Sharyland alumnus Barrera signs with St. Louis Cardinals
Sharyland High alumnus and former Texas Longhorns and Washington Nationals catcher Tres Barrera signed with the St. Louis Cardinals organization, he announced on Twitter Friday. He joins the St. Louis Cardinals on a minor league contract for 2023 with a non-roster invite to Spring Training. A non-roster invite is an invitation for a player whois not on a club’s 40-man roster to attend Major League camp in Spring Training and compete for a roster spot. Barrera, who was drafted in the sixth round of the 2016 MLB Draft, has played in 51 games over the last four seasons with the Nationals. Barrera graduated from Sharyland in 2013 and played for the Texas Longhorns from 2014-2016, earning All-Big 12 honors during his sophomore and junior seasons.myrgv.com
‘He looks like his dog died’: Former Longhorn QB great Colt McCoy dons Tech outfit after Texas’ loss to Red Raiders
Colt McCoy, a former Texas Longhorn quarterback great and current backup with the Arizona Cardinals, paid off a debt this week after losing a bet on the outcome of the Texas-Texas Tech football game last Saturday.
The show: Baseball fans fill UTRGV stadium with Texas in town
6-ranked Texas Longhorns for a nonconference game at UTRGV Baseball Stadium. You got to take your hats off to the Valley for supporting us,” UTRGV head coach Derek Matlock said prior to the game. “There may be more Texas fans in here than UTRGV, but they’re still going to be here supporting us. Lines to get in wrapped around both sides of UTRGV Baseball Stadium. High school baseball players from across the RGV also made the trip to UTRGV Baseball Stadium.myrgv.com
UTRGV baseball falls short against No. 6 Texas in Austin
6 Texas Longhorns beat UTRGV 13-5 in a nonconference matchup Tuesday at UFCU Disch-Falk Field in Austin. Left fielder Brandon Pimentel went 3-for-4 with a run scored. Sophomore PSJA High alum Jacob Sanchez went 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored. Down 9-3 during the fifth, Sanchez hit an RBI single to knock out starter Justin Eckhardt and Cain greeted Jared Southard (1-1) with a fourth-pitch RBI single to make the score 9-5. UTRGV opens a three-game series against Stephen F. Austin at 7 p.m. Friday at UTRGV Baseball Stadium in Edinburg.myrgv.com
UTRGV falls on road against No. 9 Texas
The UTRGV Vaqueros women’s basketball team lost 93-58 in a nonconference matchup against the No. 9 Texas Longhorns on Sunday at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. The Longhorns (11-2, 1-1 BIG 12) had four in double-figures as Aliyah Matharu led all scorers with 18 points. During the second quarter, the Longhorns pushed their lead to 33-16 after a jumper from Shay Holle. During the third quarter, a 3-pointer from Rori Harmon pushed the Longhorn’s lead to 60-32.myrgv.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
UTRGV releases 2022 baseball schedule
EDINBURG — The UTRGV baseball program released its 2022 season schedule Wednesday which features 56 games and is headlined by a non-conference matchup against the Texas Longhorns on April 26 at UTRGV Baseball Stadium in Edinburg. “It’s a full schedule with some great midweek (games) with Texas State, Houston, Incarnate Word, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and UTSA,” UTRGV head coach Derek Matlock said. The biggest change from last year’s WAC schedule to this season’s is the introduction of two divisions, which splits the conference down the middle. UTRGV is in the Southwest Division along with Abilene Christian, Lamar, Sam Houston, Stephen F. Austin and Tarleton. UTRGV is scheduled to close out WAC competition against Stephen F. Austin from May 19-21 in Nacogdoches.myrgv.com
University of Texas president defends decision to join SEC as lawmakers criticize timing and impact on other schools
Jay Hartzell said the switch to the Southeastern Conference was the best thing for UT-Austin’s student athletes and the university. Texas senators expressed disdain for the move and questioned how it came about.
McHi alum Nixon named Freshman All-American
Texas freshman right-handed pitcher Aaron Nixon, a McAllen High alum, was named a Perfect Game Freshman All-American, the organization announced Monday. Nixon was named to the Freshman All-American Second Team as he leads Texas (48-16) with eight saves this season. 2 Texas Longhorns kept their College World Series hopes alive by topping No. 3 Tennessee 8-4 on Tuesday in an elimination game at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, NE. The College World Series Finals, which is a best-of-three format, is set to begin at 6 p.m. Monday.myrgv.com
Where Are They Now: McAllen Memorial’s Nitsch helps lead Longhorns to first rowing national championship
McALLEN — Kathia Nitsch always wanted to compete for the Texas Longhorns growing up as a talented multi-sport athlete in McAllen, but never foresaw how she would compete in the orange and white. Nitsch embraced the sport and walked onto the rowing program at Texas and became a key contributor early in her collegiate career, helping the Longhorns capture the NCAA Women’s Rowing National Championship against a highly competitive field on May 30 in Sarasota, Florida. “The second eight and four raced their hearts out and put us in a position to win it,” Texas head coach Dave O’Neill said after the national championship races. The group needed a first-place finish in the final race in addition to Stanford finishing ahead of Washington to win the national championship via a tiebreaker. It was just a really special moment when we all got together as a team and really hyped them up and got them excited for their race,” Nitsch said.myrgv.com
Congress wants answers from NCAA after weight room disparity at women's basketball tournament
Texas Longhorns huddle during the second half against the UCLA Bruins in the second round game of the 2021 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament at the Alamodome on March 24, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas. The National Collegiate Athletic Association's treatment of the women's basketball tournament has gained more political attention. Led by U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., 36 members of Congress wrote to NCAA President Mark Emmert seeking answers for last week's weight room disparity in San Antonio, the site of the women's Division I basketball tournament. The letter calls for the NCAA to honor Title IX, which forbids gender discrimination throughout federally funded education institutions. "The players on the women's and men's teams have not been treated equally by the NCAA," the letter says.cnbc.com
WATCH: Matthew McConaughey holds virtual concert to raise funds for Texans impacted by winter storm
AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 07: Matthew McConaughey watches player warmups before the game between the Texas Longhorns and the LSU Tigers at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 7, 2019 in Austin, Texas. Actor and Texas native Matthew McConaughey is hosting a virtual concert, titled “We’re Texas,” at 7 p.m., Sunday, to benefit those affected by Winter Storm Uri through the Just Keep Livin Foundation’s Texas Relief Fund. I’m Matthew McConaughey hailing from Austin, Texas and together #WereTexas. Join me and so many talented folks from Texas on Sunday, 3/21 at 7pm CT. Head to my https://t.co/xm9l02GWxK Let's get Texas and Texans back on their feet again - giddy up to give back @jklivinfndn pic.twitter.com/VSoPe1ydwT — Matthew McConaughey (@McConaughey) March 20, 2021“A lot of Texans are hurting right now,” McConaughey said in a release. The ‘We’re Texas’ virtual event features an all-star lineup of Texas talent for a night to restore Texas.
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.
Steve Sarkisian hired as new Texas Longhorns football coach; Tom Herman fired
This comes after the firing of previous head coach Tom Herman, as announced Saturday. Original:Tom Herman has been fired as head football coach of the Texas Longhorns. We thank Coach Herman for his service and dedication to our student-athletes, our program and our university,” university officials said in a statement. His final game as Longhorns head coach was a victory over Colorado in the 2020 Valero Alamobowl. According to reports, Texas is looking to hire Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian to replace Herman.
17 people cited, warned or kicked out of Alamo Bowl for ‘repeated refusal’ to wear face masks, city says
SAN ANTONIO – As the Texas Longhorns crushed the Colorado Buffaloes in the Alamo Bowl Tuesday night, security staff were throwing penalty flags of their own off the field. The City of San Antonio’s running database of citations was updated Wednesday to show that 10 people at the game, inside the Alamodome, were cited for “repeated refusal” to wear masks or wear them properly. The violation states that the guests had received prior warnings before they were cited. Another seven people were either issued warnings or left/were escorted out due to violating the mask rule, according to the city. The San Antonio Development Services Department (DSD), Center City Development and Operations Department, San Antonio Police Department and Metro Health are all charged with enforcing San Antonio’s emergency declaration, set in place to help curb the spread of COVID-19.
Texas and Colorado will meet in the 2020 Valero Alamo Bowl
The University of Texas football team celebrates after defeating the Utah Utes at the Valero Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio. #20 Texas (6-3) will face Colorado (4-1) in the 2020 Valero Alamo Bowl. “We’re extremely honored and proud to be representing the University of Texas and the Big 12 in the Valero Alamo Bowl,” said head coach Tom Herman. “Our players will be excited to head back, regardless of the circumstances that 2020 has thrown everyone’s way, including the Valero Alamo Bowl.”This year will mark Texas’ fifth appearance in the Alamo Bowl, and fourth since 2012. The 2020 Valero Alamo Bowl is scheduled for Dec. 29 at 8:00 p.m. in the Alamodome.
Texas game at Kansas canceled after several Longhorns players, staff test positive for COVID-19
AUSTIN, Texas – Saturday’s college football game between Texas and Kansas has been canceled following a spread of COVID-19 cases among Longhorns players and staff. Texas Athletic Director Chris Del Conte released a statement that read in part:“We are pausing all football team activities and shutting down football training facilities to get a COVID-19 spread among our Football program under control. We currently have nine student-athletes and 13 staff members who have tested positive this week, all of whom are in self-isolation. “We’re extremely disappointed that we won’t be able to play our final regular season game at Kansas this week, but look forward to returning to action for our bowl game in the coming weeks,” said Del Conte. Other high profile games cancelled or postponed this week include Ohio State vs. Michigan and Texas A&M vs. Ole Miss.
Texas game against Kansas on Saturday postponed due to COVID issues
AUSTIN, Texas – This Saturday’s Texas Longhorns game against the Kansas Jayhawks has been postponed, according to the Big 12 conference. The conference issued a statement on Wednesday afternoon that said the following:“In accordance with Big 12 Conference football game interruption guidelines, the Texas at Kansas game scheduled for November 21 has been postponed. The time and television designation will be announced when available.”Stadium College Football Insider Brett McMurphy reported that the game, which was scheduled to be played in Lawrence, was postponed due to COVID-19 issues within the Kansas football program. This is the first time a UT game has been rescheduled or postponed this season due to the virus. The state’s other premiere program, Texas A&M, will also not play this weekend due to COVID-19 issues.
Big 12 to implement rapid COVID-19 tests day before games
The Big 12 announced Friday it has secured access to COVID-19 antigen testing that produces rapid results and will be used the day before competition on players, coaches and staff. The partnership with Virtual Care for Families calls for a testing program that will use Quidel Rapid Antigen tests. The Pac-12 recently announced a partnership with Quidel that will provide its schools with the capacity to test daily and get results in about 15 minutes. The Big 12 said it expects the same timeframe from the Quidel tests. The Big 12, like the other five college football conferences currently moving forward with a fall season, is requiring its 10 schools to test athletes three times per week during competition.
No. 14 Texas eager to get to kickoff with opener vs UTEP
A quick look around the Big 12 justifies his trepidation. Get that far and Texas can at least start a season in pursuit of its first Big 12 championship since 2009. Texas' first Big 12 game is scheduled for Sept 26 at Texas Tech. The Big Ten and Pac-12 scrapped their fall seasons while the Big 12, SEC ad ACC push ahead. Texas has lacked a big-time edge rusher in the past and big things are expected of him.
Texas chases Big 12 title with Ehlinger and rebuilt staff
Tossed out were the offensive and defensive coordinators in favor of new assistants with past connections to Herman and the Big 12. 14 Texas will soon return to a Big 12 championship not won in more than a decade. Texas opens the season at home against UTEP on Sept. 12, then opens Big 12 play at Texas Tech on Sept. 26. Texas hasn't won a Big 12 title since 2009 with Colt McCoy. SCHEDULE SCRAMBLEThe Big 12 schedule change knocked out one of the marquee games of the season: Texas at LSU.
Alamo Bowl: Clear bag policy, midnight party at Alamodome, tailgating and more things to know
SAN ANTONIO – Thousands of Texas Longhorns and Utah Utes fans (and other San Antonio sports enthusiasts in general) will hit downtown for the Alamo Bowl on New Year’s Eve. Clear bags larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches will also not be allowed. The gameKickoff for the 2019 Alamo Bowl is set for 6:30 p.m. San Antonio discounts on Lyft rides to the NYE party and back homeParkingAlamodome lots are sold out and require a pre-paid pass. A list of City of San Antonio parking garages can be found here.
Longhorns, Utes flood riverwalk for annual pep rally
Longhorns, Utes flood riverwalk for annual pep rallyPublished: December 30, 2019, 1:01 amThe Texas Longhorns and Utah Utes and their fans took to the Arneson River Theatre on Sunday for the annual pep rally in advance of Tuesday’s Valero Alamo Bowl.
2019 Valero Alamo Bowl: Texas vs. Utah
As announced via twitter this afternoon, the 2019 Valero Alamo Bowl will feature a matchup between the Texas Longhorns and the No. “We’re thrilled to be the Big 12 representative at the Alamo Bowl," Texas head coach Tom Herman said. "We want to thank the Alamo Bowl for inviting us. Over the phone at the Valero Alamo Bowl press conference, Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham said the team is excited for the opportunity to play in San Antonio, “It’s our first trip to the Alamo Bowl. Both sides are truly fired up to be coming to the Valero Alamo Bowl, so it makes it a lot of fun for a great bowl week.”Kickoff for the 2019 Alamo Bowl is set for 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 31.
Assalley’s 36-yard FG gives Iowa State 23-21 win over Texas
AMES, Iowa (AP) – Connor Assalley kicke a 36-yard field goal as time expired and Iowa State knocked off 22nd-ranked Texas 23-21 on Saturday to snap a two-game losing streak. Brayden Narveson missed an apparent 42-yard field goal with 2:12 to go, but Texas was called for being offside and Iowa State was awarded a first down by inches. But the Cyclones stuffed the Longhorns on their next possession, and Purdy took Iowa State 63 yards in three minutes to set up Assalley’s kick. Iowa State: The Cyclones also lost to Baylor 23-21 on a field goal to end the game, so this win was extra special for the program. Iowa State hosts Kansas next Saturday.
Ehlinger leads No. 11 Texas over West Virginia 42-31
11 Texas converted three turnovers into TDs in a 42-31 victory over West Virginia on Saturday. Ehlinger and Texas (4-1, 2-0 Big 12) beat the Mountaineers (3-2, 1-1) on the road for the second straight time. Ehlinger and several Texas players were upset last year after several Mountaineers flashed "horns down" signs during West Virginia's 42-41 win in Austin, Texas. Texas coach Tom Herman praised his defense for making key plays when West Virginia had a chance to retake the lead after halftime. West Virginia: The Mountaineers host the Cyclones next Saturday after Iowa State embarrassed the Mountaineers 30-14 a year ago.
MONDAY HUDDLE: 5 takeaways from this weekend's football scene around the state
Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers looks to pass in the fourth quarter against the Texas Longhorns during a 45-38 LSU win.. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)Here are five takeaways from this past weekend's football action around the state. But as good as Ehlinger was, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow was that much better in a phenomenal performance. Burrow went 31-of-39 for 471 yards and four touchdowns, numbers that couldve been expected by anyone going in. During last years narrow defeat at home to Clemson, it was a coming-out party for Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond. UIW set a school record with 402 rushing yards and quarterback Jon Copeland tied a single-game record with five touchdown passes.
COLLEGE CORNER: Local Previews
Larry Ramirez previews the first week of college football action as the Texas Longhorns open up against Louisiana Tech, Texas A&M hosts Texas State in a battle of local quarterbacks and UTSA prepares for a crosstown showdown with UIW for the first time in history. Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
LONGHORN SUPERSTAR DIES AT 36
Former Longhorns, NFL RB Benson dies at 36AUSTIN, Texas -- Former NFL and Texas Longhorns running back Cedric Benson, one of the most prolific rushers in NCAA history, has died in a motorcycle crash in Texas. According to Texas Football magazine, he is eighth on the career rushing list for Texas high schools. He led Midland Lee to three straight state championships, the only three in school history, from 1998 to 2000. "It's an unbelievably sad day with the news of the passing of Cedric Benson," Herman said in a statement. "We lost a true Longhorn Legend, one of the best running backs in college football history and a really special man.saobserver.com
WATCH: Former Churchill standout tears up after Texas football surprise
AUSTIN, Texas - The hard work has paid off for sophomore Texas Longhorns linebacker and former Churchill standout Cort Jaquess. The football program awarded Jaquess a scholarship as a surprise during a team meeting Wednesday. Texas football posted the video of Jaquess receiving the news on Twitter. "My dad played football here. Hine is an Austin native who is a biochemistry and pre-med major, and is also a two-time member of the Big 12 Commissioners Honor Roll.
Texas versus Notre Dame football preview
10 ranked Notre Dame at home in a rematch of last season's opener. Notre Dame won convincingly last year 38-3. Texas senior quarterback Tyrone Swoopes has been competing with true freshman Shane Buechele, while DeShone Kizer and Malik Zaire each started at times last season. Notre Dame leads the all-time series 9-2. Notre Dame can't afford early stumbles to struggling programs if it wants to be a national playoff contender in December.