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Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: NCAA announcement banning fans is only the beginning

It had to happen. What choice did the NCAA have? President Mark Emmert made the right decision. Prudence over popularity. Safety over packed houses. 
March Madness will take on a new face, an apparition-like quality that we will hopefully one day remember as an isolated dark period in the history … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Aston knows senior leadership will tell Texas’ NCAA tale

Leadership can come in several forms, and Texas will need each and every one if the Horns hope to win a game in the NCAAs for the first time since 2018. Karen Aston is short on big players, but she has enough senior leadership to make some noise in the … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Streak, maybe the season, is over; when is enough enough for Texas, Shaka?

Enough. We’ve seen enough. I would imagine so has Chris Del Conte. And Gregory L. Fenves. And I’m sure Longhorn Nation has. After a truly impressive, five-game win streak, Texas didn’t have enough Saturday. Not enough grit. Not enough defense. Not enough deep confidence. Not enough bodies. And clearly not … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas smarting from another loss, this one to the coveted Beard

LUBBOCK — Yeah, I know. The game was in Austin, but it sure didn’t feel like it. Or sound like it, considering Texas Tech fans probably made up about a third or at least a quarter of the best crowd of the year at the rowdy Erwin Center on Saturday. Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Baylor lock, stock and barrels over Texas women

So much for the heralded Battle of I-35. The skirmish between freeway neighbors Texas and Baylor didn’t materialize Friday night and instead devolved into the Eyesore of I-35, at least for the humbled home team. The second-ranked Lady Bears created a nightmarish experience for the outmatched Longhorns and used a … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas falls to Kansas; yes, it’s another sequel

Sequels are the in thing. Almost seems like you can’t go to a movie house without seeing the next incarnation of a bunch of actors in tight-fitting costumes in the next Marvel superhero film or another Faster and Furiouser or Rocky 22. There’s no escaping them. And the remake narrative … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Kevin Durant’s Golden State legacy is riding on the NBA Finals

Before Kevin Durant limped off the court with a calf injury in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals, the Golden State Warriors were the odds on-favorite to win their fourth title in five seasons. Now with KD still on the shelf as the Dubs await the winner of the … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Despite preseason setbacks, Texas women churning along

All things considered, Texas is having a good year in women’s hoops. Even if it’s never easy. The preseason brought the news of incoming McDonald’s All-American Sedona Prince going down with a broken leg while playing international ball in Mexico City. Then explosive senior guard Lashann Higgs, who was handed … Read More