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

Rowing

All Texas boats in NCAA rowing’s grand finals

The fourth-ranked Texas rowing team qualified all three of its boats for Sunday’s grand finals at the NCAA Championships in Indianapolis, the second time in UT history that it has accomplished the feat. The Longhorns also did so last year at Sarasota, Fla., as they finished a program-best third in … Read More

Baseball

Texas hurler Nico O’Donnell to pitch elsewhere in 2020

After two seasons at Texas, pitcher Nico O’Donnell will enter the NCAA’s transfer portal. Orangebloods.com was the first to report on O’Donnell’s plans. A Texas spokesperson later confirmed the news. A 6-5 right-hander from San Antonio, O’Donnell showed promise as a freshman. He started seven times during the … Read More

Rowing

Texas rowing advances all boats at NCAA Championships

The No. 4 Texas rowing team had all of its boats advance at the NCAA Championships in Indianapolis, Ind., on Friday. The Longhorns won two of the three heats they competed in on the first day. “Today was a good day, but it’s only day one,” said head coach Dave … Read More

Football

Bye, Bru: McCoy confirms his decision to transfer from Texas

Five-star receiver Bru McCoy made his decision to leave Texas official on Friday. It had been widely reported that McCoy was entering the NCAA’s transfer portal for the second time this year. In a statement published by 247Sports reporter Greg Biggins, McCoy confirmed that he is now an … Read More

Men's Basketball

Texas announces the hiring of Michigan assistant basketball coach Luke Yaklich

On Friday morning, the Texas men’s basketball program announced that it had hired Luke Yaklich to join Shaka Smart’s coaching staff. Yaklich replaces Darrin Horn, who took over Northern Kentucky’s basketball program in April. For the past two seasons, Yaklich worked as an assistant coach for John Beilein … Read More

Longhorns TV schedule: May 31-June 6

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 NBA Finals began Thursday night, but former Longhorn Kevin Durant didn’t participate. He’s not expected to play in the first … Read More

Football

Five-star wide receiver Bru McCoy will enter the transfer portal again

A source close to Bru McCoy confirmed the five-star wide receiver will enter the transfer portal for the second time in 2019. It can take 48 hours for a name to appear in the database. It is widely expected that McCoy is planning to return to USC, where he signed … Read More

Volleyball

Four Texas volleyball players to compete for a spot on U.S. Women’s Junior National Team

A quartet of Longhorns will participate with the 2019 U.S. Women’s Junior National Training Team. Sophomores Logan Eggleston and Sydney Petersen will be joined by incoming freshmen Skylar Fields and Molly Phillips and 16 other players in Colorado Springs, Colo., from July 6-12. Those players will be competing for the 12 … Read More

Football

Texas sets kickoff times for four contests

The Longhorns start the season with a 7 p.m. kickoff against Louisiana Tech on the Longhorn Network, per a release by the university on Thursday morning. Three other game times were set with the road opener against Rice kicking off at 7 p.m. It was already known that Texas would … Read More

Football

On Second Thought Ep 140: Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson on June 10 Best of Centex banquet, Bru McCoy saga

In Episode 140 of the On Second Thought podcast, Houston Texans Pro Bowl QB Deshaun Watson talks about coming to Austin for the June 10 Best of Centex preps banquet and his journey from high school to the NFL. Also, hosts Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden break down what’s going … Read More

Rowing

Longhorn Slijepcevic named Big 12 Rower of the Year

Texas rower Milica Slijepcevic earned the honor of Big 12 Rower of the Year, the league announced Wednesday. “Mica is very deserving of this award,” said head coach Dave O’Neill. “She’s worked really hard the last few years and has turned herself into a world-class rower. More importantly she’s been … Read More

Softball

Janae Jefferson joins Miranda Elish and elite company at Texas as NFCA names its All-Americans

No. 2 is now a two-time All-American. Texas sophomore second baseman Janae Jefferson made the second-team cut on the NFCA’s All-American team on Wednesday. Jefferson, who wears the No. 2 jersey at UT, also earned second-team honors last season. Jefferson joins pitchers Cat Osterman (2002-03, 2005-06), Blaire Luna … Read More

Football

Tom Herman and Sam Ehlinger head to Los Angeles to thwart transfer talk from Bru McCoy

One day after it started its off-season workouts, Texas’ football team sent its head coach and quarterback to California in search of a wayward receiver. A Texas spokesperson confirmed to the American-Statesman that head coach Tom Herman and quarterback Sam Ehlinger were traveling to Los Angeles on Wednesday to meet … Read More

Baseball

With the playoffs winding down, could a battle at UFCU Disch-Falk Field await for two UT signees?

With nothing left to watch in the present, Texas baseball fans can check out the team’s future this week. Four Texas signees remain alive in the University Interscholastic League’s playoffs. With the various state tournaments scheduled for next week, those players and their high schools are currently competing in regional … Read More

Football

Lake Travis QB and Texas pledge Hudson Card named to national watch list

Hudson Card, an incoming quarterback at Lake Travis High School and a University of Texas pledge, has been named to the 2019 watch list for the prestigious High School Quarterback of the Year Award issued by the National Quarterback Club, according to a press release issued Wednesday. Card joins Malik … Read More

men's golf

Texas falls short in its bid for an NCAA title on the golf course

The Texas men’s golf team was beaten 3-2 by Stanford on Wednesday in the NCAA’s championship match. Texas was attempting to secure its fourth national championship. Seven years ago, Jordan Spieth and Dylan Frittelli led Texas to the NCAA’s 2012 title. Texas also boasted the top men’s golf program in the … Read More

Golf

Texas men’s golf makes NCAA final with thrilling win over Oklahoma State

The Texas men’s golf team won early in the day before winning a thrilling match with Oklahoma State in the semifinals of the NCAA Championships during match play in Fayetteville, Ark., on Tuesday. Steven Chervony defeated Zach Bauchou in the last match to send the Longhorns to the final to … Read More

Football

Texas misses cut for five-star running back Zach Evans

Texas’ pursuit of the nation’s top running back seemingly came to an end on Tuesday afternoon when Galena Park North Shore’s Zachary Evans released a list of his top five schools. The No. 1 player on the 2020 Fabulous 55 didn’t include a single in-state school. Instead, … Read More

Softball

What school records did Texas break during the 2019 softball season?

This past Saturday, Texas’ 2019 softball season ended with an 8-5 loss to Alabama. The 2019 season was UT’s first with Mike White as its head coach. The 46 wins earned by Texas were the program’s most since 2013, which was also the last season that the … Read More

Texas men’s golf team advances at NCAA Championship

The Texas men’s golf team dropped two spots to fourth place Monday at the NCAA Championship in Fayetteville, Ark., but that was good enough to be among the eight teams advancing to match play Tuesday. The Longhorns and Oklahoma both finished at 1,180, 28 over par and far behind Oklahoma … Read More