Past Articles

  1. Roadrunners Shutdown Stars

    09 Feb 2018
    The No. 1 Tucson Roadrunners controlled the middle ice and shut down the No. 2 Texas Stars in their first meeting this season.  The Stars led the scoring at 1:20 in first period on goal by Greg Rallo, just the second of the season for the eleven-year veteran.  For the…

  2. Late Rally Falls Short for UT Lacrosse

    04 Feb 2018
    The visiting Texas A&M Aggies handily defeated the UT Longhorns 14-11 on beautiful pre-Super Bowl Sunday afternoon.  The Aggies controlled nearly every aspect of the game, except shots-on-goals which the Longhorns led 39-32.  The Aggies controlled the face-offs, taking 20 of 29, and converted on 2 of 3 power plays.…

  3. 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.…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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”…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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…

  25. 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…

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