Bevo Beat

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

Numbers getting tight for 2014

With seven commitments in less than three weeks, Texas is all of a sudden in a numbers crunch with its 2014 recruiting class. The Horns are up to 19 total pledges, tied for the most of any school in the country at this point in the recruiting cycle, and they … Read More

Horns may have found gem in Gray

Recruiting is moving fast and furious for the Longhorns at the moment. Monday night’s news of Texas landing three-star Marble Falls wide receiver Garrett Gray makes it six verbal pledges across the 2014 and ’15 classes for Texas since the Teuhema brothers committed on May 30. Gray is the … Read More

Dominoes falling after recruiting camp

In a week’s stretch, Texas had two of its more important recruiting days of the year – two one-day minicamps where the Longhorn staff was able to get an up close and personal look at hundreds of potential targets. Most of Texas’ current pledges attended the June 2 camp along … Read More

Clemens’ son will play college baseball

Roger Clemens’ son Kacy, a pitcher drafted in the 35th round by the Houston Astros last weekend, has opted to play for the Longhorns. Kacy Clemens signed with the Longhorns last fall. “It was great to hear his name called and always an honor to be selected,” Roger Clemens said, … Read More

Searching for the next (quality) tight end

Quality tight ends are often referred to as a quarterback’s best friend. Unfortunately for the Longhorns, it’s been a long while since they’ve had a difference maker at the position. From 1994 through 2007 Texas had five of the top eight most productive tight ends in the school’s history – … Read More

Statesman sports writers chatting at 11

Join American-Statesman sports writers Kirk Bohls, Randy Riggs and Mark Rosner for a live chat at 11 a.m. today. Click here to view or replay the chat. Read More

Texas QB pipeline looking strong

Let’s talk quarterbacks. Texas already has its 2013 quarterback commit, Tyrone Swoopes, on campus. In fact, he’s been on the 40 Acres since the beginning of the 2013 spring semester and was one of the biggest surprises during spring practices. Swoopes will also get a lot of reps this … Read More

Dan Patrick take on DeLoss

With a college football playoff for the top four teams still more than a year away, Texas men’s athletic director DeLoss Dodds made some news Thursday by saying that he favored a bigger tournament. “It’s a baby step. It’s a good step,” Dodds told “I’m kind of an eight-team … Read More

Longhorn Network expected to air 3 football games this fall

The Longhorn Network is expected to exclusively air three University of Texas football games this fall, according to published reports. The San Antonio Express-News reports UT athletic director DeLoss Dodds made the announcement today at a Big 12 gathering in Irving. Dodds didn’t say which games would air on the … Read More

Campbell tears ACL

It was a rough ending to spring football for Texas’ 2015 cornerback pledge Jalen Campbell. The Corpus Christi Flour Bluff defender tore his ACL and meniscus during the school’s spring game on May 23, meaning he’ll likely miss most, if not all of the 2013 football season. Read More

Longhorns open against No. 121-ranked Aggies

In their home opener this season the Texas Longhorns will face college football’s 121st best team, the New Mexico State Aggies. That lowly ranking comes courtesy of USA Today. Yes, there are people who actually spend enormous time and effort — not to mention months — ranking college football teams … Read More

Looks like Texas-LSU hoops

Officials at Texas and LSU would not confirm an ESPN report that the two schools will meet in a men’s basketball game on Nov. 8 at American Airlines Center in Dallas. ESPN reported that four games will be played a AAC that day as a tip-off event for the season. Read More

NCAA meet now set to start at 8 p.m.

Update, 7:10 p.m. — Now, officials say the running events will start at 8 p.m., as will the field event warmups. Officials plan to get the the day’s schedule completed tonight, which means the meet likely won’t end until sometime approaching midnight, if you’re interested in making a night out … Read More

Four-star QB pledges to Texas

No recruiting class is complete without a quarterback, and the Longhorns made a big statement Monday by landing one of the best 2015 signal callers available. Zach Gentry, a four-star Albuquerque (N.M.) Eldorado product, was the highest rated pro-style quarterback still available before pledging to Texas. 247Sports Composite ranking rates … Read More

Brown, Carroll are both fully aware what’s at stake in today’s showdown

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Mack Brown introduced Southern California Coach Pete Carroll to Darrell Royal this week over dinner. “This guy won 30 straight games in the 1960s and I wanted to get you two together,” said Brown to Carroll, whose Trojans have a NCAA-best 34-game win streak. Brown and … Read More

Injury once again keeps Texas’ Kirk Johnson on the sidelines

Texas sophomore Kirk Johnson missed Tuesday’s football practice with a hamstring injury. A running back, Johnson was originally hurt during Texas’ season-opening practice on Monday. While speaking with reporters a day later, Texas head coach Tom Herman said he was hoping Johnson would return “by Monday of next week.” “The … Read More

Until Tom Herman names a starter later this month, the ongoing battle between Texas quarterbacks Shane Buechele and Sam Ehlinger will attract plenty of attention. Buechele and Ehlinger aren’t the only quarterbacks on the 40 Acres, though. On the roster made available this week to the media, sophomore Josh Covey … Read More