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The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with Texas commit Jaden Hullaby

Texas added a versatile athlete in three-star running back Jaden Hullaby of Bishop Dunne High School in Dallas. The 6-2, 205-pound playmaker held 25 offers after rushing for 1,181 yards and 11 touchdowns. He added 392 yards and five touchdowns on 33 receptions. That ability to rush … Read More

Down early, Texas has its players take ownership of a ‘must-win’ game against Baylor

WACO — Truth be told, Blair Henley would have preferred to play Baylor last week. Two weekends ago, Texas’ baseball team blew two games during a trip to TCU. The Longhorns had non-conference games against Xavier scheduled for this past weekend,  so Texas was stuck with the stench of … Read More

Texas’ Kaitlyn Papp ties for fifth in Augusta Women’s Amateur

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Kaitlyn Papp strolled around Augusta National on Saturday in the same manner whether she made a good shot or a bad one: calm, cool and collected. Although the moment was large, Papp maintained her composure throughout as she has focused on doing her entire golf career. “You … Read More

Texas freshman LB DeGabriel Floyd medically ruled out for 2019 with stenosis

Texas freshman linebacker DeGabriel Floyd has been medically ruled out for the 2019 season after being diagnosed with stenosis, a narrowing of the spine, coach Tom Herman said Saturday. Herman said Floyd, an early enrollee who made waves with his energy, will continue to seek treatment … Read More

Following a week away from the Big 12, Texas upended by Baylor in its return to conference play

WACO — After walking off to two 6-5 victories last week, Texas was forced to watch as Baylor celebrated the same accomplishment on Friday night. Davion Downey singled home Austin native Richard Cunningham in the ninth inning of Baylor’s 6-5 win at Baylor Ballpark. The loss was the fourth in Big … Read More

New talent influx should help inconsistent Texas basketball team in 2020

Two weeks after her own season came to an end, Karen Aston has flown to Tampa for a national coaches convention and to watch the NCAA women’s Final Four. The University of Texas basketball coach has vivid memories of Notre Dame winning a spectacular national championship last April in Columbus, … Read More

Offseason lift: Shaka Smart balances NIT excitement over Texas’ real goals of NCAA glory

There’s a weird balance one strikes at the end of an NIT championship run. Sure, any college basketball coach would be happy to win a postseason tournament. But this wasn’t the goal. It’s never the goal at a major school like Texas. Shaka Smart has … Read More

NIT notebook: Royce Hamm’s layup, block, energy stabilized Texas in first half

NEW YORK — Royce Hamm Jr. is remarkably consistent in one crucial way. When Texas coaches put the sophomore into the game, something good usually happens. Hamm is known for his energy off the bench, and the Longhorns needed a spark midway through the first … Read More

Texas 81, Lipscomb 66: After up-and-down season, Longhorns are NIT champions

NEW YORK — Eventually, the specifics about what happened this season in various outposts like Stillwater, Athens or Lubbock will fade into oblivion. How big were those leads against Michigan State and Baylor? What was the name of that dude who blocked the shot at … Read More

Texas’ Kaitlyn Papp posts low score of day, climbs to 3rd at Augusta Women’s Amateur

Texas sophomore Kaitlyn Papp secured a spot in Saturday’s final round at the Augusta National Golf Club. “I’m so excited. My main goal coming here was to make the cut,” she said. “At the turn I saw the leaderboard, and I knew I was in a good position to make … Read More

With an NIT championship win, Texas can complete its own Broadway revival

NEW YORK — In this town, nothing ever dies. It always finds new life. Theater houses have put up Porgy and Bess revivals darn near every decade since the 1940s. Guys and Dolls always draws a crowd. They’ll be doing The King and I and … Read More

Malcolm Epps has emerged this spring, but can Texas find him playing time during the fall?

This off-season has been a good one for Longhorns named Malcolm. Malcolm Roach, for example, has set up his senior season to be one where he contributes as both a defensive lineman and vocal leader. Former UT running back Malcolm Brown had a two-year offer sheet matched by the Los … Read More

Texas 58, TCU 44: Longhorns suffocate Frogs, now one win away from NIT championship

NEW YORK — There was really no need to come all this way to the “World’s Most Famous Arena.” The Longhorns would’ve played the Horned Frogs again on a blacktop in Waco. Beat somebody bad enough, long enough — as TCU has done to Texas the … Read More

Youthful Longhorns provided a lesson during a loss to No. 9 Texas A&M

Down early, Texas was unable to catch up to Texas A&M in a 9-6 loss at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Tuesday. The three-run defeat snapped a three-game winning streak for Texas, which is 4-2 against teams from the Southeastern Conference this spring. Ranked 12th nationally, Texas dropped … Read More

Texas’ Papp leads trio of UT golfers at inaugural Augusta National women’s amateur event

EVANS, Ga. — If Kaitlyn Papp makes it to the final round of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur this week, she might have a leg up on the rest of the field. Papp is one of 72 amateurs competing in the inaugural event. The first two rounds are Wednesday and … Read More

Now at a new position, Cosmi becomes a building block for Texas’ new-look offensive line

Texas linebacker Jeffrey McCulloch was asked about the offensive line on Tuesday. The soon-to-be senior praised the unit while referencing both Star Wars and a band. If you’ve watched the Longhorns’ defense, McCulloch said, than you’d know that “it’s like Star Wars when we blitz. We’re all over the place.” … Read More

New York sights, sounds energize Dylan Osetkowski, Longhorns heading into NIT semifinals

NEW YORK — Dylan Osetkowski has the right state of mind this week. “Let’s go talk by the window,” the Texas senior said. “I want to look out and see Central Park.” Sure enough, it’s a hell of a view from the sixth floor … Read More

Tate Shaw comes through in the clutch as Texas ends the month of March with a sweep of Xavier

For Texas’ baseball team, the month of March ended the same way it began. At UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Sunday, Texas senior Tate Shaw doubled home two teammates in the ninth inning of a 6-5 victory over Xavier. Texas beat the Musketeers by the same score on both Friday and … Read More

Cal’s overall depth pushes Golden Bears past Texas at NCAA men’s swim championships

Home-pool advantage isn’t what it used to be. At least not for Texas, anyway. The Longhorns were happy to welcome the nation’s best inside the spectacular Texas Swim Center over the years, provided they all dragged along a cinder block. Texas hosted the NCAA men’s championships … Read More

Commitment 101: Texas adds an offensive weapon in Bishop Dunne three-star Jaden Hullaby

Texas’ 2020 recruiting class is up to five members with the Saturday afternoon addition of three-star running back Jaden Hullaby of Bishop Dunne. The 6-2, 205-pound prospect was offered March 11 and picked the Longhorns over 24 other offers. He moved from Mansfield Timberview before his junior season. Read More