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Knee injury will sideline Texas freshman Jaxson Hayes for NIT games

Texas freshman Jaxson Hayes had an MRI on his left knee injury suffered at the Big 12 tournament and will need further evaluation, coach Shaka Smart said. The 6-foot-11 forward will not play Tuesday in the NIT opener against South Dakota State, and his career … Read More

Masen Hibbeler stands out on offense and defense as UT secures its series with Texas Tech

Even though he ended the weekend on a high note, don’t expect Texas senior Masen Hibbeler to start looking at the video board now. During every at-bat, one of the screens at UFCU Disch-Falk Field displays a batter’s picture, his season statistics and accomplishments for that day. But when you’re … Read More

Big 12 coaches hope for heavy representation in NCAA field

Mike Carey will not be a happy basketball coach if West Virginia is left out of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. The only Big 12 locks to be selected Monday night are Baylor, Iowa State and Texas. Kansas State is probably in. West Virginia and TCU had fine seasons, too, … Read More

Offense unaccounted for as Texas suffers its first blemish in Big 12 play

With a record-setting crowd on hand, Texas had the stage set for another dramatic finish Saturday. Alas, Texas Tech did not join the likes of Louisiana-Lafayette, Texas State, TCU and LSU, four teams against which Texas has recorded walk-off wins over the past two seasons.  A fly … Read More

What a relief: Bullpen steps up in UT’s conference opener against Texas Tech

If you ask Zach Zubia, he will tell you that Texas boasts one of the best bullpens in the nation. Sure, Texas’ sophomore designated hitter may be a little biased. He insists, though, that “I mean that wholeheartedly.” And after Friday night, who is going to argue with him? Ty … Read More

Sources: NCAA Tournament bid or not, Texas administrators sticking with Shaka Smart

Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte has stiff-armed all questions about men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart for weeks. Anyone who brings up Smart’s job status, the jovial administrator with a larger-than-life personality simply says, “I’m not going there.” Del Conte knows that Longhorns … Read More

As spring break approaches, Texas breaks out the pads and safety reminders

Texas’ football coaches celebrated Christmas this week. Now it is time for spring break. Texas wrapped up the first week of its spring camp on Friday with its first padded practice. The Longhorns were participating in their third spring practice at the Denius Fields, but pads weren’t allowed on Monday and … Read More

Kansas 65, Texas 57: Longhorns’ season isn’t over, but this sure felt like a funeral

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The locker room felt like a funeral home. Players spoke in hushed tones. Trainers moved about in silence. Everyone had one goal late Thursday at Sprint Center: Put on your sweats, turn on your headphones and get to the bus. Read More

Even with the injuries, Texas is feeling comfortable at catcher as Big 12 play begins

Friday’s home game against Texas Tech should be considered a starting line for Texas. Maybe the Red Raiders can even provide the starting gun as the race for the Big 12 title gets underway. This year’s race won’t be a sprint. It’s not really a marathon, either. It’s more of … Read More

The Dotted Line: Who’s the best offensive lineman in Texas for the 2021 class?

Texas has already identified its five targets along the offensive line in the 2020 class. Linemen Jaylen Garth, Logan Parr and Jake Majors are already committed, and the Longhorns are closing in on four-star tackles Chad Lindberg and Damien George. Landing all … Read More

Texas fires men’s tennis coach Michael Center in college admissions scandal fallout

After placing Longhorns tennis coach Michael Center on administrative leave following his arrest Tuesday, the University of Texas announced Wednesday it had terminated the veteran coach’s employment partway through his 19th season with the program. Federal authorities have accused Center of accepting $100,000 in 2015 to help a California student … Read More

With no QB competition expected at Texas, Sam Ehlinger adjusting to new role as elder statesman

At the end of his media availability on Wednesday, Texas center Zach Shackelford was asked if it was weird that he hasn’t yet been quizzed about quarterbacks. Shackelford replied in the affirmative. Then, perhaps by habit, the soon-to-be senior shifted to the coachspeak that has been commonplace during recent offseasons … Read More

Simple enough: Beat Kansas in Kansas City, and Texas is likely in the NCAA Tournament

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Longhorns face one of those fork-in-the-road moments Thursday night at the Big 12 tournament. Beat third-seeded Kansas, and sixth-seeded Texas is likely in the NCAA Tournament. Lose to the Jayhawks, and it’s likely the NIT. “That’s what … Read More

The Dotted Line: An early look at the Big 12’s other 2020 recruiting classes

Texas’ recruiting class sits at four members after the loss of four-star athlete Mookie Cooper. The 2020 recruiting class ranks second in the Big 12, trailing only Oklahoma, which holds two more pledges than Texas. It’ll be another race to the top of the rankings … Read More

‘I wouldn’t be concerned about losing focus in the next few days’: Texas reacts to coach’s indictment

Tuesday was already going to be busy enough for the Texas men’s tennis team. The Longhorns had a match scheduled against Rice, a precursor to Thursday’s duel with No. 1 Ohio State.  Senior Harrison Scott also had a birthday to celebrate. In reality, though, the buzz around the Texas Tennis … Read More

Texas tennis coach Michael Center among coaches charged in sweeping college admissions scheme

University of Texas men’s tennis coach Michael Center will plead not guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, his attorney said Tuesday, after federal prosecutors accused him of taking a bribe to help a student falsely disguised as a recruit get into UT in … Read More

The Dotted Line: Trio of five-star defenders among out-of-state targets for Texas

Texas signed 12 prospects from outside of the Lone Star State in 2019. Add the late addition of JUCO offensive lineman Willie Tyler and grad transfer offensive lineman Parker Braun and the Longhorns are adding 14 new faces from outside of Texas … Read More

Plenty to see in Texas’ first spring practice as Longhorns welcome newcomers

Did quarterback Sam Ehlinger make it to Texas’ first spring practice workout on Monday? Check. Did he look good? Well, it’s tricky. Players wore helmets, jerseys and shorts, so it’s difficult to tell. Even coach Tom Herman himself says what the Horns did Monday “is not … Read More

The Dotted Line: Options for Texas to replace four-star athlete Mookie Cooper

Texas’ 2020 recruiting class consists of four members now that four-star athlete Mookie Cooper de-committed and is expected to wind up at Illinois. Cooper fit a role in the cycle for the Longhorns that is now open. He was a hybrid running back-wide receiver who … Read More

Iowa State withstands late Texas rally, wins Big 12 tournament semifinal, 75-69

OKLAHOMA CITY — A spirited comeback by Texas was no consolation for the Longhorns after they were ousted from the Big 12 basketball tournament. Down by as many as 16 points in the second half, the Longhorns would eventually tie the game on Destiny Littleton’s 3-pointer with 3:22 to play. Read More