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NCAA Board of Governors releases new fall sports guidelines
August 5, 2020
Each division must determine its ability to meet the requirements and whether their fall sports seasons and championships should occur by Aug. 21. Additionally, due to its concerns over the strong presence of COVID-19 throughout the country, the board said it will only support conducting fall championships if strict conditions are met.
Texas plans to operate at 50% football stadium capacity
July 21, 2020
Texas Athletics plans to give all season ticket holders an opportunity to retain their tickets under the 50% capacity limit, Del Conte said in an email to current season ticket holders.
Name, image and likeness: What will new NCAA rules look like for student-athletes?
July 19, 2020
College athletes have long gone without pay for their talents, but new NCAA rules will give student-athletes opportunities to profit from their names, images and likenesses.
The games can wait, but sports still matter
July 16, 2020
The narrative surrounding sports at the University of Texas — and America at large — is changing.
Texas athletes, coaches react to University changes combating racial injustice
July 13, 2020
“The Eyes of Texas” will remain the University’s alma mater, the statement said, but the Robert L. Moore Building will be renamed as the Physics, Math and Astronomy Building. A statue for Julius Whittier, Texas’ first Black football letterman, will be erected at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.
Texas-sized brand: Why are the Longhorns so valuable?
July 5, 2020
Texas posted just one 10-win season in the last decade, unlike juggernauts Alabama, Clemson and rival Oklahoma. Still, the Longhorns, valued at a nation-high $1.1 billion in 2018, are among college football’s top earners.
Like father, like daughter: Vic and Blair Schaefer share basketball bond
June 26, 2020
Although Texas’ new women’s basketball head coach picked up numerous individual accolades during his eight seasons at Mississippi State, Schaefer said he attributes much of his championship success to his tight-knit staff, which now includes his daughter, Blair.
What will Saturdays at DKR look like this fall? Die-hard fans don’t know.
June 19, 2020
As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout Texas, Longhorn superfans likely won’t get the UT football experience this year that they’ve relished in the past.
Student-athletes are calling on UT to drop ‘The Eyes of Texas.’ Here's what former athletes say
June 16, 2020
The current movement, sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, has empowered student-athletes to speak out in a way that many former athletes say they have never seen before.
Lovato discusses move to Texas, women’s basketball roster
May 21, 2020
Once Elena Lovato discovered head coach Vic Schaefer would be leaving Mississippi State to take over the Longhorns, she didn’t have to think twice about joining him in Austin as the new assistant head coach for Texas women’s basketball.
Abbott sets date for return of professional sports in Texas
May 18, 2020
Select professional sports are allowed to return to Texas without spectators on May 31, Gov. Greg Abbott announced in a Monday press conference.
Couture at home: Textiles and apparel students find new ways to celebrate collections
May 17, 2020
The UT Fashion show gives students a platform to share their collections with people across the country. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, the garments did not see the runway as scheduled.
Collier, Taylor discuss staying active during quarantine
May 8, 2020
Charli Collier and Celeste Taylor are adjusting to training at home.
Malcolm Roach signs as free agent following 2020 NFL Draft
April 25, 2020
Texas defensive lineman Malcolm Roach will be heading back to his home state after he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the New Orleans Saints.
Sutton achieves WNBA dreams, inspires St. Louis youth
April 20, 2020
On Friday night, the Washington Mystics selected Sutton with the 36th pick in the 2020 WNBA draft. Now playing at the same level as her childhood hero, Sutton has become a hero herself to young women’s basketball players in her native St. Louis.
Holmes awaits virtual WNBA draft
April 16, 2020
Joyner Holmes’ childhood dream of becoming a WNBA player will start out much differently than she ever anticipated.
Alumna Imani McGee-Stafford steps away from WNBA to pursue law school
April 7, 2020
Although Imani McGee-Stafford was a star on the Texas women’s basketball team from 2012-2016 and went on to pursue a career in the WNBA, she’s not an athlete who solely “sticks to sports.”
Schaefer looks to revitalize Longhorns with fresh start
April 6, 2020
New Texas women's basketball head coach Vic Schaefer is excited to rebuild the the program and return to his roots, he said in a teleconference Monday. Schaefer, a two-time National Coach of the Year, leaves behind a Mississippi State team that finished No. 9 in the AP poll for the 2019-20 season.
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.
Texas women’s basketball to part ways with head coach Karen Aston
April 3, 2020
Texas will not extend head coach Karen Aston's contract when it expires Aug. 31, AD Chris Del Conte announced Friday.
When the ball stops bouncing: Finding an identity off the court
April 2, 2020
Neither slim odds nor uncertainty surrounding the new coronavirus have stopped some current seniors on the Texas women’s basketball team from holding on to the possibility of playing professionally. But members of the team won’t be shooting baskets forever.
Holmes’ steal secures victory against No. 1 Stanford
March 28, 2020
Up 67-64 with seconds remaining in its game on Dec. 22 against then-No. 1 Stanford, the Texas women’s basketball team needed something big to pull off the upset.
NCAA announces changes to recruiting, eligibility in response to COVID-19
March 13, 2020
The NCAA released new changes Friday regarding recruiting and spring sport eligibility amid the COVID-19 concerns.
Texas women’s basketball prepares for Big 12 Tournament run
March 11, 2020
After fighting through a two-month battle against tough conference opponents, the Texas women’s basketball team is now preparing for its first act of the postseason: the Big 12 Tournament.
Texas women’s basketball seniors show out on emotional senior day
March 9, 2020
Texas women’s basketball’s final home game against Oklahoma State on Sunday didn’t just signify the end of the 2019-20 regular season. For seniors on the team, the game also marked the end of a yearslong journey.
Texas women’s basketball set to retire Clarissa Davis’ No. 24 jersey
March 7, 2020
A superfan of the late Kobe Bryant, Joyner Holmes has worn the number 24 since high school. It’s fitting that the senior forward will be the last player to wear that jersey at UT. In a ceremony before its final regular season game, Texas will retire the jersey number of Longhorn legend Clarissa Davis.
Texas women’s basketball swept by Baylor for 3rd consecutive season
March 6, 2020
It’s been three years since Texas last beat No. 2 Baylor. For now, the losing streak stands, and the Longhorns will have to move on.
Texas women’s basketball seeks signature win over Baylor in Waco
March 5, 2020
One of Sug Sutton’s favorite memories on the Texas women’s basketball team came during her freshman season when the Longhorns defeated No. 2 Baylor in Waco.
Texas women’s basketball ‘peaks at the right time’ in win over Oklahoma
February 29, 2020
The Texas women’s basketball team brought a special energy to its Saturday night matchup against storied rival Oklahoma — and so did the fans who made it out as they watched the Longhorns top the Sooners 86-76.
Sug Sutton embraces role as leader at Texas
February 28, 2020
To players and coaches alike, Sug Sutton is the whole package. On the court, the senior point guard has become a true floor general for the Longhorns. But Sutton’s most valuable asset might be her ability to lead.
Celeste Taylor moves Texas past TCU in comeback win
February 27, 2020
As the Longhorns fell apart in the first quarter of Wednesday night’s matchup against No. 25 TCU, the Horned Frogs were ready to get out the broomsticks and sweep their foes from Austin off the court.
Texas women’s basketball honors ‘Texas Exes’ in fall to Kansas State
February 22, 2020
On a Saturday afternoon honoring the legacy of the Texas women’s basketball program, Longhorn fans at the Frank Erwin Center couldn’t celebrate a win.
Texas defeats West Virginia in annual Shoot for the Cure game
February 18, 2020
In a game honoring cancer survivors Monday night, the Texas women’s basketball team was able to grind out a 50-44 victory over West Virginia.
Texas women’s basketball rides two-game losing streak into West Virginia matchup
February 17, 2020
To say it’s been a rough stretch of play for Texas women’s basketball would be an understatement. After cruising to a convincing 81-66 victory over the Red Raiders on Feb. 9, the Longhorns dropped back-to-back games to Iowa State at home and Kansas on the road. Texas beat both teams earlier in the season.
Texas women’s basketball looks for redemption at Kansas
February 14, 2020
Individual game results — win or lose — aren’t something to dwell on for too long. Texas head coach Karen Aston said complacency can be the downfall of a competitive team.
Texas women’s basketball celebrates Black History Month during loss to Iowa State
February 13, 2020
Texas women's basketball celebrates Black History Month and Black history makers. They lost to Iowa State 69-51.
Worley carries the torch for Texas distance runners
February 12, 2020
Texas junior distance runner Sam Worley's ascent is reminiscent of the stars who came before him.
Charli Collier pursues greatness on and off court
February 7, 2020
Charli Collier’s sophomore campaign has been one of ascension. But before she could rise, Collier had to battle through the disappointment of unmet expectations and untapped potential.
Texas continues to chase Baylor after Friday night blowout
February 4, 2020
On Friday night, the Baylor women’s basketball team traveled to Austin and defeated Karen Aston’s Longhorns for the seventh consecutive time in a three-year span.
Baylor crashes party, eliminates Longhorns’ stars in rout of Texas
January 31, 2020
The Bears and their fans from up the road in Waco came to ruin the Longhorns’ fun en route to a 64-44 victory. Their strategy? Completely shutting out Texas’ stars.
Sutton, Holmes join Higgs in 1000-point club
January 28, 2020
Senior point guard Sug Sutton’s 12-point performance against Oklahoma State not only propelled Texas women’s basketball to victory in a tough road win Saturday, but it also granted her membership into an exclusive group: Texas’ 1,000-point club.
Texas aims to keep winning streak alive at Oklahoma
January 28, 2020
Now tied for second with TCU in the Big 12 standings, the Texas women’s basketball team will seek another conference victory when it travels to Norman, Oklahoma, for Tuesday’s matchup against rival Oklahoma.
Texas overcomes mistakes in hard-fought victory over Oklahoma State
January 25, 2020
After three quarters of turnovers and missed opportunities in the paint, Texas women’s basketball rallied late to defeat Oklahoma State 61-56 in Stillwater on Saturday afternoon.
Longhorns overcome turnovers in milestone win over Kansas
January 22, 2020
On Wednesday, Texas women's basketball beat Kansas 85-77, putting their 1,100th win on their belt.
Longhorns shoot for milestone win against Kansas
January 21, 2020
After defeating Kansas State Sunday afternoon, Texas women's basketball prepares to face another team from the Sunflower State: the Kansas Jayhawks.
Texas women’s basketball elevated by all-male practice squad
January 20, 2020
For Texas women's basketball, strength in the team comes not just from their work on the field, but from working hard in practice. The Texas male practic squad helps this happen.
Longhorns rebound from West Virginia loss with blowout of Texas Tech
January 15, 2020
In many ways, Texas Women’s Basketball’s 92-66 victory over Texas Tech was the perfect depiction of the Longhorns’ season so far — shaky at times, with shimmers of greatness.
Texas improves Big 12 record in comeback win over Iowa State
January 9, 2020
When Iowa State went up 11-0 during the first quarter of its game against Texas on Monday, the Longhorns looked outmatched. But the Longhorns eventually found a rhythm, running away with the game in their 81-75 comeback win in Ames, Iowa.
Texas falls to TCU in Big 12 opener
January 3, 2020
Texas has been battling it out with tough, nonconference opponents on the basketball court since October. But in many ways, the No. 25 Longhorns’ Friday night game against TCU to open Big 12 play was like the start of a new season — one Texas began with a loss.
Down go the Cardinal: Longhorns receive early Christmas present in upset of No. 1 Stanford
December 22, 2019
The start of the 2019-20 season has been a roller coaster ride for Texas women’s basketball, but on Sunday afternoon, the Longhorns upset No. 1 Stanford 69-64 in an emotional home game that could reset the trajectory of their season.
Texas upsets Tennessee in UT clash
December 8, 2019
Even though Texas traveled over 1,000 miles to face No. 17 Tennessee, the Longhorns looked right at home — almost. The sea of orange in the stands at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville and the big T’s on fans’ hats paralleled game scenes in Austin. But the shade of orange wasn’t quite the same, and fans flashing the “Horns Down” gesture indicated that Texas was the enemy.
Opponents to watch: Coleman, Howard star on defense for Tech
November 25, 2019
After facing game-changers like LSU’s Joe Burrow, Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb and Kansas’ Pooka Williams Jr. throughout the season, the Longhorns’ rollercoaster of a year will end on Black Friday when Texas hosts Texas Tech. Here are four Red Raiders to watch in Texas’ regular season finale.
Higgs returning to form nearly year after season-ending injury
November 25, 2019
Nearly one year after tearing her ACL, senior guard Lashann Higgs is ready for a big season.
Opponents to watch: Brewer, Lynch bring grit to Waco matchup
November 21, 2019
When Texas heads to Waco, Texas, for a matchup against the Bears, it will have to fend off a rigid defense and a dual-threat quarterback looking to prove his doubters wrong. Here are four Baylor players to watch Saturday against Texas:
Longhorns cruise to victory in front of young fans
November 20, 2019
Between the grade school kids singing the national anthem before tipoff and the early 11 a.m. slot, the tone of Texas’ matchup against UT-Rio Grande Valley felt different than most other games the Longhorns compete in.
Longhorns welcome UTRGV, 40 Acres field trip guests in early matchup
November 20, 2019
Following Texas’ blowout loss to Arizona on Sunday, the Longhorns left the Frank Erwin Center in a state of confusion about what went wrong and how they could fix their issues moving forward. The Longhorns will try to answer the questions surrounding their play when they match up against UTRGV at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Longhorns look for answers following beatdown against Arizona
November 18, 2019
In basketball, teams either live by the three or they die by the three. Bloodshed was absent in Texas’ physical Sunday matchup against Arizona, but the Longhorns were still destroyed by the Wildcats’ aggressive shooting attack early on.
Collier leads Longhorns over UTSA with career performance
November 15, 2019
Costly turnovers and poor shooting from Texas allowed the Roadrunners to score quickly. But then, sophomore center Charli Collier reined the Longhorns in.
Opponents to watch: Purdy, Petersen bring heat in cold Ames matchup
November 14, 2019
Here are four Iowa State players to watch this weekend against Texas:
Texas seeks redemption in upcoming home games
November 14, 2019
Despite double-double performances from senior forward Joyner Holmes and sophomore center Charli Collier, Texas fell to South Florida in a tough road game last Friday night. “Friday was a learning experience for us in Tampa, and I really thought that it would be,” Texas head coach Karen Aston said.
Texas falls to South Florida in ‘ugly’ season opener
November 9, 2019
Holmes has been nursing a right ankle injury for the better part of a month. However, the forward showed no signs of slowing down, leading the Horns in a game that was a dog fight from start to finish. Several times in the matchup, one team got hot as the other went cold.
Longhorns stay resilient ahead of tough road matchup
November 8, 2019
Texas women’s basketball begins its quest for a Big 12 title and NCAA tournament berth Friday when the No. 15 Longhorns travel to Tampa to face South Florida in the season opener.
Opponents to watch: Anderson, Blacklock present challenges on both sides of ball
October 24, 2019
Several questions now surround the Longhorns, who will travel to face a TCU team boasting a star defensive tackle and a productive running back. Here are four Horned Frog players to watch this weekend against Texas:
Opponents to watch: Williams is force out of backfield
October 18, 2019
On Saturday, the struggling Kansas Jayhawks will provide the Longhorns with a great opportunity to add another game to their win column, but a star running back might stand in Texas’ way. Here are four Kansas players to watch against Texas this weekend:
Adversity prepares Holmes for her senior season
October 17, 2019
Senior forward Joyner Holmes embodies the comeback story. Since the conclusion of her freshman season in 2017, Holmes’ tenure at Texas has been characterized by a constant battle to get back on the court.
Opponents to Watch: Hurts, Lamb spark Oklahoma offense
October 10, 2019
The Longhorns will be challenged with containing strong defensive starters, an emerging wide receiver and a talented transfer quarterback from that school down in Tuscaloosa. Here are four Oklahoma players to watch Saturday against Texas:
Looking to the future: Comparing Texas’ and Oklahoma’s 2020 recruiting classes
October 9, 2019
Despite Oklahoma's domination in the Big 12, Norman is not the top destination in the conference for the class of 2020 recruits. That title would belong to its rival — Texas.
Opponents to watch: Stills, Washington star on defense
October 3, 2019
Here are four West Virginia players to watch out for when Texas travels to Morgantown, West Virginia, this weekend:
Longhorns gear up for new season
September 30, 2019
Texas women’s basketball returns in less than a month. Head coach Karen Aston addressed the media Monday to discuss the upcoming season ahead of the team’s first practice on Tuesday.
Texas Ex Ariel Atkins shines in Game One of WNBA Finals
September 30, 2019
Two years ago, Ariel Atkins was an integral piece of an elite Texas squad. Now the standout guard is performing the same intrinsic role at the professional level on women’s basketball’s biggest stage.
Celeste Taylor is a ‘perfect fit’ at Texas
September 25, 2019
Celeste Taylor had opportunities to continue her basketball career at some of the best Division I programs in the country. Stanford, Ohio State and Notre Dame were just a few of the big names that put offers on the table. But when it came time to make a decision about her future, Taylor chose to play ball at Texas.
Opponents to watch: Wallace, Green will force Texas to come up with big plays
September 19, 2019
When the Cowboys arrive in Austin this weekend for Texas’ first game of conference play, the Longhorns will be tasked with limiting a stud at wide receiver and overcoming a solid cornerback duo. Here are four Oklahoma State players to watch for Saturday:
Opponents to watch: Calderon is hope for defense amid quarterback crisis
September 12, 2019
Before the Longhorns take on the Big 12 starting next Saturday, they will have the opportunity to rebound against a struggling Rice team. Here are four Owls players to watch for on Saturday.
Opponents to watch: Burrow emerges with few holes in game
September 6, 2019
Watch for these four Tiger players when they take the field against Texas on Saturday
Opponents to watch: Robertson, Baker pack punch on defense
August 30, 2019
In just over a week, Texas will host one of the nation’s top teams in the No. 6 LSU Tigers. But before the Longhorns prepare for one of the biggest games of their season, they must first face a Louisiana Tech squad with talent on both sides of the ball.
Piperi, relay teams outshine Big 12 rivals at National Relay Championships
April 28, 2019
Texas track & field shined at the National Relay Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas, over the weekend. Besting Big 12 rivals Baylor, TCU and Kansas State, both the men and women’s teams landed in second place at the meet, only falling behind host Arkansas.
Track season heats up for Longhorns in road meets
April 21, 2019
Although the NCAA Track and Field Championships will take place in Austin this June, the Texas track & field team still has a few remaining trips this season in order to get there.
Going the distance: Track stars Rogers, Worley reflect on six-year friendship
April 17, 2019
When distance runners Alex Rogers and Sam Worley first met, they didn’t know that they would both find a home at Texas — or that they would become best friends. The story of Rogers and Worley’s friendship began in the fall of 2013 when the two were cross country teammates at Canyon High School. However, they didn’t instantly connect.
Original lacrosse team reunites
April 10, 2019
The Etter-Harbin Alumni Center filled with chatter, laughs and nostalgia on Saturday evening at the inaugural Texas Lacrosse Hall of Fame Induction Banquet.
Worley wins mile, Burt performs in hurdles on final day of Texas Relays
March 30, 2019
The Texas Relays began on Wednesday, but Saturday afternoon on the last day of competition was when the action really got started. With crowds filling the stands, Mike A. Myers Stadium was alive and so was the meet, which was characterized by fast running, high flying, Olympian sightings and a lot of wind.
Texas men’s distance medley relay wins in team effort on Day Three of Texas Relays
March 29, 2019
There was no escaping the sun’s rays Friday night at Texas Relays. But the temperature wasn’t too much for the Longhorn men, who brought some heat of their own.
Rogers wins big on second day of Texas Relays
March 29, 2019
With lights shining bright at Mike A. Myers Stadium and the crowd cheering loudly in the stands, the stage was set for the second day of the 92nd Annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays.
As she embraces the spotlight, Kynnedy Flannel competes with herself
March 26, 2019
Track athletes are always racing — against others, against the clock and against themselves. Kynnedy Flannel knows this reality better than anyone.
Longhorns dominate throws in first meet of outdoor season
March 16, 2019
Texas track & field got off to a solid start at the UTSA Invitational in San Antonio on Friday and Saturday. The Longhorns dominated the throws and turned in other noteworthy performances in the first meet of the outdoor season.
Longhorn men fall short of lofty goals at NCAA Championships
March 10, 2019
Although Texas finished within the Top 15 for the first time since 2016, underachievement rang strong at the conclusion of the NCAA meet Saturday.
After securing Big 12 Title, Longhorns await NCAA Indoor Championships
March 8, 2019
This year, 11 Longhorns and two relay teams qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships.
Longhorn women capture conference title in big weekend at Big 12s
February 24, 2019
The Longhorns’ appearance at the Big 12 Indoor Championship in Lubbock over the weekend highlighted track & field as a sport at the intersection of collectivism and individuality. Texas’ outing up north resulted in a championship title for the women’s team as well as a slew of personal victories.
Burt, Piperi and Worley bring home individual honors at Big 12s
February 24, 2019
With a fifth-place finish at the conclusion of the meet, the weekend did not end in a Big 12 title for Track & Field men.
Longhorns look towards postseason in regular season finales
February 17, 2019
Texas concluded the indoor regular season this past weekend with strong performances at the Aggie Twilight in College Station and the JDL DMR Invitational in Winston-Salem. But the Longhorns’ showings were stepping stones en route to greater goals.