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Men’s preview: Texas at Oklahoma State

Texas at Oklahoma State When: 6 p.m. Tuesday Where: Gallagher-Iba Arena (capacity: 13,611) TV/radio: ESPNU/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 50-43. In their last trip to Stillwater, the Longhorns had a 12-point lead with 14:07 … Read More

Texas 61, West Virginia 54: Matt Coleman takes over as Longhorns move to 2-0 in Big 12

Texas coach Shaka Smart first started recruiting Matt Coleman III in middle school. They’ve been intertwined for years. The coach has long believed this point guard held the key to championship-level success — be it at Virginia Commonwealth, Texas, wherever. That’s probably why Smart is … Read More

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At the buzzer: Texas 61, West Virginia 54

In a classic rock fight against West Virginia, Texas had slightly bigger stones. Neither team shot well from 3-point range. Everybody took turns whacking away at the other and going to the free throw line. But it was a close game due to it being almost … Read More

Looking ahead: If Texas keeps its 2018 resilience, then 2019 could be just as successful

The final chapter of a football season usually has a foreshadowing tone. And there will be a proper dissertation of Texas’ personnel for 2019 soon enough. But Texas fans would be remiss if they didn’t acknowledge what has happened the last two months, not just in … Read More

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American-Statesman Staff

Eyes on Texas: What exactly did we learn about the Longhorns during the 2018 season?

First, some casual observations about the 2018 season: A 1,700-pound steer will do whatever the hell he wants. Oh, PETA’s upset? Ok, cool. Hook ’em. C’mon, if Gov. Greg Abbott is tweeting it now, it’s a permanent part of UT lexicon. Bevo … Read More

With new urgency, Texas coach Shaka Smart is playing those with ‘juice,’ sitting those without

Perhaps for the first time in his four seasons at Texas, Shaka Smart is benching players who don’t bring “juice,” as he calls it, and playing those who do. The Longhorns’ head coach is done worrying about their feelings. Watch Texas’ personnel deployment in Saturday’s Big … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas vs. West Virginia

Texas vs. West Virginia When: 8 p.m. Saturday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: ESPN2/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 9-8. Last season, the Horns won 87-79 at home on March 3 in a game … Read More

Another 10-win season awaits? An early look ahead to Texas’ 2019 schedule

LSU comes calling to Royal-Memorial Stadium next season, and the Longhorns will make a trip  to Houston before opening Big 12 play in 2019. Here’s a look at next season’s schedule with some early thoughts what Texas can expect: Aug. 31: Louisiana Tech (DKR) Finally, a team other … Read More

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No. 9 in 2019: Texas WR Collin Johnson will return to the Longhorns for his senior season

Texas scored its first major recruiting win of 2019 on Thursday when junior receiver Collin Johnson announced he will return to the Longhorns. “The best is yet to come!,” Johnson tweeted along with a message to UT fans. Before the Sugar Bowl, Johnson said … Read More

Texas 67, Kansas State 47: Shaka Smart’s lineup experiments yield results in Big 12 opener

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Tinkering with the starting lineup is always a coach’s prerogative, but it’s tricky alchemy. It’s the players’ attitudes that are combustible. Donning his lab coat and goggles, Texas coach Shaka Smart inserted 6-foot-11 freshman Jaxson Hayes into the lineup just after Christmas. Read More

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At the buzzer: Texas 67, Kansas State 47

MANHATTAN, Kan. — When Texas guards are dribbling, dribbling, dribbling it around before driving inside, they can either go for the rim or kick it back out. On Wednesday against Kansas State, the latter option was far superior. The Longhorns were bombing away from 3-point range … Read More

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WATCH: Statesman writers break down Texas’ 28-21 win over Georgia

Statesman writers Danny Davis and Brian Davis talk about Texas’ physical nature and quarterback Sam Ehlinger’s toughness in a 28-21 win over Georgia in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; … Read More

Texas 28, Georgia 21: QB Sam Ehlinger, Longhorns bully their way to Sugar Bowl victory

NEW ORLEANS — Tom Herman hated the question last spring. Absolutely hated it. From first-and-goal at the 1-yard line, why can’t Texas line up, blow somebody off the line of scrimmage and punch it in? In the biggest moment of the biggest game this decade, … Read More

Texas men may stick with different lineup for Big 12 opener at Kansas State

One month ago, Texas coach Shaka Smart wasn’t even open to the idea of changing his starting lineup. It was a non-starter. Forward Jericho Sims continued to start in December while Jaxson Hayes provided a spark off the bench. Same for Elijah Mitrou-Long, who would sub … Read More

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Men’s preview: Texas at Kansas State

Texas at Kansas State When: 8 p.m. Wednesday Where: Bramlage Coliseum (capacity 12,528) TV/radio: ESPNU/104.9 The Horn About the series: Kansas State leads the all-time series 21-15. The Wildcats have won four straight, sweeping the season series the last two … Read More

‘Beat the hell out of Georgia!’: Texas fans enjoying return to Sugar Bowl, national prominence

NEW ORLEANS — Professors in the McCombs School of Business should give Avery Denning extra credit for determination and gut instinct. The University of Texas business student from Chicago pestered her parents throughout December for Sugar Bowl tickets. She absolutely, positively had to be in … Read More

Sugar rush: No. 15 Texas reaches a legitimizing moment against No. 5 Georgia in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — Texas fans had a certain laissez-faire attitude toward the Texas Bowl last year. Win, lose, whatever. It was just the Texas Bowl. But for the Longhorns themselves, it was rather significant. By “securing the bag” with a 33-16 win over Missouri, Texas … Read More

Sugar Bowl notebook: Texas S Brandon Jones considering a possible NFL future, too

NEW ORLEANS — Texas safety Brandon Jones said Sunday he’s received information from the NFL draft advisory board and will consider his future after the Sugar Bowl. Jones, a junior from Nacogdoches, had his best season this year with 66 tackles, 5½ tackles for loss … Read More

Texas coach Tom Herman’s biggest decision of 2018: Sticking with Sam Ehlinger

NEW ORLEANS — If Texas wins a Big 12 championship or gets into the College Football Playoff in 2019, there’s one specific moment you can look back on and pinpoint as the defining decision of coach Tom Herman’s tenure. It wasn’t naming Sam Ehlinger the starting … Read More

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After betting on himself, Texas native J.R. Reed makes an impact in Georgia’s secondary

NEW ORLEANS — Defensive back J.R. Reed tore up his knee as a high school senior in Frisco, and suddenly schools backed away. “SMU recruited me,” Reed said Saturday. Nobody from Texas, though, and certainly not the Longhorns. Reed ended up at Tulsa, where he played 13 games in 2015 … Read More