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

The Longhorns travel to 14th-ranked Baylor on Saturday (2:30 p.m. CST, FS1). The eyes of Texas will be upon …   Malcolm Epps, Texas receiver Collin Johnson’s hamstring injuries this fall have led to ample playing time for Epps, the 6-6, 245-pound redshirt freshman who has started five times. Johnson … Read More

Texas vs. Baylor: Five questions facing the Longhorns

Five questions facing Texas on Saturday afternoon against No. 14 Baylor:   1. Will UT’s running game get back on track? It appeared that Texas had gained some traction in its running game for perhaps the first time in Tom Herman’s tenure. Keaontay Ingram had 100-yard games against Oklahoma State, … Read More

Texas vs. Baylor: Five key matchups to watch

Five key matchups in the Texas-Baylor game to keep your eye on Saturday afternoon:   Texas QB Sam Ehlinger vs. Baylor QB Charlie Brewer As has been well-documented, Ehlinger and Brewer’s Austin-area high schools were rivals. This matchup, though, is about more than a high school … Read More

Texas’ notable number: Sam Ehlinger’s history with Baylor and Brewer — and the number 4

This week’s notable Texas football number is 4 — the jersey number worn by sophomore cornerback Anthony Cook. Cornerback Kobe Boyce has only four tackles this season, though his five pass breakups lead the team. On four occasions in program history has a Longhorn rushed for 300 yards, and D’Onta … Read More

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Longhorn Confidential: Commitment challenges, interviewing Ty Jordan and spotlighting Bailey Williams

It’s Thursday, so it’s time to talk recruiting with the American-Statesman’s Danny Davis and Mike Craven. This edition of the Longhorn Confidential podcast looks into the challenges of holding onto commitments from 2021 and out-of-state recruits. Plus, three-star athlete Ty Jordan talks about his height and what his recruiting class … Read More

No. 3 Baylor finishes off No. 1 Texas in five sets to claim its first win over the Longhorns since 2001

WACO — At a press conference on Monday, Texas coach Jerritt Elliott warned against looking too much into his volleyball team’s sweep of Baylor in October. Elliott surmised that nerves had gotten the best of the Bears that night while the Longhorns had played extremely well. Read More

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Texas drops out of the AP poll following a 25-point loss to Arizona

A rough weekend has cost Texas its spot in the Associated Press’ poll. On Monday, Texas was omitted from the AP’s weekly ranking. This marks the first time this season that the poll didn’t include Texas. The Longhorns were ranked 15th in the preseason poll and 22nd last week. Texas … Read More

Goal to go: After loss, Texas readjusts season goals and begins focusing on Baylor

During his weekly availability with the media on Tuesday, Texas senior Malcolm Roach got emotional while speaking about the adversity faced by his recruiting class over the years. “People telling us not to come here. People telling us your coach is going to be fired within a year. All types … Read More

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Texas defensive back Josh Thompson won’t return until 2020 season

Texas plans on redshirting junior defensive back Josh Thompson, the school confirmed on Tuesday. The announcement confirms an earlier report by Inside Texas. A Texas spokesperson said there is a chance that Thompson could return this season if he is needed. Given the current state of the Longhorns’ 2019 campaign, … Read More

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Junior Angilau returns to practice but two fellow starters unlikely to be ready for Baylor trip

On Monday, Texas coach Tom Herman gave doubtful designations for receiver Collin Johnson and cornerback Anthony Cook for the Longhorns’ upcoming game at Baylor. Herman said Cook has a tibiofibular sprain and likened the injury to one suffered by safety Caden Sterns, who sat out four … Read More

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Texas coach Tom Herman calls Devin Duvernay’s Biletnikoff Award omission ‘a shame’

No Texas Longhorn has ever won the Biletnikoff Award, and it does not appear that Devin Duvernay will be the first. The 12 semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award were announced on Monday. Duvernay, a Texas senior, did not make the cut. The Biletnikoff Award is given … Read More

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No 1 Texas, No. 3 Baylor stay put in the AVCA poll ahead of Wednesday’s war in Waco

For the fourth straight week, Texas and Baylor were respectively ranked first and third in the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s Division I poll. Texas (19-2, 13-0 Big 12) compiled 1,581 points and 51 first-place votes while the Bears (21-1; 11-1) earned 1,454 points and one first-place nod. Sandwiched by the … Read More

Five key plays: Iowa State 23, No. 19 Texas 21

AMES, Iowa — There were 145 snaps taken in No. 19 Texas’ 23-21 loss to Iowa State on Saturday. Here are five that ended up making a big difference: 1. Missed opportunities Outscored 17-3 over the first quarters of its last two games against TCU and … Read More

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Big 12 sets up an afternoon meeting between Texas and Baylor’s football teams

Texas and Baylor will play at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 23, the Big 12 announced on Saturday night. FS1 will televise the action from Waco’s McLane Stadium. This meeting will be the 109th between Texas and Baylor. The Longhorns have won four straight games in a series it leads 78-26-4. Read More

Texas-Iowa State notebook: Longhorns find little running room in Ames

AMES, Iowa — The Texas running game was grounded on Saturday. As a result, the Longhorns were punished with a season-defining loss. Texas (6-4, 4-3 Big 12) was unable to establish a rushing attack in the 23-21 loss to Iowa State. The Longhorns ran for a season-low 54 yards on … Read More

Texas vs. Iowa State: Five questions facing the Longhorns

Five questions facing Texas on Saturday against Iowa State: 1. Can Texas avoid a slow start? At his weekly press conference on Monday, head coach Tom Herman side-stepped a question about how the Longhorns have fared offensively in first quarters. “It’s not something we’ve actively talked about,” Herman … Read More

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

The 19th-ranked Longhorns travel to Iowa State on Saturday (2:30 p.m., FS1). The eyes of Texas will be upon … Justin Bickham, Iowa State safety Bickham, who’s from Pflugerville, played 34 games at Rice before moving to Ames as a graduate transfer. He has started seven … Read More

No. 22 Texas boxes out UTSA to get into the win column for the first time in the 2019-20 season

On Thursday night at the Erwin Center, Charli Collier and Joyner Holmes helped Texas literally rebound from a season-opening loss. Texas controlled both the paint and the third quarter in an 84-53 victory over UTSA. With the victory, the Longhorns evened their record at 1-1. This past Friday, Texas had … Read More

Texas’ notable number: Opposing tight ends in the end zone — and the number 1

Each week this fall, we’re looking at a specific number that’s tied to Texas football. This week’s notable number is 1 — the jersey number worn by senior wide receiver John Burt and injured freshman linebacker DeGabriel Floyd. The single-game high for sacks among UT defenders this season is one. Read More

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Home Run: Texas’ baseball team announces the signing of the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class

The first pitch of the 2020 baseball season won’t be thrown for another three months, but Texas recorded a big victory this week. On Thursday afternoon, Texas announced the signing of 14 recruits. The 2020 recruiting class — the fourth signed by … Read More