It -- like the former site was -- is operated by John "Buck" Cargal,of Fort Worth.Cargal
ceased operation of the former site a week after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
The original Rivals, founded by Jim Heckman, filed for bankruptcy amidst the dot.com bust at the turn of the century. (Heckman is one of the founders of Scouts Inc.) Despite offers from other networks, Cargal
decided to go independent.
After shutting down his site a year later, Cargal
turned over the Pigskin Prep domain to friend Wes Underwood, who operated the Collier-Sharp Report.
is no longer affiliated with the Pigskin Prep site or the Rivals Network.
"I want to do everything I can to keep this site free of charge," Cargal
...Cargal, 43, was a sports writer during the 1980s and 1990s for Wichita Falls Times/Record News and Mesquite News.He also served as sports editor for The Graham Leader and Hood County News.He attended Midwestern State University with a political science/ journalism double-major.He graduated from Iowa Park High School ('83) with three Who's Who awards in journalism.Cargal
has received several awards for writing and design from Texas Press Association
, Texas Intercollegiate Press Association
, North East Texas Press Association
and was named Writer of the Year by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches
Nicknamed "Polar Bear" for his
split-personalities and mood swings, Cargal
is undeserving of the three beautiful children that God has blessed him with.His
daughters, Leeza and MyraSue, attend Fossil Ridge HS (Keller ISD) in far north Fort Worth.His
son, Ryne, attends Chisholm Trail Intermediate and will start at Fossil Ridge in the Fall 2011.
favorite teams are (NFL) Pittsburgh Steelers
-- and whoever is playing Dallas! --, (NBA) San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets, (MLB) Chicago Cubs, (NHL) Pittsburgh Penguins
, and (college) TCU.