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Big 12 presidents could wait two more weeks, maybe longer, before making fall sports decisions

Big 12 presidents are comfortable waiting two more weeks and maybe longer before making any definitive decisions about the upcoming college football season. In a wide-ranging interview with the American-Statesman, Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec said league presidents generally want to play a full 12-game season. Still, the league must … Read More

Even in a pandemic, Texas coach Tom Herman would ‘love to play’ Texas A&M

Texas coach Tom Herman has always been polite but firm when asked about restarting the rivalry with Texas A&M. Simply put, the Longhorns want to play. The Aggies still don’t. Then came COVID-19. It’s still unclear whether the global pandemic will derail the entire college football season. But Herman made … Read More

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Numbers game: Texas reveals jersey assignments for newcomers

With the countdown to the football season still ongoing, Texas recently updated the roster on its website. The updated roster no longer includes cornerback Anthony Cook, who recently entered the transfer portal. Junior cornerback Kobe Boyce, who announced over the weekend that he is stepping away … Read More

The Dotted Line: Five 2020 signees prepared to make instant impacts for Texas

Hopes continue to grow for some semblance of a college football season, whether it be a complete 12-game schedule, conference-only slates or a hybrid of the two with the Longhorns allowed to play one out-of-conference game against an SEC opponent, which would be the … Read More

Sen. Graham on NCAA compensation rules: ‘We’ve got to do something’

The Senate Judiciary Committee wants to have a bipartisan plan in place to regulate the way college athletes can be compensated for name, image and likeness rights by Sept. 15, Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday. The Republican from South Carolina also conceded during a hearing on college athletics: “I don’t … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas, Oklahoma rise to top of the Big 12 recruiting rankings

The 2021 Big 12 recruiting rankings are beginning to take a familiar shape as Oklahoma begins pushing its way towards the top spot. Texas and Oklahoma dominate the Big 12 recruiting landscape on a yearly basis with the Longhorns taking the crown the last … Read More

The Dotted Line: Football in spring would force top recruits to choose — enroll early or play last prep season

There is no guarantee that high school football will take place in the fall as COVID-19 continues to postpone the opening of schools across the nation. California announced on Monday that school-sanctioned sports are canceled throughout the fall, though high school athletes can compete … Read More

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Golden: The song remains the same, but Texas’ changes are tremendous

In this week’s Golden Nuggets, Ced touches on a Bevo-related item. Here is his take: Positive changes at Texas last week Go on vacation and big news happens. Such is life, but when something affects future generations, it must be examined, even if it’s a week old. Read More

Our 12th annual preseason Top 25: Another top recruiting class will help No. 6 Georgia reload

The college football season is less than two months away. Right? As it approaches with question marks, our 12th annual countdown series of our preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff, breaks down who we think are the top teams in the country. Last year’s eventual College … Read More

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From Earl Thomas to Calvin Anderson: How do the Texas Longhorns rate in Madden NFL 21?

Last week, 29 of Texas’ former football players received their ratings for the annual Madden video game. For the second straight year, Earl Thomas was the highest-rated of UT’s NFL representatives while Calvin Anderson was the lowest. Thomas did lose seven points from the score he … Read More

The Dotted Line: Predicting the destinations of the top uncommitted prospects on the Fab 55

Five of the top 20 players on the Fabulous 55 are still uncommitted. There were six until Friday, when five-star offensive tackle Tommy Brockermeyer chose Alabama. Three of the state’s top four players are committed to out-of-state programs. Of the 16 highest-rated players … Read More

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Citing a need to ‘work on myself,’ Kobe Boyce steps away from Texas’ football team

Texas junior Kobe Boyce announced on Saturday that he has decided to focus on his mental health instead of football. A fourth-year cornerback on the UT football team, Boyce revealed in a lengthy message on Twitter that he has been battling depression for the past few years. He went onto … Read More

Our 12th annual preseason Top 25: No. 9 Notre Dame’s CFP route gets murkier with canceled games

The college football season is two months away. Right? As it approaches with question marks, our 12th annual countdown series of our preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff, breaks down who we think are the top teams in the country. Last year’s eventual College Football Playoff … Read More

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Longhorns picked to win a bronze medal as Big 12 releases its preseason football poll

When it comes to its standing in the Big 12, Texas will start the 2020 football season in the same place that it finished its 2019 campaign. UT was picked to finish third in the Big 12’s preseason football poll, which was released on Friday. The Longhorns received four of … Read More

Where does Texas turn at offensive line with Tommy, James Brockermeyer off recruiting board?

Texas’ pursuit for the best offensive line prospects in the state took a hit Friday afternoon when Tommy and James Brockermeyer chose Alabama over the Longhorns and dozens of other major programs. Tommy is a five-star offensive tackle ranking second on the … Read More

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Longhorn legacies Tommy and James Brockermeyer pick Alabama over Texas

Texas’ pursuit for the best offensive line prospects in the state took a hit Friday afternoon when Tommy and James Brockermeyer chose Alabama over the Longhorns and dozens of other major programs. Tommy is a five-star offensive tackle ranking second on the … Read More

Longhorns lend their voices to a chorus as college athletes speak up against racial injustices

At 1:59 p.m. on June 12, Caden Sterns sent out a tweet. Jared Wiley published the same tweet at the same time. As did fellow Texas football teammates Tope Imade, Willie Tyler and David Gbenda. Over the next few minutes, those players were joined by teammates and other members of … Read More

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Texas represented on the Big 12’s preseason football team by a Longhorn quintet

Five Longhorns have been voted onto the Big 12’s preseason football team, the conference revealed on Thursday. Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger and offensive lineman Samuel Cosmi joined forces on the preseason team’s offense. Joseph Ossai, who made the cut as a linebacker, was accompanied on the defense by defensive backs … Read More

Our 12th annual preseason Top 25: No. 10 Oregon has a big arm to replace to avoid tumbling in the Pac-12

The 2020 college football season is two months away. Right? As it approaches with question marks, our 12th annual countdown series of our preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff, breaks down who we think are the top teams in the country. Last year’s eventual College Football … Read More

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Following university’s announcement, DeMarvion Overshown returns to football activities at Texas

Texas football player DeMarvion Overshown has ended his personal boycott and resumed his football career. Overshown tweeted on Thursday that it “Feels good to be back in my element.” A UT spokesperson confirmed that Overshown is participating in the team’s strength and conditioning program. This is the first week this … Read More