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Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas men — the Hustling Horns — haven’t checked out of NIT just yet

They had to start somewhere. Yeah,  I know there several truckloads of Longhorns basketball fans who were looking down their noses during Sunday’s second-round NIT game against Xavier with some side eye mixed in. Here’s a news flash: The season may have ended for a checked-out fan base outside of … Read More

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Texas baseball blasts its way to even series with TCU

The Texas baseball team tied the series with TCU at a game apiece with a 13-1 win in Fort Worth on Saturday night. The No. 9 Longhorns (17-9, 3-2 Big 12) hit four extra-base hits on the night—two doubles, a triple and a home run. Zach Zubia, robbed of a … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Johnny “Lam” Jones was much more than just a Texas legend

The legend of Lam Jones will always live forever in the hearts of Texas football fans and Americans who enjoy good old-fashioned speed on a track or football field. But sports were only part of his story. John Wesley Jones II — the man behind the nickname — was laid … Read More

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At the buzzer: Texas 78, Xavier 76 (OT)

The 3,000 or so Texas fans that turned out for the second-round NIT game against Xavier came to send a message. Don’t give up on these Longhorns just yet. A raucous atmosphere inside the cavernous Erwin Center helped fuel the home team on to … Read More

‘It’s a pitchers’ field for sure’: Hitting homers at McCombs Field a tall task for Texas and its guests

Ahead of the 2018 softball season, a new advertisement appeared by the outfield scoreboard at McCombs Field. The Taco Shack target promised free tacos — at least a coupon for one — should a Longhorn hit a home run off the large sign. Alas, McCombs Field patrons have gone home hungry most … Read More

Season ends for up-and-down Texas in NCAA loss to Indiana

EUGENE, Ore. — In the corner of the Texas locker room, Charli Collier reflected on a season that ended way too early and a future that should include a return to glory. There was no joy for a team that most would say underachieved this year. Whether it came … Read More

The Dotted Line: Troy Omeire, Xavion Alford remain top targets for Texas in 2020 class

Texas signed arguably the country’s best wide receivers class in the 2019 cycle with prospects like five-star Bru McCoy and Gatorade national player of the year Jake Smith. It was a four-man group — five if Jordan Whittington moves back outside during … Read More

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TCU scores three in bottom of the ninth to down Texas baseball

Kamron Fields and the Texas baseball team had a bottom of the ninth to forget as TCU topped the Longhorns 3-2 in Fort Worth on Friday night. Johnny Rizer hit an RBI single to score pinch runner Brad Czerniejewski to end the game. Rizer also had the top play on … Read More

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