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D’Onta Foreman named All Big 12, but only third best offensive player in league

Texas tailback D’Onta Foreman was one of five Longhorns to earn spots on the Associated Press All Big 12 team. But Foreman, who led the country in rushing and had 13 straight games of 100 yards or more, finished third in the balloting for the league’s offensive player of the … Read More

Now West Virginia’s defense, built to stop the pass, must stop D’Onta Foreman

The fierce play of the West Virginia defense, with its three fleet linemen and a stacked trio of linebackers, has been one of the prime success stories of the Big 12. The Mountaineers already have handled the league’s top passing offense, limiting Texas Tech to only 17 points. And Tech … Read More

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Field goals do matter: Baylor reopens its kicking competition for UT

Even with Art Briles no longer at the helm, Baylor is aggressive on offense, shunning field goals if there’s a reasonable chance of converting a fourth down. The Bears are 11 of 17 on fourth down attempts this season. Coach Jim Grobe isn’t adverse to field goals. But he’s got … Read More

Is Baylor’s defense legit? Texas will find out Saturday

WACO — The Baylor Bears are undefeated and nationally relevant because of the excellent play of their defense. Yes, you’re reading this correctly. Sure, Baylor still is dynamic on offense. That’s as automatic as sweating through a Texas summer. The Bears’ up-tempo mix of run and pass is the trendiest … Read More

One year later, Baylor’s Seth Russell has moved on from his 2015 neck injury

WACO — Baylor quarterback Seth Russell checked his watch, looking for a specific date. Was it that painful date? He didn’t know for sure. He paused a few seconds and said, “It’s past.” Russell moved on. It’s a busy week for the fifth-year senior. His undefeated and eighth-ranked Bears play … Read More

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Baylor’s Seth Russell applauds Texas’ defensive “heart”

WACO – – The Texas defense is just below middle-of-the-road in the Big 12. But that’s not much to brag about since teams in the league outside of West Virginia and Baylor have been abused by opposing offenses. Still, Baylor quarterback Seth Russell was complimentary of the Longhorn defense Monday … Read More

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Injured K-State starting quarterback likely to play against Texas

Texas probably will see Kansas State starting quarterback Jesse Ertz when the two teams meet in Manhattan this Saturday. Wildcats coach Bill Snyder said Monday of Ertz playing: “we’re anticipating he will.” Ertz injured his shoulder last Saturday in a loss to Oklahoma. K-State then turned to Joe Hubener, the … Read More

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OU’s Dede Westbrook earns Big 12 weekly honors for Texas game

Oklahoma receiver Dede Westbrook, who enjoyed a record-setting performance against Texas, was named Monday as Big 12 offensive player of the week. Westbrook caught 10 passes for a school-record 232 yards in his team’s 45-40 victory over the Longhorns. And he amassed those yards in the first three quarters of … Read More

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Sooners starting defender ruled out for Longhorns

Charles Walker, one of Oklahoma’s top defenders, will not play Saturday against Texas. OU coach Bob Stoops confirmed the news Wednesday. Walker, an end, suffered a concussion during the Sooners 52-46 road victory last Saturday over TCU. Before his injury, he’d posted his best game of the season, deflecting two … Read More

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Watch out Longhorns: OU tailback Joe Mixon could be most versatile player in country

Joe Mixon, who is in Oklahoma’s tailback rotation with Samaje Perine, was recognized Monday as one of the country’s most versatile players by the Paul Hornung Awards committee And he truly is. Mixon’s running, catching, blocking and return game was key in the Sooners’ 52-46 victory on the road against … Read More

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OU starting linebacker forced to retire from football

Oklahoma linebacker Tay Evans has been forced to give up football, coach Bob Stoops announced at his Monday press conference. Evans started three games this season, but he wasn’t in the lineup Saturday against TCU. The redshirt sophomore from Allen has suffered with concussions throughout his career. He’ll stay on … Read More

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Will Baker Mayfield play against Texas? Bob Stoops gives update

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield looked to suffer a significant ankle/foot injury in the Sooners’ thrilling 52-46 win over TCU Saturday. He suffered the injury on a sack near the end of the second quarter. He was treated in the locker room at halftime and played the entire second half. Sometimes … Read More

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Beware Texas, you’ve got this receiver next

James Washington should be haunting the Longhorns secondary during their film study sessions for the next two weeks. The Oklahoma State receiver was honored Sunday as the Walter Camp national offensive player of the week. The Longhorns have a bye this week, then will travel to Stillwater for a … Read More

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NCAA may reconsider allowing Olympic bonuses because of Longhorn gold medalist

Joseph Schooling, a junior on the Texas swim team, pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the Olympics when he beat Michael Phelps to win the gold medal in the 100-meter butterfly. Schooling is from Singapore and he was greeted as a huge hero back home. He also was … Read More

72 hours in the state of Texas: It was one hell of an opening act

If you cheer for college football teams from the great state of Texas, you enjoyed a damn fine opening weekend. What could have been more heavenly than two double-overtime wins from the state’s flagship programs of Texas and Texas A&M, played in front of crowds of more than 100,000 in … Read More

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Texas-Notre Dame is most-watched season opener ever on ABC/ESPN

ESPN now has revised its television numbers from Sunday night’s double-overtime thriller of a win with Notre Dame. According to the network: Sunday night’s two-overtime thriller between No. 10 Notre Dame and Texas (7:30 p.m. on ABC) delivered a total live audience measurement (TV + Streaming) of 11,093,000 average viewers, … Read More

Our preseason Big 12 of the Big 12: It’s the year of the quarterback

It’s clear there will be a talent reset in the Big 12 this season. Sure, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is back. He finished fourth in last year’s Heisman Trophy balloting and will be in the mix for this year’s award along with Clemson’s Deshaun Watson and Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey. He’s … Read More

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USOC apologizes, confirms Jack Conger is on his way home from Rio

UPDATE: Texas senior Jack Conger is on his way back to the United States and the the U.S. Olympic Committee is working to get Rio police to return the passport of former Longhorn Jimmy Feigen. In a statement to the media, USOC chief executive officer Scott Blackmun said that … Read More

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UT Olympic swimmer detained as he was trying to leave Rio

  UPDATE: 10 p.m. _ Jimmy Feigen, a former Longhorn swimming star, confirmed late Wednesday that he’s cooperating with police in Rio who are investigating whether four Olympic swimmers were robbed at gun point early Sunday morning. Feigen told USA Today: “I’m just trying to give Brazil what they need … Read More

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Two Longhorn Olympians robbed at gunpoint in Rio

Two swimmers with University of Texas ties — current Longhorn Jack Conger and Texas-ex Jimmy Feigen — were among a group of four U.S. Olympic swimmers who were robbed at gunpoint late Saturday by individuals posing as police. The U.S. Olympic Committee confirmed that Conger and Feigen were with fellow American swimmers Ryan Lochte and … Read More