As Texas quietly regroups, there’s still a narrow path for the Longhorns to reach the NCAAs

Most Texas fans have moved on to baseball and softball as everyone waits for spring football to begin. But Shaka Smart’s Longhorns quietly regrouped last week with two victories that few noticed. Texas snapped a four-game losing streak by beating TCU at home in front of … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas vs. No. 17 West Virginia

Texas vs. No. 17 West Virginia When: 6 p.m. Monday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: ESPNU/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 11-9. The Mountaineers humiliated the Horns earlier this season in Morgantown, winning 97-59 … Read More

Texas regents set to approve new basketball, rowing practice facility costing $60 million

The Longhorns’ near-unstoppable athletic expansion continued Friday when details began to emerge about a new basketball and rowing practice facility. Texas officials knew they’d have to carve out a spot for the men’s and women’s basketball teams to practice. Cooley Pavilion, like the Erwin Center, … Read More

Texas regents set to approve guaranteed deals for coordinators Mike Yurcich, Chris Ash

Both of Texas’ new football coordinators will get roughly the same amount of total money as their predecessors, according to contract information submitted to the UT System Board of Regents. Next week, UT regents will approve a three-year contract for offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich worth approximately … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas at Kansas State

Texas at Kansas State When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Bramlage Coliseum (capacity 12,528) TV/radio: CBS/104.9 The Horn About the series: Kansas State leads the all-time series 22-17. The Longhorns won the previous matchup on Jan. 11 in Austin 64-50. Matt … Read More

Texas 70, TCU 56: Finally, Will Baker finds his touch as Horns snap losing streak

Will Baker’s 3-point shooting numbers game after game all looked the same this season. He started 0-for-3 against Northern Colorado. Then, 0-for-3 at Providence and 0-for-4 at West Virginia. Oh, for Pete’s sake, why does this 6-foot-11 freshman keep firing away from long range? Heading into … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas vs. TCU

Texas vs. TCU When: 7 p.m. Wednesday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: Longhorn Network/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 110-68. The Longhorns won the last matchup 62-61 in Fort Worth on Jan. 29. In … Read More

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Former Texas coach Charlie Strong headed to Alabama as defensive analyst

Former Texas coach Charlie Strong has been hired by Alabama’s Nick Saban to be a defensive analyst for the Crimson Tide, ESPN reported Tuesday. Strong had some job offers to join other SEC schools as a defensive coach but ultimately landed in Tuscaloosa. Read More

Shaka Smart: Texas forward Jericho Sims out the rest of the regular season

Texas coach Shaka Smart went through a laundry list of injuries Monday and acknowledged that forward Jericho Sims will likely miss the rest of the season with back problems. For now, the 6-9 junior will “not be playing for the foreseeable future in terms of, you … Read More

Texas coach Tom Herman’s 4-3 decision strengthened by Malcolm Roach’s honesty

The new Texas defensive coaches bent over backward last week to avoid criticizing their predecessors, and frankly, that’s an unwritten rule in the profession. You just don’t do it. “The past is behind us,” defensive coordinator Chris Ash said. “You know, it’s about the players, not … Read More

Iowa State 81, Texas 52: ‘That’s frustrating to me, to see the look on people’s faces, that they kind of gave up’

AMES, Iowa — Forget the NCAA Tournament. And for the moment, set aside the NIT. At this point, Texas needs to focus on finishing the regular season with a winning record. A winning record? Yes, that’s how far the Longhorns have fallen … Read More

Without Jericho Sims, Texas men must dig into their reserves at Iowa State and beyond

DES MOINES, Iowa — The weather hovered in the 20s on Friday when Texas landed here in the heartland. With 18 mph winds, it felt like 4 degrees. Factor in Jericho Sims’ back injury, and it sure feels downright arctic. The Longhorns had no … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas at Iowa State

Texas at Iowa State When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Hilton Coliseum (capacity 14,356) TV/radio: ESPN2/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 24-17 and won six of the last seven matchups. Four Horns finished in double figures … Read More

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Texas adds San Jose State to fill out 2025 football schedule

Texas has plugged the one future hole on its football schedule by agreeing to play San Jose State at Royal-Memorial Stadium in 2025, the school announced Thursday. By adding San Jose State, Texas has now completed its non-conference football scheduling through 2026. The Longhorns and Spartans … Read More

Texas’ Jericho Sims out with back injury as fears mount it could be season-ending

Texas’ road to the postseason got incredibly more difficult Thursday when coach Shaka Smart announced that star forward Jericho Sims has a back injury that will sideline him indefinitely. Smart did not get into specifics, however those inside the program are concerned this could be a … Read More

Texas coach Tom Herman unveils new coaching staff, one brimming with confidence

In 2017, first-year Texas coach Tom Herman hired a lot of his friends and preached “alignment.” He simply wanted to transfer everything and everyone from Houston to Austin. Now entering his fourth season, Herman in 2020 appears to be approaching the job with more confidence, both … Read More

Several Longhorns moving positions, changing roles when spring practice begins March 25

Texas has eight weeks of offseason workouts before spring practice begins March 24. When that day comes, several Longhorns will have new roles under the rebuilt coaching staff. Perhaps the biggest change is that linebackers Joseph Ossai and Byron Vaughns will move to a new “jack” … Read More

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LISTEN: Texas offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich on QB Sam Ehlinger, calling plays in 2020

New Texas offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich said he welcomes the praise and criticism that comes with being the Longhorns’ new play-caller and working with quarterback Sam Ehlinger, who will be a senior next season.   … Read More

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LISTEN: Texas defensive coordinator Chris Ash on moving to a four-man front

New Texas defensive coordinator Chris Ash met with reporters for the first time Tuesday and discussed some of his early thoughts on the Longhorns’ defensive players and moving to a four-man front. Read More

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LISTEN: Texas coach Tom Herman discusses roster movement, new coaching staff

Texas coach Tom Herman met with reporters Tuesday and discussed all the offseason changes around the Longhorns program and some of the personnel changes both on the roster and the coaching staff. Read More