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The American-Statesman’s Top 25 countdown: No. 7 Oklahoma

Sure, it’s July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s CFP semifinalists were ranked Nos. 1, 2, 7 and 17 on our 2016 list. Today’s team: No. 7 … Read More

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The American-Statesman’s Top 25 countdown: No. 9 Oklahoma State

Sure, it’s July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s CFP semifinalists were ranked Nos. 1, 2, 7 and 17 on our 2016 list. Today’s team: No. 9 … Read More

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Big 12 media days takeaway: My pick for top player? Mason Rudolph, not Baker Mayfield

FRISCO — A Big 12 media days takeaway from Tuesday: It’s the trendy pick. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is the consensus choice as the Big 12’s best player. Mine, though, is Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph. I also picked the Cowboys as the top team in the conference. And I … Read More

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Baylor star tailback expected to miss chunk of September schedule

FRISCO — Baylor’s Terence Williams is one of the Big 12’s top returning tailbacks, but Bears coach Matt Rhule announced Tuesday that he’ll miss at least the first three games of the season, meaning he may not make his debut until the Bears’ Big 12 opener against Oklahoma on Sept. 23. Read More

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K-State’s Bill Snyder initially was uncertain about player publicly announcing he was gay

Kansas State offensive lineman Scott Frantz told his teammates a year ago that he was gay. According to his head coach, it never was a “major issue” with anyone. But Frantz didn’t make the news public until last week, when the sophomore gave an interview to ESPN’s Holly Rowe. Coach … Read More

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Big 12 media days takeaway: OU’s Orlando Brown due for a big year

FRISCO — A Big 12 media days takeaway from Monday: Oklahoma’s offensive line is being lauded as one of the best units in the country — quarterback Baker Mayfield claimed that the line’s so good that he could be the team’s star tailback — and it starts with massive tackle … Read More

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TCU coach: state of Texas should be ’embarrassed’ by last year

FRISCO — No team from the state of Texas made the final top 25 Associated Press poll at the end of 2016. How hideous was it? The last time it happened was in 1967, back when only the top 10 were ranked. TCU coach Gary Patterson, who kicked off Big … Read More

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The American-Statesman’s Top 25 countdown: No. 21 Kansas State

Sure, it’s July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s CFP semifinalists were ranked Nos. 1, 2, 7 and 17 on our 2016 list. Today’s team: No. 21 … Read More

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Texas Supreme Court says Bev Kearney case can move forward against Texas

Bev Kearney’s million-dollar-plus discrimination case against the University of Texas should be able to get moving again now that the Texas Supreme Court denied a petition for review filed by the school’s lawyers. UT has two weeks to decide whether to ask the Supreme Court, again, … Read More

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Smart and skilled: both Longhorn swim squads earn Scholar All-American status

Both the Texas men and women’s swimming and diving teams earned All-American scholar status for the spring semester. The honor is bestowed by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America. The Texas men’s team won its third straight NCAA title in March. The women finished fifth nationally. It … Read More

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Former basketball star Joey Wright to join staff of Utah Jazz

Remember Joey Wright? He was integral part of the “BMW” Longhorns team of 1990 that fell just short of the Final Four. Wright, the team’s point guard, now is flourishing Down Under as a head coach in Australia’s pro league. And he’ll be spending time in the United States through … Read More

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An Aggie comes to Austin, gives Tom Herman some love, predicts a game with Texas

Coach Kevin Sumlin stepped behind the “orange curtain” Thursday night to tout his Texas A&M football team and help Aggie alums raise money for scholarships. Sumlin, in his sixth year as the Aggies’ head coach, was the featured draw at the annual Coaches Night sponsored by the Capital City A&M … Read More

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Coach turns in LSU’s Orgeron to NCAA for canceling summer camp involving Longhorns

New LSU coach Ed Orgeron doesn’t want Texas or any other outsider conducting summer camps, which are used to scout future players, anywhere in his state. So according to Sports Illustrated, he pushed to have many of them blocked. Two of the camps were scheduled to be hosted by … Read More

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Former Longhorn All-American Rod Wright hired as an NFL coach

Rod Wright will be spending the summer with the San Francisco 49ers as part of the team’s coaching staff. Wright, who was a Lombardi finalist and All-American in 2005, was hired by the 49ers as part of a diversity fellowship program named for former San Francisco coach Bill Walsh. Seven … Read More

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OU coach claps back at Longhorns after Sooners ply away Texas commitment

There are new football head coaches at Texas and Oklahoma, but the rivalry still is as real as ever. Remember when Texas was celebrating landing the commitment from Ron Tatum, a star defensive end from the state of Oklahoma? Longhorn running backs coach Stan Drayton even … Read More

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Longhorns decommitment: UT loses recruit to the Sooners

Score a recruiting victory for new Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley. He’s convinced Putnam City, Okla. defensive end Ron Tatum to stay in state and play for the Sooners. Tatum posted on social media Monday that he was “coming home.” I'm coming back home……‼️⭕️🙌🏽 pic.twitter.com/7F4YmfVsAL … Read More

Our five most entertaining Texas-OU games of the Bob Stoops era

Bob Stoops shocked us all Wednesday when he announced he was stepping down at Oklahoma. The 56-year-old has been a fixture in crimson since 1999, having faced off against Texas 18 times. He won 11 of them. Here are the five most entertaining Texas-Oklahoma games at … Read More

Texas track hopes homefield advantage is enough for NCAA West Prelims meet

Competing at the NCAA track and field championships is a tough task. A single point probably will decide which team wins the title and what school may fall out of the top 10. Qualifying for the biggest collegiate meet of the year also is a huge challenge. It’s no longer … Read More

Texas A&M ousts UT from NCAA softball regional

COLLEGE STATION — Coach Connie Clark was hoping to get a few innings from Texas starter Tiarra Davis on Sunday afternoon as the Longhorns tried to stay in contention for a berth in the NCAA softball superregionals. Davis hadn’t thrown since Friday night, when she tossed 184 pitches, a career … Read More

Longhorn softball beats Texas State to set up NCAA matchup with Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION — Sometimes sports karma is kind to those who screw up, yet keep plugging away. The Texas softball team found itself in an uncomfortable spot Saturday night The Longhorns were hit less at the plate. And for a moment, the defense fell apart as UT floundered to keep … Read More