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Texas divers pick up six more NCAA qualifying spots

Six Texas divers _ three men and three women _ earned spots Tuesday for the NCAA championships. The Longhorn men were led by Grayson Campbell, who won the qualifying on the 1-meter springboard. Jordan Windle was fourth and Jacob Cornish was seventh. Campbell and Windle already had qualified for the … Read More

Fate brought Texas’ Jordan Windle to the U.S., he hopes it takes him to the Olympics

Sometimes life can be full of such delicious serendipity. Jerry Windle was waiting for a client, who was late for a meeting. He picked up a random magazine, flipping through the pages and discovering an article about a single man who adopted a child from Cambodia. That was in 2000. Windle, … Read More

Spotlight is on quarterbacks at the NFL combine, but keep an eye on those six Longhorns, too

Quarterbacks always are the rock stars of the NFL draft. A handful of them will be sucking the attention away from everyone else this week as the annual NFL scouting combine convenes in Indianapolis. The first group of players, including offensive tackles Connor Williams of Texas and Oklahoma’s Orlando Brown, … Read More

Holy career goals, Brett Ringgold! Texas swimmer balances sports, academics and astronaut dreams

Brett Ringgold is full of fun facts to offer folks a playful glimpse of who he is. The Texas All-American swimmer loves all things Batman. He’ll pull out his phone case to prove his point. It’s a miniature Batmobile, which even projects the Bat-Signal as a pen light. And while … Read More

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Texas men, women churn through field and are well on way to Big 12 swim titles

It’s almost a given that the Texas men and women’s swim and diving teams will win a Big 12 title. The Longhorn men are aiming for their 39th straight, dating back to the old Southwest Conference days. The women are going for their sixth straight league championship. And on Thursday, … Read More

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Baylor hires former Longhorn star Frank Okam as new assistant coach

Former Texas star defensive tackle Frank Okam, who was a member of the 2005 national championship team, has been hired by Baylor as an assistant coach.   Okam, 32, will coach the Bears’ defensive line. Baylor coach Matt Rhule announced the hiring on Wednesday. “Frank is a living embodiment of … Read More

Texas swim teams bring big plans into this week’s Big 12 meet in Austin

The Texas men’s swim team, the three-time defending national champions, went through an ugly stretch of the schedule, which generated unexpected results. The mighty Longhorns, who had been so invincible at the previous national championships, suddenly looked pedestrian. And beatable. UT lost four dual meets in a row. There was … Read More

Remember that 25-point defeat? Texas women are looking to correct things against Baylor

The game happened nearly a month ago. And for Texas, an 81-56 loss to Baylor still is difficult to truly explain. The sixth-ranked Longhorns and No. 3 Bears face off again Monday night at the Erwin Center. Both teams are among the best in the nation and should be expected … Read More

How did national signing day affect the Big 12? Looking at teams’ key comings and goings

The Big 12 featured three new football coaches this past fall. Now, after two completed recruiting cycles, the trio showed each has a top attribute in common. They’re upbeat, smooth-talking recruiters capable of bringing top talent to their respective campuses. It’s still too soon to tell if all three can … Read More

Rethinking our 2013 Fabulous 55: Big misses, few hits — and where in the heck was Baker Mayfield?

Robbie Rhodes sported a vibrant blue-chip recruiting résumé in 2013. The wide receiver from Fort Worth Southwest tied a national record back in October 2011 when he caught eight touchdown passes in a 66-21 victory over Arlington Heights. His stat line — 10 receptions for 394 yards. No receiver in … Read More

Texas athletics receives $20 million pledge for future student-athlete health center

Two long-time super fans of Texas women’s basketball have pledged $20 million — the largest ever one-time future gift to the athletic department — to help fund a center focused on brain and behavioral health. The estate gift was made by Julia Hickman and Cecil Reynolds, two local psychologists and … Read More

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Turnover-prone West Virginia is still the Big 12’s most dynamic offense outside of Oklahoma

West Virginia players picked up a delighted Dana Holgorsen and tossed him in the air Saturday afternoon to celebrate a tense road victory over Kansas State. The Mountaineers’ 28-23 win looked a lot like their victory the week before, when they held on for a 20-16 road win at Iowa … Read More

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TCU needs Kenny Hill to manage, not create (or take risks)

FORT WORTH — Kenny Hill had been enjoying such a perfect season of being the ultimate game manager. That’s all TCU really asked of him. The senior quarterback could make the throws when needed. He could run, keeping defenses from concentrating solely on Horned Frogs tailbacks. But it was requested that … Read More

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With Texas coming to town, TCU feels so comfortable at ‘The Carter’

FORT WORTH — They fondly call the stadium “The Carter.” TCU players and coaches think of their stadium — it’s Amon G. Carter Stadium to the common folks — in near reverential terms. They love all its pulsing, purple pizzazz. They’re also hopeful that coming home will be healing. The 10th-ranked … Read More

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Don’t sleep on Kansas State’s offense, which is boring, old-school — and efficient

Statistically, Jesse Ertz was dwelling at the bottom of the Big 12 passing standings when the Kansas State quarterback faced visiting Texas last fall. Ertz promptly showed the Longhorns why a K-State offense can be so dangerous. It doesn’t look flashy. In fact, it may bore you, lulling a defense … Read More

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The Big 12 of the Big 12: Our annual list of the conference’s best dozen players

What’s that old quarterback adage? If you can’t figure out where the safety is, you’re destined to throw another pick. It’s what an offensive coordinator always talks about when he calls over his quarterback after a throwing error. Mason Rudolph took the study of interceptions to a much deeper level … Read More

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Big 12 Reboot: The times are a’changin for conference powers Texas, Oklahoma and Baylor

The scene last April from deep inside Texas’ Moncrief-Neuhaus Football Complex could’ve been from any HGTV renovation show. Before you can renovate, you have to demolish what’s there. It’s why a man, looking very much like a construction worker with his yellow safety vest and hard hat, swung a sledgehammer … Read More

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Catching up with the conference: A Big 12 offseason timeline

How about catching up on all things Big 12? Here’s what went down since your favorite teams finished 2016. Nov. 18: Hello, title game Call it an early start for 2017. The Big 12 announced that it will bring back the conference championship and have it at AT&T Stadium in … Read More

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Triplets of the Big 12: Texas

We’re been taking a tour of the top quarterback, running back and wide receiver of each Big 12 team. Today’s final triplets: Texas. (We’ve already done the rest of the conference — Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, … Read More

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Triplets of the Big 12: Texas Tech

We’re taking a tour of the top quarterback, running back and wide receiver of each Big 12 team. Today’s triplets: Texas Tech. (We’ve already done Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, … Read More