Past Articles

  1. Turnovers Doom Texas Women

    12 Jan 2022
    The No. 13 University of Texas Longhorns (11-3, 1-2 Conference) turned the ball over a season-high 23 times in a 70-66 overtime loss to the Kansas University Jayhawks (11-1, 2-1 Conference).  It was the second consecutive home-court conference loss In for the Longhorns. The victory was only Kansas’ second in…

  2. Pretty Good Not Good Enough: Manitoba over Texas

    07 Jan 2022
    The Texas Stars (8-12-3-1) looked pretty good against the Manitoba Moose (17-9-1-1).  Pretty good for a team that hadn’t played a game in 20 days.  Pretty good  for a team that lost 15 players and 2 coaches to COVID.  Pretty good for the worse team in the AHL. But not…

  3. Texas Tech Embarrasses No. 9 Texas

    05 Jan 2022
    The No. 9 University of Texas Longhorns women’s basketball (10-2, 1-1) suffered a humbling loss to Texas Tech University Red Raider, 74-61.  Texas led only in the first minute of play.  The loss was the Longhorns’ first at home this season.  “That’s probably as humbling a loss I’ve had since…

  4. Texas Stars Near Bottom?

    17 Dec 2021
    You know you’re near rock-bottom when no one in the NHL wants your goalkeeper and when the opposing goalkeeper scores against you. Such was the case as the Texas Stars fell 3-1 to the Rockford IceHogs.  The Texas Stars started Dallas Stars goalie Anton Khudobin between the posts.  Khudobin struggled…

  5. Stars Left Looking for Answers

    12 Dec 2021
    For the second time in three games the Texas Stars have suffered an embarrassing loss to the  Chicago Wolves.  Sunday’s 7-4 drubbing made it clear that Stars head coach Neil Graham knew the questions, but not the answers.  This is what he had to say… The Stars had four penalty…

  6. Stars Fall with Thud to Wolves

    09 Dec 2021
    Anticipation was high as Dallas Stars goalie Ben Bishop was slotted to play up to five games with the Texas Stars as part of rehabilitation from reconstructive knee surgery.  However, the finality of Bishop’s injury became clear as he allowed eight goals on 34 shots in a losing effort against…

  7. Chile, Mexico Play to Draw in MexTour Exhibition

    08 Dec 2021
    For the last eighteen years the MexTour has hosted matches between the National Team of Mexico against rival national teams at sites throughout the United States.  The friendly exhibition matches help prepare the national team teams for important competitions like the FIFA World Cup and Concacaf Gold Cup, while also…

  8. Greensboro Swarms Austin

    03 Dec 2021
    The Greensboro Swarm (2-8) embarrassed the Austin Spurs (3-5), defeating them 105-to-96, in one of the sloppiest games of basketball in memory.  The Spurs committed 20 turnovers, resulting in 25 points for the Swarm.  The Swarm led by as many as 29 points before downshifting their game into pity-mode.  Ball…

  9. Verde FC Top Listos United in Austin FC Media Cup

    03 Dec 2021
    The Austin FC capped their inaugural Major League Soccer season with the Austin FC Media Cup.  The Cup featured the Verde FC against the Listos United, with players drawn from members of the Austin FC front office and local media.  The friendly contest was held at the St. David’s Performance…

  10. Spurs Win in Come-Back

    02 Dec 2021
    The Austin Spurs were their own worst enemies in the first half of their game against the Greensboro Swarm.  But Austin overcame a ten-point deficit to tie the game at the buzzer and went on to defeated the Swarm 108-105 in double overtime.  Austin played sloppy basketball in for the…

  11. Spurs Star Power Leads to Bigger Disappointment

    27 Nov 2021
    It was “second verse, same as the first” for the Austin Spurs (2-4) as they took on the Memphis Hustle (4-2) in the second game of their series. Austin, who suffered a bad loss in game one,  plumbed new lows with an embarrassing loss in game two, 108-78.  A much…

  12. Texas Tops CSUN After Surprise Start

    27 Nov 2021
    California State University Northridge (CSUN) acting head coach Carlene Mitchell first caught University of Texas Longhorns head coach Vic Schaefer off guard, then caught his team off guard. The tactics worked for the first four minutes, then it was all downhill.  Schaefer looked very unsettled, waiting for Mitchell  to enter…

  13. Late Surge Falls Short for Austin Spurs

    26 Nov 2021
    The Austin Spurs (2-3) dug a 21-point deep hole in the first period and were never able to recover, despite a fourth period rally.  The Spurs fell to the Memphis Hustle (3-2) 103-94.  Both teams enter the contest expecting a battle of equals.  Each had a 2-2 record, having lost…

  14. Stars Fall in OT to Grand Rapids

    19 Nov 2021
    The Texas Stars (5-6-1-1) lost a see-saw battle against the Grand Rapids Griffins (6-5-1-1), falling 5-4 in overtime.  The Griffins put-up three goals, and gave up one, in the first period. The Stars did the same in the second.  Neither team score again until overtime when Grand Rapid netted the…

  15. Spurs Survive Shaky Close

    18 Nov 2021
    The Austin Spurs (3-1) outlasted the Mexico City Capitanes (2-4), 99-91, in one of the loosest  fourth periods in recent memory.  Each team committed half of the game’s turnovers in the period.  Austin swept the two-game series.  Mexico City led 23-20 in the first period  as both teams played mediocre…

  16. Longhorns Top SEMO

    17 Nov 2021
    After a strong 2-0 start to the season, which included a statement victory over defending National Champion and No. 3-ranked Stanford, the University of Texas Longhorns (3-0) defeated the Southeast Missouri (SEMO) RedHawks (1-2) women’s basketball team, 88-48.  The match was a warmup before taking on the No. 15thranked University…

  17. Stunning Victory as Spurs Return to Austin

    14 Nov 2021
    Sunday brought the return of the Austin Spurs and professional basketball to the HEB Center after a 20-month COVID hiatus.  The Spurs treated  the fans to an exciting come-from-behind victory, overcoming a 14-point deficient, to defeat the Mexico City Capitanes, 112-to-110.    The Capitanes controlled the game from the opening tipoff,…

  18. Listless Stars Fall to Eagles in OT Shoot Out

    12 Nov 2021
    The Texas Stars played with intensity in first two period and then fell apart, falling to the Colorado Eagles, 2-1, in an overtime shootout.   The Stars failed to score on a penalty shot in the five-minute overtime period, and couldn’t convert on a single opportunity in the shootout.  Reflecting on…

  19. TCU Tops Texas in Big 12 Championship

    07 Nov 2021
    The University of Texas Longhorns (#2 seed) had everything on their side as they took on the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs (#1 seed) in the Big 12 women’s soccer Championship match.  The 1850 local fans were mostly in support of Texas.  The Texas bench led “Texas, Fight” chorus with…

  20. Texas State Defense Takes Down ULM

    06 Nov 2021
    Texas State University head coach Jake Spavital could not have put it better, “Every game in the Sunbelt Conference takes two years off my life.”  The Bobcats kept the EMTs with their defibrillators busy as Texas State (3-6, 2-3) defeated the University of Louisiana Monroe (ULM) Warhawks (4-5, 2-4), 27-19.…

  21. Texas Advances in Big 12 Championship on Penalty Kicks

    04 Nov 2021
    The University of Texas Longhorns (#2 seed) defeated the University of West Virginia Mountaineers (#6 seed) in the semi-finals of the Big 12 women’s soccer championship on a chilly night at the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex.  The teams played to a scoreless draw after regulation play and two overtime periods.…

  22. TCU Smothers Tech in Big 12 Semi’s

    04 Nov 2021
    The only thing more embarrassing than Texas Tech’s performance in the Big 12 women’s semifinal soccer match against TCU was Tech’s head coach Tom Stone halftime  verbal assault upon his team.  Stone’s tirade could be heard halfway across the pitch and consumed so much time that it prevented his players…

  23. Austin FC Dominate Second Place Sporting KC

    04 Nov 2021
    The Austin FC closed out its 2021 home schedule with a dominating 3-1 win over the playoff bound Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday night at Q2 Stadium. It was the fourth win for the Verde & Black in the last five games at home.  Austin scored its fastest goal in…

  24. TCU Dominates Iowa State in Big 12 Championship

    31 Oct 2021
    The Texas Christian University Horned Frogs (#1 seed) defeated the Iowa State Cyclones (#8 seed) on overtime penalty kicks in the first round of the Big 12 Women’s Soccer Championship.  Iowa State remained in contention throughout the entire match only because of the phenomenal play of goalkeeper Jordan Silkowitz.  Silkowitz…

  25. Texas Hands OU Loss in Big 12 Championship

    31 Oct 2021
    The University of Texas Longhorns women’s soccer team exploded with five goals  to defeat the University of Oklahoma Sooners in the first round of the Big 12 Championship by a 5-2 score.  Texas plays West Virginia in the Championship’s semifinals.  Trinity Byars led Texas with a hat trick and Mackenzie…

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