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The Dotted Line: Scouting the Next 25, starting with Nos. 25-21

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. Read More

The Dotted Line: Southlake Carroll quarterback Quinn Ewers top-ranked on our Next 25

Football talent is cyclical. The talent always exists in Texas because of the love of the game, the amount of resources allotted to our high school programs and the sheer vastness of the Lone Star State. The cyclical nature of the talent is revealed within … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Football now has a return date, but is it too soon, too risky?

Football is back. Well, at least a tiny semblance of it. A glimmer, perhaps. If the SEC says so, it has to be true, right?  And if football is back, could normalcy be far behind?  Not necessarily. And not if the return is force-fed before everyone is adequately … Read More

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Three-star tight end Landen King backs away from Texas pledge

The fickle nature of recruiting in an environment without visits and in-person contact was illustrated Friday afternoon when three-star tight end Landen King de-committed from the Longhorns less than a month since he pledged to Tom Herman’s program on May 22. The Longhorns’ 2021 … Read More

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Texas governor Greg Abbott predicts college football will return on schedule

Gov. Greg Abbott told KXAN in an interview Friday that he thinks that college football in Texas will begin on schedule with some fans in the stands. “My prediction is yes, we’re going to have college football beginning as scheduled on schedule with at least some level of fans in … Read More

‘The Sheriff’ gets his degree: At 52, Stanley Richard is now officially a Texas graduate

Each spring, the Texas athletic department publishes a list of its spring graduates. Most of the names are those you’d expect, current seniors from various sports. One name this semester was stunning. Or rather, it was Shocking. Stanley Richard is now 52. His name wouldn’t register with most current Longhorns. Read More

Texas ex Brandon Jones’ NFL journey included tragedy and an unusual project

MIAMI — So where do you start? That’s the question with Miami Dolphins rookie third-round pick Brandon Jones, who comports himself in impressive ways that you wouldn’t necessarily expect from a 22-year-old. Do you start with Jones taking the initiative of asking every NFL team for defensive film, in the … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep. 181: Texas ex Selvin Young on the 2006 Rose Bowl and building a business post-football

On this week’s On Second Thought podcast, hosts Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden debate if the sports world should take a more cautious approach in returning amid the pandemic and how much they would pay Cowboys QB Dak Prescott. Also, former Texas running back Selvin Young talks about the history-making … Read More

The Dotted Line: Ranking, projecting Texas’ current 2021 defensive class

The Longhorns added five players to their 2021 recruiting class since the last week of April despite the prohibition of visits due to COVID-19. It started with three-star tight end Landen King on … Read More

The Dotted Line: Ranking, projecting Texas’ six offensive commits in the 2021 recruiting cycle

The Longhorns added five players to their 2021 recruiting class since the last week of April despite the prohibition of visits due to COVID-19. It started with three-star tight end Landen King on April 26. Defenders … Read More

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Austin health officials skeptical of large crowds gathering for Texas football in 2020

Austin health officials are still skeptical large crowds will be able to gather at Texas football games this fall without good treatments or tests upon entry. “As much as we want things to be back to normal, they are not back to normal yet,” Austin-Travis County … Read More

AP: Power Five conferences spend big on lobbying Congress in first quarter of 2020

The Power Five conferences spent $350,000 on lobbying in the first three months of 2020, more than they had previously spent in any full year, as part of a coordinated effort to influence Congress on legislation affecting the ability of college athletes to earn endorsement money. The Southeastern Conference was … Read More

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All 20 Texas sports earn high marks for NCAA’s Academic Progress Rates

Texas athletes continue to excel in the classroom and move toward degrees, according to the most recent Academic Progress Rates issued by the NCAA. Data released by the NCAA on Tuesday showed that all 20 UT sports recorded at least a 968 out of possible 1,000. Read More

Judge’s ruling stands: NCAA can’t limit athletes’ benefits that are tied to education

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday unanimously upheld a district judge’s ruling that the NCAA cannot limit education-related benefits that college athletes can receive. In March 2019, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled that the NCAA had violated antitrust law and could not … Read More

Texas athletics issues 48-page guide with rules on returning to work amid coronavirus pandemic

Texas athletic officials issued a 48-page guide to their employees Tuesday that dove into granular detail about how Longhorns coaches and staff can safely return to work. The majority of UT’s 375 employees office in the north end zone of Royal-Memorial Stadium. Going forward, employees will … Read More

The Dotted Line: Five 2020 Texas signees poised for immediate playing time in 2020

The promise of football in the fall appears to be solidifying across the south as coaching staffs expect to return to work on a limited basis in June and Texas governor Greg Abbott announcing his intention to allow the return of sports in the near future. That means … Read More

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Longhorn Confidential: What a quartet of commitments means for Texas’ Class of 2021

The American-Statesman’s Danny Davis and Mike Craven introduce Texas fans to the four recruits who have committed to the Longhorns this month. Danny and Mike also examine what Jahdae Barron’s flip from Baylor means for UT and what Zachary Evans’ surprise signing means for TCU. Read More

The Dotted Line: Flurry of commitments shake up Big 12 recruiting rankings

Multiple teams in the Big 12 added high-profile prospects to their respective 2021 recruiting classes over the past three weeks, changing up the overall rankings for the conference since our last look at the Big 12 recruiting rankings. Texas and Oklahoma normally battle it … Read More

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Texas’ NFL rookies get their new jersey assignments

When it comes to jersey numbers, some former Longhorns will have a new look during the 2020 football season. Former Texas starters Brandon Jones, Devin Duvernay and Collin Johnson were recently assigned the jersey numbers that they will wear during their first NFL seasons. Jones, Duvernay and Johnson were all … Read More

Commitment 101: Three-star wide receiver Casey Cain is a high-upside playmaker

The Longhorns went out of state for the first time in the 2021 recruiting cycle Friday afternoon when three-star wide receiver Casey Cain, a native of New Orleans, picked Texas over a dozen other offers, including Houston, Vanderbilt and Virginia. The Warren Easton High product is a  6-2, … Read More