Bevo Beat

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

Brown: Packers ‘lucky to have’ Vince Young

Former Longhorns’ quarterback Vince Young, who led Texas to the 2005 national title before embarking on an NFL career that has been rockier than many imagined, has rejoined the league after a year’s absence by signing a one-year deal with the Green Bay Packers. Mack Brown couldn’t be happier. He … Read More

Eckerman named preseason Big 12 player of the year

Texas junior outside hitter Haley Eckerman has been named the Big 12 Conference’s preseason player of the year. It was an obvious choice since Eckerman won the post-season honor last fall, when Texas won the NCAA volleyball championship. The Longhorns probably will be ranked No. 1 in the country to … Read More

Bowing to uniform pressure

The Longhorns created a bit of a dust-up among their fans in the spring when their Nike-designed practice uniforms splashed with a liberal dose of black didn’t much resemble their iconic orange and white gear. Coach Mack Brown sought to reassure the traditionalists that practice was as far as it … Read More

Ash named to Manning watch list

If you thought the “Watch List Season” ended in July, think again. The Manning Award, presented annually to the nation’s best collegiate quarterback, released its watch list Friday, and Texas’ David Ash made the 30-player list. Ash, a junior, is entering his second full season as the Longhorns’ starter. Last … Read More

Longhorns change times of open practices

The Longhorns have adjusted the times for their three practices next week that are open to the public. The practices on Thursday and Friday now will start at 6:30 p.m. The practice on Saturday, Aug. 10 will now begin at 7 p.m. Weather permitting, all the practices will be at … Read More

Longhorns to open three practices to public

Three Longhorns football practices will be open to the public next week, coach Mack Brown announced Thursday at the Gridiron Kickoff Classic luncheon. The practices, to be held at the Denius Fields on Red River Street, will be open on Thursday, Aug. 8, (beginning at 5 p.m.), Friday, Aug. 9, … Read More

UT swimmers again excelling at worlds

Former Longhorn sprinting star Jimmy Feigen won the silver medal in the 100 meters Thursday at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona. And Texas ex Karlee Bispo earned a gold medal, swimming a leg of the winning 800 free relay. Australia’s James Magnussen was the champion in the 100 free. Read More

Former Longhorn sets American record, wins silver

Former Longhorn swimming star Michael McBroom earned a silver medal and broke an American record Wednesday at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona. McBroom finished second in the 800-meter freestyle behind China’s Sun Yang, last year’s Olympic gold medalist. Canada’s Ryan Cochrane was third. McBroom’s time of 7 minutes, 43.60 … Read More

Connor Brewer to transfer to Arizona

Connor Brewer is going home. The former Texas quarterback, who recently announced he planned to transfer after getting caught in a numbers game at the position for the Longhorns, posted on Twitter Monday night that he will enroll at the University of Arizona, not far from his hometown of Scottsdale, … Read More

Searels putting together another strong class

Before the prized 2013 offensive line class even begins its first football season, the Longhorns are putting together a group in the 2015 class that could be even better. Euless Trinity guard Patrick Vahe, ranked by both 247Sports and ESPN as a top 80 overall player nationally, pledged to the … Read More

Longhorn Network to carry the UT-Kansas football game

As expected, Texas’ Nov. 2 home game with Kansas will be the third and final contest to be televised on the Longhorn Network during the 2013 season, the network announced Monday. The game will start at 2:30 p.m. at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Previously, the LHN announced it will televise Texas’ Aug. Read More

Brown among ‘most intriguing’ coaches for 2013

Who’s No. 4 on the list of most intriguing college football coaches for 2013? Why, that would be Mack Brown. In a list compiled by Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports, the Longhorns’ coach makes the top five of most intriguing coaches to watch in 2013. Says Forde: One of … Read More

Former Horn Keenan Robinson out with pectoral injury

What is it with current Longhorns and former Longhorns and pectoral muscles? The Washington Post reports that former Texas linebacker Keenan Robinson, a second-year member of the Washington Redskins, likely will miss three to five months after tearing his left pectoral muscle on the first day of training camp. Read More

Five-star RB to visit Texas

So you’re saying there’s a chance. Miami (Fla.) Central’s Dalvin Cook has been committed to the Florida Gators since April, but now, the five-star 2014 running back is planning a trip to Austin next week to check out the University of Texas, according to reports. The Longhorns already have two … Read More

Horns set for first ‘Texas Stampede’

Times are changing on the football recruiting trail. Especially in Austin. For years, Mack Brown and the Texas staff led the recruiting charge with their junior days in the spring – when they would land almost their entire recruiting class for the cycle. Lately, however, the Longhorns have been playing … Read More

A few changes for Longhorns football uniforms this year

About 40 days before the Longhorns kick off their 2013 season against New Mexico State, Texas has released a video showing some changes to their uniforms. Yes, they’ve kept the classic design: burnt orange home jerseys, white pants and white helmets with a longhorn on the side. The changes are … Read More

Big 12 Media Days, part II

Bleary-eyed media members are making their way into a downtown Dallas hotel for the second and final day of the Big 12 Conference football media days. The session kicks off at 9 a.m. with Walt Anderson, the league’s coordinator of officials, doing his annual presentation of new rules changes for … Read More

The Belldozer starts? We’ll see

The guy asking the first question to Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops began with the premise that Blake Bell will replace Landry Jones as the Sooners’ starting quarterback this fall. Not so fast, my friend. Stoops quickly set the record straight, saying Bell, the big junior who was so effective in … Read More

Targeting rule big change

Big 12 officiating supervisor Walt Anderson spent an hour Tuesday explaining what will likely be a very controversial targeting rule, which for the first time will include an automatic ejection for the offending player for the rest of that half and the subsequent half . If  the rule had been … Read More

A Cougar becomes a Mountaineer

DALLAS – Charles Sims rushed for 851 yards and scored 11 touchdowns in his senior season with Houston a year ago. That was good enough for third best in Conference USA. He graduated from the school with a health degree, yet decided he wanted to play more college football. Because … Read More