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Recruiting recap: 2017 Longhorns and Friday night’s lights

University of Texas football fans are surely interested in present state of affairs on the 40 Acres, but an eye should also be kept on who the team is recruiting. The University of Texas’ 2017 recruiting class has received seven verbal commitments. 247Sports currently ranks Texas’ upcoming recruiting class as … Read More

Paul Boyette, other veterans, focus on mentoring Texas’ young freshmen ‘pups’

On the football field, Texas senior Paul Boyette, Jr., lives by a lesson taught to him by his father. “He was drawing up plays when I was little,” the defensive tackle recalled. “He said ‘If that X can’t dominate that O, then I think for the most part, what are … Read More

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Texas-ex Boyer stands by Colin Kaepernick during national anthem

A couple of days after he penned an open letter to Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers, former Texas long snapper Nate Boyer met with the quarterback who has sparked a national discussion. Boyer, who was a Green Beret before he walked onto the Texas football team, met with … Read More

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Texas announces a sell-out for Notre Dame opener

Texas and Notre Dame will be playing in front of a full house on Sunday. The University of Texas announced on Thursday that it had sold-out its season-opening game against Notre Dame on Sunday. According to the university, a capacity crowd at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium consists of 100,119 … Read More

Notable Number: Texas’ new receivers — and the number four

Every week this fall, we’re looking at a number related to Texas football. Today’s notable number is four. Four is the number worn on the jerseys of Texas safety DeShon Elliott and 2017 recruit Sam Ehlinger, a quarterback from Austin’s Westlake High. Texas has won four national championships — … Read More

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Texas volleyball team set for home opener

Senior outside hitter Paulina Prieto Cerame said on Wednesday that the standard for the Texas volleyball team – a program that last failed to reach the NCAA’s national semifinals in 2011 – was perfection. Texas was not perfect, though, during the opening week of its volleyball season. The Longhorns opened … Read More

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Malik Jefferson to remain at inside post for Texas

On the field, football fans should expect more of the same from sophomore linebacker Malik Jefferson. At a press conference on Wednesday, Texas defensive coordinator Vance Bedford said that Jefferson’s role won’t change much in his second year on campus. One season after he logged 61 tackles, 2.5 sacks and … Read More

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DBs vs. WRs: Which position boasts the best speed at Texas?

Senior defensive back Sheroid Evans bragged on Monday that he had the best style among the players on the University of Texas’ football team, but he was also confident that the team’s fastest players could be found in the secondary. In fact, Evans said that Texas’ defensive backs would … Read More

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Charlie Strong on QB for Notre Dame: ‘I know who is going to start;’ fans will find out Sunday

UPDATE, 11:05 a.m.: Charlie Strong says he knows who the starting quarterback with be for Notre Dame, but fans will find out on Sunday. Charlie Strong: I know who is going to start, but we'll see who runs out there on Sunday. #HookEm … Read More

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Class of 2017 recap: Future Longhorns under Friday night’s lights

University of Texas football fans are surely interested in present state of affairs on the 40 Acres, but an eye should also be kept on the future this fall. The University of Texas’ 2017 recruiting class has received seven verbal commitments. 247Sports currently ranks Texas’ upcoming recruiting class as the … Read More

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Texas loses a soccer scorer to a knee injury

In its first match of the season, the University of Texas’ soccer team suffered two losses. Texas announced on Wednesday that forward Mikayla Flores would miss the rest of the season after she tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee. A redshirt sophomore from La Verne, Calif., Flores … Read More

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Longhorns earn rave ratings in Madden 2017

Are you a fan of video games and the Texas Longhorns? EA Sports released the most-recent version of its Madden football game on Tuesday, and gamers on the University of Texas campus may recognize a couple of players on the field in Madden 2017. Twenty-nine players who once played for … Read More

The American-Statesman’s Top 25: No. 8 Stanford

Sure, it’s just July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our eighth annual countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last season’s four College Football Playoff semifinalists were rated Nos. 3, 6, 13 and … Read More

The American-Statesman’s Top 25: No. 21 Oregon

Sure, it’s just July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our eighth annual countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last season’s four College Football Playoff semifinalists were rated Nos. 3, 6, 13 and … Read More

The American-Statesman’s Top 25: No. 25 Washington State

Sure, it’s just July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last season’s four College Football Playoff semifinalists were rated Nos. 3, 6, 13 and 24 on … Read More

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Longhorns signee David Hamilton flashes leather, fleet feet

San Marcos High senior and University of Texas signee shortstop David Hamilton was featured in Danny Davis’ Central Texas preps baseball preview today. Some of the highlights of Davis’ profile are: Highlights from his junior year: “One of seven returnees to the Rattlers’ lineup this season, Hamilton — … Read More

Texas bests Tech as development continues for local freshmen

Lashann Higgs and Japreece Dean first met over the winter break on a laser tag course. Days later, Higgs couldn’t recall much about squaring off against Dean and her friends at Main Event. The University of Texas freshman, however, knew that her future is on the basketball court – … Read More

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Q&A: Texas basketball recruit Jordan Hosey

The University of Texas was represented by two incoming recruits at last week’s McDonald’s All American Game. Guard Lashann Higgs and wing Jordan Hosey, who both attend Texas high schools, suited up for the West team in a game that was played on April 1 at Chicago’s United Center. A … Read More

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Mack’s presser: What did he say?

Mack Brown opening statement We’ve had 16 great years here. Sally said yesterday “four presidential terms,” so that’s a long time. We have had a blast. When we came, we were asked to pull together a divided fan base that’s a difficult fan base at times and we were able … Read More

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Injury once again keeps Texas’ Kirk Johnson on the sidelines

Texas sophomore Kirk Johnson missed Tuesday’s football practice with a hamstring injury. A running back, Johnson was originally hurt during Texas’ season-opening practice on Monday. While speaking with reporters a day later, Texas head coach Tom Herman said he was hoping Johnson would return “by Monday of next week.” “The … Read More