Three years in, Texas’ Herman, Baylor’s Rhule meet again as their programs ebb, flow

With Texas essentially out of the Big 12 championship race, it’s best to reframe the debate about Saturday’s game at McLane Stadium. It’s not necessarily about which team is better — Texas or No. 14 Baylor. Maybe the question should focus on which … Read More

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Men’s preview: No. 22 Texas vs. Georgetown

No. 22 Texas vs. Georgetown When: 6 p.m. Thursday Where: Madison Square Garden, New York (capacity 19,738) TV/radio: ESPN2/104.9 The Horn About the series: The all-time series is tied 1-1. Texas won a matchup 78-70 during the 1971-72 season, … Read More

Whys of Texas: Tom Herman isn’t going anywhere, but big decisions loom about 2020

Judging from the vociferous tone of the communications received after last week’s Iowa State loss, it’s clear that many Texas fans blame the team’s 6-4 record solely on head coach Tom Herman. Herman won’t be offended. Them’s the breaks. The fans are angry. He … Read More

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With 4-0 start, Longhorns move into AP Top 25 men’s basketball poll

Texas didn’t get a single vote in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 men’s basketball poll. Nobody believed in the Longhorns, apparently. After a 4-0 start, coach Shaka Smart’s team jumped onto the national radar at No. 22 in the poll updated Monday. Read More

Texas’ Tom Herman to angry Longhorns fans: ‘They have every right to be’

Texas coach Tom Herman says he doesn’t listen to the “outside noise,” although he has felt compelled to tell fans to ignore “misinformation” being published about the football program. But he must’ve heard something after Saturday’s 23-21 loss to Iowa State that essentially knocked the Longhorns … Read More

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LISTEN: Texas coach Tom Herman on being ‘outcoached,’ picking up the pieces for Baylor

Texas coach Tom Herman clarifies his post-game comment about not being “outcoached” against Iowa State and what happened on UT’s final offensive drive. Having been knocked out of the Big 12 title race, the Longhorns must get motivated to play the Baylor Bears. Read More

In sobering analysis, Texas looks inward as ‘Iowa State might’ve been the better team’

AMES, Iowa — The Fox broadcast crew had a spot-on observation about Iowa State’s 23-21 win over Texas. There might have been a time when a loss like that would’ve been national news. Not anymore. It wasn’t even an upset. The Cyclones were favored by seven. Read More

Iowa State 23, No. 19 Texas 21: Longhorns spit, sputter, see their Big 12 title hopes slip away

AMES, Iowa — Last-second wins are amazing things, as Texas fans can attest. It’s miserable when that last-gasp field goal sails through the uprights against you, though. Saturday’s 23-21 loss to Iowa State wasn’t decided on a late pass interference call. It wasn’t decided when multiple … Read More

The long run: Keaontay Ingram is now proving why he was Texas’ starter all along

Keaontay Ingram practically jumped out of his skin when Texas running back Roschon Johnson hurdled that Kansas State tackler last week. “Oh, man, it was something,” Ingram said. “It just shows you what type of player he is. When I saw him do it, I looked at coach and said, … Read More

Texas vs. Iowa State: Five key matchups to watch

Five key matchups in the Texas-Iowa State game to keep your eye on Saturday: Iowa State QB Brock Purdy vs. the Texas secondary Purdy arrived on the scene last season and has 18 career starts, including a 9-4 mark in Big 12 games. He’s already broken … Read More

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American-Statesman Staff

Eyes on Texas: NCAA invites LGBTQ athletes, coaches to share ‘Common Ground’ at UT

Here in Austin, where keeping it weird is a way of life, you can be whoever or whatever you want. Just not homeless. That’s frowned upon. Imagine you are the best athlete in your sport, so good in fact the University of Texas offers you … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas vs. Prairie View A&M

Texas vs. Prairie View A&M When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: Longhorn Network/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas has a 1-0 edge in the all-time series. The two schools’ lone meeting came on Dec. Read More

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Texas CB Jalen Green issues apology for targeting penalty on Kansas State receiver

Texas cornerback Jalen Green issued a statement Wednesday and apologized for his targeting penalty on Kansas State’s Wykeen Gill last weekend. Green was ejected and will sit out the first half of this week’s game against Iowa State, per NCAA rules. Gill is not likely to … Read More

Whys of Texas: Wondering about weather reports, Jake Smith and the Big 12 title game

All this talk about the weather this week reminded me of Charlie Strong. In 2014, Texas played in 40-degree weather in Stillwater and had no problems against Oklahoma State. That 28-7 win actually made those Longhorns bowl-eligible. Strong went into the locker room before the … Read More

Texas 67, Cal Baptist 54: Guards save the day as Longhorns’ bigs are ‘a work in progress’

Thanksgiving is just over two weeks away, but the Longhorns should already be thankful for their backcourt. Go ahead, say a prayer for the team’s strength. Good food, good meat, good Lord, let’s eat. Courtney Ramey had 19 points, Andrew Jones had 11 and Matt Coleman … Read More

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At the buzzer: Texas 67, California Baptist 54

Texas coach Shaka Smart was pretty confident this was the best shooting team he’s had in five seasons. That may be the case eventually. But not on Tuesday. The Longhorns shot 25% from 3-point range and had to work far harder than it should have been … Read More

Texas to reward AD Chris Del Conte with $18 million package, contract extension through 2027

There was a time not long ago when virtually every major decision regarding the athletic department ran through Texas President Gregory L. Fenves’ office. Eventually, he had enough. Fenves met with TCU’s Chris Del Conte at a New York steakhouse in December 2017 and was convinced. Read More

Texas is 2-0 after Purdue road win, but cool heads prevailing in Cooley Pavilion

Texas men’s coach Shaka Smart isn’t going gaga after Saturday’s win at No. 23 Purdue. If anything, he was subdued Monday, two days after the coach’s first non-conference win over a ranked opponent in a true road environment at UT. “It’s a great … Read More

Survive and advance: Texas still afloat in Big 12 race, but another key test awaits

History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes. Last season, Texas was 7-3 going into a must-win game against Iowa State. The Longhorns got past the 18th-ranked Cyclones and cruised to the Big 12 championship game. Fast forward to this week. Texas is … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas vs. California Baptist

Texas vs. California Baptist When: 7 p.m. Tuesday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: Longhorn Network/104.9 The Horn About the series: First meeting About the Longhorns: Kenpom’s computer analytics have never been higher on … Read More