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

Baylor loses to Iowa State to finish winless in Waco for season
 Matt Rhule lingered in the locker room Saturday afternoon, letting the Baylor seniors, many of whom were emotional, know how much they were appreciated in what’s become one of the worst seasons in school history. “I told them how much they’ve meant to this program and how much they’ve meant to me personally,&rdquo...

Posted: a day ago

Matt Rhule lingered in the locker room Saturday afternoon, letting the Baylor seniors, many of whom were emotional, know how much they were appreciated in what’s become one of the worst seasons in school history. “I told them how much they’ve meant to this program and how much they’ve meant to me personally,&rdquo...
Will Ole Miss become a nightmare for Sumlin, Aggies — again?
 Last year’s game against Mississippi might have been the most perplexing in the Kevin Sumlin tenure. Texas A&M was ranked in the Top 10. The Aggies were in position to play for an invitation to the Sugar Bowl. And they were at home, facing a reeling Rebels team forced to start a quarterback who had never played a down of college football...

Posted: 2 days ago

Last year’s game against Mississippi might have been the most perplexing in the Kevin Sumlin tenure. Texas A&M was ranked in the Top 10. The Aggies were in position to play for an invitation to the Sugar Bowl. And they were at home, facing a reeling Rebels team forced to start a quarterback who had never played a down of college football...
Better late than never: Texas A&M may have found its passing game
 There’s nothing like a win, one where you set records and let every kid on the bench see some action, to give you a heaping dose of confidence. Texas A&M, in beating New Mexico, 55-14 late Saturday, enjoyed a true overwhelming win for the first time this season. The SEC is set up to allow teams to play a hapless non-conference opponent...

Posted: 5 days ago

There’s nothing like a win, one where you set records and let every kid on the bench see some action, to give you a heaping dose of confidence. Texas A&M, in beating New Mexico, 55-14 late Saturday, enjoyed a true overwhelming win for the first time this season. The SEC is set up to allow teams to play a hapless non-conference opponent...
Texas Tech uses turnovers to thwart Baylor, end 4-game losing streak

Posted: 8 days ago

And the 38-24 victory over Baylor at AT&T Stadium also turned down the heat just a bit on coach Kliff Kingsbury, who is in desperate need of a winning season to keep his job secure in Lubbock. The win was more perfunctory than spectacular, although it started in dramatic fashion when Tech’s Keke Coutee returned the opening kickoff for...
TCU is the latest school on Baker Mayfield’s OU grudge list
 TCU and Oklahoma play Saturday, with the winner taking firm hold of the top seed in the Big 12 championship game and enhancing a claim to one of the four national playoff spots. But forget all that talk about rankings and playoffs. There’s a compelling subplot unfolding between Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson and Sooners quarterback...

Posted: 9 days ago

TCU and Oklahoma play Saturday, with the winner taking firm hold of the top seed in the Big 12 championship game and enhancing a claim to one of the four national playoff spots. But forget all that talk about rankings and playoffs. There’s a compelling subplot unfolding between Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson and Sooners quarterback...
The math suggests the Aggies will be looking for a new football coach
 Math suggests Texas A&M is preparing to look for another football coach. Back in late May, A&M athletic director Scott Woodward drew a vibrant red line, saying in a radio interview of embattled coach Kevin Sumlin: “He has to win this year. He has to do better than he has done in the past.” The harsh reality in that statement is...

Posted: 12 days ago

Math suggests Texas A&M is preparing to look for another football coach. Back in late May, A&M athletic director Scott Woodward drew a vibrant red line, saying in a radio interview of embattled coach Kevin Sumlin: “He has to win this year. He has to do better than he has done in the past.” The harsh reality in that statement is...
Now it’s TCU’s turn to try to slam brakes on Sooners’ high-octane offense
 Gary Patterson said he expects to rely on his normal routine when his TCU Horned Frogs take on another high-powered offense that so often goes unimpeded in the Big 12. “I’ll take my baby aspirin and my antacid and keep staring at the clock, hoping it goes a little faster,” Patterson said Monday. “That’s what...

Posted: 13 days ago

Gary Patterson said he expects to rely on his normal routine when his TCU Horned Frogs take on another high-powered offense that so often goes unimpeded in the Big 12. “I’ll take my baby aspirin and my antacid and keep staring at the clock, hoping it goes a little faster,” Patterson said Monday. “That’s what...
Auburn rolls A&M, 42-27, thanks to big plays on offense, special teams
 Ignore the stats and the what-if’s. If you want to know why Texas A&M lost 42-27 to Auburn Saturday afternoon, study one series. It happened near the end of the second quarter — when the Aggies had the ball. The Tigers took a 14-13 lead on Jarrett Stidham’s 53-yard touchdown pass to Darius Slayton. After the kickoff, the...

Posted: 15 days ago

Ignore the stats and the what-if’s. If you want to know why Texas A&M lost 42-27 to Auburn Saturday afternoon, study one series. It happened near the end of the second quarter — when the Aggies had the ball. The Tigers took a 14-13 lead on Jarrett Stidham’s 53-yard touchdown pass to Darius Slayton. After the kickoff, the...
The Aggies, who passed over Stidham twice, now face him as Auburn’s QB
 Oh, what could’ve been. The starting quarterbacks for Saturday’s Texas A&M-Auburn game would have been teammates. However, Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham and A&M’s Kellen Mond would’ve been playing in the Big 12 for Baylor, not in the SEC. Stidham probably would be starting with Mond, a true freshman, watching from...

Posted: 17 days ago

Oh, what could’ve been. The starting quarterbacks for Saturday’s Texas A&M-Auburn game would have been teammates. However, Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham and A&M’s Kellen Mond would’ve been playing in the Big 12 for Baylor, not in the SEC. Stidham probably would be starting with Mond, a true freshman, watching from...
TCU needs Kenny Hill to manage, not create (or take risks)
 FORT WORTH — Kenny Hill had been enjoying such a perfect season of being the ultimate game manager. That’s all TCU really asked of him. The senior quarterback could make the throws when needed. He could run, keeping defenses
            from concentrating solely on Horned Frogs tailbacks. But it was requested that he not...

Posted: 18 days ago

FORT WORTH — Kenny Hill had been enjoying such a perfect season of being the ultimate game manager. That’s all TCU really asked of him. The senior quarterback could make the throws when needed. He could run, keeping defenses from concentrating solely on Horned Frogs tailbacks. But it was requested that he not...