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This week in NFL mock drafts: A Longhorn reunion in New Orleans?

Will Brandon Jones become a Jaguar? Will either Devin Duvernay or Collin Johnson become a Saint? The NFL Draft is set to begin on April 23. Texas has had a player drafted in each of the last five drafts, and UT has a handful of hopefuls … Read More

Can Texas stake a claim as the No. 1 team of the 2020 softball season?

There won’t be a national champion crowned in college softball this June in Oklahoma City. Texas, though, can still argue that it had one of the country’s best teams in 2020. The Longhorns were 24-3 when the NCAA announced on March 12 that it was canceling … Read More

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Following Trevor Lawrence’s lead, Texas QB Sam Ehlinger sets goal of $1 million for COVID-19 relief

After leading Texas to 19 wins over the past three seasons, Sam Ehlinger is doing his part to beat an even bigger opponent. Ehlinger took to social media on Friday to announce a fundraiser for COVID-19 relief. Through a GoFundMe page, the Longhorn quarterback said he … Read More

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Terry Tausch (1959-2020): Ex-Texas lineman gained ‘the respect of coaches, teammates and fans, alike’

Terry Tausch, who earned All-American honors on Texas’ offensive line before an eight-year NFL career, died Wednesday night at his home in Plano. UT announced Tausch’s death on Thursday. He was 61. The cause of death was not revealed. A native of New Braunfels, Tausch was a four-year letterman at … Read More

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Longhorn signees Shay Holle and Elyssa Coleman close out prep careers with all-state accolades

Future Texas basketball players Shay Holle and Elyssa Coleman are two of the 20 honorees on the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches’ Class 6A all-state team. Both players have also earned all-state recognition from the Texas Girls Coaches Association. Holle and Coleman … Read More

The Statesman Interview: Cat Osterman on the Olympics, her future and Texas softball

Due to the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, the International Olympic Committee announced Tuesday that it’s postponing the Olympics for a year. That decision impacts the summer plans for thousands of the world’s top athletes — including former Texas softball star Cat Osterman, who was set to play … Read More

Several current, former Texas athletes are impacted by Olympic postponement

After years of wearing burnt orange, a handful of Longhorns were looking forward to donning gold, silver or bronze this summer. Texas was poised to send a contingent of current athletes and former athletes to the Olympics in Tokyo. Those plans, however, were postponed Tuesday by the International Olympic Committee. Read More

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One and done? Texas women bounced in the first round of ESPN’s simulated March Madness

The NCAA women’s basketball tournament never got underway this month, but one media outlet has an idea of how March Madness would have gone. On Monday, ESPN published a simulation of the 2020 women’s basketball tournament. The tournament was cancelled by the NCAA on March 12 … Read More

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No. 2 Longhorns end their golf season with lofty rankings

For the third straight season, the women’s golf team at Texas can consider itself among the 10 best programs in the country. Texas has won the silver medal in Golfweek’s final rankings for the 2019-20 season. The Longhorns trailed only Southern California in the rankings. UT … Read More

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WATCH: Texas OC Mike Yurcich turns to chalk talk during coronavirus break

Fans of both football and the Texas Longhorns may have gotten a glimpse of UT’s playbook over the past few days. Last Friday, Texas offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich began tweeting out a series of videos that he titled “#Covid19chalktalk.” The daily videos each featured a Yurcich-led tutorial of a passing … Read More

Their baseball careers on hold, ex-Longhorns look for some spring training

Seven weeks ago, Nolan Kingham appeared at Texas’ baseball alumni game and answered questions about his future. How was the former Longhorn progressing as a professional? Was he happy with the way he pitched in 2019? Where did he think he’d start out the 2020 season? Kingham, a … Read More

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Texas coaches break their silence about the end of their seasons

At the end of last week, coronavirus-related concerns led the Big 12 to cancel the remaining athletic competitions on its calendar. That decision ended the seasons for six Texas teams that had already started their spring schedules. UT’s outdoor track and field season was to get … Read More

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NCAA proposal notwithstanding, Texas SS Kaitlyn Slack decides to end her softball career

Texas senior Kaitlyn Slack won’t return to the Longhorns’ infield in 2021. On Thursday, Slack announced that this spring will count as her senior season. Slack was the starting shortstop for a 24-3 Texas team that was ranked third in the NFCA poll. The rest of UT’s season was … Read More

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Reports: Former Longhorns Colt McCoy and Adrian Phillips find new homes in the NFL

When the next NFL season gets underway, Texas will have representatives in both New York and New England. According to NFL Network reporter Mike Garafolo, quarterback Colt McCoy has signed with the New York Giants as a free agent. Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson also reported on Thursday about a deal … Read More

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Texas joins a Big 12 quintet in the NCBWA’s final baseball poll of 2020

In its final poll of an abbreviated season, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association has given Texas a No. 29 ranking. Florida topped the 30-team poll after winning 16 of its 17 games this spring. The Big 12 was represented by No. 5 Texas Tech, No. 10 Oklahoma, No. 27 … Read More

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How did the Texas women score two points in the Associated Press’ final basketball poll?

Since coronavirus concerns led to the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament, a national champion was essentially decided on paper on Tuesday. Ranked first for a tenth straight week, South Carolina (32-1) topped the Associated Press’ final poll for the 2019-20 women’s basketball season. Second-place Oregon (31-2) … Read More

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Longhorn Confidential: How seniors, recruiting and Texas are impacted by coronavirus cancellations

The American-Statesman’s Danny Davis and Mike Craven take a look at the headlines created over the past week as the sporting world reacts to the spread of the coronavirus. Also, what does recruiting look like now that coaches are working from home? … Read More

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Texas adds the football program’s coaching clinic to its list of coronavirus cancellations

An annual clinic that Texas hosts for the state’s high school football coaches will not he held this year. Bob Shipley, the director of high school relations for the UT football program, tweeted on Tuesday that the 2020 Texas Football Coaches Clinic had been cancelled. Shipley cited the “growing concerns … Read More

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Ex-Texas lineman Hassan Ridgeway opts to stay another year with NFL’s Eagles

A day full of headlines in the NFL did provide one footnote for Longhorn fans. On Monday, the Philadelphia Eagles announced that they had resigned Hassan Ridgeway. A 6-3, 305-pound defensive tackle, Ridgeway played at Texas from 2012-15. Roster Move: #Eagles have agreed … Read More

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Following coronavirus cancellations, Miranda Elish announces intention to return to Texas in 2021

If Miranda Elish has her way, the final memory that Texas fans have of the ace pitcher won’t be a perfect game. Elish took to Instagram on Sunday to announce that she plans on returning to Texas in 2021. Elish’s senior season was cut short last week due to fears … Read More