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Ten Longhorns with a Lil’Talent: A guide to the top 10 Texas athletes to watch in 2018-19

Just in case any Texas coach wasn’t paying attention this spring, it’s worth repeating athletic director Chris Del Conte’s mission statement. “All of our athletic programs are in the top 10 in the country and need to be competing for national championships,” Del Conte said at … Read More

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Andrew Jones winning battle vs. leukemia; ‘Looking forward to being back on campus’ at Texas

Andrew Jones is winning the battle against leukemia. In fact, he plans on enrolling for the fall semester at Texas, moving back into the dorms and going to class next Wednesday with other UT students. Jones will be on the men’s basketball roster for the 2018-19 season, a … Read More

Sweeping NCAA rule changes shift power toward college basketball athletes

College basketball players have more power than ever thanks to a sweeping set of new rules adopted by the NCAA on Wednesday. Some involve common sense changes, like being able to work with an agent in the clear light of day and allowing undrafted players … Read More

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Texas basketball: Kerwin Roach recovering after knee surgery

Texas basketball senior Kerwin Roach had surgery to repair a torn meniscus on his right knee on Tuesday in Austin and is expected to make a full recovery by the start of the season, according to a Texas athletics press release. Roach sustained the injury on Aug. 2 during a … Read More

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Texas AD Chris Del Conte on creating ‘Longhorn Live,’ women’s athletics, new arena

Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte is one of the Big 12’s most accessible and progressive administrators. He’s something of an open book, as sports editors from around the state discovered Friday during a panel discussion at the American-Statesman. Del Conte met with members of the Associated Press Sports Editors … Read More

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WATCH: Months removed from cancer diagnosis, Andrew Jones is dunking

Need a bit of inspiration to help get you through the week? Andrew Jones has plenty to go around. The Texas guard is still battling leukemia, but he’s looking stronger than ever. A video surfaced earlier this week of Jones playing pickup basketball. He’s back to dunking and draining step-back … Read More

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Longhorns, Tar Heels to meet in Las Vegas Invitational on Thanksgiving Day

The Texas men’s basketball team will spend Thanksgiving Day staring at that Carolina blue. Texas will face North Carolina on Nov. 22 at Orleans Arena as part of the 18th annual Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Central time, and the game will be telecast … Read More

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Texas finishes behind Oklahoma and Texas A&M in CBS’ list of ‘Best in College Sports’

Staring up at Oklahoma and Texas A&M goes over as well as beans in chili and Carolina barbecue sauce on brisket to most Longhorn fans. But they’ll have to stomach the thought after CBS revealed its list of the best athletic departments in college sports on Wednesday. Read More

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12 big things about Big 12 basketball: A look at the non-conference games in 2018-2019

Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma and Texas finalized their non-conference schedules this week, and the rest of the league is expected to follow suit soon. Let’s take a look at what we know already. 12. Why do non-conference schedules matter? Ask Oklahoma State. If the NCAA selection committee just looked at … Read More

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WATCH: Former Kansas star Joel Embiid lets Mo Bamba know that NBA success is a process

Mo Bamba doesn’t play his first real NBA game until this fall, but the young center and former Texas standout received a harsh welcome from another former Big 12 star drafted in the in the lottery. Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers, known for his “Trust The Process” moniker, used … Read More

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Big Ten, Big East and Dan Majerle highlight remainder of Texas men’s basketball non-conference schedule

Purdue, VCU and Providence highlight the 2018-2019 Texas men’s basketball non-conference schedule as the Longhorns look to build a résumé in hopes of returning to the NCAA Tournament in March. The Longhorns will host Big 10 power Purdue on Dec. 9 at the Erwin Center, four days after facing coach … Read More

Texas athletics, 2017-18: A year of wins on the field, but also transformative change off it

For Texas athletics, the 2017-18 athletic year was successful. Taken on the whole, it always is. Sure, the Longhorns enjoyed their typical success in non-revenue sports. Texas hauled in yet another national championship in men’s swimming and diving, its fourth straight and 14th overall under legendary … Read More

Magic Mo: Orlando grabs Texas freshman Mo Bamba sixth overall in NBA draft

Despite its football reputation, Texas has churned out a staggering amount of basketball talent. Ten Longhorns have become first-round NBA draft picks since 2006. The headliner in that group is obviously Kevin Durant, now a two-time Finals MVP. Don’t forget about LaMarcus Aldridge, Tristan Thompson, Myles … Read More

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Where will Mo Bamba end up? Rumors, projections ahead of 2018 NBA Draft

Will Mo Bamba stay in Texas, or will he be moving back home after the 2018 NBA Draft? Those are just two of the possible outcomes for the Texas star, who is expected to be a top-10 pick on Thursday night. RELATED: 12 big things about the Big … Read More

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12 big things about the Big 12: Mo Bamba and the 2018 NBA Draft edition

The unofficial end to every college basketball season is the NBA Draft. It’s not the climax — that would be the Final Four in April — but it’s the scene at the end of every action movie that sets up the sequel and either has a happy or sad ending. Read More

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AJ1 returns: Andrew Jones enrolls in web classes at Texas, first step toward rejoining team

Strictly from a basketball perspective, Andrew Jones’ first step on the road back to the Longhorns was an obvious one. He needed to get back in school. Jones, who is battling leukemia, left the Texas basketball program last January after his diagnosis and … Read More

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Incoming Texas freshman Kamaka Hepa named to Team USA Under-18 roster

Incoming Texas freshman Kamaka Hepa has earned a spot on the Team USA Under-18 men’s team and is headed off to international competition. The final Under-18 roster was unveiled Tuesday. The team, led by Kansas coach Bill Self, will now depart for the FIBA Americas U18 … Read More

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It’s a bird? It’s a plane? No, it’s Kevin Durant … on a plane

If you were sitting in an airport today, starring out the window waiting for your boarding zone to be called and thought you were seeing an image of Kevin Durant on the side of an airplane, it’s OK. You haven’t been watching too much basketball, it actually is Kevin Durant. Read More

12 Big things about Big 12 basketball: The conference is going to be good again

Here are 12 big happenings in the world of Big 12 basketball. Happy returns 12. Texas The Longhorns had a great spring. Not only did Texas add a talented point guard that could both sub in for and play alongside Matt Coleman with in-coming freshman Courtney Ramey, but they also … Read More

LeBron James’ NBA Finals streak is impressive, so is the Longhorns’

LeBron James reached the NBA Finals for the eighth straight season over the weekend after the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Boston Celtics to win the Eastern Conference. It’s an amazing streak that may not be matched by another player (unless, you know, one of the members of the Golden State … Read More