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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

‘Let’s fix it’: Texas can exorcise some ghosts, clinch a spot in Big 12 title game with a win in Lawrence

Texas defensive end Charles Omenihu sure seems like an elephant who never forgets. He can instantly recall what has happened on specific plays, who was holding him, what the atmosphere was like, even the size of the crowd. “My high school games, they were loaded,” … Read More

On Thanksgiving, the Texas men face ‘a terrific early-season litmus test’ vs. No. 7 North Carolina

This Thanksgiving, Texas guard Matt Coleman III is thankful the Longhorns are hitting the holiday road. A trip to Las Vegas always sounds good this, or any, time of year. Maybe a date with No. 7 North Carolina (5-0) is just what this team needs to … Read More

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Texas QB Sam Ehlinger goes through a full workout, will play vs. Kansas

Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger went through a full workout on Wednesday and coach Tom Herman expects the sophomore to play against Kansas. Ehlinger’s participation is key as No. 14 Texas (8-3, 6-2 Big 12) aims to clinch a spot in the Big 12 championship game with … Read More

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Preview: Texas vs. No. 7 North Carolina

Texas vs. No. 7 North Carolina When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday Where: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas (capacity 7,500) TV/Radio: FS1/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 7-3. The last meeting was a barnburner at the Erwin Center. Read More

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Even in late November, Texas still wearing full pads, going full throttle in practice

This late in the season, the unofficial guide to coaching says you should ease up on the players. Most practices in November are shorter as players wear just helmets, shoulder pads and shorts. Texas went full pads and had a full day of tackling last … Read More

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Credit Texas strength coach Yancy McKnight’s honesty for sparking Longhorns

Every Sunday, Texas strength coach Yancy McKnight starts the new game week by addressing the players and giving them background information on the next opponent. Apparently, McKnight dispensed with the pleasantries the day after a nail-biting win over Texas Tech. “At this point, you … Read More

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Texas WR Collin Johnson glad to be back on the field after knee injury

After missing one game with a knee injury, Texas receiver Collin Johnson said he was excited to get back on the field last Saturday against Iowa State. The Longhorns wasted no time putting him to work. The 6-foot-6 Johnson ran a go route and caught a … Read More

Good news, bad news for Texas: Bevo denied, Hager reprimanded, but Ehlinger still may play

The Monday morning blues arrived courtesy of Bevo XV’s official Twitter account. “Due to the Kansas Jayhawks no live mascot policy, BEVO will not make the trip to the game on Friday,” Bevo, or one of his handlers with opposable thumbs, tweeted. Read More

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LISTEN: On Longhorn Confidential, would Tom Herman be at Texas without that Kansas loss?

The American-Statesman crew thinks back to that chilly night in Lawrence, Kan., in 2016 that spelled the end of the Charlie Strong era and ushered in the arrival of Tom Herman. Plus, who should Texas want to face in the Big 12 championship game, Oklahoma or West Virginia? … Read More

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LISTEN: Texas coach Tom Herman on Sam Ehlinger’s injury, Lil’Jordan’s big impact

Texas coach Tom Herman gives an update on quarterback Sam Ehlinger’s health as the Longhorns prepare for a Kansas and try to clinch a spot in the Big 12 championship game.  … Read More

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Tom Herman: Texas QB Sam Ehlinger’s shoulder is ‘angry’ but MRI shows no major damage

Texas coach Tom Herman outlined a path for quarterback Sam Ehlinger’s shoulder recovery this week that mirrored what happened earlier this season. From Herman’s tone on the Big 12 conference call, Ehlinger sounds like someone who will play against Kansas. “No broken bones. Read More

Don’t stop believin’: Texas’ journey toward the Big 12 title now goes through 3-8 Kansas

Texas coach Tom Herman should be doing cartwheels. Kansas gave his players plenty of reasons to take the regular-season finale against a 3-8 team serious. While Texas was busy thumping Iowa State 24-10 on Saturday night, Kansas was running wild on Oklahoma. Read More

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Texas rises up to No. 11 in AP Top 25 poll as Les Miles joins Kansas

Kansas has a new head coach, and Texas has a higher spot in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 poll. This Friday’s matchup will not be your average regular-season finale. Texas moved up to No. 11 in the AP Top 25 and heads to Lawrence this … Read More

Texas 24, Iowa State 10: With a little help, Longhorns jump back into the Big 12 title race

All Texas coach Tom Herman ever talks about is going 1-0 each week. The big picture is irrelevant, he claims. Focus solely on that week’s opponent. On this front, he stays remarkably on-brand. Then, Herman and his players looked up Saturday during pregame at the Royal-Memorial … Read More

Texas 97, The Citadel 69: ‘Snoop’ crosses 1,000-point milestone by sticking to his process

Every game, even those in mid-November, has teachable moments. Whether anyone chooses to learn from them is solely based on the individual. Take Kerwin Roach II as an example. The Texas senior had a frustrating start Friday against the Citadel and was 0-for-5 from 3-point range … Read More

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At The Buzzer: Texas 97, The Citadel 69

In all four games this season, Texas has looked good at times and dreadful at others. You simply don’t know whether these Longhorns will be hot, cold, somewhere between the two or stuck permanently on one side or the other. The throttle was stuck on the … Read More

Hold on tight: Texas nailbiters are now the norm as the Longhorns continue climbing the Big 12

Any good Texas tailgate party has three key necessities — food, beverages and antacids. By game’s end, you might feel sick, exhausted or overjoyed. Texas coach Tom Herman mused in August that “we’re in the entertainment business,” and that’s never been more true than this season. Read More

Texas vs. Iowa State: Five key matchups to watch

Here are five key matchups in the Texas-Iowa State game to keep your eye on Saturday night: 1. Iowa State’s Brock Purdy vs. Texas’ linebackers Texas defensive end Charles Omenihu offered high praise for the Cyclones this week. “Iowa State’s offense is complicated, dude,” he said. Read More

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Eyes on Texas: Once red-hot, Todd Orlando’s defense now has fans hot under the collar

Remember when Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando was labeled the red-hot assistant that would soon become a head coach? What’s Tom Herman going to do without Orlando in 2019, who will replace T.O. or some such? That was late September, I believe. After back-to-back … Read More