Big 12 media days begin, again, with no Texas quarterback in sight

Mack Brown always embraced symbolism with the game’s most important position. It just didn’t always work out. In July 2010, the former Texas coach brought sophomore Garrett Gilbert to Big 12 media days. The quarterback’s only real experience had been stepping in for the injured Colt McCoy against Alabama … Read More

Our 10th annual Top 25 countdown: As far as No. 14 Stanford’s concerned, all you need is Love

Sure, it’s July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our annual countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s eventual CFP semifinalists were ranked Nos. 1, 5, 8 and 14 on our 2017 list. Our … Read More

Twenty-five years later, is Texas still a ‘shining light’ for Title IX, women’s college athletics?

Monday is the 25th anniversary of one of the most significant events in women’s college athletics history — the settlement of a Title IX lawsuit in which the University of Texas agreed to add three women’s programs. The settlement, signed late at night on July 16, 1993 by the lonely … Read More

Bevo Beat

After splitting its cross-country program, Texas hires an ex-Olympian to coach its women

Texas track and field coach Edrick Floréal announced on Friday that ex-Olympian PattiSue Plumer has been tabbed to coach UT’s women’s cross-country team and distance runners. Plumer has been the cross-country and track and field coach at California’s Gunn High School since 2013. Texas has not yet announced who will lead … Read More