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Preview: Michigan vs. Texas on ‘Star Wars’ night at the Erwin Center

Michigan vs. Texas When: 8 p.m. Tuesday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: ESPN2/104.9 The Horn About the series: Michigan leads the all-time series 4-2. The Wolverines captured a 53-50 win in Ann Arbor last December. The Longhorns shot 35 percent in the second half and missed 10 of their … Read More

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With easy-going nature, new Texas AD Chris Del Conte known for being detail-oriented

Chris Del Conte’s has a go-to quote whenever folks asked him to summarize his job at TCU. “Monday through Friday, they want me to be Harvard,” Del Conte said. “On Saturday, they want me to be Alabama. “On Sunday, it’s Texas Christian University.” Starting Monday, it’ll be the University of … Read More

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READ: Texas President Gregory L. Fenves announces the hiring of Chris Del Conte

Texas President Gregory L. Fenves released an email to various boosters, staff and fans on Saturday. This following is the text in its entirety: Dear UT Community, Many Longhorns see Texas Athletics as a “front door” to the university — an entry point that draws thousands to campus, connects students, alumni … Read More

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Texas men are struggling at the line, so Shaka Smart’s helping them focus

Fear not, Texas basketball fans. You are not alone. Coach Shaka Smart is tired of watching his Longhorns miss free throws, too. Texas missed seven free throws against top-ranked Duke and lost by seven. UT whipped up overmatched Florida A&M but still missed 13 freebies … Read More

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If Todd Orlando interviewed at SMU, Tom Herman said assistant would ‘tell me about it’

ATLANTA — Texas coach Tom Herman knows that defensive coordinator Todd Orlando wants to be a head coach someday. But he seemed caught off guard by a report that Orlando had interviewed at SMU. Horns247 reported Thursday that Orlando interviewed for the Mustangs’ position. “Orlando … Read More

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What a Guy! Texas’ Michael Dickson honored as nation’s best punter, wins Ray Guy Award

ATLANTA — The best hitters can feel the ball jump off the bat. Golfers know immediately when a shot feels good, too. Same goes for Australian-born Michael Dickson, now the best punter in Texas football history. “You know it when you feel it,” said Dickson, who … Read More

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Alabama’s Minkah Fitzpatrick edges out Texas’ DeShon Elliott for Jim Thorpe Award

ATLANTA — DeShon Elliott had the clear misfortune of being born one decade too late. The Texas safety would’ve been a terrific member of DBU during its heyday. Quentin Jammer would’ve taken the young pup from Rockwall under his wing and become a mentor. Aaron … Read More

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J.T. Barrett: ‘Everything’s going to work out for Texas’ with Tom Herman, Tim Beck

ATLANTA — J.T. Barrett’s time in Columbus is finally winding down, and the quarterback from Wichita Falls who so badly wanted to be a Longhorn will forever be a Ohio State Buckeye. “I didn’t get an offer from Texas. I wanted to go to Texas, yeah,” Barrett said at the … Read More

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DeShon Elliott excited, Michael Dickson anxious about NFL decisions to leave Texas

ATLANTA — If any college football fan thinks leaving school early and going pro is an easy decision, they should’ve seen DeShon Elliott and Michael Dickson explain themselves on Wednesday. It’s a nerve-wracking decision with real-life consequences. Both Longhorns, who could win national honors on Thursday at the College Football … Read More

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Notebook: Matt Coleman enjoys homecoming; Shaka Smart looking at those missed free throws

RICHMOND, Va. — Texas got 75 tickets in its allotment inside the sold-out Siegel Center on Tuesday against Virginia Commonwealth. Freshman Matt Coleman needed at least half that. “I needed 25 tickets, plus the people who I know who already attended school,” the Virginia native said. “Close to 40.” Texas … Read More

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Texas 71, VCU 67: Longhorns survive harrowing trip to Shaka Smart’s old stomping grounds

RICHMOND, Va. — The former Virginia Commonwealth coach came to the press room wearing a burnt orange sweatshirt. Texas coach Shaka Smart could finally relax. And maybe, finally, let go. Having spent six seasons at VCU, Smart knew full well what Tuesday’s game meant in Richmond. He was treated like … Read More

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At the buzzer: Texas 71, VCU 67

RICHMOND, Va. — Inside a roaring jet engine, it’s impossible to hear yourself think. But the Longhorns did exactly that in the final minute of a wild 71-67 victory over Shaka Smart’s old team, never-say-die Virginia Commonwealth. Andrew Jones scored a career-high 19 points, and Dylan Osetkowski added 17 more. Read More

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Welcome back, Shaka: VCU fans likely to give former coach an ovation, then turn on Texas

RICHMOND, Va. — Mat Shelton-Eide, a one-time blogger who has grown into a full-fledged member of the Fourth Estate, lived one block over from Shaka Smart. The co-founder of VCURamNation.com would see the Virginia Commonwealth basketball coach and exchange pleasantries. Shelton-Eide, like most VCU fans, wished nothing but the best … Read More

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Sidelined this season, Texas CB Holton Hill opts to skip senior year, go into NFL draft

Texas cornerback Holton Hill, a dynamic play-maker who wound up getting suspended this season, will forgo his final year of eligibility and go into the NFL draft. The last three months have been a stunning roller-coaster for the Houston Lamar product. He broke out of his sophomore slump to become … Read More

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Preview: Texas at Virginia Commonwealth

Texas at Virginia Commonwealth When: 6 p.m. Tuesday Where: Siegel Center (capacity 7,500) TV/radio: ESPN2/104.9 The Horn About the series: The all-time series is tied 1-1. The Longhorns won 105-94 in Richmond, Va., on Jan. 30, 1992 in a wild game. The Rams returned the favor the following season by … Read More

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After 1-5 start, Missouri now red-hot, riding 6-game winning streak into Texas Bowl

About the Missouri Tigers Record: 7-5 (4-4 SEC East) Coach: Barry Odom (11-13 in two seasons) About the series: Texas and Missouri have not faced each other since the Tigers left the Big 12 for the SEC in 2012. The Longhorns have a 17-6 all-time series lead. What’s happened since?: … Read More

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Headed to Houston: Texas-Missouri will meet in the Texas Bowl on Dec. 27

Texas knew it was going bowling, and the Horns had a spring in their step when practice began on Friday, coach Tom Herman said. For the vast majority of this roster, bowl practice was something totally new. The opponent and location were still unknowns, but it probably didn’t matter. “Guys … Read More

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Turning points: Looking back at 12 moments that shaped Texas’ 6-6 season

Never before has Texas employed a football coach who quoted Greek conquerors. There’s no question that Tom Herman was different. “There’s a quote by I believe it’s Alexander the Great where it says, ‘The actions of each of us determine the fate of all of us,’” Herman said in August. Read More

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Texas S DeShon Elliott announces he will skip bowl game, go into NFL draft

Texas safety DeShon Elliott, the Jim Thorpe Award finalist who had six interceptions this season, announced Thursday he will skip his senior season and go pro. Following the lead of left tackle Connor Williams, Elliott will also skip UT’s upcoming bowl game, the school announced. “It was a very difficult … Read More

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Texas 82, Florida A&M 58: Longhorns pull away late but players disappointed with ho-hum win

Forty years to the day Johnny Moore scored the first basket inside the Erwin Center, the former Texas guard still has fond memories of his time with the Longhorns. “Every time we went out there, we were undersized, out-manned and more talent on the other team,” said Moore, UT’s all-time … Read More