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

Football

Tom Herman on Mayfield, Bradshaw’s comments bashing Texas QB Sam Ehlinger: ‘It’s irrelevant’

ARLINGTON — Ever since his arrival, Texas coach Tom Herman has preached that the only opinions that matter are the ones residing “inside these walls,” meaning the UT football building. He stuck to that theme Tuesday when asked about the previous comments from Baker Mayfield and … Read More

Football

Should the Horns Down taunt be an unsportsmanlike penalty? Big 12 official: ‘It depends’

ARLINGTON — Big 12 director of officiating Greg Burks is non-committal on whether the Horns Down should be an unsportsmanlike penalty. “The answer I’ll give you is, it depends,” Burks said Tuesday at Big 12 media days. The inconsistency over whether Big 12 … Read More

Football

Fab 55 member, Texas target Jahari Rogers picks Florida

Texas’ 2020 recruiting class remains at eight members as of Monday afternoon following the commitment of four-star cornerback Jahari Rogers to Florida. The Arlington High School product took an official visit to Texas at the end of June. He was a long-time target for Texas at cornerback. Read More

Baseball

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. Rising sophomores Kolby Kubichek and Dawson Merryman … Read More

Football

Ehlinger and Sterns to represent Texas on watch lists for two of NCAA’s top awards

Texas junior quarterback Sam Ehlinger and sophomore safety Caden Sterns were both placed on preseason watch lists on Monday. Ehligher is one of 80 names on the watch list for the Maxwell Award, which is given annually to college football’s best player. Those wanting to anoint the … Read More

Ex-Longhorn Jhonattan Vegas leads John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill. — Former Texas Longhorn Jhonattan Vegas shot a 9-under-par 62 Friday in the John Deere Classic to take a one-stroke lead into the weekend. Off since missing the cuts in the Memorial and U.S. Open in June, the three-time PGA Tour winner from Venezuela said he “found something … Read More

Track & Field

Report: False start leads to a futile run for Longhorn record holder Jonathan Jones

Perhaps the best run of Texas freshman Jonathan Jones’ life will not count. FloTrack reported on Friday that Jones was one of three runners that did not realize that a false start had been called in a 400-meter race at the IAAF Diamond League meet in Monaco. Read More

Track & Field

Texas’ Ashtin Zamzow, Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray honored as Big 12 Athletes of the Year

Texas senior Ashtin Zamzow couldn’t have finished her collegiate career any better. She graduated with a degree in exercise science, a minor in business and won the NCAA national championship in the heptathlon. On Thursday, Zamzow was recognized as the Big 12 Female Athlete of the … Read More

Recent NFL retirees and two trailblazers among the 2019 inductees for Texas’ Hall of Honor

It didn’t take long for three recently-retired Longhorns to get their call to the hall. Brian Orakpo, Brian Robison and Derrick Johnson will all be inducted into the Texas Athletics Hall of Honor, the school announced on Thursday. The Hall of Honor’s Class of 2019 will feature 14 names. The induction … Read More

Football

Texas makes a notable climb in the Big 12’s preseason poll, but Oklahoma remains the favorite

On Wednesday, there was a silver lining to where Texas found itself in the Big 12’s preseason football poll. With 52 days to go before the start of the 2019 season, Texas was listed second in the projections of the conference standings. Texas earned 696 points from a voting body of … Read More

Football

Sam Ehlinger among the lauded Longhorns as Big 12 unveils its preseason honor roll

For the first time in a dozen years, Texas will enter a football season with the Big 12’s top offensive player on its roster. Junior quarterback Sam Ehlinger has been named the Big 12’s preseason offensive player of the year, the conference announced on Tuesday. After compiling votes from media … Read More

Football

Texas adds pass rusher Prince Dorbah to the 2020 recruiting class

Texas needed a jolt on the recruiting trail and it received just that on Tuesday when Highland Park four-star Prince Dorbah pledged to the Longhorns. The 6-2.5, 208-pound edge rusher plays defensive end at Highland Park. He’s expected to move to B-Backer as a Longhorn, tasked with … Read More

Football

Lake Travis tight end Lake McRee commits to Texas

Texas’ 2021 class grew to two members on Tuesday when Lake Travis tight end Lake McRee pledged to the Longhorns. He joins four-star wide receiver Quay Davis as the first two members of the 2021 class. McRee plays with 2020 quarterback commit Hudson Card and grew up … Read More

Sigsgaard takes two titles in Denmark Championships

Christian Sigsgaard won the men’s singles and mixed doubles crowns Sunday in the Denmark Championships at Hillerod Tennis Club. Sigsgaard, the Big 12 Co-Player of the Year this year as UT won the national championship, has a long history of titles in the Denmark tournament. He won men’s singles and … Read More

Baseball

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. The collegiate wood bat leagues are populated … Read More

Football

Texas will send six players to Big 12 media days next week at AT&T Stadium

Texas will send a whopping six players to Big 12 media days next week at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, and for the first time in years, one of those will be a quarterback. Sam Ehlinger headlines the group that will represent the Longhorns at the league’s … Read More

Women's Basketball

Former Texas post Sedona Prince transfers to Oregon

Former University of Texas basketball player Sedona Prince announced on Friday night she will transfer to the University of Oregon. The 6-7 post who sat out her entire freshman season after breaking her right leg last August chose the Ducks over UConn and Notre Dame. A McDonald’s All-American from Liberty … Read More

Football

Texas target Bryson Washington chooses Oklahoma

Texas fell short in its pursuit of four-star safety prospect Bryson Washington on Thursday when the C.E. King product picked Oklahoma over the Longhorns. The 6-2, 196-pound prospect is ranked No. 30 on the 2020 Fabulous 55. He’s the 15th-best safety in the nation, … Read More

Softball

Texas bids farewell to two additional softball players as eventful offseason continues

When Texas returns to McCombs Field in 2020, Malory Schattle and Elicia Espinosa will not be on the team’s roster. Schattle will remain at Texas for her senior year of school but will not play softball, a UT spokesperson told the American-Statesman on Wednesday. Texas also confirmed reports by Inside … Read More

Baseball

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. Perhaps no Longhorn is having a better … Read More