Jake Harris

American-Statesman Staff

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Nathan Thornhill’s UT groom’s cake puts your wedding cake to shame

You think you’re a University of Texas fan? Well, did you make one of your wedding cakes in the image of the Tower itself? That’s what one Longhorn couple did. Former UT pitcher Nathan Thornhill and his wife Katherine Farmer, a former UT cheerleader, decided to go big for … Read More

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Texas church shooting: Coach Tom Herman offers his condolences to families of victims

  University of Texas head football coach Tom Herman, speaking at his weekly press conference Monday morning, offered his condolences to Sutherland Springs, a small town just outside of San Antonio that is reeling from a mass shooting Sunday at a Baptist church there that left 26 dead … Read More

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Obnoxious big brother? Viral tweet puts a funny spin on ‘family’ of Texas colleges

A recent categorization of Texas colleges and universities is making the rounds on social media, imagining what it would be like if all of the schools were in one big family. RELATED: Is Texas worthy of a Top 25 ranking? Here are reasons to believe The categorization … Read More

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Hook ’em: Gene Simmons withdraws trademark application for hand gesture

Fear not, Longhorns Nation. Gene Simmons has withdrawn his application to trademark the “Rock On” hand gesture. According to Forbes, the KISS frontman has decided to not go through with trademarking his version of the hand gesture, which includes a perpendicular thumb instead of a … Read More

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LOOK: Bevo XV is getting bigger every day

The Texas Longhorn football players aren’t the only ones putting in work in the offseason. Bevo XV, now 2 -and-a-half years old and looking a little bit bigger than the 1,100 pounds he weighed in at for last year’s opener against Notre Dame, let Coach Tom Herman know he was … Read More

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Like Tom Herman, SMU is using rap music to bond with players and fans

It’s well-documented that University of Texas football coach Tom Herman is a big hip-hop fan.  He definitely knows his Top Three rappers, and is open to discussion on who he would include in spots Four and Five. He even once sported a grill while he was at … Read More

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New University of Texas basketball arena: What people are saying

Officials at The University of Texas announced Friday that they have decided on a location for the university’s new basketball arena, one that would replace the Frank Erwin Center. The new arena will be built on campus, probably in the parking lot south of the Mike A. Myers Stadium and Soccer … Read More

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Why does Matthew McConaughey live in Austin? The answer is simple

Sure, the Uvalde-born Matthew McConaughey is a Texan’s Texan with an obvious affinity for the Lone Star State, but the Hollywood superstar could live anywhere he wants — and afford to bring plenty of Texas with him — why does he live in Austin? Well, it turns out, it’s quite … Read More

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Spotted: Tom Herman, other Big 12 coaches at Lake Travis-Westlake game

Newly appointed University of Texas head coach Tom Herman is taking in some Friday night lights action at the Kelly Reeves Athletic Center in Round Rock. Photos of the coach surfaced on Twitter as the Lake Travis vs. Westlake game was about to start. Read More

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The #TomHermanChallenge is here to help Houston fans mourn

It’s been a crazy couple of weekends for college football fans in general, and fans of Texas college football teams in specific. Ever since it was announced that University of Houston head coach Tom Herman would be taking over for the University of Texas’ Charlie Strong, fans of both schools … Read More

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The Longhorns don’t play in Neyland Stadium, but don’t tell RideAustin

5:49 p.m. update: RideAustin’s Facebook cover photo has been updated. Earlier: The Texas Longhorns started their season Sunday, Sept. 4 at Darrel K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, where they beat the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 50-47. However, RideAustin‘s latest promo ad doesn’t seem to think so. In … Read More

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Austin-based law association calls Longhorns ‘godless heathens’

Every Texan knows that football competes with the Good Lord for attention every Sunday, but at least one person wasn’t happy with the Longhorns’ decision to hold an open practice at 9 a.m. this Sunday. That person also happens to run the Texas District and County Attorneys Association’s Twitter account. TDCAA, … Read More

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Big 12 Expansion: Justin Timberlake has a feeling about Memphis

The University of Houston’s bid to join the Big 12 may have Gov. Greg Abbott’s support, but you know what they’re missing? Celebrity power. And you know what school has a lot of celebrity power behind it, and also wants to join the Big 12? The University of Memphis. Read More

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Gov. Greg Abbott wants to see Houston in the Big 12: What people are saying

The winds of change are rustling over at the Big 12 Conference. When news broke Tuesday that Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had been authorized to begin the search to add more teams to the league, many people speculated which schools would be approached. We at Hook ‘Em have our guesses, … Read More

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You can thank the University of Texas for Pokemon Go

The University of Texas has given the world myriad talent: Ricky Williams. Vince Young. Colt McCoy. Kevin Durant. Now, you can thank the university (in part) for blessing us with Pokemon Go, the latest app craze that’s sweeping the nation. That’s because UT grad John … Read More

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What readers are saying about Big 12 expansion

Big 12 chancellors, presidents and athletics directors are meeting this week in Irving to discuss the state of the league. Chief among those discussions: Should the Big 12 expand, or stay the way it is, currently with 10 teams? And how likely is it that the league will … Read More

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Former Longhorn Vince Young inducted into Texas High School Football Hall of Fame

Former University of Texas quarterback Vince Young was inducted into the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame Saturday night. The Houston-born-and-bred QB attended Houston Madison High School, where he passed for 3,819 yards and 59 TDs as senior in 2001. He led the Marlins to the state semifinals his … Read More