Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by ByMatthew Haag July 31, 2018 Among the larger-than-life people in Texas history, only one can claim the title “Father of Texas”: Stephen F. Austin, the Virginia-born businessman who reluctantly accepted his father’s dying wishes to turn the Mexican-controlled territory into an American colony. While in Texas in the 1820s and 1830s, Austin kept peace with Mexico, recruited white Americans to settle there and helped secure independence for the Republic of Texas. But for his near-mythological status in the state’s lore, Austin had a less exalted side: the defender of slavery who warned that freed slaves would become “vagabonds, a nuisance and a menace.” Over the past year, cities across the United States have taken stock of how many of their buildings, streets and parks … [Read more...] about Stephen F. Austin Defended Slavery. Should the Texas Capital Be Renamed?
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Mike Organ USA TODAY NETWORK - Tennessee Published 7:48 p.m. UTC May 31, 2018 Austin Peay athletics director Ryan Ivey is set to accept the same position at Stephen F. Austin, according to sfasawmill.com. Ivey is in his third year at Austin Peay. He replaced Derek van der Merwe in 2015. Van der Merwe had replaced Dave Loos, who also was the men's basketball coach at the time, in 2013. Van der Merwe became the school's vice president for advancement, communication and strategic initiatives. Ivey arrived at Austin Peay after spending two years as the athletics director at Texas A&M-Commerce. The Mayfield, Ky., native hired four coaches in his three years at Austin Peay. He hired football coach Will Healy in 2015 and after Healy's profound success signed him to a contract extension in December. More: Will Healy, Austin Peay finalizing contract extension Also in 2015, Ivey hired Travis Janssen to replace longtime baseball coach Gary McClure. In … [Read more...] about Austin Peay’s Ryan Ivey leaving to become athletics director at Stephen F. Austin
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MISSOULA — The Montana Grizzlies’ first-ever player from Texas is heading home.Karl Nicholas, a 6-foot-8 true freshman from Pearland, Texas, committed to Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches, Texas, he announced Tuesday morning on Twitter.Coming home #AxeEm 😈😈 pic.twitter.com/T3ISQs2j3B— 5K🈂 (@_fahlip_) May 1, 2018 “Coming home,” Nicholas shared on Twitter, along with a note that read: “I am excited to announce, with the blessing of my family and Coach Love, that I will begin a new chapter by committing to SFA. Thank you to Coach Kyle Keller, Jeremy Cox, Wade Mason and the entire coaching staff. I look forward becoming a member of the SFA JacksNation.”The Lumberjacks, a dominant team out of the Southland Conference, have made the NCAA tournament five times since 2009, including four of the past five seasons. They’ve earned two tournament wins, knocking off No. 5 VCU in 2014 and No. 3 West Virginia in 2016.They … [Read more...] about Montana Grizzlies true freshman transfer Karl Nicholas commits to Stephen F. Austin
Wichita State starts fast, routs UCA No. 24 Wichita State scored four runs in the first inning in defeating the University of Central Arkansas 8-2 on Tuesday night at Eck Stadium in Wichita, Kan. Gunar Troutwine singled up the middle to score Luke Ritter. Noah Croft singled to center to score Troutwine and Alec Bohm and Josh Debacker singled to center to Greyson Jenista. The Shockers added two runs in the second, one in the third and one in the fourth. UCA (22-14) scored in the fifth when Tyler Smith reached on a fielder’s choice which scored T.J. Black. The Bears added one in the ninth when Dusty Wright singled in William Hancock. Preston Snavely (2-1) allowed 1 run on 1 hit in 5 innings for the Shockers (25-9). Gavin Stone (1-2) allowed 4 runs on 5 hits in 1/3 innings in taking the loss. UAPB rips Stephen F. Austin Five players had two hits as the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff finished with 14 for the game in an 11-6 victory over Stephen F. Austin on Tuesday night in … [Read more...] about BASEBALL: Wichita State starts fast, routs UCA; UAPB rips Stephen F. Austin