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NCAA rules on Devonaire Clarington

Devonaire Clarington signed his National Letter of Intent with the Longhorns on February 4, 2015. More than 6 months later, the Army All-American 4-star tight end from Miami, Florida was still waiting on a ruling by the NCAA to clear him for matriculation to the University of Texas. Clarington did not receive the news he hoped for on Wednesday when the NCAA ruling on his eligibility was handed down. The likelihood of Clarington enrolling and playing with the Longhorns this season is slim,

Aaron Carrara

Aaron Carrara

 

Johnathan Gray named to Earl Campbell Award watch list

University of Texas running back Johnathan Gray was named to the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award watch list on Friday.   The award will be presented to the nation’s outstanding Division I college offensive player who was born in Texas, graduated from a Texas high school or played at a Texas-based junior college or four-year college. The player must also exhibit the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell, including integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, community, and ten

Aaron Carrara

Aaron Carrara

 

Texas ranked #25 in USA Today Preseason Poll

The USA Today Sports Preseason college football rankings were released today and the Texas Longhorns check-in at #25. After finishing last season with a 6-7 record which included an embarrassing 31-7 loss to Arkansas in the Texas Bowl, the Longhorns looks to take advantage of an up-tempo offense in 2015 behind quarterbacks Tyrone Swoopes and Jerrod Heard.   The Longhorns found themselves ranked at #24 in the Amway Preseason Coaches poll last season but dropped out in week 3 of the poll's relea

Aaron Carrara

Aaron Carrara

 

Ronnie Major cleared to play

Huntsville offensive tackle Ronnie Major (6-6, 300 lbs.) will join the Texas football team on Saturday when he officially moves to Austin. Major informed HornSports of the news on Friday afternoon and announced it via twitter.         Major's move to Austin leaves Devonaire Clarington as the remaining 2015 signee that has yet to report to Austin. Defensive tackle Du'Vonta Lampkin and wide receiver Gilbert Johnson never enrolled at the university despite signing National Letters of

Aaron Carrara

Aaron Carrara

 

Garrido to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Courtesy of UT Athletics:     GREENSBORO, N.C. – Texas head coach Augie Garrido will be inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in January, the ABCA announced Tuesday.   Garrido, who has led the Longhorns to two national championships and eight trips to the College World Series, will be inducted alongside Bob Babb (Johns Hopkins), Sam Riggleman (Spring Arbor) and Ray Tanner (South Carolina). The induction ceremony will take place at the ABCA Convention on Jan

Matt Cotcher

Matt Cotcher

 

Gilbert Johnson will not play at Texas this season

Fall camp begins on The 40 Acres this week and the team will be without a 2nd member of the 2015 signing class, wide receiver Gilbert Johnson. "He's [Johnson] going to go elsewhere," Texas head coach Charlie Strong said at his preseason press conference when asked about Johnson's status.   Johnson, a Miami, Florida native, signed a letter of intent with the Georgia Bulldogs in February, 2014 but failed to matriculate at the University of Georgia. He enrolled at Georgia Prep Academy last year a

Aaron Carrara

Aaron Carrara

 

Longhorns & Aggies to meet on hardwood in Battle4 Atlantis Tournament

The Texas Longhorns and the Texas A&M Aggies will face one another on the basketball court this season as part of an 8-team tournament which will be held in Paradise Island, Bahamas on November 25-27. The two teams, which will meet in the first round of the tournament, haven't played one another since February 6, 2012 (the Longhorns beat the Aggies 70-68).   Texas holds an all-time advantage over Texas A&M in basketball games 137-85.   In addition to the Texas-Texas A&M pairing,

Aaron Carrara

Aaron Carrara

 

Preseason Coaches Poll Released

The Amway Preseason Coaches Poll was released on Thursday with a pair of Big 12 teams earning spots in the poll's Top 5.  TCU and Baylor are ranked #2 and #4, respectively, in the poll, with only one other Big 12 team finding itself in the Top 25. The Oklahoma Sooners are ranked #19.   The Ohio State Buckeyes hold the #1 spot and received 62 of 64 first-place votes.  Alabama checks in at #3 and Oregon holds the #5 spot.   TCU's #2 ranking in the poll is the highest for the Horned Frogs in pr

Aaron Carrara

Aaron Carrara

 

New 2016 commitment for Garrido

On Saturday, the University of Texas baseball team received a commitment from 2016 prospect Austin Todd, a versatile player from Round Rock High School.   Todd announced his decision to commit to the Longhorns on twitter this afternoon.     On what it means for him to have an opportunity to play baseball for the Longhorns:   "It's an awesome feeling, playing D1 baseball is something that I've been dreaming of doing as a kid. And for it to to be at a prestigious place like Texas is a drea

Aaron Carrara

Aaron Carrara

 

Ronnie Major close to joining the team?

Huntsville offensive tackle Ronnie Major signed his National Letter of Intent with the Longhorns in February but didn't make the move to Austin last month. Major released news via twitter on Friday night indicating questions surrounding his academic eligibility might soon come to an end.     HornSports has stayed in communication with Major's high school coach, Rodney Southern, who has consistently maintained that Ronnie would qualify and enroll at Texas.   In addition to Major the Longhor

Aaron Carrara

Aaron Carrara

 

Marquise Goodwin jumps to silver at Pan American Games

Former Texas Longhorns wide receiver Marquise Goodwin won a silver medal at the Pan Am games in Toronto this week. Goodwin, who is a wide receiver with the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, took silver with a long jump of 8.27 meters. He finished 10th in the long jump at the London Olympics in 2012.   Goodwin, a two-time NCAA long-jump champion while with the Longhorns, was a 3rd round pick by the Bills in the 2013 NFL Draft.   American Jeff Henderson won gold with a jump of 8.54 meters.

Aaron Carrara

Aaron Carrara

 

Freshmen players Malik Jefferson, Connor Williams praised by Charlie Strong

Since arriving on the Texas campus in January as an early enrollee, reports on linebacker Malik Jefferson have been overwhelmingly positive. Jefferson also appears to be taking his strength & conditioning with Pat Moorer seriously too. The 5-star Mesquite Poteet playmaker has put on weight, according to head coach Charlie Strong, who mentioned Jefferson and Connor Williams as freshmen to keep an eye on this season.   "Well, you look at our freshmen, and the good thing about Malik,he was ab

Aaron Carrara

Aaron Carrara

 

Bob Bowlsby says no conference expansion now

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby opened Media Days in Dallas on Monday with a half-hour speech that included points on the college football playoff, fan misconduct at games and support for student-athletes before fielding questions from the media.   Conference Expansion   Conference expansion was a hot topic on the day, but Bowlsby was quick to shut down the imminent possibility of the league adding more teams, citing the lack of critical mass.   "It is my understanding at the present time

Aaron Carrara

Aaron Carrara

 

UT athletes excel in Spring semester

Courtesy of UT Athletics:         Honor roll recognizes those student-athletes who register a 3.0 or better grade point average for the previous semester.     AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas placed a total of 299 student-athletes on the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for outstanding academic achievement in the Spring 2015 semester.   Football led the way for the Longhorns with 45 student-athletes on the honor roll, while Women’s Track and Field placed 37 on the list. Row

Matt Cotcher

Matt Cotcher

 

Shaka Smart lands PG commitment

Jacob Young, a 2016 point guard from Houston, TX (Yates), pledged to play his college basketball for Shaka Smart and the Texas Longhorns. Young announced his commitment Tuesday evening on Twitter.   More accurately described as a combo guard because of his scoring ability, Young's diminutive size (6', 165 pounds) will remind fans of the Horns' recent smaller guards. Young took two unofficial visits to Texas in June, and was offered a scholarship by Smart in between those trips.   Rated as a

Matt Cotcher

Matt Cotcher

 

Myles Turner picked 11th in NBA Draft

Courtesy of UT Athletics:     BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Former University of Texas basketball standout Myles Turner was selected as the No. 11 pick by the Indiana Pacers in the 2015 NBA Draft on Thursday evening at Barclays Center. Turner is the seventh lottery pick (joining Chris Mihm in 2000, T.J. Ford in 2003, LaMarcus Aldridge in 2006, Kevin Durant in 2007, D.J. Augustin in 2008 and Tristan Thompson in 2011) and the 15th first-round selection in program history.   In his lone season in Austin

Matt Cotcher

Matt Cotcher

 

48 student athletes placed on All-Big 12 honor roll

Courtesy of UT Athletics:     Honor roll recognizes first-time/incoming freshmen that complete 24 semester hours of non-remedial coursework, achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 and meet participation criteria.   AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas placed 48 student-athletes on the 2014-15 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team, the conference office announced Thursday. A total of 404 student-athletes were named to the squad, including 37 who were nominated with 4.00 grade point averag

Matt Cotcher

Matt Cotcher

 

UT will sell beer at football games

Courtesy of UT Athletics:     AUSTIN, Texas—Beer and wine will be sold in all public and private areas at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium during Texas home football games beginning Sept. 12, with the 2015 home opener against Rice.   While beer and wine sales in the stadium do not require approval from the UT System Chancellor or Board of Regents, President Gregory Fenves and Chancellor Bill McRaven had thoughtful discussions on the matter, and Chancellor McRaven is supportive of P

Matt Cotcher

Matt Cotcher

 

UT finishes year of athletic success

Courtesy of Texas Sports Information Department:     AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas officially concluded its 2014-15 athletics season with a seventh-place showing by the men and a tie for ninth by the women at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship over the weekend. Of the school’s 20 intercollegiate programs, the Longhorns registered 11 Top 10 NCAA Championship team finishes during the academic year.   This marks the most number of Top 10 NCAA team finishes by Texas

Matt Cotcher

Matt Cotcher

 

Hinojosa & Johnson sign MLB contracts

Courtesy of UT Athletics:     AUSTIN, Texas – Texas infielder C.J Hinojosa and outfielder Ben Johnson, who were both selected in the 11th round of the MLB Draft on Wednesday, will sign professional contracts and forgo their senior seasons.   The 336th overall pick by the San Francisco Giants, Hinojosa was a three-year starter at shortstop who batted .283 in 172 games.   “I would like to thank my teammates, coaches and everyone at Texas as I could never replace the last three years on

Matt Cotcher

Matt Cotcher

 

4 UT players picked in MLB Draft

Courtesy of Texas Athletics:     Hinojosa was first off the board for Texas when he was taken with the 336th overall selection by the San Francisco Giants, and Johnson followed three picks later when the Kansas City Royals took him.   In the 26th round, the Arizona Diamondbacks selected left-handed pitcher Kirby Bellow and three rounds later second baseman Brooks Marlow was taken by the Houston Astros.   A three-year starter at shortstop, Hinojosa has batted .283 in 172 games (171 starts

Matt Cotcher

Matt Cotcher

 

Impact of Hoiberg's departure

BY: Chris Flanagan     On Tuesday, the Chicago Bulls announced that Fred Hoiberg will be their new head coach. How does this affect Texas, the Big 12, and college basketball on a national scale?   Texas: Good   Shaka Smart came to Texas with the difficult task of building the Longhorns into a championship contender. That task is easier with the departure of Hoiberg. Iowa State could bring in a coach that keeps the ball rolling in Ames, but I'll believe the can hire Hoiberg's equal only a

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