Texas Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Late run helps No. 25 Longhorns past No. 3 Sooners

    The Sports Xchange "AUSTIN -- Texas will not win the Big 12 Conference regular season championship since Kansas clinched it for the 12th straight season Saturday. The Longhorns do not have the nation's best player, an award that will likely go to Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield. Texas might be the team playing the..." February 27

  • No. 25 Texas squeaks by Kansas State

    The Sports Xchange "MANHATTAN, Kansas -- Shaka Smart did not want to say that his team escaped, but he almost had to. "No, I think we won by one (point)," Smart, the head coach of No. 25 Texas, said when asked if his team escaped after his Longhorns held on to defeat Kansas State 71-70 Monday at Bramlage..." February 22

  • Motley stars as No. 25 Baylor cruises past No. 24 Texas

    The Sports Xchange "AUSTIN - No. 25 Baylor took 51 shots from the floor and made 32 of them Saturday in a 78-64 win against 24th-ranked Texas but even that blazing-hot statistic line paled in comparison to the performance of Bears' forward Johnathan Motley. Motley scored 24 points and made his first 11..." February 20

  • Davis sparks 24th-ranked Texas over No. 10 WVU

    The Sports Xchange "AUSTIN, Texas -- When the Texas Longhorns needed a lift on Tuesday against the 10th-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers, it was freshman guard Eric Davis Jr. -- an unlikely source given his recent contributions -- who answered the call. Davis canned all four of his 3-point shots in a..." February 16

  • No. 14 Iowa State survives Big 12 tussle with No. 24 Texas

    The Sports Xchange "AMES, Iowa -- It was a given that Iowa State would turn to All-America candidate forward Georges Niang for big plays when the 14th-ranked Cyclones needed them against No. 24 Texas on Saturday night. But it was guard Monte Morris -- and not Niang -- that made the difference with the game in..." February 13

  • Former Texas forward Jordan Barnett transfers to Missouri

    The Score "Former Texas forward Jordan Barnett has a new home. Barnett has officially transferred to Missouri after announcing his intention to leave the Longhorns last week. A four-star recruit, Barnett played sparingly at Texas during the last two campaigns." January 19

  • NCAA finds no violations in investigation into Texas basketball

    247 Sports "The academic investigation conducted by the NCAA to looked into alleged academic misconduct by the Texas men's basketball program did not find any infractions, according to a letter sent from the NCAA to University of Texas at Austin Vice President of Legal Affairs Patricia C. Ohlendorf. In the..." January 13

  • Texas forward Jordan Barnett plans to transfer

    Dallas Morning News "Longhorn sophomore forward/guard Jordan Barnett plans to transfer from Texas, according to Texas basketball. The 6-foot-6, 205-pound sophomore from St. Louis played in four games this season. He was averaging 3.3 points per game and two rebounds per game in the games he played. Barnett..." January 13

  • Texas hooks 4-star recruit Andrew Jones

    The Score "Texas is on quite a streak. Two days after upsetting No. 11 North Carolina, the Longhorns received a commitment from four-star guard Andrew Jones, according to multiple reports." December 14

  • James Banks picks Texas; Smart's 1st top-100 recruit for 2016

    ESPN "Center James Banks, the No. 56 player in the ESPN 100 for 2016 and the sixth-ranked center in the country, will attend Texas. Banks -- Shaka Smart's first ESPN 100 pickup for 2016 -- picked the Longhorns over Georgetown, Illinois, Vanderbilt and Purdue. The news was earlier reported by..." October 08

  • 4-Star 2016 PG Jacob Young commits to Shaka Smart and Texas

    Burnt Orange Nation "Some good news came today on the recruiting front for Shaka Smart and the Texas Longhorns, as 2016 four-star Yates (TX) point guard Jacob Young announced via Twitter that he plans on staying in-state and playing for the Horns. Young, the little brother of former Oregon star and current Indiana..." July 02

  • Rick Barnes finally addresses accusations against Texas

    College Basketball Talk "Former Texas head coach and current Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes has finally addressed the accusations levied against his old program. Earlier this month, The Chronicle of Higher Education published a story claiming that three former Texas players were someway involved with academic..." July 01

  • Two-timing Texas AD reportedly the reason behind Rick Barnes' ousting

    Sporting News - NCAAB "After 17 years, Rick Barnes found the door hitting him on the way out of Austin and the man reportedly behind shutting it wanted him to believe it was someone else's doing. According to a report from Horns Digest published Thursday, Longhorns athletic director Steve Patterson pressured Barnes..." June 18

  • Shaka Smart: Administrators believe Texas will avoid NCAA penalties

    The Score "Texas head men's basketball coach Shaka Smart said in a conversation with ESPN's Myron Medcalf that he is focused on creating a culture of integrity in the classroom as the university endures allegations of academic misconduct. Smart said administrators have told him they believe the university..." June 18

  • Texas opens independent investigation in allegations of academic misconduct

    College Basketball Talk "Texas announced on Monday night that the university has opened an independent investigation into recent allegations of academic impropriety within the athletic department. A school spokesman said that the probe will be overseen by Gene Marsh, a former chairman of the NCAA’s Committee on..." June 16

  • Texas' probe not spawned by Barnes' dismissal, school says

    Sporting News - NCAAB "On a Tuesday conference call, UT-Austin president Greg Fenvus maintained that the school's voluntary probe was not related to the departure of longtime head coach Rick Barnes. "Rick Barnes' departure had nothing to do with any academic infractions," Fenvus said. "There was no specific issue..." June 16

  • Texas reviewing 3 cases of alleged academic impropriety by former players

    The Score "Texas has started an internal investigation into three cases of alleged academic impropriety in its men's basketball program that occurred over a nine-year period between 2006-15 while Rick Barnes was head coach. This news comes after Brad Wolverton published a report Wednesday in the Chronicle of..." June 11

  • Report: Multiple former Texas players suspected of academic impropriety

    CBS Sports "A detailed report from the Chronicle of Higher Education lays out the possibility that Texas basketball had multiple players who were helped -- perhaps by impermissible means -- to keep their grades up during their time at the university. Brad Wolverton's story alleges former Texas players,..." June 10

  • Report: Academic issues alleged at Texas under Barnes

    Tennessean "Several cases of academic impropriety that allegedly occurred at Texas under Tennessee men's basketball coach Rick Barnes surfaced Wednesday after a report by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The accusations come just months into Barnes' tenure at Tennessee, which began shortly after Donnie..." June 10

  • Charlotte transfer Torin Dorn considering N.C. State, Texas, Miami, Florida

    Fay Observer "N.C. State, which added a transfer before each of coach Mark Gottfried's first four seasons, is one of four finalists for Charlotte's Torin Dorn. He also is considering Miami, Florida and Texas, according to multiple reports. Dorn, a 6-foot-5, 200-pound wing who excels more as a slasher and..." May 26

  • Top-10 SF Tevin Mack commits to the Texas Longhorns

    Burnt Orange Nation "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..." May 19

  • Texas withdraws bid to register 'Havoc' trademark linked to VCU

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "The University of Texas has withdrawn its applications to federally register variations of the “Havoc” trademark that is widely associated with Virginia Commonwealth University’s basketball team. Texas filed an express abandonment of its application to register the marks “HORNS HAVOC” and..." May 05

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    Isaiah Taylor @Zay_Ctmd11

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  • Shaka Smart: Principles that worked at VCU will work at Texas

    ESPN "Shaka Smart finally received an offer he couldn't resist. Smart was introduced as the new basketball coach of Texas on Friday, leaving Virginia Commonwealth for the Longhorns after turning down several suitors, including UCLA, since taking VCU to the Final Four in 2011. He also reportedly..." April 05

  • Reports: Texas hires Shaka Smart to lead Longhorns

    Yahoo! Sports "Texas has hired one of the best young coaches in college basketball to lead the Longhorns, multiple outlets reported Thursday night citing sources. Texas athletic director Steve Patterson flew to Richmond, Va., on Thursday and offered Smart the chance to coach in the Big 12 Conference at its..." April 03

  • Texas seeks Shaka Smart to replace Barnes

    ESPN "Texas has zeroed in on VCU coach Shaka Smart to fill its head-coaching vacancy, multiple sources told ESPN. Smart, 37, has spurned several programs over the past few years, but sources told ESPN that he has significant interest in heading to Austin and replacing Rick Barnes -- who was fired..." April 01

  • Texas asks about Jay Wright; Wright not interested

    Philly.com "With all the open head coaching jobs open in college basketball, one would think a school might reach out to Villanova’s Jay Wright, who has been mentioned in connection with one job or another seemingly every year. And it happened again this year according to a report. On Tuesday, Seth..." April 01

  • Report: Tennessee moving quickly to hire Rick Barnes; sides finalizing deal

    The Score "Tennessee has made hiring Rick Barnes as the program's next head basketball coach a priority, and it seems the school is acting quickly. According to multiple reports, Tennessee is finalizing a deal with the former Texas bench boss, who would replace Donnie Tyndall. An announcement is expected..." March 31

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    Seth Davis @SethDavisHoops

    A knowledgeable source informs me that as of this morning there have been no direct talks b/t Texas and Shaka Smart. Not sensing momentum.

  • Report: VCU coach Shaka Smart in discussions with Texas

    SI "VCU men's basketball coach Shaka Smart is in discussions with Texas about its head coach opening, reports Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Texas announced Sunday that it had mutually parted ways with head coach Rick Barnes after 17 seasons. Smart was hired as coach of the Rams in 2009. He has..." March 31

  • Report: Tennessee moving quickly to hire Rick Barnes; sides finalizing deal

    The Score "Tennessee has made hiring Rick Barnes as the program's next head basketball coach a priority, and it seems they're acting quickly. According to multiple reports, Tennessee is finalizing a deal with the former Texas bench boss, who would replace Donnie Tyndall. An announcement is expected..." March 30

  • Texas freshman Myles Turner declares for the NBA Draft

    College Basketball Talk "Texas freshman Myles Turner will be entering his name in the 2015 NBA Draft. “My name is Myles Turner, UT alum, and I’ve decided to forgo my education and enter my name in the 2015 NBA Draft,” Turner announced in a video posted on youtube on Monday morning. Turner was the No. 9 player in the..." March 30

  • Rick Barnes wanted to stay

    ESPN "An emotional Rick Barnes fought back tears in saying goodbye to Texas after 17 years Sunday, insisting he is grateful for his time with the Longhorns and isn't bitter about being fired. "The wins and losses are fleeting, but it's the relationships that matter," Barnes said at a 40-minute..." March 30

  • Report: Shaka Smart, Gregg Marshall Leading Candidates To Replace Rick Barnes At Texas

    College Spun "Texas has fired Rick Barnes as its men’s basketball coach, according to multiple reports. The Longhorns’ administration has yet to officially announce the news, but they apparently have their eyes set on two men to potentially replace the 60-year-old coach who has been in Austin since 1998...." March 29

  • Rick Barnes out at Texas

    ESPN "Rick Barnes has been fired as the coach of the Texas Longhorns after 17 seasons, multiple sources told ESPN. Texas athletic director Steve Patterson informed Barnes that his tenure is over, a source told ESPN. Two coaches interested in the Texas opening and who will be in the mix to replace..." March 29

  • Report: Rick Barnes not expected to return to Texas

    Larry Brown Sports "Texas basketball coach Rick Barnes has reportedly been given an ultimatum, and he may decide to not return to the Longhorns for an 18th season. According to 247Sports, Barnes is not expected to remain at Texas after his team snuck into the NCAA Tournament and was bounced in the first round. One..." March 28

  • 7 tossed from Baylor-UT for sideline skirmish

    ESPN "Seven players were ejected in overtime of Texas' 61-59 win over No. 14 Baylor on Monday night, after they left their respective benches to join a shoving match between two opposing players. Baylor players John Heard, Ishmail Wainright and Johnathan Motley and Texas players Kendal Yancy, Connor..." March 03

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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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