Dallas Colleges: University of Texas

Big 12 media days live: Day 2

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The Big 12 media days continue on Tuesday in Dallas, as Oklahoma's Bob Stoops and new Texas coach Charlie Strong each take the stage. Keep this page open throughout the day's proceedings as we bring you the latest from our reporters, who will cover all 10 teams at the event.

Texas announces nonconference basketball schedule

May, 30, 2012
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AUSTIN, Texas -- Matchups against perennial national powers North Carolina, Michigan State, UCLA and Georgetown highlight the 2012-13 University of Texas nonconference basketball schedule released Wednesday. The Longhorns also will make an appearance in the EA Sports Maui Invitational.

The Longhorns open the 2012-13 season with a home date against Fresno State (Nov. 9), coached by former UT assistant Rodney Terry. Texas hosts Coppin State in the regional round of the EA Sports Maui Invitational (Nov. 12).

The Longhorns then head to Maui for the championship rounds of the EA Sports Maui Invitational (Nov. 19-21). Texas will be joined in the eight-team tourney field by: Butler, Chaminade, Illinois, Marquette, Mississippi State, North Carolina and USC. Matchups for the championship rounds in Maui will be announced at a later date.

UT returns to Austin for a pair of home contests against in-state opponents Sam Houston State (Nov. 27) and Texas-Arlington (Dec. 1). The Horns travel to New York City to play Georgetown (Dec. 4) at historic Madison Square Garden in the Jimmy V Classic. Tip time for the UT-Georgetown contest has already been set for 6 p.m. Central (7 p.m. Eastern), and the game will be televised nationally by ESPN.

Texas then faces UCLA at Reliant Stadium in Houston (Dec. 8) before returning to the Erwin Center for contests against Texas State (Dec. 15) and North Carolina (Dec. 19). Texas registered a 74-72 against No. 11 UNC on Dec. 30, 1995, in the Tar Heels’ only previous matchup against the Longhorns in Austin.

The Longhorns will travel to East Lansing, Mich. to face Michigan State (Dec. 22) at the Breslin Center. Two years ago, UT snapped Michigan State’s 52-game home win streak against nonconference foes with a 67-55 victory (Dec. 22, 2010).

Texas will conclude its nonconference slate with a home game against Rice (Dec. 29).

The Big 12 Conference schedule has not been finalized at this date. UT’s complete television schedule for the 2012-13 season will be announced at a later date.

DeSoto's Echols relieved after signing with UT

February, 1, 2012
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DeSOTO, Texas -- After signing a letter of intent with Texas, Bryson Echols said the feeling was one of relief.

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DeSoto High SchoolDeSoto's Bryson Echols committed to Texas in Feb. 2011 and signed with the Longhorns nearly a year later.
“I worked hard since I was a freshman for this day and now I’m glad it is over,’’ said the DeSoto cornerback, who is No. 79 in the ESPNU 150.

Echols (5-foot-10, 175 pounds) was a four-year varsity player for the Eagles, competing at one of the most difficult of positions. He made an early oral commitment to Mack Brown and the Longhorns.

Claude Mathis, DeSoto’s head coach throughout Echols' career, could not be a part of signing day. Mathis recently accepted a job as an assistant coach at the University of Houston.

“Even though Coach Mathis wasn’t here in person, I know his heart was here,’’ Echols said.

UT regents to discuss the Big 12's future

September, 16, 2011
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Texas regents are scheduled to meet Monday to discuss the future of the Big 12.

Pirates lure Jesuit slugger Bell away from UT

August, 16, 2011
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The Associated Press reported that the Pittsburgh Pirates gave a $5 million deal to second-round pick Josh Bell, the slugging outfielder from Dallas Jesuit who had said he was committed to attending the University of Texas.

The deal was struck just before Monday night's deadline to sign draft picks.

"After the draft, we had the opportunity to sit down with Josh and his family and let him know what our organization is about and how we operate," Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Monday. "We made it clear that we would really like him to be part of our organization. We left with the idea that they were open-minded and that if we were able to reach a financial agreement that both sides were comfortable with that he would be willing to begin his professional career with us."

Bell slipped to the second round because he sent a letter to major league teams telling them not to draft him because he was determined to enroll at Texas. He wound up with a larger deal than many first-rounders received.

He hit .538 with 13 home runs, 54 RBIs and 54 runs scored his senior year at Jesuit.

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