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12 big things about Big 12 basketball, Week 10 — Can Baylor climb to No. 1?

A fun first week of Big 12 play leaves us with some questions, but it gets even better this week. 12. Thoughts on the Texas Tech-Baylor game The game of the first two rounds of Big 12 play went to Baylor. What’s interesting about the start of the Big 12 … Read More

The Dotted Line: Recruiting updates on 2021 Texas targets Savion Byrd, JoJo Earle

ORLANDO — Four-star offensive tackle Savion Byrd is among Texas’ top targets in the 2021 cycle. The Duncanville product is a high-upside athlete who spent the New Year’s holiday in Orlando participating in the Under Armour Future 50 Camp. It was a return to … Read More

The Dotted Line: A successful 2021 class for Texas includes landing the Brockermeyer twins

The state is stocked with big fish in the 2021 recruiting class along the offensive line. Texas holds a commitment from one of the state’s six four-star tackles in Katy Taylor’s Hayden Conner. Ohio State took four-star guard Donovan Jackson off the board on … Read More

Oklahoma 72, Texas 62: Now 0-2 in Big 12 play, Horns better start force-feeding Jericho Sims

Some of the best things about Texas basketball remain hidden in plain sight. Start with the new margarita machine in a concession stand behind section 28 at the Erwin Center. Not only that, but Texas is now serving mixed drinks, too. Bacardi and the Bevos. Read More

Former Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando rejoining Matt Wells at Texas Tech

It’s still a “run-and-hit” business, only now Todd Orlando will be sending blitzing linebackers from Marsha Sharp Freeway instead of MoPac. The former Texas defensive coordinator was named Texas Tech’s new assistant head coach and linebackers coach on Wednesday by Red Raiders coach Matt Wells. Read More

Texas safeties coach Craig Naivar, interim coordinator for Alamo win, will not be retained

Texas safeties coach Craig Naivar, the interim defensive coordinator for the Alamo Bowl victory, will not be retained for the 2020 season, he said. Naivar had removed all references to Texas on his Twitter profile by midday Wednesday. Naivar has been with coach … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas signee Prince Dorbah transformed on, off field following adoption

HIGHLAND PARK — Prince Dorbah exudes positivity for his future at Texas because the four-star defender has lived through a torrid past. The Texas signee was torn from his home in Cote d’Ivoire, an African nation divided by civil war, when … Read More

The Dotted Line: Big 12 recruiting rankings take shape a month away from NSD

Four weekends remain until a bow is placed on the 2020 recruiting classes across the country. National signing day is on Feb. 5. The early signing period allowed prospects to sign national letters of intent, and most capitalized on that opportunity. Read More

Texas’ Sam Ehlinger, Sam Cosmi announce their return, giving Mike Yurcich fine starting point

Texas offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich had quite a first day Monday. First, head coach Tom Herman gave him the keys to the Longhorns’ offense. By lunchtime, left tackle Samuel Cosmi announced he was returning for his senior season. The dinner hour was even better. Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ 2020 recruiting wish list with a month left until national signing day

Texas signed 17 players in the 2020 class during the early signing period in December. The class ranks 10th in the nation and second in the Big 12 with a month remaining before national signing day in February. The Longhorns hope to add a few more pieces before … Read More

No. 6 Baylor 59, Texas 44: Bears work the boards, work over the Longhorns in Big 12 opener

WACO — In a conference where the talent is spread somewhat evenly, in a sport where nobody is dominant, in a town where the locals rage against all things burnt orange, the little things do matter. The Longhorns got schooled Saturday in basketball minutiae. Read More

TCU’s first triumph in Austin snaps a four-game winning streak for No. 25 Texas

Three days into the new year, the Texas Longhorns have a set of resolutions to work on. Michelle Berry’s putback basket with 6.7 seconds remaining was the difference in TCU’s 65-63 upset of Texas on Friday. In what was the conference opener for both teams, TCU secured its fourth-ever victory … Read More

Texas men hoping for another solid Big 12 start as curtain rises against No. 6 Baylor

Every year, coaches and players say the same things about the start of Big 12 play. “Well, I think the biggest thing, the conference season is a marathon for sure,” Texas coach Shaka Smart said this week. His veterans know the proverbial drill, too. Read More

The Dotted Line: Junior defensive linemen Jackson, Adeleye talk Texas, four-man fronts

ORLANDO — Defensive end prospects never knocked down Texas’ door to play in the odd-man front deployed by former defensive coordinator Todd Orlando. The three-man front can be effective defensively, but end isn’t an attractive position in the scheme because it tasks the position with double-teams to allow … Read More

With its lineup humming, Texas ready for a ‘a dogfight every night’ in the Big 12

The first few chapters of the story of Texas’ basketball season have featured a few twists and turns. Thanks to a 69-64 upset over Stanford on Dec. 22, Texas already has its signature win. The Longhorns also have beaten a ranked Tennessee team on the road and have scored 90 … Read More

Alamo Bowl win inspires hope for Texas revival: ‘The only thing I can say it’s coming’

SAN ANTONIO — While his teammates celebrated on the Alamo Bowl trophy stage, Texas running back Keaontay Ingram stood as far away from the hoopla as one could get. The confetti and balloon flash flood raining down in the Alamodome was practically two counties away. Read More

12 big things about Big 12 basketball, Week 9 — The real season is here

It’s here. After 120 games, the first step to March is happening for Big 12 teams. For the football fans, welcome to the basketball season! The ACC and the Big Ten have already played a handful of conference games and now it’s time for the Big 12 to end a … Read More

The Dotted Line: 2021 athlete Billy Bowman Jr. remains ‘100 percent’ committed to Texas

ORLANDO — Under Armour hosts a week of prep events for the elite prospects around the country. It culminates Thursday night with an all-star game featuring the best prospects in the 2020 class on ESPN2. Four future Longhorns are playing, including Lake Travis quarterback … Read More

Five key plays: Texas 38, No. 11 Utah 10

SAN ANTONIO — There were 116 snaps taken in Texas’ 38-10 win over No. 11 Utah in the Alamo Bowl on Tuesday. Here are five that ended up making a big difference: 1. He’s back Due to a hamstring issue, Texas senior … Read More

The Dotted Line: Vernon Broughton, Kitan Crawford discuss potential scheme changes for Texas’ defense

ORLANDO — Change is coming to Texas’ defensive scheme if the recent signees are right. Four-star defensive end Vernon Broughton and four-star cornerback Kitan Crawford are among five UT signees in Orlando for the Under Armour All-America Game, which takes … Read More