Jason Jarrett

Sports editor

A 1992 graduate of The University of Texas, Jason Jarrett has spent more than 20 years in the journalism field. He is the sports editor of the Austin American-Statesman. Jason also oversees the day-to-day operations of the sports sections of six weekly and semi-weekly newspapers in the greater Austin area. He previously spent 14 years as the publisher of the Westlake Picayune.

Latest from Jason Jarrett

Fritelli 05.02.18
Former Texas football coach Mack Brown and Jhonattan Vegas talk to children who participated in a children's golf clinic put on by First Tee of Austin. Former Longhorns Vegas and Dylan Frittelli gave pointers on the game. (Jason Jarrett/American-Statesman)

Posted: 23 days ago

Former Texas football coach Mack Brown and Jhonattan Vegas talk to children who participated in a children's golf clinic put on by First Tee of Austin. Former Longhorns Vegas and Dylan Frittelli gave pointers on the game. (Jason Jarrett/American-Statesman)
Sam Ehlinger gets behind Austin kid’s quest to raise $1 million to save his sister
 University of Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger is trying to help 13-year-old Garland Benson raise $1 million for the Beyond
            Batten Disease Foundation. Garland Benson has been trying to raise $1 million to help fund a treatment for Batten disease, which his sister Christiane
               has. Family photo In December, 
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3:39 PM Monday, Apr. 23, 2018

University of Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger is trying to help 13-year-old Garland Benson raise $1 million for the Beyond Batten Disease Foundation. Garland Benson has been trying to raise $1 million to help fund a treatment for Batten disease, which his sister Christiane has. Family photo In December,  ...
Vegas golf 04.19.18
Former Texas football coach Mack Brown and Jhonattan Vegas talk to children who participated in a children's golf clinic put on by First Tee of Austin. Former Longhorns Vegas and Dylan Frittelli gave pointers on the game. (Jason Jarrett/American-Statesman)

5:18 PM Thursday, Apr. 19, 2018

Former Texas football coach Mack Brown and Jhonattan Vegas talk to children who participated in a children's golf clinic put on by First Tee of Austin. Former Longhorns Vegas and Dylan Frittelli gave pointers on the game. (Jason Jarrett/American-Statesman)
The Final Pitch: Texas 3, Sam Houston State 2
 Coming off a sweep of Kansas over the weekend, the Texas Longhorns won their third game of the season against a ranked team,
            beating No. 25 Sam Houston State 3-2 at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. This is Texas’ second four-game winning streak of the season. The Longhorns trailed by 1-0 in the top of the third when starting pitcher...

11:07 PM Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018

Coming off a sweep of Kansas over the weekend, the Texas Longhorns won their third game of the season against a ranked team, beating No. 25 Sam Houston State 3-2 at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. This is Texas’ second four-game winning streak of the season. The Longhorns trailed by 1-0 in the top of the third when starting pitcher...
Texas’ Scottie Scheffler qualifies for this week’s PGA Tour Genesis Open
 Texas senior Scott Scheffler shot 3-under-par 68 to claim the one-day, 18-hole Genesis Open Collegiate Showcase on Monday
            at the famed Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. With the victory, Scheffler earned a spot in this week’s PGA
            Tour Genesis Open that begins on Thursday and features a 144-competitor...

9:48 AM Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018

Texas senior Scott Scheffler shot 3-under-par 68 to claim the one-day, 18-hole Genesis Open Collegiate Showcase on Monday at the famed Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. With the victory, Scheffler earned a spot in this week’s PGA Tour Genesis Open that begins on Thursday and features a 144-competitor...
Official Texas football Twitter account suspended on eve of National Signing Day
 As of Tuesday morning, Texas football’s social media game has been halted. As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, the official Twitter account of the Texas football program has been suspended. Accounts can be suspended
            for myriad of reasons per Twitter. Twitter states this on its website: “Most of the accounts we suspend are suspended...

10:06 AM Tuesday, Feb. 06, 2018

As of Tuesday morning, Texas football’s social media game has been halted. As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, the official Twitter account of the Texas football program has been suspended. Accounts can be suspended for myriad of reasons per Twitter. Twitter states this on its website: “Most of the accounts we suspend are suspended...
Lawsuit probing how Texas handled Major Applewhite misconduct case
 A lawsuit by former Texas women’s track coach Bev Kearney against the school is probing how administrators in the offices
            that investigate campus sexual misconduct handled former football assistant Major Applewhite’s 2009 relationship with a student
            trainer on a bowl trip. Kearney, who is black, was forced...

12:43 AM Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018

A lawsuit by former Texas women’s track coach Bev Kearney against the school is probing how administrators in the offices that investigate campus sexual misconduct handled former football assistant Major Applewhite’s 2009 relationship with a student trainer on a bowl trip. Kearney, who is black, was forced...