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

Football

Former UT starter Joshua Rowland to kick at Texas State in 2019

To close out his collegiate career, former Texas kicker Joshua Rowland will just head down the highway. Texas State’s football team has added Rowland to its roster. According to American-Statesman correspondent Keff Ciardello, Rowland will be a graduate transfer for the Bobcats. Rowland joins quarterbacks Shane Buechele … Read More

Baseball

Texas successfully makes its recruiting pitch to two right-handed prospects

On the recruiting trail this week, Texas’ baseball team was thinking about both next season and its future. The Longhorns have gained verbal commitments from right-handed pitchers Dawson Merryman and Matthew Porchas. Merryman, a rising sophomore who threw at Midland College in 2019, will join the Longhorns this upcoming season. Read More

Men's Basketball

Kerwin Roach, Dylan Osetkowski both sign with NBA summer league teams

Two Texas seniors who went undrafted will still get their chance to impress NBA general managers. Guard Kerwin Roach II has signed a free-agent deal to join the Charlotte Hornets’ summer league team. Forward Dylan Osetkowski reached a deal to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers this … Read More

Baseball

Seventeen years after his standout series, Huston Street gets a call to Omaha’s Hall of Fame

After shining on college baseball’s biggest stage, former UT closer Huston Street will be enshrined in the Omaha College Baseball Hall of Fame. Street will be honored this weekend alongside Eddie Bane, the star pitcher from Arizona State. The Omaha College Baseball Hall of Fame’s inaugural class in 2013 featured Longhorn … Read More

recruiting

Four-star quarterback Malik Hornsby de-commits from Mack Brown, North Carolina

Anyone familiar with Mack Brown and college football knows the former Texas head coach can recruit. He’s living up to his reputation in his first full cycle as the head coach at North Carolina. His 2020 recruiting class took a blow Tuesday afternoon when … Read More

Women's Basketball

Texas women’s basketball receives commitment from Dominican player

Esmery Martinez, the No. 13 forward in the class of 2019, has signed to play basketball for the University of Texas, coach Karen Aston announced Monday. A 6-foot-2 forward from Hato Mayor del Rey in the Dominican Republic, she will be eligible to play this year. Martinez played high … Read More

Baseball

Summer sessions: An update on the Longhorns playing in collegiate wood bat leagues

Instead of the beach or a campsite, some of Texas’ Longhorns are spending their summer vacations at a baseball field. This summer, Texas has sent a handful of its players to participate in various collegiate wood bat leagues across the country. Chatham, Mass., may not be a place … Read More

Baseball

Texas to reunite with LSU and Arkansas in its return to a Houston Astros-hosted showcase

After playing in two minor league stadiums this past spring, Texas will step onto a bigger stage in 2020. Texas has accepted an invitation to play in the 2020 Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic, the school announced on Monday. The three-day event will be held at Minute Maid Park, which … Read More

Softball

In a shake-up of its coaching staff, UT’s softball team moves on from hitting coach Kerry Shaw

After just one season, Texas has relieved Kerry Shaw of his duties as the softball team’s hitting coach. UT announced its separation from Shaw on Monday. The school did not give a reason for the coaching change. In a statement, Texas coach Mike White said that “We’d sincerely like to thank … Read More

Football

John Tyler cornerback Kitan Crawford pledges to Longhorns

John Tyler cornerback Kitan Crawford became Texas’ first defensive commitment of the 2020 class Friday night when the four-star pledged to the Longhorns on a visit to Austin. The 5-11, 200-pound cornerback is Texas’ seventh commitment of the 2020 cycle. Crawford is ranked No. Read More

Football

Ravens and safety Earl Thomas learning how to grow together

It took a hug and an affirmation of love, but Tony Jefferson joked last week that the Ravens now get “the lighter side” of Earl Thomas. It’s still unclear what that side looks like. In practices and in news conferences, the safety has been no-nonsense, by the book, almost as … Read More

Golf

Cole Hammer named to PING All-America first team

Cole Hammer, who just completed his freshman season at UT, earned a spot on the PING All-America first team, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Thursday. Three other Longhorns earned honorable mention: Steven Chervony, Pierceson Coody and Parker Coody. Hammer helped the Longhorns finish second at the NCAA Championships. Read More

Football

Five-star running back Zachary Evans in Austin for visit

A source close to Galena Park North Shore running back Zachary Evans confirmed reports that the No. 1 player on the 2020 Fabulous 55 is in Austin to visit campus and the coaches. Texas is hosting its annual pool party for players and recruits this … Read More

Football

Baker Mayfield on Sam Ehlinger: ‘Hope he knows I don’t like him’

On Friday in Austin, former Oklahoma and Lake Travis quarterback Baker Mayfield declined comment on Texas and quarterback Sam Ehlinger and the Texas Longhorns. From his football camp at Lake Travis High School, his only comment on the program was on current Lake Travis quarterback Hudson Card’s commitment to … Read More

Football

‘He’s trying to sell you a Lincoln MKZ’: Texas fans respond to Sam Ehlinger’s McConaughey-themed caption contest

Seventy-three days are left until the start of the football season, but Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger was ready to play games on Wednesday. On his Twitter account, Ehlinger posted a photo of himself and actor Matthew McConaughey. Ehlinger asked his 57,000 followers to guess what McConaughey said to him … Read More

Baseball

As Ryan Reynolds exits, Texas officially adds infielder Camryn Williams to its roster

On the same day, the roster belong to Texas’ baseball team both added and deleted an infielder. On Wednesday, Texas announced the signing of infielder Camryn Williams. A rising junior from San Jacinto College, Williams gave Texas a verbal commitment in May. He is currently playing summer … Read More

Football

Vikings’ Holton Hill calls suspension ‘learning experience,’ seeks to take another step in 2019

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Holton Hill finished last season as a key member of the Vikings’ secondary, and had high hopes for 2019. A chance to fulfill those hopes, though, became delayed in April when the second-year cornerback was suspended for the first four games of the regular season for … Read More

Football

Texas parts way with suspended linebacker Demarco Boyd

For the first time since 2015, Texas’ football team will not have a Boyd on its roster. A UT spokesperson confirmed on Tuesday that linebacker Demarco Boyd will not rejoin the Longhorns this season. Orangebloods.com was the first to report that Boyd, who would have been a redshirt junior this fall, … Read More

Baseball

Summer sessions: An update on the Longhorns playing in collegiate wood bat leagues

Instead of the beach or a campsite, some of Texas’ Longhorns are spending their summer vacations at a baseball field. This summer, Texas has sent a handful of its players to participate in various collegiate wood bat leagues across the country. Second baseman Lance Ford has been responsible … Read More

Tennis

Texas men’s tennis team adds assistant coach Brandon Wagner

The Texas men’s tennis team hired Brandon Wagner as an assistant coach, UT head coach Bruce Berque announced Friday. The defending national champions added an assistant who has experience on an NCAA championship team. “I am thrilled that Brandon will be joining our coaching staff at Texas,” Berque said. “Brandon’s … Read More