Bevo Beat

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


Cole Hammer named to PING All-America first team

Cole Hammer, who just completed his freshman season at UT, earned a spot on the PING All-America first team, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Thursday. Three other Longhorns earned honorable mention: Steven Chervony, Pierceson Coody and Parker Coody. Hammer helped the Longhorns finish second at the NCAA Championships. Read More


Five-star running back Zachary Evans in Austin for visit

A source close to Galena Park North Shore running back Zachary Evans confirmed reports that the No. 1 player on the 2020 Fabulous 55 is in Austin to visit campus and the coaches. Texas is hosting its annual pool party for players and recruits this … Read More


Baker Mayfield on Sam Ehlinger: ‘Hope he knows I don’t like him’

On Friday in Austin, former Oklahoma and Lake Travis quarterback Baker Mayfield declined comment on Texas and quarterback Sam Ehlinger and the Texas Longhorns. From his football camp at Lake Travis High School, his only comment on the program was on current Lake Travis quarterback Hudson Card’s commitment to … Read More


‘He’s trying to sell you a Lincoln MKZ’: Texas fans respond to Sam Ehlinger’s McConaughey-themed caption contest

Seventy-three days are left until the start of the football season, but Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger was ready to play games on Wednesday. On his Twitter account, Ehlinger posted a photo of himself and actor Matthew McConaughey. Ehlinger asked his 57,000 followers to guess what McConaughey said to him … Read More


As Ryan Reynolds exits, Texas officially adds infielder Camryn Williams to its roster

On the same day, the roster belong to Texas’ baseball team both added and deleted an infielder. On Wednesday, Texas announced the signing of infielder Camryn Williams. A rising junior from San Jacinto College, Williams gave Texas a verbal commitment in May. He is currently playing summer … Read More


Vikings’ Holton Hill calls suspension ‘learning experience,’ seeks to take another step in 2019

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Holton Hill finished last season as a key member of the Vikings’ secondary, and had high hopes for 2019. A chance to fulfill those hopes, though, became delayed in April when the second-year cornerback was suspended for the first four games of the regular season for … Read More


Texas parts way with suspended linebacker Demarco Boyd

For the first time since 2015, Texas’ football team will not have a Boyd on its roster. A UT spokesperson confirmed on Tuesday that linebacker Demarco Boyd will not rejoin the Longhorns this season. was the first to report that Boyd, who would have been a redshirt junior this fall, … Read More


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. Second baseman Lance Ford has been responsible … Read More


Texas men’s tennis team adds assistant coach Brandon Wagner

The Texas men’s tennis team hired Brandon Wagner as an assistant coach, UT head coach Bruce Berque announced Friday. The defending national champions added an assistant who has experience on an NCAA championship team. “I am thrilled that Brandon will be joining our coaching staff at Texas,” Berque said. “Brandon’s … Read More


Sara Kouskova falls in match play at British Women’s Amateur

Texas golfer Sara Kouskova fell to Lin Grant of Sweden in the round of 16 at the British Women’s Amateur Championship in Newcastle, Ireland on Friday. Grant topped Kouskova 2 up after taking the lead for good on the 15th hole. Kouskova won twice Thursday to advance to the round … Read More

Men's Basketball

We meet again?: Longhorns-Aggies to stage men’s basketball game on Dec. 8 in Fort Worth

The Lone Star Showdown is finally starting up again. Well, sort of. Texas and Texas A&M will play a non-conference men’s basketball game on Dec. 8 at the new Dickies Arena in downtown Fort Worth, the facility announced Friday. The facility, the new home to the … Read More


Bryce Elder takes home half of the prizes as Texas announces its team awards

During his sophomore season, Bryce Elder moved from the bullpen to the starting rotation to the awards stand. Elder won three of UT’s team awards on Thursday. He was named the recipient of the James and Huston Street (Longhorn), Brooks Kieschnick (Team MVP) and Greg Swindell (Pitcher of the Year) awards. Read More

On Second Thought Ep 141: ‘Sprawlball’ author Kirk Goldsberry, the next stops for Kawhi and Durant

In Episode 141 of the On Second Thought podcast, Austin resident Kirk Goldsberry, the author of New York Times best seller Sprawlball, examines the impact of the three-point shot on the NBA and how the league may tweak the rules with the sport’s most revolutionary weapon. He also talks about … Read More

Track & Field

Texas’ Ashtin Zamzow joins Richardson, Ostrander among semifinalists for prestigious track award

Ashtin Zamzow may not be done making history at Texas. Zamzow, a senior heptathlete, was named a semifinalist for the Bowerman Award on Wednesday. Since 2009, the Bowerman Award has been given to the top male and female athletes in collegiate track and field. Courtney Okolo, a two-time … Read More

Yes, you can now watch a live video feed of construction at Royal-Memorial Stadium

Are you wondering how the south end zone expansion is going at Royal-Memorial Stadium? Ever thought to yourself, “man, I wish I could watch a live video feed of a construction project”? Texas Athletics has just the thing for you: Y'all asked, we delivered. Read More

Sports Illustrated lists Longhorns among most overhyped teams in the country

The Longhorns’ “Texas is back” tour may be put on hold after Sports Illustrated listed them among the most overhyped teams heading into the 2019 season. Four college football writers gave their opinions on which teams will not be able to live up to their expectations in a story … Read More


Texas announces that surgery not needed for All-American pitcher Miranda Elish

Texas pitcher Miranda Elish will not need surgery for a facial injury she sustained in the postseason, the school announced on Tuesday. Texas tweeted an update that read “Miranda is recovering well. She sustained facial fractures that, at this time, do not require surgery. She is looking forward to getting … Read More


Two Longhorns to leave UT’s softball team this offseason

A Texas spokesperson confirmed on Tuesday that softball players Chloe Romero and Jaden Hoelker have entered the NCAA’s transfer portal. Softball America was the first to report on these impending departures from Texas. Romero was a sophomore pitcher this past season. Hoelker, a utility player, just completed her freshman year. Read More


Matteo Bocchi to join former teammates in Chicago Cubs’ farm system

Over the past five years, Matteo Bocchi has lived in Italy, Odessa and Austin. One day, could Chicago be the next place he calls home? The Texas baseball team announced on Tuesday that Bocchi has signed with the Chicago Cubs as a free agent. A right-handed pitcher, Bocchi was not … Read More


Austin LBJ cornerback pledges to Alabama

Austin LBJ is home to one of the best cornerback prospects in Texas. Latrell McCutchin is entering his junior season with the eyes of nearly every program in the country on him. The 6-1, 176-pound prospect already held 14 offers, including one from Texas. McCutchin wasn’t worried about waiting, however, … Read More