Arch Manning, the latest prospect in the Manning football family and No. 1 recruit in the class of 2023, has committed to the University of Texas.
Manning is the nephew of Eli and Peyton Manning and the son of Cooper Manning, a former wide receiver for Ole Miss. The Manning football legacy began with Archie Manning, Arch Manning's grandfather and namesake who played for the New Orleans Saints throughout the 1970s.
Committed to the University of Texas. #HookEmpic.twitter.com/jHYbjBaF5K
— Arch Manning (@ArchManning) June 23, 2022
Manning joins head Texas football coach Steve Sarkisian's program after a disappointing 5-7 first season. Manning, who has been the starting quarterback at New Orlean's Newman High School since he was a freshman, was the No. 1 recruit in the 2023 class, according to 247sports.
Manning had plenty of SEC suitors, including Georgia, Alabama and LSU, but committed to Texas after a recent visit to Austin.
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The University of Austin is launching its controversial "Forbidden Courses" program Monday with two weeklong sessions at the Old Parkland Campus in Dallas.
The courses, which were announced by the new, unaccredited university when it was launched in November 2021, will be attended by 80 students as they "cultivate the habits of civil discourse." The university said it will look to investigate a different question each week, starting with "Who am I as an individual?" as it encourages seminar attendees to "discuss and debate the most vexing questions of our time."
This week, the university announced new speakers at the inaugural event, including Marvel co-president Robert Steffens; Jack Abraham, CEO of venture capitalist firm Atomic; Katherine Boyle, General Partner of V.C. firm Andreessen Horowitz; military strategist Edward Luttwak; and Founders Fund Michael Solana.
The no-credit seminar will include eight courses, including:
- "Free vs. unfree societies in the 20th century" with Niall Ferguson
- "Free speech, religion and women's rights" with Ayaan Hirsi Ali
- "Approaches to climate change" with Dorian Abbot
- "The psychology of social status" with Rob Henderson
- "Varieties of feminism" with Kathleen Stock
- "Ideology" with Jacob Howland
- "Capitalism: catastrophe or triumph?" with Deirdre McCloskey
- "Black male writing from Richard Wright to Ta-Nehisi Coates" with Thomas Chatterton Williams
The "Forbidden Courses" earned its moniker from its founders, who said they created the university due to worries of restricted free speech on college campuses nationwide. Key figures include incoming president Pano Kanelos, who described the current education system as "fractured," former New York Times op-ed editor Bari Weiss, academic Steven Pinker, and former Harvard University president Lawrence H. Summers. Weiss will also be a workshop leader at the seminar.
"We call our summer program the Forbidden Courses because the current turbulence–political, social, and cultural–is forbidding us from encountering one another honestly and authentically," the university's Forbidden Courses site reads. "Those who are going to lead, to innovate, to create, must learn how to rise above the static noise of social media, of commerce, of ideology, to see the world with greater clarity. Most importantly, we must learn again how to learn from one another."
Each student will take one course per week and participate in multiple workshops led by authors, educators, physicists and U of A founders including Weiss. The university, which has no physical campus, is unaccredited, and no classes will count for college credit. According to the organization, students attending include current Ivy League students, startup founders, published authors and scholars as well as college dropouts, first-generation students and those of "all political persuasions." Applications are currently closed.
The university has Cicero Research, led by Austin-based tech investor and Palantir founder Joe Lonsdale, as its nonprofit sponsor. While it plans to hold "Forbidden Courses" every year and start an entrepreneurship-focused program called the Polaris Fellowship in the fall, its undergraduate programs are not expected to begin until 2024.
The unseeded Texas softball team couldn’t hold ‘em as they lost 16-1 to No. 1 Oklahoma in the first game of the College World Series championship Wednesday night.
While Austin’s bats were hot enough to score a run in the first inning, the rest of the game was all Sooners as Oklahoma’s Jocelyn Alo hit the first ball out of the park in the bottom of the first.
The Sooners capped the first inning with four more runs before slamming five more home runs, including two apiece from All and Tiara Jennings, to set a new WCWS record.
Adding another homer to the record 💅 @78jocelyn_alo
📺 @espn#WCWS x @OU_Softballpic.twitter.com/KtqMy0itDZ
— NCAA Softball (@NCAASoftball) June 9, 2022
And while Texas threatened to score several more times and stranded seven runners on base in the fifth, the Longhorns would spend the rest of the match scoreless.
But Texas’ ‘Cinderella run’ isn’t done yet: the forever underdogs are set to play at least once more in the best-of-three series at 6:30 Thursday in Oklahoma City.
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