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The target returns to Texas’ back

David Pierce (Will Gallagher/IT)

University of Texas Vice President and director of athletics Chris Del Conte considers Texas the hunter, not the hunted. As an athletic program that claims to be one of the country’s elite, student-athletes and coaches that don burnt orange know that opponents relish the opportunity to knock the Longhorns off their pedestal.

Zone Busted

Kerwin Raoch (Will Gallagher/IT)

Against the top team in the Big 12 ranked No. 18 in the country, Texas looked to be trading punches with Kansas State throughout the first half. The Longhorns scored 24 of its 39 first half points in the paint choosing to eschew outside shots and instead driving against the Wildcat defense.

Verified track times important in Texas’ evaluation process

Craig Naivar (Will Gallagher/IT)

There are plenty of opportunities for college football prospects to learn where they stack up athletically against others in their class. The Opening, the Under Armour camp series, and the All-American Bowl Combine are a few of the ways prospective student-athletes can see where their 40 times, shuttle times, and distance on vertical and long jumps stack up against others from around the country.

Alumni Game gives Pierce additional data on 2019 Longhorns

David Pierce (Joe Cook/IT)

When the day began at Disch-Falk Field, the focus was on the past. Former head coach Augie Garrido joined Bibb Falk, Billy Disch, and Cliff Gustafson as Texas head coaches to have their busts placed outside Texas’ home diamond. Longhorn athletic director Chris Del Conte even joked with current head coach David Pierce that maybe one day his bust would join the legendary five.

Segment-by-segment: Longhorns down No. 11 Kansas, 73-63

Jaxson Hayes (Will Gallagher/IT)

AUSTIN — A Big 12 loss at home against Kansas would not have been the résumé-tanker the loss at Georgia was, but it would have been another tally in the loss column for a team that for multiple reasons, needed the win.

The win provided a résumé-booster instead, as the Longhorns defeated the No. 11 Jayhawks 73-63 behind a 16-point performance from Dylan Osetkowski.