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  • Steve Sarkisian says Longhorns aren't expecting 'the same TCU team that just played SMU'

    247 Sports "If there is any kryptonite for the Texas Longhorns since the Big 12 went to its current lineup of teams in 2012, it may very well reside several hours north up I-35 from Austin. TCU football owns a 7-2 mark against Texas since the Horned Frogs entered the conference, including upsets of ranked..." September 27

  • Arkansas fined $100,000 for fans storming field after win over Texas

    Yardbarker "The Arkansas Razorbacks surprised many in the college football community by handing the No. 15 Texas Longhorns a 40-21 defeat on Saturday night. As happens throughout the country following such upsets, Arkansas fans celebrated the occasion by storming the field after the clock..." September 14

  • Texas' Casey Thompson to start vs. Rice

    The Score "Texas coach Steve Sarkisian is naming Casey Thompson the starting quarterback against Rice on Saturday, according to On3 Sports' Joe Cook. Sarkisian added that Hudson Card will play Saturday. Card started the Longhorns' first two games of the season. However, the..." September 13

  • SEC? No, The Longhorns Are Not Ready Yet

    SI "Texas A&M's Jimbo Fisher sat on a set in Birmingham, Ala. talking to Paul Finebaum as the news broke. Texas and Oklahoma were done in the Big 12 and wanted the Southeastern Conference respect next to their name.  Fisher, who led the former Big 12 Aggies to a 9-1 record in..." September 12

  • Texas, Arkansas finally reunite for first taste of new SEC rivalry

    247 Sports "Arkansas' final dance with Texas in the old Southwest Conference was picture perfect. Little did the Razorbacks know, however, that snapshot would also be a reminder for the next 30 years of what life is like without a true rival. Arkansas defeated Texas 14-13 by..." September 10

  • What Arkansas must do to upset Texas in Week 2

    247 Sports "With the No. 15 Texas Longhorns rolling into town this weekend, the Arkansas Razorbacks will be underdogs on their own turf. There is a way for the Razorbacks to spring the upset, and 247Sports’ Josh Pate explained how they can make that happen. On the latest..." September 09

  • NAACP & UT Students File Civil Rights Complaint Over Song Creating ‘Hostile Environment’ For Black Students

    Total Pro Sports "The Texas chapter of the NAACP, along with some students with the civil rights organization’s University of Texas at Austin chapter and a group of anonymous students have formally filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights alleging UT-Austin is..." September 09

  • Steve Sarkisian can 'compete for a conference championship every year'

    247 Sports "Texas football started out the 2021 season with a bang over this past Saturday. The Longhorns earned a ranked win over Louisiana to kick off head coach Steve Sarkisian's tenure. College football analyst Joel Klatt came away impressed with Texas. Led by new quarterback Hudson..." September 08

  • Hudson Card wins Texas' QB battle

    The Score "Redshirt freshman quarterback Hudson Card will start Texas' season opener against Louisiana on Sept. 4 after beating out Casey Thompson for the job, a source told The Athletic's Bruce Feldman. Card and Thompson split first-team snaps during camp,..." August 28

  • Coveted 4-star DL Aaron Bryant commits to Texas

    Burnt Orange Nation "The Texas Longhorns were in need of a win on the recruiting trail and got one in the form of defensive lineman Aaron Bryant’s commitment on Thursday. The 6’4, 306-pound lineman from Southaven (Miss.) announced Sunday that he would be shutting down his..." August 26

  • Sarkisian "Leaning Toward" Hudson Card As Longhorns QB1

    SI "Just 10 days from their opening kickoff against Louisiana, the Texas Longhorns have yet to officially announce their starting quarterback.  However, according to LonghornsCountry.com sources, Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian is now "leaning toward" starting Lake..." August 25

  • Is this the real reason Nick Saban turned down Texas job?

    Larry Brown Sports "Nick Saban supposedly entertained the idea of leaving Alabama to coach at Texas years ago, but he ultimately turned down a massive offer from the Longhorns. We may now have a better understanding of why. SEC Network host Paul Finebaum said during an appearance on the..." August 19

  • Longhorns Offensive Depth Chart Projection

    Fan Nation "The Texas Longhorns have just finished their first scrimmage of fall football camp under new head coach Steve Sarkisian, and with that, multiple position battles have gained some clarity.  With such a high amount of turnover, including at some of the most important positions on..." August 18

  • Notre Dame headlines top five overrated teams in preseason college football poll

    USA Today "Whether it's politics or college football, polls are still an inexact science that try to predict outcomes. So while there are 25 teams able to celebrate their inclusion in the preseason USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll this season, there is also reason for hesitation. Many..." August 10

  • SEC could expand to nine-game schedule with Texas and Oklahoma

    Larry Brown Sports "The SEC’s eight-game conference schedule could become a thing of the past within the next few seasons. According to Andy Staples of The Athletic, the SEC is keeping all options on the table for scheduling once Texas and Oklahoma join the conference. One option being..." August 03

  • Texas, Oklahoma join SEC: Longhorns, Sooners accept invitations as Big 12 powers begin new wave of realignment

    CBS Sports "Just nine days after word leaked that Texas and Oklahoma were in talks regarding a landscape-changing move from the Big 12 to the Southeastern Conference, the seismic shift is officially complete. Following Thursday's unanimous vote by the SEC's chancellors..." July 30

  • Steve Spurrier on Texas moving to SEC: Longhorns 'can't win the Big 12 anyway'

    USA Today "The Head Ball Coach still has some jokes. Retired college football coach Steve Spurrier, who coached 23 of his 26 seasons in the SEC, poked fun at the University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma for their decisions to leave the Big 12 and join the SEC. "I can..." July 29

  • League presidents set for meeting to discuss adding Texas and Oklahoma

    CBS Sports "SEC presidents and chancellors will meet this week to discuss adding Oklahoma and Texas, both Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated and Heather Dinich of ESPN are reporting. The meeting, scheduled for Thursday, will mark another step in seismic conference..." July 27

  • College football realignment fallout: What's next with Texas, Oklahoma stating intent to leave Big 12 for SEC

    CBS Sports "Texas and Oklahoma have taken the next step towards migrating to the SEC by declaring their intent to leave the Big 12 with a formal statement informing the conference they will not renew their grant of rights agreements once they expire in 2024-25. The shock that came..." July 26

  • Texas and Oklahoma Bolt From the Big 12 Conference

    The Wall Street Journal "Texas and Oklahoma have informed the Big 12 that they intend to leave the league, setting off what is likely to be a jolting realignment of the sport in which powerful schools position themselves to jump from one conference to another in search of bigger paydays and more prestigious..." July 26

  • Big 12 could offer more money to entice Texas, Oklahoma to stay

    The Score "The Big 12 is considering measures to keep Texas and Oklahoma in the conference. It was reported on Wednesday that the two schools had reached out to the SEC about possibly joining the conference. In an effort to entice Texas and Oklahoma to..." July 25

  • Did Steve Sarkisian know about SEC talks before taking Texas job?

    Larry Brown Sports "Texas appears to be on the verge of moving from the Big 12 to the SEC, which would be an exciting shift for a program that is hoping for a brighter future under its new head coach. It also raises the question of whether that new head coach knew about the potential conference shakeup before he..." July 23

  • Oklahoma Sooners, Texas Longhorns on the verge of making SEC move

    ESPN "Texas and Oklahoma could make their move to the SEC official in a matter of weeks, ESPN has confirmed. The Austin American-Statesman reported Friday that a Big 12 source believed talks between the SEC and the two schools had been ongoing for more than six months, though..." July 23

  • Texas, Oklahoma leaving for SEC would leave Big 12 mostly irrelevant

    Larry Brown Sports "The SEC has already pulled ahead of the pack when it comes to athletic dominance in many prominent college sports. They generally have the best teams, most resources, and best fan support in football, baseball and softball, among other sports. Other conferences have competitive programs of..." July 22

  • Texas, Oklahoma eyeing move to SEC

    The Score "Texas and Oklahoma have reached out to the SEC about possibly joining the conference, reports Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle. An announcement about the potential move of the two Big 12 schools could take place within a couple of weeks, Zwerneman..." July 21

  • Texas Longhorns add to offseason haul with No. 1 college basketball transfer Marcus Carr

    ESPN "Minnesota transfer Marcus Carr, the No. 1 transfer this offseason, announced his commitment to Texas on Saturday, giving Chris Beard's Longhorns a legitimate case to be the preseason No. 1 entering next season. Carr opted for Texas instead of pursuing a..." July 17

  • Ex-Texas WR Jake Smith transferring to USC

    CBS Sports "Not long after entering the transfer portal, former Texas wide receiver Jake Smith has found a new home. The sophomore and former top-50 recruit announced on his Twitter account Tuesday that he would be transferring to USC.  "Coach [Clay] Helton I..." July 07

  • 5-Star OL Kelvin Banks Commits to Oregon over Texas, Texas A&M, More

    The Athletic "Five-star offensive tackle Kelvin Banks is heading to Oregon, he announced on social media Sunday. The 6-foot-5, 300-pound recruit ranks No. 14 overall in the Class of 2022 and is the No. 2 offensive tackle, according to the 247Sports Composite Rating. He is the highest-ranked member..." July 04

  • Texas embraces Steve Sarkisian’s ‘All Gas No Brakes’ M.O. in the Horns’ latest go at restoring the program’s glory

    The Athletic "During his first public off-campus appearance since taking the Texas job, new coach Steve Sarkisian explained why he made the move. He shared a story of calling his parents on Jan. 2 to deliver the news to them before it was splashed everywhere. In that moment, his father, Seb,..." June 23

  • Texas Freshman WR Keithron Lee Suspended Following His Arrest For Assaulting A Family Member

    Total Pro Sports "An incoming freshman for the Texas Longhorns is not having the best start to his college career. Texas incoming freshman wide receiver Keithron Lee was arrested in Bryan, Texas over the weekend on charges of assault of a family member. He was later released on $5,000 bond. The..." June 22

  • Texas Longhorns WR Jake Smith Enters Transfer Portal

    SI "After missing the vast majority of the spring with a foot injury he suffered during the camp's opening workout, Texas Longhorns wideout Jake Smith was expected to be a big part of Steve Sarkisian's offense in the fall.  However, that all changed on Tuesday when Smith..." June 22

  • 4-star Texas commit Jaydon Blue opts out of high school senior season

    The Score "Four-star running back Jaydon Blue will sit out his senior season of high school football in 2021 to prepare for college. Blue is the fifth-rated running back and the No. 82-ranked overall prospect in the 2022 recruiting class, according to ESPN. The 5-foot-10,..." May 22

  • Texas commit Jaydon Blue opts out of senior year

    247 Sports "Jaydon Blue earned top tier status following a sensational 2020 season earning Offensive MVP honors as a junior rushing for 2,155 yards and 30 touchdowns for the Hurricanes. It appears that mark might be his last at the high school level. Horns247 has learned that Blue will..." May 21

  • Texas LB Jake Ehlinger, brother of former QB Sam Ehlinger, found dead

    MSN.com "Police in Austin, Texas announced on Thursday that Texas linebacker Jake Ehlinger is dead.  Austin police say they received a call Thursday afternoon before finding his body near the University of Texas campus, the Austin American-Statesman reports. No cause of death was..." May 06

  • Former Texas LB Juwan Mitchell transferring to Tennessee

    CBS Sports "The linebacker position is a big concern for Tennessee heading into the 2021 season, but a big transfer commitment has calmed the fears of Vol Nation, at least for now as the Volunteers landed a commitment from Texas transfer Juwan Mitchell on Monday. Mitchell led..." May 03

  • Texas lands former Alabama LB and top recruit Ben Davis

    ESPN "Alabama inside linebacker Ben Davis, one of the nation's top recruits in the class of 2016, announced on Monday that he is transferring to Texas. At 6-4, 250 pounds, Davis was ranked No. 1 at his position out of high school, but made just seven tackles while..." April 27

  • Steve Sarkisian comments on play of Casey Thompson and Hudson Card during Texas' spring game

    247 Sports "Texas’ quarterback battle was one of the biggest stories heading into Saturday’s Orange and White spring game. Both 2018 four-star recruit Casey Thompson and 2020 four-star recruit Hudson Card will battle it out heading into the season, and they got..." April 27

  • Former Michigan WR signee Xavier Worthy commits to Texas

    Burnt Orange Nation "There was buzz about wide receiver Xavier Worthy and the Texas Longhorns after he signed with the with the Michigan Wolverines in December. After asking out of his NLI in early April, the four-star wide receiver flipped his pledge and committed to Texas on the day of the..." April 24

  • Texas requiring marching band to play 'The Eyes of Texas'

    KXAN "Members of the Longhorn Band will be required to perform “The Eyes of Texas” Alma Mater at future sporting events. However, a new marching band, which will be created by the university in Fall 2022, will not be required to play the songs. On Wednesday night,..." April 22

  • College football position battles to watch

    CBS Sports "Spring games have begun as teams spend the next month winding down spring practices and preparing to enter the offseason conditioning portion of the college football calendar. Every fan is dialed into whatever information they can get from scrimmages or open practices, hoping to get an idea of..." April 12

  • Arch Manning planning to visit Texas in June

    MSN.com "Steve Sarkisian has already had some success stories in recruiting since taking over for Tom Herman, and the momentum continues to roll. Horns 247 reporter Nick Harris reported on Wednesday that 2023 quarterback prospect Arch Manning has plans to visit Texas in June. Manning..." April 02

  • Colin Kaepernick's Former Backup Colt McCoy Helped Pressure Texas to Keep 'The Eyes of Texas'

    The Big Lead "Colt McCoy signed a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday. The Cardinals will be his fifth team since he was drafted in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. McCoy has started 30 games over the last decade, throwing 30 touchdown passes and 28..." April 01