Covers the Texas Longhorns for the Austin American-Statesman. That includes football, men's hoops. Pairing nouns with verbs since '98.
After two days of NCAA action, am I supposed to care that beer does/does not have corn syrup?
RT @josephcook89: FINAL | TCU comes back to defeat Texas in the ninth, 3-2. Kamron Fields takes the loss after Adam Oviedo is called out on…
Hey, Texas DID make the NCAAs after all. twitter.com/DaveFoster17/s…
Ellis is safe in Fort Worth.
Final in Eugene: Indiana 69, Texas 65. Third-quarter turnovers, late errors help Hoosiers get past Karen Aston's Longhorns in NCAAs. UT finishes 23-10, per @Rickyprep. hookem.com/2019/03/22/ind…
RT @sehlinger3: Just arrived to the Austin airport after a fantastic vacation, but the amount of Texas A&M advertising efforts (around the…
Texas F Jaxson Hayes has a bone bruise in his injured left knee, per UT. No structural damage, full recovery expected. However, Horns do not say whether he'll return for any NIT games.
For those who thought Wake Forest might open and Shaka Smart might leave Texas, that option is now off the table. Wake also has new AD John Currie starting soon. twitter.com/demondeacons/s…
Kansas and Baylor took care of business today. Friday brings a big day for the Big 12 in the NCAAs.
The "Boss Button" takes me to a Google Slides presentation. Creative. Not terrible.
I imagine this is how the Big Fella rolls though PetSmart. twitter.com/abc/status/110…
Kudos to eagle-eyed Texas fan @allisonvbrown for noticing that Texas put Prince William and Kate in the new south end zone drawing. Knowing this, I’m now looking for Pippa. https://t.co/s9PmgOE2gl
Texas will play Xavier at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Erwin Center in the second round of the NIT. Tickets again are $12 or $14. Game on ESPN.
Texas-Xavier to meet in NIT’s second round at Erwin Center. First meeting since 2004 NCAA Sweet 16 game where Rick Barnes got ejected. hookem.com/2019/03/20/tex…
In the NIT, No. 8 seed Norfolk State just upset No. 1 Alabama. That means No. 2 Texas will likely now host the region final, should Horns advance. Admit it, you are PUMPED!
It’s now official. Texas will face Xavier in the second round of the NIT. Still awaiting date, time, ticket info, etc.
Xavier leads Toledo by 17 as they head down the stretch. If you’re interested.
Texas releases new artist renderings showing more about Royal-Memorial Stadium expansion hookem.com/2019/03/20/tex…
Digging through records, Texas' 1986 NIT games were on the road, as was the 2013 CBI loss. Last night's 1,739 may be the smallest attendance for Texas hoops ever at the Erwin Center. Opened Nov. 1977.
Texas had 19-point lead against South Dakota State. With this group, it was just another hold-my-beer moment in the NIT opener. hookem.com/story/texas-79…
Texas 79, South Dakota State 73: Few saw it, but Horns hold tight to win NIT opener hookem.com/story/texas-79…
Dylan O on Texas' mindset: "As long as we’re going to continue playing basketball, we might as well keep winning games and try to make a run."
Shaka: "For me, I’ve got pride. You can check my guts. I’m going to work my butt off, man. I’m going to do what I feel like is the best thing for our team. … My overwhelming feeling is I don’t want the season to end."
Shaka doesn't want to get into any question about the attendance. "We can’t control other things that are not under our power. We have to focus on us."
Shaka: “The biggest thing I saw out of Dylan was a complete what we call approach-goal-mindset as opposed to playing not to make a mistake or keep something bad from happening.”
Tonight's official attendance is 1,739.
At the buzzer: Texas 79, South Dakota State 73. Horns blow a 19-point lead, but Dylan Osetkowski saves the NIT opener with a career-high 26 points hookem.com/2019/03/19/buz…
Horns are going to hang on here. I think. Texas closing the door via free throws.
Texas leads by 2. Final minute.
U4: After SDSU took the 3-point lead, the Jackrabbits have not scored in four-plus minutes. Problem is, Texas can't pull away. Horns lead 70-67. Dylan O two shy of tying career-high 25.
Daum racking up fouls and turnovers against Dylan O. Horns cling to 70-67 lead with 5:02 left. Fans furious about the carry turnover call against Ramey.
Dylan O is all over it. Two steals in the open court. The first results in a foul. The second ends with a dunk. Texas now up 3.
If you didn't watch Texas play at all this season, and all you saw was this game against South Dakota State, this represents the last five months to a block-T.
SDSU 65, Texas 64. The Horns' 19-point lead is officially gone. 8:32 remaining.
SDSU's Mike Daum now has his 54th career double-double, and it doesn't feel like he's impacted this game all that much. Yet.
OMG. Skyler Flatten. Just a one-handed, in-your-face flush.
U11: Well, we've got a ballgame. SDSU's Mike Daum is 6-for-14. He's got 15 and averages 25. Texas up 61-57. Closing the door this season has been, um, tough.
Texas has 14 3-pointers tonight. The school record is 18 set against K-State way back in 1997.
U15: Despite Dylan O's offensive barrage, SDSU hanging tough. Dentlinger just got an and-1 bucket. Jackrabbits are 7-for-10 this half. Horns need more from everybody. 6-pt game.
SDSU's Alex Arians ran into his own teammate and suffers what looks like an arm injury. Needs to be helped off the floor.
Dylan O is just on fire. He's 7-for-9 shooting and has a game-high 19 points. Texas leads 52-42.
You don't get contact when bombing 3s, which by the way is not your strength. twitter.com/UT_Mangler/sta…
Halftime in Austin: In a game against the nation's 2nd-best 3-point shooting team, Texas is the one bombing away with 10 triples. Horns once led by 19. Now, UT up 43-35 on South Dakota St.
Mitrou-Long and Ramey both hit 3s, and Texas has some breathing room with a 40-31 lead. Horns now 10-for-21 from downtown.
Texas missed nine straight shots before Febres hits a 3 from the left corner. Texas now back up by six.
The fans sitting behind me start up a "Let's go, Rabbits!" cheer. As someone from Forney, I haven't heard that in, like, decades.
Texas once had a 19-point lead. It's now down to four. And that's even with SDSU's superman scoring machine Mike Daum having only one bucket. Gulp. That's a 12-0 run.
Texas' lead is now back under 10.
U8: South Dakota State slowly gaining confidence, but Texas still leads 31-18. SDSU radio guy tells his listeners back home it's a "mostly empty Erwin Center."
Hey, Gerald Liddell with a terrific rebound and bucket. The freshman hasn't gotten much playing time at all this year.
Ramey having no problem with the longer 3-point line. He's launched some from the parking lot this year.
U12: Texas settling in after a wicked-hot start, still lead 24-8. Horns now shooting 69.2 percent for the game. Keep that up and another NIT game awaits.
U15: Dylan O, Roach, Ramey and even Hepa have all hit 3s. Texas is 6-for-7 from downtown thus far. Daum is just 0-for-2 shooting thus far. SDSU coach keeping it cool on his bench.
After falling behind 19-0, South Dakota State is on the board. Texas' lead is now 17 points.
Snubbed-Gate is still causing Havoc in my mentions. twitter.com/kbohls/status/…
Horns come out smoking hot. Start the game 4-for-4 from 3-point range and lead 14-0. Jackrabbits look nervous, already calling timeout.
And I see Kris Clack. I heard A.J. Abrams was here somewhere.
Texas greats T.J. Ford, Brian Boddicker among those sitting courtside tonight.
Live from Club Erwin: Texas about to clash with South Dakota State in the NIT opener. Mike Daum is one of the top-10 scorers ever. Jaxson Hayes out for Horns. Sims will start. https://t.co/pNc72viLIM
Look, we had a great time throwing beads off a balcony on Bourbon Street. Man, hell of a night. Tonight, the bill comes due. https://t.co/VF0PC4kzNT
Jaxson Hayes comes out to the floor on crutches.
I'll take T.J., LaMarcus, Rencher, A.J. and Kris Clack. twitter.com/BradKellner/st…
As of this morning, there were less than 1,500 tickets sold for Texas-South Dakota State in the NIT. Baseball should draw more tonight for No. 11 Arkansas.
Texas WR Bru McCoy now waiting on his waiver. twitter.com/Manny_Navarro/…
Hate to say it, but the NCAA deserves the crap it will get from athletes for this ad. It's nowhere near this easy. twitter.com/NCAA/status/11…
RT @AJ_DonWilliams: New #TexasTech coach Matt Wells has indefinitely suspended four players, three of them starters. https://t.co/uk…
Texas' Jaxson Hayes projected to go 9th overall. And that's before the NBA scouting combine. twitter.com/espn/status/11…
RT @OccupyLF: Former Texas Baseball player, Matt Simpson, needs help from the Texas Baseball community as he and his family fight cancer.…
Wait, so ESPN accidentally leaked the women's bracket and then said screw it and started their TV show, hours before teams all over the country were scheduled to watch??
Based on what appears to be an ESPN error, the NCAA Women's bracket was revealed. No. 7 Texas is scheduled to meet No. 10 Indiana in Eugene, Ore., in the first round.
Six particularly stinging losses that kept Texas out of the NCAA Tournament hookem.com/story/six-part…
NCAAs was ‘a long shot’ but Texas now turns the page to NIT, South Dakota State hookem.com/story/ncaas-lo…
Knee injury will sideline Texas freshman Jaxson Hayes for NIT games. Now, big man must decide whether to go pro or return for sophomore season hookem.com/story/knee-inj…
Shaka says that Texas F Jaxson Hayes (knee) will likely not play again this season. So is he going pro? "That’s up to him and his family. He has as good of a support system, in terms of family, as I’ve ever seen."
Texas F Jaxson Hayes had a MRI on his knee and will need further evaluation. He will not play Tuesday.
Fans can purchase NIT tickets for the Texas-South Dakota State game online. Prices are $12 or $14. Only the lower bowl will be open.
Texas will host South Dakota State in the first round of the NIT.
Rick Barnes made the NCAAs 16 times in 17 seasons at Texas. Shaka Smart has now made it twice in four seasons.
Absent-mindlessly use the wrong word, you get killed on Twitter. Delete it, you get killed, too. It’s sort of a no-win platform with the mob. twitter.com/itstheboyd/sta…
My prediction: Texas will host UTA or Sam Houston in the first round of the NIT. Probably Tuesday, would be my guess.
Bypassed? I mean, whatever word you like.
Texas snubbed by NCAA Tournament selection committee; NIT awaits hookem.com/2019/03/17/tex…
Still waiting on Texas Tech and Baylor. TCU?
Oklahoma gets in as a No. 9 seed.
Selection Sunday is underway on CBS.
Texas wins its first Big 12 series of the year over Texas Tech. twitter.com/bevobeat/statu…
Pac-12 championship game starts, and the Mrs. just blurts out, "I'm not listening to Bill Walton!" LOL
Offense unaccounted for as Texas suffers its first blemish in Big 12 play vs. Texas Tech, per ⁦@aasdanny⁩. hookem.com/story/offense-…
I take back everything I’ve ever said negative about Big 12 basketball officiating. That’s after watching two SEC games today.
RT @GCTigerTracker: Tiger confirms plans to play WGC in Austin for his last start before Masters. “I’m guaranteed to play three rounds in a…
The adults over in the administration building have stepped in, apparently. twitter.com/bradleybraves/…
SEC officials do not believe in overtime, apparently.
Look at Don Evans just strolling into the arena with Rick Barnes. https://t.co/av4SgwA1pc
Question in my email this morning: Why can't CDC just hit up big donors for $13mm? Remember, he just got 8 to give $10mm each for new DKR expansion. The big dogs have limits, too.
Checking brackets this morning, both ESPN (Lunardi) and CBS (Palm) have Texas out of the NCAAs.
If any Power 5 school did what Bradley is doing here, they’d be the laughingstock of college athletics and embarrassed on ESPN. pjstar.com/sports/2019031…
 
 
 
 
 
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