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

Football

WATCH: Texas walk-on Jarmarquis Durst surprised with a scholarship

Defensive back Jarmarquis Durst will be on scholarship for his senior season at Texas. Texas gave Durst, who walked onto the team in 2016, a scholarship on Thursday. In a video posted on the team’s Twitter page, Durst was asked to talk in a team meeting about a humanitarian trip to Jamaica … Read More

Football

Texas WR Davion Curtis transferring to Tyler Junior College

Rumors surfaced last weekend that Texas receiver Davion Curtis was looking to transfer, and the school made it official on Thursday. Curtis, a member of the 2016 recruiting class, is headed to Tyler Junior College. At UT, he redshirted in 2016 and appeared in only … Read More

Football

WATCH: Former Texas kicker Justin Tucker helps you avoid drafting him too early

Commercial or public service announcement? It’s definitely an ad, but Justin Tucker’s delivery in this spot for Duracell is both hilarious and informative. Before you settle in for your fantasy football draft, Tucker has a reminder. Make sure your mouse has enough juice to make it through. Otherwise, auto-draft might … Read More

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The Texas 22: Starting at linebacker — Gary Johnson

We’re breaking down what we think will be Texas’ starting lineup. We’re doing two a day, one offensive and one defensive player, in alphabetical order on both sides. Gary Johnson Senior linebacker, 6-0, 230 JUCO: Dodge City C.C. (Kans.) Signing class: 2017 Career games: 13 Career starts: 7 Career … Read More

On Second Thought Ep. 107: Kristi Scales on Dallas Cowboys, Cat Vasquez gives fantasy football tips

In Episode 107 of “On Second Thought” podcast, veteran Dallas Cowboys sideline reporter Kristi Scales joins columnists Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls about her expectations for the team and raves about former Longhorn Connor Williams, and Statesman’s Cat Vasquez offers his fantasy football tips for the upcoming season. .embed-container { … Read More

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The Texas 22: Starting at wide receiver — Jerrod Heard

We’re breaking down what we think will be Texas’ starting lineup. We’re doing two a day, one offensive and one defensive player, in alphabetical order on both sides. Jerrod Heard Senior wide receiver, 6-2, 205 High school: Denton Guyer Signing class: 2015 Career games: 35 Career starts: 12 Career numbers: … Read More

Soccer

Texas soccer team takes No. 4 Tar Heels to the limit in draw

The Texas soccer team started quick but couldn’t pick up the win, settling for a 1-1 draw with the No. 4 North Carolina Tar Heels on the road Wednesday. The teams played two overtimes, 110 minutes in the draw. Despite getting outshot 20-9, No. 21 Texas just trailed 6-5 in … Read More

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The Texas 22: Starting at defensive end — Breckyn Hager

We’re breaking down what we think will be Texas’ starting lineup. We’re doing two a day, one offensive and one defensive player, in alphabetical order on both sides. Breckyn Hager Senior defensive end, 6-3, 255 High school: Westlake Signing class: 2015 Career games: 34 Career starts: 9 Career numbers: 105 … Read More

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The Texas 22: Starting at quarterback — Sam Ehlinger

We’re breaking down what we think will be Texas’ starting lineup. We’re doing two a day, one offensive and one defensive player, in alphabetical order on both sides. Sam Ehlinger Sophomore quarterback, 6-3, 235 High school: Westlake Signing class: 2017 Career games: 9 Career starts: 6 Career numbers: 1,915 passing … Read More

Softball

Big 12 rival hires ex-Texas assistant Jennifer McFalls to coach its softball team

For the past eight seasons, Jennifer McFalls tried to find ways to help Texas win softball games. In 2019, she’ll attempt to beat the Longhorns. McFalls was named the head coach of Kansas’ softball program on Monday. This is the first head coaching job for McFalls, a Texas A&M graduate … Read More

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The Texas 22: Starting at cornerback — Davante Davis

We’re breaking down what we think will be Texas’ starting lineup. We’re doing two a day, one offensive and one defensive player, in alphabetical order on both sides. Davante Davis Senior cornerback, 6-2, 205 High school: Booker T. Washington (Fla.) Signing class: 2015 Career games: 34 Career starts: 14 Career … Read More

Soccer

Homecoming with the Horns: Texas faces a tough test in coach Angela Kelly’s return to North Carolina

When the Texas soccer team travels to North Carolina on Wednesday, head coach Angela Kelly will be both a friend and a foe. Texas will head to Chapel Hill this week for matches against North Carolina and Central Florida. At 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Texas will face the host Tar … Read More

The Texas 22: Starting at left tackle — Calvin Anderson

We’re breaking down what we think will be Texas’ starting lineup. We’re doing two a day, one offensive and one defensive player, in alphabetical order on both sides. Calvin Anderson Senior offensive tackle, 6-5, 300 High school: Westlake Signing class: 2018 (grad transfer from Rice) Career games: 0 (36 at … Read More

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The Texas 22: Starting at cornerback — Kris Boyd

We’re breaking down what we think will be Texas’ starting lineup. We’re doing two a day, one offensive and one defensive player, in alphabetical order on both sides. Kris Boyd Senior cornerback, 6-0, 195 High school: Gilmer Signing class: 2015 Career games: 37 Career starts: 20 Career numbers: 124 tackles, … Read More

Track & Field

University of Texas announces settlement amount in Bev Kearney discrimination case

The University of Texas has agreed to pay $600,000 to settle a race and gender discrimination lawsuit filed by Bev Kearney after she was forced out as women’s track coach in 2013, according to a copy of the settlement obtained Monday by the American-Statesman through an open records request. Kearney, … Read More

Football

Sam to start: ‘Barring any sort of catastrophe,’ Texas to go with Ehlinger against Maryland

Using a caveat or two, Texas coach Tom Herman has named sophomore Sam Ehlinger his starting quarterback for UT’s season opener against Maryland. On Monday, Herman announced that Ehlinger had beat out junior Shane Buechele and incoming freshmen Cameron Rising and Casey Thompson for the starting gig. Herman told reporters that … Read More

Football

High hopes: Texas starts the season ranked 23rd in preseason AP Top 25 poll

For the second straight year, voters in the Associated Press Top 25 poll are giving Texas the benefit of the doubt. The Longhorns debuted at No. 23 in the AP Top 25 preseason poll unveiled Monday. This comes after the team … Read More

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The Texas 22: Starting at tight end — Andrew Beck

We’re breaking down what we think will be Texas’ starting lineup, a combined effort from Mike Craven, Brian Davis and Danny Davis. We’re doing two a day, one offensive and one defensive player, in alphabetical order on both sides. Andrew Beck Senior tight end, 6-3, 255 High school: Tampa Plant … Read More

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Tight end Rob Cummins sidelined as Texas reports the third knee injury of its fall camp

On Saturday evening, Texas added freshman Rob Cummins to its injury report with an ailing knee. Cummins, a tight end, was injured in Saturday’s scrimmage. The school did not provide any additional information about the severity of Cummins’ injury. #HookEm … Read More

Cole Hammer’s run at U.S. Amateur Championship ends in semifinal

Incoming UT freshman Cole Hammer’s run at the U.S. Amateur Championship ended Saturday in the semifinal as he fell 3 and 2 at Pebble Beach. Viktor Hovland of Norway topped Hammer with help from three birdies on the final four holes to seal the win at No. 16. Hammer trailed … Read More