Sports News

With a vote of 6-3 in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association on May 14, the United States Supreme Court determined that the federal ban on sports betting as established by the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) is unconstitutional, paving the way for the legalization of sports betting in all 50 states.

The American Gaming Association estimates that Americans illegally wager about $150 billion on sports each year, but don’t expect Texas to “say yes” anytime soon.


Hurricane Pro Wrestling is going all out to crown their first ever women’s champion at their next show at the Beaumont Civic Center on Saturday, June 16. A star-studded lineup already invited to compete for the coveted new title in a Gauntlet match just got bigger as former Impact Wrestling women’s champion Chelsea Green intends to add the HPW Women’s Championship belt to her already impressive trophy case.

Also scheduled for the show are The Pump Patrol, HPW heavyweight champion Terrell Tempo, Jordan Jensen, Ashton Jacobs, Estrella Galactica and many more.


Topgolf has taken over the game of golf and has been the premier entertainment and event venue throughout North America and Europe. And now thanks to Beaumont native Austin Williams, Southeast Texas residents and visitors seeking entertainment will soon be able to access two new interactive golf experiences at 5 Under Golf Center, formerly Games People Play Golf Center.

Coming soon to 5945 College St. in Beaumont will be the Toptracer Range by Topgolf and Topgolf Swing Suite.

Lamar Universty golfer Sam Dumez lines up a shot.

Season tickets for the upcoming 2018 season are on sale through the LU Ticket Office. Renewals have been sent out, and previous year season-ticket holders have until Friday, May 4, to renew their seats.

Ticket prices are $45, $68, $90, $212, $335 and can be purchased online at or by calling (409) 880-1715.

Stacy Spriggs of Huntsville caught the 13.06-pound, 27-inch Legacy Class lunker.

Sam Rayburn Reservoir produced the final Toyota ShareLunker Legacy Class largemouth bass entry with just hours left in the 2018 donation season March 31.  Angler Stacy Spriggs of Huntsville caught the 13.06-pound, 27-inch Legacy Class lunker during the second annual Stanley Burgay Memorial Bass Tournament on a Carolina rig in 8 feet of water.