Texas sports notebook: Patrick Mathis is asked to boost the top of the lineup

On April 18, Patrick Mathis found a surprise atop Texas’ batting order: Himself. In the season-long search for a leadoff hitter, Texas coach David Pierce inserted Mathis into his lineup’s first slot ahead of a 2-0 win over Texas State. The junior outfielder had some of the intangibles … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Is Texas in danger of missing the NCAA tournament?

The Texas softball team hit its lowest point of the season on Sunday when Iowa State picked up a 4-2 victory — the Cyclones’ first ever series win over the Longhorns and just the third single-game victory in 52 meetings. A series loss to Iowa State is the equivalent of losing to … Read More

Commitment 101: Ron Tatum, defensive end

Texas’ assault on Oklahoma’s recruiting outlook for 2018 continued Wednesday when four-star defensive end Ron Tatum chose the Longhorns and Tom Herman over Bob Stoops and the Sooners. Tatum is the No. 122-ranked national prospect and the No. 5 ranked strong-side defensive end in the nation, per 247Sports. The Putnam … Read More

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REPORT: Texas men’s basketball offer Austin-area standout

A year after landing Round Rock product and St. Stephen’s standout, Jarrett Allen, Texas men’s basketball has offered a scholarship to local, Statesman All-Central Texas team member Brock Cunningham confirmed Statesman reporter Thomas Jones.  Cunningham is a member of the the 2018 class, which Texas currently has no commitments. According to … Read More

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SOCIAL REACTION: Texas taking talented recruits away from the state of Oklahoma

For decades, the best college football players playing for teams in the state of Oklahoma happened to be originally from Texas. But this offseason Texas is starting to get a little payback for Oklahoma Sooners nailing down the likes of Texas native Adrian Peterson and others in the past. For … Read More

ESPN lays off reporters, but no changes expected at Longhorn Network

In a broad cost-cutting move that shocked the sports industry, ESPN laid off many of its on-air personalities on Wednesday, including a reporter who covered the Longhorns. However, UT officials indicated there has been no change with the university’s relationship with ESPN, and it’s unlikely the … Read More

Class of 2017: Giving up, going home not an option for Jamari Chisholm

MIAMI, Okla. — There are three different ways to get from Valdosta, Ga., on the state’s southern border, to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M. You can go through Mississippi, Alabama or Tennessee. It’s mostly boring interstate from end to end. Jamari Chisholm doesn’t remember which route that cramped … Read More