Texas Rumors & News

  • Texas' Jonathan Holmes to practice Friday, still unclear for Saturday

    CBSSports.com "Texas forward Jonathan Holmes will practice Friday after missing the last two games while dealing with a concussion, coach Rick Barnes told the media Friday. Holmes, who is averaging 11.5 points and 6.4 rebounds per game, is still unclear for Saturday's game against Texas Tech." February 14

  • After third concussion, guard Felix admits health concerns

    Austin American-Statesman "The Texas medical staff has taken a hard-line stance on concussions. Athletes on this campus might as well get this through their clear or foggy head: Get your “bell rung,” and you will be sitting down for a while. After the David Ash episode and the national focus on concussions, UT’s trainers..." February 12

  • Texas' Barnes offers no significant updates on Holmes, Felix

    CBSSports.com "Texas coach Rick Barnes had no substantial update Monday on the statuses of Jonathan Holmes and Javan Felix, who both missed Saturday's win at Kansas State due to a concussion. Although, Barnes said Felix has been cleared to practice, according to Austin American-Statesman. Holmes missed his..." February 09

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    Brian Davis @BDavisAAS

    Jon Holmes (concussion) will not travel to K-State, per Rick Barnes.

  • Texas' Felix will travel with team, but status remains up in the air

    CBSSports.com "Texas coach Rick Barnes said guard Javan Felix, who missed Wednesday's game due to a concussion, will travel will the team for Saturday's game at Kansas State, according to the Austin American-Statesman. However, he is not sure if Felix will be cleared to play. Barnes said the doctors would..." February 07

  • Texas guard Javan Felix will miss game against Oklahoma State with concussion

    Tulsa World "Texas will be without its top guard off the bench against Oklahoma State on Wednesday. Javan Felix will miss the game with a concussion, the school announced. Felix averages 10.2 points per game and leads the Longhorns with 36 3-pointers made." February 03

  • Longhorns' Martez Walker transfers to Oakland

    Detroit Free Press "Another basketball player is transferring closer to home at Oakland University. Former Texas guard Martez Walker, who has a court case pending for misdemeanor domestic-assault charges from a September incident in Austin, said today that he will begin classes at OU on Tuesday. He will be a..." January 06

  • Texas starting PG Isaiah Taylor will return from wrist injury on Saturday

    CBSSports.com "The new year has brought big news for 11-2 Texas. The Longhorns announced Friday morning that sophomore star point guard Isaiah Taylor has recovered from his wrist fracture and is able to play for the team going forward." January 02

  • Damarcus Croaker transferring to Murray State

    Austin American-Statesman "Former Texas guard Damarcus Croaker announced Monday he is transferring to Murray State, a school known for taking in mid-year transfers. Croker told the American-Statesman last Tuesday that he was leaving the Longhorns because of a lack of playing time and a desire to be closer to his son in..." December 23

  • Report: Texas G Damarcus Croaker to transfer

    SI.com "Texas sophomore guard Damarcus Croaker will transfer from the program, Jeff Goodman of ESPN reported Tuesday. Croaker has appeared in five games this season, averaging 9.4 minutes per. He was unable to crack Texas' backcourt rotation even after starting point guard Isaiah Taylor was lost for..." December 17

  • Isaiah Taylor says he’ll be back for Big 12 opener against Texas Tech

    College Basketball Talk "No. 7 Texas visited No. 24 UConn on Sunday afternoon, marking the third game the Longhorns were without their starting guard, Isaiah Taylor. Taylor has been out with a wrist injury after he was fouled driving to the basket in the final moments of Texas’ win against Iowa in the 2K Classic on..." December 01

  • Report: Texas' Isaiah Taylor out 1-2 weeks with wrist injury

    Fox Sports "Texas point guard Isaiah Taylor will not play in Friday's game against Cal because of a left wrist injury, and he could miss more time than that. Taylor, who 12.7 points and 4 assists last season, is expected to miss 1-2 weeks, ESPN reports." November 21

  • Suspended basketball player Martez Walker withdraws from Texas

    Houston Chronicle "Sophomore guard Martez Walker, who was suspended indefinitely after his arrest on a misdemeanor assault charge last month, has withdrawn from the university, the school confirmed Thursday. Walker, who averaged 4.7 points and 2.3 rebounds per game as a freshman last season, was charged with..." October 10

  • Elite Shooting Guard Eric Davis Commits To Texas Longhorns

    Burnt Orange Nation "Eric Davis was born to score buckets. And the shooting guard from Michigan announced on Tuesday evening that he'll be scoring his buckets as a collegian at the University of Texas. Rick Barnes' first commit from the Class of 2015 is almost as exciting as the commitment from the final member of..." September 17

  • Texas coach Rick Barnes suspends Martez Walker after assault charge

    Statesman "Texas men's basketball coach Rick Barnes has suspended guard Martez Walker after the sophomore was charged with Class A misdemeanor assault with injury by campus police. The suspension was announced just before 2 a.m. Friday. Details about the incident were not immediately known. “We are..." September 14

  • Tyler Davis commits to Texas A&M

    ESPN.com "Texas A&M landed a major commitment on Friday morning from Tyler Davis, a 6-foot-10, 270-pound center from nearby Plano, Texas, and Plano West High School. Davis is ranked as the 21st overall prospect and sixth-best center in the current ESPN 100. Davis, who was thought to be favoring Kansas at..." August 22

  • Rick Barnes earns extension through 2019

    CBSSports.com "Multiple reports have Texas agreeing to extend Rick Barnes' contract through 2019. That's a two-year addition to his previous agreement. Barnes, 60, went 24-11 last season and reached the Round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament with his seventh-seeded Longhorns. Coming into last season, there was..." August 22

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • UT lands elite basketball recruit Myles Turner

    Houston Chronicle "Last season, Texas proved it was on its way to being a national power on the basketball court again. Wednesday, the Longhorns showed they’re back to being a formidable recruiting force, too. Euless Trinity center Myles Turner, the nation’s consensus No. 2 recruit, will attend UT next season, he..." May 01

  • Former Terps center Shaquille Cleare transferring to Texas

    Washington Post "Former Maryland center Shaquille Cleare has signed his paperwork to transfer to the University of Texas, according to a post on his Facebook page. “First of all I would like to thank god for opening another door for me and giving me another opportunity to fulfill my dream at another division 1..." April 25

  • Maryland soph Shaq Cleare transfers to Texas

    CBSSports.com "Texas is still waiting on a decision from elite uncommitted senior Myles Turner, but the Longhorns continue to add bodies to their frontcourt. Maryland sophomore Shaq Cleare transferred to Texas on Thursday. >p>"Our staff and players are excited to welcome Shaq to our basketball family,”..." April 24

  • Texas riches extend to basketball courts

    USA Today "The state of Texas – including all of its more than 268,000 square miles – is still the home to $60 million high school football stadiums, Johnny Football and the NFL franchise that considers itself "America's Team." But as Arlington this week welcomes the men's basketball Final Four – the..." April 02

  • Texas beats Arizona State 87-85 with Ridley's game-winner

    Dallas Morning News "With Texas at this time of year, the ghosts of NCAA Tournament losses are never, ever far away. There are too many recent disappointments, too many early exits to ever feel comfortable. So even when Texas hit its first six shots, or got unexpected offense from its guards or built a 14-point..." March 21

  • Horns not satisfied with being in tourney

    San Antonio Express-News "This time, Jonathan Holmes didn't sweat during the NCAA tournament selection show. It helped, of course, that he was sitting down watching it instead of running wind sprints. Last March, Holmes and the rest of the Texas Longhorns had no hope of hearing their name called, so they spent the..." March 20

  • Longhorns inexperienced, but that might just help them in NCAA Tournament

    Dallas Morning News "Texas better hope that NCAA familiarity isn’t a requirement for tournament success. Junior Jonathan Holmes’ 23 minutes of playing time against Cincinnati in 2012 represents the team’s sum total of March Madness experience. For everybody else on the Texas roster, Thursday’s second-round matchup..." March 20

  • Rick Barnes could be quick on the trigger in pulling his starting guards

    Dallas Morning News "In Texas’ last five losses, coach Rick Barnes has watched starting guards Javan Felix and Isaiah Taylor struggle. He may not be as patient against Arizona State in Thursday’s opening NCAA Tournament matchup. Barnes hinted that Felix and Taylor could be on a short lease. “This time of year,..." March 20

  • Sendek getting blast from past against Barnes, Texas

    Arizona Republic "Having played only four times, Arizona State and Texas don't have much of a basketball history, but that's not the case with their coaches. Twenty five years ago, ASU coach Herb Sendek served on Rick Barnes' staff at Providence, providing a nice story line for today's second-round matchup..." March 20

  • Baylor 86, Texas 69

    ProSportsDaily "Brady Heslip scored 24 points and made six 3-pointers and Cory Jefferson had 20 points and 13 rebounds as the Bears rolled over the Longhorns to reach the Big 12 title game in Kansas City. Isaiah Austin added 10 points, seven blocked shots and five rebounds for seventh-seeded Baylor (24-10),..." March 15

  • Texas 66, West Virginia 49

    ProSportsDaily "Jonathan Holmes had 20 points and seven rebounds as the Longhorns rolled to an easy victory over the Mountaineers in the Big 12 quarterfinals in Kansas City. Javan Felix added 16 points and six assists as third-seeded Texas (23-9) advances to meet seventh-seeded Baylor (23-10) in Friday’s..." March 14

  • Texas AD Steve Patterson: Longhorns coach Rick Barnes' job is safe

    Dallas Morning News "Rick Barnes’ job at Texas is safe for another season. Athletic director Steve Patterson gave his men’s basketball coach a strong endorsement in a phone interview Monday afternoon. “We’re not planning on making any changes,” Patterson said. “Rick had a great year. They’re a lot of fun to..." March 11

  • Texas Tech 59, Texas 53

    ProSportsDaily "Jaye Crockett had 22 points and 10 rebounds as the host Red Raiders knocked off the Longhorns in Big 12 play. Jordan Tolbert added 11 points and three steals as Texas Tech (14-17, 6-12) halted a six-game losing streak. Crockett was 9-of-13 from the field and posted his 18th career double-double..." March 09

  • Ugly victory over TCU suits Longhorns

    San Antonio Express-News "The Texas Longhorns won Wednesday night, and did so in perfectly acceptable fashion. They didn't dominate the worst team in the Big 12, but they never let TCU threaten them, either. After an uneventful 66-54 victory in front of 6,748 fans at the Erwin Center, however, it was fair to wonder..." March 06

  • Texas 66, Texas Christian 54

    ProSportsDaily "Isaiah Taylor supplied 21 points as the host Longhorns secured a victory over the Horned Frogs, who still haven't won in 2014. Texas (22-8, 11-6 Big 12) had lost three of its previous four games, but overcame mediocre shooting from the field (39.3 percent) and 3-point line (2-of-16) in this..." March 06

  • Sooners beat Texas, still have shot at second-place Big 12 finish

    The Oklahoman "It would’ve been hard to imagine Oklahoma winning a game like this a month ago. The Sooners had Buddy Hield, Cam Clark and Jordan Woodard go a combined 3 of 15 from the floor in the first half, Clark and Ryan Spangler sat out big stretches of the half with foul trouble and Texas outscored OU by..." March 02

  • NCAA Tournament projections (3/1): Baylor, Oklahoma State have work to do

    Dallas Morning News "Most teams are winding down the regular season and hoping to lock up an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament before the conference tournaments begin in about a week. Some area teams, like Texas and SMU, are sitting pretty heading down the stretch. For others, like Oklahoma State and Baylor,..." March 01

  • Texas 74, Baylor 69

    ProSportsDaily "Javan Felix made 7-of-9 from 3-point range en route to 21 points as the Longhorns held off a late rally from the visiting Bears. Cameron Ridley added 20 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks for Texas (21-7, 10-5 Big 12) and Jonathan Holmes had 14 points, eight rebounds and three blocks. Isaiah..." February 27

  • SMU's big win has Mustangs looking good; Baylor, OSU on the bubble

    Dallas Morning News "It's the part of the year where ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi is updating his projections almost nightly, so you can bet tensions are high in gyms across the nation. While some teams, like Baylor, have played their way back into the NCAA Tournament picture, others, like Oklahoma State,..." February 25

  • Wiggins leads No. 8 Kansas to 85-54 win over No. 19 Texas

    Kansas City Star "He turns 19 on Sunday, and for most college students, that would mean a couple of Saturday night staples. A perfect little mix of revelry, maybe some economically priced pizza, a reminder that you still have three more years on campus. Kansas' Andrew Wiggins isn’t like most college students,..." February 23

  • NCAA Tournament projections: Longhorns looks good; Baylor back in picture; how much did loss hurt SMU?

    Dallas Morning News "It's the part of the year where ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi is updating his projections almost nightly, so you can bet tensions are high in gyms across the nation. While some teams, like Baylor, have played their way back into the NCAA Tournament picture, others, like Oklahoma State, have..." February 20

  • No. 17 Iowa State matches school top-25 wins record with win over No. 19 Texas

    Des Moines Register "Iowa State took another giant step toward favorable Big 12 Conference tournament seeding Tuesday night — a night when Georges Niang sacrificed his undersized body for the good of the team. The 17th-ranked Cyclones’ 85-76 victory against No. 19 Texas at Hilton Coliseum moved them into a tie with..." February 19

  • Texas drops West Virginia, 88-71, to pick up 20th win of season

    Dallas Morning News "West Virginia came to Texas on a roll, surging upward in the Big 12 as perhaps the most dangerous team to play over the second half of the conference season. The Mountaineers ran into a Longhorns team that has been the surprise of the season and just now seems to be hitting its stride on both..." February 16

  • Felix's six 3-pointers lead No. 19 Texas past Oklahoma State, 87-68

    TexasSports.com "Javan Felix scored 27 points, making six 3-pointers and No. 19 Texas rolled to an 87-68 win over Oklahoma State, which played its first game Tuesday night without suspended star Marcus Smart. Smart sat out the first of a three-game suspension by the Big 12 for shoving a Texas Tech fan. Without..." February 12

  • K-State topples Texas 74-57 behind Marcus Foster’s career-high 34 points

    Kansas City Star "Kansas State is far from a perfect basketball team, but the Wildcats occasionally appear flawless inside Bramlage Coliseum. A 74-57 victory over No. 15 Texas on Saturday was one of those occasions. The Wildcats were dominant. “They beat us in every way you can be beat,” Texas coach Rick..." February 09

  • Holmes carries No. 15 Texas past TCU, 59-54

    TexasSports.com "Jonathan Holmes had 20 points and a career-high 16 rebounds, and No. 15 Texas rallied in the second half to beat TCU 59-54 on Tuesday night and extend its winning streak to seven games. Holmes hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2:41 remaining, and the Longhorns (18-4, 7-2 Big 12) held off the..." February 05

  • No. 25 Texas earns sixth straight win after downing No. 6 Kansas

    TexasSports.com "Don't crown sixth-ranked Kansas as Big 12 champions just yet. There's another team with serious designs on winning the title. And surprise, surprise: It's the surging Texas Longhorns. Isaiah Taylor scored 23 points, Jonathan Holmes had 22 and No. 25 Texas beat the Jayhawks 81-69 on Saturday..." February 02

  • Cameron Ridley named Big 12 Player of the Week

    Dallas Morning News "Texas sophomore center Cameron Ridley was named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week Monday, an award voted on by a panel of media members covering Big 12 basketball. Ridley averaged a double-double over a two-game stretch against No. 22 Kansas State and No. 24 Baylor last week. He posted..." January 28

  • Two hottest teams collide when Kansas comes to Texas

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Teams on five-game winning streaks don’t normally want a break in the action, but Texas coach Rick Barnes probably doesn’t mind having a few extra days to prepare for his next opponent. The Longhorns (16-4, 5-2 Big 12) moved into The Associated Press poll at No. 25 Monday for the first time..." January 28

  • Texas coach Rick Barnes' seat is getting cooler by the game

    CBSSports.com "The nation noticed when Texas won at North Carolina in December, and lots of people, including yours truly, wrote about how Rick Barnes might be on his way to removing himself from the so-called hot seat. The Longhorns were, at the time, 10-1 and on a six-game winning streak. But they then dropped..." January 26

  • Texas knocks off No. 24 Baylor, makes program history with victory

    Dallas Morning News "For the first time in Texas basketball history, the Longhorns have beaten a ranked opponent in three-straight games after their 74-60 win over No. 24 Baylor. Texas (16-4, 5-2 Big 12) won with decided advantage inside, punishing the Bears with aggressive drives to the basket and dogged effort..." January 25

  • Big 12 could be set for record-tying number of teams in NCAA tournament

    Dallas Morning News "Big 12 teams can find some consolation even as they take turns giving and receiving body blows in the college basketball version of a steel cage match. The NCAA Tournament men’s selection committee is acutely aware of the conference and is already taking notes. Committee chairman Ron Wellman..." January 24