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Texas G Kerwin Roach reinstated, will play against Kansas at Big 12 tournament

Texas coach Shaka Smart said Monday that suspended guard Kerwin Roach II will be reinstated this week and play in the Big 12 tournament. The sixth-seeded Longhorns (16-15, 8-10 Big 12) will face the third-seeded Kansas Jayhawks (23-8, 12-6) at approximately 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Sprint … Read More

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Longhorn Confidential: What we saw on the first day of Texas spring practice

The Hookem.com staff got its first look at the 2019 Texas Longhorns on Monday. Who looked good? What should be coach Tom Herman’s goals this spring? Which freshmen made a strong first impression?   … Read More

Texas spring storylines: Searching for big plays, hungry linemen and some running backs

For all the excitement generated during Texas’ 10-4 season, there weren’t many big plays to shout about. The Longhorns didn’t have a single offensive play longer than 48 yards. In fact, there were only two plays that went more than 50 yards — D’Shawn Jamison’s … Read More

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Texas big man Jaxson Hayes named Big 12’s freshman of the year

If Texas basketball history is any indication, Jaxson Hayes may have a long career ahead of him in the NBA. Hayes was named the Big 12’s freshman of the year on Sunday. He becomes the sixth Longhorn to win the honor, following the trail set by … Read More

Texas spring preview: Position-by-position look at the Longhorns’ spring roster

The 2019 Texas spring football roster looks somewhat odd without Jerrod Heard’s name anywhere on it. Same is true for Shane Buechele. Alas, time marches on, and so do the Longhorns. The spring roster just released offers plenty of names and questions. For example, … Read More

TCU 69, Texas 56: Humiliating loss brings questions about NCAA hopes, Shaka’s stability

Saturday’s regular-season finale against TCU was as embarrassing as it gets for a Texas basketball team struggling to stay relevant. The under-manned Horned Frogs, a team down to only seven scholarship players, didn’t just power their way to a 69-56 victory at the Erwin Center. Read More

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Former Texas star Vince Young fired from part-time job at UT

The University of Texas fired former star quarterback Vince Young from his part-time job for poor work performance and “failing to maintain standards of conduct suitable and acceptable to the university,” according to school documents. Young, who was making $50,000 annually as the Neighborhood Longhorns development … Read More

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At the buzzer: TCU 69, Texas 56

Desmond Bane just unloaded on senior day. On Texas, that is. The TCU junior came to Austin and went wild, hitting six 3-pointers and racking up a career-high 34 points as the Frogs ran the Longhorns out of their own building in a 69-56 win. Read More

Sam’s the man, but who’s No. 2? QB Casey Thompson moves into backup spot at Texas

As one who bleeds crimson and cream, Oklahoma-raised Charles Thompson truly epitomizes the university’s fight song: Sooner born, Sooner bred and when he dies, he’ll be Sooner dead. It might kill him to turn those Horns right-side up. But if Thompson’s son, Casey, … Read More

Clean-cut Dylan Osetkowski on his final home game: ‘To be at a place like Texas, it’s surreal’

First, a simple request. Let’s all agree to remember Dylan Osetkowski as a clean-cut Californian with an almost Army-like flat top. That braided wolf man look from 2018 brought howls all right. Of laughter. “The people need to remember what I gave them last year,” Osetkowski … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas vs. TCU

Texas vs. TCU When: 11 a.m. Saturday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: ESPN2/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 108-67. However, the Horned Frogs have won four of the last seven games. That includes a … Read More

Texas Tech 70, Texas 51: ‘That was probably the best defense I’ve ever played against’

LUBBOCK — The Longhorns trickled out of the locker room Monday night, looked over a table of boxed sandwiches and quietly shuffled out the door. There wasn’t much to say after getting drubbed 70-51 by eighth-ranked Texas Tech. Not about the beatdown at United Supermarkets … Read More

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At the buzzer: No. 8 Texas Tech 70, Texas 51

LUBBOCK — Texas Tech looked like a team angling for its first Big 12 championship. Texas looked like a team struggling to stay above .500. That’s about the only takeaway for both teams’ fan bases after the eighth-ranked Red Raiders cruised to a 70-51 victory on … Read More

Texas Tech, closing in on Big 12 title, must get through Texas on ‘Big Monday’

Texas Tech coach Chris Beard refused to dance around the question back in mid-January. Could the Red Raiders become Big 12 men’s basketball champions? Could Tech be the team that ends Kansas’ incredible run of 14 straight league titles? “Could we? Yes, we … Read More

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Longhorns land grad transfer G Parker Braun, a likely instant starter from Georgia Tech

Texas offensive line coach Herb Hand scoured the graduate transfer market last season and found Calvin Anderson, a plug-and-play tackle from Rice. Hand has done it again this offseason. Georgia Tech offensive lineman Parker Braun committed to UT on Sunday, according to Orangebloods. Braun, a first-team … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas at No. 11 Texas Tech

Texas at No. 11 Texas Tech When: 8 p.m. Monday Where: United Supermarkets Arena (capacity 15,000) TV/radio: ESPN/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 86-59. The Longhorns have not won in Lubbock since a 70-61 decision … Read More

Texas 86, Iowa State 69: Longhorns shake off ‘residue’ of midweek loss, steamroll Cyclones

Blowing a 19-point lead can leave quite a psychological scar. Granted, what happened Wednesday seems like eons ago for today’s college basketball athletes. Heck, whatever happened at breakfast is old news by lunch. Asked about the Baylor loss, Texas freshman Courtney Ramey … Read More

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At the buzzer: Texas 86, Iowa State 69

Jase Febres once swore he’d never wear a ponytail again after his uncomfortable performance at Kansas earlier this season. But the Texas guard pulled his hair tight again Saturday and now may never go back. Febres hit a career-high eight 3-pointers for a career-high 26 points … Read More

Texas sitting squarely on NCAA bubble after multiple late-game, last-play meltdowns

If Texas somehow stumbles down the stretch and ends up not getting selected for the NCAA Tournament, late-game execution this season will be the primary reason why the Longhorns miss March Madness. This team has made some excruciating errors at the exact wrong moments. Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas vs. Iowa State

Texas vs. Iowa State When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: ESPN2/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 22-17. The Cyclones recently snapped a four-game losing skid to the Longhorns with a 65-60 win … Read More