Texas weighs impact of latest GOP plan to repeal Obamacare

The latest iteration of Republican efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act appears at first blush to be a potential boon to Texas by making it eligible for an estimated $34 billion in additional federal health care funds through 2026 if the plan wins approval — more than any other state. But some health care advocates say they are skeptical of the prize. “In the short term, it looks...


For company seeking alcohol permit, judge’s ‘absurd’ decision is a tonic

For company seeking alcohol permit, judge’s ‘absurd’ decision is a tonic

In a decision that even the judge who wrote it conceded was ridiculous, a Texas court this month concluded the state’s Byzantine liquor laws prohibit most publicly traded companies from doing business here, including such giants as Anheuser-Busch and Molson Coors Brewing. Experts say the ruling could upend Texas’ $40 billion booze industry. Administrative Law Judge Robert Jones Jr., acknowledged...
Austin police officer cited for bravery in deadly 2015 hotel shootout

Austin police officer cited for bravery in deadly 2015 hotel shootout

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn on Friday bestowed the U.S. Justice Department’s Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery to an Austin police officer who charged into oncoming fire in 2015 and stopped a gunman who took one man’s life but could have taken many more. Officer Carlos Lopez, a patrol officer who works downtown, came face-to-face with Michael Holt, who was firing his rifle...
Texas case could test limits of gay marriage ruling

Texas case could test limits of gay marriage ruling

With attention fixed on the U.S. Supreme Court case of a Christian baker who refused to decorate wedding cakes for same-sex couples, a separate controversy bubbling out of Texas could give the high court an opportunity to revisit and clarify its landmark 2015 ruling on gay marriage. The city of Houston is seeking to overturn last June’s Texas Supreme Court decision that said the right to a marriage...
State GOP raises concerns over George P. Bush’s Alamo stewardship

State GOP raises concerns over George P. Bush’s Alamo stewardship

The Texas State Republican Executive Committee voted 57-1 Saturday to call on the General Land Office and Commissioner George P. Bush to remember the 1836 Battle of the Alamo as it sets about “reimagining” the Alamo historic site in downtown San Antonio. “The Alamo’s been more than the battle, but the battle has to be front and center and we have to remember the Alamo,&rdquo...
Hegar: Harvey won’t hurt state revenue, but could hurt schools

Hegar: Harvey won’t hurt state revenue, but could hurt schools

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar was hesitant to give an estimate Saturday of how much Hurricane Harvey will cost the state, but he said the federal government will pick up most of the bill. Executive editor of the Texas Tribune Ross Ramsey asked Hegar during the Texas Tribune Festival if he believes the cost of past hurricanes will be comparable to Harvey’s. Hurricane Ike in 2008 cost the state...
For Texas cities, climate change is about dollars and cents

For Texas cities, climate change is about dollars and cents

Images of glaciers disintegrating or a solitary polar bear swimming in the Arctic are no doubt evocative, but when it comes to discussing climate change with their local constituencies, for Texas mayors it’s about dollars and cents. That was one of the main takeaways from a panel discussion Saturday at the Texas Tribune Festival on how cities affect and cope with climate change. The speakers...

EPA removes waste at Texas toxic sites, won’t say from where

The Environmental Protection Agency says it has recovered 517 containers of “unidentified, potentially hazardous material” from highly contaminated toxic waste sites in Texas that flooded last month during Hurricane Harvey. The agency has not provided details about which Superfund sites the material came from, why the contaminants at issue have not been identified and whether there&rsquo...
Beto O’Rourke doesn’t want Nancy Pelosi to stump for him for Senate

Beto O’Rourke doesn’t want Nancy Pelosi to stump for him for Senate

U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, said Saturday he admires House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, but he doesn’t want her or anyone else from outside Texas to campaign for him in his bid to oust Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018. O’Rourke, speaking with Texas Tribune co-founder and CEO Evan Smith at the University of Texas as part of the Texas Tribune Festival, also noted that...
Weekend forecast: Partly to mostly cloudy, small chance of storms

Weekend forecast: Partly to mostly cloudy, small chance of storms

The first weekend of fall will bring summer-like highs in the 90s, according to the National Weather Service. Saturday afternoon will bring a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. It will be mostly sunny with a high near 91. That night will be partly cloudy with a low around 72. Sunday will also bring a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. It will be partly sunny with a high near...

Two arrested at anti-fascism protest at Capitol

3:20 p.m. update: Two people were arrested during a protest Saturday at the state Capitol, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. A spokesman did not have more detail to offer on Saturday afternoon. According to a Facebook event page hosted by an Austin chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, protestors had convened at Woolridge Square on Saturday morning to march against white...
Shrugging off critics, Straus confident in Texas House speaker win

Shrugging off critics, Straus confident in Texas House speaker win

A day after drawing an opponent for Texas House speaker, state Rep. Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, said Saturday he’s confident he will keep his role as speaker for a historic sixth term in 2019. “I wouldn’t run for re-election if I didn’t think I’d have a leadership role,” Straus said, answering a series of questions from Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith during the Texas...
Emergency crews respond to 2-alarm commercial fire in NW Austin

Emergency crews respond to 2-alarm commercial fire in NW Austin

Fire crews could see flames when they arrived at a commercial building off Research Boulevard in Northwest Austin about 8:30 this morning. The building is near the Balcones Country Club. Fire officials say the commercial fire was under control about 9:45 a.m. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. This is a developing story, check back for updates. 

Up the Ladder

EDUCATION The Texas Charter Schools Association has named Chuck Cook interim executive director. FOOD SERVICE INDUSTRY Amplify Snack Brands has named Greg Christenson executive vice president and chief financial officer and has named Craig Shiesley chief operating officer and president, North America. HEALTH CARE St. David’s HealthCare has named Mary Harper vice president of marketing. SOFTWARE...
10 years in, state’s cancer fund faces an uncertain future

10 years in, state’s cancer fund faces an uncertain future

As it nears the 10th anniversary of its creation by Texas voters, a variety of metrics can be used to gauge the impact of the state agency charged with fighting cancer. For instance, the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas — commonly known as CPRIT — has recruited 135 researchers to the state, helped put in motion 108 clinical drug trials and can boast of funding 29 newly...
PolitiFact: Cruz’s defense of sex toy law was strictly professional

PolitiFact: Cruz’s defense of sex toy law was strictly professional

Among darts tossed at Sen. Ted Cruz after his Twitter account “liked” a sexual video clip was an allegation that Cruz has backed a ban on sex toys. The New York Post tweeted: “This is the same senator who once supported a ban on sex toys.” We’re unaware of Sen. Cruz, elected in 2012 and seeking re-election in 2018, calling for a ban on sex toys. So, what was the Post...

Austin district: $1.1B would fuel revamp of LBJ, Eastside high schools

Austin school leaders plan to modernize the entire district and all 130 schools if voters approve a $1.1 billion November bond measure — with $106.3 million earmarked for lifting two high schools with histories of academic struggles and low enrollment. Bond plans call for Eastside Memorial High School, currently located at the former Johnston High campus in East Austin, to be built at the site...
UT-born Tiff’s Treats ventures into Aggieland

UT-born Tiff’s Treats ventures into Aggieland

Tiff’s Treats certainly has a recipe for success. The Austin-based company that specializes in deliveries of hot cookies continues to grow, most recently adding a Tiff’s Treats in the heart of Aggieland. The College Station Tiff’s Treats is in the Century Square mixed-use project near the Texas A&M campus, where it joins another Austin import: Hopdoddy. “Even though we got...
Top Local Business Stories of the Week

Top Local Business Stories of the Week

HOUSING MARKET Austin-area home sales up only slightly in August: Central Texas home sales edged up only slightly in August, while the median home-sale price rose 4 percent to $300,000, the Austin Board of Realtors said this past week. Some local real estate agents say the latest figures could indicate that, although demand is still strong, the local real estate market has cooled off a bit. The board...
JUST IN: Former Travis County sheriff’s sergeant appealing decision to fire him

JUST IN: Former Travis County sheriff’s sergeant appealing decision to fire him

The former supervisor of a deputy who drowned in floodwaters in 2014 is appealing the Travis County Civil Service Commission’s August decision to uphold his termination earlier this year. Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez fired John Loughran on March 24, court records show. He was the supervisor of Deputy Jessica Hollis, whose patrol car was swept away by raging floodwaters in western...
Franken disappoints TribFest crowd, saying he won’t run for president

Franken disappoints TribFest crowd, saying he won’t run for president

U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., delighted a huge and enthusiastic audience that filled Hogg Auditorium Friday to see him in person — as well as several more who gathered at the adjacent Texas Union Theater and saw him, seconds later, in simulcast — as part of the initial session that kicked off the 2017 Texas Tribune Festival at the University of Texas campus. But ultimately, Franken, who...
20-acre brush fire burning in Burnet County

20-acre brush fire burning in Burnet County

A brush fire has been burning for the past couple of hours in Burnet County, according to the Hill Country Tribune. The estimated 20-acre brush fire is taking place in a patch of cedar trees on the side of a hill about 1 mile off Texas 29, near Skyline Circle, the Hill Country Tribune reports. No one has been reported injured. Six different departments are responding, according to Matt Briscoe with...
Rep. Phil King announces challenge to Straus as speaker

Rep. Phil King announces challenge to Straus as speaker

State Rep. Phil King, a 10-term representative from Weatherford, who is in the middle of the pack ideologically among Republicans in the Texas House, announced Friday that he will challenge Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, as speaker in 2019. “Over the past several months, many of my colleagues have encouraged me to consider running for speaker,” King said in a statement released by his office...
Hackers targeted Texas Secretary of State’s website, official says

Hackers targeted Texas Secretary of State’s website, official says

The federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states, including Texas, that hackers targeted their systems before last year’s presidential election. “There was an attempt to find a vulnerability on our agency’s public-facing website, which contains no voter information, but no vulnerabilities were found, according to DHS,” said Sam Taylor, communications director...
Man briefly kidnaps Austin child, asked for help finding dog, police say

Man briefly kidnaps Austin child, asked for help finding dog, police say

A man temporarily kidnapped a child in East Austin on Tuesday after asking the child to help him find his lost brown dog, police said Friday. The man approached the child around 8 p.m. in the 2500 block of Rosewood Avenue, police said. The child, after being promised money for finding the dog, went with the man to help look. The man then forced the child into his vehicle, police said. The child was...
Fatal shooting victim’s family disagrees with grand jury decision

Fatal shooting victim’s family disagrees with grand jury decision

When police surrounded Jeremy Coleman at gunpoint to arrest him Thursday afternoon at the Sandy’s Hamburgers drive-through on Barton Springs Road, his mother, who was with him, frantically told police that her son was a witness in an August shooting, not a suspect, she told the American-Statesman. The Coleman family had assumed that police agreed with their version of what happened the day of...
Hackers targeted Texas secretary of state website, official says

Hackers targeted Texas secretary of state website, official says

The federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states, including Texas, that hackers targeted their systems before last year’s presidential election. “There was an attempt to find a vulnerability on our agency’s public-facing website, which contains no voter information, but no vulnerabilities were found, according to DHS,” said Sam Taylor, communications director...
Rep. Phil King announces challenge to Straus as speaker

Rep. Phil King announces challenge to Straus as speaker

Rep. Phil King, a 10-term representative from Weatherford, who is in the middle of pack ideologically among Republicans in the Texas House, announced Friday that he will seek to replace Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, as speaker in 2019. “Over the past several months, many of my colleagues have encouraged me to consider running for speaker,” King said in a statement released by his office late...
Austin council to consider buying, preserving Montopolis Negro School

Austin council to consider buying, preserving Montopolis Negro School

The Austin City Council will decide this week whether to try to buy and preserve the Montopolis Negro School, potentially resolving a long-running debate over the fate of the historic property. A proposed resolution on the council’s Thursday agenda would direct city staffers to “negotiate acquisition of the property” and prepare a plan to restore the now-empty schoolhouse &ldquo...
Suspect ‘sucker punched’ man on Sixth Street over pizza, police say

Suspect ‘sucker punched’ man on Sixth Street over pizza, police say

Austin police say in court documents that Nathan Marshall, 28, admitted to fatally punching a San Antonio man on Sixth Street over a slice of pizza. The assault around 2 a.m. Sunday in the 200 block of East Sixth Street, near the Driskill Hotel, resulted in the death of 33-year-old Air Force veteran Marques Johnson. “Marshall stated that (Johnson) smashed pizza out of a white male’s hands...
Man who said the world is ending Saturday changed his mind. It isn’t actually ending

Man who said the world is ending Saturday changed his mind. It isn’t actually ending

David Meade, who claimed the world will end Saturday, said doomsday isn't this weekend after all.  “The world is not ending, but the world as we know it is ending,” he told The Washington Post. “A major part of the world will not be the same the beginning of October.”          Meade, Christian and self-published author...

2 Bandidos plead guilty in 2006 Austin killing, feds say

AUSTIN 2 Bandidos plead guilty in 2006 killing Two leaders of the Bandidos motorcycle club pleaded guilty Friday to charges related to the killing of Anthony Benesh III outside an Austin restaurant in 2006. Johnny Romo, 47, and Robert Romo, 45, both of San Antonio, pleaded guilty to two charges related to murder, racketeering and using a firearm in relation to a violent crime, according to a statement...
Helping out a wounded Marine

Helping out a wounded Marine

A group of volunteers gathered in Leander on Friday to help a disabled Marine and his family spruce up their home. Members of the Meals on Wheels Central Texas’ Home Repair Program and Home Depot installed a new fence and gate, painted the exterior and cleaned up the yard for John Jowers, a 14-year veteran who was injured while serving in Afghanistan. Last month, the Home Repair Program hired...
CORNYN IN AUSTIN: ‘Optimistic’ Congress will find DACA solution, but more work remains, he says

CORNYN IN AUSTIN: ‘Optimistic’ Congress will find DACA solution, but more work remains, he says

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said he believes Congress will come up with a bipartisan solution to give certainty to the hundreds of thousands of unauthorized immigrants who came to the United States as children but grew up here. The fate of immigrants who participate in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was thrown into uncertainty after President Donald Trump announced at the beginning...
BREAKING: 2 Bandidos plead guilty in 2006 Austin killing, feds say

BREAKING: 2 Bandidos plead guilty in 2006 Austin killing, feds say

Two leaders of the Bandidos motorcycle club pleaded guilty Friday to charges related to the killing of Anthony Benesh III outside an Austin restaurant in 2006.  Johnny Romo, 47, and Robert Romo, 45, both of San Antonio, pleaded guilty to two charges related to murder, racketeering and using a firearm in relation to a violent crime, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice...
Donations from benefit, most ticket sales will benefit Harvey recovery

Donations from benefit, most ticket sales will benefit Harvey recovery

All donations from Friday’s televised Hurricane Harvey benefit concert in Austin will go toward recovery in Texas, with a “small portion” of ticket sales covering production expenses, a concert promotions official told the American-Statesman. Donations and a majority of ticket sales from “Harvey Can’t Mess With Texas” — featuring Willie Nelson, Paul Simon...

BREAKING: Pilot found with 206 lbs. of pot at Llano airport sentenced to prison

A federal judge on Friday sentenced an Austin pilot to 37 months in federal prison after authorities found 206 pounds of marijuana in his plane at the Llano Municipal Airport in March. Wayne Douglas Brunet, 65, has been ordered to pay a $5,000 fine, and serve three years on supervised release after his prison term, and to forfeit his plane to authorities. Federal authorities began tracking Brunet&rsquo...
Amid Austin budgeting and Amazon talk, debate over incentives rises

Amid Austin budgeting and Amazon talk, debate over incentives rises

As Austin’s budgeting for fiscal 2018 drew to its final three days this month, two unexpected debates arose. Should the city stop paying tax reimbursement incentives to the Domain, outlined in a 2003 agreement through 2023? And should the city cut funding for the staffers required to provide “expeditious review” of permits for Google Fiber, as promised in a 2013 economic development...
NEW DETAILS: Suspect fatally ‘sucker punched’ man on Sixth Street over pizza, police say

NEW DETAILS: Suspect fatally ‘sucker punched’ man on Sixth Street over pizza, police say

Police say Nathan Marshall, 28, admitted to fatally punching a San Antonio man on Sixth Street over a slice of pizza, court documents filed Thursday show. The assault around 2 a.m. Sunday in the 200 block of East Sixth Street, near the Driskill Hotel, resulted in the death of 33-year-old Air Force veteran Marques Johnson. “Marshall stated that (Johnson) smashed pizza out of a white male&rsquo...
Protesters disrupt former FBI Director Comey's speech at Howard University

Protesters disrupt former FBI Director Comey's speech at Howard University

Former FBI director James Comey was heckled and jeered throughout a speech at Howard University Friday by a group of protesters chanting "no justice, no peace'' — a loud, contentious standoff that didn't end until he finished his remarks. The scene — a former senior government official being shouted down and trying to speak over angry demonstrators — marked a...
Under Amazon rule, will Whole Foods still be ‘Austin’s thing’?

Under Amazon rule, will Whole Foods still be ‘Austin’s thing’?

In its more than 35 years in existence, Whole Foods Market has forged a legacy as one of Central Texas’ greatest business success stories. With its sale to Amazon, however, Whole Foods has lost its local control, and the result has left consumers and market analysts wondering what’s next. Will the grocer’s identity change? Will its products be altered? What does the sale mean for...
Viewpoints: Council has chance to help homeless, give to preservation

Viewpoints: Council has chance to help homeless, give to preservation

In the world of politics, the win-win deal tends to be more elusive than tangible. That is true in Washington and too often in Austin, in which a majority of Austin’s 10-1 City Council frequently flattens a minority. On Thursday, however, the public might well see a win-win if council members approve Mayor Steve Adler’s so-called “Downtown Puzzle” plan. They should. We offer...
Investigation launched into HHS Secretary Tom Price's travel on charter jets

Investigation launched into HHS Secretary Tom Price's travel on charter jets

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price will face an inspector general's investigation into his reported use of chartered jets for at least two dozen flights in recent months at taxpayer expense. A spokeswoman for HHS Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson told The Washington Post on Friday that the agency will request records of Price's travel and review the justification made by Price and his...

Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith not worried about returning to place where career almost ended

It would be reasonable for Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith to be a little on edge about their Monday Night Football matchup against the Arizona Cardinals. The last time Smith played at University of Phoenix Stadium, was during the Fiesta Bowl in 2016. That is when he suffered the severe leg injury that almost ended his career, and caused him to fall to the Cowboys in...

Internet irate at fan who shows up to USC game with a Sam Darnold Jets jersey

Sam Darnold is an excellent college quarterback. But some fans are already clamoring for him to line up on Sundays. And one bold USC fan, had a custom Sam Darnold jersey. Sadly for Darnold, that team is the New York Jets. When some college football fans and media types saws this awful act, they were rightfully upset. Darnold is no doubt one of the top college players in the country, but let&rsquo...

What Dana Holgorsen said after West Virginia’s win over Kansas

Dana Holgorsen saw some good and some bad in his team’s 56-34 victory over Kansas. The West Virginia coach was pleased with his team’s offensive effort, contrasting with its defensive struggles. But the Mountaineers came up with stops when they needed to, coming up with three turnovers to seal the triumph. Here’s a collection of Holgorsen’s comments  to reporters...

What Kevin Sumlin said after Texas A&M’s thrilling win over Arkansas

It wasn’t easy, but Texas A&M managed to pull out another win against Arkansas. And this one went into overtime. Thanks to a monster performance from Christian Kirk, the Aggies pulled out a comeback win against Arkansas to win 50-43 over the Razorbacks in overtime. Afterwards Sumlin addressed the media to talk about their game and the comeback effort against the Razorbacks. ...

Rutgers TE secures incredible catch with legs, butt

Rutgers’ tight end Jerome Washington made one of the most impressive — and peculiar — catches of the college football season on Saturday afternoon against Nebraska. Washington caught a ball with the help of his legs and back side in the first quarter against the Huskers. Washington initially had the ball go through his hands, but he was able to keep it from...

Twitter reacts to Bret Bielema’s Arkansas opening SEC play with OT loss to Texas A&M

A long time ago, a man named Bret Bielema left a winning program at Wisconsin take over Arkansas. Wisconsin hasn’t forgotten his decision, and neither has the media. For the third time in four years, Arkansas fell to Texas A&M in overtime, and the media was out in full force wondering if Bielema really left the Badgers to go 10-23 in SEC play through four seasons...

What Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said after 54-21 win against UNLV

Ohio State easily routed UNLV in Saturday’s 54-21 home win. J.T. Barrett passed for 209 yards, 5 touchdowns and 0 interceptions in the blowout. Backup QB Dwayne Haskins threw for 228 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. Seven different receivers caught a touchdown in the win. On the ground, J.K. Dobbins rushed for 95 yards. Here’s what Ohio State coach Urban...

Mason Rudolph and James Washington move up in Oklahoma State record books on same play

Mason Rudolph and James Washington both passed former Oklahoma State greats in the team record book against TCU, and they did it on the same play. Rudolph completed an 86-yard touchdown pass to Washington before the end of the first quarter against the Horned Frogs. That moved Rudolph past Zac Robinson into second-place all-time for touchdown passes in school history with 67...

Louisville RB Colin Wilson pukes on field while Lamar Jackson throws touchdown pass

This is probably not how Louisville coach Bobby Petrino drew up this play. In the third quarter, Cardinals running back Colin Wilson began vomiting while in the backfield. Unaware of his running back’s sickness, quarterback Lamar Jackson went ahead with the play and proceeded to throw a touchdown. Credit to Wilson for sticking with the play. He obviously didn’t have enough...

Arkansas WR Jared Cornelius has Achilles injury

ARLINGTON, Texas — Arkansas wide receiver Jared Cornelius suffered an Achilles injury in the Razorbacks’ loss to Texas A&M on Saturday. Coach Bret Bielema announced the injury was related to his Achilles following the game, but did not know the severity. If Cornelius has a ruptured Achilles, he will likely require surgery and miss the rest of the season...

Texas Tech’s defense forces most turnovers since 2008

The Texas Tech defense has been stronger than anyone expected this season, and they hit a major milestone against Houston Saturday. The Red Raiders forced 5 turnovers against the Cougars, the most since beating Kansas in 2008.  Against Kansas, Texas Tech forced three fumbles and three picks. On Saturday, the Red Raiders had two picks along with three fumble...

What Butch Jones said after Tennessee’s 17-13 win over UMass

Tennessee claimed its third win of the season over Umass Saturday. The Vols did not come out and dominate the game like the 28-point spread before the game indicated. Here is what coach Butch Jones said following the game: Opening statement: We needed to get win No. 3 and we got win No. 3. Flat out unacceptable. The performance was unacceptable. It starts first and foremost with me...

What Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said after loss to Texas A&M

ARLINGTON, Texas — Arkansas fell to Texas A&M 50-43 in overtime Saturday afternoon inside AT&T Stadium. The Razorbacks (2-2, 0-1 SEC) led 21-17 at halftime. Both teams traded the lead on several occasions in the second half. The Aggies (3-1, 1-0) tied the game with a field goal in the final seconds. Arkansas coach Bret Bielema addressed the media following the game. Here&rsquo...

Former Texans, Broncos TE Owen Daniels tweeted all players should take a knee

Former Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos tight end Owen Daniels had a bold response to President Donald Trump. After hearing President Trump’s Friday comments, Daniels suggested that every player in the NFL take a knee during the national anthem on Sunday and Monday. The NFL players are understandably furious with the president for saying that owners...

Purdue leading rusher Tario Fuller out of uniform and in walking boot Saturday vs. Michigan

If Purdue wants to pull off an upset of Michigan, it will have to do it without leading rusher Tario Fuller. Fuller is out of uniform with a boot on his left foot Saturday for the Boilermakers’ game against the Wolverines, per Mike Carmin of the Journal & Courier. Fuller leads the Boilermakers with 261 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 43 carries, while also adding 31 yards...

TCU’s Austin Schlottmann plays 1,000 snaps without giving up a sack

TCU offensive guard Austin Schlottmann is nothing short of reliable in pass protection, and he has the numbers to back it up. The senior from Brenham, Texas, hasn’t given up a sack in 1,000 snaps for the Horneds Frogs, according to TCU football’s official Twitter account. Schlottmann has seen time at center and guard during his TCU career. He was an All-Big 12...

LOOK: South Carolina fans don’t show up for game against Louisiana Tech

A week ago, South Carolina fans were pumped for their home opener against Kentucky. But against Louisiana Tech, not so much. Andrew Miller gave fans a side-by-side image of how full Williams-Brice Stadium was for the Kentucky kickoff(right) to the Louisiana Tech kickoff(left). The Gamecocks are without star Deebo Samuel, which will no doubt damper some of the mood for South Carolina fans...
Megyn Kelly’s getting ready for new morning show, hopes for a Trump-free zone

Megyn Kelly’s getting ready for new morning show, hopes for a Trump-free zone

Megyn Kelly says she left Fox News Channel to bring more joy to her life. NBC hopes that starting Monday, she can spread some to the network and its viewers. The former Fox News Channel star and Donald Trump foil debuts her talk show at 9 a.m. EDT, nestled into the four-hour “Today” show block and competing in most of the country with Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest’s “Live!&rdquo...

West Virginia outlasts Kansas 56-34: 3 things we learned

Don’t let the final score fool you — The West Virginia Mountaineers needed all four quarters to ultimately outlast the Kansas Jayhawks, 56-34. The win pushes West Virginia to 3-1 on the year ahead of next week’s road meeting with No 16 TCU. Here are out three big takeaways from the game: After three weeks of play, Will Grier led the entire nation in ‘deep passing...

Vanderbilt-Alabama: Live updates, score, analysis for Week 4 game (09/23/2017)

Vanderbilt football and Alabama will square off in the SEC opener for both teams in Nashville. The Commodores (3-0) are confident and looking for their first-ever win against a top-ranked opponent. A victory would also mark the first 4-0 start for the school since 2008. The Crimson Tide have won 21 straight in the series, with the last defeat coming all the way back in 1984...

Tennessee football stock report: Vols defense holds in 17-13 win

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee football knew it could be a challenge to get up for an early noon kickoff against a team like UMass, and that was the case. The Vols held on for a 17-13 victory, but not before there were some anxious moments in the fourth quarter against the Minutemen. The Tennessee defense had to maintain the lead, as the offense was unable to move the ball effectively...

Seeing Crimson: Alabama takes over Vanderbilt Stadium in shockingly decisive fashion

Alabama is playing at Vanderbilt for the first time since 2007, and the Crimson Tide faithful clearly is happy to be in the Music City. The game between Vanderbilt and Alabama, which was chosen as the SEC on CBS game of the week, is being played in the home venue of the Commodores in Nashville, Tenn. And though it is named Vanderbilt Stadium, it will play more like “Northern...
Weekly planner: This week’s top high school football matchups

Weekly planner: This week’s top high school football matchups

WEEKLY PLANNER Five matchups to look forward to this week: FRIDAY • Hendrickson (2-2) at Cedar Ridge (3-1), 7 p.m., Reeves Athletic Complex Cedar Ridge’s defense shut down state-ranked Temple on Friday night, and the Raiders’ only loss this season came against unbeaten Waco Midway, which is ranked ninth in the Associated Press Class 6A state poll. Hendrickson, smarting from a 48-0...

LOOK: Tennessee fans turn Neyland Stadium into ghost town during second half of UMass game

Neyland Stadium stunningly turned into a ghost town during the second half of Tennessee’s game against Massachusetts on Saturday. Late in the fourth quarter, the Volunteers were clinging to a 17-13 lead during a sloppy showing against a 0-4 opponents. It appears Tennessee fans were frustrated enough to leave early. Check out the sights below, which are surprising to say the least...
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