Neal’s difficult freshman season set her up for success at Texas

Two weeks ago, Amy Neal’s volleyball career came full circle at the service line. The Texas senior dusted off and began using the jump topspin serve she had boxed away her freshman year when she lost all confidence in her game. “I got super … Read More

Texas vs. Texas Tech: The Eyes of Texas will be upon whom?

On Thursday against Texas Tech, the eyes of Texas will be upon … PATRICK MAHOMES, QB The last time Texas saw Mahomes, he could hardly stand after getting rocked by cornerback Quandre Diggs. Mahomes did not return to last year’s game, a 34-13 Texas win on Nov. 1, 2014. But … Read More

Texas vs. Texas Tech: Four questions facing the Longhorns

Four questions facing Texas against Texas Tech: 1. Will Chris Warren run for 100 yards? For UT to win, he should plan on it. Yes, Warren, a freshman, hasn’t had more than 26 yards in a game, but he has two things going for him — … Read More

Sure, Texas vs. Texas A&M in hoops is fine; but why not football again?

This is Diplomacy 101. It took basketball tournament organizers in the Bahamas to pull off what level-headed administrators here in Texas can’t seem to do — get the Longhorns and Aggies back together again. Tournament organizers didn’t bother asking the schools about the politics. Texas and Texas A&M both agreed … Read More

Take Five: Q&A with a Texas Tech beat writer

Each week of the season, the American-Statesman will interview the beat writer of Texas’ opponent. This week, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal’s Don Williams — @AJ_DonWilliams — offers insight on Thursday’s Texas-Texas Tech matchup: The belief was Tech’s defense would improve under new coordinator David Gibbs. Why hasn’t that happened? They’re … Read More

Preview: Texas vs. No. 25 Texas A&M

What: Battle 4 Atlantis tournament (Paradise Islands, Bahamas) Where: Imperial Arena (capacity 3,900) Time: 6 p.m. Wednesday TV/Radio: AXS/104.9 The Horn. In Austin, AXS-TV can be found on the following channels: AT&T U-Verse (Ch. 1106), DirecTV (Ch. 340), DISH (Ch. 167), Grande (Ch. 880), GVTC (Ch. 580), Suddenlink (Ch. 219 and … Read More

With a chip on his shoulder, Williams looks to lead Longhorns

A stepladder may be needed to see it, but 6-foot, 5-inch Connor Williams says there’s a chip on his shoulder. His is a classic case of being overlooked in recruiting, dismissed as a three-star prospect at Coppell and glossed over in mentions of Texas’ best gets … Read More

Bevo Beat

Texas to keep football season ticket prices same for next 2 years

In an email sent Tuesday to Texas football season ticket holders, interim athletic director Mike Perrin announced that ticket increases and donation requirements implemented for the 2015 season will remain in place for 2016 and 2017. Keeping prices flat for two consecutive years will be received favorably by some. But … Read More

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Texas’ 2016 football schedule is complete

Texas’ 2016 football schedule is complete. The Longhorns will open conference play Oct. 1 at Oklahoma State, according to a scheduled released by the Big 12 on Tuesday. The following week, Texas will face Oklahoma in Dallas, so conference play could get off to a tricky start for the Longhorns. From … Read More