Texas athletics issues 48-page guide with rules on returning to work amid coronavirus pandemic

Texas athletic officials issued a 48-page guide to their employees Tuesday that dove into granular detail about how Longhorns coaches and staff can safely return to work. The majority of UT’s 375 employees office in the north end zone of Royal-Memorial Stadium. Going forward, employees will … Read More

More than 3,500 miles from Austin, Texas’ Kamaka Hepa getting along in Alaska

Thursday was a halfway decent day in Barrow, Alaska. Temperatures were in the mid-20s. Should get up to 27 this weekend, too. Texas forward Kamaka Hepa went back home for spring break and ended up staying put, courtesy of the coronavirus pandemic. Like other Longhorns, … Read More

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‘Hook ’em forever’: Texas tennis star Bianca Turati going pro after sensational UT career

In a first-person essay, Bianca Turati wrote that she arrived at Texas as a “shy Italian girl who could barely speak English.” The All-American tennis star now has the confidence and credentials to conquer the world. Turati announced Wednesday that “my incredible journey at Texas has … Read More

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Texas ex Shane Buechele completes his fundraiser, will give $50,000 check to city of Dallas

Shane Buechele’s fundraiser hit paydirt for the city of Dallas. The Texas quarterback who transferred to SMU started a GoFundMe campaign in April with the goal of raising $50,000 for coronavirus relief. Buechele and his girlfriend, Paige, will deliver that money to Dallas Mayor Eric … Read More

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Signed, sealed, delivered: Michigan WR Tarik Black joins Texas, eligible for 2020 season

Now that Texas has received his paperwork, Tarik Black is officially a Longhorn. School officials announced Monday the Michigan grad transfer had indeed joined UT and will be eligible for the 2020 season, giving quarterback Sam Ehlinger an experienced target out wide. Black played … Read More

Texas’ Joseph Ossai on his unshakable belief: ‘I want to win a national championship’

There’s a guitar sitting in Joseph Ossai’s apartment, courtesy of his friends from church. Time to start strumming the quarantine blues. “I brought it back, I looked at it, it looked at me and (I) thought maybe this is the time,” Ossai said. “But my … Read More

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Big 12 cancels preseason media days, moves July staple online over coronavirus

Even in the expansive AT&T Stadium, it’s hard to practice social distancing. So the Big 12 is calling an audible on its major preseason event and taking football media days online. The league announced Thursday that its signature summer event would be held virtually on July … Read More

Texas safety Caden Sterns eyeing big things for San Antonio Food Bank, Longhorns

Being productive at home, far from your workplace, is a state of mind, as Texas safety Caden Sterns will attest. Just because spring football has been canceled doesn’t mean the Longhorns aren’t getting better. Granted, video preparation isn’t the same as being on the … Read More

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Texas generates 66.2 million impressions during its #MyTexas digital campaign

Even with no games and no students on campus, Texas found a way to win on the internet. The athletic department’s wide-ranging #MyTexas campaign generated an eye-popping 66.2 million impressions across all of UT’s social media platforms, according to an internal report. The majority … Read More

Texas giving assistants Herb Hand, Stan Drayton, Yancy McKnight raises for 2020 season

Texas coach Tom Herman hired seven new assistants this offseason, but the Longhorns are taking care of those who stayed, too. Offensive line coach Herb Hand, running back coach Stan Drayton and strength coach Yancy McKnight are all set to get raises for the coming season. Read More

Now that Greg Brown is a Longhorn, how will Texas’ Shaka Smart divvy up playing time?

Five-star recruit Greg Brown III has become a Longhorn. Now comes the next question: Who’s going to lose playing time? Every college basketball game has 200 minutes available for each team. It’s impossible for all five players to play a full 40 minutes each night, so … Read More

After rough stretch that mirrored Texas’ on-field results, NFL teams again drafting Longhorns

For several years there, Texas fans came to loathe the NFL Draft. It became an annual reminder how far the program had fallen. Not a single Longhorn was drafted in 2014, and only one was taken in 2016 and 2017. To no surprise, those lean years … Read More

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Texas’ Collin Johnson on Jacksonville: ‘When I got the call, it made everything worth it’

Texas receiver Collin Johnson had to wait longer than he hoped, but the standout Longhorn was finally taken in the fifth round of the NFL Draft. Johnson is headed to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Here are some of Johnson’s thoughts about the draft, as told to the Texas media … Read More

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Texas’ Devin Duvernay on being drafted by Baltimore: ‘It’s a dream come true’

Texas receiver Devin Duvernay was taken 92nd overall in the NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens on Friday. Here are some of Duvernay’s thoughts, as distributed by the Texas media relations office. On the moment: “It was surreal. You get a little antsy waiting … Read More

NFL Draft Day 2: Texas’ Brandon Jones, Devin Duvernay begin their NFL journey

Texans were flying off the board in the second round of the NFL Draft on Friday. The Houston Texans grabbed TCU’s Ross Blacklock, the Philadelphia Eagles snatched up Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts and the Baltimore Ravens corralled La Grange’s J.K. Dobbins, who played at Ohio State. Read More

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Texas’ Brandon Jones on the Miami Dolphins: ‘I’m just excited to get started’

Texas safety Brandon Jones was taken in the third round of the NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins. The following quotes were distributed to reporters by the UT sports media relations office. On the moment of being drafted: “I literally had just gone upstairs … Read More

After years of pursuit, Texas’ Shaka Smart lands five-star Greg Brown from Horns’ backyard

Say whatever you will about Shaka Smart. But as a recruiter, whenever a five-star athlete lands his crosshairs, Smart doesn’t miss. Smart spent years building relationships with Jarrett Allen and Mo Bamba and their families. To them, he was more than just the Texas basketball coach. Read More

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High-flying Greg Brown staying home as Vandegrift standout commits to Texas

Greg Brown III spent four years dunking on all comers at Vandegrift. Can he do it at the next level? After months of playing coy, Brown finally made the announcement Friday that most expected all along. The 6-foot-9, five-star standout committed to Texas during a broadcast … Read More

Live events still uncertain, Texas athletics planning a virtual day-long tailgate party

Zoom will become a four-letter word in Drew Martin’s house, if it’s not already. No amount of webcasting can supplant face-to-face interaction, especially when your job is to interact with Texas fans. As UT’s director of external operations, Martin and his staff were ready for the … Read More

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Football in 2020? Texas officials planning, ‘hope’ to reopen campus this fall — for now

No university can field a football team without students. For those looking for any positive sign about the 2020 football season, one finally came from Texas. School officials released a carefully-crafted letter on Wednesday that said they “hope to reopen the campus” this fall. However, no … Read More