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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Texas outfielder Kaitlyn Washington will return in 2021

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Plus: A Mack Brown story about how he got his team to relax before the 2006 national title game against USC

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Texas Longhorns outfielder Kaitlyn Washington was provided a second opportunity by the NCAA to enjoy her senior season on the Forty Acres and she’s taking advantage of it.

On social media yesterday, Washington, who clocked-in 17 starts during Texas’ 24-3 2020 season, announced she plans to return in spring 2021 for a re-do after the coronavirus outbreak cut their latest campaign short. “So thankful for the NCAA giving me the opportunity to play with my girls another year! See y’all Spring 2021,” she wrote on Twitter.

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: ‘The stars were aligning a little bit for us’: What’s on deck for Texas softball in 2021?

Sports Illustrated: SI Mock Draft: No Longhorns in the first three rounds

247Sports: Texas coaches create positive ‘buzz’ with Twitter coaches clinic

247Sports: The State of Recruiting: An interview with Jalen Milroe

NEWS FROM ELSEWHERE IN LONGHORN LAND AND THE BIG 12

  • Apparently former Texas football coach Mack Brown used the Jerry Springer show to get the Longhorns loose and ready for the 2006 Rose Bowl game against the USC Trojans.
  • Former Texas men’s basketball great Kevin Durant – a two-time NBA champion and NBA Finals MVP – is among the players set to compete in the upcoming 2K “Players Only” tournament, which will be streamed online over the course of 10 days, beginning today. From Sports Illustrated: “While fans enjoy the experience of watching NBA games live, this 2K event will give fans a unique opportunity to watch their favorite athletes from a different perspective. There are many advantages that will be featured in this online tournament. The fans will be able to watch the players (who will be mic’d up) trash talk each other live and also compete in a game which attracts millions. As the virus shut down almost every source of sports entertainment, this should give sports fans a huge breath of fresh air. The competition is going to feature a variety of players from Atlanta Hawks PG, Trae Young, to seasoned gamer and Phoenix Suns All-Star, Devin Booker. Kevin Durant, Hassan Whiteside, and Trae Young, will own the top three seeds. The seeding of the tournament is dictated on the player’s 2K ranking. The first round matchups will be played as follows.”
  • 247Sports has the scoop on what may be in store for the upcoming college football season. From 247Sports: “College football could kick off in January or even February if the coronavirus pandemic persists — rather than be restricted to the fall and face a shortened season, games played without fans or cancelation, several athletic directors from three different Power Five conferences told Horns247.com. Those athletic directors said health and safety will continue to drive every decision made about on-campus activities in light of the pandemic. But if the pandemic shows signs of being controlled or contained, trying to preserve football season in its entirety will be a priority, they said, even if it means moving the start into the new year. Football accounts for 70 to 80 percent of most athletic departments’ revenue and helps fund the operating budgets of a school’s other sports (usually with the exception of men’s basketball and baseball, which tend to be revenue positive or neutral).”
  • Never forget.