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  1. What a difference a year makes for Texas, Rick Barnes

    May 2, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

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    Last spring many had Texas head coach Rick Barnes on the hot seat. This spring, he and his Longhorns are in much better shape.

  2. Cameron Ridley sends Texas through to the Round of 32

    Mar 21, 2014, 2:12 AM EDT

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    Rick Barnes was fired before the season began. Now he’s in the Round of 32 thanks to Cameron Ridley.

  3. Texas forward Jonathan Holmes to undergo MRI on right knee Sunday

    Feb 8, 2014, 9:54 PM EDT

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    No. 15 Texas entered Saturday’s game at Kansas State riding a seven-game win streak, with Rick Barnes’ team not only well on its way to earning an NCAA tournament bid also sitting just a game behind Kansas in the Big 12 standings. But the Longhorns ran into a buzz saw in Manhattan, with Marcus Foster…

  4. No. 25 Texas makes statement in win over No. 6 Kansas

    Feb 1, 2014, 6:44 PM EDT

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    When it comes to discussing the surprising season that No. 25 Texas has enjoyed up to this point, the prevailing story is one of a team that made multiple additions by subtraction with talented players who had little desire to be a part of Rick Barnes’ program hitting the road. Is there truth in that?…

  5. Texas hangs on to beat No. 14 North Carolina in Chapel Hill

    Dec 18, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT

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    Just about any preseason “hot seat” list included Texas head coach Rick Barnes, and with the change in athletic director on the “40 Acres” there was enough conversation to make one think that this season would be nothing more than a lengthy testimonial of sorts for the veteran coach. With just two upperclassmen, bouncing back…

  6. Rick Barnes: ‘I imagine what Roy [Williams] is going through’ waiting for NCAA decision

    Dec 17, 2013, 3:21 PM EDT

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    It’s the end of the first semester and No. 14 North Carolina is still waiting for a decision from the NCAA on the eligibility status of guards P.J. Hairston and Leslie McDonald. The Tar Heels have been without the duo for the first nine games of the season, and they will both likely be in street…

  7. Texas holds on to beat Vanderbilt; young Longhorns now 7-1

    Dec 3, 2013, 12:25 AM EDT

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    It wasn’t pretty, but the Texas Longhorns pulled off another win on Monday night, earning a 70-64 win over Vanderbilt at home to move to 7-1 on the season. Texas head coach Rick Barnes’ hot seat is cooling a bit as the wins keep mounting and the Longhorns had to really hold on to earn…

  8. Rick Barnes on his job security: ‘I don’t want to disappoint you, but I’m not’ worried

    Nov 6, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

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    There has been no one that has spent more time on preseason hot seat lists than Texas head coach Rick Barnes. Football school or not, that’s what happens when you make 14 straight NCAA tournaments before standing by as your program falls apart. Texas missed the NCAA tournament last season. After the departures of Myck…

  9. AD DeLoss Dodds on Texas athletics: ‘I worry more about basketball’

    Oct 8, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Texas head coach Rick Barnes is on the hot seat. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. The Longhorns have struggled mightily in the past two seasons, getting knocked out in the Round of 64 in the 2012 tournament and missing the NCAA tournament all together last season after finishing the year 16-18. Barnes…

  10. 2013-14 Season Preview: Top 10 coaches on the hot seat

    Oct 1, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

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    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of our preview lists, click here. For a schedule of our previews…

  11. Defense to be a staple of Texas basketball in 2013-14

    Sep 29, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

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    Criticize Rick Barnes all you want — believe me, the criticism is not unfounded — but the longtime Texas coach has built quite the resume for himself in his time with the Longhorns. He has been the head coach for 15 years, and in his first 14 years earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament…

  12. Between ’12 and ’14, Texas has landed one of 13 in-state top 15 recruits

    Aug 27, 2013, 3:14 PM EDT

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    Much has been made over the last week or so of Rick Barnes’ struggles at Texas. The consensus seems to be that Barnes has taken his foot off the accelerator on the recruiting trail, that something in his life has made him realize that his job is only that: a job. But regardless of the…

  13. Rick Barnes job status at Texas will be something to keep an eye on all season long

    Aug 22, 2013, 1:53 PM EDT

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    Earlier today, Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com posted an interesting column on Rick Barnes (Insiders only, unfortunately) in which he not only asserts what everyone who has been paying attention has noticed — that Barnes is on the hot seat at Texas — but offers up a reason for Barnes’ recent struggles with the Longhorns: his…

  14. Texas lands 2013 point guard Isaiah Taylor

    Jan 4, 2013, 11:47 PM EDT

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    One of two point guards to announce a commitment Friday night, Isaiah Taylor (The Village School/Houston, TX) will stay in state for his college career, as he committed to Rick Barnes and the Texas Longhorns. “I just committed,” Taylor told Orangebloods.com. “I called the coaches a couple of hours ago to tell them.” “I was the…

  15. Chaminade upsets Texas; Barnes’ second loss to Silverswords

    Nov 20, 2012, 12:15 AM EDT

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    On the 30-year anniversary of Chaminade beating then-no. 1 ranked Virginia, the Silverswords get another upset victory in the tournament they host, upsetting Texas 86-73. Greatest irony of the game: This is Rick Barnes second loss to Chaminade in the Maui Invitational. He was the head coach of the 1991-92 team that lost to the…

  16. Texas loses another elite 2011 prospect

    Oct 31, 2010, 5:03 PM EDT

    Rick Barnes has commitment issues. At least when it comes to recruits. Just a few months after DeAndre Daniels backed out of a verbal commitment with Texas, Barnes had another five-star prospect do the same. Myck Kabongo, a 6-2 point guard considered a consensus Top 15 prospect in the class of 2011, told ESPN.com that…

  17. Texas' deep roster a thing of the past

    Aug 23, 2010, 11:37 PM EDT

    Whoa. Where’d that depth go? As Matt Norlander points out, Texas’ busy offseason may be one of the most important college hoops stories of the summer that no one’s talking about. Peter G. Aiken/Getty Last season, Rick Barnes’ embarrassment of roster riches was a boon when injuries hit. But Damion James, Dexter Pittman and Justin…