Stories

It’s a Longhorn: The son of an ex-UT MVP, Alfred Collins’ own journey leads him to Texas

CEDAR CREEK — When it comes to reveal parties, the rules are simple. Pink is for girls. Blue is for boys. Orange is for Longhorns? With a twist on the trick that’s usually used to announce whether a baby will be a boy or a girl, … Read More

Building blocks: Texas lands size with Alfred Collins, speed with Kelvontay Dixon to wrap up 2020 class

To switch from a three-man defensive front to a four-man line, it stands to reason you need more linemen. But the stockpile seemed to be running low at Texas. Team captain Malcolm Roach is gone, and the bulk of what remains skews younger. Asked how he … Read More

Ranking the Big 12’s classes: Collins pushes Texas past OU for recruiting crown

The recruiting trail remains a two-team race in the Big 12 as Texas and Oklahoma signed the conference’s top two classes. The Longhorns edged out their rival on national signing day, moving ahead of Oklahoma in the national rankings thanks to the late-afternoon commitment of four-star defensive end Alfred Collins. Read More

Meet the Longhorns: Alfred Collins provides Texas’ defensive line with five-star potential

Alfred Collins, defensive line, Bastrop Cedar Creek  FYI: 6-5/284; 4 stars; No. 2-ranked strong side defensive end  Fabulous 55 ranking: 20 Committed: Feb. 5 What he brings to Texas’ table: Collins was the top target remaining on Texas’ board following the early … Read More

Manor defensive end discusses decision to pick Florida over Texas, Baylor

MANOR — In front of a throng of family and friends, as well as ESPN cameras, Manor defensive end Princely Umanmielen said goodbye to the state of Texas when he signed with Florida on Wednesday afternoon. The four-star was once committed to Texas and … Read More

Texas opens its softball season with a No. 6 ranking and a College World Series goal

Fans should notice a few changes around McCombs Field when Texas opens its softball season on Thursday. The installation of a new 24-by-42 feet wide videoboard has been completed. The ongoing construction of the program’s player development facility will cause some chaos and confusion, and because of the construction, the … Read More

Meet the Longhorns: Slot receiver Kelvontay Dixon known for production

Kelvontay Dixon, wide receiver, Carthage  FYI: 6-0/180; 4 stars; No. 15-ranked athlete  Fabulous 55 ranking: 52 Committed: Feb. 4 What he brings to Texas’ table: The athlete from Carthage is the younger brother of Texas running back Keaontay Ingram. Dixon is expected … Read More

As construction dust flies, Texas keeps football season ticket prices frozen 5th straight season

Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte is cognizant of Texas’ financial largess. It bothers him when fans say the Longhorns care solely about the bottom line. And as the most profitable athletic department in America, fans and foes say that a lot. To Del … Read More

Commitment 101: Four-star Kelvontay Dixon is a weapon in the slot

Texas’ football program received a much needed boost Tuesday when four-star wide receiver Kelvontay Dixon pledged to the Longhorns. The athlete from Carthage is the younger brother of Texas running back Keaontay Ingram. Dixon is expected to play slot receiver for the Longhorns. The … Read More

The Dotted Line: What should Texas fans expect on national signing day?

The 2020 recruiting cycle will come to a close on Wednesday when the remaining unsigned prospects sign national letters of intent. The early signing period that’s now held in December has neutered national signing day in February, which is now less of an event than it was when … Read More

Signing Day Q&A: Tyler’s dynamic Kitan Crawford could be a man of many face masks for Texas

TYLER — Chances are, Kitan Crawford is the only Texas football signee that knows the difference between TIG- and MIG-style welding. He’s likely the only cornerback among the nation’s top-ranked defensive players that knows anything about welding at all. This may be going … Read More

No. 3 Kansas 69, Texas 58: Locals revel in the Kingdom, but Horns ‘extremely disappointed’

LAWRENCE, Kan. — The locals wore red instead of the customary blue Monday night to Allen Fieldhouse to honor their Kansas City Chiefs. Frankly, Kansas fans sounded a little worn out from Super Bowl Sunday. They came wearing red baseball caps, toboggans, oversized jackets, golf shirts, … Read More

Thirty years ago: Texas-Arkansas, Strollin’ Nolan and the technical foul that was never called

Thirty years ago, the Texas and Arkansas men’s basketball teams were in the middle of successful seasons in the Southwest Conference and on a collision course for the Elite Eight when one of their more memorable moments occurred in Austin on Feb. 4, 1990 — when Razorbacks coach Nolan Richardson … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas, Oklahoma remain atop Big 12 recruiting rankings

New song, same dance. That’s how recruiting feels in the Big 12, and the 2020 class hasn’t change that perception. The two kings of the conference, at least on the recruiting trail, are Oklahoma and Texas. There is no third challenger. Texas and Oklahoma are the … Read More

Big-man battle: Texas’ Jericho Sims gets prime-time opportunity Monday at No. 3 Kansas

Some NBA scouts who regularly pass through the Southwest region have been slipping into Texas games in recent weeks. Maybe it’s just due diligence, much like college coaches checking on their local high schools. Nobody wants to be accused of overlooking star talent. But … Read More

Texas alumni game notebook: Ex-Longhorns Mark Payton, Tres Barrera eye MLB roles

Last season, Texas was represented in the major leagues by a half-dozen of its former baseball players. Mark Payton was not among those Texas Exes in the majors. An outfielder, Payton instead hit .334 with 30 homers over 118 games with Oakland’s Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas. Since 2017, Payton … Read More

With its past in town, Texas looks ahead to its future at third base

During the first inning at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Saturday, Ryan Reynolds fielded a grounder near third base and fired the baseball across the diamond for an out. It was a routine play that Texas’ fans had often seen over the past three seasons. This time, though, Reynolds was wearing … Read More

Texas 72, Iowa State 68: Courtney Ramey’s big shots lift Horns back to even-keel in Big 12

Tyrese Haliburton figured he’s been playing against Courtney Ramey since the third grade. Their basketball lives have crisscrossed through the years and intersected again Saturday. Haliburton is now the Iowa State standout from Wisconsin some are projecting as a first-round NBA pick this summer. Ramey is … Read More

No. 2 Baylor 64, Texas 44: Longhorns unable to ‘take the punch very well’ in Lady Bears’ blowout

Over the course of the first 20 games of its basketball season, Texas had outscored its opponents 377-319 in its third quarters. Still, UT head coach Karen Aston had at times been irritated by her team’s post-halftime performances. Following a loss to TCU in early January, … Read More

Eager Texas freshmen Donovan Williams, Kai Jones hope to press, impress Iowa State

If Donovan Williams made the decisions, Texas would go up-tempo for the rest of the season starting Saturday against Iowa State. “That’s fun to me. That’s how I grew up playing,” Williams said Friday. Freshmen always see things half-full. “That’s really … Read More