Five years into the grand experiment, and the Longhorn Network is kind of a disaster. It’s losing money hand-over-fist: reportedly $48 million since its launch, with annual losses hovering in the millions. Subscriber fees are painfully low, and ESPN is locked into this thing for another 15 years. And according to…
Paul Jesperson’s half-court desperation heave found the bucket and delivered the Northern Iowa Panthers to the NCAA tournament’s second round, erasing a game-tying basket with two seconds remaining by Texas’s Isaiah Taylor and eliminating the Longhorns.
Longhorns guard Eric Davis Jr. tried to stay with the Kansas Jayhawks in transition, even though Texas was losing by 29 in Monday’s game. That effort lined him up perfectly to be on the receiving end of a Jamari Traylor dunk.
Texas police arrested former Tennessee Titans and Texas Longhorns quarterback Vince Young Sunday night, and charged him with one count of driving while intoxicated.
#3 ranked North Carolina went down to Austin with a 7-1 record and a heap of momentum after beating Maryland and lost to the Longhorns on a last-second, buzzer-beating jumper from Javan Felix.
Texas is embarrassing Baylor 17-0 early in a game the Bears ought to be winning easily, and some aggression made its way to the field late in the first quarter. It’s as if the Longhorns and Bears wanted to show us how well they can portray a baseball fight. Also, this guy:
For the first time since 1997, Texas Tech beat Texas in Austin last night in a 48-45 thriller. The Red Raiders sealed the deal with this rather clever bit of misdirection and running by Jakeem Grant, who has a history of spectacular runs. Coach Kliff Kingsbury said last night that the play is called “Little People,…
Jeb Bush, the former frontrunner for the Republican Presidential nomination, may have finally hit rock bottom. Fresh off his piss-baby performance at the last debate, Jeb has now transformed into your sad uncle who just wishes that he heard from the kids more often.
Bevo XIV, the Texas Longhorns’ mascot, died today. He was 13.
The run-in to this week’s rivalry game against Oklahoma did not go well for Texas. First, Charlie Strong called social media “the downfall of society” in response to Kris Boyd tweeting about transferring during halftime. Then, his team kind of proved him right and got into some public squabbling about commitment.…
And less than an hour later:
TCU is currently sleepwalking through the second half of a seismic blowout over Texas in Fort Worth. Texas, despite almost scoring an upset against Oklahoma State last weekend, is at a true low point. It’s not entirely (or even mostly) coach Charlie Strong’s fault, but he is feeling the heat after a soon-to-be 1-4…
When in doubt, pretend you’re injured. That’s how Edwin Freeman avoided being caught offside by Cal after the Longhorns linebacker started to head toward the sidelines with the Bears lined up to snap the ball on second-and-goal. Per NCAA rules, Texas burned a timeout for the injury anyway; with the ball at the one…
The University of Texas at Austin has hired an independent investigator following allegations of academic fraud within the men’s basketball program. The allegations were brought to light in an article published in the Chronicle of Higher Education last Wednesday.
According to numerous reports, what has been rumored for days has come true: Shaka Smart is leaving VCU to become the University of Texas’s next head basketball coach.
Every NCAA Tournament has its snubs, its questionable inclusions, and baffling seedings. But few seasons have produced so clear a narrative as this one has: it's very, very good to have name recognition.
Texas just topped 14th ranked Baylor to bolster its NCAA tournament hopes, but not without some (threatened) fisticuffs. With two minutes left in overtime, Baylor's Royce O'Neale* and Texas's Isaiah Taylor dove for a loose ball. O'Neale—accidentally, it looks like—elbowed Taylor, prompting the benches to clear.
Just put that anywhere, pal!
When you have 14 first downs to your opponent's one, and 278 total yards to your opponent's 29, you might expect to have a lead. But then again, you might not be the 2014 edition of the Texas Longhorns.