Austin police shoot, injure man after stabbing incident Sunday

Austin police shot and injured a man who was suspected of stabbing another man in Northwest Austin on Sunday, authorities said. Officers responded Sunday morning to a home in Northwest Hills, where they believe a 59-year-old man stabbed another man multiple times. After the incident, authorities said, the suspect refused to drop his weapon and advanced on an Austin police officer, who fired and struck...


The numbers — and all those Fords — tell the story of new MoPac toll lanes

The numbers — and all those Fords — tell the story of new MoPac toll lanes

The people running the MoPac toll lanes want you to know, first of all, that the new ribbons of pavement segregated behind plastic pylons aren’t merely “Lexus lanes.” During a wide-ranging presentation to the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority board on the toll lanes’ first six weeks of full-fledged operations, officials included a chart showing the top five vehicle...
Austin panel smacks utility for lacking answers on water bill spikes

Austin panel smacks utility for lacking answers on water bill spikes

Months after hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Austin residents received huge September water bills after abnormally low August bills, Austin’s Electric Utility Commission flogged city staff members for answers. It didn’t get many. “I am very, very concerned,” said Commissioner Jim Boyle, who handed out copies of American-Statesman stories on the subject when the panel met this...
Suspect with prior child indecency arrest was overlooked in Greg Kelley case

Suspect with prior child indecency arrest was overlooked in Greg Kelley case

Attorneys seeking to overturn Greg Kelley’s child sex assault conviction on Thursday filed court records that provide details about a third suspect in the case. That man, whose name has not been released by law enforcement, had a prior arrest on a charge of indecency with a child and had also lived in the Cedar Park home where the abuse is alleged to have happened. Yet he had never been investigated...
USL Austin franchise hitting make-or-break point as MLS talks delayed

USL Austin franchise hitting make-or-break point as MLS talks delayed

As the Austin City Council puts off a discussion regarding Major League Soccer, a scenario could unfold that leaves Austin with no professional soccer club in 2019. Circuit of the Americas chairman Bobby Epstein, who announced in August that he was launching a United Soccer League franchise in ‘19, said his project is not viable if an MLS team comes to Austin. Columbus Crew SC ownership...
I-35 toll lanes in Austin cut from long-range transportation plan

I-35 toll lanes in Austin cut from long-range transportation plan

State transportation officials, reacting to anti-toll pressure from Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, voted Thursday to remove all new tollway projects from a key 10-year construction plan — including what would have been the addition of two toll lanes to each side of Interstate 35 through Central Texas. That 5-0 vote came despite the pleas of nearly a dozen Central Texas political...
Herman: Why Blake Farenthold should step down now

Herman: Why Blake Farenthold should step down now

A bit late, U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Corpus Christi, told us Thursday he didn’t know how to run a congressional office when he won the job in 2010. It’s kind of too bad he didn’t tell us that back then or during his latter three successful races for the office. The overdue admission came as he announced he’s changed his mind and will not seek a fifth term. Good call, Farenthold...
Austin City Council shields whistleblowers from ethics board subpoenas

Austin City Council shields whistleblowers from ethics board subpoenas

Austin’s Ethics Review Commission may not subpoena the identities of city whistleblowers, the City Council said unanimously Thursday, smacking down one of the panel’s first uses of the subpoena power the council granted this year. The ethics commission is tasked with administering low-level sanctions or recommending that attorneys prosecute violations of city rules. Last month, it subpoenaed...
ACC a step closer to offering bachelor’s degree in nursing

ACC a step closer to offering bachelor’s degree in nursing

A proposed bachelor’s degree program in nursing has been approved by Austin Community College trustees. The program, designed for people who are already registered nurses, still needs approval from accrediting organizations and the state’s higher education agency. More than 7,700 registered nurses in ACC’s service area, which encompasses 19 school districts and 7,000 square miles...
Blake Farenthold won’t seek re-election amid sexual harassment claims

Blake Farenthold won’t seek re-election amid sexual harassment claims

U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold said Thursday he won’t seek re-election, a week after a House committee opened an investigation into sexual harassment claims from a former aide. Farenthold, R-Corpus Christi, made the announcement Thursday morning in a video statement on his campaign Facebook page. He said the harassment charges that sparked the investigation are false, even as he apologized...
$60 million renovation project underway at Horseshoe Bay Resort

$60 million renovation project underway at Horseshoe Bay Resort

At the Horseshoe Bay Resort, everything old is new again these days. The sprawling 7,000-acre Hill Country resort on the shores of Lake LBJ – a longtime favorite with business and casual travelers alike – is in the middle of a multi-year $60 million renovation and expansion project that will leave almost no part of the property untouched when completed in early 2019. The first phase of...
BREAKING: Growing sinkhole closes road in East Austin

BREAKING: Growing sinkhole closes road in East Austin

Springdale Road in East Austin is closed in both directions between Webberville Road and 12th Street due to a growing sinkhole, according to Austin police. Police units are on scene to direct traffic, officials said. This is an ongoing story, check back for updates.
Fully involved mobile home fire extinguished in Bastrop County

Fully involved mobile home fire extinguished in Bastrop County

Bastrop firefighters took down a mobile home fire that had fully engulfed the entire structure on Triangle Acres Lane just off of Texas 71 in Wyldwood, Bastrop Emergency Services District No. 1 Fire Chief David Gahagan said. The blaze caused a “nice big black column of smoke” that was visible from the highway, Gahagan said. “It was fully involved when we got to the scene,”...
Lack of transparency clouds spending decisions after Harvey

Lack of transparency clouds spending decisions after Harvey

Texas has been awarded billions of dollars in federal aid to help recover from Hurricane Harvey and the devastating flooding that followed, but it’s unclear how the state is spending its share of the money. State records don’t indicate which contracts are storm-related, making fund tracking — and spending accountability — nearly impossible. Disaster recovery experts say a lack...
Austin’s Trail of Lights closed Sunday due to muddy conditions

Austin’s Trail of Lights closed Sunday due to muddy conditions

The Trail of Lights in Zilker Park is closed Sunday evening due to the park’s soggy condition, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department said on the Trail of Lights website. That comes on the heels of a similar closure Saturday due to rainy weather. “After substantial rainfall yesterday afternoon and evening, and an evaluation of the park’s current condition, Austin Parks and Recreation...
Austin medics respond to multiple calls of K2 overdoses Sunday

Austin medics respond to multiple calls of K2 overdoses Sunday

Austin-Travis County EMS has taken two men to Dell Seton Medical Center for K2 overdoses, the second incident today at the same location involving multiple people needing medical care after taking the synthetic drug, authorities said. Both incidents, the first at roughly 11:30 a.m. and another about an hour later, happened beneath the Interstate 35 overpass, in the 700 block of the service road. Medics...
GET THE LATEST: APD says officer shot stabbing assailant after dispute

GET THE LATEST: APD says officer shot stabbing assailant after dispute

An Austin police officer shot and wounded a man on Sunday who stabbed and critically injured another man outside a home in Northwest Hills, officials said. According to police, the officer shot a 59-year-old man who refused to drop his knife and advanced toward him after stabbing a 69-year-old man. Both men are in the hospital, and the officer was not injured, officials said. Get the latest details...
FORECAST: Fog followed by sunshine, cool temps in Austin area Sunday

FORECAST: Fog followed by sunshine, cool temps in Austin area Sunday

Dense morning fog will make way for sunshine Sunday and only slight chances of rain in the forecast for the Austin area at night, according to the National Weather Service. Meteorologists Sunday morning have issued a hazardous weather alert for Travis County since dense fog is expected in isolated areas and could reduce visibility to less than a quarter mile, making driving dangerous. Foggy conditions...
UT student assaulted in West Campus Sunday morning

UT student assaulted in West Campus Sunday morning

A woman was assaulted early Sunday morning in West Campus, according to University of Texas police. Police said the woman, who is a UT student, was assaulted on 26th Street between Pearl and San Gabriel streets around 4 a.m. Sunday. Details about the nature of the incident were not immediately available. The victim described the man as wearing a hooded sweatshirt, officials said. The Austin Police...
Smoking pot while owning guns kept Austin man in jail for eight months

Smoking pot while owning guns kept Austin man in jail for eight months

When prosecutors could not prove allegations that an Austin man planned to use his stockpile of guns for an attack on the city’s police in April, they pivoted to an obscure federal charge that kept the defendant behind bars because of two habits he has. Steven Boehle shoots guns. He also smokes pot. The combination of the two is prohibited, according to a federal statute from 1993 that says...
PolitiFact: Promise to change immigrant tuition law goes broken

PolitiFact: Promise to change immigrant tuition law goes broken

Greg Abbott ran for Texas governor signaling he’d go along with disconnecting a political tripwire for Republicans that benefits college students from Texas living in the United States without legal permission. We decided to put Abbott’s statements about in-state tuition for such Texans to the PolitiFact Texas Abbott-O-Meter, which tracks action on his campaign vows. We’ve been writing...

Community news: Dougherty Arts Center closing for maintenance

TRAVIS COUNTY SOUTH AUSTIN Dougherty closing for maintenance The Dougherty Arts Center, at 1110 Barton Springs Road, will close for required routine maintenance from Monday to Friday. During this time, the business office will be closed, as well as the front of the building including the gallery, rehearsal rooms, artist resource center and theater. Exhibits will not be available for viewing and will...

Traffic report for Dec. 18, 2017

Interstate 35 (Travis County): The inside lane on the northbound access road will be closed between the Oltorf Street exit and Royal Hill Drive from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday nights; the Oltorf Street exit (#232) will also be closed. The outside lane on the southbound access road will be closed between Reinli Street and 53½ Street from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday....
Past Season for Caring-nominated family donates to this year’s family

Past Season for Caring-nominated family donates to this year’s family

In 2014, Wendi and Todd Noble and their daughter Avery were one of three families nominated to the Statesman Season for Caring program by nonprofit organization Wonders & Worries. At the time Todd Noble had been diagnosed with stage four non-Hodgkins lymphoma and life was emotionally and financially uncertain. The committee at the American-Statesman, as it does every year, had a difficult choice in...
Panel recommends every Austin school campus have a registered nurse

Panel recommends every Austin school campus have a registered nurse

The Austin school district should place a licensed medical professional on every campus, according to new recommendations by a subcommittee tasked with examining school health services. The group, composed of health care experts, district staff and parents, pointed to various local and other urban Texas school districts that offer school nurses at each of their schools, and said Austin should fund...
Bullet grazed child’s neck outside South Austin Torchy’s, officials say

Bullet grazed child’s neck outside South Austin Torchy’s, officials say

Austin police are investigating an incident in which a bullet grazed a 9-year-old’s neck Saturday afternoon outside a South Austin Torchy’s restaurant. Austin police and Austin-Travis County EMS officials said they received a call about the incident at about 12 p.m. outside of a Torchy’s at 4301 W. William Cannon Drive. EMS officials took the child, whose injuries were minor, to...
East Austin plaque unveiled to remember lynching victims

East Austin plaque unveiled to remember lynching victims

The details of the Travis County lynching in 1894, based on news accounts from the time, are discouragingly sparse. Even the victims’ names are lost to history. An African-American woman working as a nurse for a white family was jailed after one of the children in her care died. Two African-American men, for reasons no longer known, were arrested as well. A white mob formed on Aug. 14, 1894...
Trail of Lights, Winter Wonderland canceled tonight due to weather

Trail of Lights, Winter Wonderland canceled tonight due to weather

Organizers have canceled tonight’s events at Austin’s Trail of Lights, Circuit of the Americas’ Winter Wonderland and Buda’s Trail of Lights due to the rainy weather expected. “The forecasted weather conditions would limit the operation of many attractions and would dampen a festive atmosphere,” Circuit of the Americas wrote on its website. FORECAST: It’s...
How the federal government seized Texas property for the border fence

How the federal government seized Texas property for the border fence

The land agents started working the border between Texas and Mexico in the spring of 2007. Sometimes they were from the Army Corps of Engineers. Other times the U.S. Border Patrol. They visited tumbledown mobile homes and suburban houses with golf course views. They delivered blunt news to ranchers and farmers, sheet metal workers and university professors, auto mechanics and wealthy developers: The...
NEW DETAILS: Police describe suspect in North Austin bank robbery

NEW DETAILS: Police describe suspect in North Austin bank robbery

3:30 p.m. update: Austin police are searching for a man who robbed a North Austin bank Saturday afternoon. Police received calls at about 1 p.m. that a man walked into the Austin Telco Credit Union and demanded cash from a teller, Cpl. Chad Martinka said. The man, who arrived just before the bank at 13831 North U.S. 183 was set to close for the day, did not display a weapon, and police do not know...
FORECAST: Saturday to be cold, bring 100 percent chance of rain

FORECAST: Saturday to be cold, bring 100 percent chance of rain

There’s a 20 percent chance Saturday morning will bring rain, but find your umbrella by noon, when the National Weather Service says the chance becomes 100 percent. The high Saturday will be near 50. The service expects new precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch are possible but no major flooding is expected. The heaviest rainfall is expected east of the Interstate 35 corridor...
Make this Christmas a better one for local kids of Season for Caring

Make this Christmas a better one for local kids of Season for Caring

On a Monday night last December, 10-year-old Luis Aguilar Negron walked into the Frank Erwin Center with his dad, Jose Luis Aguilar. They climbed to the top of the arena to watch his favorite wrestlers compete in the biggest arena he’d ever been in. Luis didn’t care they were so high up. His dream of watching a WWE match was coming true, and his dad was right there with him. Three days...

Up the Ladder

Finance Banker’s Toolbox has named Max Thoene chief operating officer. Government The Texas County & District Retirement System has named Casey Wolf chief investment officer. Health care The Austin Healthcare Council has named Mini Kahlon board chair and Charles Barnett board vice chair. Technology SecureLink has named Chip Pate chief financial officer, Alexis Jones vice president of people...
PolitiFact: College credit promise becomes a compromise

PolitiFact: College credit promise becomes a compromise

When he was running for Texas governor, Greg Abbott spelled out a pile of proposals including his vow to make it easier for students starting in a community college to transfer course credits toward a degree at a four-year college. Specifically, Abbott called for requiring Texas public colleges and universities to give transfer students credit for taking freshman- and sophomore-level core courses...
Top Local Business Stories of the Week

Top Local Business Stories of the Week

3M DEAL 3M to sell Austin unit to Corning in its latest local downsizing: Industrial and consumer products company 3M continues to reduce its Austin footprint, announcing plans to shed a unit based here that makes bandwidth and optical fiber devices for the telecommunications sector — six months after it reached a separate deal to sell its main local campus. Corning is buying 3M’s communication...
Texas GOP files suit to remove Blake Farenthold from ballot

Texas GOP files suit to remove Blake Farenthold from ballot

The Republican Party of Texas is suing the Texas secretary of state over an election filing deadline that prevents it from removing embattled U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold from the ballot.  The move is in response to Farenthold’s announcement that he won’t seek re-election in the spring. Farenthold, whose district includes parts of Bastrop and Caldwell counties, made the decision...
Texas cancels no-bid contract for special education analysis

Texas cancels no-bid contract for special education analysis

The Texas Education Agency has canceled its contract with a technology company charged with analyzing special education programs. The TEA had contracted with SPEDx, a Georgia-based company, to look for trends and patterns in special education records. But the $4.4 million project incurred the ire of advocacy groups and parents, who said they worried about privacy and the fact that it was a no-bid...
20 arrested after Taylor-based cocaine trafficking operation

20 arrested after Taylor-based cocaine trafficking operation

Federal and state authorities arrested 20 people and charged them with having a role in a narcotics distribution ring operating in the Taylor area, U.S. Department of Justice officials said Friday.  Among those arrested is 42-year-old Horace Caruther, a man federal officials said is the “ringleader” of the drug ring. From July 2016 though October, this organization was responsible...
Trump inauguration riot trial goes to the jury

Trump inauguration riot trial goes to the jury

The first trial of nearly 200 Inauguration Day protesters charged with rioting, conspiracy to riot and destruction of property went to a jury Friday afternoon, a month after it began. Freelance photojournalist Alexei Wood of San Antonio and five other defendants could receive more than 50 years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines if convicted. The judge dropped one felony count of inciting...
Doctor charged with recording alleged sex assault at West Lake Hills

Doctor charged with recording alleged sex assault at West Lake Hills

Austin police have charged a College Station doctor with illegally recording a woman without her knowledge during what she has alleged was a sexual assault. According to an arrest affidavit, Dr. Anthony Amoroso is charged with invasive visual recording, a state jail felony for which he could receive up to two years behind bars. The document, filed Thursday, said police conducted a forensic search...
APD chief responds to viral video of police punching man during arrest

APD chief responds to viral video of police punching man during arrest

Interim Austin Police Chief Brian Manley has weighed in on a video that has gone viral that shows officers punching and using a stun gun on a man during an arrest, saying that additional footage from a nearby security camera helps fill in gaps left by the viral video. A bystander recorded the video, which captures an incident that took place outside a convenience store Tuesday evening in downtown...
Doctor charged with illegally recording sex at West Lake Hills home

Doctor charged with illegally recording sex at West Lake Hills home

Austin police have charged a College Station doctor with illegally recording a woman without her knowledge during what she has alleged was a sexual assault. According to an arrest affidavit, Dr. Anthony Amoroso is charged with invasive visual recording, a state jail felony for which he faces up to two years behind bars. The document, filed Thursday, said police conducted a forensic search of Amoroso&rsquo...

TEA cancels controversial project

The Texas Education Agency has cancelled its contract with a technology company charged with analyzing special education records. TEA had contracted with SPEDx, a Georgia-based company that was to look for trends and patterns in special education records. But the $4.4 million project incurred the ire of advocacy groups and parents, who said they worried about privacy and the fact that it was a no-bid...
Chief: Police shoot, injure man suspected of fatally stabbing woman

Chief: Police shoot, injure man suspected of fatally stabbing woman

An Austin police officer shot and critically injured a man authorities suspect stabbed a woman to death at a Central Austin apartment complex Friday morning. Police did not identify the victim, the suspect or the officer who fired his weapon on the 5000 block of Lynnwood Street, where the stabbing took place. “It is obviously with great sadness that we lost someone today,” interim Police...
Austin City Council to study demolitions’ effect on affordable housing

Austin City Council to study demolitions’ effect on affordable housing

The Austin City Council approved a pair of resolutions Thursday evening aimed at addressing a recent audit that found housing demolitions in Austin are on the rise and are happening with little safety oversight. Council Member Kathie Tovo brought both resolutions to the council. Tovo has called for tamping down on demolitions, which have been occurring more often in her Central Austin district than...

Man injured after cars crash into pole in North Austin

NORTH AUSTIN EMS: Man injured after cars hit pole A crash involving two vehicles that slammed into a pole in North Austin pinned one man in a car Friday afternoon, officials said. The crash happened shortly after 1 p.m. near North Lamar Boulevard and West Yager Lane. Medics extracted the man and took him to Dell Seton Medical Center for treatment, a spokesman for the Austin/Travis County Emergency...
Academy gives $500 shopping spree to local family

Academy gives $500 shopping spree to local family

Margarita Matias, 72, said she felt like Cinderella as she and her husband, Jessie, 60, pushed a shopping cart around the Academy Sports and Outdoors store in Northeast Austin. It was a festive day with the cart sporting four big bows, one in each corner. The Matias family had been given a $500 gift card by Academy as part of the Statesman Season for Caring program, which highlights the needs of...
Pair of retail developments planned for Georgetown

Pair of retail developments planned for Georgetown

Two large retail developments, one including an Italian-themed village, are headed to Georgetown at Interstate 35 and Texas 29. Wolf Lakes Village is a proposed 164-acre retail/residential community with arched bridges, a plaza, three lakes and a wedding chapel planned for the northwest corner of the highways’ intersection. It also will feature corporate campuses, apartments, a cinema, a cathedral...
New solar contract tips the scales on Austin Energy’s renewable efforts

New solar contract tips the scales on Austin Energy’s renewable efforts

Austin Energy this week continued its solar power buying spree with a deal on a major new facility in West Texas that represents two milestones for the utility. Under the deal approved Thursday by the City Council, the utility will buy the solar power produced by a 150-megawatt facility to be built by Intersect Power. Austin Energy would pay $150 million over the life of the 15-year contract, with...
UT System Chancellor Bill McRaven to step down, citing health concerns

UT System Chancellor Bill McRaven to step down, citing health concerns

Bill McRaven, chancellor of the University of Texas System, is planning to step down at the end of the academic year in May because of health issues he has been facing, he told the UT System Board of Regents on Friday afternoon.  McRaven’s decision was not completely unexpected, given that he was briefly hospitalized in November for what he described at the time as “a perfect storm...
PolitiFact: What Alex Jones got wrong about Alabama vote

PolitiFact: What Alex Jones got wrong about Alabama vote

Austin-based commentator Alex Jones of Infowars.com suspects foul play in the recent Alabama U.S. Senate race. Democrat Doug Jones won in one of the safest of Republican states in the country, defeating Republican Roy Moore by 1.5 percentage points, or about 20,000 votes. The next day, Alex Jones said his calculations told him Moore should have come out on top. Jones made much of a court ruling that...
1 year in, Domain Northside development is a hit

1 year in, Domain Northside development is a hit

Bigger and better than anything Central Texans had seen before. That was the goal when Austin-based developer Endeavor Real Estate Group set out to plan Domain Northside, the third – and final – phase of the Domain mixed-use project in North Austin. PHOTOS: Domain Northside turns 1 One year after the first wave of businesses opened their doors, Endeavor executives say the development has...
5 things you can do to prepare for flu season that’s expected to be bad

5 things you can do to prepare for flu season that’s expected to be bad

Look out, Central Texas, the flu will be coming our way, and epidemiologists — experts in disease — believe it’s going to be a rough season. Doctors have started to see increases of flu cases in Massachusetts and Georgia and in our neighboring states of Oklahoma and Louisiana. In Austin, we don’t have a deluge yet, said Dr. Albert Gros, chief medical officer at St. David&rsquo...
TRAFFIC ALERT: Two-vehicle crash causing delays in North Lamar and Yager Lane

TRAFFIC ALERT: Two-vehicle crash causing delays in North Lamar and Yager Lane

A crash involving two vehicles that slammed into a pole in North Austin pinned one man in a car Friday afternoon, officials said.  Authorities are cautioning motorists to expect major delays in the area near North Lamar Boulevard and West Yager Lane, where the crash happened shortly after 1 p.m. Medics rushed to to the collision, extracted the man and took him to Dell Seton Medical Center...
We Are Blood, Austin’s blood bank, puts out call for donations

We Are Blood, Austin’s blood bank, puts out call for donations

The holidays are a busy time of year. But when it comes to giving blood, things can be a bit slow. The need for blood never slows down, though, so We Are Blood, Austin’s blood bank, has kicked off what it’s calling the “12 Days of Giving.” Anyone who donates – or tries to donate – between now and Dec. 22 will be entered into a drawing for a variety of prizes. Those...
Green Bay Packers should shut down Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay Packers should shut down Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers’ first game back since suffering a broken collarbone on Oct. 15 was inefficient. The Green Bay Packers (7-7) are on the brink of playoff elimination following a 31-24 loss to the Carolina Panthers. Green Bay will be officially eliminated in the likely event that the Atlanta Falcons defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night. Rodgers characterized the game...
Steelers WR Antonio Brown carried into locker room against Patriots

Steelers WR Antonio Brown carried into locker room against Patriots

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is a legitimate MVP candidate and a Sunday showdown with the New England Patriots was supposed to be his biggest stage. Unfortunately, Brown’s chances of giving his team an enormous leg up in the race for home-field advantage in the AFC and winning the MVP took a shot early against New England. Brown went down with an apparent...
Father sentenced to 6 months in jail after beating infant 

Father sentenced to 6 months in jail after beating infant 

A man who broke more than 20 bones in his infant daughter was sentenced to jail on Friday. Richard A. Root, 21, beat his 2-year-old daughter in March because he said he was stressed and had not gotten enough sleep, according to The OshKosh Northwestern. Root shook the 2-year-old and knelt on her legs while changing her diaper, according to court records. She suffered multiple broken...
Patriots RB James White hobbled early against Steelers

Patriots RB James White hobbled early against Steelers

New England Patriots running back James White has become one of Tom Brady’s most reliable options in the passing game but it looks like that passing attack could be slowed after White suffered an injury early against the Pittsburgh Steelers. White came off the field hobbled by an injury to his left leg in the first quarter on Sunday against the Steelers. With a noticeable...
Tennessee women’s basketball vs. Long Beach State: Time, TV channel, how to watch online (December 17, 2017)

Tennessee women’s basketball vs. Long Beach State: Time, TV channel, how to watch online (December 17, 2017)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee is coming off the biggest win of the season against Texas on Dec. 10. The Lady Vols will look to keep the momentum of the season rolling with a road trip to Long Beach State. Coming off of such a high-stakes game, it’ll be interesting to see how the team responds. Coach Holly Warlick said she believes the team will be ready for the challenge. &ldquo...
Decisions coming soon for 3 top targets in Arkansas’ 2018 recruiting class

Decisions coming soon for 3 top targets in Arkansas’ 2018 recruiting class

Arkansas will sign it’s first players under new coach Chad Morris on Wednesday during the first-ever early signing period. Most of the Hogs’ 11 commitments in the 2018 class are definitely planning to sign with Arkansas during the 72-hour window. There are some who are still considering signing elsewhere or potentially waiting until the February signing period to allow ...
Nation’s No. 3 DT Tyler Friday says Alabama is ‘definitely’ in play for him after official visit

Nation’s No. 3 DT Tyler Friday says Alabama is ‘definitely’ in play for him after official visit

Tyler Friday hadn’t visited Alabama before this weekend. He admits that before making the trip from New Jersey to Tuscaloosa, it was difficult to gauge his interest in the Crimson Tide because he hadn’t stepped foot on campus. Friday, a 4-star defensive tackle from Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.), says Alabama is now in a good spot for him after this weekend&rsquo...
McCarty, Higgs power Longhorns to victory over unbeaten Florida State

McCarty, Higgs power Longhorns to victory over unbeaten Florida State

There must be something about Florida State that brings out the best in Texas guard Brooke McCarty. On Sunday, the Longhorn senior scored a season-high 24 points as No. 8 Texas outlasted No. 12 Florida State 87-72 at the Erwin Center. This was the last nonconference game for the Longhorns (9-1) before they open Big 12 competition Dec. 28 at Oklahoma. If McCarty, who was listed as questionable...
Big 12’s best moments of 2017: Kansas State blows by Oklahoma State

Big 12’s best moments of 2017: Kansas State blows by Oklahoma State

DieHards is counting down each Big 12 team’s best moment from the 2017 college football season, whether fun, momentous or disastrous. Next up is Kansas State. Kansas State got off to a brutal start in 2017. The Wildcats lost to a bad Vanderbilt team early and followed it up by losing three of four games to start Big 12 play. Their only win was over a hapless Baylor...
Former Notre Dame RB commit flips, is heading to rival USC

Former Notre Dame RB commit flips, is heading to rival USC

Former Notre Dame running back commit Markese Stepp will now play for USC, he announced on Sunday. Stepp, a 4-star recruit from Indiana, took his first official visit to Los Angeles over the weekend. Here’s what he had to say: Some additional comments from a 247 Sports story: Stepp is the No. 242 player in the country, per 247 Sports. This loss stings for the Fighting...
Kirk Herbstreit still passionately defends choice to walk off set after Alabama made College Football Playoff

Kirk Herbstreit still passionately defends choice to walk off set after Alabama made College Football Playoff

Kirk Herbstreit still is defending his choice to walk off the set after the College Football Playoff selection committee chose Alabama to make the Sugar Bowl. We’ve known the Crimson Tide’s place among the country’s top four teams for weeks, but fans remain critical of Herbstreit walking off camera in the moments after he learned Alabama made the College...
LeSean McCoy goes over 10,000 career rushing yards against Dolphins

LeSean McCoy goes over 10,000 career rushing yards against Dolphins

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy joined a very exclusive NFL club on Sunday afternoon against the Miami Dolphins. On a 14-yard carry in the second quarter, McCoy became the 30th player in NFL history to accumulate over 10,000 career rushing yards. McCoy entered Sunday’s game with 9,961 rushing yards. He finished the day with 50 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries...
'Unknown' veteran's funeral draws hundreds of strangers 

'Unknown' veteran's funeral draws hundreds of strangers 

He may have been an unknown soldier in life, but Glenn McCoy Shelton’s death brought hundreds of strangers together to honor the former Marine with a dignified sendoff. Shelton, 68, a Vietnam veteran and a Purple Heart recipient, died Nov. 26, WXIN reported. Indiana Funeral Care organized Saturday’s gathering by spreading the word on social media. According to his obituary, his...
BREAKING: Alabama lands commitment from priority RB target Jerome Ford

BREAKING: Alabama lands commitment from priority RB target Jerome Ford

Alabama has landed its second commitment of the weekend. Jerome Ford, a 3-star running back from Armwood High School (Seffner, Fla.), has committed to the Crimson Tide. Ford was the team’s primary target at the position after 5-star running back Zamir White committed to Georgia and 4-star running back Asa Martin chose Auburn. The nation’s No. 14 all-purpose back...
Power outage reported at Atlanta airport

Power outage reported at Atlanta airport

Power is out at Hartsfield-Jackson international Airport and all flights are being held, officials said Sunday  The airport is currently holding all inbound flights until at least 4 p.m. and departure delays are averaging nearly an hour and a half, according to  FlightAware. The outage was first reported about 1:15 p.m. Flyers should check the official FAA website for air traffic...
Ben VanSumeren flips from Iowa to Michigan

Ben VanSumeren flips from Iowa to Michigan

Ben VanSumeren has flipped his commitment from Iowa to Michigan three days after receiving an offer from the Wolverines. VanSumeren committed to Iowa in November, but Jim Harbaugh and Michigan came calling less than a month later. VanSumeren tweeted on Thursday that he’d received a scholarship offer from his in-state school. The Wolverines went after him hard, and it worked. Harbaugh...
Florida State football: Asante Samuel raves about new coach Willie Taggart

Florida State football: Asante Samuel raves about new coach Willie Taggart

Defensive back Asante Samuel is a crucial member of Florida State’s 2018 recruiting class. And given Jimbo Fisher’s departure and several former commits opting to play elsewhere, Willie Taggart has a tough job on his hands in the near future. Taggart visited Samuel this weekend, and based on the latter’s comments, it seems as though things went great. From ...
WATCH: Arizona State’s Romello White blocks shot, runs floor, dunks

WATCH: Arizona State’s Romello White blocks shot, runs floor, dunks

During the second half of Arizona State’s matchup against Vanderbilt, Sun Devils big man Romello White took over for a trip down the floor, blocking a shot on one end then dropping down a one-handed dunk on the other. White’s dunk was part of a big second-half run the Sun Devils employed to shake off a rusty first half — Vandy led Arizona State 13-0 at one...
Brevin Jordan locks into early signing, lays out pre-enrollment plans

Brevin Jordan locks into early signing, lays out pre-enrollment plans

A weekend in South Florida won’t be Brevin Jordan‘s last taste of Miami before he joins the team during the summer. The senior already has laid out a plan with Todd Hartley for how he and fellow 4-star tight end Will Mallory will get themselves ready to be contributors to the Hurricanes as freshmen. On Wednesday, both Jordan and Mallory will sign their national...
Packers WR Davante Adams suffers concussion

Packers WR Davante Adams suffers concussion

The Green Bay Packers have lost Davante Adams in the second half. Adams sustained a concussion in the third quarter when Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis delivered a blinded helmet-to-helmet hit on the wide receiver during an interception return. Davis was visibly upset with himself following the big collision. The Packers announced Adams out after he was evaluated...
Jamaal Charles upset about lack of playing time with Denver Broncos

Jamaal Charles upset about lack of playing time with Denver Broncos

The Denver Broncos’ coaching staff has made several head-scratching decisions in 2017. One of their more questionable moves – that has surprisingly flown under the radar – is their handling of veteran running back Jamaal Charles. The Broncos opened the season with a plan to limit Charles’ touches in an attempt to keep the three-time All-Pro healthy...
Washington passes Oregon for top-ranked recruiting class in Pac-12

Washington passes Oregon for top-ranked recruiting class in Pac-12

Following 4-star linebacker Brandon Kaho’s flip to Washington from BYU on Saturday, 247sports reports that the Huskies now have the top-ranked recruiting class in the Pac-12. Washington now ranks 10th nationally in the 2018 class rankings, per 247sports, and it’s Kaho that put the Huskies over the edge. From Scott Eklund of 247sports: The Oregon Ducks...
WATCH: Former Miami RB Duke Johnson honors Ryan Shazier with another classy TD celebration

WATCH: Former Miami RB Duke Johnson honors Ryan Shazier with another classy TD celebration

Last week, Cleveland Browns and former Miami Hurricanes running back Duke Johnson scored a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers. While in the end zone, he dropped to a knee and looked up to the sky, holding up five fingers in his left hand and a zero in his right while saying a prayer for injured Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier (who wears No...
Booger McFarland calls Florida State effort to extend bowl streak ‘a disgrace’

Booger McFarland calls Florida State effort to extend bowl streak ‘a disgrace’

Saturday was the start of bowl season, which means college football fans will be subjected to 41 bowl games over the next 23 days. It’s obviously a paradise for a wide contingent of college football followers, but it surely isn’t for others. ESPN analyst Booger McFarland argued Sunday that there are too many bowl games and used Florida State as an example as to ...
New England Patriots Week 15 inactive players 

New England Patriots Week 15 inactive players 

New England Patriots defensive end Eric Lee was out on the field early on Sunday testing out his injured ankle. It appears that he passed the test. Lee is going to play in Sunday’s showdown versus the Pittsburgh Steelers.  The Patriots released their inactive players just prior to game time and Lee was not on the list. Wide receiver Chris Hogan isn’t so lucky...
Year in review: Setting expectations for Florida Gators in 2018

Year in review: Setting expectations for Florida Gators in 2018

On the precipice of the first ever early signing day, I thought it would be interesting to look at how the Gators need to change moving forward based on what happened in 2017. Obviously, the offense must improve. After two straight years of offensive futility under Jim McElwain and Doug Nussmeier, 2017 was more of the same. The Gators finished tied for 103rd in points per game...
West Virginia releases bowl game depth chart, Chris Chugunov listed as starting QB

West Virginia releases bowl game depth chart, Chris Chugunov listed as starting QB

West Virginia football released its depth chart on Sunday for the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl on Dec. 26, according to 247Sports’ Chris Anderson. Chris Chugunov was listed in the starting slot at quarterback. David Isreal was listed second — likely signaling that quarterback Will Grier will not play in the game. Grier suffered a regular-season ending hand...
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