Billy Becker

Historical Editor


Texas football from DKR to Mackovic


Mack Brown's essential mission was to rebuild the Texas Longhorn football program. He did accomplish most of it, collecting Texas' natural assets, setting the lead in recruiting, establishing...

RIP James Street: The passing of a real player

A trip through history at the first defining moment of former Texas quarterback James Street's career and his athletic achievements in Austin as a whole.

Texas vs WVU in 1956 and Today

It has been 56 years since the Longhorns have played the Mountaineers. That first game was a tight, low scoring, one-point game while Saturday night promises to be just as tight but certainly not...

Texas HS All Time Passing Record Eclipsed

Thursday night football in Texas? Usually we only learn of legendary games on Saturday morning. But one occurred last night in Texas hill country. Mike Richardson of Marble Falls passed for 715...

A Cool Night in Mississippi


Texas holds a 5-1 edge against Mississippi and hasn't played the Rebels in 46 years. However, the Longhorns have never played in Oxford and experienced that environment.

Get Out Your Shades


October 23, 2010, was the date when the Texas Longhorns blinked off the radar of the top 25 teams in the nation, only to re-emerge in early 2011, getting up to #11 in the AP poll before the OU...

GTFO Aggies Series: T-2 Days - Aggie Pathos


The GTFO Aggies series continues with only 2 days remaining before their official departure from the Big12 and ties to Texas. Long-time BON contributor whills puts the Aggie suffering in perspective.


The Merkel Hoopty

The Longhorn spirit can be found in the most unusual places. In this case, this spirit came to reside in an odd-shaped contraption named the Merkel Hoopty. The first time I saw it I said, "That...

You Can't Always Get What You Want...


The Orange-White game introduces the new Texas offense. But it is not just the offense that will be new...the team will be freshly restructured as well in mind and body.

Why do we have conference tournaments?


The utility and futility of conference tournaments needs to be questioned. Which are more important to teams prior to the NCAA Basketball tournament: dollars or fresh legs?

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