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Texas A&M Chancellor trolls Longhorn Network

Despite not playing in years and having no scheduled meetings in sight, there has been plenty of back-and-forth between the Texas Longhorns and Texas A&M Aggies as they try to rekindle the rivalry. The latest shot between the two sides comes from Texas A&M chancellor John Sharp. While discussing the potential series between the Longhorns and Aggies, Sharp threw a jab at...
Via Campus Sports Net
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas A&M Official Takes Shot At Texas Longhorns Over TV Network

The feud between former rivals continues as a Texas A&M official took a shot at Texas over their television network.
Via Gamedayr
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Johnson, Jordan Shipley Make Texas HS Football HOF

Football is a religion in Texas, so much so that the state has a hall of fame for high school football, aptly named the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame. Just yesterday, two former Texas Longhorns and fairly notable names in Derrick Johnson and Jordan Shipley were inducted into it. Congrats to the newest members of Texas HS Football Hall of Fame! Texas legends! Derrick Johnson...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Pac-12 announces China to host regular season game

The Pac-12 and Alibaba Group Holding Limited, the world’s largest mobile and online commerce company, have announced a joint partnership supporting the upcoming Texas Longhorns vs. the Washington Huskies game in China. This will be one of most historic games in the history of the Pac-12. The two-year partnership with the Alibaba group will represent a major first in the history...
Via Mile High Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Strong needs major impact from Texas' incoming freshman class

Redshirt might not be a term used for many of the freshman in the Texas Longhorns' incoming class.Charlie Strong needs instant impact in his second season and that means his first full recruiting class at Texas, one nationally hailed and stocked with four-star-level talent, has to hit the field, and hit it hard.Already, five-star linebacker Malik Jefferson and right tackle Connor...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas' Gray looking for breakout year as a solo act in senior season

Johnathan Gray is finally getting a solo act. The senior running back will be Texas' featured rusher in 2015, a first for the once-coveted player out of Texas high school powerhouse Aledo, whose rocky career is down to his final season of eligibility. After injuries and setbacks and sharing the backfield with Malcolm Brown and Joe Bergeron, Gray is healthy and prepared to get his...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

A&M Surpasses Texas In Attendance For First Time Ever

Even though Texas and Texas A&M are not currently battling it out on the field, that hasn’t stopped the two programs from being compared to one another. For the first time ever, Texas A&M outdrew Texas in home attendance in 2014 as Texas’ home average dipped from the fourth most to the ninth most in the country. For the first time, the Aggies outdrew the Texas Longhorns...
Via BlackSportsOnline
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Colt McCoy, Vince Young, Ricky Williams And Mack Brown Hung Out At An Autograph Session Today

There’s a loaded autograph session at the George R. Brown Convention Center today, featuring a slew of past and current college and pro athletes who played in Texas. Plenty of big names are signing for fans, including some legendary former Texas Longhorns.  UT fans should really enjoy this photo.  So proud to have coached Colt, VY & Ricky. 3 of the Best in CFB History. Thx...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas AD Says The Longhorns Could Play A Football Game In Mexico City Before 2020

We’ve seen an NFL game in Mexico City. Soon, we could be seeing a college football game.  Texas athletic director Steve Patterson has been saying for a couple years that he’s interested in holding a Longhorns’ game south of the border. That game could be occurring at some point in the next four-to-five years, he now says.  Patterson says the game could be happening before...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas AD Says “My Phone Isn’t Ringing” When Asked If Texas A&M Wants To Play The Longhorns

It doesn’t look like we’re going to get that non-conference Texas-Texas A&M game anytime soon.  This afternoon, Longhorns’ athletic director Steve Patterson was asked if he’d received any interest from the Aggies’ about scheduling a regular season series.  He hasn’t.  Patterson on whether or not A&M wants to play Texas: “My phone isn’t ringing.” —...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Longhorns could play in Mexico City before 2020

The Texas Longhorns could be playing a game South of the border sooner rather than later. Texas athletic director Steve Patterson has been wanting to play a game in Mexico for the last few years, but now he says that could happen within the next four to five seasons. Texas AD Steve Patterson says UT could play a football game in Mexico City before 2020. — Kirk Bohls (@kbohls)...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Former 5-Star OL Darius James Is Transferring From Texas to Auburn

Darius James, a five-star offensive lineman recruit in the class of 2013, is transferring from Texas to Auburn, according to multiple reports.  The 6-foot-5, 319-pound offensive lineman started two games at right tackle for the Longhorns this past season as a redshirt freshman. He’ll have to sit out a year and will have two years of eligibility remaining, unless he gets a waiver...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Former 5-star OL Darius James transfers to Auburn

According to a report from 247 Sports, former five-star recruit Darius James is set to transfer from the Texas Longhorns to the Auburn Tigers. James was recently released from his scholarship. Former 5-star offensive lineman Darius James is transferring from Texas to Auburn, according to @JeffHowe247 of @247Sports. — Brandon Marcello (@bmarcello) May 17, 2015 James missed spring...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

A&M continues to overtake the state as Aggie fans outdrew Texas in 2014

The SEC's expansion into the state of Texas continues to pay huge dividends for the Texas A&M program as the Aggies outdrew the Texas Longhorns for the first time in program history.While the two programs cannot currently come to an agreement to meet on the field, the rivalry hasn't cooled off any in the meantime. Consider this yet another win for the Aggies' post-Big 12 era...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Quarterback competition aside, Texas must develop trustworthy targets

Whether Tyrone Swoopes or Jerrod Heard wins the starting quarterback job for the Texas Longhorns, they'll need quality targets running pass routes. The question is, who will they be? We know who they won't be: John Harris, Jaxon Shipley, Geoff Swaim and M.J. McFarland are all gone.  It's going to be up to returning players and newcomers to get Texas' new up-tempo, spread scheme...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Jerrod Heard has to be Texas' No. 1 difference-maker in 2015

The quarterback is everything. Put a competent, athletic signal-caller under center and even the most challenged offenses have a chance to find success.The Texas Longhorns are coming off a 6-7 season littered by subpar quarterback play. Texas' hope for improvement at the position in 2015 hinges on either junior Tyrone Swoopes making remarkable strides following his first year as...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tina Thompson Joins Texas Women’s Basketball

The Texas Longhorns women’s basketball team has hired a new assistant in WNBA legend Tina Thompson. The UT Athletics website reported the announcement. Thompson further elaborated on joining head coach Karen Aston’s staff. “It feels great to be a Longhorn,” Thompson said. “The tradition of pursing excellence at UT is very much how I live my life. I love coach Aston’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas AD on possible A&M rivalry resumption: 'We're booked through '27'

The Hatfields and McCoys, in this case Texas and Texas A&M, just don't want to get along.A couple of weeks after A&M chancellor John Sharp took a few shots at Texas and said the Aggies have new friends in the SEC, therefore have no interest in rekindling one of college football's oldest rivalries, Texas athletic director Steve Patterson fired back.It appears the Aggies and...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Top-10 SF Tevin Mack commits to the Texas Longhorns

New Texas Longhorns head coach Shaka Smart secured his first signature moment in burnt orange by securing a commitment from Columbia (S.C.) Dreher small forward Tevin Mack during a ceremony on Tuesday. Mack wasted little time during his ceremony in announcing his decision, keeping it short and simple. The consensus four-star prospect who originally signed with Smart at VCU narrowed...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why incoming Texas running back Kirk Johnson can't wait to play Cal

Somethings things work out in weird ways. For incoming Texas freshman running back Kirk Johnson, the fact that the Longhorns play Cal the next two seasons is especially serendipitous. Johnson wanted to play for the Golden Bears. In fact, his younger brother Collin, a big-time prospect at receiver (and now a Texas commit) received an offer from Cal during a 2014 visit to the school...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Best Chance to Revive Texas-Texas A&M Rivalry May Be in Dubai

Charlie Strong and Kevin Sumlin are both smart men. They know that the right thing to say is that they would be open to playing their hated rival again. Most of the fans will love to hear it and it makes them appear to be appreciative of history and tradition. However, according to Texas athletic director Steve Patterson the Longhorns are booked solid through 2027.If that is true...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas' talented, but inexperienced linebackers tabbed as state's best

Like the rest of the Texas Longhorns defense, the linebacker position has to reboot after losing key contributors from last season's squad.Top performers Cedric Reed and Steve Edmond are gone, but there's enough returning, albeit inexperienced, talent combined with exciting incoming freshmen that the Horns' linebacker unit should remain mighty stout. The Longhorns' talent at the...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Recruiting: After strong finish to '15, '16 class off to dubious start

When Charlie Strong nabbed 2016 quarterback recruit Shane Buechele, it seemed to signal the start of another impressive class for Texas. But ever since, things have slowed considerably, perhaps to the point of concern.Texas has four commits for 2016 and, as Bleacher Report suggests, interest seems to be waning from top recruits who appear SEC-bound. Offensive line targets are becoming...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas takes home Big 12 Tournament Championship

The Texas Longhorns entered the Big 12 Tournament as the five-seed and needing to win it all to play in the NCAA Tournament. And in true Augie Garrido fashion, the Longhorns did just that to keep their season going. It started with a tight, 2-1 win over 4-seed Texas Tech on Wednesday, as Parker French threw a complete game eight-hitter. French struck out six and walked one in his...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Longhorns beat Oklahoma State for Big 12 title

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Zane Gurwitz broke a tie with a two-run single in the eighth inning and fifth-seeded Texas won the Big 12 championship Sunday, beating second-seeded Oklahoma State 6-3. The Longhorns (30-25) earned an automatic NCAA Tournament berth, winning the conference tournament for the record fifth time and first since 2009. Oklahoma State (37-18) lost in the title game...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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