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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Will Baker was Texas basketball’s difference-maker against TCU

Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Will Baker was Texas basketball’s difference-maker against TCU

Photo by Chris Covatta/ Plus both Texas baseball and softball stay perfect The Texas Longhorns men’s basketball team did it – they really did it. They swept the TCU Horned Frogs this season, largely thanks to an impressive 20-point performance last night by Longhorns true freshman, giant 6-foot-11 center Will Baker. “Some people questioned how good of a player he was early on,” head coach Shaka Smart said after the game. “Will has come a long way with getting in shape ... He hung in there.” The only problem: No one was there to see it. Under 10 minutes on the pregame...
18 hours ago
The Longhorn Republic looks back at defensive line

The Longhorn Republic looks back at defensive line

Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports We continue our retrospective series and find ourselves in the trenches, Our look back through the 2019 Texas Longhorns football team has reached the defensive line, where we take a look at a unit doesn’t show up on the stat sheet. From captain Malcolm Roach, to young talented players on the inside, the defensive line made some impact in 2019, but with a fresh look schematically they could be poised for a big step up under the new defensive regime,...
Feb 19, 2020
Louisiana 4-star safety Kaine Williams names Texas in top 8 schools

Louisiana 4-star safety Kaine Williams names Texas in top 8 schools

247Sports After releasing a top list of schools last month, Kaine Williams amended his list to include the Longhorns. Four star Louisana safety Kaine Williams released a top six schools last month, but today via his Twitter account he announced that he would amending that list to include two new schools. Both Texas and Florida State were added to Williams’ list to make it a top 8, as both schools offered in late January and are now in the mix for the defensive back. No college in my top 6 were removed but these last two awesome college have join top 8‼️ #LLD @samspiegs...
Feb 19, 2020
Will Baker breaks through to lead Texas to 70-56 win over TCU

Will Baker breaks through to lead Texas to 70-56 win over TCU

Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports It’s been a disappointing season for the local big man, but that was all erased with an impressive performance against the Horned Frogs. In the midst of a four-game losing streak and without junior guard Matt Coleman (bruised heel), the Texas Longhorns responded to adversity with a 70-56 win over the TCU Horned Frogs on Wednesday at the Erwin Center behind a career-high 20 points from freshman forward Will Baker. After scoring 16 points in his first 17 games with the Longhorns, Baker finally broke through with by far the best performance of his career,...
Feb 19, 2020
Texas cruises to 6-1 victory over Lamar

Texas cruises to 6-1 victory over Lamar

(Left to Right) Eric Kennedy, Douglas Hodo, and Cam Williams celebrate a three run third inning in their 6-1 victory over Lamar | Texas baseball The Longhorns strung hits and walks together to back up six scoreless innings from Kolby Kubichek and Owen Meaney. On a cold and dreary day at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, the Texas Longhorns came out hot. After jumping out to a three-run lead in the second inning, Texas never looked back as they powered their way to a 6-1 victory over Lamar on Wednesday in Austin. The three-run inning was more than enough for the Longhorns today, as the Texas...
Feb 19, 2020
Men’s golf: Texas wins first tournament of spring season

Men’s golf: Texas wins first tournament of spring season

Twitter: @TexasMGolf Texas shot -20 for the tournament, ran away from top-ranked Pepperdine en route to a win at The Prestige. On Wednesday evening, the Texas Longhorns men’s golf team captured their first tournament win of the spring season at The Prestige (La Quinta, CA) collegiate golf tournament. Led by senior Spencer Soosman, who finished third individually, the Longhorns were six strokes better than the next best team — No. 1 ranked Pepperdine. Pepperdine ousted Texas at the Amer Ari Invitational (Waikoloa, HI) earlier this month to open spring competition. As a team, UT shot...
Feb 19, 2020
Texas vs. TCU: Game thread

Texas vs. TCU: Game thread

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports The Longhorns are back home aiming to snap a four-game losing skid. On Wednesday evening, the Texas Longhorns and TCU Horned Frogs will square off in Austin as part of a matchup between two severely struggling Big 12 programs. Shaka Smart’s squad enters aiming to snap a four-game losing skid, which makes for seven losses in their last nine appearances. The Horned Frogs are coming off of a win over Kansas State, yet that was just TCU’s second win in its last 10 games. Texas won the first meeting between the two, escaping Fort Worth with a 62-61 win....
Feb 19, 2020
Texas back in action on Wednesday against Lamar

Texas back in action on Wednesday against Lamar

Trey Faltine celebrates an RBI single in Tuesday’s win over UTSA | Texas Sports The Longhorns play a rare second midweek game against the Cardinals. If you haven’t gotten your baseball fix after the home opening win over the UTSA Roadrunners on Tuesday, you’re in luck — the Texas Longhorns are set to hit the field again today with a game against the visiting Lamar Cardinals at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. First pitch is set for 4:00 p.m. Central. Hailing from Beaumont, the Cardinals are a familiar, one-off foe for the Longhorns in recent years — the two schools have played every year...
Feb 19, 2020
Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Let’s talk about John Beilein and Texas

Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Let’s talk about John Beilein and Texas

Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Plus Texas women’s tennis earns top three ranking With Texas men’s basketball head coach Shaka Smart struggling, it’s time to think options. Particularly, that option may come in the form of John Beilein, who recently left his head coaching duties with the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, and who has more than 40 years of experience coaching at the collegiate level. From ESPN: “Beilein struggled to connect with NBA players and was never able to implement his collegiate offense into the pro game. He befell the plight of some previous coaches who...
Feb 19, 2020
Texas looks for second win against TCU

Texas looks for second win against TCU

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports The banged-up Longhorns try to stop a four-game losing streak. The Texas Longhorns haven’t won a game since the first day of February, but enter Wednesday’s contest at the Erwin Center against the TCU Horned Frogs as a favorite to end the losing streak. In late January, Texas traveled to Fort Worth and came out with a 62-61 victory over TCU, one of only four conference wins in 12 games for head coach Shaka Smart’s team. Since then, the Horns have lost four of the last five games as injuries have mounted. Junior forward Jericho Sims (back), sophomore...
Feb 18, 2020
Texas surges past UTSA for 6-2 win

Texas surges past UTSA for 6-2 win

A big fourth inning at the plate and strong pitching secured the Longhorns a win in the home opener. A four-run fourth inning propelled the Texas Longhorns to a 6-2 win over the UTSA Roadrunners at a rainy, cold Disch-Falk Field on Tuesday evening to keep the Longhorns undefeated on the young season. It wasn’t a top-notch performance by Texas, but the Horns came through with enough clutch hits and the bullpen went five scoreless innings for the win. The Texas bats struggled to start the game against UTSA right-hander Pepper Jones, who only gave up a bunt single during his 3.2 innings, but...
Feb 18, 2020
Mike Yurcich says Sam Ehlinger was a big part of why he took the Texas job

Mike Yurcich says Sam Ehlinger was a big part of why he took the Texas job

Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports The new Longhorns offensive coordinator is a fan of his quarterback’s toughness and leadership ability. When Texas Longhorns head coach Tom Herman was attempting to lure Ohio State Buckeyes passing game coordinator Mike Yurcich to Austin, the appeal of taking over the offense wasn’t the only factor that convinced Yurcich to take the promotion. The presence of senior quarterback Sam Ehlinger made a difference, too. “Sam’s a hell of a player and he’s a big part of why I chose this position,” Yurcich said last week. “He’s an experienced...
Feb 18, 2020
Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Texas women’s basketball finds their groove against West Virginia

Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Texas women’s basketball finds their groove against West Virginia

Photo by John Rivera/Icon Sportswire via Plus former Texas football head coach Charlie Strong has a new gig in the SEC It wasn’t always pretty, but the Texas Longhorns women’s basketball team got back to their winning ways last night against the West Virginia Mountaineers after dropping two straight. See the highlights for yourself below: WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Landing some of the state’s top 2021 offensive linemen a recruiting imperative for Texas 247Sports: Four-star quarterback Garrett Nussmeier talks...
Feb 18, 2020
Texas hosts UTSA in home opener

Texas hosts UTSA in home opener

Trey Faltine (left) and Brenden Dixon celebrate the weekend sweep of Rice. | Texas baseball The Roadrunners are the first of two midweek opponents for the Longhorns. Following the weekend sweep of the Rice Owls at Reckling Park in Houston, the Texas Longhorns are back on the Forty Acres and set to host the UTSA Roadrunners at Disch-Falk Field on Tuesday for the first of two midweek games that begin a six-game homestand. Like Texas, UTSA completed a sweep in the opening weekend, outscoring Quinnipiac 20-4 to secure the program’s first 3-0 start since 2014. It was a dominant start to the...
Feb 18, 2020
The Longhorn Republic celebrates a successful opener

The Longhorn Republic celebrates a successful opener

Texas Sports The Texas baseball team managed to put together an impressive start to the season. The Texas Longhorns baseball team came out hot against the Rice Owls, securing their first season-opening sweep since the 2009 season. Both the young bats and experienced arms were alive over the weekend as the Longhorns took care of business against against the Owls. On the gridiron, notable players will be moving positions for the spring, as Jordan Whittington moves to receiver, Malcolm Epps moves inside to tight end, with perhaps the biggest move coming on defense as safety DeMarvion...