According to reports from Stadium, Texas Tech men's basketball coach Chris Beard is headed for Austin.
The news comes after Univerisity of Texas Head Coach Shaka Smart packed his bags for Marquette after the men's basketball program lost out of the first round of the NCAA Championship Tournament in a tight loss to underdogs Abilene Christian University.
At Tech, Beard has pushed the Raiders further into the NCAA Tournament than ever before. After taking the head coaching job in 2016, Beard broke school records by leading the team into the Elite Eight in 2018 and taking the team to a record 31 wins as they made it to the NCAA Tournament Finals for the first time.
Beard is a UT alum himself and has reportedly been the Longhorn's main head coaching interest after Smart's departure. To many Tech and UT fans' surprise, Texas was expected to meet with Beard on Thursday, and it appears to have gone well.
BREAKING: @TexasMBB is hiring Chris Beard as their new head coach, per @GoodmanHoops.
Good fit for the Longhorns? #HookEmpic.twitter.com/g4Z6cGMy6v
— Stadium (@Stadium) April 1, 2021
Texas, Texas Tech and Beard himself have yet to confirm these reports.
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🗓 All weekend
Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities
All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park
This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.
6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.
10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park
Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.
Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.
11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway