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Legendary Longhorn basketball coach Jody Conradt lands a spot on Baylor’s Wall of Honor

In 2000, Jody Conradt was a member of the inaugural class for the Women’s Athletics Hall of Honor at Texas. Nineteen years later, Conradt will be applauded by one of UT’s biggest rivals. It was announced on Thursday that Baylor’s Wall of Honor will now include Conradt, a longtime basketball … Read More

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Three observations from Texas’ first practice of fall camp

Texas held its first practice of the season on Friday, and the media was granted access to a portion of the drills. Here are three observations: Hello, Braun Texas returns 20 players who started at least once last season, so there were plenty of familiar faces at the Whitaker Sports … Read More

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Texas adds former MLB all-star Troy Tulowitzki to its baseball team’s coaching staff

Former all-star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will join the Texas baseball team as a volunteer coach, the school announced on Thursday. Tulowitzki will fill the vacancy that was created on David Pierce’s coaching staff when Phil Haig departed following a three-year stint in Austin. Haig tutored pitchers, however, so … Read More

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Longhorn specialists step into the spotlight as watch lists for kicking awards are released

On Wednesday, UT sophomores Cameron Dicker and Ryan Bujcevski were respectively placed on the preseason watch lists for the Lou Groza and Ray Guy awards. Dicker joined 29 other kickers on a lookout list for the nation’s top kicker. Bujcevski was one of 26 punters on the watch list for the … Read More

Statesman Q&A: Texas’ Julia Grosso discusses her experiences at the FIFA Women’s World Cup

This summer, Texas sophomore Julia Grosso traveled to Paris. This, though, was not your ordinary vacation. A member of Canada’s national team, Grosso went to France to participate in her first FIFA Women’s World Cup. According to the NCAA, Grosso was one of 11 collegiate athletes who … Read More

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Following Phil Haig’s exit, David Pierce faces a rare reshuffling of his coaching staff

After years of stability, David Pierce’s coaching staff will undergo a makeover this offseason. Pitching coach Phil Haig will not return to the Texas baseball team in 2020, a UT source confirmed to the American-Statesman on Tuesday. Citing Haig, Orangebloods.com was the first to report on the departure. Haig did … Read More

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A semifinalist in 2018, Texas safety Caden Sterns returns to the Thorpe Award’s radar

When the football season gets underway, someone will be watching one of DBU’s top students. UT sophomore safety Caden Sterns was placed on the watch list for the Jim Thorpe Award on Monday. The Thorpe Award annually honors the top defensive back in college football. This preseason watch list featured … Read More

Our 11th annual Top 25 countdown: No. 6 LSU returns Burrow, but also that pesky SEC slate

We’re 38 days away from the 2019 season opener, but it’s never too early to talk college football. We continue with our 11th annual countdown series of our preseason Top 25 as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s eventual CFP semifinalists ranked first, second, eighth and 13th in … Read More

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Summer sessions: An update on the Longhorns playing in collegiate wood bat leagues

Instead of the beach or a campsite, some of Texas’ Longhorns are spending their summer vacations at a baseball field. This summer, Texas has sent a handful of its players to participate in various collegiate wood bat leagues across the country. These arrangements have set up a few … Read More

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Watch list for college football’s top center again includes Texas’ Shackelford

For a third straight season, Texas senior Zach Shackelford will open a football season on the watch list for the Rimington Trophy. The Rimington Trophy is given annually to the best center in college football. Ex-UT center Chris Hall was a finalist for the Rimington Award in 2009, but no Longhorn … Read More

Our 11th annual Top 25 countdown: Justin Herbert may end up as No. 8 Oregon’s all-time passer

We’re 40 days away from the 2019 season opener, but it’s never too early to talk college football. We continue with our 11th annual countdown series of our preseason Top 25 as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s eventual CFP semifinalists ranked first, second, eighth and 13th in … Read More

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Snubbed by the Big 12, could Collin Johnson instead become UT’s first Biletnikoff awardee?

On Thursday, Texas senior Collin Johnson was placed on the preseason watch list for the Biletnikoff Award. Since the first Biletnikoff Award was awarded to college football’s best receiver in 1994, no Longhorn has been the recipient. Jordan Shipley was a finalist in 2009. In 13 games last season, the 6-6, 220-pound … Read More

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From Earl Thomas to Calvin Anderson: How do the Texas Longhorns rate in Madden NFL 20?

Who is the top Texas-produced talent in the NFL? According to the newest edition of the Madden video game series, the answer is Earl Thomas. The player ratings for Madden NFL 20 were released earlier this week. The highest-rated Longhorn was Thomas, who earned a 95 rating (on a scale of … Read More

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Watch list watch: Can Keaontay Ingram help Texas break a tie on the Doak Walker scoreboard?

This season, eyes will be on Texas’ backfield as sophomore Keaontay Ingram attempts to place himself in the company of Ricky Williams, Cedric Benson and D’Onta Foreman. Ingram has been placed on the preseason watch list for the Doak Walker Award, which annually honors the top running back in college … Read More

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‘I love the ring, but that’s last year’s team’: Texas turns the page after receiving Sugar Bowl rings

ARLINGTON — On Tuesday, Texas senior Jeffrey McCulloch wore two rings to the Big 12 media days. One of the linebacker’s rings was earned this past spring when he graduated with a degree in sports management and a minor in business. While eyeing McCulloch’s jewelry, teammate Malcolm Roach stated … Read More

Big 12 media days notebook: Collin Johnson, Brandon Jones discuss their returns to Texas

ARLINGTON — Collin Johnson, Brandon Jones and Malcolm Roach all made it to AT&T Stadium on Tuesday, but after flirting with the NFL draft his past offseason, all three were making appearances in the home of the Dallas Cowboys as representatives of Texas’ football team. In March, Roach told reporters … Read More

Big 12 media days Q&A: West Virginia receiver T.J. Simmons on fatherhood and Horns Down

ARLINGTON — A lot has changed for West Virginia since it wrapped up its 2018 football season in the Camping World Bowl. Neal Brown was hired to coach the Mountaineers after Dana Holgorsen departed for Houston. All-conference quarterback Will Grier is now a Carolina Panther. West Virginia’s four leaders in … Read More

Big 12 media days notebook: Oklahoma State doesn’t have a starting quarterback — yet

ARLINGTON — Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy wasn’t in a headline-making mood on Monday. During last year’s Big 12 media days, Gundy broke the news that Taylor Cornelius would be his starting quarterback. The senior went on to throw for nearly 4,000 yards and 32 touchdowns. One of his … Read More

Big 12 media days Q&A: TCU defensive tackle Ross Blacklock — the son of a Texas legend

ARLINGTON — One of the players that TCU brought to Big 12 media days on Monday was making up for lost time. TCU defensive tackle Ross Blacklock, who missed the 2018 season with an Achilles injury, started 14 times as a freshman in 2017. He had two sacks that season, … Read More

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Summer sessions: An update on the Longhorns playing in collegiate wood bat leagues

Instead of the beach or a campsite, some of Texas’ Longhorns are spending their summer vacations at a baseball field. This summer, Texas has sent a handful of its players to participate in various collegiate wood bat leagues across the country. Rising sophomores Kolby Kubichek and Dawson Merryman … Read More