Covers the Texas Longhorns for the Austin American-Statesman. That includes football, men's hoops. Pairing nouns with verbs since '98.
Texas 75, La Tech 60: Mo Bamba flashes, but Dylan Osetkowski carrying the Longhorns hookem.com/mens-sports/me…
Could Shaka play Bamba, Sims and Dylan O at the same time in Big 12 play? Bamba: "It would be a whole world of problems for the opposition."
Shaka on Jericho Sims: "Jericho, his best basketball is such a beautiful vision, but it’s so far in front of him."
Where would this Texas team be without Dylan O? Shaka: "It'd be completely different. I don’t want to put those negative things in the universe."
Texas G Eric Davis suffered a right wrist injury, per Shaka, and that's why he did not play today.
Final in Austin: Texas 75, La Tech 60. Dylan O saves the day with season-high 22. Bamba strong late 14 pts, 5 blks hookem.com/mens-sports/me…
Only now, after 34+ minutes, we're starting to see Bamba call for the ball. His final numbers will be OK, but this is how he should start, not finish games.
Dylan O with a new season high at 20 points and counting. Texas leads 58-50 with 7:56 remaining. Sims also with 9, Roach 8.
La Tech's Christon just missed an alley-oop, but the ball went through the hoop anyway. Lookout, Texas.
Texas' lead down to four, 52-48. Bulldogs on the comeback. 10:30 remaining.
Tech's Bracey and Jean both hit 3-pointers, and then Dylan O with a traveling call. Timeout, Shaka.
It's a 10-point game with 14:01 remaining. Bamba has 4 fouls. Coleman has 3. Texas needs to be careful here as La Tech is wildly streaky.
Bamba picks up 4th foul with 14:54 remaining. This comes after he had a solid dunk after closing off his man. Texas up 45-30.
Just 49 seconds into the second half, Texas G Matt Coleman picks up his 3rd foul. Horns lead 38-36.
Halftime in Austin: Texas up 38-26 over La Tech. Dylan O is 3 for 4 from 3, has 13 points. Bamba 3 fouls. Texas 8 turnovers, 8 of 16 FTs.
The best (only?) marketing Texas has done all year was the #ThisIsTexas push in August, and that idea came out of Moncrief. twitter.com/DarylONeal_/st…
Horns currently rolling with a big lineup of Bamba, Dylan O and Sims. Snoop and Coleman are the guards. Very intriguing look.
Make that 4 passes thrown out of bounds by the Bulldogs.
La Tech now has 8 turnovers, and 3 came via just throwing the ball out of bounds.
Texas has found its way into the bonus with 12:14 remaining in the 1st half. Let's see how all that FT practice has been working.
Bamba picks up his 2nd foul with 14:02 left in the 1H. D'oh.
La Tech is on the board with a FT, trailing Texas 7-1. Bulldogs already have 3 turnovers.
U16 timeout: Texas up 7-0. Roach with a great drive to the hoop. Dylan O got blocked by the rim on a dunk. Bamba misses two FTs.
Texas G Jacob Young goes into the starting lineup today instead of Eric Davis. Andrew Jones (fractured wrist) still out.
Here at Club Erwin for today's tilt vs. La. Tech. This crowd is straight-up embarrassing.
There are things that do belong in the paper and some things that do not. It was an incredible lesson for this young scribe. I have never forgotten that lesson of on/off the record.
One day, I wrote about how talked to his team about not talking trash about Arl. Martin before their big rivalry game. Oh my, I got ripped up one side and down the other. The lesson...
It's 1999. Peach gives me all-access. I mean, come to practice, talk to whoever you want. He didn't care. Until...
Stunned to hear about the death of longtime Arlington Lamar coach Eddy Peach. Vikings were my first beat at the DMN. He coached up RBs, sportswriters alike. Wow. RIP, coach.
Tom Herman seeks a "game-changer." Ingram expected to sign with Texas on Wednesday. twitter.com/hayden_h/statu…
Texas coach Tom Herman tracking new players as the current team prepares for Missouri hookem.com/football-news/…
Here in Moncrief, Texas coach Tom Herman says LB Malik Jefferson has a first-degree toe injury. He’s day-to-day. No word on if he’ll play in bowl.
This could be a minority opinion, but I’d be OK watching more games via Skycam.
Super late, but as 42 year-old outsider, I'd say @TexasFootball Defensive Mount Rushmore: Derrick Johnson (@superdj56), Tommy Nobis, Nathan Vasher & Jerry Gray. But I defer to @kbohls, @CedGolden & @BDavisAAS. Second team: @earl_thomas, Steve McMichael, Brian @rak98 & Huff/Jammer twitter.com/ATXANT10/statu…
Tommy Nobis, perhaps the best linebacker in Texas history, dies at age 74. Former lettermen, coaches recall the Longhorn legend via @BDavisAAS bit.ly/2ysWYcG https://t.co/ah0wIOma77
The NCAA has declared that S DeShon Elliott and P Michael Dickson are now unanimous All-Americans. UT has 22 unanimous AAs school history.
Tommy Nobis, perhaps the best linebacker in Texas history, dies at age 74. Former lettermen, coaches recall the Longhorn legend via @BDavisAAS bit.ly/2ysWYcG https://t.co/6YyhuJyBRM
RT @UTmikeperrin: Longhorn Nation, it’s been an honor to serve you. #HookEmForever 🤘 https://t.co/95zCPk32rm
RT @Official_MalikJ: Great legend Tommy Nobis, the leader of our linebacker group at #UT Rest In Peace, you’ve been a true inspiration. #H…
Former Texas coach David McWilliams on Tommy Nobis: "He hit a kid at Baylor, I don’t know how that poor boy got up."
DKR once thought about making Nobis a two-way player: "You gotta be crazy to have Nobis playing less than half the time." Made him a blocking guard inside the 20.
Longtime Texas SID Bill Little on Tommy Nobis: "There are few players that strike fear in opponents the way Nobis did in his time."
Tommy Nobis, perhaps the best linebacker in Texas history, dies at age 74 hookem.com/football-news/…
RT @TVEPAMY: #BREAKING We are sad to report that "Mr. Falcon", the great Tommy Nobis, has passed away at the age of 74. The 5-time Pro Bowl…
RT @SAC_Commish: In the spirit of Christmas holiday classic TV shows, pick our favorite. Sorry if I left any out, but these are my four fav…
Trey Haverty will be the safeties coach at SMU, by the way.
Haverty spent this season working alongside Texas DC Todd Orlando. twitter.com/TreyHaverty/st…
Michigan 59, Texas 52: The Force awakens within the Wolverines with 2nd-half surge hookem.com/mens-sports/me…
Shaka Smart on Eric Davis: "We need more from him. We flat-out do."
Shaka: "You’ve got to go take the game from Michigan by following your plan, and we just didn’t do that."
Dylan O on tonight's performance vs. Michigan: "As a collective unit, we’ve got to be a whole lot better than that."
At the buzzer: Michigan 59, Texas 52. Dylan O scores 17, but the Horns shoot 36.5 percent as Wolverines cruise. hookem.com/mens-sports/me…
After that Michigan bucket, everyone is heading toward their Millennium Falcons.
We don't have any TVs where we sit. Was that a legit call, Texas twitter?
Dylan O called for his 4th foul on an elbow clear out when he was essentially going 1-on-1. Officials now looking to see if it was flagrant.
Jacob Young with a quick steal and score and Texas is back within 7. 5:54 remaining. Can the fans coax a win out of this group tonight?
Here's all you need to know about what's happening here at Club Erwin. Rebounds: Michigan 35, Texas 22.
Texas ADs Mike Perrin and Chris Del Conte on the floor now for an ovation. CDC goes off high-fiving the cheerleaders.
Texas got within 4, and then Michigan hits three 3-pointers. Boom, boom, boom. Wolverines back on top 46-34.
Mo Bamba, a 6-foot-11 center, has taken 7 shots. Three have been 3-pointers.
Dylan O with a left corner 3, the same spot he drained a big one vs. VCU. Horns within 4.
Dylan O with another strong runner off the glass with an and-1. He's now got 10.
Dylan O opens the second half with a 3-pointer, and the Horns are within 9.
Halftime in Austin: Michigan with a 32-20 lead over Texas. Mo Bamba 3 pts, 1 of 5 shooting with 30 NBA scouts in the house. Horns 7 for 23 overall.
Jacob Young throws it up for Jericho Sims, who slams it down with authority. And now the fans come to life. Texas down by 6, though.
We're 16 minutes into this game and Mo Bamba has only 2 shots. Two shots. That's on Mo as much as anything else.
Well, that was sumthin. Michigan leads 10-6 with 9:23 left in 1H. Bamba isn't really trying to get open down low. Horns are 3 for 13. twitter.com/jwashington_II…
This game is Jar Jar Binks.
Michigan is on the board. It's 3-2. 15 minutes left in the 1H. Yes, I can do bucket-by-bucket tweets at this pace.
U16 timeout: Sloooow start tonight. Texas leads 2-0 as teams are 1 for 10 combined. U-M with 4 fouls already.
Star Wars night. Lightsabers for the students. https://t.co/fAKNWO2nyX
@CedGolden reports it was difficult to get into the Erwin Center tonight. Lots of people lined up outside, waiting to get in.
Very curious to see what new Texas AD Chris Del Conte thinks about the environment at Club Erwin as the season rolls along.
There are at least 30 NBA scouts on hand tonight to see Texas-Michigan. I'm guessing Mo Bamba is a draw. UT fans might want to come see him, too.
Texas G Eric Davis Jr. will be in the starting lineup tonight vs. Michigan for the injured Andrew Jones (fractured wrist). Tipoff at 8 p.m.
As Chris Del Conte takes over, how will Texas women's athletics be impacted? hookemplus.com/story/chris-de…
Tonight’s T-shirt giveaway at Club Erwin. https://t.co/7F5oX0kWCD
RT @Rickyprep: Iconic coach Andrew Jackson, LBJ football, has died. @statesman @AustinISD #centexpreps https://t.co/PZSjyT8Qyx
Dickson becomes Texas' first consensus All-America punter ever. Elliott is the first DB to earn that label since 2009.
Texas S DeShon Elliott and P Michael Dickson will now get their portraits hung in Moncrief. Both have reached consensus All-America status.
One of the best recruiters in the business. twitter.com/TimBrewster/st…
Texas guard Andrew Jones suffers fractured wrist, could be sidelined through December hookem.com/mens-sports/me…
Five key questions new AD Chris Del Conte faces at Texas. (Oh, and about A&M …) hookem.com/athletics/five…
Chris Del Conte makes emotional, impressive debut as Texas’ new athletic director hookem.com/athletics/chri…
Texas has about 3,000 tickets left for Tuesday’s game against Michigan. It’s Star Wars night, so come dressed accordingly.
Texas G Andrew Jones has a fractured wrist, per Shaka. Will be out several weeks.
Word is that Chris Del Conte is already referring to Texas President Greg Fenves as "El Jefe" -- the boss.
CDC on being ready for the Texas job: "If you’re not ready for those expectations and challenges, you should not be at this podium."
Del Conte on women's AD: "There is no changes. Chris Plonsky’s a star. I absolutely adore her. ... Who do you serve, you serve coaches and athletes. Period."
CDC: "I will say this. It's not about politics with me."
CDC asked if he felt he was prepared when he drove up today: "I sat in the box there and said a prayer. God help me."
CDC's first thought when Fenves started talking about the job: "I was floored. I was honored. Looked back where I came from. I was like, ‘Holy cow.’"
CDC on whether Texas will schedule A&M: "My man, I said no hard questions. I think we’ll look at that. I just got here."
CDC says DeLoss gave him a major piece of advice. Always think of the athletes. "Support them, they’re the heroes."
CDC: "Today, I get a phone call from Gary Patterson. He said, ‘I love you, but I hate you today.’"
CDC: "Be humble, be honest and serve others. To Longhorn Nation, I will serve you to the best of my abilities."
CDC: "The standard of intercollegiate athletics starts here. DeLoss laid that groundwork."
CDC with a call-out to Shaka Smart. Know this: Del Conte LOVES basketball.
CDC: "Someone asked why Texas? Why did Darrell Royal leave Washington to come here? Think about that."
 
 
 
 
 
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