By Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk Julius Whittier, the first black athlete to letter in football at the University of Texas, died Tuesday, the Houston Chronicle reported. He was 68. His death was announced by the university on Thursday. >> Read more trending news Whittier, a San Antonio native, was among the first blacks to receive a scholarship at Texas, KSAT reported. Texas mourns the loss of Julius Whittier, the first African-American athlete to letter in @TexasFootball and the first to receive a scholarship.https://t.co/9XtBkr0Pl7 pic.twitter.com/22tXPTjLfC— Texas Longhorns (@TexasLonghorns) September 27, 2018 Whittier came to Austin in 1969 and starred for three seasons for the Longhorns (1970-72), playing the offensive line his first two years before moving to tight end, the Dallas Morning News reported. He also played linebacker. During his time at Texas, the Longhorns won three straight Southwest Conference … [Read more...] about Julius Whittier, Texas Longhorns football trailblazer, dead at 68
SportsTexas head coach Tom Herman got introduced to Longhorn football exactly one year ago. It was a humbling moment – his ranked Texas team was beaten 51-41 by Maryland and never quite recovered for 2017.Everything is different this year for No. 23 Texas vs. Maryland Saturday in Landover. The Longhorns are more prepared, according to the team’s quarterback and expectations are again running high in Austin.See Texas vs. Maryland 2018 TV channel, live stream, and odds below."We know what we are doing now," sophomore quarterback Sam Ehlinger said. "Everything was new to us. We were out there getting our feet wet, but we are more comfortable. We've got an idea of who we are playing with, knowing the plays and the coaching staff."Recommended Slideshows76In Pictures: the Biggest Stadiums in the World51In Pictures: 50 Highest-Paid Athletes in the World32World's Most Valuable Sports TeamsThe Longhorns are a two-touchdown favorite on the road and expectations are high for … [Read more...] about Texas Longhorns vs. Maryland Terrapins TV Channel, Live Stream, Time, Odds: Will Maryland Upset Texas?
Former Texas Longhorns All-American Frank Okam has been named Baylor's defensive line coach.Baylor coach Matt Rhule said in a released statement. Former Texas Longhorns All-American Frank Okam was named Baylor's defensive line coach on Wednesday. Baylor Athletics Baylor Athletics Okam coached at Rice the previous four seasons, including the last two as the Owls' defensive line coach.school like Baylor in the Big 12 is really exciting for myself and my career," Okam said in the release. … [Read more...] about A former Texas Longhorn joins Baylor’s coaching staff
Academic issues are why former Texas running back Chris Warren III entered the NFL Draft instead of following through on his plans to transfer to another university. Warren announced his intentions to transfer after a disappointing 2017 season in which he started the season as running back before being moved to tight end. “Some things got to me and threw me off a little bit,” Warren said Wednesday at the Michael Johnson Performance Center where he is training for the upcoming NFL Scouting Combine. “My schedule and routine got messed up. And so my grades didn’t look the way they should have. Some things transpired. I couldn’t transfer. I would have had to go back to school for a semester, but it would have had to have been out of my own pocket. So it was best for my family if I went into the draft.” Warren had a school in mind that he wanted to transfer to, but none of it matters now. He’s focused 100 percent on living out his childhood dreams … [Read more...] about Academic bump forced former Texas Longhorns back Chris Warren to enter NFL draft
Things lined up nicely for coach Tom Herman and the Texas Longhorns to have one of the top signing classes in the nation, not just the best in the Big 12 Conference. After a winning record on the field in Herman's first season, the Longhorns also made significant strides with his second recruiting class. Eight more players signed with Texas on Wednesday, bolstering what was already a strong class with the 19 players added during the early signing period in December. That includes three defensive linemen, a 250-pound high school quarterback expected to play defensive end and a really young tackle. "Pretty historic day. Obviously a lot of the work was done by December 21st, but adding the eight guys that we added today really kind of solidifies the class, especially on the defensive front," Herman said. "We made some big-time strides." And gave the Longhorns the Big 12's best class. Texas was No. 3 in the 247Sports.com team rankings, behind only Georgia and Ohio State and directly … [Read more...] about Texas lined up as Big 12’s top class with defensive adds