• Longhorns officially add receiver Duvernay

    The Longhorns officially announced the addition of wide receiver Devin Duvernay to their 2016 recruiting class. Duvernay has signed a financial aid agreement and is expected to enroll in UT’s second summer session, according to a press release.

    Duvernay had originally signed a letter of intent to play for Baylor University, but the school failed to submit the paperwork to the Big 12, according to ESPN. That left Duvernay free to reopen his recruitment in the wake of the sexual assault scandal at Baylor that led to the firing of head coach Art Briles.

    He committed to the Longhorns on Wednesday, but head coach Charlie Strong could not comment at the time since paperwork was not completed. Strong made a statement on Thursday.

    "I'm so excited to have Devin joining our program and making what already was a tremendous class of 2016 even better,” Strong said. “We're thrilled to have him, not just because he's so talented as a football player, but even more so because he's a super young man with great character. He's one of the fastest sprinters in the nation, so you know he brings unbelievable speed and explosiveness to our team. We're looking forward to getting him to campus."

    Duvernay is the No. 4 receiver in the class of 2016, according to 247sports.

  • Report: ESPN Cancels ‘Longhorn Extra’

    ESPN has canceled the Longhorn Network studio show “Longhorn Extra,” according to a report from the Austin American-Statesman. The show was a nightly news program, but an ESPN spokeswoman told the Statesman that LHN will begin focusing on live events.

    According to the Statesman, two in-house directors will likely be re-assigned, but it is unknown how the cancellation affects LHN’s on-air talent.

    This is the second show to be cancelled by the network. ESPN previously axed “Texas All Access,” which gave viewers an inside look at Texas football. An ESPN spokeswoman told the Statesman that the concept of “All Access” will remain in other programs.

    Despite the move to more live events, the Statesman reported that LHN will still air “Texas GameDay” and other shows featuring UT coaches.

  • Longhorns add graduate transfer Isom

    6-foot-9-inch forward Mariek Isom rounds out a six-man recruiting class. 
    6-foot-9-inch forward Mariek Isom rounds out a six-man recruiting class. 

    The Longhorns made the transfer of forward Mariek Isom official on Monday. Isom, a graduate transfer from The University of Arkansas–Little Rock is eligible to play next season.

    “We’re very pleased to add Mo to our basketball program,” head coach Shaka Smart said in a statement. “He is a high-character person who understands what goes into winning and will add significant outside shooting ability to our team.”

    Isom signed an athletic scholarship agreement and will take graduate-level classes this summer. The 6-foot-9-inch forward earned his bachelor’s degree from UALR last December. He averaged 5.9 points and 2.7 rebounds in 34 games for the Trojans last season.

    Isom rounds out a six-man recruiting class for the Longhorns. He joins fellow transfer forward Dylan Osetkowski and freshmen Jarrett Allen, James Banks, Andrew Jones and Jacob Young.

  • Women’s golf to make ninth-consecutive NCAA Regional bid

    The Texas women’s golf team is gearing up for its ninth-consecutive NCAA Regional bid May 5–7 at the Traditions Club in Bryan, Texas.

    The tournament includes 54 holes of stroke play with par set at 72.

    Texas was chosen as the eighth seed in the tournament of 18 total teams. Three of these 18 are ranked in Golfweek’s top-10 teams in the nation, including No. 1 UCLA, No. 4 Georgia and No. 10 Arizona.

    The Longhorns will look to compete with those top-10 teams in the Texas Regional after an impressive second place finish in the Big 12 Championship. Sophomore Sophia Schubert tied for second at 3-under par, and junior Julia Beck finished in fifth place at 1-under par. As a team, Texas finished 3-over par trailing only Oklahoma State, who dominated the tournament at 8-under par.   

    Joining Schubert and Beck will be seniors Tezira Abe and Natalie Karcher, as well as junior Haley Mills.

    The six teams with the lowest scores from each region will advance to the NCAA Championships, which will be held in Eugene, Oregon on May 20–25.

    Texas will look to build off of its notable Big 12 Championship performance and try to secure a spot in the NCAA Championship after finishing only one spot short of the NCAA Championship in 2015. 

  • No. 1 Texas men’s golf leads by seven heading into final round at Big 12 Championship

    No. 1 Texas men’s golf leads by seven shots heading into Sunday’s final round at the Big 12 Championship in Trinity, Texas.

    The Longhorns entered Saturday’s third round with a seven-shot lead over No. 7 Oklahoma State. Each team posted 8-under par for the day, moving Texas up to 1-over for the tournament and Oklahoma State to 8-over.

    Sophomore Doug Ghim fired a 5-under 67, the low round of the day for the Longhorns. Ghim sits in fifth at 3-under and three shots off the lead.

    Junior Beau Hossler shot another even par 72 to finish the day in sixth and at 2-under.

    Fellow junior Gavin Hall fired a 4-under 68, moving him to 3-over for the tournament and in 11th.

    Sophomore Scottie Scheffler posted a 2-over 74 to finish the day at 4-over overall and in a tie for 12th.

    Redshirt sophomore Taylor Funk rebounded with a 1-over 73 and is tied for 33rd at 14-over.

    The Longhorns go for their fourth-straight Big 12 title on Sunday.

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