Our 11th annual Top 25 countdown: How Feleipe Franks’ season goes, so does No. 10 Florida’s

We’re 42 days away from the 2019 season opener, but it’s never too early to talk college football. We continue with our 11th annual countdown series of our preseason Top 25 as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s eventual CFP semifinalists ranked first, second, eighth and 13th in … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 143: Big 12 Media Days review: Ehlinger addresses Bradshaw/Baker diss

In Episode 143 of the On Second Thought podcast, hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls revisit conversations they had with Texas coach Tom Herman and quarterback Sam Ehlinger at the Big 12 Media Days at AT&T Stadium.   Are the Horns good enough to improve upon last season’s … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Can Baylor keep its quarterback clean in 2019? (Didn’t happen in 2017 or 2018)

ARLINGTON — Former Texas coach Mack Brown would always come up with some catchy slogan before every season. In 2005, he used “Take Dead Aim,” which was an ode to golf coaching legend Harvey Penick. The Horns took aim at a return trip to the Rose Bowl and walked away … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Now in Lawrence, Kansas, how many coaching Miles does Les have left?

ARLINGTON — Les Miles had to come back. He had no choice. Once a coach, always a coach. The bug is the most tempting of mistresses. Just ask Oklahoma legend Bob Stoops, who took a job in the new XFL after spending the last two years on the golf course. Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 142: Baker Mayfield’s blast of Sam Ehlinger, what’s next for Durant, Kawhi

In Episode 142 of the On Second Thought podcast, Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls discuss the growing feud between Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield and Texas’ Sam Ehlinger and also examine what happens next in free agency for NBA stars Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 141: ‘Sprawlball’ author Kirk Goldsberry, the next stops for Kawhi and Durant

In Episode 141 of the On Second Thought podcast, Austin resident Kirk Goldsberry, the author of New York Times best seller Sprawlball, examines the impact of the three-point shot on the NBA and how the league may tweak the rules with the sport’s most revolutionary weapon. He also talks about … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: It takes a village — at the NCAA outdoor nationals, anyway

For the 1,215 athletes in town, the NCAA outdoor championships not only represent a chance to make history, but also a chance to do so in a cool city. The athletes are here to win, but there isn’t anything wrong with having a good time between heats. It’s Austin, after … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 140: Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson on June 10 Best of Centex banquet, Bru McCoy saga

In Episode 140 of the On Second Thought podcast, Houston Texans Pro Bowl QB Deshaun Watson talks about coming to Austin for the June 10 Best of Centex preps banquet and his journey from high school to the NFL. Also, hosts Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden break down what’s going … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Kevin Durant’s Golden State legacy is riding on the NBA Finals

Before Kevin Durant limped off the court with a calf injury in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals, the Golden State Warriors were the odds on-favorite to win their fourth title in five seasons. Now with KD still on the shelf as the Dubs await the winner of the … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 139: Deshaun Watson coming to 2019 Centex preps event; MLB Network host Robert Flores

In Episode 139 of the On Second Thought podcast, Statesman high school writers Rick Cantu and Thomas Jones provide details on the upcoming All-Centex Preps banquet featuring Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. The event is slated for 6:30 p.m. June 10 at the Palmer Events Center and will honor Central … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Austin has been home, sweet home for Texas heptathlete Ashtin Zamzow

Ashybelle’s Cookies is a now-defunct Austin-based business which took off in the summer of 2018. Ashtin Zamzow, its owner, wore several hats. “I baked, I delivered, I ordered, and I shipped,” Zamzow said. “I did everything. I was delivering cookies all over the place. It got pretty successful, but I … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 138: Texas softball coach Mike White on NCAA tourney, Texas baseball on the brink

In Episode 138 of the On Second Thought podcast, Texas softball coach Mike White gives a primer on his team’s NCAA Regional matchup against Sam Houston State. The guys also break down a do-or-die weekend for Texas baseball and and exciting upcoming event in Austin featuring Super Bowl MVP Drew … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 137: Texas ex Brian Robison on retirement and the bug; Kevin Durant vs. Michael Jordan

In Episode 137 of the On Second Thought podcast, Texas ex Brian Robison talks about settling into retirement, fishing and the itch to play again and Kirk and Ced break down the NBA playoffs and how Longhorn legend Kevin Durant stacks up against the great Michael Jordan. Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Are the numbers for Texas’ Jamaal Charles, Derrick Johnson Hall of Fame-worthy?

Jamaal Charles and Derrick Johnson had fine careers in Kansas City, but were those careers Hall of Fame-worthy? Both were in Kansas City last week to retire as Chiefs after signing one-day contracts. That makes it four Texas exes who officially stepped away this offseason. Linebacker Brian Orakpo and defensive … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 136: Statesman’s Matthew Odam on the Rockets; How Omenihu and Boyd will fare in the NFL

In Episode 136 of the On Second Thought sports podcast, Statesman restaurant critic and native Houstonian Matthew Odam attempts to calm down Rockets fans who fear their team has bitten off more than they can chew against the defending champion Golden State Warriors. Plus, how Texas exes Charles Omenihu and … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Freefalling Horns need a slump buster (and fast)

The Texas Longhorns must summon every baseball slump-busting superstition known to man and employ it before this season gets to the point of no return. The only thing they do well these days is lose games, and that’s not something you would want to be the best at, especially when … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 135: SA Express-News Mike Finger on the Spurs woes; Texas baseball struggles, NFL draft

In Episode 135 of the On Second Thought podcast, San Antonio Express-News columnist Mike Finger breaks down what could be the Spurs’ last stand in Game 6 of the NBA playoffs. Kirk and Ced also examine what ails Texas baseball and which Longhorns will get selected in the NFL draft this … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 134: Kirk Bohls’ chat with Tiger, Texas spring football, NBA

In Episode 134 of On Second Thought, Kirk Bohls talks about his chat with Tiger Woods at Augusta regarding his renewed quest to top Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 majors after winning his fifth Masters. The guys also discuss new Texas running back Jordan Whittington’s potential impact and Todd Orlando’s … Read More

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Golden: Coach Herman, get Jordan Whittington the ball this fall

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a Bevo-related item. Here is his take: There wasn’t a whole lot of offense on display at the Orange-White game, but freshman running back Jordan Whittington looked anything but a newcomer from first glance. The Cuero product is big … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas’ unproven defense delivered in spring finale

This defense will be OK. That’s what Texas fans that left Saturday’s Orange-White game are thinking after the close of spring football season. As expected, the more experienced offense got the best of the defense during the spring. That happens when you lose starting linebackers Gary Johnson and Anthony Wheeler, … Read More