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

Dreaming about the NCAAs is nice, but Texas first needs to knock off Oklahoma State

College basketball fans, let’s be honest. Bracketology in February is fun. ESPN currently has Texas pegged as a No. 8 seed for the NCAA Tournament, leading to a second-round matchup with No. 1-ranked Duke. Zion Williamson vs. the Longhorns? OK, now we’re talking. Bring on … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas vs. Oklahoma State

Texas vs. Oklahoma State When: Noon Saturday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: CBS/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas has a 50-44 lead in the all-time series, but it’s gone back and forth in recent years. Oklahoma State won … Read More

As Texas seeks eligibility for Bru McCoy, the NCAA announces a review of its waiver process

The NCAA transfer frenzy has created a perception that free agency has arrived in college sports. Texas has seen several players leave and one five-star recruit, Bru McCoy, arrive through the transfer portal. More two-way action is likely. Those in Indianapolis have taken notice. Read More

Kansas State 71, Texas 64: Zone forces Longhorns to shoot their way to victory or defeat

The effectiveness of any one coach’s motivational tactics must be judged on a sliding scale. You don’t have to eat worms, punch a whiteboard or dog-cuss players about how this isn’t some bleeping game, “this is about our lives!” Being subtle works, too. Read More

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At the buzzer: No. 18 Kansas State 71, Texas 64

The Minister of Culture is now 1-1. Texas super fan Matthew McConaughey broke out the burnt-orange suit again for Tuesday’s game against 18th-ranked Kansas State but it lacked the same magic it had against Oklahoma. Blame the dry cleaners. The Wildcats practically shot … Read More

Momentum shifting: A huge week for Texas starts with first-place Kansas State on Tuesday

This feels like a week where the Texas men’s basketball program can get its mojo back. After that embarrassing Georgia loss on Jan. 26, coach Shaka Smart’s club has won three of its last four against Big 12 opponents. That includes a win over Kansas … Read More