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

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

Texas Longhorns

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

Texas Longhorns

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

Texas Longhorns

Longhorn Confidential: Wednesday, Oct. 14

Happy Wednesday, Texas fans. On today’s Longhorn Confidential daily podcast: On this date in Texas history (10/14/2001) Do Baylor’s COVID-19 problems concern Texas? News and notes And finally, some Texas trivia. Last weekend, the Longhorns football team was beaten in quadruple-overtime by rival Oklahoma. What was the result … Read More

Volleyball

Big 12 continues to applaud Logan Eggleston as the junior establishes a new standard at Texas

Texas junior outside hitter Logan Eggleston was once again named the Big 12’s offensive player of the week on Tuesday. This marks the third straight week that Eggleston has won the award. The Big 12 has only handed out this honor to Eggleston this season. Read More

Texas Longhorns

Longhorn Confidential: Tuesday, Oct. 13

Happy Tuesday, Texas fans. On today’s Longhorn Confidential daily podcast: On this date in Texas history (10/13/1951) Tom Herman addresses his football team and “The Eyes of Texas.” What did Herman say after Sam Ehlinger dropped to 1-4 against Oklahoma? And finally, some Texas trivia.  How many Texas … Read More

Football

Longhorn Confidential: Tom Herman addresses “The Eyes of Texas” issues, Horns’ own issues, too

On Longhorn Confidential, American-Statesman writers Kirk Bohls, Cedric Golden and Brian Davis discuss Texas coach Tom Herman’s thoughts on the “The Eyes of Texas” and the issues involving his 2-2 Longhorns.     … Read More

Football

After leaving Texas, Kenyatta Watson II to join the football team at Georgia Tech

Texas defensive back Kenyatta Watson II will transfer to Georgia Tech, the redshirt freshman announced on Monday. Shortly after Watson’s announcement, Texas removed his name from its roster. A reserve in two of Texas’ first three games this season, Watson reportedly entered the NCAA’s transfer portal earlier this month. When … Read More

Football

Texas heads into its bye week with plenty of players on the mend

Due to this week’s bye, five starters on the Texas football team will get a few extra days to get healthy. At his weekly press conference on Monday, UT coach Tom Herman issued a lengthy injury report. Herman said that senior safety Chris Brown suffered a shoulder sprain in UT’s … Read More

Football

Kickoff time announced for an upcoming battle between idle Texas and Baylor teams

Next weekend, both Texas and Baylor will get back to work in the afternoon. The Big 12 announced on Monday that Texas and Baylor will meet for a 2:30 p.m. kickoff on Oct. 24. ESPN will televise UT’s third home game of the season. Read More