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

Football

Statistically speaking, where did Texas stand out during the 2018 football season?

By now, Texas fans are likely aware that the Longhorns ended the 2018 football season ranked ninth in the Associated Press’ poll. The ranking was UT’s highest since it lost to Alabama in 2009’s championship game. Texas was one of 25 Football Bowl Subdivision-level teams to win … Read More

Longhorns TV schedule: Jan. 11-17

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 Texas men’s basketball team will try to bounce back from a surprising loss to Oklahoma State when … Read More

Swimming & Diving

Texas swimming and diving teams win at Auburn

The Texas swimming and diving teams each earned wins against Auburn in dual-meet competition Thursday in Alabama. The top-ranked women’s team won 161-139 over No. 17 Auburn. The No. 2 men claimed a 164-131 victory over the Tigers as well. The women took eight wins on the night, including the … Read More

Football

The NFL can wait: Texas safety Brandon Jones to return to the Longhorns for his senior season

For one more season, football fans can find Brandon Jones in Texas’ secondary. On Thursday, Jones announced on his Twitter page that he will return to the Longhorns for his senior season. Jones recently completed his third season as a Longhorn safety. His declaration comes after receiver Collin Johnson and … Read More

Softball

Big 12 coaches set a high bar for Texas ahead of the 2019 softball season

With the countdown to the start of the 2019 softball season underway, the Big 12’s coaches are seeing silver in Texas’ future. Texas was ranked second in the Big 12’s preseason poll on Thursday. The Longhorns trailed only Oklahoma, which has won the conference’s last seven regular-season championships, in a … Read More

Football

On Second Thought, Ep. 121: After Sugar Bowl win, will the Longhorns crack preseason Top 10? Plus Dallas Cowboys radio voice Brad Sham

In Episode 121 of the On Second Thought podcast, hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls examine Texas’ chances of improving upon a huge season in 2019. Also, Dallas Cowboys play by play voice Brad Sham explains why the Cowboys have a good chance to upset the Los Angeles Rams in … Read More

Track & Field

Texas adds an All-American to its track and field program, but Tara Davis’ debut must wait

All-American Tara Davis has joined the Texas track and field program after a contentious transfer from Georgia, the school announced on Wednesday. Davis, who is currently a sophomore, must sit out the 2019 seasons due to the NCAA’s transfer rules. When she is eligible to compete, she will resume a … Read More

Women's Basketball

It’s over: Texas 73, Oklahoma 63

Destiny Littleton scored 15 points and Joyner Holmes grabbed 14 rebounds to lead No. 11 Texas to a 73-63 victory over Oklahoma Wednesday night at the Erwin Center. Texas improved to 13-2, 3-0 in the Big 12. OU is 5-9, 1-2. Senior center Jatarie White scored 13 points and contributed … Read More

Football

Longhorns in the NFL: Six left in NFL playoffs after Wild Card weekend

Is there such a thing as a former Longhorn? These players will always be Longhorns to University of Texas fans, even though they’ve graduated to the next level of football. Every week we’ll update you on how they performed the previous weekend. Here’s a look at the Longhorns in the … Read More

Men's Basketball

At the buzzer: Oklahoma State 61, Texas 58

STILLWATER, Okla. — Texas is just not meant to have any success in Stillwater this athletic year, apparently. The football team suffered a rather humiliating defeat here during the fall. The Texas men’s basketball team suffered a similar fate on Tuesday during an embarrassing 61-58 … Read More

Football

Will replacing the NFL-bound Lil’Jordan Humphrey on the depth chart be a big problem for Texas?

Texas junior Lil’Jordan Humphrey announced on Tuesday that he will enter the NFL Draft. He will attempt to become the first UT receiver drafted since Marquise Goodwin was a third-round pick in 2013. While Humphrey is chasing history and his professional aspirations, Texas needs to find his replacement. Humphrey started … Read More

Finally: Matthew McConaughey gave Texas’ Breckyn Hager a haircut

Breckyn Hager swore he wouldn’t do it. Or at least not before the Longhorns won a Big 12 championship. But for Matthew McConaughey (and that whole Sugar Bowl victory, or whatever), it seemed Hager was willing to make an exception… and get the cut. The Texas defensive end is looking a … Read More

Football

A lil’ money: Texas WR Lil’Jordan Humphrey going into NFL draft after breakout 2018

Lil’Jordan Humphrey is ready to make a lil’ money. The Texas junior receiver from Southlake Carroll announced Tuesday that he will forgo his final year of eligibility at UT and jump into the NFL draft. “It has not been an easy decision, but after … Read More

Football

They’re back: For the first time in six seasons, No. 9 Texas makes an appearance in the AP’s final poll

Texas will officially enter the off-season ranked among the top ten teams in the nation. Texas was voted into the ninth slot in the Associated Press’ final poll of the 2018 football season, which was released after Monday night’s national championship game. Clemson, which blew out Alabama in the NCAA’s finale, … Read More

Football

Football writers laud Texas safety Caden Sterns as one of America’s top freshmen

Texas freshman safety Caden Sterns entered his first season of college football as a five-star recruit. He’ll exit his debut as an All-American. The Football Writers Association of America named Sterns a Freshman All-American on Monday. Sterns had previously been given the same designation by USA Today and ESPN. Sterns … Read More

Men's Basketball

Men’s preview: Texas at Oklahoma State

Texas at Oklahoma State When: 6 p.m. Tuesday Where: Gallagher-Iba Arena (capacity: 13,611) TV/radio: ESPNU/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 50-43. In their last trip to Stillwater, the Longhorns had a 12-point lead with 14:07 … Read More

Softball

Comeback continues for Cat Osterman as ex-Longhorn star makes Team USA’s cut

Cat Osterman, the former standout at the University of Texas and two-time Olympian, has earned a spot on the  2019 USA Softball Women’s National Team. USA Softball announced its 18-athlete roster on Monday, and Osterman was one of four pitchers that made the cut. USA Softball’s team trials … Read More

Football

Call to the Hall: Legendary Longhorn Vince Young to be inducted into College Football Hall of Fame

Already responsible for one of the greatest plays in college football’s history, former Texas quarterback Vince Young will now be honored among the sport’s greatest players. Young will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation announced on Monday. Young will join inductees like Notre Dame receiver Raghib … Read More

Sutton, Littleton help Texas women top West Virginia

Sug Sutton scored 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting and Destiny Littleton had three 3-pointers in the pivotal third quarter as No. 13 Texas defeated West Virginia 70-58 Sunday in Morgantown, W.Va. The Longhorns (12-2, 2-0 Big 12), who have won five straight, were down two at halftime, but Littleton helped … Read More

Men's Basketball

At the buzzer: Texas 61, West Virginia 54

In a classic rock fight against West Virginia, Texas had slightly bigger stones. Neither team shot well from 3-point range. Everybody took turns whacking away at the other and going to the free throw line. But it was a close game due to it being almost … Read More