Shaka Smart: ‘What we’re looking for is a significant step’ vs. The Citadel

The Texas men’s basketball program has a long history of saluting the troops and then schooling them. UT notched a 39-33 win over the 22nd Infantry on Jan. 26, 1912. The 23rd Infantry didn’t have much luck a full decade later, losing 41-16 on Jan. 6, … Read More

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Preview: Texas vs. The Citadel

Texas-The Citadel When: 7 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: When things go haywire this season, coach Shaka Smart will … Read More

Texas adds three men’s basketball signees that Shaka Smart believe could stick around a while

High-profile college basketball coaches face a real conundrum on the recruiting trail. Would you rather recruit potential stars who are going to jump into the NBA draft after one season? Or would you rather assemble a roster of talented athletic players that meld into a … Read More

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The Whys of Texas: Big 12 tiebreakers are murky, but moot if Texas doesn’t finish strong

First, an admission. Trying to determine the various Big 12 tiebreaker scenarios is a mind-numbing affair. It’s not the league’s fault. Such is life when you are aiming to determine “One True Champion.” The Whys mailbag is full of various missives asking the same question this … Read More

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After some tough struggles in recent years, Iowa State has Longhorns’ attention

Every week, Texas players talk up their opponent and there’s a lot of lip-service. Heading into Saturday’s game against Iowa State, there’s a noticeable difference in tone. “Iowa State’s offense is complicated, dude,” defensive end Charles Omenihu said. Freshman quarterback Brock Purdy has … Read More

Texas 65, Louisiana-Monroe 55: The Horns? ‘They’re a little bit of a hard team to figure out’

One week into the season, it’s too early to peg anybody for anything. West Virginia lost to Buffalo. TCU struggled against Oral Roberts. Kansas has looked like, well, Kansas. So it’s not too surprising that Texas is thrashing about in fits and starts. The … Read More

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At The Buzzer: Texas 65, Louisiana-Monroe 55

What’s that old saw? Don’t tell me about the pain, just show me the baby? That’s how it goes these days with Shaka Smart’s Longhorns. Texas struggled for long stretches on Monday against Louisiana-Monroe but the end result was a 65-55 victory at … Read More

With end of Texas’ two-game skid, Longhorns now ‘hell-bent’ on achieving their full potential

Seven wins is not a big deal, or at least it shouldn’t be at Texas. This year, it is. The Longhorns have not won seven regular-season games since 2013. Think about the last four years. It was a monumental struggle just to become bowl-eligible. Read More

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LISTEN: Is 9-3 on the table? Longhorn Confidential examines Texas’ future after Texas Tech

The Hookem.com crew looks back on the wild night in Lubbock, the state of the Longhorns’ defense, Lil’Jordan Humphrey’s catch and what lies ahead as UT prepares to host Iowa State. Read More

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LISTEN: Texas coach Tom Herman looks ahead senior day vs. Iowa State

Texas coach Tom Herman looks ahead to senior day this weekend and goes over UT’s injury status heading into a major showdown against Iowa State. Read More

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Texas-Georgia schedule home-and-home matchup for 2028-29

January will mark 35 years since Texas and Georgia met in the Cotton Bowl. Those two storied programs will have to wait a little longer, but they will finally meet again on the football field. The Longhorns and Bulldogs have agreed to a home-and-home series in … Read More

Tom Herman on 7-3 Longhorns: ‘We know how to make them interesting, don’t we?’

LUBBOCK — Texas never does anything easy. It’s well established at this point that these Longhorns are capable of beating anybody and losing to all just the same. Why should a hot time on a cool Saturday night in Lubbock be any different? The … Read More

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Preview: Texas vs. Louisiana-Monroe

Texas vs. Louisiana-Monroe When: 7 p.m. Monday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/Radio: Longhorn Network/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 2-0. The last meeting came on Nov. 14, 2016, when the Longhorns cruised to a … Read More

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LISTEN: Longhorns Unfiltered breaks down LJH’s big catch, Texas’ monster win

American-Statesman writers Kirk Bohls, Danny Davis and Brian Davis break down Lil’Jordan Humphrey’s amazing catch against Texas Tech and the fallout from Texas’ 41-34 road win in Lubbock. Read More

Texas 41, Texas Tech 34: Lil’Jordan Humphrey creates his own magical Michael Crabtree moment

LUBBOCK — Texas Tech fans never get tired of seeing Michael Crabtree’s famous catch against No. 1 Texas. But that was 10 years ago. Most of the players on the field these days were grade-schoolers. They don’t know future All-Pro Earl Thomas took a bad angle … Read More

Texas 73, Arkansas 71 (OT): Longhorns escape Fort Bliss thanks to Kerwin Roach’s stellar return

FORT BLISS — Sitting out in the parking lot, there sits an M1A2 Abrams main battle tank, a 130,000-pound beast that cranks up to 42 miles per hour. It takes four crew members and the cannon looks damn effective. Fort Bliss is known for its tanks. Read More

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At The Buzzer: Texas 73, Arkansas 71 (OT)

FORT BLISS — Offensively, it was offensive. Texas went almost 10 minutes in the second half between baskets. Against most teams, that’ll get you run out of the building on any night of the week. Arkansas is in rebuilding mode, though. This is probably the … Read More

A Lil’ style: Texas WR Lil’Jordan Humphrey has been a ‘Swiss Army knife’ for the Longhorns

This sounds sacrilegious now, but there were college recruiters who wanted to make Lil’Jordan Humphrey a linebacker. “I knew I wasn’t going to play defense,” Humphrey said, “because I just want the ball in my hands.” No, thank you. As a do-it-all offensive … Read More

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Home-grown Longhorn: Westlake 7-footer Will Baker commits to Texas over UCLA

Growing up in Austin, immersed in a city surrounded by all things burnt orange, Will Baker still had to weigh everything about his college decision equally. Texas had some good qualities, but so did UCLA. The 7-footer from Westlake, rated the nation’s seventh-best center in the … Read More

Ten-hut!: Texas-Arkansas renew their rivalry at Fort Bliss in Armed Forces Classic

If Texas coach Shaka Smart can take the men’s basketball team to China, he’ll take the Longhorns anywhere. El Paso is just a tad closer than Shanghai, a place that made for a once-in-a-lifetime experience against Washington four years ago. Fort Bliss may be located … Read More