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

Baseball

Texas adds former MLB all-star Troy Tulowitzki to its baseball team’s coaching staff

Former all-star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will join the Texas baseball team as a volunteer coach, the school announced on Thursday. Tulowitzki will fill the vacancy that was created on David Pierce’s coaching staff when Phil Haig departed following a three-year stint in Austin. Haig tutored pitchers, however, so … Read More

Men's Basketball

First, it’s football, then LSU-Texas basketball teams will meet in Big 12/SEC Challenge

The Texas men’s basketball team’s lackluster non-conference home schedule got a boost Thursday when it was announced LSU is coming to Austin on Jan. 25. The Longhorns and Tigers are already scheduled to meet on the football field on Sept. 7. The two schools will meet … Read More

Football

Longhorn specialists step into the spotlight as watch lists for kicking awards are released

On Wednesday, UT sophomores Cameron Dicker and Ryan Bujcevski were respectively placed on the preseason watch lists for the Lou Groza and Ray Guy awards. Dicker joined 29 other kickers on a lookout list for the nation’s top kicker. Bujcevski was one of 26 punters on the watch list for the … Read More

Football

Texas adds 2020 offensive tackle Andrej Karic to 2020 class

Texas is starting to recruit like a team coming off consecutive top-three recruiting classes and a win over Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. It took longer than desired for the Longhorns to build momentum on the recruiting trail. Tom Herman’s program continued a successful week by notching the pledge of … Read More

Football

Four-star 2021 offensive lineman Hayden Conner picks Texas

Texas’ roll in the 2021 class continued Tuesday morning when four-star offensive lineman Hayden Conner picked Texas over 21 other offers, including Texas A&M. The 6-5.5, 317-pound four-star is the 20th-ranked offensive tackle in the 2021 cycle. The Katy Taylor prospect committed to Texas on the heels … Read More

Baseball

Following Phil Haig’s exit, David Pierce faces a rare reshuffling of his coaching staff

After years of stability, David Pierce’s coaching staff will undergo a makeover this offseason. Pitching coach Phil Haig will not return to the Texas baseball team in 2020, a UT source confirmed to the American-Statesman on Tuesday. Citing Haig, Orangebloods.com was the first to report on the departure. Haig did … Read More

Football

Former Texas QB Cam Rising will sit out 2019 after NCAA denies waiver request at Utah

Former Texas quarterback Cam Rising’s debut at Utah will take a little longer than he hoped. The NCAA denied Rising’s request for an immediate transfer waiver after he left UT and landed at Utah, the school announced Monday. Rising will now sit out the 2019 season … Read More

Football

Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher addresses his relationship with Texas’ Tom Herman, playing the Longhorns

HOUSTON — Short video clips on Twitter can be interpreted to mean darn near anything. The truth is sometimes squishy. Just imagine how Texas and Texas A&M fans got twisted into knots seeing their two football coaches sitting side by side at the Texas High … Read More

Football

A semifinalist in 2018, Texas safety Caden Sterns returns to the Thorpe Award’s radar

When the football season gets underway, someone will be watching one of DBU’s top students. UT sophomore safety Caden Sterns was placed on the watch list for the Jim Thorpe Award on Monday. The Thorpe Award annually honors the top defensive back in college football. This preseason watch list featured … Read More

Summer sessions: An update on the Longhorns playing in collegiate wood bat leagues

Instead of the beach or a campsite, some of Texas’ Longhorns are spending their summer vacations at a baseball field. This summer, Texas has sent a handful of its players to participate in various collegiate wood bat leagues across the country. These arrangements have set up a few … Read More

Football

Watch list for college football’s top center again includes Texas’ Shackelford

For a third straight season, Texas senior Zach Shackelford will open a football season on the watch list for the Rimington Trophy. The Rimington Trophy is given annually to the best center in college football. Ex-UT center Chris Hall was a finalist for the Rimington Award in 2009, but no Longhorn … Read More

Football

Four-star 2021 quarterback Jalen Milroe commmits to Texas

Tom Herman continued his tradition of nabbing his quarterback prospect a year before the start of their junior season when Katy Tompkins four-star Jalen Milroe picked the Longhorns on Sunday. He becomes the third member of the 2021 class, joining wide receiver Quay Davis and … Read More

Football

Snubbed by the Big 12, could Collin Johnson instead become UT’s first Biletnikoff awardee?

On Thursday, Texas senior Collin Johnson was placed on the preseason watch list for the Biletnikoff Award. Since the first Biletnikoff Award was awarded to college football’s best receiver in 1994, no Longhorn has been the recipient. Jordan Shipley was a finalist in 2009. In 13 games last season, the 6-6, 220-pound … Read More

Football

Texas adds three-star out-of-state defensive end Van Fillinger

Texas’ strong recruiting week along the defensive line continued with the commitment of three-star defensive end Van Fillinger. The 6-3, 250-pound prospect out of Corner Canyon (Utah) held 18 offers and picked the Longhorns over programs like Oregon, Michigan, and Ohio State. He’s the second commitment along the defensive line … Read More

Football

From Earl Thomas to Calvin Anderson: How do the Texas Longhorns rate in Madden NFL 20?

Who is the top Texas-produced talent in the NFL? According to the newest edition of the Madden video game series, the answer is Earl Thomas. The player ratings for Madden NFL 20 were released earlier this week. The highest-rated Longhorn was Thomas, who earned a 95 rating (on a scale of … Read More

On Second Thought Ep 143: Big 12 Media Days review: Ehlinger addresses Bradshaw/Baker diss

In Episode 143 of the On Second Thought podcast, hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls revisit conversations they had with Texas coach Tom Herman and quarterback Sam Ehlinger at the Big 12 Media Days at AT&T Stadium.   Are the Horns good enough to improve upon last season’s … Read More

Football

Longhorns land four-star defensive tackle Vernon Broughton

Texas’ coaching staff scored a recruiting victory over Texas A&M on Wednesday by landing the commitment of four-star defensive tackle Vernon Broughton. The Cypress Ridge product also took official visits to Ohio State and Arkansas. The Longhorns won out for the 6-5, 286-pound prospect who … Read More

Football

Texas A&M lands four-star quarterback Haynes King

Texas landed its 2020 quarterback early in the cycle when Lake Travis four-star Hudson Card pledged to the Longhorns before his junior season. Texas A&M got its man a year later with the commitment of Longview four-star Haynes King. Both were among the top quarterback performers at … Read More

Football

Watch list watch: Can Keaontay Ingram help Texas break a tie on the Doak Walker scoreboard?

This season, eyes will be on Texas’ backfield as sophomore Keaontay Ingram attempts to place himself in the company of Ricky Williams, Cedric Benson and D’Onta Foreman. Ingram has been placed on the preseason watch list for the Doak Walker Award, which annually honors the top running back in college … Read More

Football

‘I love the ring, but that’s last year’s team’: Texas turns the page after receiving Sugar Bowl rings

ARLINGTON — On Tuesday, Texas senior Jeffrey McCulloch wore two rings to the Big 12 media days. One of the linebacker’s rings was earned this past spring when he graduated with a degree in sports management and a minor in business. While eyeing McCulloch’s jewelry, teammate Malcolm Roach stated … Read More