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Our 11th annual Top 25 countdown: Is Sam the man? No. 9 Texas is counting on it

We’re 41 days away from the 2019 season opener, but it’s never too early to talk college football. We continue with our 11th annual countdown series of our preseason Top 25 as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s eventual CFP semifinalists ranked first, second, eighth and 13th in … Read More

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Snubbed by the Big 12, could Collin Johnson instead become UT’s first Biletnikoff awardee?

On Thursday, Texas senior Collin Johnson was placed on the preseason watch list for the Biletnikoff Award. Since the first Biletnikoff Award was awarded to college football’s best receiver in 1994, no Longhorn has been the recipient. Jordan Shipley was a finalist in 2009. In 13 games last season, the 6-6, 220-pound … Read More

The Dotted Line: Three questions facing Texas on the recruiting trail

The 2020 recruiting cycle is proving tricky for Texas despite its 10-win season in 2018 and consecutive No. 3 classes. The problem isn’t talent. Texas’ average recruit ranking is still among the nation’s elite. It’s quantity that is lacking for the program, … Read More

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‘I love the ring, but that’s last year’s team’: Texas turns the page after receiving Sugar Bowl rings

ARLINGTON — On Tuesday, Texas senior Jeffrey McCulloch wore two rings to the Big 12 media days. One of the linebacker’s rings was earned this past spring when he graduated with a degree in sports management and a minor in business. While eyeing McCulloch’s jewelry, teammate Malcolm Roach stated … Read More

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From Earl Thomas to Calvin Anderson: How do the Texas Longhorns rate in Madden NFL 20?

Who is the top Texas-produced talent in the NFL? According to the newest edition of the Madden video game series, the answer is Earl Thomas. The player ratings for Madden NFL 20 were released earlier this week. The highest-rated Longhorn was Thomas, who earned a 95 rating (on a scale of … Read More

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