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Men’s preview: Texas vs. Oklahoma

Texas at Oklahoma When: 8 p.m. Wednesday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: ESPN2/104.9 The Horn About the series: Oklahoma leads the all-time series 55-40. The Longhorns hold a 5-3 edge over their rival in coach Shaka Smart’s four previous … Read More

Texas’ Sam Ehlinger, Sam Cosmi announce their return, giving Mike Yurcich fine starting point

Texas offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich had quite a first day Monday. First, head coach Tom Herman gave him the keys to the Longhorns’ offense. By lunchtime, left tackle Samuel Cosmi announced he was returning for his senior season. The dinner hour was even better. Read More

No. 6 Baylor 59, Texas 44: Bears work the boards, work over the Longhorns in Big 12 opener

WACO — In a conference where the talent is spread somewhat evenly, in a sport where nobody is dominant, in a town where the locals rage against all things burnt orange, the little things do matter. The Longhorns got schooled Saturday in basketball minutiae. Read More

Texas men hoping for another solid Big 12 start as curtain rises against No. 6 Baylor

Every year, coaches and players say the same things about the start of Big 12 play. “Well, I think the biggest thing, the conference season is a marathon for sure,” Texas coach Shaka Smart said this week. His veterans know the proverbial drill, too. Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas at No. 6 Baylor

Texas at No. 6 Baylor When: 7 p.m. Saturday Where: Ferrell Center (capacity 10,284) TV/radio: ESPN2/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas has the all-time series lead 163-91. Last season, the two teams split the regular-season series, but the Bears … Read More

Alamo Bowl win inspires hope for Texas revival: ‘The only thing I can say it’s coming’

SAN ANTONIO — While his teammates celebrated on the Alamo Bowl trophy stage, Texas running back Keaontay Ingram stood as far away from the hoopla as one could get. The confetti and balloon flash flood raining down in the Alamodome was practically two counties away. Read More

Texas 38, No. 11 Utah 10: Longhorns rediscover what’s possible in 2020 with Alamo win

SAN ANTONIO — Texas ended 2019 by making a lengthy list of New Year’s resolutions. In 2020, the Longhorns intend to play ferocious defense week in and week out, sort of like what linebacker Joseph Ossai did Tuesday night against No. 11 Utah. “Joe is … Read More

Foggy forecast: After facing Utah in Alamo Bowl, Texas will head into an uncertain 2020

SAN ANTONIO — No question, 2019 was quite the year for the Longhorns. It started on New Year’s Day with a statement win over Georgia, a program-defining moment that was supposed to launch Texas into another competitive stratosphere. But the year ends on New Year’s … Read More

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Texas’ Tom Herman on new hires: ‘I know this is going to be an important offseason for me’

SAN ANTONIO — Texas coach Tom Herman hit all the right notes in the final Alamo Bowl press conference Monday, thanking seniors for sticking with him while also showing excitement for the future. Herman specially called out seniors Collin Johnson, Devin Duvernay and Brandon Jones for … Read More

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Mike Yurcich makes ‘no-brainer career move’ to become Texas’ new offensive coordinator

SAN ANTONIO — One day after Ohio State’s season ended, Buckeyes passing game coordinator Mike Yurcich said it was a “no-brainer career move” to become the offensive coordinator at Texas. The Longhorns made it official Sunday after staying quiet for almost a full week when initial … Read More

Alamo Bowl notebook: Texas WR Collin Johnson ‘wouldn’t change a thing’ about senior season

SAN ANTONIO — Collin Johnson admits his senior season has been “a little frustrating.” But the Texas receiver wasn’t going to miss his final game in burnt orange, whether his nagging hamstring injury cooperates or not. Johnson spoke at length Sunday about his decision to return … Read More

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In fact-finding mode, Texas QB Sam Ehlinger will seek NFL draft advisory grade

SAN ANTONIO — It raised eyebrows Sunday when junior quarterback Sam Ehlinger said he would seek information from the NFL draft advisory committee about his potential draft status for 2020. Call it a fact-finding mission more than a quarterback worried about the Longhorns’ offensive future. Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas vs. High Point

Texas vs. High Point When: 7 p.m. Monday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: Longhorn Network/104.9 The Horn About the series: First meeting About the Longhorns: Before the Christmas break, coach Shaka Smart wanted his … Read More

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American-Statesman Staff

Eyes on Texas: Good riddance to the 2010s, bring on the roaring ’20s

The 2010s had so much promise, so much burnt-orange hope. This decade started with an appearance in the BCS national championship game, and OK, so maybe things didn’t go as planned after the fifth play. But the future was bright, or so Texas fans believed. Read More

Alamo Bowl notebook: Texas defensive players adjusting to life without Todd Orlando

SAN ANTONIO — Strip away the pageantry of game day and you are reminded that college football is, and forever will be, a business. Joseph Ossai was reminded of that when Texas coach Tom Herman fired defensive coordinator Todd Orlando, his position coach, on Dec. Read More

Texas in the 2010s: Picking the most impactful plays from a roller-coaster decade

The 2010s weren’t exactly memorable for Texas football fans. The Longhorns won only 70 games, the lowest total since the 64 wins during the 1950s. Still, there were some memorable moments this decade, which comes to an end on New Year’s Eve against Utah in … Read More

Texas in the 2010s: Coaches, ADs said some amazing things throughout the decade

They said it — and sometimes swung fan perceptions and landed in hot water because of it. Here’s a look at some of the best quotes from the last decade involving Texas football: “Can you imagine being put out there against a great defense … Read More

Texas officials mum, but Ohio State’s Mike Yurcich likely to be new offensive coordinator

If all goes according to plan, Tuesday’s Alamo Bowl is the last time Tom Herman ever calls plays at Texas. “You never want to say never, but I hope so,” the Longhorns head coach said Friday. Speaking to reporters in San Antonio, Herman did … Read More

Providence 70, Texas 48: Longhorns set new season lows in harsh, holiday ‘reality check’

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The fine citizens of Friartown sure were anxious to see Will Baker miss two free throws on Saturday. Whenever an opponent misses two consecutive free throws in the second half, Providence fans win a free chicken sandwich. And since Texas was in … Read More

Texas is 9-1 and off to coach Shaka Smart’s best start yet, so where’s the buzz?

At 9-1, Texas is off to its best start in five seasons under coach Shaka Smart. So why is nobody buying it? The number-crunching algorithms aren’t impressed. The Longhorns rank 48th in Kenpom’s Division I rankings, which are generated off statistical comparisons. Ken Pomeroy’s site predicts … Read More