Triplets of the Big 12: Iowa State

We’re taking a tour of the top quarterback, running back and wide receiver of each Big 12 team. Today’s triplets: Iowa State. QB: Jacob Park (2016 — 133 of 226 for 1,791 yards, 12 TDs, 5 INTs) RB: David Montgomery (2016 — 109 carrires for 563 yards) WR: Allen Lazard … Read More

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Dec. 29, 2001): MAJOR MIRACLE

SAN DIEGO — Major Applewhite made a triumphant return and a grand exit Friday night at the Holiday Bowl, leading Texas to a dramatic victory over Washington in the most impressive performance ever by a University of Texas quarterback. Applewhite, the senior who lost his job … Read More

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Dec. 13, 1991): Mackovic takes over UT football program

The University of Texas has turned over the reins of its foundering football program to a driven, pass-minded head coach who fully expects to bring the school national prominence instead of just national promise. Illinois’ John Mackovic on Thursday took over a program that has suffered four losing seasons in … Read More

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Dec. 12, 1991): Illinois’ Mackovic is new UT coach

The University of Texas hired John Mackovic of the University of Illinois as its new head football coach Wednesday and officially will announce its decision at an afternoon press conference today, according to school officials. An Illinois source said Texas offered a five-year package worth $3 million – $600,000 annually … Read More

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Dec. 3 1991): Mounting losses took their toll

The first indication that something might have been brewing within the University of Texas athletic department came when DeLoss Dodds on Friday morning canceled his airline reservations for New York. Instead, he opted to have breakfast with his football coach. Dodds had intended to watch the Texas basketball team play … Read More

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Dec. 2, 1990): Berry dreams up, delivers big on childhood chum

During the entire timeout following Texas A&M’s final touchdown, University of Texas cornerback Mark Berry was envisioning how he – all by himself – was going to stop the Aggies’ two-point conversion try. “I was visualizing the play, ” Berry said. “I felt for some reason they would be coming … Read More

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The American-Statesman’s Top 25 countdown: No. 7 Oklahoma

Sure, it’s July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s CFP semifinalists were ranked Nos. 1, 2, 7 and 17 on our 2016 list. Today’s team: No. 7 … Read More

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The American-Statesman’s Top 25 countdown: No. 9 Oklahoma State

Sure, it’s July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s CFP semifinalists were ranked Nos. 1, 2, 7 and 17 on our 2016 list. Today’s team: No. 9 … Read More

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Big 12 media days takeaway: My pick for top player? Mason Rudolph, not Baker Mayfield

FRISCO — A Big 12 media days takeaway from Tuesday: It’s the trendy pick. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is the consensus choice as the Big 12’s best player. Mine, though, is Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph. I also picked the Cowboys as the top team in the conference. And I … Read More

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Baylor star tailback expected to miss chunk of September schedule

FRISCO — Baylor’s Terence Williams is one of the Big 12’s top returning tailbacks, but Bears coach Matt Rhule announced Tuesday that he’ll miss at least the first three games of the season, meaning he may not make his debut until the Bears’ Big 12 opener against Oklahoma on Sept. 23. Read More

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K-State’s Bill Snyder initially was uncertain about player publicly announcing he was gay

Kansas State offensive lineman Scott Frantz told his teammates a year ago that he was gay. According to his head coach, it never was a “major issue” with anyone. But Frantz didn’t make the news public until last week, when the sophomore gave an interview to ESPN’s Holly Rowe. Coach … Read More

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Big 12 media days takeaway: OU’s Orlando Brown due for a big year

FRISCO — A Big 12 media days takeaway from Monday: Oklahoma’s offensive line is being lauded as one of the best units in the country — quarterback Baker Mayfield claimed that the line’s so good that he could be the team’s star tailback — and it starts with massive tackle … Read More

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TCU coach: state of Texas should be ’embarrassed’ by last year

FRISCO — No team from the state of Texas made the final top 25 Associated Press poll at the end of 2016. How hideous was it? The last time it happened was in 1967, back when only the top 10 were ranked. TCU coach Gary Patterson, who kicked off Big … Read More

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The American-Statesman’s Top 25 countdown: No. 21 Kansas State

Sure, it’s July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s CFP semifinalists were ranked Nos. 1, 2, 7 and 17 on our 2016 list. Today’s team: No. 21 … Read More

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Texas Supreme Court says Bev Kearney case can move forward against Texas

Bev Kearney’s million-dollar-plus discrimination case against the University of Texas should be able to get moving again now that the Texas Supreme Court denied a petition for review filed by the school’s lawyers. UT has two weeks to decide whether to ask the Supreme Court, again, … Read More

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Smart and skilled: both Longhorn swim squads earn Scholar All-American status

Both the Texas men and women’s swimming and diving teams earned All-American scholar status for the spring semester. The honor is bestowed by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America. The Texas men’s team won its third straight NCAA title in March. The women finished fifth nationally. It … Read More

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Former basketball star Joey Wright to join staff of Utah Jazz

Remember Joey Wright? He was integral part of the “BMW” Longhorns team of 1990 that fell just short of the Final Four. Wright, the team’s point guard, now is flourishing Down Under as a head coach in Australia’s pro league. And he’ll be spending time in the United States through … Read More

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An Aggie comes to Austin, gives Tom Herman some love, predicts a game with Texas

Coach Kevin Sumlin stepped behind the “orange curtain” Thursday night to tout his Texas A&M football team and help Aggie alums raise money for scholarships. Sumlin, in his sixth year as the Aggies’ head coach, was the featured draw at the annual Coaches Night sponsored by the Capital City A&M … Read More

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Coach turns in LSU’s Orgeron to NCAA for canceling summer camp involving Longhorns

New LSU coach Ed Orgeron doesn’t want Texas or any other outsider conducting summer camps, which are used to scout future players, anywhere in his state. So according to Sports Illustrated, he pushed to have many of them blocked. Two of the camps were scheduled to be hosted by … Read More

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Former Longhorn All-American Rod Wright hired as an NFL coach

Rod Wright will be spending the summer with the San Francisco 49ers as part of the team’s coaching staff. Wright, who was a Lombardi finalist and All-American in 2005, was hired by the 49ers as part of a diversity fellowship program named for former San Francisco coach Bill Walsh. Seven … Read More