SAN ANGELO — For some unexplainable reason, mythical sports figures seem to emerge from San Angelo, an oil and agricultural hub in the Concho Valley about three hours west of Austin. For example, Jim Morris was an area school teacher who became the oldest rookie in baseball at age 35. Read More
Texas swimmers definitely have left their burnt-orange imprint on the Olympic rings. Consider what unfolded at the 2000 Games in Sydney, Australia. One third of the U.S. men’s team, including divers, were from UT. Or how about 2004? That’s when seven swimmers with Longhorn ties made the U.S. team. The … Read More
For much of next week, Madisyn Cox will be under water at Omaha’s CenturyLink Center, the site of the 2016 Olympic swimming trials. But she’d prefer to be under the radar, too. Way under. It’s not that the Texas junior fears the pressure of the biggest stage this side of … Read More
Charlie Strong gets it. He really does. The sense of urgency. The desperate need for improvement. Fans’ distaste for back-to-back losing seasons. The inevitable outcry for blood if there’s a third. The Texas football coach has a solid grasp on all that and doesn’t dodge the fact that the school’s … Read More
Texas benefited from the chaos at Baylor on Wednesday when four-star receiver Devin Duvernay, the top recruit in the Bears’ 2016 class, switched his commitment to Texas. Duvernay, of Sachse, told ESPN he chose the Longhorns in part because new offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert “is the missing piece to help … Read More
Charlie Strong may have stripped Shawn Watson of his offensive play-calling duties after last year’s loss to Notre Dame, but Watson wasn’t the only Texas coach Strong was unhappy with. Strong said Wednesday that he was upset with himself for overemphasizing the game’s importance to his players, who … Read More
Last week, Texas coach Shaka Smart got the chance to coach Jarrett Allen at the U18 national team training camp in Colorado Springs, Colo. Smart, the head coach of the squad, said he marveled at the ease with which the 6-10 Allen ran the floor along … Read More
For the better part of a year, St. Stephens forward Jarrett Allen had Texas fans on edge with his college decision. Shaka Smart felt the same way. “Yes,” Smart said Wednesday. “That would be an understatement.” Addressing the local media for the first … Read More
The way it sounds, Charlie Strong is beginning to sour on satellite camps after Texas attracted minimal interest from top recruits at camps in the Houston and Dallas areas last week. Suggesting the NCAA should revisit rules and possibly limit the number of camps that can be offered, Strong said on Wednesday he believes prospects are overworking their bodies … Read More
Texas coach Shaka Smart said the decision to reshuffle his men’s basketball staff this spring boiled down to wanting to hold onto Jai Lucas, whom Smart kept away from TCU by promoting him to an assistant coaching role. “He’s got a real connection to this program, the players … Read More
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