Providence 70, Texas 48: Longhorns set new season lows in harsh, holiday ‘reality check’

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The fine citizens of Friartown sure were anxious to see Will Baker miss two free throws on Saturday. Whenever an opponent misses two consecutive free throws in the second half, Providence fans win a free chicken sandwich. And since Texas was in … Read More

With Big 12 rivals ahead of them, Texas women look to upend No. 1 Stanford at home

Sug Sutton has played a lot of basketball in her day. The Texas senior has already clocked 2,561 minutes during her years as a Longhorn. The all-conference guard has started 44 times. When Texas hosts Stanford on Sunday, she’ll be playing in the 111th game of her college career. Stanford … Read More

Texas is 9-1 and off to coach Shaka Smart’s best start yet, so where’s the buzz?

At 9-1, Texas is off to its best start in five seasons under coach Shaka Smart. So why is nobody buying it? The number-crunching algorithms aren’t impressed. The Longhorns rank 48th in Kenpom’s Division I rankings, which are generated off statistical comparisons. Ken Pomeroy’s site predicts … Read More

Grading Texas’ 2020 defensive class after the early period

Texas signed seven defensive prospects during the early signing period. Six signed on Wednesday, while the Longhorns added Frisco Lone Star three-star outside linebacker Jaylan Ford on Thursday when he flipped from Utah. It was a slower cycle on defense with the struggles during … Read More

The Dotted Line: Grading Texas’ 2020 offensive class after the early period

Ten of Texas’ 17 signees in the early signing period of the 2020 recruiting class play offense. The Longhorns landed a player for each role, with eight of the 10 ranking as four stars or higher. Five-star Bijan Robinson headlines … Read More

12 big things about Big 12 basketball, Week 7 — What Big 12 teams want for Christmas

12. Games to watch this weekend I’m changing the column format this week for some holiday fun. First, before the league heads into the Christmas break, here are five games to watch Saturday. Kansas at Villanova, 11 a.m., FOX Texas at Providence, 1 p.m. FOX Xavier at TCU, 4 p.m., … Read More

Commitment 101: Jaylan Ford provides Texas’ 2020 recruiting class with a true linebacker

Recruiting rarely sleeps. Texas swept up Wednesday when each of the 16 pledges signed national letters of intent, including five-star running back Bijan Robinson. The 2020 class ended the day ranked 11th in the nation and second in the Big 12. The three-day early signing period … Read More

The Dotted Line: What should Texas fans expect moving forward for the 2020 recruiting class?

Texas inked 16 future Longhorns on Wednesday. The 2020 recruiting class signed national letters of intent throughout the country on the first day of the early period. Texas’ group currently ranks 11th in the nation and second in the Big 12. It’s headlined by … Read More

Texas tunes up for No. 1 Stanford with sloppy 73-60 win over Ohio

Ideally, Texas head coach Karen Aston said, the Longhorns would have returned to competition much sooner than 10 days after their best win of the season at Tennessee. Instead, the Longhorns had a long break during final exams, and they were not particularly sharp on Wednesday night. Texas committed a … Read More

Flipping good day: Texas signs 16 as Tom Herman pulls in nation’s 11th-ranked recruiting class

Longhorn Network producers have long wanted true all-access to the Texas football program. They sure got it Wednesday. As LHN’s exhaustive signing day coverage rolled along, producers switched to the always-on camera inside the UT coaches’ meeting room. They inadvertently caught head coach Tom Herman flipping … Read More

Signing Day notebook: Texas to welcome eight freshmen to campus in January

At his press conference on Signing Day, Texas coach Tom Herman expressed excitement about the early enrollees in UT’s 2020 recruiting class. Of the 16 players signed by Texas, eight will be on campus at the beginning of next year. Those players will go through spring practices and Herman noted … Read More

Incoming running back Bijan Robinson has five-star expectations for Texas, too

TUCSON, Ariz. — Signing day, perhaps college football’s greatest game off the gridiron. It’s a competition to win over the best players of the future in the constant pursuit of lifting the game’s great prize, a national championship. Wednesday proved to be a rather victorious day for the Texas faithful, … Read More

Texas signs a unicorn, but will Hutto’s Dajon Harrison become UT’s future star in the slot?

HUTTO — For a while now, Dajon Harrison has been a Hippo. Starting next fall, the Hutto senior will be a Longhorn. But after signing with Texas on Wednesday, Harrison described himself as a unicorn. Harrison, a 5-10, 170-pound wide receiver who expects to be used in the slot, says … Read More

Texas hopes its 2020 class signals the start of great recruiting successes in DFW

DALLAS — For the first time since Tom Herman took over late in the 2017 recruiting cycle, Texas signed more players from the Dallas-Fort Worth area than Huoston on Wednesday. The Longhorns signed five DFW prospects and three from Houston. The early signing period ends Friday; … Read More

Texas signee Hudson Card on Longhorns’ future: ‘I trust Tom Herman and what he does’

Lake Travis quarterback Hudson Card had 23 scholarship offers. Only one mattered. “When we sat down as a family and talked about it, is there anywhere else you would rather go than the University of Texas?” his father Doug said. “None of them even came close.” … Read More

The Dotted Line: Four future Longhorns are one win away from state title rings

Four future Longhorns are one win away from claiming a state championship, though the two 2020 commitments still alive are dealing with injuries. All 10 11-man championships will be held from Wednesday through Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Duncanville … Read More

Texas makes it official by announcing Chris Ash as Longhorns’ new defensive coordinator

Texas coach Tom Herman is betting that another close friend is the right person to help rebuild his defense. Former Rutgers head coach Chris Ash was announced as Texas’ new defensive coordinator on Tuesday. The former UT defensive analyst was the clear front-runner since Todd Orlando … Read More

The Dotted Line: A guide to Texas’ expectations during the early signing period

A new crop of Longhorns will sign early Wednesday morning. Texas holds 16 commitments entering the early signing period, and each of them indicated that signing early is more likely than waiting until February. Eight of the 16 pledges are expected to enroll early, … Read More

The Dotted Line: Examining the Big 12 recruiting classes as early signing period approaches

Football prospects across the country can begin signing national letters of intent on Wednesday during a three-day window of early signing. The rest of the 2020 prospects will wait until national signing day in early February. Expect most of the committed prospects across the country to … Read More

Commitment 101: Longview defensive tackle Sawyer Goram-Welch provides size, upside

The Longhorns added its 17th commitment of the 2020 class on Sunday when three-star defensive tackle Sawyer Goram-Welch pledged to Texas on an official visit to Austin. The Longview product plans to sign with Texas on Dec. 18 and enroll in January, giving Texas’ … Read More