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Two Texas defensive backs honored as Jim Thorpe Award names 14 semifinalists

Two of the nation’s best defensive backs are enrolled at DBU. Texas’ Kris Boyd and Caden Sterns have been named semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award, which is given annually to the nation’s top defensive back. Fourteen semifinalists were revealed by the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame … Read More

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With boil-water notice in effect, Texas to use bottled water to hydrate its football players

With residents of Austin being asked to boil their water until further notice, the athletes at Texas will turn to bottled water. On Monday morning, the city of Austin asked its residents to boil water before consuming it. The advisory was issued in the aftermath of last … Read More

Back at Gregory Gym, No. 8 Texas returns to dominating ways in Big 12 play

The jerseys looked different for Texas on Saturday afternoon. The result didn’t. Junior Micaya White’s seventh double-double of the season and a career-best effort from senior Yaazie Bedart-Ghani guided Texas to a 25-13, 25-18, 25-21 sweep of Texas Tech. Wearing gray jerseys with pink lettering for their “Volley for a … Read More

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Texas announces finalized schedule for 2019 season after Big 12 releases conference match-ups

With the Big 12 announcing the conference’s 2019 match-ups on Thursday, Texas’ schedule for next year’s season is complete. The Longhorns will open the 2019 season on Aug. 31 with a home game against Louisiana Tech. The marquee game on UT’s 2019 schedule is a showdown at Royal-Memorial Stadium with … Read More

Texas’ notable number: The resurgence of the Horns’ pass rush — and the number 9

Every week this fall, we’re looking at a specific number that’s tied to Texas football. This week’s notable number is 9 — the number worn by junior receiver Collin Johnson, who has caught a touchdown in each of his last four games. Texas has allowed nine passing … Read More

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DeShon Elliott on Texas freshman Caden Sterns: “He is better than me.”

Ex-Texas star safety DeShon Elliott apparently thinks highly of his replacement in the Longhorns’ secondary. Earlier this week on its Instagram account, the Texas football program celebrated Caden Sterns’ placement on ESPN’s midseason freshman All-America team. In the post’s comments section, a user suggested that Sterns might … Read More

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Ex-Vandegrift standout to join the Texas basketball team as a walk-on athlete

Once an all-state honoree at Austin’s Vandegrift High, Drayton Whiteside will resume his basketball career as a walk-on at Texas. Whiteside’s family confirmed the news to the American-Statesman on Tuesday. Cliff Ellis, who was Whiteside’s high school coach, also tweeted that the six-foot guard will be added to UT’s roster. Read More

A ‘nasty’ result: Texas making progress on the offensive line since Zach Shackelford’s return

When asked a week ago to name his team’s nastiest offensive lineman, Texas left tackle Calvin Anderson didn’t hesitate in nominating Zach Shackelford. There’s no reason to feign outrage over that response. Don’t expect a heavyweight bout in the locker room between the 300-pound tackle and the 305-pound center. Shackelford … Read More

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Texas to return to the field for a date in prime time with Oklahoma State

After a week off, the Texas Longhorns will escort Oklahoma State on its homecoming. The Big 12 announced on Monday that Texas and Oklahoma State’s football teams will play at 7 p.m. on Oct. 27. This upcoming quarrel in Stillwater, Okla., will be televised by ABC. Oklahoma State has also … Read More

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Tom Herman: No update on Sam Ehlinger, but Patrick Vahe (knee) is cleared for practice

Speaking on the Big 12’s conference call on Monday, Texas coach Tom Herman had no updates about the health of quarterback Sam Ehlinger’s shoulder. When asked about Ehlinger’s first-degree shoulder sprain, Herman deferred to the statement released by Texas on Sunday. According to Herman, hope remains that … Read More

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Grosso, Regan set to return to Texas after helping Canada qualify for 2019 Women’s World Cup

With Sunday’s 7-0 win over Panama in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Women’s Championship, Canada qualified for the 2019 Women’s World Cup. Julia Grosso and Emma Regan are two of the players on Canada’s roster. Grosso is a freshman midfielder at Texas. Regan, who is also a freshman, … Read More

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By finding a third way to score, Lil’Jordan Humphrey accomplishes a rare feat at Texas

With a 3-yard touchdown run against Baylor this past week, Texas junior Lil’Jordan Humphrey won football’s version of an offensive scavenger hunt. The rushing touchdown was Humphrey’s first of the season. UT’s leader in both receptions and receiving yards, Humphrey has caught four touchdown passes in 2018. Read More

No. 9 Texas 23, Baylor 17: Five key plays

There were 154 snaps taken in then-No. 9 Texas’ 23-17 win over Baylor on Saturday. Here are five that ended up making a big difference: 1. Swap Sam for Shane Texas opened the game with the football, and sophomore Sam Ehlinger needed 10 plays to direct the … Read More

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Role changes for Cameron Rising in the wake of Sam Ehlinger’s injury, but Texas debut must wait

Texas coach Tom Herman said after Saturday’s 23-17 win over Baylor that he did not consider playing quarterback Cameron Rising, a four-star freshman from California. Junior Shane Buechele quarterbacked the Longhorns after starter Sam Ehlinger injured his shoulder on the game’s first drive. Buechele … Read More

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WATCH: Longhorn Minute: Texas beats Baylor; Improves to 6-1

Statesman writers Brian Davis and Danny Davis discuss Texas’ win over Baylor. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } … Read More

Texas-Baylor notebook: After a late start, Keaontay Ingram records his first 100-yard game

A career day for Texas freshman running back Keaontay Ingram was also a recent rarity for the Longhorns’ ground game. Ingram ran for 110 yards in UT’s 23-17 win over Baylor. Ingram’s performance halted a 17-game skid among UT running backs. Texas last received a 100-yard performance from a running back … Read More

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Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger removed from Baylor game with a shoulder injury

UPDATE (4:38 p.m.): Texas has ruled Sam Ehlinger out for the remainder of Saturday’s game.  Texas sophomore quarterback Sam Ehlinger has been removed from this afternoon’s game against Baylor with a shoulder injury. Ehlinger was injured on the … Read More

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

The 9th-ranked Longhorns host Baylor on Saturday. The eyes of Texas will be upon … Jalen Hurd, Baylor wide receiver Hurd leads the Big 12 with 42 receptions. He’s averaging 13.1 yards per catch and has scored five total touchdowns. The senior sat out last season after transferring from … Read More

Texas vs. Baylor: Five questions facing the Longhorns

Five questions facing Texas on Saturday against Baylor: 1. How will Texas use Lil’Jordan Humphrey? Humphrey, who leads the Longhorns with 35 catches and 535 yards, is coming off a career day against Oklahoma — nine catches for 133 yards and a touchdown. Labeled a “Swiss … Read More

Texas vs. Baylor: Five key matchups to watch

Here are five key matchups in the Texas-Baylor game to keep your eye on Saturday: 1. Texas’ Sam Ehlinger vs. Baylor’s Charlie Brewer This will be the first college showdown between Ehlinger and Brewer, who are from rival high schools Westlake and … Read More