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

Softball

Longhorns softball team takes another run-rule win at Texas Classic

Shea O’Leary pitched a one-hit shutout as the Longhorns poured on 17 runs in a 17-0 run-rule win over Maryland at the Texas Classic on Thursday night. It took just five innings for the Longhorns to take the win as they scored 11 runs in the bottom of the fourth. Read More

Golf

Texas men’s golf tied for lead at Amer Ari Invitational

The Texas men’s golf team sits tied for the top spot at the Amer Ari Invitational in Waikoloa, Hawaii. The Longhorns shot 274, 14 under par to end the first round tied with Georgia Tech. Cole Hammer had the best day on the course, sitting tied for second place after … Read More

Track & Field

Micaiah Harris named Big 12 athlete of the week

Micaiah Harris had a big week, breaking his own school record in the 200 meters and now earning the honor of Big 12 men‘s athlete of the week, the league announced Wednesday. Harris posted a time of 20.49 seconds in the 200 at the Razorback Invitational. That‘s the best time … Read More

Tennis

Bruce Berque named Jim Verdieck coach of the year

The Professional Tennis Registry has selected Longhorns head coach Bruce Berque as their Jim Verdieck college coach of the year, it was announced Wednesday. “I’d like to thank the PTR for this honor,” Berque said. “This award has special meaning to me because I got my start in teaching, and … Read More

Men's Basketball

Jimmy Blacklock to be honored by Harlem Globetrotters in Austin

The Harlem Globetrotters will honor former Longhorn point guard and current Globetrotters coach Jimmy Blacklock as a Globetrotters Legend, the team announced Wednesday. The Globetrotters will recognize Blacklock on Feb. 28 during a stop in Austin for the Pushing the Limits World Tour. Blacklock is a member of the Longhorns‘ … Read More

Softball

Texas softball wins opener for 24th straight season

The No. 6 Texas softball team opened the Texas Classic with a 10-2 win over the Wichita State Shockers in six innings at McCombs Field on Thursday. It‘s the Longhorns’ 24th consecutive season-opening win, and their third run-rule win in four years to open the season. Wearing a protective mask … Read More

Football

Longhorn Confidential: Closing out 2020 with Alfred Collins and Kelvontay Dixon’s signings

It’s Thursday, so it’s time to talk recruiting with the American-Statesman’s Danny Davis and Mike Craven. This week, Danny and Mike are looking back at the makes (Alfred Collins and Kelvontay Dixon) and misses (Princely Umanmielen and Ennis Rakestraw) for Texas on … Read More

Softball

Black History Month at Texas: Lindsey Stephens

Throughout Black History Month, the American-Statesman will take a daily look at the black athletes who have had a lasting impact in Texas’ athletic department. Today, we are writing about softball player Lindsey Stephens. Despite being only 5-5, Stephens stood tall in UT’s lineup from 2013-16. In the Texas record … Read More

Football

On Second Thought Ep 167: Hookem.com’s Mike Craven on Texas signing day; Commish Oliver Luck on XFL

Hookem.com recruiting writer Mike Craven breaks down Texas’ 2020 signing class and reveals where the defensive signees rank in Tom Herman’s tenure. Also, XFL commissioner Oliver Luck previews opening weekend of the new professional football league and discusses if the league was interested in bringing in former Cleveland Browns QB … Read More

Football

Manor defensive end Princely Umanmielen picks Florida over Texas

The hiring of Chris Ash and a move to a four-man front wasn’t enough for Texas to earn back the commitment of Manor defensive end Princely Umanmielen. The four-star pledged to Texas back in the summer before backing off in October over concerns about the defensive … Read More

Football

Source: Texas will hire Indiana’s Mark Hagen to coach Longhorns’ defensive line

Texas coach Tom Herman will complete his staff in the coming days by announcing the hiring of Mark Hagen to be the Longhorns’ defensive line coach, a source familiar with the hiring said. Hagen will work alongside Oscar Giles, who coached UT’s defensive linemen the last … Read More

Track & Field

Black History Month at Texas: Sanya Richards-Ross

Throughout Black History Month, the American-Statesman will take a daily look at the black athletes who have had a lasting impact in Texas’ athletic department. Today, we are writing about track and field standout Sanya Richards-Ross. Richards-Ross spent only two years with the Longhorns, but she made the most out … Read More

Football

Duncanville cornerback Ennis Rakestraw chooses Missouri over Texas, Alabama

Texas lost a late recruiting race for cornerback Ennis Rakestraw when he picked Missouri over the Longhorns and Alabama early Wednesday morning. The three-star from Duncanville became a hot commodity on the recruiting circuit following the early signing period. He picked up offers from Georgia, Alabama … Read More

Football

Texas adds commitment from Kelvontay Dixon, brother of Keaontay Ingram

Texas’ football program received a much needed boost Tuesday night when four-star wide receiver Kelvontay Dixon pledged to the Longhorns. The athlete from Carthage is the younger brother of Texas running back Keaontay Ingram. Dixon is expected to play slot receiver for the Longhorns. Read More

Football

Date, time set for Texas’ annual spring game with other stadium changes coming, too

Texas will hold its annual spring football game on Saturday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. at Royal-Memorial Stadium, athletic director Chris Del Conte said. The specifics of the spring game were unveiled as part of Del Conte’s second annual Texas Athletics Town Hall event at the … Read More

Baseball

Texas’ Murphy Stehly to wear No. 14 as a tribute to former coach John Altobelli

Texas junior infielder Murphy Stehly will honor his former coach by wearing the No. 14 throughout the 2020 baseball season. That number belonged to John Altobelli, the longtime head coach at Orange Coast College. Altobelli and NBA legend Kobe Bryant were two of the nine people killed in a helicopter … Read More

Football

State’s top recruit Zachary Evans won’t choose a school on national signing day

The top uncommitted prospect in Texas won’t sign a national letter of intent on national signing day. During an interview with Fan Run Radio Sunday, Galena Park North Shore running back Zachary Evans confirmed reports that he wouldn’t be choosing a school on Wednesday. Read More

Men's Basketball

Black History Month at Texas: T.J. Ford

Throughout Black History Month, the American-Statesman will take a daily look at the black athletes who have had a lasting impact in Texas’ athletic department. Today, we are writing about basketball player T.J. Ford. Recruited out of Houston, Ford made an immediate impact at Texas when he became the first … Read More

Women's Basketball

Black History Month at Texas: Rodney Page

Throughout Black History Month, the American-Statesman will take a daily look at the black athletes and coaches who have had a lasting impact in Texas’ athletic department. Today, we are writing about basketball coach Rodney Page. It took until the 2014 season for Texas’ football team to hire its first … Read More

Football

Kansas City’s triumph in the Super Bowl makes a winner of ex-Longhorn Alex Okafor

Once again, the NFL season has ended with a Longhorn in the winner’s circle. Kansas City rallied to a 31-20 win over San Francisco in Super Bowl LIV on Sunday night. Like the previous three Super Bowl winners, Kansas City had a former Texas football player on its roster. Read More