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WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel Pranks Strangers About NCAA Teams

Jimmy Kimmel made fools out of multiple strangers last night when he asked them about NCAA teams that didn’t exist (otherwise known as what the comedian does best). As always, the “Lie Witness News” video is hilarious. Check it out below. Texas Longhorns Cheerleaders and Kevin Hart Do Kimmel [PHOTOS] Kevin Hart and the Texas Longhorns cheerleaders made an awesome appearance...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas to Rick Barnes: Change your staff or you will be fired

By Larry BrownTexas is dissatisfied with the status of its men’s basketball program and sent a message to head coach Rick Barnes.According to My San Antonio’s Mike Finger, athletic director Steve Patterson had two meetings with Barnes and told the coach to make changes to his staffotherwise he would be fired.The Longhorns were a bubble team that made the tournament but lost...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas AD mulling Barnes’ status, source says

Rick Barnes will need to make significant changes with the Texas Longhorns if he want to keep his job, a source confirmed to ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman on Thursday night.
Via Philly Sports Live
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Longhorns 2015 Spring Football Preview

Charlie Strong probably feels like he cleared one hurdle in his first season at Texas. He reestablished a physicality and toughness in the...
Via Athlon Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Texas Rick Barnes Not Expected To Return

Rick Barnes has been at Texas for 17 years and it appears he’s worn out his welcome. Some believe Barnes should’ve been gone a long time ago, as his teams underachieve year in and year out. The 60-year-old has coached the likes of Kevin Durant, LaMarcus Aldridge, D.J. Augustin, Jordan Hamilton, Tristan Thompson and etc, but he’s only been to the final four once. This year’s...
Via BlackSportsOnline
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas ready for matchup with UConn in Sweet 16

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Texas coach Karen Aston hasn't seen the tape from her first meeting with Connecticut, which came in the 2003 Final Four. The Longhorns lost by two that night when Aston was an assistant coach. Now she'll have to figure out a way to beat the top-seeded Huskies as Texas makes it first appearance in the Sweet 16 in 11 years when the teams play Saturday. The winner...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas wins 2 events at NCAA swim meet

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Joseph Schooling beat five of his Texas teammates to win the 100-yard butterfly Friday on the second night of the NCAA swimming championships. The freshman touched in 44.51 seconds to edge Longhorns sophomore Jack Conger. The Longhorns qualified a record six swimmers for the final and they finished Nos. 1-4, 6 and 8 for a total of 92 points. Texas leads the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: UConn Women Talk About Challenges of Texas’ Height

The Texas Longhorns starting center, Imani McGee-Stafford, is 6’7. Technically, there is no starting center for the UConn women’s basketball team but boasts Breanna Stewart at 6’4. The Longhorns also have Kelsey Lang, who is 6’5, who sees quality minutes. The next tallest UConn women’s basketball player is Kiah Stokes at 6’3 then Morgan Tuck at 6’2. So for the UConn...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn women obliterate Texas by 51 points, advance to Elite Eight

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Geno Auriemma reached another milestone in record fashion. The Hall of Famer became the second coach to achieve 100 victories in the NCAA Tournament as his UConn Huskies pulled off a record rout of Texas, 105-54, on Saturday in the Sweet 16. Auriemma joined Pat Summitt, who finished with 112 victories in her career, as the only two coaches in men's or women's basketball...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas women no match for UConn in 51-point loss

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Texas coach Karen Aston and her players were frustrated after a disappointing showing in the Sweet 16. However, the future looks bright for these young Longhorns. Making their first appearance in the regional semifinals in 11 years, they lost 105-54 to Connecticut on Saturday. "Coach told us before we came out here that we had a week left, win or lose," junior...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Barnes fired by Texas Longhorns; Gregg Marshall and Shaka Smart in mix

Texas basketball is now in search of a new head coach. Per ESPN, Rick Barnes has been let go by the Longhorns after another subpar season that ended before the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament. Rick Barnes has been fired as the coach of the Texas Longhorns after 17 seasons, multiple sources told ESPN. Texas […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Barnes out at Texas

Rick Barnes has been fired as the coach of the Texas Longhorns after 17 seasons, multiple sources told ESPN. Texas athletic director Steve Patterson informed Barnes that his tenure is over, a source told ESPN. Two coaches interested in the Texas opening and who will be in the mix to replace Barnes are Wichita State's Gregg Marshall and VCU's Shaka Smart, according to sources. ...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

PGA Tour: Jimmy Walker leads hometown Texas Open

  Jimmy Walker opened a four-stroke lead over fellow Texan Jordan Spieth, shooting a 3-under 69 on Saturday in his hometown Texas Open. Walker, who lives 35 minutes away from TPC San Antonio, is looking for his fifth title in two tour seasons. He had a 9-under 207 total after opening with rounds of 71 and 67. Spieth shot a 71. The 21-year-old Dallas player, coming off a playoff...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: UConn Women Elite With Rout of Texas

There’s a saying in Texas, “Everything is bigger in Texas”. Well it rang true for the Texas Longhorns against the UConn women’s basketball team on Saturday afternoon in the Sweet 16. Unfortunately for them, it was the size of the loss. Breanna Stewart had her NCAA Tournament high of 31 points to lead UConn to the Elite Eight. Behind 31 points from Breanna Stewart, the UConn...
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Photos – NCAA WBB: UConn Huskies vs Texas Longhorns – 3/28/15

Here is a photo gallery from the UConn Huskies vs Texas Longhorns game in the Sweet 16 of the 2015 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament at Times Union Arena in Albany, NY on March 28, 2015. To see full size picture or slide show, please click on image(mobile/tablet users: to scroll through photos, you can swipe left or right; to remove caption, tap photo.) ...
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Report: Texas Top Candidates Are Shaka Smart and Gregg Marshall

  With the firing of Rick Barnes becoming official, the Texas Longhorns will desperately try to hire someone that can take their program to the next level. There’s already a couple of names being tossed around. Texas top candidates are Gregg Marshall and Shaka Smart — and both have heavy interest in the opening, sources told ESPN. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 28,...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Shaka Smart, Gregg Marshall Leading Candidates To Replace Rick Barnes At Texas

Texas has fired Rick Barnes as its men’s basketball coach, according to multiple reports. The Longhorns’ administration has yet to officially announce the news, but they apparently have their eyes set on two men to potentially replace the 60-year-old coach who has been in Austin since 1998. According to Gary Parrish of CBS Sports, Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall and VCU’s...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas wins 11th NCAA men's swimming title

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Joseph Schooling won the 200-yard butterfly and Will Licon took the 200 breaststroke Saturday night to help Texas run away with its 11th NCAA men's swimming title. The Longhorns finished with 528 points. California was second 399, followed by Michigan with 312 and Southern California with 278. ''I have never had a goal of being an Olympic coach or an NCAA champion...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas easily wins 11th NCAA men's swimming title

  Joseph Schooling won the 200-yard butterfly and Will Licon took the 200 breaststroke Saturday night to help Texas run away with its 11th NCAA men's swimming title. The Longhorns finished with 528 points. California was second 399, followed by Michigan with 312 and Southern California with 278. ''I have never had a goal of being an Olympic coach or an NCAA champion coach,'' Texas...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Barnes leaves Longhorns ‘with no regrets’

The Texas Longhorns and Rick Barnes have mutually agreed to part ways, the school announced Sunday.
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Texas Freshman Myles Turner to Enter NBA Draft

With turmoil swirling around the Texas Longhorns basketball program, star freshman Myles Turner announced via Youtube that he will enter the 2015 NBA Draft.  Texas recently fired long-time coach Rick Barnes and Turner, who is projected as a lottery pick, decided it was in his own best interest to pursue his professional career immediately. “I’ve decided to forgo my education...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rick Barnes Finalizing Deal To Become Head Coach At Tennessee

Rick Barnes is expected to become head coach at Tennessee. Barnes was let go by Texas after 17 seasons over the weekend. The Longhorns made a trip to the Final Four in 2003, but his last Sweet 16 appearance came in 2008. Barnes previously coached at George Mason, Providence and Clemson.
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Texas In Talks With Shaka Smart

Shaka Smart has had his name linked to several jobs since being at VCU, but his time in Virginia could be coming to an end. There are reports out saying that Smart is in discussions with the University of Texas about its head coaching vacancy that recently opened when they fired Rick Barnes. VCU’s Shaka Smart is in discussions with Texas about its coaching vacancy, sources said...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rick Barnes Will Officially Be Named Head Coach of Tennessee

Rick Barnes will officially takeover as the head coach of University of Tennessee Men’s Basketball program, per ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. An announcement and news conference will be held later today in Knoxville. Barnes who spent the last 17 years as the head coach of the University of Texas program, received a lot of recent criticism on his lack of success as head coach. One of...
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2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee hires former Texas coach Rick Barnes

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Just two days after leaving Texas, Rick Barnes has landed at Tennessee. Tennessee announced the hiring Tuesday, calling Barnes an "elite basketball coach in every respect." The agreement is for six years at $2.25 million annually. The school scheduled an afternoon news conference. Barnes succeeds Donnie Tyndall, who was fired Friday after one season amid...
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36 minutes ago  |  Discuss
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