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Past articles by Chris:

Texas hires Pitt’s Brennan Marion as new receivers coach

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Steve Sarkisian’s completed his coaching staff with the addition of Brennan Marion as the Longhorns’ new receivers coach and passing game coordinator. “I’m so excited for this opportunity and can’t wait to get started,” Marion said in a statement released by UT. “Coach Sark is as big time of an offensive coach […] → Read More

Quinn Ewers to transfer to Texas

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Quinn Ewers is once again committed to Texas. The former Ohio State quarterback made the announcement on his twitter account Sunday night. Ewers, who was the top-ranked recruit in the class of 2022 out of Southlake Carroll in the DFW area, reclassified to the 2021 class and graduated early so he could […] → Read More

Austin FC downs Real Salt Lake behind Dominguez’s two-goal effort

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin FC jumped out to an early lead against Real Salt Lake and held on for a 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake on Saturday afternoon. Cecilio Dominguez had a brace, scoring both goals for Austin. The first came in the 17th minute when he netted a rebound from a saved shot […] → Read More

Sarkisian relishing second chance after fall from grace at USC

Steve Sarkisian’s earned a second chance. He knows it, and he doesn’t take it for granted. → Read More

Sam Ehlinger injures knee in final preseason game scare

The sixth-round draft pick left Saturday’s preseason game with a knee injury. → Read More

McCallum opens season with 14-13 win over Anderson in Taco Shack Bowl

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A bad snap on a point after attempt proved to be the difference in McCallum snapping its two-game losing streak to Anderson in Thursday’s season-opening cross-town rivalry. With the game tied at 7-7 in the third quarter quarter and facing fourth down, Anderson running back Colin Page took the snap out of […] → Read More

QB battle still playing out, no starter named heading into game week

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Steve Sarkisian’s now seen his team practice through all of spring and nearly an entire training camp, but it still hasn’t been enough to name a starter at quarterback. “No, I have not named one,” Sarkisian said on Thursday. The battle between Casey Thompson and Hudson Card has been going since Sam […] → Read More

Austin dominates Portland in rematch that follows familiar script

Austin FC exploded for three goals in the first half against Portland to cruise to a 3-1 win and snap a three-game losing streak. → Read More

Austin Bold FC consider move citing attendance problems after Austin FC’s success

"The Austin Bold FC are exploring several options - including staying in Austin," the club announced in a statement released on Twitter on Thursday. → Read More

How Texas coach Chris Beard plans to turn Longhorns talent into a title contender

Chris Beard’s only been on the job at Texas for four months, but he’s already transformed the program into his image. → Read More

Olympic results: Texans dominate on the track Sunday

It was a redemption story for Keni Harrison early Monday morning in Tokyo. → Read More

Friend or foe? Texas A&M students react to Texas joining the SEC

On Thursday, the SEC unanimously voted to invite both the University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma to the conference, effective July 1, 2025. → Read More

Texas, Oklahoma expecting official SEC invite, school presidents to vote Thursday

Just two days after asking for an invitation into the SEC, Texas and Oklahoma are expecting a quick response from their neighbors to the east. → Read More

Report: Pelicans’ center Jaxson Hayes, former Longhorn, arrested following police altercation

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KXAN) — Former Longhorn and current New Orelans Pelican Jaxson Hayes was arrested and hospitalized and is expected to be booked on felony battery against a police officer, according to TMZ. Hayes, who played just one season for Texas during the 2018-19 school year, apparently tried to prevent police from entering an […] → Read More

Texas, Oklahoma inform Big 12 of plans to exit, opening door for negotiations with SEC

The University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma took the first step in severing ties with the Big 12 Monday, telling the league they don't intend to extend their grant-of-rights agreements with the league beyond 2025. → Read More

ALL ABOARD! Ivan Melendez, the Hispanic Titanic, returning for junior season

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Another key piece of the Longhorns’ run to the College World Series will be back next year. On Wednesday, Ivan Melendez announced on Twitter that he’ll return for his junior season. In the tweet, Melendez thanked the Miami Marlins, who drafted him 479th overall in the 16th round, before announcing his return […] → Read More

Texas Longhorns picked third in Big 12 preseason poll behind Oklahoma, Iowa State

The Longhorns are picked to finish third in the league in Steve Sarkisian's first season at Texas. → Read More

Oklahoma, Iowa State dominate preseason All-Big 12 teams, two Longhorns earn accolades

AUSTIN (KXAN) — If there’s any question as to who the preseason favorites are in the Big 12, Wednesday’s release of the preseason All-conference team should erase any doubt that it’s Iowa State and Oklahoma. Both the Sooners and Cyclones have eight players on the All-Big 12 offensive and defensive teams – more than any […] → Read More

Texas survives rain delay, Mississippi St. to play for College World Series finals spot

Texas is now one win away from reaching the championship series after beating Mississippi State 8-5 in a game that started Friday night and ended early Saturday morning thanks to a two-and-a-half hour weather delay. → Read More

How to watch: Texas baseball hoping to extend stay in Omaha with win against Virginia

The Longhorns are hoping to replicate the offensive performance they had against Tennessee after a dismal showing against Mississippi State. → Read More