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SportsDay 5 hours ago
Game-by-game predictions for the Longhorns' 2018 season

Game-by-game predictions for the Longhorns' 2018 season

(Editor's note: Originally posted May 3.)With Texas' spring practice now in the rearview mirror, it's time to look forward to the 2018 season, beginning at Maryland on Sept. 1. Expectations are high in the second season under head coach Tom Herman, following a 2017 that saw the Longhorns' first bowl victory since 2012. So how will Texas fare in its 2018 campaign? Here's our game-by-game breakdown.Week 1, Sept. 1 – at MarylandLast year's season opener proved disastrous for Herman and Co., surrendering 51 points in a double-digit defeat. And things won't get much easier at FedEx field in...
Hookem.com 6 hours ago
Chase Shugart set to join Boston Red Sox organization

Chase Shugart set to join Boston Red Sox organization

Chase Shugart, who was selected by the Boston Red Sox during the 12th round of the MLB draft, has decided to skip his final year of eligibility at Texas. After thanking Longhorns fans, coaches and teammates, Shugart said via Twitter Friday, “it is time for me to hang up the burnt orange and start my […]
Burnt Orange Nation Jun 22, 2018
5-star ATH Bru McCoy names Texas in top 8

5-star ATH Bru McCoy names Texas in top 8

The Longhorns remain an option for one of the top athletes nationally. The Texas Longhorns got some good news on the recruiting trail Friday evening when Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei athlete Bru McCoy named the Horns in his group of top eight schools: I’d like to thank all the coaches and schools that have recruited me. This has been a very tough decision for my family and I. With that being said here is my top pic.twitter.com/zOivGAq0Sh— Horace Bru McCoy (@buhbuhbru) June 23, 2018 Alabama, Florida State, Oklahoma, Oregon, UCLA, USC, and Washington also remain under consideration...
Burnt Orange Nation Jun 22, 2018
5-star ATH Bru McCoy includes Texas in top 8

5-star ATH Bru McCoy includes Texas in top 8

One of the nation’s top prospects named the Longhorns in his top group on Friday. One of the top prospects in the country has trimmed some of the fat in his recruitment and the Texas Longhorns are still a factor. On Friday evening, elite Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei athlete Bru McCoy announced his top eight, with Texas, Oregon, USC, Washington, Alabama, Oklahoma, Florida State and UCLA each remaining in the mix. I’d like to thank all the coaches and schools that have recruited me. This has been a very tough decision for my family and I. With that being said here is my top ...
Burnt Orange Nation Jun 22, 2018
5-star 2020 WR Demond Demas names Texas in top 8

5-star 2020 WR Demond Demas names Texas in top 8

The Longhorns are still in the mix with the top 2020 wide receiver in the state. 2020 Houston North Forest wide receiver Demond Demas is owner to 48 offers and on Friday morning, the five-star prospect trimmed that list to a top eight. The Texas Longhorns survived the cut, along with Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Georgia, Florida, Texas A&M, and Oklahoma. My boy @TeeShifty with the lit edit pic.twitter.com/eMNrTlrUmH— Demond Demas (@DemondDemas1) June 22, 2018 Eight schools may remain, but at this point, Demas’ recruitment is shaping up to be a three-horse race between...
Burnt Orange Nation Jun 22, 2018
Texas baseball players announce signings with major league teams

Texas baseball players announce signings with major league teams

As expected, the juniors who were drafted are headed off for professional baseball. Following a quick departure from the College World Series, Texas Longhorns baseball players got down to negotiating contracts with the major league teams that drafted them and three have already announced their respective departures. First, it was Andy McGuire, who mostly pitched for the Longhorns in 2018, but was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays as an infielder: What a ride.If you’d have told me last year that I’d represent Texas in the 2018 @NCAACWS, I don’t know if I’d have believed you.To my...
SportsDay Jun 22, 2018
Here's how NBA draft night unfolded for these local standouts

Here's how NBA draft night unfolded for these local standouts

Action: Oklahoma's Trae Young and Texas' Mo Bamba each go in the top six of the NBA draft, with Texas Tech's Zhaire Smith being taken 16th and Texas A&M's Robert Williams selected 27th. Reaction: It was an interesting night. Here's a quick look at how in unfolded for a few local players: 1. Trae Young: Technically, Young was a Dallas Maverick for a few minutes before he was shipped to Atlanta along with a protected first-round pick for Luka Doncic, a trade that was already being second-guessed in Atlanta. Once again, Young faced the Steph Curry comparisons, in the form of a question noting...
SportsDay Jun 22, 2018
Mo Bamba is Longhorns' latest 1-and-done to get drafted early; how 5 other locals fared on draft night

Mo Bamba is Longhorns' latest 1-and-done to get drafted early; how 5 other locals fared on draft night

When Mohamed Bamba signed with Texas coming out of high school, many expected the 6-foot-11 forward to be one of the most coveted players in the 2018 NBA draft.After one season with the Longhorns, Bamba indeed added to the school's recent tradition of one-and-done players being taken early in the draft.The Orlando Magic drafted Bamba with the sixth overall pick on Thursday night. The New York native became the third Texas player in the past four years to be selected in the first round."I really still can't really describe how I feel right now," Bamba told the Orlando Sentinel. "It's just all...
Hookem.com Jun 22, 2018
Longhorns TV schedule: June 22-28

Longhorns TV schedule: June 22-28

Here’s the Longhorns TV and radio schedule heading into the weekend. It’s a look at current and former Longhorns in action on TV and radio this weekend and beyond. Five former Longhorns are in action at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Conn. Jordan Spieth sits in second place after the first round. Not far behind […]
SportsDay Jun 21, 2018
National reaction to Orlando drafting Texas C Mohamed Bamba: Magic will have to be patient

National reaction to Orlando drafting Texas C Mohamed Bamba: Magic will have to be patient

The Orlando Magic selected Texas C Mohamed Bamba with the No. 6 pick in the NBA draft. Here's how Twitter reacted.
SportsDay Jun 21, 2018
Texas C Mohamed Bamba selected by Orlando Magic with sixth pick in NBA draft

Texas C Mohamed Bamba selected by Orlando Magic with sixth pick in NBA draft

The Orlando Magic selected Texas center Mohamed Bamba with the No. 6 pick in the 2018 NBA draft. Bamba was 5-star prospect when he commited to the Longhorns last year. He averaged 12.9 points and 10.5 rebounds in his lone season in Austin and led the Big 12 in blocks with 3.7 per game. He elected to enter the NBA draft after Texas' loss to Nevada in the Round of 64 in the NCAA tournament. The 7-1 Bamba also has a 7-10 wingspan, which measured as the longest in NBA combine history. Bamba joins a Magic roster that already has centers Bismack Biyombo and Nikola Vucevic.
Burnt Orange Nation Jun 21, 2018
Texas F Mohamed Bamba selected No. 6 by the Orlando Magic

Texas F Mohamed Bamba selected No. 6 by the Orlando Magic

The former Longhorns star is now the 17th first-round selection from the school and the highest player drafted since Tristan Thompson in 2011. On Thursday evening, former Texas Longhorns forward Mohamed Bamba didn’t have to wait long to hear his named called in the 2018 NBA Draft, as the Orlando Magic selected Bamba with the No. 6 pick. A consensus five-star prospect and the nation’s No. 3 player in the 2017 recruiting class, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Bamba arrived in Austin with high expectations. And though he’s still working on maximizing his talent, Bamba...
Hookem.com Jun 21, 2018
Where will Mo Bamba end up? Rumors, projections ahead of 2018 NBA Draft

Where will Mo Bamba end up? Rumors, projections ahead of 2018 NBA Draft

Will Mo Bamba stay in Texas, or will he be moving back home after the 2018 NBA Draft? Those are just two of the possible outcomes for the Texas star, who is expected to be a top-10 pick on Thursday night. RELATED: 12 big things about the Big 12: Mo Bamba and the 2018 NBA Draft […]
SportsDay Jun 21, 2018
Longhorns musings: On Shaka Smart's struggles, and Mack Brown's past success

Longhorns musings: On Shaka Smart's struggles, and Mack Brown's past success

Kevin Sherrington, sports columnist for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered your questions about the Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks and local college sports during a live chat Thursday. Here are some highlights:Question: Be honest and put into words how terrible Shaka Smart has been. Going into Year 4, he's got nothing but he's had two top-15 guys (Mo Bamba & Jarrett Allen) that accomplished nothing and left zero marks on the program. Agree?Kevin Sherrington: I like to think I'm always honest. Candid, too. Brutal? Well, no. Anyway, I wouldn't say Shaka Smart has been terrible....
Burnt Orange Nation Jun 21, 2018
The future of Texas baseball looks bright

The future of Texas baseball looks bright

With only a handful of players selected in the MLB Draft and a talented incoming signing class, the Horns are well positioned to make another postseason run in 2019. No one expected the Texas Longhorns to make it to Omaha, especially not after a 9-9 start, but after a remarkable postseason run and favorable results from the 2018 MLB Draft, the future looks bright for head coach David Pearce and his program. “There’s nobody in this room and nobody in this country expected this team to be here,” Pearce said after Tuesday’s loss to Florida. “And they did a heck of a job from the...

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