Jason Jarrett

Sports editor

A 1992 graduate of The University of Texas, Jason Jarrett has spent more than 20 years in the journalism field. He is the sports editor of the Austin American-Statesman. Jason also oversees the day-to-day operations of the sports sections of six weekly and semi-weekly newspapers in the greater Austin area. He previously spent 14 years as the publisher of the Westlake Picayune.

Latest from Jason Jarrett

Texas’ Scottie Scheffler qualifies for this week’s PGA Tour Genesis Open
 Texas senior Scott Scheffler shot 3-under-par 68 to claim the one-day, 18-hole Genesis Open Collegiate Showcase on Monday
            at the famed Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. With the victory, Scheffler earned a spot in this week’s PGA
            Tour Genesis Open that begins on Thursday and features a 144-competitor...

Posted: 10 days ago

Texas senior Scott Scheffler shot 3-under-par 68 to claim the one-day, 18-hole Genesis Open Collegiate Showcase on Monday at the famed Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. With the victory, Scheffler earned a spot in this week’s PGA Tour Genesis Open that begins on Thursday and features a 144-competitor...
Official Texas football Twitter account suspended on eve of National Signing Day
 As of Tuesday morning, Texas football’s social media game has been halted. As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, the official Twitter account of the Texas football program has been suspended. Accounts can be suspended
            for myriad of reasons per Twitter. Twitter states this on its website: “Most of the accounts we suspend are suspended...

Posted: 17 days ago

As of Tuesday morning, Texas football’s social media game has been halted. As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, the official Twitter account of the Texas football program has been suspended. Accounts can be suspended for myriad of reasons per Twitter. Twitter states this on its website: “Most of the accounts we suspend are suspended...
Lawsuit probing how Texas handled Major Applewhite misconduct case
 A lawsuit by former Texas women’s track coach Bev Kearney against the school is probing how administrators in the offices
            that investigate campus sexual misconduct handled former football assistant Major Applewhite’s 2009 relationship with a student
            trainer on a bowl trip. Kearney, who is black, was forced...

Posted: 24 days ago

A lawsuit by former Texas women’s track coach Bev Kearney against the school is probing how administrators in the offices that investigate campus sexual misconduct handled former football assistant Major Applewhite’s 2009 relationship with a student trainer on a bowl trip. Kearney, who is black, was forced...
Tommy Nobis: ‘He was our hero. Our one great player’
 Someone had to be the first Falcon, the Adam in the Genesis story of professional football in the South, at a time when Atlanta
            certainly was no earthly paradise for a middle linebacker. Someone had to show a city how this NFL game was supposed to be played, to be the hammer in the otherwise empty new tool belt.
            Someone...

7:06 PM Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

Someone had to be the first Falcon, the Adam in the Genesis story of professional football in the South, at a time when Atlanta certainly was no earthly paradise for a middle linebacker. Someone had to show a city how this NFL game was supposed to be played, to be the hammer in the otherwise empty new tool belt. Someone...
Texas rallies late, but loses to No. 17 Gonzaga 76-71 in OT
 PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Coach Mark Few had no idea what to expect from No. 17 
            Gonzaga when his team arrived here and knowing the kind of competition the Bulldogs could end up facing. Based off the results, it could be one wild ride for the Zags. “We feel like we should have went 3-0 in this thing, but we also...

6:00 AM Monday, Nov. 27, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Coach Mark Few had no idea what to expect from No. 17  Gonzaga when his team arrived here and knowing the kind of competition the Bulldogs could end up facing. Based off the results, it could be one wild ride for the Zags. “We feel like we should have went 3-0 in this thing, but we also...
Texas rallies late, but loses to No. 17 Gonzaga 76-71 in OT
 PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Coach Mark Few had no idea what to expect from No. 17 
            Gonzaga when his team arrived here and knowing the kind of competition the Bulldogs could end up facing. Based off the results, it could be one wild ride for the Zags. “We feel like we should have went 3-0 in this thing, but we also...

5:59 AM Monday, Nov. 27, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Coach Mark Few had no idea what to expect from No. 17  Gonzaga when his team arrived here and knowing the kind of competition the Bulldogs could end up facing. Based off the results, it could be one wild ride for the Zags. “We feel like we should have went 3-0 in this thing, but we also...
Big horns to fill: Texas’ Hook ’Em mascot brings fun, spirit and stellar dance moves
 He’s starred in a music video with Brad Paisley, shared the stage with Major Lazer at the Austin City Limits Music Festival
            and repeatedly gone viral thanks to his slick dance moves. But even though he’s one of Austin’s most recognized celebrities, many people still can’t get his name right. “His...

9:35 PM Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017

He’s starred in a music video with Brad Paisley, shared the stage with Major Lazer at the Austin City Limits Music Festival and repeatedly gone viral thanks to his slick dance moves. But even though he’s one of Austin’s most recognized celebrities, many people still can’t get his name right. “His...
On Second Thought Ep 66: Tom Herman joins the show, talks timeframe of Texas rebuild
 In Episode 66 of the On Second Thought podcast, Tom Herman tells Cedric and Kirk how long he expects to be at his dream job
            of coaching football at the University of Texas.  He also gives us a peek at what he’s doing to bring back the winning culture
            on the Forty Acres. In addition, the guys discuss the...

10:12 PM Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

In Episode 66 of the On Second Thought podcast, Tom Herman tells Cedric and Kirk how long he expects to be at his dream job of coaching football at the University of Texas.  He also gives us a peek at what he’s doing to bring back the winning culture on the Forty Acres. In addition, the guys discuss the...