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

Baseball

Looking to plug holes in its infield, Texas signs two junior college transfers

On Tuesday, another candidate officially entered the race to become UT’s next shortstop. Texas has announced the signing of Murphy Stehly, who will join the Longhorns for the 2020 season. Over the past two seasons, Stehly was an infielder at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Calif. Over 41 games … Read More

Softball

Texas adds a national champion after Colleen Sullivan announces her transfer from UCLA

With no other options available, Texas needed sophomore Mary Iakopo to catch every pitch that was thrown over the last 38 games of its 2019 softball season. Help is on the way, though. Colleen Sullivan announced on Monday that she will transfer to Texas. Sullivan spent her freshman year at UCLA … Read More

Men's Basketball

Pack your bags: Texas’ best non-conference games in 2019-20 are away from Austin

The Texas men’s basketball team will play some of its best non-conference games — including a matchup against longtime rival Texas A&M — away from the Erwin Center this season. Coach Shaka Smart’s club will open the season Nov. 5 at home … Read More

Softball

Texas calls up its softball team’s next assistant coach from the Minnesota Twins’ farm system

Texas softball coach Mike White has tabbed Steve Singleton to replace hitting coach Kerry Shaw in the Longhorns’ dugout. Singleton, 33, worked this year as the hitting coach for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, the Double A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. Softball America was the first … Read More

Baseball

Drafted by Milwaukee, David Hamilton announces his departure from Texas’ baseball team

A Texas shortstop who grew up in nearby San Marcos, David Hamilton may soon be playing his home games in places like Colorado Springs, Colo., and Appleton, Wis. Hamilton tweeted on Friday night that he will resume playing baseball in Milwaukee’s farm system. Earlier this month, the … Read More

Football

Texas finishes 4th in Director’s Cup standings, Longhorns’ best in 14 years

Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte believes every sport at UT should be among the top 10 in the nation and competing for championships. For the first time in more than a decade, it appears the Longhorns are headed in that direction. Read More

Volleyball

Texas to open the 2019 volleyball season as the Big 12’s frontrunner

Once again, UT’s volleyball team will enter this season with a Texas-sized target on its back. Texas has once again topped the Big 12’s preseason volleyball poll, the conference announced on Thursday. Eight of the league’s nine coaches voted for the Longhorns. Texas coach Jerritt Elliott was not allowed to select his … Read More

Football

On Second Thought Ep 142: Baker Mayfield’s blast of Sam Ehlinger, what’s next for Durant, Kawhi

In Episode 142 of the On Second Thought podcast, Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls discuss the growing feud between Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield and Texas’ Sam Ehlinger and also examine what happens next in free agency for NBA stars Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: … Read More

Volleyball

All-American Micaya White holds onto her crown as the Big 12 unveils its preseason awards

This summer, the Big 12’s volleyball coaches had one easy choice when they filled out their preseason ballots. For the second straight year, Texas outside hitter Micaya White has been named the Big 12’s preseason player of the year. Texas coach Jerritt Elliott was not allowed to pick his three-time All-American, … Read More

Football

Former UT starter Joshua Rowland to kick at Texas State in 2019

To close out his collegiate career, former Texas kicker Joshua Rowland will just head down the highway. Texas State’s football team has added Rowland to its roster. According to American-Statesman correspondent Keff Ciardello, Rowland will be a graduate transfer for the Bobcats. Rowland joins quarterbacks Shane Buechele … Read More

Baseball

Texas successfully makes its recruiting pitch to two right-handed prospects

On the recruiting trail this week, Texas’ baseball team was thinking about both next season and its future. The Longhorns have gained verbal commitments from right-handed pitchers Dawson Merryman and Matthew Porchas. Merryman, a rising sophomore who threw at Midland College in 2019, will join the Longhorns this upcoming season. Read More

Men's Basketball

Kerwin Roach, Dylan Osetkowski both sign with NBA summer league teams

Two Texas seniors who went undrafted will still get their chance to impress NBA general managers. Guard Kerwin Roach II has signed a free-agent deal to join the Charlotte Hornets’ summer league team. Forward Dylan Osetkowski reached a deal to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers this … Read More

Baseball

Seventeen years after his standout series, Huston Street gets a call to Omaha’s Hall of Fame

After shining on college baseball’s biggest stage, former UT closer Huston Street will be enshrined in the Omaha College Baseball Hall of Fame. Street will be honored this weekend alongside Eddie Bane, the star pitcher from Arizona State. The Omaha College Baseball Hall of Fame’s inaugural class in 2013 featured Longhorn … Read More

recruiting

Four-star quarterback Malik Hornsby de-commits from Mack Brown, North Carolina

Anyone familiar with Mack Brown and college football knows the former Texas head coach can recruit. He’s living up to his reputation in his first full cycle as the head coach at North Carolina. His 2020 recruiting class took a blow Tuesday afternoon when … Read More

Women's Basketball

Texas women’s basketball receives commitment from Dominican player

Esmery Martinez, the No. 13 forward in the class of 2019, has signed to play basketball for the University of Texas, coach Karen Aston announced Monday. A 6-foot-2 forward from Hato Mayor del Rey in the Dominican Republic, she will be eligible to play this year. Martinez played high … Read More

Baseball

Summer sessions: An update on the Longhorns playing in collegiate wood bat leagues

Instead of the beach or a campsite, some of Texas’ Longhorns are spending their summer vacations at a baseball field. This summer, Texas has sent a handful of its players to participate in various collegiate wood bat leagues across the country. Chatham, Mass., may not be a place … Read More

Baseball

Texas to reunite with LSU and Arkansas in its return to a Houston Astros-hosted showcase

After playing in two minor league stadiums this past spring, Texas will step onto a bigger stage in 2020. Texas has accepted an invitation to play in the 2020 Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic, the school announced on Monday. The three-day event will be held at Minute Maid Park, which … Read More

Softball

In a shake-up of its coaching staff, UT’s softball team moves on from hitting coach Kerry Shaw

After just one season, Texas has relieved Kerry Shaw of his duties as the softball team’s hitting coach. UT announced its separation from Shaw on Monday. The school did not give a reason for the coaching change. In a statement, Texas coach Mike White said that “We’d sincerely like to thank … Read More

Football

John Tyler cornerback Kitan Crawford pledges to Longhorns

John Tyler cornerback Kitan Crawford became Texas’ first defensive commitment of the 2020 class Friday night when the four-star pledged to the Longhorns on a visit to Austin. The 5-11, 200-pound cornerback is Texas’ seventh commitment of the 2020 cycle. Crawford is ranked No. Read More

Football

Ravens and safety Earl Thomas learning how to grow together

It took a hug and an affirmation of love, but Tony Jefferson joked last week that the Ravens now get “the lighter side” of Earl Thomas. It’s still unclear what that side looks like. In practices and in news conferences, the safety has been no-nonsense, by the book, almost as … Read More