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Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

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All content by Michael Marks

Recruiting keeps rivalry alive

Michael Marks April 11, 2013

When Texas A&M left the Big 12 Conference for the SEC in August of 2011, many thought that the second verse of the Aggie War Hymn would need an update. The verse, which starts “Good-bye to...

Texas rounds out second Junior Day with no commitments

Michael Marks February 25, 2013

Texas’ second Junior Day boasted some big names, but yielded no new commitments as of Sunday. Saturday, Texas offered scholarships to Abilene defensive end Jake McMillon, New Orleans St. Augustine...

UT seeks early commits at second Junior Day

Michael Marks February 22, 2013

The scene has played out hundreds of times: Junior Day in Austin. A 16-year-old football player and his parents shuffle into the head coach’s office. Their feet carry them to a trio of chairs in...


Texas signing day recap

Christian Corona, Michael Marks, and Rachel Thompson February 7, 2013

Wednesday, national signing day, was a day high school football players and coaching staffs alike circled on their calendars, the end to the madness that is open recruiting season. When the dust finally...

Texas Longhorns Football Class of 2013 Breakdown

Michael Marks February 7, 2013

Texas may have officially closed out another recruiting cycle yesterday, but the story isn’t over for the class of 2013. Here’s a quick look at Mack Brown’s group of 15. Strongest...


Defensive recruits look to forge identity

Michael Marks February 6, 2013

The accolades pile up quickly for Texas’ 2013 defensive recruits. Of the six who are currently committed to Texas, three of them were U.S. Army All-American Bowl honorees. One of them made...

Texas misses on Wilson, picks up Meander

Michael Marks February 5, 2013

Desoto running back Dontre Wilson flipped his commitment from Oregon to Ohio State in a Monday night press conference. Wilson, who is rated as the fifth-best all purpose back in the nation by,...

Offensive recruits predict success

Michael Marks February 5, 2013

Four years from now, the nine newest members of the Texas offense will have time to consider their first seasons as Longhorns. They will be able to think back on each game, each practice, each rep and...


Longhorns pick up 2013 receiver Montrel Meander

Michael Marks February 5, 2013

Though they missed out on Dontre Wilson, Monday wasn’t a total recruiting bust for the Longhorns. Earlier in the day, Texas received a verbal commitment from Palo Duro safety/wide receiver Montrel...

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Linemen dominate 2013 class

Michael Marks January 30, 2013

At the start of the 2013 recruiting cycle, Mack Brown and company knew they needed a ton of help in this class. And they got it. Almost. 1,810 pounds will have to do. That’s the combined weight...


Longhorns preparing to sign a recruiting class filled with blue-chippers, but not nearly as large as last year’s class

Michael Marks January 23, 2013

By Jan. 23 2012, Texas had put together a veritable recruiting masterpiece. 24 out of 28 members of the class of 2012 had already verbally committed to Texas, including a slew of hand-picked blue chip...


Texas faced with difficulties in securing recruits

Michael Marks January 15, 2013

The end of the year was marred by decommitments and missed opportunities for the Longhorns’ 2013 recruiting class, despite strong showings by UT commits at end-of-the-year All-America games. The...


Jenkins takes over Toros in the model of the Spurs

Michael Marks October 26, 2012

For someone so new to his position, Taylor Jenkins understands his job exceedingly well. The Austin Toros’ first-year head coach knows that, like most coaches, his role is to instruct his players,...


Toros tryout attracts wide range of players

Michael Marks October 9, 2012

At 6-foot-8-inches and 230 pounds, Ed Johnson can work up an appetite. From professional basketball leagues in Italy to Mexico to Nicaragua, the athletic power forward has made a living by feasting on...


Four-star cornerback picks Texas

Michael Marks October 9, 2012

Chevoski Collins became the 15th member of the 2013 Longhorn recruiting class on Monday morning, verbally committing to Texas in an announcement at his high school in Livingston, Texas. Collins’...


Texas commits Hughes and Smythe face off in Harker Heights’ Homecoming victory over Belton

Michael Marks October 1, 2012

If Harker Heights outside linebacker Naashon Hughes and Belton tight end Durham Smythe didn’t know each other before their game last Friday, they’re certainly acquainted by now. The Texas...


Recruit Davis hopes to impact Horns’ secondary

Michael Marks September 24, 2012

Every time the Bastrop Bears defense takes the field, University of Texas commit Antwuan Davis lines up at cornerback. Every time the offense snaps the ball, Antwuan Davis instinctively glues himself to...

2013 Longhorns Come Up Hurting in Week 0

Michael Marks September 4, 2012

Cibolo Steele safety Erik Huhn’s night ended early Friday after sustaining an injury to his left knee. Huhn, ranked as the 6th best safety in the state of Texas by, landed awkwardly after...

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