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

Football

Texas adds commitment from Kelvontay Dixon, brother of Keaontay Ingram

Texas’ football program received a much needed boost Tuesday night when four-star wide receiver Kelvontay Dixon pledged to the Longhorns. The athlete from Carthage is the younger brother of Texas running back Keaontay Ingram. Dixon is expected to play slot receiver for the Longhorns. Read More

Football

Date, time set for Texas’ annual spring game with other stadium changes coming, too

Texas will hold its annual spring football game on Saturday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. at Royal-Memorial Stadium, athletic director Chris Del Conte said. The specifics of the spring game were unveiled as part of Del Conte’s second annual Texas Athletics Town Hall event at the … Read More

Baseball

Texas’ Murphy Stehly to wear No. 14 as a tribute to former coach John Altobelli

Texas junior infielder Murphy Stehly will honor his former coach by wearing the No. 14 throughout the 2020 baseball season. That number belonged to John Altobelli, the longtime head coach at Orange Coast College. Altobelli and NBA legend Kobe Bryant were two of the nine people killed in a helicopter … Read More

Football

State’s top recruit Zachary Evans won’t choose a school on national signing day

The top uncommitted prospect in Texas won’t sign a national letter of intent on national signing day. During an interview with Fan Run Radio Sunday, Galena Park North Shore running back Zachary Evans confirmed reports that he wouldn’t be choosing a school on Wednesday. Read More

Men's Basketball

Black History Month at Texas: T.J. Ford

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 basketball player T.J. Ford. Recruited out of Houston, Ford made an immediate impact at Texas when he became the first … Read More

Women's Basketball

Black History Month at Texas: Rodney Page

Throughout Black History Month, the American-Statesman will take a daily look at the black athletes and coaches who have had a lasting impact in Texas’ athletic department. Today, we are writing about basketball coach Rodney Page. It took until the 2014 season for Texas’ football team to hire its first … Read More

Football

Kansas City’s triumph in the Super Bowl makes a winner of ex-Longhorn Alex Okafor

Once again, the NFL season has ended with a Longhorn in the winner’s circle. Kansas City rallied to a 31-20 win over San Francisco in Super Bowl LIV on Sunday night. Like the previous three Super Bowl winners, Kansas City had a former Texas football player on its roster. Read More

Men's Basketball

Men’s preview: Texas at No. 3 Kansas

Texas at No. 3 Kansas When: 8 p.m. Monday Where: Allen Fieldhouse (capacity 16,300) TV/radio: ESPN/104.9 The Horn About the series: Kansas leads the all-time series 34-9. The Jayhawks won the first matchup this season in Austin 66-57 despite hitting … Read More

Football

Black History Month at Texas: Roosevelt Leaks

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 football player Roosevelt Leaks. Leaks arrived at Texas in 1971, which was one year after Julius Whittier became the football … Read More

Tennis

Texas women’s tennis team tops Georgia Tech in Atlanta

The No. 7 Texas women’s tennis team won 5-2 over No. 22 Georgia Tech on Saturday in Atlanta. Anna Turati clinched the Texas victory with a 6-3, 7-6 (7) win over Victoria Flores. The Longhorns took the lead with a doubles triumph and followed it up with four singles wins. Read More

Track & Field

Texas men win Arkansas Invitational, women take third place

The Texas men’s team came away with the top spot at the Arkansas Invitational in Fayetteville on Saturday while the women took third place. The Longhorns scored 79 points, four points ahead of Oregon and six points ahead of host Arkansas to claim the win. The men sealed the victory … Read More

Tennis

Top-ranked Texas men’s tennis falls to No. 6 Ohio State

The No. 1 Texas men’s tennis team fell to No. 6 Ohio State 4-1 in Columbus on Saturday. The loss ends a 10-match winning streak for the Longhorns which included their run to the national title last season. Robert Cash defeated Chih Chi Huang 6-4, 6-3 to clinch the victory … Read More

Football

Black History Month at Texas: Julius Whittier

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 football player Julius Whittier. Texas’ 1969 football team is widely known as the last national champion … Read More

Texas track and field team sets a pair of school records at Razorback Invitational

The Texas track and field team broke two school records at the Razorback Invitational on Friday in Fayetteville, Ark. Micaiah Harris didn’t let last week’s record stay on top as he bested his own 200-meter time Friday with a mark of 20.49 seconds. He leads the world with that time. Read More

Tennis

Texas women’s tennis takes top-10 win over NC State

In a clash of top-10 teams, the No. 7 Texas women’s tennis squad defeated No. 8 North Carolina State 4-3 on Friday in Atlanta. Fernanda Labraña clinched the victory with a 6-0, 6-7 (3), 6-3 win over Lexi Keberle. The win moves Texas to 3-0 while N.C. State suffered its … Read More

Men's Basketball

Men’s preview: Texas vs. Iowa State

Texas vs. Iowa 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-times series 23-17. The Longhorns have been on an impressive run in recent years, winning five … Read More

Football

Big 12 adjusts the date for Texas and Oklahoma State’s meeting in Stillwater

For the fourth season in a row, Texas’ football team will play on Black Friday. The Big 12 announced on Thursday that Texas will now travel to Oklahoma State on Nov. 27. That game was originally scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 28. The official kickoff time will … Read More

Baseball

Texas receives a first-place vote but will open its season in the middle of the Big 12’s pack

Texas won a Big 12 championship two years ago but was stuck in the conference’s basement last season. On Thursday, the Longhorns claimed the middle slot in the Big 12’s 2020 preseason poll. Texas earned enough votes to place fifth in the Big 12’s annual preseason poll. With 38 points, … Read More

Women's Basketball

Women’s preview: Texas vs. No. 2 Baylor

Texas vs. Baylor When: 6 p.m. Friday Where: Erwin Center TV/radio: FS1/105.3 FM The Bat About the series: Texas leads 58-41 About the Lady Bears: The NCAA’s defending champion, Baylor’s only blemish was against a South Carolina team that currently tops the AP … Read More

Full contact: How a lifetime of football blows ended in tragedy for Jevan Snead

Nearly a decade after the peak of Jevan Snead’s football career, his family and close friends believe the sport he so dearly loved unraveled him. By his early 30s, he fought symptoms of dementia, struggled with depression and could scantly recall mundane details of the previous day or even the … Read More