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TCU 69, Texas 56: Humiliating loss brings questions about NCAA hopes, Shaka’s stability

Saturday’s regular-season finale against TCU was as embarrassing as it gets for a Texas basketball team struggling to stay relevant. The under-manned Horned Frogs, a team down to only seven scholarship players, didn’t just power their way to a 69-56 victory at the Erwin Center. Read More

Sam’s the man, but who’s No. 2? QB Casey Thompson moves into backup spot at Texas

As one who bleeds crimson and cream, Oklahoma-raised Charles Thompson truly epitomizes the university’s fight song: Sooner born, Sooner bred and when he dies, he’ll be Sooner dead. It might kill him to turn those Horns right-side up. But if Thompson’s son, Casey, … Read More

Clean-cut Dylan Osetkowski on his final home game: ‘To be at a place like Texas, it’s surreal’

First, a simple request. Let’s all agree to remember Dylan Osetkowski as a clean-cut Californian with an almost Army-like flat top. That braided wolf man look from 2018 brought howls all right. Of laughter. “The people need to remember what I gave them last year,” Osetkowski … Read More

Is the season out of grasp? Texas women, expectations and all, want to turn it around

Karen Aston has heard grumblings from the fan base that 22 victories in the regular season is somewhat disappointing. On the surface, it appears the Texas women have reason to brag. The Longhorns have been ranked all season, haven’t lost more than two games in a row and is a … Read More

12 big things about Big 12 basketball: The field did it; the streak is over

A few thoughts on one of college basketball’s best leagues: 12. ‘Trails end, baby, they all end’ When Texas fired baseball coach Augie Garrido in 2016, the legend said: “If I’m not back, it’s because I couldn’t control the decision that was made. Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas wants them, but Ja’Quinden Jackson, Brennon Scott in no hurry to pick a college

Duncanville’s Ja’Quinden Jackson keeps his recruitment close to his shoulder pads. The four-star dual-threat quarterback doesn’t talk much. He’s a football player. Plain and simple. Jackson — the No. 2-ranked player on the 2020 Fabulous 55 and one of the top-ranked … Read More

The Dotted Line: National recruiting expert Barton Simmons discusses Texas’ momentum

It’s hard to deny tangible progress. Texas football coach Tom Herman took over a program reeling after losing to Kansas and missing out on a bowl game in 2016. He’s since signed consecutive top-three recruiting classes and is fresh off a Sugar Bowl victory over … Read More

Looking for the finish line: Texas’ Daniels wants to finish the way she started, with 60-meters gold

Imagine a day where you’re the best you’ve ever been. Now, think about trying to get back there. You’re Teahna Daniels, sprinting for Texas. Three years ago, you faced your first NCAA indoor championships. And because you were a teenager, your mind wasn’t cluttered with self doubt. You had no … Read More

Feeling confident after taming LSU’s Tigers, Texas hits the road for its annual meeting with Stanford

Fourteen games into the season, Texas baseball has already celebrated its fair share of blowouts, comebacks and even a shutout. Add those all together and you’ve got 11 wins, the latest of which came at the expense of UT-Rio Grande Valley on Tuesday. The Longhorns (11-3) are … Read More

The Dotted Line: Scouting reports on Texas targets, commits from The Opening regional

The Dallas-Fort Worth area played host to two elite camps on consecutive weekends. The first took place Feb. 24 when Under Armour hosted a regional at Arlington Martin. The Opening came through Frisco for the first of two in-state regional camps in March. Many of … Read More

See you soon: Sutton, Holmes power Texas past TCU 62-48 — in preview of Big 12 rematch

FORT WORTH — Texas didn’t gain control Tuesday night against TCU until Sug Sutton put the game in her own hands. In a game the Longhorns sorely needed, the junior point guard scored 21 points and dished out six assists in a 62-48 Big 12 victory over TCU in the … Read More

NFL combine: Kyler Murray won the weekend in Indy; will he also be the draft’s first pick?

Want to know who’s trending now that the NFL scouting combine has finished in Indianapolis? Kyler Murray. He stepped on the scale, weighed 207 pounds and was a shade over 5-foot-10. He talked to some teams, but didn’t throw a ball, run a 40-yard dash or try to jump to … Read More

The Dotted Line: Trio of DFW-based defensive backs give Texas high marks

It was an impressive weekend for defensive back Jalen Kimber. The four-star cornerback from Mansfield Legacy visited Texas on Saturday, won the fastest man competition at The Opening regional on Sunday and picked up an offer from Oklahoma later that day. The highlight came when … Read More

Texas Tech 70, Texas 51: ‘That was probably the best defense I’ve ever played against’

LUBBOCK — The Longhorns trickled out of the locker room Monday night, looked over a table of boxed sandwiches and quietly shuffled out the door. There wasn’t much to say after getting drubbed 70-51 by eighth-ranked Texas Tech. Not about the beatdown at United Supermarkets … Read More

Commitment 101: Texas adds potential depth with JUCO offensive tackle Willie Tyler

Texas added another piece to the offensive line for the 2019 season Monday afternoon when Iowa Western C.C. offensive tackle Willie Tyler pledged to the Longhorns over West Virginia and Louisiana Tech. The 6-7, 330-pound prospect is originally from Wisconsin and picked up an offer Texas last week. Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas pledge, Lake Travis star Hudson Card earns Elite 11 invitation

FRISCO — Hudson Card always was going to be a Longhorn. The four-star quarterback from Lake Travis committed to Texas last May and is one of five members of UT’s 2020 recruiting class. The 6-2 dual-threat quarterback earned an invitation to the Elite 11 event … Read More

How sweep it is: No. 22 Texas catches fire, rallies past No. 2 LSU for series win

One day after a brutal loss to UTSA on Wednesday, Texas coach David Pierce gathered his players, dumped the notes and boxscores from the  10-7 defeat into a bucket and lit them on fire. The fiery stunt during Thursday’s practice relaxed the Longhorns. “It really forced us … Read More

Texas Tech, closing in on Big 12 title, must get through Texas on ‘Big Monday’

Texas Tech coach Chris Beard refused to dance around the question back in mid-January. Could the Red Raiders become Big 12 men’s basketball champions? Could Tech be the team that ends Kansas’ incredible run of 14 straight league titles? “Could we? Yes, we … Read More

Hot-shooting Iowa State spoils Senior Night, downs Texas 82-73

Karen Aston is still waiting for her basketball team to play as a cohesive unit for 40 minutes. The Longhorns certainly failed to deliver a complete game on Saturday. Instead, hot-shooting Iowa State started strong and earned an 82-73 victory over the Longhorns Saturday night in a key Big 12 … Read More

No. 22 Texas takes early lead, moves step closer to sweep of No. 2 LSU

Not long after an announced crowd of 7,601 exited UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Saturday evening, a cleanup crew roamed the stands. On Sunday, though, it might be the Texas baseball players who are handling the brooms. Thanks to six early runs and a solid pitching performance, Texas coasted to an … Read More