Let’s work. 🤘 #HookEm https://t.co/rSfXARX3dg— Texas Men's Basketball (@Texas Men's Basketball)1609780269.0
Texas basketball started the season in the Top 25, and have since climbed the rankings with Top 15 wins against UNC earlier in the year and Kansas on Saturday. With the Longhorns being 8-1, they trail only behind undefeated #2 Baylor for the top spot in the conference. The matchup between the two teams that were supposed to be played in December was postponed due to COVID complications on the Baylor side.
No. 8 Texas with a BIG UPSET over No. 3 Kansas 🤘 Courtney Ramey: 18 PTS, 4 REB Jericho Sims: 11 PTS, 12 REB https://t.co/wXyvSda4o6— Bleacher Report CBB (@Bleacher Report CBB)1609614743.0
The Longhorns have been led in points (13.8) and assists (4.7) this season by senior guard Matt Coleman III. Against Kansas Saturday, Coleman scored 13 points and had six assists and rebounds in 33 minutes of action.
Along with junior guard Courtney Ramey and freshmen forward Greg Brown, the trio has looked like one of the best cores in the conference. This has led to Head Coach Shaka Smart to have his best start in his six seasons with the program yet.
Texas football buried the lede. Texas basketball beats Kansas on the road by 25 and is headed for a top-5 ranking.— Burnt Orange Nation (@Burnt Orange Nation)1609614087.0
Texas will try to continue to roll when 2-5 Iowa State comes to town on Tuesday.
The Longhorns haven't lost a game since coming up short against #4 Villanova on Dec. 6. Iowa State has not won a game in conference yet this season. Tip-off for the game will be at 7 p.m. at the Frank Erwin Center.
It was announced Monday that the entirety of the March Madness Tournament, one of the largest venue producers for college athletics and the NCAA will be played in the state of Indiana with games being played primarily in Indianapolis, according to reports. If the Texas Longhorns can handle business down the stretch, fans should expect to see the team travel to the Hoosier state.
Breaking: The NCAA will hold the entire 2021 men's basketball tournament in Indiana, with most games taking place i… https://t.co/mxddTzp7F2— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter)1609777515.0
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Republic Square Park has turned into a Ford-themed fiesta for its Built to Connect pop-up experience, complete with test drives, off-roading and an inside look at the Tesla-rivaling electric vehicles that the motor vehicle company is planning to integrate over the next decade.
The outdoor driving event is free, open to the public and will stay in the park from now until Oct. 24, offering rides on Bronco Mountain, a 0-40 mph zip in the 2022 all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning and a chance to win an original Ford Bronco.
The event kicked off with a panel of speakers, including Austin Director of Transportation Rob Spillar, Ford General Manager Darren Palmer and engineering specialists discussing Ford's goals to make it so that 50% of the vehicles on the road are electric by 2030.
As an eco-conscious city, Spillar said that around 4,000 vehicles, or 22% of the Texas electric vehicle market, as well as over 15,000 plugins lie in Austin, meaning driving electric just got accessible.
"Austin, as you know, is a fast-growing modern city that is committed to protecting the long term health and viability of our communities and strategies that reduce greenhouse gases, mitigate the effects of climate change and improve the drone quality of life here in Central Texas for all of our residents," Spillar said.
And Ford's electric vehicles are putting up some steep competition for newly-Austin-based company Tesla. The new electric Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lighting offer amenities that used to be exclusive to Musk's brand, such as the BlueCruise self-driving network. The cars also boast a 300-mile range on a single charge, assisted reverse technology and access to the biggest charging network outside of the home.
Plus, Ford's got affordability on its side. The F-150 Lightning starts at $39,974 and the Mustang Mach-E starts at $42,895, while the cheapest Tesla model, the Model 3, starts at $41,990 and averages 262 miles on a single charge.
Speaking of price, the numbers on the electric vehicles may look like a little more than you'd like to pay for your transport, but Palmer promises it will pay off. In addition to a $7,500 tax credit you can earn for your sustainability, you'll never have to buy a pricey tank of gas again.
"Personally, I have not found one customer ever, who would go back to gas so that says something," Palmer said. "I realized, at $51,000, that car outruns every childhood hero car I ever had."
Texas buyers: take note. The Ford Lightning can power your house for three to 10 days, just in case the statewide power grid fails. You can take it glamping with you, so you don't have to leave the comfort of modern life behind, and in a pinch, Palmer said he's even seen a wedding party powered by the truck.
Ford is investing $30 billion into the U.S. market to meet demand by 2025 and the new electric truck already has over 150,000 reservations.
"I think they're going to take off much faster than you expect—they're going to be extremely, extremely popular next year," Palmer said. "With the incentives that are available today, this is starting to become more mainstream and viable for more and more families. We couldn't have done that before, we didn't have the technology, or the technology at that price."
The event is ongoing through next weekend from 12-9 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
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The Austin Police Department is searching for a man who is believed to be behind a series of robberies that is "sexual in nature and is escalating."
Three robbery cases that took place in North Austin within a 30-day period are being investigated by police, who report the victims all had similar descriptions for suspects in the case. The suspect is described as a 20-25-year-old Spanish-speaking Hispanic man, approximately 5'3, thin build, recently shaved with black hair. Police say he is known to typically wear athletic clothing and used a knife on each of the victims.
Here's a breakdown of the cases:
1. At 7:56 a.m. on Sept. 22 at the 1600 block of Rutland Drive, a woman was walking alone and returning from her child's school when a suspect walking by inappropriately touched her. The suspect then grabbed her by the arm, threatened her with a knife and demanded "her property."
2. At 8:10 a.m. on Oct. 11 at 1700 block of Colony Creek Drive, a woman was walking to her child's school when a man approached her with a knife and then demanded her personal items. The suspect then said he would return the items in return for sex.
3. At 11:03 a.m. on Oct. 13 at the 9300 block of Northgate Boulevard, a woman was with her child in the laundry room of an apartment complex when a man walked in performing a sexual act. The suspect demanded personal items from the victim, threatening to hurt the victim and take her child.
Police cautioned the public to walk without earbuds, stay alert and report suspicious activity to the police.
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