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The Dotted Line: Local defensive linemen Alfred Collins, Princely Umanmielen visit Texas

Local defensive linemen Alfred Collins and Princely Umanmielen are among the seven uncommitted prospects left on the updated  Fabulous 55. The duo was on campus Saturday, surrounded by dozens of top targets in the 2021 and 2022 cycles. The … Read More

No. 6 Kansas 66, Texas 57: Jayhawks take control late in yet another win over Longhorns

The names change, but Kansas’ dominance over Texas sure doesn’t. The basketball school keeps dunking on the football school. The Jayhawks have the Big 12’s leading scorer. Devon Dotson missed the last game with a hip pointer, but he was cleared Saturday against UT. The … Read More

In ceremony ‘long overdue,’ Anderson officials retire Texas ex Kris Clack’s No. 15 jersey

Moms know everything, and in Kris Clack’s case, his mother couldn’t be fooled. Sometime in the early 1990s, Annette Clack said she remembers walking around a local football field and saw the youngest of her four children. “I looked up and he’s … Read More

Cut and move: Texas men want to keep offensive flow going against No. 6 Kansas

Basketball was intended as a beautiful team game. But it’s sure been ugly in the Big 12 this season. Every night’s a rock fight, each team throwing up one brick after another. As a whole, the league has the worst 2-point field-goal percentage (.458) out of … Read More

The Dotted Line: One year later, grading Texas’ 2019 defensive class

Texas signed the third-ranked recruiting class in the country for the 2019 cycle, the second straight No. 3 class for head coach Tom Herman. It was headlined by 10 out-of-state pledges and a pair of five-stars. The class has already been marred by transfers, position changes … Read More

Texas forward Cyera Hintzen drafted by NWSL’s Utah Royals FC

Texas fans, get to know your new favorite team in the National Women’s Soccer League. After drafting forward Cyera Hintzen at No. 31 overall on Thursday, Utah Royals FC now has both former Longhorns in the league. Hintzen will join goalkeeper Abby Smith, who was the … Read More

12 big things about Big 12 basketball, Week 11 — Can Texas pull off home win over Kansas again?

12. Baylor ruling the college basketball world Gonzaga plays bad teams in games when no one is awake. Duke lost to Clemson. North Carolina is 8-8 and 1-4 in the ACC. Kentucky lost to South Carolina. Baylor is currently ruling college basketball.  There … Read More

The Dotted Line: One year later, grading Texas’ 2019 offensive class

Texas signed the third-ranked recruiting class in the country for the 2019 cycle, the second straight No. 3 class for head coach Tom Herman. It was headlined by 10 out-of-state pledges and a pair of five-stars. The class has already marred … Read More

Texas 76, Oklahoma State 64: Dunks, defense, desperation all ignite Longhorns in Stillwater

STILLWATER, Okla. — Five dollars doesn’t buy much these days, so spend wisely, Texas fans. It would’ve been worth skipping a morning latte to see Jase Febres throw down a monstrous one-handed dunk Wednesday night at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Asked to describe the sound, Courtney … Read More

Longhorns bounce back from ‘the end of the world’ in a 92-66 rout of Texas Tech

In Texas’ first three games of conference play, the fourth quarters had been a problem for the Longhorns. They lost a last-minute lead in a loss to TCU. It happened again in Sunday’s 68-63 slip-up at West Virginia. Even in their league win, an 81-75 victory over Iowa State on … Read More

The Dotted Line: Part 2 of our fifth annual 20 for 20 signing day primer for Texas

This is the second half of the American-Statesman’s fifth annual 20 for 20 project, a Longhorns recruiting primer almost 20 days out of national signing day, which this year falls on Feb. 5. What you need to know. We published … Read More

Pistons firing: Texas looking to get more Big 12 traction in road trip to Oklahoma State

Texas coach Shaka Smart doesn’t look back. He believes it’s counter-productive. But every Longhorn should in this specific case going into Wednesday’s game at Oklahoma State. There’s often irony in Big 12 scheduling. Last year, Texas started 2-0 in league play and went to Stillwater, Okla., … Read More

The Dotted Line: Part 1 of our fifth annual 20 for 20 signing day primer for Texas

This is the American-Statesman’s fifth annual 20 for 20 project, a Longhorns recruiting primer almost 20 days out of national signing day, which this year falls on Feb. 5. What you need to know. Part 2 will publish on Wednesday: 1. Will Texas sign a top … Read More

The Dotted Line: The latest on the seven remaining uncommitted Fabulous 55 prospects

The impact of the early signing period in December is illustrated by the lack of uncommitted prospects remaining on the 2020 Fabulous 55. Only seven prospects remain without a school as national signing day inches is three weeks away. Most prospects elect to sign … Read More

Men’s tennis team takes nine of 13 matches in Miami

The Texas men’s tennis team continued a successful trip to Florida with nine victories in 13 matches Sunday at the Miami Invitational. The second-ranked defending national champions won six of their nine singles matches and three of four doubles contests. Senior Christian Sigsgaard, ranked 13th in the nation, led the … Read More

Women’s tennis team wins five matches at Bahamas tournament

Texas won four of six singles matches and one of three doubles contests Sunday on the last day of the Pink Flamingo Invitational in Nassau, Bahamas. Bad weather led to the singles matches against Florida being shortened to one set. Anna Turati defeated Victoria Emma 6-1, Lexi Ryngler topped Ida … Read More

No. 15 West Virginia rallies to defeat Texas women

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — Tynice Martin scored 23 points and Kysre Gondrezick added 21 to rally No. 15 West Virginia to a 68-63 win over Texas on Sunday, running the Mountaineers’ winning streak to nine. Martin and Gondrezick combined to score 20 of 21 West Virginia points in the fourth … Read More

Texas 64, Kansas State 50: Bad weather, Longhorns’ defense ruins Wildcats’ trip to Austin

Eleven days into 2020, Kansas State coach Bruce Weber and his Wildcats already have the craziest travel story for the year. The team charter couldn’t leave Manhattan, Kan., on Friday due to icy conditions. They were then scheduled to leave at 8 a.m. Saturday, 11 … Read More

After helping shuffle college basketball’s deck, Texas faces No. 19 West Virginia

When voters submit their ballots for the next Associated Press weekly poll, the decision on who’s No. 1 won’t be an easy one. Connecticut was last week’s No. 1, but the 30 total first-place votes were split between four teams. And none of them were sixth-ranked … Read More

Someone will be 0-3: Texas, Kansas State meet in must-win Big 12 situation for both

Yelling or screaming may be a satisfactory emotional release. But it won’t change the past, or the final score, either. Texas players had plenty of frustrations about Wednesday’s home loss to Oklahoma, a 10-point decision that dropped the Longhorns to 0-2 in Big 12 play. Read More