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

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