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Texas athletics, 2017-18: A year of wins on the field, but also transformative change off it

For Texas athletics, the 2017-18 athletic year was successful. Taken on the whole, it always is. Sure, the Longhorns enjoyed their typical success in non-revenue sports. Texas hauled in yet another national championship in men’s swimming and diving, its fourth straight and 14th overall under legendary … Read More

The Dotted Line: Five prospects trending toward Texas in the 2019 class

Stay updated on latest Texas Longhorns recruiting news brought to you by Longhorns recruiting beat writer Mike Craven of Hookem.com. The Dotted Line will publish M-F at 10 a.m. each morning to provide Texas fans with an in-depth look at the latest for the Longhorns on the recruiting trail. Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas impresses 2020 targets Chris Thompson Jr., Alec Bryant

Stay updated on latest Texas Longhorns recruiting news brought to you by Longhorns recruiting beat writer Mike Craven of Hookem.com. The Dotted Line will publish M-F at 10 a.m. each morning to provide Texas fans with an in-depth look at the latest for the Longhorns on the recruiting trail. Read More

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Derek Stingley Jr. chooses LSU over Florida, Texas

The nation’s top cornerback prospect chose home. Derek Stingley Jr., a five-star from Louisiana, picked LSU on Wednesday over Texas and Florida. The Longhorns made the final cut, but LSU is the best program in the country at keeping in-state talent within its borders. Stingley becomes the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with three-star defensive end Peter Mpagi

Stay updated on latest Texas Longhorns recruiting news brought to you by Longhorns recruiting beat writer Mike Craven of Hookem.com. The Dotted Line will publish M-F at 10 a.m. each morning to provide Texas fans with an in-depth look at the latest for the Longhorns on the recruiting trail. Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas narrows in on Mansfield Legacy talent; Chad Lindberg talks UT

Stay updated on latest Texas Longhorns recruiting news brought to you by Longhorns recruiting beat writer Mike Craven of Hookem.com. The Dotted Line will publish M-F at 10 a.m. each morning to provide Texas fans with an in-depth look at the latest for the Longhorns on the recruiting trail. Read More

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Texas makes cut for three-star IMG Academy offensive lineman Chris Akporoghene

Texas isn’t a stranger to recruiting at IMG Academy in Florida, a private school that drew the ire of many high school coaches in the state. The Longhorns signed four-star inside linebacker Ayodele Adeoye in the 2018 class and are hunting 2019 running backs … Read More

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Four-star athlete Jaren Mangham includes Texas among finalists

Jaren Mangham, the No. 30-ranked athlete in the country, included the Longhorns among the nine finalists for his commitment. The 6-foot-1, 214-pound prospect from Cass Technical High School in Michigan can play running back or outside linebacker. Texas prefers him at outside linebacker. Next … Read More

The Dotted Line: Longhorns want to build Polynesian pipeline; commits enjoy Heat Wave

Stay updated on latest Texas Longhorns recruiting news brought to you by Longhorns recruiting beat writer Mike Craven of Hookem.com. The Dotted Line will publish M-F at 10 a.m. each morning to provide Texas fans with an in-depth look at the latest for the Longhorns on the recruiting trail. Read More

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NCAA settles CTE lawsuit filed by widow of former Longhorn Greg Ploetz

The NCAA has settled a lawsuit with the family of a former University of Texas football player that accused the organization of being responsible for his brain injuries and death decades after his playing career. The lawsuit in Dallas was settled Friday after three days of trial. A court administrator … Read More

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Teammates Javonne Shepherd, Demond Demas enjoy Texas’ Heat Wave

Texas remains atop for Javonne Shepherd Texas and Texas A&M might not face each other on a football field, but that doesn’t stop the two long-time rivals from competing on the recruiting trail. The latest target caught in the battlefield is four-star offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd. Read More

Commitment 101: Peter Mpagi offers Longhorns another pass rushing threat

It was a matter of if, not when, Houston George Ranch defensive end Peter Mpagi would commit once an offer from Texas was extended on Thursday. It didn’t take long — three days, to be exact — for the three-star prospect to announce his decision on Saturday … Read More

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Three-star defensive end Peter Mpagi becomes Texas’ 10th commitment in 2019

No. 10 is in. George Ranch defensive end Peter Mpagi became the 10th prospect to commit to Tom Herman and Texas in the 2019 cycle, joining Huntsville defensive end T’Vondre Sweat along the defensive line. Mpagi picked up an offer Thursday and quickly cancelled … Read More

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Texas target Elijah Higgins breaks down current recruiting status

Local standout Elijah Higgins is on a trip around the southeast visiting programs. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound wide receiver from Austin Bowie visited Florida and Auburn over the past few days and is set to stop by Ole Miss and Arkansas before returning home. He’ll take an official … Read More

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Branson Bragg, the state’s top center, chooses Stanford

The state’s top center, Branson Bragg, committed to Stanford over offers from Texas A&M, Texas and others on Friday night. The 6-foot-4, 295-pound prospect is ranked No. 29 on the updated Fabulous 55 and is a four-star prospect who is considered the third-best center … Read More

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Three-star wide receiver Langston Anderson includes Texas among his top 10

Texas was included among the top 10 schools for three-star wide receiver Langston Anderson. The 6-foot-2, 188-pound product of Midlothian Heritage picked up an offer from the Longhorns on May 26. He took an official visit to Arizona State on June 1. Baylor, Texas Tech and Oklahoma … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas is set to host a pair of important linebacker targets

Stay updated on latest Texas Longhorns recruiting news brought to you by Longhorns recruiting beat writer Mike Craven of Hookem.com. The Dotted Line will publish M-F at 10 a.m. each morning to provide Texas fans with an in-depth look at the latest for the Longhorns on the recruiting trail. Read More

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Defensive end Peter Mpagi picks up long-awaited Texas offer

Patience remains a virtue, even in the fast-paced world of recruiting. Ask defensive end Peter Mpagi. The three-star from George Ranch wanted an offer from Texas. His dad studied business at the university. His sister ran some track for the Longhorns. He felt Texas in his blood. Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas broadens search for wide receiver targets in 2019 class

Stay updated on latest Texas Longhorns recruiting news brought to you by Longhorns recruiting beat writer Mike Craven of Hookem.com. The Dotted Line will publish M-F at 10 a.m. each morning to provide Texas fans with an in-depth look at the latest for the Longhorns on the recruiting trail. Read More

New NCAA transfer, redshirt rules shift the balance of power toward the athlete

The NCAA Division I council announced the passage of two blockbuster rule changes on Wednesday that shift the power dynamic in college athletics toward the athlete. Beginning Oct. 15, athletes in all sports can transfer to other institutions without informing their coaches first. Under current rules, … Read More