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Who is the most irreplaceable Longhorn next football season?

CBS Sports released its list of the 17 most irreplaceable college football players next season, and a Longhorn is on the list. Junior linebacker Malik Jefferson falls in at No. 9 on reporter Ben Kercheval’s list. This shouldn’t be a big surprise for those who follow the Longhorns, … Read More

Men's Basketball

Texas basketball enters ESPN’s ‘way-too-early-rankings’

The NBA Draft deadline has passed, the 2017 recruiting cycle is nearly done and the only thing remains is watching the transfer market smooth out over the summer. College basketball rosters are nearly complete. In the Big 12, some of the biggest stars who could return, have returned.  And new … Read More


Top opponents for Texas in 2017, No. 100: Iowa State LB Joel Lanning

The countdown to kickoff is on. Over the next 100 days before Texas takes on Maryland, we’re counting down the 100 best players the Longhorns will face in 2017. This series is all about impressing your friends at pregame tailgates and watch parties, so grab a notepad and buckle up. Read More


On Second Thought Ep 58: Texas ex Emmanuel Acho on CTE, 2017 Longhorns season

In Episode 58 of “On Second Thought” podcast, former Texas linebacker Emmanuel Acho gives his predicted win total for the 2017 Longhorns and assesses brain-injury problem in football. Also, Ced Golden and Kirk Bohls weigh pros and cons of Tom Herman’s pending decision on tight end recruit Reese Leitao and … Read More

Men's Basketball

Texas to play Ole Miss in Big 12/SEC Challenge in January 2018

The Big 12/SEC Challenge schedule was released Thursday, and Texas is hosting Mississippi on Jan. 27, 2018 as part of the challenge. NEWS: #Horns host @OleMissMBB in #Big12/SEC Challenge @ErwinCenter on Jan. 27. #SaveTheDate #HookEm — Texas … Read More

Daily Longhorn football history: Sleepwalking deaths and the birth of Bevo, the first 25 years

The Texas football program dates back to 1893. Each day, we look at a little piece of Longhorn history. We’re starting by looking at each Longhorn football season.  Texas football from 1893-1916 The University of Texas began playing football in 1893. The Longhorns didn’t have an official head coach back … Read More


Class of 2017: Destination Texas — Nacogdoches’ Josh Thompson

RECENT HISTORY: CORNERBACKS Texas’ top CBs The Longhorns’ top-performing cornerbacks and freshmen CBs over the past four years: 2013: The top corner — Quandre Diggs, 58 tackles, 4 TFL, 2.5 sacks, 10 pass breakups; top freshman — Bryson Echols, 11 tackles 2014: The top corner — Quandre Diggs, 73 tackles, 5 TFL, 2 … Read More


Turati falls in singles competition at NCAA Championships

Bianca Turati, a Texas freshman tennis player, lost to No. 23 Josie Kuhlman of Florida 6-1, 6-0 in the singles round of 64 at the NCAA Championships in Athens, Ga. Wednesday night. “Tonight, Bianca was definitely at the mercy of a player who was at the very top of her … Read More


Scott and Ito advance to second round of NCAA Championships

Two out of three Texas men’s tennis players advanced to the second round of the NCAA Championships singles draw on Wednesday in Athens, Ga. Harrison Scott, ranked 36th, defeated No. 90 Razvan Grigorescu of Omaha 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (4). No. 55 Yuya Ito advanced with a 6-3, 6-4 win over … Read More


Class of 2017 yearbook: Nacogdoches cornerback Josh Thompson

CLASS OF 2017: JOSH THOMPSON Nacogdoches, cornerback (5-11, 192) HOW DID HE GET HERE? Late May of 2016 brought a stream of offers — in one four-day span he was offered by Houston, Texas Tech, TCU, Kansas State, Kansas State, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma State. He committed to TCU in … Read More


LOOK: Jordan Spieth tees it up at the Colonial Pro-Am with an exquisitely-dressed Bill Murray

For the second year in a row, Jordan Spieth and Bill Murray made for a striking pair during the Colonial Pro-Am at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational in Fort Worth. Spieth, who is the defending champion at the tournament, will hope for repeat success after sharing 18 holes with Murray. Read More


Major Applewhite throws some shade at Tom Herman

One of the unwritten rules of being a college football head coach is that one must have a deep playbook of dad jokes. Former Texas quarterback Major Applewhite appears to be getting along just fine in that regard at Houston, and his latest punchline took a jab at his former … Read More


UT hires company to upgrade ‘Godzillatron’ this summer

The University of Texas has picked ANC Sports Enterprises LLC to renovate and operate the massive video display at the south end zone of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, also known as the “Godzillatron.” As part of the $4.5 million project, Purchase, N.Y.-based ANC will work with Mitsubishi Electric to … Read More


Bohls: It’s a ‘huge gamble’ for Fenves, Herman to let Reese Leitao join team

Kirk Bohls released this week’s nine things and one crazy prediction. A couple were dedicated to the Longhorns. Here are Kirk’s takes on those items: On the impending decision to let 2017 signee Reese Leitao enroll at Texas: (Greg) Fenves and Longhorns football coach Tom Herman are weighing … Read More


Florida 4-star linebacker Amari Gainer to decide Friday, lists Texas in final four

It is established Tom Herman doesn’t mind roaming outside of Texas to find talent. The 2018 class consists of eight members and half of those prospects play prep football in a different state. One of them – Justin Watkins – resides in … Read More


Sophia Schubert named WGCA Honorable Mention All-American

Texas women’s golfer Sophia Schubert earned honorable mention All-America honors, the Women’s Golf Coaches Association announced on Tuesday. The junior finished her season with a 72.49 stroke average and was Texas’ low player seven times. She finished in the top-20 11 times and took her first win at the Lady … Read More


Longhorn great Raymond Clayborn joins New England Patriots Hall of Fame

With 36 interceptions in 13 seasons a New England Patriot, retired Pro Bowl defensive back and Longhorn great Raymond Clayborn will join the Patriots’ team Hall of Fame this year. Drafted in 1977 with the 16th pick, Clayborn made three Pro Bowls, three All-Pro teams and … Read More


Jermichael Finley details neck injury and concussions that ended his career, and how he recovered

Former Longhorn tight end Jermichael Finley posted a harrowing account of his scary neck injury in 2013, as well as his five concussions he suffered during his career, and how he overcame those issues in a recent posting on the Players’ Tribune.  Finley recounts the hit … Read More


Former Texas receiver Daje Johnson heading to Canada to further career

Former Texas kickoff wiz, and local product, Daje Johnson is continuing his football career with the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League, he announced Tuesday. I'm Thankful For It. GrindMode 🙏🏾 — Daje' Johnson (@BL4CKM4KO) May 23, 2017 … Read More


Kacy Clemens accompanies Texas hurlers onto All-Big 12 baseball team

With its postseason tournament set to begin this week, the Big 12 honored regular-season work on Tuesday. Texas pitchers Morgan Cooper and Nolan Kingham have joined senior first baseman Kacy Clemens on the 2017 All-Big 12 baseball team. Cooper and Kingham were first-team honorees while Clemens … Read More