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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……‼️⭕️🙌🏽 … 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

UT softball team beats Texas Southern to stay alive in NCAA regional

COLLEGE STATION — Offense can solve so many issues and even extend seasons. The Texas softball team, which was on the verge of NCAA Tournament elimination, overwhelmed Texas Southern 8-0 Saturday afternoon at the College Station Regional, setting up a prime-time matchup with Texas State later in the evening. The … Read More

Texas softball is seeking a season reboot in College Station regional

The Texas softball team definitely was nervous as they watched the NCAA unveil its tournament bracket earlier this week. They were no lock to extend their post-season streak to 13 years, what with a 31-24 record — including being 3-15 against ranked opponents — and a weak showing in the … Read More

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Former Longhorn football star comes home to give UT commencement speech

Brian Jones, the charismatic, hard-hitting linebacker who starred for the 1990 Texas team that won the Southwest Conference championship, is coming home in a big way. He’ll give the commencement address Friday for UT’s Moody College of Communications. Jones earned his degree in corporate communications in 1991. Read More

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Adolph Kiefer, Texas’ first Olympic swimming gold medalist, has died

Former Texas Longhorn Adolph Kiefer, who won gold in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin and initiated programs that taught thousands how to swim, died Friday at his home in Illinois. He was 98. He had been the oldest living American Olympic champion and he was the first Longhorn swimmer to … Read More

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Former Longhorn receiver headed to Texas high school hall of fame

Johnny Walker, who was a star receiver on the 1990 team that won the Southwest Conference championship, will be inducted Saturday into the Texas High School Hall of Fame this weekend. Walker was the choice of all high school players from the 1980s. Playing for Holmes High School in San … Read More

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Ricky Williams pays tribute to Chad Patmon

Ricky Williams and Chad Patmon, who grew up together in San Diego, seldom were apart when the two played at Texas from 1995-1998. Williams, who broke the NCAA career rushing record and won the 1998 Heisman Trophy, received the significant attention. But roommate and best friend Patmon, a cornerback, always … Read More

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Former Longhorns cornerback Chad Patmon dies

Chad Patmon, who came to Texas from San Diego with his best friend Ricky Williams, has died. The family announced Patmon’s death on his Facebook page Thursday afternoon. Patmon lettered for Texas in 1998. He was a cornerback, but probably was known most for being Williams best friend. The … Read More