So it was, on the last day of Black History Month, at the sold-out Frank Erwin Center, that the former First Lady Michelle Obama descended upon Austin. It was her latest stop on her worldwide ‘Becoming’ book tour. No better way to go from one month of celebration to another, Women’s History Month.
A Year After The Dallas Mavericks’ Problematic Workplace Culture Was Exposed, The Organization’s New Female Leadership Is Setting Future NBA Standards. Ivy Awino hurries between her perch inside the arena and a control room housed back in the annals of the American Airlines Center. It’s early December, and the Dallas Mavericks’ in-game DJ, known professionally as Poizon Ivy, walks as she talks.
Jason Osei walked into a local taco shop smiling and bragging about his beloved Philadelphia Eagles, who were playing on the TV screens. He assured me they’d mount a comeback against New Orleans. His swollen eye had gone down considerably since the day before. The former Texas A&M-Commerce all-conference offensive lineman fought and won his first amateur Mixed Martial Arts Heavyweight fight the previous evening.
Baylor takes down a No. 1 for the first time in program history. WACO, Texas – No. 8 Baylor’s hot shooting kept fans from freezing last night as the Bears dismantled No. 1 UConn, 68-57. The sold-out crowd braved near below freezing temperatures to witness a program first, defeating a No. 1-ranked opponent.
The air at the College Park Center was absent of the usual aroma of popcorn. Dallas Wings cookies and a “Welcome Coach Brian Agler” cookie cake greeted media and visitors as they entered the press room. You could feel the buzz among the VIPs who anxiously sat on the front row chatting. They were ready to introduce the latest Dallas coach to the fold.
The mood at the 2018-19 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Tipoff Tuesday was certainly more jovial than usual—thanks in large part to the students of St. Philips School & Community Center, where the event was held, in partnership with the conference. TCU’s senior point forward Amy Okonkwo could be seen entertaining curious students and reading to classes throughout the day.
How The Dallas Wings Ended A Nine-Game Losing Streak With A Crucial Win Over The Las Vegas Aces To Clinch A Second Straight Trip To The Playoffs. The Dallas Wings found themselves in a pretty rough spot on Friday. After starting the season on absolute fire and earning attention for all the right reasons, the team suddenly found itself in danger of missing the WNBA playoffs following a run of nine-straight losses that found the team dramatically parting ways with its longtime head coach, Fred Williams.
When the clock hit zero Friday night at the College Park Center, the crowd erupted in delight, and a bit of surprise, too. Dallas had not only won its first game since July 19, but they locked in the last spot in the playoffs with a win over the Las Vegas Aces. Liz Cambage bent over, grabbing her knees in tears, emotionally spent.
Lions Playoffs Travel Journal: KETR's Jasmine Baker is following the Lions on their journey through the 2017 NCAA Division II Football Championship. Baker is following the experience of senior offensive lineman Jared Machorro and freshman running back Carandal Hale. It’s shortly before 4 p.m. when I exit the hotel elevator and welcomed immediately by his signature man bun and warm smile.
Hurricane Harvey was as storm scientists predicted. In August, federal meteorologists emphasized their prediction of an increasingly dangerous hurricane season. They indicated there was a 60 percent chance for storms more intense than usual. Southern states were warned to be especially prepared.
Senior defensive back Yusef Sterling-Lowe is noticeably pacing the aisle of the plane shortly before takeoff. He’s trying to figure out how to get seating in the first-class section of the team’s chartered flight. As you can imagine these coveted seats are especially popular but left tackle Jared Machorro is seated comfortably in the first row.