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Breakfast with Bevo: Texas-Baylor rivalry raises a degree or two

Good morning. Breakfast is served. It’s September 30th — 273 down, 92 to go. And 28 till the very first College Football Playoff poll is released. YESTERDAY: The Chiefs spanked the Patriots, 41-14. Jamaal Charles, who scored three touchdowns, did a lot of the spanking. The Raiders fired Dennis Allen … Read More

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Texas AD Steve Patterson: Taxpayers should help finance new arena

Texas athletic director Steve Patterson said the school is “probably six to eight years” away from building a new basketball arena to replace the Erwin Center. UT’s new Dell Medical School will eventually need the land the Erwin Center is situated on. School officials have yet to determine where a … Read More

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NFL’s Roger Goodell meets with Texas coach Charlie Strong

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and executive vice president Troy Vincent met with Texas coach Charlie Strong to talk about the coach’s five core values and his approach to building the Longhorns. Horns Digest had reported on Thursday that a meeting might take place, but after Saturday’s game at Kansas, Strong … Read More

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The fans say: Texas should hammer Kansas

Each week, the American-Statesman puts out a call for fan predictions about the upcoming Texas game. UT fans appear to think this will be an easy one for the Longhorns (1-2) against the Jayhawks (2-1) in Lawrence. For what it’s worth, the Jayhawks have lost 11 straight in this series, … Read More

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Notre Dame cancels games vs. Texas in 2019, 2020

Notre Dame officials will pay their Texas counterparts a one-time penalty of $150,000 to cancel football games against the Longhorns scheduled for 2019 and 2020, a UT official said. The Longhorns and Irish had initially signed a four-game agreement. Texas will open the 2015 season at Notre Dame next year. Read More

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Retired Texas QB David Ash issues public letter of thanks

Retired Texas quarterback David Ash issued a public letter to all Longhorns fans on Wednesday thanking them for their thoughts and well-wishes. “Being the quarterback at The University of Texas has been a huge blessing and one of the biggest reasons is our fans,” Ash wrote in the letter posted … Read More

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Retired Texas QB David Ash issues public letter of thanks

Retired Texas quarterback David Ash issued a public letter to all Longhorns fans on Wednesday thanking them for their thoughts and well-wishes. “Being the quarterback at The University of Texas has been a huge blessing and one of the biggest reasons is our fans,” Ash wrote in the letter posted … Read More

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Longhorns chat with Brian Davis, Ryan Autullo

Join American-Statesman staff writers Brian Davis and Ryan Autullo for their weekly Longhorns chat at 11 a.m. Tuesday.  … Read More

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Suspended Longhorn Martez Walker arrested on trespassing charge

Suspended Longhorn basketball player Martez Walker has been arrested for criminal trespassing for returning to a University of Texas dormitory where he has been banned. Walker had been prohibited from campus housing after he was charged last week with misdemeanor assault. The trespassing arrest occurred Tuesday. In its Campus Watch … Read More

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Longhorns chat with Brian Davis, Ryan Autullo

Join American-Statesman writers Brian Davis and Ryan Autullo as they discuss the Longhorns’ 20-17 loss to UCLA and what lies ahead in Big 12 play. The live chat starts at 11 a.m. every Tuesday. Read More

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Tank Jackson apologizes for coin-flip mistake vs. UCLA

Texas defensive tackle Desmond “Tank” Jackson issued an apology on Twitter for botching the pre-game coin flip against UCLA. Just after midnight, Jackson issued the following statement on his Twitter account:     Then, Jackson took an extra step of saying these following messages before lunchtime Tuesday:   Texas coach … Read More

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Texas hoops lands standout Michigan guard Eric Davis

Texas men’s coach Rick Barnes spent Monday night in Saginaw, Mich., making sure to spend all the time he could with standout recruit Eric Davis. The shooting guard, rated by one service as the second-best player in Michigan, made it worth it Tuesday afternoon by announcing his commitment to the … Read More

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The fans say: Things may not go so well vs. No. 12 UCLA

Based on fan expectations, things may not go so well for Texas against No. 12 UCLA on Saturday at AT&T Stadium. The Longhorns (1-1) come into the game as 7 1/2-point underdogs against the Bruins (2-0). Some fans are clearly holding out hope for an upset, but many feel this … Read More

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Texas coach Rick Barnes suspends Martez Walker after assault charge

9:40 a.m. update: Walker’s girlfriend told police around on Sept. 10 that the left side of her body, around her ribs, “really hurt” and that she was having trouble breathing after Walker assaulted her that night, according to an arrest affidavit. She said the attack happened because he was upset … Read More

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Longhorns chat with Brian Davis, Ryan Autullo

Join American-Statesman writers Brian Davis and Ryan Autullo to discuss all things Longhorns, including last week’s loss to BYU, this week’s game against No. 12 UCLA, Tyrone Swoopes and the status of four suspended players. Read More

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Charlie Strong: Suspended tackles Desmond Harrison, Kennedy Estelle ‘won’t become a distraction’

Texas coach Charlie Strong insisted Thursday the suspensions of starting offensive tackles Desmond Harrison and Kennedy Estelle would not become a distraction as the team prepares for BYU. Both players were suspended late Wednesday for an undisclosed violation of team rules. “You have to move on,” Strong said on his … Read More

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Official: Texas LB Deoundrei Davis no longer with team

Texas linebacker Deoundrei Davis is no longer with the team, according to a school official. However, no explanation was given as to why the redshirt freshman left. Davis was once ranked the 91st best player in the nation by Rivals.com coming out of Cypress Woods. However, he never played for … Read More

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The fans say: Predictions are mixed as Mr. T brings pain?

Texas may be without starting quarterback David Ash, center Dominic Espinosa and tackles Kennedy Estelle and Desmond Harrison. But that doesn’t mean there’s any dropoff in fan optimism going into today’s game against BYU. Here’s a look at some of the fan predictions that American-Statesman writer Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) … Read More

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Longhorns pick up 15th commitment for 2015

Coppell offensive lineman Connor Williams tweeted Thursday night that he has committed to the Longhorns. Williams (6-foot-5, 275 pounds) is considered a three-star recurit and ranks as teh 79th best tackle prospect in the state, according to 247sports.com. He becomes the 15th player in the Longhorns’ 2015 recruiting class. Read More

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Texas suspends two starters for BYU game

Texas’ two starting offensive tackles have been suspended for Saturday’s BYU game, UT officials announced tonight. Senior tackle Desmond Harrison and junior tackle Kennedy Estelle will miss this week’s game for a violation of team rules, according to UT. Harrison also missed Texas’ opener against North Texas, as he was … Read More