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Rivalry on!: Longhorns, Aggies will meet in NCAA baseball tournament

The Texas-Texas A&M rivalry is back, for at least one game anyway. The Longhorns and Aggies were matched against each other in the opening game of the NCAA baseball tournament in the Houston regional. The two teams will meet at 3 p.m. Friday at Rice’s Reckling Park. Texas (38-18) landed … Read More

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Comin’ On Strong Tour Waco: Charlie Strong sounds ready

WACO — Politicians give the same canned speeches on the stump, so it’s rare when candidates don’t improve as the campaign rolls along. It’d be alarming if they didn’t. Texas coach Charlie Strong looks and sounds like a completely different person, too, now that the 13-city Comin’ On Strong Tour … Read More

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Comin’ On Strong Tour Amarillo: WR Montrel Meander gets praise

The Comin’ On Strong Tour never advertised it was stopping in the heart of Red Raider country, but there was the Texas football coach at the 50-Yard Line restaurant on Wednesday on his way to Amarillo. Coach Strong makes a brief stop in Lubbock … Read More

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Comin’ On Strong Tour Permian Basin: Roy Williams impressed

There’s not a better host for the Comin’ On Strong Tour stop in the Permian Basin than Odessa’s own Roy Williams. The former Texas receiver welcomed new coach Charlie Strong on Tuesday night when the tour met a capacity crowd at the Commemorative Air Force Hanger. “He came around the … Read More

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Texas LB Dalton Santos: Mom doing ‘good’ after surgery

Texas linebacker Dalton Santos told television station KLTV in Tyler that his mother, Vista, is recovering from open-heart surgery after a grass-roots Internet movement raised $66,000 to help with costs. KLTV reported that Santos is already back into his off-season conditioning program and showed photos of the family at Vista’s … Read More

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Texas football scores perfect NCAA academic mark

Mack Brown can certainly be criticized for what happened on the field. But he should receive some credit for what happened in the classroom, too. The Texas football program recorded a perfect score of 1,000 for the 2012-13 academic year, according to the NCAA academic progress rates unveiled Wednesday. That … Read More

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Comin’ On Strong Tour El Paso: Addressing the NFL Draft

The West Texas leg of the Comin’ On Strong Tour started Monday night in El Paso, and coach Charlie Strong addressed the fact that no Texas players were taken in the NFL draft for the first time since 1937. “None of us were excited about what happened, but the … Read More

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Browns: Johnny Manziel is in, Vince Young is out

Vince Young’s NFL career may have been dealt a death blow this morning when it was announced the Cleveland Browns released the former Texas quarterback less than two weeks after signing him as a free agent. The Browns also released former Texas running back Fozzy Whitaker, among several other players. Read More

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Charlie Strong excited over three Louisville players drafted in 1st round

Texas coach Charlie Strong sounded like a proud papa on Friday discussing the three Louisville players that were taken in the first round of the NFL Draft. Strong, who sounded practically giddy, said he jumped up and shouted “Yes!” at the television screen when Louisville safety Calvin Prior was taken … Read More

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Producers hosting Saturday casting call for Texas football movie

The production company for an upcoming moving about University of Texas football is having an open casting call for paid extras who want to be included. Brock & Allen Casting says all positions are paid, and extras will be guaranteed $58 for eight hours of work. Additional overtime may apply. Read More

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Texas-Kentucky to meet at Rupp Arena on Dec. 5

Incoming freshman Myles Turner and the rest of his Longhorn teammates best be ready next season. It was announced Wednesday that Texas will play at Kentucky on Dec. 5 next season as part of the Big 12/SEC challenge. The Longhorns and Wildcats have met only once, with Kentucky winning 86-61 … Read More

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Garrett Gilbert: ‘Hearing boos’ prompted transfer from Texas

Former Texas quarterback Garrett Gilbert said being booed out of Royal-Memorial Stadium in 2011 was a sign that he needed to transfer, according to a NFL.com story recounting his rise and fall with the Longhorns. The Lake Travis product was considered a blue-chip recruit, and he almost rode to the … Read More

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Actor Aaron Eckhart will play legendary Darrell Royal

Two-Face as the legendary Darrell Royal? The production company making a film about former Texas football player Freddie Steinmark announced on Tuesday that Aaron Eckhart has signed on to play the iconic Longhorns coach in the upcoming movie, My All American. Eckhart is a Golden Globe nominee and Independent Spirit … Read More

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Vance Bedford’s thoughts on Johnny Manziel leads to wild Sunday on Twitter

Texas defensive coordinator Vance Bedford is becoming a must-follow on Twitter, maybe even more than former coach Mack Brown (who is no Twitter slouch himself). From his thoughts on local barbeque joints to photos of former UT greats to thoughts on football life, Bedford isn’t afraid to opine on anything. Read More

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Texas AD Steve Patterson named to outside board of directors

Texas athletic director Steve Patterson was just appointed to the board of directors of a company focused on the acquisition and operation of medical buildings. Healthcare Trust of America, a publicly-traded real estate investment trust, announced Patterson’s appointment in a news release this week. “We enthusiastically welcome Steve Patterson to … Read More

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Comin’ On Strong Tour RGV: VIPs bombard Strong

Of all the Comin’ On Strong Tour stops, the Rio Grande Valley location was the only one that sold out — twice. It sold out so fast initially that school officials moved locations, and it sold out again. So, it’s safe to say Texas fans were revved up in South … Read More

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Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant: I’m Mr. Unreliable?

Nobody will defend Kevin Durant harder than his college coach, Texas’ Rick Barnes. So one can only imagine what Barnes really thought when he heard about a screaming headline in The Oklahoman that labeled Durant as “Mr. Unreliable.” “Well, if I believed you guys, you all tell me you don’t … Read More

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Women’s indoor track team honored at banquet

Multiple NCAA and Big 12 trophies were on display Wednesday night as the Longhorns held their annual women’s sports banquet at Bass Concert Hall. It’s the one night a year when the Longhorns trade their burnt-orange sneakers for red-soled Christian Louboutins. “It’s a really cool event, just exciting to see … Read More

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Euless Trinity’s Myles Turner makes it official, picks…Texas

Euless Trinity star Myles Turner ended the suspense on Wednesday and announced on ESPN that he is committing to … Texas. “I will be pursuing my education and excited to be a part of the men’s basketball program at…,” Turner said as he reached for a burnt-orange floppy fishing hat, … Read More

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Comin’ On Strong Tour Corpus Christi: More QB talk

Here on the South Texas leg of the Comin’ On Strong Tour, Texas coach Charlie Strong continues to impress fans with his straight-forward style. Texas fans in Corpus Christi got their chance to hear Strong’s message Tuesday night at Brewster Street Ice House. “What’s important for this tour is just … Read More