Iowa State 65, Texas 60: Matt Coleman’s swagger returns, but Horns can’t finish off Cyclones

AMES, Iowa — Like all coaches, Texas’ Shaka Smart steals anything he can — specific plays, philosophy, inspirational messages, you name it — from other coaches. His favorite is usually Alabama’s Nick Saban. On Saturday, Smart sat guard Matt Coleman III down in front of a … Read More

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At the buzzer: Iowa State 65, Texas 60

AMES, Iowa — At first, Iowa State tried to give Saturday’s game away by missing from point-blank range and turning it over. Texas wouldn’t take it. Then, the Cyclones tried to hit the gas pedal with an 11-0 run down the stretch. But the Longhorns wouldn’t … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas at No. 20 Iowa State

Texas at No. 20 Iowa State When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Hilton Coliseum (capacity 14,384) TV/radio: ESPN2/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas holds the all-time series lead 22-16. The Longhorns have won four straight in the series, including both games during … Read More

Action Jaxson: Texas freshman following a unique path through Austin, possibly straight to the NBA

The random sequence of life events that brought Jaxson Hayes to Texas is every bit as impressive as his soaring alley-oop dunks. Start in 1995. Kristi Kinne was the star of the Drake women’s basketball team. She was easily one of the best in Iowa history. Read More

Texas 73, Kansas 63: Longhorns exhale after finally ending 10-game skid to Jayhawks

Texas seniors Kerwin Roach II and Dylan Osetkowski knew Tuesday’s game against No. 11 Kansas was big. A 30-minute team meeting before shoot-around drove the point home. UT coach Shaka Smart knew it was critical. At one point, he was down on one knee, banging both … Read More

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At the buzzer: Texas 73, Kansas 63

Close games aren’t Texas’ speciality. Best to blow your opponent out. A double-digit victory over the reigning 14-time Big 12 champions is as good as its gets. In what felt like a must-win situation, Texas battled its way to a 73-63 victory over … Read More

Texas athletics smashes its own record by generating $219.4 million in 2017-18

The University of Texas athletic department smashed its own record during the 2017-18 academic year by generating $219.4 million in revenues, easily topping the $214.8 million from the previous year. But the Longhorns continue to spend money at a torrid pace, too. The athletic department spent … Read More

Kansas matchup looks like gut-check moment for Shaka Smart, Texas basketball

If you’re a basketball player who can dribble, then it’s easy to get pumped up for Kansas. “I mean, it’s Kansas,” Texas senior Dylan Osetkowski said. “Once you go to college, everybody wants to play against Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, those types of schools.” For … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas vs. No. 11 Kansas

Texas vs. No. 11 Kansas When: 6 p.m. Tuesday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: ESPN/104.9 The Horn About the series: Kansas leads the all-time series 32-8. The Jayhawks are the only Big 12 school that UT coach Shaka Smart … Read More

Georgia 98, Texas 88: After fifth loss in six games, why are these Longhorns mentally soft?

ATHENS, Ga. — This question has been bubbling under the surface these last few weeks as Texas lost a handful of close games. But after Saturday’s 98-88 loss to Georgia, the issue was unavoidable at Stegeman Coliseum. Why is Texas so mentally soft? Asked … Read More

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At the buzzer: Georgia 98, Texas 88

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia, a mediocre 3-point shooting team, looked unstoppable on Saturday. That’s what happens when teams play Texas. The Bulldogs hit 12 3-pointers, their highest total in three seasons, and had a rather easy time down the stretch of a 98-88 victory over the … Read More

Texas, Georgia meet on the basketball court this time in Big 12/SEC Challenge

Nobody would dispute Texas and Georgia’s dominance as football schools. Always have been, always will be. The clash that the two schools staged in the Sugar Bowl was every bit what you’d expect from two storied programs. Think football isn’t big? When the mascots Bevo XV … Read More

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Big 12/SEC Challenge preview: Texas at Georgia

Big 12/SEC Challenge Texas at Georgia When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Stegeman Coliseum (capacity 10,523) TV/radio: ESPN2/104.9 The Horn About the series: Georgia holds a 7-5 all-time series lead. These two teams also played an afternoon game … Read More

TCU 65, Texas 61: Another close loss, a lack of ‘spark’ as Frogs outwork Longhorns

FORT WORTH — Kerwin Roach II verbalized all the right things after yet another disappointing loss on Wednesday. But it was his posture that spoke volumes. His eyes looked downward. His shoulders slumped. It’s written all over his face. The Texas senior is tired of losing … Read More

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At the buzzer: TCU 65, Texas 61

FORT WORTH — At some point, the Longhorns are going to learn never to look past anyone in the Big 12. To do so practically guarantees a loss. Texas didn’t take Oklahoma State seriously and got pummeled in Stillwater. On Wednesday, it was TCU’s turn … Read More

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Texas announces date, kickoff time for the annual Orange-White spring game

The Texas spring game will once again be under the lights at Royal-Memorial Stadium. The Longhorns announced Wednesday their annual spring game will be Saturday, April 13. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. The 2019 Texas Spring Game will take … Read More

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Texas RBs Kyle Porter, Tristan Houston put names into NCAA transfer database

Texas running backs Kyle Porter and Tristan Houston have reportedly put their names into the NCAA transfer database and will look at other options, according to Inside Texas. Porter and Houston are both on track to graduate in May and could leave as graduate transfers. Read More

Horns up? No, get your hands up! Texas’ perimeter defense proving vulnerable

Texas coach Shaka Smart isn’t afraid of a smaller, guard-oriented lineup. But that group must reward his trust with better perimeter defense. Smart started guards Matt Coleman III, Kerwin Roach II and Courtney Ramey last Saturday against Oklahoma. Shooting guard Jase Febres logged 30 minutes off … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas at TCU

Texas at TCU When: 6 p.m. Wednesday Where: Schollmaier Arena (capacity 6,800) TV/radio: ESPNU/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 108-66 in a rivalry that dates back to 1915. The Longhorns have won 13 of the … Read More

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Texas coach Shaka Smart to talk with Longhorns about Martin Luther King’s life, impact

Texas men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart said Monday that adults have a responsibility to remind younger generations of Dr. Martin Luther King’s impact on society and why the nation celebrates his life with a national holiday. “We’ll talk about it today,” Smart said before Monday’s … Read More