Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: March Madness equals sadness in Austin but what of Shaka?

Texas didn’t get in and Shaka Smart will be back. The mess that’s been the 2019 basketball season took a predictable turn when the Longhorns were not one of the 68 teams announced as part of the NCAA basketball tournament field. March Sadness has descended upon our fair city … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Frigid Horns bats need to warm up after Tech knots series

The hits didn’t keep on coming for the Texas Longhorns on Saturday. Well, one came. Just one. And in big-time college baseball, that’s nowhere near enough. For the third time this season, Texas was held to a single hit, and this time it was in a Big 12 showdown with … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 130: Tom Herman’s biggest worry entering spring, Shaka’s Horns and the NCAA bubble

Texas began its quest to improve upon its Sugar Bowl win and 10-4 season with the start of spring football. What are Tom Herman’s biggest concerns? Also, Shaka Smart’s coaching seat just warmed up. Brian Davis joins hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls and gives us a primer before Texas’ … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: From football and basketball to … tennis and sailing? College corruption is everywhere

Don’t you miss the good old days when boosters were the ones delivering bags of money to recruits to get them to sign with their schools? Well, the tide has definitely changed. Rich people are using their influence to buy their children into college, as if their heirs didn’t have … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: In a must-win defeat, stumbling Texas made no case for an NCAA Tourney bid

Want to make a case against Texas being included in the NCAA Tournament? Look no further than Saturday, March 9, 2019. TCU 69, Texas 56. Shaka Smart’s crew dropped to 16-15 overall and finished Big 12 play at 8-10 for the second consecutive season. The Big 12’s national reputation as … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 129: Shaka Smart on winning, Spring football primer, Texas baseball

In Episode 129 of the On Second Thought podcast, Texas basketball coach Shaka Smart discusses his program’s struggles to win consistently, Saturday’s regular-season finale against TCU, and suspended guard Kerwin Roach II, who will not play. Also, hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls discuss the surging Texas baseball team, … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 128: Should Kerwin Roach be playing for Texas? Bowie hoops coach Celester Collier

In Episode 128 of the On Second Thought podcast, hosts Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden examine the controversy surrounding the suspension of Texas basketball’s leading scorer Kerwin Roach. They also visit with Bowie HS basketball coach Celester Collier whose Bulldogs are in this weekend’s Class 6A regional playoff field. Plus, … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Roach should be out of chances but he isn’t

The biggest takeaway from Shaka Smart’s Monday media availability came regarding  thrice-suspended guard Kerwin Roach II: He isn’t going anywhere. The Texas basketball coach already said he’s likely to return this season. This time the decision came down from The Tower. Roach’s indefinite suspension comes at the worst possible time. Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: With stiff competition looming, Texas baseball off to great start in 2019

They’re pretty good. We know that much about the 2019 Texas Longhorns. The Horns are off to a a 6-2 start, their best since 2015 team that started off 8-2. The present-day club is feeling pretty good about things, especially after bouncing back from that one-hit, four-error embarrassment in Saturday’s … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 127: Texas TE Andrew Beck on why he moved to Vegas, UT Hoops preview

In Episode 127 of the On Second Thought podcast, former Texas tight Andrew Beck discusses his Pro Timing Day preparation and reveals why he moved to Las Vegas to train. Hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls abreak down the NCAA Tourney status of the Texas basketball team, which plays at … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Too much fizzle, not enough sizzle for the Texas women

It’s not how you start. Texas didn’t finish. When you’re up 14 points at the house in the second half, it’s supposed to be a win, but the Longhorns were much more fizzle than sizzle on Sunday for the most important part of a crucial Big 12 test. Kansas State … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Longhorns Andrew Beck, Chris Nelson are using their NFL combine snubs as fuel

Get to the league. That’s the goal. For newly graduated Texas players Chris Nelson and Andrew Beck, their journey to the NFL may not come with the perks of some higher-profile teammates, but they are putting in the necessary work to make that dream happen. Both went through two years … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 126: Can Texas hoops make the NCAAs? Did Kyler Murray make the right decision?

In Episode 126 of the On Second Thought podcast, hosts Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden break down the road facing the Texas Longhorns after the failed upset bid of Kansas State. They also discuss Kyler Murray’s viability as an NFL first round draft pick and which Texas players could wow … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Longhorns going nowhere unless seniors Roach and Osetkowski lead

The Texas Longhorns can scrap, claw and battle all they want but their fate will ultimately rest on the performances of the most experienced players on the roster. To steal a line from athletic director Chris Del Conte, seniors Kerwin Roach II and Dylan Osetkowski are the OGs on this … Read More

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Golden: Are the cards falling just fine for Shaka’s group?

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a Bevo-related item. Here is his take: Can Horns keep it up? Shaka Smart would have said his team would be better than four games over .500 through 24 games had you asked him before the season, but now that … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: With signee Brown questionable, Herman still high on Texas’ running backs

Life is bigger than football. And Tom Herman had the perfect tone Wednesday when he addressed the media on what was left of national signing day. Running back Derrian Brown, a four-star signee from Georgia, underwent surgery last week back home to remove a blood clot in his brain. Herman … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 125: Hookem.com recruiting guru Mike Craven rates Longhorns, Aggies NSD success

In Episode 125 of the On Second Thought podcast, Hookem.com recruiting guru Mike Craven breaks down recruiting for the Texas Longhorns and Texas A&M Aggies from National Signing Day. Also, Kirk and Ced put a bow on the NFL season and look ahead to 2019. Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas women should be elevated after tight loss to top-ranked Baylor

The Texas women aren’t on Baylor’s level, but for one quarter Monday night, Karen Aston’s Longhorns outplayed a team that’s expected to be in the national title mix. One might say Texas put a slight scare into the nation’s top-ranked team. Well, at least enough of a scare to make … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 124: Is Texas hoops back after KU win? Tennessee coach Rick Barnes on Vols’ resurgence

Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden examine the significance of Texas’ win over Kansas and its effect on embattled coach Shaka Smart in Episode 124 of the On Second Thought podcast. Former Texas coach Rick Barnes, now heading the top-ranked Tennessee Volunteers, talks about his current team and a chance … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: After a gut-check win over Kansas, the Texas men must prove themselves again

Prove it again, Texas. Go win at Iowa State on Saturday. That should be the mantra of Shaka Smart’s crew. The Horns saved their season with Tuesday’s 73-63 win over No. 7 Kansas, but so much work remains. Smart’s seat may have cooled a bit but some toe stubs from … Read More