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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

Johnny Manziel’s comeback heads to Canada
 Johnny Manziel, who tried mightily to impress NFL scouts last month when he was in Austin, is continuing his pro football comeback. But it’ll be in Canadian Football League, specifically with the Hamilton Tiger Cats. Manziel made the career announcement Saturday via Twitter. He wrote: “Made the decision today to sign my contract...

Posted: 2 days ago

Johnny Manziel, who tried mightily to impress NFL scouts last month when he was in Austin, is continuing his pro football comeback. But it’ll be in Canadian Football League, specifically with the Hamilton Tiger Cats. Manziel made the career announcement Saturday via Twitter. He wrote: “Made the decision today to sign my contract...
Amanda Dowdy is back in town, now as part of AVP pro beach volleyball
 Really, who cares about seeding when you can claim hometown sand? Amanda Dowdy was born in Leander. Her family owned a plumbing company in rural Williamson County, she was a three-sport star at Lexington High School and signed to play volleyball for Texas Tech. She and her playing partner Irene Pollock (who grew up in Fort Worth and played...

Posted: 4 days ago

Really, who cares about seeding when you can claim hometown sand? Amanda Dowdy was born in Leander. Her family owned a plumbing company in rural Williamson County, she was a three-sport star at Lexington High School and signed to play volleyball for Texas Tech. She and her playing partner Irene Pollock (who grew up in Fort Worth and played...
New Rice coach Mike Bloomgren wants to duplicate his Stanford success
 The setting was a sports bar patio. Ice cold beer was a necessity to contend with the heat and humidity. Plates of Tex-Mex appetizers were passed around to keep the stomachs rumble-free. The topic Tuesday night was Rice football as charismatic new coach Mike Bloomgren officially introduced himself to about 50 Owls alums who live in Austin...

Posted: 4 days ago

The setting was a sports bar patio. Ice cold beer was a necessity to contend with the heat and humidity. Plates of Tex-Mex appetizers were passed around to keep the stomachs rumble-free. The topic Tuesday night was Rice football as charismatic new coach Mike Bloomgren officially introduced himself to about 50 Owls alums who live in Austin...
Gymnasts urge Texas AG’s office investigate Karolyis in Nassar case
 Former gymnasts who said they were molested by a U.S. national team doctor at a remote training center in Texas demanded Thursday that the state Attorney General’s office investigate their former coaches for failure to protect them. The gymnasts, who were accompanied by their attorneys, spoke at a press conference on the front steps...

Posted: 10 days ago

Former gymnasts who said they were molested by a U.S. national team doctor at a remote training center in Texas demanded Thursday that the state Attorney General’s office investigate their former coaches for failure to protect them. The gymnasts, who were accompanied by their attorneys, spoke at a press conference on the front steps...
Big 12 spring games redux: Who stood out? And who didn’t?
 Circle Sept. 1. That’s the Saturday in the sights of every Big 12 team in the recently concluded spring workouts. Here’s how we think the conference teams rank after finishing their 15 days of spring practices, with looks at how their spring games played out. It’s all subject to change in August, when football starts to...

Posted: 16 days ago

Circle Sept. 1. That’s the Saturday in the sights of every Big 12 team in the recently concluded spring workouts. Here’s how we think the conference teams rank after finishing their 15 days of spring practices, with looks at how their spring games played out. It’s all subject to change in August, when football starts to...
It’s always the year of the quarterback in the Big 12
 In the Big 12, it’s always the year of the quarterback. You saw that in this year’s NFL draft. Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield was the top selection. He’d headed to Cleveland. Oklahoma
            State’s Mason Rudolph was a third-round pick and through luck of the football gods, Pittsburgh also drafted Rudolph&rsquo...

Posted: 19 days ago

In the Big 12, it’s always the year of the quarterback. You saw that in this year’s NFL draft. Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield was the top selection. He’d headed to Cleveland. Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph was a third-round pick and through luck of the football gods, Pittsburgh also drafted Rudolph&rsquo...
Longhorns Elliott, Dickson picked on final day of NFL draft
 DeShon Elliott, the former Texas safety, was busy on social media Saturday, talking up his new team. Elliott, dubbed “the Joker,” first tweeted, “I LOVE BALTIMORE ALREADY !!!!!” Elliott was one of two UT players selected on the last day of the NFL draft. When he gave up his final year of eligibility last December and...

Posted: 22 days ago

DeShon Elliott, the former Texas safety, was busy on social media Saturday, talking up his new team. Elliott, dubbed “the Joker,” first tweeted, “I LOVE BALTIMORE ALREADY !!!!!” Elliott was one of two UT players selected on the last day of the NFL draft. When he gave up his final year of eligibility last December and...
Dallas Cowboys draft and trade for Big 12 standouts
 The Dallas Cowboys used its fourth round selection to pick Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong, giving the team another Big 12 standout. Then the Cowboys traded with the Los Angeles Rams Saturday for receiver Tavon Armstrong, a former first-rounder who was a two-time All-American when he played for West Virginia. In return, the Rams acquired...

Posted: 22 days ago

The Dallas Cowboys used its fourth round selection to pick Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong, giving the team another Big 12 standout. Then the Cowboys traded with the Los Angeles Rams Saturday for receiver Tavon Armstrong, a former first-rounder who was a two-time All-American when he played for West Virginia. In return, the Rams acquired...
Texas’ Connor Williams heads to Dallas in second round of NFL Draft
 Connor Williams, the former Texas Longhorn, became the newest member of the Dallas Cowboys on Friday night. The offensive lineman was on hand at AT&T Stadium in Arlington to walk on stage and put on a Cowboys hat. He grew up in
            nearby Coppell, which was a suburb away from the Cowboys’ old offices. Williams had been projected...

Posted: 23 days ago

Connor Williams, the former Texas Longhorn, became the newest member of the Dallas Cowboys on Friday night. The offensive lineman was on hand at AT&T Stadium in Arlington to walk on stage and put on a Cowboys hat. He grew up in nearby Coppell, which was a suburb away from the Cowboys’ old offices. Williams had been projected...
Texas’ Williams heads to Dallas in 2nd round, Jefferson to Cincy in 3rd
 Connor Williams, the former Texas Longhorn, became the newest member of the Dallas Cowboys on Friday night. He dropped to a knee when he got the call and wiped away tears. A round later, UT linebacker Malik Jefferson was selected by Cincinnati. Williams, the offensive lineman, dressed in Cowboy blue for the second straight night. He was on...

Posted: 23 days ago

Connor Williams, the former Texas Longhorn, became the newest member of the Dallas Cowboys on Friday night. He dropped to a knee when he got the call and wiped away tears. A round later, UT linebacker Malik Jefferson was selected by Cincinnati. Williams, the offensive lineman, dressed in Cowboy blue for the second straight night. He was on...
Lake Travis’ Baker Mayfield taken 1st overall by Cleveland Browns
 Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield, the former star at Lake Travis High School, was the No. 1 player selected in the NFL draft Thursday night, becoming the first walk-on in the open era to achieve the lofty honor. The Heisman Trophy winner, who set an NCAA record for passing efficiency, was picked by the Cleveland Browns. Mayfield wore a white...

Posted: 24 days ago

Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield, the former star at Lake Travis High School, was the No. 1 player selected in the NFL draft Thursday night, becoming the first walk-on in the open era to achieve the lofty honor. The Heisman Trophy winner, who set an NCAA record for passing efficiency, was picked by the Cleveland Browns. Mayfield wore a white...