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Countdown to Texas’ kickoff: 39 days

Let’s use Texas’ roster, history and scouting reports to countdown to the start of the 2017 football season. Today, we are only 39 days away from Texas’ home game against Maryland. Which Longhorn wears No. 39? Deep snapper Michael David Poujol and linebacker Edward Pequeno. Neither player, however, has played … Read More

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Countdown to Texas’ kickoff: 40 days

Let’s use Texas’ roster, history and scouting reports to countdown to the start of the 2017 football season. Today, we are only 40 days away from Texas’ home game against Maryland. Which Longhorn wears No. 40? LB Naashon Hughes, who has logged 109 tackles and 26 starts in this career. Read More

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Texas fields two commitments as weekend comes to a close

Two baseball players have decided to make UFCU Disch-Falk Field their future home. On Sunday, Texas added Lance Ford and Chase Roberts to its 2018 recruiting class. Ford hails from Kerrville Tivy High. UT expanded its recruiting radar with Roberts since he is an outfielder and left-handed pitcher from South … Read More

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Countdown to Texas’ kickoff: 41 days

Let’s use Texas’ roster, history and scouting reports to countdown to the start of the 2017 football season. Today, we are only 41 days away from Texas’ home game against Maryland. Which Longhorn wears No. 41? RB Tristian Houston. The rising sophomore has rushed the football three times in his … Read More

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Countdown to Texas’ kickoff: 42 days

Let’s use Texas’ roster, history and scouting reports to countdown to the start of the 2017 football season. Today, we are only 42 days away from Texas’ home game against Maryland. Read more: Marqez Bimage is the latest stop on the Brenham-to-Texas … Read More

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Countdown to Texas’ kickoff: 43 days

Let’s use Texas’ roster, history and scouting reports to countdown to the start of the 2017 football season. Today, we are only 43 days away from Texas’ home game against Maryland. Which Longhorn wears No. 43? LB Cameron Townsend, a sophomore from Missouri City who was primarily used on special … Read More

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If Texas succeeds, punter Michael Dickson may need to do more with less to impress award voters

FRISCO — During his time at Texas, junior Michael Dickson has certainly put in the work. Dickson is coming off a season in which he averaged a school-record 47.4 yards per punt. Dickson punted 142 times during the 2015 and 2016 seasons, and his 77 kicks as a freshman are … Read More

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Countdown to Texas’ kickoff: 44 days

Let’s use Texas’ roster, history and scouting reports to countdown to the start of the 2017 football season. Today, we are only 44 days away from Texas’ home game against Maryland. Read more: Wild-haired, fiery Breckyn Hager loves to hit — just … Read More

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Could Texas OL Connor Williams win the Heisman? Tom Herman doesn’t see why not.

FRISCO — Texas quarterback Shane Buechele will enter this season as a longshot candidate for the Heisman Trophy. Tom Herman, though, argued on Tuesday that he may have another contender on his roster. Appearing at the Big 12 Media Days, Herman was asked by KXAN’s Chris Tavarez if Connor Williams … Read More

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Countdown to Texas’ kickoff: 45 days

Let’s use Texas’ roster, history and scouting reports to countdown to the start of the 2017 football season. Today, we are only 45 days away from Texas’ home game against Maryland. Which Longhorn wears No. 45? LB Anthony Wheeler, a junior who missed UT’s win over … Read More

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Big 12 media days takeaway: Texas can flex its O-line muscle again

FRISCO — A Big 12 media days takeaway from Tuesday: Last year, Texas’ offensive line paved the way for a 2,000-yard rusher and a quarterback who nearly threw for 3,000 yards. Will the big boys be as good this fall? All-American left tackle Connor Williams — who may have been … Read More

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Oklahoma State punter inserts himself into the Heisman conversation

FRISCO — Might one of Oklahoma State’s Cowboys contend for the Heisman Trophy this fall? Oklahoma State will enter the season with a Heisman candidate in quarterback Mason Rudolph. And Cowboys fans might argue that wide receiver James Washington is a dark horse for the award. On Tuesday, Oklahoma State’s … Read More

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Big 12 Media Days: Texas coach Tom Herman meets the press

Texas coach Tom Herman was the first coach up as the second and final day of the Big 12’s Media Days got under way in Frisco. Here are some notable comments from Herman, who will join four of his players in a breakout session this afternoon. Read More

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Countdown to Texas’ kickoff: 46 days

Let’s use Texas’ roster, history and scouting reports to countdown to the start of the 2017 football season. Today, we are only 46 days away from Texas’ home game against Maryland. Which Longhorn wears No. 46? LB Malik Jefferson, who has accumulated 123 tackles and eight sacks over his two … Read More

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Big 12 media days takeaway: Remember Big 12 running backs?

FRISCO — A Big 12 media days takeaway from Monday: Only two running backs are being brought to Big 12 media days this week — that’s the same number of punters, if you’re scoring at home. The Big 12 had four running backs taken in the NFL draft, so it’s … Read More

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After learning from off-field mistake, Baker Mayfield is ready for senior year

FRISCO — Like most of us, Baker Mayfield had dreams. The Oklahoma quarterback, though, admitted at Big 12 media days on Monday that he didn’t see this much success coming. Yes, the overly-confident kid from Lake Travis who walked on at both Texas Tech and Oklahoma didn’t envision nearly 10,000 … Read More

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Cameron Batson, Texas Tech’s smartly-dressed receiver, is ahead of the class

FRISCO — After three years in Lubbock, Cameron Batson has picked up 98 receptions and a degree. Batson will graduate next month ahead of his senior season at Texas Tech. The 2014 valedictorian at Oklahoma City Millwood is set to graduate cum laude with a degree in accounting. He’s estimating … Read More

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Teammate, coach vouch for Kansas lineman’s preseason award

FRISCO — Kansas (yes, Kansas) will enter this season with the Big 12’s top defender. Last week, Jayhawks defensive end Dorance Armstrong, Jr. was named the Big 12’s preseason defensive player of the year. On its website, the conference has archived its preseason honor rolls through … Read More

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The American-Statesman’s Top 25 countdown: No. 13 Wisconsin

Sure, it’s July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s CFP semifinalists were ranked Nos. 1, 2, 7 and 17 on our 2016 list. Today’s team: No. 13 … Read More

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Countdown to Texas’ kickoff: 47 days

Let’s use Texas’ roster, history and scouting reports to countdown to the start of the 2017 football season. Today, we are only 47 days away from Texas’ home game against Maryland. Which Longhorn wears No. 47? Senior Andrew Beck, who transitioned into a tight end after … Read More