Baylor 84, Texas 83 (OT): Another strong effort early, another late-game collapse in Waco

WACO — The actual autopsy of Texas’ 84-83 overtime loss at Baylor is rather simple. Only a basketball connoisseur can truly enjoy what Scott Drew’s team accomplished on Wednesday night. The Bears grabbed 15 offensive rebounds and piled up 20 second-chance points after halftime. Given … Read More

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At the buzzer: Baylor 84, Texas 83 (OT)

WACO — For about 30 minutes Wednesday night, Texas looked darn near unstoppable against Baylor. And that’s playing without two senior starters and a lineup that fans will see next season. The Longhorns ran up a 19-point lead and were in total cruise control at the … Read More

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Texas S Brandon Jones to miss spring drills after ankle surgery

Texas safety Brandon Jones will not participate in spring drills after having ankle surgery, the school announced. Jones is expected to be ready for preseason practice in August. Jones considered leaving UT for the NFL draft but will return for his senior season and be a … Read More

Texas’ stretch run must lean heavily on the inside play of Jaxson Hayes, Dylan Osetkowski

Texas coach Shaka Smart called an easy play on the first possession of the game last weekend against Oklahoma. Throw it inside to Jaxson Hayes. The 6-11 forward caught the ball just off the block, buried his shoulder, tried to bully through his defender and got … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas at Baylor

Texas at Baylor When: 8 p.m. Wednesday Where: Ferrell Center (capacity 10,284) TV/radio: ESPN2/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 163-90. The Longhorns snapped a six-game losing skid in the series with an 84-72 win over … Read More

Texas coach Shaka Smart ‘thought it was best’ for suspended Roach to travel with Longhorns

The last four years, Texas men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart has talked incessantly about “building a culture.” Presumably, that applies to all aspects of life inside Cooley Pavilion. For any team to have a winning culture, it requires discipline. Kerwin Roach II, a … Read More

Shaka Smart: Suspended Texas guard Kerwin Roach likely to return this season

NORMAN, Okla. — Suspended Texas senior Kerwin Roach II is likely to return this season, coach Shaka Smart said Saturday. But the Longhorns’ leading scorer has been suspended by the university, thus taking the penalty out of the coach’s hands and leaving the player’s future … Read More

Oklahoma 69, Texas 67: Longhorns nearly escape Norman, only to get blocked at the exit

NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma officials crafted a wonderful environment Saturday for their fans to enjoy a Texas basketball beatdown. Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray was honored during a timeout. OU coach Lincoln Riley was there shaking hands, laughing about that corner blitz and the Big 12 … Read More

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At the buzzer: Oklahoma 69, Texas 67

NORMAN, Okla. — Without suspended leading scorer Kerwin Roach II, Texas could have shrugged its shoulders against Oklahoma and just plodded through the Lloyd Noble Center. But the Longhorns climbed their way back from a 17-point deficit and nearly pulled off one of the biggest … Read More

Texas men begin critical Big 12 stretch run without leading scorer Kerwin Roach II

Sometimes, Texas coach Shaka Smart must wonder if he’s cursed. A half-court, buzzer-beater knocked his first Longhorns team out of the NCAA Tournament. The next year, he had to dismiss his leading scorer for being too volatile in the locker room. Last year, the … Read More

Texas reverses course, stops giving football assistants guaranteed multi-year deals

One of Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte’s goals is to streamline UT’s balance sheet and clean up what he believes are perceived mistakes by his predecessors. In that vein, Texas is no longer actively giving out guaranteed multi-year contracts. It’s not a … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas at Oklahoma

Texas at Oklahoma When: 11 a.m. Saturday Where: Lloyd Noble Center (capacity 11,528) TV/radio: ESPNU/104.9 The Horn About the series: Oklahoma leads the all-time series 54-40. The Longhorns currently have a leg up in this series, having won five of … Read More

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Vince Young still a Texas employee after 2nd arrest for driving while intoxicated

Texas legend Vince Young is still a part-time employee at the university despite his second arrest for driving while intoxicated. Young’s name is still listed in the UT staff directory and his job title has not changed from Neighborhood Longhorns development officer and a football camp … Read More

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With five regular-season games left, Texas G Kerwin Roach suspended indefinitely

Texas senior guard Kerwin Roach II has been suspended indefinitely and his status for the rest of the season is now in doubt. Horns247 first reported on Roach’s suspension on Thursday afternoon, however the school would not confirm the news. School officials did … Read More

Sources: Texas AD Chris Del Conte to receive $200,000 annual pay raise

Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte will receive a $200,000 pay raise for his performance over the past year for energizing his department, two sources told the American-Statesman. Del Conte’s contractual status and pay bump is part of the UT System Board of Regents agenda that … Read More

Texas G Kerwin Roach’s playing status unclear prior to facing Oklahoma

The playing status of Texas senior guard Kerwin Roach II was up in the air Thursday night as school officials would not confirm a Horns247 report that he would be suspended. The website reported that Roach would be suspended for Saturday’s game against Oklahoma for an … Read More

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Texas, Louisiana-Lafayette to play in 2021 season

Confirming an earlier report by FBS Schedules, school officials said Thursday Texas will open the 2021 season against Louisiana-Lafayette. Texas was already scheduled to play Rice and Arkansas that season. The school was searching for a third opponent to fill out its 12-game schedule.  … Read More

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Report: Texas hires former North Carolina coach Larry Fedora as analyst

Texas has hired former North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora to be an analyst, according to Orangebloods. The university would not confirm the report. Fedora visited UT coaches last week and had discussions with coach Tom Herman, a source told the American-Statesman. Fedora … Read More

Texas 69, Oklahoma State 57: If the Longhorns keep going inside, anything is possible

Dr. James Naismith didn’t have time to dissect basketball analytics — the mathematical tomfoolery that’s all the rage now. The game’s creator was too busy tacking peach baskets to posts. But the game has evolved to the point where coaches dissect everything, from zone defenses to … Read More

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At the buzzer: Texas 69, Oklahoma State 57

Oklahoma State’s Thomas Dziagwa has this funny little move where he mockingly fires an arrow into the sky after every made 3-pointer. Dziagwa’s quiver was practically empty after unloading on Texas. The junior hit a career-high seven 3-pointers, but it still wasn’t enough for the … Read More