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Texas’ Tom Herman to angry Longhorns fans: ‘They have every right to be’

Texas coach Tom Herman says he doesn’t listen to the “outside noise,” although he has felt compelled to tell fans to ignore “misinformation” being published about the football program. But he must’ve heard something after Saturday’s 23-21 loss to Iowa State that essentially knocked the Longhorns … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with Lufkin safety Jerrin Thompson

Lufkin and four-star safety commit Jerrin Thompson were upset in overtime in the bi-district round of the state playoffs. His full attention now shifts to his future career at Texas. Thompson plans to sign in December and enroll next summer. Texas’ 2020 class consists of 18 … Read More

McDonald, Arizona torch No. 22 Texas 83-58

Texas began the season as the 15th-ranked women’s basketball team in the country. Arizona was picked to finish sixth in the Pac-12. Neither looked the part Sunday. Junior Aari McDonald scored a career-best 44 points, leading Arizona to an 83-58 win over a Texas team that slid to No. 22 … Read More

In sobering analysis, Texas looks inward as ‘Iowa State might’ve been the better team’

AMES, Iowa — The Fox broadcast crew had a spot-on observation about Iowa State’s 23-21 win over Texas. There might have been a time when a loss like that would’ve been national news. Not anymore. It wasn’t even an upset. The Cyclones were favored by seven. Read More

Five key plays: Iowa State 23, No. 19 Texas 21

AMES, Iowa — There were 145 snaps taken in No. 19 Texas’ 23-21 loss to Iowa State on Saturday. Here are five that ended up making a big difference: 1. Missed opportunities Outscored 17-3 over the first quarters of its last two games against TCU and … Read More

Iowa State 23, Texas 21: Our five questions for Texas — answered

Revisiting our five pregame questions that were facing the Longhorns ahead of Saturday’s 23-21 loss at Iowa State. How they played out:   1. Did Texas avoid a slow start? No. The Longhorns’ start was so slow, in fact, it sluggishly continued until literally the final 47 seconds of the … Read More

Iowa State 23, No. 19 Texas 21: Longhorns spit, sputter, see their Big 12 title hopes slip away

AMES, Iowa — Last-second wins are amazing things, as Texas fans can attest. It’s miserable when that last-gasp field goal sails through the uprights against you, though. Saturday’s 23-21 loss to Iowa State wasn’t decided on a late pass interference call. It wasn’t decided when multiple … Read More

Texas-Iowa State notebook: Longhorns find little running room in Ames

AMES, Iowa — The Texas running game was grounded on Saturday. As a result, the Longhorns were punished with a season-defining loss. Texas (6-4, 4-3 Big 12) was unable to establish a rushing attack in the 23-21 loss to Iowa State. The Longhorns ran for a season-low 54 yards on … Read More

Iowa State 23, No. 19 Texas 21: The expanded boxscore

How it all happened Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa:   First quarter Iowa State 7, Texas 0. The Cyclones opened with an eight-play drive that ended with Brock Purdy’s 21st touchdown pass of the season — a program record. Texas, meanwhile, had 12 plays in the quarter … Read More

Texas men get defensive in 70-56 win over Prairie View A&M

Perhaps nothing Shaka Smart did during the offseason was more important than hiring a guy who spent more time as high school head coach than he had as a college assistant. While Smart tries to assemble a well-functioning offense, Luke Yaklich’s defense enabled the Longhorns to win two games this … Read More

Texas soccer falls 4-1 to Texas A&M in NCAA first round

Texas is building a perennial NCAA tournament soccer program, but there’s still a wide gap between the Longhorns and the top team in the state. Texas A&M beat Texas 4-1 on Friday night, as the Aggies and Longhorns renewed a dormant rivalry in the NCAA first … Read More

The long run: Keaontay Ingram is now proving why he was Texas’ starter all along

Keaontay Ingram practically jumped out of his skin when Texas running back Roschon Johnson hurdled that Kansas State tackler last week. “Oh, man, it was something,” Ingram said. “It just shows you what type of player he is. When I saw him do it, I looked at coach and said, … Read More

Texas vs. Iowa State: Five key matchups to watch

Five key matchups in the Texas-Iowa State game to keep your eye on Saturday: Iowa State QB Brock Purdy vs. the Texas secondary Purdy arrived on the scene last season and has 18 career starts, including a 9-4 mark in Big 12 games. He’s already broken … Read More

Texas vs. Iowa State: Five questions facing the Longhorns

Five questions facing Texas on Saturday against Iowa State: 1. Can Texas avoid a slow start? At his weekly press conference on Monday, head coach Tom Herman side-stepped a question about how the Longhorns have fared offensively in first quarters. “It’s not something we’ve actively talked about,” Herman … Read More

The Eyes of Texas: Four players to watch in Saturday’s Longhorns-Cyclones game

The 19th-ranked Longhorns travel to Iowa State on Saturday (2:30 p.m., FS1). The eyes of Texas will be upon … Justin Bickham, Iowa State safety Bickham, who’s from Pflugerville, played 34 games at Rice before moving to Ames as a graduate transfer. He has started seven … Read More

No. 22 Texas boxes out UTSA to get into the win column for the first time in the 2019-20 season

On Thursday night at the Erwin Center, Charli Collier and Joyner Holmes helped Texas literally rebound from a season-opening loss. Texas controlled both the paint and the third quarter in an 84-53 victory over UTSA. With the victory, the Longhorns evened their record at 1-1. This past Friday, Texas had … Read More

Texas’ notable number: Opposing tight ends in the end zone — and the number 1

Each week this fall, we’re looking at a specific number that’s tied to Texas football. This week’s notable number is 1 — the jersey number worn by senior wide receiver John Burt and injured freshman linebacker DeGabriel Floyd. The single-game high for sacks among UT defenders this season is one. Read More

Friends or foes? Texas and Texas A&M ready to reunite in NCAA soccer clash

There’s been no trash talk between Texas and Texas A&M soccer players this week. If anything, it’s been the opposite. The conversations that have taken place are akin to old friends preparing for a reunion. There’s little, if any, bad blood between the programs. Why should there be? Like football, … Read More

The Dotted Line: Three keys for Texas to close out the 2020 recruiting class

It’s crunch time for the 2020 recruiting class with five weeks until the early signing period. The past two years have taught us that most of the prospects will choose to sign in December rather than wait until national signing day in February. Texas’ … Read More

12 big things about Big 12 basketball, Week 2 — Texas has best week; Texas Tech feasts on empty calories

Here are 12 big things about the Big 12 as we get closer to tournament and invitational season. 12. Best week Texas not only had the amazing return of Andrew Jones to start the season (read this), the Longhorns also scored one of the best wins … Read More