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Toros Split Two Against Skyforce, Beat Legends
Austin holds D-League top record
DAILY Sports  December 18, 2012, by Will Schmidt
"...After losing the first two games of the season to our biggest rival, the in-state 6-3 Texas Legends, the good guys of Austin reeled off four straight victories, all against the Idaho Stampede, who currently feel major dejection and some serious humiliation after losing four games in a row to the same team. A four-game sweep, if you can believe it to be true, and you should, because it's legit...."

Toros Lose Nail-Biter but Remain Best in D-League
Austin holds best-ever NBDL record!
DAILY Sports  January 30, 2012, by Will Schmidt
"...The Vipers enter the games at 17-10, three games behind the Toros in the standings. They too are playing a hot brand of basketball, winning six straight before a stumble against the Texas Legends on Sunday night..."

Toros Pick Second in Tonight's D-League Draft
Single-game tickets on sale
DAILY Sports  November 3, 2011, by Will Schmidt
"...[Update: Austin Toros trade first pick for Texas Legends’ Justin Dentmon.]..."

DVD Watch: 'Night of the Demons' / 'Witchboard'
Director Kevin S. Tenney talks scream queens and classic posters
DAILY Screens  February 4, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...Tenney and his team saw their sophomore release as a challenge, to expand and prove themselves. For effects master Steve Johnson, it was a chance to lead a project after years working under industry legends like Rob Bottin and Rick Baker..."

Pride of the Yankees?
Evan Smith translates a New York pedigree into the editorship of Texas Monthly.
News Story  July 20, 2001, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...Today's Monthly still celebrates Texas traditions and legends and braggadocio, as in the August issue's service-piece (i.e., "news you can use") story on "The Best of Small-Town Texas" with Survivor hunk Colby Donaldson in the same pose and setting that we forced Smith into on our cover. (Let's just say that's not Evan Smith's truck..."

SXSW Gaming Events
The little brother of the Fest grows up
Screens Story  March 16, 2017, by Tucker Whatley
"...Competitive types should seek out the Esports Stage, where high-level players of League of Legends, DOTA 2, Street Fighter, and Super Smash Bros. duke it out before a live audience..."

Teen Terrorist or Facebook Prankster?
Online gamer in jail on charge of posting a "terroristic threat" on Facebook
News Story  July 12, 2013, by Allistair Pinsof
"...During an argument that started on Facebook over the online video game League of Legends, Carter posted on Feb. 13, allegedly in jest, that he was considering shooting up a kindergarten and eating a child's heart..."

Concordia University Organizing Austin’s First Varsity E-Sports Program
School plan approves practice space and on-campus arena
Screens Story  February 7, 2019, by Tucker Whatley
"...As for the players, Valdoria is putting together a team focusing on Blizzard Entertainment's shooter Overwatch and Riot Games' popular League of Legends. The scholarships being offered, about 10 for the first year, ranging from $5,000 to $18,000 per student, should help attract some of the best and brightest to the fold..."

NBA Lockout Will Not Affect Toros' Season
Good news for local hoops fans
DAILY Sports  September 22, 2011, by Will Schmidt
"...If November comes around (as it should), and there's no NBA basketball to be seen due to player/owner, he said/she said, lockout continuation, our local Austin NBA Development League team, the slam-tastic Austin Toros, will be lacing up their basketball sneakers for the November 26 season opener against their in-state rivals, the Texas Legends. Yes, it's true! Stop worrying! Even if the NBA loses theirs, the Austin Toros and the NBA D-League will have a season...."

Facebook "Threat" Case Proceeds
Judge declines to dismiss case against Carter
News Story  September 4, 2014, by Mac McCann
"...The original comment in question, posted on Feb. 14, 2013 (in the wake of school shootings), occurred on Facebook during an argument about the computer game League of Legends..."

SXSW Panel Recap: Dungeons & Dragons in the Writer's Room
Is playing role-playing games the best training for writers? Maybe.
DAILY Screens  March 17, 2018, by Tucker Whatley
"...All three of the panelists assembled to discuss the link between role-playing and writing are longtime RPG players and seasoned veterans of their respective fields: Chris Prynoski, president of Titmouse Animation Studio, who has worked on shows ranging from Beavis and Butt-Head to The Venture Bros; Ryan Verniere, lead writer at League of Legends studio Riot Games; and Leah Hoyer, former development executive at Disney who has transitioned to the video game industry as VP of creative at Telltale Games. They made the case that skills and experiences from their role-playing sessions directly apply to collaborative storytelling in a writer’s room...."

SXSW Music: Second List
243 + 171 = as many acts as the last two ATX fests combined
DAILY Music  November 18, 2014, by Chase Hoffberger
"...In addition to baroque pop legends the Zombies, fast becoming a CenTex staple after a run this year at Austin Psych Fest and some work for HAAM, the two marquee toppers of the lineup so far hail from olde tyme England: Swervedriver and Gang of Four. Oxford’s shoegazers have been busy since their 2008 reboot (new album finally?), while the latter Leeds post-punks just yesterday announced the February release of eighth album What Happens Next – their first without singer Jon King, who left the band early last year..."

Online Threats and the Supremes
While Justin Carter's fate hangs in the air, SCOTUS considers another Facebook threat
News Story  December 23, 2014, by Mac McCann
"...In February 2013, Carter, 18 years old at the time, was indicted on charges of "terroristic threats" for a Facebook comment he made to another League of Legends player. The comment, which lawyer Don Flanary (representing Carter pro bono) argues was clearly intended to be sarcastic, was part of an online exchange between Carter and another player, who suggested that he was crazy..."

Facebook 'Threat' Case Unresolved
A year after making a sarcastic comment, Justin Carter still faces prison
News Story  February 28, 2014, by Mac McCann
"...Carter enjoyed the online video game League of Legends, and often chatted on Facebook with other players. Internet conversations are not the most civil and polite interactions – occasionally marked by obnoxious verbal jabs, rude but essentially meaningless..."

Texas Book Festival 2016: The Full List
TBF hosts Don DeLillo, Thomas Dolby, Emma Cline, 277 more
DAILY Arts  September 15, 2016, by Robert Faires
"...Gwynne, The Perfect Pass Laura Tillman, The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts: Murder and Memory in an American City Dan Slater, Wolf Boys: Two American Teenagers and Mexico's Most Dangerous Drug Cartel Josh King, Off Script: An Advance Man's Guide to White House Stagecraft, Campaign Spectacle, and Political Suicide Mary Beth Rogers, Turning Texas Blue: What It Will Take to Break the GOP Grip on America's Reddest State Art Markman, Brain Briefs: Answers to the Most (and Least) Pressing Questions about Your Mind Bob Duke, Brain Briefs: Answers to the Most (and Least) Pressing Questions about Your Mind Luisa Weiss, Classic German Baking John Currence, Big Bad Breakfast David Todd/Jonathan Ogren, The Texas Landscape Project: Nature and People Carol Dawson/Roger Polson, Miles and Miles of Texas: 100 Years of the Texas Highway Department Tamara Saviano, Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark Stephanie Bogdanich, The Taco Cleanse Jessica Morris, The Taco Cleanse Molly Frisinger, The Taco Cleanse Wes Allison, The Taco Cleanse Kimball Taylor, The Coyote's Bicycle Paige Schilt, Queer Rock Love: A Family Memoir Katherine Brimberry/Mark L. Smith, Flatbed Press at 25 Sarah Bird, Love Letter to Texas Women Barbara Morgan, On Story: Screenwriters and Filmmakers on Their Iconic Films Chad Conine, The Republic of Football: Legends of the Texas High School Game Lydia Pyne, Seven Skeletons Melody Warnick, This Is Where You Belong: The Art and Science of Loving the Place You Live T.J..."

The Yassine Sixth Street Noir
Legends, rumors, unpaid taxes ... and coke on the side
News Story  May 18, 2012, by Richard Whittaker

Toros NBA Call-Ups and Much More
Thomas now with the Hornets
DAILY Sports  December 18, 2011, by Will Schmidt
"...Back home came the Toros, where they put the beat-down on the Texas Legends, 118-115. The Toros ended the first half with a 13-point lead, but the third quarter belonged to the Legends..."

Football and Bikinis
Would-be football players brave distance, skimpy uniforms, for the love of the game
News Story  October 1, 2015, by Jessica Luther
"...Part of the Legends Football League (LFL), which is better known by its previous name, the Lingerie Football League, the Acoustics were only announced a week before this open tryout last Saturday, and word about the tryouts spread almost exclusively through social media. Mitch Mortaza, the founder of the LFL and managing partner, has flown in from Los Angeles to oversee the tryouts..."

Toros Celebrate the Holidays With Wins
Hold league-best record
DAILY Sports  December 28, 2011, by Will Schmidt
"...The first of two recent games, the December 18 home victory against the bumbling, stumbling goofballs, the Texas Legends, brought an expected W to Austin's record. Texas came into the game at 1-7, and Austin needed the victory to establish themselves back at the 66% winning percentage (win 2, lose 1) that we at the Chronicle have outlined as a realistic goal for the team..."

Thomas and Dentmon Lead Toros to 2-1 Start
The first in a weekly series of Toros reports
DAILY Sports  December 7, 2011, by Will Schmidt
"...First, a face-off against the Texas Legends that went the distance, with the Toros creeping ahead for good in the final seconds thanks to the scientific moves of new-blooded guard Justin Dentmon and his 28 points and 7 assists. Next came a home-and-away, back-to-back, Austin-to-Tulsa showdown against the then-undefeated Tulsa 66ers...."

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