Kansas 80, Texas 78: ‘For what we want to accomplish, there can’t be any moral victories’

LAWRENCE, Kan. — To beat Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse, it requires perfection. And for several minutes late Monday, the Longhorns were dang near it. Jaxson Hayes climbed into the rafters and rejected a shot. Kerwin Roach II hit a 3-pointer, snapping the team’s 0-for-8 second-half drought … Read More

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At the buzzer: No. 7 Kansas 80, Texas 78

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas coach Bill Self woke up this morning with a 26-0 home record whenever the Jayhawks play on ESPN’s “Big Monday.” That streak looked like it was in serious jeopardy Monday against Texas. Jase Febres went wild in the second … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas at No. 7 Kansas

Texas at No. 7 Kansas When: 8 p.m. Monday Where: Allen Fieldhouse (capacity 16,300) TV/radio: ESPN/104.9 The Horn About the series: Kansas leads the all-time series 31-8. The Horns broke the Jayhawks’ 69-game home winning streak back in January 2011. It’s … Read More

Texas Tech 68, Texas 62: Now 4-0 in Big 12 play, Red Raiders notch first win in Austin in 23 years

Gerald Myers has been affiliated with Texas Tech in some form or fashion since the 1950s. He’ll die with his “Guns Up.” Once the men’s basketball coach, Myers became the athletic director and ultimately retired in May 2011. But every year, the 82-year-old still rides … Read More

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At the buzzer: No. 8 Texas Tech 68, Texas 62

At crunch time, Texas simply couldn’t get enough buckets against No 8 Texas Tech. The Red Raiders, known for having one of the nation’s best defensive squads, turned up the suffocating pressure and shut off the Longhorns down the stretch for a 68-62 victory at the … Read More

After crushing loss, will Texas coach Shaka Smart’s troops engage vs. No. 8 Texas Tech?

Shaka Smart never yells, curses or shows too much emotion with reporters. His facial expressions and body language never lie, though. The Texas basketball coach — an erudite intellectual, not a profane in-your-face taskmaster — was deeply disappointed after Tuesday’s loss at Oklahoma State. Crushed may … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas vs. No. 8 Texas Tech

Texas vs. No. 8 Texas Tech 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 86-58. The Longhorns have won 22 consecutive games against the Red Raiders … Read More

Oklahoma State 61, Texas 58: ‘A significant step back’ as Longhorns look all out of sorts

STILLWATER, Okla. — The only thing that’s consistent about Texas coach Shaka Smart’s basketball program is inconsistency. One or two steps forward, then two, four or maybe a half-dozen steps back. Such is life for these Longhorns, who started off 2-0 in Big … Read More

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At the buzzer: Oklahoma State 61, Texas 58

STILLWATER, Okla. — Texas is just not meant to have any success in Stillwater this athletic year, apparently. The football team suffered a rather humiliating defeat here during the fall. The Texas men’s basketball team suffered a similar fate on Tuesday during an embarrassing 61-58 … Read More

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A lil’ money: Texas WR Lil’Jordan Humphrey going into NFL draft after breakout 2018

Lil’Jordan Humphrey is ready to make a lil’ money. The Texas junior receiver from Southlake Carroll announced Tuesday that he will forgo his final year of eligibility at UT and jump into the NFL draft. “It has not been an easy decision, but after … Read More

With injuries piling up elsewhere, Texas looks to stack up more wins early in Big 12 race

What’s happening to the big men around the Big 12? West Virginia’s star center, Sagaba Konate, is out with a knee injury. Coach Bob Huggins said flat-out the Mountaineers can’t “wish him back.” “We can’t sit here and cry oh-woe-is-me,” Huggins said. “We’ve got … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas at Oklahoma State

Texas at Oklahoma State When: 6 p.m. Tuesday Where: Gallagher-Iba Arena (capacity: 13,611) TV/radio: ESPNU/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 50-43. In their last trip to Stillwater, the Longhorns had a 12-point lead with 14:07 … Read More

Texas 61, West Virginia 54: Matt Coleman takes over as Longhorns move to 2-0 in Big 12

Texas coach Shaka Smart first started recruiting Matt Coleman III in middle school. They’ve been intertwined for years. The coach has long believed this point guard held the key to championship-level success — be it at Virginia Commonwealth, Texas, wherever. That’s probably why Smart is … Read More

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At the buzzer: Texas 61, West Virginia 54

In a classic rock fight against West Virginia, Texas had slightly bigger stones. Neither team shot well from 3-point range. Everybody took turns whacking away at the other and going to the free throw line. But it was a close game due to it being almost … Read More

Looking ahead: If Texas keeps its 2018 resilience, then 2019 could be just as successful

The final chapter of a football season usually has a foreshadowing tone. And there will be a proper dissertation of Texas’ personnel for 2019 soon enough. But Texas fans would be remiss if they didn’t acknowledge what has happened the last two months, not just in … Read More

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Eyes on Texas: What exactly did we learn about the Longhorns during the 2018 season?

First, some casual observations about the 2018 season: A 1,700-pound steer will do whatever the hell he wants. Oh, PETA’s upset? Ok, cool. Hook ’em. C’mon, if Gov. Greg Abbott is tweeting it now, it’s a permanent part of UT lexicon. Bevo … Read More

With new urgency, Texas coach Shaka Smart is playing those with ‘juice,’ sitting those without

Perhaps for the first time in his four seasons at Texas, Shaka Smart is benching players who don’t bring “juice,” as he calls it, and playing those who do. The Longhorns’ head coach is done worrying about their feelings. Watch Texas’ personnel deployment in Saturday’s Big … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas vs. West Virginia

Texas vs. West Virginia When: 8 p.m. Saturday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: ESPN2/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 9-8. Last season, the Horns won 87-79 at home on March 3 in a game … Read More

Another 10-win season awaits? An early look ahead to Texas’ 2019 schedule

LSU comes calling to Royal-Memorial Stadium next season, and the Longhorns will make a trip  to Houston before opening Big 12 play in 2019. Here’s a look at next season’s schedule with some early thoughts what Texas can expect: Aug. 31: Louisiana Tech (DKR) Finally, a team other … Read More

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No. 9 in 2019: Texas WR Collin Johnson will return to the Longhorns for his senior season

Texas scored its first major recruiting win of 2019 on Thursday when junior receiver Collin Johnson announced he will return to the Longhorns. “The best is yet to come!,” Johnson tweeted along with a message to UT fans. Before the Sugar Bowl, Johnson said … Read More