UT grad killed in crash with Cedric Benson was ‘ready to change the world’ boss says

Aamna Najam, the 27-year-old University of Texas graduate who died Saturday in the motorcycle crash that also killed Longhorns football great Cedric Benson, was on track to make a big impact in the audiology field, her boss said Tuesday. Before earning her Ph.D. in May, Najam interviewed for a job with … Read More

Cedric Benson’s passenger in motorcycle wreck identified

Austin Police have identified 27-year-old Aamna Najam as the woman who was the passenger on former University of Texas football star Cedric Benson’s motorcycle when the two were killed Saturday in a crash in West Austin. Benson and Najam were both pronounced dead at the scene, police said Monday … Read More

Texas Longhorn football great Cedric Benson dies in West Austin motorcycle crash

University of Texas football great and former NFL player Cedric Benson died Saturday night in a motorcycle crash in West Austin, family members and friends said early Sunday. RELATED: At Texas, Cedric Benson was a burnt-orange star, right alongside UT’s Heisman greats Austin emergency officials told the American-Statesman … Read More

Ex-UT star Cedric Benson guilty of lesser charge in DWI case

Travis County prosecutors dismissed a February 2017 drunken driving charge against former University of Texas star running back Cedric Benson in a plea deal that called for Benson to be found guilty of a lesser misdemeanor charge. Benson, 36, appeared in court Wednesday for a scheduled pretrial setting and pleaded … Read More

Texas volleyball’s Micaya White gets probation after 2017 DWI arrest

University of Texas star volleyball player Micaya White pleaded no contest to a lesser charge last week after reaching a plea agreement with Travis County prosecutors that will keep her out of jail following a March 2017 drunken driving arrest. White, who originally was charged with driving while intoxicated after … Read More

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Ex-UT tennis coach Michael Center pleads guilty to role in admissions scandal

Former University of Texas men’s tennis coach Michael Center pleaded guilty Wednesday in connection with the nationwide college admissions scandal for accepting $100,000 to help the son of a Silicon Valley venture capitalist get into the school in 2015. Center, appearing in a federal courtroom in Boston, pleaded guilty to … Read More

Ex-UT swim star Madisyn Cox claims tainted vitamin triggered suspension, lawsuit says

Insisting she’s a victim and not a cheater, former University of Texas standout swimmer Madisyn Cox filed a lawsuit on Monday saying her six-month suspension from the pool last year was the result of a multivitamin that was contaminated with a banned substance. Cox, the 2017 world … Read More

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Ex-UT tennis coach Michael Center could get at least a year in prison in admissions scandal

Federal prosecutors will recommend that former University of Texas tennis coach Michael Center spend more than one year in prison for accepting $100,000 to help a student get into the university under false pretenses in 2015. The specifics of a plea negotiation approved by Center and his lawyer are outlined in a … Read More

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Former Texas tennis coach Michael Center pleads guilty in admissions scandal

Former University of Texas men’s tennis coach Michael Center has agreed to plead guilty in connection with the nationwide college admissions scandal and will admit to accepting $100,000 for helping the son of a California venture capitalist get into the university under false pretenses in 2015, according to the U.S. Read More

Texas fires men’s tennis coach Michael Center in college admissions scandal fallout

After placing Longhorns tennis coach Michael Center on administrative leave following his arrest Tuesday, the University of Texas announced Wednesday it had terminated the veteran coach’s employment partway through his 19th season with the program. Federal authorities have accused Center of accepting $100,000 in 2015 to help a California student … Read More

Texas tennis coach Michael Center among coaches charged in sweeping college admissions scheme

University of Texas men’s tennis coach Michael Center will plead not guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, his attorney said Tuesday, after federal prosecutors accused him of taking a bribe to help a student falsely disguised as a recruit get into UT in … Read More

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Charges against former Longhorn D’Onta Foreman to be dropped

Former University of Texas standout football player D’Onta Foreman has entered into an agreement with Travis County prosecutors to dismiss all charges related to a July 2017 arrest in which campus police found a gun and marijuana in his vehicle. Foreman on Jan. 22 pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor … Read More

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Texas volleyball standout Micaya White facing DWI charge

Texas volleyball standout Micaya White has a pending drunken-driving case in Travis County state district court, court records show. An arrest affidavit from March 18 said university police pulled over White at 2:05 a.m. in the 300 block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. for driving without her headlights on and following … Read More

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Kent Perkins pleaded no contest to DWI, spent two nights in jail

Former University of Texas football captain Kent Perkins spent two days in Travis County jail after pleading no contest to driving while intoxicated from his arrest last fall, court records show. His attorney said Perkins agreed to jail in lieu of probation so he could resolve the matter and pursue a professional career. Perkins, … Read More

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Vince Young gets permission to play in Canada while on DWI probation

University of Texas football great Vince Young is allowed to play professionally in Canada while he’s on probation in Travis County, a county judge ruled Wednesday. Young, through his attorney, asked Judge Elizabeth Earle for permission to relocate to Canada where he will play for Saskatchewan … Read More

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Vince Young pleads no contest, sentenced to 18 months probation in DWI case

[brightcove_video video_id=”4721038540001″ caption=”Former Longhorn Vince Young arrested for DWI in January 2016″] Former Texas football star Vince Young pleaded no contest in a Travis County court on Thursday and was sentenced to 18 months probation for his 2016 DWI arrest, court records show. Young, 33, resolved the case three days … Read More

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Vince Young misses court appearance on DWI charge; attorney says he’s sick

University of Texas football legend Vince Young missed a court appearance Monday on a DWI charge because he is sick, his attorney said. His next appearance is scheduled for Feb. 1, which will be more than one year since Young was pulled over on the North Interstate 35 service road … Read More

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The Statesman Interview: Tom Herman

In advance of Tom Herman’s first season at Houston, Hookem.com’s Ryan Autullo met with him for a wide-ranging interview delving into Twitter, his membership in Mensa and if he requires his assistants to be from Texas. Here are some of the highlights of the 2015 The Statesman Interview: Tom Herman: … Read More

Former Texas RB Cedric Benson sued for Rottweiler attack

Former University of Texas standout running back Cedric Benson has been sued by a woman who says she and a dog she was walking in Northwest Austin were attacked by Benson’s two Rottweilers on July 18. According to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Travis County, Lynn … Read More

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Kent Perkins to appear in county court next week

Texas football senior captain Kent Perkins, charged last week with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, will make his initial court appearance on Oct. 7. His appearance in Travis County county court is scheduled for the Friday before Perkins and the Longhorns play Oklahoma in Dallas. Perkins is not expected to appear at the hearing. Perkins, 21, was arrested … Read More