Bevo Beat

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


The Final Pitch: Northwestern 6, Texas 2

On Friday night, Texas opened a four-game series against Northwestern with a four-run loss at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Texas and Northwestern were tied after the fourth frame, but four runs over the next two innings knocked UT and Longhorn starting pitcher Chase Shugart into a 5-2 hole. Northwestern broke a … Read More


Texas men’s tennis team zooms past N.C. State

The Texas men’s tennis team lost the doubles point but rattled off four straight singles wins to defeat No. 16 N.C. State 4-1 on Friday in Raleigh, N.C. The No. 20 Longhorns picked up wins from Christian Sigsgaard, Leonardo Telles, Yuya Ito and Harrison Scott to secure the win. “This … Read More


Arizona tops Texas softball team in series opener

The Texas softball team managed just two hits as it fell to the No. 9 Arizona Wildcats 2-0 at McCombs Field on Friday night. Taylor McQuillin hardly faced a threat from the Texas batters as she picked up the win in the circle. She struck out seven on the way … Read More


Longhorns make cut for 4-star outside linebacker De’Gabriel Floyd

Texas made the cut for four-star outside linebacker De’Gabriel Floyd on Friday when he placed the Longhorns inside his top seven. Floyd is a 6-foot-2, 220-pound product of Westlake Village in California and he recently made his way to Austin for a junior day. Read More

Men's Basketball

Preview: Texas vs. No. 20 West Virginia

Texas vs. No. 20 West Virginia When: 11 a.m. Saturday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/Radio: ESPN/104.9 The Horn About the series: West Virginia holds a 9-7 lead in the all-time series, and the Mountaineers have won four straight. The … Read More


WATCH: Former Texas OL Desmond Harrison runs fastest OL time at NFL Combine

Nearly four years after his departure from Texas, it appears offensive lineman Desmond Harrison may get a shot at the NFL. Harrison, who played last season for Division II West Georgia, grabbed the attention of scouts and media Friday morning when he ran the fastest 40-yard dash time by an … Read More

Longhorns TV schedule: Mar. 2-8

Here’s the Longhorns TV and radio schedule heading into the weekend. It’s a look at current and former Longhorns in action on TV and radio this weekend and beyond. The Texas men’s basketball team has a contest with West Virginia that could propel them into the NCAA tournament should they … Read More

Track & Field

Texas track to compete in 12 events at NCAA Indoor Championships

Texas will be represented in 12 events at the NCAA Indoor Championships, beginning March 9 at Texas A&M. The men will compete in seven events while the women will represent UT in five. George Patrick will compete in the heptathlon while Tripp Piperi will compete in the shot put. Another … Read More

Women's Basketball

Ariel Atkins, Brooke McCarty make All-Big 12 Team for second straight year

Texas seniors Ariel Atkins and Brooke McCarty and junior Lashann Higgs were named to the All-Big 12 women’s basketball team. For the second straight year, Atkins and McCarty were named to the first team. McCarty was a unanimous selection.  Higgs was named to the second team. Atkins and Higgs were … Read More


This week in mock drafts: Where do the Longhorns stand ahead of the NFL Combine?

Will Connor Williams become a Titan? Will Malik Jefferson become a Bill? With the NFL Draft upcoming, Texas will have no shortage of professional prospects. Williams, an offensive lineman, and Jefferson, a linebacker, both entered the draft after leaving a year of eligibility on the table. As did punter Michael … Read More

Men's Basketball

On Second Thought Ep 88: Previewing Texas’ must-win vs. WVA, Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram on the Cowboys

In Episode 88 of the On Second Thought podcast, Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls give their answers to the issues facing the NCAA amid the recent Yahoo report of players accepting illegal payments. They also preview Texas’ basketball’s must-win regular-season finale against West Virginia. Also, Fort Worth Star-Telegram Cowboys writer … Read More

Women's Basketball

WATCH: Brooke McCarty’s grandmother sings a surprise anthem ahead of Senior Night

On Senior Night, Texas senior guard Brooke McCarty received more than just a framed jersey. Cindy Deville, who is McCarty’s grandmother, sang the national anthem ahead of Texas’ 79-66 win over Oklahoma on Tuesday. The booking of Deville was a surprise to McCarty, who was one of … Read More


Texas softball team beats Islanders in run-rule victory

Texas softball pitchers held the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders to just two hits in five innings on the way to an 8-0 run-rule win at McCombs Field on Wednesday night. Paige von Sprecken drove in two runs while Bekah Alcozer went 2-for-2 with two doubles and two RBIs. Erica Wright … Read More


Texas adds defensive end T’Vondre Sweat to the 2019 class

Texas added its second member of the 2019 recruiting class Wednesday afternoon when Huntsville defensive end T’Vondre Sweat pledged to the Longhorns over 15 other offers, including Texas A&M, Oklahoma and Alabama. The 6-foot-3, 249-pound prospect is expected to compete at the 4i position currently occupied by … Read More

Women's Basketball

No Big Surprise: Baylor, Texas are 1-2 seeds for Big 12 Tournament

Coming off a 24-5 regular season — 15-3 in the Big 12 — Texas will open the conference tournament against Iowa State or Texas Tech Saturday night in Oklahoma City. Tipoff is 6 p.m. at Chesapeake Arena, home of the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Iowa State-Texas Tech game will be … Read More


WATCH: Texas DL Max Cummins shows off football dorm experience, which includes private room

While the fight over student-athlete compensation wages on, it is undeniable that being a football player at a school like Texas comes with its perks. For Texas freshman Max Cummins, one such luxury is being able to avoid the thing most first-year college students dread most of all — living … Read More


The Final Pitch: Texas 2, UTSA 0

Texas opened a long week at home with a shutout win over UT-San Antonio on Tuesday. UT, which has five games on this week’s schedule, improved to 5-3 with the victory at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. A San Antonio native, Texas starting pitcher Nico O’Donnell held his hometown team hitless until … Read More

Women's Basketball

It’s a final: Texas 79, Oklahoma 66

The guard trio of Lashann Higgs, Ariel Atkins and Brooke McCarty won the night. Texas finished its regular season slate with a 79-66 victory over Oklahoma Tuesday night at the Erwin Center This was the final regular-season home game for three Longhorns — Audrey-Ann Caron-Goudreau, Ariel Atkins and Brooke McCarty. Read More

Men's Basketball

WATCH: Jarrett Allen posterizes Lauri Markannen with monster dunk

Chicago Bulls standout rookie Lauri Markannen has had a strong rookie seasons despite his selection at No. 7 in the 2017 NBA Draft being panned by some as too early. He is averaging 14.9 points and 7.6 rebounds per game for the Bulls. But Jarrett Allen didn’t care about that, … Read More


WATCH: Ahead of joining Texas’ football team, Malcolm Epps hits a buzzer-beating shot

This fall, Texas fans will be looking on the football field for Malcolm Epps’ highlights. Until then, the basketball court will have to do. On Monday, Epps hit a buzzer-beating three-pointer to lift Spring Dekaney to a 73-72 win over Klein Forest in the third round of … Read More