‘An innovative deal’: How Texas will get a $300 million basketball arena at no cost to taxpayers, boosters

University of Texas officials have struck an innovative financial agreement in which the Longhorns will get a $300 million basketball arena with zero out-of-pocket cost. The UT System Board of Regents is set to approve a measure Thursday that will mark the school’s official marriage with … Read More

Still bitter about the loss to Oklahoma, Texas gets a chance for redemption vs. Georgia

There are some moments that are undeniable turning points. Take the 2017 Texas Bowl, for example. Texas’ 33-16 win over Missouri set the stage for the Longhorns’ 2018 surge to the Big 12 championship game. That 39-27 loss to Oklahoma on Dec. 1 may prove to … Read More

Texas regents scheduled to vote Thursday on new basketball arena, moving project forward

Texas officials are dribbling toward a new basketball arena. The UT System Board of Regents is scheduled to approve a measure on Thursday that will turn 6.64 acres of land over to Oak View Group LLC for the construction of “an events arena to replace the … Read More

Texas 98, Grand Canyon 60: ‘That was a clinic they put on’ as Longhorns go wild offensively

“Thunder Dan” Majerle has seen some prolific basketball in his time. But the famous NBA star, now in his sixth season as a college coach, probably never expected this from scoring-challenged Texas. The Longhorns couldn’t throw it in the ocean a week ago. On Saturday, Texas … Read More

The Alaskan Longhorn: Kamaka Hepa’s long-range shooting welcome after long journey to Texas

Texas fans should do their best to make Alaska-born freshman Kamaka Hepa feel at home. For this native Iñupiat, it’s rather difficult to get back to his. “From here? OK,” Hepa said this week before rattling off the route from Austin, Texas to Barrow, Alaska. “I … Read More

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Preview: Texas vs. Grand Canyon

Texas vs. Grand Canyon When: 5 p.m. Saturday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: Longhorn Network/104.9 The Horn About the series: The is the first meeting between the two schools. About the Longhorns: Nine games … Read More

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Texas RB Toneil Carter leaves team, will transfer

Texas running back Toneil Carter has left the team and intends to transfer, the school confirmed Friday. Orangebloods was the first to report about Carter’s intentions. Carter played in nine games as a freshman in 2017 and rushed for 252 yards. He did not have a … Read More

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Texas offering $5, $10 general admission men’s basketball tickets during holidays

The Texas athletic department announced lower ticket prices for upcoming men’s basketball games during the holiday period between the fall and spring semesters. Fans can purchase $5 general admission tickets for Saturday’s game against Grand Canyon and games against Providence (Dec. 21) and UT-Arlington (Dec. 28). Read More

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Source: James Madison officials considering Texas WR coach Drew Mehringer for head role

Texas receivers coach Drew Mehringer is being considered for the head coaching position at James Madison University, a source familiar with the process said. The school had “a number of candidates” express interest after Mike Houston left the school to become the head coach at East … Read More

Texas 72, Purdue 68: Longhorns get better looks inside, end their three-game losing skid

The last week could not have been pleasant inside Cooley Pavilion. Not after Texas coach Shaka Smart called two losses to lower-rung teams “downright frustrating and embarrassing” for the Longhorns. “We were on ’em. We were on our guys,” Smart said. “That was … Read More

Purdue isn’t a must-win game for Texas, but it sure feels like it

Even Texas players couldn’t believe some of the final numbers from Wednesday’s loss to Virginia Commonwealth. Simply from a defensive perspective, the Longhorns should have run the Rams straight out of the Erwin Center. VCU shot 28 percent and went 1 for 11 from 3-point … Read More

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Preview: Texas vs. Purdue

Texas vs. Purdue When: 5 p.m. Sunday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: ESPN2/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 2-1. The two teams have not met since the 2003 NCAA Tournament. The Longhorns captured a … Read More

VCU 54, Texas 53: Longhorns’ shooting woes on full display in 3rd-straight loss

After each difficult Texas basketball loss, like Wednesday night’s 54-53 decision to Virginia Commonwealth, there’s always a familiar refrain. The Longhorns, as senior Dylan Osetkowski said, need to “trust the process.” There needs to be “more sense of urgency, compassion,” guard Matt Coleman III … Read More

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At The Buzzer: Virginia Commonwealth 54, Texas 53

That thunderous ovation you heard Wednesday night at the Erwin Center had an unmistakable ring to Texas coach Shaka Smart. “V-C-U! V-C-U!” Matt Coleman III missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer in the final seconds, and Virginia Commonwealth players stormed the court to celebrate … Read More

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The Whys of Texas: If everyone had stayed, would the Longhorns be in this year’s CFP?

First, a confession. There is no doubt in my mind that had all those underclassmen last season stayed at Texas one more year, the Longhorns would be in the College Football Playoff this month, not just the Sugar Bowl. We’ll never know, though. Texas … Read More

In first game since the Radford loss, Texas men seek to move past their offensive ‘stubbornness’

So, what happened against Radford? Texas coach Shaka Smart spoke earlier this week about how his team didn’t “sustain the level of energy or commitment to our process” in last Friday’s 62-59 setback. The Longhorns watched every offensive possession on Sunday to see … Read More

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Preview: Texas vs. Virginia Commonwealth

Texas vs. Virginia Commonwealth When: 7 p.m. Wednesday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: ESPNU/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas holds a 2-1 series edge. This will complete a home-and-home deal that Texas agreed to when the school hired … Read More

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Texas S Caden Sterns, DE Breckyn Hager rebounding from injuries, should play in Sugar Bowl

An MRI revealed that Texas safety Caden Sterns will not need surgery for a lower leg injury suffered in the Big 12 championship game, the school announced Tuesday. Sterns is expected to play in the Sugar Bowl. Sterns left the game in the second quarter … Read More

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After Radford loss, Texas dropped out of AP Top 25 men’s basketball poll

One week after earning the highest ranking in coach Shaka Smart’s four seasons, the Texas men’s basketball team was dropped from The Associated Press Top 25 poll. Yes, last Friday’s 62-59 loss to Radford was that bad. It was the Highlanders’ first win over a ranked … Read More

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Geauxing to N’awlins: Texas, Georgia will clash in Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1

This year’s senior class should always hold a special place in Texas coach Tom Herman’s mind and heart. That includes Charles Omenihu, Anthony Wheeler, Andrew Beck, Patrick Vahe, all of them. Instead of playing in big bowl games, the group first endured back-to-back losing seasons. Texas … Read More