Women's Basketball Features

  • By DAVID HARRIS david.harris@theeagle.com
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Gary Blair handled every home loss the same way during his first season at Texas A&M in 2003.

His team would falter at Reed Arena, often in heartbreaking fashion. He'd take care of his media responsibilities. He'd get the game film. And he'd drive to Fox and Hound on University Drive, where he'd take a seat in the dimly lit bar.

"The old bartender would look at me," Blair recalls, "and he'd say, ‘Again?' And I'd say, ‘Yeah, again.' He'd put a Coors Light in front of me. I'd drink it and everything would feel a little better."