Brian Davis

American-Statesman Staff

Eyes on Texas: UT’s moment to reassert itself, rearrange the Big 12 pecking order has arrived

Last January when offseason workouts began, Texas strength coach Yancy McKnight directed every player on the field to look up. Look at the numbers, the history, on Royal-Memorial Stadium’s east facade, McKnight told them. Texas has won only three Big 12 championships since the league … Read More

No. 17 Texas hosts Radford to kickstart six-game stretch at Erwin Center

Friday’s game against Radford marks the start of a six-game homestand for the Texas men’s basketball team. The 17th-ranked Longhorns should be favored in most, if not all, of those matchups. Purdue may have something to say about that on Dec. 9, though. Read More

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Preview: Texas vs. Radford

No. 17 Texas vs. Radford When: 6 p.m. Friday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/Radio: Longhorn Network/104.9 The Horn About the series: First meeting. About the Longhorns: Shaka Smart’s squad made its first foray … Read More

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Big 12: Game officials to use judgment before throwing a ‘Horns Down’ flag

Is “Horns Down” worth a 15-yard flag? The Big 12 says it’s a judgment call for officials on Saturday in the Big 12 championship game. The league office tweeted a small statement on the issue on Wednesday and said it will be left to officials to … Read More

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Texas DE Charles Omenihu, S Caden Sterns honored by Big 12 coaches in annual awards

Texas defensive end Charles Omenihu has said numerous times he returned for his senior season because he “left some plays out there.” He must’ve gotten a bunch of them in 2018. Omenihu was named the Big 12’s defensive lineman of the year when the league announced … Read More

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Texas athletics announces lower concession prices at the Erwin Center

Texas Athletic Director Chris Del Conte and his top lieutenant Drew Martin, the architect for Bevo Boulevard, are ready to tackle the fan experience at the Erwin Center. In an email to fans late Tuesday, the school announced lower concession prices for basketball games and the … Read More

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No Breckyn Hager appearance, but Longhorns still expecting a dogfight vs. Sooners

In case anyone’s wondering, Texas defensive end Breckyn Hager — who calls himself “a young prophet,” one unafraid to proclaim that “OU sucks” — was not made available to reporters on Tuesday. That’s probably for the best considering Hager was reprimanded by the Big 12 … Read More

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‘Are you serious?’: Longhorns laugh at Sooners asking Big 12 about doing the Horns Down

Texas players were slightly amused when told on Tuesday that Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley would ask the Big 12 conference if the “Horns Down” hand gesture would be permitted on Saturday. Two West Virginia players were flagged 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct for doing the Horns … Read More

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Texas QB Sam Ehlinger: ‘I don’t remember what I said’ to Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray

Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger said Tuesday he couldn’t remember what he said to Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray when the two met at the Cotton Bowl on Oct. 6. “Oh, I went up to him and congratulate him on a great game. That was all,” Ehlinger said. “I … Read More

It’s only Monday, but Texas-Oklahoma emotions are already stirring for their Big 12 rematch

Emotions have started bubbling up for this week’s Texas-Oklahoma rematch in the Big 12 championship game. And to think, it was only Monday. In Austin, Texas coach Tom Herman acted surprised why anyone would care whether he has consulted with recently-fired Kansas coach David Beaty about … Read More

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Once again, Texas F Jaxson Hayes wins Big 12 newcomer of the week

Texas freshman Jaxson Hayes was named the Big 12’s newcomer of the week for the second consecutive week, the league announced Monday. Hayes averaged 13 points, six rebounds and three blocks in games against North Carolina and Michigan State last week in Las Vegas. He was … Read More

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LISTEN: Longhorn Confidential examines Texas’ chances against OU, Mack Brown’s return

The American-Statesman staff discusses this week’s Big 12 championship rematch between Texas and Oklahoma and whether the Longhorns will be able to contain OU’s Kyler Murray for a second time. Also, we discuss Mack Brown’s return to coaching at North Carolina.  … Read More

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LISTEN: Texas coach Tom Herman discusses Oklahoma matchup, stopping Kyler Murray

Texas coach Tom Herman talks about facing Oklahoma for a second time this season in the Big 12 championship game at AT&T Stadium and how he’s guided the Longhorns to the brink of a league title.  … Read More

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After two games in Las Vegas, Texas jumps into AP Top 25 at No. 17

After splitting two games against ranked teams in Las Vegas, Texas made its season debut in The Associated Press Top 25 men’s basketball poll on Monday at No. 17. It’s the first time the Longhorns have been ranked in two seasons. Texas last made the top … Read More

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Report: Mack Brown agrees to rejoin North Carolina Tar Heels as head coach

Mack is back wearing that familiar Carolina blue. Mack Brown, who guided the North Carolina Tar Heels for 10 years before coming to Texas, has agreed to return to Chapel Hill and replace Larry Fedora, according to UNC’s 247Sports website. The Charlotte Observer … Read More

Red River 2.0: No corny dogs, but Texas, Oklahoma meet again for Big 12 championship

What time is it? Time for one hellacious rematch. Trying to determine the biggest and best Texas-Oklahoma game ever is akin to picking your favorite child. Or choosing between your left hand or right to throw the Horns Down. Start with 1963. Read More

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Sooners survive wild shootout in Morgantown, sets up Texas-OU rematch for Big 12 title

Nobody tell Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando about the wild shootout in Morgantown, W.Va. Just tell him Oklahoma won. The Longhorns will meet the Sooners in the Big 12 championship game at 11 a.m. next Saturday at AT&T Stadium after a Black Friday with two … Read More

Texas 24, Kansas 17: ‘Overachieving’ Longhorns ready for Big 12 championship test

LAWRENCE, Kan. — The last few weeks, Texas coach Tom Herman has been saying his 14th-ranked Longhorns are “overachieving.” He said it again Friday after a 24-17 win over Kansas with one additional tidbit. “We’re an unfinished product,” a jubilant Herman said inside a cramped … Read More

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LISTEN: Longhorns UnFiltered discusses UT’s turnaround, Ehlinger’s day at Kansas

American-Statesman staff writers Kirk Bohls, Danny Davis and Brian Davis examine how far these Longhorns have come in a 24-17 win over Kansas that clinched a spot in the Big 12 championship game.  … Read More

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In heartbreaking Instagram post, former Texas F Jonathan Holmes admits being molested

In a detailed, heartbreaking post on Instagram, former Texas men’s basketball player Jonathan Holmes wrote that he had been sexually abused and molested as a child, once had suicidal thoughts “and more pain than I can ever express.” Holmes wrote that holding in this information for … Read More