The Houston Chronicle reports that officials with the Houston Cougars are opting out of testing student-athletes for COVID-19 unless they initially show symptoms of the virus.
Of note: Houston did not conduct COVID-19 tests as athletes returned to campus last week. Plans are to only test if a player shows symptoms. https://t.co/cdvMYPWjTS— Joseph Duarte (@Joseph_Duarte) June 9, 2020
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: His evolution at Texas now complete, pitcher Bryce Elder turns towards the MLB Draft
Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Predicting the destination of the top-rated uncommitted Fab 55 members
247Sports: Texas Morning Brew: Source says UT has a positive COVID-19 test
247Sports: Horns247 Roundtable: Realistic expectations for Texas defense
247Sports: Is hiring David Beaty still an option for Tom Herman?
247Sports: Who could be next to commit?
USA Today: 10 potential candidates to become the next star for Texas football
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
The Longhorn Republic looks ahead to the LSU Tigers
Texas football players begin returning to campus
WHAT WE’RE READING
Banner Society: I’m sorry your job is hard now, college gatekeepers!
SBNation: Tom Thibodeau interested in coaching Rockets
The Ringer: The biggest offseason question for every NBA team not headed to Disney: Part 1
NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND
- 2023 Rockwall High School middle infielder Brayden Randle has committed to Texas, marking the Longhorns’ first 2023 commitment, the Austin American-Statesman reports.
I am beyond excited to announce that I will be continuing my academic and baseball career at The University of Texas... #HookEm @Rockbaseball @TexasBaseball @BRose2344 @rolandjj pic.twitter.com/nV77PsvF5Z— Brayden Randle (@BraydenRandle) June 9, 2020
- Texas legend Cat Osterman has been named to ESPN’s “Greatest Ever” team, the Austin American-Statesman reports. From the Statesman: “Osterman was one of eight left-handed pitchers and the only Longhorn on the ballot. She received 34.7% of the fan vote to beat out Oklahoma’s Paige Parker (24.1%) and Tennessee’s Monica Abbott (15.7%). Abbott replaced Osterman on the all-time team that ESPN’s 7Innings Podcast put together. Osterman starred at Texas from 2002-03 and again from 2005-06. The four-time All-American still owns most of UT’s pitching records. Osterman also won a gold medal at the Olympics in 2004 and a silver medal in 2008. After retiring from professional softball in 2015, Osterman returned three years later and eventually made the U.S. Olympic team’s roster. The 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, however, were delayed a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Osterman’s long-awaited jersey retirement ceremony at Texas was also postponed this spring.”
You voted and here is your “Greatest Ever” College Softball team! Congratulations and well deserved!! #greatestever pic.twitter.com/c28TBSlUOP— 7Innings Podcast (@7InningsPodcast) June 10, 2020
- A few Longhorn alums you might remember were nominated to the Texas Sports Hall of Fame yesterday, according to a release provided by the university’s athletics program: Phil Dawson (football, 1994-1997), Priest Holmes (football, 1992-1996), Michael Huff (football, 2002-2005), Derrick Johnson (football, 2001-2004), Colt McCoy (football, 2006-2009), Kamie Ethridge (women’s basketball, 1982-1986) and Christa Williams (softball, 1998-1999).
Congrats to our @TexasLonghorns greats on the Texas Sports Hall of Fame ballot for the Class of 2021.@TexasFootball @TexasSoftball & @TexasWBB represented @phil_dawson_4 @KamieEthridge Priest Holmes@Huffy247 @superdj56 @ColtMcCoy & Christa Williamshttps://t.co/UvxsQLt9ux— John Bianco (@UT_Bianco) June 9, 2020