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Ex-Longhorn Chris Warren III to enter the NFL Draft instead of transferring

If Chris Warren III plays football this fall, it will be on the professional level. On Friday, the NFL released a list of players who had been granted special eligibility for the NFL Draft. Texas fans should have expected to see offensive lineman Connor Williams, linebacker Malik … Read More

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This week in NFL mock drafts: Another orange-wearing team is a fit for Connor Williams

Welcome to the off-season, which is also mock draft season. With the NFL Draft upcoming, Texas will have no shortage of professional prospects. Offensive lineman Connor Williams, linebacker Malik Jefferson, punter Michael Dickson, running back Chris Warren III and defensive backs DeShon Elliott and Holton Hill all entered the draft … Read More

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Senior Bowl to give Texas’ Poona Ford a second showcase ahead of NFL Draft

During what will be a busy off-season, Texas senior Poona Ford has added a trip to Mobile, Ala., to his itinerary. Ford, a six-foot, 305-pound defensive tackle, will participate in the 2018 Senior Bowl. When Ford makes his appearance at Ladd-Peebles Stadium on Jan. 27, he will become the 67th Longhorn … Read More

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Texas adds two local recruits to soccer team’s roster

Two years ago, Cameron Brooks helped end Carlee Allen’s soccer season. In the future, both players will attempt to extend UT’s postseason runs. On Wednesday, Texas announced the signings of Brooks and Allen. Brooks is a defender from Cedar Ridge High, while Allen is a Lake Travis-raised midfielder. In 2016, … Read More

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Ahead of season’s first pitch, Texas appears in another preseason poll

While icy weather hogged the Austin-area headlines on Tuesday, the preseason prospects for Texas’ baseball team heated up. UT has been ranked 21st in D1Baseball.com’s preseason poll. Last week, Texas checked in at No. 23 in the initial release of the Perfect Game/Rawlings rankings. The D1Baseball poll, … Read More

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Former Longhorn to join UTEP’s football team after winning JUCO award

El Paso will be the next stop on ex-Texas quarterback Kai Locksley’s journey. Locksley gave a verbal commitment to UTEP on Monday. Locksley spent the past season at Iowa Western Community College. He is rated by 247Sports as a three-star prospect and the fourth-best dual-threat quarterback on the JUCO circuit. Read More

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Former Longhorn to join UTEP’s football team after winning JUCO award

El Paso will be the next stop on ex-Texas quarterback Kai Locksley’s journey. Locksley gave a verbal commitment to UTEP on Monday. Locksley spent the past season at Iowa Western Community College. He is rated by 247Sports as a three-star prospect and the fourth-best dual-threat quarterback on the JUCO circuit. Read More

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Lombardi Award lists Texas’ DeShon Elliott as a candidate for its 2017 award

As he prepares for the NFL Draft, Texas safety DeShon Elliott has a chance to add another highlight to his junior year. Elliott has been named a candidate for the 2017 Lombardi Award. In a press release issued by Texas, the Lombardi Award was described as a position-less honor that … Read More

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Tied to Texas gig, Noel Mazzone to rejoin his old boss at Arizona

Noel Mazzone has called an audible on Texas. According to multiple reports, Mazzone will be the new offensive coordinator at Arizona. The Austin American-Statesman and other media outlets reported last week that Mazzone was set to join Texas as a quality control coach. Read More

Texas’ Chiaka Ogbogu to begin her professional career in Italy

An All-American from Texas will next play volleyball in Italy. Texas senior Chiaka Ogbogu announced on Sunday that she will continue her volleyball career with Il Bisonte Firenze, a professional team in Italy. According to Ogbogu, the Florence-based club plays in the top league in Italy. The club’s roster features Daly … Read More

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Walk-on quarterback Josh Covey leaves Texas to compete for playing time at Stephen F. Austin

The player who handled the final snap of Texas’ 2017 football season will not be around when the Longhorns kick off their 2018 campaign. Walk-on quarterback Josh Covey has transferred to Stephen F. Austin, a FCS-level program in Nacogdoches. Rob Davies, who coached Covey at East View High in Georgetown, … Read More

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Texas to add an ex-Aggie coordinator to its coaching staff

Thanks to an ex-Aggie and a temporary promotion, Texas has tinkered with its coaching staff. Anwar Richardson of Orangebloods.com reported on Friday that Texas expects to employ veteran offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone as a quality control coach. Richardson also tweeted that Bryan Carrington, the team’s assistant director of player personnel, … Read More

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Former Texas assistant coach to coach receivers at Stanford

Another ex-Longhorn is heading to Stanford. Stanford announced on Thursday that it had hired Bobby Kennedy to be its wide receivers coach. Kennedy spent the past four seasons at Iowa, and he recently agreed to be an offensive assistant at SMU. He will instead inherit a Stanford receiving corps that … Read More

Texas to help open Texas Tech’s track facility as indoor season resumes

This weekend, Texas will return to the track and the field. Texas’ track and field program will send the bulk of its athletes to Texas Tech’s Corky Classic on Saturday. For Texas, the indoor season technically began at last month’s Clemson Opener. Only eight Longhorns were sent to that competition, … Read More

Following redshirt season, libero Olivia Zelon leaves Texas’ volleyball program

Texas officially has one fewer candidate to replace Cat McCoy. Texas confirmed on Thursday that freshman libero Olivia Zelon has left the volleyball program. Zelon, who hails from Santa Monica, Calif., did not play during her one and only year at Texas. A member of UT’s top-rated … Read More

Longhorns join a trio of Big 12 rivals in the Perfect Game/Rawlings preseason poll

According to one poll, Texas will start this baseball season exactly where it finished its last campaign. Texas was ranked 23rd in the Perfect Game/Rawlings preseason poll, which was unveiled on Wednesday. UT closed out last year in the 23rd slot in the same publication’s season-ending ranking. Read More

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Texas to welcome Charles Omenihu back to its defense in 2018

The last play of Charles Omenihu’s junior year — a fumble-forcing sack in the Texas Bowl — won’t be his last as a Longhorn. Omenihu announced on Tuesday that he will return to the Longhorns for his senior season. A defensive end, Omenihu had toyed with the idea of entering … Read More

With SMU, Texas State and others in town, Texas to open its new tennis center

This weekend, the Texas men’s tennis team will host the Longhorn Invitational at the Weller Indoor Tennis Center. Then the Longhorns will move into their new home. The grand opening for the Texas Tennis Center has been scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 21. The men, who are ranked … Read More

Texas hurler Nolan Kingham crowned as organizations name preseason All-Americans

Already an ace, Texas junior pitcher Nolan Kingham is now viewed as an All-American. Kingham has been placed on the third team of the Perfect Game/Rawlings Preseason All-American team, which was revealed on Tuesday. Kingham, a 6-3 right-hander from Las Vegas, had previously received a third-team nod on Collegiate Baseball’s … Read More

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Ex-Texas standout Malik Jefferson to be represented by rapper Lil Wayne’s agency

Drake and Nicki Minaj have produced hits for Lil Wayne in the music studio. Former Texas linebacker Malik Jefferson will look to do the same on the football field. Jefferson will be represented by Young Money APAA Sports and Entertainment, Forbes reported this week. On its website, … Read More