• Cox, Smith earn individual honors amongst team success

    After a hot start to the season, including wins over ranked teams in Georgia and Auburn, two individual members of the men’s and women’s swims team have been recognized for their performances. Seniors Clark Smith and Madisyn Cox were both named National Swimmers of the Week.

    Smith, the son of former Longhorn and U.S. Olympic swimmer Tori Trees and former NCAA champion and Texas alumnus John Smith, won the award for the second time. Cox earned her fourth career Swimmer of the Week honor.

    Cox’s effort against Georgia contributed greatly to a historic upset, shattering the Bulldogs’ 103-meet win streak at home. Cox and the Longhorns handed Georgia its first home loss since 1995. The Lubbock native won the 200-yard freestyle, the 200-yard breaststroke and the 200-yard IM while also being a key member of the meet-opening 200-yard medley relay team.

    Smith contributed to the team win with victories in the 1,000-yard freestyle, in which he owns the American record, and in the 500-yard freestyle, an event he triumphed in at the 2015 NCAA Championship.

    Smith, Cox and the Longhorn men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams resume dual-meet competition on Jan. 27 when they host Arizona for a two-day dual meet.

  • Young pleads no contest, sentenced to probation

    Former Texas quarterback Vince Young pleaded no contest and was sentenced to 18 months probation on Thursday. The Travis County court also issued the Texas legend a $300 fine and 60 months of community service for his DWI arrest on Jan. 24, 2016.

    Young must also complete a drunk driving class, and he has a breathalyzer in his car that won't start the ignition if it detects alcohol on his breath.

    The incident nearly one year ago occurred when Young was pulled over on the I-35 service road. He said he had “three or four beers,” but his blood-alcohol level came out to be 0.15 — more than two times the legal limit.

    Young is still employed by the university, where he works in the development office. He also works for Longhorn Network and can be seen on the channel’s pre and post-game coverage.

  • Longhorns suspend Tevin Mack indefinitely

    Sophomore guard Tevin Mack has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules.

    “We have a set of standards that we expect people in our program to adhere to,” head coach Shaka Smart said in a statement Thursday. “Tevin has failed to reach them.”

    This marks Mack's second suspension this season. The guard was suspended for another violation of team rules in the preseason and sat out an exhibition game along with the team's season opener.

    Mack leads the Longhorns in scoring this season, averaging nearly 15 points per game. He scored nine points in Wednesday's loss against TCU, only the fourth time this season he's failed to score in double-digits.

    The suspension comes at an inopportune time for the Longhorns as the team enters a grueling part of their schedule. Texas' next three games are against No. 10 West Virginia at home and No. 1 Baylor and No. 2 Kansas on the road.  

    The Longhorns tipoff against the Mountaineers this Saturday at 3 p.m.

  • Herman hires former Baylor assistant to special teams staff

    The Longhorns added another piece to their coaching staff Wednesday afternoon. Casey Horny announced via Twitter that he has been hired to head coach Tom Herman’s staff.

    Horny, a graduate assistant at Texas along with Herman during the 2000 season, will be the Longhorns’ special teams quality control coach.

    Horny spent nine seasons at Baylor, wearing the tag of the Bears’ assistant director of football operations. Horny defended former Baylor coach Art Briles in the wake of the program’s sexual assault scandal. Briles was fired for not dealing with allegations of sexual assault that involved his players.

    Horny was the assistant director of football operations in charge of quality control at Baylor.  He tweeted a photo with himself and Herman. The tweet read:
    “Heading back to Horn Country to join some old friends. Look forward to bringing trophies back to Austin. Hook ‘Em”