Texas weighs impact of latest GOP plan to repeal Obamacare

The latest iteration of Republican efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act appears at first blush to be a potential boon to Texas by making it eligible for an estimated $34 billion in additional federal health care funds through 2026 if the plan wins approval — more than any other state. But some health care advocates say they are skeptical of the prize. “In the short term, it looks...


For company seeking alcohol permit, judge’s ‘absurd’ decision is a tonic

For company seeking alcohol permit, judge’s ‘absurd’ decision is a tonic

In a decision that even the judge who wrote it conceded was ridiculous, a Texas court this month concluded the state’s Byzantine liquor laws prohibit most publicly traded companies from doing business here, including such giants as Anheuser-Busch and Molson Coors Brewing. Experts say the ruling could upend Texas’ $40 billion booze industry. Administrative Law Judge Robert Jones Jr., acknowledged...
Austin police officer cited for bravery in deadly 2015 hotel shootout

Austin police officer cited for bravery in deadly 2015 hotel shootout

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn on Friday bestowed the U.S. Justice Department’s Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery to an Austin police officer who charged into oncoming fire in 2015 and stopped a gunman who took one man’s life but could have taken many more. Officer Carlos Lopez, a patrol officer who works downtown, came face-to-face with Michael Holt, who was firing his rifle...
Texas case could test limits of gay marriage ruling

Texas case could test limits of gay marriage ruling

With attention fixed on the U.S. Supreme Court case of a Christian baker who refused to decorate wedding cakes for same-sex couples, a separate controversy bubbling out of Texas could give the high court an opportunity to revisit and clarify its landmark 2015 ruling on gay marriage. The city of Houston is seeking to overturn last June’s Texas Supreme Court decision that said the right to a marriage...

Up the Ladder

EDUCATION The Texas Charter Schools Association has named Chuck Cook interim executive director. FOOD SERVICE INDUSTRY Amplify Snack Brands has named Greg Christenson executive vice president and chief financial officer and has named Craig Shiesley chief operating officer and president, North America. HEALTH CARE St. David’s HealthCare has named Mary Harper vice president of marketing. SOFTWARE...
10 years in, state’s cancer fund faces an uncertain future

10 years in, state’s cancer fund faces an uncertain future

As it nears the 10th anniversary of its creation by Texas voters, a variety of metrics can be used to gauge the impact of the state agency charged with fighting cancer. For instance, the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas — commonly known as CPRIT — has recruited 135 researchers to the state, helped put in motion 108 clinical drug trials and can boast of funding 29 newly...
PolitiFact: Cruz’s defense of sex toy law was strictly professional

PolitiFact: Cruz’s defense of sex toy law was strictly professional

Among darts tossed at Sen. Ted Cruz after his Twitter account “liked” a sexual video clip was an allegation that Cruz has backed a ban on sex toys. The New York Post tweeted: “This is the same senator who once supported a ban on sex toys.” We’re unaware of Sen. Cruz, elected in 2012 and seeking re-election in 2018, calling for a ban on sex toys. So, what was the Post...

Austin district: $1.1B would fuel revamp of LBJ, Eastside high schools

Austin school leaders plan to modernize the entire district and all 130 schools if voters approve a $1.1 billion November bond measure — with $106.3 million earmarked for lifting two high schools with histories of academic struggles and low enrollment. Bond plans call for Eastside Memorial High School, currently located at the former Johnston High campus in East Austin, to be built at the site...
UT-born Tiff’s Treats ventures into Aggieland

UT-born Tiff’s Treats ventures into Aggieland

Tiff’s Treats certainly has a recipe for success. The Austin-based company that specializes in deliveries of hot cookies continues to grow, most recently adding a Tiff’s Treats in the heart of Aggieland. The College Station Tiff’s Treats is in the Century Square mixed-use project near the Texas A&M campus, where it joins another Austin import: Hopdoddy. “Even though we got...
Top Local Business Stories of the Week

Top Local Business Stories of the Week

HOUSING MARKET Austin-area home sales up only slightly in August: Central Texas home sales edged up only slightly in August, while the median home-sale price rose 4 percent to $300,000, the Austin Board of Realtors said this past week. Some local real estate agents say the latest figures could indicate that, although demand is still strong, the local real estate market has cooled off a bit. The board...
JUST IN: Former Travis County sheriff’s sergeant appealing decision to fire him

JUST IN: Former Travis County sheriff’s sergeant appealing decision to fire him

The former supervisor of a deputy who drowned in floodwaters in 2014 is appealing the Travis County Civil Service Commission’s August decision to uphold his termination earlier this year. Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez fired John Loughran on March 24, court records show. He was the supervisor of Deputy Jessica Hollis, whose patrol car was swept away by raging floodwaters in western...
Franken disappoints TribFest crowd, saying he won’t run for president

Franken disappoints TribFest crowd, saying he won’t run for president

U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., delighted a huge and enthusiastic audience that filled Hogg Auditorium Friday to see him in person — as well as several more who gathered at the adjacent Texas Union Theater and saw him, seconds later, in simulcast — as part of the initial session that kicked off the 2017 Texas Tribune Festival at the University of Texas campus. But ultimately, Franken, who...
20-acre brush fire burning in Burnet County

20-acre brush fire burning in Burnet County

A brush fire has been burning for the past couple of hours in Burnet County, according to the Hill Country Tribune. The estimated 20-acre brush fire is taking place in a patch of cedar trees on the side of a hill about 1 mile off Texas 29, near Skyline Circle, the Hill Country Tribune reports. No one has been reported injured. Six different departments are responding, according to Matt Briscoe with...
Rep. Phil King announces challenge to Straus as speaker

Rep. Phil King announces challenge to Straus as speaker

State Rep. Phil King, a 10-term representative from Weatherford, who is in the middle of the pack ideologically among Republicans in the Texas House, announced Friday that he will challenge Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, as speaker in 2019. “Over the past several months, many of my colleagues have encouraged me to consider running for speaker,” King said in a statement released by his office...
Hackers targeted Texas Secretary of State’s website, official says

Hackers targeted Texas Secretary of State’s website, official says

The federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states, including Texas, that hackers targeted their systems before last year’s presidential election. “There was an attempt to find a vulnerability on our agency’s public-facing website, which contains no voter information, but no vulnerabilities were found, according to DHS,” said Sam Taylor, communications director...
Man briefly kidnaps Austin child, asked for help finding dog, police say

Man briefly kidnaps Austin child, asked for help finding dog, police say

A man temporarily kidnapped a child in East Austin on Tuesday after asking the child to help him find his lost brown dog, police said Friday. The man approached the child around 8 p.m. in the 2500 block of Rosewood Avenue, police said. The child, after being promised money for finding the dog, went with the man to help look. The man then forced the child into his vehicle, police said. The child was...
Fatal shooting victim’s family disagrees with grand jury decision

Fatal shooting victim’s family disagrees with grand jury decision

When police surrounded Jeremy Coleman at gunpoint to arrest him Thursday afternoon at the Sandy’s Hamburgers drive-through on Barton Springs Road, his mother, who was with him, frantically told police that her son was a witness in an August shooting, not a suspect, she told the American-Statesman. The Coleman family had assumed that police agreed with their version of what happened the day of...
Hackers targeted Texas secretary of state website, official says

Hackers targeted Texas secretary of state website, official says

The federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states, including Texas, that hackers targeted their systems before last year’s presidential election. “There was an attempt to find a vulnerability on our agency’s public-facing website, which contains no voter information, but no vulnerabilities were found, according to DHS,” said Sam Taylor, communications director...
Austin council to consider buying, preserving Montopolis Negro School

Austin council to consider buying, preserving Montopolis Negro School

The Austin City Council will decide this week whether to try to buy and preserve the Montopolis Negro School, potentially resolving a long-running debate over the fate of the historic property. A proposed resolution on the council’s Thursday agenda would direct city staffers to “negotiate acquisition of the property” and prepare a plan to restore the now-empty schoolhouse &ldquo...
Suspect ‘sucker punched’ man on Sixth Street over pizza, police say

Suspect ‘sucker punched’ man on Sixth Street over pizza, police say

Austin police say in court documents that Nathan Marshall, 28, admitted to fatally punching a San Antonio man on Sixth Street over a slice of pizza. The assault around 2 a.m. Sunday in the 200 block of East Sixth Street, near the Driskill Hotel, resulted in the death of 33-year-old Air Force veteran Marques Johnson. “Marshall stated that (Johnson) smashed pizza out of a white male’s hands...
Man who said the world is ending Saturday changed his mind. It isn’t actually ending

Man who said the world is ending Saturday changed his mind. It isn’t actually ending

David Meade, who claimed the world will end Saturday, said doomsday isn't this weekend after all.  “The world is not ending, but the world as we know it is ending,” he told The Washington Post. “A major part of the world will not be the same the beginning of October.”          Meade, Christian and self-published author...

2 Bandidos plead guilty in 2006 Austin killing, feds say

AUSTIN 2 Bandidos plead guilty in 2006 killing Two leaders of the Bandidos motorcycle club pleaded guilty Friday to charges related to the killing of Anthony Benesh III outside an Austin restaurant in 2006. Johnny Romo, 47, and Robert Romo, 45, both of San Antonio, pleaded guilty to two charges related to murder, racketeering and using a firearm in relation to a violent crime, according to a statement...
Helping out a wounded Marine

Helping out a wounded Marine

A group of volunteers gathered in Leander on Friday to help a disabled Marine and his family spruce up their home. Members of the Meals on Wheels Central Texas’ Home Repair Program and Home Depot installed a new fence and gate, painted the exterior and cleaned up the yard for John Jowers, a 14-year veteran who was injured while serving in Afghanistan. Last month, the Home Repair Program hired...
CORNYN IN AUSTIN: ‘Optimistic’ Congress will find DACA solution, but more work remains, he says

CORNYN IN AUSTIN: ‘Optimistic’ Congress will find DACA solution, but more work remains, he says

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said he believes Congress will come up with a bipartisan solution to give certainty to the hundreds of thousands of unauthorized immigrants who came to the United States as children but grew up here. The fate of immigrants who participate in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was thrown into uncertainty after President Donald Trump announced at the beginning...
BREAKING: 2 Bandidos plead guilty in 2006 Austin killing, feds say

BREAKING: 2 Bandidos plead guilty in 2006 Austin killing, feds say

Two leaders of the Bandidos motorcycle club pleaded guilty Friday to charges related to the killing of Anthony Benesh III outside an Austin restaurant in 2006.  Johnny Romo, 47, and Robert Romo, 45, both of San Antonio, pleaded guilty to two charges related to murder, racketeering and using a firearm in relation to a violent crime, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice...
Donations from benefit, most ticket sales will benefit Harvey recovery

Donations from benefit, most ticket sales will benefit Harvey recovery

All donations from Friday’s televised Hurricane Harvey benefit concert in Austin will go toward recovery in Texas, with a “small portion” of ticket sales covering production expenses, a concert promotions official told the American-Statesman. Donations and a majority of ticket sales from “Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas” — featuring Willie Nelson, Paul Simon...

BREAKING: Pilot found with 206 lbs. of pot at Llano airport sentenced to prison

A federal judge on Friday sentenced an Austin pilot to 37 months in federal prison after authorities found 206 pounds of marijuana in his plane at the Llano Municipal Airport in March. Wayne Douglas Brunet, 65, has been ordered to pay a $5,000 fine, and serve three years on supervised release after his prison term, and to forfeit his plane to authorities. Federal authorities began tracking Brunet&rsquo...
Amid Austin budgeting and Amazon talk, debate over incentives rises

Amid Austin budgeting and Amazon talk, debate over incentives rises

As Austin’s budgeting for the 2018 fiscal year drew to its final three days this month, two unexpected debates arose. Should the city stop paying tax reimbursement incentives to the Domain, outlined in a 2003 agreement through 2023? And should the city cut funding for the staffers required to provide “expeditious review” of permits for Google Fiber, as promised in a 2013 economic...
NEW DETAILS: Suspect fatally ‘sucker punched’ man on Sixth Street over pizza, police say

NEW DETAILS: Suspect fatally ‘sucker punched’ man on Sixth Street over pizza, police say

Police say Nathan Marshall, 28, admitted to fatally punching a San Antonio man on Sixth Street over a slice of pizza, court documents filed Thursday show. The assault around 2 a.m. Sunday in the 200 block of East Sixth Street, near the Driskill Hotel, resulted in the death of 33-year-old Air Force veteran Marques Johnson. “Marshall stated that (Johnson) smashed pizza out of a white male&rsquo...
Protesters disrupt former FBI Director Comey's speech at Howard University

Protesters disrupt former FBI Director Comey's speech at Howard University

Former FBI director James Comey was heckled and jeered throughout a speech at Howard University Friday by a group of protesters chanting "no justice, no peace'' — a loud, contentious standoff that didn't end until he finished his remarks. The scene — a former senior government official being shouted down and trying to speak over angry demonstrators — marked a...
Under Amazon rule, will Whole Foods still be ‘Austin’s thing’?

Under Amazon rule, will Whole Foods still be ‘Austin’s thing’?

In its more than 35 years in existence, Whole Foods Market has forged a legacy as one of Central Texas’ greatest business success stories. With its sale to Amazon, however, Whole Foods has lost its local control, and the result has left consumers and market analysts wondering what’s next. Will the grocer’s identity change? Will its products be altered? What does the sale mean for...
Viewpoints: Council has chance to help homeless, give to preservation

Viewpoints: Council has chance to help homeless, give to preservation

In the world of politics, the win-win deal tends to be more elusive than tangible. That is true in Washington and too often in Austin, in which a majority of Austin’s 10-1 City Council frequently flattens a minority. On Thursday, however, the public might well see a win-win if council members approve Mayor Steve Adler’s so-called “Downtown Puzzle” plan. They should. We offer...
Investigation launched into HHS Secretary Tom Price's travel on charter jets

Investigation launched into HHS Secretary Tom Price's travel on charter jets

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price will face an inspector general's investigation into his reported use of chartered jets for at least two dozen flights in recent months at taxpayer expense. A spokeswoman for HHS Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson told The Washington Post on Friday that the agency will request records of Price's travel and review the justification made by Price and his...

Community news: San Marcos returning to Stage 1 drought restrictions

TRAVIS COUNTY UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS Museum hosts shark exhibit The Texas Memorial Museum will display “The Buzz Sharks of Long Ago” on the 270 million-year-old whorl-toothed shark, known by the genus Helicoprion, starting Saturday. The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 21, 2018, at the museum at 2400 Trinity St. Attendees can explore discoveries made by a team of scientists and an...
What’s the biggest concern for the people who help get Big Tex on his feet?

What’s the biggest concern for the people who help get Big Tex on his feet?

In Texas, you can’t rely on the normal indicators of fall’s arrival. The leaves don’t change color, they definitely don’t fall whimsically and the grass was already yellow. Today, the first day of fall, has an expected high of 90 degrees. Instead, Texans turn to seasonal state pillars: football, changes in bug type and when they finally get Big Tex back up on his feet. He was...
It’s the first day of fall in Austin! This means nothing!

It’s the first day of fall in Austin! This means nothing!

Today is Sept. 22 in the year of our Lord 2017. According to the calendar, it is the first day of autumn. Which means, according to popular imagination, golden-brown leaves falling from trees; crisp, cool air; everyone in sweaters or jackets; and the anticipation of Halloween and Thanksgiving. Except in Austin.  Austin does not have autumn. At all. For those of us who are born on the East Coast...
Man accused of killing bystander in Aug. 23 shooting at North Austin construction site

Man accused of killing bystander in Aug. 23 shooting at North Austin construction site

A Travis County grand jury has indicted a man in connection with the Aug. 23 death of Benson Briseño, a bystander killed in a scuffle-turned-shooting in North Austin. Austin police charged Jeremy Coleman on Thursday with criminally negligent homicide. He was in the Travis County Jail on Friday with bail set at $50,000, jail records show. Authorities allege that Coleman shot and killed Benson...
Texas A&M professor, student who brought baby to class make ‘Ellen’ appearance 

Texas A&M professor, student who brought baby to class make ‘Ellen’ appearance 

A small act of kindness really can get you somewhere. If somewhere is on “The Ellen Show.” Texas A&M student Ashton Robinson emailed her professor Dr. Henry Musoma ahead of class to let him know that she wouldn’t be able to make it because she didn’t have a baby sitter for her 10-month-old son.  Musoma proposed a simple solution: bring him. Robinson posted a...
Giving City: With more donors giving this year, how long will it last?

Giving City: With more donors giving this year, how long will it last?

Charities play an important role in disaster recovery, not just in the aid they provide to victims, but also in the service they provide to donors. The urge to help, volunteer, and donate can be compelling to those less affected by the recent hurricanes, wildfires and earthquakes. “I think we all sometimes take our daily lives for granted. So when something like this happens, we think, &lsquo...
Austin to consider buying Montopolis Negro School, creating museum

Austin to consider buying Montopolis Negro School, creating museum

The Austin City Council will soon decide whether to try to buy and preserve the Montopolis Negro School, potentially resolving a long-running debate over the fate of the historic property. A proposed resolution on the council’s Sept. 28 agenda would direct city staffers to “negotiate acquisition of the property” and prepare a plan to restore the now-empty schoolhouse “as a...
A few things to know about grackles, Austin’s trashiest mascot

A few things to know about grackles, Austin’s trashiest mascot

There I was, drinking my morning coffee and seeing what Austin was chattering about Thursday morning, when I searched Google for “can you eat grackles.” It wasn’t a last-ditch stab at finding breakfast. It was a question originally posed by a user on the Austin subreddit (hi, y’all), and I needed to know the answer. The merry band of local redditors responded with a bird-induced...
FORECAST: First day of fall to see high near 90, small chance of rain Friday, Sunday

FORECAST: First day of fall to see high near 90, small chance of rain Friday, Sunday

Friday forecast for Austin: Happy first day of fall! But don’t let the expected high temperature fool you, Austin’s summer-like weather remains in full swing as a huge helping of humidity from the Gulf of Mexico will keep it feeling like it is near 100 degrees outside this afternoon.  That humidity, being pumped in by the sea breeze from the southeast, will also bring a slim chance...
OVERNIGHT: Downtown crash leaves cyclist with serious injuries

OVERNIGHT: Downtown crash leaves cyclist with serious injuries

A crash between a minivan and a bike in downtown Austin early Friday left a cyclist with serious injuries, authorities said.  Medics rushed the biker to Dell Seton Medical Center’s intensive care unit with injuries police described as “serious” and possibly life-threatening. The collision took place around 2:30 a.m. near the intersection of Fifth and Nueces streets.  Images...

Texas Tech-Houston: Time, TV channel, watch online for Week 4 game (11/23/17)

Texas Tech is traveling to Houston to take on the Houston Cougars this weekend. They got a big win over Arizona State, but there are still questions about what kind of team this is. The Red Raiders were out in front of the Sun Devils for a while, but gave up a big lead and had to stop Arizona State’s final drive to win. Now, they’ll have to take on the Houston Cougars...
Ryan Seacrest blaming Mariah Carey for bombing New Year’s Eve performance

Ryan Seacrest blaming Mariah Carey for bombing New Year’s Eve performance

Almost ten months after Mariah Carey’s infamous New Year’s Eve debacle, Ryan Seacrest is coming to the crew’s defense after the singer placed the blame for the mishap on Dick Clark Productions. “What was going through my head [in that moment] was and is: That crew, that team, that staff is the best in the business,” Seacrest recalled during in interview...

Florida-Kentucky: Betting odds, picks for Week 4 (09/23/2017)

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The No. 20 Florida Gators are on the road again as they prepare to face the Kentucky Wildcats in Lexington, Ky. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET and the game will be televised on the SEC Network. The Gators (1-1, 1-0 SEC) are coming off a last-second 26-20 win over Tennessee while Kentucky (3-0, 1-0 SEC) is looking to end a 30-game losing streak to...

LOOK: ESPN host hilariously makes fun of Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears for wardrobe choices

Tim Tebow and Marcus Spears left themselves open to this joke. On Saturday, the SEC Network hosts were in Nashville in advance of a fascinating matchup between Vanderbilt and Alabama. As part of a quick hit on ESPN’s SportsCenter, they were at the center of a funny “gender reveal” joke from host Elle Duncan because of interesting wardrobe choices...

How many times has your Big 12 team been featured on College GameDay?

Big 12 football fans haven’t been amused by ESPN’s decision to broadcast College GameDay from New York City in Week 4 instead of heading to Stillwater, Okla. for the highly-billed Big 12 contest between No. 16 TCU and No. 6 Oklahoma State. The decision to take a “vacation” to the Big Apple continues a near two-year on-site drought for the conference, as the show...
Commentary: How Williamson County’s budget could boost public safety

Commentary: How Williamson County’s budget could boost public safety

As the Williamson County Commissioner of Precinct 2, I have had the privilege to work with others to adopt the county budget for the last 10 years. Prioritizing funding for our local justice system, superior public safety and needed infrastructure while keeping taxes as low as possible have been some of my consistent goals. This year, after a budget process that began in January, we were able to achieve...

The best College GameDay signs from Week 4 in New York City

College GameDay is a time-honored Saturday morning tradition for college football fans around the country. For the first time ever, the show will be making its way to New York City, as Week 4 is set to take place at Times Square. Despite not being at a venue that is hosting a game in Week 4, fans of many teams showed up in full force to represent their schools in one of the...

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant facing questions is only fair

When it comes to Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, whether or not you want to brandish him as “elite” is a relatively pointless exercise. The label has never had a fixed meaning as it pertains to the NFL and it’s almost permanently ruined any chance of a productive debate about the quality of quarterback play in this league. However, when you&rsquo...

Florida-Kentucky: Game time, TV channel, how to watch online for Week 4 game (09/23/17)

Still riding the high of its dramatic last-second win over Tennessee last week, Florida will look to build some momentum as it travels to Kentucky for its first SEC road game of the season. The No. 20 Gators (1-1) prevailed last weekend with a 63-yard game-winning touchdown pass from Feleipe Franks to Tyrie Cleveland as time expired. It was a much-needed win for a team that...

Oregon-Arizona State: Game time, TV channel, how to watch online for Week 4 game (Sept. 23, 2017)

The Oregon Ducks will look to improve upon their 3-0 and No. 24 ranking as they head to Tempe on Saturday to take on the Arizona State Sun Devils. The Sun Devils (1-2) have lost two consecutive games to Texas Tech and San Diego State. The Ducks and Sun Devils played during the 2016 season, which the Ducks won 54-35 in Eugene. The Ducks are riding a 10-game winning streak against...

Arizona State-Oregon: Game time, TV channel, how to watch online for Week 4 game (Sept. 23, 2017)

The Arizona State Sun Devils will look to improve upon their 1-2 record on Saturday in Tempe as they play host to the No. 24 Oregon Ducks. The Ducks (3-0) are fresh off of an impressive 49-13 victory over Wyoming on the road. New coach Willie Taggart has the Ducks trending upwards, while the Sun Devils have dropped two straight to Texas Tech and San Diego State. The Sun Devils...

What Bronco Mendenhall said after Virginia’s win at Boise State

The Virginia Cavaliers haven’t had much success on the road recently, but Bronco Mendenhall’s squad came through with a big 42-23 upset win at Boise State on Friday night. Virginia (3-1) had lost 20 of its previous 21 road games and hadn’t earned a win west of the Mississippi River since 1999. Quarterback Kurt Benkert threw for 273 yards and 3 touchdowns in the win at...
Trump: McCain ‘never had any intention’ of backing latest health care bill

Trump: McCain ‘never had any intention’ of backing latest health care bill

President Donald Trump took a shot at U.S. Sen. John McCain early Saturday in a series of tweets, saying the Arizona Republican “never had any intention” of voting for the latest GOP health care bill. McCain’s rejection of the Graham-Cassidy proposal effectively ends the party's chances at repealing Obamacare -- for now. >> Read more trending news McCain “let Arizona...

South Carolina recruiting: The latest on Dax Hollifield

Four-star linebacker Dax Hollifield, one of the top South Carolina recruiting targets for the 2018 cycle, will take his first official visit this weekend. Hollifield will arrive to Florida State on Saturday morning, where he’ll remain until Monday, before returning home to Shelby, N.C. On Friday night, six days after Hollifield visited for the home-opener against Kentucky...

Stanford-UCLA: Game time, TV channel, how to watch online for Week 4 game (Sept. 23, 2017)

After playing three-straight road games to start their season, the Stanford Cardinal will face the UCLA Bruins in their home opener on Saturday, Sept. 23. Stanford went 1-2 on their three-game road swing to begin the season, opening the season with a 62-7 win over Rice in Sydney, Australia Aug. 26 but falling to USC 42-24 on Sept. 9 and losing a tight 20-17 battle with San...

UCLA-Stanford: Game time, TV channel, how to watch online for Week 4 game (Sept. 23, 2017)

With nonconference play wrapped up, the UCLA Bruins will kick off the Pac-12 portion of their schedule at the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday, Sept. 23. The Bruins went 2-1 outside of conference play, pulling off a stunning comeback against Texas A&M and cruising over Hawaii before falling in their only road game last Saturday, dropping a 48-45 thriller against Memphis. UCLA...

Cal-USC: Game time, TV channel, how to watch online for Week 4 game (9/23/17)

Last Saturday night, the USC Trojans received a mighty scare from enigmatic Texas, needing two overtimes and some heroics from kicker Chase McGrath, who sent the game into overtime with his first career field goal and then booted through the walk-off field goal in double-overtime. The Bears of Berkeley will now have an opportunity to upset the Trojans this Saturday as Cal-USC...

Colorado-Washington: Game time, TV channel, how to watch online for Week 4 game (Sept. 23, 2017)

We’ve had some exciting action across the Pac-12 thus far this season, but is there a better way to kick off conference play than with a Pac-12 title game rematch? Washington (3-0) travels to Boulder, Colo., on Saturday to face Colorado (3-0), which it thrashed in the Pac-12 Championship last December, 41-10. But this is a new season. Both teams are off to strong starts...

USC-Cal: Game time, TV channel, how to watch online for Week 4 game (9/23/17)

Last Saturday night, the USC Trojans received a mighty scare from enigmatic Texas, needing two overtimes and some heroics from kicker Chase McGrath, who sent the game into overtime with his first career field goal and then booted through the walk-off field goal in double-overtime. The Bears of Berkeley will now have an opportunity to upset the Trojans this Saturday as USC-Cal...

Washington-Colorado: Game time, TV channel, how to watch online for Week 4 game (Sept. 23, 2017)

We’ve had some exciting action across the Pac-12 thus far this season, but is there a better way to kick off conference play than with a Pac-12 title game rematch? Washington (3-0) travels to Boulder, Colo., on Saturday to face Colorado (3-0), which it thrashed in the Pac-12 Championship last December, 41-10. But this is a new season. Both teams are off to strong starts...

Oklahoma State-TCU: Time, TV channel, watch online for Week 4 game (9/23/2017)

 Oklahoma State and TCU begin Big 12 play with a top 20 matchup in Stillwater, Okla. The Cowboys are 4-1 against the Horned Frogs since TCU joined the conference. Both teams enter at 3-0. The No. 6 Cowboys come off a dominant showing in Pittsburgh, where they defeated the Panthers, 59-21, behind Mason Rudolph’s 5 first-half touchdowns. The performance boosted...

West Virginia-Kansas: Time, TV channel, watch online for Week 4 game (9/23/2017)

West Virginia and Kansas meet Saturday in the Mountaineers’ first Big 12 game of the season at noon ET on Saturday, Sept. 23. The Mountaineers hope to build after impressive victories against East Carolina and Delaware State in the last two weeks. It’s boosted them to a 2-1 record. Kansas is struggling at 1-2 after  losses to MAC foes Central Michigan and Ohio...

TCU-Oklahoma State: Time, TV channel, watch online for Week 4 game (9/23/2017)

TCU and Oklahoma State meet in one of the most highly-anticipated games of Week 4. The Horned Frogs are ranked No. 16 in the nation and have turned heads in just three weeks. Oklahoma State is ranked No. 6, and boasts one of the nation’s most high-octane offenses. Quarterback Mason Rudolph is a Heisman Trophy candidate. Find game time, TV channel and how to watch information...

Duke-North Carolina betting: Odds, picks for Week 4 (9/23/17) game

Duke and North Carolina will meet in a surprising key ACC Coastal game at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 23. The Blue Devils are a 3-point favorite. Find full odds and our picks on the game below. Duke is a 3-point favorite over North Carolina Mitchell Forde: Duke Nate Latsch: Duke Thomas Conroy: Duke Dave Holcomb: Duke Time: 3:30 p.m. ET kickoff Date: Saturday, Sept.23 Location: Kenan...

Syracuse-LSU: Game time, TV channel, how to watch online for Week 4 game (9/23/17)

The Syracuse Orange (2-1) have gotten off to a solid start to the 2017 season behind an explosive offense. Through three weeks, however, the Orange have yet to play a Power 5 opponent. A much tougher test awaits in Week 4 when Syracuse travels to Death Valley to face the No. 25 LSU Tigers (2-1). Syracuse and LSU have played just three times ever and just once since 1989. The Tigers, under...

North Carolina-Duke: Game time, TV channel, how to watch online for Week 4 game (9/23/17)

The North Carolina Tar Heels (1-2) will host the Duke Blue Devils (3-0) in the battle for the Victory Bell this weekend. Enjoying its best start since 2014 — when it finished with nine wins for a second consecutive season — Duke looks to keep the rivalry trophy in Durham for a fourth win over UNC in tries. Meanwhile, the Tar Heels are hoping to avoid their first ...

Baylor-Oklahoma: Time, TV channel, watch online for Week 4 game (9/23/2017)

Baylor football hosts the No. 3 Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday, Sept. 23 in the Big 12 opener in Waco, Texas. The Bears are searching for their first win after their first 0-3 start since 1999. Baylor went just 1-11 that season. Quarterback Zach Smith will start for the injured Anu Solomon again this weekend. Smith still has yet to win a regular season start. Baylor lost its first three...

Notre Dame-Michigan State: Game time, TV channel, how to watch online for Week 4 (9/22/2017)

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish (2-1) head to East Lansing, Michigan to take on the Michigan State Spartans (2-0) at Spartan Stadium on Saturday, September 23. The Irish bounced back from a home loss to #11 Georgia on September 9 with a easy win over Boston College last week in Massachusetts. They will be looking to deal the Spartans their first loss of the season before Michigan...

Wake Forest-Appalachian State: Game time, TV channel, how to watch online for Week 4 game (9/23/2017)

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-0) will look to start the season 4-0 for the second straight year in their first ever visit to in-state rival Appalachian State (2-1) in Week 4. Wake Forest has cemented itself as a threat in the ACC Atlantic Division by starting the season with three straight blowouts of Presbyterian, Boston College and Utah State. Appalachian State, however...

Duke-North Carolina: Game time, TV channel, how to watch online for Week 4 game (9/23/17)

The Duke Blue Devils (3-0) will travel to Chapel Hill and take on the North Carolina Tar Heels (1-2) in the battle for the Victory Bell this weekend. Enjoying its best start since 2014 — when it finished with nine wins for a second consecutive season — Duke looks to keep the rivalry trophy in Durham for a fourth win over UNC in tries. Meanwhile, the Tar Heels are...

Miami-Toledo: Game time, TV channel, watch online for Week 4 game (9/23/2017)

Miami is back in action for the first time since beating Bethune-Cookman in the season opener. The Hurricanes have had their games the past two weeks either canceled or postponed due to Hurricane Irma. Toledo is 3-0 with victories against Elon, Nevada and Tulsa. Find the game time, TV channel and how to watch online below: Date: Saturday, Sept. 23 Time: 3:30 p.m. ET kickoff Location: Hard...

Clemson-Boston College: Game time, TV channel, how to watch online for Week 4 game (9/23/2017)

If there were any doubts about Clemson’s ability to contend for a second straight national title without quarterback Deshaun Watson, they were emphatically squelched in the past two weeks. Saturday, the No. 2-ranked Tigers (3-0) get a reprieve from nighttime showdowns with ranked opponents as they host Boston College (1-2). Clemson has won the last six consecutive meetings...

Iowa-Penn State: Time, TV channel, watch online for Week 4 game (09/23/2017)

Iowa and Penn State open their Big Ten seasons against each another with a high-powered matchup at Kinnick Stadium at 7:30 p.m. ET. Both teams are unbeaten at 3-0 and meet in Iowa City for the first time in 5 years. The teams played last fall at State College, and the Nittany Lions won 41-14. Penn State is ranked No. 4 while Iowa is receiving votes. Expect a fiercely...

Penn State-Iowa: Time, TV channel, watch online for Week 4 game (09/23/2017)

Penn State and Iowa play in a Big Ten game that is the conference opener for both teams. The game is Saturday, September 23. Find game time, TV channel and how to watch online information below. The Nittany Lions last year’s game 41-14. This year, Penn State is 3-0 and ranked No. 4, making it the highest-ranked Big Ten team. Iowa is also 3-0, though the Hawkeyes aren&rsquo...

Michigan-Purdue: Betting odds, picks for Week 4 (09/23/2017) game

Michigan and Purdue will face off in an important Big Ten Conference game at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 23. The game is the Big Ten opener for both the Wolverines and Boilermakers. Michigan is a 10.5-point favorite The Wolverines are 3-0 and ranked No. 8 in the polls. Purdue is 2-1 and surging after routing Missouri, 35-3. Find full odds and our picks for the game below...

Penn State-Iowa: Betting odds, picks for Week 4 (09/23/2017) game

Penn State and Iowa face off in a crucial Big Ten Conference game at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 23. The game is the conference opener for both the Nittany Lions and the Hawkeyes. No. 4 Penn State is a 12.5-point favorite at Iowa. After last year’s blowout win, Penn State RB Saquon Barkley said the Hawkeyes basically quit. Find full odds and picks on the game below...

Michigan State-Notre Dame: Time, TV channel, watch online for Week 4 game (09/23/2017)

Michigan State and Notre Dame meet in a rivalry game on Saturday, Sept. 23. Michigan State (2-0) returns from a week off to take on a Notre Dame (2-1) team that it beat after a bye a year ago. The Irish hold a 48-29-1 advantage all-time in the series and have bested the Spartans 19 of 35 times at Spartan Stadium. Spartans coach Mark Dantonio holds a 4-4 record against...

Arkansas-Texas A&M: Game time, TV channel, watch online for Week 4 game (09/23/2017)

ARLINGTON, Texas — Arkansas and Texas A&M will meet Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. Find game time, TV channel and information on how to watch online below. Arkansas enters the game at 1-1 with a win over Florida A&M and loss to TCU. Texas A&M is 2-1 coming off consecutive wins over Nicholls and Louisiana-Lafayette. The Aggies lost their season opener...

Kentucky-Florida: Betting odds, picks for Week 4 game (9/23/2017)

Kentucky hosts Florida in a surprisingly key SEC East meeting at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 23. The Gators are 3-point favorites. Find full odds and our picks on the game below. Florida leads the all-time series 50-17, and hasn’t lost to the Wildcats since 1986. The last time Kentucky hosted Florida, the Gators narrowly escaped with a 14-9 win in 2015; in 2016, however...

Alabama-Vanderbilt: Betting odds, picks for Week 4 (09/23/2017)

It’s finally time for SEC play as Alabama football travels to Nashville for a date with Vanderbilt. Alabama is coming off a 41-23 win against Colorado State in Bryant-Denny Stadium while Vanderbilt upset No. 18 Kansas State 14-7, the Commodores’ first win against a ranked, nonconference opponent since 1946. Both teams enter the contest at 3-0. Alabama is nearly a 3-touchdown...

Auburn-Missouri: Betting odds, picks for Week 4 (09/23/2017)

Auburn football will open its SEC schedule this Saturday against one of the few teams in the conference that has more early season frustrations on its hands. After an ugly homecoming win, No. 15 Auburn (2-1) will travel to Missouri (1-2, 0-1 SEC) for its first regular-season meeting against its fellow SEC Tigers. Auburn and Missouri previously met in the 1973 Sun Bowl and the...

Maryland-UCF: Time, TV channel, watch online for Week 4 game (09/23/2017)

Maryland football will host UCF at home after its bye week, and it could be the Terrapins’ toughest test yet. DJ Durkin’s team is 2-0 after a season-opening win over Texas and a Week 2 blowout of in-state FCS school Towson. Scott Frost’s UCF is 1-0 after a Week 1 win over Florida International. The Knights’ second game of the season was canceled due...

Michigan-Purdue: Game time, TV channel, watch online for Week 4 game (09/23/2017)

Michigan and Purdue play in a Big Ten opener for both teams on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at 4 p.m. ET. Find all the information about the game time, the television schedule and how to watch online for the Michigan at Purdue game is below. The Wolverines (3-0) slipped one spot in both the Associated Press and Amway Coaches polls to No. 8 despite beating Air Force, ...

Purdue-Michigan: Game time, TV channel, watch online for Week 4 game (09/23/2017)

Purdue and Michigan play in a Big Ten Conference game on Saturday, September 23. Michigan is ranked No. 8 in the country and is 3-0. The Boilermakers, led by first-year coach Jeff Brohm, are 2-1. Purdue’s quick improvement has already drawn praise from Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, who said Brohm and his staff are the early favorites for coach of the year...

Indiana-Georgia Southern: Game time, TV channel, watch online for Week 4 game (09/23/2017)

Indiana meets Georgia Southern in a nonconference game that figures to test the Hoosiers’ run defense over anything else. The game will take place on Saturday, Sept. 23. Find game time, TV channel and how to watch online information below. The Hoosiers are 1-1 and are playing after a de facto bye week due to their game against Florida International being cancelled as...

Rutgers-Nebraska: Time, TV channel, watch online for Week 4 game

Rutgers and Nebraska start Big Ten Conference play on Saturday, Sept. 23. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will face the Nebraska Cornhuskers in Lincoln at 3:30 p.m. ET. Here is all the info for the matchup. Time: 3:30 p.m. ET Location: Memorial Stadium; Lincoln, Neb. Odds: Nebraska is a 12-point favorite. The game will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network. The game will be streaming on BTN2Go...

Nebraska-Rutgers: Time, TV channel, watch online for Week 4 game (09/23/2017)

Nebraska starts Big Ten conference play against Rutgers at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, on Big Ten Network. The Huskers enter Big Ten conference play 2-1 after a rocky start in nonconference play. Quarterback Tanner Lee hopes to use his experience at Tulane to help right the shift and help Nebraska bounce back, and coach Mike Riley hopes to find the offense&rsquo...
J-Lo, other stars add pleas for relief to Puerto Rico

J-Lo, other stars add pleas for relief to Puerto Rico

Jennifer Lopez said Thursday night that she still hasn’t heard from her family in Puerto Rico – two days after Hurricane Maria slammed into the island and left millions without power, People reported. Maria’s 155-mph winds ripped trees from the ground, tore roofs from buildings, and caused massive flooding. >> Read more trending news Lopez, 48, is one of several celebrities...

Texas A&M-Arkansas: Time, TV channel, watch online for Week 4 game (9/23/2017)

Texas A&M football will square off against SEC West rival Arkansas on Saturday, Sept. 23 in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Find live updates, scores and stats below. This will be the conference opener for both the Aggies (2-1, 0-0 SEC) and Razorbacks (1-1, 0-0 SEC) as they play in the home of the Dallas Cowboys. Texas A&M has yet to lose to Arkansas...
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