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No. 2 Kansas 79, Texas 67: Even in defeat, Jarrett Allen proves he’s a star

LAWRENCE, Kan. — There was a stretch in December when you really wondered if Texas freshman Jarrett Allen was worth the hype. Six points against Michigan. Four points against Long Beach State. Eleven points against Arkansas. Sure, Allen flashed an athletic move here and there. He’d … Read More

Texas women roll in Lubbock for 12th straight win

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Joyner Holmes scored 13 points and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds to lead the No. 12 Texas women to a 77-57 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday night for its 12th straight win. Texas extends its program-best Big 12 Conference start to 8-0. The Longhorns opened … Read More

Texas, wanting another wide receiver, has limited options for 2017 class

Texas wants a second wide receiver — Damion Miller is the only commitment in the 2017 class. Tom Herman is after a second, and maybe even a third, pledge before national signing day. Texas took a hit when Lancaster speedster Omar Manning reaffirmed his commitment to TCU and … Read More

New Texas strength coach Yancy McKnight stressing accountability

With offseason workouts getting underway, Texas strength coach Yancy McKnight has ignited an intriguing parlor game. Coach Tom Herman and McKnight divide the Longhorns into three groups — gold, green and “crimson” — based on each player’s work ethic, accountability and overall get-up-and-go. Each … Read More

Depth, team play have sparked 11-game streak for the Texas women

No one wearing burnt orange is claiming credit for the Texas women’s team’s 11-game winning streak. From Ariel Atkins’ team-high 25 points against Iowa State to Joyner Holmes’ 20 against Oklahoma, UT is winning with a wide cast of contributors. Six different players have been the leading scorer during the … Read More

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Top JUCO linebacker chooses Texas

The Longhorns’ 2017 recruiting class grew to 15 members when Dodge City C.C. linebacker Gary Johnson chose Texas over programs like Oregon and USC. The 6-foot-1 linebacker was once an Alabama commit, but an SEC rule made him an ineligible transfer. That ruling benefits Tom Herman, who lands a … Read More

Destination Texas, Part 7: Tom Herman constructs his H-Town Takeover

HOUSTON — While at Ohio State, Tom Herman learned a whole new language. Instead of using the word “should,” Urban Meyer taught him to use the word “will.” And heaven help the poor athletic staffer who utters the phrase, “That’s not my job.” … Read More

Texas’ Tom Herman, Tim Beck eye the 2018 quarterback class

Tom Herman and offensive coordinator Tim Beck are ready to ride with existing quarterbacks in 2017. Herman said he does not plan to add another quarterback in 2017, instead focusing on 2018 prospects around the nation. Texas has already extended three offers to quarterbacks in the 2018 class. Read More

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Tom Herman: Longhorns not expecting to add another QB for 2017

Texas coach Tom Herman said Friday he does not expect to bring in another quarterback prior to next season, opting to stick with Shane Buechele, Matthew Merrick and incoming freshman Sam Ehlinger. “We don’t have a lot of numbers,” Herman said during a radio interview on … Read More

Texas hosts second week of visits, including crown jewel K’Lavon Chaisson

Texas hosts its second of three important official visits starting Friday, a group that’s expected to include 10 players, five of which are already committed to the Longhorns. Texas didn’t add commitments after last week’s official visits, but Tom Herman’s program is in good shape with multiple targets planning to … Read More

Destination Texas, Part 6: Tom Herman learns about alignment from Urban Meyer

COLUMBUS, Ohio — If you’ve listened to Tom Herman since he arrived at Texas, you’ve probably heard the word “align” once or twice. The concept of alignment is simple. For Herman, it just means making sure that everyone associated with his football program has the same mission in mind. It’s … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas at No. 2 Kansas

Time: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Allen Fieldhouse (capacity 16,300) TV/Radio: CBS/104.9 FM The Horn Series history: Kansas leads the all-time series 27-8 in a series that dates back to Dec. 1938. The Jayhawks hold a 14-1 record in Lawrence and have won five straight. The last UT win was an 81-69 victory over Kansas … Read More

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Who would win the all-time matchup? Texas men versus Kansas

Texas fans are a loyal bunch, and we appreciate that. But I think all of us here can admit that the polls we’ve attached to these all-time matchup posts have been a little slanted. Nonetheless, we’ll give the all-time Longhorns the benefit of the doubt and call them undefeated heading to … Read More

‘I’m a Texas Longhorn.’ Defensive lineman Max Cummins pounces on UT’s offer

“I’m a Texas Longhorn.” In a recruiting world filled with gray, Max Cummins’ commitment came as a surprising case of black and white. It even caught Texas assistant coach Oscar Giles off guard. “Coach Giles came to my house Tuesday night and basically started selling me on the program. I … Read More

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Bohls: Texas’ Joyner Holmes does impersonations of superstars, good ones

Karen Aston’s had her eye on Joyner Holmes for more than a moment. Try eighth grade. “Yeah, I think that’s when she started looking at me,” Holmes said. Aston wasn’t the only one who had eyes for this gifted basketball player. And why not? That same year, didn’t Cedar Hill … Read More

The Dotted Line: Mike Craven recaps the week in Longhorns football recruiting

A lot can happen in a week. The Dotted Line is a weekly update on the state of Texas recruiting. 2017 overview: 14 commitments, ranked 31st nationally, 2nd in Big 12 The Longhorns are in the middle of three important weekends leading to national signing day on Feb. Read More

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Ricky Williams speaks about incident with police in Tyler

Update (11:57 p.m.): Tyler mayor Martin Heines spoke to the Tyler Morning Telegraph on Wednesday. He told the newspaper that he had spoken to Ricky Williams about the incident that occurred last week in Tyler. “We visited about the incident, and we came to the positive conclusion that he’s very welcome … Read More

Spring Westfield’s Daniel Young ready to join familiar faces at Texas

Tom Herman built a reputation recruiting Houston while coaching the Cougars to new heights. Now that he’s at Texas, Herman and his staff hope his reign in Houston doesn’t end just because his office has relocated to the capital city. One way to ensure consistency in a pipeline is continuity. Read More

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Fort Worth defensive lineman Max Cummins commits to Texas

All it took was an offer. Oscar Giles began his visit with 2017 defensive line prospect Max Cummins by letting him know a scholarship offer to Texas was available. By the time the in-home visit ended, Cummins was the 14th commit in Texas’ 2017 recruiting class. Read More