Revisiting the Texas Ten: How did our top preseason UT athletes to watch fare this year?

Last August, the American-Statesman picked 10 Longhorns student-athletes to watch during the 2017-18 academic year, our inaugural Texas Ten. We came up with the list by looking at an athlete’s importance to his or her team as well as the athlete’s career arc. “No one player determines … Read More

Texas athletics, 2017-18: A year of wins on the field, but also transformative change off it

For Texas athletics, the 2017-18 athletic year was successful. Taken on the whole, it always is. Sure, the Longhorns enjoyed their typical success in non-revenue sports. Texas hauled in yet another national championship in men’s swimming and diving, its fourth straight and 14th overall under legendary … Read More

Magic Mo: Orlando grabs Texas freshman Mo Bamba sixth overall in NBA draft

Despite its football reputation, Texas has churned out a staggering amount of basketball talent. Ten Longhorns have become first-round NBA draft picks since 2006. The headliner in that group is obviously Kevin Durant, now a two-time Finals MVP. Don’t forget about LaMarcus Aldridge, Tristan Thompson, Myles … Read More

#FloKnows he’s ready: New Texas track coach Edrick Floréal is ‘prepared for this moment’

New Texas track and field coach Edrick Floréal has done such impressive work at Stanford and Kentucky, he’s got his own hashtag and meme — #FloKnows. It’s darn near universal. As in, #FloKnows history. At Arkansas, Floréal was one of the nation’s top triple-jumpers. The five-time … Read More

New NCAA transfer, redshirt rules shift the balance of power toward the athlete

The NCAA Division I council announced the passage of two blockbuster rule changes on Wednesday that shift the power dynamic in college athletics toward the athlete. Beginning Oct. 15, athletes in all sports can transfer to other institutions without informing their coaches first. Under current rules, … Read More

With coolers and craziness, the ‘OccupyLF’ crowd bringing electricity back to Disch-Falk Field

Most Texas baseball fans under 40 probably never heard of the Wild Bunch. That’s too bad, too. They were like the Rolling Stones or U2. You had to see them live at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. “Back in the day, they intimidated teams when they came in,” … Read More

The Texas turnover: Chris Del Conte hopes a new cabinet, approach leads to Longhorns stability

It’s somewhat mind-boggling how Texas has gone through four offensive coordinators in four seasons. That kind of instability helped produce a 23-27 record. There’s been similar turnover in the administrative suite. With Chris Del Conte now guiding the athletic department, the Longhorns are on their third … Read More

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AJ1 returns: Andrew Jones enrolls in web classes at Texas, first step toward rejoining team

Strictly from a basketball perspective, Andrew Jones’ first step on the road back to the Longhorns was an obvious one. He needed to get back in school. Jones, who is battling leukemia, left the Texas basketball program last January after his diagnosis and … Read More

Texas AD Chris Del Conte hires TCU’s Drew Martin, former Nebraska AD Shawn Eichorst

Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte is assembling an entirely new administrative team heading into the new academic year. At a department staff meeting on Thursday, Del Conte announced the hiring of two new administrators — TCU’s Drew Martin, a close confidante, and former Nebraska … Read More

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Incoming Texas freshman Kamaka Hepa named to Team USA Under-18 roster

Incoming Texas freshman Kamaka Hepa has earned a spot on the Team USA Under-18 men’s team and is headed off to international competition. The final Under-18 roster was unveiled Tuesday. The team, led by Kansas coach Bill Self, will now depart for the FIBA Americas U18 … Read More

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Texas athletics lays off at least 13 staff members in departmental restructuring

At least 13 Texas athletic department staffers were notified Monday morning they were being laid off, a source told the American-Statesman Monday. Athletic director Chris Del Conte confirmed to the Statesman that some staffers were notified on Monday. But Del Conte has compared the UT athletic … Read More

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Texas legends Vince Young, Kenneth Sims make the 2019 College Football Hall of Fame ballot

Vince Young lifted Texas to the Rose Bowl and then the national championship. Now, the swaggering, dynamic Longhorn has a chance to run all the way into the College Football Hall of Fame. Young’s name was included on the ballot for the Hall of Fame class … Read More

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Big 12 distributes $36.5 million to each league member

The annual Big 12 revenue totals continue to creep higher as conference members keep preaching stability as a 10-member unit. Commissioner Bob Bowlsby announced Friday the league will distribute $36.5 million in revenue to its members, a figure that’s up from $34.8 million last year. Read More

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Texas announces kickoff times for Maryland, Tulsa, USC, Kansas games

Last season’s Texas-USC game under the lights at the Coliseum was one of the most-watched games of the year. Fox hopes to recreate similar magic this season by staging the rematch at 7 p.m. on Sept. 15. Kickoff times for four UT football … Read More

By returning to Texas, Kerwin Roach continues his pursuit of victories, college degree

Shaka Smart fully recognizes that every player he recruits to Texas wants to play in the NBA. Tomorrow, preferably. The Longhorns men’s basketball coach believes it’s his job to gather the data and present it in objective fashion. With Mo Bamba, the decision was easy. Anyone … Read More

Fighting back tears, Cat Osterman salutes former Texas softball coach Connie Clark

Cat Osterman verbalized what many former and current Texas softball athletes were probably thinking Wednesday. “It’s going to be different to see somebody else walk out as the head coach at Texas next year or even in the fall,” Osterman said. “To see the end of … Read More

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Texas senior Doug Ghim captures Ben Hogan Award as nation’s best golfer

With three wins this season and a red-hot run at the Masters, Doug Ghim is on a roll. That continued Monday when the Texas senior won the Ben Hogan Award, presented annually to the nation’s best collegiate golfer. Ghim became the first Longhorn to win the … Read More

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Texas coach Shaka Smart close to hiring Iowa State assistant Neill Berry

Texas men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart is close to hiring Iowa State assistant Neill Berry and fill the vacancy on the Longhorns’ coaching staff, two sources confirmed to the American-Statesman. The hiring and formal announcement could be later this week, one source said. Horns247 first reported … Read More

‘It’s Texas’ land:’ In selling his future vision, Chris Del Conte appeals to old-fashioned Longhorn pride

HOUSTON — It’s quite odd to hear an athletic director implore — check that, practically beg — the fan base to wear their school colors. It’s especially odd to hear that from Texas’ Chris Del Conte, who oversees a college athletic behemoth that sells more … Read More

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Texas, Alabama schedule home-and-home football series

In a major football scheduling announcement, Texas announced Wednesday it has reached a home-and-home agreement to play Alabama in the 2022 and 2023 seasons. The Longhorns will host the first matchup on Sept. 10, 2022, the school announced. The Crimson Tide will then return the favor … Read More