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

Football

WATCH: Texas walk-on Mason Ramirez earns a scholarship from his hometown team

On Monday, Texas announced that senior defensive back Mason Ramirez is no longer a walk-on. Ramirez was surprised with a scholarship at a recent team meeting. While offensive coordinator Tim Beck broke down one of Ramirez’s plays during a film session, a “Breaking News” alert interrupted the highlight and the announcement … Read More

Football

Longhorn Confidential: Remembering Cedric Benson

The news of Cedric Benson’s death stunned the Longhorn family. American-Statesman staff writers Kirk Bohls, Cedric Golden and Brian Davis discuss Benson’s life, legacy and impact at Texas. Read More

Football

With momentum building, Longhorns start the year 10th in AP Top 25

Nobody overestimates Texas’ potential anymore. In 2012 and 2013, Texas started 15th in The Associated Press Top 25 poll, and few argued with that. It was still an eight- or nine-win program. The next three years, the Longhorns were in a virtual desert as far … Read More

Football

Former Texas linebacker Gary Johnson to resume his NFL career in the NFC East

Former Texas linebacker Gary Johnson opened the 2018 season at FedEx Field, which is the home of the NFL’s Washington Redskins. One year later, will his professional career begin at the same location? Johnson has signed with Washington, the team announced over the weekend. After originally entering … Read More

Football

Mack Brown on Cedric Benson: ‘Sally and I along with a lot of Longhorns are just crushed’

During his Sunday press conference at North Carolina, coach Mack Brown said Texas running back Cedric Benson was “one of our favorites” and called the former Longhorn one of the toughest players he’d ever coached. “Sally and I along with a lot of Longhorns are just … Read More

‘A true Longhorn Legend’: Texas reacts to the death of Cedric Benson

Former Texas star running back Cedric Benson was killed in a motorcycle accident on Saturday night. Benson, 36, starred at Texas from 2001-04. His 5,540 rushing yards and 64 touchdown runs both rank second in the UT record books. He won the Doak Walker Award … Read More

Football

Texas lands elite wide receiver Quentin Johnston from Temple

The Longhorns were in desperate need of a talented wide receiver in the 2020 class and it came on Saturday morning when four-star Quentin Johnston of Temple High School pledged to Texas. Johnston is a 6-4, 180-pound athletic freak who also dominates on the basketball court and in … Read More

Soccer

Texas soccer dominates in exhibition match

The Texas soccer team scored five goals in a shutout victory over Air Force in an exhibition match at Myers Stadium on Friday. The Longhorns wasted little time before getting on the scoreboard. Haley Berg scored on a penalty kick before two minutes came off the game clock. MacKenzie McFarland … Read More

Golf

Longhorns bow out at U.S. Amateur Championship

A pair of Longhorns golfers advanced to the round of 32 at the U.S. Amateur Championship but eventually fell in Pinehurst, N.C. A total of five Longhorns, including an incoming freshman, competed at the Pinehurst Resort & Country Club. Parker Coody couldn’t overcome Shiryu Oyo, who won 5 and 4 … Read More

Men's Basketball

Texas announces hiring of Kansas’ Andrea Hudy to oversee men’s, women’s strength programs

Texas announced Friday the hiring of Andrea Hudy to oversee the strength and conditioning program for both the men’s and women’s basketball programs. Hudy spent the last 15 seasons overseeing the Kansas men’s basketball strength program. Hudy is widely credited with being a critical part of … Read More

Football

Texas beats Texas A&M for four-star safety Xavion Alford

The Longhorns and Aggies no longer face off on the football field. That hasn’t ended the rivalry, however, especially on the recruiting trail. Texas scored a major victory Friday afternoon when four-star safety Xavion Alford picked Tom Herman’s program over the one ran by Jimbo Fisher. The … Read More

Men's Basketball

Texas poised to steal Kansas strength coach Andrea Hudy away from the Jayhawks

Texas men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart is poised to hire away Kansas’ longtime strength coach Andrea Hudy, the Kansas City Star reported late Thursday. Kansas coach Bill Self confirmed the hiring to The Star. A Texas spokesman told the American-Statesman he could not confirm anything “as … Read More

Softball

Texas softball to compete in Puerto Vallarta College Challenge

The Texas softball team will once again participate in the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge in Mexico next season. The Longhorns will compete in the tournament for the second time in three years beginning Feb. 13. In 2018, UT went 2-2 with wins over Rutgers and Houston while falling to Mississippi … Read More

Baseball

Legendary Longhorn Huston Street to return to Texas as a student assistant coach

Once again a student at the University of Texas, Huston Street has rejoined the baseball team. Street will return to UFCU Disch-Falk Field during the 2020 season as a student assistant coach, the school announced on Thursday. An Austin native, Street was a three-time All-American pitcher at Texas from 2002-04. Read More

Football

On Second Thought Ep 145: Is Tom Herman embracing title expectations? ESPN.com’s Jake Trotter on Baker Mayfield, Big 12 race

In Episode 146 of the On Second Thought podcast, Cedric and Kirk examine why Texas coach Tom Herman doesn’t seem to be downplaying expectations in Year 3. Also, ESPN.com reporter Jake Trotter gives his season prediction for the Browns and discusses the hype surrounding star quarterback Baker Mayfield. Read More

Football

WATCH: Texas’ football team awards scholarships to two walk-ons

The Texas football team surprised walk-on linebackers Russell Hine and Cort Jaquess with scholarships on Wednesday. Following a presentation at a team meeting that Jaquess was involved in, the news was revealed. The scholarship recipients were then mobbed and congratulated by their teammates and coaches. Said an emotional Jaquess: “This means so … Read More

Football

Bohls: Don’t sleep on ‘brash’ DB Josh Thompson this year

Kirk Bohls released this week’s nine things and one crazy prediction. A couple were dedicated to the Longhorns. Here are Kirk’s takes on those items: On Texas defensive back Josh Thompson: Do not sleep on Josh Thompson in the Longhorns secondary. He’s as brash as he is physical. Read More

Women's Basketball

Lashann Higgs’ return to Texas a done deal after Big 12 approves a hardship waiver

The Texas women’s basketball team announced on Wednesday that the Big 12 had officially approved a hardship waiver for senior guard Lashann Higgs. The move clears the way for Higgs to return to the court for this upcoming basketball season. Higgs appeared in four games this past winter. What … Read More

Volleyball

Texas once again considered a top-five team as AVCA releases its preseason volleyball poll

In what has seemingly become an annual tradition, Texas will carry a lofty ranking into the volleyball season. The AVCA released its preseason poll on Tuesday and Texas has been designated as the nation’s fourth-ranked team. This marks the seventh straight season that Texas has earned a top-five spot in … Read More

Football

Keaontay Ingram, Caden Sterns not expected to miss Texas’ season opener

The sophomore seasons for both Keaontay Ingram and Caden Sterns should start on the field instead of the sidelines. Texas announced on Monday that injuries sustained by Ingram and Sterns in this past weekend’s scrimmage shouldn’t keep either player out of UT’s season opener on Aug. 31. Ingram, … Read More