Mom, girls sought by police had fled foster care danger, dad says

Fear for her daughters’ safety inside a South Austin foster home prompted Sarah Marcella Jordan of Cedar Park to violate a court order last Tuesday when she picked them up after school and drove them to Florida, triggering a multistate search that ended in her arrest, her husband said. Authorities found Jordan’s daughters safe in Florida on Thursday, but not before Central Texas law enforcement...


Austin Answered: Why was Austin originally named Waterloo?

A reader asks our Austin Answered project why the community that became Austin was first named Waterloo. This took us down multiple productive paths with no definitive answer — yet. First, let’s remind readers about Waterloo, a rough frontier hamlet of no more than four or five families. Hunter Jacob Harrell set up a tent in 1835 at about the site of the Congress Avenue Bridge on the north...
Frustration mounts as city says there’s no explanation for water spikes

Frustration mounts as city says there’s no explanation for water spikes

As soon as he saw his September water bill, O.T. Greer knew something was wrong. In the 44 years he’s lived at his house on Aspen Street in North Austin, he’d never seen a water spike like the one this fall when his bill jumped from $22 to $215 in a month. Greer and his neighbors pride themselves on water conservation. His yard is xeriscaped with cacti and rocks. He waters by hand, and...
Herman: Uncertain times in a media industry with an uncertain future

Herman: Uncertain times in a media industry with an uncertain future

I recently manned a table at career day at North Austin’s Padron Elementary School. It didn’t take me long to confront, in my head, the stark reality that I was talking to kids about a career that (a) might not look like it does now or (b) won’t exist when they age into the labor force. I work at a newspaper, which these days means it also includes a robust online operation delivering...
How your water use now could cost (or save) you all year

How your water use now could cost (or save) you all year

If you’ve ever looked at the wastewater charge on your utility bill and wondered how Austin Water authorities know how much you send down the drain … well, they don’t. At least not exactly. They estimate. They come up with a figure based on your water use from mid-November through mid-March. They assume you’re probably not watering your lawn during those months, so pretty...
Investigation finds corruption, intimidation at Temple VA campus

Investigation finds corruption, intimidation at Temple VA campus

Veterans in the work program at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Temple campus had complained about being assigned to the motor pool for years. The complaints, made by veterans undergoing drug and alcohol treatment as they tried to get their lives back on track, alleged the unit’s boss— who was in charge of the grounds crew at the motor pool — had regularly subjected...
PolitiFact: Texas doesn’t have gun checks, but feds do

PolitiFact: Texas doesn’t have gun checks, but feds do

Actress Alyssa Milano drew attention to gun background checks after the Nov. 5 shooting at a Sutherland Springs church left 26 people dead. “There are no background checks on long guns (AR15s) in Texas,” Milano tweeted, crediting for the information Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, an organization seeking stronger gun laws. Given the national discourse on gun control, we wanted...
Wear: Why plans for Texas bullet trains are still mostly a dream

Wear: Why plans for Texas bullet trains are still mostly a dream

Not yet. Almost four years ago in this column, I raised the question of whether it was time to take seriously the prospects of a high-speed passenger rail line being built in this state. My conclusion at the time: No. Still is. Even with the Texas Department of Transportation’s release this month of a first-level environmental study on rail in the 550-mile corridor from the Red River to the...
Susan Combs hits another roadblock on her way to Washington

Susan Combs hits another roadblock on her way to Washington

Former Texas Comptroller Susan Combs has hit yet another roadblock on the way to a U.S. Senate vote for a top position at the Interior Department. Her expected confirmation to be assistant secretary for policy, management and budget was already delayed by a logjam involving GOP senators over Environmental Protection Agency nominees. Previously, her approval by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources...

Community news: Central Health to open clinic in Del Valle

TRAVIS COUNTY DEL VALLE Central Health to open clinic Central Health and CommUnityCare Health Centers has announced that, in partnership with Travis County, a new health clinic will open starting Monday at 3518 FM 973. Through CommUnityCare, which Central Health funds, health care services will be available from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. Integral Care, a partner of Central Health, will...
Repairs continue at Devereux site in Texas damaged by Harvey

Repairs continue at Devereux site in Texas damaged by Harvey

Facing more than half a million dollars in damages, Devereux Advanced Medical Health Texas campus administrator Richard Perkins said the destruction left by Hurricane Harvey was not his biggest concern. “We are mainly focused on the well-being of the clients, to get them back into the normalcy of the program,” he said. Since 1958, Devereux has offered residential and vocational programs...
6 things to know about Thanksgiving travel through Austin’s airport

6 things to know about Thanksgiving travel through Austin’s airport

The busiest days at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport during the Thanksgiving travel week are typically Tuesday and Wednesday, when the airport sees anywhere from 18,000 to 20,000 travelers each day, airport officials say. So here are six tips to make your trip easier: 1. Know your parking options : Beyond uncovered long-term parking at $7 a day, garage spaces are...

Driver injured after hitting tree in Northwest Austin, EMS says

NORTHWEST AUSTIN Driver injured after hitting tree, EMS says A man was injured after crashing into a tree in Northwest Austin on Saturday, Austin-Travis County EMS officials reported. Medics responded just before 5:20 p.m. to the crash in the northbound lanes of the 7900 block of Capital Of Texas Highway, near the intersection with Spicewood Springs Road. The driver was taken to Seton Northwest Hospital...
Crews respond with ‘whopper of a stop’ to Burger King fire

Crews respond with ‘whopper of a stop’ to Burger King fire

Flames cooked more than patties at a Burger King in Northwest Austin on Saturday. Austin firefighters responded around 5:15 p.m. to a fire at the restaurant, located at 13450 Research Boulevard on the southbound service road near Anderson Mill Road Fire officials said the fire originated in a deep fryer before extending to the vent system and kitchen. “Firefighters made a whopper of a stop and...

Teaxs Digest: Special-needs teen who died was abused, officials say

SOUTHEAST TEXAS Officials: Special-needs teen was abused A 14-year-old with special needs died last year after being given blood pressure medication not prescribed by a doctor, and an investigation found that numerous people had used a stun gun on her over several months, authorities in suburban Houston say. The Montgomery County sheriff’s office said Saturday that three people, including the...
Driver injured in Northwest Austin after crashing into tree, EMS says

Driver injured in Northwest Austin after crashing into tree, EMS says

A man was injured after crashing into a tree in Northwest Austin on Saturday, Austin-Travis County EMS officials reported. Medics responded just before 5:20 p.m. to the crash in the northbound lanes of the 7900 block of Capital Of Texas Highway, near the intersection with Spicewood Springs Road. The driver was taken to Seton Northwest Hospital on Research Boulevard for injuries not expected to be...
Record heat at Austin’s airport Saturday; chillier temps on the way

Record heat at Austin’s airport Saturday; chillier temps on the way

5:20 p.m. update: Yes, it really was a hot one on Saturday — Austin-Bergstrom International Airport experienced record heat as temperatures hit 84 degrees, busting the old record of 83 set in 1999, according to preliminary readings from the National Weather Service. At Camp Mabry, temperatures peaked around 84 degrees, only one degree shy of matching the daily heat record of 85 set there in...

Up the Ladder

General contracting Jordan Foster Construction has named Leland Rocchio president of the company’s commercial group. Fitness industry United PF Partners has named Shelli Taylor chief operating officer. Medical Hanger Inc. has named Christopher Begley chairman of its board of directors. It also named Thomas Freyman and John Fox as directors. State government The Texas State Securities Board has...
Top Local Business Stories of the Week

Top Local Business Stories of the Week

HOUSING MARKET Austin-area housing market stays on pace for record year: In a year that’s shaping up to be another record-breaker, Central Texas home sales increased more than 2 percent in October and the median sales price climbed more than 4 percent, the latest figures show. Year to date, sales across the region are up 1.7 percent, putting the region on track for an anticipated seventh straight...
Texas leaders unhappy with White House hurricane spending plan

Texas leaders unhappy with White House hurricane spending plan

Gov. Greg Abbott and several fellow Texas Republicans in Congress on Friday blasted a $44 billion disaster relief proposal by the White House, calling it inadequate to cover the destruction left by Hurricane Harvey. The White House Office of Management and Budget asked Congress on Friday to sign off on the additional money for states and U.S. territories battered by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria...
Clinton supporters cheer, cry at book signing in downtown Austin

Clinton supporters cheer, cry at book signing in downtown Austin

For Lulu Flores, it still hurts. “I really feel for her,” Flores said as her eyes welled. “She did not let anybody down. I felt like we let her down.” On Nov. 8, 2016, Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. His opponent, Hillary Clinton, had been considered the favorite in the race. Clinton won the popular vote, but Trump bested her in the Electoral College...

Governor’s tweet: Inaccurate or a breach of confidentiality?

A tweet sent Wednesday by Gov. Greg Abbott might have violated rules on the confidentiality of workforce numbers prior to their official release. “The Texas unemployment rate is now the lowest it’s been in 40 years & Texas led the nation last month in new job creation,” Abbott said in his tweet. The governor’s office dismissed the notion that the tweet violated any rules...
Giving City: Nonprofit to create new clinic for HIV/AIDS

Giving City: Nonprofit to create new clinic for HIV/AIDS

This month, AIDS Services of Austin announced it would build the city’s first comprehensive, centralized medical home dedicated to treating and preventing HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The new clinic, which is scheduled to open in the spring on Cameron Road in Northeast Austin, would provide medical and preventive care for HIV-positive and negative people, as well as screening and testing...
DPS identifies motorcyclist killed on U.S. 79 near Hutto

DPS identifies motorcyclist killed on U.S. 79 near Hutto

A motorcyclist who was killed in a crash Thursday on U.S. 79 east of Hutto has been identified as 55-year-old Michael Bradford Simms of Austin, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Simms was traveling west on U.S. 79 when he crossed into the eastbound lanes and drove off the road, officials said. He fell off the left side of the motorcycle and struck a telephone pole around 1:58 p.m...
Third family member involved in suspected drunken driving crash dies

Third family member involved in suspected drunken driving crash dies

A man who was gravely injured in a crash that killed his wife and son last weekend died Friday morning after being taken off life support, a family member told the American-Statesman. Scott Latulippe, 41, was a passenger in a Fiat 500 headed south in the 9400 block of Research Boulevard on Saturday afternoon when suspected drunken driver Guy Brasted barreled into oncoming traffic and slammed...
‘Unity’ home completed

‘Unity’ home completed

Austin Habitat for Humanity dedicated its “Build for Unity” home Friday. The project was a collaboration between interfaith and intercultural groups to fund and build a home for Naw Shwe Shwe Win, a Burmese refugee living in Austin. Since construction began in August, 400 volunteers contributed 2,784 hours to build the home. (Photo courtesy Austin Habitat for Humanity)
Austin-area manufacturers battle tight job market

Austin-area manufacturers battle tight job market

A few years ago, John Newman ran into a young man working at a local restaurant. The guy was in a low-skill, low-wage job, but his work hinted at a certain aptitude with his hands and his mind. So Newman, chief financial officer at Athena Manufacturing, struck up a conversation with him. “He ended up being one of the smartest guys in our shop,” Newman said Thursday at a meeting of the...

Man accused of breaking into Leander bank by crashing through doors

LEANDER Man accused of crashing through bank’s doors A man has been accused of breaking into a Leander bank by crashing his car through the front doors of the bank and colliding with the teller counter, according to an arrest affidavit. Denzel Ogolla, 19, of Leander was charged with burglary, a state jail felony punishable by up to two years in jail. Police were alerted Nov. 3 after responding...
Man accused of demanding sex from 15-year-old girl on Snapchat

Man accused of demanding sex from 15-year-old girl on Snapchat

A Taylor man is accused of sending a message on Snapchat to a 15-year-old girl he knew demanding that she sleep with him, according to an arrest affidavit. Arturo Medrano, 20, of Taylor, was charged with online solicitation of a minor, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. The girl told police that on Nov. 11 and Nov. 12, someone identified as “15” contacted her...
State alcohol regulators investigating death of Texas State student

State alcohol regulators investigating death of Texas State student

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has opened an investigation into the death of a 20-year-old Texas State University student who was found dead Monday after a fraternity event the night before. Sophomore Matthew Ellis, a Phi Kappa Psi fraternity pledge, was pronounced dead at 12:28 p.m. at the off-campus Millennium Apartments, according to San Marcos police. Police said that friends found Ellis...
Cornyn backs bill for better reporting for firearm background checks

Cornyn backs bill for better reporting for firearm background checks

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, joined seven other senators Thursday to introduce a bipartisan bill aimed at improving compliance with existing requirements for reporting background checks on firearms purchases. The Fix NICS Act penalizes federal agencies that fail to report relevant records to the proper authorities, while encouraging states to improve overall reporting. The legislation also directs...
BREAKING: Third family member involved in suspected drunken driving crash has died, relatives say

BREAKING: Third family member involved in suspected drunken driving crash has died, relatives say

A man who was gravely injured in a crash that killed his wife and son last weekend died Friday morning after being taken off life support, a family member told the American-Statesman. Scott Latulippe, 41, was a passenger in a Fiat 500 headed south in the 9400 block of Research Boulevard on Saturday afternoon when suspected drunken driver Guy Brasted barreled into oncoming traffic and slammed into...
Austin-based jeweler Kendra Scott set for overseas debut

Austin-based jeweler Kendra Scott set for overseas debut

Austin-based Kendra Scott LLC is heading overseas. The company, which produces and sells jewelry popular with a wide swath of Americans including a number of A-list celebrities such as Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift, will open its first location outside the U.S. on Monday in London. The “shop-in-shop” will be inside Selfridges, a high-end department store chain that got its start on London&rsquo...
Truck driver with anti-Trump bumper sticker arrested on unrelated charge

Truck driver with anti-Trump bumper sticker arrested on unrelated charge

The Texas driver of a truck sporting a large anti-Trump window decal was arrested Thursday, the Houston Chronicle reports. The truck, and its driver Karen Fonseca, gained notoriety after a sheriff threatened a charge of disorderly conduct for the decal which reads, “(EXPLETIVE) TRUMP AND (EXPLETIVE) YOU FOR VOTING FOR HIM.”  Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy E. Nehls...
As Austin nursing shortage grows, traveling nurses help fill gap

As Austin nursing shortage grows, traveling nurses help fill gap

It took months for Ashley Senatus to find her first nursing job, and she loved the colleagues and managers with whom she worked over the next three-plus years. She just couldn’t ignore her curiosity and sense of adventure. So rather than settle into a nursing career in her hometown Miami, she signed on with Cross Country Staffing, one of the country’s largest staffing agencies for health...
Police: Man posed as Travis County hot check collector in Leander

Police: Man posed as Travis County hot check collector in Leander

Another case has been filed against a Houston man accused of posing as a Travis County investigator. Ricky Cortez, 48, of Houston, has been accused of posing as a hot check collector for Travis County at a convenience store in Leander, according to an arrest affidavit released this week. Cortez was charged Oct. 24 with impersonating a public servant, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years...
Teacher accused of telling student ‘go back to Mexico’ is put on leave

Teacher accused of telling student ‘go back to Mexico’ is put on leave

About 120 parents Friday morning packed the library at Fulmore Middle School, seeking answers days after a protest in which students accused a teacher of telling a student to “go back to Mexico.” At the parent meeting Friday, parents pushed for details on what actions the district had taken against the teacher, some calling for her to be fired or removed from the campus, according...

Community news: Bring toys to Chuy’s parade Saturday

TRAVIS COUNTY DOWNTOWN AUSTIN Bring toys to Chuy’s parade The annual Chuy’s Children Giving to Children Parade will begin at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, with the route running down Congress Avenue from the Capitol to the Ann Richards Bridge. The parade is a toy drive benefiting the Austin Police Department’s Operation Blue Santa. Those attending are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped...
Austin jobless rate at 2.6% as employers add jobs, labor force shrinks

Austin jobless rate at 2.6% as employers add jobs, labor force shrinks

A surge in local job creation and an unusual contraction in the labor force combined to help send the Austin-area unemployment rate to its lowest point in almost 17 years. The metro-area jobless rate dropped to 2.6 percent in October, down from 2.9 percent the prior month and to its lowest point since it hit 2.3 percent in December 2000, according to preliminary data released Friday by the Texas Workforce...
Austin-based jeweler Kendra Scott makes overseas debut

Austin-based jeweler Kendra Scott makes overseas debut

Austin-based Kendra Scott LLC is heading overseas. The company, which produces and sells jewelry popular with a number of A-list celebrities such as Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift, will open its first store outside the U.S. on Monday in London. The “shop-in-shop” will be located inside a Selfridges department store. “This is such an exciting milestone in our journey and we cannot wait...
Austin police seek info from public on crash that killed mom, teen on U.S. 183

Austin police seek info from public on crash that killed mom, teen on U.S. 183

Austin police detectives are trying to piece together the events that led up to a head-on collision on U.S. 183 last Saturday that left two dead and two injured. Police said 41-year-old Guy Brasted was headed north in the 9400 block of Research Boulevard, a stretch of the highway where the north and southbound lanes are separated by steel cables, rather than concrete barriers.  Police believe...
Sheriff’s summit aims to help churches focus on security measures

Sheriff’s summit aims to help churches focus on security measures

Law enforcement officials in Williamson County will be giving local churches information on how to protect their congregations during a security summit Sunday. The meeting comes in the wake of the deadly shooting during services Nov. 5 at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, where a gunman killed 26 people and injured 20 more. Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody, who came up with the...
You’ve got one more day to see Waller Creek’s ‘Creek Show.’ Here’s what you’ll miss if you pass

You’ve got one more day to see Waller Creek’s ‘Creek Show.’ Here’s what you’ll miss if you pass

Waller Creek is alight. But only for two more nights.  The Waller Creek Conservancy’s fourth annual “Creek Show” will light up downtown for the last night Saturday, and if you haven’t made your way out for a self-led tour yet, you’re missing quite a sight.  Check out some of the images of the show Instagram users have shared below: The show features six glowing...

3 die in Killeen when stopped car is rear-ended

Three people were killed early Sunday when one car smashed into the rear of another that had stopped at a red light in Killeen, police said. A silver Nissan had stopped at the light in the northbound lane of Fort Hood Street at Jasper Road shortly before 3 a.m. The driver of a black Kia Forte traveling north on Fort Hood did not did not appear to brake or take other evasive maneuvers before colliding...
Michigan State basks in opportunity of ugly weather once again

Michigan State basks in opportunity of ugly weather once again

EAST LANSING, Mich. — For years, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio has told his team to “be the storm.” It’s high time to consider that the Spartans and the storm might be one and the same. Ugly weather seems to follow the Spartans, whether at home or on the road for games against Michigan and Minnesota. And when it does, they win. It happened again...
Wisconsin’s T.J. Edwards, Ryan Connelly wreaking havoc amid inside linebacker injuries

Wisconsin’s T.J. Edwards, Ryan Connelly wreaking havoc amid inside linebacker injuries

MADISON, Wis. — When fall camp opened nearly four months ago, the excitement surrounding Wisconsin’s inside linebacker group was palpable. Four players were worthy of starting despite the Badgers having only two starting spots, and the biggest concern focused on how all of them would see the field. But injury issues threw a wrench into the storyline that Wisconsin...
Run-first Ohio State looks playoff worthy, will get shot to prove it

Run-first Ohio State looks playoff worthy, will get shot to prove it

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State’s path to the College Football Playoff isn’t a clear one, but the fact that one exists at all is in part a credit to the mini-transformation the Buckeyes have undergone these past two weeks. The Buckeyes have at times this season gotten away from the run-first identity that has led to so much success in the Urban Meyer era. Usually...
This week’s music picks: Shawn Colvin, Slaid Cleaves and more

This week’s music picks: Shawn Colvin, Slaid Cleaves and more

Shawn Colvin wraps up a national tour back home in Austin on Monday at the Paramount Theatre. Deborah Cannon/AMERICAN-STATESMAN. Monday: Shawn Colvin at Paramount Theatre. One of Austin’s highest-profile singer-songwriters since she moved back in the 1990s (she’d lived here for a spell in the ’70s as well), Colvin is closing out a two-month...
Bill Murray resurrects 'Caddyshack' character in Facebook series about baseball

Bill Murray resurrects 'Caddyshack' character in Facebook series about baseball

Carl Spackler is back. Bill Murray played the hilarious golf course groundskeeper in “Caddyshack,” determined to keep a pesky gopher from ruining his lush fairways. He will play a similar role in “Bill Murray and Brian Doyle Murray’s Extra Innings,” an unscripted series that debuts Monday on Facebook, Entertainment Weekly reported. The show will stream on Mondays...
Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy in John Elway’s doghouse

Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy in John Elway’s doghouse

Denver Broncos general manager John Elway called his team “soft” earlier in the week but largely pledged confidence in his players and his coaching staff. However, it appears that Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy may have to spend the rest of the 2017 season earning Elway’s approval. According to a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network...
Hall of Fame president expects Broncos owner Pat Bowlen inducted soon

Hall of Fame president expects Broncos owner Pat Bowlen inducted soon

Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen has a remarkably strong case to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Bowlen’s Broncos have won three Super Bowls since he purchased the team in 1984 and was the first owner in NFL history whose team managed 300 wins in his first 30 years of ownership. He served as the head of the labor committee and the Broncos became NFL ambassadors...
Oklahoma jumps to No. 2 in ESPN’s latest Power Rankings

Oklahoma jumps to No. 2 in ESPN’s latest Power Rankings

The entire top five in the College Football Playoff rankings walked away with wins on Saturday. Some were more convincing than others, as No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson and No. 4 Oklahoma each throttled their respective opponent. No. 3 Miami and No. 5 Wisconsin struggled out of the gates against Virginia and No. 24 Michigan, respectively, however, each escaped with a double-digit...
Ole Miss staffer responsible for dreadful Tommy Tuberville video owns it, issues public apology

Ole Miss staffer responsible for dreadful Tommy Tuberville video owns it, issues public apology

Some things are best left in the past. An Ole Miss staffer with good intentions found that out the hard way on Saturday night. Former Ole Miss coach Tommy Tuberville was back at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday thanks to a color analyst assignment for the ESPN2 broadcast of the Rebels’ game against Texas A&M. Tuberville, who left Ole Miss nearly two decades ago to take the...
Patriots took advantage of Lions mistake in trade for Kyle Van Noy

Patriots took advantage of Lions mistake in trade for Kyle Van Noy

New England Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy has become a critical member of their defense after being acquired in a trade from the Detroit Lions during the 2016 season. The Patriots sent a sixth-round pick to the Lions in exchange for Van Noy and a seventh-round pick after Van Noy struggled immensely during his three seasons in Detroit. However, the Patriots didn’t just...
Robert Mugabe expelled by Zimbabwe's ruling political party

Robert Mugabe expelled by Zimbabwe's ruling political party

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was dismissed as leader of ZANU-PF, the country’s ruling party, on Sunday, Reuters reported. He was replaced by Emmerson Mnangagwa, the deputy Mugabe fired this month, sources at a special ZANU-PF meeting to decide Mugabe’s fate told Reuters.“He has been expelled,” one of the delegates said. “Mnangagwa is our new leader.” Mugabe&rsquo...
Nebraska recruiting: Joshua Moore lights it up in playoffs; another highlight for Micah Parsons

Nebraska recruiting: Joshua Moore lights it up in playoffs; another highlight for Micah Parsons

The high school season is well into the playoffs for Nebraska commits and targets alike. Check Land of 10 every weekend, when we highlight the top performances from the previous Friday night.  These posts have made little mention of Nebraska’s 4-star wide receiver commit Joshua Moore. Was he just saving his best for later in the season? Moore carried the ball...
Nebraska football: Despite rocky season, Huskers work to keep morale high

Nebraska football: Despite rocky season, Huskers work to keep morale high

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Nebraska offensive guard Jerald Foster took a deep breath before letting out an even bigger sigh. He had just left the locker room following the Huskers’ 56-44 loss to Penn State and he was once again willing to answer questions from the many reporters standing between the locker room and the team bus. Foster is one of Nebraska’s captains...
Penn State is surging again and now is in line for New Year’s Six bowl

Penn State is surging again and now is in line for New Year’s Six bowl

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — This may not be the dream season some anticipated for Penn State, but it remains on track to serve as a continuation of the finest stretch of football this program has played in a decade. The Nittany Lions defeated Nebraska, 56-44, Saturday night, securing a win for the 18th time in 21 games. Penn State led the Cornhuskers 42-10 at halftime, producing...
Clemson football: Grading the Tigers’ 61-3 win over The Citadel

Clemson football: Grading the Tigers’ 61-3 win over The Citadel

With a lull in between games against Florida State and South Carolina, to say nothing of the ACC Championship looming in just two weeks, Clemson’s matchup with The Citadel on Saturday had some of the ingredients of a trap game. The Tigers didn’t give that a second thought, though. Clemson scored on its first five possessions and never gave The Citadel a chance to...
If you want Gus Malzahn at Arkansas, the Iron Bowl is biggest game of Hogs’ season

If you want Gus Malzahn at Arkansas, the Iron Bowl is biggest game of Hogs’ season

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — All indications suggest Arkansas is on the verge of making a coaching change. The Razorbacks fell to Mississippi State, 28-21, on Saturday, dropping the Hogs to 4-7 on the season. That makes coach Bret Bielema 29-33 overall and 11-28 in SEC play over five seasons. Even Bielema admits that’s not good enough. On Friday, Arkansas interim athletic director...
What Mercer said about playing Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium

What Mercer said about playing Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The game wasn’t close, but no one really expected it to be. The University of Alabama’s game against Mercer quickly turned into a rout at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday, as the FCS Bears closed their season with a 5-6 record. Here’s some of what they said about playing the No. 1 Crimson Tide: “Obviously it was not the result we wanted...
How Will Muschamp is already entering elite company in South Carolina’s history books

How Will Muschamp is already entering elite company in South Carolina’s history books

A tenacious FCS foe has been vanquished on the penultimate weekend of the regular season, and everyone is ready to move on to the finale. The kickoff is set for nighttime. Williams-Brice Stadium will be sold out and raucous. And anticipation will skyrocket for the contest between a resurgent South Carolina program and a Clemson team on the brink of another trip...
LSU fans shouldn’t let Danny Etling’s love for them go unrequited

LSU fans shouldn’t let Danny Etling’s love for them go unrequited

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — If you are an LSU fan, Danny Etling loves you. His devotion to you was clear enough as a windy chill blew through Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium after the Tigers’ 30-10 dismantling of the Volunteers. Long after most of his teammates beelined to the warmth of the locker room, Etling was slowly working his way down the sidelines, offering fist...
Chip Kelly addresses Florida coaching rumors during ESPN SportsCenter appearance

Chip Kelly addresses Florida coaching rumors during ESPN SportsCenter appearance

Chip Kelly may be the next head coach at Florida when things are said and done, but he apparently was not the target of that plane that traveled from Gainesville to Connecticut last week. During a Sunday morning appearance on ESPN’s SportsCenter, the former Oregon coach delivered a breakdown of the USC-UCLA game, then he casually addressed Florida coaching rumors. Welcome...
WATCH: Funny Maine delivers Star Wars-themed video on Week 12 in the SEC

WATCH: Funny Maine delivers Star Wars-themed video on Week 12 in the SEC

Funny Maine was not entertained by Week 12 in the SEC. At least not to the point at which he thought it was worth getting on camera to talk about it. The Alabama-inclined comedian still found a way to bring the funny with a Star Wars themed video on Week 12 in the SEC, which included a blowout 56-0 win against Mercer for Alabama. Check it out: The post WATCH:...
Oklahoma quarterback apologizes for obscene actions on sidelines

Oklahoma quarterback apologizes for obscene actions on sidelines

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield said he was caught up in the heat of the moment. After a chippy football game against Kansas, the Heisman Trophy front-runner apologized for his “unacceptable” and “disrespectful” actions toward the Jayhawks during the No. 4 Sooners’ 41-3 victory Saturday, ESPN reported.  During the game, Mayfield grabbed his crotch and yelled...
Gators report card: Florida gets a much-needed win with plenty of contributors

Gators report card: Florida gets a much-needed win with plenty of contributors

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Those that cared to attend or tune in to Florida’s home game with UAB on Saturday saw the end of the Gators’ 5-game losing streak and a respite from a string of disappointing performances. Yes, it was against UAB, a Conference USA program in its first season after a two-year hiatus from competition, but these days any positives for...
Danny Kanell releases new SEC-friendly Top 8, with 1 big exception

Danny Kanell releases new SEC-friendly Top 8, with 1 big exception

Danny Kanell is known for being extra critical of the SEC when it comes to rankings. After all, it was not that long ago that the former Florida State quarterback had the Crimson Tide out of his Top 4. While the SiriusXM personality and FS1 analyst has since left that train of thought behind, he still just can’t bring himself to give the Crimson Tide the top spot in his...
TMZ: David Cassidy reported to be in critical condition

TMZ: David Cassidy reported to be in critical condition

Entertainment website TMZ is reporting that entertainer David Cassidy is in a Florida hospital in critical condition. TMZ reports that Cassidy, 67, was taken to an undisclosed hospital in Florida on Wednesday, suffering from organ failure.  Cassidy’s representative told E! News Saturday afternoon that Cassidy is “currently conscious and surrounded by family.” Cassidy...
This coffee riddle has baffled the internet – can you solve it?

This coffee riddle has baffled the internet – can you solve it?

You may want to have a cup of joe – or two – before you try to solve this viral puzzle that is baffling social media users. >> Read more trending news If you've checked Facebook or Twitter over the past few days, you've probably seen the image of four coffee cups under a maze of pipes, followed by the question, "Who gets coffee first?" Turns out, the puzzle is easier to...
Memo to Florida’s next coach: Keep Ja’Juan Seider on staff

Memo to Florida’s next coach: Keep Ja’Juan Seider on staff

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s 36-7 win over UAB gave the Gators football team a feel-good moment to enjoy in The Swamp, which have been hard to come by this fall. They hadn’t felt that feeling since Sept. 30. Saturday was for the boys — coaches, players and even recruits — and they needed it, if only for a few hours of relief. There’s still...
Michigan, Jim Harbaugh will continue pursuit of elusive win against Ohio State

Michigan, Jim Harbaugh will continue pursuit of elusive win against Ohio State

MADISON, Wis. — This weekend will be Jim Harbaugh’s latest chance this season to lead Michigan to a signature win. It will be Harbaugh’s latest chance this season to earn a win in a rivalry series. The No. 24 Wolverines schedule goes from difficult to even more difficult. Michigan (8-3, 5-3) hosts No. 9 Ohio State at noon ET Saturday, a week after a 24-10...
Tennessee QB Jarrett Guarantano’s toughness can’t be questioned after fighting through ankle injury

Tennessee QB Jarrett Guarantano’s toughness can’t be questioned after fighting through ankle injury

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee had only one scholarship quarterback available in the loss against LSU on Saturday, and he wasn’t even completely healthy himself. An injured ankle has limited redshirt sophomore Jarrett Guarantano after missing the previous game against Missouri, but he gutted his way into a solid performance. Guarantano completed 13 of 23 passes for...
What Mississippi State said about Arkansas after defeating the Razorbacks

What Mississippi State said about Arkansas after defeating the Razorbacks

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas fell to Mississippi State, 28-21, on Saturday at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Arkansas (4-7, 1-6 SEC) held a 14-0 lead after the first quarter and a 21-14 advantage after the third quarter, but the Razorbacks failed to hold both leads. The No. 16-ranked Bulldogs scored the final 14 points to escape the upset. The Hogs will play host to...
Kentucky football: Grading the Wildcats’ 42-13 loss at Georgia

Kentucky football: Grading the Wildcats’ 42-13 loss at Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. — Kentucky was beaten up by Georgia on Saturday night at Sanford Stadium. The No. 7 Bulldogs started slow, but ran away from the Wildcats in a 42-13 blowout. Kentucky fell to 7-4 overall, and 4-4 in the SEC. Coach Mark Stoops’ squad finished .500 in the SEC for the second consecutive season. Here’s how we graded Kentucky’s performance...
College football hot seat rankings: Being Bret Bielema isn’t so fun anymore

College football hot seat rankings: Being Bret Bielema isn’t so fun anymore

The SEC is the place to be for a coach whose fortunes quickly go from good to bad. It happened to Florida’s Jim McElwain and Tennessee’s Butch Jones, both of whom no longer are employed, and the next one we could be saying goodbye to is Arkansas’ Bret Bielema. A 28-21 loss to Mississippi State on Saturday means Arkansas won’t be going to a bowl this...
Iowa’s loss overshadows Josey Jewell’s grand Kinnick finale

Iowa’s loss overshadows Josey Jewell’s grand Kinnick finale

IOWA CITY, Iowa — With Purdue on the Iowa 34-yard line and threatening to score, the Hawkeyes needed a big play. So Iowa dialed up a blitz for Josey Jewell. Upon the snap, the senior linebacker ran untouched past the offensive line, sacking Purdue quarterback Elijah Sindelar for a 9-yard loss. After a career of stepping up when needed, Jewell did it. It’s a...
Lena Dunham slammed for defending 'Girls' producer accused of rape

Lena Dunham slammed for defending 'Girls' producer accused of rape

Social media users are slamming actress and “Girls” creator Lena Dunham after she defended one of the show’s producers, Murray Miller, following allegations that he raped a teen actress, Page Six reports. “Life comes at you fast @lenadunham,” S.E. Cupp tweeted with a screenshot of one of Dunham's previous tweets, which reads, “Things women lie...
College Football Playoff rankings: Week 12 Top 25 final scores, results

College Football Playoff rankings: Week 12 Top 25 final scores, results

College Football Playoff rankings for Week 12 are here. And all of the top 12 teams won on Saturday, wiht most winning comfortably. Wisconsin perhaps had the most impressive win, beating No. 24 Michigan. Find the new College Football Playoff rankings for Week 12 below. 1. Alabama (10-0) 2. Clemson (9-1) 3. Miami (9-0) 4. Oklahoma (9-1) 5. Wisconsin (10-0) 6. Auburn (8-2) 7. Georgia (9-1)...
Michigan State-Stony Brook basketball: Time, TV channel, watch online (November 19, 2017)

Michigan State-Stony Brook basketball: Time, TV channel, watch online (November 19, 2017)

No. 2 Michigan State (1-1) and Stony Brook (0-3) meet in a men’s basketball matchup on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. Find game time, TV channel and how to watch online information below. Michigan State looks to get back on track after an 88-81 loss to top-ranked Duke in the Champions Classic on Tuesday. It will face a Stony Brook team coached by former Ohio State assistant...
Indiana-USF basketball game time: TV channel, watch live stream

Indiana-USF basketball game time: TV channel, watch live stream

Indiana and USF meet in a nonconference basketball game at 6 p.m. ET Sunday, November 19, 2017. Find the game time, TV channel and live stream information below. Archie Miller’s Indiana tenure got off to a decidedly not great start with an 90-69 loss to Indiana State, and things haven’t gotten much better since. The Hoosiers followed that up with an 86-77 win over...
College football rankings 2017: AP Poll Top 25 projections after Week 12

College football rankings 2017: AP Poll Top 25 projections after Week 12

AP Poll Top 25 college football rankings after Week 12 have Alabama in the No. 1 spot again. Most of the Top 10 will likely remain the same after a week without many upsets. Only one top-10 team lost this week: No. 10 Oklahoma State lost to Kansas State, 45-40. Before the new AP Poll is out on Sunday, Land of 10 projects where the teams will be ranked for Week 13. Dropped out...
Illinois-Marshall basketball game time: TV channel, live stream, odds

Illinois-Marshall basketball game time: TV channel, live stream, odds

Illinois and Marshall basketball meet Sunday in a nonconference game on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at 5 p.m. ET. Find the game time, TV channel, live stream and odds below. Illinois is 3-0 in Brad Underwood’s first season as head coach, while Marshall is 2-1, having just suffered its first loss of the season against Morehead State. Illinois beat DePaul, 82-73...
'SNL' slams former cast member Al Franken on 'Weekend Update'

'SNL' slams former cast member Al Franken on 'Weekend Update'

"Saturday Night Live" slammed Sen. Al Franken just days after Los Angeles news anchor Leeann Tweeden accused the Minnesota Democrat and former "SNL" cast member of groping and kissing her without her consent during a 2006 USO tour. Colin Jost and Michael Che took aim at the comedian-turned-senator during the show's "Weekend Update" segment. "Thursday is Thanksgiving...
Tennessee football report card: Vols fail test at SEC level once again

Tennessee football report card: Vols fail test at SEC level once again

KNOXVILLE, Tenn — Tennessee prepped hard all week and was focused for Saturday night’s game against LSU, but the Vols still failed to score high enough marks to beat an SEC team this season. Tennessee fell to 0-7 in SEC and 4-7 overall with the 30-10 home loss to Neyland Stadium despite out-gaining the Tigers 287 yards to 281. The Vols had two costly muffed punts...
More Stories