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Football

‘This is a painful time for our country’: Texas coach Tom Herman reacts to the death of George Floyd

On Friday night, Texas football coach Tom Herman said he was “sickened by the senseless killing of George Floyd.” Earlier this week, video emerged of a Minneapolis police officer using the force of his knee on Floyd’s neck during an arrest. Floyd, 46, repeatedly pleaded that he could not breath, … Read More

Football

Longhorns add punter Isaac Pearson to 2021 recruiting class

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class grew to 11 members Friday morning when Isaac Pearson, a punter from ProKick Australia, pledged to the Longhorns. Pearson is the third consecutive punter from ProKick Australia to commit to Texas as a punter, following Michael Dickson and current punter Ryan Bujcevski. Texas’ recruiting … Read More

Longhorns and Aggies to reunite during annual clash of conferences

This upcoming winter, a rivalry will be renewed on the basketball court. Texas and Texas A&M will play during the 2020-21 season, the Big 12 revealed on Thursday. The meeting will be a part of the annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge. A date and time for the … Read More

Women's Basketball

Recent Texas draft picks Joyner Holmes and Sug Sutton waived as WNBA teams trim rosters

Before getting a chance to even practice in the WNBA, former Texas starters Joyner Holmes and Sug Sutton were waived this week. Sutton was waived by Washington on Monday, and a similar decision involving Holmes was made by Seattle a day later. Last month, Holmes was taken by … Read More

Baseball

Collegiate Baseball Newspaper honors Bryce Elder for his performance during UT’s shortened season

Texas junior pitcher Bryce Elder was named a second-team All-American by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper on Tuesday. Elder was joined on the second team by TCU reliever Haylen Green. Texas Tech also placed closer Micah Dallas and infielder Brian Klein on the second team. No Big 12 athletes … Read More

Texas Longhorns

Texas’ Charli Collier and Andrew Jones up for Big 12’s Sportsperson of the Year awards

Texas basketball players Charli Collier and Andrew Jones have been nominated for the Big 12’s Sportsperson of the Year awards. Collier and Jones were among the 19 nominees revealed by the Big 12 on Tuesday. According to the Big 12, the “Sportsperson of the Year Awards began in 2000-01 to … Read More

Texas Longhorns

Big 12 Conference announces a timeline for its athletes’ return to campus

The Big 12 Conference’s athletes will be allowed back on their campuses beginning on June 15, conference officials announced on Friday. According to a plan that was published on the Big 12’s website, football players can access their schools’ athletic facilities on June 15. Those athletes … Read More

Football

Three-star tight end Landen King backs away from Texas pledge

The fickle nature of recruiting in an environment without visits and in-person contact was illustrated Friday afternoon when three-star tight end Landen King de-committed from the Longhorns less than a month since he pledged to Tom Herman’s program on May 22. The Longhorns’ 2021 … Read More

Football

Texas governor Greg Abbott predicts college football will return on schedule

Gov. Greg Abbott told KXAN in an interview Friday that he thinks that college football in Texas will begin on schedule with some fans in the stands. “My prediction is yes, we’re going to have college football beginning as scheduled on schedule with at least some level of fans in … Read More

Baseball

Longhorn recruit Jared Kelley named the top baseball player in Texas

UT signee Jared Kelley has been named the Texas Gatorade Player of the Year for the 2020 baseball season. Due the coronavirus pandemic, Kelley made only three starts during his senior year at Refugio. He made the most of his time on the mound, however. According to the Victoria Advocate, … Read More

Football

On Second Thought Ep. 181: Texas ex Selvin Young on the 2006 Rose Bowl and building a business post-football

On this week’s On Second Thought podcast, hosts Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden debate if the sports world should take a more cautious approach in returning amid the pandemic and how much they would pay Cowboys QB Dak Prescott. Also, former Texas running back Selvin Young talks about the history-making … Read More

Baseball

UTSA grad transfer to play baseball at Texas in 2021

On Wednesday evening, the Texas baseball team found some relief in San Antonio. Right-handed pitcher Palmer Wenzel has revealed on Twitter that he plans on playing baseball at Texas in 2021. The 6-1, 195-pound Wenzel will join the Longhorns as a graduate transfer from UT-San Antonio. Wenzel recorded a 0.87 … Read More

Softball

Texas assistant coach Chelsea Spencer leaves the Longhorns to lead Cal’s softball program

After serving as a longtime lieutenant for Texas softball coach Mike White, Chelsea Spencer is heading home. Spencer, who has spent the past two seasons as an assistant at Texas, has been hired to be Cal’s next head coach. The Pac-12 school announced on Wednesday that … Read More

Football

Austin health officials skeptical of large crowds gathering for Texas football in 2020

Austin health officials are still skeptical large crowds will be able to gather at Texas football games this fall without good treatments or tests upon entry. “As much as we want things to be back to normal, they are not back to normal yet,” Austin-Travis County … Read More

Football

All 20 Texas sports earn high marks for NCAA’s Academic Progress Rates

Texas athletes continue to excel in the classroom and move toward degrees, according to the most recent Academic Progress Rates issued by the NCAA. Data released by the NCAA on Tuesday showed that all 20 UT sports recorded at least a 968 out of possible 1,000. Read More

Football

Longhorn Confidential: What a quartet of commitments means for Texas’ Class of 2021

The American-Statesman’s Danny Davis and Mike Craven introduce Texas fans to the four recruits who have committed to the Longhorns this month. Danny and Mike also examine what Jahdae Barron’s flip from Baylor means for UT and what Zachary Evans’ surprise signing means for TCU. Read More

Football

Texas’ NFL rookies get their new jersey assignments

When it comes to jersey numbers, some former Longhorns will have a new look during the 2020 football season. Former Texas starters Brandon Jones, Devin Duvernay and Collin Johnson were recently assigned the jersey numbers that they will wear during their first NFL seasons. Jones, Duvernay and Johnson were all … Read More

Football

Longhorns add three-star wide receiver Casey Cain from Louisiana

The Longhorns went out of state for the first time in the 2021 recruiting cycle Friday afternoon when three-star wide receiver Casey Cain, a native of New Orleans, picked Texas over a dozen other offers, including Houston, Vanderbilt and Virginia. The Warren Easton High product is a  6-2, … Read More

Three-star running back Jonathon Brooks pledges to Texas

Texas’ 10th commitment of the 2021 recruiting cycle came Friday when three-star running back Jonathon Brooks. The Halletsville product is the first running back taken by the Longhorns in this recruiting cycle. Texas wants two running backs in 2021 with … Read More

Baseball

On Second Thought Ep. 180: MLB.com’s Richard Justice: Sixty percent chance of baseball in July

In Episode 180 of the On Second Thought podcast, MLB.com columnist Richard Justice tells hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls why there’s a 60 percent chance we will see Major League baseball soon. He also dishes on the labor negotiations between owners and players and the PR problems that … Read More