Jonathan Tjarks

Newsdesk contributor

An award-winning freelance writer who has worked with the Dallas Morning News, the Austin American Statesman and Talking Points Memo, Jonathan Tjarks wanted to be an NBA player growing up. But he stopped growing at 6'5, so he became a writer instead.


BlogPoll Top 25: LSU Slips After Honey Badger's Departure

The loss of the Honey Badger has the Tigers dropping in SB Nation's latest BlogPoll.

LSU Vs. North Texas: Philip Rivers Younger Brother Named Tigers Backup QB

The redshirt freshman beat out Penn State transfer Anthony Bolden in the competition to backup Zach Mettenberger.

Texans Training Camp Update: Whitney Mercilus 'Better Than I Thought,' Says Gary Kubiak

One of the stars of the Houston Texans first preseason game was first-round pick Whitney Mercilus, who had 3 tackles and 1.5 sacks in his first taste of NFL action. Mercilus, taken with the No. 26...

Houston Astros Acquire Tyler Greene From Cardinals

Houston gave up a player to be named later to acquire the utility infielder from St. Louis on Thursday.

2012 PGA Championship Leaderboard: Matt Dobyns In Last Place

The top of the PGA leaderboard has come out strong on Thursday, with 18 players currently under par and Joost Luiten of the Netherlands in first place at -6. However, former Texas golfer Matt...

2012 PGA Tournament: South Carolina Weather Could Be Issue

In what could be a taste of long and wet weekend, Tuesday practice rounds for the 2012 PGA Championship were cut short by a downpour of rain. With the tournament being held on Kiawah Island in...

Brian Cushing Misses Practice After Late-Night Hospital Visit

The Houston Texans got a scare late Tuesday night, as star LB Brian Cushing was rushed to the hospital due to flu-like symptoms. The fourth-year pro missed Wednesday's morning practice, but it's...

NCAA Football Rankings 2012: LSU No. 1 In Coaches Poll

The Tigers and the Crimson Tide once again start the 2012 season ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the country.

Duane Brown Injury: Left Tackle Injures Leg At Practice On Wednesday

The Houston Texans got a bit of a scare on Wednesday, as starting left tackle Duane Brown suffered a lower leg injury in practice: Gary Kubiak on OT Duane Brown's left lower leg injury: "He got...

Luke Joeckel, Four LSU Players Named NFP Preseason All-Americans

Five SEC schools had players named to the National Football Post's Preseason All-American Team. Four -- LSU, Alabama, Georgia and Florida -- you could have guessed, but newcomer Texas A&M has a...

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