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Battling leukemia, Texas guard Andrew Jones believes ‘I’m going to be back soon’

Battling the toughest opponent of his life, Texas guard Andrew Jones sounded upbeat and motivated late Tuesday in his first interview since being diagnosed with leukemia in early January. Asked specifically about his recent Twitter video of dancing and brushing his teeth, … Read More

Clearing the purple haze: Texas once again faces Kansas State after big Oklahoma win

There’s an odd level of symmetry to Texas’ schedule here in the back half of February. On Feb. 3, Texas hosted Oklahoma in one of the biggest home games of the season. ESPN brought the bright lights of “College GameDay” to the Erwin Center. The Sooners … Read More

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Preview: Texas at Kansas State

Texas at Kansas State When: 8 p.m. Wednesday Where: Bramlage Coliseum (capacity 12,528) TV/Radio: ESPNU/104.9 The Horn About the series: Kansas State leads the all-time series 20-15. The Longhorns had arguably their worst performance of the season in a lethargic … Read More

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Texas spring game on April 21 going under the lights, kickoff at 6:30 p.m.

Texas is going under the lights for its annual spring game. The school announced Tuesday the annual Orange-White game that caps spring practice will begin at 6:30 p.m. on April 21 at Royal-Memorial Stadium. It’s the first time the spring game has been held at night … Read More

Texas 77, No. 23 Oklahoma 66: Fighting for NCAA survival, Longhorns sweep Red River rivals

NORMAN, Okla. — Texas fans were living it up earlier this month during a big win over Oklahoma. Baker Mayfield wanted to return the favor. The Lake Travis High School graduate was introduced to the OU faithful during a timeout Saturday and hoisted his Heisman Trophy. Read More

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At the buzzer: Texas 77, No. 23 Oklahoma 66

NORMAN, Okla. — In a battle of two desperate teams, the Longhorns stabilized themselves at the Sooners’ expense. Texas captured a much-needed 77-66 victory over its Red River rival on Saturday at the Lloyd Noble Center. It stopped the Longhorns’ three-game losing streak and bolstered their … Read More

In volatile Big 12, can the Texas men rebound in the Red River rivalry rematch?

The Big 12 standings are packed so tight, the Longhorns could still finish anywhere from third to 10th by the time March arrives. These next two weeks will be volatile. Texas has five regular-season games left, starting with Saturday’s matchup at 23rd-ranked Oklahoma. The Horns … Read More

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Preview: Texas at No. 23 Oklahoma

Texas at No. 23 Oklahoma When: 11 a.m. Saturday Where: Lloyd Noble Center (capacity 11,562) TV/Radio: ESPN/104.9 The Horn About the series: Oklahoma leads 54-38. The Longhorns won the previous matchup on Feb. 3 on what became a huge day … Read More

Baylor 74, Texas 73 (2OT): After third straight loss, Longhorns keep their frustrations within

Normally after all home games, Texas players come to the post-game interview room after meeting with coach Shaka Smart. Not Monday, though. Not after a 74-73 double-overtime loss to Baylor. “Our guys are upstairs hashing some things out,” Smart said. “It’s going to … Read More

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At the buzzer: Baylor 74, Texas 73 (2OT)

A season with promise and potential is spiraling out of control. The Longhorns are now in free-fall after Monday’s 74-73 double-overtime loss at the Erwin Center. Baylor was the culprit this time, getting 26 points from Terry Maston — including 12 in the two extra … Read More

Sliding downhill: Once a solid NCAA Tournament hopeful, Texas now headed backward

Mo Bamba’s time at Texas is finite. The talented freshman and sure-fire NBA first-round draft pick wants to experience everything college basketball offers. That includes a trip to the NCAA Tournament. After last week’s bad loss to Kansas State, Bamba knew his group needed to pick … Read More

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Preview: Texas vs. Baylor

Texas vs. Baylor When: 8 p.m. Monday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/Radio: ESPN/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 162-89. The Bears have won five straight and seven of the last night games. Baylor’s most … Read More

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Preview: Texas at TCU

Texas vs. TCU When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Schollmaier Arena (capacity 6,800) TV/Radio: ESPNU/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 108-65. The last matchup on Jan. 10 may forever be seared into UT fans’ memories. Earlier … Read More

Kansas State 67, Texas 64: Flat, uninspired play leads to home loss; ‘It’s disappointing to say the least’

There was an odd moment after the final horn Wednesday at the Erwin Center. For maybe 10-15 seconds, thousands were silent. There was no noise coming from the loudspeakers. The public address announcer said nothing, not even the final score. The only ambient noise was … Read More

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At the buzzer: Kansas State 67, Texas 64

NCAA Tournament teams don’t lose games like this. Not in February. Not when every game starts to take on increased importance. Coming off a thrilling upset win over Oklahoma, Texas turned in a clunker on Wednesday against Kansas State. At home, no less. Read More

Getting defensive: Texas loads up on the defensive line, secondary in nation’s No. 3-ranked class

Tuesday was a not-so-subtle reminder of how much defensive talent has left Texas. Linebacker Malik Jefferson, safety DeShon Elliott and cornerback Holton Hill all were invited to next month’s NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. Amazingly, defensive tackle Poona Ford got snubbed, but he’s a senior … Read More

Texas is poised to close 2018 recruiting class with a flurry (and possibly leapfrog to No. 1 overall)

Twitter briefly suspended the official Texas football account late Monday. But the Longhorns were back up and running on social media by Tuesday morning. Good thing, too. #RevolUTion18 could morph into college football’s biggest story on national signing day. The Longhorns signed … Read More

In search for motivational messages, Texas’ Shaka Smart is learning from Alabama’s Nick Saban

Texas men’s coach Shaka Smart gets inspiration from another coach, but it’s not anyone affiliated with college basketball. He’s a devout student of all things Nick Saban. Smart watches Saban’s press conferences and consumes anything that details the Alabama football coach’s thought process. When thinking about … Read More

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Preview: Texas vs. Kansas State

Texas vs. Kansas State When: 7 p.m. Wednesday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/Radio: Longhorn Network/104.9 The Horn About the series: Kansas State leads the all-time series 19-15. Under coach Shaka Smart, the Longhorns won four straight and then got … Read More

Our 8th annual Signing Day Q&A: Carthage’s Keaontay Ingram sees brighter days ahead

CARTHAGE — Keaontay Ingram’s hometown is quintessential Texas. The main road through Carthage takes you past the high school, the police station and straight to the town square. The locals used to have a movie theater that operated on the weekends. It’s been converted into … Read More