Lady Longhorns Flatten TCU
03 Feb 2018
The Texas Women’s Basketball took revenge against TCU on a loss earlier this season, beating the Horned Frogs 92-65. Texas executed in all aspects of its game. Texas out-rebounded TCU 44-28. The Longhorns blocked a season-high 11 shots in the game. Texas tied its season high with 10 made three-pointers. And the Longhorns were…
Spurs Fall Victim to Bad Habits
01 Feb 2018
The Austin Spurs don’t often lose. But when they do lose its after blowing a first quarter lead. As has been the case in their last seven loses. Thursday’s lost to the Memphis Hustle was no different, only more spectacular.
The Spurs dominated the Hustle in the first quarter, taking a 36-25 lead. …
Stockton Slams Stars
26 Jan 2018
The Texas Stars and the Stockton Heat began a two-game series on Friday night. This is the fourth meeting for the season with the Heat winning two of the last three games.
The game was evenly matched for the first two periods. The Heat came alive
in the third period and scored four…
Another Overtime Win for the Stars
23 Jan 2018
The Texas Stars returned home after going 3-1-1-1 on their most recent road trip. Texas is currently in second place in the AHL’s Pacific Division and hopes to strengthen
their position in this home series. Texas faced off against the San Jose Barracuda Tuesday evening in their final matchup of the season. The Barracuda…
Spurs Start, Finish Strong against Grand Rapids
20 Jan 2018
The Austin Spurs followed what has become a very predictable pattern. They start strong in the first quarter, get out-played in the second and third quarters, and fight to get back into contention in the fourth quarter. Sometimes they come out ahead, other times they don’t.
Tonight the Spurs took on the Grand…
Mother Nature, Suns Can’t Stop the Spurs
18 Jan 2018
Mother Nature really took its toll on the Austin Spurs on their recent 16-day road trip. The
barometric bomb that inundated the northeast caused the team’s flights to be cancel, luggage to be lost, and caused games to be rescheduled. The team was even forced to play in “emergency jerseys” when their equipment was…
Lady Longhorns Rally over Kansas
13 Jan 2018
The No. 7 Texas Longhorn women’s basketball team took-on the Kansas Jayhawks and hoped to rebound from a 79-77 loss at TCU. Texas leads the all-time series against Kansas 24-10, and is 11-4 on the home court.
The Jayhawks came out strong and handled the Lady Longhorns in the first period, leading 20-16. Kansas led by…
Review of the Sony a9 for Sports Photography
09 Jan 2018
I recently had the opportunity to evaluate the Sony a9 at two Texas Stars ice hockey games. The first game was more for orientation. In the second game I used the camera for the warm-ups and the last three minutes of play. I couldn’t risk using an unfamiliar camera for more than…
Condors Rally over Stars
06 Jan 2018
“That was probably the most disappointing loss of the year” said Texas Stars’ team captain Curtis McKenzie. “We’ve just got to find a way to clamp down. Everyone is pretty frustrated right now.”
And there is reason for the frustration. The Stars had dropped seven of their last ten games headed into…
Power Plays Lift Gulls over Stars
03 Jan 2018
Tonight’s game between the Texas Stars and San Diego Gulls brought together two teams on different trajectories. Texas has lost three in a row, and five of the last six games. San Diego, however, has won six of the last eight games. Texas leads the series this season 3-2-0-0, entering into this final meeting of…
Spurs Top #1 Magic in Final Second
28 Dec 2017
The Austin Spurs are a team with great potential, but are having a difficult time consistently finding it.
The team snapped a four game losing streak against Santa Cruz. And took a must win game from the division leading Rio Grande Valley. But the Spurs dropped an easy win against Aqua Caliente, a team with…
McKenzie, Morin excel, but Stars Fall in Overtime
23 Dec 2017
The Texas Stars may have entered into the holiday doldrums. The team is second in the AHL Pacific Division, having won eight of ten games. Most recently the team has gone 5-5 and rookie phenom goal tender Landon Bow has lost three of his last four games.
It should have been a good night…
Tale of Two Halves: Spurs Fall to Clippers
21 Dec 2017
You can tell what kind of game the Austin Spurs will have by their warm-up. Being loose is always a good sign. Practicing passes above the hoop means a solid night for assists. Practicing individual slam-dunks indicates they are over confident. Tonight the over confidence did them in.
Tonight match-up between the Spur…
Spurs Take “Must Win” Game
15 Dec 2017
Friday’s game for the Austin Spurs was the most important of the year. And it could have determined the course of the season.
The Spurs stumble coming out of the Thanksgiving break and had lost four of the last five. They had fallen to four games behind division leading Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Vipers, whom…
Stars Fall to the Reign
13 Dec 2017
The Texas Stars have won eight of their last ten games, and have steadily risen in the Pacific Division of the AHL West. And tonight the Stars could lay claim to second play if they won their match-up against the Ontario Reign, and if the Stockton Heat lost to the San Diego Gulls. …
Spurs Top Warriors, Play Four Solid Periods
10 Dec 2017
The Spurs are back. At least it appeared that way in Sunday’s match-up against the Santa Cruz Warriors. The Spurs has lost four games in a round and five of the last ten games going into the game. They needed to find their way to remain relevant.
Back was four competitive quarters of play. …
Stars Handle Ontario Reign
09 Dec 2017
Who are these guys? Where did they come from? What happened to last season’s Texas Stars? You remember, the same guys that got chased out of their loading dock warm-up area by visitors.
This year’s Texas Stars are aggressive. They have a swagger. They fight every minute in a sixty-minute game. They even seem to be…
Stars Win in OT, Again!
08 Dec 2017
The Texas Stars played hurry-up hockey against the Bakersfield Condors on Friday night. They picked their shots nicely, not blasting away like a drive-by-shooting. And the Stars’ won in overtime for the second game in a row.
Both teams played conservatively in the opening period. Bakersfield’s Brad Malone started the scoring at 3:40 with his…
Spurs Drop Fourth-in-a-row
07 Dec 2017
The Austin Spurs can do it.
They’ve done it.
They were 8-3 exiting the Thanksgiving break. Since then they dropped four straight games,
including three at home, including tonight’s loss. In each of the losses the team did not execute in the first
three quarters. In each loss they dominated the fourth…
Travis Morin… He’s Back?!
06 Dec 2017
Travis Morin was more present in Tuesday’s game against the Iowa Wild than he has been all season.
Morin yielded the team captain role to Curtis MacKenzie this season until three days ago when the Dallas Stars called up MacKenzie. Did this have an affect on Morin’s game?
Perhaps Morin was simply respecting the…
Are the Austin Spurs worn-out?
02 Dec 2017
Friday’s game against the Salt Lake City Stars should have been a cakewalk for the Austin Spurs. Austin (8-3) was atop the Southwest division of the NBA G-League, while Salt Lake (1-9) was in the cellar. The Spurs had taken the first two meetings of the team this season. And the Spurs had the…
Sometimes They just have your Number
01 Dec 2017
The Austin Spurs looked to be the favorite going into tonight’s game against the Texas Legends. The Spurs were 8-3 overall; the Legends were 4-5. Austin was 4-2 at home; the Texas was 2-3 on the road. The only stat leaning in favor of the Legends was they were 1-0 against the Spurs. …
Spurs Overcome Miscues, Down the Blue
17 Nov 2017
The Austin Spurs should have had a walk-away win against the Oklahoma City Blue. OKC connected only 43% of field goals, made only 18% of three-point attempts, and was out re-bounded 56 to 30.
Instead sloppy play by the Spurs made it something of a contest. Austin lost the ball on 21 turnovers and 12…
Stars Surprise Rampage
15 Nov 2017
Expectations were high for the San Antonio Rampage in Wednesday’s contest against the Texas Stars.
Goal tender Spencer Martin was just named player of the week. The team had a 0.643 winning percentage coming into the match. And the Rampage had won all three of the pairings against the Stars this season.
The result appeared…
Spurs: Huge Come from Behind Victory
14 Nov 2017
This team may have what it takes.
They talk to each. They practice assists. They ignore bad officiating. And they don’t pucker-up when down by 22 points.
The Austin Spurs had all that, and more, in their game Tuesday against the Sioux Falls Skyforce before 6,759 fans at the HEB Center at Cedar Park. …
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