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Report: LSU offers Texas coaching target Paul Mainieri significant pay raise

Amid interest from Texas, LSU has reportedly offered baseball coach Paul Mainieri a significant boost in pay to stay in Baton Rouge, according to The Advocate. Mainieri, who guided the Tigers to a win over Texas for the 2009 national title, was in a meeting with LSU athletic director Joe Alleva … Read More

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Star freshman Erick Fowler is cleared to join Texas football team

Erick Fowler, a star outside linebacker in Texas’ freshman class, says he has overcome an academic  hurdle and is now able to join the Longhorns. Fowler told the American-Statesman that Texas defensive coordinator Vance Bedford called Wednesday informing him that the score he achieved from the SAT … Read More

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Report: Texas signee Kyle Muller will turn pro and sign with Braves

As expected, Texas signee and Gatorade national baseball player of the year Kyle Muller is turning pro and will not be joining the Longhorns in the fall. Muller, a 6-7 lefty who led Dallas Jesuit to the 6A state title, has signed with the Atlanta Braves, according to a tweet … Read More

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Source: Texas baseball signee Mason Thompson will turn pro

Texas baseball signee Mason Thompson, a right-hander from Round Rock, will turn professional and sign a contract with the San Diego Padres, the American-Statesman has learned. The Padres are giving Thompson a signing bonus of $1.75 million. It’s an offer too sweet to pass up considering the value attached to … Read More

Texas identifies Oregon State’s Pat Casey as candidate for baseball job

Texas has narrowed the search for its next baseball coach to a candidate with a couple of national championships on his résumé. Oregon State’s Pat Casey, who Baseball America honored as the coach of the decade in the 2000s — one spot ahead of former UT … Read More

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Source: Texas interested in Oregon State’s Pat Casey

Texas has expressed interest in Oregon State’s Pat Casey and has identified him as a top candidate to be its next baseball coach, according to a source familiar with the search. Casey, 57, is coming off of his 22nd season at Oregon State, where he led the Beavers to consecutive national titles in 2007 … Read More

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Virginia baseball coach Brian O’Connor staying with Cavaliers

Virginia’s Brian O’Connor, who led the Cavaliers to the national championship at the 2015 College World Series, announced on Twitter he is staying in Charlottesville and is not a candidate for other jobs. — Brian O'Connor (@UVACoachOConnor) June 12, 2016 … Read More

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Source: Texas target Kevin O’Sullivan will stay at Florida

Florida baseball coach Kevin O’Sullivan will stay in Gainesville and not come to Texas, a source tells the American-Statesman. O’Sullivan, 47, who has the nation’s top-seeded team in this year’s postseason, was thought to be Texas’ top target. In response to Texas showing interest in his coach, Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley … Read More

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Recruiting Baylor’s signees hasn’t crossed Charlie Strong’s mind

HOUSTON — It’s hard to believe he’s being 100 percent forthcoming, but Texas coach Charlie Strong says he hasn’t “thought about” pursuing players who are looking to withdraw their signed letter of intents to Baylor. At last count, eight members of Baylor’s 2016 recruiting class have taken … Read More

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Charlie Strong says he’s confident Erick Fowler will make the grades

HOUSTON — Texas coach Charlie Strong said he’s confident freshman linebacker Erick Fowler will make the academic scores he needs and will soon be cleared to join the team. Fowler, a four-star prospect from Manor, did not move onto campus last week with other incoming recruits … Read More

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Charlie Strong: Texas in works to play Texas A&M

HOUSTON — Craig Muessig is a personal injury lawyer who unwittingly created a firestorm when he stood up at a ballroom at Houston JW Marriott and asked Texas football coach Charlie Strong when the Longhorns are going to “start kicking the Aggies’ ass again.” This isn’t … Read More

Texas football assistant Brick Haley learns patience from his autistic son

If Texas turns around its football fortunes and starts scoring bundles of points, the autistic son of Longhorns defensive line coach Brick Haley will be running for cover at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Jarring sounds rattle A.J. Haley, so he’s no fan of the boom that shoots out of … Read More

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Top Texas baseball recruit drafted in the second round by Atlanta Braves

Texas baseball will have a difficult time holding onto Gatorade national high school player of the year Kyle Muller after the Atlanta Braves took the big left-hander in the second round of Thursday’s Major League draft. Muller, of Dallas Jesuit, was selected No. 44 overall, which was a little later than … Read More

Baseball opening is making others money, but will the Longhorns also hit the jackpot?

There’s plenty of noise bouncing around from the Texas baseball coaching search, but curiously, the Longhorns aren’t the ones making any of it. Instead, athletics directors at other schools are delivering preemptive strikes to keep their coaches away from Texas, which almost two weeks ago opened … Read More

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Longtime football SID Bill Little returning to Texas

Bill Little, who worked at Texas in media relations for 47 years, says he is returning to UT as a special assistant to athletic director Mike Perrin. Little, whose name graces the press boxes at the football and baseball stadiums, told the American-Statesman the part-time position is to write commentary for the Longhorns’ … Read More

Elite 11: Nomadic Shawn Robinson has found home with TCU

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. — Changing high schools can be difficult for a teenager, but let’s not rush to throw Shawn Robinson a pity party. His new school, DeSoto, is positioned to take proper care of Robinson, a TCU commitment, with offensive linemen ticketed to Texas, LSU … Read More

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Former Texas commitment asks for release from Baylor

Record-setting receiver Tren’Davian Dickson, who at one time was planning to attend Texas, has asked for a release from his scholarship with Baylor, according to 247Sports. Dickson, of Navasota, enrolled early at Baylor in January, but has apparently soured on the program in the wake of a rape scandal that resulted … Read More

Elite 11: A&M likes Pearland’s Connor Blumrick — and several other top QBs

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. — Considering who made up his peers at the Elite 11 Finals, it was easy to feel a little sympathy for Texas A&M commitment Connor Blumrick. Among the 24 participants at the passing invitational was the player Blumrick replaced in the Aggies’ recruiting class, Tate Martell, … Read More

Elite 11: Davis Webb looks forward to facing Texas — finally

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. — The only Big 12 team Davis Webb never played against when he was the quarterback at Texas Tech was Texas. In 2013 he was the backup to Baker Mayfield, and two years later he sat behind Patrick Mahomes. Injuries kept Webb out … Read More

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Elite 11: Sam Ehlinger earns invitation to The Opening

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. — Sam Ehlinger is advancing to Oregon. The Texas commit slid into the final Elite 11 standings to earn an invitation to The Opening from July 5-10 at Nike’s headquarters in Beaverton, Ore. Event organizers took to Facebook on Monday morning to reveal the 12-person field and insisted the standings were not … Read More