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Jack Ingram, Midland, Gin Blossoms lined up for Longhorn City Limits pre-game concerts

Texas officials promised the second year of Longhorn City Limits pre-game concerts would have bigger names. So far, so good. Country star Jack Ingram will kickstart the 2019 football season as the headliner for the season opener against Louisiana Tech on Aug. 31. He’ll perform with … Read More

The full pads are on, but Texas players cognizant of staying healthy, hydrated through August

The first day in full pads brought out all the lookie-loos, from Texas exes with Pro Bowl pedigrees to the graybeards judging whether Darrell Royal would’ve approved. Jamaal Charles hustled onto the fields at the Whitaker Sports Complex. Brian Orakpo and Kasey Studdard, two other members … Read More

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Longhorn Confidential: Las Vegas says 9.5 wins for Texas. Too high or too low in 2019?

Longhorn Confidential kick starts the 2019 podcast season with a look at the first few days of Texas practice and whether oddsmakers have set the bar too high or too low at 9.5 wins for the Longhorns this season. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: … Read More

Could Ta’Quon Graham be Texas’ breakout defensive star in 2019?

Every high school recruit wants to play immediately, but more often than not, they must wait their turn. Often times it works to their benefit. Ta’Quon Graham’s journey at Texas is textbook in this regard. He arrived as a celebrated freshman from Temple, ranked 26th on the American-Statesman’s Fabulous 55 … Read More

Rising expectations: Tom Herman believes Longhorns ‘should play with a confidence’

Coaches typically hate it when preseason hype gets a little too extended, a little too far removed from reality. In their world, always best to underpromise and overdeliver. Used to be, coaches would summon sports writers into their lair, and you’d go over the roster by … Read More

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LISTEN: Texas QB Sam Ehlinger discusses how the Longhorns look after second practice

Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger met with reporters on Saturday and talked about how his life has changed after winning the Sugar Bowl and if fans’ expectations can be any higher than those inside the football building. Read More

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LISTEN: Texas coach Tom Herman discusses his excitement about the first day of practice

Texas coach Tom Herman addressed the media and talked about his excitement for the 2019 Longhorns after the first practice of the season at the Whitaker Sports Complex. Read More

Beefy Longhorns aced the first-day eye test as Texas begins fall practices

One by one, yellow school buses rambled up to the Whitaker Sports Complex on Friday, and each trusty machine’s air brakes let out an exhaustive hiss. The beefy, overgrown men that poured out the door weren’t exactly grade-schoolers. But their eagerness and excitement was unmistakable. Read More

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Texas men’s basketball strength coach Daniel Roose leaving the Longhorns

Texas men’s basketball strength coach Daniel Roose is leaving the program and is going back to work in the same role at Virginia Commonwealth, Roose told the American-Statesman. Roose, 41, followed coach Shaka Smart from VCU to UT four seasons ago. He had been at VCU … Read More

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Texas-ex Tiffany Jackson leaving Longhorns women’s basketball coaching staff

In a rare mid-summer news release, Texas women’s coach Karen Aston announced Thursday that assistant coach Tiffany Jackson was stepping down to “pursue other interests outside of coaching.” There was no other explanation for Jackson’s departure, other than two statements from the former All-American, nine-year WNBA … Read More

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American-Statesman Staff

Eyes on Texas: Ten Longhorns who need to shine as the curtain rises on Friday’s first practice

Come Friday, if anyone is still talking about the Sugar Bowl, tread lightly around Tom Herman. Better yet, if you’re still interested in talking about last season, avoid the Texas coach altogether. This year’s team “has nothing to do with last year’s team,” Herman is apt … Read More

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Texas starts 10th in Amway coaches poll after 10-4 finish in 2018

Texas can say it’s a top-10 program again. The Longhorns debuted at No. 10 in the first Amway coaches poll released Thursday released by USA Today. The Longhorns are one spot ahead of another familiar team — No. 11 Texas A&M. The coaches … Read More

As Phil Dawson leaves the NFL, his kick against Virginia cemented a legacy for Texas legend

In pre-game warmups, well before Phil Dawson’s signature moment at Texas, the ball wobbled through the air on all three of his 40-yard field goal attempts. Every kick was good, but they looked awful. When play began, Dawson missed two field goals that day, including a … Read More

Brian Davis

American-Statesman Staff

Eyes on Texas: Losing 8 defensive starters sounds bad, but look deeper at these Longhorns

Texas lost eight defensive starters from last year’s team. Oh, that sounds awful. “I know there’s going to be a lot of questions about inexperience,” UT defensive coordinator Todd Orlando said earlier this week in Houston. Only two of those were drafted. Defensive end … Read More

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First, it’s football, then LSU-Texas basketball teams will meet in Big 12/SEC Challenge

The Texas men’s basketball team’s lackluster non-conference home schedule got a boost Thursday when it was announced LSU is coming to Austin on Jan. 25. The Longhorns and Tigers are already scheduled to meet on the football field on Sept. 7. The two schools will meet … Read More

Our 11th annual Top 25 countdown: Same lofty goals, and CFP questions, for No. 4 Oklahoma

We’re 36 days away from the 2019 season opener, but it’s never too early to talk college football. We continue with our 11th annual countdown series of our preseason Top 25 as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s eventual CFP semifinalists ranked first, second, eighth and 13th in … Read More

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Former Texas QB Cam Rising will sit out 2019 after NCAA denies waiver request at Utah

Former Texas quarterback Cam Rising’s debut at Utah will take a little longer than he hoped. The NCAA denied Rising’s request for an immediate transfer waiver after he left UT and landed at Utah, the school announced Monday. Rising will now sit out the 2019 season … Read More

After various fits and starts, Texas running backs may finally be on the fast track in 2019

HOUSTON — All summer long, it’s been Sam this, Sam that. He’s everywhere! Ehlinger, Ehlinger, Ehlinger. Say it correctly with the hard G or botch it with the soft g, who cares? The Texas quarterback, who drew a bigger crowd than head coach Tom Herman at … Read More

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Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher addresses his relationship with Texas’ Tom Herman, playing the Longhorns

HOUSTON — Short video clips on Twitter can be interpreted to mean darn near anything. The truth is sometimes squishy. Just imagine how Texas and Texas A&M fans got twisted into knots seeing their two football coaches sitting side by side at the Texas High … Read More

Brian Davis

American-Statesman Staff

Eyes on Texas: What does being ‘back’ even mean these days for the Longhorns?

Nothing saps one’s energy like the annual ritual of wondering whether “Texas is back.” Ugh, just reading those three words is draining, bordering on debilitating. Yuck. Alas, it was the topic du jour at Big 12 media days. At least, it was when people … Read More