Spurs Overcome 18 Point Deficient for Win
02 Mar 2018
You can tell how the Austin Spurs will play by their warm-up. They looked sloppy in warm-up tonight… it was going to be a challenging night as they took on their division rivals, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. The Spurs had a one game lead over the Vipers in the…
McKenna joins AHL Career Top Ten
23 Feb 2018
Tonight Texas Stars goalie Mike McKenna earned his 218th AHL career victory against the Milwaukee Admirals. The victory ties him for tenth with Red Almas for all-time AHL wins. It was only last Saturday that McKenna recorded his 27th career shut out, also against the Admirals. McKenna is tied for…
Stars Sink Admirals
23 Feb 2018
The Milwaukee Admirals played much like last year’s Texas Stars. The Admirals took undisciplined shots-on-goal with the hopes one would find the back of the net. The end result: Milwaukee out-shot Texas 37 to 28, but Texas won 3 to 1.
The game was a welcome turn-around for the Stars.…
Baylor’s Dominance Continues, Clinches Big 12 Championship
19 Feb 2018
No. 3 Baylor clinched the Big 12 Conference Championship with a 93-87 win over No. 6 Texas. This was Baylor’s eighth Big 12 regular season title in a row and ninth overall, all under Head Coach Kim Mulkey’s tenure.
Baylor improves it record to 26-1, 16-0 Big 12, and Texas…
Lady Longhorns Claim 100th Win Against Texas Tech
14 Feb 2018
It was an historic meeting as the University of Texas Lady Longhorns (20-4, 11-2 Big 12) met the Texas Tech Raiders (7-17, 1-12 Big 12) for their one-hundredth meeting.
Despite their lopsided 90-39 loss to Texas in their last meeting, the Red Raiders came to the Erwin Center with confidence.…
Spurs Fend Off Late Rally
11 Feb 2018
The Austin Spurs (23-14) fought a tight contest with the Iowa Wolves (18-16) Sunday afternoon at the HEB Center at Cedar Park. Spurs played with only 20 hours rest, traveling up from the Rio Grande Valley the night before.
The first quarter was especially contentious with the lead changing six…
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…
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.…
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.…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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”…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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