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DeLoss Dodds to be honored by NFF Gridiron Club

Former Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds will be honored as the 2014 Distinguished Texan Award presented by the Dallas chapter of the National Football Foundation Gridiron Club. The Dallas chapter’s sixth annual banquet is scheduled for 6 p.m. on April 14 at the Marriott Quorum in Addison, Texas. Previous winners … Read More

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Recruiting debate for the ages: Kevin Sumlin’s #YESSIR vs. Charlie Strong’s #letsride

#RelaxAggies. Texas A&M fans have wound themselves in knots the last few days upon discovering Texas coach Charlie Strong knows how to use Twitter — gasp! — just like their coach, Kevin Sumlin. #Heavensno. #OhYes. Or, more to the point, #YESSIR. Sumlin has perfected the art of issuing sporadic, but … Read More

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USC’s Max Wittek should be applauded for taking his time

For all the Texas fans who wish USC quarterback Max Wittek would hurry up and make a decision already, he should be applauded for taking his time. Given a standing ovation, really. Wittek told the American-Statesman that he spoke with Charlie Strong and the Texas offensive coaching staff on … Read More

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Quandre Diggs offers suggestions to help students at DKR

When ESPN’s Jake Trotter surveyed media members around the Big 12 and came up with a list of the rowdiest student sections, it wasn’t that surprising Texas didn’t make the top five. That apparently didn’t sit well with cornerback Quandre Diggs, who took to his Twitter account to vent and … Read More

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Longhorns online chat at 2 p.m. Tuesday

American-Statesman writer Brian Davis, who covers the Longhorns, will be here at 2 p.m. today for an online chat about all things Texas related. All topics welcome. Read More

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Rick Barnes not among top 100 sexiest in college basketball?

Texas is always sexy, at least that’s what television producers will tell you. But what about men’s coach Rick Barnes? Eh, not so much, according to one website that ranked the top 100 sexiest men in college basketball. Nicole Shea, who is listed as the special projects manager for … Read More

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Rick Barnes excited by four-team road trip in 2018

Texas men’s coach Rick Barnes is excited about plans for a four-team, three-city road trip that was unveiled earlier this week. For him, December 2018 can’t get here fast enough. Officials at Texas, North Carolina, Michigan State and Florida have all verbally agreed to participate in a three-game, round-robin format. Read More

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NCAA rules committee wants to slow down offenses

The NCAA football rules committee made one no-brainer change at its annual meeting in Indianapolis and another that created a firestorm Wednesday. First, the committee made an alteration to its targeting penalty, eliminating the mandatory 15-yard walk-off when replays determine that no foul should have been called. Many believe this … Read More

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Friends describe Charlie Strong: ‘Y’all hired a hell of a man’

By now, most Texas fans know what type of coach they have in Charlie Strong. But many still don’t know who he is as a person. What’s his character really like? The American-Statesman spent two days in Louisville in late January talking to people both on campus and off. The … Read More

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Charlie Strong: Texas is state’s ‘flagship university’

New Texas coach Charlie Strong didn’t exactly jab rival Texas A&M directly at his signing day press conference. But Strong definitely let it be known where he thinks the Longhorns should be ranked in the state’s pecking order. When asked about recruiting against Southeastern Conference teams, Strong said: “We’re still … Read More

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Kohlhausen: UT has not promised a walk-on spot

For those getting worked up over reports this morning that former Houston Cougars quarterback Bram Kohlhausen will walk on at Texas this fall, not so fast. Kohlhausen, contacted by the American-Statesman, said the Los Angeles Daily News report today is not accurate. “UT hasn’t given me a promise of any … Read More

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Q&A with Jerrod Heard: Texas is not soft

In a preview for national signing day, Denton Guyer quarterback Jerrod Heard sat down for a length Q-and-A session with the American-Statesman. Subscribers can read the entire interview here. If you read the entire piece, you can tell Heard clearly wants to be the player who leads Texas back … Read More

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Texas Tech makes splash with Super Bowl ad honoring players

Texas Tech chancellor Kent Hance wants to make sure everybody knows the Red Raiders have three players in Sunday’s Super Bowl. And if it coincides with national signing day, all the better. Tech officials, under direction from Hance, purchased a half-page, full-color ad in USA Today, the Denver Post and … Read More

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Revenue growth slowing down for Texas athletic department

Texas athletic director Steve Patterson now has tangible proof his department has some work ahead. The Longhorns’ athletic department generated $165.7 million in operating revenue during the 2012-13 school year and reported $146.8 million in expenses, according to a report compiled by the school for the NCAA. While those numbers … Read More

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Some Disney magic might do Texas some good

Based on Texas athletic director Steve Patterson’s ambitious agenda items, it appears we will finally get an answer to one of the biggest questions regarding Texas athletics: Is Godzillatron too loud? If the athletic department received a dollar for every complaint its received about the Royal-Memorial Stadium speakers being … Read More

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Texas men’s basketball ranked 25th in AP Top 25

The Texas men’s team is back on the national radar having landed at No. 25 in the weekly Associated Press Top 25 poll released today. The fact this is even news is somewhat telling about where the Longhorns have been the last few years. Texas hasn’t been ranked in the … Read More

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Texas JUCO signee released from letter of intent

Texas officials have given junior college forward Obie Oleka a full release from his national letter of intent signed in November, the school announced late Monday. Oleka, a 6-7 sophomore at State College of Florida, was expected to enroll at Texas this summer. As a freshman, Oleka averaged 10.9 points … Read More

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Augie Garrido: Baseball team’s problem? ‘Entitlement’

To get inside the players’ lounge at Disch-Falk Field, you have to walk past the trophy case, which fills up the entire hallway. Sit down at one of the tables, and photos of Roger Clemens and Huston Street surround you. The weight of the Texas baseball program can be crushing … Read More

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Kevin Durant, LaMarcus Aldridge make initial Team USA roster

Former Texas standouts Kevin Durant and LaMarcus Aldridge made the initial cut of 28 NBA players announced Thursday for consideration to the 2014-16 USA National Team. The final roster will ultimately be whittled down before the 2014 World Championships. Assuming the team advances, the same group will play in the … Read More

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Three future Longhorns kickstart 2014 recruiting class

National signing day is two weeks away, but two Texas recruits have already enrolled in school and a third is expected to enroll soon. A Texas spokesman confirmed that tight end Blake Whiteley, a transfer from Arizona Western College, and Tampa (Fla.) Plant linebacker Andrew Beck have already enrolled and … Read More