Mood swing: After riding high, Longhorns now face plenty of scrutiny, questions

Two weeks ago, all was right in Charlie Strong’s world. His 11th-ranked Longhorns were looking good with a 2-0 record, which included an upset win over then-No. 10 Notre Dame. Strong did a whirlwind of national media interviews, the offense looked sensational with a freshman … Read More

Texas lineman Kent Perkins arrested on DWI charges

Texas starting offensive lineman Kent Perkins was arrested early Friday morning and charged with driving while intoxicated after he fell asleep in a restaurant drive-through and then crashed into a parking lot near campus. Perkins, 21, was booked into the Travis County Jail just before 5 a.m. after authorities found … Read More

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Regents approve an extension for Texas volleyball coach

Texas announced on Friday that its board of regents had approved a contract extension for volleyball coach Jerritt Elliott. The decision extends Elliott’s contract to a three-year deal that runs through the 2018 season. Elliott’s base salary was also boosted by $67,500, so he will make $367,500 for the 2016-17 … Read More

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NFL exec: Shane Buechele is the most underrated college QB

Freshman quarterback Shane Buechele has already impressed folks in the college ranks. After only three weeks as the Longhorns’ signal caller, he’s been named the Big 12 Conference’s Newcomer of the Week twice. Statesman columnists Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden have sung his praises as … Read More

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Texas regents approve pay raise for women’s basketball coach Karen Aston

A healthy boost in pay for Karen Aston, the women’s basketball coach at the University of Texas, was approved Friday by the UT System Board of Regents as expected. Aston’s annual guaranteed compensation rose $156,187, or 25 percent, to $777,500. Nonguaranteed pay, based on how well the team does, could … Read More

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Texas women’s basketball gets verbal from 6-7 Liberty Hill post

Karen Aston’s run of attracting some of the nation’s top basketball recruits continues. On Friday, Liberty Hill junior Sedona Prince’s mother, Tambra, informed the American-Statesman that her daughter will play for the University of Texas, starting with the 2018-19 season. The 6-7 post is ranked as the No. 9 overall player … Read More

Texas sub-sports notebook: Dalton paces Horns ahead of Kansas showdown

Texas survived an early volleyball scare from West Virginia on Tuesday, but the Longhorns eventually posted a 3-1 victory in their Big 12 opener. After dropping the opening set by a score of 26-24, Texas earned 28-26, 25-18 and 25-15 victories. Now comes No. 8 Kansas. Fifth-ranked Texas (9-2) hosts … Read More