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 men, women churn through field and are well on way to Big 12 swim titles
 It’s almost a given that the Texas men and women’s swim and diving teams will win a Big 12 title. The Longhorn men are aiming for their 39th straight, dating back to the old Southwest Conference days. The women are going
            for their sixth straight league championship. And on Thursday, the first full day of the meet at...

Posted: 2 days ago

It’s almost a given that the Texas men and women’s swim and diving teams will win a Big 12 title. The Longhorn men are aiming for their 39th straight, dating back to the old Southwest Conference days. The women are going for their sixth straight league championship. And on Thursday, the first full day of the meet at...
Baylor hires former Longhorn star Frank Okam as new assistant coach
 Former Texas star defensive tackle Frank Okam, who was a member of the 2005 national championship team, has been hired by
            Baylor as an assistant coach.  Okam will coach the Bears defensive line. Baylor coach Matt Rhule announced Okam’s hiring, Wednesday. “Frank is a living embodiment of everything the young men in...

Posted: 3 days ago

Former Texas star defensive tackle Frank Okam, who was a member of the 2005 national championship team, has been hired by Baylor as an assistant coach. Okam will coach the Bears defensive line. Baylor coach Matt Rhule announced Okam’s hiring, Wednesday. “Frank is a living embodiment of everything the young men in...
Texas swim teams bring big plans into this week’s Big 12 meet in Austin
 The Texas men’s swim team, the three-time defending national champions, went through an ugly stretch of the schedule, which
            generated unexpected results. The mighty Longhorns, who had been so invincible at the previous national championships, suddenly looked pedestrian. And beatable. UT lost four dual meets in a row. There...

Posted: 4 days ago

The Texas men’s swim team, the three-time defending national champions, went through an ugly stretch of the schedule, which generated unexpected results. The mighty Longhorns, who had been so invincible at the previous national championships, suddenly looked pedestrian. And beatable. UT lost four dual meets in a row. There...
Remember that 25-point defeat? Texas women are looking to correct things against Baylor
 The game happened nearly a month ago. And for Texas, an 81-56 loss to Baylor still is difficult to truly explain. The sixth-ranked Longhorns and No. 3 Bears face off again Monday night at the Erwin Center. Both teams are among the best
            in the nation and should be expected to go deep into the NCAA playoffs, which start next month...

Posted: 6 days ago

The game happened nearly a month ago. And for Texas, an 81-56 loss to Baylor still is difficult to truly explain. The sixth-ranked Longhorns and No. 3 Bears face off again Monday night at the Erwin Center. Both teams are among the best in the nation and should be expected to go deep into the NCAA playoffs, which start next month...
Field starting to come into focus for next month’s WGC-Dell Match Play
 Let the countdown to brilliant birdies and calamitous bogeys begin. There’s a month to go before the best golfers in the world arrive en masse for the WGC-Dell Match Play at Austin Country Club. On Thursday, two famous golfers with strong ties to Central Texas, celebrated one of the biggest tournaments in the country by hitting tee...

Posted: 9 days ago

Let the countdown to brilliant birdies and calamitous bogeys begin. There’s a month to go before the best golfers in the world arrive en masse for the WGC-Dell Match Play at Austin Country Club. On Thursday, two famous golfers with strong ties to Central Texas, celebrated one of the biggest tournaments in the country by hitting tee...
How did national signing day affect the Big 12? Looking at teams’ key comings and goings
 The Big 12 featured three new football coaches this past fall. Now, after two completed recruiting cycles, the trio showed
            each has a top attribute in common. They’re upbeat, smooth-talking recruiters capable of bringing top talent to their respective campuses. It’s still too soon to tell if all three can be consistent...

Posted: 16 days ago

The Big 12 featured three new football coaches this past fall. Now, after two completed recruiting cycles, the trio showed each has a top attribute in common. They’re upbeat, smooth-talking recruiters capable of bringing top talent to their respective campuses. It’s still too soon to tell if all three can be consistent...
Aggies surge on national signing day with 7 surprise signatures
 Antsy Texas A&M fans, you can exhale. New Aggies coach Jimbo Fisher still can recruit, even after moving his hub from Tallahassee to College Station. It just took him awhile to get going. After a lackluster showing in the early signing period in December, Fisher ended up signing a class of 22 players. Seven of them waited until Wednesday...

Posted: 17 days ago

Antsy Texas A&M fans, you can exhale. New Aggies coach Jimbo Fisher still can recruit, even after moving his hub from Tallahassee to College Station. It just took him awhile to get going. After a lackluster showing in the early signing period in December, Fisher ended up signing a class of 22 players. Seven of them waited until Wednesday...
Former top football recruit makes Winter Olympic bobsled team
 Former Rice running back Sam McGuffie made the Winter Olympic team as a bobsledder. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)   Sam McGuffie, who played college football for both Michigan and Rice, now is an elite winter athlete. On Monday, USA Bobsled announced that McGuffie would be part of the two-man and four-man teams to next month&rsquo...

1:00 PM Monday, Jan. 15, 2018

Former Rice running back Sam McGuffie made the Winter Olympic team as a bobsledder. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)   Sam McGuffie, who played college football for both Michigan and Rice, now is an elite winter athlete. On Monday, USA Bobsled announced that McGuffie would be part of the two-man and four-man teams to next month&rsquo...
Arizona hires former Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin
 Kevin Sumlin stayed unemployed and out of college football for all of seven weeks. The Arizona Wildcats announced Sunday night that Sumlin, the former coach at Texas A&M, would replace Rich Rodriguez, who was fired, abruptly, earlier this month after an athletic department employee accused him of sexual harassment. “With a strong foundation...

12:30 AM Monday, Jan. 15, 2018

Kevin Sumlin stayed unemployed and out of college football for all of seven weeks. The Arizona Wildcats announced Sunday night that Sumlin, the former coach at Texas A&M, would replace Rich Rodriguez, who was fired, abruptly, earlier this month after an athletic department employee accused him of sexual harassment. “With a strong foundation...