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Strong addresses media at media day

Longhorns coach Charlie Strong met with the media Friday at the team’s media day. Here are a few highlights: -Strong said the team’s culture won’t change until players’ attitudes change. He added that leadership right now is coming from coaches, not seniors. That must change, he said. -Injury-prone quarterback David … Read More

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Preliminary hearing for former Texas football players postponed

A preliminary hearing for former Texas football players Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander was postponed Thursday morning and rescheduled for 9 a.m. on Sept. 2. Sanders and Meander each face a charge of second-degree felony sexual assault stemming from a June 21 incident in Meander’s dorm room involving a female … Read More

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Texas football game at Texas Tech is a sellout

Texas Tech announced a sellout Wednesday for its Nov. 1 home football game against Texas, marking the earliest sellout of a game in school history. A couple of things: -Although this is technically a sellout, not every ticket has been sold. Texas was allotted 2000 tickets for the game … Read More

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WR Shipley injures hamstring at practice

Texas’ thinning receivers unit took another hit Wednesday with news that Jaxon Shipley is out with a hamstring injury. Shipley, the team’s top returning pass-catcher, sustained the injury Monday at practice, according to a statement released by a team spokesperson. There was no timetable given on his return. Shipley caught … Read More

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Quarterback Ash addresses media after first Texas practice

David Ash took a seat in the interview room at the Moncrief-Neuhaus Athletics Center on Monday and addressed the media for the first time since last September. “Did ya’ll miss me?” the Texas quarterback said. Ash addressed several lingering questions about his personal plight following the team’s first practice of … Read More

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Texas cracks initial Top 25 Coaches Poll

This season’s expecations for Texas football are all over the map. One knowledgable group — head coaches — thinks fairly highly of Charlie Strong’s bunch. Texas is No. 24 in the initial USA Today Amway Coaches Poll that was released Thursday. The Longhorns received 143 points, one more than No. Read More

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Texas releases Collins from scholarship

Safety Chevoski Collins told the American-Statesman on Thursday that he has been released from his scholarship at Texas. Collins, a redshirt freshman who was dismissed from the program last week for a violation of team rules, is free to explore a transfer. It was not immediately known whether his release … Read More

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Court date set for two Texas football players

Texas football players Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander will be in Travis County court Aug. 7, two weeks after they were charged with felony sexual assault. They are scheduled to appear at 9:30 a.m. The hearing was called to see that Sanders and Meander have obtained legal representation. Sanders and … Read More

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Longhorns get commitment from WR

On Sunday, the Longhorns added the 13th commitment to their 2015 football signing class in Tallahassee, Fla. wide receiver John Burt. Burt, a four-star prospect and the nation’s No. 19 receiver by 247Sports, picked Texas over Auburn, a decision most expected after Burt declared the Longhorns his leader … Read More

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Longhorns players not suspended for meal with agent

Texas football got some good news Friday afternoon. The NCAA has decided to not suspend two Longhorns who accepted a free meal from an agent, according to a statement released by Texas. The university self-reported the violation to the NCAA compliance department on June 6. The statement reads: Earlier this … Read More

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Strong indefinitely suspends UT players charged with sexual assault

Two Texas wide receivers are suspended from the football program indefinitely after they were arrested Thursday and charged with sexual assault, a second-degree felony. Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander were booked in Travis County and released on a personal recognizance bond. Sanders also was charged with improper photography. A court … Read More

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Brown finalizes role with ESPN

We now know the details of Mack Brown’s new job. The former Texas coach will star as one-third of ABC’s College Football Countdown program, according to the USA Today. Countdown, which airs as the lead-in to both ABC’s afternoon and prime-time kickoffs, will team Brown and former Florida State … Read More

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Strong dismisses two football players from Texas

On the same day he suspended two players who were charged with sexual assault, Texas football coach Charlie Strong dismissed two other players. Chevoski Collins and Jalen Overstreet are gone from the program for a violation of team rules, the American-Statesman has learned. Orangebloods.com was the first to … Read More

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Live updates: Big 12 media days with Texas, Oklahoma

Updated 2:30 p.m. DALLAS – A day ago, Texas Christian coach Gary Patterson openly pondered why the media would select Horned Frog defensive end Devonte Fields as the Big 12 Conference’s defensive player of the year. He pointed out that Fields didn’t even play a season ago. (He played three … Read More

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Big 12 media day features Baylor, Texas Tech

TCU coach Gary Patterson understands that his program hasn’t met expectations since the Frogs arrived in the Big 12 but is looking for improved play after a 4-8 season. “It wasn’t broken,” Patterson said. “We just have to make more plays at the end of games. If anything, I’ve been … Read More

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Texas picked fourth in Big 12 preseason poll

Above average. That’s how media members view the Texas football team in relation to the rest of the Big 12 Conference. The Longhorns came in fourth in the preseason poll Thursday, filing in behind projected winner Oklahoma, Baylor and Kansas State. Here’s how the voting turned out (notice the thin … Read More

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Texas pitcher Dillon Peters to sign with Marlins

Three of the four Texas baseball underclassmen pitchers chosen in June’s MLB draft are jumping to the pros. Dillon Peters is the latest to go, joining the Miami Marlins as a 10th round pick. Peters via Twitter on Thursday hinted he was turning pro. The American-Statesman has confirmed his intentions. Read More

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Three Texas players named preseason All-Big 12

Running back Malcolm Brown, cornerback Quandre Diggs, and defensive end Cedric Reed represent Texas on the media preseason All-Big 12 team, which was announced Wednesday. Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty was tabbed offensive player of the year, and TCU defensive lineman Devonte Fields defensive player of the year. Oklahoma State receiver … Read More

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Texas receiver Jaxon Shipley lands on Biletnikoff watch list

Texas receiver Jaxon Shipley was among 55 players to be named to the Biletnikoff Award watch list on Tuesday. The award is given to the nation’s top receiver. Shipley led Texas with 56 catches and 589 yards last year as a junior. He had one touchdown catch. Shipley caught a … Read More

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Texas LB Steve Edmond in running for two awards

Texas senior linebacker Steve Edmond is on watch lists for two postseason awards. Edmond, an honorable mention All-Big 12 selection last year, was recognized Monday by the Rotary and Butkus awards. Also in play for the Rotary, which is given to linemen and linebackers, are Texas defensive end Cedric Reed … Read More