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Texas A&M among the six schools ranked ahead of Texas in national recruiting rankings

Texas’ 2020 class ranks seventh in the nation and first in the Big 12 entering the final days before the 72-hour early signing period begins on Dec. 18. Prospects electing not to sign during the early period must wait until the first Wednesday in … Read More

Source: All signs pointing toward Chris Ash as the new Texas defensive coordinator

All signs pointed to former Rutgers coach Chris Ash being named the new Texas defensive coordinator but nothing was official, according to a UT source. No announcement was expected Sunday. Ash was 8-32 in three-plus seasons at Rutgers before being fired in late September. Before joining … Read More

Minnesota sweeps upstart Louisville to advance to Final Four

Playing like a team with unfinished business, Minnesota rolled over upstart Louisville in straight sets Saturday night in an NCAA volleyball regional final at Gregory Gym. The commanding 25-21, 25-14, 25-16 victory propelled the Golden Gophers (27-5) to their third Final Four appearance under coach Hugh McCutcheon since 2015. The … Read More

Jase Febres on the money as Longhorns top Central Michigan

Shaka Smart has a philosophy about players who have proved themselves adept at making 3-point baskets: Keep shooting, even on bad days or during difficult stretches. In that regard, Smart calls himself “a player’s coach.” That attitude certainly applies to Jase Febres, the Longhorns’ junior guard. Febres can be inconsistent, … Read More

Texas’ 2019 volleyball season ends as Louisville delivers a Sweet Sixteen stunner

As the fifth set at Gregory Gym reached its halfway point Friday afternoon, Texas threw everything it could at Louisville. Micaya White, a senior and soon to be a four-time All-American, sent six shots to Louisville’s side of the net. Skylar Fields, perhaps the nation’s best freshman, tried a swing. Read More

12 big things about Big 12 basketball, Week 6 — The league is top heavy; Tech back on track

12. Texas Tech takes down No. 1 The No. 1-ranked team is 6-4 this season, something the Kansas Jayhawks ought to be wary of when they play Villanova next week. They can thank the Texas Tech Red Raiders, who beat No.1 Louisville 70-57 … Read More

The Dotted Line: Questions face Texas heading into final weekend before early signing period

Texas holds 16 commitments heading into the final weekend before the early 72-hour signing period begins on Dec. 18. The class is heavy on offensive talent, which is probably good for the Longhorns considering the firing of defensive coordinator Todd Orlando. Only five of … Read More

‘We just need to hit them first’: Texas readies for Louisville in Sweet 16 matchup

A decade ago, the volleyball team from Hawaii beat Michigan to advance to the Final Four for the ninth time in school history. Jhenna Gabriel, a native of Honolulu, was nine years old during that 2009 season. She was a frequent visitor to the Stan Steriff Center, she said, because … Read More

Bang for the buck: Six college football assistant coaches who deserve big payday

Since being hired away from the New Orleans Saints last January, LSU wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator Joe Brady has revamped the Tigers’ offensive scheme, helped mold the runaway Heisman Trophy favorite in quarterback Joe Burrow and played an instrumental role in the program’s surge to the … Read More

Alamo Bowl notebook: Texas’ recruiting class ranked sixth as Tom Herman eyes early signing day

SAN ANTONIO — Hiring two new coordinators takes a backseat with the early signing period less than a week away. Texas coach Tom Herman made it clear Thursday that he’s focused on the search for new coordinators but also on “the first priority, which is recruiting.” … Read More

Texas’ Tom Herman relaxed on his coordinators searches: ‘When it happens, it happens’

SAN ANTONIO — Texas coach Tom Herman was blown away by Utah’s Kyle Whittingham’s unbelievable string of daily workouts. “We’re right around 4,000 days, give or take,” Whittingham said. An incredulous Herman whipped his head around, “Straight days?! That’s real?” Whittingham: … Read More

The Dotted Line: Five future Longhorns are one win away from state title games

Two remain. The last two 2020 Texas commitments left in the state playoffs are quarterbacks Ja’Quinden Jackson of Duncanville and Hudson Card of Lake Travis, who returned last week from injury to lead the Cavaliers past Converse Judson. Card and his teammates … Read More

How Nick Saban’s internship program at Alabama helps fired coaches get paid so well

Head football coach Nick Saban has 12 interns on his staff this year at Alabama making a combined $610,000, including three prominent former head coaches, according to records obtained by USA TODAY Sports. Former Houston head coach Major Applewhite is on the payroll at $43,350. So is former … Read More

Get to know the four volleyball teams in Austin’s NCAA regional

In search of two wins and an invitation to the Final Four, the volleyball teams from Texas, Minnesota, Florida and Louisville will battle at Gregory Gym this weekend. Texas is set to host Louisville on Friday afternoon while Minnesota and Florida meet in Austin’s other Sweet … Read More

Fired or hired: Brady Hoke example of how hot market takes care of college football assistant coaches

Brady Hoke couldn’t seem to catch a break. Four times in four years in four different states, his employer had told him to pack up and leave. ►In December 2014, he was fired as head football coach at Michigan, where his employment contract still guaranteed him $3 million … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas leads with 13 commitments on winter update of 2020 Fabulous 55

The 2020 Fabulous 55 receives its winter update with the early signing period looming. Seniors can sign national letters of intent from Dec. 18-20 or wait until national signing day in February. The past two years indicate most of the list will sign in … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commit Ja’Quinden Jackson, to fans — ‘you got a dog coming’

MCKINNEY — Texas is on the verge of signing one of the state’s best winners. Duncanville quarterback Ja’Quinden Jackson tortures defenses when he’s allowed in the game. He and his teammates are so dominant that the south Dallas powerhouse only needed him to play … Read More

Texas athletics signs new 12-year, $96 million deal with Collegiate Licensing Company

Texas athletics is going back to a previous partner for a 12-year deal worth $96 million to have the Longhorns’ logo stamped on shirts, hats, coffee mugs and mouse pads. The UT System Board of Regents approved a new contract Monday with Collegiate Licensing Co. Read More

After going for gold on an international stage, UT’s ‘peas in a pod’ ready to chase an NCAA title

Skylar Fields has stashed all the medals she’s won over the course of her volleyball career back home in Missouri City. The Texas freshman has collected more than 40 of them, going back to when she started playing volleyball in the sixth grade. There’s a silver medal among the trinkets … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas is still in play for five-star cornerback Kelee Ringo

TEMPE, Ariz. — With a tremendous high school career ended in heartbreaking fashion, tears justifiably rolled down the cheeks of five-star Saguaro cornerback Kelee Ringo on Saturday. He won’t have long to stew on his high school days, however. Ringo … Read More