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Asher Price
49 mins ago - News

Austin middle-school teacher devises and executes Ironman route

Michael Natenberg in a pre-dawn transition to his bike.
Michael Natenberg makes a pre-dawn transition from swimming to biking. Photo courtesy of Scott Berens

No one can call Austinite Michael Natenberg a slouch.

Driving the news: The Kealing Middle School teacher drew out an Ironman course for himself β€” and swam, biked and ran it solo last Sunday.

Austin-based SweatPals connects people to community workouts

Photo: Courtesy of SweatPals

Salar Shahini moved to Austin two years ago and quickly discovered that he could find friends in his new city with the help of free fitness groups.

Yes, but: There are so many to choose from.

Asher Price
Sep 9, 2022 - Sports

The University of Texas vying to beat Alabama's Crimson Tide

Quinn Ewers of the University of Texas
Longhorns quarterback Quinn Ewers will lead the squad into its matchup with Alabama. Photo: Tim Warner/Getty Images

Alabama's Crimson Tide, the nation's No. 1 college football team, will face off against Texas on Saturday.

The big picture: The game is a huge test for the rebuilding Longhorns. Is this edition of University of Texas football a potential title contender β€” or just another chump?

Game day fashion from Loreal Sarkisian

Chris Brown, No. 15 of the Texas Longhorns, celebrates with the trophy hat after beating the Oklahoma Sooners 48-45 in the 2018 AT&T Red River Showdown at Cotton Bowl on October 6, 2018 in Dallas. Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images

We might lose Saturday, but University of Texas fans know how to look good.

Why it matters: Game day 'fits are almost as important as the game itself. There's no shortage of dresses, boots, cowboy hats, burnt orange and denim in the stands.

Austin FC aims for historic turnaround

An Austin FC player strikes the ball.
Austin FC defender Nick Lima (24) plays the ball into the box during the MLS match between Austin FC and LAFC last Saturday at Q2 Stadium. Photo: David Buono/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Every MLS team has played between 26 and 29 games of their 34-game schedule entering tonight's full slate. In other words, we've entered the stretch run.

  • Austin FC, coming off a huge win against their rival, is sitting pretty.
Asher Price
Aug 30, 2022 - Sports

University of Texas Longhorns among Heisman hopefuls

Data: DraftKings; Table: Jacque Schrag/Axios

Vegas is bullish on a pair of 'Horns.

Driving the news: A season after the Longhorns went 5-7, the squad's top running back and new starting quarterback are among the favorites to win the Heisman β€” even as their odds trail those of quarterbacks at Ohio State, Alabama and USC.

Asher Price
Aug 18, 2022 - Sports

San Antonio Spurs will play NBA games in Austin

Coyote, the Spurs' mascot, prepares to dunk.
The Spurs Coyote could be the most recognizable current member of the team when they visit Austin next spring. Photo: D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images

NBA action is headed to Austin.

Driving the news: The San Antonio Spurs will travel up the interstate to Austin for a pair of games on April 6 and April 8 at the Moody Center, the franchise announced Wednesday.

Nicole Cobler
Jun 23, 2022 - Sports

Austin-based Bumble signs 50 athletes to NIL deals

Photo Illustration: Thiago Prudencio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Austin-based dating app Bumble will sign 50 female college athletes to name, image, likeness (NIL) deals to mark the 50th anniversary of Title IX.

The big picture: The first 25 women were announced Thursday, and the athletes represent schools across the country.

  • At least six are from Texas universities, including Texas Longhorn basketball player Aaliyah Moore and Texas State volleyball player Janell Fitzgerald.
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