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Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: The end of the Kevin Durant-Russell Westbrook marriage in OKC?

A loss to the defending champs in tonight’s Game 7 could signal the end of Kevin Durant’s partnership with Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City. They proved to the doubters during the regular season that they could indeed co-exist and make great things happen in OKC.  Russ made All-NBA first … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: KU has virtually no voice in football-centric expansion debate

Conference expansion is the main course in this week’s Big 12 meetings in the Irving. So what’s on the menu? Oklahoma president David L. Boren will surely have plenty to say (doesn’t he always)? Everyone will have a take on the viability of a conference title game. And if we’re … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Cougar High? More like hi, Cougars — Houston deserves a Big 12 glance

Times have changed. And schools have, too. Same goes for conferences, some of which need change. Say goodbye to the old-school Houston Cougars, the one-time commuter school, play in dingy-Astrodome school, the one-step-ahead-of-a-junior college school. Oh, they had a Heisman Trophy winner in Andre Ware at the helm of the … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Top sprinter Morolake Akinosun is a Texas treasure

Morolake Akinosun is the most famous athlete on the Texas campus. Or should be. She’s not the quarterback for Charlie Strong’s football team. Or Isaiah Taylor’s successor at point guard. She’s not Big 12 tennis player of the year Breaunna Addison. She’s all of that and more. The vivacious, 22-year-old … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Augie Garrido knows the score and it’s not in his favor

As the Texas Longhorns limp into the Big 12 Tournament with only two wins in their last 11 games, the winningest head coach in the sport’s history is about to come face-to-face with his coaching mortality. Augie Garrido knows the score. And it’s not in his favor. It’s time. His … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Addison, Goldhoff are pacing Texas’ unlikely sweet tennis teams

The Texas men’s and women’s tennis programs approached the 2016 season with expectations you’d consider modest at best. And modest might be too ambitious. Men’s coach Michael Center was all but starting from scratch, having lost five of his top six players. And Howard Joffe, the first-year women’s coach, couldn’t … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas’ up-tempo offense had better start with the running backs

The Longhorns are going to run plays in quick time this fall. The quarterback? Who knows? It could be senior Tyrone Swoopes, who is more likable by the fan base as a short-yardage option off the bench. Could be Jerrod Heard, who slipped into mediocrity after debuting with a VY-like … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: For the Texas defense, it’s about getting stops, not breathers

While the Texas offense has been preaching tempo, tempo, tempo, the defense has been going, line up, line up, line up. While the offense has gotten most of the run this spring, the defense also has had to make some adjustments. It’s one thing to run a play every 10 … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Shane Buechele shows he’s the guy

Shane Buechele passed the test. And that’s whatever test you want to use to evaluate Texas’ freshman quarterback. The eyeball test. Hitting receivers in stride. The statistical measuring stick with 22 completions for 299 yards, two touchdowns and no picks. His body language. His arm strength. His poise. Hell, his … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: What’s scarier for Texas — no playbook or no quarterback?

Jerrod Heard will be fine. Just thought I’d place a little piece of hope on your heart since we’re still five months from a meaningful football game. That’s plenty of time to heal and get ready for the Irish, Texas fan. Offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert got hit with his first … Read More