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Longhorns chat with Brian Davis, Ryan Autullo at 11 a.m. Tuesday

American-Statesman staff writers Brian Davis and Ryan Autullo will be here at 11 a.m. every Tuesday all season long to answer your questions about the Texas Longhorns. Got questions about David Ash’s health, the backup quarterback race, the depth at receiver, who’s playing defensive end opposite Ced Reed or what’s … Read More

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Texas senior Miles Onyegbule suffers torn ACL injury

Texas quarterback Miles Onyegbule posted a message on his Facebook account late Sunday saying that he suffered a torn ACL and will miss his senior year. Onyegbule’s career is likely now over, having suffered multiple injuries over the years. He was a backup receiver his first three years and moved … Read More

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20 Questions: Who are Texas’ 5 most important players?

Practice has begun. The season opener is on the horizon. Football is back. To preview Texas’ impending season, we’re spending part of August by asking 20 burning questions in 20 days. Today’s question: No. 14: Who are Texas’ five most important players this season? David Ash, Quarterback Sure, it’s easy … Read More

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20 Questions: Texas’ iffiest position?

Practice has begun. The season opener is on the horizon. Football is back. To preview Texas’ impending season, we’re spending part of August by asking 20 burning questions in 20 days. Today’s question: No. 16: What position unit on this team is the biggest worry spot? Let’s look at where … Read More

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As camp begins, Texas suspends three more players

Texas coach Charlie Strong said Sunday he has suspended three more players for an undisclosed violation of team rules and “games will be taken away from them.” Receiver Daje Johnson, offensive tackle Desmond Harrison and safety Josh Turner were all suspended, Strong said during a 30-minute pre-season press conference. The … Read More

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Texas President Bill Powers praises coach Charlie Strong

University of Texas President Bill Powers praised football coach Charlie Strong for taking a “hard line” on the indefinite suspension of two players and dismissing three others for breaking team rules. It’s rare for Powers to comment about athletic matters on his “Tower Talk” blog. But he believes that … Read More

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RB Jalen Overstreet released from his scholarship at Texas

Texas running back Jalen Overstreet said on Thursday that he’s received a full release from his scholarship and the former Tatum standout is moving on. “I have my official release. Now I’m able to transfer anywhere,” Overstreet told the American-Statesman. Overstreet does not know where he’ll transfer but hopes to … Read More

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Texas S Josh Turner given 2nd chance, reinstated to Horns

Texas coach Charlie Strong is giving safety Josh Turner another chance and reinstating him back to the team, a source familiar with the situation said Wednesday. Strong made his final decision after he and the player had a midday meeting on Wednesday. The agreement comes with some caveats, though. Turner … Read More

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RB Joe Bergeron now seeking release from Texas

Texas running back Joe Bergeron is actively seeking a release from his scholarship, a source close to the family told the American-Statesman. Also on Tuesday, West Texas A&M athletic director Michael McBroom said the school has filed paperwork with UT officials about contacting Bergeron. If Bergeron went to a Division … Read More

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RB Joe Bergeron, S Josh Turner make 6 Texas players dismissed in two days

11:35 a.m. update: Texas safety Josh Turner has also been dismissed for an undisclosed violation of team rules, according to a source. Turner, a senior from Oklahoma City, played in all 12 games last season and started three. He had 93 tackles during his career and two interceptions. Also, linebacker … Read More

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Strong indefinitely suspends UT players charged with sexual assault

Two Texas wide receivers are suspended from the football program indefinitely after they were arrested Thursday and charged with sexual assault, a second-degree felony. Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander were booked in Travis County and released on a personal recognizance bond. Sanders also was charged with improper photography. A court … Read More

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Live updates: Big 12 media days with Texas, Oklahoma

Updated 2:30 p.m. DALLAS – A day ago, Texas Christian coach Gary Patterson openly pondered why the media would select Horned Frog defensive end Devonte Fields as the Big 12 Conference’s defensive player of the year. He pointed out that Fields didn’t even play a season ago. (He played three … Read More

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Charlie Strong continues culture change, ‘bans’ four Texas players from Moncrief

DALLAS — If any Texas players doubt that coach Charlie Strong means business, then here’s more proof: Strong has banned at least four players from team activities inside the Moncrief-Neuhaus Athletic Center this summer. Strong was candid about discussing why players would be banned from Moncrief, but he would not … Read More

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Big 12 media day features Baylor, Texas Tech

TCU coach Gary Patterson understands that his program hasn’t met expectations since the Frogs arrived in the Big 12 but is looking for improved play after a 4-8 season. “It wasn’t broken,” Patterson said. “We just have to make more plays at the end of games. If anything, I’ve been … Read More

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Texas QB David Ash, RB Johnathan Gray given full medical clearance

Texas quarterback David Ash and running back Johnathan Gray were among a lengthy list of players that were given full medical clearance for fall training camp. Ash suffered a Jones fracture in his foot during spring practice and needed surgery. He wore a boot in May and June and only … Read More

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Myles Turner, Isaiah Taylor among top 50 players for 2014-15 season

Myles Turner hasn’t played a single game for the Texas men’s basketball team, but he’s already ranked the eighth-best player in college basketball, according to one list. Turner was slotted among the top 10 players for the 2014-15 season by USA Today. Shooting guard Isaiah Taylor was ranked 24th … Read More

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Texas AD Steve Patterson, Selvin Young part of Big 12 panel in NYC

Big 12 administrators are taking a proactive role in shaping the discussions around the future of college athletics. But their microphone isn’t as big as those of the SEC or the Big Ten. So Texas athletic director Steve Patterson, Baylor president Ken Starr and league commissioner Bob Bowlsby will head … Read More

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Agent boasts about having dinner with 4 Longhorns on Twitter

Texas officials have yet to confirm the names of two players who could face NCAA penalty for accepting meals from a sports agent. However, one St. Louis-based agent boasted on Twitter about having dinner with four Longhorns in late March. Justin Bingman, who represents former Texas lineman Mason Walters, tweeted … Read More

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Texas football hosting preseason kickoff banquet

The University of Texas will host a preseason kickoff luncheon at the Frank Erwin Center from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Aug. 14. Tickets go on sale Tuesday and will be available to members of the Longhorn Foundation. Coach Charlie Strong, his assistants and some players will greet attendees before … Read More

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Take a look at the new College Football Playoff trophy

The Waterford crystal football that represented college football’s national championship trophy has been locked in the curio cabinet. The new playoff format is getting a trophy made of 24-karat gold. College Football Playoff organizers unveiled a new 35-pound trophy Monday that’s made of gold, bronze and stainless steel. Standing 3 … Read More