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Texas TE Andrew Beck suffers fractured foot, creating real depth concerns

Texas coach Tom Herman has always had this uneasy feeling about the tight end position. Those fears may be justified. Late Wednesday, the school announced that senior Andrew Beck suffered a fractured foot injury during practice earlier in the day. The Longhorns’ medical staff was currently reviewing treatment options, the … Read More

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‘The Punter’ believes Texas’ ‘Coach’ ‘takes everything seriously’ about special teams

Tom Herman refuses to call specialists by their name. “Until they graduate,” the Texas coach said earlier this month. In Herman parlance, it’s the Kicker, the Punter, the Holder, etc. The Punter, ol’ what’s-his-name who was a Ray Guy finalist last year, is cool with that. “I laugh at it. Read More

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Sign of relief: Texas running back Chris Warren III returns to practice

Breathe easy, Texas fans. Running back Chris Warren III was back at practice on Tuesday and went through a full-padded workout. Warren’s health will be an ongoing issue. The junior suffered a concussion last Thursday and was held out of Saturday’s scrimmage as a precaution. He has not been made … Read More

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Former Texas AD DeLoss Dodds on Arkansas’ Frank Broyles: ‘Just a wonderful human being’

DeLoss Dodds and Frank Broyles both presided over mighty athletic departments that made life hell for each other in the Southwest Conference. But the Texas and Arkansas athletic directors were close friends off the field, too. Broyles died Monday at the age of 92 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease, according … Read More

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WATCH: Texas men open Australian tour vs. Dandenong Rangers at 4 a.m. Tuesday

The Texas men’s team opens its four-game Australian tour at 4 a.m. Tuesday (Central time) against the Dandenong Rangers, a professional team in the Australia State League. The next game will be at 4 a.m. Wednesday (Central Time) against Melbourne United. RELATED COVERAGE: With trip to Australia, … Read More

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Texas running back depth now worrisome after Chris Warren suffers concussion

Texas running back Chris Warren III simply can’t stay healthy. He suffered a season-ending knee injury last season, tweaked his hamstring this spring and caught the mumps this summer. Add a concussion to the list. Coach Tom Herman said the 250-pound junior suffered a concussion during Thursday’s practice and was … Read More

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With trip to Australia, Longhorns getting early start on upcoming season

As someone who wants to play professional basketball someday, Andrew Jones is eager to test himself against grown men who already do. The Texas sophomore knows this week’s four-game journey through Australia won’t be easy. In fact, it might be more difficult than anything the Big 12 can offer. But … Read More

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Texas RT Elijah Rodriguez undergoes ankle surgery, out indefinitely

Texas right tackle Elijah Rodriguez underwent successful surgery on his injured right ankle on Thursday and will be out for an extended period, the school announced. Rodriguez suffered the injury during Tuesday’s practice when it appeared linebacker Anthony Wheeler was accidentally blocked down onto the back of his leg. The … Read More

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Texas lands state’s No. 2-ranked recruit in Gerald Liddell

Texas coach Shaka Smart landed a huge commitment from the state’s second-best player on Thursday when Cibolo Steele forward Gerald Liddell committed to the Longhorns. Liddell, a versatile 6-foot-6 athlete, is the second commitment for the 2018 class. Texas also secured a pledge from Westlake’s Brock Cunningham. Read More

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Shaka Smart’s Texas men are set for 12-day, four-game basketball tour through Australia

Credit Rhonda Evans, a senior lecturer in the College of Liberal Arts, for getting the Texas men’s basketball team fully prepared for its upcoming trip to Australia. Over five weeks, UT coach Shaka Smart said Evans “talked about all different types of things related to Australian culture, cuisine, animals over … Read More

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Collin Johnson, fellow Texas receivers are being challenged to be more physical

Texas receivers coach Drew Mehringer won’t use the “soft” label. Squishy, maybe. Of course, his Longhorns receivers look fantastic lined up out wide. Collin Johnson is 6-6. Dorian Leonard and Lil’Jordan Humphrey are both 6-5. Reggie Hemphill-Mapps glides through traffic and Devin Duvernay runs like a deer. Still, for Mehringer … Read More

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Tom Herman is ‘selling the people’ as Longhorns enjoy a red-hot recruiting streak

If Tom Herman knew why his recruiting sales pitch was so effective, “I’d bottle it up and sell it and work a lot less hours,” he said Wednesday. Herman still hasn’t coached a single game with the Longhorns. He presides over a program that’s gone through three straight losing seasons. Read More

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Lost but not forgotten, Texas tight ends are making a comeback under Tom Herman

Pardon the laughs, but Tom Herman must’ve been tilting at windmills this spring when he worried about the tight end position. Come now, do any Texas fans even remember what a tight end does? During the Charlie Strong era, that position became an afterthought. Geoff Swaim did have 10 catches … Read More

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Texas QB Shane Buechele asserts himself during Saturday’s scrimmage

Texas coach Tom Herman quickly discovered what many inside the football program already knew about sophomore quarterback Shane Buechele. He’s quiet. Church mouse quiet. It’s the total opposite from freshman Sam Ehlinger, a charismatic person who lights up the room and drew Herman’s attention early on. Herman and offensive coordinator … Read More

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Could Connor Williams become the best offensive lineman in Texas history?

Another NFL draft came and went this spring, and now it’s been nine years since Texas had an offensive lineman drafted. Simply embarrassing. Tony Hills, taken in the fourth round in 2008, was literally the last in a generation. That’s what makes Connor Williams so special. In Williams, the Longhorns … Read More

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Westlake standout Brock Cunningham commits to Longhorns

Texas coach Shaka Smart’s impressive 2018 class acquired some local flavor with Friday’s commitment from Westlake forward Brock Cunningham. Cunningham, a 6-foot-6, four-star recruit, picked Texas over offers from schools such as Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Houston. The incoming senior averaged a double-double — 14.7 points, 11.3 rebounds — for … Read More

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Major upgrades, including a video board even bigger than Godzillatron, in store at DKR

Every athletic director gets a boatload of complaints every Monday after home football games. Either the parking is too far away, the popcorn was stale or there’s too many ads on the video board. “The first year I got here, I began getting complaints from people about the inconsistency of … Read More

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Believe: Texas ranks 23rd in Amway preseason coaches poll

Tom Herman’s peers believe the new Texas coach will turn things around, apparently. The Longhorns debuted at No. 23 in the Amway preseason coaches poll. The Associated Press Top 25 poll, the one given more credence, doesn’t come out until later in August. But the coaches poll is a sign … Read More

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Texas officials implement no live-tweeting post-practice social media policy

University of Texas officials implemented a new social media policy on Wednesday that prohibits football reporters from live-tweeting any information gathered in post-practice interview sessions. According to the policy, social media posts would be allowed after all interview sessions ended. For example, if Texas coach Tom Herman spoke with reporters … Read More

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Texas season ticket totals down slightly for 2017 season

University of Texas season ticket sales are down slightly for the coming football season even with rising optimism about new coach Tom Herman. Texas has sold 52,979 season tickets for the 2017 season, which down 2,882 from the 2016 season, according to a UT spokesman. But it’s about the same … Read More