Breaking down Texas’ 2016 schedule: Notre Dame

To open a pivotal third season, Charlie Strong’s Texas Longhorns face three opponents who won 10 or more games a year ago, including one CFP semifinalist. And that’s just in the first five games. In a near perfect world, Texas would take two out of three games against Notre Dame, … Read More

Big O hopes to make big difference for Charlie Strong’s football program

Six months ago, Octavious Bishop stood in front of donors at the University of Texas Club and told a humbling story of his high school football recruitment. Raised by a single mother in the slums of north Houston, the future All-Big 12 offensive tackle made do without a land line … Read More

Texas’ Sheroid Evans — cornerback, fashion designer — is all stitched up for sixth season

To date, Sheroid Evans’ career as a football player has been mostly defined by needles. The kind of needles used to stitch together sweet gear, like the acid wash biker jacket the textile and apparel major considers the crown jewel of his self-made clothing collection. And also the kind of … Read More

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Bret Boswell named summer player of the year

If this summer is any indication, Bret Boswell might be ready to live up to his immense recruiting hype. Just OK in his two seasons at Texas, Boswell enjoyed a hellacious offseason and on Tuesday was named the Perfect Game/Rawlings summer collegiate baseball player of the year. Playing for the champion … Read More

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Star volleyball player out for the year due to academics

Three-time All-American middle blocker Chiaka Ogbogu will miss this entire season due to academics, the Texas volleyball team announced on Saturday. Ogbogu, who has been absent from preseason practices, released a statement through the team saying she expects to correct her issues and return to the Longhorns in January for the winter … Read More

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Two-time All-American Chiaka Ogbogu absent from practices

The Texas volleyball team has practiced this entire preseason without two-time All-American middle blocker Chiaka Ogbogu, who is away from the team to focus on academics. A team spokesperson said Ogbogu is eligible but “working through some academic issues.” Longhorn Network reported Ogbogu’s absence on Friday, though speculation began swirling last week when Ogbogu was … Read More

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Texas baseball to play U.S. national team in Houston

In what appears to be an appeal to recruits, new Texas baseball coach David Pierce has arranged for his Longhorns to play the U.S. U18 national team. The game is scheduled for Sept. 24 at Urban Youth Academy in Houston, and Pierce will get an up close look at the nation’s top high school … Read More

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Texas infielder says he is undergoing Tommy John surgery

According to a post on his Instagram account, Texas infielder Kody Clemens is undergoing Tommy John surgery. Clemens, who started 56 games last season as a true freshman, wrote the following: “God has a plan. I believe everything happens for a reason. Don’t doubt on me. I’ll be back … Read More

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Former Texas WR DeAndre McNeal is considering three schools

Former Texas wide receiver DeAndre McNeal says he’ll decide by the end of this week if he’ll continue his career at Utah, Central Florida or Miami. McNeal told the American-Statesman on Monday he has been in communication with all three schools and that he’d like to make a decision by Friday … Read More

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Jerrod Heard ‘all smiles’ in transition to wide receiver

Charlie Strong said Jerrod Heard has displayed “unbelievable attitude” after voluntarily moving to wide receiver from quarterback. The way Strong tells the story, Heard, who was running a distant third at quarterback behind Tyrone Swoopes and Shane Buechele, initiated a conversation last week about a position switch. When Heard asked Strong if he … Read More

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Charlie Strong keeping Notre Dame in dark with QB talk

After originally saying he would announce a starting quarterback early in camp, it sounds like Texas coach Charlie Strong has changed his mind and will wait. For how long? Long enough to keep Notre Dame guessing, apparently. “I’m not going to just put it out there yet,” Strong said after Saturday’s … Read More

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Injury to center Zach Shackelford another ding to Texas’ run game

If healthy, Texas’ run game should be the strength of this year’s team. Yet right now, three weeks before the opener, it is in tatters. Center Zach Shackelford, who was basically handed a starting job when he enrolled early as a true freshman, is the latest Longhorn to go down after hurting his ankle … Read More

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DeAndre McNeal to transfer from Texas; will consider Texas A&M

Suspended from the team for violating team rules, Texas wide receiver DeAndre McNeal says he plans to transfer and reboot his career somewhere else. In a phone conversation Friday with the American-Statesman, McNeal, who has been away from the team for all of fall camp, would not say if he had been dismissed. Read More

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Texas WR Lorenzo Joe out with hamstring injury

Texas wide receiver Lorenzo Joe’s bid to win the starting job at inside receiver hit a snag this week when he suffered a significant hamstring injury. The team announced Wednesday that Joe got hurt during Monday’s practice and will miss “extended time” during preseason camp. There is no timetable for his … Read More

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Texas volleyball opens season ranked No. 2 in the country

Texas volleyball begins this season the way it ended last season — ranked second. The Longhorns, who were national runner-ups a year ago, check in at No. 2 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association preseason poll that was released Wednesday. The only team ranked higher than Texas is defending national champion Nebraska, … Read More

Texas’ sophomore class should produce a whole bunch of starters

In 2015, Texas coach Charlie Strong signed 30 players for the nation’s ninth-ranked recruiting class. The excitement from that February morning continues this offseason, as roughly a third of the class — 11 members — are expected to emerge from this preseason as starters. Additionally, six more players are expected to fulfill key … Read More

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Three-star LB picks Oklahoma over Texas

Elkins three-star outside linebacker Kenneth Murray has committed to Oklahoma over a handful of finalists that included Texas. Murray, the state’s No. 92 prospect per 247Sports’ composite ratings, made the announcement Wednesday morning on Twitter. Dreams really do come true….I will be taking the … Read More

Who’s Texas’ next breakout senior? A handful are in line to break out

There’s no guarantee it’ll continue in 2016, but through two seasons Charlie Strong has had a nice little run of producing senior success stories at Texas. First, it was John Harris, who went from almost quitting the team under Mack Brown to topping 1,000 receiving … Read More

What we saw: Beefy defensive tackles getting plenty of work for Texas

Texas officials allowed reporters to watch two practices over the weekend. Here’s a look at what we saw defensively. DEFENSIVE LINE A couple of those massive freshmen Charlie Strong has been raving about need to improve their conditioning. That’s not our opinion, but the … Read More

What we saw: Shane Buechele showing more consistency at QB

Texas opened it first two practices of fall camp to reporters. Here are our observations and thoughts based on what we saw on Saturday and Sunday. First, the offense. We’ll look at the defense in a separate post. QUARTERBACKS Tyrone Swoopes has always had … Read More