Bevo Beat

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

Football

Ahead of his senior season, Longhorn lineman Malcolm Roach tackles a problem in his community

Over the years, Malcolm Roach watched from the sidelines as NFL players Marcus Spears and Deon Simon gave back to his hometown of Baton Rouge, La. This summer, it was Roach’s turn to step up for his community. A senior defensive end on Texas’ football team, Roach organized a shoe … Read More

Football

Four-star safety Chris Thompson Jr. chooses Auburn over Texas

The first bad news in over a month for Texas on the recruiting trail came Sunday afternoon when four-star safety Chris Thompson Jr. picked Auburn over the Longhorns. Texas spent over two years recruiting Thompson, who is a Duncanville teammate of Texas quarterback commit … Read More

Football

Three observations from Texas’ third practice of fall camp

Texas held its third practice of the season on Sunday, and the media was granted access to a portion of the drills. Here are three observations: Freshmen, but experienced Last season, a handful of Texas freshmen took advantage of a new rule that allows eligible players to … Read More

Football

Four-star 2021 outside linebacker Derrick Harris Jr. pledges to Longhorns

Texas’ continued recruiting assault in the 2021 cycle continued Saturday when four-star outside linebacker Derrick Harris Jr. pledged to the Longhorns. The 6-2.5, 215-product of New Caney High School was the District 9-5A Division I Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore after recording 83 … Read More

Football

LISTEN: Texas QB Sam Ehlinger discusses how the Longhorns look after second practice

Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger met with reporters on Saturday and talked about how his life has changed after winning the Sugar Bowl and if fans’ expectations can be any higher than those inside the football building. Read More

Softball

Former Longhorns find new places to play softball

According to Softball America, all three of the Longhorns who entered the transfer portal this offseason have found a new home. Right-handed pitcher Chloe Romero (Cal) and first baseman Elicia Espinosa (Utah) are heading to the Pac-12 Conference. Meanwhile, utility player Jaden Hoelker will continue her career at UT-Arlington. All … Read More

Football

LISTEN: Texas coach Tom Herman discusses his excitement about the first day of practice

Texas coach Tom Herman addressed the media and talked about his excitement for the 2019 Longhorns after the first practice of the season at the Whitaker Sports Complex. Read More

Women's Basketball

Legendary Longhorn basketball coach Jody Conradt lands a spot on Baylor’s Wall of Honor

In 2000, Jody Conradt was a member of the inaugural class for the Women’s Athletics Hall of Honor at Texas. Nineteen years later, Conradt will be applauded by one of UT’s biggest rivals. It was announced on Thursday that Baylor’s Wall of Honor will now include Conradt, a longtime basketball … Read More

Men's Basketball

Texas men’s basketball strength coach Daniel Roose leaving the Longhorns

Texas men’s basketball strength coach Daniel Roose is leaving the program and is going back to work in the same role at Virginia Commonwealth, Roose told the American-Statesman. Roose, 41, followed coach Shaka Smart from VCU to UT four seasons ago. He had been at VCU … Read More

Football

Five-star running back Bijan Robinson picks Texas

Texas went into the 2020 recruiting cycle needing to land an elite running back after whiffing at the position in 2019, though Jordan Whittington, who moved to running back in the spring after signing in the 2019 class, eased that loss. The 2020 cycle … Read More

Football

Three observations from Texas’ first practice of fall camp

Texas held its first practice of the season on Friday, and the media was granted access to a portion of the drills. Here are three observations: Hello, Braun Texas returns 20 players who started at least once last season, so there were plenty of familiar faces at the Whitaker Sports … Read More

Women's Basketball

Texas-ex Tiffany Jackson leaving Longhorns women’s basketball coaching staff

In a rare mid-summer news release, Texas women’s coach Karen Aston announced Thursday that assistant coach Tiffany Jackson was stepping down to “pursue other interests outside of coaching.” There was no other explanation for Jackson’s departure, other than two statements from the former All-American, nine-year WNBA … Read More

Football

Texas starts 10th in Amway coaches poll after 10-4 finish in 2018

Texas can say it’s a top-10 program again. The Longhorns debuted at No. 10 in the first Amway coaches poll released Thursday released by USA Today. The Longhorns are one spot ahead of another familiar team — No. 11 Texas A&M. The coaches … Read More

Football

On Second Thought Ep 144: Big 12 preview — Can Longhorns unseat Sooners? Texas State coach Jake Spavital

In Episode 144 of the On Second Thought podcasts, hosts Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden give their top 10 finishers in the Big 12 and discuss how Texas might break through to break Oklahoma’s four-year stranglehold atop the Big 12. Also, new Texas State head Coach Jake Spavital examines his … Read More

Football

Longhorns snag two-way threat in 2021 athlete Billy Bowman

The litter of future Longhorns grew Wednesday when four-star athlete Billy Bowman picked Texas over 25 other offers. The 2021 prospect from Denton Ryan plays wide receiver and defensive back for the Class 5A program. Bowman is 5-10, 175-pounds and expects to start his college career on … Read More

Football

Rubik’s Rookie: Jets’ Calvin Anderson has puzzling talent

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Calvin Anderson was in middle school the first time he watched in amazement as a football teammate deftly solved a Rubik’s Cube. Always the competitive type, he needed to know how to do it, too. “I loved how it was a combination of hand-eye coordination,” he … Read More

Olympic silver medalist Leo Manzano retires from track and field

Austin’s hometown running hero Leo Manzano has retired from professional track and field. The 34-year-old middle-distance runner, who won silver in the 2012 Olympic 1500m, was a national champion and nine-time All-American for the University of Texas and, before that, a nine-time state champion at Marble Falls High School just … Read More

Track & Field

Teahna Daniels wins U.S. 100m title, 12 Longhorns qualify for World Championships

University of Texas graduate Teahna Daniels was the surprise winner of the 100 meters this past Friday at the USATF Outdoor Championships and is one of 12 Longhorns who qualified to compete at the IAAF World Championships this fall. After placing just fourth at the NCAA Championships in Austin last … Read More

Football

Texas target Chad Lindberg picks Georgia

Texas’ recent recruiting success was dampened Sunday night when four-star offensive tackle Chad Lindberg chose Georgia over the Longhorns and a host of offers from elite programs. The 6-6.5, 327-pound prospect from Clear Creek High School is the 14th-ranked offensive tackle in the class and No. 4 … Read More

Football

Tight end Juan Davis becomes Texas’ fifth commitment in 2021 recruiting class

The Longhorns are stocking offensive weapons for the future. The momentum built over the past 10 days continued Friday with the commitment of tight end Juan Davis of Everman High School. The 6-4, 217-pound three-star was a first-team all-district selection as a sophomore wide receiver, recording 41 catches … Read More