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The Dotted Line: Texas targets Princely Umanmielen, Tahj Brooks embrace recruiting pressures

The uptick in Austin football talent is undeniable. The 2019 class was highlighted by wide receivers Garrett Wilson, Jaylen Ellis and Elijah Higgins. The 2020 cycle contains elite prospects like Manor’s Tahj Brooks and Princely Umanmielen. It’s a privilege … Read More

Top-ranked Oklahoma upends No. 11 Texas to extend its Red River winning streak to 16 games

Doomed by a fifth-inning error, Texas dropped a 3-1 decision to Oklahoma in the opener of a three-game series at McCombs Field on Thursday evening. The loss was UT’s 16th straight to a Red River rival it last beat in 2014. Ranked 11th in the NFCA poll, Texas is now … Read More

The Dotted Line: What’s Texas’ recruiting plan at the linebacker position in 2020?

Recruiting is cyclical. Sometimes Houston possesses more talent than Dallas-Fort Worth. Sometimes it’s the other way around. Sometimes a class is loaded at one position and void of elite talent at another. That’s the case in 2019 with linebackers. Texas needs to sign a solid class at the … Read More

Batter Up: Janae Jefferson hitting all the right notes as No. 11 Texas hosts No. 1 Oklahoma

If you listen at McCombs Field this weekend, you’ll be able to hear Janae Jefferson’s softball story played out. Like her teammates, Texas’ sophomore second baseman is accompanied to every at-bat with songs of her choosing as she walks to the plate. The Longhorns will need Jefferson’s soundtrack played on … Read More

Ex-UT swim star Madisyn Cox claims tainted vitamin triggered suspension, lawsuit says

Insisting she’s a victim and not a cheater, former University of Texas standout swimmer Madisyn Cox filed a lawsuit on Monday saying her six-month suspension from the pool last year was the result of a multivitamin that was contaminated with a banned substance. Cox, the 2017 world … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas quarterback commit Hudson Card matures as leader for Lake Travis

The legacy of elite quarterbacks at Lake Travis High School dates back to 2004. Every starting quarterback since that year signed with an FBS program. Ohio State head coach Ryan Day once joked with head Cavaliers coach Hank Carter that Lake Travis was the only … Read More

With Kansas State behind it and Oklahoma State on deck, Texas beats Lamar to open its week

David Pierce conceded on Tuesday that his baseball team still has “to fill in some blanks,” but the Longhorns started their week with a 7-2 win over Lamar. The victory came a couple of days after Texas unexpectedly lost twice to Kansas State in what was only the second conference … Read More

Five months out, what should be the right level of hype for the 2019 Texas Longhorns?

Just for grins, go dig through the Texas spring football clippings from April 2010, four months removed from the national championship game loss to Alabama. One local columnist wrote simply, “Garrett Gilbert will do great things here.” Another wrote, “it’s safe to say that quarterback is … Read More

The Dotted Line: A closer look at four recent Texas offers

Spring practice ended for the Longhorns with the Orange-White game on Saturday night — just in time for spring practices to begin for big high schools across the state. It’s a chance for the Texas coaching staff to scour the state for new prospects, and … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commits, top targets react to Orange-White Game

The Orange-White Game is as more showcase than actual game. A spring game is a chance to fill the void of football offseason for fans anticipating a big year for the Longhorns. It also offered the coaching staff the opportunity to host dozens of … Read More

David Pierce guarantees changes after Texas is shut out by Kansas State in a series-deciding game

If Texas baseball coach David Pierce ever had questions about how his team would deal with adversity, he’s about to get some answers. Jordan Wicks threw a complete-game shutout Sunday as UT ended its weekend with a 2-0 loss to Kansas State at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. After the loss, Texas … Read More

Orange-White game: Swirling winds scramble Texas’ offensive plans but not its enthusiasm

When Texas athletic director Chris De Conte convenes his cabinet on Monday to discuss the weekend, he’ll say the Orange-White spring game was a raging, if wind-blown, success. Thousands packed Bevo Boulevard on Saturday afternoon in the sunny but windy conditions. Hundreds stayed afterward for a … Read More

Orange-White notebook: With Humphrey gone, Texas looks for its next ‘H’ receiver

Last spring, Lil’Jordan Humphrey set up what would be a successful fall with a seven-catch, 100-yard performance in the Orange-White spring game. Fast forward a year and Humphrey was again a storyline at Saturday night’s spring game, even though he ran as many routes as Ludacris. This … Read More

Zubia’s grand slam powers Texas in rout of K-State

Zach Zubia didn’t expect much when he hit a high fly to right-center field with two outs in the second inning Saturday. The Longhorn designated hitter would not have been surprised if the ball had been caught at the warning track. But instead of a Kansas State outfielder grabbing it, … Read More

Texas drops below .500 in Big 12 play as Kansas State controls the scoreboard from start to finish

Kansas State took an early lead and then held off several comeback attempts by Texas in a 6-4 win at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Friday night. The win was Kansas State’s first in Austin since the 2013 season. Texas had been the top-billed team from the Big … Read More

Texas set to host important recruits in the 2020, 2021 class during Orange-White Game

The spring game constitutes a recruiting opportunity for programs across the country. There might not be a more important event in recruiting outside of junior days and official visits. It’s a chance for the Texas coaches to showcase the current state of the program to fans and the next generation … Read More

Tense about the Orange-White spring game? Relax, Texas fans, and just use the eye test

Here’s some free advice for Texas fans. Don’t spend much too much time Saturday night dissecting position battles, measuring whether this junior has fractionally better explosiveness than that sophomore. Don’t worry about whether a freshman receiver gets behind a young defensive back. And for goodness … Read More

The Dotted Line: Mookie Cooper discusses his Texas de-commitment, recruiting status

ST. LOUIS  —  Four-star wide receiver Mookie Cooper was enamored with Texas as a sophomore and into his junior season. He was the one who convinced St. Louis (Mo.) Trinity Catholic teammate Marcus Washington to take a visit to Texas for the Longhorns’ win over … Read More

Texas baseball looks to stand up to Kansas State during ‘Made in Austin’ weekend

Ludacris and Texas’ football team won’t be the only shows in town this weekend. The baseball team will play three home games against Kansas State during the school’s “Made in Austin” weekend. On Sunday, the Longhorns will also hold a post-game clinic for young fans. Additionally, dogs will be allowed … Read More

‘Made in Austin’: Texas taking emotion-based approach this weekend to engage with fans

Two hours before the NIT championship game, Chris Del Conte was busy shaking hands and taking photos with Texas fans in the basement of Stout, the official bar of New York-based Texas Exes. “It’s like Pace picante sauce. ‘New York City?!’ Who knew?,” the Texas athletic … Read More