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Suzanne Halliburton

College sports reporter

 Suzanne Halliburton primarily writes about college athletics and Lance Armstrong for the Austin American-Statesman. She's worked at the paper since 1986 and her writing has been honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors, Women's Sports Foundation, Texas Managing Editors and Southwest APSE. She's known for her freakish memory and competitive shopping. She loves her dogs and would be a meteorologist if not for the whole sports-writing deal.  

Latest from Suzanne Halliburton

Texas track hopes homefield advantage is enough for NCAA West Prelims meet
 Competing at the NCAA track and field championships is a tough task. A single point probably will decide which team wins the title and what school may fall out of the top 10. Qualifying for the biggest collegiate meet of the year also is a huge challenge. It’s no longer based on a timed run at any point in the outdoor season. Instead...

Posted: a day ago

Competing at the NCAA track and field championships is a tough task. A single point probably will decide which team wins the title and what school may fall out of the top 10. Qualifying for the biggest collegiate meet of the year also is a huge challenge. It’s no longer based on a timed run at any point in the outdoor season. Instead...
Texas A&M ousts UT from NCAA softball regional
 COLLEGE STATION — Coach Connie Clark was hoping to get a few innings from Texas starter Tiarra Davis on Sunday afternoon as the Longhorns tried to stay in contention for a berth in the NCAA softball superregionals. Davis hadn’t thrown since Friday night, when she tossed 184 pitches, a career high, in UT’s 2-1, 12-inning...

Posted: 4 days ago

COLLEGE STATION — Coach Connie Clark was hoping to get a few innings from Texas starter Tiarra Davis on Sunday afternoon as the Longhorns tried to stay in contention for a berth in the NCAA softball superregionals. Davis hadn’t thrown since Friday night, when she tossed 184 pitches, a career high, in UT’s 2-1, 12-inning...
Longhorn softball beats Texas State to set up NCAA matchup with Texas A&M
 COLLEGE STATION — Sometimes sports karma is kind to those who screw up, yet keep plugging away. The Texas softball team found itself in an uncomfortable spot Saturday night The Longhorns were hit less at the plate. And for a moment, the defense fell apart as UT floundered to keep their season alive in an NCAA tournament elimination...

Posted: 4 days ago

COLLEGE STATION — Sometimes sports karma is kind to those who screw up, yet keep plugging away. The Texas softball team found itself in an uncomfortable spot Saturday night The Longhorns were hit less at the plate. And for a moment, the defense fell apart as UT floundered to keep their season alive in an NCAA tournament elimination...
UT softball team beats Texas Southern to stay alive in NCAA regional
 COLLEGE STATION — Offense can solve so many issues and even extend seasons.  The Texas softball team, which was on the verge of NCAA Tournament elimination, overwhelmed Texas Southern 8-0 Saturday afternoon at the College Station Regional, setting up a prime-time matchup with Texas State later in the evening. The winner survives to...

Posted: 5 days ago

COLLEGE STATION — Offense can solve so many issues and even extend seasons. The Texas softball team, which was on the verge of NCAA Tournament elimination, overwhelmed Texas Southern 8-0 Saturday afternoon at the College Station Regional, setting up a prime-time matchup with Texas State later in the evening. The winner survives to...
Texas softball is seeking a season reboot in College Station regional
 The Texas softball team definitely was nervous as they watched the NCAA unveil its tournament bracket earlier this week. They were no lock to extend their post-season streak to 13 years, what with a 31-24 record — including being 3-15 against ranked opponents — and a weak showing in the Big 12 tournament. The Longhorns beat Texas...

Posted: 7 days ago

The Texas softball team definitely was nervous as they watched the NCAA unveil its tournament bracket earlier this week. They were no lock to extend their post-season streak to 13 years, what with a 31-24 record — including being 3-15 against ranked opponents — and a weak showing in the Big 12 tournament. The Longhorns beat Texas...
Popular beach volleyball tour to take over Krieg softball fields
 On any given day, recreational softball dominates Krieg Fields. But just for a weekend, let’s pretend that home plate is a massive beach and it’s low tide just off shore. The Association of Volleyball Professionals tour, after a 12-year break, is back in Austin and taking over the fields normally reserved for the city’s...

Posted: 7 days ago

On any given day, recreational softball dominates Krieg Fields. But just for a weekend, let’s pretend that home plate is a massive beach and it’s low tide just off shore. The Association of Volleyball Professionals tour, after a 12-year break, is back in Austin and taking over the fields normally reserved for the city’s...
Former Longhorn football star comes home to give UT commencement speech
 Brian Jones, the charismatic, hard-hitting linebacker who starred for the 1990 Texas team that won the Southwest Conference championship, is coming home in a big way. He’ll give the commencement address Friday for UT’s Moody College of Communications. Jones earned his degree in corporate communications in 1991.  Friday's graduation...

Posted: 8 days ago

Brian Jones, the charismatic, hard-hitting linebacker who starred for the 1990 Texas team that won the Southwest Conference championship, is coming home in a big way. He’ll give the commencement address Friday for UT’s Moody College of Communications. Jones earned his degree in corporate communications in 1991. Friday's graduation...
Texas Tech still bleeding receivers as another one leaves team
Tony Brown high fives Texas Tech fans at a game in Lubbock last November. (Photo by Jacob Snow/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Tony Brown became the third Texas Tech receiver to leave the team this off season.

Posted: 13 days ago

Tony Brown high fives Texas Tech fans at a game in Lubbock last November. (Photo by Jacob Snow/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Tony Brown became the third Texas Tech receiver to leave the team this off season.