7:01 PM EDT, Wed June 20, 2018
4 hours ago
Top-ranked CB Derek Stingley commits to LSU over Texas, Florida

Top-ranked CB Derek Stingley commits to LSU over Texas, Florida

The Longhorns were a finalist, but LSU was the consensus favorite for quite some time. As expected, the nation’s top-ranked cornerback prospect is staying home. On Wednesday, five-star Baton Rouge (La.) Dunham School product Derek Stingley brought his recruitment to a close and announced his commitment to the LSU, choosing the Tigers over Texas and Florida. I know I can’t please everyone.. In my heart I truly feel this is the right place for me. I’m all in! 100% committed! Please respect my decision. pic.twitter.com/CX7exqfMww— Derek Stingley Jr. (@JrStingley) June 20,...
5 hours ago
Mohamed Bamba has all the tools to become an NBA superstar

Mohamed Bamba has all the tools to become an NBA superstar

The former Longhorns standout is a special player on the court and a special person off of it. Shaka Smart is a believer. After coaching forward Mohamed Bamba for his year with the Texas Longhorns, Smart is convinced that Bamba can be as good or better than any other prospect in the 2018 NBA Draft. “I just think the exciting thing about Mo is that he has more potential than any of those guys,” Smart said in a May radio appearance. “He’s got phenomenal upside, and he’s really just scratching the surface of what he can do as a player, particularly on the offensive end. We knew...
6 hours ago
Texas agrees to settle Bev Kearney’s discrimination lawsuit

Texas agrees to settle Bev Kearney’s discrimination lawsuit

After years in the court system, there’s finally a resolution in the lawsuit filed by the former women’s track coach. On Wednesday, former Texas Longhorns women’s track coach Bev Kearney reached a settlement with the university in her racial and sexual discrimination lawsuit, according to the Associated Press. The terms were not immediately disclosed in the case, which will now be dismissed. Kearney originally filed the lawsuit in 2013 following her resignation. In 2002, she had a “intimate consensual relationship” with an athlete that resulted in her departure. At the heart of...
Jun 19, 2018
Texas eliminated after two College World Series games following 6-1 loss to Florida

Texas eliminated after two College World Series games following 6-1 loss to Florida

The Longhorns faced the two best teams in Omaha and the results weren’t pretty. The remarkable postseason run by the Texas Longhorns ended on Tuesday in Omaha as the Horns were no match for Florida Gators pitcher Jackson Kowar, who set a career high by striking out 13 hitters en route to a 6-1 Gators win at TD Ameritrade Park. With a fastball that remained in the mid 90s late in the game and a devastating changeup, Kowar allowed a handful of base runners, but was always able to make the necessary pitches to keep Texas off the board. Seven at bats against Kowar with runners in scoring...
Jun 19, 2018
The Longhorn Republic previews the TCU Horned Frogs

The Longhorn Republic previews the TCU Horned Frogs

The fourth week of our season preview kicks off conference play with a big matchup against TCU In a massive pivot from a week ago, Gerald and Kyle open the show lamenting the Texas Longhorns’ performance in their opening game of the College World Series against the Arkansas Razorbacks (2:39). Continuing their 2018 football season preview, they welcome in Melissa Triebwasser of Frogs of War to preview the TCU Horned Frogs for the kickoff to conference play. She gives insight on Shawn Robinson, Darius Anderson, and the ongoing conflict between In-N-Out and Whataburger (10:59). Finally,...
Jun 18, 2018
It Was Fine Until The 6th Inning

It Was Fine Until The 6th Inning

Daily Round Up: Monday, June 18, 2018 Texas played Arkansas and it did not end well. Again. “I’m not shell-shocked,” Longhorns coach David Pierce said. “It’s just part of it. It’s not the way we wished it had gone. Unfortunately, it got away from us, and we couldn’t overcome the deficit.” The first five innings were fine, but then came the sixth. It didn’t take long for things to unravel for Texas. Well, actually, it did. Texas trailed Arkansas just 3-2 after the fifth inning in what was a competitive game. Then, the sixth inning started. Texas’ ace pitcher Nolan Kingham...
Jun 18, 2018
Texas will face Florida in College World Series elimination game

Texas will face Florida in College World Series elimination game

The attempt to climb out of the loser’s bracket starts on Tuesday. The Texas Longhorns return to the field in Omaha on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Central on ESPN in an elimination game against the Florida Gators hoping to shake off Sunday’s disappointing blowout at the hands of the Arkansas Razorbacks. For the Horns, Blair Henley (6-6, 3.75 ERA) will take the mound for his first start since since securing the Austin Regional by going 7.1 strong innings against Indiana while allowing two unearned runs. Henley’s last appearance wasn’t as successful, as the sophomore allowed a run on two walks...
Jun 18, 2018
Texas makes the top five for 3-star OT Chris Akporoghene

Texas makes the top five for 3-star OT Chris Akporoghene

A visit for the Heat Wave event clearly made an impression on the IMG Academy product. The Texas Longhorns remain in the mix for a recruiting target of emerging importance, as Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy offensive tackle Chris Akporoghene named the Horns one of his top five schools on Monday: Gods plan.... pic.twitter.com/98H59KRhFD— Chris Akporoghene (@yomzking) June 18, 2018 Duke, Nebraska, Oregon, and Tennessee are the other finalists from among the more than 30 offers held by Akporoghene. Texas vaulted into serious contention courtesy of an unofficial visit from the 6’4,...
Jun 18, 2018
4-star ATH Jaren Mangham names Texas in Top 9

4-star ATH Jaren Mangham names Texas in Top 9

The Detroit Cass Tech product cut his list for the final time before his commitment. The Texas Longhorns made the latest cut for four-star Detroit (Mi.) Cass Technical athlete Jaren Mangham after he announced his top nine schools on Monday afternoon. Next is the commitment #Blessed pic.twitter.com/MTiqtzFbyq— MANG MANG (@JarenMangham) June 18, 2018 Oregon, Colorado, Michigan State, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Tennessee, TCU and Kansas were among the others to make his top group. Florida, Minnesota, West Virginia, Missouri, Ole Miss, Florida State and Kentucky were named in Mangham’s...
Jun 17, 2018
Texas blown out again by Arkansas, 11-5

Texas blown out again by Arkansas, 11-5

The Razorbacks were just too good at the plate and the Longhorns too lacking. A disastrous sixth inning split by a nearly three-hour weather delay sunk the Texas Longhorns as the Arkansas Razorbacks once again dominated David Pierce’s team, 11-5, this time at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha in a matchup that wasn’t even as close as the score may indicate. Texas will now face the loser of Sunday evening’s Texas Tech-Florida match up on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Central. Arkansas took the lead with two outs in the fifth inning after Texas shortstop David Hamilton was unable to make an accurate...
Jun 16, 2018
2019 defensive end Peter Mpagi commits to Texas

2019 defensive end Peter Mpagi commits to Texas

The three-star weakside defender earned a scholarship offer early in the week and committed shortly after. The Texas Longhorns 2019 recruiting class continues to fill out as defensive end Peter Mpagi committed to the Longhorns Saturday. My dream came true pic.twitter.com/e7sNausjb6— ¹⁹ ‍♂️ (@PeterMpagi) June 16, 2018 The three-star weakside defensive end from George Ranch becomes the 10th commitment for the Longhorns, committing on an unofficial visit to Austin, just two days after announcing he received an offer. Mpagi currently holds 26 offers, including four other...
Jun 16, 2018
Texas leads for key 4-star OT target Javonne Shepherd

Texas leads for key 4-star OT target Javonne Shepherd

Amidst plenty of drama with the Aggies, the Longhorns have moved into the lead. After the Heat Wave event in Austin — one of the biggest recruiting weekends of the summer for the Texas Longhorns — Houston North Forest offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd once again said that the Horns are his top team: Javonne Shepherd says Texas is still his leader #HookEm pic.twitter.com/TBvIlCSy14— "EJ Holland" (@EJHolland247) June 16, 2018 The 6’6, 319-pounder has been a frequent visitor on the Forty Acres recently, as he initially named Texas his leader following trip to campus on June...
Jun 15, 2018
4-star Texas C target Branson Bragg announces commitment to Stanford

4-star Texas C target Branson Bragg announces commitment to Stanford

Getting into the prestigious university last week sealed the deal. The Texas Longhorns will have to continue their search for center Zach Shackelford’s replacement elsewhere. On Friday, Crandall product and key Longhorns center target Branson Bragg brought his recruitment to a close, announcing his commitment to the Stanford Cardinal over Texas, Texas A&M, and Oklahoma, among others. Thank you God. #COMMITTED pic.twitter.com/k8MSDysUf0— Branson Bragg (@bransonbragg72) June 15, 2018 Bragg said that he was accepted into school in Palo Alto last week and that was all he needed to...
Jun 15, 2018
A top Longhorns baseball signee will skip college

A top Longhorns baseball signee will skip college

The big right-handed pitcher got $400,000 more than the estimated slot bonus. Texas Longhorns baseball signee Simeon Woods-Richardson is headed to play professional baseball after signing a deal with the New York Mets on Friday, according to MLB.com’s Jim Callis. The 6’4, 210-pounder from Sugar Land Kempner was selected in the second round with the 48th overall pick and appeared likely to skip college given that his estimated slot bonus was nearly $1.5 million. Instead, Callis reported that Woods-Richardson secured $1.85 million from the Mets. Woods-Richardson was one of three...
Jun 15, 2018
3-star WR Langston Anderson names Texas in top 10

3-star WR Langston Anderson names Texas in top 10

The Longhorns appear to be in a great position for the Midlothian Heritage product. Just weeks after notching an offer from Tom Herman’s program, Midlothian Heritage wide receiver Langston Anderson named the Texas Longhorns in his top 10 on Friday. Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Washington State, Kansas State, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, and Texas Tech also survived the cut. (That’s a wrap )#SicEm #BearDown#ForksUp#GoPokes#GunsUp#EMAW#Hookem#Huskers#GoCougs#HottyToddy pic.twitter.com/NFabOVDhCY— langston(L.A.)anderson (@nikeflow_81) June 15, 2018 Anderson, a...