The Alaskan Longhorn: Kamaka Hepa’s long-range shooting welcome after long journey to Texas

Texas fans should do their best to make Alaska-born freshman Kamaka Hepa feel at home. For this native Iñupiat, it’s rather difficult to get back to his. “From here? OK,” Hepa said this week before rattling off the route from Austin, Texas to Barrow, Alaska. “I … Read More

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Preview: Texas vs. Grand Canyon

Texas vs. Grand Canyon When: 5 p.m. Saturday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: Longhorn Network/104.9 The Horn About the series: The is the first meeting between the two schools. About the Longhorns: Nine games … Read More

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Texas RB Toneil Carter leaves team, will transfer

Texas running back Toneil Carter has left the team and intends to transfer, the school confirmed Friday. Orangebloods was the first to report about Carter’s intentions. Carter played in nine games as a freshman in 2017 and rushed for 252 yards. He did not have a … Read More

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Texas offering $5, $10 general admission men’s basketball tickets during holidays

The Texas athletic department announced lower ticket prices for upcoming men’s basketball games during the holiday period between the fall and spring semesters. Fans can purchase $5 general admission tickets for Saturday’s game against Grand Canyon and games against Providence (Dec. 21) and UT-Arlington (Dec. 28). Read More

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Source: James Madison officials considering Texas WR coach Drew Mehringer for head role

Texas receivers coach Drew Mehringer is being considered for the head coaching position at James Madison University, a source familiar with the process said. The school had “a number of candidates” express interest after Mike Houston left the school to become the head coach at East … Read More

Texas 72, Purdue 68: Longhorns get better looks inside, end their three-game losing skid

The last week could not have been pleasant inside Cooley Pavilion. Not after Texas coach Shaka Smart called two losses to lower-rung teams “downright frustrating and embarrassing” for the Longhorns. “We were on ’em. We were on our guys,” Smart said. “That was … Read More

Purdue isn’t a must-win game for Texas, but it sure feels like it

Even Texas players couldn’t believe some of the final numbers from Wednesday’s loss to Virginia Commonwealth. Simply from a defensive perspective, the Longhorns should have run the Rams straight out of the Erwin Center. VCU shot 28 percent and went 1 for 11 from 3-point … Read More

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Preview: Texas vs. Purdue

Texas vs. Purdue When: 5 p.m. Sunday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: ESPN2/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 2-1. The two teams have not met since the 2003 NCAA Tournament. The Longhorns captured a … Read More

VCU 54, Texas 53: Longhorns’ shooting woes on full display in 3rd-straight loss

After each difficult Texas basketball loss, like Wednesday night’s 54-53 decision to Virginia Commonwealth, there’s always a familiar refrain. The Longhorns, as senior Dylan Osetkowski said, need to “trust the process.” There needs to be “more sense of urgency, compassion,” guard Matt Coleman III … Read More

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At The Buzzer: Virginia Commonwealth 54, Texas 53

That thunderous ovation you heard Wednesday night at the Erwin Center had an unmistakable ring to Texas coach Shaka Smart. “V-C-U! V-C-U!” Matt Coleman III missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer in the final seconds, and Virginia Commonwealth players stormed the court to celebrate … Read More

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The Whys of Texas: If everyone had stayed, would the Longhorns be in this year’s CFP?

First, a confession. There is no doubt in my mind that had all those underclassmen last season stayed at Texas one more year, the Longhorns would be in the College Football Playoff this month, not just the Sugar Bowl. We’ll never know, though. Texas … Read More

In first game since the Radford loss, Texas men seek to move past their offensive ‘stubbornness’

So, what happened against Radford? Texas coach Shaka Smart spoke earlier this week about how his team didn’t “sustain the level of energy or commitment to our process” in last Friday’s 62-59 setback. The Longhorns watched every offensive possession on Sunday to see … Read More

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Preview: Texas vs. Virginia Commonwealth

Texas vs. Virginia Commonwealth When: 7 p.m. Wednesday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: ESPNU/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas holds a 2-1 series edge. This will complete a home-and-home deal that Texas agreed to when the school hired … Read More

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Texas S Caden Sterns, DE Breckyn Hager rebounding from injuries, should play in Sugar Bowl

An MRI revealed that Texas safety Caden Sterns will not need surgery for a lower leg injury suffered in the Big 12 championship game, the school announced Tuesday. Sterns is expected to play in the Sugar Bowl. Sterns left the game in the second quarter … Read More

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After Radford loss, Texas dropped out of AP Top 25 men’s basketball poll

One week after earning the highest ranking in coach Shaka Smart’s four seasons, the Texas men’s basketball team was dropped from The Associated Press Top 25 poll. Yes, last Friday’s 62-59 loss to Radford was that bad. It was the Highlanders’ first win over a ranked … Read More

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Geauxing to N’awlins: Texas, Georgia will clash in Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1

This year’s senior class should always hold a special place in Texas coach Tom Herman’s mind and heart. That includes Charles Omenihu, Anthony Wheeler, Andrew Beck, Patrick Vahe, all of them. Instead of playing in big bowl games, the group first endured back-to-back losing seasons. Texas … Read More

Oklahoma 39, Texas 27: Longhorns turned upside-down in emotional Big 12 championship

ARLINGTON — What happened Saturday at AT&T Stadium was nothing short of an emotional hurricane. Ups, downs, cross-currents galore. Wreckage strewn about everywhere. When the cheering, booing and cussing from 83,114 fans finally stopped, Texas players were spent. Such was the heart-breaking toll of coming up … Read More

We meet again: ‘Let them pads do the clacking’ as Texas, Oklahoma battle again for Big 12 crown

Enough about the “Horns Down.” No more worrying about whether Breckyn Hager thinks “OU still sucks.” Who cares if Sam Ehlinger disrespected Kyler Murray at the Cotton Bowl in October? It doesn’t matter. “Man, look here,” UT defensive end Charles Omenihu said this week. “When we play … Read More

Texas 48, Oklahoma 45: The Longhorns didn’t stop Kyler Murray in Dallas, but contained him

There’s no magic secret as to why Texas beat Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl on Oct. 6. Watch the game again, and it’s obvious. Keep quarterback Kyler Murray contained in the pocket. If the Longhorns can’t do that Saturday in the Big … Read More

Texas vs. Oklahoma: Five key Big 12 title game matchups to watch

Here are five key matchups in the Texas-Oklahoma game to keep your eye on Saturday: 1. Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray vs. Texas’ Breckyn Hager Minutes after Texas’ win over Iowa State on Nov. 17, Hager blasted the Sooners from afar when he said “but OU has no defense.” … Read More