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

Softball

Longhorns softball team adds another run-rule win

The Texas Longhorns softball team made it three straight run-rule wins at the Texas Classic with a 12-0 win in five innings over Lamar on Friday. Ariana Adams took the win, giving up one hit and striking out four in four innings. Courtney Day drove in three runs and homered. Read More

Swimming & Diving

Texas men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams sweep SMU

Both Texas men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams took victories over SMU on Friday in Dallas. The No. 1 men’s team took a 194-101 win to finish the regular season undefeated. The Longhorns set 11 pool records at the Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center. The women’s team, ranked No. Read More

Golf

Texas men’s golf falls to second place after two rounds

The Texas men’s golf team fell to second place after the second round of the Amer Ari Invitational in Waikola, Hawaii on Friday. The Longhorns matched their first round score, a 14-under 274, but Georgia Tech shot five shots better. Pierceson Coody had the best day for Texas, shooting 6 … Read More

Football

Four Longhorns receive invitations to the NFL Scouting Combine

With the NFL Draft set to kickoff on April 23, a quartet of Longhorns have been scheduled for a job interview. On Friday, the NFL revealed the names of the 337 players it had invited to its annual scouting combine. Receivers Devin Duvernay and Collin Johnson, … Read More

Men's Basketball

Men’s preview: Texas vs. Texas Tech

Texas vs. Texas Tech When: 3 p.m. Saturday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: ESPN2/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas holds the all-time series lead 86-60. However, the Red Raiders have been making some headway the last few seasons, … Read More

Football

Texas’ Tom Herman completes new coaching staff by hiring Mark Hagen from Indiana

Texas coach Tom Herman finished out his coaching staff remodel Friday by announcing the hire of Indiana’s Mark Hagen as the Longhorns’ new defensive line coach. Hagen was the Hoosiers’ co-defensive coordinator the last two seasons and had been with his alma mater in Bloomington, Ind., … Read More

Football

Black History Month at Texas: Johnny “Lam” Jones

Throughout Black History Month, the American-Statesman will take a daily look at the black athletes who have had a lasting impact in Texas’ athletic department. Today, we are writing about two-sport star Johnny “Lam” Jones. Already a Lampasas legend due to his performance at the state … Read More

Softball

Longhorns softball team takes another run-rule win at Texas Classic

Shea O’Leary pitched a one-hit shutout as the Longhorns poured on 17 runs in a 17-0 run-rule win over Maryland at the Texas Classic on Thursday night. It took just five innings for the Longhorns to take the win as they scored 11 runs in the bottom of the fourth. Read More

Golf

Texas men’s golf tied for lead at Amer Ari Invitational

The Texas men’s golf team sits tied for the top spot at the Amer Ari Invitational in Waikoloa, Hawaii. The Longhorns shot 274, 14 under par to end the first round tied with Georgia Tech. Cole Hammer had the best day on the course, sitting tied for second place after … Read More

Track & Field

Micaiah Harris named Big 12 athlete of the week

Micaiah Harris had a big week, breaking his own school record in the 200 meters and now earning the honor of Big 12 men‘s athlete of the week, the league announced Wednesday. Harris posted a time of 20.49 seconds in the 200 at the Razorback Invitational. That‘s the best time … Read More

Tennis

Bruce Berque named Jim Verdieck coach of the year

The Professional Tennis Registry has selected Longhorns head coach Bruce Berque as their Jim Verdieck college coach of the year, it was announced Wednesday. “I’d like to thank the PTR for this honor,” Berque said. “This award has special meaning to me because I got my start in teaching, and … Read More

Men's Basketball

Jimmy Blacklock to be honored by Harlem Globetrotters in Austin

The Harlem Globetrotters will honor former Longhorn point guard and current Globetrotters coach Jimmy Blacklock as a Globetrotters Legend, the team announced Wednesday. The Globetrotters will recognize Blacklock on Feb. 28 during a stop in Austin for the Pushing the Limits World Tour. Blacklock is a member of the Longhorns‘ … Read More

Softball

Texas softball wins opener for 24th straight season

The No. 6 Texas softball team opened the Texas Classic with a 10-2 win over the Wichita State Shockers in six innings at McCombs Field on Thursday. It‘s the Longhorns’ 24th consecutive season-opening win, and their third run-rule win in four years to open the season. Wearing a protective mask … Read More

Football

Longhorn Confidential: Closing out 2020 with Alfred Collins and Kelvontay Dixon’s signings

It’s Thursday, so it’s time to talk recruiting with the American-Statesman’s Danny Davis and Mike Craven. This week, Danny and Mike are looking back at the makes (Alfred Collins and Kelvontay Dixon) and misses (Princely Umanmielen and Ennis Rakestraw) for Texas on … Read More

Softball

Black History Month at Texas: Lindsey Stephens

Throughout Black History Month, the American-Statesman will take a daily look at the black athletes who have had a lasting impact in Texas’ athletic department. Today, we are writing about softball player Lindsey Stephens. Despite being only 5-5, Stephens stood tall in UT’s lineup from 2013-16. In the Texas record … Read More

Football

On Second Thought Ep 167: Hookem.com’s Mike Craven on Texas signing day; Commish Oliver Luck on XFL

Hookem.com recruiting writer Mike Craven breaks down Texas’ 2020 signing class and reveals where the defensive signees rank in Tom Herman’s tenure. Also, XFL commissioner Oliver Luck previews opening weekend of the new professional football league and discusses if the league was interested in bringing in former Cleveland Browns QB … Read More

Football

Manor defensive end Princely Umanmielen picks Florida over Texas

The hiring of Chris Ash and a move to a four-man front wasn’t enough for Texas to earn back the commitment of Manor defensive end Princely Umanmielen. The four-star pledged to Texas back in the summer before backing off in October over concerns about the defensive … Read More

Football

Source: Texas will hire Indiana’s Mark Hagen to coach Longhorns’ defensive line

Texas coach Tom Herman will complete his staff in the coming days by announcing the hiring of Mark Hagen to be the Longhorns’ defensive line coach, a source familiar with the hiring said. Hagen will work alongside Oscar Giles, who coached UT’s defensive linemen the last … Read More

Track & Field

Black History Month at Texas: Sanya Richards-Ross

Throughout Black History Month, the American-Statesman will take a daily look at the black athletes who have had a lasting impact in Texas’ athletic department. Today, we are writing about track and field standout Sanya Richards-Ross. Richards-Ross spent only two years with the Longhorns, but she made the most out … Read More

Football

Duncanville cornerback Ennis Rakestraw chooses Missouri over Texas, Alabama

Texas lost a late recruiting race for cornerback Ennis Rakestraw when he picked Missouri over the Longhorns and Alabama early Wednesday morning. The three-star from Duncanville became a hot commodity on the recruiting circuit following the early signing period. He picked up offers from Georgia, Alabama … Read More