No. 6 West Virginia 86, Texas 51: Blistering day leads to Shaka Smart’s biggest loss with Longhorns

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Matt Coleman leaned his shoulder on the wall, collected his thoughts and sighed. West Virginia’s pressing, harassing, annoying, terrific guards had zapped his spirit. “Tough one,” the Texas freshman said. “Got our ass kicked.” His teammates agreed. Junior Dylan Osetkowski looked … Read More

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At the buzzer: No. 6 West Virginia 86, Texas 51

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Texas coach Shaka Smart warned anyone who would listen. Heading into Saturday’s game against No. 6 West Virginia, Smart said, “They’re going to try to punk us.” That’s exactly what the Mountaineers did. Texas suffered through one of its worst … Read More

Texas athletics generates record-breaking $214.8 million during 2016-17 athletic year

Steve Patterson believed it was only a matter of time before Texas would cross a financial milestone unlike any other in college athletics. The former Texas athletic director said four years ago the Longhorns would one day rake in $200 million in revenues, and that … Read More

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Preview: Texas at No. 6 West Virginia

Texas at No. 6 West Virginia When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: WVU Coliseum (capacity 14,000) TV/Radio: CBS/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 8-7, however West Virginia has won the last three matchups. WVU guard Javon … Read More

Texas 67, No. 8 Texas Tech 58: Kerwin Roach makes sizzling return, hands Red Raiders an upset

Kerwin Roach II placed his injured left hand flat on the table around 8 a.m. Wednesday so the X-ray machine could get a clean look. The Texas guard had been playing through pain over the last month, so no need for surgery at this point. Read More

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At the buzzer: Texas 67, No. 8 Texas Tech 58

Texas guard Kerwin Roach Jr. wasn’t supposed to play Wednesday. He really wasn’t even expected back this week at all. That fractured left hand injury was supposed to sideline him another week. But Roach, who could barely dribble in the second half against Baylor, came roaring … Read More

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Longhorns add permanent AJ1 patch to their jerseys to honor Andrew Jones

The Texas basketball program will wear permanent “AJ1” patches on their jerseys to honor sophomore guard Andrew Jones. Players wore a different, temporary “AJ1” patch last week against TCU. That was only because the school wasn’t able to get something permanent done in time. RELATED: … Read More

Texas QB Shane Buechele to have torn hip muscle surgery on Thursday

Texas quarterback Shane Buechele will undergo surgery to repair a torn adductor (hip/abdominal) muscle injury sustained in the Texas Bowl, according to the university. The surgery is scheduled for Thursday. He will begin treatments and rehabilitation soon after. He is expected to be ready for the … Read More

Hiring of new Texas assistant Herb Hand sparks more questions for Tom Herman

Texas coach Tom Herman’s decision to hire Auburn assistant Herb Hand has created far more palace intrigue than he probably intended. On Wednesday, the university confirmed that Hand will be the Longhorns’ offensive line coach and co-offensive coordinator. The 27-year coaching veteran was on the road … Read More

Look out, Longhorns: No. 8 Texas Tech’s resurgence ‘isn’t a surprise for any of us here’

Texas Tech coach Chris Beard determined his team’s only advantage against mighty Kansas was culinary. “I don’t know if we have an edge on Kansas in anything,” Beard told Kansas reporters after Tech’s rather complete 85-73 win over the reigning 13-time Big 12 champions. “Maybe we … Read More

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Preview: Texas vs. No. 8 Texas Tech

Texas vs. No. 8 Texas Tech When: 7 p.m. Wednesday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: Longhorn Network/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 85-76, and the Longhorns have won six of the last eight. The … Read More

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Source: Texas coach Tom Herman will hire Auburn OL coach Herb Hand

Texas coach Tom Herman appears to have settled on hiring his new 10th assistant — Auburn offensive line coach Herb Hand. College football reporter Brett McMurphy tweeted on Tuesday that Hand would be hired by the Longhorns. A source later confirmed that Hand would be the … Read More

Late-game collapses cost Longhorns a shot at being in first place

Five games into Big 12 play, the average conference-wide margin of victory or defeat is a fraction under four points per game. That’s two baskets. One 3-pointer and a free throw. Or, two defensive stops. The margin for error is razor-thin for all … Read More

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Oklahoma State 65, Texas 64: Longhorns lose 12-point lead; ‘These are definitely winnable games’

STILLWATER, Okla. — There are good wins and good losses. There are bad wins, too, when teams play awful and still emerge victorious. Texas experienced a fourth category on Saturday against Oklahoma State — the bad loss. The Longhorns blew a 12-point lead, made only one bucket in the final … Read More

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At the buzzer: Oklahoma State 65, Texas 64

STILLWATER, Okla. — Oklahoma State’s Yankuba Sima scored on a putback with 6 seconds left, and Texas guard Jacob Young missed a last-gasp 3-point attempt as the Cowboys escaped with a 65-64 victory. It was a frustrating end to a difficult week. The basketball gods may have helped Texas escape … Read More

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Emotions aside, the season marches on as Texas heads to Oklahoma State

From the moment Shaka Smart arrived at Texas, he’s preached one major theme to his Longhorns: Do your job. Don’t worry about what this player is doing, what that opponent did or what the official called. Just do your job. All successful coaches and companies follow a similar thesis. If … Read More

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Texas officials announce family-approved donation website for Andrew Jones

Texas officials announced Friday the creation of an official, family-approved website for those looking to support Andrew Jones financially. All donations made will be given directly to the Jones family for medical and necessary family expenses, as allowed by the NCAA. The family wishes to maintain its … Read More

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Preview: Texas at Oklahoma State

Texas at Oklahoma State When: 4 p.m. Saturday Where: Gallagher-Iba Arena (capacity 13,611) TV/radio: ESPNews/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 49-42. The Longhorns were on a roll over the last two seasons, winning three of the last four games. This has long been a series … Read More

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Texas officials ditching football wristband policy, moving students together in 2018

The 2017 football season saw dips in student attendance sparked by a widely criticized wristband policy. Coach Tom Herman’s dream of a dynamic student section never came close to becoming reality. In 2018, things could be radically different. Texas officials are making wholesale changes to the student sections and student … Read More

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‘AJ1’: Texas men endure emotional roller-coaster day in support of teammate Andrew Jones

There’s no playbook for this. No manuals are given out at coaching schools that detail how coaches should handle players with a life-threatening illness. Texas coach Shaka Smart is now navigating his program, and by extension the UT fan base, through uncharted waters. Days of testing revealed that … Read More