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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...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours 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
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

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.) ...
Via Sox and Dawgs
5 hours 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...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours 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...
Via Sox and Dawgs
5 hours 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...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours 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...
Via Sox and Dawgs
21 hours 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...
Via AP on Fox
21 hours 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...
Via AP on Fox
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Spieth Buys $2.3 Million Mansion in Dallas

Jordan Spieth appears to be doing very well. The 21-year-old rising star on the PGA Tour became the third youngest player in history to win multiple tour events earlier this year and he continues to shoot up the world rankings. Now that the former Texas Longhorns golfer is financially stable, having finished tied for second Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Monte Morris Caps Iowa State Comeback Over Texas

The Texas Longhorns had a big lead pretty much all night against the Iowa State Cyclones in the Big 12 tournament. It was looking like Texas was on their way to cementing an NCAA tournament bid as they held a 10 point lead with 3:35 remaining. Then Texas decided to go all out Texas. Iowa State started chipping away. After four free throws, back to back 3s around a Texas turnover...
Via The Student Section
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tony Dungy's Speech to the Texas Longhorns

On Monday former NFL head coach turned NFL studio analyst Tony Dungy was in Austin to visit the Texas Longhorns. Having celebrity guests is nothing new for the Longhorns program. Keyshawn Johnson recently stopped in and actor Mathew McConaughey among many others. Of any of the visitors the team has had Dungy is probable the one that is most relevant to what the players want to and...
Via FatManWriting
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Football Released A “Winter Workout” Hype Video

Texas football will be looking to make great strides in 2015 after a lackluster first season under Charlie Strong. It looks like the players are motivated and ready to put in the work required. This week, Texas released a “Winter Workout Jam” hype video that shows all of the offseason training the players have put in. It’s an encouraging thing to see for Longhorns fans. Texas...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Should You Actually Be Considered A Texas Fan?

Texas has been down over the last few seasons, but with Charlie Strong at the helm, things should be heading in the right direction for the Longhorns program. In a few years, we expect plenty of fans to be back on the bandwagon of the state’s flagship program, as Texas competes for Big 12 and national titles again. Time to prove that you have never wavered from your loyalty to...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Texas Longhorns QB David Ash Misses Football But He Enjoys Fishing

The Texas Longhorns entered last season thinking they were going to have veteran David Ash at quarterback, but concussion issues put an early end to his season and eventually his career. Stepping away from the game because of injuries is the worst way to do it. You still have the love of the game and the desire to play, but you cant because of your body.That kind of thing can really...
Via FatManWriting
20 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ash: “Sometimes I Miss Football So Bad I Could Die”

This time last year, Texas Longhorns quarterback David Ash was prepping for what he hoped would be a promising 2014 season as the starter in Austin. A year later, not only is Ash not playing football for the squad – he most likely will never play again. Ash suffered numerous concussions in his short career, and after just one game last year, he was forced to hang it up for good...
Via College Spun
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Incoming Oklahoma Wide Receiver Dede Westbrook Trolls Texas Longhorns on Twitter

The Oklahoma-Texas rivalry has always been a good one, but it didn't really take center stage until Texas A&M left the Big 12 for the SEC. Now it is one of the top rivalries in the region next to Baylor-TCU. Like any good rivalry, players from each side are prone to saying or tweeting things just to get under the skin of the other.Kind of like incoming Oklahoma wide receiver...
Via FatManWriting
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Graphic Designer Releases 3 Texas Longhorns Concept Helmets

As far as we know, the Texas Longhorns don’t have any plans to release any alternate uniforms or helmets in 2015. But if they’re in the market, perhaps they should look up graphic designer Empire Graphics. This offseason, the design studio has released three different Longhorns concept lids – and they’re all very attractive. Check them out: Haven't posted up a helmet...
Via College Spun
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Signee Tweets Photo Of New Black Matte Helmet, But It’s Just A Concept

We’re over a month into the college football offseason, which means that a number of programs will soon be releasing their 2015 uniform sets. Saturday, some Texas fans thought they might be getting a sneak peak at a new Longhorns helmet, via 2015 wide receiver signee Ryan Newsome. Turns out, though, that it’s just a very well-made concept helmet. Here’s Newsome’s tweet, which...
Via College Spun
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekend Bubble Watch: It’s Now or Never for Texas in 2015

A year ago, the Texas Longhorns were expected to crash and burn. Instead, they made their way to the NCAA tournament, and Rick Barnes appeared to have rescued himself in Austin. This season, the exact opposite could happen, but this bubble weekend gives the Horns a chance to avoid a miserable Selection Sunday afternoon in front of CBS cameras. * Texas travels to Lawrence on Saturday...
Via The Student Section
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Jamaal Charles Cost Texas a Four-Star Running Back Commit

The Texas Longhorns have had some great running backs over the years. Among some of the more widely recognizable faces are guys like Early Campbell, Eric Metcalf, Ricky Williams, and more recently Jamaal Charles. In fact, it is because of Charles that one high school running back said he chose not to go to Texas.His logic is hard to argue with especially when you consider where he...
Via FatManWriting
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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