Past Articles

  1. Verde FC Top Listos United in Austin FC Media Cup

    03 Dec 2021
    The Austin FC capped their inaugural Major League Soccer season with the Austin FC Media Cup.  The Cup featured the Verde FC against the Listos United, with players drawn from members of the Austin FC front office and local media.  The friendly contest was held at the St. David’s Performance…

  2. Spurs Win in Come-Back

    02 Dec 2021
    The Austin Spurs were their own worst enemies in the first half of their game against the Greensboro Swarm.  But Austin overcame a ten-point deficit to tie the game at the buzzer and went on to defeated the Swarm 108-105 in double overtime.  Austin played sloppy basketball in for the…

  3. Spurs Star Power Leads to Bigger Disappointment

    27 Nov 2021
    It was “second verse, same as the first” for the Austin Spurs (2-4) as they took on the Memphis Hustle (4-2) in the second game of their series. Austin, who suffered a bad loss in game one,  plumbed new lows with an embarrassing loss in game two, 108-78.  A much…

  4. Texas Tops CSUN After Surprise Start

    27 Nov 2021
    California State University Northridge (CSUN) acting head coach Carlene Mitchell first caught University of Texas Longhorns head coach Vic Schaefer off guard, then caught his team off guard. The tactics worked for the first four minutes, then it was all downhill.  Schaefer looked very unsettled, waiting for Mitchell  to enter…

  5. Late Surge Falls Short for Austin Spurs

    26 Nov 2021
    The Austin Spurs (2-3) dug a 21-point deep hole in the first period and were never able to recover, despite a fourth period rally.  The Spurs fell to the Memphis Hustle (3-2) 103-94.  Both teams enter the contest expecting a battle of equals.  Each had a 2-2 record, having lost…

  6. Stars Fall in OT to Grand Rapids

    19 Nov 2021
    The Texas Stars (5-6-1-1) lost a see-saw battle against the Grand Rapids Griffins (6-5-1-1), falling 5-4 in overtime.  The Griffins put-up three goals, and gave up one, in the first period. The Stars did the same in the second.  Neither team score again until overtime when Grand Rapid netted the…

  7. Spurs Survive Shaky Close

    18 Nov 2021
    The Austin Spurs (3-1) outlasted the Mexico City Capitanes (2-4), 99-91, in one of the loosest  fourth periods in recent memory.  Each team committed half of the game’s turnovers in the period.  Austin swept the two-game series.  Mexico City led 23-20 in the first period  as both teams played mediocre…

  8. Longhorns Top SEMO

    17 Nov 2021
    After a strong 2-0 start to the season, which included a statement victory over defending National Champion and No. 3-ranked Stanford, the University of Texas Longhorns (3-0) defeated the Southeast Missouri (SEMO) RedHawks (1-2) women’s basketball team, 88-48.  The match was a warmup before taking on the No. 15thranked University…

  9. Stunning Victory as Spurs Return to Austin

    14 Nov 2021
    Sunday brought the return of the Austin Spurs and professional basketball to the HEB Center after a 20-month COVID hiatus.  The Spurs treated  the fans to an exciting come-from-behind victory, overcoming a 14-point deficient, to defeat the Mexico City Capitanes, 112-to-110.    The Capitanes controlled the game from the opening tipoff,…

  10. Listless Stars Fall to Eagles in OT Shoot Out

    12 Nov 2021
    The Texas Stars played with intensity in first two period and then fell apart, falling to the Colorado Eagles, 2-1, in an overtime shootout.   The Stars failed to score on a penalty shot in the five-minute overtime period, and couldn’t convert on a single opportunity in the shootout.  Reflecting on…

  11. TCU Tops Texas in Big 12 Championship

    07 Nov 2021
    The University of Texas Longhorns (#2 seed) had everything on their side as they took on the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs (#1 seed) in the Big 12 women’s soccer Championship match.  The 1850 local fans were mostly in support of Texas.  The Texas bench led “Texas, Fight” chorus with…

  12. Texas State Defense Takes Down ULM

    06 Nov 2021
    Texas State University head coach Jake Spavital could not have put it better, “Every game in the Sunbelt Conference takes two years off my life.”  The Bobcats kept the EMTs with their defibrillators busy as Texas State (3-6, 2-3) defeated the University of Louisiana Monroe (ULM) Warhawks (4-5, 2-4), 27-19.…

  13. Texas Advances in Big 12 Championship on Penalty Kicks

    04 Nov 2021
    The University of Texas Longhorns (#2 seed) defeated the University of West Virginia Mountaineers (#6 seed) in the semi-finals of the Big 12 women’s soccer championship on a chilly night at the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex.  The teams played to a scoreless draw after regulation play and two overtime periods.…

  14. TCU Smothers Tech in Big 12 Semi’s

    04 Nov 2021
    The only thing more embarrassing than Texas Tech’s performance in the Big 12 women’s semifinal soccer match against TCU was Tech’s head coach Tom Stone halftime  verbal assault upon his team.  Stone’s tirade could be heard halfway across the pitch and consumed so much time that it prevented his players…

  15. Austin FC Dominate Second Place Sporting KC

    04 Nov 2021
    The Austin FC closed out its 2021 home schedule with a dominating 3-1 win over the playoff bound Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday night at Q2 Stadium. It was the fourth win for the Verde & Black in the last five games at home.  Austin scored its fastest goal in…

  16. TCU Dominates Iowa State in Big 12 Championship

    31 Oct 2021
    The Texas Christian University Horned Frogs (#1 seed) defeated the Iowa State Cyclones (#8 seed) on overtime penalty kicks in the first round of the Big 12 Women’s Soccer Championship.  Iowa State remained in contention throughout the entire match only because of the phenomenal play of goalkeeper Jordan Silkowitz.  Silkowitz…

  17. Texas Hands OU Loss in Big 12 Championship

    31 Oct 2021
    The University of Texas Longhorns women’s soccer team exploded with five goals  to defeat the University of Oklahoma Sooners in the first round of the Big 12 Championship by a 5-2 score.  Texas plays West Virginia in the Championship’s semifinals.  Trinity Byars led Texas with a hat trick and Mackenzie…

  18. Stars Shine Bright Over IceHogs

    28 Oct 2021
    The Texas Stars (3-2-0-0) played with passion and aggression from the opening puck drop to defeat the Rockford IceHogs (1-4-0-0) by a score of 4-1.  The game was surprisingly clean, with on penalties called until the third period.  Texas’ Ty Dellandrea opened the scoring in the 8th minute of the…

  19. Verstappen Edges Hamilton in US Grand Prix

    24 Oct 2021
    A dramatic race before a record setting crowd had Max Verstappen edge-out Lewis Hamilton to win his first U.S. Grand Prix Sunday at Circuit of the Americas.  The win added to Verstappen’s lead in the Formula 1 Driver’s Championship.  The Mad Dutchman now has a 13-point lead entering the final…

  20. Jamie Chadwick Defends W Series Crown

    24 Oct 2021
    Jamie Chadwick defended her W Series crown while dominating both races at the Circuit of the Americas.  W Series is an all-female single-seater, open wheel racing championship started in 2019.  Drivers are selected solely by their ability and race in mechanical cars, meaning championship are decided on the talent of…

  21. Verstappen Takes US Grand Prix Pole

    23 Oct 2021
    Red Bull’s Max Verstappen secured the pole position in Sunday’s U.S. Grand Prix with a lap time of 1:32.910. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) will join Verstappen in the front row, finishing 0.209 behind Verstappen.  Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez (+0.224) rounded out the top three finishers.  Valtterri Bottas (Mercedes) qualified fourth…

  22. Formula 1 Pit Crews

    23 Oct 2021
    Winning in Formula 1 requires three things: a skilled driver, a fast car, and an appropriate tire management strategy.  Tire management is dependent on two components: selecting the right compound tire for the track conditions, and a speedy tire change,   Formula 1 pit crews play an incredibly role in the…

  23. US Grand Prix Free Practice 3 Wrap-up: Perez Tops Final Practice

    23 Oct 2021
    Red Bull’s Sergio Perez logged the fastest official lap time in Free Practice #3 at the US Grand Prix, but only after faster times by Max Verstappen (Red Bull) and Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) were voided.  Peres has led the last two practice sessions at the Circuit of the Americas.  POSITION

  24. US Grand Prix Free Practice 2 Wrap-up: Perez Excels, Verstappen Fumes

    22 Oct 2021
    Red Bull’s Sergio Perez logged the fastest official lap time in Free Practice #2 at the US Grand Prix while teammate Max Verstappen sputtered in eighth position.  McLaren’s Lando Norris was a full quarter of a second behind to claim P2.  POSITION    DRIVER / TEAM                                          TIME 1                         Sergio PEREZ Red…

  25. US Grand Prix Free Practice 1 Wrap-up: Mercedes Claims Top Spots

    22 Oct 2021
    Valtteri Bottas edged Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in the first practice session at the US Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas.  Red Bull’s Max Verstappen followed nearly one second behind for the third position.  Ferrari’s Charles LeClerc and Carlos Sainz rounded out top five.  POSITION      DRIVER / TEAM                                              

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