Work

I recently wrote a book called “Longhorn Football Legends” – it’s available on Amazon right now. Here’s the blurb from Amazon:

Every UT Longhorn fan will want to grab hold of this backpocket-sized book about the beginnings and the not-so-distant past of his or her revered team. To those straining to grasp what all the fuss is about, Longhorn Football Legends is for them too. Author Dave Sessions is a UT Ex but also a professional sports writer unafraid to lay bare some of the squad’s most embarrassing episodes, like when a 30-year-old imposter from California talked his way into a football scholarship and onto the field. And Sessions deftly retells the team’s proudest moments. Revisit the greatest games and championships, then see how a UT student dognapped Reveille, Texas A&M’s beloved mascot, after learning it was the only such symbol in the Southwest Conference never to have been stolen. Legends covers the rivalries, the historic seasons, the standout players and the larger-than-life coaches (with numerous citations of Darrell Royal s best ”Royalisms”). It tells the stories behind Bevo, ”Hook em Horns,” and the Longhorn logo that seems to adorn every other car in Texas.”

"Longhorn Football Legends" by Dave Sessions

“Longhorn Football Legends” by Dave Sessions

In the past year I’ve been doing regular work for DFW OT, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s iPad app (and now a print magazine as well). Click the images to view PDFs of my stories – and make sure to check out the full iPad editions on iTunes.

I also do freelance work for MLB.com, covering several games a season. A brief compendium of clips from my Star-Telegram career is available here.

DFWOT January 2014

In-depth piece on the state of the Dallas Stars franchise, featuring exclusive interviews with owner Tom Gaglardi, team president Jim Lites, GM Jim Nill, coach Lindy Ruff and others.

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A look inside the Texas Rangers’ home and visiting clubhouses. Photos and story by me.

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“Best seat in the house” – a roundup of essential tech gear for the home sports viewer.

Feature on the "hottest spots" at the Ballpark in Arlington and interactive piece on how to throw different types of "heaters" featuring pitcher Matt Harrison.

Feature on the “hottest spots” at the Ballpark in Arlington and interactive piece on how to throw different types of “heaters” featuring pitcher Matt Harrison.

Cover story, reporting from spring training in Arizona, previewing the Rangers' 2013 season.

Cover story, reporting from spring training in Arizona, previewing the Rangers’ 2013 season.

Cover story, "13 Things Every Fan Must Do in 2013."

Cover story, “13 Things Every Fan Must Do in 2013.”

Long piece recapping the "The Election Issue" polls

Long piece recapping the “The Election Issue” polls

Personal essay on the heartbreak of Game 6 of the 2011 World Series.

Personal essay on the heartbreak of Game 6 of the 2011 World Series.

Feature on healthy ballpark concession foods.

Feature on healthy ballpark concession foods.