Texas 75, Oklahoma 72: This time, Longhorns look solid late, snap three-game losing skid

This time, it was the opposing coach who was exasperated in the post-game press conference, not Texas’ Shaka Smart. “Really hard fought game,” Oklahoma’s Lon Kruger said. “They made a couple of plays down the stretch that they needed to have that made a little bit … Read More

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At the buzzer: Texas 75, No. 20 Oklahoma 72

Once again, Texas found itself in a nail-biter. It’s becoming the norm. This time, the Longhorns ran the offensive plays to perfection Saturday against Oklahoma. Matt Coleman III expertly found Jase Febres in the corner for a wide-open 3-pointer to give the Horns a four-point lead.  … Read More

After transfers, Texas coach Tom Herman ‘excited’ about new-look quarterback room

Texas coach Tom Herman said he’s “excited” about the quarterback depth going forward but acknowledged it’s a new era with the advent of the NCAA transfer database. “In this day and age, to expect probably more than three (quarterbacks) on scholarship is going to be tough,” … Read More

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Texas freshman QB Casey Thompson tells coaches he will stay with the Longhorns

Texas freshman quarterback Casey Thompson has told coaches he plans on staying with the Longhorns instead of transferring, a team spokesman said Saturday. “It’s official,” Thompson tweeted just before 2 p.m. Saturday. “I thank you for patience…” https://twitter.com/LilThurm/status/1086713705512030208 I thank … Read More

Closing-time blues: Late-game execution keeps a lid on Texas’ Big 12 potential

There’s one bankable fact about Shaka Smart’s basketball teams at Texas. His Longhorns don’t get blown out. In 117 games in four seasons, Smart’s teams have lost by more than 20 points only twice — 30 points to Kansas (Feb. 29, 2016) and 35 at … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas vs. No. 20 Oklahoma

Texas vs. No. 20 Oklahoma When: 7 p.m. Saturday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: Longhorn Network/104.9 The Horn About the series: Oklahoma leads the all-time series 54-39. The Longhorns are 3-0 against the Sooners at home under coach Shaka … Read More

Revolving door: Who’s in, who’s out on the Texas quarterback depth chart?

Texas coach Tom Herman planned on five scholarship quarterbacks battling it out this spring. After a whirlwind Thursday, a roll call seems necessary. Incumbent starter Sam Ehlinger, who was named the most outstanding player in the Sugar Bowl win over Georgia, will return for his junior … Read More

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Texas confirms QB Shane Buechele has entered his name into NCAA transfer database

Update 9:30 a.m. Thursday: Texas confirmed Thursday morning that quarterback Shane Buechele’s name now appears in the NCAA transfer database after completing the paperwork. Texas backup quarterback Shane Buechele has informed coaches that he wants to put his name into the NCAA transfer database and … Read More

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Sugar Bowl champions to be honored during Texas-OU men’s basketball game

Texas officials plan to honor the football team’s Sugar Bowl victory during a women’s and men’s basketball doubleheader Saturday at the Erwin Center. The UT women’s team, ranked 11th, will host TCU at 1 p.m. Saturday. The men’s team faces 20th-ranked Oklahoma at 7 p.m. Read More

Kansas 80, Texas 78: ‘For what we want to accomplish, there can’t be any moral victories’

LAWRENCE, Kan. — To beat Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse, it requires perfection. And for several minutes late Monday, the Longhorns were dang near it. Jaxson Hayes climbed into the rafters and rejected a shot. Kerwin Roach II hit a 3-pointer, snapping the team’s 0-for-8 second-half drought … Read More

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At the buzzer: No. 7 Kansas 80, Texas 78

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas coach Bill Self woke up this morning with a 26-0 home record whenever the Jayhawks play on ESPN’s “Big Monday.” That streak looked like it was in serious jeopardy Monday against Texas. Jase Febres went wild in the second … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas at No. 7 Kansas

Texas at No. 7 Kansas When: 8 p.m. Monday Where: Allen Fieldhouse (capacity 16,300) TV/radio: ESPN/104.9 The Horn About the series: Kansas leads the all-time series 31-8. The Horns broke the Jayhawks’ 69-game home winning streak back in January 2011. It’s … Read More

Texas Tech 68, Texas 62: Now 4-0 in Big 12 play, Red Raiders notch first win in Austin in 23 years

Gerald Myers has been affiliated with Texas Tech in some form or fashion since the 1950s. He’ll die with his “Guns Up.” Once the men’s basketball coach, Myers became the athletic director and ultimately retired in May 2011. But every year, the 82-year-old still rides … Read More

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At the buzzer: No. 8 Texas Tech 68, Texas 62

At crunch time, Texas simply couldn’t get enough buckets against No 8 Texas Tech. The Red Raiders, known for having one of the nation’s best defensive squads, turned up the suffocating pressure and shut off the Longhorns down the stretch for a 68-62 victory at the … Read More

After crushing loss, will Texas coach Shaka Smart’s troops engage vs. No. 8 Texas Tech?

Shaka Smart never yells, curses or shows too much emotion with reporters. His facial expressions and body language never lie, though. The Texas basketball coach — an erudite intellectual, not a profane in-your-face taskmaster — was deeply disappointed after Tuesday’s loss at Oklahoma State. Crushed may … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas vs. No. 8 Texas Tech

Texas vs. No. 8 Texas Tech When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: Longhorn Network/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 86-58. The Longhorns have won 22 consecutive games against the Red Raiders … Read More

Oklahoma State 61, Texas 58: ‘A significant step back’ as Longhorns look all out of sorts

STILLWATER, Okla. — The only thing that’s consistent about Texas coach Shaka Smart’s basketball program is inconsistency. One or two steps forward, then two, four or maybe a half-dozen steps back. Such is life for these Longhorns, who started off 2-0 in Big … Read More

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At the buzzer: Oklahoma State 61, Texas 58

STILLWATER, Okla. — Texas is just not meant to have any success in Stillwater this athletic year, apparently. The football team suffered a rather humiliating defeat here during the fall. The Texas men’s basketball team suffered a similar fate on Tuesday during an embarrassing 61-58 … Read More

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A lil’ money: Texas WR Lil’Jordan Humphrey going into NFL draft after breakout 2018

Lil’Jordan Humphrey is ready to make a lil’ money. The Texas junior receiver from Southlake Carroll announced Tuesday that he will forgo his final year of eligibility at UT and jump into the NFL draft. “It has not been an easy decision, but after … Read More

With injuries piling up elsewhere, Texas looks to stack up more wins early in Big 12 race

What’s happening to the big men around the Big 12? West Virginia’s star center, Sagaba Konate, is out with a knee injury. Coach Bob Huggins said flat-out the Mountaineers can’t “wish him back.” “We can’t sit here and cry oh-woe-is-me,” Huggins said. “We’ve got … Read More