Kevin Lyttle, Austin American-Statesman

Kevin Lyttle

Austin American-Statesman

Austin, TX, United States

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  • Austin American-Statesman
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  • Hookem.com

Recent articles by Kevin:

Round Rock Express attendance has dropped 50% this year. Here's why.

Crippled by a lingering pandemic and industry-wide problems with baseball attendance, the Express sold 305,742 tickets, a 49 percent plunge from 2019. → Read More

NASCAR's EchoPark Texas Grand Prix to return to Circuit of the Americas in March

NASCAR released its 2022 schedule Wednesday with 39 Cup races, including a full weekend March 25-27 at Circuit of the Americas. → Read More

Pick six: Here are the best nonconference college football matchups this season

Labor Day weekend alone gives us two juicy ranked matchups: No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 5 Georgia and No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 14 Miami. → Read More

Pick six: The best of the best, when it comes to college football's top defensive players

LSU's Derek Stingley Jr. had a huge freshman season, with six interceptions and 17 pass breakups. He's the latest in a long line of LSU DB standouts. → Read More

Pick six: Big Ten's Frost, Harbaugh are on some of the hottest of coaching hot seats

Michigan's Jim Harbaugh is 0-5 vs. Ohio State, 0-4 in bowls and hasn't won a Big Ten title. Nebraska's Scott Frost is 12-20 so far with the Huskers. → Read More

Pick six: These college football transfer players could pay immediate dividends

These college football transfer players could pay immediate dividends to their new teams including Arik Gilbert, Charlie Brewer and Ty Chandler. → Read More

Our 13th annual preseason Top 25: Time for No. 4 Ohio State to worry? Don't bet on it

Ohio State's roster includes 17 former five-star recruits. Only Alabama has more. And the Buckeyes have six of the top 50 NFL draft prospects. → Read More

Round Rock Express continue road-warrior status, upping winning percentage away from Dell Diamond

The Express just flattened Sacramento, going 5-1 in a six-game series to improve to 18-12, the second-highest road winning percentage in the league. → Read More

Our 13th annual preseason Top 25: No. 14 LSU took its lumps last year, ready for a revival

The NFL talent drain of 2020 (14 players) meant more playing time for young players. That sure showed in 2020. But now those players are experienced. → Read More

Our 13th annual preseason Top 25: No. 19 Coastal Carolina is here, ready or not

The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers finished ranked in the top 15 in all three major polls last season, and 20 of 22 starters are back for 2021. → Read More

Round Rock Express pitcher Ryder Ryan tabbed to U.S. Olympics baseball squad

The U.S. Olympic baseball roster for Tokyo consists of past MLB players, high-end prospects and minor leaguers who caught the eyes of USA Baseball. → Read More

Kyle Busch dominates NASCAR Xfinity race in Austin

NASCAR Cup Series superstar Kyle Busch overwhelms the field in the Xfinity race at Circuit of the Americas. → Read More

Todd Gilliland romps to win in Camping World Trucks Toyota Tundra 225

Gilliland had a 9-second victory in the Camping World Trucks Toyota Tundra 225, averaging 70.79 mph on a rain-soaked, 20-turn, 3.4-mile road course. → Read More

2021 Round Round Rock Express season preview: A look at the team's initial roster

The Round Rock Express kicks off the 2021 baseball season as an affiliate of the Texas Rangers. We take a look at the initial roster for the club. → Read More

Round Rock Express, Texas Rangers formalize 10-year agreement for affiliation

The Triple-A Round Rock Express will officially be the top minor league team for the Texas Rangers after inking a 10-year agreement. → Read More

Pick Six: A cross-your-fingers look at the 2020 college football season

This college football campaign will be like no other, stripped of many teams, pageantry and plenty of passion played out in sparsely filled, or empty, → Read More

PCL president: No minor league baseball without fans in stands

While Pacific Coast League President Branch Rickey remains hopeful for a 2020 season, he said Thursday there will be no minor league baseball without fans → Read More

Ho-hum: Jalen Hurts keeps Sooners' transfer train humming

Baker Mayfield ... Kyler Murray ... Jalen Hurts. Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was.Hurts demonstrated that Oklahoma's Heisman Trophy Quarterback → Read More

Pick Six: Our national college football preview, from the contenders to pretenders

Surveying the national college football landscape with a six pack of lists: National title favorites (According to consensus Vegas odds) Clemson (2.2-to-1): It’s splitting hairs trying to separate the Tigers and Tide, who’ve taken turns alternating titles the last four years. Give Clemson the edge because it’s a lot easier navigating the ACC than the … → Read More

Reid Ryan: Time with Round Rock Express 'pretty amazing ride'

ROUND ROCK — The Express have smacked the ball out of the park during a 20-year run in Round Rock. They've ranked top three in league home → Read More