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Texas coach Tom Herman signs 'transitional' class of recruits

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Taking over at Texas after the Longhorns had three straight losing seasons, new coach Tom Herman signed his first class of recruit Wednesday, a group that will register far below the lofty rankings the program usually gets. Among the top players Herman signed to his rebuilding project were a pair of four-star recruits, quarterback Sam Ehlinger from Austin and...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tim Beck on LHN National Signing Day set

Longhorns' offensive coordinator Tim Beck visited with Longhorn Network during Wednesday's National Signing Day coverage.
Via Texas Longhorns Athletics
February 03, 2017  |  Discuss

No. 12 Texas fights off Kansas St. with a 63-58 win

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Joyner Holmes scored 21 points with nine rebounds and Brooke McCarty had 11 points and six rebounds and No. 12 Texas defeated Kansas State 63-58 on Saturday night for its 16th-straight win. The Longhorns next square off against No. 2 Baylor Monday night in a battle for first place in the Big 12. Texas (18-4, 12-0) started the fourth quarter with a 44-38 lead...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Texas high school coaches lobbied for Houston to hire Major Applewhite

Football in Texas is king and high school football coaches around the state have a lot of sway, especially because many of them coach highly-touted prospects who are coveted by schools around the state and country. When Houston hired Major Applewhite to replace the departed Tom Herman, the move was met with acclaim across the state. But emails uncovered by SB Nation showed that privately...
Via The Comeback
February 07, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Get to know Yancy McKnight

Yancy McKnight is the Longhorns' Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Football.
Via Texas Longhorns Athletics
February 10, 2017  |  Discuss

No. 8 Texas women outlast No. 4 Florida State in 2OT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Brooke McCarty scored a career-high 29 points as No. 8 Texas won its 19th straight Monday night, beating No. 4 Florida State 92-88 in double overtime. The junior guard, who shot 11 for 16 from the field and 5 for 8 on 3-pointers, scored three points in the second extra period. Ariel Atkins added 21 points as the Longhorns (21-4) got their second road win...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Strong completes USF coaching staff, adding Cronin, Cogdell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) South Florida football coach Charlie Strong has completed his staff for next season, adding Sean Cronin as defensive tackles coach and hiring Damon Cogdell to coach defensive ends. Strong is preparing for his first season at the American Athletic Conference schools after spending the past three seasons at Texas. He was fired in November and hired by USF following...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Texas on 19-game tear and stampeding toward Big 12 title

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) No. 8 Texas has shaken off early-season struggles to look like the team everyone thought they would be. With a 19-game winning streak - the second-longest in the country behind Connecticut's 100 - and sitting in first place in the Big 12, Texas heads into a critical weekend: The team is on the road Saturday at No. 19 Oklahoma and at home Monday night against...
Via AP on Fox
February 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Texas women on 19-game tear, stampeding toward Big 12 title

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- No. 8 Texas has shaken off early-season struggles to look like the team everyone thought they would be. With a 19-game winning streak -- the second-longest in the country behind Connecticut's 100 -- and sitting in first place in the Big 12, Texas heads into a critical weekend: The team is on the road Saturday at No. 19 Oklahoma and at home Monday night against...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Longhorns lose tough battle against K-State

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- D.J. Johnson tipped in a miss by Kamau Stokes with 1.6 seconds left, then made a free throw to send Kansas State to a 64-61 win over Texas on Saturday that snapped the Wildcats' three-game losing streak. Johnson's tip came after Kansas State had called a timeout with 8 seconds left to set up a final play. Stokes, who had 14 points, drove to about 12 feet for...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Johnson's late heroics lift Kansas State to 64-61 win over Texas

AUSTIN, Texas -- D.J. Johnson tipped in a miss by Kamau Stokes with 1.6 seconds left, then made a free throw to send Kansas State to a 64-61 win over Texas on Saturday that snapped the Wildcats' three-game losing streak. Johnson's tip came after Kansas State had called a timeout with eight seconds left to set up a final play. Stokes, who had 14 points, drove to about 12 feet for...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

D’Onta Foreman throws shade at Texas over decision to leave

Running back D’Onta Foreman decided to forego his senior season at Texas and enter the NFL Draft, where he is expected to be among the top running backs taken.Foreman could have returned to school and tried to further earn his place among the great Longhorns backs, but he decided it was time to take his game to the next level. And as he said on Saturday night, the choice was easy...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Brown's 35 points lead Baylor over Texas in key Big 12 win

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Kalani Brown scored 35 points and No. 4 Baylor took a huge step toward another Big 12 title Monday night with a tough 70-67 win over No. 6 Texas. Baylor trailed most of the way, but stayed close as Brown took the game on her shoulders. Her five straight points in the fourth quarter keyed a 9-0 Baylor run that opened up 65-56 lead. The Lady Bears played most...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Lady Bears rally for crucial win over Longhorns

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Kalani Brown put Baylor on her big shoulders and gave the Lady Bears a huge boost toward yet another Big 12 title. Brown scored 35 points and No. 4 Baylor grabbed a one-game lead in the league standings over No. 6 Texas with a tough 70-67 win over the Longhorns on Monday night. Baylor trailed most of the way, but stayed close as Brown dominated under the basket...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Neighborhood Longhorns Celebrity Bowling

The Neighborhood Longhorns Program teamed with the T- Association to celebrate the 6th Annual Celebrity Bowling Challenge.
Via Texas Longhorns Athletics
February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Big 12 expansion rumors are back, as Texas’ AD ‘wouldn’t be surprised to see something happen’

Big 12 expansion talk is back! After nearly folding when it lost Texas A&M, Missouri, Nebraska, and Colorado at the turn of the decade, the Big 12 has been in limbo as the only power conference with 10 teams.Since then, the Big 12 has gone in every direction possible. Oklahoma president David Boren said that the league is “psychologically disadvantaged” and needed to expand...
Via The Comeback
February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Johnson leads Iowa State women in upset of No. 6 Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Seanna Johnson scored 22 points, including 10 straight for Iowa State in the third quarter, and the Cyclones upset No. 6 Texas 70-66 Friday night for their fourth straight victory. Down two with seven minutes remaining, Iowa State (17-11, 8-9 Big 12) took control with a 9-0 run. Bridget Carleton scored points 18 for Iowa State, but she committed two turnovers...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Bill Walton Changed T-Shirts On Live TV During Kansas-Texas Broadcast

The legend of Bill Walton continues. Walton was announcing the Texas vs. Kansas basketball game with colleague Dave Pasch on ESPN on Saturday, and as per usual Walton put his own personal touch on the broadcast. The colorful analyst was given a tie-dye T-shirt before the game and of course, he felt the need to change into it during the broadcast. Here’s the full clip with audio...
Via NESN.com
February 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Texas gives suspended swingman Mack his release

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas coach Shaka Smart says Tevin Mack has been released his scholarship. Mack was the Longhorns' leading scorer when he was suspended in January for the second time this season. He was also benched for the season opener. Smart said Monday that Mack was given his release to transfer. The sophomore swingman was averaging more than 14 points but has missed the...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Longhorns gives suspended swingman Tevin Mack his release

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas coach Shaka Smart says Tevin Mack has been released his scholarship. Mack was the Longhorns' leading scorer when he was suspended in January for the second time this season. He was also benched for the season opener. Smart said Monday that Mack was given his release to transfer. The sophomore swingman was averaging more than 14 points but has missed the...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2017  |  Discuss

No. 12 Texas women beat No. 24 Kansas State for No. 2 seed

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Joyner Holmes scored 17 points, Lashann Higgs added 16 and No. 12 Texas beat No. 24 Kansas State 69-61 on Monday night to secure No. 2 seed in the Big 12 Conference Tournament. Kelsey Lang hit a baseline jumper with 1:57 to go for a 61-54 lead and she fouled out 13 seconds later. Then Audrey-Ann Caron-Goudreau picked up her fifth foul with 1:22 left, but Kansas...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Texas TE signee arrested for selling drugs

Reese Leitao, a Texas Longhorns football recruit, was arrested at his high school on Tuesday for drug possession and intent to sell.FOX 23 in Tulsa says Leitao had 20 Xanax pills and $1,300 on him when he was arrested. The campus police report reportedly says he admitted to a school official that he intended to sell the pills.Leitao, who attends Jenks High School in Oklahoma, was...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Texas coach and junior guard highlight Big 12 women's awards

IRVING, Texas (AP) Texas' Karen Aston has been named the Big 12 women's basketball coach of the year, and Longhorns junior guard Brooke McCarty the player of the year. The Big 12 awards, voted on by the 10 head coaches, were announced Wednesday. Brianna Taylor was named the defensive player of the year and Joyner Holmes tabbed the top freshman, giving Texas four of the individual...
Via AP on Fox
March 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Motley leads No. 11 Baylor past Texas 75-64

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Now that Johnathan Motley helped destroy Texas again, the Baylor junior is looking forward to a more historic challenge. Motley had 17 points and 17 rebounds, helping No. 11 Baylor defeat Texas 75-64 Saturday to finish the regular season. Now Motley wants to win the Big 12 Tournament next week in Kansas City. ''No Baylor team has cut down the nets,'' Motley...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2017  |  Discuss

No. 11 Baylor rolls past struggling Longhorns

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Now that Johnathan Motley helped destroy Texas again, the Baylor junior is looking forward to a more historic challenge. Motley had 17 points and 17 rebounds, helping No. 11 Baylor defeat Texas 75-64 Saturday to finish the regular season. Now Motley wants to win the Big 12 Tournament next week in Kansas City. "No Baylor team has cut down the nets," Motley said...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2017  |  Discuss
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