Thanks to a prestigious 2020-2021 Texas Longhorns athletics season, the school has been awarded its first Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup, the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics announced last week. It’s a big deal. Here’s why, per Texas Sports.
From Texas Sports: “Points are awarded based on each institution’s finish in NCAA Championships. Division I schools can score points in a maximum of 19 sports, four of which must be baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and women’s volleyball. ... Texas ... claimed the 2020-21 Directors’ Cup with 1,252 total points. The Longhorns scored in all four mandatory sports – women’s volleyball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and baseball – and 13 out of the 15 additional sports. Stanford placed second with 1195.75 points and was followed by Michigan in third (1126.50) and North Carolina in fourth (1126.25).”
See what we mean? It’s a big deal. Hook ‘em!
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Inside NIL: When it comes to new NIL issues, whom can athletes trust?
Austin American-Statesman: Inside NIL: Texas coaches, administrators look for NIL clarity amid waves of change
Austin American-Statesman: Inside NIL: Changes place Texas athletes in the money game
Dallas Morning News: Why is this future UT running back skipping his senior year of high school football?
Inside Texas: Calm is contagious
Inside Texas: Humidor: Sark’s crucial summer
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
247Sports: Mike at Night: The landscape Texas recruiting is up against
247Sports: The Stampede: Reassessing the Texas recruiting board at the halfway point
247Sports: Texas remains a top school for five-star WR Kevin Coleman
247Sports: Recruiting notes from weekend 7-on-7 tournament
247Sports: Five-star combo guard Cason Wallace breaks down his recruitment
247Sports: No. 1 TE Jaleel Skinner dishes the latest with visits and his recruitment
247Sports: Commitment Analysis: What Texas gets in Cole Hutson
247Sports: Commitment analysis: New Texas O-line pledge Connor Robertson
Inside Texas: IT Hoops: Keyonte George, Kijani Wright, Marcus Carr
Inside Texas: Ten prospects Texas could try to flip
Inside Texas: Inside Scoop: Recalibrating 2022 class percentages
Inside Texas: Humidor: Staying the course in football and basketball recruiting
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Our Daily Bears: A closer look at the 2021 offensive line
Our Daily Bears: 2021 Football Opponent Quick-Hitter: West Virginia
Crimson and Cream Machine: BOOM! 2022 DL Derrick Moore commits to Oklahoma
Crimson and Cream Machine: BOOM! 2022 ATH Xavion Brice commits to Oklahoma
Crimson and Cream Machine: BOOM! 2022 ATH Robert Spears Jennings commits to Oklahoma
Crimson and Cream Machine: BOOM! 2022 OL Jacob Sexton commits to Oklahoma
The Smoking Musket: Sean McNeil announces return to West Virginia
The Smoking Musket: Mountaineers secure commitment from 4-star RB Justin Williams
The Smoking Musket: 4-star CB Jacolby Spells commits to WVU
Wide Right & Natty Lite: Ikenna Ezeogu commits to Iowa State
Wide Right & Natty Lite: Andrew Keller commits to Iowa State
Wide Right & Natty Lite: 3-star safety Jeremiah Cooper commits to Iowa State
WHAT WE’RE READING
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NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND
- Courtney Ramey is returning to Texas men’s basketball for another year.
- Casey Thompson is donating his Cameo proceeds, thanks to the new NIL law, to help combat child food insecurity and hunger.