Texas Rumors & News

  • Texas gives coach Shaka Smart extension, raise

    Today's U "In short order, Shaka Smart is doing a great job of building Texas in his own image and re-branding the Longhorn basketball program as a national power. Well, the powers that be at Texas have noticed, and have given the second-year coach a raise, as well as a contact extension." August 26

  • Drake showed up at Texas decked out in Kentucky gear and got crushed

    Fox Sports "By now, we all know that Drake is a bit of a sports fan. He's a Kentucky basketball supporter. And hopped on the Texas A&M bandwagon when Johnny Manziel was there. He's also an actual, paid representative for his hometown Raptors, so there's love there too. Basically, the guy loves sports, so..." July 20

  • 4-star PF Royce Hamm commits to Texas

    Today's U "Shaka Smart is at it again, as the Texas coach was able to pull in another major commitment, as on Friday class of 2017 power forward Royce Hamm offered up a verbal pledge to play for the Longhorns. Hamm took to Twitter to announce his decision." July 02

  • Texas lands grad transfer from Arkansas-Little Rock

    College Basketball Talk "Texas added another piece to their roster for the 2016-17 season as the program announced that Mariek Isom will enroll for his graduate transfer season. Isom is a 6-foot-9, 215 pound forward that went to high school in Austin. “We’re very pleased to add Mo to our basketball program,” head..." June 06

  • Texas nets 5-star center Jarrett Allen

    Sports Day "Shaka Smart and the Texas Longhorns got a big addition to their basketball team Friday when five-star center Jarrett Allen reportedly signed his scholarship papers. " June 04

  • UH in the running for top basketball recruit Jarrett Allen

    Houston Chronicle "Jarrett Allen, one of the nation's top unsigned prep basketball players for the class of 2016, has narrowed his choices to the University of Houston and Texas, a source with knowledge of the process said Friday. Allen, a 6-10 center from St. Stephen's Episcopal in Austin, is a consensus..." April 29

  • Texas guard Isaiah Taylor skipping senior year for NBA

    Houston Chronicle "Isaiah Taylor has made up his mind - he's headed for the NBA, and there's no turning back. Taylor, the point guard who earlier this month declared himself eligible for the NBA draft, announced Thursday he intends to hire an agent, which means he will not be able to return to the Longhorns for..." April 22

  • Report: Texas PG Isaiah Taylor to declare for NBA Draft

    Burnt Orange Nation "Texas Longhorns junior point guard Isaiah Taylor will declare for the NBA Draft, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman, but will not hire an agent, allowing him to keep open the possibility of returning to school to play his senior season for head coach Shaka Smart. In light of recent rule changes..." April 07

  • Board work helps No. 22 Baylor advance past No. 23 Texas

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- No. 22 Baylor "rebounded" from a rough end of the season with a resounding 75-61 victory over No. 23 Texas in Thursday's quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament at Sprint Center. The Bears held a 46-27 advantage on the boards in the victory. "You have to give credit..." March 10

  • Cameron Ridley on track to play by NCAA tournament, coach says

    ESPN "Texas center Cameron Ridley could return to the Longhorns' lineup as soon as this week's Big 12 tournament, coach Shaka Smart told ESPN.com, adding he is "really, really optimistic" that the senior will be back for the NCAA tournament. "It depends on how he responds, but he's not definitely out..." March 08

  • No. 23 Texas ends regular season with road win

    The Sports Xchange "STILLWATER, Okla. -- Texas looked for someone to provide some energy on Friday night. Eventually, reserve guard Kerwin Roach Jr. gave the No. 23 Longhorns what they needed. Roach scored all 15 of his points in the second half, including nine in the final 4 1/2 minutes, lifting Texas..." March 05

  • No. 1 Kansas dominates No. 23 Texas

    The Sports Xchange "AUSTIN -- Top-ranked Kansas was not in a sharing mood Monday. After having clinched at least a part of the Big 12 Conference title on Saturday, the Jayhawks craved more and they satiated their hunger with an 86-56 win over No. 23 Texas that assured that the league's regular-season title would not..." March 01