Our 10th annual Top 25 countdown: For No. 18-ranked Broncos, the sky is the limit in Boise

Sure, it’s July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our annual countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s eventual CFP semifinalists were ranked Nos. 1, 5, 8 and 14 on our 2017 list. Our … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 103: A look back on the success and failure of Texas athletics for 2017-18

Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden examine the last school year’s successes and failures for the Texas Longhorns in Episode 103 of their “On Second Thought” podcast. They also make their predictions for the upcoming Big 12 football race as well as the future homes of NBA stars LeBron James and … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 102: Texas coach David Pierce on CWS journey; Craig Way, voice of the Longhorns

It’s a jam-packed episode 101 of the On Second Thought podcast as Texas baseball coach discusses his team’s journey to the College World Series and its first-round matchup with Arkansas while Craig Way, the longtime radio voice of the Longhorns, gives his take on Texas’ chances in Omaha along with … Read More

Cedric Golden

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Golden: Texas’ Kody Clemens made Tennessee Tech pay for pitching to him. Again.

Note to the pitchers in Omaha: Beware. Kody Clemens is coming. It’s been a simple script for the Texas Longhorns this season: Get solid pitching and ride the Clemens wave offensively. Tennessee Tech found out the hard way. Pitch to Clemens. Suffer. Lose. Texas 5, Tennessee Tech 2. Clemens supplied … Read More

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Golden: A good Austin super regional is better with emotion from both Texas, Tennessee Tech

Texas and Tennessee Tech just met a few days ago, but it didn’t take long for sparks to fly. The Hatfields met the McCoys. When there’s a College World Series berth on the line, it makes no sense to waste time with pleasantries. The Longhorns and Golden Eagles aren’t exactly … Read More

Cedric Golden

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Golden: Tennessee Tech is a real problem now, Texas

It’s one thing to walk into a hostile road environment with 52 wins. It’s more impressive to live that record. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are as good as advertised, and the Texas Longhorns, who rolled through the Austin Regional unscathed, just got hit in the mouth. Say hello to … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 101: Texas coach David Pierce, Tenn. Tech coach Matt Bragga on super regional

In Episode 101 of the On Second Thought podcast, hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls chat with Texas baseball coach David Pierce and Tennessee Tech’s Matt Bragga, whose teams meet this weekend in the Austin super regional with the winner advancing to the College World Series. Read More

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Golden: How about Rice’s legendary Wayne Graham joining David Pierce’s coaching staff?

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a Bevo-related item. Here is his take: On legendary Rice baseball coach Wayne Graham: We ran into legendary Rice coach Wayne Graham in the elevator Sunday night following Texas’ NCAA regional win over Indiana at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Read More

Cedric Golden

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Golden: Pierce a first timer in NCAA regional winner’s circle

I haven’t seen David Pierce’s contract but I’m guessing there wasn’t any language in there about getting fired if he didn’t win in the postseason. That sort of thing is just assumed when it comes to Texas baseball. There’s a reason the program has only had three coaches in the … Read More

Cedric Golden

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Golden: Aggies on the brink. Will we see a Texas rematch?

“S-E-C!! S-E-C!!” The chants rained down from the stands in the top of the eighth inning Saturday night. Only this time, it came from the lungs of Big 12 fans. Kody Clemens’ routine infield pop fell harmfully to the turf — in between three dumbfounded Texas A&M infielders — prompting … Read More

Cedric Golden

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Golden: Aggies’ hot hand smothers Hoosiers

Rule No. 1 of regional tournament play: Save those arms. A pitcher who can give his team a quality start in the first game can instantly become the most popular guy in the clubhouse. Check that box for Texas A&M sophomore left-hander John Doxakis, who had no problems in that … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 100: Best of On Second Thought, Texas Baseball coach David Pierce on regionals

In the centennial episode of On Second Thought Ced and Kirk revisit some notable moments in the podcast’s history. Also, Texas Baseball coach David Pierce previews the Austin NCAA Baseball Regional. Read More

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Golden: As Texas AD, Chris Del Conte has shown up with a ‘truckload of wake ’em up’

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a Bevo-related item. Here is his take: On the final stop of the “This is Texas” tour: The “This is Texas Tour” drew raves in my hometown of Tyler, its last stop. The fans were pretty geeked to bounce questions … Read More

Cedric Golden

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Golden: Chris Del Conte wraps up this year’s ‘This is Texas’ tour with laughs, straight talk to Earl’s hometown

TYLER — The “This is Texas Tour” is finished, but the rebuild is ongoing. Athletic director Chris Del Conte played to a full room Wednesday night at the Holiday Inn in Earl Campbell’s hometown, closing out the 10-city tour with promises of better facilities, more wins and plenty of enthusiasm … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 99: Author Armen Keteyian on Tiger Woods best seller

In Episode 99 of the On Second Thought podcast, acclaimed author/TV correspondent Armen Keteyian calls in to give some insight on his revealing book on Tiger Woods, co-authored with Jeff Benedict. Keteyian talks about the genesis of the project and gives us a peek behind the curtain at one of … Read More

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Golden: Inexperienced, but live arms could be key to Texas’ post-season success

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a Bevo-related item. Here is his take: On the Texas baseball team winning the Big 12: The Texas Longhorns roaredinto the No. 12 slotin the DIbaseball.com top 25 poll after a Big 12 title-clinching  … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 98: Chris Del Conte on the Tour of Texas and gambling, TCU baseball preview

In Episode 98 of the On Second Thought podcast, Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte gives some insight behind the Tour of Texas. Also, hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls discuss the pros and cons of legalizing sports gambling and preview Texas baseball’s big weekend series against TCU. Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Will Texas baseball host an NCAA regional? (It’d be a lot cooler if they did …)

The Texas Longhorns can win a Big 12 regular season baseball title this weekend, but need a little bit of assistance to make it happen. Even if it doesn’t happen, Texas can make its postseason outlook much rosier if it earns one of 16 regional home sites that will be … Read More

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Golden: The world could use more community-minded activists like former Longhorn Cory Redding

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a Bevo-related item. Here is his take: On former Longhorn DE Cory Redding: Longhorns legend Cory Redding Sr. has provided an excellent example of walking the walk and talking the talk when it comes to being a constant positive influence … Read More

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American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas ex Michael Griffin starts next chapter after retirement

A quick stroll through Gigi’s Cupcakes in Bee Cave last week revealed several sweet options. Red Velvet. Midnight Magic. Strawberry Shortcake. And a personal favorite, Wedding Cake. It’s 1:45 on a hot Tuesday afternoon, and the co-owner is running a little late for our interview. He had to run an … Read More