Buying Bevo: If Texas was a stock, market signals indicate it’s time to get in now

Wall Street loves a good story. Corporate executives spend time with shareholders, research analysts and the public talking up their companies in hopes of goosing the stock price — the ultimate arbiter of success or failure. But sometimes, blue chip stocks get so oversold, so beaten … Read More

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, long a thorn in Texas’ side, steps down in Norman

On a sweltering August day in 2005, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops was drenched to the bone, his visor dripping sweat and a little bruised from being violently thrown in disgust. Stoops met with reporters on the practice field, as was custom then. He was shown a … Read More

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Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops retiring immediately

UPDATE (3:45 p.m.): Oklahoma released a statement officially announcing Bob Stoops’ retirement, effective immediately. Stoops, who led the Sooners for 18 seasons, will be replaced by current offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley. Stoops will remain at Oklahoma as special assistant to the athletics director. “After 18 years at the University of Oklahoma, … Read More

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Mack Brown named to 2018 College Football Hall of Fame ballot

It’s simply impossible to tell the story of the Texas Longhorns without Mack Brown. As the winning coach in what is considered possibly the best national championship game ever, it’s hard to tell the story of college football without him, too. Brown is … Read More

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Six kickoff times announced for Texas’ 2017 season

The Tom Herman era will have an early start on Sept. 2 against Maryland. Kickoff time was set for 11 a.m., the Big 12 office announced on Wednesday. Six kickoff times and broadcast channels were announced by the league office. The Longhorns and Terps … Read More

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Texas will face Butler, possibly even Duke in PK80 tournament

The Texas men’s basketball team may cross paths with Duke on Thanksgiving weekend according to the PK80 tournament bracket unveiled on Wednesday. The high-profile tournament was conceived to honor Nike founder Phil Knight’s 80th birthday. A total of 16 teams are headed to Portland and will … Read More

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Texas officials will allow Jenks TE Reese Leitao to keep scholarship

Texas signee Reese Leitao will be allowed to keep his scholarship and join the Longhorns after a felony drug charge was pled down to a misdemeanor. “We’ve reviewed and discussed at length the circumstances surrounding our football signee Reese Leitao,” UT athletic … Read More

Class of 2017: Josh Thompson is eating broccoli, biding time, waiting to join Texas

NACOGDOCHES — Eating right can be a real drag, especially in a college town where there’s a fast food joint on every block. Josh Thompson has it easy now. Wait until he gets to Texas and there’s a heapin’ helping of everything. Just what every growing … Read More

Texas coach Tom Herman is weighing the final decision on tight end Reese Leitao

Texas signee Reese Leitao pled guilty to misdemeanor drug possession on Tuesday and will receive a four-year deferred sentence as part of his agreement with Tulsa County prosecutors. If Leitao stays out of trouble for four years, his attorney said, his record will be wiped clean … Read More

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Texas signee Reese Leitao gets felony charged dropped to misdemeanor

Texas signee Reese Leitao has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor drug possession and will receive a four-year deferred sentence as part of his agreement with Tulsa County prosecutors. According to Leitao’s attorney, Leitao has “some probationary work,” including speaking engagements at schools, and will be under the … Read More

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Andrew Jones will return as Shaka Smart’s dynamite May continues

Texas freshman Andrew Jones insisted that he would stay in the upcoming NBA draft if he received first-round feedback. On Monday, the talented guard tweeted that he was staying in school. “I’m officially withdrawing my name from the NBA Draft,” Jones tweeted. “I’m matured and learned … Read More

T.J. Ford, a famous Texas ex, now can call himself a Texas graduate

There it was Friday, plastered all over T.J. Ford’s face. That magic, mega-watt smile that so many Texas fans fell in love with 14 years ago was on full display again inside Bellmont Hall. Ford, the electric point guard who lifted the Longhorns to the 2003 … Read More

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Mike Perrin on Texas’ $10-million upgrades: ‘I’m realistic about the competition’

Texas athletic director Mike Perrin defended the school’s $10-million football facility upgrades on Friday and acknowledged that today’s recruits know who has good facilities and who doesn’t. School officials privately admit the UT football program had fallen behind its peers in terms of facilities. A construction … Read More

Mo-mentum: Texas edges out Kentucky in battle for 5-star recruit Mohamed Bamba

One particular moment at the NBA scouting combine last week was as insignificant as it was memorable. Behind a row of NBA executives that included Magic Johnson, Texas coach Shaka Smart and assistant Jai Lucas stood all alone. Literally five feet away, Kentucky’s John Calipari was … Read More

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Former Texas swingman Tevin Mack headed to Alabama

Former Texas swingman Tevin Mack will restart his basketball career at Alabama, according to ESPN and Scout. Mack was suspended for the season opener for an undisclosed violation last summer. Then, the team’s leading scorer was suspended again for an undisclosed violation of team rules … Read More

Jarrett Allen to Texas fans: ‘First thing I’ll say is thank you’

CHICAGO — Former Texas forward Jarrett Allen spoke with the American-Statesman on Friday during the NBA scouting combine. Here are some selected questions and answers from a half-hour interview at the InterContinental hotel: What would you want to say to all Texas fans? First … Read More

NBA teams spend time getting to know Texas freshman Jarrett Allen

CHICAGO — Oh, to be a fly on the wall inside a team meeting with NBA executives at the scouting combine. One team asked Iowa State’s Monte Morris a trick math question. Another asked Kansas’ Frank Mason III how he’d like to die. “I said, ‘In … Read More

Next month’s NBA draft can help repair the Big 12’s image after NFL draft disaster

CHICAGO — The NFL draft was a borderline disaster for the Big 12. Only 14 conference players were selected out of 253 picks over the three-day draft, the fewest since the Southwest Conference and Big Eight merged in 1996. Texas had only one pick in … Read More

If Texas’ Andrew Jones can ‘crack the first round,’ he’ll stay in the NBA draft

CHICAGO — Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and a host of basketball’s who’s-who assembled inside the Quest Multisport gym on Thursday for the annual NBA scouting combine. Plenty of skeptics back home believe Texas freshman Andrew Jones had no business being there. And yet, there he … Read More

Class of 2017: Changing positions, changing schools paid off for Kobe Boyce

CORINTH — Sometimes it takes a while to find your place on the football field. And the search can be quite painful. Kobe Boyce was an athletic kid who loved to play multiple sports. Baseball, basketball, even lacrosse. As a seventh grader, he went out for … Read More