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Targeted by Texas, LSU QB Brandon Harris transferring to North Carolina

Texas coach Tom Herman made a hard recruiting charge after LSU quarterback Brandon Harris. But the graduate transfer announced on Sunday he’s headed to North Carolina. Harris, who will be eligible for the upcoming season, announced his decision Sunday on Facebook. “Obviously, it has … Read More

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Splash down!: Longhorns cruise to 13th NCAA swimming national title

For the third straight year, every Longhorn goes into the pool to celebrate yet another national title. The Texas men’s swimming and diving team captured its 13th overall team title and third consecutive crown at the NCAA championships on Saturday in Indianapolis. With the win, … Read More

Texas RB Chris Warren one of several players injured during Saturday’s scrimmage

Texas running back Chris Warren III’s knee injury last October opened the door for D’Onta Foreman to run wild and gallop off with the Doak Walker Award. With Foreman now preparing for the NFL draft, Warren figures to be UT’s leading ballcarrier under first-year coach Tom Herman. Read More

As Texas’ new defensive coordinator, Todd Orlando welcomes this rebuilding challenge

Had Todd Orlando followed his originally intended path, he might be somewhere sweating out market corrections, weighing political risks and managing client expectations. Such is the life of a financial advisor. Instead, the Pittsburgh native got enamored with coaching and helping young people and never looked … Read More

Texas lineman Patrick Vahe eager to start again: ‘I’m on a different road right now’

Nobody ever said anything publicly about it, but it was obvious Texas guard Patrick Vahe landed in the doghouse last season. From hulking to sulking, the 325-pound sophomore started the first seven games and then mysteriously got benched against Baylor, Texas Tech and West Virginia. Read More

Front and center: Derek Warehime’s the latest to try to solve Texas’ puzzling line

Let’s hope new offensive line coach Derek Warehime fully understands the job he’s inherited at Texas. “Guys work their entire life to have the job that I have,” Warehime said. “And I know that. So I wake up every morning kind of pinching myself to make … Read More

Jarrett Allen: ‘I am testing the waters with this decision’ to go into the NBA draft

Jarrett Allen doesn’t sound like someone who wants to leave Texas. But the analytical deep thinker probably can’t see himself passing up a major payday, either. The 6-foot-11 freshman confirmed Tuesday he will put his name into the upcoming NBA draft but will not sign with … Read More

As pads come on, Longhorns hoping to show Tom Herman some toughness

If Tom Herman truly is stripping down these Longhorns and rebuilding from scratch, he needs to find an answer to one pivotal question. Is this a physical football team or not? “Is that a physical team? No. Are they willing to be? Yes,” Herman … Read More

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Third-string QB Matthew Merrick leaving Longhorns to focus on academics

Third-string quarterback Matthew Merrick, a player unlikely to see meaningful playing time, has decided to leave the program and focus on his academics, Texas officials announced on Tuesday. In a statement, Merrick said he had a “great talk” with offensive coordinator Tim Beck, who was supportive … Read More

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Report: Texas F Jarrett Allen will enter NBA draft but not hire an agent

Texas freshman Jarrett Allen will enter the NBA draft but will not sign with an agent, thereby preserving his amateur status should he decide to return, according to CBS Sports. A Texas spokesman could not confirm the report as of Tuesday afternoon. This decision wouldn’t … Read More

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Mike Morrell resumes full-time role as Texas assistant coach

Texas coach Shaka Smart wasted no time filling the vacancy on his coaching staff by moving trusted lieutenant Mike Morrell back into a full-time assistant role. Morrell, who came to Texas from Virginia Commonwealth with Smart, was an assistant coach during Smart’s first season with the … Read More

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Shaka Smart shakes up coaching staff, dismisses assistant David Cason

Texas men’s coach Shaka Smart announced Thursday that assistant David Cason would not be retained, the first move in a potentially long offseason after a disappointing 11-22 campaign. Smart was not made available to the American-Statesman for an interview. In a statement, Smart offered no specific … Read More

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One more shot?: Former Texas QB David Ash medically cleared to play football again

In a stunning change of direction, Texas officials announced Thursday that former quarterback David Ash has been medically cleared to play football again and will participate in UT’s pro timing day on March 28. No other information was distributed by UT, and a team spokesman said … Read More

Hollis Gainey: Texas sprinter part of world-record 440, 880 relay teams in 1957

As one of the fastest sprinters in Texas history, Hollis Gainey blazed quite a trail through Austin and scorched the history books. Gainey, a star running back at Colorado City, found his niche for legendary UT track coach Clyde Littlefield. Running as the third leg, Gainey was … Read More

What’s wrong with Texas basketball? Smart, Horns face a critical offseason

In just his second season, Shaka Smart has violated the one core tenet of being a head coach at the University of Texas. Longhorns fans can accept losing. Heck, men’s basketball even gets somewhat of a pass because it isn’t the No. 1 sport around … Read More

West Virginia 63, Texas 53: ‘Hell, yeah. We’ve got a lot of work to do’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Coach Shaka Smart knows full well his team’s overall performance this season was unacceptable at Texas. This level of futility would be unacceptable anywhere, really. Not only did the Longhorns finish last in the Big 12 race, they went 1-14 in … Read More

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At The Buzzer: West Virginia 63, Texas 53

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pesky TCU took down top-ranked Kansas on Thursday. Could Texas, the last-place team in the Big 12, knock out 10th-ranked West Virginia, too? Well, the Longhorns sure tried inside a half-empty Sprint Center. Playing hard for the second straight … Read More

Texas 61, Texas Tech 52: Longhorns surge in final 10 minutes to knock off Red Raiders

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For a brief moment on Wednesday, literally a flash, Texas fans finally saw what they’ve been clamoring to see for two years. Havoc. Texas guard Andrew Jones knocked the ball away from Texas Tech’s Devon Thomas. Then, UT senior Kendal … Read More

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At The Buzzer: Texas 61, Texas Tech 52

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For 20 minutes, it was ugly. Downright embarrassing. But somehow, No. 10 seed Texas pulled things together after halftime, put together a stunning offensive run and captured a 61-52 victory over Texas Tech in the first round of the Big 12 … Read More

Longhorns, Red Raiders both relish their fresh starts at Big 12 tournament

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Eric Davis Jr. and Kerwin Roach Jr. both came to Sprint Center last October with big dreams about the upcoming season. The next four months turned into a nightmare. The two Texas sophomores were back in the same building Tuesday during a … Read More