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Texas 7, Rice 4: Newcomers help Longhorns slug their way past the host Owls in 2020 opener

HOUSTON — Having flipped the page on its 2019 season, Texas wrote a win into the first sentence of its newest chapter on Friday evening. Texas overcame a second-inning setback and opened its 2020 campaign with a 7-4 win at Rice. The Longhorns were paced by three home runs, two … Read More

Without Jericho Sims, Texas men must dig into their reserves at Iowa State and beyond

DES MOINES, Iowa — The weather hovered in the 20s on Friday when Texas landed here in the heartland. With 18 mph winds, it felt like 4 degrees. Factor in Jericho Sims’ back injury, and it sure feels downright arctic. The Longhorns had no … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas can cherry-pick running backs in the 2021 recruiting cycle

Texas inked 19 players in the 2020 class, which ended last week with national signing day. Texas’ class ranked ninth in the nation and first in the Big 12. The Longhorns have more scholarships for the 2021 cycle and hope to land a … Read More

Texas enters its 2020 baseball season with a set rotation, but can the Longhorns find consistency?

Nearly nine months ago, Texas closed out last baseball season on Cole Quintanilla’s strikeout of a rival batter from Oklahoma. For Longhorns fans, the offseason layover — one that was longer than usual considering the team missed both the Big 12 and NCAA post-season tournaments — … Read More

Texas’ Jericho Sims out with back injury as fears mount it could be season-ending

Texas’ road to the postseason got incredibly more difficult Thursday when coach Shaka Smart announced that star forward Jericho Sims has a back injury that will sideline him indefinitely. Smart did not get into specifics, however those inside the program are concerned this could be a … Read More

The Dotted Line: Will the four-man front increase Texas’ recruiting chances with defensive ends?

Texas inked 19 players in the 2020 class, which ended last week with national signing day. Texas’ class ranked ninth in the nation and first in the Big 12. The Longhorns have more scholarships for the 2021 cycle and hope to land a top-five class. As … Read More

Iowa State 69, Texas 51: Longhorns left without any excuses after a poor performance at home

At the beginning of the fourth quarter Wednesday night at the Erwin Center, Texas’ Lashann Higgs got a good look at a 3-pointer. Her shot, though, bounced off the front of the rim — the same result as most of the 53 shots that had preceded it for the Longhorns. Read More

After Texas’ hot start, ex-baseball coach Steve Singleton sure seems like a slam-dunk softball hire

After she hit the first home run of Texas’ softball season last Thursday, Reagan Hathaway was handed a miniature basketball by hitting coach Steve Singleton. He pointed to a small hoop that had been set up in the Longhorns’ dugout. So Hathaway celebrated her slam with a slam. The senior … Read More

The Dotted Line: Jalen Milroe only half the quarterback equation for Texas in the 2021 cycle

Texas inked 19 players in the 2020 class, which ended last week with national signing day. Texas’ class ranked ninth in the nation and first in the Big 12. The Longhorns have more scholarships for the 2021 cycle and hope to land a top-five … Read More

Texas coach Tom Herman unveils new coaching staff, one brimming with confidence

In 2017, first-year Texas coach Tom Herman hired a lot of his friends and preached “alignment.” He simply wanted to transfer everything and everyone from Houston to Austin. Now entering his fourth season, Herman in 2020 appears to be approaching the job with more confidence, both … Read More

Several Longhorns moving positions, changing roles when spring practice begins March 25

Texas has eight weeks of offseason workouts before spring practice begins March 24. When that day comes, several Longhorns will have new roles under the rebuilt coaching staff. Perhaps the biggest change is that linebackers Joseph Ossai and Byron Vaughns will move to a new “jack” … Read More

As the Big 12 battles its national perception, the Texas women look for a quality win

With 5:17 left in the second quarter on Sunday, Texas found itself starring at an 11-point deficit at Texas Tech’s United Supermarkets Arena. The Longhorns rebounded, rallied and showed resiliency, however. Led by senior guard Sug Sutton’s 20-point effort, Texas left Lubbock with an 81-66 win. Read More

The Dotted Line: Grading Texas’ 2020 defensive signing class

Texas signed 19 prospects in its 2020 recruiting class after adding a pair of letters of intent on national signing day, following 17 signings in the early period. Defensive lineman Alfred Collins was the only addition on signing day to the defensive class. Texas’ class ended … Read More

No. 1 Baylor 52, Texas 45: Perception is key, but ‘absolutely, I think we have what it takes’

At a place like Texas, perception is always reality. Where and how you either win or lose always matters. It’s OK to drop a road loss during the Christmas break at Providence. Losing by 38 looked bad in mid-January, but at least it was on the … Read More

Texas’ defense, rebounding push Longhorns past Texas Tech

There’s little doubt the Texas Tech women’s basketball team has returned to a competitive state in its rebuilding effort. No longer are the Lady Raiders big underdogs every time they hit the court. But there’s a difference in being competitive and having the ability to end a 13-game losing streak … Read More

The Dotted Line: Grading Texas’ 2020 offensive signing class

Texas signed 19 prospects in its 2020 recruiting class after adding a pair of letters of intent on national signing day, following 17 signings in the early period. Four-star wide receiver Kelvontay Dixon was the lone signing day addition to the offensive class. Read More

Texas Tech 62, Texas 57: Same song, umpteenth verse as Texas starts strong, fades late

There’s a glum repetitiveness to Texas’ season. Play hard, inspiring basketball in the first half. Play tentative, disappointing basketball in the second. That’s what happened last Monday in a loss against No. 3 Kansas. And it happened yet again Saturday at home to … Read More

Everywhere you look, pressure is building around Texas men’s basketball

Pressure is building everywhere you look around the Texas men’s basketball program. The gauges, all approaching red-line status, cannot be ignored anymore. Pressure is building on the players who know this season teeters on the brink. “You’re not pissed off where you’re feeling down … Read More

12 big things about Big 12 basketball: Waterloo ahead for Shaka Smart and the Texas staff

We’re halfway home to the end of league play. Let’s breakdown how teams can win the league. 12. The longshots Here are the teams with more than four losses in league play: Oklahoma, TCU, Texas, Iowa State, Kansas State, Oklahoma State. You can go ahead and eliminate Oklahoma State from … Read More

The Dotted Line: Buckeyes-bound offensive lineman Jackson headlines the 2021 Fabulous 55

The 2021 Fabulous 55 is headlined by big men. The next recruiting cycle is loaded with talented offensive and defensive linemen. The top five spots of the American-Statesman’s initial list of the state’s top recruits are occupied by players who project … Read More