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Two Longhorns dismissed from football team

Texas coach Charlie Strong made his first disciplinary move just two days before the start of spring practice. Backup fullback Chet Moss and defensive back Leroy Scott were dismissed from the football team for an undisclosed violation of team rules, the school announced late Sunday. Moss, a junior from Cedar … Read More

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Pac-12 formalizes Washington-Texas basketball game in China

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Athletic director Steve Patterson’s dream of turning the Texas Longhorns into a global brand is now just 7,465 miles away. The Pac-12 conference announced Saturday it has formalized plans to stage a non-conference men’s basketball game in China on Nov. 14, 2015. Washington will play Texas … Read More

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Longhorns (bleeped) off at themselves after 86-69 loss to Baylor

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Suffice to say, the Longhorns were bleeped off after a disappointing 86-69 loss Friday night at the Big 12 tournament. The third-seeded Longhorns (23-10) were mostly mad at themselves, as they should have been. They swept the Bears during the regular season. This time around, they … Read More

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Texas stomps West Virginia, 66-49; Rick Barnes: ‘You never expect that’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins spent the entire second half Thursday night slumped on his courtside stool as Texas ran up, down and all over his Mountaineers at the Big 12 tournament. “Well, I certainly didn’t see it coming,” Huggins said after the Longhorns recorded a … Read More

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Texas hires Anthony Pass as new football athletic trainer

Former Florida and Texas Tech athletic football trainer Anthony Pass has joined the Texas football staff in a similar position, two school spokesmen said. Pass replaces Kenny Boyd, who is leaving UT to join the North Carolina staff. Boyd had been with the Longhorns since July 2003. Pass, a native … Read More

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Texas announces study to examine closing in south end of DKR

Texas athletic officials have long talked about closing in the south end zone of Royal-Memorial Stadium. Athletic director Steve Patterson wants to see if its even possible. The athletic department announced Monday that PricewaterhouseCoopers has been hired to begin a feasibility study on the project. The project’s cost, what benefits … Read More

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Jerrod Heard ‘learning a lot’ with QB quru George Whitfield

Incoming Texas freshman Jerrod Heard is spending his spring break with quarterback guru George Whitfield, the same person who worked extensively with Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel. Heard is one of several prominent quarterbacks spending the week in San Diego working with Whitfield. “It’s going great, enjoying every minute,” Heard … Read More

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Texas basketball coach Rick Barnes named Big 12 Coach of the Year

The Longhorns lost their top four scorers from last season, and this year’s group has only one upperclassman, junior Jonathan Holmes. Thus, they were picked to finish eighth in the preseason. Yet Texas coach Rick Barnes guided his club to a third-place finish in the Big 12 standings and was … Read More

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Rick Barnes on being fired: ‘I don’t know who thought that’

LUBBOCK — Texas men’s coach Rick Barnes had a close relationship with former football coach Mack Brown. The two men arrived in Austin around the same time and coached alongside each other for 16 years. When Brown resigned last December, Barnes was there at Brown’s farewell press conference to support his … Read More

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Ricky Williams, Bob McKay on 2014 College Football HOF ballot

Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams and All-American offensive tackle Bob McKay were the only two former Texas Longhorns on the 2014 College Football Hall of Fame ballot released Thursday morning and mailed to 12,000 voters. The complete ballot includes 75 players and six coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision. Among … Read More

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Texas offensive staff like a soup with ‘a lot of ingredients’

Texas running backs coach Tommie Robinson said he’s too old to give anyone those “slick recruiting lines.” So here’s the deal about the new offensive coaching staff, according to him. “The offensive staff is like a soup, and you’ve got a lot of ingredients in there, man,” Robinson said Wednesday. Read More

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Questions, few answers so far about Dish-Longhorn Network deal

Monday’s announcement that Longhorn Network will be available on Dish Network has brought about more questions than answers. To that end, here are some tidbits we know so far about the LHN-Dish deal: Q: When will Longhorn Network debut on Dish? A: ESPN officials couldn’t pinpoint a specific date … Read More

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Longhorn Network will be carried by Dish; DirecTV next?

Longhorn Network reached an important milestone Monday when its parent company Disney announced a wide-ranging agreement with Dish Network. LHN, which had to fight for space on local cable systems to achieve legitimacy, will now be carried on one of the two major satellite distributors all over the nation. The … Read More

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Smack talk? From Baylor!?

If there was any doubt where Texas stands on the Big 12 totem pole, look straight up I-35 toward Waco, home of the Big 12 champion Baylor Bears. “We have the belt around our waist and it’s buckled up pretty tight,” Baylor coach Art Briles said Friday, according to the … Read More

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Oklahoma AD won’t push for beer sales inside Cotton Bowl vs. Texas

NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione joked that he was well aware of Texas’ announcement last week that the school would start alcohol sales at spring sporting events. “At Oklahoma,” Castiglione said, “we watch everything.” Castiglione said OU officials are not actively engaged in talks to bring beer … Read More

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Bob Shipley to be named Belton’s AD, coach

Bob Shipley, who worked as an analyst under former Texas coach Mack Brown, is expected to become the new athletic director and head coach at Belton. Belton ISD superintendent Susan Kincannon will recommend Shipley’s appointment to the school board during a special meeting at 5 p.m. Monday. Shipley, father of … Read More

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Cheers! Texas confirms beer sales for spring sporting events

Moralists will wring their hands while sports fans shout hallelujah. Texas formally announced on Thursday that beer and wine will be served at spring sporting events, starting with Friday’s softball double-header at Red McCombs Field. Alcohol will be served at the remaining men’s and women’s basketball games at the Erwin … Read More

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Bill Powers: Alcohol sales will be ‘very controlled’

Ice-cold history will be served in $8 fashion at Friday’s softball double-header as University of Texas officials received final approval to start serving beer and wine at Longhorns sporting events this spring. The school announced that alcohol will be served at men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and softball as well … Read More

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Longhorns online chat at 11 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 25)

Join American-Statesman staff writer Brian Davis, who covers the Longhorns, for an online chat at 11 a.m. Tuesday. All topics welcome. Read More

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Charlie Strong actively chasing linemen; ‘Big guys beat up little guys’

In Sunday’s American-Statesman, Texas coach Charlie Strong outlined his philosophical belief about shaping the roster. By all appearances, he’s going to build Texas into an SEC-style team from the inside out. “I’m big into linemen,” Strong said. “I tell these guys all the time, ‘I’ll find a little guy.’ … Read More