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The Dotted Line: Six members of the Fabulous 55 remain uncommitted

Six members of the Fabulous 55 remain uncommitted entering the final weekend before national signing day next Wednesday. Three of those players are priority targets for Texas. As is Galena Park North Shore running back Zachary Evans, the top-rated player in the state: … Read More

12 big things about Big 12 basketball: KU’s defense, Texas Tech’s big win and struggles in Stillwater

12. The disappointing season in Stillwater Trailing by 17 in the first half against No. 3 Kansas on Monday, Oklahoma State reeled off a 15-0 run and it looked like the Cowboys were going to push the Jayhawks at home. Gallagher-Iba was loud and it got even louder … Read More

Not your ordinary big: Collier’s 3-point development gives Texas an added dimension

Through 20 games this season, the Texas women have hit 109 3-pointers. Statistically speaking, that’s not much. There are 190 teams out there — including six from the Big 12 — that have made more. Longhorns freshman Celeste Taylor has 21 of Texas’ threes while sophomore Charli Collier has made … Read More

The Dotted Line: Three questions facing Texas heading into national signing day next week

Only this final weekend separates unsigned prospects in the 2020 recruiting class from national signing day next Wednesday. Texas signed 17 prospects during the early signing period in December; eight of those enrolled early and are already on campus. Read More

Texas 62, TCU 61: Longhorns ‘shut the crowd up, felt good’ in snapping three-game skid

FORT WORTH — For once, you could see it written all over the opposing players’ faces. What!? We lost to Texas? TCU senior Desmond Bane said he wasn’t sure “if it was us not taking them serious enough.” But here in what his … Read More

For Jaxson Hayes, lack of fear paying off in NBA rookie season with Pelicans

CLEVELAND — Brandon Ingram is all too familiar with the NBA growing pains associated with New Orleans Pelicans rookie Jaxson Hayes. Talk on how can Hayes’ pencil-thin body (6-11, 220 pounds) holds up to the pounding in the paint against rugged veterans in the league remains in question. Ingram, a … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commits Ja’Tavion Sanders, Juan Davis meet new assistant coaches

Two future Longhorns were in town last weekend to take in a Texas basketball game and meet the new assistant coaches hired by Tom Herman. Denton Ryan’s Ja’Tavion Sanders and Everman’s Juan Davis made the trip from the Dallas-Fort Worth … Read More

The Dotted Line: Who is the top football prospect in Texas for the 2021 class?

The final chapter of the 2020 recruiting class will be written on national signing day next Wednesday. Focus will then quickly switch to 2021. The state of Texas is loaded with football talent for the 2021 class, headlined by multiple offensive … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ recruiting wish list with national signing day approaching

With national signing day coming next week, Texas’ class ranks ninth in the nation and first in the Big 12 despite a low number of commitments. The Longhorns signed 17 prospects in the early signing period in December; eight of … Read More

LSU 69, Texas 67: Horns create havoc with a pressing style but get locked up again late

Call it a sign of the times. The halftime baby race generated more fan excitement than anything Texas did Saturday at the Erwin Center. The announced crowd of 11,287 was enraptured by two toddlers crawling across the floor. There was a similar roar when … Read More

Powered by Sugar Bowl, Texas generated record $223.9 million in 2018-19 fiscal year

It’s astonishing how much money Texas athletics can generate when the football team is winning and coaches aren’t getting fired. The Longhorns had another school record-setting fiscal year by generating $223.9 million in revenue in 2018-19, according to audited figures obtained by the American-Statesman. Read More

12 big things about Big 12 basketball, Week 12 — SEC/Big 12 challenge is upon us

12. Well that was hugely embarrassing Silvio De Sousa lifted up a stool and probably would have hit someone had Kansas assistant coach Jerrance Howard not saved the day. That’s the moment most people are going to remember most about Big 12 basketball this season. And … Read More

With a lingering ‘bitter taste in our mouth,’ Texas baseball opens practice

As he greeted the media ahead of Texas’ first practice of the season, baseball coach David Pierce wanted to talk about the weather. Late-January forecasts often call for chilly temperatures, wind and an occasional drizzle. But the Longhorns were greeted by 65-degree sunny weather Friday at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Pierce … Read More

Texas coach Shaka Smart preaching ‘passion’ as Longhorns prepare for SEC-leading LSU

Nobody inside Cooley Pavilion wants to hear anything about West Virginia anymore. But Bob Huggins’ words after Monday’s blowout in Morgantown ring true after Texas went careening off those country roads for a 38-point loss. “You ever walk in there some days just not as well … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ move to four-man front helps with Landon Jackson, Marcus Burris

A renewed interest in Texas’ defensive scheme under new coordinator Chris Ash was on display Saturday when the Longhorns hosted dozens of top targets from the 2021 class. Numerous defensive linemen have passed on UT because of the odd-man front that was deployed by … Read More

The Dotted Line: Linebackers Derrick Harris Jr., Terrence Cooks form bond on Texas visit

Programs count on commitments to help with recruiting. New Caney outside linebacker Derrick Harris Jr. did his part last Saturday at Texas’ junior day. The four-star was among six commitments from the 2021 class on campus. He spent his time … Read More

Texas 85, Kansas 77: With room to improve, the Longhorns join an elite group of winners

Texas extended its winning streak to three games Wednesday night with an 85-77 victory over Kansas. It was the 1,100th win in program history. Only five other schools have won that many. So move over, Tennessee. Make room, UConn. Let the Club 1100 bouncer know that Texas has also joined … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commits Hayden Connner, Jalen Milroe hope to land Bryce Foster

If recruiting is truly about relationships, Texas hopes four-star guard Bryce Foster follows his closest football friends to Austin. The Katy Taylor product grew up playing youth football with 2021 UT commits Jalen Milroe and Hayden … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commit Jalen Milroe on meeting new assistants, Vince Young

Katy Tompkins’ Jalen Milroe is the face of Texas’ 2021 class. The four-star dual-threat quarterback pledged to the Longhorns last July and immediately became an extra recruiter for Tom Herman’s staff. He joined numerous 2021 commitments and targets on campus … Read More

No. 14 West Virginia 97, Texas 59: Humiliating loss a turning point for Shaka Smart, Horns

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — It was merely one game, one bad loss under a coach that’s had quite a few in his five seasons. Bad losses happen, even to the good teams. But Monday night’s meltdown in Morgantown was something different for Texas and coach Shaka … Read More