• Oliver to forego senior season

    Texas wide receiver Jake Oliver announced Monday night that he will forego his senior season in favor of a job opportunity. The redshirt junior will hang up his pads after a productive 2016 season on the gridiron.

    “I’ve enjoyed every moment of being on this team and will cherish that for the rest of my life,” Oliver said in an issued statement. “Even though I’m going to miss football, I’m really excited to take on a new challenge. I talked with Coach (Tom) Herman and appreciate his support and understanding.”


    Oliver caught 33 passes for 358 yards last season, ranking second on the Longhorns in receptions. He signed with Texas in February 2012 during the Mack Brown era and was redshirted for the 2013 season, his first year on campus. The communications major graduates this May, planning to use his degree in his future profession.

    “I feel so fortunate to have already earned my degree from one of the best universities in the nation, The University of Texas,” Oliver said. “It’s helped me already have a job in hand, and I’m ready to start that next chapter. In the last four years I’ve grown so much, met so many people, and I’ve built friendships with that will last a lifetime.”

  • Longhorns in the NBA

    As the All-Star break quickly approaches, several former Texas players are helping their teams battle for leverage in the playoff picture. 

    Kevin Durant

    Durant has fit perfectly into his new role on the Warriors. He’s averaging 25.8 points, 8.4 rebounds and nearly five assists per game over the 2016 – 2017 season.

    In the past week, Durant helped the Warriors to two victories, including a 26-point effort against the Los Angeles Clippers in a 133-120 win. 

    Lamarcus Aldridge

    The San Antonio Spurs big man has been a big reason for the team’s second-place standing in the Western Conference. In his second year in San Antonio, the former Longhorn is averaging 17.5 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.

    After missing a game due to a knee injury, Aldridge returned to the starting lineup against the Denver Nuggets on Saturday, recording 12 points in a 121-97 victory.

    Myles Turner 

    The Indiana Pacers center has risen to the challenge in the starting lineup this season, averaging 15.6 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. Turner is also third in the NBA in blocks per game, averaging 2.2.

    Turner was recently named to the NBA Rising Stars Challenge.