Texas reserve guard plays amid misdemeanor domestic violence case
In a season that saw Texas fire head coach Chris Beard after a felony domestic violence arrest, it has allowed Longhorns freshman reserve guard Arterio Morris to play while awaiting trial on a misdemeanor charge of assaulting an ex-girlfriend.
No. 7 Texas rolls past No. 3 Kansas 76-56 for Big 12 title
Dylan Disu overcame early foul trouble to score 18 points, Marcus Carr and Sir’Jabari Rice added 17 apiece, and seventh-ranked Texas silenced a heavily pro-Kansas crowd in a 76-56 romp over the third-ranked Jayhawks in the finals of the Big 12 Tournament.
Texas, Washington players ride Tidal Surge, interact with dolphins at SeaWorld San Antonio ahead of Alamo Bowl
Football players from the University of Texas and the University of Washington took a break from their Alamo Bowl preparations on Monday and headed to SeaWorld San Antonio.SeaWorld San Antonio said select players from each team put on wetsuits to swim and interact with dolphins and learn about their history.
Texas Tech fined for storming field after OT win against Texas; Longhorns player shoved by fan
Texas Tech was fined $50,000 and reprimanded by the Big 12 Conference because fans stormed the field following an overtime victory against rival Texas. A video of the celebration shows one of those fans shoving a Longhorns player.
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.
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.