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Even with social distancing, Texas officials believe all season ticket holders can fit in stadium

As long as Gov. Greg Abbott allows at least 50% stadium capacity this fall, Texas officials believe they can squeeze all football season ticket holders into Royal-Memorial Stadium. Speaking on a conference call with other college administrators, UT’s director of external operations Drew Martin said coronavirus … Read More

The Dotted Line: Predicting the destination of the top-rated uncommitted Fab 55 members

Commitments keep pouring in across the country despite the no-visit rule imposed on coaches and players until July 31 due to the pandemic. Only eight of the top 20 players on the 2021 Fabulous 55 are uncommitted entering mid-June. Thirty-two of the 55 players … Read More

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Longhorn Confidential: Black Lives Matter and activism among athletes at Texas

The American-Statesman’s Danny Davis and Mike Craven go over some recruiting news and discuss how the Longhorns have lent their voices to the Black Lives Matter movement.   The Dotted Line: Black parents, coaches explain how white head coaches can help … Read More

The Dotted Line: Trio of prospects trending towards Texas

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class currently rests at 11 members, ranks 16th in the country and first in the Big 12, per 247Sports’ composite ratings. The class is headlined by five-star athlete Ja’Tavion Sanders and his Denton Ryan teammate, four-star athlete Billy Bowman Jr. The … Read More

The Dotted Line: Black parents, coaches explain how white head coaches can help dialogue

Thousands of black college football players are preparing to return to campuses across the country amid the coronavirus pandemic and social unrest across the country. The Black Lives Matter movement entered most people’s lives through the protests of former NFL … Read More

‘That can be me’: Texas players march to State’s Capitol with higher purpose, raise awareness for inequality

Thursday, a hot, humid Texas day in early June, brought about what should stand forever as one of the most memorable moments in Texas football history. Dozens of Longhorns, their coaches and support staff members walked from Royal-Memorial Stadium to the steps of the State Capitol, … Read More

New coronavirus manual details how Texas football athletes return to on-campus workouts

Texas football athletes and their families received a 19-page manual on Thursday from the athletic department that spells out how the Longhorns will return for summer workouts while dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. The “Texas Athletics Football Student-Athlete Return To Campus Plan” has detailed instructions about … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep. 182: DMN’s Kevin Sherrington on the NBA, MLB’s struggles, COVID-19 and Dak’s contract

Dallas Morning News columnist Kevin Sherrington breaks down the latest on the upcoming NBA playoffs, MLB’s financial squabbles and the situation surrounding Dak Prescott’s contract negotiations with the Dallas Cowboys. He also chats about candidates for the next class of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame with fellow voters Cedric … Read More

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As a form of protest, Texas receiver Brennan Eagles threatens to not play football

Texas receiver Brennan Eagles has announced that he may take a stand by sitting. Eagles took to social media on Wednesday night to ask his fellow student-athletes if sports should currently be anyone’s focus. He added that he doesn’t see himself playing football anytime soon. On both his Twitter and … Read More

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Report: Ex-Longhorn punter Chris Naggar to play at SMU in 2020

The Dallas Morning News reported on Monday that former Texas punter Chris Naggar will close out his collegiate career as SMU. According to 247Sports, Naggar joins offensive lineman J.P. Urquidez (Texas State) and defensive lineman Gerald Wilbon (Louisiana Tech) as the graduate transfers who have left the … Read More

Texas coach Tom Herman opens up on race relations as his Longhorns speak up in team meeting

It’s a simple question, but the answer forces some hard truths. Does the average fan truly understand what it’s like to be a black athlete at Texas? “Absolutely not. No. No way,” Texas coach Tom Herman told the American-Statesman on Monday. “Well, one, if … Read More

Texas athletes, coaches take to Twitter; ‘Last time I checked burnt orange ain’t get murdered and oppressed’

With protests unfolding blocks from campus, Texas athletes and coaches expressed their feelings on social media about race relations, last week’s death of George Floyd and even digitally pushed back against those wanting them to stick to sports. “It’s an unpleasant time right now but not … Read More

The Dotted Line: Scouting the Next 25, finishing with Nos. 5-1

The Next 25, our ranking of the top 25 prospects in Texas for the 2022 recruiting cycle, was released last week. Southlake Carroll quarterback Quinn Ewers headlines the list as the No. 1 player and the only quarterback to make the cut. The Next 25 consists … Read More

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Golden: Selvin Young meets challenges in the business world just like he did at Texas

Selvin Young was a self-made college football player who, just like his more famous Texas teammate with the same surname, grew up in humble surroundings in Houston before arriving in Austin. Fourteen years after the biggest game of his life, Young has matured into a self-made man, an entrepreneur who … Read More

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‘This is a painful time for our country’: Texas coach Tom Herman reacts to the death of George Floyd

On Friday night, Texas football coach Tom Herman said he was “sickened by the senseless killing of George Floyd.” Earlier this week, video emerged of a Minneapolis police officer using the force of his knee on Floyd’s neck during an arrest. Floyd, 46, repeatedly pleaded that he could not breath, … Read More

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Longhorns add punter Isaac Pearson to 2021 recruiting class

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class grew to 11 members Friday morning when Isaac Pearson, a punter from ProKick Australia, pledged to the Longhorns. Pearson is the third consecutive punter from ProKick Australia to commit to Texas as a punter, following Michael Dickson and current punter Ryan Bujcevski. Texas’ recruiting … Read More

The Dotted Line: Scouting the Next 25, continuing with Nos. 10-6

The Next 25, our ranking of the top 25 prospects in Texas for the 2022 recruiting cycle, was released Monday. Southlake Carroll quarterback Quinn Ewers headlines the list as the No. 1 player and the only quarterback to make the cut. The Next 25 consisted of … Read More

The Dotted Line: Scouting the Next 25, continuing with Nos. 15-11

The Next 25, our ranking of the top 25 prospects in Texas for the 2022 recruiting cycle, was released Monday. Southlake Carroll quarterback Quinn Ewers headlines the list as the No. 1 player and the only quarterback to make the cut. The Next 25 consisted of … Read More

Life in quarantine for an NFL player — through the eyes of former Texas star Quandre Diggs

SEATTLE — Seattle Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs won’t go as far as saying he’s enjoying quarantine. But he has to admit he may not be as bothered by it as a lot of people might be. “The quarantine is perfect for me,” Diggs said last Thursday when he talked to … Read More

The Dotted Line: Scouting the Next 25, continuing with Nos. 20-16

The Next 25, our ranking of the top 25 prospects in Texas for the 2022 recruiting cycle, was released Monday. Southlake Carroll quarterback Quinn Ewers headlines the list as the No. 1 player and the only quarterback to make the cut. The Next 25 consisted of … Read More