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#WeAreOne: All kinds of Texas exes show support for current players pushing for change

Texas exes across the athletic spectrum were tweeting their support Tuesday for the current Longhorns engaged in campus activism to change UT’s racial environment. Former football players Lance Gunn, Mike Adams, Jamaal Charles, Derrick Johnson, Tim Crowder, Sam Acho, Quandre Diggs and Johnathan Gray and more … Read More

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says 50% stadium capacity is ‘more than just the seating strategy’

Gov. Greg Abbott confirmed Tuesday that he met with college athletic directors around the state of Texas last week to discuss limiting stadium capacity to 50% this fall due to COVID-19. While Abbott did not get into specifics about the call itself, he said basketball and … Read More

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Texas exes Dan Neil, Kenneth Sims both named to 2021 College Football Hall of Fame ballot

Texas exes Dan Neil and Kenneth Sims are both on the 2021 College Football Hall of Fame ballot unveiled Tuesday. Neil was a four-year starter on the offensive line from 1993-96. A finalist for the Outland Trophy, Neil started 49 games and became a first-team All-American … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas extends recruiting lead in Big 12; West Virginia, Oklahoma State move up

Three Big 12 teams made positive impacts to their recruiting classes over the past month with the Texas Longhorns making major headway Monday when four-star defensive backs JD Coffey and Ishmael Ibraheem chose Tom Herman’s program. Both are members of the 2021 Fabulous 55. Read More

Texas officials listening while Oklahoma State, Texas A&M athletes take stands on race issues

The activism that starts at Texas may indeed change the world. While those in the Tower were getting their arms around a list of requests from athletes, others around the region were raising issues tied to racial equality. Interim Texas president Jay Hartzell … Read More

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Interim Texas president Jay Hartzell addresses race issues, avoids ‘The Eyes’ for now

In a statement, interim Texas president Jay Hartzell announced Monday he would “listen closely” to those on campus about racial inequities and formulate a plan this summer but did not address the furor created over the Longhorns players’ requests last week. Hartzell mentioned nothing about changing … Read More

Commitment 101: JD Coffey continues Texas’ tradition of landing elite safeties under Tom Herman

Texas started its reloading process at the safety position by securing the commitment of JD Coffey, a four-star from Kennedale High School. He’s the seventh-ranked safety in the 2021 recruiting class, per 247Sports Composite, and he checks in at No. Read More

Commitment 101: Four-star cornerback Ishmael Ibraheem adds talent to future Texas secondary

Texas added potential star power to its future secondary on Monday when cornerback Ishmael Ibraheem became the first player at his position to pledge to the Longhorns in the 2021 recruiting class. The 6-1, 175-pound four-star Dallas Kimball chose Texas over 33 other offers, including Georgia and LSU. Read More

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Four-star safety JD Coffey joins Texas’ 2021 recruiting class

Texas started its reloading process at the safety position by securing the commitment of JD Coffey, a four-star from Kennedale High School. He’s the seventh-ranked safety in the 2021 recruiting class, per 247Sports Composite, and he checks in at No. Read More

Former Texas post Sedona Prince plaintiff in new name, images, likeness lawsuit against NCAA

Attorneys acting on behalf of two current college athletes on Monday filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA and the Power Five conferences that could substantially increase the tension — and financial stakes — connected to athletes’ ability to make money off their name, image and likeness. The suit, … Read More

The Dotted Line: Recruits react to Texas players call for change of building names, ‘Eyes of Texas’

A herd of Longhorns athletes called for changes to address the University of Texas’ past racial transgressions, specifically the renaming of buildings on campus and replacing “The Eyes of Texas” as the school song. Players of different colors, ethnicities and … Read More

What’s in a name?: A look at the names on buildings that Texas athletes want changed

The University of Texas has a long tradition of naming campus buildings after school presidents, influential donors and members of the UT System Board of Regents. On Friday, dozens of Texas athletes requested that four specific building names be changed due to the individual’s personal … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: The Eyes of frustrated players are upon Texas, but the song remains the same

Texas players have spoken in good faith. The school will listen, we trust, equally in good faith. And the eyes of the nation will be upon both parties going forward in these turbulent times. A week ago, Longhorns football players marched. On Friday, they effectively gave their school marching orders … Read More

A history of ‘The Eyes of Texas’: Song performed at minstrel shows is now part of every-day UT life

“The Eyes of Texas” is nearly as old as the University of Texas itself. The school song was written in 1903 and is played before and after every UT sporting event. But the song’s origins, lyrical tune and meaning has been a sore subject with minorities … Read More

In show of unity and force, Texas athletes call for changes to address UT’s racial past, future

In a show of unity and force, multiple University of Texas athletes asked for a series of changes Friday that, if enacted, would radically alter UT’s racial landscape, from changing building names to replacing “The Eyes of Texas” as the school song. Nearly 40 student-athletes from seven different … Read More

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Texas CB Anthony Cook abruptly announces he’s leaving the Longhorns

Texas defensive back Anthony Cook abruptly announced late Thursday that he was leaving the Longhorns for undisclosed reasons. The tweet was later deleted.  “Due to unfortunate situations I will not be playing another snap for the University of Texas,” Cook tweeted. “Has nothing to do with … Read More

Texas will start voluntary workouts next week, but first, how are those COVID tests looking?

As it turns out, this is not Tom Herman’s first pandemic. “Eleven years ago, we went through H1N1,” the Texas coach said Thursday. “I was at Iowa State and we traveled to Lincoln, Nebraska, and we had to play Ndamukong Suh with like nine starters … Read More

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Fender bender: Texas defensive back B.J. Foster fractures his hand after punching a car’s bumper

After getting into “a fight with a car bumper,” Texas junior defensive back B.J. Foster has been added to the Longhorns’ injury report. Texas coach Tom Herman told reporters on Thursday that Foster fractured the fifth metacarpal bone in my hand. Herman explained that Foster recently discovered that his car’s … Read More

The Dotted Line: Hayden Connor, Jordon Thomas discuss their Texas commitment status

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class remains at 11 members entering next week, which will begin with the expected announcements Monday of four-star defensive backs Ishmael Ibraheem and JD Coffey. Texas’ class ranks 17th in the country but first in the Big 12, and … Read More

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With summer workouts approaching, two Longhorns test positive for COVID-19

Texas announced Wednesday night that two Longhorns football players are self-isolating after testing positive for COVID-19. Another tested positive for the COVID-19 antibody. One of the student-athletes identified symptoms during pre-screening and was tested before arriving on campus, while the other two were tested during the on-campus screening process, according … Read More