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.


Jeneba Tarmoh Still Upset About 100 Meter Dead Heat

It's only been a few weeks since former Texas A&M sprinter Jeneba Tarmoh was at the center of the sports world, when she was supposed to race against training partner Allyson Felix in a tie-breaker...

Christine Michael On Doak Walker Watch List

With Ryan Tannehill and Jeff Fuller now in the NFL, Texas A&M will need a strong ground game to stay competitive in their first season in the SEC. The good thing is they have one of the most highly...

NBA Las Vegas Summer League 2012: Rookies Impress So Far

While the three first round picks the Houston Rockets made in the 2012 draft -- UConn SG Jeremy Lamb, Iowa State PF Royce White and Kentucky PF Terrence Jones -- have mostly been discussed in terms...

Jeremy Lin: 'Honestly, I Would Have Preferred New York'

In a revealing interview with, the newest Houston Rocket opened up about the free agent process and gave several interesting quotes: "Honestly, I preferred New York," Lin says. "But my main...

NBA Las Vegas Summer League 2012: Rockets Face Chicago Bulls

The Houston Rockets summer league team, stacked with first round picks, tries to move their record to 4-1 when they face the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday afternoon. Houston, which has three players...

NBA Free Agency 2012: Omer Asik Offer Sheet Pending Jeremy Lin Decision

While the Dwight Howard talk has suffocated everything else revolving around the Houston Rockets, the team is still involved in a delicate process with restricted free agents Jeremy Lin and Omer...

Houston CB DJ Hayden On Jim Thorpe Watch List

With the college football universe beginning to warm up now that the season is less than two months away, the preseason watch lists for all the major awards are starting to be announced. Saturday...

Preseason All-Sec Teams: Six Aggies Make The Cut

While there isn't too much optimism about Texas A&M's fate in their first year under a new coach and in a new conference, if the pre-season All-SEC teams are any indication, the Aggies aren't...

NBA Rumors: Nets Want 'Resolution' On Howard Deal By Wednesday

The Houston Rockets pursuit of Dwight Howard and/or Andrew Bynum is conditional on any deal between Howard's initial choice (the Brooklyn Nets) and the Orlando Magic falling apart. The good news...

Kyle Lowry Trade: Toronto Raptors Pick Has Top 3 Protections

When it was announced that the Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors had developed an "innovative" series of protections for the first-round pick Toronto sent to Houston as a part of the Kyle Lowry...

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