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A trailblazer memorialized: Friends, family react to Julius Whittier statue
August 2, 2020
Whittier, who passed away in 2018 from Alzheimer’s disease, joined Texas’ varsity football team in 1970 and was a standout offensive guard for two seasons before moving to tight end his senior year. As Texas’ first Black football player, he was a role model to Black players who joined the team in later years, his sister said.
3 Texas football players with most to lose in canceled season
July 27, 2020
With the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences announcing the implementation of a conference-only schedule and several conferences canceling fall sports entirely, a canceled or postponed college football season is becoming more likely. Here are three Texas football players with the most to lose in the event of a canceled season:
‘Ball don’t lie’: Jaylan Ford poses diamond in the rough potential as linebacker
July 13, 2020
Freshman linebacker Jaylan Ford’s road to Austin wasn’t clear-cut. Ford was the lowest-rated recruit for the Longhorns in the 2020 cycle despite his prolific career as a linebacker at Dallas-area powerhouse Frisco Lone Star High School.
Semifinals: The greatest Longhorn of all time bracket
April 4, 2020
The Daily Texan has created a tournament of its own. Divided into four quadrants, the bracket has matchups between 16 of the top Longhorn athletes of all time.
Best Moment of 2020: Texas Softball defeats No. 1, No. 2 ranked teams in consecutive nights
March 30, 2020
The sudden end to the 2020 NCAA softball season due to coronavirus concerns also marked the early conclusion of a promising campaign for the No. 3 Longhorns.
T-Town Showdown in Alabama canceled amid coronavirus concerns
March 12, 2020
Texas softball’s weekend trip to Alabama for the T-Town Showdown tournament has been canceled due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19.
Jefferson’s hot bat fuels Texas’ 2 Saturday victories
March 7, 2020
Junior second baseman Janae Jefferson went 3-for-5 with a walk at the plate over two games Saturday as the No. 2 Texas Longhorns defeated the Texas Southern Tigers and the Liberty Flames by scores of 13-5 and 3-0, respectively.
Long at-bats power Texas softball to first win in 2020 Longhorn Invitational
March 6, 2020
In a game where the Longhorns were the heavy favorite, Texas went scoreless for three innings before earning two runs off of Liberty's pitching mistakes. “I asked the team (after this game) to pick it up this weekend because I don’t think we are playing as well as we should right now,” head coach Mike White said.
Shannon Rhodes breaks offensive slump to bring Texas softball over Boise State
March 1, 2020
The Texas Longhorns, who had beaten two top-15 teams in the Judi Garman Classic tournament, were in trouble through three innings Sunday. Trailing 2-1 to unranked Boise State, the Texas bats had fallen dead.
Texas displays plate discipline in win over No. 2 Washington
February 28, 2020
For the first time in school history, the Longhorns beat the country’s No. 1 and No. 2 teams on back-to-back nights, as they took down Washington 8-6 on Friday.
Texas travels west for matchup with No. 1 UCLA
February 27, 2020
Just two days removed from splitting a doubleheader against No. 10 Louisiana on Tuesday, the No. 3 Longhorns are making a trip to the west coast for a matchup with No. 1 UCLA.
Texas opens up daunting week with doubleheader Tuesday
February 25, 2020
Despite a gutsy, complete game from senior pitcher Miranda Elish, No. 4 Texas fell 1-0 to the Duke Blue Devils in the fourth game of the Texas Invitational tournament. The loss was the first time Texas’ offense failed to score a run since May 23, 2019.
Longhorns remain undefeated with extra-inning victory over North Texas
February 19, 2020
The Longhorns went into an extra inning to defeat North Texas 3-2 on Wednesday.
Undefeated Texas opens up homestand against North Texas
February 19, 2020
Texas, who just moved up to No. 4 in the USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Coaches Poll, is looking to continue its red-hot start to the season. Sitting at 10–0, the Longhorns are just three games away from picking up the longest winning streak to start the season since 2013.
Longhorns improve to 3-0 in Puerto Vallarta College Challenge
February 15, 2020
For the first time in this young season, the No. 6-ranked Texas Longhorns had their backs against the wall during the first game of Friday’s doubleheader in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Longhorns look to take hot streak to Mexico
February 13, 2020
Fresh off of a dominant six-game start to the season in the Texas Classic, the No. 6 Texas Longhorns head to Mexico for the weekend.