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What’s the best college basketball job in the state of Texas? ESPN chimes in

So what’s the best college basketball job in the state of Texas? Think about it. It’s not a trick question. Don’t overthink it. ESPN didn’t. Despite the recent successes of Southern Methodist, or the tournament run of Texas A&M in 2016, or the the crazy winning streaks of Stephen F. Read More

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Golden State superstar Kevin Durant becomes Texas’ fifth NBA champion

Thanks to Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors, the University of Texas can celebrate a championship. Durant earned his first-ever championship on Monday as Golden State recorded a 129-120 win over Cleveland. The Warriors secured the 2017 NBA Finals in five games, and Durant scored … Read More

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Longhorns in the NBA Playoffs: The NBA Finals

Eight of the nine former Longhorns that play in the NBA qualified for the NBA playoffs. We’ve been following their progress throughout the postseason. Now just two players remain on opposing sides of the court in the NBA Finals. Here’s a look at how they’ve performed thus far. Kevin Durant, … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas athletics is (a) dead (b) struggling or (c) about to thrive

Save for track and field, the book is almost closed on this latest Texas athletic season. Thankfully. So it’s time to give out our awards of bests and worsts. Yes, there were some bests. There really were. Eddie Reese is a consummate winner who needs a statue and should be … Read More

Buying Bevo: If Texas was a stock, market signals indicate it’s time to get in now

Wall Street loves a good story. Corporate executives spend time with shareholders, research analysts and the public talking up their companies in hopes of goosing the stock price — the ultimate arbiter of success or failure. But sometimes, blue chip stocks get so oversold, so beaten … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: With an NBA title, Kevin Durant will move up the Longhorns hierarchy of greats

Kevin Durant, NBA champion. It’s happening just like he hoped it would when he left Oklahoma City to sign with the stacked Golden State Warriors last offseason. Durant has been nails this postseason, delivering time and time again for a team that was championship quality months before he signed on. Read More

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Golden: Kevin Durant ‘playing as if his last meal was on the line’

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a Bevo-related item. Here is his take: Kevin Durant has been all over the place in the NBA Finals — making threes, dunking, blocking shots, leading the break, rebounding. And winning. He was always great in Oklahoma City, … Read More

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Longhorns in the NBA Playoffs: The NBA Finals

Eight of the nine former Longhorns that play in the NBA qualified for the NBA playoffs. We’ve been following their progress throughout the postseason. Now just two players remain on opposing sides of the court in the NBA Finals. Here’s a look at how they’ve performed thus far. Kevin Durant, … Read More

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Team Durant vs. Team Thompson and a look back at the 2006-2007 and 2010-2011 Longhorn teams

For the third year in a row, former Longhorn standout and top-5 NBA Draft pick Tristan Thompson will compete for an NBA Championship as the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Golden State Warriors starting Thursday. But unlike the last two years, Thompson is not the only Longhorn playing in the … Read More

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Who could come to Texas: A look at Texas basketball’s 2018 recruiting cycle

We’ve made it! Texas’ wild ride that was the 2017 recruiting cycle is finished and the Longhorns landed its best recruiting class in years with five players who are all 5- or 4-star recruits. It was coach Shaka Smart’s third recruiting class at Texas and the coach has answered all … Read More

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Texas will face Butler, possibly even Duke in PK80 tournament

The Texas men’s basketball team may cross paths with Duke on Thanksgiving weekend according to the PK80 tournament bracket unveiled on Wednesday. The high-profile tournament was conceived to honor Nike founder Phil Knight’s 80th birthday. A total of 16 teams are headed to Portland and will … Read More

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Longhorns in the NBA Playoffs: Conference Finals

Eight of the nine former Longhorns that play in the NBA qualified for the NBA playoffs. We’ll follow their progress throughout the postseason. Four advanced to the conference finals and now just two remain. Here’s a look at how they’ve performed thus far. Kevin Durant, SF, Golden State—Durant and the … Read More

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Is new Texas signee Mohamed Bamba national player of the year material?

Mohamed Bamba’s decision to come to Texas over Duke and Kentucky brought instant excitement and credibility to a Texas men’s basketball program that had been severely lacking both. The 6-foot-11 power forward is considered the No. 2 recruit in this year’s class, which makes him the … Read More

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Texas basketball enters ESPN’s ‘way-too-early-rankings’

The NBA Draft deadline has passed, the 2017 recruiting cycle is nearly done and the only thing remains is watching the transfer market smooth out over the summer. College basketball rosters are nearly complete. In the Big 12, some of the biggest stars who could return, have returned.  And new … Read More

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Texas to play Ole Miss in Big 12/SEC Challenge in January 2018

The Big 12/SEC Challenge schedule was released Thursday, and Texas is hosting Mississippi on Jan. 27, 2018 as part of the challenge. NEWS: #Horns host @OleMissMBB in #Big12/SEC Challenge @ErwinCenter on Jan. 27. #SaveTheDate #HookEm https://t.co/FGQlc8oayd — Texas … Read More

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Golden: Former Texas athletes earning college diplomas ‘sends the right message’

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a couple of Bevo-related items. Here are his takes: On former UT athletes earning their college diplomas this week: Kudos to several Texas exes who earned their college degrees over the weekend. I’ve always believed it’s much more … Read More

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Ending the streak? Texas is building a program that can dethrone Kansas, but how soon?

On last week’s CBS Sports Eye on College Basketball podcast, CBS Sports college basketball writer Matt Norlander suggested the most recent Texas basketball recruiting class, headlined by No. 2-overall player Mohamed Bamba, but anchored by four 4-star, top 100 recruits, could be the base of a … Read More

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Andrew Jones will return as Shaka Smart’s dynamite May continues

Texas freshman Andrew Jones insisted that he would stay in the upcoming NBA draft if he received first-round feedback. On Monday, the talented guard tweeted that he was staying in school. “I’m officially withdrawing my name from the NBA Draft,” Jones tweeted. “I’m matured and learned … Read More

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WATCH: Former Longhorn Avery Bradley hits shot late to beat Cavs

The Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday 111-108, handing the the defending champions their playoff loss of the season. Thanks to Avery Bradley. The former Longhorn drained a shot nearly at the buzzer to cap a 21-point comeback against Cleveland: Avery Bradley…for the … Read More

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Social reaction: Longhorns, current and former, celebrate graduation day

Over the weekend, a total of 80 current and former University of Texas athletes participated in graduation ceremonies. For some, it marked the end of a four-year journey of self discovery on and off the playing field. For others, graduation meant returning to the campus they once wowed with athletic … Read More