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

Football

Texas regents: ‘The Eyes of Texas is, and will remain, the official school song’

The UT System Board of Regents took a proactive step Thursday to shield new University of Texas president Jay Hartzell from “The Eyes of Texas” hailstorm and left no doubt it will remain the Longhorns’ school song. Regents chairman Kevin Eltife reiterated the board’s approval of Hartzell’s announcement that “The … Read More

Women's Basketball

With Baylor still on top, Texas settles for a silver showing in the Big 12’s preseason poll

Once again, the Texas Longhorns must chase down Baylor in the race for the Big 12’s championship. The Big 12 revealed on Thursday that Texas is the second team listed in its preseason poll. As expected, Baylor grabbed the No. 1 spot in the rankings. The conference’s coaches are not allowed … Read More

Football

On Second Thought Ep. 197: Sicem365’s David Smoak on Baylor, Stadium Network’s Brett McMurphy on Urban Meyer

With the controversy surrounding the Eyes of Texas dominating the headlines, the 2-2 Texas Longhorns entertain the 1-1 Baylor Bears on Saturday in a matchup of college roommates turned coaches Dave Aranda and Tom Herman. Sicem365 host David Smoak joins On Second Thought podcast hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls … Read More

Football

Longhorn Confidential: Scouting the Austin area

In today’s Longhorn Confidential, Mike Craven and Danny Davis discuss Austin’s recruiting scene and whether Texas has a homefield advantage when it comes to wooing these prospects. Mike also chats with 2021 quarterback Charles Wright about his senior year at Austin High and future at Texas. The … Read More

Women's Basketball

Texas junior Charli Collier earns a unanimous nod on the Big 12’s preseason basketball team

Junior Charli Collier is Texas’ representative on the Big 12’s preseason basketball team, the conference announced on Wednesday. Baylor took up three of the 10 spots on the honor roll, and the Lady Bears had NaLyssa Smith (player), Sarah Andrews (freshman) and Stanford transfer DiJonai Carrington (newcomer) sweep the preseason … Read More

Volleyball

Longhorns land some free time after the Big 12 postpones Texas’ volleyball matches at TCU

On Wednesday, Texas had a bye week inserted into its schedule. The Big 12 has announced that TCU is postponing its next two weeks of competitions “in accordance with Big 12 Conference volleyball match interruption guidelines.” That decision directly impacts Texas, which was supposed to travel to Fort Worth next … Read More

Men's Basketball

Burnt orange vs. Big Blue: Texas-Kentucky set for Big 12/SEC Challenge in January

Texas coach Shaka Smart will take his veteran team to Rupp Arena this January for a date with Kentucky as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge. The Longhorns and Wildcats will meet Jan. 30 in the heart of the Big Blue Nation. Kentucky has won the only two previous matchups … Read More

Volleyball

Longhorn Confidential: UT Volleyball addresses how it addressed ‘The Eyes of Texas’

Happy Wednesday, Texas fans. On today’s Longhorn Confidential daily podcast: On this date in Texas history (10/21/1998) Skylar Fields and Jerritt Elliott address how the volleyball team has addressed “The Eyes of Texas.” And finally, some Texas trivia. When were players on the UT football team first spotted in burnt … Read More

Football

WATCH: Texas to bring back an old look for Saturday’s game against Baylor

For the first time in 70 years, Texas will wear white jerseys at home. Texas announced on Tuesday that it will wear a throwback uniform for this weekend’s home game against Baylor. Using white jerseys, Texas will honor the 50th anniversary of the national championship won … Read More

Men's Basketball

Texas basketball will open season against UT-RGV, but after that? Well, it’s complicated

Texas will open the men’s basketball season against UT-Rio Grande Valley on Nov. 25 at the Erwin Center. What happens after that? Well, it’s in flux. The Longhorns’ original non-conference schedule was thrown out of whack by COVID-19 and essentially had to be rebuilt from scratch. A team spokesman said … Read More

Football

After a ‘misunderstanding’ in Dallas, Sam Ehlinger explains why he stayed for ‘The Eyes of Texas’

On Tuesday, Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger argued that there has been a “misunderstanding” about a picture of him standing alone for the playing of “The Eyes of Texas.” Following a 53-45 loss to Oklahoma in Dallas on Oct. 12, Ehlinger was among a few UT players who stayed for the … Read More

Texas Longhorns

Longhorn Confidential: Tuesday, Oct. 20

Happy Tuesday, Texas fans. On today’s Longhorn Confidential daily podcast: On this date in Texas history (10/20/2012) Injuries and UT’s dynamic duo of Jordan Whittington and Jake Smith. What is worth reading on the website today? And finally, some Texas trivia. The last quarterback to lead Austin High … Read More

Football

Tom Herman on Texas WR Jordan Whittington’s latest injury: ‘He has a ton of football left in him’

Coming off a breakout performance against Oklahoma, Texas receiver Jordan Whittington has had his encore postponed. Texas coach Tom Herman added Whittington to the injury report on Monday with what he described as a “very, very freak sprain of his hip flexor.” Whittington won’t need surgery for this injury. Herman, … Read More

Football

WATCH: Statesman writers discuss Tom Herman going in depth on ‘The Eyes,’ getting ready for Baylor

Texas coach Tom Herman met with reporters for almost 50 minutes, making it the longest Monday press conference in his four seasons at UT. He discussed “The Eyes of Texas,” off-week fixes and getting ready for Baylor. Austin American Statesman writers Kirk Bohls, Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls discussed it … Read More

Football

Tom Herman: Running game fixes, getting healthy were Texas’ top two off-week priorities

Highlights from Texas head coach Tom Herman’s weekly press conference on Monday ahead of Saturday’s Baylor game: Yes, there was “The Eyes of Texas” discussion. He fielded three separate questions about it, from the differences between mandates and encouragement to the complicated nature of the song itself. We’ll save The … Read More

Football

Time and TV set for Texas’ upcoming trip to No. 6 Oklahoma State

This year’s all-orange battle in the Big 12 will be a Halloween matinee. The Big 12 announced on Monday that Texas and Oklahoma State will play at 3 p.m. on Oct. 31. FOX will be at Boone Pickens Stadium to broadcast the game. 🥁 … Read More

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Longhorn Confidential: Monday, Oct. 19

Happy Monday, Texas fans. On today’s Longhorn Confidential daily podcast: On this date in Texas history (10/19/1985) No football? No problem over a busy weekend at Texas. Which former Longhorns shined in the NFL on Sunday? And finally, some Texas trivia. What is the UT record for pass … Read More

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Longhorn Confidential: Friday, Oct. 16

Happy Friday, Texas fans. On today’s Longhorn Confidential daily podcast: On this date in Texas history (10/16/2004) What was on Tom Herman’s checklist for the Longhorns’ bye week? Texas hits the road for volleyball and soccer. And finally, some Texas trivia. John Curtiss was the starting pitcher for … Read More

Football

On Second Thought Ep. 196: ESPN’s Heather Dinich on college football and the pandemic; Clarence Hill on Cowboys post-Dak

ESPN senior writer Heather Dinich joins this week’s On Second Thought podcast and gives her take on college football survival chances during a global pandemic, the return of the Big Ten and how the struggling Texas Longhorns are perceived on a national level. Hosts Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden … Read More

Texas Longhorns

Longhorn Confidential: Is Texas in trouble when it comes to recruiting?

In today’s Longhorn Confidential, Mike Craven and Danny Davis discuss the state of UT’s recruiting after the Longhorns lost out on a pledge from Albert Regis. Mike also has scouting reports for three future Longhorns. The Dotted Line: In-person scouting reports … Read More