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Longhorn Confidential: A first look at Texas and the 2022 recruiting cycle

Following Phaizon Wilson’s recent pledge to the Longhorns, the American-Statesman’s Danny Davis and Mike Craven look at how Texas will approach recruiting in 2022. Mike also teases the upcoming update to his Fab 55 list. Read More

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Longhorn Confidential: If high schools delay or move their seasons, what happens to recruiting?

The American-Statesman’s Danny Davis and Mike Craven react to Colorado tight end Gunnar Helm’s recent commitment to Texas. Danny and Mike also discuss the University Interscholastic League’s coronavirus-related plans for this fall and talk about why some recruits may sit out their … Read More

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Six Longhorns recognized during this week’s release of preseason watch lists

Over the course of this week, six Longhorns were placed on preseason watch lists for some of college football’s biggest prizes. Who will these committees been keeping their eyes on this fall? LB Joseph Ossai: Butkus Award (top linebacker); Nagurski Trophy (top defensive player) DB Caden Sterns: Thorpe Award (top … Read More

Our 12th annual preseason Top 25: No. 2 Ohio State has shoes to fill, but shouldn’t be worried

The college football season is less than two months away. Right? As it approaches with question marks, our 12th annual countdown series of our preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff, breaks down who we think are the top teams in the country. Last year’s eventual College … Read More

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Division III champ Cassie Roche joins the Longhorns as Texas eyes a 2021 title run

For the third time this offseason, Texas’ softball team has welcomed a transfer into its dugout. UT announced on Thursday that Cassie Roche will join the Longhorns for the 2021 softball season. Roche spent the past four seasons at Texas Lutheran. Roche was the Bulldogs’ starting shortstop this spring. Read More

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Numbers game: Texas reveals jersey assignments for newcomers

With the countdown to the football season still ongoing, Texas recently updated the roster on its website. The updated roster no longer includes cornerback Anthony Cook, who recently entered the transfer portal. Junior cornerback Kobe Boyce, who announced over the weekend that he is stepping away … Read More

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From Earl Thomas to Calvin Anderson: How do the Texas Longhorns rate in Madden NFL 21?

Last week, 29 of Texas’ former football players received their ratings for the annual Madden video game. For the second straight year, Earl Thomas was the highest-rated of UT’s NFL representatives while Calvin Anderson was the lowest. Thomas did lose seven points from the score he … Read More

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Citing a need to ‘work on myself,’ Kobe Boyce steps away from Texas’ football team

Texas junior Kobe Boyce announced on Saturday that he has decided to focus on his mental health instead of football. A fourth-year cornerback on the UT football team, Boyce revealed in a lengthy message on Twitter that he has been battling depression for the past few years. He went onto … Read More

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Longhorns picked to win a bronze medal as Big 12 releases its preseason football poll

When it comes to its standing in the Big 12, Texas will start the 2020 football season in the same place that it finished its 2019 campaign. UT was picked to finish third in the Big 12’s preseason football poll, which was released on Friday. The Longhorns received four of … Read More

Longhorns lend their voices to a chorus as college athletes speak up against racial injustices

At 1:59 p.m. on June 12, Caden Sterns sent out a tweet. Jared Wiley published the same tweet at the same time. As did fellow Texas football teammates Tope Imade, Willie Tyler and David Gbenda. Over the next few minutes, those players were joined by teammates and other members of … Read More

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Texas represented on the Big 12’s preseason football team by a Longhorn quintet

Five Longhorns have been voted onto the Big 12’s preseason football team, the conference revealed on Thursday. Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger and offensive lineman Samuel Cosmi joined forces on the preseason team’s offense. Joseph Ossai, who made the cut as a linebacker, was accompanied on the defense by defensive backs … Read More

Our 12th annual preseason Top 25: No. 10 Oregon has a big arm to replace to avoid tumbling in the Pac-12

The 2020 college football season is two months away. Right? As it approaches with question marks, our 12th annual countdown series of our preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff, breaks down who we think are the top teams in the country. Last year’s eventual College Football … Read More

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Following university’s announcement, DeMarvion Overshown returns to football activities at Texas

Texas football player DeMarvion Overshown has ended his personal boycott and resumed his football career. Overshown tweeted on Thursday that it “Feels good to be back in my element.” A UT spokesperson confirmed that Overshown is participating in the team’s strength and conditioning program. This is the first week this … Read More

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Longhorn Confidential: Who is Texas’ biggest rival in recruiting?

The American-Statesman’s Danny Davis and Mike Craven discuss whether Texas A&M or Oklahoma is UT’s biggest rival in recruiting. Danny and Mike also go over California product Jamier Johnson’s recent commitment and whether HBCUs and the Ivy League will begin to receive … Read More

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Big 12 reschedules the start of its annual media days

For the second time in the past few months, the Big 12 has altered the plans for its annual media days. The yearly meeting between media members and the Big 12’s football coaches and top players will not start until Aug. 3, the conference announced on Wednesday. The Big 12’s … Read More

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Trailing only Wisconsin, Texas eyes another Doak Walker Award as Keaontay Ingram makes watch list

Keaontay Ingram is among the players listed on the preseason watch list for the Doak Walker Award, Texas announced on Wednesday. The Doak Walker Award is the annual prize for the best running back in college football. It was first awarded in 1990 to Washington star Greg Lewis. No school … Read More

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Texas senior Sam Ehlinger among the preseason candidates for the Davey O’Brien Award

Texas senior quarterback Sam Ehlinger was placed on the preseason watch list for the Davey O’Brien Award on Tuesday. The Davey O’Brien Award is presented annually to college football’s best quarterback. Previous recipients of this award include Vince Young (2005) and Colt McCoy (2009). The watch list that was published on … Read More

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‘Great day to be a Longhorn’: Athletes react after Texas announces a plan to tackle its racial issues

On Monday, Texas officials announced a series of changes that will address the racial issues on its campus. Last month, a series of requests were made through a coordinated release of tweets by over three dozen UT athletes. Changing the name of Robert Lee Moore Hall … Read More

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Preseason watch list for 2020 Bednarik Award includes Texas’ Joseph Ossai and Caden Sterns

On Monday, two members of UT’s football team made the cut for the Bednarik Award’s preseason watch list. Texas juniors Joseph Ossai and Caden Sterns were two of the 90 names on the annual watch list. The Bednarik Award is given each season to the best defensive player in college … Read More

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Texas’ Prince Dorbah and Justin Mader to be ready for fall camp following summertime surgeries

Freshman Prince Dorbah and junior Justin Mader both require arthroscopic surgery for their knee injuries, Texas announced on Friday. Texas said the surgeries for Dorbah and Mader will happen on Monday. The Longhorns expect both players to return during the team’s preseason training camp. Read more: … Read More