Bevo Beat

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

Football

Texas defensive backs John Bonney, Eric Cuffee elect to transfer ahead of 2018 season

DBU lost a few students on Tuesday. Texas defensive backs John Bonney and Eric Cuffee have elected to transfer, the school announced after Tuesday’s practice. Bonney is entering his senior season and has already earned a degree in corporate communications. Cuffee would have been a redshirt sophomore on UT’s roster … Read More

Football

Following its first scrimmage, Texas adds three defenders to its injury report

The Texas defense took home the win at the football team’s first scrimmage on Saturday, but that victory came at a price. On Sunday, Texas announced that three defensive players suffered injuries in Saturday’s scrimmage. Senior cornerback Davante Davis (hamstring) and freshman linebacker Ayodele Adeoye (knee) were added … Read More

Volleyball

Texas adds Croatian National Team member Katarina Luketić to its volleyball roster

On Sunday, Texas announced that outside hitter Katarina Luketić had officially joined its volleyball team. Eligible to play immediately at Texas, Luketić will be classified as a freshman. She joins a recruiting class that includes middle blocker Asjia O’Neal, outside hitter Logan Eggleston and liberos Sydney Petersen and Jhenna Gabriel. Read More

Football

With three weeks until Texas rematch, Maryland football coach placed on leave

With three weeks left before its season opener against Texas, Maryland announced on Saturday that head football coach DJ Durkin has been placed on administrative leave. The Washington Post reported that offensive coordinator Matt Canada will serve as the Terrapins’ interim coach. Texas is set to meet … Read More

Soccer

Longhorns soccer squad nets three goals in exhibition

The Texas Longhorns soccer team notched a 3-0 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to kick off action at Myers Stadium Friday. Cyera Hintzen and Haley Berg, preseason All-Big 12 honorees, each scored in the exhibition victory. Berg also had two assists in the dominating win while Hintzen … Read More

Football

Bevo XIV died from bovine leukemia; His body is helping researchers fight human hepatitis C

Bevo XIV is gone, but his legacy lives on — in the medical field as well as on the football field. While studying the bovine leukemia virus that killed Bevo XIV nearly three years ago, University of Texas associate professor of molecular biosciences Christopher Sullivan discovered a way … Read More

Longhorns TV schedule: Aug. 10-16

Here’s the Longhorns TV and radio schedule heading into the weekend. It’s a look at current and former Longhorns in action on TV and radio this weekend and beyond. The NFL preseason is in full swing and a good number of former Longhorns are in action Friday night. Detroit takes … Read More

Golf

Emilee Hoffman bows out at U.S. Women’s Amateur

Texas junior golfer Emilee Hoffman fell to Kaylee Benton in the round of 16 match play at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship in Kingston Springs, Tenn. Thursday. Benton defeated Hoffman 3 and 2 to end the Longhorn’s run at the tournament. Hoffman opened match play with a win over Libby … Read More

Soccer

Longhorns soccer tied for third in Big 12 preseason poll

The Longhorns soccer team tied for third in the Big 12 preseason coaches poll, the league announced Thursday. West Virginia was picked to win the conference while Oklahoma State was selected to finish second. The Cowgirls and Longhorns both received a single first-place vote. Junior forward Cyera Hintzen was also … Read More

Swimming & Diving

Townley Haas wins gold at Pan Pacific Championships

Townley Haas won gold at the Pan Pacific Championships in the 200-meter freestyle Thursday in Tokyo, Japan. The Texas senior’s time of 1 minute, 45.56 seconds was good enough to take the win and qualify to represent Team USA at the 2019 World Championships. Haas will also compete in the … Read More

Football

Texas History: Unsung heroes of Texas football, Part 2

Some of the greatest unsung heroes in Texas sports history are kickers. Despite what has occurred on the 40 Acres the last half decade, Texas actually has a phenomenal history of placekickers. The best kicker in the NFL, Justin Tucker, is a Longhorn. The oldest kicker in the NFL, Phil … Read More

Athletics

Track and field, softball staff overhauls to come at a price for Texas

In terms of salaries, Texas will pay a pretty penny for the overhaul of its softball and track and field programs. Texas has almost doubled the base salaries of its softball team’s coaching staff. The Longhorns will also be paying the coaches in its track and field program more in … Read More

Golf

Emilee Hoffman advances at U.S. Women’s Amateur

Texas junior golfer Emilee Hoffman won her match against Libby Winans of Oklahoma to advance at the U.S. Women’s Amateur in Kingston Springs, Tenn. Wednesday. Hoffman defeated Winans on the 19th hole with a birdie after the two finished 18 rounds all square. Hoffman will face Isabella Fierro in the … Read More

Soccer

Pair of Longhorns named to preseason All-Big 12 soccer team

A day after it was announced that Texas would start the 2018 season ranked No. 17 by the United Soccer Coaches association, a pair of Longhorns were named to the preseason All-Big 12 soccer team. Forward Cyera Hintzen and Haley Berg, who plays forward and midfield, were named to the … Read More

Volleyball

Ahead of 2018 volleyball season, Texas ranked third in national poll

After looking into their crystal balls, the country’s volleyball coaches have seen bronze in Texas’ future. The AVCA slotted Texas into the third slot of its preseason poll on Wednesday. None of the polls’ 64 first-place votes went to Texas, which earned a total of 1,389 points. Texas … Read More

Football

Texas History: Unsung heroes of Texas football, Part 1

Ricky Williams, Earl Campbell, Vince Young, Tommy Nobis, Colt McCoy, Darrell Royal, Mack Brown, Freddie Steinmark, James Brown and James Street. Off the top of every Longhorn fans’ head, those are the 10 guys who would most likely be brought up as the biggest heroes of Texas football. Royal and … Read More

Football

Three observations from Texas’ fifth practice of fall camp

Texas held its fifth practice of the season on Wednesday, and the media was granted access to around 20 minutes of drills. Here are three observations: 1. Texas practiced in full pads for the first time, but there wasn’t much contact in Wednesday’s media window. As media members exited the … Read More

Football

Top opponents for Texas in 2018, No. 8: USC LB Cameron Smith

Football season will be here before you know it. Through the dog days of summer, we’re going to get you prepared with a series on some of the best players Texas will face in 2018. Who is he? USC got a big boost during the offseason when Cameron Smith chose … Read More

Volleyball

Double date with Stanford could signal a change in how Texas handles its volleyball scheduling

In each of the past two years, Texas has had its volleyball season ended by Stanford in the NCAA tournament. This fall, Texas and Stanford will reunite in September. On Sept. 11, the Longhorns will travel to Palo Alto, Calif., for a rematch between two teams that will … Read More

Football

‘Bevo Boulevard’ to feature food trucks, $5 beer as part of new pre-game tailgate

What’s the best way to turn San Jacinto Boulevard into a festive atmosphere before all Longhorns games? Food trucks and $5 beer is a great start. The Texas athletic department released details about its revamped gameday changes on Tuesday and gave clues about what fans can expect at Royal-Memorial Stadium … Read More