Tom Herman is welcomed, bear-hugged by Texas high school football coaches

HOUSTON — When Charlie Strong got the Texas job in 2014, he got off to a rocky start with Texas high school coaches. Judging from his later recruiting efforts, he overcame whatever misconceptions people initially had. At this year’s statewide high school coaches convention, new … Read More

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Texas still waiting on Syracuse tight end graduate transfer Kendall Moore

HOUSTON — Perhaps it was merely unabashed optimism, but Texas offensive coordinator Tim Beck said Monday that “we’ve got a graduate transfer” at tight end. Texas coaches expect Kendall Moore, a graduate transfer from Syracuse, to enroll this summer. But it hasn’t happened officially yet, a … Read More

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Defensive coordinator Todd Orlando seeking out depth this August

HOUSTON — Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando and some friends ate dinner Sunday night at El Tiempo, a Houston restaurant that generated good food and good vibes for his old employer. “To sit there and think that we didn’t lose a game here, in this city. Read More

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With only 2 QBs, expect Tim Beck to watch Longhorns’ workload

HOUSTON — The Longhorns will start practice on July 31 but won’t start the season until Sept. 2 against Maryland. That’s a long time for quarterbacks Shane Buechele and Sam Ehlinger to throw a lot of footballs. A lot. Texas offensive coordinator Tim Beck … Read More

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Texas ex Jordan Spieth conquers The Open

Jordan Spieth’s done it again. He’s hooked another major championship.  The former Longhorn captured the third leg of his personal grand slam by winning The Open Championship on Sunday with stunning back nine that will leave golf fans talking for years to come. PHOTOS: … Read More

Egos aside, when could the Texas-Texas A&M rivalry realistically restart, anyway?

Texas coach Tom Herman said this week that he wants to play Texas A&M but added, “That’s well above my pay grade.” Is it? Longhorns and Aggies fans can turn up their noses and dismiss the rivalry’s renewal. But school officials in Austin … Read More

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Michigan, Alabama, Ole Miss all make Texas men’s hoops schedule

Michigan is coming to the Erwin Center, and Texas coach Shaka Smart will get a decidedly unwelcome reception when he returns to VCU this upcoming men’s basketball season. The Longhorns released the non-conference portion of the 2017-18 schedule on Thursday. The Big 12 half of the schedule … Read More

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Big 12 media days takeaway: Matt Rhule is off to a great start in Waco

FRISCO — A Big 12 media days takeaway from Tuesday: Tuesday was the first chance I had to hear new Baylor coach Matt Rhule. Suffice to say, it was quite impressive. Rhule never ducked any question, including those about Baylor’s troubles, and handled it all in an honest, straight-forward nature. Read More

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Where’s Malik? Top Texas linebacker back home, focusing on upcoming season

FRISCO — Texas coach Tom Herman was proud to bring Naashon Hughes, P.J. Locke III, Connor Williams and Michael Dickson to Big 12 media days. But there was a notable absence. Linebacker Malik Jefferson, long considered a face of the UT program, was back in … Read More

Tom Herman’s primary mission? Help struggling Texas escape its vortex of losing

FRISCO — Only three players inside the Texas locker room have ever been on a winning team. Defensive end Naashon Hughes, defensive back Antwuan Davis and kicker Mitchell Becker are all that remain from the Longhorns’ 8-5 squad of 2013, Mack Brown’s final team. Seventy-five … Read More

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Tom Herman: Yes, Texas should be playing Texas A&M

FRISCO — Let there be no doubt about Tom Herman’s stance on the most controversial issue of our time: The Longhorns should be playing the Aggies. The Texas coach admitted the political hot potato is “well above my pay grade.” But he wants to start … Read More

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Texas TE Reese Leitao will be suspended for 2 games

FRISCO — Texas freshman tight end Reese Leitao will be suspended for the first two games of the upcoming season after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor drug possession charge in May. Coach Tom Herman announced the suspension at the conclusion of his appearance at Big 12 … Read More

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Big 12 halftime rule change will not affect Longhorn band

FRISCO — In a bid to crack down on the length of games, the Big 12 will now enforce a strict 20-minute halftime policy, according to the league’s director of officiating. No more five-minute extensions for halftime at the school’s request, Walt Anderson said. Starting this … Read More

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Big 12 media days takeaway: Will Texas Tech’s defense save Kingsbury?

FRISCO — A Big 12 media days takeaway from Monday: Texas Tech’s Kliff Kingsbury wins the award for holding his tongue. After a reporter asked him point-blank about the Red Raiders’ porous defense (“Why can’t you get 10, 15 or 20 [players] who can hold your opponents to 30 points … Read More

Eight months later, the Kansas Jayhawks continue to relish their win over Texas

FRISCO — Texas coach Tom Herman will make his debut at Big 12 media days on Tuesday. Had things gone differently last November in Lawrence, Kan., he likely would be coaching at LSU, not Texas. Still to this day, it’s unfathomable to most Longhorns fans: … Read More

Attorney: Facts will clear D’Onta Foreman after Sunday’s arrest

Former Texas running back D’Onta Foreman was arrested early Sunday by university police and charged with having a small amount of marijuana and a handgun, according to police records. However, the Houston Texans rookie says that he told police about his legally-owned handgun before officers searched … Read More

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Former Texas RB D’Onta Foreman arrested early Sunday

Former Texas running back D’Onta Forman was taken into custody about 3 a.m. Sunday and charged with marijuana possession of two ounces or less and unlawful carrying of a weapon, according to jail records. MORE COVERAGE: Attorney: Facts will clear D’Onta Foreman after Sunday’s arrest … Read More

Big 12 media days start Monday, and there’s plenty to discuss

There’s actually quite a lot to discuss the next two days when Big 12 coaches, players and media converge for the league’s annual, two-day preseason gab fest. Before we begin, make sure everyone knows the change of address. After years at the Omni Hotel in Dallas, … Read More

Former Texas AD Steve Patterson joins NHL’s Arizona Coyotes as president, CEO

Steve Patterson’s next adventure involves requires a cool touch in one of the hottest cities in America — serving as the president and CEO of the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes. “It’s a new day dawning out here, a lot of excitement around where we’re headed,” Patterson said … Read More

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NCAA: No eligibility issues surrounding Texas freshman Mo Bamba

To end all speculation, an NCAA spokeswoman tweeted on Tuesday there are no eligibility issues surrounding Texas freshman Mohamed Bamba. Questions arose in late June after his brother posted a video on Facebook alleging that Bamba took improper benefits from Greer Love, … Read More