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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

The Dotted Line: Which Big 12 freshmen could make impacts in 2020?

The top-ranked recruits in a class aren’t always the quickest to make impacts. It all depends on rosters and situations. If this football season does take place, here’s a list of a true freshman from every Big 12 school capable of earning significant playing … Read More

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Longhorn Confidential: Who is Texas’ biggest rival in recruiting?

The American-Statesman’s Danny Davis and Mike Craven discuss whether Texas A&M or Oklahoma is UT’s biggest rival in recruiting. Danny and Mike also go over California product Jamier Johnson’s recent commitment and whether HBCUs and the Ivy League will begin to receive … Read More

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Big 12 reschedules the start of its annual media days

For the second time in the past few months, the Big 12 has altered the plans for its annual media days. The yearly meeting between media members and the Big 12’s football coaches and top players will not start until Aug. 3, the conference announced on Wednesday. The Big 12’s … Read More

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Trailing only Wisconsin, Texas eyes another Doak Walker Award as Keaontay Ingram makes watch list

Keaontay Ingram is among the players listed on the preseason watch list for the Doak Walker Award, Texas announced on Wednesday. The Doak Walker Award is the annual prize for the best running back in college football. It was first awarded in 1990 to Washington star Greg Lewis. No school … Read More

The Dotted Line: Five players from Texas’ 2019 class are prepared for breakout seasons

Texas’ 2019 recruiting class ranked third in the nation and first in the Big 12. Those rankings include departed five-star athlete Bru McCoy and retired linebacker De’Gabriel Floyd, but it was still an excellent class signed by Tom Herman and … Read More

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Texas senior Sam Ehlinger among the preseason candidates for the Davey O’Brien Award

Texas senior quarterback Sam Ehlinger was placed on the preseason watch list for the Davey O’Brien Award on Tuesday. The Davey O’Brien Award is presented annually to college football’s best quarterback. Previous recipients of this award include Vince Young (2005) and Colt McCoy (2009). The watch list that was published on … Read More

Our 12th annual preseason Top 25: No. 12 Auburn will rely on an experienced offense

The 2020 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 … Read More

The Dotted Line: Comparing Texas’ 2021 defensive commitments with Texas A&M, Oklahoma

Texas, Oklahoma and Texas A&M regularly battle for in-state recruiting supremacy, with the Longhorns owning the crown since the 2018 class, Tom Herman’s first full cycle as head coach. Texas is once again in an early lead, holding the 10th-ranked class in … Read More

Texas renames Joe Jamail Field in honor of Heisman greats Earl Campbell, Ricky Williams

Dahr Jamail saw the George Floyd video and cried. “I was just weeping, thinking how low have we gone?” Jamail said. “That we just stand around and allow this. It’s murder! And it’s become the norm.” Floyd’s death at the hands of four Minneapolis police officers, captured on video and … Read More

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‘Great day to be a Longhorn’: Athletes react after Texas announces a plan to tackle its racial issues

On Monday, Texas officials announced a series of changes that will address the racial issues on its campus. Last month, a series of requests were made through a coordinated release of tweets by over three dozen UT athletes. Changing the name of Robert Lee Moore Hall … Read More

UT making sweeping changes in response to athlete requests but keeps ‘The Eyes of Texas’

In response to requests from Longhorn football players, University of Texas officials announced sweeping changes Monday to address the university’s racial landscape but is not changing “The Eyes of Texas” school song. The university addressed most requests made by members of the UT football team, such as changing the name … Read More

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Preseason watch list for 2020 Bednarik Award includes Texas’ Joseph Ossai and Caden Sterns

On Monday, two members of UT’s football team made the cut for the Bednarik Award’s preseason watch list. Texas juniors Joseph Ossai and Caden Sterns were two of the 90 names on the annual watch list. The Bednarik Award is given each season to the best defensive player in college … Read More