Bevo Beat

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

Are you ready for some football?

It’s almost here. A 2013 football season that could define the direction in which coach Mack Brown’s program is headed is almost upon us. To help you get ready for what’s ahead, beginning Saturday night at 7 in Royal-Memorial Stadium against New Mexico State, is a 2013 preview video. Obviously, … Read More

Shipley, Johnson still questionable

Jaxon Shipley and Marcus Johnson, the Longhorn wide receivers who are recovering from a hip and knee injury, respectively, practiced Tuesday, but coach Mack Brown said their status for the game against New Mexico State Saturday night might not be determined until Saturday morning. “They were limited some,” Brown said … Read More

Season outlook for future Longhorns

Texas currently has 32 commitments across its 2014, ’15 and ’16 recruiting classes. With the season kicking off this weekend, it’s the perfect opportunity to look at what lies ahead for the future Horns. 2014 Commitments (23) QB Jerrod Heard – Denton Guyer (5-4A) Heard led Guyer all the … Read More

Longhorns DT Dorsey to transfer

The Longhorns announced this morning that senior defensive tackle Ashton Dorsey has decided to transfer. The brief release from UT: “Longhorn senior defensive tackle Ashton Dorsey has elected to transfer, head coach Mack Brown confirmed on Tuesday. Dorsey played in 30 career games at Texas, starting six.” The timing is … Read More

Happy birthday, Mack Brown

Happy birthday, Mack Brown. Texas’ head coach turns 62 years old today. Our present? This blog: 62 things you should know about Mack. No. 1: Mack’s first name isn’t Mack. It’s William. Mack is Mack’s middle name. No. 2: Mack was born in Cookeville, Tenn. Know who else was born … Read More

Major Pop

If Major Applewhite is going to follow through with his plan to work on the sidelines instead of in the press box as the Longhorns’ play caller, then I think he must assume another new role as well. Applewhite should be the guy who talks to TV sideline reporters as … Read More

Big 12 Power Poll: Week 1

This week’s Big 12 power poll, put together by our own Kevin Lyttle: No. 1: OKLAHOMA STATE (8-5 last year) — The Big 12’s preseason favorite Cowboys had better ride herd on this middle-tier SEC foe. This week: vs. Mississippi State (8-5). No. 2: TCU (7-6) — Yes, the Frogs … Read More

Tidbits from Gameweek Monday

Touching on topics from Monday’s initial gameweek media availability of the 2013 football season. Depth chart: There weren’t a lot of shocks in the first depth chart of the season. Noteworthy, however, is that WR Jaxon Shipley, nursing a hip issue, is listed below John Harris at split end in … Read More

Beyonce sports a UT football jersey

Beyonce says “Put a (BCS) ring on it,” Texas. The international celebrity from Houston used a burnt-orange David Ash Longhorns jersey as a swimsuit coverup. She posted it to her tumblr page Thursday so that all her fans could see it. Read More

Bohls and Golden chatting at 11 a.m. Wednesday

Join Statesman sports columnists Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden for their weekly live chat at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The college football season is just over one week away and Kirk and Ced will take all of your questions about the Longhorns, Aggies and all the others. Read More

Horns welcome back Harrison

Desmond Harrison, the giant offensive tackle from Contra Costa (Calif.) Community College who signed with Texas, returned to practice Tuesday after being held out for two weeks because of an academic issue. The question concerned an online English course Harrison took through Brigham Young University in the spring and whether … Read More

Harrison cleared to play

Longhorn offensive tackle Desmond Harrison has been cleared by the NCAA to play in games this season, a team source said. Harrison, a 6-foot-8, 315-pound junior, transferred to Texas this summer from Contra Costa Community College in California. But he was held out of practice for two weeks while his … Read More

Horns land Shorter after late push

A late push by Texas resulted in the Longhorns landing four-star Newton running back Kevin Shorter over the weekend. With two running backs already committed in the 2014 class, Texas wasn’t going hard after the 6-0, 186-pound playmaker until less than a month ago. cWith dominoes falling and targets coming … Read More

Jai Lucas joins basketball staff

Former Longhorn point guard Jai Lucas, a 2011 Texas graduate, has been named special assistant in the program. In this newly-created position, Lucas joins special assistants Bryan Lentz and William Wyatt. Lucas, 24, will assist in internal operations. Born Dec. 5, 1988, Lucas is a native of Houston, … Read More

Former Horn Jones transfers to Arizona

Former Texas wide receiver Cayleb Jones will transfer to the University of Arizona, his father, Robert, confirmed to the American-Statesman on Tuesday. Jones is the second Longhorn to transfer to Arizona in little more than a month. Redshirt freshman quarterback Connor Brewer, a native of Scottsdale, Ariz., announced on July … Read More

Herbstreit: ‘On paper,’ UT should have shot to be good

On a media teleconference Tuesday, ESPN college football announcers Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit were asked for their impressions of the 2013 Longhorns. Their responses: Musburger: Well, we know one thing: They have always got outstanding, talented football players, simply because Texas is up there with Florida, California and now … Read More

2014 recruiting cycle: Halfway snapshot

We’re in one of the quietest times of the year for recruiting with both coaches and recruits focusing on two-a-days and the upcoming football season. As the Longhorns prep for one of the most important seasons for the program in recent memory, let’s take this brief quiet period to look … Read More

UT volleyball gets No. 1 preseason ranking

The Texas volleyball team will start the season the same way it finished last year, at No. 1. The Longhorns received 55 of a possible 60 first-place votes in the preseason coaches poll that was released Monday. It’s the highest preseason ranking in program history. Penn State ranked No. 2. Read More

Hicks apologizes for Alamo Bowl suspension

Linebacker Jordan Hicks, speaking publicly for the first time since he and quarterback Case McCoy were suspended from the Alamo Bowl last December, apologized for his actions Saturday night after the Longhorns’ final open practice. Hicks and McCoy were suspended by coach Mack Brown for breaking curfew two nights before … Read More

Big 12 releases basketball schedule

The Longhorns open Big 12 basketball competition on Jan. 4 against Oklahoma in the Erwin Center. Here is the league’s composite schedule. … Read More