Texas officials ‘want to send a message’ by extending Shaka Smart’s contract

UPDATED 7:35 p.m.: The following story has been updated to include comments from Texas men’s coach Shaka Smart and athletic director Mike Perrin. Texas Chancellor Bill McRaven and President Gregory L. Fenves were both sitting in the front row in Oklahoma City last March. They had an excellent view … Read More

1 vs. 2 — Texas opens volleyball season against Nebraska in NCAA title match re-do

This volleyball season opens the way the last one ended, with Texas and Nebraska battling it out for the nation’s top spot and with questions looming around Longhorns star Chiaka Ogbogu. Afforded little time to identify whatever shortcomings they may have — which, for Texas, includes … Read More

Breaking down Texas’ 2016 schedule: Notre Dame

To open a pivotal third season, Charlie Strong’s Texas Longhorns face three opponents who won 10 or more games a year ago, including one CFP semifinalist. And that’s just in the first five games. In a near perfect world, Texas would take two out of three games against Notre Dame, … Read More

Breaking down Texas’ 2016 schedule: UTEP

To open a pivotal third season, Charlie Strong’s Texas Longhorns face three opponents who won 10 or more games a year ago, including one CFP semifinalist. And that’s just in the first five games. In a near perfect world, Texas would take two out of three games against Notre Dame, … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas’ Malik Jefferson is coming on strong, but don’t rush him

Malik Jefferson’s always been in a rush. He got here in a hurry, arriving on Texas’ campus in January of his senior year at Mesquite Poteet as the nation’s No. 4 recruit. He made a quick impact, making a name for himself in his first college game with nine tackles … Read More

Breaking down Texas’ 2016 schedule: At Cal

To open a pivotal third season, Charlie Strong’s Texas Longhorns face three opponents who won 10 or more games a year ago, including one CFP semifinalist. And that’s just in the first five games. In a near perfect world, Texas would take two out of three games against Notre Dame, … Read More

Big O hopes to make big difference for Charlie Strong’s football program

Six months ago, Octavious Bishop stood in front of donors at the University of Texas Club and told a humbling story of his high school football recruitment. Raised by a single mother in the slums of north Houston, the future All-Big 12 offensive tackle made do without a land line … Read More

Texas countdown to football: 5 Longhorns not from Texas to remember

The football season is approaching fast, and Texas fans are getting excited. Counting today, there are 11 days until the start of the football season. To help celebrate, we’re counting down five things every day until the start of the season. Some people aren’t raised in Texas. No one is perfect. And … Read More

Texas’ Sheroid Evans — cornerback, fashion designer — is all stitched up for sixth season

To date, Sheroid Evans’ career as a football player has been mostly defined by needles. The kind of needles used to stitch together sweet gear, like the acid wash biker jacket the textile and apparel major considers the crown jewel of his self-made clothing collection. And also the kind of … Read More

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