• Texas basketball announces non-conference schedule

    The Longhorns officially finalized their non-conference schedule for the 2016-2017 season, the team announced Thursday.

    There will be no foreign travel to begin the season, like last season’s trips to China and Bahamas in November. Instead, the Texas will begin its season at home against Incarnate Word University on Nov. 11.

    The Longhorns will then play Louisiana Monroe and Eastern Washington at the Erwin Center as part of the Legends Classic Regional Round. They will travel to Brooklyn to play in the Legends Classic Championship.

    Texas ends November with a matchup against in-state opponent UT-Arlington at the Erwin Center. December is highlighted by a home matchup with Alabama on Dec. 2 and a road game against Michigan on Dec. 6. Texas will also play a neutral-site game against Arkansas at the Toyota Center in Houston on Dec. 17. The rest of December features home games against UAB, Kent State and Long Beach State.

    The Longhorns will have one final non-conference game in January against Georgia as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge.

  • Ryan Newsome to transfer from Texas

    Sophomore wide receiver Ryan Newsome announced on Twitter Sunday that he plans to transfer from the University.

    “This is a decision that has been on my heart for a while now,” Newsome said in his statement. “I’ve realized that it is only necessary for my career going forward.”

    Newsome’s departure comes after the team added two top receiving prospects in freshmen Collin Johnson and Devin Duvernay. The competition for playing time at the position is expected to be deep in training camp.

    “My time here has been short lived,” Newsome said. “But I will never the friends and relationships that I’ve built here that will last a lifetime.”

    Newsome played in five games and recorded five receptions as a freshman. He also contributed on special teams, returning six kicks for an average of 18.3 yards.

    He has yet to announce his transfer-destination.

  • Appeals court won't revisit Kearney case

    The Austin 3rd court of appeals struck down the University of Texas’ motion to throw out a lawsuit filed by former Longhorns track and field coach Bev Kearney, according to the Austin-American Statesman.

    Kearney filed the $1 million lawsuit against the University in November 2013 after she resigned from the athletics department. She left her position in January of that year after being informed that her contract would be terminated for having an inappropriate relationship with a student athlete in 2002.

    Kearney is alleging that the University treated her unfairly with the dismissal. She believes she was punished differently than other University employees who had relationships with students.

    Texas must now appeal to the Texas Supreme Court if it hopes the lawsuit be tossed out.

    Kearney led Texas to six national titles during her tenure from 1993-2013.