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Football

A day after Samuel Cosmi began preparing for the NFL, Caden Sterns also opts out of Texas’ season

For the second times in as many days, a longtime starter has revealed that he has played his last football game at Texas. Junior safety Caden Sterns announced on Monday that he will opt out of the rest of UT’s season. Instead of travelling to Kansas State and Kansas, Sterns … Read More

Men's Basketball

Texas men slip past Davidson in first round of Maui Invitational

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Texas has never finished higher than third place in the Maui Invitational, but hopes of a 2020 championship are still alive after the Longhorns defeated Davidson, 78-76, in Monday’s opener. The 2020 tournament is being played in Asheville as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Texas, making … Read More

Football

‘The sun came up’ after the loss to Iowa State, but the clouds remain over Tom Herman’s program

Highlights from Texas head coach Tom Herman’s weekly press conference on Monday ahead of Saturday’s Kansas State game: Let’s give Herman some credit for at least this: He was peppered with direct questions about his job performance and security right off the bat (and, truthfully, all the way throughout the … Read More

Women's Basketball

Off to a 2-0 start, the Texas women make their first appearance in this basketball season’s AP poll

After a week of basketball, Texas has reclaimed a spot among the nation’s best programs. Texas was ranked 25th in the Associated Press’ weekly poll, which was released on Monday. UT was omitted from the AP’s preseason poll, but the Longhorns did receive the 26th-most votes. Read More

Men's Basketball

Former Texas coach Tom Penders to be inducted into National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame

Tom Penders’ Longhorns are now Runnin’ straight into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Penders, the Texas coach from 1988-98, is one of eight people being included into college basketball’s Hall of Fame Class of 2021. The Hall of Fame is located inside the College Basketball Experience adjacent to … Read More

Men's Basketball

Men’s preview: No. 19 Texas vs. Davidson

No. 19 Texas vs. Davidson When: 11 a.m. Monday Where: Harrah’s Cherokee Center, Asheville, N.C. (capacity 7,654) TV/radio: ESPN2/104.9 The Horn About the series: Davidson leads the all-time series 1-0. The two teams’ only meeting was in Charlotte on Dec. 28, 1968. About the Longhorns: After fighting through butterflies in … Read More

college football

WATCH: Longhorns Unfiltered: Will Tom Herman be back in 2021?

After  Friday’s 23-20 loss to Iowa State, the Texas Longhorns were eliminated from Big 12 title contention and now the biggest question surrounding the program involves the head coach. Tom Herman’s coaching tenure in Austin will now span four seasons without a Big 12 title and with fans having grown … Read More

Football

You can stop believin’: Texas’ 23-20 loss to Iowa State shatters Big 12 title game hopes

It’s all over at Royal-Memorial Stadium. And when we say over, we mean Texas’ chances at playing for a Big 12 championship this season. It’s all about the math. With the Big 12 title game coming down to four teams — Iowa State, Oklahoma, Texas and Oklahoma State — the … Read More

Football

No rust, plenty of defense: In must-win game, Texas leads Iowa State at halftime, 13-10

It’s halftime at Royal-Memorial Stadium, and 17th-ranked Texas is leading No. 13 Iowa State, 13-10. The good news: Despite the score, it just feels like Texas is in control. You can make the case that this should be at least a 20-10 lead, maybe even 24-10. The bad news: Despite … Read More

Big 12 football

LIVE BLOG: No. 17 Texas vs No. 13 Iowa State

After two weeks off, the No. 17 Texas Longhorns are back at DKR for an 11am kickoff against No. 13 Iowa State. It will be the 18th matchup between Texas (5-2, 4-2 Big 12) and Iowa State (6-2, 6-1), with the Longhorns owning an 14-3 advantage in the series, 8-1 … Read More

Men's Basketball

Men’s preview: No. 19 Texas vs. UT-Rio Grande Valley

No. 19 Texas vs. UT-Rio Grande Valley When: 7 p.m. Wednesday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: Longhorn Network/104.9 The Horn About the series: First meeting About the Longhorns: Coach Shaka Smart said that six players have separated themselves in practice above the others. Where does that leave forwards Gerald … Read More

Longhorns

WATCH: Longhorn Confidential: Will the Horns create a Big 12 logjam with a win over Iowa State?

On this week’s Longhorn Confidential podcast, Statesman writers Cedric Golden, Kirk Bohls and Brian Davis break down what’s at stake in Friday’s Big 12 showdown between the Texas Longhorns and the league-leading Iowa State Cyclones. A Texas win could create a real logjam of two-loss teams atop the conference standings. Read More

Tom Herman: Texas knows ‘that you can’t win ’em all till you win the first one’

Highlights from Texas head coach Tom Herman’s weekly press conference on Monday ahead of Friday’s Iowa State game: Talk about a tale of two weeks. Last Monday, Herman shot back at questions over his job security and recent troubles with recruiting — and that was when he was prepping for … Read More

Football

Longhorn Confidential: Terrence Cooks commits; interviews with Cade Klubnik, Jaden Greathouse

Hello, Texas fans. On today’s Longhorn Confidential Podcast: Alvin Shadow Creek outside linebacker Terrence Cooks picks Texas over Baylor, Georgia and LSU. Mike Craven was live at his most recent game and comes back with a scouting report on the four-star commitment. An interview with Westlake quarterback Cade Klubnik. The … Read More

Football

On Second Thought Ep. 201: Big 12 Commish Bob Bowlsby on the CFP and COVID; USA Today’s Jori Epstein talks Cowboys

Will college football make it to the finish line? The Texas-Kansas game got canceled and others are falling by the wayside as well. Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby joins Cedic Golden and Krk Bohls on this week’s On Second Thought podcast and discusses how the conference has navigated the national … Read More

Football

Saturday’s No. 22 Texas-Kansas game postponed to Dec. 12 after COVID-19 testing

Saturday’s game between No. 22 Texas and Kansas has been postponed according to the Big 12’s game interruption guidelines, the league announced Wednesday. The game will be rescheduled for Dec. 12. Kansas officials announced the Jayhawks could not “meet the minimum position requirements” established by the league office. “The position … Read More

Football

Texas flips three-star defensive tackle Byron Murphy II from Baylor

Texas scored a recruiting win over rival Baylor on Wednesday afternoon when three-star Byron Murphy II flipped his commitment from Baylor to Texas. Murphy, a product of DeSoto High School in south Dallas, is a 6-1, 290-pound prospect who was a first-team all-district and an Associated … Read More

college football

WATCH: Longhorn Confidential: On Tom Herman addressing the Urban Meyer rumors

 Tom Herman addressed stories about his coaching security on Monday during his media availability and the Texas coach was very pointed in his criticism of stories that have circulated this season. As the Horns go for their fourth straight win at 0-7 Kansas Saturday. Statesman writers Kirk Bohls, Cedric Golden … Read More

Football

Tom Herman: Coaching, recruiting in a world of rumors, unnamed sources and personal agendas not easy

Highlights from Texas head coach Tom Herman’s weekly press conference on Monday ahead of Saturday’s Kansas game: For a team that has won three straight games, should be well-rested after a week off and is prepping to play a team that hasn’t won a game since October 2019 … Read More