Texas Rumors & News

  • 4-star forward Gerald Liddell commits to Texas

    Bleacher Report "The Texas Longhorns just upgraded their 2018 recruiting class in a big way, landing 4-star small forward Gerald Liddell on Thursday. He announced his commitment on Twitter. The 6'6" and 175-pound Liddell has a lean frame but a big game. He's considered Scout.com's No. 33 player in the class..." August 11

  • NCAA rules Texas five-star center Mohamed Bamba eligible to play

    Dallas Morning News "Texas coach Shaka Smart's biggest offseason has been declared eligible for play by the NCAA. "After evaluating all available information, the NCAA determined the assistance Greer Love provides to Mohamed Bamba does not violate rules. Bamba remains certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center," a..." July 11

  • Mohamed Bamba's brother says the Texas 5-star freshman accepted cash and gifts

    CBS Sports "The older brother of Texas incoming freshman Mohamed Bamba, the nation's No. 2 recruit in the Class of 2017, posted a video on Facebook on Wednesday saying he told the NCAA the five-star prospect accepted cash and gifts from a financial adviser who doubles as a mentor. "He's not going to play..." June 29

  • Texas' Jones returning for sophomore season after withdrawing from draft

    247 Sports "The Longhorns have another (returning) weapon for next season. Freshman guard Andrew Jones announced on Monday he is officially withdrawing his name from the NBA Draft and will return to Austin for his sophomore season. Jones, who had until Wednesday to make his decision, originally declared..." May 23

  • No. 2 Recruit Bamba Commits to Texas

    The Player's Tribune "The Boston Celtics, as evidenced by their start to Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, probably still are a few players away from competing with the NBA’s elite — the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. But they are in a position to put a dent in that deficit this offseason. The..." May 18

  • Texas lands coveted Mount St. Mary's transfer Elijah Long

    247 Sports "Texas has added one more guard to its roster. Elijah Long, out of Mount St. Mary's, is officially transferring to the Longhorns, he confirms to Horns247. He took his official visit over the weekend and made the call to Shaka Smart on Wednesday afternoon. He will have to sit out the 2017-18..." May 03

  • Texas confirms Jarrett Allen will sign with agent, remain in NBA draft

    Hook'em "Only the hopeless optimist would deny Tuesday’s news that Texas freshman Jarrett Allen was hiring an agent and staying in the NBA draft. Just about everyone else could see this coming for weeks. A 6-foot-11 talent doesn’t come around often. Once it was clear that Allen would be a first-round..." April 13

  • Texas freshman Andrew Jones to test NBA draft waters

    247 Sports "Texas confirmed Wednesday evening that Andrew Jones will test the NBA draft waters and declare, however, he will not sign with an agent, leaving the possibility to come back to the Longhorns. "My family and I have decided that it is best for me to test the waters," Jones said in a statement...." March 30

  • Texas comes back to beat Texas Tech in Big 12 tourney

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Texas overcame a double-digit second-half deficit and a cold night from the field to defeat Texas Tech 61-52 and advance to the second round of the Big 12 Basketball Championship at Sprint Center. The Longhorns, who shot just 40 percent from the field, will face second-seeded..." March 09

  • No. 11 West Virginia survives against Texas

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Bob Huggins recognized that his No. 11 West Virginia team didn't play particularly well, but they played well enough to win and move on with a 63-53 victory over Texas in the second round of the Big 12 tournament Thursday. The Mountaineers face No. 9 Baylor or Kansas..." March 09

  • No. 11 Baylor overpowers Texas

    The Sports Xchange "AUSTIN, Texas -- No. 11 Baylor didn't play anywhere near its best basketball on Saturday, but the game it did bring was plenty to beat hapless Texas 75-64 at the Frank Erwin Center in the both teams' regular-season finale. Naismith Men’s College Player of the Year finalist Johnathan Motley..." March 04

  • Evans leads Texas Tech over Texas

    The Sports Xchange "Keenan Evans scored 18 points to lead Texas Tech to a 67-57 win over Texas on Wednesday in Big 12 Conference action at the United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas. The Red Raiders (18-12, 6-11 in Big 12 play) led by just 34-29 at the half but scored the first 10 points of the second half..." March 02

  • No. 3 Kansas clinches Big 12 title outright

    The Sports Xchange "AUSTIN, Texas -- Kansas didn't have a whole lot to play for Saturday when it met reeling Texas, but the No. 3 Jayhawks went ahead and took care of business anyway, garnering a 77-67 victory over the Longhorns in a Big 12 game at the Frank Erwin Center. Josh Jackson scored 18 points to lead..." February 25