Austin is the biggest city in the United States without a franchise in a major professional sports league. This leaves high school, college and minor-league teams plenty of room to stomp around the town. Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong calls Austin home because of the bicycle-friendly Texas Hill Country and the variety of outdoor recreational activities.

College sports

University of Texas. 800-982-2386, www.texassports.comTexas State University. 512-245-2272, www.txstatebobcats.comConcordia University. 313-4503, athletics.concordia.eduHuston-Tillotson University. 505-3000, athletics.htu.eduSouthwestern University. 512-863-1381, www.southwestern.edu/athleticsSt. Edward's University. 448-8480, www.stedwards.edu/sports

Other sports

Austin Toros (NBA development team). 236-8333, www.austintoros.comTexas Stars (minor-league hockey). 467-8277, www.texasstarshockey.comRound Rock Express (minor-league baseball). 255-2255, www.roundrockexpress.comAustin Aztex (Premier Development League soccer). 335-8881, www.austinaztex.com