for Children, making for a great mix of philanthropy and gridiron glory. 3 p.m. kickoff. Robertson Stadium, University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun. For information, call 713-462-6647 or visit www.shrinegame.com. $15 to $50.
Sat., Jan. 17, 3 p.m., 2009