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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Texas linebacker Juwan Mitchell withdraws from transfer portal

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Plus Texas men’s basketball preps for Kansas tonight

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247Sports reports that Texas sophomore inside linebacker Juwan Mitchell has withdrawn his name from the NCAA transfer portal. It’s a lucky break for the Texas Longhorns after news broke last month that Ayodele Adeoye is dealing with a foot injury that required surgery; he reportedly won’t be back until deep into summer workouts. In 2019, Mitchell recorded 39 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, four pass breakups and three quarterback hurries.

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Baylor lock, stock and barrels over Texas women

Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Texas, Oklahoma remain atop Big 12 recruiting rankings

Sports Illustrated: Texas basketball: Horns head to Lawrence for major test

USA Today: Two Texas football prospects to watch for on National Signing Day

USA Today: A big National Signing Day could put Texas back in top 10

USA Today: Can Texas make a run at the NCAA Tournament?

247Sports: The Stampede: The final countdown to National Signing Day

247Sports: Chip’s Mailbag: Which Longhorns could change roles this spring?

NEWS FROM ELSEWHERE IN LONGHORN LAND AND THE BIG 12

  • Texas men’s basketball (14-7) will take on the No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks (18-3) in Lawrence tonight. Kansas is currently on a seven-game winning streak and are one game behind the Baylor Bears in the Big 12. Meanwhile, Texas is in a three-way tie for fourth in conference play and are coming off back to back wins against the Iowa State Hurricanes and the TCU Horned Frogs. Tipoff is at 8 p.m. Central. You can catch the game on ESPN or on their app.
  • Texas alum Alex Okafor is getting a coveted Super Bowl ring after the Kansas City Chiefs bested the San Francisco 49ers for the championship last night. From Sports Illustrated: “An Austin-area native, Okafor played his high school ball at nearby Pflugerville before his time with the Longhorns. He was the 2012 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and has played with three NFL teams including Arizona, New Orleans and now Kansas City. He tore his pectoral muscle in December and was placed in injured reserve.” As SI also notes, three former Longhorns were a part of the 49ers this year, including head coach Kyle Shanahan, who was a receiver at Texas, San Francisco receiver Marquise Goodwin, and special teams coordinator Richard Hightower, who played alongside Shanahan during their time at Texas.
  • No. 7 Texas women’s tennis beat out the No. 22 Georgia Tech Yellowjackets in a 5-2 win over the weekend in Atlanta. The Longhorns are now 4-0 heading into the ITA Indoors in Chicago later this week.