Bevo Beat

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

Football

Longhorns extend pair of offers to out-of-state recruits

The Longhorns extended a pair of offers to elite out-of-state recruits in the 2019 recruiting class on Wednesday afternoon when 4-star running back Jerrion Early (Miss.) and 5-star defensive tackle Faatui Tuitele (Hawaii) announced new offers via Twitter. Texas is yet to gain a commitment at either … Read More

Swimming & Diving

Texas swimming and diving teams sweep events to open Big 12 Championships

The Texas swimming and diving teams made it a clean sweep on the first day of the Big 12 Championships at the Jamail Texas Swimming Center on Wednesday. The No. 6 men and No. 4 women each won two relay races and the men captured the one-meter diving event. The … Read More

Football

Baylor hires former Longhorn star Frank Okam as new assistant coach

Former Texas star defensive tackle Frank Okam, who was a member of the 2005 national championship team, has been hired by Baylor as an assistant coach.   Okam, 32, will coach the Bears’ defensive line. Baylor coach Matt Rhule announced the hiring on Wednesday. “Frank is a living embodiment of … Read More

Football

Texas ex Malik Jefferson explains decision to sign with Lil Wayne’s agency

Predictions abound regarding the football future of Texas ex Malik Jefferson, but so far the linebacker from Mesquite has made one thing abundantly clear: He is going to do things his own way. Jefferson turned heads last month when it was reported that he had signed with Young … Read More

Football

Bohls: Malik weighed the risks and long-term safety and health in choosing to go pro

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 Malik Jefferson’s reasons why he declared for the NFL draft: Former Texas linebacker Malik Jefferson said he chose to leave school early … Read More

Women's Basketball

Texas coach Karen Aston a semifinalist for Naismith Award

Texas women’s basketball head coach Karen Aston is among 10 semifinalists for the 2018 Naismith Women’s College Coach of the Year award, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Wednesday morning. Last season, Aston was one of four coaches nationally to be named a finalist for the Naismith Women’s College Coach of … Read More

Men's Basketball

Battling leukemia, Texas guard Andrew Jones believes ‘I’m going to be back soon’

Battling the toughest opponent of his life, Texas guard Andrew Jones sounded upbeat and motivated late Tuesday in his first interview since being diagnosed with leukemia in early January. Asked specifically about his recent Twitter video of dancing and brushing his teeth, … Read More

Men's Basketball

Preview: Texas at Kansas State

Texas at Kansas State When: 8 p.m. Wednesday Where: Bramlage Coliseum (capacity 12,528) TV/Radio: ESPNU/104.9 The Horn About the series: Kansas State leads the all-time series 20-15. The Longhorns had arguably their worst performance of the season in a lethargic … Read More

Men's Basketball

Golden: Don’t give up on Shaka’s squad just yet

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches a Bevo-related item. Here is his take: Don’t give up on Shaka’s squad: Just when you thought they were dead, the Texas Longhorns kept their NCAA tourney hopes alive with a huge road win over the freefalling Oklahoma Sooners, who … Read More

Baseball

Texas’ Nolan Kingham steps into national spotlight following season-opening performance

After a strong start to his season, Texas junior Nolan Kingham has remained on one national publication’s radar. On Tuesday, Kingham picked up the Perfect Game/Rawlings publication’s pitcher of the week award. Kingham was honored alongside Oregon State outfielder Trevor Larnach, who was named the Perfect Game/Rawlings Player of the … Read More

Football

4-star defensive back Erick Young includes Texas in his top 10

Tuesday afternoon one of the top defensive backs in the state included the Longhorns in his top 10 when Erick Young of Fort Bend Bush released his list on Twitter. The Fabulous 55 member is listed as a cornerback on recruiting sites, but Texas … Read More

Football

Longhorns miss cut for 4-star wide receiver Arjei Henderson

The Longhorns missed the cut for elite Fort Bend Travis wide receiver Arjei Henderson on Tuesday afternoon when the 4-star wide receiver named Texas A&M, Alabama and Oklahoma as his final three. Henderson didn’t attend Texas’ junior days over the weekend. He is the No. 2-ranked player … Read More

Football

Texas offers 3-star Temple tight end Jared Wiley

Texas’ search for a tight end in the 2019 class led the Longhorn staff to Temple. Three-star prospect Jared Wiley of Temple High School picked up an offer from the Longhorns on Tuesday afternoon, days after Texas extended an offer to Brock High School … Read More

Football

Texas spring game on April 21 going under the lights, kickoff at 6:30 p.m.

Texas is going under the lights for its annual spring game. The school announced Tuesday the annual Orange-White game that caps spring practice will begin at 6:30 p.m. on April 21 at Royal-Memorial Stadium. It’s the first time the spring game has been held at night … Read More

Women's Basketball

It’s a final: Baylor 93, Texas 87

For the second time this season, Texas had no answer for Baylor guard Kristi Wallace. The Lady Bear senior scored 23 points to lead No. 3 Baylor to a 93-87 victory over No. 6 Texas Monday night at the Erwin Center. Texas is 22-5 overall, 13-3  in the Big 12. Read More

Baseball

After claiming season-opening series, Texas ascends in national baseball poll

Following the first week of the baseball season, Texas is trending upward. On Monday, Texas was ranked 19th in D1Baseball.com’s national poll. The Longhorns opened the year as the nation’s 21st-ranked team. UT’s two-spot jump was only exceeded by No. 15 Southern Miss, which wasn’t included in … Read More

Football

Ex-defensive lineman Max Cummins to compete as a tight end when Texas opens spring drills

With spring drills set to start next month, Texas has edited to its roster. Freshman Max Cummins will enter this spring as a tight end. The 6-6, 260-pound Cummins redshirted during the 2017 season, but he was listed as a defensive lineman. Cummins’ position change was first noticed by 247Sports. Read More

Baseball

The Final Pitch: Louisiana-Lafayette 2, Texas 1

A 2-1 loss to Louisiana-Lafayette forced Texas to keep its brooms in the dugout on Sunday. Victors against Louisiana-Lafayette on Friday and Saturday, Texas was attempting to earn its first season-opening sweep since it took four games from Illinois-Chicago in 2009. Texas, though, was instead undone by … Read More

Track & Field

Wolf Mahler takes second at USATF Indoor Championships

Wolf Mahler highlighted the performances by the current and former Longhorns competing at the USATF Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. on Saturday. Mahler, competing as an unattached athlete in the men’s heptathlon, won a silver medal after recording a personal best 5,923 points. That was just 12 points behind Jeremy … Read More

Softball

Longhorns close out Puerto Vallarta College Challenge with win

Janae Jefferson and Kaitlyn Slack each had two hits and two RBIs as the Longhorns defeated Houston 7-3 to close out the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge in Mexico on Saturday. Texas (4-4) trailed 2-0 in the second inning before scoring seven runs over the next three frames to take control … Read More