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The latest Longhorn news and notes from the Austin American-Statesman.

Football

Texas adds four-star cornerback Jamier Johnson

Four-star cornerback Jamier Johnson became Texas’ 14th pledge Friday afternoon when the Pasadena, Calif. Native chose the Longhorns over 14 other offers, including Ohio State and Oregon. The 6-0, 170-pound prospect attends high school at John Muir. He’s the 17th-ranked cornerback and the 24th-best … Read More

Volleyball

Texas secures its first 2022 volleyball pledge as Indiana’s Emma Halter commits to the Longhorns

The Texas volleyball program received a verbal commitment from Indiana prospect Emma Halter on Thursday. With her pledge, Halter becomes the first member of UT’s 2022 recruiting class. Texas has not yet received a commitment from the Class of 2021. Halter is a defensive specialist and libero who is entering … Read More

Men's Basketball

Gonzaga among the notable names on UT’s 2020-21 non-conference schedule

Marquee matchups and a trip to Maui are among the highlights on the non-conference schedule for the Texas men’s basketball team, which was released on Thursday. Texas is set to open its 2020-21 season with a home game against Louisiana on Nov. 10. Three days later, the Erwin Center will … Read More

On Second Thought Ep: 184: Texas ex linebacker Brian Jones on why Texas should keep ‘The Eyes of Texas’

Former Texas linebacker Brian Jones wrote a passionate story recently about the debate surrounding the Eyes of Texas and presented an interesting case for keeping the longtime school anthem. Jones, a college football studio analyst for CBS Sports, joins Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden on this week’s On Second … Read More

Men's Basketball

Longhorns, Aggies tabbed to participate in the Battleground 2k20 basketball series

This winter, both the Texas Longhorns and Texas A&M Aggies will get a chance to play basketball under the Houston Rockets’ roof. On Wednesday, Texas was among the announced participants for the Battleground 2k20 showcase. Texas will play Louisiana Tech as part of a doubleheader that Houston’s Toyota Center will … Read More

Baseball

Texas’ Swindell and Street acknowledged as ESPN unveils its all-time baseball team

Former Texas stars Greg Swindell and Huston Street were two of the three pitchers named to ESPN’s Greatest All-Time College Baseball Team on Tuesday. Swindell was the fan-selected team’s left-handed pitcher.  Street made the cut as the lone reliever. Swindell and Street’s selections come nearly three weeks after Cat Osterman, … Read More

Track & Field

With arrival of Purdue’s Jim Garnham, Texas fills out its track and field program’s coaching staff

Texas announced on Monday that Jim Garnham will join the university’s track and field team as an assistant coach. Garnham will coach the vertical jumps and combined events at Texas. He replaces Matthew McGee, who was not retained after two years in Austin. Read More

Volleyball

Texas trio honored by Big 12 ahead of 2020 volleyball season

Texas junior Logan Eggleston has been joined by teammates Skylar Fields and Brionne Butler on the Big 12’s preseason volleyball team. Texas and Baylor each placed a conference-high three players on the preseason team, which was revealed on Monday afternoon. Butler, Eggleston and Fields were all unanimous appointees. Read More

Football

WATCH: Tom Herman urges Texans to ‘do your part to slow the spread of COVID-19’ in new PSA

Wash your hands. Wear a mask. Stay home. Those were among the suggestions shared by Texas football coach Tom Herman in a public service announcement on Monday. The 33-second PSA was released by the governor’s office. In the video, Herman states that “we need a team effort to stop COVID-19.” … Read More

Baseball

Ex-Longhorns to resume spring training as MLB works its way back from a coronavirus hiatus

The Texas baseball program will have nine of its alumni vying for playing time in the major leagues this summer. With Major League Baseball looking to start its 2020 season by the end of July, attention has shifted to the resumption of a spring training that was cut short by … Read More

Softball

Ball State’s Megan Ciolli Bartlett hired to be an assistant coach on the Texas softball team

Texas has added Ball State head coach Megan Ciolli Bartlett to its softball team’s coaching staff, the school announced on Friday. Ciolli Bartlett will replace Chelsea Spencer, a longtime lieutenant for Texas coach Mike White. Spencer was hired to lead the softball program at Cal in … Read More

Women's Basketball

Waived by Seattle, ex-UT starter Joyner Holmes joins a crowd of rookies with the New York Liberty

After signing last week to play basketball in Israel, former Texas forward Joyner Holmes has also gotten a second chance in the WNBA. The New York Liberty announced on Friday that Holmes had signed with the WNBA franchise. Holmes was originally taken by Seattle in the second round of April’s … Read More

Football

WATCH: Reggie Bush says that Vince Young turned down his forfeited Heisman Trophy

During an appearance on the Pat McAfee Show on Tuesday, former USC star Reggie Bush said that UT legend Vince Young once declined to accept his Heisman Trophy. Bush told McAfee that after the 2005 Heisman Trophy was stripped from him, it was offered to Young. The Longhorn quarterback, however, … Read More

Football

Longhorn Confidential: How does the recent news at Texas and Oklahoma State impact recruiting?

The American-Statesman’s Danny Davis and Mike Craven go over JD Coffey and Ishmael Ibraheem’s June 15 commitments. Danny and Mike also discuss whether the recent news coming out of schools like Texas, Oklahoma State and Clemson will have an impact on recruiting. The … Read More

Women's Basketball

Texas loses a contributor off its bench after Isabel Palmer elects to transfer

Basketball player Isabel Palmer has entered the transfer portal, a Texas spokesperson confirmed to the American-Statesman on Tuesday. A 5-9 guard from Australia, Palmer was at Texas for only one season and has three years of eligibility remaining. Palmer came off the bench in 27 games this winter. She averaged … Read More

Football

Reports: Anthony Cook enters the transfer portal after two years in Texas’ secondary

Less than two weeks after he tweeted that he will “not be playing another snap for the University of Texas,” Anthony Cook has reportedly entered the NCAA’s transfer portal. Multiple media outlets reported on Tuesday that Cook’s name now appears in the transfer portal. A 6-1, 185-pound cornerback, Cook has … Read More

Softball

Texas great Cat Osterman ‘will not represent’ pro team after its tweet about the national anthem

Legendary Texas softball player Cat Osterman’s summer tour may be over as soon as it began. Osterman tweeted on Monday night that she “will not represent” the ScrapYard Dawgs due to the team’s activity on social media. A tweet published by the professional softball team on Monday showed a picture … Read More

Softball

Brianna Cantu transfers to UT after playing softball at Texas Tech in 2020

Texas announced on Monday that it has added Texas Tech transfer Brianna Cantu to its softball program. Cantu, who grew up in League City and attended Clear Creek High, spent her freshman year in Lubbock. She appeared in 16 games and made eight starts. Texas Tech has not yet signed … Read More

Men's Basketball

Keeyan Itejere commits to Texas as 2021 recruiting officially gets underway for Shaka Smart’s program

Shaka Smart and the Texas men’s basketball program received some good news on Monday morning when Keeyan Itejere announced that he will join the Longhorns. Itejere is not currently rated by 247Sports, but he has been ranked among the top 30 prospects from North Carolina. He … Read More

texas women's track and field

Chanel Brissett’s transfer adds a national champion to the Texas track team

Texas announced this week that Chanel Brissett, a two-time national champion, has joined its track and field program. As a graduate transfer from the University of Southern California, Brissett can compete immediately at Texas. Brissett is eligible for two more outdoor seasons. She has only one indoor season left. Brissett … Read More