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.
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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.
DREAMS TO REALITY! I would like to thank God, my family, coaches, and friends for helping me throughout this process and helping me to get where I am today. I am beyond grateful and excited to say that I am committing to THE University of Texas #HookEm pic.twitter.com/cepXdfO6UD— Brenner Cox (@bcox32_12) June 30, 2020
- 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.