#12 Texas Overwhelms Texas Southern
12 Mar 2019
It may have looked like an extended batting practice, but it was actually the #12 Texas Longhorns (13-6) taking on the Texas Southern Tigers (2-11). The Longhorns won by an impressive score of 17-3.
Starting Texas pitcher Matt Whelan (2-0) had a good outing and earned the win. The right-handed…
Stars Trounce Rampage
10 Mar 2019
It’s all about the playoffs. That’s the mindset of Texas Stars head coach Derek Laxdal.
“Every game we play is the playoffs,” said Laxdal. “Every game is going to be a grind and it will be a sprint to the finish.“
If you look at the AHL Central Division, there…
Spurs Come From Behind Top Kings
09 Mar 2019
The tenth placed Austin Spurs (18-26) resembled their former selves as they took on the fourth place Stockton Kings (27-18) and won by a score of 128 to 107.
Expectations for the Spurs were low. Austin had lost 7 of the last 10 games, including the last two, and has…
Ferrari Takes Blancpain GT Day 2
03 Mar 2019
The second day of Blancpain GT World Challenge America at Circuit of the Americas could not have been more different than the first.
Saturday’s warm, yet overcast, conditions were as inviting to the fans as they were to the K-Pax Racing team, who took the two top podium spots. Sunday…
K-Pax Racing Tops Podium at COTA
02 Mar 2019
The Circuit of the Americas (COTA) opened its 2019 racing season with the Blancpain GT World Challenge America auto racing series. Austin was the first of eleven stops on this year’s schedule.
This weekend’s competition featured the Grand Touring (GT) class of luxury-brand vehicles. These two-door vehicles are rear-wheel drive,…
Stars Drop Defensive Contest in OT
01 Mar 2019
“We don’t have the fire-power to score 4, 5 goals a game. We have to play the 1-0, 2-1 games,” said Texas Stars head coach Derek Laxdal.
And that’s exactly what the Texas Stars (27-24-4-3) did as they took on the division leading Chicago Wolves (33-17-5-1), and lost 2-1 in…
Frustration Shows as Spurs Fall
28 Feb 2019
The Austin Spurs (16-24) lost their fifth game in a row, falling to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers (29-14) by a score of 128 to 113 at the H-E-B Center in Cedar Park.
The Spurs carefully scripted their plan in the pre-game shoot-around. And that plan work as the Spurs…
Stars Rise Up Over Admirals
27 Feb 2019
Rise up. That was Texas Stars head coach Derek Laxdal’s pre-game speech to his team. “We got guys up in Dallas (with the parent club) and we got to get guys rising up,” Laxdal said.
And rise up they did.
The Texas Stars (27-23-3-3) defeated the Milwaukee Admirals (23-22-11-1), 4-2.…
USA Eagles out-last Team Brazil
23 Feb 2019
The Americas Rugby Championship (ARC) came to the Dell Diamond matching the USA Eagles versus Brazil. The USA rolled over Brazil in the first half, leading by a many as 19 points. A come-from-behind surge by Team Brazil fell short and the USA Eagles held on to win 33-28. This…
#19 Texas Makes it Look Easy Over Tech
23 Feb 2019
University of Texas Longhorns head coach Karen Aston usually sports a dourer look courtside during games. But a hint of satisfaction broke through the stern demeanor as the Longhorns (21-6, 11-4 Big 12) defeated the Texas Tech Lady Raiders (12-14, 3-12 Big 12) 81-57 at the Frank Erwin Center.
Elite Fall to Unrelently Legion
22 Feb 2019
The Austin Elite (0-5) mounted a valiant defense against the San Diego Legion (4-1) but ultimately collapsed under the continued pounding. The Legion scored four tries on six attempts in the first half in route to a 45-17 win.
The Legion’s first half tries came from JP du Plessi, Dean…
#15 UT Women Collapse Before Kansas State
17 Feb 2019
The #15 University of Texas Longhorns (20-6, 10-4 Big 12 Conference) fell to the unranked Kansas State University Wildcats (16-10, 7-7 Big 12 Conference), 69-60. K-State won both meetings of the team this season.
The Longhorns collapsed not once, but twice to the Wildcats. Texas led by 9 points late…
Elite Fall to Raptors in Major League Rugby
17 Feb 2019
The struggles continued for the winless Austin Elite (0-4) as they fell to the Glendale Raptors (1-2), 24-13. Sunday’s match may have been the Elite’s best chance for a win this season as they faced the then winless Raptors.
Inconsistency continued to trouble the Elite, who have been out-scored 61…
Stars Shutout Roadrunners
15 Feb 2019
The Texas Stars (25-20-3-2) played a near-perfect game in their 2-0 win over the Tucson Roadrunners (24-16-4-2). Stars goaltender Phillipe Desrosiers (5-7-0) made 29 saves in his first shutout of the season.
“Phil was outstanding. He made some timely saves for us,” said Stars head coach Derek Laxdal. “I think…
First Glimpse of Austin Bold on Pitch
13 Feb 2019
It was just three weeks ago that Austin Bold Football Club general manager Roberto Silva introduced its first 14 players to the media. Three weeks later the size of the team had grown to 24 players.
Head coach Marcelo Serrano led the Bold against the St. Louis Football Club in…
Salt Lake City Stars Best Spurs
10 Feb 2019
After a breathtaking win on Friday against a superior team, the Austin Spurs (16-20) fell to peer in a game they could have won. The Salt Lake City Stars (18-18) defeated the Spurs, 98-89.
The Stars were led by 7-foot, 2-inch, 290 pound Isaac Haas. Haas easily maneuvered the court…
Austin Spurs Upset OKC Blue
08 Feb 2019
The Austin Spurs’ (15-17) game against the conference leading Oklahoma City Blue (25-10) was expected to be a one-sided blowout. Instead the Spurs went toe-to-toe with Blue and won in a nail bitter, 111-109, in a game that changed lead ten times.
The Blue appeared loose and confident as the…
Spurs Out Last Blue Coats
05 Feb 2019
The Austin Spurs (15-19) took a 19 points lead in to the fourth period and allowed the Delaware Blue Coats (12-19) to come with 9 points before winning 119-108.
The Spurs played a sloppy first quarter, missing easy layups and dunks. Amazingly, the Blue Coats played worse, committing 8 turnovers…
No. 14 Texas Women Grind Good Loss vs. No. 1 Baylor
04 Feb 2019
The No. 12 Texas Longhorns (18-5 overall, 8-3 conference) proved they have the guts to compete for a national title in their match up against the No. 1 Baylor Lady Bears (20-1, 10-0). Most teams would have thrown in the towel, but Texas hung tough, overcame a 21 point deficit,…
Elite Can’t Find Momentum, Fall to Warriors
01 Feb 2019
The Austin Elite Rugby (0-2) club lost to the out-sized Utah Warriors (1-0) on Friday at the Dell Diamond, 17-9. Austin never seemed to find their stride in the game, relying solely upon penalty kicks in the first half for points. Ironically, last week the Houston SaberCats, who scored only…
Grand Rapids Comes from Behind to Top Texas
31 Jan 2019
The Texas Stars (22-18-3-2) dominated the Grand Rapid Griffins (26-14-3-4) until early into the second period. But the arena tilted, the puck moved only in one direction and the Stars were skating up-hill after that. Grand Rapids defeated Texas 5-3 in a come from behind victory.
Texas’s Tony Calderone opened…
Getting to Know Austin Bold GM, Roberto Silva
22 Jan 2019
Soccer is a game for the passionate.
The fans are passionate. The players are talented and passionate. The team owners are patient and passionate. And like the team owners, Roberto Silva, General Manager of the Austin Bold soccer club is talented, patient and passionate.
I spoke with Silva at the…
Spurs Defang Wolves
19 Jan 2019
On Friday the Austin Spurs won their first game of the year and broke a six game skid. On Saturday they worked hard not to overly embarrass the Iowa Wolves, winning 106-86.
Lonnie Walker IV led all scorers with 21 points. John Holland followed closely behind with 20. Drew Eubanks…
Spurs End Skid
18 Jan 2019
Coming into tonight’s game against the South Bay Lakers the Austin Spurs had loss six consecutive games and had yet to win in 2019. The first fifteen minutes of their game looked to be more of the same. The Lakers rolled over the Spurs, leading by as much as 15…
Texas Bests Rockford in OT Shootout
11 Jan 2019
The Texas Stars (20-11-3-2) fought a back-and-forth contest against the Rockford IceHogs (16-16-3-4) and won in an overtime shootout. Stars’ center Travis Morin scored the only goal of the shootout. This was the Star’s first shootout win in three tries. The IceCats are winless in five shootout attempts.
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