The Dotted Line: COVID-19 is causing problems for programs, prospects on the recruiting trail

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic officially trickled down to the recruiting world on Wednesday when Ohio State head coach Ryan Day announced that the Buckeyes will suspend official and unofficial visits to campus through April 20. Day also said his coaching staff … Read More

See you later: With fans in the stands, Texas baseball cruises past Wildcats, 9-1

For the last time until March 22, Texas fans fell into their green folding seats at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Wednesday night. And just minutes before they rose in unison for the seventh-inning stretch during the Longhorns’ 9-1 win over Abilene Christian, UT athletics announced that all sporting events will … Read More

March minus the madness: Big 12, NCAA ban fans from basketball tournaments

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby looked downtrodden Wednesday when he announced the league’s men’s and women’s basketball tournaments would have limited fan access over COVID-19 fears. The league made the decision at the end of a whirlwind day where the NCAA took … Read More

Are Texas, Texas Tech facing off in an NCAA play-in game? ’It may be or it may not’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Fears over COVID-19 rattled college administrators this week. But at least things were somewhat normal Wednesday inside the Sprint Center. Music blared as Texas Tech went through a 45-minute shoot-around. Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, The Notorious B.I.G. and, of course, “One Shining … Read More

Former Texas track and field coach John Rembao accused of sexual harassment in lawsuit

On Wednesday, three former Texas track and field athletes filed a class-action complaint against the NCAA, the NCAA board of governors and longtime track coach John Rembao for what they allege were dozens of incidents of sexual harassment and sexual abuse when Rembao recruited and coached them. The women argue … Read More

12 big things about Big 12 basketball: At this point, Texas has better NCAA résumé than Tech

The Big 12 Tournament is here. Selection Sunday is THIS SUNDAY.  Let’s break down the 2020 Big 12 Tournament taking place in Kansas City. 12. How Kansas State wins it all In “Space Jam,” Bugs Bunny convinces his team to drink his lucky water. J.K. Rowling stole this plot point … Read More

The Dotted Line: Which programs are off to faster 2021 recruiting starts than Texas so far?

Texas’ 2021 recruiting class currently ranks eighth in the country, per 247Sports’ composite ratings. The Longhorns have signed three consecutive top-10 classes — and back-to-back No. 3 classes in 2018 and 2019 — entering this cycle. Five of Texas’ six commitments … Read More

Texas athletic director comfortable sending athletes into competition over virus fears

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As coronavirus fears grow, Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte said Tuesday he’s comfortable sending Longhorns athletes into competition this week because “we’re following every protocol that we know.” The Texas men’s and women’s basketball teams are headed to Kansas City to … Read More

The Dotted Line: An early look at Texas’ 2022 defensive offers

Early offers are the best indication of how a coaching staff views the next recruiting cycle. Texas prefers to keep offer numbers low, especially early. Only 29 juniors-to-be hold UT offers heading into the spring evaluation period. If history holds, the Longhorns will begin adding commitments to the 2022 class … Read More

UT women top Iowa State in tennis

The sixth-ranked Texas women’s tennis team improved to 2-0 in Big 12 dual matches with a 6-1 win over 48th-ranked Iowa State on Sunday. The Longhorns improved to 11-3 overall and dropped the Cyclones to 9-5 and 1-2. Twins Anna and Bianca Turati, the 29th-ranked duo in the nation, clinched … Read More

The Dotted Line: An early look at Texas’ 2022 offensive offers

Early offers are the best indication of how a coaching staff views the next recruiting cycle. Texas prefers to keep offer numbers low, especially early. Only 29 juniors-to-be hold UT offers heading into the spring evaluation period. If history holds, the Longhorns will begin adding commitments to the … Read More

Hailee Cooper makes top 10 as Texas women finish fifth in golf tournament

Sophomore Hailee Cooper tied for 10th place with a 7-over-par 220 as the top-ranked Texas women’s golf team finished fifth in the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate at Hilton Head, S.C. Cooper’s rounds of 73, 75 and 72 added up to her first top 10 of the season, eight shots behind winner … Read More

Men’s tennis team tops Rice 6-1

The Texas men’s team completed a sweep of a doubleheader Sunday evening with a 6-1 victory over Rice at the Texas Tennis Center. The third-ranked Longhorns had beaten Tulsa by the same margin earlier in the day. In that match, they won the doubles point and took five of six … Read More

Texas 8, Cal State Fullerton 4: Todd’s homer helps Horns complete sweep

Five days before Sunday’s series finale with Cal State Fullerton, Texas racked up a season-high 11 hits. Those swings, though, went without merit in an 8-6 loss to visiting Arizona. Texas had no intention of allowing this weekend to yield similar results. The Longhorns (13–3) surpassed their previous benchmark with … Read More

Texas 63, Oklahoma State 52: Seniors ensure home finale highlighted by pomp, circumstance and a win

On the same day Texas retired Clarissa Davis’ jersey, Joyner Holmes ensured that the final memory of No. 24 at the Erwin Center was a positive one. Holmes scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a 63-52 win over Oklahoma State on Sunday. The 11-point win was part of … Read More

If Longhorns follow Smart’s mantra, they’ll focus on the moment in Big 12 Tournament

If Texas coach Shaka Smart has stressed anything over the past five seasons, it’s the importance of focusing on being in the moment. Rarely has that been more important than this week. The Longhorns finished the regular season in a four-way tie … Read More

UT men’s tennis team hammers Tulsa 6-1

The third-ranked Texas men’s tennis team cruised to a 6-1 victory over Tulsa in the opening match of a doubleheader Sunday at the Texas Tennis Center. UT faced Rice in the late match. Texas secured the doubles point as senior Christian Sigsgaard and freshman Siem Woldeab took a 6-1 win … Read More

Oklahoma State 81, Texas 59: With a big crowd and high hopes, Longhorns blown out

Well, now what? What needs to happen at the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, which begins Wednesday? What does the NCAA Tournament selection committee do with Texas? What does UT athletic director Chris Del Conte do with coach Shaka Smart? … Read More

As senior year winds down, Texas’ Jada Underwood kept busy as a basketball player and teacher

Twenty-three times this season, Jada Underwood has heard her last name called as starters were announced at a Texas basketball game. Arena announcers in Florida, Hawaii and the Big 12 hot spots have hummed Underwood’s name. It’s been called out after each of her 49 field goals. During this season, … Read More

Texas 4, Cal State Fullerton 3: Relief effort holds up as Longhorns survive another close call

No, Texas isn’t going to win all of its games by 20 runs this season. In fact, Texas probably won’t take a single one by 20 runs. The Longhorns last blew out an opponent by that many in 2002. Texas, though, is insistent that it will be pretty competitive in … Read More