Bevo Beat

Men’s preview: Texas vs. Central Michigan

Texas vs. Central Michigan When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: Longhorn Network/104.9 The Horn About the series: First meeting About the Longhorns: New assistant coach Luke Yaklich has brought a renewed … Read More

Alamo Bowl notebook: Texas’ recruiting class ranked sixth as Tom Herman eyes early signing day

SAN ANTONIO — Hiring two new coordinators takes a backseat with the early signing period less than a week away. Texas coach Tom Herman made it clear Thursday that he’s focused on the search for new coordinators but also on “the first priority, which is recruiting.” … Read More

Texas’ Tom Herman relaxed on his coordinators searches: ‘When it happens, it happens’

SAN ANTONIO — Texas coach Tom Herman was blown away by Utah’s Kyle Whittingham’s unbelievable string of daily workouts. “We’re right around 4,000 days, give or take,” Whittingham said. An incredulous Herman whipped his head around, “Straight days?! That’s real?” Whittingham: … Read More

Texas athletics signs new 12-year, $96 million deal with Collegiate Licensing Company

Texas athletics is going back to a previous partner for a 12-year deal worth $96 million to have the Longhorns’ logo stamped on shirts, hats, coffee mugs and mouse pads. The UT System Board of Regents approved a new contract Monday with Collegiate Licensing Co. Read More

Texas, No. 11 Utah had higher aspirations, but both end up meeting in the Alamo Bowl

How does New Year’s Eve on the River Walk sound? If Texas and Utah officials are being honest, it’s not ideal. Both the Longhorns and the Utes had designs on ringing in 2020 in other places, like maybe Atlanta, Phoenix or anywhere they’re hosting … Read More

Texas 60, Texas A&M 50: Felt like old times as Longhorns glide past Aggies in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH — Texas A&M’s yell leaders wore their customary white suits, and the crowd hissed whenever “t.u.” did something they didn’t like. Those faint “Admission scandal!” taunts from A&M students — an obscure reference to the Texas men’s tennis team — were half-hearted at … Read More

Bevo Beat

Alamo heights: Texas headed to Alamo Bowl to face No. 11 Utah on New Year’s Eve

How does New Year’s Eve on the Riverwalk sound? Texas is headed to the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio after a 7-5 regular-season finish to face No. 11 Utah, the Pac-12 runner-up that went 11-2. The game is scheduled for Dec. 31 at the Alamodome. Read More

Don’t I know you?: Texas, Texas A&M meet in possible start to renewed basketball rivalry

Let enough time pass, and eventually rivals forget what the fuss was all about. Texas and Texas A&M used to have one of the best rivalries in college sports. Not anymore, though. Egos ruined everything, and now both sides engage in revisionist history. Read More

Bevo Beat

Men’s preview: Texas vs. Texas A&M

Texas vs. Texas A&M When: 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Dickies Arena, Fort Worth (capacity 13,300) TV/radio: ABC/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 137-86. The Longhorns won an exhibition on Oct. 25, … Read More

Texas 67, UAB 57: Andrew Jones helps Longhorns shoot down another pesky mid-major

These non-conference games against mid-major opponents on random Tuesdays in December have typically been the ones that give Texas the most trouble. UT-Arlington, Kent State, Radford, Virginia Commonwealth — that’s actually quite a long list — all strolled into the Erwin Center in recent seasons … Read More

Bevo Beat

Texas AD Chris Del Conte ‘clarifies’ post-game comments, says he’s not satisfied with 7-5

Texas President Gregory L. Fenves expressed no worries Tuesday about football coach Tom Herman and the direction of the program. Asked about all the changes Herman has made to his coaching staff, Fenves said, “I think they’re good changes, and I’m optimistic for the future.” … Read More

Moody Center groundbreaking ceremony a chance to celebrate Texas’ basketball future

Lot 70 on the Texas campus has never hosted a party quite like the one the university threw for itself Tuesday night. It was more like a send-off really, because within months “there’ll be a 60-foot hole in the ground.” Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte … Read More

Bevo Beat

Men’s preview: Texas vs. Alabama-Birmingham

Texas vs. Alabama-Birmingham When: 7 p.m. Tuesday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: Longhorn Network/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 1-0. The Longhorns won the only previous matchup 96-60 when … Read More

Bevo Beat

Longhorn Confidential: What comes next after Texas coach Tom Herman made key staff changes?

On this week’s Longhorn Confidential, American-Statesman staff writers Kirk Bohls, Cedric Golden and Brian Davis discuss all of the Texas coaching changes, what UT’s bowl prospects look like and who has the advantage in the Big 12 championship game. Read More

Texas coach Tom Herman fires Todd Orlando, demotes others as Longhorns chart new course

Every Texas coach gets one major chance to overhaul the coaching staff when things go south. It’s their one get-out-of-jail free card, so to speak. Tom Herman used his Sunday. The university announced major changes on the football staff, including the firing of defensive coordinator Todd … Read More

Sources: Texas coach Tom Herman fires defensive coordinator Todd Orlando as shake-up begins

Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando has been fired in what is the start of an expected staff shakeup with the Longhorns, multiple sources confirmed to the American-Statesman. Yahoo Sports was the first to report the news Sunday afternoon. A UT spokesman could not confirm the news, … Read More

Texas 73, McNeese State 71: Ramey closes it out as Horns avoid Southland stunner

This was not the week to play anyone from the Southland Conference. Stephen F. Austin, the so-called “little school from East Texas,” took down No. 1 Duke on Tuesday. Maybe that was all the motivation McNeese State needed Saturday at the Erwin Center. Read More

Bevo Beat

Men’s preview: Texas vs. McNeese State

Texas vs. McNeese State When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: Longhorn Network/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 2-0. The two teams last met on Dec. 19, 2002. Read More

Texas 49, Texas Tech 24: Seniors finish strong as Tom Herman believes ‘We’re going to be OK’

Piling up 610 yards against the second-worst defense in the Big 12 sure felt good considering how Texas struggled offensively throughout November. Bouncing back from a 14-point deficit and forcing two turnovers will have some rethinking whether coach Tom Herman should shake up his coaching staff … Read More

Texas vs. Texas Tech: Five key matchups to watch

Five key matchups in the Texas-Texas Tech game to keep your eye on Friday: Texas QB Sam Ehlinger vs. Texas Tech secondary This is a day when Ehlinger must carry the Longhorns to victory. The offensive ineffectiveness that’s plagued this unit the last two games must find … Read More