Latest Texas Longhorns football Stories

2009-02-27 18:57:29

Star Oklahoma forward Blake Griffin been cleared to play Saturday against Texas Tech following a weeklong layoff due to symptoms of a concussion. Head Coach Jeff Capel said after Friday's practice that Griffin was cleared by team doctor Brock Schnebel. The 6-foot-10 inch sophomore was knocked woozy during a collision with 300-pound Texas center Dexter Pittman in the first half of the second-ranked Sooners' 73-68 loss to the Longhorns last Saturday. He did not return after leaving the court,...

2009-01-13 06:51:13

Blake Griffin scored 20 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, leading No. 6 Oklahoma to a 78-63 win over No. 11 Texas Monday in Norman, Okla. The Sooners snapped a six-game skid against the Longhorns with the win. Willie Warren scored 17 points, Tony Crocker added 16 and Austin Johnson netted 15 for the Sooners (16-1, 2-0 Big 12), who have won their last 14 games in Norman. It was also Oklahoma's fourth straight win overall. A.J. Abrams struggled from the field, but had a game-high 22 points...

2008-12-20 17:18:21

Durrell Summers scored the clutch points down the stretch Saturday, delivering 22nd-ranked Michigan State a 67-63 upset of fifth-ranked Texas. Goran Suton, in his second outing since missing six games with a knee injury, scored 18 points and Summers finished with 14 for Michigan State (8-2), which has won four straight since losing to top-ranked North Carolina. Gary Johnson led the losing Longhorns with 20 points, and Damion James had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Texas (9-2), which had won...

2008-12-16 21:54:35

A.J. Abrams tallied 27 points for No. 5 Texas Tuesday in an 88-72 Longhorns win over Texas Southern. Dexter Pittman added 19 points and Varez Ward scored 12 in the sixth straight victory for Texas (9-1). Matthew Miller topped the scoring for Texas Southern (0-9) with 21 points. Ricky Boyles added 14. The game was close until the Longhorns gradually pulled away in the second half, starting with a seven-point run.

2008-12-08 19:16:02

Texas quarterback Colt McCoy will return for his senior season with the Longhorns, the Heisman Trophy candidate said Monday. I'm not going anywhere, McCoy told the Austin (Texas) American-Statesman. Texas finished one spot shy of the BCS title game, having finished the regular season ranked third in the BCS rankings. McCoy, who led the Longhorns to an 11-1 record and Fiesta Bowl berth this season, said he wants to play for a national title. I'm coming back because we have a solid coaching...

2008-11-18 18:18:52

The University of Texas has given a contract extension to defensive coordinator Will Muschamp that will lead to his eventually being head football coach. Texas Athletics Director DeLoss Dodds announced the extension Tuesday and indicated the 37-year-old Muschamp will some day succeed 57-year-old Longhorns Coach Mack Brown. This is a plan that has been enthusiastically agreed to by Mack Brown, President (William) Powers and the Board of Regents, Dodds said. Things are going well here, it's...

2008-10-11 18:00:06

Cody Johnson scored three times Saturday, keying fifth-ranked Texas' 45-35 upset of No. 1 Oklahoma in the 103rd Red River Rivalry at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. All of his touchdowns came on short runs in the red zone, two in the fourth quarter. Quarterback Colt McCoy completed 28-of-35 passes for 277 yards with one touchdown. Running back Chris Ogbonnaya rushed for 124 yards on 12 carries. Quan Cosby caught nine passes for 122 yards, Jordan Shipley scored once after 11 catches for 112...

2008-10-11 18:00:02

Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Colt McCoy directed a pair of fourth-quarter drives that ended in short scoring runs by Cody Johnson, as fifth-ranked Texas captured the 103rd edition of the Red River Rivalry with a 45-35 victory over No. 1 Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl. Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford had the better numbers, throwing for 387 yards with five touchdowns, but McCoy wasn't too shabby either. He connected on 28-of-35 passes for 277 yards with one...

2006-01-08 19:08:23

NEW YORK (Reuters) - University of Texas quarterback Vince Young, fresh from leading the Longhorns to their first national championship in 36 years, announced on Sunday that he would be entering this year's NFL draft. Just four days after guiding the Longhorns to a 41-38 upset Rose Bowl win over the University of Southern California, Young said he would not to return to Texas for his senior year. "I've decided to enter the draft this year and go to the NFL," Young told a news...

2006-01-05 20:12:38

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A record 35.6 million TV viewers tuned in to see the University of Texas narrowly defeat the University of Southern California in the Rose Bowl college football championship, Nielsen Media Research reported on Thursday. The down-to-the-wire 41-38 Texas Longhorn victory on Wednesday night over the USC Trojans was the most watched college bowl game in at least 15 years, going back to 1991, the start of Nielsen's electronic database. The game also produced the...

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