New Longhorns arena, Austin concert venue Moody Center announces partnership with H-E-B
Chris O'Connell/MySAThe Moody Center, the new concert venue, Longhorns basketball arena, and home of Harry Styles, has announced a partnership with San Antonio-based grocery giant H-E-B. According to a press release sent on Thursday by the Moody Center, H-E-B is the official grocery retail partner of the 15,000-seat arena on UT Austin's campus. The grocery chain will have "a prominent brand presence within the arena and the opportunity to integrate the H-E-B brand with music, sports, and live entertainment fans from Austin and beyond," and will partner with the arena for its Spirit of Giving philanthropic initiatives.mysanantonio.com
UTRGV falls at home against No. 6 Texas
6 Texas made its first trip to the Rio Grande Valley in 51 years and handed the UTRGV Vaqueros a 7-2 loss Tuesday at UTRGV Baseball Stadium in Edinburg. Gotta thank the Valley for coming out and supporting us,” UTRGV head coach Derek Matlock said. The atmosphere was unbelievable, we have a lot of fans down here, as well,” said Texas head coach David Pierce. We’re going to grind it out.”The Vaqueros are back in action at 6 tonight against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Chapman Field in Corpus Christi as part of the South Texas Showdown rivalry series. UTRGV is slated to resume Western Athletic Conference play with a three-game series against Tarleton beginning at 7 p.m. Friday at UTRGV Baseball Stadium.myrgv.com
No. 1 Longhorns hold off Texas State at Bobcat Ballpark
Baseball games between Texas and Texas State are always exciting.Over the last 10 games between the Longhorns and Bobcats, the orange and white have won eight of them by a margin of 3.3 runs per game [San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Nonprofit to offer Texas offensive linemen $50,000 annually
Every Texas Longhorns offensive lineman on scholarship will get $50,000 annually for use of their name, image and likeness to support charitable causes, a new nonprofit entity announced Monday. Horns with Heart said “The Pancake Factory” would start in August 2022. The organization said it hopes to expand the program to other football position groups and Longhorns athletes in the future.news.yahoo.com
West Virginia beats Texas, Longhorns' bowl hopes dashed
Suddenly, Texas has just a week left in a stunningly bad season under first-year coach Steve Sarkisian. West Virginia will get one more chance to avoid joining the Longhorns in ending the year in late November. Jared Doege threw three touchdown passes and Leddie Brown rushed for 158 yards and a score to lead West Virginia to a 31-23 victory over Texas on Saturday, handing the Longhorns their sixth straight loss and eliminating them from bowl consideration.news.yahoo.com
UTRGV baseball to host Texas
In 1971, Texas came to visit the Rio Grande Valley for the first time, as legacy institution Pan American College took three out of four from the visiting Longhorns. Pan American later swept Texas in the NCAA District Championships to secure a berth in the College World Series. Now, for the first time in 51 years, Texas is coming back. The UTRGV baseball team will host Texas on Tuesday, April 26 at UTRGV Baseball Stadium. 16 Oklahoma State to open 2019, and hosting Texas Tech in 2018.myrgv.com
Robinson, Texas running game rumble over Rice 58-0
Texas turned to a punishing run game to wipe out any lingering bad taste of a bad loss. Bijan Robinson ran for three touchdowns in the first half and the Longhorns rolled up 427 yards on the ground in pounding Rice 58-0 Saturday night, a week after a loss a humiliating loss at Arkansas knocked the Longhorns out of the Top 25. Texas quarterback Casey Thompson got his first career start, but it was the smashing running game behind Robinson and Roschon Johnson that had the game quickly out of hand.news.yahoo.com
Arkansas manhandles No. 15 Texas, 40-21, crowd rushes field
Texas hasn’t considered Arkansas to be a rival for a long time. Judging by the goal posts coming down Saturday night and with the Longhorns set to join the Southeastern Conference soon, that won’t last. Arkansas ran for 333 yards, held Texas to 256 yards of total offense and the Razorbacks beat their former Southwest Conference nemesis 40-21 on Saturday night.news.yahoo.com
Weslaco Panthers remember late Lackey in victory
Former Weslaco High and Texas quarterback Bobby Lackey, who the Weslaco High gym and football stadium was named after in his honor and who became the first Longhorns player to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1959, died Thursday at age 83.myrgv.com
Texas board votes to accept invitation to SEC; OU on deck
The board of regents for the University of Texas voted unanimously Friday to accept an invitation for the Longhorns to join the Southeastern Conference. The University of Oklahoma board of regents was also meeting to consider a change of conference from the Big 12 to the SEC, and a similar result was expected. The SEC voted to extend invitations to Texas and its Big 12 rival Oklahoma on Thursday, with the move scheduled for July 1, 2025 — for now.news.yahoo.com
Longhorns’ Sarkisian, Aggies’ Fisher attend annual THSCA convention in San Antonio
Two of Texas' top collegiate football coaches -- Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian and Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher -- were in San Antonio on Sunday addressing 15,000 coaches attending the annual Texas High School Coaches Association convention.
Texas beats Mississippi State to set up CWS elimination game
McAllen High alum Aaron Nixon earned the win after entering the game with the bases loaded during the eighth inning and pitched 1.2 innings with one strikeout. It’s hard to beat anybody when you walk 11 guys.”Melendez’s homer was his second game-winning hit in less than 24 hours. He had the tie-breaking base hit in the eighth inning in a 6-2 victory over Virginia in a game that ended early Friday. In that game, Bulldogs ace Will Bednar struck out 15 and Texas fanned a CWS-record 21 times. Faldine ended up on second with a double and scored on Antico’s single, and Melendez’s base hit made it a three-run game.myrgv.com
Texas tops Virginia in College World Series elimination game
Ivan Melendez singled in the go-ahead run, Zach Zubia broke the game open with a three-run double in the ninth inning, and Texas knocked Virginia out of the College World Series with a 6-2 victory in a weather-delayed game that ended early Friday. 2 national seed Longhorns (49-16) won their second elimination game to reach the Bracket 2 final. Texas built a cushion when Zubia cleared the bases with a two-out double into the left-center gap. The loss ended an impressive postseason run for the Cavaliers (36-27), who made the NCAA Tournament as a No. The 9:45 p.m. CDT first pitch was the latest at the CWS since an LSU-Alabama game on June 7, 1997, started at 11:40 p.m.myrgv.com
Mississippi State tops Texas in College World Series
Will Bednar struck out a career-high 15 over six innings, the most at the College World Series in 25 years, and Mississippi State held off Texas 2-1 on Sunday night. Bednar’s total was the highest by an individual since Clemson’s Kris Benson struck out 15 against Miami in 1996. Mississippi State and McAllen Memorial alum Jake Gautreau move on to face Virginia in the winner’s bracket at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Madden struck out 10 in seven innings, and the teams’ 33 combined strikeouts set a CWS record. The overall CWS record is 20 by Ohio State’s Steve Arlin, who pitched all 15 innings against Washington State in 1965.myrgv.com
Tensions boil at UT-Austin over “The Eyes of Texas”, where students are refusing to work and a man with a gun crashed a virtual event
Dozens of students at the University of Texas at Austin who give campus tours to prospective Longhorns are refusing to work this week over a dispute about a plaque with “The Eyes of Texas” lyrics hanging in the Admissions Welcome Center.
UT-Austin’s Longhorn Band will be forced to play “The Eyes of Texas” song that’s become a source of fierce division
Next fall, University of Texas at Austin students who play on the football team or watch in the stands can choose whether to sing “The Eyes of Texas” at the end of the game.But members of the Longhorn Band will be required to perform the university’s embattled alma mater, according to a press release posted on the Butler School of Music website Wednesday.
Colt McCoy joined forces with rich UT-Austin alumni to help pressure university to keep ‘The Eyes of Texas,’ emails show
Last month, the Tribune reported that dozens of UT-Austin donors threatened to pull funds if the university got rid of the song, which has been the subject of student protests. A recent report commissioned by President Jay Hartzell determined the song was not “overtly racist,” though it was written in a racist setting. McCoy and Brigham were part of a large group email of Longhorns donors and fans who discussed the controversy among themselves on June 29. The Tribune attempted to contact McCoy through UT-Austin, a family member and the Arizona Cardinals but he could not be reached for comment. The latest emails from UT-Austin also included more examples of direct threats from donors over the song.
South Carolina drubs Texas 62-34 to reach Final Four
(AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO – One by one, South Carolina players walked through the confetti and climbed the ladder to cut down the net in the Alamodome. Zia Cooke scored 16 points and South Carolina used its stifling defense to advance to the Final Four for the third time, shutting down Texas for a 62-34 victory Tuesday night. Top-seeded South Carolina blocked 14 shots, nine by Laeticia Amihere, and held No. “It says they're locked in,” South Carolina coach Dawn Staley said. South Carolina answered with a 3-pointer from Henderson to start the Gamecocks on the run that would put the game away.
Texas upset again as Smart fails to recapture March glory
(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)INDIANAPOLIS – Shaka Smart pulled off one of the most memorable Cinderella runs in NCAA Tournament history, taking VCU from the First Four to the Final Four in 2011. But as Texas coach, Smart is 1-3 in three tournament appearances during his six seasons. Texas was bounced from the NCAA Tournament as a No. He seemed like a slam dunk hire in 2015 after he had turned VCU into an NCAA Tournament regular. “Really feel for our guys right now because up until tonight we had a phenomenal season,” Smart said.
No. 13 Texas beats No. 12 Oklahoma St for first Big 12 title
– Texas finally won the Big 12 Tournament championship. 12 Oklahoma State. Isaac Likekele added 13 points and Kalib Boone had 12 for the Cowboys, who fought past No. 10 West Virginia and the second-ranked Bears the previous two days to reach their first Big 12 Tournament title game since 2009. BIG PICTUREAdOklahoma State finished the season on a roll, winning eight of its last nine before the Big 12 title game with a pair of OT victories.
No. 15 Texas keeps road roll going with 76-64 win over TCU
(AP Photo/Eric Gay)FORT WORTH, Texas – Andrew Jones and the Texas Longhorns took a busy bonus week of Big 12 road games and turned it into momentum for the postseason. 15 Texas finished the regular season with a third consecutive road victory, beating TCU 76-64 on Sunday night. They also won at Iowa State and 15th-ranked Oklahoma to reach 9-2 away from home and 6-2 in true road games. “It’s hard to win three road games in one week,” Coleman said. The Horned Frogs will have to win twice in the Big 12 tournament for him to avoid his first.
UT-Austin won’t require SAT or ACT scores for 2022 applications due testing limitations because of COVID-19
The University of Texas at Austin is suspending the SAT and ACT test score requirement for fall 2022 applicants, citing continued limited access to testing opportunities for students due the COVID-19 pandemic. AdLast year, multiple Texas universities temporarily scrapped the testing requirement for the 2021 applicants, including Texas A&M University, Baylor University, Texas Tech University, Texas Christian University and Southern Methodist University. In Austin, St. Edward's University had been planning to permanently waive ACT and SAT requirements for months, Dean of Admissions Drew Nichols told The Texas Tribune last spring. Last year, the University of California system announced its campuses would begin phasing out the ACT and SAT immediately. AdDisclosure: Baylor University, Rice University, Southern Methodist University, St. Edward’s University, Texas Christian University, Texas Tech University and University of Texas at Austin have been financial supporters of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that is funded in part by donations from members, foundations and corporate sponsors.
Texas regents approve Sarkisian $34.2 million contract
(AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)AUSTIN, Texas – University of Texas System regents on Thursday approved a six-year, $34.2 million guaranteed contract for new football coach Steve Sarkisian. The regents also approved more than $21 million in guaranteed contracts for Sarkisian's staff. Sarkisian was hired in early January to replace Tom Herman, who was fired three seasons and more than $15 million left on his guaranteed contract. His starting salary at Texas will be $5.2 million, escalating to $6.2 million in the final year. Sarkisian's contract also includes 20 hours use of a private plane annually, $250,000 in relocation expenses, an a one-time payment of $1.2 million on Dec. 31, 2024 if he is still the Texas coach.
Jones scores 19 to lead No. 13 Texas over TCU 70-55
Texas guard Andrew Jones (1) shoots over TCU guard PJ Fuller (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)AUSTIN, Texas – Texas freshman Greg Brown used a body twist and quick step for a thunderous baseline dunk. TCU (11-8, 4-6) quickly rallied in the second half and pulled within 43-41 before consecutive turnovers set up layups by Jones. R.J. Nembhard scored 15 points to lead TCU, but was mostly held in check after making four of his first five shots in the opening minutes. The Horned Frogs had 15 turnovers, leading to 19 Texas points.
Texas to pay Vince Young $100,000 in new special assistant job
FILE - Former player Vince Young watches a game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Texas Longhorns at Cotton Bowl on October 11, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)AUSTIN, Texas – Texas will pay former Longhorns quarterback Vince Young $100,000 annually as a special assistant to the athletic director. The College Football Hall of Famer was rehired by the program in December and returned to campus Jan. 4. The document said Young would report to athletic director Chris Del Conte but did not include any specific job duties. Young returns to campus at a time the program is trying to build momentum behind new head coach Steve Sarkisian.
Vince Young returns to Texas as special assistant to AD
FILE - Former player Vince Young watches a game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Texas Longhorns at Cotton Bowl on October 11, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)AUSTIN, Texas – Texas has re-hired former Longhorns quarterback Vince Young as a special assistant in the athletic department, bringing the College Football Hall of Famer back to the program after he was fired in 2019. Young led the Longhorns to the 2005 season national championship with a last-minute touchdown against USC. Terms of Young's job and salary in the athletic department were not immediately disclosed. AdFormer Texas Heisman Trophy winner Earl Campbell is also a longtime special assistant in athletics.
Are ads just tricks to make us buy things, or can they be more?
A parade of runners drift around him, the overhead view evoking the image of a school of fish swimming around a shark. Aptly, Turn Around, Look at Me by The Vogues plays in the background of the ad. While there is no antagonist in this short 30-second story, the blond, track-suited teen the viewer follows is not painted in a positive color. Or have they cracked the code at creating ads that merge together capital goals and artistic ingenuity. An ad that goes beyond an agenda and provides something more than its original programming: It presents an idea.trinitonian.com
THE SPORTS GUYS: President Trump vs. Coach Pop, Cowboys collapse & more!
Greg Simmons and Larry Ramirez break down all of the weekend's biggest sports headlines, including Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich's war of words with President Donald Trump surrounding the NBA/China controversy, the Cowboys' unexpected loss to the Jets, the Texans' upset win over the Chiefs in Kansas City and fallout from the Longhorns' and Aggies' losses.
Caden Sterns out as injuries mount on Texas' secondary
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The injury news keeps getting worse for No. Cornerback Jalen Green is expected to miss at least that much time with a dislocated shoulder. Another defensive back, Josh Thompson, is out indefinitely with a broken foot and linebacker Marcus Tillman Jr., will miss the rest of the season with a knee ligament sprain. Texas (3-1, 1-0) is already struggling against the pass. 6 Oklahoma, which has one of the top passing offenses in the country, on Oct. 12.
THE SPORTS GUYS: Cowboys & Texas both win, Team USA's loss & more!
Greg Simmons and Larry Ramirez break down all of the week's biggest sports headlines, including the Cowboys and Texans wins on Sunday, whether the Longhorns or the Aggies were more impressive in their blowout victories, Team USA's stunning loss in the FIBA World Cup and Dennis Rodman's 30 for 30 documentary not mentioning his time in San Antonio. Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
THE SPORTS GUYS: Cowboys & Texas both win, Team USA's loss & more!
Greg Simmons and Larry Ramirez break down all of the week's biggest sports headlines, including the Cowboys and Texans wins on Sunday, whether the Longhorns or the Aggies were more impressive in their... Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Ehlinger's 4 TD passes lead No. 10 Texas over Louisiana Tech
AUSTIN, Texas - Sam Ehlinger threw four touchdown passes and No. 10 Texas rolled past Louisiana Tech 45-14 on Saturday night, giving coach Tom Herman his first season-opening victory in three years with the Longhorns. Ehlinger was coolly efficient from the start with scoring passes on three of Texas' first four possessions. UP NEXTLouisiana Tech: The Bulldogs head back to Louisiana to face FCS opponent Grambling. 6 LSU (1-0), which beat Georgia Southern 55-3 behind five touchdowns passes from Joe Burrow.
Caden Sterns suffers ankle sprain during Longhorns scrimmage
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas safety Caden Sterns will miss some pratice time, but avoided a serious injury during Sunday's Longhorns scrimmage. Sterns has a low-grade high ankle sprain, accoring to UT football officials. The former Steele High School standout is entering his sophomore season after being named Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year. Texas officials also announced sophomore running back Keaontay Ingram sustained a bone bruise in his and is expected to miss practice time as well. Both players are expected to be ready for the Longhorns' season-opener in Austin against Louisiana Tech on Aug. 31.
Caden Sterns suffers ankle sprain during Longhorns scrimmage
Texas safety Caden Sterns will miss some pratice time, but avoided a serious injury during Sunday's Longhorns scrimmage. Sterns has a low-grade high ankle sprain, accoring to UT football officials. The former Steele High School standout is entering his sophomore season after being named Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year. Texas officials also announced sophomore running back Keaontay Ingram sustained a bone bruise in his and is expected to miss practice time as well. Both players are expected to be ready for the Longhorns' season-opener in Austin against Louisiana Tech on Aug. 31.