Kevin Lyttle

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

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NCAA bracketology: Longhorns nudge up a bit; Baylor drops out
 PLANTING THE SEEDS American-Statesman staffer Kevin Lyttle, an Associated Press Top 25 voter, offers his weekly NCAA Tournament projections. There are 32 automatic bids for conference tournament champions and 36 at-large bids. Selection Sunday arrives March 11. On the top line: All hail Kansas. Clinching at least a share of an NCAA-record-setting...

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PLANTING THE SEEDS American-Statesman staffer Kevin Lyttle, an Associated Press Top 25 voter, offers his weekly NCAA Tournament projections. There are 32 automatic bids for conference tournament champions and 36 at-large bids. Selection Sunday arrives March 11. On the top line: All hail Kansas. Clinching at least a share of an NCAA-record-setting...
Austin Parks Board now wants Guerrero off shrinking stadium list
 The Austin Parks and Recreation Board wants to boot Roy G. Guerrero Metropolitan Park from the rapidly dwindling list of city-owned properties that city staff presented two months ago as potential Major League Soccer stadium sites. A board recommendation posted Friday will be discussed and perhaps voted on at a meeting Tuesday night. It was...

Posted: a day ago

The Austin Parks and Recreation Board wants to boot Roy G. Guerrero Metropolitan Park from the rapidly dwindling list of city-owned properties that city staff presented two months ago as potential Major League Soccer stadium sites. A board recommendation posted Friday will be discussed and perhaps voted on at a meeting Tuesday night. It was...
Austin’s got a crush on the Winter Olympics, and here’s why
 With the curtain closing this weekend on the Pyeongchang Games, one of the most unexpected TV love affairs will pack up its skates and skis for the next four years: Austin and the Winter Olympics. Austin has been one of the top 10 U.S. television audiences for the Winter Games. The list of powerhouse TV markets for these Olympics have all...

Posted: a day ago

With the curtain closing this weekend on the Pyeongchang Games, one of the most unexpected TV love affairs will pack up its skates and skis for the next four years: Austin and the Winter Olympics. Austin has been one of the top 10 U.S. television audiences for the Winter Games. The list of powerhouse TV markets for these Olympics have all...
McKalla Place: The good, bad and ugly for possible MLS stadium site
 When ranking the physical treasures of Austin, McKalla Place won’t land in anybody’s top 10. Or top 50. Nonetheless, the 24-acre, city-owned property in North Austin is part of a shrinking group of properties that have been offered to Precourt Sports Ventures, owners of Columbus Crew SC, as potential sites for a 20,000-seat stadium...

Posted: 3 days ago

When ranking the physical treasures of Austin, McKalla Place won’t land in anybody’s top 10. Or top 50. Nonetheless, the 24-acre, city-owned property in North Austin is part of a shrinking group of properties that have been offered to Precourt Sports Ventures, owners of Columbus Crew SC, as potential sites for a 20,000-seat stadium...
Planting The Seeds: Horns, Baylor climb into tail end of NCAA field
 PLANTING THE SEEDS American-Statesman staffer Kevin Lyttle, an Associated Press Top 25 voter, returns with his weekly NCAA Tournament projections. There are 32 automatic bids for conference tournament champions and 36 at-large bids. Selection Sunday arrives March 11. On the top line: Villanova, Virginia and Michigan State are the easy part...

Posted: 6 days ago

PLANTING THE SEEDS American-Statesman staffer Kevin Lyttle, an Associated Press Top 25 voter, returns with his weekly NCAA Tournament projections. There are 32 automatic bids for conference tournament champions and 36 at-large bids. Selection Sunday arrives March 11. On the top line: Villanova, Virginia and Michigan State are the easy part...
The real Big 12 showdown isn’t the one ESPN is hyping for Saturday
 ESPN College GameDay is taking its show to Lawrence this weekend for the West Virginia-Kansas game. Perhaps the gang should have headed to Waco, where the two hottest teams in the league square off. Texas Tech has reeled off seven victories in a row. Baylor, nearly given up for dead a few weeks ago, has rattled off four straight wins. The...

Posted: 9 days ago

ESPN College GameDay is taking its show to Lawrence this weekend for the West Virginia-Kansas game. Perhaps the gang should have headed to Waco, where the two hottest teams in the league square off. Texas Tech has reeled off seven victories in a row. Baylor, nearly given up for dead a few weeks ago, has rattled off four straight wins. The...
MLS to Austin: Soccer to be tabled at Thursday’s council meeting
 Soccer will not be part of the conversation when the Austin City Council meets Thursday. Item 19, which involves discussion and possible action on Major League Soccer stadium sites, remains on the agenda but will be postponed, according to the mayor’s office. The city staff has withdrawn the soccer agenda item, and Mayor Steve Adler...

Posted: 10 days ago

Soccer will not be part of the conversation when the Austin City Council meets Thursday. Item 19, which involves discussion and possible action on Major League Soccer stadium sites, remains on the agenda but will be postponed, according to the mayor’s office. The city staff has withdrawn the soccer agenda item, and Mayor Steve Adler...
Johnny Manziel coming to Austin for Spring League
 Johnny Manziel will attempt a football comeback in Austin at the Spring League, a three-week developmental camp that kicks
            off March 28. Quarterback Johnny Manziel will participate in the Spring League in Austin next month. (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images) “We’re excited to have such a dynamic player in Johhny...

Posted: 11 days ago

Johnny Manziel will attempt a football comeback in Austin at the Spring League, a three-week developmental camp that kicks off March 28. Quarterback Johnny Manziel will participate in the Spring League in Austin next month. (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images) “We’re excited to have such a dynamic player in Johhny...
Johnny Manziel interview: ‘I am sitting on a couch being a loser’
 In an interview with “Good Morning America” that aired Monday, former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel disclosed that
            he is bipolar and spoke of his battles with alcohol and depression. Johnny Manziel tells an ABC news reporter that he is bipolar and is taking medication for the condition. The former Texas
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Posted: 13 days ago

In an interview with “Good Morning America” that aired Monday, former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel disclosed that he is bipolar and spoke of his battles with alcohol and depression. Johnny Manziel tells an ABC news reporter that he is bipolar and is taking medication for the condition. The former Texas ...
Planting The Seeds: NCAA Tournament committee gets things wrong
 PLANTING THE SEEDS American-Statesman staffer Kevin Lyttle, an Associated Press Top 25 voter, returns with his weekly NCAA Tournament projections. There are 32 automatic bids for conference tournament champions and 36 at-large bids. Selection Sunday arrives March 11. At the top: The selection committee released its top 16 teams Sunday, and...

Posted: 13 days ago

PLANTING THE SEEDS American-Statesman staffer Kevin Lyttle, an Associated Press Top 25 voter, returns with his weekly NCAA Tournament projections. There are 32 automatic bids for conference tournament champions and 36 at-large bids. Selection Sunday arrives March 11. At the top: The selection committee released its top 16 teams Sunday, and...
Express Fan Fest will be March 24 at Dell Diamond
 The Round Rock Express announced their annual Fan Fest will be Saturday, March 24, when they plan to turn Dell Diamond into an interactive fun zone for fans of all ages. The event, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is free of charge. Fans can test their baseball skills by taking batting practice or pitching in the bullpen. Because of field renovations...

Posted: 14 days ago

The Round Rock Express announced their annual Fan Fest will be Saturday, March 24, when they plan to turn Dell Diamond into an interactive fun zone for fans of all ages. The event, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is free of charge. Fans can test their baseball skills by taking batting practice or pitching in the bullpen. Because of field renovations...