Texas vs. Oklahoma State: Five questions facing the Longhorns

Five questions facing Texas on Saturday night against Oklahoma State: Does Sam Ehlinger remain interception-less in 2019? Of the seven interceptions thrown by Ehlinger during his freshman year, none had a bigger impact than an end-zone pick in overtime of a loss to Oklahoma State. Ehlinger’s decision-making has improved drastically … Read More

Texas’ notable number: Was Cameron Dicker’s long kick the best-ever at UT — and the number 57

Each week this fall, we’re looking at a specific number that’s tied to Texas football. This week’s notable number is 57 — the jersey number that has been assigned to linebacker Cort Jaquess, a sophomore who was placed on scholarship this summer. Saturday’s game against Oklahoma State … Read More

‘Whatever it takes to get the win’: Jhenna Gabriel goes viral for a big kill, but UT’s next target is A&M

Texas sophomore setter Jhenna Gabriel went viral last weekend. While participating in a volleyball tournament in Wichita, Kan., the Longhorns met BYU on Friday in a redo of a 2018 postseason match that ended UT’s season. Texas won this time, 3-1, and in the final set, Gabriel … Read More

What’s up with Oklahoma State? A Q&A with a Cowboys beat writer

We reached out to Frank Bonner II (@Frank_Bonner2) of the Tulsa World this week to offer his insight on Oklahoma State, which visits Royal-Memorial Stadium on Saturday night: Oklahoma State’s undefeated. Are the Cowboys a top-25 team? Oklahoma State has top-25 potential, but beating Oregon State, … Read More

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Longhorn Confidential: Interviewing Alfred Collins, spotlighting Naomi Cabello and the Cowboys that got away?

It’s Thursday, so it’s time to talk recruiting with the American-Statesman’s Danny Davis and Mike Craven. Since Texas is hosting Oklahoma State this weekend, this edition of the Longhorn Confidential podcast examines why some Cowboys didn’t end up in burnt orange. Plus, four-star target Alfred Collins updates Mike on his recruitment. Read More

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Lil’Jordan Humphrey earns a big promotion on New Orleans’ football team

Former Texas receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey has submitted his RSVP for a Longhorn reunion in Seattle this weekend. The New Orleans Saints promoted Humphrey from their practice squad on Wednesday. The Saints will travel to Seattle this weekend. Seattle has two former Longhorns — defensive lineman Poona Ford and punter Michael … Read More

Building blocks: Texas uses coaching, patience and and motivation to mold its offensive line

Even in an alternate universe, Derek Kerstetter would still be playing football at Royal-Memorial Stadium this week. Kerstetter, Texas’ junior offensive lineman, will start Saturday’s Big 12 opener against Oklahoma State. But had things played out differently — say, Charlie Strong beats Kansas on that November afternoon in Lawrence in … Read More

Texas notebook: Forecast for a trio of key injured starters looks sunny ahead of Big 12 opener

With Texas set to battle Oklahoma State’s Cowboys this weekend, some burnt-orange reinforcements could arrive just in time. On Monday, Texas coach Tom Herman designated center Zach Shackelford, receiver Collin Johnson and linebacker Joseph Ossai as probable for Saturday’s Big 12 opener. Shackelford (foot) and Ossai (sprained shoulder) were … Read More

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Texas heads into the final week of non-conference play with a firm grip on its No. 3 ranking

On Monday, Texas remained ranked third in the national poll compiled by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. This marks the third straight week that Texas (5-1) has just trailed Nebraska (7-0) and Stanford (5-1) in the AVCA rankings. Nebraska did leapfrog Stanford in this week’s poll following Stanford’s four-set loss … Read More

No. 12 Texas 48, Rice 13: Five key plays

There were 124 snaps taken in Texas’ 48-13 win over Rice at NRG Stadium on Saturday night. Here are five that ended up making a big difference: 1. First start, first down Tom Herman won his 32nd coin toss in five seasons as a head coach, but … Read More

Texas-Rice notebook: With one flip of the coin, Tom Herman makes history

HOUSTON — At the start of Texas’ 48-13 rout of Rice on Saturday night, Longhorns head coach Tom Herman did something he had never done before. After winning the coin toss with a call of heads, Herman opted to receive the ball to start the game. This is the first … Read More

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Collin Johnson to join B.J. Foster, DeMarvion Overshown on the sidelines against Rice

When Texas takes the field at NRG Stadium on Saturday evening, it will be missing three of its players. Two hours before its kickoff against Rice, Texas announced that receiver Collin Johnson (hamstring) and defensive backs B.J. Foster (hamstring) and DeMarvion Overshown (back) will not play against the Owls. Running … Read More

Texas vs. Rice: Five questions facing the Longhorns

Five questions facing Texas on Saturday night against Rice: 1. Which Houston-area player shines the brightest in his homecoming? Texas has gobbled up plenty of Houston-raised talent over the years. In fact, seven of the Longhorns who started last week against LSU were recruited out of the Houston area. Will … Read More

Texas vs. Rice: Five key matchups to watch

Five key matchups in the Texas-LSU game to keep your eye on Saturday night: Texas WR Devin Duvernay vs. the Rice secondary After two weeks, Duvernay’s 21 receptions trail only the 24 catches recorded by Purdue sophomore Rondale Moore on the national leaderboard. After catching 11 footballs in the second … Read More

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

The 12th-ranked Longhorns will meet Rice at Houston’s NRG Stadium on Saturday (7 p.m., CBS Sports Network). The eyes of Texas will be upon … Ayodele Adeoye, Texas linebacker In 15 games with head coach Mike Bloomgren, Rice has run on 57.2 percent of its offensive snaps. That philosophy may … Read More

Texas’ notable number: Collin Johnson at NFL stadiums — and the number 24

Each week this fall, we’re looking at a specific number that’s tied to Texas football. This week’s notable number is 24 — the jersey number that has been assigned to UT freshmen Marques Caldwell and Derrian Brown.  The longest run against Texas through two games was LSU’s Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s 24-yarder last … Read More

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Longhorn Confidential: Recruiting Houston, interviewing Hudson Card and spotlighting Bentley Cotton

It’s Thursday, so it’s time to talk recruiting with the American-Statesman’s Danny Davis and Mike Craven. Since Texas is heading to NRG Stadium this weekend, this edition of the Longhorn Confidential podcast looks into what the city of Houston means to the Longhorns’ recruiting plans. Plus, four-star quarterback Hudson Card chats … Read More

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Texas starts building for the future as a trio of softball recruits commit to the Longhorns

The fall schedule for the Texas softball team doesn’t get underway until October, but the Longhorns recently recorded a triple play on the recruiting trail. Over the past few days, Texas received verbal commitments from Katie Cimusz, Sophia Simpson and Ryleigh White. Simpson, a utility player, and Cimusz, who catches, … Read More

As Rice approaches, Longhorns try to leave their third-and-17 meltdown behind them

It was only Tuesday when Malcolm Roach arrived for his weekly media availability, but Texas’ senior defensive end was already having a long week. That’s the life of a football player, though. Last week went by pretty quickly for the Longhorns. That’s because they were coming off … Read More

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Texas passes up a long attempt against LSU but still has faith in kicker Cameron Dicker’s range

During his weekly press conference on Monday, Texas coach Tom Herman presented a hypothetical scenario. Say UT’s offense had driven the football into enemy territory. Let’s add the caveat that Texas is losing by two points. Oh, and only a few seconds remain in the game. In this scenario, Herman said … Read More