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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Texas officials considering 25 percent capacity at Royal-Memorial Stadium this season

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Plus: Big 12 officials have yet to make a decision on scheduling

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Texas Longhorns officials are backtracking on their plan to cap Royal-Memorial Stadium’s attendance at 50 percent for the 2020 season, the Austin American-Statesman reports.

From the Statesman: “Texas officials are now looking at the possibility of a 25% stadium capacity – about 24,000 fans – this football season at the request of school leaders, interim UT President Jay Hartzell wrote Wednesday in a campus-wide email. In June, Gov. Greg Abbott issued a statewide mandate for a 50% stadium capacity on all pro and college athletic stadiums to combat the spread of COVID-19. UT athletic director Chris Del Conte has insisted the school would follow all state guidelines – meaning [the stadium] would be only half full. Currently, UT’s season is scheduled to start on Sept. 5 at home against South Florida.”

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Texas makes cuts for Terrence Cooks, Marcus Burris; trending for 2021 center

Sports Illustrated: Who is responsible for UT and Texas A&M not playing?

Sports Illustrated: There are silver linings to Texas potentially capping fan attendance at 25 percent

247Sports: Big 12 Countdown: My fourth-place finisher in the league

247Sports: Scattershooting on 2021 targets

247Sports: Texas fall camp position outlook: Wide receiver

247Sports: Big 12 Breakdown: How does 2020 Oklahoma State class stack up?

ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION

CB Anthony Cook will remain at Texas

Report: SEC ‘moving closer’ to canceling non-conference games

4-star SDE Marcus Burris includes Texas in Top 3

WHAT WE’RE READING

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NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND

  • The Dallas Morning News reports that Big 12 officials are likely to make a decision on football scheduling for 2020 once a few more parts fall into place. From the Morning News: “Big 12 presidents probably will be making a call about what their football schedule will look like on Monday. By then, a lot of the decisions about the upcoming football season might already have been made. The ACC announced Wednesday that it would be going to a model with 10 conference games and one nonconference game against in-state opponents only. Notre Dame will be part of the conference for football this season and eligible for the title game.”
  • Greg Brown III alert.