Bevo Beat

Big 12 media days takeway: Expansion should come sooner, not later

DALLAS — Expansion is on! The Big 12 Conference dropped an unexpected bombshell during a teleconference Tuesday afternoon. We reporters figured it was in regards to Baylor. We were partially right. The league now says it’s on good terms with Baylor a day after commissioner Bob Bowlsby said the school … Read More

Bevo Beat

Big 12 to explore expanding by as many as four teams

DALLAS _ The Big 12 Board of Directors, by unanimous vote, authorized commissioner Bob Bowlsby on Tuesday to recontact schools that have expressed interest in joining the league. The conference now is testing whether to expand by as many as four teams. “Clearly this is another step forward,” Bowlsby said. Read More

Bevo Beat

Big 12 takeaway: Baylor’s Garland was literally backed up against a wall

Baylor interim president David Garland probably had no idea what was about to happen to him Monday afternoon at the conclusion of the introductory press conference of new athletic director Mack Rhoades. Garland used to be the dean of Baylor’s Truett Seminary before he was elevated to school president when … Read More

Bevo Beat

Baylor president unsure about possible NCAA sanctions

DALLAS _ Baylor interim president David Garland said Monday he’s unsure whether the NCAA will sanction the football program as a result of a sexual assault scandal that forced the firing of coach Art Briles. “I can’t answer for the NCAA,” Garland said, “but we have communicated openly with them. Read More

The American-Statesman’s Top 25: No. 13 TCU

Sure, it’s just July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our eighth annual countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last season’s four College Football Playoff semifinalists were rated Nos. 3, 6, 13 and … Read More

Bevo Beat

TCU RB Shaun Nixon, former Lake Travis star, out for season

DALLAS — Shaun Nixon, who was supposed to be vying with Kyle Hicks for TCU’s top running back, will miss the season because of injury. Coach Gary Patterson announced the news Monday morning, but did not say what injury Nixon suffered or when it happened. TCU, in general, doesn’t announce specifics … Read More

The American-Statesman’s Top 25: No. 19 Baylor

Sure, it’s just July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our eighth annual countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last season’s four College Football Playoff semifinalists were rated Nos. 3, 6, 13 and … Read More

Texas swimmers hoping to make Olympic impact at U.S. Trials

Texas swimmers definitely have left their burnt-orange imprint on the Olympic rings. Consider what unfolded at the 2000 Games in Sydney, Australia. One third of the U.S. men’s team, including divers, were from UT. Or how about 2004? That’s when seven swimmers with Longhorn ties made the U.S. team. The … Read More

Bevo Beat

Could Texas land Devin Duvernay, Baylor’s top signee?

All-American receiver Devin Duvernay thought he’d signed with Baylor back in February. But his family learned this week that a filing error has nullified his national letter of intent. According to ESPN.com, Duvernay isn’t bound to the Bears anymore, so he is free to pick another school. Duvernay was the … Read More

Big 12 expansion: Every conference wants its network to be must-see TV

The Southeastern Conference toyed with the idea of establishing a television network back in 2009, when its major TV rights were expiring with ESPN and CBS and were up for negotiation. But the economy was in recession. Then commissioner Mike Slive elected to wait. Two years later, he raided the … Read More

Bevo Beat

The Big 12 Expansion Tour: Memphis

Big 12 chancellors, presidents and athletic directors meet next week in Irving to discuss several issues, including whether the conference should expand to 12 teams by adding two more. That may or may not happen, but if it does, what are the Big 12’s expansion options? We’re taking a look … Read More

Bevo Beat

It’s a shutout: No Longhorns make All-Big 12 baseball’s first team

The Big 12 released its all conference baseball team Tuesday, as the league readies for its annual tournament in Oklahoma City. No Longhorn made the first team and only one earned a spot on the second team. That was pitcher Ty Culbreth. The Longhorns who were honorable mentions were Tres … Read More

Bevo Beat

Expansion update: Red McCombs likes Houston in Big 12

The Houston Cougars have the attention of at least one, deep pocketed, Texas donor. San Antonio billionaire Red McCombs, a long-time contributor to Longhorn athletics, thinks the Big 12 should expand by adding Houston. In fact, he said the Cougars should’ve been invited two years ago. McCombs told ESPN radio … Read More

Bevo Beat

UT asks appeals court to dismiss Bev Kearney discrimination case

The University of Texas is asking the 3rd Court of Appeals to modify an order it made earlier this month and dismiss a case brought by former women’s track coach Bev Kearney. The motion was filed Wednesday. In the motion, the university says that Kearney failed to prove … Read More

Bevo Beat

Transfer alert: Texas could see familiar quarterback against Cal this fall

Former Texas Tech quarterback Davis Webb could be manning the California offense when the Longhorns head to Berkeley in September. After committing to Colorado in January, Webb changed his mind this week and decided to enroll at California. The Longhorns play Cal, Sept. 17. The Golden Bears new offensive coordinator … Read More

Bevo Beat

Oklahoma president says ‘I’m not out to get Texas’

Oklahoma president David Boren met with members of the media Thursday afternoon in Norman after the school’s regents met to discuss a variety of issues. Boren has pushed for the Big 12 to expand, add a conference network and a football championship game. But he knows that for part of … Read More

Bevo Beat

Appeals court rules Bev Kearney’s $1 million case against UT may continue

A state appeals court ruled Tuesday that former Texas track coach Bev Kearney may continue her $1 million lawsuit against the university. The Austin-based 3rd Court of Appeals threw out Kearney’s claim that the school retaliated against her when it tried to terminate the coach in December 2012. But the … Read More

Bevo Beat

Indianapolis Colts take Texas defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway

Hassan Ridgeway, your draft wait is over. The Longhorn defensive tackle was selected Saturday by the Indianapolis Colts. He was selected in the fourth round with the 116th overall pick. Some analysts had predicted that Ridgeway would learn his professional fate Friday night when the NFL conducted rounds two and … Read More

Bevo Beat

Olympic gold-medalist Sanya Richards-Ross announces retirement

After a dozen years of competing on the pro level, former Longhorn track star Sanya Richards-Ross announced that she’ll be retiring after this summer’s Olympics. Richards-Ross, 31, is one of the most recognizable athletes ever to compete for Texas. After over a decade of … Read More

Bevo Beat

New Texas A&M AD says he’d like to see Aggies play Longhorns

New Texas A&M athletic director Scott Woodward was asked about the Aggies and Longhorns playing again in football. For the record, he said he wouldn’t mind if the two old rivals met on the field again, so long as such a game wouldn’t damage A&M’s chances at winning the SEC … Read More