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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Oklahoma governor takes jab at Texas’ pandemic response, Longhorn football

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Plus: Texas volleyball earns No. 1 Big 12 preseason ranking

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Okahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt doesn’t mind wearing his mask, he said on Tuesday.

“It may take some getting used to, but it’s a small price to pay to be able to keep our businesses open, our economy running, and to be able to watch OU and OSU stick it to the shorthorns on the football field in the fall,” Stitt said during a press conference Tuesday.

So, mask up if you want to watch college football this year.

Seriously. It helps.

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Dallas Morning News: 10 things to know about Texas LB Joseph Ossai, including his journey from Nigeria

Sports Illustrated: How will former Texas Longhorns fare in the NBA Playoffs?

247Sports: Texas Morning Brew: Longhorns’ latest COVID-19 update

247Sports: Is Texas closing in on a commitment from Jamier Johnson?

247Sports: Texas D-line shift could unlock Ta’Quon Graham’s potential

247Sports: Tom Herman comfortable with offseason mental prep by Longhorns

247Sports: Texas prepares to return basketball, volleyball student-athletes

247Sports: Del Conte: Several Longhorns complete COVID-19 self-isolation

ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION

Texas offers 3-star CB Jalon Williams

Texas offers Ole Miss WR commit Adonai Mitchell

4-star DE Kelvin Gilliam reveals top 10 schools

Big 12 Storyline 2020: Matt Campbell has a chance to make history at Iowa State

Big 12 Storyline 2020: With the pieces in place, it’s now or never for Texas, Tom Herman

WHAT WE’RE READING

Banner Society: The minimalist schedule: Big Ten edition

SBNation: Jay Cutler spent six days and nights trying to find out who is killing his chickens

The Ringer: The future of the black play-by-lay announcer

NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND

  • Texas volleyball was ranked No. 1 overall in the Big 12’s preseason rankings, the Austin American-Statesman reports. From the Statesman: “With 62 points and six first-place votes, Texas bested Baylor’s 59 points and three first-place nods. With 47 and 46 points, 2019 NCAA tournament qualifiers Iowa State and Oklahoma claimed the third and fourth spots. Kansas and TCU tied for fifth. Texas Tech, Kansas State and West Virginia rounded out the rankings. The Longhorns must find a replacement for Micaya White, who led UT in kills in each of the past four years. Outside hitter Logan Eggleston, though, is back after an All-American sophomore season. On Monday, opposite hitter Skylar Fields and middle blocker Brionne Butler joined Eggleston on the preseason team. Setters Jhenna Gabriel and Ashley Shook, libero Sydney Petersen and middle blockers Asjia O’Neal and Molly Phillips have also received significant playing time.”
  • Prosper Rock Hill 2022 centerfielder Brenner Cox says he’s ready to be a Longhorn.
  • Speaking of Texas baseball, the Longhorns were ranked No. 11 for the 2021 season by Baseball America. From Baseball America: “A recruiting class that was ranked No. 1 going into the draft took some big hits, but that group, led by potential two-way contributor Tanner Witt, should still provide an already-talented Texas team another quick infusion of talent. A pitching staff led by lefthander Pete Hansen and right-handers Ty Madden and Coy Cobb is short on track record but extremely long on potential, and that’s what makes the Longhorns an intriguing team going into 2021.”
  • And ... a little more Texas baseball news.