Joe Harrington

Online content producer

Joe Harrington is an online content producer on the Austin American-Statesman’s web desk. After an award-winning stint at The Kerrville Daily Times, where he worked as a reporter and editor from 2009 to 2012, Harrington joined the Austin-American Statesman family in 2012. While serving as a regional sports editor in the Austin Community Newspapers department from 2012-2015, Harrington led the Round Rock Leader to three straight years of award-winning sports coverage. Harrington has received first-place honors in feature writing from the Texas Press Association as well as the Associated Press Sports Editor Southwest Region. He also helped produced two top-10 special sections while in Kerrville. Harrington is a proud graduate of Kent State University and an even prouder Cincinnati native. A dog enthusiast, Harrington loves his rescued Australian Cattle Dog, Kita, very much.

Latest from Joe Harrington

Texas History: The largest Erwin Center crowd to watch the women’s team play
 On Monday, 11,877 people filed into the Frank Erwin Center to watch the No. 9-ranked Texas women play No. 1 Connecticut. 
            The Huskies won a thrilling game 75-71 The Erwin Center seats about 16,734 people, and before the game Texas was rightfully excited that they were expecting more
            than 10,000 fans. They did. In fact...

Posted: 2 days ago

On Monday, 11,877 people filed into the Frank Erwin Center to watch the No. 9-ranked Texas women play No. 1 Connecticut. The Huskies won a thrilling game 75-71 The Erwin Center seats about 16,734 people, and before the game Texas was rightfully excited that they were expecting more than 10,000 fans. They did. In fact...
PHOTO HISTORY: The Chris Beard years of Texas basketball
 When Chris Beard left UNLV after just a few weeks as the Running Rebels’ head coach about two years ago to take the same job
            at Texas Tech, he dropped the same Bear Bryant quote  when he left Texas A&M for Alabama football a half-a-century ago. “He said, ‘When momma calls, you’ve gotta go home...

Posted: 3 days ago

When Chris Beard left UNLV after just a few weeks as the Running Rebels’ head coach about two years ago to take the same job at Texas Tech, he dropped the same Bear Bryant quote  when he left Texas A&M for Alabama football a half-a-century ago. “He said, ‘When momma calls, you’ve gotta go home...
Starting 5: This could be the toughest week of the season for Texas
 Every Monday during the basketball season we give you five things Texas men’s basketball fans need to know about the week
               to come. Losing a 12-point lead in the second half at Oklahoma State was not a good way to head into possible the toughest week of
            the season. Here are five things: Fletcher Hamilton, 10...

Posted: 4 days ago

Every Monday during the basketball season we give you five things Texas men’s basketball fans need to know about the week to come. Losing a 12-point lead in the second half at Oklahoma State was not a good way to head into possible the toughest week of the season. Here are five things: Fletcher Hamilton, 10...
12 Big things about Big 12 basketball: The league unites for Andrew Jones
 Each week I give you 12 things to know about Big 12 men’s basketball. 
               Here’s last week’s column.  Sad news in the middle of the week. Texas guard Eric Davis Jr. (10) and forward Dylan Osetkowski (21) hold up the jersey of teammate Andrew Jones after defeating
               No. 16 TCU 99-98 in double...

Posted: 8 days ago

Each week I give you 12 things to know about Big 12 men’s basketball. Here’s last week’s column.  Sad news in the middle of the week. Texas guard Eric Davis Jr. (10) and forward Dylan Osetkowski (21) hold up the jersey of teammate Andrew Jones after defeating No. 16 TCU 99-98 in double...
Gov. Greg Abbott extends prayers to Andrew Jones
 On Wednesday the University of Texas announced that sophomore basketball guard 
            Andrew Jones has been diagnosed with leukemia.  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott responded to the news in a tweet, extending his prayers and support to the Dallas native: Abbott attended an exhibition game between Texas and Texas A&M in October, 
 ...

Posted: 9 days ago

On Wednesday the University of Texas announced that sophomore basketball guard Andrew Jones has been diagnosed with leukemia.  Texas Gov. Greg Abbott responded to the news in a tweet, extending his prayers and support to the Dallas native: Abbott attended an exhibition game between Texas and Texas A&M in October, ...
PHOTO HISTORY: The most successful first-year coach at Texas
 Every Tuesday we dig into the Statesman photo archives and pick out some hots shots to remember. After Tom Herman and Texas’ big Texas Bowl win over Missouri, junior defensive end Breckyn Hager said the first-year coach
            “
            won the locker room…” This sounds like a good time to remember the most...

Posted: 10 days ago

Every Tuesday we dig into the Statesman photo archives and pick out some hots shots to remember. After Tom Herman and Texas’ big Texas Bowl win over Missouri, junior defensive end Breckyn Hager said the first-year coach “ won the locker room…” This sounds like a good time to remember the most...