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Two Big 12 sweeps lead to a weekly award but no movement in the AVCA poll for Texas

The top five teams in the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s poll remained the same on Monday. That lack of movement left Texas (11-2) as the nation’s fourth-ranked volleyball program. Baylor topped the poll for the third straight week, and the Bears (15-0) were followed by Stanford (11-3) and Pittsburgh (17-1). Nebraska … Read More

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With a starter suspended, Texas’ defensive line to likely turn to Bimage or Sweat for the first time

Due to NCAA rules, Texas will likely have a first-time starter on its defensive line this weekend. Senior defensive end Malcolm Roach will sit out the first half of UT’s home game against Kansas on Saturday. This past weekend, Roach was penalized for targeting on a tackle … Read More

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Keaontay or Roschon? Texas declines to name a starting running back ahead of Kansas game

With a match-up against Kansas looming, Texas coach Tom Herman would not commit to a starting running back on Monday. When asked at his weekly press conference if freshman Roschon Johnson should be starting, Herman stiff-armed the reporter’s question. “I’ll know after this week of practice,” Herman said. Johnson has … Read More

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With Big 12 play heating up, Texas and TCU to tangle on a Fort Worth afternoon

The kickoff for Texas and TCU’s annual get-together has been scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 26, the Big 12 announced on Monday. FOX will televise the eighth game of UT’s season. It will be played at TCU’s Amon G. Carter Stadium. ⏰s and … Read More

No. 6 Oklahoma 34, No. 11 Texas 27: Five key plays

DALLAS — There were 139 snaps taken in Texas’ 34-27 loss to Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl on Saturday. Here are five that ended up making a big difference: 1. Going for it early After an adventurous pregame that featured every player receiving an … Read More

Texas-OU notebook: Teams cool off after pre-game fracas, but Roach later ejected

DALLAS — Before kickoff on Saturday, the two teams gathered at midfield of the Cotton Bowl. That impromptu meeting, however, was less than cordial. The interaction was flagged and every player on both teams was given an unsportmanlike conduct penalty. Referee Mike Defee then announced that anyone who was reprimanded for … Read More

Texas linemen shoulder the blame after nine-sack day, but ‘it’s on everybody’

 DALLAS — At the Cotton Bowl on Saturday, the Oklahoma defense introduced, re-introduced and then re-introduced itself several more times to Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger. Oklahoma registered a season-high nine sacks in its 34-27 win over the Longhorns. Texas … Read More

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‘He’s had an incredible season, almost storybook’: Texas coaches explain why Devin Duvernay is now a captain

So far this season, Texas senior Devin Duvernay has caught 45 footballs and the respect of his teammates and coaches. On Wednesday, Duvernay was named a team captain by Texas coach Tom Herman. Houston’s Tyus Bowser had previously been the only player that Herman had designated as … Read More

The Eyes of Texas: Four players to watch in Saturday’s Longhorns-Sooners game

The 11th-ranked Longhorns meet No. 6 Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on Saturday (11 a.m., Fox). The eyes of Texas will be upon …   Grant Calcaterra, Oklahoma tight end Since he has only five catches this season, Calcaterra ranks eighth in receptions among the Sooners. Texas, though, knows what … Read More

Texas vs. Oklahoma: Five questions facing the Longhorns

Five questions facing Texas on Saturday against Oklahoma: 1. Can the Texas defense get to Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts? Texas went without a sack during last week’s trip to West Virginia, and Tom Herman noted that Austin Kendall once had nearly 4 1/2 seconds to pass the ball. In 32 … Read More

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Texas finds itself behind Baylor as Big 12 releases its preseason poll

The Texas women’s basketball team was picked to finish second in the Big 12’s preseason poll, which was released by the conference on Thursday. Baylor topped the preseason poll for the third time in the last four years. Nine of the conference’s 10 head coaches awarded their first-place votes to … Read More

Texas’ notable number: UT’s increased depth in the backfield — and the number 5

Each week this fall, we’re looking at a specific number that’s tied to Texas football. This week’s notable number is five — the jersey number worn by sophomore cornerback D’Shawn Jamison. Five Longhorns have tallied double-digit receptions over the first five games of UT’s 2019 season. The 62 all-time wins over … Read More

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Longhorn Confidential: Recruiting in Oklahoma, interviewing Ja’Tavion Sanders and spotlighting Travis Sthele

It’s Thursday, so it’s time to talk recruiting with the American-Statesman’s Danny Davis and Mike Craven. Since Texas has only plucked two players out of its biggest rival’s backyard, we examine the recruiting scene in Oklahoma. Plus, 2021 athlete Ja’Tavion Sanders talks about the position he’ll play in college and … Read More

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Joyner Holmes, Sug Sutton represent Texas among the Big 12’s preseason honorees

Texas will open the 2019-20 basketball season with two of the Big 12’s best players on its roster. UT seniors Joyner Holmer and Sug Sutton were both named to the Big 12 preseason team on Wednesday. A 5-8 guard, Sutton scored 12.7 points last season while leading the Longhorns in … Read More

Rivalries? Several Texas players had annual grudge matches in high school before Texas-OU clashes

This weekend in Dallas, Texas will attempt to go 1-0. For Texas, attempting to go 1-0 is more of a rallying cry than a statement of fact. The Longhorns, after all, are currently 4-1. But the meaning behind that often-uttered motto is simple. Don’t look backward. Don’t look ahead. Treat Rice … Read More

Texas notebook: Hampered by his hamstring, Collin Johnson could return against Oklahoma

Last December, Collin Johnson had a record-setting day against Oklahoma at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The Texas wide receiver caught eight passes for 177 yards in the 39-27 loss. No player had ever recorded more receiving yards in a Big 12 title game. The 11th-ranked Longhorns … Read More

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Texas moves up in the rankings ahead of Kansas State and Oklahoma matches

On Monday, Texas returned to its top-five standing among the nation’s volleyball teams. The AVCA opened its week with the announcement that Texas had been voted into the No. 4 slot in its national poll. The Longhorns, who have been ranked as high as third this season, were listed sixth in … Read More

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Cat Osterman makes the cut as Team USA announces who will go for the gold in Tokyo

Texas icon Cat Osterman will return to the Olympics in 2020, USA Softball announced on Sunday. Fifteen softball players and three alternates will represent a top-ranked United States team in Tokyo and Osterman is one of them. Osterman, 36, was the youngest player on a USA team that … Read More

No. 11 Texas 42, West Virginia 31: Five key plays

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — There were 151 snaps taken in Texas’ 42-31 win over West Virginia on Saturday. Here are five that ended up making a big difference:   1. Mountaineers march After winning the coin toss, Texas deferred and kicked off to a Mountaineers offense averaging 25 … Read More

Texas-West Virginia notebook: Inaugural interceptions lead the way on UT’s defense

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — There’s a first time for everything. And for the Texas defense, that cliché applies to interceptions. Both D’Shawn Jamison and Ayodele Adeoye had personal footnotes in the Longhorns’ 42-31 win at West Virginia on Saturday. In the first quarter, Adeoye’s first career interception set up the … Read More