Screwed. That’s Circuit of the Americas chairman Bobby Epstein’s response when asked by the Austin American-Statesman about the state of Texas lowering its contribution to the track for hosting the United States Grand Prix. If the figure stands, there’s a chance that next year’s race may be canceled.
How could the Kansas game be viewed?
“The resurgent Texas Longhorns, powered by Swoopes’ five touchdowns, destroy the hapless Kansas Jayhawks, 59-20!”Or: “With a few lucky breaks, the lowly Texas Longhorns get an unexpected win over a tricky Kansas squad.”
Quickly recapping the obvious details: Iowa State shut out the Texas Longhorns this past weekend, in a convincing 24-0 victory - the largest shutout loss since 1976. “Convincing,” however, doesn’t only apply to devastating loss. It also applies to those convinced coach Charlie Strong has already worn out his welcome.
Well, Charlie’s not getting fired yet. That’s the most accurate summation of a season where, if you’re a reasonable football fan, you’d have known this would be a season of Longhorn struggle – at least initially. All of the signs pointing to a questionable start were present.
The United Soccer League announced today that they've "granted permission for the Austin Aztex to not participate in the 2016 season due to the unavailability of a stadium that meets league standards" according to a team statement issued this afternoon. But the Aztex promise to be "back in full force and committed to returning for the 2017 season."
There are few more surreal figures on the cultural landscape than Mike Tyson. Boxing hall of famer. Convicted felon. Two-time Olympic gold medal winner. Self-satirist. Cartoon character. Austin will get a chance to see the modern icon when he headlines this year's Wizard World Austin across Halloween weekend.
When "Absolute" Ricky Starks steps between the ropes of Inspire Pro Wrestling tonight, and takes on champion "Dirty" Andy Dalton, it's not just about winning the title. It's a chance to rewrite two years of his own wrestling history.