Bevo Beat

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

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