Covers the Texas Longhorns for the Austin American-Statesman. That includes football, men's hoops. Pairing nouns with verbs since '98.
Went to one of those only-in-Austin places for dinner tonight that serves cuisine, not food. Place had “fish head.” Waiter said it’s a finger food. Mrs. and I now going for pizza.
Texas just sent out an update. F Kamaka Hepa (ankle) has indeed been ruled out vs. LSU.
Men’s preview: Texas vs. LSU. Horns 3-0 in home games in Big 12/SEC Challenge. Two UT injuries will hamper frontcourt depth, too. hookem.com/2020/01/24/men…
To clarify, Hepa is questionable for LSU.
Shaka says F Gerald Liddell is now sidelined with a back injury. He’s had a MRI and going to see a specialist. Also, F Kamaka Hepa will also miss LSU game with ankle issue.
A dozen Texas exes to return to UFCU Disch-Falk Field for Horns alumni baseball game, per @aasdanny. hookem.com/2020/01/23/doz…
Texas hoops target Greg Brown of Vandegrift named a McDonald's All-American today. Still listed as "Undecided" for his commitment.
Either that, or we need to find out if there's a FBS-level team in Tahiti. twitter.com/AnwarRichardso…
With today's additions, Texas' football scheduling is complete through the 2024 season. One slot still open in 2025. And 2026 also full.
Texas also announces that it will play La.-Monroe in 2022. Wyoming has also been added for 2023.
Texas-Texas State scheduled to meet in rare non-conference game in 2026 hookem.com/2020/01/23/tex…
Texas and Texas State have reached an agreement to play in 2026, per two sources. UT also playing Ohio State, UT-San Antonio in non-conference that year.
Trudy’s, an Austin Tex-Mex staple since 1977, has filed for bankruptcy protection, per @LoriCHawkins. statesman.com/business/20200…
🎙On Second Thought: Longhorns beat writer @BDavisAAS joins @cedgolden & @kbohls to talk Shaka Smart and Cat Osterman 🎧 atxne.ws/2vi25kf
And to think Gentry called timeout just to get Zion out of the game!
RT @SilvioDeSousa5: I’m sorry for my actions last night, please read this: https://t.co/cmkEO0I5Ax
I guess I'll just watch 9-1-1 Lone Star instead.
Streaming update. I have YouTube TV and pay the $4.99 extra for ESPN+. That said, I still cannot stream/watch a hoops game on Longhorn Network. As a consumer, this seems ridiculous.
I’m booking my fall football hotel travel today. Should I include Arlington? Yea or nay?
 
Texas playing UCLA again?
This morning, Kansas coach Bill Self says Jayhawks have seen multiple angles of post-game fight. School officials still communicating with league office about penalties.
On Big 12 call, Shaka says he went recruiting Tuesday. “But there was some communication (with players) and the message is every one of us needs to be better.”
Texas football had its first offseason workout this morning. The 2020 season is officially underway.
Roger usually let’s me jack with the weather graphics. Let’s see what chaos Anwar created. twitter.com/rwallacekxan/s…
Just a stunning image from Allen Fieldhouse tonight. https://t.co/edwYMlG0Tn
RT @jessenewell: Bill Self says, "I know we were in the wrong" in terms of the KU-KSU melee. "That was an embarrassment in our part for the…
RT @Kyle__Boone: FIGHT IN KANSAS-KANSAS STATE GAME. https://t.co/x14JnBItKk
Kansas and K-State appear to be getting along well tonight.
Bohls: Is Texas' Shaka Smart era nearing an end? statesman.com/sports/2020012…
Don’t know why it took so long, but credit Texas for finally catching up and honoring some of their best women’s athletes in basketball, now softball. Seems like the new Hall of Fame sparked action.
Here’s something long overdue. Cat Osterman’s jersey to be officially retired by Texas, per @aasdanny. hookem.com/2020/01/21/eli… via @bevobeat
For clarity, I've done the math again. Shaka Smart's buyout is indeed $10.5 million for the final three years of his contract. The $100k escalator clauses push it into eight figures.
Even Dick Vitale drops an elbow from the top rope on Texas. twitter.com/DickieV/status…
No. 14 West Virginia 97, Texas 59: Humiliating loss a turning point for Shaka Smart, Horns hookem.com/story/no-14-we…
Coleman has been a part of big losses and a win here in Morgantown. Why the extremes? "It’s a new year, new team and we just got our ass handed to us tonight."
Texas G Matt Coleman: "Just embarrassing. Sick. I don’t want to get into details, but it’s embarrassing. We just got out-worked, out-played, out-fought. Everything. just embarrassing. Just sick to see. I gotta take ownership on my end."
WVU coach Bob Huggins: "It’s not Shaka. Shaka’s a good coach. It’s not that. We made shots, and we’re coming off being embarrassed."
Shaka said he did calm Kai Jones down during a huddle. "I actually told him, ‘I like your emotion.’ We need more of that on the floor." Febres also said Coleman called him out, too.
Shaka: "Obviously, I gotta do a better job having our guys ready to stand up to them in a game like tonight. Regardless of where the game is or the opponent, from our side, that starts with us."
More from Febres: "At the end of the day, you just have to fight and we didn’t do that. It doesn’t matter if Matt and I had high scoring games. We got our ass kicked. "
Texas G Jase Febres: "We got our ass kicked, to sum it up."
WVU players lift walk-on Spencer Macke on their shoulders and carry him off the court for burying a 3-pointer late.
Final box score tonight for the meltdown in Morgantown. https://t.co/ZkqiatZBch
Final in Morgantown: No. 14 WVU 97, Texas 59. Horns suffer their biggest loss as a Big 12 school, biggest loss in Shaka's 5 seasons. This changes the dynamics going forward.
U4: Final media timeout. WVU now leads 89-51.
Just FYI, the largest defeat in Texas basketball history is 50 points by UCLA on Dec. 29, 1971.
I'm busy digging through the record book. If something big happens, please notify me. WVU leads 81-40. 7:43 left.
In Shaka's five seasons, the biggest margin of defeat was 35 points. Tonight, the winning team leads by 39 at the moment. Both opponents? West Virginia. In Morgantown.
U12: WVU 73, Texas 34. And to think I've got a C boarding pass tomorrow, too.
Texas F Jericho Sims gets his 5th foul with 14:04 remaining. Early exit for him. WVU up 60-28.
At this point, Texas' primary goal should be to run out the clock and nobody get hurt.
Hey, when are they restarting that series vs. Texas A&M? twitter.com/DMcComasOB/sta…
Sims picks up his 4th foul with 16:15 left.
Texas' first-half box. Previous tweet was WVU's box. https://t.co/iAZBq2VeKM
Check that. That's WVU's box. Hell, even I'm all out of sorts.
You sort of have to see this for yourself. Texas' first-half box. https://t.co/eVV650xDNt
And some WVU fan just hit a shot to get free Papa John's pizza for a year.
Halftime (thankfully) in Morgantown: WVU ends half on a 30-7 run. Horns had 2 FGs in the final 12:39. 16 (!!!) fouls by the visitors, 12 turnovers. 'Eers lead it 45-20.
 
always thought it was 'Neers. Is it 'Eers?
 
Same thing. Even shorter.
Halftime (thankfully) in Morgantown: WVU ends half on a 30-5 run. Horns had 2 FGs in the final 12:39. 16 (!!!) fouls by the visitors, 12 turnovers. 'Eers lead it 45-20.
That looked like two travel violations. They let the first one go. twitter.com/JimVertuno/sta…
This is disgusting. WVU now on a 28-2 run, getting every loose ball, getting everything.
Coleman, Sims, Hepa and Hamm all have 3 fouls now. 2:41 left in 1H.
That's 14 Texas fouls in just over 16 minutes.
U4: WVU 35, Texas 15. Horns are 6-for-20 FGs. They've got 9 turnovers, 13 fouls. Did I mention the pizza roll was somewhat so-so?
Make it a 20-2 run and now clocking 8+ minutes between FGs. twitter.com/BDavisAAS/stat…
I don't have Texas with a FG in 7+ minutes. WVU on a 17-2 run at the moment.
It's a 14-2 run right now for West Virginia.
U8: Texas picks up its 10th foul with 7:59. WVU living up to its statistical rep with offensive rebounds. 5 so far. Still, Horns down just 8 despite going 6-for-16 FGs.
WVU on a 6-0 run and Shaka smartly calls timeout. Horns have 9 team fouls. Kai missed a corner 3, then WVU missed, got its own board, scored. 'Eers up 21-13.
U12: Fouls are becoming a problem. Coleman already has 2. Now Sims has 2 with 11:29 left in 1H. Texas with 7 total.
Coleman, Hepa, Febres all sink 3s and Texas is right back in it. WVU leads by 2.
Me: *Sees the comments on Twitter and goes to check who in the world are these TV announcers tonight*
U16: Not the best start. Horns are 2-for-8 FG having missed a couple at the rim. 'Eers going at Hepa on defense. WVU up 8-4.
It's early, but I've found 13,000 who are more quiet than a Texas home crowd.
Live in Morgantown: Texas vs. No. 14 West Virginia about to get going. Both teams coming off tough losses. Regular lineup for Horns. Building is 95% full. Game on ESPNU.
Aron has the best description of this. As he said, an open-ended Hot Pocket.
I have no idea if this is possible for the Sodexho/1883 folks at Club Erwin. But take one concession stand each game (only one) and serve just crazy stuff. Every game is different + a surprise.
Well, crap, now I see WVU also offers the "Mac N Cheese Hot Dog." It looks every bit as glorious as you can imagine.
 
The perfect side item for a pizza cone.
 
Chicago, see what I miss when I stay home! Sigh. *Sad trombone* Colbert's next.
Trying something new tonight at WVU Coliseum. The pizza cone. https://t.co/T6dFf1I6fE
Baylor’s Dave Aranda takes over with lots of state, Big 12 ties, per @suzhalliburton. statesman.com/sports/2020012…
Landed in Pittsburgh. Is it ever warm here?
If you’ve been cut by anybody at any time in your athletic career, watch and listen to Raheem Mostert. twitter.com/bleacherreport…
Men’s preview: Texas at No. 12 West Virginia. Coleman on Monday's game: “It should be a sense of urgency.” hookem.com/2020/01/19/men…
Why is my timeline jam packed with people talking about black Texas uniforms? It's not happening.
No. 6 Kansas 66, Texas 57: Jayhawks take control late in yet another win over Longhorns hookem.com/story/no-6-kan…
Texas coach Shaka Smart: "The thoughts of our whole program are with the fan, not sure what happened, but whatever episode that it was. But we’re thinking of her."
Texas G Courtney Ramey: "I don’t think we lack any confidence. They just made more plays than us."
Kansas coach Bill Self on Jericho Sims: "I think he’s the best athlete in our league."
Texas was 1-for-9 from 3 in the second half.
Final in Austin: No. 6 Kansas 66, Texas 57. Great chess match, but KU's perimeter defense shuts Horns down. KU's Dotson 21. UT's Sims 20. Horns now 2-3, at WVU on Monday.
The exit aisles look like MoPac at 5 p.m. on a Friday.
Ramey misses a corner 3, and that might be it. Texas now into fouling mode with KU in the bonus. 39.4 left and KU up by 5.
Kansas is simply not going to give up an open 3-point look. Terrific perimeter defense down the stretch. AJ1 to the line for a 1-and-1. Texas down 5.
Now we have a pause in the action because the clock above the Texas basket has gone off. Officials scrambling.
RT @CravenMike: On TV it looked like he was inside the circle. Right call.
We sit so far away from the action, and there are no TVs for replay. So not sure. twitter.com/KyleK21/status…
 
 
 
 
 
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