Kevin Lyttle

Sports writer

Kevin Lyttle is a sports writer for the Austin American-Statesman.

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Commentary: Will an upset of Texas buy Kingsbury another year?
 Before the last leftovers are gobbled up this holiday weekend, Texas Tech will have as much on its plate as any school in this state can handle. Do we fire our football coach? If so, who do we get that’s an upgrade? Everything about Kliff Kingsbury’s record suggests mediocrity, or wo rse. A 29-32 record. A 15-30 mark in Big 12...

Posted: 14 hours ago

Before the last leftovers are gobbled up this holiday weekend, Texas Tech will have as much on its plate as any school in this state can handle. Do we fire our football coach? If so, who do we get that’s an upgrade? Everything about Kliff Kingsbury’s record suggests mediocrity, or wo rse. A 29-32 record. A 15-30 mark in Big 12...
COTA offering holiday weekend ticket discount for 2018 races
 Circuit of the Americas is bringing back its Motorsports Madness Bundle, special discounts for next year’s races available
            through this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The Motorsports Madness Bundle includes general admission tickets for all four major 2018 race weekends for $249, a 33 percent
            discount. The events...

Posted: 17 hours ago

Circuit of the Americas is bringing back its Motorsports Madness Bundle, special discounts for next year’s races available through this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The Motorsports Madness Bundle includes general admission tickets for all four major 2018 race weekends for $249, a 33 percent discount. The events...
Rangers or Astros? Express to keep options open for 2019
 The Round Rock Express could re-align with the World Series champion Houston Astros for the 2019 season, but it is far from a fait accompli, the Triple-A club president said Friday. Chris Almendarez denied a Fort Worth Star-Telegram report that the Express will formally tell the Texas Rangers at next month’s Winter Meetings they will...

Posted: 4 days ago

The Round Rock Express could re-align with the World Series champion Houston Astros for the 2019 season, but it is far from a fait accompli, the Triple-A club president said Friday. Chris Almendarez denied a Fort Worth Star-Telegram report that the Express will formally tell the Texas Rangers at next month’s Winter Meetings they will...
Texas could find day-and-night difference at West Virginia
 When the game time was announced for Texas-West Virginia, the groans could be heard from the Appalachian mountain tops to the Monongahela River basin. Kickoff at 11 a.m. . Another day game. Mountaineers fans flooded social media sites. “Not one home night game all year.” … “Big 12, you know we have lights, right?&rdquo...

Posted: 5 days ago

When the game time was announced for Texas-West Virginia, the groans could be heard from the Appalachian mountain tops to the Monongahela River basin. Kickoff at 11 a.m. . Another day game. Mountaineers fans flooded social media sites. “Not one home night game all year.” … “Big 12, you know we have lights, right?&rdquo...
Columbus officials, Crew owner find little common ground in meeting
 A meeting in New York City on Wednesday between the Columbus mayor, a prominent business leader, Crew SC owner Anthony Precourt and Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber did not produce any breakthrough developments. Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Columbus Partnership President and CEO Alex Fischer said Precourt lacked commitment...

Posted: 6 days ago

A meeting in New York City on Wednesday between the Columbus mayor, a prominent business leader, Crew SC owner Anthony Precourt and Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber did not produce any breakthrough developments. Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and Columbus Partnership President and CEO Alex Fischer said Precourt lacked commitment...
Lobbyist initiated MLS to Austin talk with city in late July
 MLS lobbyist Richard Suttle began pushing professional soccer to the Austin City Council in late July, records show. Suttle sent council members links to stories about the explosive growth of professional soccer in the United States, the American-Statesman has learned from e-mails gathered and reviewed as a result of an open records request...

Posted: 6 days ago

MLS lobbyist Richard Suttle began pushing professional soccer to the Austin City Council in late July, records show. Suttle sent council members links to stories about the explosive growth of professional soccer in the United States, the American-Statesman has learned from e-mails gathered and reviewed as a result of an open records request...
That 13th data point may bite Oklahoma, Big 12 come CFP selection time
 When the Big 12 decided to resurrect its championship game, the big selling point was the “13th data point” it would give the league in the College Football Playoff debate. Well, that extra data point could short-circuit the Big 12’s chances of securing a spot in this season’s four-team field. Third-ranked Oklahoma...

Posted: 7 days ago

When the Big 12 decided to resurrect its championship game, the big selling point was the “13th data point” it would give the league in the College Football Playoff debate. Well, that extra data point could short-circuit the Big 12’s chances of securing a spot in this season’s four-team field. Third-ranked Oklahoma...
Texan Ben Keating and Black Falcon Mercedes earn podium finish
 The first 24-hour endurance race at Circuit of the Americas proved a decisive victory for Porsche over Mercedes. The Herberth Motorsport Porsche 991 GT3 R team turned 609 laps and 2,071 over two days to win the 24 Hours of COTA by two laps in the season-ending race for the 24K Series. This was the European-based series first-ever event in...

Posted: 8 days ago

The first 24-hour endurance race at Circuit of the Americas proved a decisive victory for Porsche over Mercedes. The Herberth Motorsport Porsche 991 GT3 R team turned 609 laps and 2,071 over two days to win the 24 Hours of COTA by two laps in the season-ending race for the 24K Series. This was the European-based series first-ever event in...
Herberth Porsche team wins 24 Hours of COTA debut race
 The first 24-hour endurance race at Circuit of the Americas proved a decisive victory for Porsche over Mercedes. Circuit of the Americas held its first 24-hour race over the weekend, part of the 24H Series, and a Porsche took top honors.
               CREDIT: Courtesy of 24H Series The Herberth Motorsport Porsche 991 GT3 R team turned 609...

Posted: 8 days ago

The first 24-hour endurance race at Circuit of the Americas proved a decisive victory for Porsche over Mercedes. Circuit of the Americas held its first 24-hour race over the weekend, part of the 24H Series, and a Porsche took top honors. CREDIT: Courtesy of 24H Series The Herberth Motorsport Porsche 991 GT3 R team turned 609...
Texan Keating, teammates ready to start clock on 24 Hours of COTA
 Circuit of the Americas is experimenting with its first 24-hour race this weekend, and one accomplished Texas driver can hardly wait to embrace it. Ben Keating, a Tomball native and a Texas A&M alum, is part of the four-man Black Falcon team counted as one of the favorites in the Hankook 24 Hours of COTA on Saturday and Sunday. “The...

Posted: 11 days ago

Circuit of the Americas is experimenting with its first 24-hour race this weekend, and one accomplished Texas driver can hardly wait to embrace it. Ben Keating, a Tomball native and a Texas A&M alum, is part of the four-man Black Falcon team counted as one of the favorites in the Hankook 24 Hours of COTA on Saturday and Sunday. “The...
As Austin takes initial MLS step, other issues arise
 Austin City Council members on Thursday night unanimously approved a resolution directing the city staff to analyze city-owned land that could be used to build a Major League Soccer stadium. Precourt Sports Ventures, owner/operators of Columbus Crew SC, announced Oct. 17 that it is exploring a move to Austin for the 2019 season. PSV released...

Posted: 12 days ago

Austin City Council members on Thursday night unanimously approved a resolution directing the city staff to analyze city-owned land that could be used to build a Major League Soccer stadium. Precourt Sports Ventures, owner/operators of Columbus Crew SC, announced Oct. 17 that it is exploring a move to Austin for the 2019 season. PSV released...