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  1. Elite Fall to Unrelently Legion

    Date 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…

  2. #15 UT Women Collapse Before Kansas State

    Date 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…

  3. Elite Fall to Raptors in Major League Rugby

    Date 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…

  4. Stars Shutout Roadrunners

    Date 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 his…

  5. First Glimpse of Austin Bold on Pitch

    Date 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…

  6. Salt Lake City Stars Best Spurs

    Date 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 putting up…

  7. Austin Spurs Upset OKC Blue

    Date 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…

  8. Spurs Out Last Blue Coats

    Date 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…

  9. No. 14 Texas Women Grind Good Loss vs. No. 1 Baylor

    Date 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, and…

  10. Elite Can’t Find Momentum, Fall to Warriors

    Date 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…

  11. Grand Rapids Comes from Behind to Top Texas

    Date 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…

  12. Getting to Know Austin Bold GM, Roberto Silva

    Date 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 Austin Bold…

  13. Spurs Defang Wolves

    Date 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 put…

  14. Spurs End Skid

    Date 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 points in…

  15. Texas Bests Rockford in OT Shootout

    Date 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.  Commenting on…

  16. Spurs Come Up Short Against Santa Cruz

    Date 10 Jan 2019
    The Austin Spurs (12-13) lost their fourth consecutive game to the Santa Cruz Warriors (18-6), 87-84.  The Spurs have yet to win a game in the New Year.  Like the two previous loses, the Spurs played a one-dimensional game, relying upon one player to generate the majority of the offense.…

  17. Stars top Condors in Solid Home Win

    Date 09 Jan 2019
    The Texas Stars (18-11-3-2) notched another home ice win, defeating the Bakersfield Condors (16-14-2-1), 3-2.  Tony Calderone and Adam Mascherin each led the Stars with a goal and an assist. Landon Bow did an outstanding job between the posts, making 28 saves.  The Stars have won 8 of 9 games on…

  18. Memphis Sweeps Season Against Spurs

    Date 05 Jan 2019
    The Austin Spurs (12-11 lost to the Memphis Hustle (14-9), 110-97.  Austin lost each game in the season series by double digits and two games on their home court.  Both teams played competitively in the first half, with the Hustle leading at halftime 57-50.  But the Hustle started the third…

  19. Texas Stars Extend Home Ice Win Streak

    Date 04 Jan 2019
    Joel L’Esperance netted two goals against the Manitoba Moose (13-18-2-0) to lead the Texas Stars (18-11-3-1) to their seventh straight win on home ice.  L’Esperance leads the team with 19 goals and is the top goal-scoring rookie in the AHL this season.  The Moose aggressively attacked the Stars and controlled…

  20. No. 13 Texas Women’s Basketball Outlasts OSU

    Date 02 Jan 2019
    They say an ugly win is better than no win.  But the Texas Longhorns (10-2, 1-0 Big 12) may not have even gotten that if their game against the Oklahoma State Cowgirls (9-3, 0-1 Big 12) lasted another five minutes.  Texas looked strong in the half, taking a 33-16 lead…

  21. Texas Defense Smothers Northwestern State

    Date 29 Dec 2018
    The No. 13 Texas Longhorns (10-2) overwhelmed the Northwestern Western State Lady Demons (5-6), winning 104-66.  It was the first time in more than a year that the Longhorns scored greater than 100 points in a game.     Texas led from the opening tipoff.  Texas hit an incredible 63% (12-19)…

  22. Gleason leads Stars over Rampage

    Date 27 Dec 2018
    Texas Stars rookie defender Ben Gleason (4 goals, 16 assist) scored two goals within 11 seconds to help defeat the San Antonio Rampage, 5-2.  Gleason’s second goal came from mid-ice immediately after the face-off, catching Rampage goalie Ville Husso unaware.    The Stars beat the Rampage by the same score…

  23. Stars Roll Over the Rampage

    Date 21 Dec 2018
    The Texas Stars topped the San Antonio Rampage, 5-2, in what started in a back-and-forth battle, but ended in a trouncing.  San Antonio started the game aggressively, taking an early lead when Samuel Blais scored on a power play. Texas’ Joel L’Esperance tied the game three minutes later, also on a power…

  24. No 9 Tennessee Women’s Basketball Top No 12 Texas

    Date 16 Dec 2018
    The No. 9 University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers (8-0) basketball team beat the No. 12 University of Texas Lady Longhorns (7-2), 88-82, on Sunday afternoon at the Frank Erwin Center. The game was the 40thmeeting of two historic women’s basketball programs.  The Lady Vols lead the series 25-15.  Texas stunned Tennessee…

  25. Stars go Wild Against the Wild

    Date 12 Dec 2018
    The Texas Stars (13-9-1-1) looked extremely impressive as they defeated the first place Iowa Wild (14-5-4-2), 6-3.  It was the team’s fourth win in a row.  “It’s a big win,” said Texas Stars Head Coach Derek Laxdal,   “they got a good hockey club, they got good speed; they got some…

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