The Dotted Line: The updated 2021 Fabulous 55 is dominated by offensive linemen, quarterbacks

High school football practices began Monday for Class 4A schools and below as the state attempts a return to normalcy despite COVID-19 health concerns. The offseason was unique for all parties. The high school prospects in the 2021 class weren’t allowed to take visits or attend camps. College … Read More

Texas interim president Jay Hartzell: ‘I remain optimistic that there will be football in the fall’

Interim Texas President Jay Hartzell has sat in all the meetings and heard other Big 12 presidents’ concerns about playing football and having athletics in the fall. His sprawling campus will already be half-empty this fall. About half of UT’s student body has opted for online-only classes. Still, Hartzell said … Read More

Texas’ Pierceson Coody won the Western Amateur by fixing his putting

CARMEL, Ind. — Pierceson Coody and his caddy walked down into the bunker knowing that the next chip shot would be tough. He led Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen by one stroke, but Neergaard-Petersen had worked back from two strokes down the previous hole. So, Coody said he’d be lying if some panic … Read More

Following others, Big 12 announces football teams will play only 10 games in 2020

Following the lead of other Power Five leagues, the Big 12 announced Monday night that its teams will play only 10 games this season — nine conference games and one non-conference matchup — because of the coronavirus. The Big 12 made the announcement after its board of directors, a group … Read More

In email to Texas season ticket holders, AD Chris Del Conte signals belt-tightening times ahead

In an email to season ticket holders late Sunday, Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte hinted at budget cuts, or at least a strong belt tightening, for Longhorns athletics in the coming year because of COVID-19. Citing “these challenging times,” Del Conte asked season ticket holders to consider leaving “all … Read More