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Texas 38, No. 11 Utah 10: Longhorns rediscover what’s possible in 2020 with Alamo win

SAN ANTONIO — Texas ended 2019 by making a lengthy list of New Year’s resolutions. In 2020, the Longhorns intend to play ferocious defense week in and week out, sort of like what linebacker Joseph Ossai did Tuesday night against No. 11 Utah. “Joe is … Read More

Alamo Bowl notebook: Texas’ Ossai shines, Jaquess starts and Duvernay impresses

 SAN ANTONIO — Tuesday night’s 38-10 win over Utah in the Alamo Bowl served as a homecoming for three Texas starters. Offensive lineman Derek Kerstetter, who attended nearby Reagan … Read More

Texas 38, Utah 10: Our five questions for Texas — answered

Revisiting our five pregame questions that were facing the Longhorns ahead of Tuesday’s 38-10 win over Utah in the Alamo Bowl. How they played out:   1. Did Collin Johnson return for his Longhorns finale? Yes. And he finished his career on a high note, breaking open for a 34-yard … Read More

Texas 38, Utah 10: The Alamo Bowl expanded boxscore

How it all happened Tuesday night at the Alamodome:   1st quarter: Texas 3, Utah 0 The Longhorns won the coin toss but chose to receive the ball to start the game (earlier this season, Tom Herman took the ball after winning the  toss for the first time in … Read More

12 big things about Big 12 basketball, Week 8 — Our pre-conference 13 best players in the league

Before the regular season began, I ranked the top 13 players in the Big 12 based on the 13 scholarships teams are given. With the Big 12 season beginning on Jan. 4, let’s re-evaluate the best players in the Big 12 (stats through Dec. 27 games). Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas signees Hudson Card, Jake Majors enjoying All-American experience

ORLANDO — Jake Majors snapped the ball to Hudson Card on Monday at the Under Armour All-America Game practice. It could very well have been a future moment for the Texas offense. They were among … Read More

Texas vs. Utah: Five key Alamo Bowl matchups to watch

Five key matchups in the Alamo Bowl to keep your eye on Tuesday night:   Texas QB Sam Ehlinger vs. Utah QB Tyler Huntley This season, Ehlinger has compiled 4,052 yards of offense and 35 touchdowns while Huntley has been good for 3,223 yards and 23 touchdowns. How have they … Read More

Texas men switch lineup, cruise to 89-58 win over High Point

Shaka Smart had a lot of time for contemplation, nine days between games, after his Longhorns were pounded at Providence on Dec. 21. One decision the Texas made after the 22-point defeat was to appoint two new starters. Into the lineup went Andrew Jones in place of Courtney Ramey. Out … Read More

Foggy forecast: After facing Utah in Alamo Bowl, Texas will head into an uncertain 2020

SAN ANTONIO — No question, 2019 was quite the year for the Longhorns. It started on New Year’s Day with a statement win over Georgia, a program-defining moment that was supposed to launch Texas into another competitive stratosphere. But the year ends on New Year’s … Read More

Texas vs. Utah: Five questions facing the Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl

Five questions facing Texas against No. 11 Utah:   1. Will Collin Johnson return in time for his Texas finale? Johnson opted to return to school for his senior season, but a pair of hamstring injuries have cost him six games. Still, Johnson has 35 catches. Even though that total … Read More

The Eyes of Texas: Four players to watch in the Alamo Bowl

The Longhorns will meet 11th-ranked Utah in the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio on Tuesday (6:30 p.m., ESPN). The eyes of Texas will be upon …   Bradlee Anae, Utah defensive end Anae is a consensus All-American, the ninth in school history. The 6-3, 265-pound senior’s 12.5 sacks ranked second … Read More

The Dotted Line: Nine future Longhorns set to play in pair of All-Star games

Nine future Longhorns were selected to play in high school All-American games. Five will play at the Under Armour All-America Game in Orlando, and four more are set to participate in the All-American Bowl in San Antonio. The Longhorns hold … Read More

Charli Collier posts ninth double-double of season as Texas routs Northwestern State

With every game, and each foray into tough crowds around the basket, Charli Collier displays why she arrived at Texas last season touted as one of the top recruits in the country. Collier, a 6-foot-5 post player from Barbers Hill High in Mont Belvieu, was ranked as the No. 2 … Read More

Texas’ notable number: Two track champions on the football field — and the number 10

Each week this fall, we’re looking at a specific number that’s tied to Texas football. This week’s notable number is 10 — the jersey number that Texas retired in 2008 in honor of Vince Young. UT punters Ryan Bujcevski and Chris Naggar have both pinned 10 … Read More

Alamo Bowl notebook: Texas WR Collin Johnson ‘wouldn’t change a thing’ about senior season

SAN ANTONIO — Collin Johnson admits his senior season has been “a little frustrating.” But the Texas receiver wasn’t going to miss his final game in burnt orange, whether his nagging hamstring injury cooperates or not. Johnson spoke at length Sunday about his decision to return … Read More

Alamo Bowl notebook: Texas defensive players adjusting to life without Todd Orlando

SAN ANTONIO — Strip away the pageantry of game day and you are reminded that college football is, and forever will be, a business. Joseph Ossai was reminded of that when Texas coach Tom Herman fired defensive coordinator Todd Orlando, his position coach, on Dec. Read More

Texas in the 2010s: Picking the most impactful plays from a roller-coaster decade

The 2010s weren’t exactly memorable for Texas football fans. The Longhorns won only 70 games, the lowest total since the 64 wins during the 1950s. Still, there were some memorable moments this decade, which comes to an end on New Year’s Eve against Utah in … Read More

Texas in the 2010s: Coaches, ADs said some amazing things throughout the decade

They said it — and sometimes swung fan perceptions and landed in hot water because of it. Here’s a look at some of the best quotes from the last decade involving Texas football: “Can you imagine being put out there against a great defense … Read More

Texas officials mum, but Ohio State’s Mike Yurcich likely to be new offensive coordinator

If all goes according to plan, Tuesday’s Alamo Bowl is the last time Tom Herman ever calls plays at Texas. “You never want to say never, but I hope so,” the Longhorns head coach said Friday. Speaking to reporters in San Antonio, Herman did … Read More

Amid holiday season, Texas unwraps 69-64 win over No. 1 Stanford

During a break in the action at the Erwin Center on Sunday, a video showed members of Texas’ women’s basketball team revealing the best gifts they had ever received during the holidays. Senior Jada Underwood couldn’t think of a better present than the LG Rumor cellphone she got in 2005. Read More