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Texas F Jarrett Allen named Big 12 newcomer of the week

Texas freshman Jarrett Allen was named the Big 12’s newcomer of the week after two strong performances against No. 6 Baylor and No. 2 Kansas. Allen averaged 19.5 points and 14.5 rebound for the Longhorns, who lost both games. Still, Allen’s performance … Read More

Despite 7-12 record, Longhorns still feeling upbeat about progress

Spend any time around the Texas basketball team, and it becomes obvious this doesn’t seem like a group that’s given up despite five straight losses. Granted, when it’s all said and done, this is likely to be a crummy season strictly from a win-loss perspective. Read More

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Men’s preview: Oklahoma vs. Texas

Time: 8 p.m. Monday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/Radio: ESPN/104.9 FM The Horn Series history: The Sooners have a 53-36 lead in the all-time series. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, OU is 21-17 in Austin. The Sooners have also won six of the last eight meetings. About the Longhorns: G Andrew … Read More

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

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At The Buzzer: No. 2 Kansas 79, Texas 67

LAWRENCE, Kan. — It takes borderline perfection to beat Kansas inside Allen Fieldhouse, a place where the Jayhawks have won 12 consecutive Big 12 titles and 49 straight games. Texas freshman Jarrett Allen enjoyed his best game in burnt orange, but collectively the Longhorns struggled at … 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

Freshmen in The Phog: Texas’ Jarrett Allen faces Kansas’ Josh Jackson

Josh Jackson may come to eventually appreciate his NBA-mandated, year-long internship at Kansas. The Jayhawks’ 6-8 freshman who was labeled the nation’s No. 1 recruit in 2016 is learning that none of this comes easy. Coach Bill Self didn’t earn 12 consecutive Big 12 championships by … 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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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

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

No. 6 Baylor 74, Texas 64: Motley goes wild for career-high 32 points

WACO — It’s too bad Shaka Smart’s young Longhorns couldn’t sneak into Baylor’s post-game press conference at the Ferrell Center. It would have done them some good to hear Johnathan Motley preach. Motley simply went wild Tuesday night, setting new career highs with 32 … Read More

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At The Buzzer: No. 6 Baylor 74, Texas 64

WACO — The Longhorns had been in every Big 12 game thus far, with several being decided on one or two possessions. Not Tuesday night against sixth-ranked Baylor, though. The Longhorns’ big men found themselves in foul trouble all night long and the Bears ran away … Read More

Destination Texas, Part 5: Winning in ‘Siberia,’ knocking off the Longhorns for Tom Herman

AMES, Iowa — Last April, Tom Herman told a crowd of University of Houston business students he was “proud to say I didn’t make over $40,000 a year until I was 32 years old.” After spending six years at the FCS level and then two more at … Read More

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Texas AD Mike Perrin: Casey Horny committed to UT culture

Texas athletic director Mike Perrin said Tuesday he reviewed Casey Horny’s background to make sure the former Baylor staffer who once supported Art Briles was “in total alignment” with the culture at UT. Football coach Tom Herman hired Horny last week as a quality control coach … Read More

Destination Texas, Part 4: With his offense and Mensa card, Tom Herman fit right in at Rice

HOUSTON — Tom Herman followed former Texas State coach David Bailiff to Rice in 2007, and there was a clear directive for the Owls’ new offensive coordinator. “When we took the Rice job, I told Tom, ‘You need to pay your Mensa dues and get your … Read More

‘Hook ’em, baby’: Point guard Matt Coleman commits to Texas

Shaka Smart’s been watching Matt Coleman for years. As the Virginia native rose from an unknown eighth grader to the 31st-best recruit in the nation, Smart saw it all. Smart believed that Coleman would some day become Virginia Commonwealth’s point guard of the future. Literally hours after Smart got the … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas at No. 6 Baylor

Time: 6 p.m. Tuesday Where: Ferrell Center (capacity 10,284) TV/Radio: ESPN2/104.9 FM The Horn Series history: Texas leads the all-time series 162-86 series, which dates back to the 1905-06 season. The two teams split two games last season, and then Baylor eliminated Texas in the Big 12 tournament 75-61 on March 10, 2016. About the … Read More

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Horns up: Shaka Smart lands standout point guard Matt Coleman

Texas coach Shaka Smart just landed his own T.J. Ford. Oak Hill Academy’s Matt Coleman, considered the eighth-best point guard prospect in the nation, announced on Monday that he’s committing to Texas over Duke. The 6-foot-1 prospect from Virginia fills an immediate need for Smart … Read More

No. 10 West Virginia 74, Texas 72: Horns lose another nail-biting seesaw battle

For weeks now, Kerwin Roach Jr. has been hopeful that Texas could “get over that hump.” The Longhorns believe they’re close. Of the team’s nine previous losses, four were determined by three points or fewer. Make it five after Saturday’s 74-72 loss to 10th-ranked … Read More

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Texas confirms enrollment of 3 members of 2017 recruiting class

Texas officials confirmed Saturday that three members of the 2017 recruiting class are now on campus and ready to begin classes next week. Quarterback Sam Ehlinger of Westlake tweeted out a photo of his new locker inside the locker room on Friday with the word “Official.” … Read More