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The Dotted Line: Texas quarterback commit Hudson Card matures as leader for Lake Travis

The legacy of elite quarterbacks at Lake Travis High School dates back to 2004. Every starting quarterback since that year signed with an FBS program. Ohio State head coach Ryan Day once joked with head Cavaliers coach Hank Carter that Lake Travis was the only … Read More

With Kansas State behind it and Oklahoma State on deck, Texas beats Lamar to open its week

David Pierce conceded on Tuesday that his baseball team still has “to fill in some blanks,” but the Longhorns started their week with a 7-2 win over Lamar. The victory came a couple of days after Texas unexpectedly lost twice to Kansas State in what was only the second conference … Read More

Five months out, what should be the right level of hype for the 2019 Texas Longhorns?

Just for grins, go dig through the Texas spring football clippings from April 2010, four months removed from the national championship game loss to Alabama. One local columnist wrote simply, “Garrett Gilbert will do great things here.” Another wrote, “it’s safe to say that quarterback is … Read More

The Dotted Line: A closer look at four recent Texas offers

Spring practice ended for the Longhorns with the Orange-White game on Saturday night — just in time for spring practices to begin for big high schools across the state. It’s a chance for the Texas coaching staff to scour the state for new prospects, and … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commits, top targets react to Orange-White Game

The Orange-White Game is as more showcase than actual game. A spring game is a chance to fill the void of football offseason for fans anticipating a big year for the Longhorns. It also offered the coaching staff the opportunity to host dozens of … Read More

David Pierce guarantees changes after Texas is shut out by Kansas State in a series-deciding game

If Texas baseball coach David Pierce ever had questions about how his team would deal with adversity, he’s about to get some answers. Jordan Wicks threw a complete-game shutout Sunday as UT ended its weekend with a 2-0 loss to Kansas State at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. After the loss, Texas … Read More

Orange-White game: Swirling winds scramble Texas’ offensive plans but not its enthusiasm

When Texas athletic director Chris De Conte convenes his cabinet on Monday to discuss the weekend, he’ll say the Orange-White spring game was a raging, if wind-blown, success. Thousands packed Bevo Boulevard on Saturday afternoon in the sunny but windy conditions. Hundreds stayed afterward for a … Read More

Orange-White notebook: With Humphrey gone, Texas looks for its next ‘H’ receiver

Last spring, Lil’Jordan Humphrey set up what would be a successful fall with a seven-catch, 100-yard performance in the Orange-White spring game. Fast forward a year and Humphrey was again a storyline at Saturday night’s spring game, even though he ran as many routes as Ludacris. This … Read More

Zubia’s grand slam powers Texas in rout of K-State

Zach Zubia didn’t expect much when he hit a high fly to right-center field with two outs in the second inning Saturday. The Longhorn designated hitter would not have been surprised if the ball had been caught at the warning track. But instead of a Kansas State outfielder grabbing it, … Read More

Texas drops below .500 in Big 12 play as Kansas State controls the scoreboard from start to finish

Kansas State took an early lead and then held off several comeback attempts by Texas in a 6-4 win at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Friday night. The win was Kansas State’s first in Austin since the 2013 season. Texas had been the top-billed team from the Big … Read More

Texas set to host important recruits in the 2020, 2021 class during Orange-White Game

The spring game constitutes a recruiting opportunity for programs across the country. There might not be a more important event in recruiting outside of junior days and official visits. It’s a chance for the Texas coaches to showcase the current state of the program to fans and the next generation … Read More

Tense about the Orange-White spring game? Relax, Texas fans, and just use the eye test

Here’s some free advice for Texas fans. Don’t spend much too much time Saturday night dissecting position battles, measuring whether this junior has fractionally better explosiveness than that sophomore. Don’t worry about whether a freshman receiver gets behind a young defensive back. And for goodness … Read More

The Dotted Line: Mookie Cooper discusses his Texas de-commitment, recruiting status

ST. LOUIS  —  Four-star wide receiver Mookie Cooper was enamored with Texas as a sophomore and into his junior season. He was the one who convinced St. Louis (Mo.) Trinity Catholic teammate Marcus Washington to take a visit to Texas for the Longhorns’ win over … Read More

Texas baseball looks to stand up to Kansas State during ‘Made in Austin’ weekend

Ludacris and Texas’ football team won’t be the only shows in town this weekend. The baseball team will play three home games against Kansas State during the school’s “Made in Austin” weekend. On Sunday, the Longhorns will also hold a post-game clinic for young fans. Additionally, dogs will be allowed … Read More

‘Made in Austin’: Texas taking emotion-based approach this weekend to engage with fans

Two hours before the NIT championship game, Chris Del Conte was busy shaking hands and taking photos with Texas fans in the basement of Stout, the official bar of New York-based Texas Exes. “It’s like Pace picante sauce. ‘New York City?!’ Who knew?,” the Texas athletic … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas signee Marcus Washington readies for his new path in Austin

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The goal for Texas wide receiver signee Marcus Washington was simple: Do something better. He learned that at an early age from a father who is no stranger to mistakes. Marcus, a 6-2 wide receiver from Trinity Catholic … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas, A&M, OU or Baylor? Spring game schedules challenge top prospects

A spring game presents a program with the opportunity to recruit as much as it does a chance to improve as a team. The practices leading up to the Saturday’s Orange-White game is when the Longhorns have laid the groundwork for the 2019 … Read More

Texas takes down Rice behind senior Matteo Bocchi and his new pitching motion

A day or two before Texas’ baseball season began, senior Matteo Bocchi was asked to change the way he pitched the baseball. “It surprised me a little bit,” Bocchi said almost two months later. With Bocchi not pitching as well as they expected, Texas head coach David Pierce and pitching coach … Read More

Defensive coordinator Todd Orlando can’t hide his enthusiasm about Texas’ offense

Typically in spring practice, the defensive coaches talk up the defensive players and leave the offensive hyperbole to their offensive counterparts. Nobody steps on anyone’s toes. Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando couldn’t help himself, though, as offensive coordinator Tim Beck waited for his turn behind … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ 2017 class proves recruiting rankings don’t always matter

Texas’ 2017 recruiting class wasn’t met with the same expectations and excitement normally associated with the Longhorns on national signing day. Tom Herman was just months into his new gig as head football coach and Texas failed to close with elite targets like … Read More