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10 hours ago
Top defensive performers from the Houston Under Armour Camp

Top defensive performers from the Houston Under Armour Camp

Houston and surrounding are prospects put their talent on display during Under Armour All-American Camp The Under Armour All-American Camp series came to the Houston-area this past weekend. Sunday morning at Spring Westfield high school, a plethora of talented prospects were on hand to compete against one another. Burnt Orange Nation was also on hand to witness these top prospects battle it out. Here’s a look at which defensive recruits made the most out of their reps. Defensive Line: 2020 — Vernon Broughton — 4-star SDE — Cypress Ridge: Broughton started off slower than usual,...
11 hours ago
The Longhorn Republic gets excited about a big Saturday

The Longhorn Republic gets excited about a big Saturday

Basketball, baseball, softball and Junior Day provided plenty of headlines over the weekend. It was a big Saturday for the Texas Longhorns as baseball, softball and basketball were all in action, in addition the football team hosting a huge recruiting event for rising juniors. The basketball team, after dropping a frustrating loss to the conference-leading Kansas State Wildcats, managed to bounce back with a convincing win over the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Which version of the Texas Longhorns should fans expect to see heading into the final five games of the regular season as they try to...
13 hours ago
Texas offers 4-star Utah SF Tristan Enaruna

Texas offers 4-star Utah SF Tristan Enaruna

The Longhorns have jumped into the mix with the four-star wing, who recently moved to the U.S. from the Netherlands. Shaka Smart is still eyeing the market in hopes of adding another piece to his 11th-ranked 2019 recruiting class, as the Texas Longhorns have extended on offer to Mount Pleasant (Utah) Wasatch Academy small forward Tristan Enaruna, per a report from Rivals’ Corey Evans. A four-star talent, Enaruna’s Texas offer is just his seventh, but nevertheless, his brief list features a variety of prominent programs. In addition to Texas, Enaruna holds invitations from Creighton,...
13 hours ago
Chris Del Conte tours Alabama and Kentucky facilities

Chris Del Conte tours Alabama and Kentucky facilities

The Longhorns athletics director was gathering ideas for the football and basketball projects. As the Texas Longhorns prepare to break ground on major construction projects that will result in a new basketball arena and a new south end zone, including renovated football offices, athletics director Chris Del Conte visited two prominent programs on Monday to gather ideas. Big Thanks to ⁦@Greg_Byrne⁩ and his crew from ⁦⁦@UA_Athletics⁩ for an incredible visit.. #R&D pic.twitter.com/Qn9s5rMccF— Chris Del Conte (@_delconte) February 18, 2019 Kentucky rolled out the welcome...
15 hours ago
Top-ranked 2020 PF Greg Brown names Texas in top 10

Top-ranked 2020 PF Greg Brown names Texas in top 10

The Longhorns survived the local star’s list cut, and there’s good reason to like Texas’ chances in this recruitment. The city of Austin has produced its fair share of top-tier basketball talent in the recent years, and that’s evident yet again throughout the 2020 cycle in the form of Austin Vandegrift power forward Greg Brown. On Tuesday, the nation’s top-ranked power forward prospect trimmed his list of options to just 10 schools, and as expected, Shaka Smart’s Texas Longhorns are still firmly in the mix, alongside Auburn, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Memphis, LSU, North...
17 hours ago
No. 23 Texas travels to Houston to face Rice

No. 23 Texas travels to Houston to face Rice

The four-game road trip to start the season ends on Tuesday evening. The No. 23 Texas Longhorns got off to a promising start after taking two of three games on the road against the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns last weekend and are now in Houston to face off against the Rice Owls on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. Central on C-USA TV. The match up at Reckling Park reprises the longtime rivalry between the two traditional baseball powers before the Longhorns return to Austin to open the home schedule against the Boilermakers this weekend. Both teams enter the game with matching 2-1 records after...
23 hours ago
How new Texas analyst Larry Fedora fits with Tom Herman’s offensive vision

How new Texas analyst Larry Fedora fits with Tom Herman’s offensive vision

More than just sharing a similar offensive philosophy to Herman, Fedora has an extensive database that shaped his situational play calling. On Monday, Texas Longhorns head coach Tom Herman hired former North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Larry Fedora as an offensive analyst after interviewing the longtime spread guru last week in Austin. The addition provides the biggest name yet to a support staff that could still add former Kansas head coach David Beaty as Herman builds an Alabama-like group of coaches that could provide Texas with an edge in close games against top opponents. Fedora is...
Feb 18, 2019
Top offensive performers from the Houston Under Armour Camp

Top offensive performers from the Houston Under Armour Camp

Houston and surrounding area prospects put their talent on display during Under Armour All-American Camp The Under Armour All-American Camp series came to the Houston-area this past weekend. Sunday morning at Spring Westfield high school, a plethora of talented prospects were on hand to compete against one another. Burnt Orange Nation was also on hand to witness these top prospects battle it out. Here’s a look at which offensive recruits made the most out of their reps. Quarterbacks: 2021 — Demetrius Davis — Unranked QB — Houston North Shore: Davis was presented with an Under...
Feb 18, 2019
Report: Texas pursuing David Beaty as an analyst

Report: Texas pursuing David Beaty as an analyst

According to Horns247, a “contract situation” with Kansas is making the hire more difficult. Following the addition of former North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Larry Fedora as an offensive analyst for the Texas Longhorns, head coach Tom Herman may not be done expanding his support staff, as Horns 247 reported that former Kansas Jayhawks head coach David Beaty is under consideration for a similar role: In addition to Fedora, Horns247 has learned former Kansas head coach David Beaty could join the Longhorns’ staff as an analyst as well. However, as Horns247 columnist Chip Brown...
Feb 18, 2019
2021 WR Quaydarius Davis notches Texas offer

2021 WR Quaydarius Davis notches Texas offer

The Dallas Skyline product was in Austin over the weekend. While touring the Forty Acres for Junior Day, 2021 in-state wide reciever Quaydarius Davis notched an offer from the Texas Longhorns, he announced on Twitter. Davis’ Texas offer pushes his invitation total to 10, with the Longhorns joining Florida, Ole Miss, Oregon, Oklahoma State, and Houston among those in the mix. Blessed to receive an offer from university of Texas @SKYLINEfb @TexasFootball @EJHolland247 pic.twitter.com/kqTcFyFbI1— Quaydarius Davis2️⃣ (@TheQuayDavis2) February 17, 2019 Currently unranked,...
Feb 18, 2019
Texas F Kamaka Hepa in concussion protocol after practice injury

Texas F Kamaka Hepa in concussion protocol after practice injury

The Alaska native missed the Oklahoma State game, but Shaka Smart hopes to have him back for the road trip to Norman. When the Texas Longhorns hosted the Oklahoma State Cowboys last Saturday at the Erwin Center, freshman forward Kamaka Hepa wasn’t dressed after needing stitches for a wound near his eye suffered during practice. During a Monday media availability, head coach Shaka Smart said that the 6’9, 225-pounder is currently in concussion protocol as a result of the elbow he took to his face, but the staff is hopeful that he’ll return for Saturday’s road game against...
Feb 18, 2019
Texas remains No. 23 in D1Baseball Rankings

Texas remains No. 23 in D1Baseball Rankings

The Longhorns remained steady across the board in the collegiate baseball polls. Following a quality opening weekend showing on the road against the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns, where David Pierce’s ball club just won two-out-of-three games, the Texas Longhorns remained steady across the national baseball polls on Monday. Throughout this baseball season, I’ll provide a weekly update on where Texas stands in each of the college baseball ranking systems every Monday. For the sake of the ranking systems, we’ll be using D1Baseball, Baseball America, Perfect Game, RPI, and the USA Today...
Feb 18, 2019
Horns in the NBA: 2/10 - 2/17

Horns in the NBA: 2/10 - 2/17

Durant carries Team LeBron and wins All-Star MVP Kevin Durant led LaMarcus Aldridge and the rest of Team LeBron to an All-Star game victory over Team Giannis, taking home the MVP honors in the process. LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio Spurs Tue, 2/12 - Road win over the Memphis Grizzlies: 22 points (8-15), 11 rebounds, 2 assists (Team LeBron) Sun, 2/12 - Win over Team Giannis: 2 points* (1-2), 4 rebounds, 1 assist Aldridge isn’t a bright lights kind of All-Star, and I feel like he wasn’t very active in Sunday’s game. Granted, he plays a Spurs style of basketball, he’s not tailored...
Feb 18, 2019
Former North Carolina HC Larry Fedora agrees to become offensive analyst at Texas

Former North Carolina HC Larry Fedora agrees to become offensive analyst at Texas

Fedora met with Tom Herman and the Texas staff last week. After meeting with Texas Longhorns head coach Tom Herman last week to discuss the possibility of joining his staff in Austin, former North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora is now officially coming aboard the Texas staff as an offensive analyst, sources tell Burnt Orange Nation. Orangebloods’ Anwar Richardson was the first to report the news. Fedora was fired from North Carolina at the end of 2018 following back-to-back nine-loss seasons. Though the last few years of his tenure were rough, Fedora was also responsible for the most...
Feb 17, 2019
Texas targets recap Longhorns Junior Day

Texas targets recap Longhorns Junior Day

The Longhorns Junior Day was once again a considerable success. Dozens of prospects from around the state and the nation flocked to the Forty Acres over the weekend for the Texas Longhorns Junior Day. Burnt Orange Nation caught up with several of those in attendance to get their thoughts on the overall experience. 2020 Xavion Alford — 3-star S — Pearland Shadow Creek: “I would say Texas definitely rolled out the red carpet for me today on my visit. I really enjoy being in Austin. Its just a fun place to be in. It’s all love throughout the campus. Coach Naviar and I have a very...