Covers the Texas Longhorns for the Austin American-Statesman. That includes football, men's hoops. Pairing nouns with verbs since '98.
New Texas commit Quinn Ewers held 28 offers from schools like UT, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Alabama, per @CravenMike. “I don’t care about the rankings or anything like that. I can only go to one school.” hookem.com/story/20200525…
Texas has not landed a QB recruit ranked this high since Vince Young. Southlake Carroll's Quinn Ewers is the No. 1 overall recruit at all positions for 2022, per 247's rankings.
The nation's No. 1-ranked recruit for 2022 has committed to Texas. Southlake Carroll QB Quinn Ewers. twitter.com/QuinnEwers/sta…
This is not a typical sounding statement regarding Texas ex Mo Bamba. twitter.com/Magic_PR/statu…
Hickory making moves on the recruiting trail. twitter.com/davidubben/sta…
RT @johnehoover: Joe C: Wear a mask to OU games, or stay home. Full quote: #Sooners https://t.co/0yYLuMTdu2
RT @watsgirl4: Wow!!! @TexasFootball thank you for an amazing informative zoom call to your parents! We are extremely blessed to have our b…
Cowboys reveal AT&T Stadium policies for 2020 season, including mask requirements and seating ‘pods', per @calvinwatkins. dallasnews.com/sports/cowboys…
I love me some To Tell The Truth. Need Mike Tyson to be a permanent judge along with @anthonyanderson and Mama.
RT @CoachDaveAranda: Tommy McVay was a mentor to me during my time at Texas Tech. He was always smiling. He’s someone that was constantly u…
Heartbreaking news for everyone at Texas Tech. Tommy was the ultimate Red Raider. For him, Guns Up forever. twitter.com/aj_donwilliams…
NCAA cancels all Division I fall championships, which includes volleyball and soccer. So the only sport that can crown a champion now is FBS football. Still waiting to hear if we’ll even have a CFP.
Fall championships. Again, no edit button.
NCAA cancels all Division I championships, which includes volleyball and soccer. So the only sport that can crown a champion now is FBS football. Still waiting to hear if we’ll even have a CFP.
RT @JoeGoodmanJr: Alabama AD on Zoom call: "Our goal is to play this fall right now and we’ve adjusted a lot since March and we will contin…
One of the biggest outcomes of the Big 12's decisions Wednesday was it removed the cloud of doubt (whether you agreed or not). ACC could make similar move today. SEC? Oh, we know.
RT @MBakerTBTimes: Whoa. #FSU president John Thrasher says the ACC presidents are meeting at 4:30 today, and he thinks it will be the final…
Southland Conference cancels sports for the fall, hopes to play in the spring. Houston Baptist's game at Texas Tech (Sept. 12) will be played, though.
RT @jasondjarrett: Get your fresh @statesman sports content this a.m.: @BDavisAAS: bit.ly/31NaTeD and bit.ly/3fRhFVG @Ced…
Texas defensive lineman Marqez Bimage opts out of the 2020 football season over COVID concerns, per @aasdanny. hookem.com/texas-longhorn…
ICYMI: So why is it safe to play in the Big 12 but not in the Pac-12 or Big Ten? “Reasonable people can disagree on it.” hookem.com/story/20200812…
We're one month away from Texas football. Fair warning, it could be a long, grueling roller-coaster of emotion.
Fletcher's Original Corny Dogs will open a stand on Oct. 10 just for the Texas-OU crowd, per @BobBallouSports. I'm also hearing Texas State Fair looking at trying to do a mini-Midway.
 
Had to delete, repost and fix the date. Where's the damn edit button, Twitter?!
Fletchers Original Corny Dogs will open a stand on Oct. 12 just for the Texas-OU crowd, per @BobBallouSports. I'm also hearing Texas State Fair looking at trying to do a mini-Midway.
Game on: Big 12 moves forward with the season, lays out Texas’ new schedule for 2020. Today's full wrap-up. hookem.com/story/20200812…
Asked about being Texas' next prez, Jay Hartzell told me, "As a longtime Longhorn and graduate of the university, it’s something I never would have dreamed of. But at the same time. I’m happy to serve and do whatever the regents want me to do."
Interim Texas President Jay Hartzell tells me “knowing what we know today” he still feels good about fall sports. “I think we’re getting very good advice from physicians.” Said mental health, heart issues were all taken into consideration.
Texas AD Chris Del Conte confirms that UT will open the season Sept. 12 at home against UTEP on Campbell-Williams Field. texassports.com/news/2020/8/12…
READ: Texas coach Tom Herman, QB Sam Ehlinger, S Caden Sterns talk about Big 12 decision hookem.com/texas-longhorn…
QB Sam Ehlinger: "I know we’re all extremely grateful that the Big 12 has included a group of players representing every school to give their input and feedback and also allow us to hear what’s going into the decision-making process.”
Texas coach Tom Herman on the Big 12's decision: "I had been very hopeful that the Big 12 would come to this decision."
I cannot imagine what people at Ohio State, Michigan and USC are thinking right now.
Texas had QB Sam Ehlinger, S Caden Sterns both speak with the Big 12 about their concerns regarding a safe return to play, per source. Bowlsby met with at least 2 players per school.
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby simply not a fan of trying to play football in the spring. Said the idea never “made a lot of sense.”
Bowlsby on the outside noise pressuring them to shut down: "Reasonable people can disagree on it. The Pac-12 and the Big Ten are seeing much of the same information that we’re seeing."
Bowlsby said he envisions teams test players for COVID on “Sunday, Wednesday and Friday evening.”
Bowlsby asked about the CFP even though some teams are playing in the spring. “Yeah, well, may be playing in the spring.”
RT @AnwarRichardson: Big 12 commissioner said Bob Bowlsby said Nebraska did not reach out about playing Big 12 teams
Bowlsby: "If anybody is around that tells you they can accurately forecast what’s going to happen with the virus, they’re delusional."
Bowlsby declines to say how each Big 12 team voted. “It’s easy to say the board is comfortable where we are.”
Bowlsby: "Frankly we found what was golden 60 days ago is garbage today. We will find ourselves with bumpy spots during the fall, there isn’t any doubt about that."
Of each team's non-conference foe, Bowlsby says, "Those opponents will all be expected to adhere to Big 12 testing standards."
Bowlsby: "What we do know is testing is the best way to interest early after infection. We need to do a rigorous testing regimen. Positives have to be dealt with very carefully, and follow-up and return to play has to be carefully managed."
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby starts the league’s conference call. “It has been a wild couple of days.”
Interim Texas President Jay Hartzell named sole finalist by UT System Board of Regents. Thus, the "interim" tag will soon be dropped. Congrats, @JCHartzell, this pressure cooker is all yours.
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With new schedule, Texas opens Big 12 play Sept. 26 at Texas Tech, Oklahoma still Oct. 10 hookem.com/texas-longhorn…
Big 12 teams have committed to three COVID tests per week, according to Bowlsby. After positives, athletes tested for "EKG, troponin blood test, echocardiogram, and cardiac MRI."
RT @Big12Conference: 🚨 Fall sports update from @Big12Conference Commissioner Bob Bowlsby. ➡️ big12.us/2PMHtI0 https://t.co/rMR4XFgR…
This is another reason why Texas feels it can do athletics. Nobody will be on campus but athletes, mostly. twitter.com/statesman/stat…
Big 12 will have a conference call with media at 11 a.m.
Can confirm the Big 12 season is still a go at this point, per source. Schedule may be released tonight but more likely tomorrow given the time. This after listening to medical personnel tonight for 90 minutes.
You realize that @Eddie_Rado will never let us forget tonight, right? @CareyAMurdock might. Eddie? No.
Report: Big 12 presidents take no action toward canceling the season during Tuesday’s meeting hookem.com/story/20200811…
While we wait, check out this Cosmi takedown of Ossai toward the end from today's practice. Whoa. twitter.com/TexasFootball/…
Good nugget here from @drewdavison. Source told the Star-Telegram the Big 12 could release its league schedule tonight, something that would send a strong message. star-telegram.com/sports/college…
Something also sticks with me from my talk with A&M's Ross Bjork. He wasn't going to take easy way out or pass the buck. "It’s our job to make this happen in the safest environment possible.”
Big Ten, Pac-12 cancel football, fall sports as all eyes focus on Big 12, ACC, SEC. The Big 12 is meeting at this hour. hookem.com/story/20200811…
Huge wildcard in the Big 12 decision process. The OU president is relatively new. Texas' president still has the interim tag. Easily a mega-moment for both.
This is definitely a "we're still a go, for now" type of statement. twitter.com/SEC/status/129…
RT @CraigSmoak: "Do I think we can move forward safely and put our student-athletes in the best possible position? I do." - Baylor AD Mack…
Asked why the players can’t just sign a liability waiver, Arizona State AD Ray Anderson said, “We’re not driven by lawyers saying we’ll relieve you of liability. That’s not what floats the boat in this conference.”
Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott: “We cannot bubble our student athletes like pro sports can. … Enough questions have been raised that we didn’t feel comfortable moving forward.”
Now official. "The Pac-12 CEO Group voted unanimously to postpone all sport competitions through the end of the 2020 calendar year."
Ohio State AD Gene Smith on BTN: "We would have ultimately preferred to go to September 26 or October 1 for the start of the season. But the science came to us so fast. So we just had to move."
Geoff, I could give you a real answer but I don't want my mentions blown up right now. twitter.com/gkketch/status…
Hat tip to @BTNDaveRevsine.
B1G's Kevin Warren dodges a question on BTN whether the vote was unanimous. Nebraska was probably a Hell Yes We're Playing.
Note the last graf, with what appears to be slightly larger font. twitter.com/mitchsherman/s…
B1G's Kevin Warren says "there's too much uncertainty in our country" to have athletes participate in fall sports.
Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren on BTN: "The health, the safety, the wellness, both physical and mental of our student-athletes was going to be at the top of our list."
How come nobody's talking about non-conference basketball? Big Ten's statement doesn't address it, either. That has to be wiped out, too, I would think.
Big Ten makes it official. All fall sports have been postponed, per Big Ten Network.
Remember, gang. All of this is being decided by university presidents, not the ADs or coaches. Presidents are risk averse by nature.
They're literally watching Twitter and thinking, "OK, now we can leak our anonymous stuff." twitter.com/ChuckCarltonDM…
Big Ten now done. So Pac-12, you have permission to cancel as well. Will the ACC, SEC and Big 12 hang tough?
RT @BruceFeldmanCFB: BREAKING: The Big Ten presidents have voted to postpone the 2020 college football season with hopes of playing in the…
RT @osmattmurschel: FSU president John Thrasher: "Our governor is behind us, our coaches are behind us and our team is behind us so let’s g…
Also worth noting that Texas is practicing this morning in helmets, shoulder pads. Horns had a full day scheduled. Temp checks were around 6:30 a.m.
Texas A&M AD Ross Bjork on playing in 2020: ‘I believe there’s a pathway forward’ hookem.com/story/20200811…
A&M is also currently handling all COVID testing locally, Bjork said. All A&M students, faculty, staff can get tested. The SEC is working on a conference-wide deal with a third party for the season.
Will SEC play this season? Bjork: "I believe we will. I believe there’s a pathway forward that we’ve outlined. Is it going to be bumpy and rocky over the next few weeks, it probably will be. But we have a plan. We need to stick to it."
Had a great talk with Texas A&M AD Ross Bjork this a.m. Said that SEC ADs couldn't understand how weekend excitement suddenly gave way to worry. Virus/data hasn't changed. "We're staying the course."
RT @JohnBridges: Drama, regionalism and high-minded hypocrisy are built into the DNA of college football — but this is next level. https://…
RT @BruceFeldmanCFB: SOURCE: Pac-12 ADs and coaches met with Larry Scott tonight. League presidents are expected to vote Tuesday on whether…
Delay of games? Not yet: Big Ten drama triggers wild speculation, but Texas, others want to play hookem.com/story/20200810…
RT @brdispatch: OSU source says incoming president Kristina Johnson favors delaying, not canceling season. Would vote no on canceling. http…
Mountain West cancels football, per @Brett_McMurphy. That makes the second Group of 5 conference to go.
High-ranking Texas source tells me school administrators want to play this season. UT has spent big money on testing protocols, accepted smaller stadium capacity. They feel good about it.
SEC commissioner with his statement/thread. twitter.com/GregSankey/sta…
Does the Republican leader know he came out in support of unionized labor earlier? twitter.com/realDonaldTrum…
RT @BGShaneBuechele: #WeWantToPlay because we have full trust in our players, coaching staff and the plans implemented to keep us safe agai…
Frankly, I'll be surprised if possibly losing college football doesn't mobilize more elected officials.
RT @realDonaldTrump: The student-athletes have been working too hard for their season to be cancelled. #WeWantToPlay twitter.com/trevorlawrence…
 
 
 
 
 
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