Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Proud Taylor Duck. Graduated from Texas with honors.

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Bohls: With court ruling, could we ever see betting parlors at Royal-Memorial stadium?

Kirk Bohls released this week’s nine things and one crazy prediction. A couple were dedicated to the Longhorns and the Big 12. Here are Kirk’s takes on those items: On sports gambling and betting on the 40 Acres: As for this effect on college sports, it might only … Read More

Kirk Bohls

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Bohls: Texas-bound Keaontay Ingram to make run at starting spot

If Keaontay Ingram had his druthers, he might have slipped right out of his Carthage track uniform after his final event at the UIL state track meet Saturday, crossed Robert Dedman Drive and walked into Moncrief-Neuhaus Athletic Center. After all, Royal-Memorial Stadium is just a javelin throw away from Mike … Read More

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Bohls: Old pals Chris Paul, P.J. Tucker team up to edge Rockets closer to an NBA championship

HOUSTON — James Harden listened until he couldn’t take it any more. Point guard Chris Paul had just scored a playoff career-high 41 points along with 10 assists and seven rebounds and not a single solitary assist Tuesday night — the first NBA player to ever do so in recorded … Read More

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Bohls: Texas’ Schubert, Arkansas’ Fassi, Michigan State’s Burnham set the pace at NCAA golf regional

The best women’s college golfers in the country converged on the University of Texas Golf Club Monday morning. And that was just the 8:40 a.m. threesome. Oh, there were plenty of other talented golfers competing on the first day of the Austin Regional — among them Texas A&M senior Maddie … Read More

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Bohls: Dynamic Sophia Schubert leads the Texas women into NCAA regional golf

Admittedly, Sophia Schubert was lost. Totally and inexplicably lost. The golf prodigy out of Oak Ridge, Tenn., had just withdrawn from the 2016 North & South Amateur at legendary Pinehurst after the then-Longhorns sophomore posted terrible scores of 79 and 87 in the first two rounds. After years of success, … Read More

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Bohls: At stake in Lubbock for Texas? A possible Big 12 baseball title and national seed, that’s all

There is no proof that Aristotle ever played baseball, but David Pierce may be channeling his inner Greek philosopher these days because the whole of his Texas team is without question greater than the sum of its parts. Aristotle didn’t necessarily have the Longhorns in mind when he uttered his … Read More

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Bohls: New hoops signee Courtney Ramey will allow Shaka to play dual point guards

Kirk Bohls released this week’s nine things and one crazy prediction. A couple were dedicated to the Longhorns and the Big 12. Here are Kirk’s takes on those items: On Shaka Smart’s new signee and how the rest of the team shapes up: Shaka Smart … Read More

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Bohls: Lil’Jordan Humphrey, Collin Johnson reveal themselves as big-time Texas threats

Lil’ Jordan Humphrey was everywhere Saturday night. The junior-to-be wide receiver was outside catching passes. He was inside catching passes. He was catching balls over the middle and in the seams. And when he wasn’t doing that, he was running the ball out of the Texas backfield like the two-time … Read More

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Bohls: Malik Jefferson a third-round pick at the earliest per one NFL draft analyst

Kirk Bohls released this week’s nine things and one crazy prediction. A couple were dedicated to the Longhorns. Here are Kirk’s takes on those items: On when former Texas players Connor Williams and Malik Jefferson will be selected in the NFL draft: With the NFL draft coming next … Read More

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Bohls: As Texas baseball finds itself in a good place, Kody Clemens primed to be All-American

Kirk Bohls released this week’s nine things and one crazy prediction. A couple were dedicated to the Longhorns. Here are Kirk’s takes on those items: On the Longhorn baseball team: Texas baseball is in a good place. In third place in the Big 12 with a 9-3 league … Read More

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Bohls: Jordan Spieth flirts with second green jacket and history

History will have to wait. So will Jordan Spieth. The 2015 Masters champion flirted with the best round in tournament history and a second green jacket but didn’t win. But his day might well be remembered more than the one of the man who did. Playing … Read More

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Ghim riding momentum into promising future

Doug Ghim has unfinished business. Not just in the Big 12 Tournament and the NCAA Championship, but here as well. The Texas Longhorns senior golfer won low amateur, scored a field-best three eagles in the first two rounds and on Sunday found magic on the 18th hole when he holed … Read More

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Ghim continues to amaze with third eagle, Silver Cup as low amateur

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Doug Ghim’s  dream weekend continues. Sure, he didn’t score as well as he’d like, but he posted yet another eagle — his third of the Masters — and continues to pile up the trophies in his first Masters appearance. “I’m glad to bring some hardware home,” Ghim, … Read More

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Horns at the Masters: Final closing hole keeps Texas’ Ghim, Vegas open for weekend

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The closing hole has been Longhorn-friendly this week at Augusta National. On the same hole that fellow Longhorn Doug Ghim eagled with his approach shot from 185 feet on Thursday, Jhonattan Vegas chipped in for a birdie on the 18th hole to finish with a 3-under 69 … Read More

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Horns at the Masters: Jordan Spieth wows, but a mixed bag for Longhorns in opening round

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Not the best of days for half of the Texas contingent at the Masters, but former champion Jordan Spieth and first-timer Doug Ghim certainly made their presence felt in the late afternoon. And there’s always tomorrow for Jhonattan Vegas and Masters rookie Dylan Frittelli. While Spieth, the 2015 … Read More

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Bohls: Texas’ Doug Ghim nets eagles and prizes while impressing on first day of Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Doug Ghim was putting the finishing touches on his preparation when another somewhat better-known Texas Longhorn approached him on the putting green. Jordan Spieth, who knows a thing or two about success at Augusta National, gave Texas’ senior golfer a bit of a pep talk to ease … Read More

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Horns at the Masters: Their old coach likes his four Texas players’ first-round draws

AUGUSTA, Ga. — When I found John Fields near the first tee at Augusta National on Wednesday, I asked the Longhorns golf coach about the draws of his pupils in their opening rounds of Masters play. “I love ’em,” Fields said. Which one? “All of them,” the coach answered. Fields … Read More

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Bohls: With Jordan Spieth’s touch, confidence restored, is this year’s slow start behind him?

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jordan Spieth went to a place this week where very few professional athletes allow themselves to go, especially in a public setting, when the young superstar looked deep into his psyche and had a confession. He’d been in a panic. Really? The same guy who won the … Read More

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Bohls: Texas’ Doug Ghim is a man with game and a Masters plan

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The room will be more than a little cramped, but he’s fine with it for one night. Somehow the good folks at Augusta National crammed five single beds into the very small upstairs room of the clubhouse known as the Crow’s Nest. He reserved a spot early enough … Read More

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Bohls: Could Mo Bamba be the next Bill Russell?

Kirk Bohls released this week’s nine things and one crazy prediction. A couple were dedicated to the Longhorns. Here are Kirk’s takes on those items: Could Mo Bamba be the next Bill Russell? Mo Bamba has his sights set high. Rated one of the top five picks in … Read More