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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

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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