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The Dotted Line: Comparing Texas’ 2021 offensive 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

Our 12th annual preseason Top 25: No. 14 Texas A&M, Mond still trying to figure out how to put it all together

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

Our 12th annual preseason Top 25: Slovis’ arm has No. 15 USC looking ahead to bigger things

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

Our 12th annual preseason Top 25: No. 16 Oklahoma State has it all — Hubbard, Wallace, and Gundy, too

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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Texas’ Prince Dorbah and Justin Mader to be ready for fall camp following summertime surgeries

Freshman Prince Dorbah and junior Justin Mader both require arthroscopic surgery for their knee injuries, Texas announced on Friday. Texas said the surgeries for Dorbah and Mader will happen on Monday. The Longhorns expect both players to return during the team’s preseason training camp. Read more: … Read More

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Following an overturned wrongful conviction, Greg Kelley participates in a walk-on tryout at Texas

Greg Kelley, who was imprisoned for three years due to a wrongful conviction, may include a chapter about the Texas Longhorns in his comeback story. A Texas spokesperson confirmed on Friday that Kelley participated in a walk-on tryout for the football team this spring. Kelley’s wife, Gaebri, tweeted on Thursday … Read More

Mack Brown: ‘We probably took some guys off video’ at the end of his tenure at Texas

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — He was hired in Chapel Hill in 1987 to replace Dick Crum, whose teams had stumbled, producing one winning season in four years. After going 1-10 in 1988 and again in ’89, Mack Brown’s teams began a steady climb, producing eight straight winning seasons. Brown returned to … Read More

Our 12th annual preseason Top 25: No. 17 Michigan has worry spots on offense, but what else is new?

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

Our 12th annual preseason Top 25: Was it a mirage, or is Mack back? No. 18 North Carolina hopes so

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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Report: Big 12 schools agree to bench visiting bands, spirit squads over coronavirus fears

Big 12 schools have reached an agreement where visiting bands and spirit groups will not travel to conference road games this season because of COVID-19 concerns, according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. The decision comes as Texas-based athletic directors grapple with how to space out season ticket holders to meet Gov. Read More

Our 12th annual Top 25 countdown: No. 19 Minnesota must get defensive again in the Big Ten

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

State Fair canceled for 2020 over coronavirus, but Texas-OU still a go at Cotton Bowl

State Fair of Texas officials announced Tuesday they were canceling the annual extravaganza over COVID-19 concerns, but their decision has no impact on the Texas-Oklahoma football game. Calling it “an extremely tough decision,” State Fair board chairwoman Gina Norris said health and safety was the top priority. More than 2.5 … Read More

Our 12th annual Top 25 countdown: No. 20 Central Florida hopes to recapture that 2017 magic

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

Our 12th annual preseason Top 25: No. 21 Utah has holes to fill in quest for a third Pac-12 South title

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

Our 12th annual preseason Top 25: No. 22 Cincinnati may be poised to take that next step

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

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas’ Del Conte, peers prepare for all scenarios, even spring football

Chris Del Conte has heard it all. Darn near every scenario under the sun. College football on schedule. No chance of college football. Delayed football. Football in the spring. And then again in the fall of 2021. “I’ve heard ‘em all,” the shaggy-bearded Texas athletic director said on Thursday. “Everyone … Read More

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Texas adds four-star cornerback Jamier Johnson

Four-star cornerback Jamier Johnson became Texas’ 14th pledge Friday afternoon when the Pasadena, Calif. Native chose the Longhorns over 14 other offers, including Ohio State and Oregon. The 6-0, 170-pound prospect attends high school at John Muir. He’s the 17th-ranked cornerback and the 24th-best … Read More

Commitment 101: Texas raids California for four-star cornerback Jamier Johnson

Four-star cornerback Jamier Johnson became Texas’ 14th pledge Friday afternoon when the Pasadena, Calif. Native chose the Longhorns over 14 other offers, including Ohio State and Oregon. The 6-0, 170-pound prospect attends high school at John Muir. He’s the 17th-ranked cornerback and the 24th-best … Read More

Our 12th annual preseason Top 25: No. 23 Iowa eyes another 10-win season, Big Ten title shot

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

UT’s DeMarvion Overshown: ‘I can not continue to perform for a program that doesn’t show me the same love and support I do for them’

In a lengthy message that was published on his Twitter account on Thursday, Texas football player DeMarvion Overshown announced that he “will be sitting out all team activities.” Overshown’s statement comes three weeks after nearly 40 student-athletes publicly called for Texas to address racial issues on … Read More