Dream big, Texas: Here’s how the No. 7 Longhorns could make the College Football Playoff

Texas defensive tackle Chris Nelson figured it didn’t make much sense flying all the way back home to Florida during the off week. “I’m having more fun here than when I go back home,” Nelson said. “The thing is, nothing changes back home. It’s still … Read More

Back at Gregory Gym, No. 8 Texas returns to dominating ways in Big 12 play

The jerseys looked different for Texas on Saturday afternoon. The result didn’t. Junior Micaya White’s seventh double-double of the season and a career-best effort from senior Yaazie Bedart-Ghani guided Texas to a 25-13, 25-18, 25-21 sweep of Texas Tech. Wearing gray jerseys with pink lettering for their “Volley for a … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas basketball, throw Gregory Gym a non-conference bone

Bring hoops back to Gregory Gym. We’re not talking about the four-on-four pickup games across the hall, but something along the lines of the NCAA variety witnessed by the estimated 1,000-plus that braved the weather to watch  the campus squads Wednesday night in the Texas Tip-off. Our grandparents remember when … Read More

Brian Davis

American-Statesman Staff

Eyes on Texas: No Maryland? Then no problems on the 2019 schedule, right?

Texas coach Tom Herman hates to look beyond next week. So let’s skip ahead to next year. The Longhorns’ 2019 schedule was finalized on Thursday by the Big 12 office. A cursory check reveals there are no Maryland Terrapins in sight, so things are already looking … Read More

The Dotted Line: Examining the recruiting classes around the Big 12

Tom Herman and his Longhorns bested Oklahoma and Lincoln Riley on the recruiting trail in the 2018 cycle and at The Cotton Bowl in the Red River Showdown in October. The two programs will battle for the crown of best recruiting class in the Big 12 for the 2019 class. Read More

Texas’ notable number: The resurgence of the Horns’ pass rush — and the number 9

Every week this fall, we’re looking at a specific number that’s tied to Texas football. This week’s notable number is 9 — the number worn by junior receiver Collin Johnson, who has caught a touchdown in each of his last four games. Texas has allowed nine passing … Read More