Texas shortstop Joe Baker was arrested for public intoxication

Texas shortstop Joe Baker was arrested for public intoxication on May 12 after he admitted to UTPD to consuming three or four drinks earlier in the evening. According to the arrest affidavit, an officer found Baker sitting on the ground at the corner of San Jacinto and Martin Luther King Jr. boulevards next to a … Read More

One more year? Augie Garrido pleads for job after win over Baylor

Before coaching in what could be his final game at the Disch, Augie Garrido heard an eruption. Lounging around the clubhouse Saturday afternoon, his Texas baseball players broke into celebration watching the Longhorns softball team in an eventual regional loss to ninth-ranked Louisiana-Lafayette. Garrido interrupted. “I said, ‘That’s the way … Read More

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Instant reaction: Texas 7, Baylor 6 — Horns snaps eight-game Big 12 losing skid

Where it went right: Michael Cantu and Bret Boswell, who haven’t been playing much of late, came through with RBI singles as part of a three-run seventh inning for a 7-5 lead. Cantu, who came into the day batting .189, had three singles. The starter: Connor Mayes went four innings and … Read More

Despite another lame loss, Texas backs into Big 12 baseball tournament

Throw a parade: Texas is going to the Big 12 tournament. It was touch-and-go there for a while, but in a heroic effort on the final weekend of the regular season, the Longhorns pulled through and claimed their ticket. OK, so they backed into the … Read More

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Instant reaction: Baylor 3, Texas 1 — Horns suffer second 30-loss season in school history

Where it went wrong: Baylor attacked for three runs in the seventh inning and has now scored all of its runs this series in two innings. Matt Menard chased UT reliever Eric Dunbar with a two-run double to right, prompting an appearance from Travis Duke, who threw a wild pitch to … Read More

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Hey, it’s something — Texas clinches berth in Big 12 baseball tournament

It doesn’t amount to much in this sad season, but Texas has secured a spot in the eight-team field at next week’s Big 12 tournament in Oklahoma City. The good news came down Friday afternoon when Kansas dropped a 4-3 decision at Oklahoma State that assured the Jayhawks cannot catch Texas … Read More

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Houston billionaire ‘shocked’ UH not an automatic choice for Big 12 expansion

Calling it a no-brainer, Houston billionaire Tilman Fertitta wants the Big 12 to add the University of Houston to its membership. In fact, he says it should’ve been done by now. In an interview with CBS Sports, Fertitta, the chairman of UH’s board of regents, pumped up his school’s candidacy and suggested Texas is … Read More

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Heartbreaker — Texas tennis falls to Ohio State in Sweet 16

TULSA, Okla. — With the team score knotted 3-3, Texas had a chance to extend its charmed run through the NCAA tennis tournament but fell to No. 5 Ohio State in a tiebreaker at sixth singles. Unable to dig out of an early three-point hole, UT’s John Mee fell 7-3 to Martin … Read More

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Texas lands commitment from Hooks safety Montrell Estell

Three-star safety Montrell Estell, the No. 44 player on the American-Statesman’s Fab 55, has committed to Texas according to his Twitter account. Estell, of Hooks, a 3A school near Texarkana, can play receiver but is expected to line up on defense at Texas. He is the big-bodied type Charlie Strong covets at the … Read More

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QB rankings: Breaking down the signal-callers Texas will face in 2016

As you may have heard, Texas is probably going to break in true freshman Shane Buechele to be its starting quarterback this fall. Though not ideal to throw a rookie into the fire so quickly, Buechele looked in the spring to be superior to veterans Tyrone Swoopes and Jerrod Heard. While Texas … Read More

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Former Texas CB Bryson Echols transferring to Arizona State

Former Texas cornerback Bryson Echols posted on Twitter he is transferring to Arizona State. His announcement comes three months after Echools said he planned to go elsewhere for his final year of eligibility. Echols is the fourth UT graduate to leave the program this offseason following Dalton Santos (Louisiana Tech), Jake Raulerson (UCLA) and … Read More

At least it was quick — Texas wastes little time in losing to Baylor

In a season that can’t get over soon enough, Texas is doing what it can to help. Thursday’s 2-1 loss to Baylor took just 2 hours, 20 minutes to complete, which is more in line with the length of a featured film than a college baseball … Read More

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Instant reaction: Baylor 2, Texas 1

Where it went wrong: With the tying runner on third, Tres Barrera swung at a ball outside of the zone to end the eighth. In a similar situation in the sixth, Barrera came through with Texas’ only RBI of the game. The starter: Morgan Cooper went six innings and gave … Read More

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With loss of headliner, Texas’ 2014 recruiting class shaping up to be disappointing

With Derick Roberson set to transfer, Texas’ 2014 recruiting class, of which Roberson was its bluechip headliner, has had more departures (five) than it has projected 2016 starters (four). That 23-man class, which was architected by Mack Brown and delivered by Charlie Strong, heads into its third season on campus. Read More

Texas’ decision: Bring back Augie Garrido or fire the game’s winningest coach

Set aside for a moment the championship banners of years ago and the accumulation of indigestible losses of more recent times, and ponder this question about the future of Texas baseball: Would athletic director Mike Perrin and other top school officials be willing to set into … Read More

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Former star recruit Derick Roberson transferring from Texas

Derick Roberson, the highest-rated player in Texas’ 2014 recruiting class, is leaving the program, according to a team spokesman. Roberson, a top 100 recruit from Brennan High in San Antonio, never found his way in his two seasons at Texas. After redshirting in 2014, the defensive end played in 10 games this past season with six … Read More

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No quit: Augie Garrido says he won’t step down as Texas’ baseball coach

While acknowledging he could be in jeopardy of losing his job, Texas baseball coach Augie Garrido said he won’t be the one to pull the plug. Garrido insisted on Wednesday he will not quit voluntarily and that he hopes to coach through the end of his contract … Read More

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Texas transfer Dalton Santos chooses Louisiana Tech

Texas football transfer Dalton Santos announced on Twitter he will play his final season at Louisiana Tech. Santos, a linebacker who redshirted last year with an ankle injury, announced earlier this month that he’d be pursuing a transfer. As a graduate, he will be eligible to play this fall. Louisiana Tech … Read More

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Kickoff time announced for Texas-Notre Dame

Texas football’s season-opener against Notre Dame will kick off at 6:30 p.m., ESPN announced on Tuesday. The announcement was not unexpected, as Texas had said previously the game would be at night. This rematch of Notre Dame’s 38-3 win last year in South Bend, Ind., will be played Sunday, Sept. 4 — a day … Read More

Little suspense for Texas in sweeping Big 12 track and field titles

Though they may end up winning a national title, Texas’ men’s 1600 relay didn’t even win their own conference. Instead they were politely benched, replaced by a B-squad and told they weren’t needed because Texas had pulled away in the team standings heading into the final event … Read More