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

Football

Defensive lineman Van Fillinger de-commits from Texas

The losses for Texas on Sunday didn’t just include assistant coaches. Texas lost the commitment of three-star defensive lineman Van Fillinger. The big man from Corner Canyon High School in Utah announced the re-opening of his commitment on Twitter. Texas’ 2020 class is now down to … Read More

recruiting

Texas’ recruits react to Todd Orlando, Drew Mehringer firings

News broke Sunday that Texas was moving on from defensive coordinator Todd Orlando. That news impacts recruiting as much as it does the current football team. The early signing period is less than three weeks away, but early indications are that the Longhorns should hold onto … Read More

Texas volleyball earns share of Big 12 title with win over Iowa State

After dropping the first game, the No. 4 Texas volleyball team went on to win three straight, topping Iowa State 23-25, 25-9, 25-19, 25-22 to close out the regular season in Ames and claim a share of the Big 12 title. Texas claimed the NCAA tournament automatic bid over Baylor … Read More

Women's Basketball

Texas women’s basketball team holds off North Texas at the Rainbow Wahine Showdown

After leading big at the half, the Texas women’s basketball team held off North Texas to win 63-57 at the Rainbow Wahine Showdown in Honolulu on Saturday. Charli Collier led the Longhorns with 21 points and 14 rebounds. Joyner Holmes also had a double-double which set a school record, scoring … Read More

Women's Basketball

N.C. State takes 84-73 win over Texas at Rainbow Wahine Showdown

HONOLULU—Aislinn Konig scored 25 points, Kai Crutchfield added 23, and No. 12 N.C. State beat Texas 84-73 on the opening day of the Rainbow Wahine Showdown Friday. Texas cut the deficit to 56-50 with the opening basket of the fourth quarter, but N.C. State (6-0) responded with a 9-0 run … Read More

Men's Basketball

Men’s preview: Texas vs. McNeese State

Texas vs. McNeese State When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: Longhorn Network/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 2-0. The two teams last met on Dec. 19, 2002. Read More

Football

For one day, all looks right again in Texas’ 49-24 win over Texas Tech

It’s all over at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Texas, which was a 10-point favorite today, has beaten Texas Tech, ending the regular season and saying goodbye to its outgoing seniors with a 49-24 win. Playing in cold and rainy conditions that reminded us of the 2015 win over Kansas State, the Longhorns … Read More

Football

Turkey hangover? Possibly, but Texas snaps to attention, leads Tech 28-21 at halftime

It’s halftime at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Texas, which is a 10-point favorite today, is leading Texas Tech, 28-21. It’s cold and rainy, and the Longhorns — who have dropped three of their last four games, will play in a lesser bowl game and have slogged their way out of Big 12 … Read More

FOLLOW LIVE: Texas vs Texas Tech

It will either be a .500 season or a winning one for the Longhorns (6-5, 4-4 in the Big 12) depending on how they fare against the the Texas Tech Red Raiders (4-7, 2-6) at DKR today at 11 am. For live updates, photos and analysis from the American-Statesman’s Brian … Read More

Football

On Second Thought Ep 161: What Texas assistants are on the hot seat? George Schroeder on the Big 12 in CFP

With head coach Herman saying he is in “big-time evaluation mode” the Texas Longhorns may have some new faces on the coaching staff next season. Who has the hottest seat on the current staff? Also, USA Today college football columnist George Schroeder breaks down the current College Football Playoff rankings … Read More

Football

Longhorn Confidential: Bijan Robinson’s status, interviewing Prince Dorbah and spotlighting Morgan Pace

It’s Thursday, so it’s time to talk recruiting with the American-Statesman’s Danny Davis and Mike Craven. This edition of the Longhorn Confidential podcast looks into whether Texas can hold onto Bijan Robinson and Van Fillinger’s commitments. Plus, four-star linebacker Prince Dorbah chats about Highland Park’s playoff run and an important … Read More

Football

Texas Tech coach Matt Wells on Todd Orlando: ‘He was a great D coordinator for me’

On Monday, Texas Tech head coach Matt Wells met with the media to discuss the Red Raiders’ matchup with the Longhorns on Friday. A part of the presser was dedicated to Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando, who coached with Wells at Utah State. Here’s what Wells … Read More

Football

Texas to prepare for home game against Texas Tech with injuries aplenty

On Monday, Texas coach Tom Herman had 10 names on the injury report that he provides at his weekly press conference. Herman said that offensive lineman Samuel Cosmi’s ankle sprain and receiver Devin Duvernay’s knee contusion would result in limited reps in Monday’s practice. Due to a sprained ankle, cornerback … Read More

Football

Texas makes plans for Thanksgiving and shortened week of preparation

With Texas set to play Texas Tech this week on a Friday instead of a Saturday, the Longhorns have had to adjust their schedules. Texas coach Tom Herman said his coaches spent more time than usual on Sunday going over their game plan for this week. Monday is typically an … Read More

Football

Longhorn Confidential: Changes likely coming at Texas, but first comes Texas Tech

American-Statesman staff writers Kirk Bohls, Cedric Golden and Brian Davis discuss the state of the Longhorns at 6-5 heading into the regular-season finale. What kind of changes will coach Tom Herman make for the 2020 season? … Read More

Football

Texas reserves D’Andre Christmas-Giles and J.P. Urquidez to say goodbye a year early

On Friday, Texas’ Senior Day activities will feature a few juniors. Texas has announced the name of 17 players who will be honored ahead of the final home game of UT’s 2019 season. The Longhorns’ Class of 2019, though, will feature five players who still have at least one year … Read More

Volleyball

Texas slips to No. 4 as the NCAA nears the revelation of its tournament’s bracket

Following a loss to Baylor, Texas has lost its claim as the nation’s top-ranked team. After four weeks atop the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s poll, Texas (20-3) tumbled to fourth place on Monday. Baylor (23-1) snagged UT’s No. 1 spot, and the Longhorns were also bypassed by Pittsburgh (28-1) and … Read More

Football

Tom Herman: Fixing Texas’ offense is as easy as A, B, C (or is that D, E or F?)

Tom Herman’s final regular-season game-week press conference is in the books. Not a lot to be feeling thankful for this week. Texas started its season 4-1 but has looked off ever since the Red River Showdown in mid-October: A loss to Oklahoma, a squeak win at home over Kansas, a … Read More

Football

LISTEN: Texas coach Tom Herman: ‘I’m obviously in big-time evaluation mode of everything’

Texas coach Tom Herman was introspective during his Monday press conference in advance of Friday’s regular-season finale against Texas Tech. “I’m not going to bury my head in the sand. It’s my job to make sure that we play to the level that is expected at the University of Texas.” … Read More

Cross Country

Sam Worley’s All-American run leads Texas to best NCAA cross country finish since 2013

TERRE HAUTE, In. — Saturday was a typical November day in the midwest for the NCAA cross country championships, with temperatures in the mid-30s that felt even colder with consistent rain that soaked the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course until it resembled a mud pit. No, the … Read More