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With his focus only on track, John Burt closes out Texas Relays with a strong showing

Like so many times before, John Burt spent his Saturday showcasing his speed on UT’s campus. This Saturday, though, Burt was across the street from Royal-Memorial Stadium. A senior receiver in football and a hurdler on the track team, Burt finished third in the Texas Relays’ 110-meter hurdles final. With … Read More

Injuries aplenty, but Casey Thompson and Malcolm Epps earn positive reviews during UT’s scrimmage

If Texas had any questions about its backup quarterbacks, it got a few answers on Saturday. With incumbent starter Sam Ehlinger out with an illness, freshmen Casey Thompson and Roschon Johnson ran the show in UT’s team scrimmage. Thompson, who redshirted and did not play last year, … Read More

Home, sweet home: Texas diver Campbell gives crowd a big night at NCAAs

Deciding to embrace the home atmosphere in his second event at the NCAA men’s swimming and diving championships, Texas junior diver Grayson Campbell turned in a career-defining performance Friday night. A day after finishing seventh in the 1-meter competition, Campbell took third in the 3-meter event (415.75 points), using the … Read More

Dell Match Play: Spieth misses event’s weekend for the third straight year

Jordan Spieth is still trying to break his slump. It’s one that’s been going on for quite some time. The former Longhorn’s last-ditch effort to make the weekend at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play slipped away in the closing holes of his Friday match with the event’s defending champion and … Read More

‘Sky’s the limit’: Texas prepares for freshman sprinter Kynnedy Flannel to take flight

Texas freshman Kynnedy Flannel spells her first name with a “Y.” The same goes for her middle name, Beatryce. Why the Ys? Credit Y2K as her mother’s inspiration, says Flannel, who was born in 2000. By now, track and field fans who visit Myers Stadium should be able to spell … Read More

Texas’ Wahl saves her best for last, takes Texas Relays triple jump title

Texas senior Georgia Wahl had the rest of the field in the women’s Section B triple jump right where she wanted them on Friday. Needing her best effort on her final try to accomplish a come-from-behind victory, Wahl pulled it off for her first Texas Relays title at Mike A. Read More

The Dotted Line: Four-star safety Tyler Owens readies for the Texas Relays

Tyler Owens went from being afraid of grass to a star on the field. It started when he was three years old, when he was afraid of grass and plants. The first sport his parents put him in was soccer, though, and … Read More

Texas Relays notebook: The Horns’ latest Johnson — Camille — makes her Relays debut

Texas freshman Camille Johnson finished ninth in the women’s javelin Thursday at the Texas Relays with a top throw of 43.49 feet. She’s the daughter of former UT football All-American Johnnie Johnson; her brothers, Collin and Kirk, play for the Longhorns’ football team. Missouri’s Ava Curry (50.74) took first place. Read More

Three out of four ain’t bad: Townley Haas wins NCAA 500 freestyle for third time in Texas career

Texas senior Townley Haas wanted to start out fast in the finals of the 500-yard freestyle Thursday night and see what happened. What happened was an NCAA record. Haas blew away the competition by more than two seconds and set a new meet and NCAA mark in the event with … Read More

Texas’ Zamzow takes Relays heptathlon in second-best performance in the world this year

In claiming her first heptathlon victory at the Texas Relays on Thursday, Texas senior Ashtin Zamzow also produced the seventh-best total in U.S. collegiate history and the second-best performance in the world this year. Thursday was a day of wonderment for Zamzow, 22, whose career has been ascending since winning … Read More

Former Texas LB Malik Jefferson suing two insurance companies for ‘loss of value’

Former Texas linebacker Malik Jefferson is suing two British insurance companies over their refusal to pay off a policy meant to recoup lost money if any injury hurt the athlete’s 2018 NFL draft status. According to the suit filed in U.S. District Court in Austin, Jefferson … Read More

The Dotted Line: Three questions facing Texas recruiting heading into April

Tom Herman hopes to sign his third consecutive top-three national class in 2020 and is off to a fast start with commitments from four-star quarterback Hudson Card and a trio of talented offensive linemen. Expect more recruiting action to pick up once … Read More

Texas 68, Colorado 55: New York-bound Longhorns will meet Horned Frogs in NIT semis

At no point this season has Texas lacked athleticism. This team has enough players to win. At no point has this team been woefully overmatched. Sporadic shooting aside, these Longhorns can be competitive against anyone. The offense can look fluid; it can be putrid. Read More

Texas’ Zamzow wows the field on opening day of the Texas Relays

Continuing her recent trend of excellence, Texas senior Ashtin Zamzow set four personal outdoor bests on Wednesday in the women’s heptathlon on the opening day of the Texas Relays at Mike A. Myers Stadium. After winning the women’s pentathlon at the Big 12 indoor championships in February and placing third … Read More

Texas’ Charles Omenihu shows he can be ‘Swiss Army knife’ on pro timing day

Never, ever forget, the NFL is a business. “I can tell you a story,” Malik Jefferson said. The Cincinnati Bengals linebacker was one of a large number of former Longhorns who assembled Wednesday to watch Texas pro timing day. “I had a guy … Read More

Texas pro day notebook: With scouts watching, Humphrey focuses on running, not receiving

Ex-Texas cornerback Kris Boyd is not interested in talking about Lil’Jordan Humphrey’s time in the 40-yard dash. When asked about the reaction to Humphrey’s slow times at the NFL scouting combine, Boyd emphatically stated that “don’t mean nothing.” Check the film instead, Boyd protested. If he recalled correctly, not too … Read More

‘It’s a great way to start the outdoor season’: Texas Relays get going with NCAA meet on horizon

The Texas Relays got underway on Wednesday and so did a busy spring at Myers Stadium. In addition to the Relays, which are now in their 92nd year, Myers Stadium will host the Texas Invitational and then the UIL’s annual state track and field meet in May. Then in June, … Read More

The Dotted Line: Five 2020 defensive targets that are trending toward Texas

Texas’ 2020 recruiting class is off to a fast start with four commitments before April. All four play offense, however, and it’s likely that the Longhorns will begin to push to build their defensive foundation in the current cycle. A handful of players are starting to emerge from the pack … Read More

Home-pool advantage? Texas men eye a fifth straight NCAA swimming championship

The Texas men’s swimming and diving team won’t have to travel far in its quest for a fifth straight national title. In fact, the Longhorns won’t have to travel at all. Texas hosts the NCAA Division I men’s championships Wednesday through Saturday at the Texas Swim Center. Veteran UT coach … Read More

Texas men, recharged by NIT run, host Colorado with a trip to New York at stake

Of course the Longhorns would rather be playing in the NCAA Tournament instead of the NIT. But the frustration from a 16-16 season is long gone, as judged by the smiles in the locker room after wins over South Dakota State and Xavier. Texas … Read More