Happy birthday, Snoop: Kerwin Roach excited to get a permanent front tooth

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Texas guard Kerwin Roach II turned 22 on Wednesday. All he wants is one new tooth. When Roach was at Sprint Center last March, he took a vicious elbow from Iowa State guard Lindell Wigginton. The accidental blow sliced one of Roach’s … Read More

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To make the CFP, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby’s advice to Texas: Keep winning

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said tickets for the league’s football championship game saw a noticeable uptick after the Texas-Oklahoma grudge match on Oct. 6. Fans on both sides of the Red River already expecting a rematch? … Read More

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Texas safety Caden Sterns excited to go back to Stillwater, where his brother was a star

Jordan and Caden Sterns grew up Texas fans in Cibolo. The older Sterns wanted to be a Longhorn. “He was one of those guys who wished he could’ve come here and believed he should’ve played here,” Caden said. The Texas freshman safety saw … Read More

‘If he’s healthy and he’s himself,’ Texas’ Sam Ehlinger will start vs. Oklahoma State

Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger will start this week against Oklahoma State provided his sprained throwing shoulder is healthy enough, Longhorns coach Tom Herman said Monday. “If he’s healthy and he’s himself,” Herman said, “then certainly he’ll start.” Will Ehlinger be honest with trainers and … Read More

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LISTEN: Longhorn Confidential discusses whether going with Shane Buechele is smarter

Sit quarterback Sam Ehlinger against Oklahoma State? American-Statesman writers Kirk Bohls, Cedric Golden, Danny Davis and Brian Davis discuss whether the Longhorns should play Shane Buechele, who has 19 career starts, this week instead of Ehlinger against the Cowboys in the hostile confines of a sold-out … Read More

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LISTEN: Texas coach Tom Herman discusses QB Sam Ehlinger’s health, Oklahoma State

Texas coach Tom Herman discusses quarterback Sam Ehlinger’s health and how the weekly rankings are inconsequential to the Longhorns’ push for success this week against Oklahoma State.  … Read More

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Texas QB Sam Ehlinger’s playing status could be determined during Tuesday practice

Texas coach Tom Herman said quarterback Sam Ehlinger started light throwing on Sunday but no decision may be reached on his playing status until later this week. On the weekly Big 12 conference call, Herman said Ehlinger threw a Nerf football 10 times and a real … Read More

‘More salt than sugar’: Texas needs Matt Coleman to become tougher floor leader

The last two seasons, Texas’ offensive weapon of choice was obvious. All the guards had to do was throw it to the big man inside — Jarrett Allen or Mo Bamba. They just swatted it away on the other end. So who’s the go-to leader this … Read More

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Thanks, Purdue: Texas moves up to 6th in this week’s AP Top 25 poll

Purdue’s blowout win over No. 2 Ohio State over the weekend shook up The Associated Press Top 25 poll and Texas was the beneficiary. The Longhorns moved up one spot to sixth in the weekly poll that was updated Sunday. Texas has not been ranked this … Read More

Dream big, Texas: Here’s how the No. 7 Longhorns could make the College Football Playoff

Texas defensive tackle Chris Nelson figured it didn’t make much sense flying all the way back home to Florida during the off week. “I’m having more fun here than when I go back home,” Nelson said. “The thing is, nothing changes back home. It’s still … Read More

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Texas, TCU both picked to finish 4th in Big 12 preseason men’s basketball poll

Texas and TCU were tied for fourth place in the Big 12 men’s preseason basketball poll, the league announced Friday. Both received 54 votes in the poll among the league’s coaches. The Longhorns were 19-15 last season with future first-round pick Mo Bamba. This year’s team … Read More

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Eyes on Texas: No Maryland? Then no problems on the 2019 schedule, right?

Texas coach Tom Herman hates to look beyond next week. So let’s skip ahead to next year. The Longhorns’ 2019 schedule was finalized on Thursday by the Big 12 office. A cursory check reveals there are no Maryland Terrapins in sight, so things are already looking … Read More

#BakeShow: Westlake recruit Will Baker, UT fans get first look at Longhorns at Texas Tip-Off

Marketing officials tried the divide-and-conquer approach on Wednesday at the Texas Tip-Off. The pros worried about the hundreds of Longhorns fans inside Gregory Gym. Guard Matt Coleman focused on a target audience of one — the 7-footer Will Baker from Westlake. Carrying a … Read More

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Texas veterans Kerwin Roach, Jericho Sims garner preseason All-Big 12 honors

Texas guard Kerwin Roach II and forward Jericho Sims both earned honorable mention preseason All-Big 12 honors, the league announced Wednesday. Big 12 coaches voted on the awards, however they were not allowed to vote for their own players. Roach led the Longhorns … Read More

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Texas LB Jeffrey McCulloch involved in single-car accident, reports neck soreness

Texas linebacker Jeffrey McCulloch was involved in a single-car crash on Tuesday after his vehicle hydroplaned on a wet road and hit a light pole, UT coach Tom Herman said. McCulloch was treated at the scene and went for more treatment at a local hospital. After … Read More

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Texas cornerback Kris Boyd not embracing the ‘DBU’ moniker just yet

Texas safety Brandon Jones has a team-high 49 tackles. Cornerback Kris Boyd has nine pass break-ups, putting him on pace for a career year. Caden Sterns was named to ESPN’s mid-season freshman All-American team. The “Wolf” has a team-high four interceptions, tying the school record … Read More

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At Texas, the Longhorns believe ‘It is a bye week, but it’s not an off week’

The Longhorns deserve to have a little fun during the off week, especially if you can snag a VIP wristband for ACL. Quarterback Sam Ehlinger and some of his teammates were standing just off stage Sunday at Zilker Park. So how was the show? … Read More

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Don’t tell Tom: Texas DL Charles Omenihu one of many Longhorns embracing the scooter

According to Bird’s website, those two-wheeled scooters that are now everywhere in Austin actually do have weight limits. “You must not exceed the maximum weight limit for the Vehicle (200 pounds),” according to Bird’s rental agreement. Uh-oh. Don’t tell Texas defensive lineman Charles Omenihu. The 6-foot-6, … Read More

Texas Tip-Off event an early chance for fans to gauge men’s, women’s basketball teams

The Texas Tip-Off event on Wednesday at Gregory Gym is the public’s first chance to examine the UT men’s and women’s basketball teams. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free, but the place holds only 3,000 so don’t dilly-dally. The women’s team will scrimmage … Read More

With a love for Kevin Durant, 6-foot-10 Kai Jones picks Texas over Baylor, Florida State

The Texas men’s basketball program picked up a commitment Monday from the long-armed, 6-foot-10 Kai Jones from the Bahamas. In a video posted on his Twitter account, Jones wore a burnt-orange sweatshirt and said, “My name is Kai jones, and I’ll be committing to the University … Read More