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Longhorns Daily News: Texas will be without S Derek Williams for first half of Sugar Bowl after penalty appeal denied

Plus: Steve Sarkisian gets the big (extra) bucks

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The Texas Longhorns appealed a targeting penalty safety Derek Williams received last week, after the true freshman was ejected from Saturday’s Big 12 Championship game versus Oklahoma State. But as 247Sports reports, the Longhorns; appeal for Williams’ reinstatement for the entirety of their College Football Playoff matchup versus Washington was denied. Williams will have to sit out the first half of the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day.

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: Golden: Texas football will enjoy Sugar Bowl’s homefield advantage

Austin American-Statesman: Texas’ Big 12 win and CFP bid gave Steve Sarkisian $300,000 in bonuses

Austin American-Statesman: CFP Sugar Bowl tickets for Texas vs. Washington are really expensive

247Sports: Source: Texas safety Derek Williams will miss first half of Sugar Bowl after targeting ejection appeal denied

247Sports: Five-star freshman Johntay Cook’s on-the-job training to replace Xavier Worthy

247Sports: Six plays that helped Texas to the College Football Playoff

Inside Texas: Texas team notes cover peaking at the right time, what’s next, a quick look at Washington

Inside Texas: An early look at the matchup with Washington

ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION

First look at No. 2 Washington

Texas co-DC, LBs coach Jeff Choate to remain with Longhorns through College Football Playoffs

Texas NCAA transfer portal tracker: Former No. 2 prospect Walter Nolen reportedly intends to enter the portal

Report: Texas has offered Purdue transfer WR Deion Burks

Texas CB X’Avion Brice enters the NCAA transfer portal

Texas S Jalen Catalon enters the NCAA transfer portal

RECRUITING ROUNDUP

Dallas Morning News: 2024 NCAA football transfer portal: Tracking moves for Texas, OU and other area schools

247Sports: With Andrew Mukuba in the transfer portal, Texas now has its must-get target of 2024 portal cycle

247Sports: Former Texas LB Mike January, dad of UT commit Alex January, talks recruiting, what fans can expect from son

Inside Texas: Recapping day one of the transfer portal window

Inside Texas: Texas Longhorns Tuesday Recruiting Intel: Texas coaches in-home, on the road, and 2025 targets

BIG 12 BREAKDOWN

Dallas Morning News: NCAA president Charlie Baker calls for new Division I tier where schools can pay athletes

Inside Texas: Jonathon Brooks’ on-field honor at the Big 12 title game speaks volumes, plus portal notes

Frogs O’ War: Men’s Basketball: TCU’s Emanuel Miller named Big 12 Player of the Week

Frogs O’ War: Football: TCU OT Jasper Lott enters transfer portal

Frogs O’ War: Football: TCU CB Mason White enters transfer portal

Frogs O’ War: Football: TCU CB Ish Burdine enters transfer portal

Frogs O’ War: Football: TCU CB Jaionte McMillan enters transfer portal

Crimson and Cream Machine: Offseason Tracker: Transfer portal and NFL Draft

The Smoking Musket: Wide receiver Ja’Shaun Poke enters transfer portal

Black & Golden Banneret: Knights beat Lipscomb to get back in win column

WHAT WE’RE READING

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NEWS ACROSS LONGHORN NATION AND BEYOND

  • Not bad, coach.