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Report: Texas basketball to host Villanova in Big 12/Big East Battle next season

Texas’ non-conference home schedule will get a major boost next season with Villanova coming to Austin as part of the Big 12/Big East Battle, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein. Rothstein reported all 10 matchups on Wednesday, however a Texas spokesman said he could not confirm UT’s slot. Read More

Recapping our Texas Ten: Joseph Ossai, Charli Collier were both breakout Longhorns

This was supposed to be a typically busy weekend in a whirlwind spring semester at Texas. Baseball, softball, track, tennis and golf should be going strong. Instead, it’s quiet. Nobody knows when this coronavirus stoppage will end, and everybody is now worried about football season. School … Read More

Focused on his fundraiser, daily routine, an eager Sam Ehlinger stays ready for Texas

Quarantine life for Heisman Trophy candidates is just as miserable as it is for us mere mortals. At least Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger is stuck at home with another Longhorn, his younger brother Jake, a linebacker. “Obviously I have a workout partner,” Ehlinger said Thursday, “and … Read More

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Report: Kansas AD cautioned Texas about hiring former football coach David Beaty

Texas coach Tom Herman wanted to hire his friend and former Kansas coach David Beaty for a low-level analyst job with the Longhorns before Beaty’s former athletic director cautioned UT against it. The details of the job offer were made public in court filings and … Read More

Nothing’s certain, but anxiety grows over 2020 football season amid coronavirus stoppage

Speculation is rampant all across the college landscape about how the coronavirus pandemic will impact the 2020 football season. Last week only proved that nobody knows anything. Angst is spreading exponentially by the day, that much is certain. Administrators are starting to make some … Read More

Texas coach Vic Schaefer on his all-out defense: ‘We ain’t standing around in a 2-3 zone’

When practices resume, Celeste Taylor better be down in a defensive stance. Charli Collier better pick up her intensity in the middle, too. New Texas women’s coach Vic Schaefer doesn’t tolerate lackadaisical defense. Can’t stand it. Like most coaches, Schaefer believes … Read More

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Texas pitcher Miranda Elish named Softball America’s national player of the year

Even in a shortened season, Texas pitcher Miranda Elish was dominant. The right-handed flamethrower from Crown Point, Ind., was named Softball America’s national player of the year on Wednesday. Elish was the Longhorns’ best overall threat on a team that went 24-3 in the shortened season … Read More

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Texas ex Joyner Holmes projected to go 9th overall in WNBA draft

The Dallas Wings have a chance to load up in the forthcoming WNBA draft on April 17. They have four first-round picks and two in the second, a cache of artillery to do just about anything they want. At least one of those picks might be … Read More

A novice to start, Texas President Greg Fenves mastered his dealings with UT athletics

Gregory L. Fenves always liked to loosen his tie and shed the formalities whenever he came east of San Jacinto Boulevard. Fenves admitted up front in June 2015 that “athletics is the one area of the university that I’m not as familiar with.” But he became … Read More

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Texas exes Justin Tucker, Earl Thomas both selected for NFL’s 2010s All-Decade team

Texas exes Justin Tucker and Earl Thomas were selected to the NFL’s 2010s All-Decade team on Monday for their consistent play on any given Sunday. Tucker, an undrafted free agent in 2012, became the most accurate kicker in NFL history with a 90.8% success rate. He … Read More

Vic Schaefer joins Texas: ‘I’ve got no desire to just be good. I want to win championships’

For eight years, Vic Schaefer ended his Mississippi State press conferences with the same message. “Praise the Lord and go Dawgs.” Everything in Schaefer’s life, he believes, is driven by a higher purpose. “God has you in a place where he wants you,” … Read More

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Texas lineman Denzel Okafor pulls name from the transfer portal

Texas offensive lineman Denzel Okafor has withdrawn his name from the NCAA transfer portal and will stay with the Longhorns, according to a team spokesman. Okafor put his name into the portal in March, getting the opportunity to test his marketability with other schools. The junior … Read More

From injuries to new coaches to depth: The pros, cons of Texas’ spring football called off

March and April were going to be critical months for the Texas football program. And they still are, just for wildly different reasons. Spring football was supposed to be a time UT coach Tom Herman blended seven new assistant coaches with a now-experienced team, led by … Read More

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Texas to host Gonzaga in home-and-home men’s basketball series on Nov. 13

Texas has reached a home-and-home agreement to play Gonzaga in men’s basketball beginning next season in Austin, according to a UT spokesman. The Longhorns will play the Zags at the Erwin Center on Nov. 13. They would then play a return game in Spokane, Wash., during … Read More

Texas’ Tom Herman: ‘Today is the first day of the new normal for us’

Monday was indeed an odd day at the University of Texas. Students from all over the state, from all over the world, opened their laptops from home and logged into online classes. The South Mall was empty at lunch, the grass between the six … Read More

His future now certain, Texas coach Shaka Smart can plow headfirst into the offseason

Now that there’s more clarity about his future, Shaka Smart can plow headfirst into the offseason. But the coming months will be no regular offseason for the Texas men’s basketball coach. Students begin classes this week as the spring semester starts up again, albeit … Read More

With Texas football on hold, Tom and Michelle Herman find new normal in coronavirus stoppage

Being stuck at home isn’t all bad. It’s brought the Hermans closer. Normally, their house is a whirlwind of activity. A married couple with hectic daily lives and three kids — a high school sophomore, a sixth-grader and one in kindergarten — and two dogs barely … Read More

‘Shaka’s our coach’: Texas AD Chris Del Conte is sticking with Shaka Smart for 2020-21

Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte faces serious questions daily from parents about the well-being of nearly 525 student-athletes and the Longhorns’ financial health in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. But he hasn’t wavered in his support of men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart, who will … Read More

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Texas assistant Luke Yaklich ‘extremely excited’ to take over at Illinois-Chicago

Luke Yaklich has always been a Chicago guy. He was raised in LaSalle, Ill., about 100 miles west and went to school at Illinois State. So it made perfect sense for Yaklich to get his first head coaching job near home. As expected, Illinois-Chicago … Read More

Even in coronavirus pandemic, construction continues at Royal-Memorial Stadium, Moody Center

While many workers are stuck at home, construction marches on at Royal-Memorial Stadium and the Moody Center. Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte said “so far, so good” as workers swing hammers and excavate dirt even after Austin and Travis County’s shelter-in-place orders were put … Read More