Texas’ notable number: Third-down conversions — and the number 18

Every week this fall, we’re looking at a number related to Texas football. Today’s notable number is 18. Eighteen is the number worn on the jerseys of quarterback Tyrone Swoopes and safety Kevin Vaccaro. Eighteen is the amount of points that Swoopes, Chris Warren III and D’Onta Foreman have each … Read More

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Whys of Texas: Charlie Strong’s bond with Vance Bedford makes demotion impossible

Chances are Charlie Strong’s message was crystal clear the last two weeks. “That’s the best thing about Coach Strong,” defensive coordinator Vance Bedford said, “he’s always blunt and straight to the point.” Texas’ defensive play has been under the microscope since the 50-43 loss … Read More

Former Texas RB Cedric Benson sued for Rottweiler attack

Former University of Texas standout running back Cedric Benson has been sued by a woman who says she and a dog she was walking in Northwest Austin were attacked by Benson’s two Rottweilers on July 18. According to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Travis County, Lynn … Read More

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How about Texas-Texas A&M in front of 200,000? Texas Motor Speedway president says it’s doable

What would it take to revive the Texas-Texas A&M rivalry? The question has been pondered ever since the Aggies bolted for the SEC, and it seemingly gets brought up every couple of weeks. Unfortunately, none of the suggested ideas for bringing the game back have gained much … Read More

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CBS: 12 Texas sophomores near top at their positions for 2019 NFL Draft

The future is bright for the Texas defense, at least according to CBS Sports. The network’s NFLDraftScout.com recently put out a list of prospects by position for the 2019 NFL Draft, and there were several Longhorns included — most of them on the defensive side of the ball. Click the … Read More

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Hey, Longhorns: the Austinite Pilz now comes in burnt-orange cans

Check it out, Texas fans. Strange Land Brewery’s Austinite Pilz now comes in burnt orange cans, a nod to the city’s beloved Longhorns. The beer debuted in red cans this summer, but the brewery’s co-founders, Adam Blumenshein and Tim Klatt, decided to give it a new look for fall. Because what’s … Read More

Texas sub-sports notebook: Freshmen step into volleyball’s spotlight

In volleyball, there appears to be only two contenders for the Big 12’s freshman of the year award. On Monday, the conference announced that Texas’ Micaya White and West Virginia’s Payton Caffrey had split the weekly honor given by the conference to its top freshman. White and Caffrey are the … Read More

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5-star forward Brian Bowen narrows list of schools, includes Texas

Brian Bowen, a 5-star prospect from the 2017 recruiting class, included Texas when he narrowed his list of potential schools to six on Wednesday. 🏀Final6️⃣💪🏽 pic.twitter.com/UNLvXGURRv — Brian Bowen (@20tugs) September 29, 2016 Bowen is a 6-foot-7, 185-pound forward who … Read More

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Date and time set for Texas Tip-Off at Gregory Gym

College basketball is almost here. Texas announced Wednesday that it will host the Texas Tip-Off at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 inside Gregory Gym. Admission to the intrasquad scrimmage is free, but tickets must be claimed in advance via the athletic department website. The event will give fans a … Read More