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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Gang rape allegation added to lawsuit against Baylor
Baylor and former coach Art Briles have asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by former student Jasmin Hernandez.

6:18 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2016

A woman who has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Baylor, saying the school failed to protect her, now is alleging another student was gang raped by football players in 2011.Jasmin Hernandez’s lawsuit, which was filed in March and amended last week, offered few details of the incident and identified ...
Big 12 notes: Bob Stoops promotes assistant coaches at OU
St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey celebrates a 7-yard touchdown catch against San Diego during the 2014 season. After a shooting this past November left his NFL career in limbo, Bailey will coach at West Virginia as a graduate assistant. CREDIT: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

12:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops promoted two of his assistants, announcing the decision Tuesday.Offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh will now be an assistant offensive coordinator. Secondary coach Kerry Cooks was elevated to assistant defensive coordinator.Stoops said the promotions will not affect the responsibilities of offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley and defensive coordinator Mike ...
Big 12 leaders praise Baylor for ‘commitment’ to corrected course
Jim Grobe, Baylor’s acting head football coach, speaks to reporters Tuesday during Big 12 media day. “What I want to do is let people know that the majority of our kids are fantastic kids, and their programs, the problems that we’re dealing with at Baylor or have dealt with at Baylor to this point are probably problems at every university in the country,” Grobe said in his remarks. CREDIT: AP Photo/LM Otero

6:56 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Baylor’s interim president and two of the university’s regents met in person with the Big 12 Board of Directors on Tuesday to answer questions the league had concerning a sexual-assault investigation that led to the firing of the school’s football coach. After being reassured that Baylor was cooperating with any ...
Finding a starting quarterback key for TCU’s title run
Head coach Gary Patterson of the TCU Horned Frogs throws a game ball into the stands after the Horned Frogs beat the Texas Longhorns 50-7 at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 3, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

6:43 p.m. Monday, July 18, 2016

TCU’s offense had been nearly unstoppable the past two seasons.The Horned Frogs even stayed relatively strong when All-American receiver Josh Doctson broke a bone in his wrist early last November and quarterback Trevone Boykin sprained an ankle the next week.Then TCU pulled off a football version of a miracle against ...
Gutted Baylor should still be good this fall … but after, who knows?
Former Baylor coach Art Briles and the university officially parted ways on Friday. The Waco Tribune-Herald reported Friday that the two sides reached a settlement on the remainder of Briles’ contract with the school.(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

6:44 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The future looked so brilliant for Baylor at the end of December. The Bears were coming off a 49-38 victory over North Carolina in the Russell Athletic Bowl, which gave them their 10th win of the season and 50th over the past five years. No Big 12 team had been ...
Big 12 wants to see all of Baylor’s sexual assault investigation
Two days before Baylor fired head coach Art Briles along with its president and placed its athletic director on suspension, the Big 12 Conference asked for information on the school’s internal investigation into its sexual assault investigation. On Wednesday, the conference publicly asked for all the information Baylor has received, including details from the Pepper Hamilton report. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

5:42 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby demanded Wednesday that Baylor turn over all details contained in an independent review that led to the firing of the school’s president and football coach.Hours after the request was made, Baylor interim President David Garland, who acknowledged an ongoing NCAA investigation, said that he plans ...
Third lawsuit filed against Baylor for way school dealt with assaults
In this Sept. 12, 2015, file photo, Baylor coach Art Briles yells from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Lamar in Waco. A third federal lawsuit against Baylor was filed in Waco on Monday, stating that Baylor and school regents created a “hunting ground for sexual predators to freely prey upon innocent, unsuspecting female students, with no concern of reprisal or consequences.” (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

6:40 p.m. Monday, June 20, 2016

A third federal lawsuit has been filed against Baylor, alleging that the school failed to protect its students who had been sexually assaulted.The Associated Press reported that the lawsuit was filed in Waco on Monday, although it did not appear in the federal court’s database. The lawsuit stated that Baylor ...
Report: Baylor settles remainder of Art Briles’ contract
Former Baylor coach Art Briles and the university officially parted ways on Friday. The Waco Tribune-Herald reported Friday that the two sides reached a settlement on the remainder of Briles’ contract with the school.(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

6:44 p.m. Friday, June 17, 2016

Baylor University and Art Briles officially parted ways Friday, more than three weeks after the football coach’s job status was listed as suspended with intent to terminate, according to a report by The Waco Tribune-Herald.The paper reported the university’s Board of Regents discussed a settlement on the remainder of Briles’ ...
Art Briles says Baylor wrongfully terminated him as coach
In this Sept. 12 file photo, Baylor coach Art Briles yells from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Lamar in Waco. Briles is accusing Baylor of wrongful termination and indicating he has no interest in settling a federal lawsuit filed against him and the university by a woman who was raped by a football player, according to a motion filed Thursday as part of the lawsuit. Briles says he wants a judge to assign him new attorneys, and his personal legal team is demanding that Baylor turn over all its files in the sexual assault scandal that has gripped the Baptist university for months. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

5:59 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2016

Former Baylor football coach Art Briles lambasted the university on Thursday, saying he was wrongfully terminated and used as a fall guy to cover up the school’s failure to comply with Title IX.Briles also accused the school of “breach of contract, fraud, libel and slander, misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, ...
Three women file federal lawsuit against Baylor
Current and former Baylor students hold a rally warning of sexual assaults on and off campus in Waco. Calling the rally Unsilence the Survivors, they read an open letter to the administration about improvements on how the school should handle sexual assaults after observing a moment of silence. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune Herald, via AP)

6:20 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Three women, identified only as Jane Does I, II and III, filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday, accusing the school of failing to protect them after they were sexually assaulted. Only one of the women said she was assaulted by a Baylor football player; he was not named in the ...



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