Suzanne Halliburton

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.  

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Post-Alabama, A&M trying to get up for its game against more Aggies
Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide shakes hands with head coach Kevin Sumlin of the Texas A&M Aggies after their 33-14 win at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 22, 2016 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

3:11 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016

The drop in enthusiasm and hype was palpable.Texas A&M; coaches and select players met with reporters Tuesday, as they do each week. But it’s difficult to talk up the Aggies’ next opponent, especially after last Saturday’s 33-14 thrashing at the hands of top-ranked Alabama.The New Mexico State Aggies hit town ...
Seth Russell is getting back to normal, a year after breaking his neck
Baylor wide receiver Ishmael Zamora, rear, and quarterback Seth Russell celebrate a touchdown scored on a run by Russell in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

4:48 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, 2016

Baylor quarterback Seth Russell checked his watch, looking for a specific date.Was it that painful date? He didn’t know for sure. He paused a few seconds and said, “It’s past.”Russell moved on. It’s a busy week for the fifth-year senior. His undefeated and eighth-ranked Bears play in Austin against Texas ...
Can Texas A&M’s 2012 win over Alabama play a factor in this year’s game?
Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin (left) and Alabama head coach Nick Saban shake hands before an NCAA college football game in Tuscaloosa, Ala in 2014. The SEC West could be all but decided this Saturday. The leader will be determined in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, when the top-ranked Crimson Tide (7-0) faces No. 6 Texas A&M (6-0).

4:19 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2016

Kevin Sumlin concedes that it’s worthless to try using Texas A&M;’s upset of top-ranked Alabama in 2012 as any sort of motivation for Saturday’s game against the Crimson Tide.It’s one of the Aggies’ most significant victories in their program history — one of only two wins ever over a No. ...
Beware, Aggies: Alabama likes to deliver off-schedule touchdowns
Alabama defensive lineman Da’Ron Payne (94) celebrates his fumble recovery for a touchdown with teammates on Sept. 17, when the Crimson Tide rallied from a 21-point deficit to post a 48-43 victory. CREDIT: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

6:16 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016

A pick-six can be devastating to the quarterback who throws it. He has to quickly shake off the mistake, which led to easy points for the other team, and keep the rest of his offensive guys from getting jumpy when they head back onto the field.So imagine how Texas A&M; ...
Confident, unbeaten and improved Aggies will head to Alabama
Texas A&M’s Trayveon Williams heads upfield in front of Tennessee’s Danny O’Brien during the Aggies’double-overtime victory on Oct. 8. Williams, a freshman, tops the Southeastern Conference in rushing with an average of 117.3 yards per game. CREDIT: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

It’s a heady time to play for Texas A&M; and celebrate the maroon and the white.The sixth-ranked Aggies are 6-0 and off to their best start in more than two decades. The last time A&M; was undefeated six games into a football season was in 1994, when coach Kevin Sumlin ...
Snyder: Kansas State quarterback Jesse Ertz likely will face Texas
Kansas State quarterback Jesse Ertz (16) is snagged by the helmet by Oklahoma defensive end Austin Roberts (95) on a short run on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla. The host Sooners won, 38-17. (Bo Rader/Wichita Eagle/TNS)

9:02 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 2016

Kansas State coach Bill Snyder feels sure that starting quarterback Jesse Ertz will be healthy enough to play Saturday when the Wildcats host Texas.“We’re anticipating he will,” Snyder said.It probably won’t make that much of a difference. Kansas State hasn’t fielded a dynamic offense the last two years.The Wildcats are ...
Baylor enjoys a dominant performance in 49-7 win over Kansas
Baylor quarterback Seth Russell (17) scores over Kansas linebacker Mike Lee in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, in Waco, Texas. Baylor won 49-7. CREDIT: Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune Herald via Associated Press

7:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016

On Saturday afternoon, Baylor finally was boring, which could be unsettling for the rest of the Big 12.The Bears were boringly efficient with little drama in a 49-7 throttling of Kansas.It was a game Baylor desperately needed if the Bears desire to be considered among the nation’s elite teams.Baylor, which ...
Baylor, after near-upset at Iowa State, is wide awake for Kansas
Baylor running back Shock Linwood is tackled by linebacker Brian Mills of Iowa State in the second half at Jack Trice Stadium on Oct. 1. The Bears won 45-42. (David Purdy/Getty Images)

3:51 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2016

Baylor has had an extra week to contemplate what might have been had it slipped up on the road at Iowa State, a loss that surely would’ve dropped the Bears out of a realistic chance for the Big 12 title and a possible berth in the College Football Playoff.Baylor (5-0, ...
Knight’s brilliant bowl game against Alabama now old history
Texas A&M quarterback Trevor Knight (8) tosses his helmet as he celebrates after beating Tennessee in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, in College Station, Texas. Texas A&M won 45-38 in overtime. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016

Trevor Knight’s rèsumè game, hands down, was against Alabama in the Sugar Bowl nearly three years ago. Knight, now the quarterback at Texas A&M;, was a redshirt freshman when he started for Oklahoma against Bama. He threw for a Sugar Bowl-record 348 yards and four touchdowns in the 45-31 victory. ...
Beware Texas: Iowa State far better than record might indicate
Quarterback Joel Lanning #7 of the Iowa State Cyclones throws to wide receiver Allen Lazard #5 of the Iowa State Cyclones as Baylor defends in the first half of play at Jack Trice Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Ames, Iowa. The Baylor Bears won 45-42 over the Iowa State Cyclones. (Photo by David K Purdy/Getty Images)

6:57 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2016

Beware the most deceiving of stats.Iowa State, Texas’ opponent on Saturday, appears to be a toothless team. The Cyclones are 1-5 and 3-0 in the Big 12. Their lone victory was on Sept. 24, when they overwhelmed San Jose State 44-10.In the past two weeks, Iowa State has fallen at ...



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