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Longhorn Confidential: Black Lives Matter and activism among athletes at Texas

The American-Statesman’s Danny Davis and Mike Craven go over some recruiting news and discuss how the Longhorns have lent their voices to the Black Lives Matter movement.   The Dotted Line: Black parents, coaches explain how white head coaches can help … Read More

Recruiting and coaching guards among the priorities for new Texas assistant Elena Lovato

Back in early April, Elena Lovato found herself in Albuquerque being “the greatest auntie of all time.” After the coronavirus pandemic had prematurely ended the season, the Mississippi State women’s basketball assistant coach went back to her hometown. But while enjoying time with her nieces, Lovato received a call from … Read More

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List of college baseball’s top freshmen includes Texas newcomer Pete Hansen

Texas pitcher Pete Hansen has been named a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. The last Longhorn to earn these freshman-year accolades was designated hitter Zach Zubia in 2018. No UT pitcher had been recognized since Morgan Cooper’s freshman year in 2014. Just a … Read More

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Kacy Clemens among the Texas Exes cut during a purge of the minor leagues

As uncertainty clouds the future of Minor League Baseball, three former Longhorns are looking for new jobs. According to their individual pages on MILB.com, ex-Texas standouts Kacy Clemens, Zane Gurwitz and C.J Hinojosa were all released in the past week. Clemens had been a first baseman in the Toronto farm … Read More

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As a form of protest, Texas receiver Brennan Eagles threatens to not play football

Texas receiver Brennan Eagles has announced that he may take a stand by sitting. Eagles took to social media on Wednesday night to ask his fellow student-athletes if sports should currently be anyone’s focus. He added that he doesn’t see himself playing football anytime soon. On both his Twitter and … Read More

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Report: Ex-Longhorn punter Chris Naggar to play at SMU in 2020

The Dallas Morning News reported on Monday that former Texas punter Chris Naggar will close out his collegiate career as SMU. According to 247Sports, Naggar joins offensive lineman J.P. Urquidez (Texas State) and defensive lineman Gerald Wilbon (Louisiana Tech) as the graduate transfers who have left the … Read More

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Owen Meaney to pitch elsewhere after two seasons with the Longhorns

Sophomore pitcher Owen Meaney has entered the NCAA’s transfer portal, a Texas spokesperson confirmed on Monday. Meaney’s departure was first reported by 247Sports. Due to the NCAA’s decision to give back a year of eligibility to its spring athlete, Meaney can play for three seasons at his next stop. A … Read More

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‘This is a painful time for our country’: Texas coach Tom Herman reacts to the death of George Floyd

On Friday night, Texas football coach Tom Herman said he was “sickened by the senseless killing of George Floyd.” Earlier this week, video emerged of a Minneapolis police officer using the force of his knee on Floyd’s neck during an arrest. Floyd, 46, repeatedly pleaded that he could not breath, … Read More

‘That was an unbelievable night’: An oral history of Texas’ 25-inning win over Boston College

Austin Wood can count May 30, 2009 as one of the longest days of his life. Wood, who was a senior relief pitcher for Texas, had a 6 p.m. regional baseball game against Boston College that Saturday. He also had a friend in from out of town that weekend who … Read More

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Longhorns and Aggies to reunite during annual clash of conferences

This upcoming winter, a rivalry will be renewed on the basketball court. Texas and Texas A&M will play during the 2020-21 season, the Big 12 revealed on Thursday. The meeting will be a part of the annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge. A date and time for the … Read More

Big 12 Male Sportsperson of the Year a ‘well-deserved honor’ for Texas’ Andrew Jones

Texas basketball player Andrew Jones has been named the Big 12’s male sportsperson of the year, the conference announced on Wednesday. Since the 2000-01 school year, the Big 12 has annually honored athletes who display “an extraordinary degree of sportsmanship, community service and academic achievement.” Jaci Jones, a three-year captain … Read More

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Recent Texas draft picks Joyner Holmes and Sug Sutton waived as WNBA teams trim rosters

Before getting a chance to even practice in the WNBA, former Texas starters Joyner Holmes and Sug Sutton were waived this week. Sutton was waived by Washington on Monday, and a similar decision involving Holmes was made by Seattle a day later. Last month, Holmes was taken by … Read More

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Collegiate Baseball Newspaper honors Bryce Elder for his performance during UT’s shortened season

Texas junior pitcher Bryce Elder was named a second-team All-American by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper on Tuesday. Elder was joined on the second team by TCU reliever Haylen Green. Texas Tech also placed closer Micah Dallas and infielder Brian Klein on the second team. No Big 12 athletes … Read More

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Texas’ Charli Collier and Andrew Jones up for Big 12’s Sportsperson of the Year awards

Texas basketball players Charli Collier and Andrew Jones have been nominated for the Big 12’s Sportsperson of the Year awards. Collier and Jones were among the 19 nominees revealed by the Big 12 on Tuesday. According to the Big 12, the “Sportsperson of the Year Awards began in 2000-01 to … Read More

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Big 12 Conference announces a timeline for its athletes’ return to campus

The Big 12 Conference’s athletes will be allowed back on their campuses beginning on June 15, conference officials announced on Friday. According to a plan that was published on the Big 12’s website, football players can access their schools’ athletic facilities on June 15. Those athletes … Read More

Texas turns to notable guest speakers after the cancellation of its 2020 baseball season

Like many, Texas freshman Andre Duplantier II hadn’t really heard of Zoom a couple of months ago. But ever since his spring semester was upended by the coronavirus pandemic, Duplantier has become quite familiar with the video conferencing service. The platform has served as a virtual classroom for three of … Read More

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Longhorn recruit Jared Kelley named the top baseball player in Texas

UT signee Jared Kelley has been named the Texas Gatorade Player of the Year for the 2020 baseball season. Due the coronavirus pandemic, Kelley made only three starts during his senior year at Refugio. He made the most of his time on the mound, however. According to the Victoria Advocate, … Read More

Separated by COVID-19, Jhenna Gabriel among the Texas volleyball players getting ‘hungrier than ever’

Recently, Texas sophomore Jhenna Gabriel had to wake up for a final that began at four in the morning. An early morning presentation for an advertising media planning foundations class awaited Gabriel, the starting setter on UT’s volleyball team. And since she is waiting out the coronavirus pandemic in her … Read More

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UTSA grad transfer to play baseball at Texas in 2021

On Wednesday evening, the Texas baseball team found some relief in San Antonio. Right-handed pitcher Palmer Wenzel has revealed on Twitter that he plans on playing baseball at Texas in 2021. The 6-1, 195-pound Wenzel will join the Longhorns as a graduate transfer from UT-San Antonio. Wenzel recorded a 0.87 … Read More

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Texas assistant coach Chelsea Spencer leaves the Longhorns to lead Cal’s softball program

After serving as a longtime lieutenant for Texas softball coach Mike White, Chelsea Spencer is heading home. Spencer, who has spent the past two seasons as an assistant at Texas, has been hired to be Cal’s next head coach. The Pac-12 school announced on Wednesday that … Read More