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


Tigers pounce on Longhorns baseball team in blowout

The No. 23 LSU Tigers opened up a five-run lead after the first inning and didn’t look back as they defeated the No. 19 Texas Longhorns baseball team 13-4 in Baton Rouge, La. on Friday night. The Tigers (3-2) had 16 hits and drove Texas starter Nolan Kingham (1-1) from … Read More

Swimming & Diving

Longhorns lead at Big 12 swimming and diving championships

The Texas women made it a clean sweep while the men won six events at the Big 12 swimming and diving championships at Jamail Texas Swimming Center on Friday night. The Longhorns men lead with 723 points, 112 points ahead of West Virginia, while the women are up 703-434.5 over … Read More

Kevin Durant weighs in on NCAA scandals: ‘I don’t think it’s right’ that players ‘don’t get a dime’

The most famous basketball player to come through the University of Texas weighed in on the scandal that is rocking college basketball Friday. Kevin Durant was asked about the story released early Friday by Yahoo Sports which revealed information obtained by the FBI as part of an ongoing … Read More

Men's Basketball

Preview: Texas vs. Oklahoma State

Texas vs. Oklahoma State When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/Radio: Longhorn Network/104.9 The Horn About the series: Texas leads the all-time series 49-43. The Cowboys captured a 65-64 win in Stillwater on Jan. 13. That was … Read More


Texas volleyball’s Lexi Sun to transfer

Texas volleyball player Lexi Sun has decided to transfer, the school announced on Friday. A 6-2 outside hitter, Sun spent just one season with the Longhorns. She will have three years of eligibility remaining. “I want to thank all of the people that have impacted me throughout my time here … Read More


This week in mock drafts: Is Holton Hill the Longhorns’ top defensive prospect?

Will Connor Williams become a Patriot? Will Malik Jefferson become a Steeler? 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

Report: Texas players Eric Davis Jr., Prince Ibeh named in documents obtained in FBI investigation

Texas guard Eric Davis Jr. and former center Prince Ibeh were both named in a Yahoo Sports story as two players who allegedly received money or had a relationship with a sports agency. The wide-sweeping story released early Friday reveals information obtained by the … Read More

Longhorns TV schedule: Feb. 23-Mar. 1

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. On Saturday, both basketball teams are in action. The men will host Oklahoma State in a must-win game at 1 p.m. Read More

Swimming & Diving

Texas men, women churn through field and are well on way to Big 12 swim titles

It’s almost a given that the Texas men and women’s swim and diving teams will win a Big 12 title. The Longhorn men are aiming for their 39th straight, dating back to the old Southwest Conference days. The women are going for their sixth straight league championship. And on Thursday, … Read More


On Second Thought Ep 87: Malik Jefferson discusses his preparation for the NFL Combine

Former Texas Longhorn linebacker Malik Jefferson joins Ced and Kirk for Episode 87 of the On Second Thought podcast. Jefferson, an All-Big 12 selection and Butkus Award finalist, discusses his preparation for the upcoming NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and the tough decision to leave school one year early to … Read More


The Final Pitch: Texas 7, Lamar 2

Boosted by a mid-game scoring spree, Texas coasted to a 7-2 win over Lamar on Wednesday. Lamar struck first at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, but Texas forced a 1-1 tie in the second inning. Three errors by Lamar’s defense in the fourth inning led to two runs, and UT added four … Read More


Texas softball team hangs with top-ranked Washington before falling 2-1

The Texas softball team put up a fight against the No. 1 Washington Huskies, but eventually fell 2-1 at McCombs Field on Wednesday. Taylor Van Zee and Julia DePonte each had RBIs for Washington to lead the Huskies to a 13-0 record. Taran Alvelo picked up the win for Washington, … Read More

Men's Basketball

At the buzzer: Kansas State 58, Texas 48

MANHATTAN, Kan. — In a pivotal moment in one game at a crossroads junction in the season, Texas coach Shaka Smart went with his five best players against Kansas State. But three juniors and talented freshmen Mo Bamba and Matt Coleman simply couldn’t muster enough offense … Read More


Longhorns extend pair of offers to out-of-state recruits

The Longhorns extended a pair of offers to elite out-of-state recruits in the 2019 recruiting class on Wednesday afternoon when 4-star running back Jerrion Early (Miss.) and 5-star defensive tackle Faatui Tuitele (Hawaii) announced new offers via Twitter. Texas is yet to gain a commitment at either … Read More

Swimming & Diving

Texas swimming and diving teams sweep events to open Big 12 Championships

The Texas swimming and diving teams made it a clean sweep on the first day of the Big 12 Championships at the Jamail Texas Swimming Center on Wednesday. The No. 6 men and No. 4 women each won two relay races and the men captured the one-meter diving event. The … Read More


Baylor hires former Longhorn star Frank Okam as new assistant coach

Former Texas star defensive tackle Frank Okam, who was a member of the 2005 national championship team, has been hired by Baylor as an assistant coach.   Okam, 32, will coach the Bears’ defensive line. Baylor coach Matt Rhule announced the hiring on Wednesday. “Frank is a living embodiment of … Read More


Texas ex Malik Jefferson explains decision to sign with Lil Wayne’s agency

Predictions abound regarding the football future of Texas ex Malik Jefferson, but so far the linebacker from Mesquite has made one thing abundantly clear: He is going to do things his own way. Jefferson turned heads last month when it was reported that he had signed with Young … Read More


Bohls: Malik weighed the risks and long-term safety and health in choosing to go pro

Kirk Bohls released this week’s nine things and one crazy prediction. A couple were dedicated to the Longhorns. Here are Kirk’s takes on those items: On Malik Jefferson’s reasons why he declared for the NFL draft: Former Texas linebacker Malik Jefferson said he chose to leave school early … Read More

Women's Basketball

Texas coach Karen Aston a semifinalist for Naismith Award

Texas women’s basketball head coach Karen Aston is among 10 semifinalists for the 2018 Naismith Women’s College Coach of the Year award, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Wednesday morning. Last season, Aston was one of four coaches nationally to be named a finalist for the Naismith Women’s College Coach of … Read More

Men's Basketball

Battling leukemia, Texas guard Andrew Jones believes ‘I’m going to be back soon’

Battling the toughest opponent of his life, Texas guard Andrew Jones sounded upbeat and motivated late Tuesday in his first interview since being diagnosed with leukemia in early January. Asked specifically about his recent Twitter video of dancing and brushing his teeth, … Read More