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The Dotted Line: Texas squarely in mix for uncommitted members of the Fabulous 55

Earlier in the week, we took a closer look at the predicted destinations of the 10 best uncommitted prospects in Texas. The Longhorns’ recruiting momentum slowed to a crawl in April, but that doesn’t mean Tom Herman’s crew won’t sign another nationally recognized class with the likes of Zachary Evans, … Read More

Among a crop of new pitchers, will Texas’ Miranda Elish stand out at the Big 12 tournament?

Miranda Elish has gotten a chance to pitch on several stages in her college career. The Texas junior has pitched five times at the Women’s College World Series. She’s thrown a three-hit shutout — ironically against Texas — in Mexico. The right-hander has thrown for the No. 1 … Read More

The Dotted Line: Four-star Kitan Crawford earned his coach’s respect, jersey number

TYLER — There are two sacred numbers at John Tyler High School. There’s No. 1 because head coach Ricklan Holmes believes that number is only for clear-cut leaders who are the best player on the team. And there’s No. 24 — the number that Holmes himself wore during his … Read More

School’s out, so now Texas freshman Jaxson Hayes can truly start on his NBA future

Every college athlete always has that same dazed, just-left-class look whenever they reach the east side of the Texas campus. NBA-bound freshman Jaxson Hayes set his backpack down on Wednesday with a heavy sigh. “Just left class,” Hayes said, practically grunting. You truly get … Read More

The Dotted Line: Predicting the destinations of the Fabulous 55’s top uncommitted players

Exactly half of the top 20 on the 2020 Fabulous 55 are already committed. It’s the new way in recruiting with juniors able to take official visits and the early signing period in December. Decisions are made sooner. Texas holds five pledges as its momentum … Read More

Companies using open records loophole to keep some Texas athletics information private

Per state law, the University of Texas cannot disclose how much money its athletic department received from a beer sponsor. It will not release materials describing how a California company won the right to build a new basketball arena. The school can’t even say how … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas targets Jake Majors, Prince Dorbah provide spring recruiting updates

The final whistle of the Orange-White game last month signaled the beginning of a full-court press by the Texas coaching staff in recruiting. The Longhorns hosted six official recruits and a number of unofficial visitors last weekend. The focus was on big men, with Texas … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas high school coaches believe in straight line recruiting

The power brokers in Texas high school football have always been the head coach. To recruit a player, a college went through the head coach to gather information and offer a scholarship. The growing industry of recruiting services and 7-on-7 national teams is slowing eroding that power. The … Read More

Young and the restless: No. 2 Texas heads to OU-hosted regional with eyes on a bigger prize

Texas junior Emilee Hoffman is only 21 years old, but she might feel a little older whenever she steps into the tee box these days. Since the roster for the women’s golf team at Texas has only three juniors and one senior, Hoffman is a veteran among the Longhorns. She is … Read More

Longhorns rally to win men’s tennis regional

Tumbling into a hole early by losing the doubles competition is nothing new for the Texas men’s tennis team. But experience doesn’t necessarily make the climb out any easier. It just looked that way Saturday. The Longhorns, No. 2 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings, ceded the doubles point to … Read More

Jamaal Charles’ retirement closes an NFL chapter for Texas’ 2005 national championship team

Jamaal Charles was wearing a dark suit and dress shoes when he took a final, ceremonial handoff from Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes earlier this week. The carry officially marked Charles’ retirement from the NFL, closing a professional résumé that included the NFL career record for most yards per … Read More

No. 2-ranked Texas men sweep past Tennessee Tech in first round of NCAA tennis

Bruce Berque, interim head tennis coach of the Texas Longhorns, awoke Friday morning expecting a long stretch of uncertainty. Instead, everything went smoothly and quickly. The No. 2 ranked Longhorns played well enough to beat the afternoon rain, and Tennessee Tech, advancing through the first round of the NCAA Tournament … Read More

The Dotted Line: Six official visitors expected at Texas this weekend

An important weekend awaits the Longhorns football team with six official visitors and a number of unofficial visitors expected on campus. Three of Texas’ five commits are taking their official visits, as well as the top target at offensive tackle and defensive tackle. The Longhorns’ last commitment was … Read More

‘We’ve got to come play and we’ve got to ball’: Texas heads to Kansas for crucial Big 12 series

For Longhorns of all shapes and sizes, finding wins in Lawrence, Kan., has not been easy in recent years. All-time, the Texas men’s basketball team is 1-17 there against Kansas. Two of the volleyball program’s three conference losses over the past three seasons came in the Jayhawks’ gym. Football? Let’s … Read More

‘It was surreal’: Texas men’s tennis has smashed problems, kept winning after coach’s downfall

Logic suggests the Texas men’s tennis program should be decimated. But this program continues to smash every problem back across the net, pushing disaster back on its heels. The Penick-Allison Tennis Center was torn down in 2014. The Longhorns were sent packing to the barren, wind-swept … Read More

The Dotted Line: Aledo stars and Texas targets Jase McClellan, JoJo Earle talk recruiting, growth

ALEDO — Running back Jase McClellan is a forgotten star in a 2020 recruiting class that includes fellow five-star running back Zachary Evans of Galena Park North Shore. Maybe it’s because McClellan committed early to Oklahoma. Maybe it’s because he arrived on … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas target Jahari Rogers understands a position change is in his future

ARLINGTON — Four-star cornerback Jahari Rogers wasn’t a hot recruit heading into his junior season. It was the spring of his sophomore year when he moved from wide receiver to quarterback to cover for the expectant starter who was still playing baseball. Rogers secured the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas target Quentin Johnston prefers low-key approach to recruiting

TEMPLE — Four-star wide receiver Quentin Johnston is as hard to catch off the football field as he is when he’s racing past defenders on the gridiron, the track or on the basketball court. Johnston is more concerned with improvement than attention. The 6-4, 192-pound … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas pledge Jaylen Garth transformed from David to Goliath

HOUSTON — Four-star offensive tackle Jaylen Garth entered Port Neches-Groves High School as a freshman who couldn’t do a single pushup or bench 95 pounds. Now, the 6-5, 280-pound Texas commit is going through spring practices as a junior and leader of his program. It’s … Read More

With its margin for error dwindling, Texas uses Lance Ford’s new bat to snap its losing streak

Ask Texas pitcher Ty Madden about teammate Lance Ford, and he’ll tell you that “little kid’s got juice.” The stats might beg to differ. Over the first 110 at-bats of his freshman year, UT’s 5-foot-10 second baseman had yet to hit a homer. He had eight RBIs to his name. Ford … Read More