• Ryan Newsome to transfer from Texas

    Sophomore wide receiver Ryan Newsome announced on Twitter Sunday that he plans to transfer from the University.

    “This is a decision that has been on my heart for a while now,” Newsome said in his statement. “I’ve realized that it is only necessary for my career going forward.”

    Newsome’s departure comes after the team added two top receiving prospects in freshmen Collin Johnson and Devin Duvernay. The competition for playing time at the position is expected to be deep in training camp.

    “My time here has been short lived,” Newsome said. “But I will never the friends and relationships that I’ve built here that will last a lifetime.”

    Newsome played in five games and recorded five receptions as a freshman. He also contributed on special teams, returning six kicks for an average of 18.3 yards.

    He has yet to announce his transfer-destination.

  • Appeals court won't revisit Kearney case

    The Austin 3rd court of appeals struck down the University of Texas’ motion to throw out a lawsuit filed by former Longhorns track and field coach Bev Kearney, according to the Austin-American Statesman.

    Kearney filed the $1 million lawsuit against the University in November 2013 after she resigned from the athletics department. She left her position in January of that year after being informed that her contract would be terminated for having an inappropriate relationship with a student athlete in 2002.

    Kearney is alleging that the University treated her unfairly with the dismissal. She believes she was punished differently than other University employees who had relationships with students.

    Texas must now appeal to the Texas Supreme Court if it hopes the lawsuit be tossed out.

    Kearney led Texas to six national titles during her tenure from 1993-2013.

  • Longhorns add top offensive guard Patrick Hudson to 2016 class

    The Longhorns have picked up another late addition to their 2016 recruiting class. Four-star guard Patrick Hudson signed his scholarship papers at Texas on Wednesday, according to ESPN.

    He chose the Longhorns after being released from his scholarship at Baylor following head coach Art Briles’ firing. Briles’ contract was terminated in the wake of several sexual allegations against the school’s football players. Hudson becomes the fourth Baylor-signee to commit to Texas this summer.

    Hudson ranks as the No. 2 guard and No. 50 overall player in the nation, according to 247sports. He earned All-American honors while playing at Silsbee High School. His 6-foot-5, 325-pound frame brings even more bulk to Texas’ class, which now has eleven 300-pound freshman.

    The Longhorns’ 2016 class now ranks No. 7 in the 247sports composite. It has jumped four spots since February’s National Signing Day.  

  • Longhorns officially add Duvernay and Urquidez

    Texas’ 2016 signing class continues to grow.

    The program announced Monday that it has added two more late signees in tackle J.P. Urquidez and defensive back Donovan Duvernay. They are expected to join the team this summer, according to Texas athletics.

    Both players signed financial aid agreements with Texas after being released from their scholarships at Baylor University. The school has released seven commits from its 2016 class after firing head coach Art Briles in May in the wake of several sexual assault allegations against players.

    Urquidez ranks as the No. 22 tackle class of 2016, according to 247sports. He was an All-State selection in both Maryland and Texas playing for Copperas Cove High School for three seasons and DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland for one season.

    Duvernay — fellow Texas signee Devin Duvernay’s brother — ranks as the No. 61 athlete, according to 247sports. He earned All-District honors as a junior playing at Sachse High School.

    The Longhorns’ 2016 class now ranks No. 8, according to 247sports. The class finished at No. 11 on National Signing Day in February.

  • 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.