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  • Texas Longhorns QB Sam Ehlinger announces COVID-19 fundraiser garnered $200K

    Sportsnaut "Texas Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger has been raising funds through a GoFundMe account to help the fight against COVID-19. Sam Ehlinger COVID-19 fundraiser made $200,000, provided 150,000-plus meals On Sunday, he made an announcement on Twitter, thanking “everyone..." July 26

  • Tom Herman praises Texas Longhorns players' push for social change on campus

    ESPN "Texas coach Tom Herman praised his players for sparking social change at the university and stressed the need for continued action during a public appearance Thursday. Herman called his players' push for changes -- which last week included the renaming of the field for..." July 24

  • Texas to cut seating capacity in half due to COVID-19

    The Score "Texas plans to limit seating capacity to 50% this season to follow distancing protocols recommended by health officials during the COVID-19 pandemic. Typically, Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium seats around 100,000 fans. "I want you to know that as we are..." July 21

  • Texas delaying 5A and 6A high school football seasons among 2020 fall sports modifications announced

    CBS Sports "Texas high school football will be played this fall, according to a release from the University Interscholastic League, the state's governing body for public high schools. The announcement comes one day after California high schools delayed their high school football..." July 21

  • Texas CB Kobe Boyce announces he's stepping away from football

    247 Sports "Texas cornerback Kobe Boyce is stepping away from the football field. In a post on that appeared on his Twitter account Saturday, Boyce said his battle with depression led to him making the decision to “take a step away from football” in order “to work on..." July 18

  • Texas will keep 'Eyes of Texas' as alma mater, rename field after former Heisman Trophy winners

    Houston Chronicle " Change is coming to the Forty Acres. Texas announced a sweeping series of moves Monday to be implemented in response to a number of requests and demands made in June by Longhorn student-athletes, alongside other student-led organizations and movements. " July 13

  • 5 college football programs that have struggled to contain COVID-19

    Sportsnaut "As the scheduled kickoff for college football season rapidly approaches, things are looking dim for the nation’s biggest amateur sport. The Big Ten and PAC 12 have eliminated all cross-conference games. The Ivy League has gone one step further by canceling all fall sports, with..." July 12

  • Oklahoma-Texas college football game will not be impacted by cancellation of 2020 State Fair of Texas

    KVUE " The 2020 State Fair of Texas has been canceled due to COVID-19. In a press release, fair officials said it was the first time the fair has been canceled since World War II.  Naturally, the first slew of circulating questions online surround the idea of what the..." July 07

  • Family of the first Black football player in University of Texas history suing the NCAA

    MSN.com "As we have noted previously, dozens of Texas student-athletes, including football players, are demanding change at the university.  One of those demands is naming a part of Royal-Memorial Stadium in honor of Julius Whittier, the first-ever Black player in University of Texas..." July 05

  • Texas LB DeMarvion Overshown to sit out until ‘changes are made’

    Dallas Morning News "Texas junior linebacker DeMarvion Overshown announced Thursday he will not take part in team activities “until real action is taken and changes are made.” His decision comes three weeks after several dozen current Longhorn athletes published a list of campus changes,..." July 02

  • Texas HC Tom Herman stresses 'the power of teamwork' in coronavirus PSA

    CBS Sports "Texas coach Tom Herman has been called into action yet again by the state to help spread the message of COVID-19 awareness as well as prevention to fans and followers. As Gov. Greg Abbott issues new protocols and restrictions amid a spike in key health metrics across Texas, Herman..." June 29

  • Reggie Bush says Vince Young turned down his 2005 Heisman Trophy

    Larry Brown Sports "Reggie Bush has a lot of respect for Vince Young, and it stems largely from one thing he says Young did back in 2010. In an appearance on “McAfee and Hawk” Tuesday, Bush said that Young, as the runner-up in 2005 voting, had been offered the Heisman after Bush had it..." June 24

  • Texas DB Anthony Cook leaving program, plans to transfer

    Larry Brown Sports "Texas defensive back Anthony Cook is leaving the program and planning to transfer, according to multiple reports. On June 11, Cook announced on Twitter that he was leaving Texas. He later deleted the tweet. “Due to unfortunate situations I will not be playing another..." June 23

  • Texas Announces 13 Football Players Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

    Bleacher Report "The University of Texas announced 13 football players tested positive for COVID-19, according to Bryan Fischer of Athlon Sports. All 13 are now self-isolating, while 10 others who came into contact with them are self-quarantining. Four other players tested positive for the..." June 18

  • Texas LB Juwan Mitchell says he 'doesn't feel comfortable' representing Longhorns

    Burnt Orange Nation "Texas Longhorns football players continue to grapple with the moment, their platform, and the place of the sport in their lives following nationwide protests of police brutality after a Minneapolis police officer killed George Floyd by kneeling in his neck for nearly nine..." June 18

  • ‘At least’ 15 Texas Longhorns football players in quarantine due to coronavirus

    Sportsnaut "The Texas Longhorns are one of the major college football teams getting back to campus and dealing with the realities of COVID-19. According to Chip Brown of 247 Sports, the Longhorns had six players test positive for the coronavirus. Due to contact tracing, there are “at..." June 17

  • 5 College Football Programs That Could Shock The World In 2020

    Sportsnaut "College football is often criticized for being dominated by a repeating cast of a few elite teams. However, especially once you look beyond the playoff-level programs, there are plenty of shocking stories every single season. Due to the nature of being a college sport, NCAA teams face..." June 16

  • Texas WR Kennedy Lewis returning to program for summer workouts

    247 Sports "A largely inexperienced Texas wide receiver group needs all of the talented bodies it can get in order to surround quarterback Sam Ehlinger with as many capable weapons as possible in his final season in the program. The Longhorns are back on campus and began going through voluntary..." June 16

  • ESPN 300 football prospects J.D. Coffey, Ishmael Ibraheem commit to Texas

    ESPN "Texas was able to land two ESPN 300 recruits at once when safety J.D. Coffey and cornerback Ishmael Ibraheem announced their commitment Monday to the Longhorns. Ibraheem is the No. 114th-ranked recruit out of Justin F. Kimball High School in Dallas, while Coffey is ranked No. 199..." June 15

  • Replacing 'Eyes of Texas' among changes requested by Texas athletes

    CBS Sports "Plenty of schools, coaches and athletes have spoken out against racial injustices over the past couple of weeks following George Floyd's murder in Minneapolis. But as some of those statements on social media begin to dissipate, college football players continue to demand action..." June 14

  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says state's FBS schools should not expect football capacity to be above 50%

    USA Today "Texas Gov. Greg Abbott spent an hour on a Zoom call Friday with the 12 athletics directors of the state's Football Bowl Subdivision schools and told them not to expect capacity at their stadiums to be above 50% this fall, a person with knowledge of the call told USA TODAY Sports. The..." June 13

  • Star DB Caden Sterns demands change at University of Texas in scathing statement

    Sportsnaut "University of Texas safety Caden Sterns is likely going to be a first-round pick once the 2021 NFL Draft comes calling next year. For now, Sterns is attempting to create societal change in Austin. Sterns has been an outspoken supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement and widespread..." June 12

  • Junior CB Anthony Cook says he won't play another snap for Texas

    247 Sports "In a surprising announcement, junior Texas cornerback Anthony Cook announced Thursday evening that he will not play another snap at the University of Texas. The junior CB made the announcement on his Twitter profile page Thursday in a somewhat shocking move by..." June 12

  • UT's B.J. Foster Broke Hand In Bizarre Car-Punching Fit Of Anger, Coach Says

    TMZ "Univ. of Texas star defensive back B.J. Foster won't have full use of one of his hands for a bit ... his coach says he broke it punching his car in a fit of anger. Tom Herman told reporters Thursday the junior came out to his vehicle in a parking lot ... and when he..." June 11

  • Two Texas players test positive for coronavirus as voluntary football workouts near for Longhorns

    Dallas Morning News "Two Texas football players out of 58 have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus this week, the school announced Wednesday night. One player has also tested positive for the antibody.   " June 11

  • The Mystery of Bru McCoy

    Bleacher Report ""Ihope Bru dies." That's what one man said when Horace McCoy Jr. answered the phone. Others found him on LinkedIn to threaten death to his son. Shelby McCoy remembers being stopped at the supermarket. The dentist. High school games. Remembers receiving a..." June 10

  • Texas Longhorns football players and staff walk to state capitol for emotional rally

    USA Today "Thursday, a hot, humid Texas day in early June, brought about what should stand forever as one of the most memorable moments in Texas football history.  Dozens of Longhorns, their coaches and support staff members walked from Royal-Memorial Stadium to the steps of the state..." June 05

  • Texas WR Brennan Eagles won't 'play another snap' due to racial injustice

    The Score "Amid civil unrest following the killing of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police, Texas wide receiver Brennan Eagles said Thursday that he won't "play another snap" due to racial injustice and called for people to focus on "the bigger..." June 04

  • Texas head coach Tom Herman: 'I don’t have your back, I have your front'

    SI "Texas head coach Tom Herman joined  Colin Cowherd on FS1’s ‘The Herd’ to give his thoughts on the recent protests. It lands “Heavy on my heart, I can tell you that. I grew up the only child of a single mom, my dad died in a homeless shelter..." June 02

  • Tom Herman: "Sam Ehlinger is the best I've been around"

    247 Sports "The majority of Texas fans have witnessed how special of a player the Longhorns have in senior quarterback Sam Ehlinger. While he may not receive the national attention he deserves, those who have been around and seen Ehlinger since he made his way onto the Forty Acres likely understand..." June 02

  • Sam Ehlinger Shares Message Supporting ‘Black Lives Matter’ Movement

    The Spun "Dozens of athletes have been voicing their support for the black community following George Floyd’s tragic death earlier this week. Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger is the latest to share his thoughts on the ongoing protests and Black Lives Matter movement. In an emotional..." May 31

  • Texas announces additions of WR Tarik Black and CB Jahdae Barron

    Burnt Orange Nation "The Texas Longhorns haven’t just been busy in the last few days adding commitments to the 2021 recruiting class — head coach Tom Herman and his staff also landed pledges from Michigan Wolverine graduate transfer wide receiver and former Baylor Bears cornerback..." May 12

  • Tom Herman expects there will be a college football season

    Larry Brown Sports "Tom Herman expects there to be a college football season this year. Herman appeared as a guest on the “Tiki and Tierney Show” on CBS Sports TV and Radio Tuesday and talked about the possibility of a season. “I expect a season, yes. What that..." May 12

  • Texas AD Chris Del Conte seemingly takes swipe at Texas A&M

    Larry Brown Sports "Texas and Texas A&M used to have one of the best rivalries in college football, but the two teams have not squared off in nearly a decade since the Aggies moved to the SEC. Many fans want to see the rivalry renewed, but Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte seems like he is just fine..." May 05

  • Four-star defensive end Jordon Thomas commits to Longhorns

    CBS Sports "Texas got some good news on Saturday in the form of a commitment from a big-time member of the Class of 2021. Jordon Thomas, the No. 235-ranked player in the country and 15th-ranked defensive end, committed to the Longhorns over several in-state suitors including rival Texas..." May 03

  • Texas universities planning on college football in the fall?

    Sportsnaut "The COVID-19 pandemic has brought sports to a stop and closed colleges across the country. Now with the 2020 college football season in jeopardy, there might finally be hope for football to return this year. The very thing athletic directors said needed to happen for college..." April 30

  • WR Tarik Black says he's transferring from Michigan to Texas

    ESPN "Former Michigan wide receiver Tarik Black intends to transfer to Texas, he announced Tuesday night. Black published an Instagram post with a picture of him in a Texas uniform and the caption, "i just flipped the switch,, flip flip..." April 29

  • Longhorn lineman J.P. Urquidez moves on to Texas State as a graduate transfer

    Hook'em "Former Texas offensive lineman J.P. Urquidez will open his senior season in San Marcos instead of Austin. Urquidez said on Sunday that he plans on concluding his collegiate career at Texas State. He will join the Bobcats as a graduate transfer. Urquidez announced this past..." April 28

  • LSU lands coveted DE recruit Landon Jackson from Texas

    ESPN "One day after LSU saw 14 of its players taken in the NFL draft, the Tigers added a big prospect in ESPN Junior 300 Landon Jackson, the No. 8-ranked defensive end. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound lineman from Pleasant Grove High School in Texarkana, Texas, committed to LSU..." April 27

  • 2020 NFL Draft's First Round Was Terrible News for Texas Football

    12 Up "After having a 10-win season in 2018, the Longhorns took a step back in 2019. Not only was this shown in their win total, but the lack of overall talent being selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. Texas had ZERO prospects taken in Thursday's first round of the..." April 25

  • Texas QB Sam Ehlinger has raised over $100,000 for coronavirus relief

    Larry Brown Sports "Many professional athletes have donated large sums of money to help those who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and those at the amateur level have found a way to pitch in as well. Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger is one of the most successful examples of..." April 16

  • Tom Herman and College Coaches Upset About COVID-19 Restrictions Just Don't Get it

    12 Up "Over the weekend, the Big 12 announced new policies and guidelines for student-athletes to follow during the coronavirus pandemic. In short, the conference basically implemented further restrictions that limit the access and interactions that coaches can have with their..." March 31

  • Texas QB Sam Ehlinger announces GoFundMe page for COVID-19 relief

    Dallas Morning News "Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger took to Twitter on Friday morning to announce the launch of his GoFundMe page in an effort to provide relief to those affected by COVID-19. Ehlinger set the donation goal at $1 million for his campaign, which has already surpassed the $12,000 mark from..." March 27

  • Can Texas turn it around like Notre Dame? Tom Herman meeting with Brian Kelly to find out

    USA Today "According to 247Sports, Tom Herman was in South Bend on Thursday to meet with Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly. They were meeting about how to have a successful season after rehauling their coaching staff. In 2016, the Fighting Irish went 4-8 and Kelly hired new offensive and..." February 28

  • Charlie Strong Reportedly Met With Alabama Coaching Staff This Week

    12 Up "As Nick Saban has a tendency to do, he might be poaching another former high profile coach in need of a redemption tour for his staff. Saban welcomed Charlie Strong to Tuscaloosa on Thursday, and the two reportedly discussed some sort of off-field analyst role. The..." February 15

  • Four-star DE Alfred Collins stays home with Texas over Oklahoma, Alabama

    CBS Sports "Alfred Collins put a coveted bow on the 2020 Texas football recruiting class on Wednesday when the four-star defensive end chose the Longhorns over Oklahomaand Alabama, among others. During a ceremony inside the gymnasium at Cedar Creek High School in Bastrop,..." February 05