Athletics http://kut.org en Speed Skater Jordan Malone Only Texan to Medal at Sochi http://kut.org/post/speed-skater-jordan-malone-only-texan-medal-sochi <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="683" scrolling="no" src="//instagram.com/p/ksszskONuR/embed/" width="585"></iframe></p><p><em>Speedskater Jordan Malone waves the Texas flag in Sochi. (Via Instagram)</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Four Texans represented</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Team USA&nbsp;</span><a href="http://kut.org/post/four-texas-athletes-representing-us-sochi-games" style="line-height: 1.5;">at the 2014 Winter Olympics</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in&nbsp;</span>Sochi<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, but only one athlete came back with a medal.</span></p><p>Denton native Jordan Malone clinched the silver in the speed skating&nbsp;5,000-meter relay along with teammates, J.R.&nbsp;Celski, Chris&nbsp;Creveling&nbsp;and Eduardo Alvarez on Friday. The team finished behind Russia.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:36:09 +0000 Maria Roque 9834 at http://kut.org Four Texas Athletes Representing U.S. in Sochi Games http://kut.org/post/four-texas-athletes-representing-us-sochi-games <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Winter Olympics kick off in&nbsp;the Russian city of </span>Sochi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> – and Texans will have four homegrown athletes to cheer for.</span></p><p>San Antonio's Justin Olsen and McKinney, Texas' Johnny Quinn are competing in two-man and four-man bobsled events. Houston's Jonathan Garcia is competing in the long track, 1000-meter&nbsp;speed skating&nbsp;event. And Denton, Texas' Jordan Malone Malone will race in speed skating's short track 500-meter and 1,500-meter competitions, and its 5,000-meter relay event.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 19:24:17 +0000 Kelly Krupa 9729 at http://kut.org Four Texas Athletes Representing U.S. in Sochi Games Austin ISD Names New Athletic Director http://kut.org/post/austin-isd-names-new-athletic-director <p>The Austin Independent School District has a new athletic director. Leal&nbsp;Anderson will oversee AISD sports programs that involve more than 14,000 students. Anderson says part of his mission is improving the academic success of students through the character development that happens in athletics.</p><p>"I think graduation will increase," Anderson said at a media availability Tuesday." I think the numbers of enrollment will also increase. We'll also have less students dropping out. Those are things that I think are really important, that will help. And that's what I look forward to doing."</p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 23:56:16 +0000 Lynn Romero 9718 at http://kut.org Austin ISD Names New Athletic Director Rehabilitating the Body & Mind with Trent Shelton http://kut.org/post/rehabilitating-body-mind-trent-shelton <p>On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Trent Shelton, a former NFL wide receiver.</p><p>Shelton&nbsp;enjoyed tremendous success as a professional football player for the <a href="http://www.colts.com">Indianapolis Colts</a>, <a href="http://www.redskins.com/index.html">Washington Redskins</a> and <a href="http://www.seahawks.com">Seattle Seahawks</a> before realizing his true calling as a motivational speaker and author.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">By utilizing his football platform,&nbsp;Shelton has been able to effectively help people condition both their minds and bodies, and to strengthen their personal relationships with Christ by overcoming the obstacles that life may bring. His online testimonials and inspiring twitter messages have evolved into a viral phenomenon garnering over 118,000 Twitter, 70,000 </span>Instagram<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and 575,000 Facebook followers.&nbsp;</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/122756758" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Sun, 01 Dec 2013 19:04:04 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 9293 at http://kut.org Rehabilitating the Body & Mind with Trent Shelton