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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Houston ISD moving to initial fall virtual learning spells bad news for Texas HS football

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Plus: Chuba Hubbard gets a notable nod from the Big 12

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Houston ISD is moving to virtual learning to start the school year, 247Sports reports.

From 247Sports: “Houston (Texas) ISD announced on Wednesday that it will begin its 2020-21 school year virtually on Sept. 8, with the virtual format lasting through at least Oct. 16. The district’s first day of face-to-face instruction is slated for Monday, Oct. 19, although there will be an option for individuals to choose remote instruction for the fall semester or entire school year if desired. As far as athletics are concerned, ‘student sporting events are tentatively scheduled for the fall, but HISD Athletics will adjust plans as needed if COVID-19 conditions change,’ per the district. It was not immediately made clear as to whether or not the start date for athletics will be delayed until the Oct. 19 in-person return date.”

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: Longhorns lend their voices to a chorus as college athletes speak up against racial injustices

Dallas Morning News: Two-way players? Under NCAA’s COVID-19 protocols, positive tests could lead to position shortages

247Sports: Big 12 Breakdown: How does the 2020 Kansas class stack up?

247Sports: The State of Recruiting: Rankings review, Bryce Foster interview

ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION

Where Texas recruiting stands at the mid-summer mark

The Longhorn Republic takes a look at Texas Tech

Sam Ehlinger leads Longhorns selected to media preseason All-Big 12 team

WHAT WE’RE READING

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NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND

  • Oklahoma State Cowboys running back Chuba Hubbard got the nod for the preseason All-Big 12 team’s offensive player of the year over our beloved senior Sam Ehlinger, the Dallas Morning News reports. From the Morning News: “The 2020 preseason All-Big 12 football team was announced by the conference Thursday. Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard was selected as the preseason Offensive Player of the Year. West Virginia defensive lineman Darius Stills was selected as the conference’s preseason Defensive Player of the Year. Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler got the nod as the Big 12′s preseason Newcomer of the Year. Despite not having any players earn a preseason superlative, the Texas Longhorns tied for the most players represented on the All-Big 12 teams with five, joining rival Oklahoma. Oklahoma State was close behind with four. Baylor, one of the two teams to play in last year’s Big 12 Championship Game, was tied for the fewest representatives with West Virginia (one player each).”
  • A decision from the Brockermeyer brothers is nearly upon us, Sports Illustrated reports. From SI: “Twin brothers and Texas legacies Tommy and James Brockermeyer are set to announce their commitments on Friday at noon central time. James Brockermeyer included the Longhorns when he announced his top five schools back in May along with Alabama, Auburn and LSU. Brockermeyer is the No. 1 center, No. 32 player in the state of Texas and No. 192 overall prospect in the 2021 class according to 247Sports.”