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Donovan Williams’ relationship with his sister ignited his basketball career
February 27, 2020
Freshman guard Donovan Williams describes how his relationship with sister Kelsey Bone influenced his development as a Division I player.
Guards carry Texas past West Virginia in home win
February 25, 2020
“When you’re playing West Virginia, it’s not going to be pretty out there," Texas head coach Shaka Smart said. "It comes down to your guards being able to make plays, and those guys made a lot of them tonight.”
Texas looks to keep tournament hopes alive against West Virginia
February 24, 2020
If the Longhorns want to make it to the NCAA Tournament, they'll have to step up their game against future opponents. Facing multiple injuries on key players, Texas is struggling, but the team remains hopeful for their NCAA chances.
Tom Herman’s new coordinators don’t make Texas a national contender
February 21, 2020
On paper, Texas is having a great offseason.
A Baker’s dozen: Will Baker shines in win over TCU
February 19, 2020
Following a career performance from Will Baker, the Longhorns just might have found their next man up.
Longhorns haunted by Sims’ absence in loss to Iowa State
February 15, 2020
Texas’ season keeps going from bad to worse. Head coach Shaka Smart announced that Texas would take on eighth-place Iowa State without junior forward Jericho Sims. In Saturday afternoon’s 81-52 loss to Iowa State, the 11–14 Cyclones took full advantage of Sims’ absence, continually exposing Texas’ rebounding problems and struggles in the paint.
Longhorns bear Baylor beatdown at home
February 11, 2020
It only took the No.1 Baylor Bears 38 seconds to prove a Texas team ravaged by injuries was no match for them in the Longhorns’ 52-45 loss on Monday night.
Andrew Jones’ explosive first half not enough as Longhorns fall to Red Raiders
February 8, 2020
“Even though we didn’t make shots in Kansas, the confidence has never left,” Jones said. “I was fortunate to hit a couple of good looks in the first half. I just have to continue to be consistent.”
Longhorns remain poised ahead of three-game stretch
February 2, 2020
Texas is gearing up for its toughest three-game stretch of the year. The Longhorns travel to Lawrence, Kansas on Monday before home matchups against top-ranked Baylor and defending Big 12 champion Texas Tech.
Ramey’s late heroics keep Longhorns’ NCAA Tournament hopes alive
February 1, 2020
Saturday afternoon, with Texas struggling to overcome the hump of Iowa State’s seemingly unbreakable lead, sophomore guard Courtney Ramey met pressure and rose to the occasion once again as the Longhorns beat Iowa State 72-68.
Longhorns wreak ‘Havoc’ in Fort Worth
January 30, 2020
Texas head coach Shaka Smart has historically struggled against TCU. But, the last two times the squads have matched up — in the NIT in 2019 and in Fort Worth on Wednesday night — the Longhorns finished the night with a win.
Longhorns search for résumé win in Fort Worth
January 28, 2020
Heading into a matchup at TCU on Wednesday, head coach Shaka Smart looks for a way to establish the consistency his team has been missing all season.
Friends, former rivals share emotions on Twitter over Kobe Bryant's death
January 27, 2020
Legendary Laker and future NBA Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant was one of nine people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday morning, TMZ reported. His 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Bryant, was also killed in the crash.
Longhorns’ late rally comes up short against LSU
January 25, 2020
Saturday afternoon’s heartbreaking 69-67 loss showed the best of both worlds of this season’s Texas Longhorns.
Longhorns suffer worst loss of Shaka Smart era in Morgantown
January 20, 2020
West Virginia upsets Texas 97-59, making this loss the worst of the Shaka Smart era.
Sims, Longhorns overwhelmed by No. 6 Jayhawks
January 18, 2020
Wins against a perennial basketball powerhouse like the Kansas Jayhawks are as rare as a photo of Shaka Smart with his jacket on.
Longhorns earn first Big 12 win with dominant defensive performance
January 12, 2020
It may have taken Texas a week, but on Saturday night, the Longhorns finally left the Frank Erwin Center with their first Big 12 victory of the season.
Longhorns fall to rival Sooners in conference home opener
January 9, 2020
Program win No. 1,800 is proving elusive for Texas Basketball.
Longhorns ruffled by stingy Baylor defense
January 4, 2020
Baylor’s defense flustered, hoodwinked and bamboozled Texas for all of 40 minutes.
Longhorns fail road test in Providence
December 21, 2019
If there’s one positive thing to take away from the Longhorns’ humiliating 70-48 loss to the Providence Friars, it’s that they didn’t give up.
Horns continue hot start with 87-76 win over Chippewas
December 14, 2019
The force was with the Longhorns on Star Wars Day at the Frank Erwin Center. Texas overcame a sluggish first half and turned a frustrating, hair-pulling game against the Central Michigan Chippewas into a comfortable 87-76 win, continuing Texas’ best start under head coach Shaka Smart.
Febres helps defeat Aggies in rivalry revival
December 8, 2019
For the 224th matchup between Texas and Texas A&M, the atmosphere inside Fort Worth’s Dickies Arena was less than the electric aura players anticipated. While the arena’s energy and intensity may have been lacking — student attendance at the game was sparse — junior guard Jase Febres’ wasn’t. The 3-point specialist managed to find his long-lost shooting rhythm, exploding for a game-high 17 points on four 3-pointers in Texas’ 60-50 win in its restored rivalry with A&M.
Longhorns hold off Blazers in 67-57 victory
December 3, 2019
With the Longhorns leading by a comfortable 13 points at halftime, it seemed as if Texas was going to finally power through an unranked non-Power Five opponent without fear of a major upset., but the University of Alabama Birmingham Blazers had other ideas.
University of Texas breaks ground on Moody Center
December 3, 2019
Nearly a year after University officials announced project plans, construction of the Moody Center is officially underway.
Heisman watch Week 14: Ohio State's Chase Young makes the cut
November 25, 2019
The best player in college football doesn’t always win the Heisman, or even gain the recognition he deserves. While Joe Burrow, Jalen Hurts, Justin Fields and even Tua Tagovailoa have been nothing shy of incredible this season, a rare defensive player must be included.
Coleman’s career night not enough as Longhorns fall to Hoyas
November 22, 2019
Despite junior guard Matt Coleman's standout performance and career-high number of three pointers, the Longhorns still fell to Georgetown in their first loss of the season.
Heisman watch Week 13: Burrow takes command
November 21, 2019
With only two weeks left in the regular season, several of our candidates are still vying to secure their teams’ spot in the College Football Playoff with rivalry games and marquee matchups looming. However, after the aforementioned injury, one team is going to have to do it without their Heisman contender. Here’s the Week 13 update:
Longhorns take on Georgetown in 2k Empire Classic Semifinal
November 20, 2019
In 1992, Shaka Smart was just another 15-year-old watching Michael Jordan’s Bulls take on Patrick Ewing’s Knicks in game seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Heisman watch Week 12: A new front-runner emerges
November 14, 2019
Week 11 wasn’t the craziest week of college football this season, but it still provided quality entertainment as two playoff-ranked teams squared off in Tuscaloosa. Here’s what to watch for in Week 12:
Despite struggles, four-guard lineup shows promise
November 13, 2019
With 3:28 remaining in a nine-point game against a California Baptist team which jumped to Division-I just last year, sophomore Gerald Liddell checked in for Andrew Jones.
Heisman watch Week 11: Burrow and Tagovailoa to meet in SEC showdown
November 7, 2019
Week 10 didn’t add much to the conversation, with all four of our front-runners enjoying a bye week. But as our candidates gear up for the final stretch of the season, the matchups are starting to intensify. Here’s what to watch for in Week 11:
Jones shines in emotional return
November 5, 2019
Andrew Jones returns to basketball with career highs after a long battle with leukemia.
Andrew Jones to return in season opener
November 5, 2019
After 23 months of waiting, Andrew Jones is ready to go.
Heisman watch Week Nine: Tua Tagovailoa set back by injury
October 24, 2019
Now nine weeks into the college season, our front-runners are gaining separation from the rest of the herd. With the competition narrowed down to the quarterback position, it’s time to see which of these dynamic athletes can lead their explosive offenses through the final stretch of the season. Here’s who to watch for in Week Nine:
Heisman Watch Week Eight: Ehlinger falls from contention
October 17, 2019
Week Seven of the college football season saw key matchups across the board as all four of our candidates were tested by Top-25 teams. While Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts and LSU’s Joe Burrow showed out under the spotlight, Sam Ehlinger and the Texas offense laid an egg against a much-improved Oklahoma defense. But as one superstar slips from the race, another enters in his place. Here’s who to watch out for in Week Eight:
Horns gear up for fall practice
October 16, 2019
Head coach David Pierce addresses changes in his philosophy, mentality and staff on Monday afternoon at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.
Comparing Herman, Riley's tenure
October 11, 2019
On paper, Tom Herman and Lincoln Riley share a myriad of similarities. Both are offensive gurus. Both are in their third year of coaching at a Power Five school, but, most notably, both have won the Red River Showdown once in their first two seasons.
Heisman Watch Week Seven: Front-runners set for Red River Showdown
October 10, 2019
Aside fom the Top 10 matchup in Austin, Texas last month, most of the Heisman contenders have gone largely untested, though that will likely change soon. Until then, here is our Heisman watch list for Week Seven.
Heisman watch Week Six: Justin Fields emerges
October 3, 2019
After another week of college football, our Heisman front-runners are beginning to separate themselves as a new player enters the picture. Here’s who to watch in Week Six:
Heisman Watch Week Four: Front-runners remain unchallenged
September 19, 2019
Our Heisman contenders didn’t exactly face challenging defenses in Week Three. Last weekend. Alabama, Oklahoma, LSU and Texas had an unimpressive slate of matchups, the most competitive being Alabama’s 47-23 victory over South Carolina to kick off SEC play. But with three of our four Heisman contenders kicking off conference play this weekend, the front-runners say goodbye to FCS and Group of Five tuneup games and welcome the gauntlet of conference competition.
Heisman watch Week Three: Joe Burrow enters the picture
September 12, 2019
With three weeks of college football under our belts, potential is forgotten and performances are embraced. Although a clear breakaway candidate is yet to emerge, new candidates continue to place themselves into the Heisman conversation.
Heisman watch Week Two: Hurts impresses, Etienne enters picture
September 5, 2019
Although Week One mostly consisted of tuneup games for our early Heisman candidates, they hardly disappointed. All four candidates won their opening games, but this week’s slew of matchups places a pair of Watch members in the spotlight against top-15 teams.
Heisman watch: Tagovailoa, Lawrence stand as preseason favorites
August 30, 2019
The return of college football is upon us. Even in the first week of the season, Heisman contenders will look to make their mark and establish themselves as early favorites for college football’s most prestigious award.
Jackson steps down from Texas basketball
August 1, 2019
Texas basketball assistant coach Tiffany Jackson announced that she would be stepping down from her post to pursue opportunities beyond the coaching realm, per a press release from Texas Athletics.
Longhorns in the WNBA: Atkins thrives, McCarty and McGee-Stafford struggle with Wings
July 12, 2019
While the Washington Mystics and Ariel Atkins lie just a half-game behind the first-place Las Vegas Aces, Imani McGee-Stafford and Brooke McCarty-Williams have struggled on a Dallas team with the second-worst record in the league.
Occupy Left Field: Texas baseball’s biggest tailgate
July 1, 2019
For Marc Peña, a Saturday Texas baseball game day starts well before first pitch.
Longhorns in the WNBA: Mystics start hot, McGee-Stafford and McCarty reunite
June 24, 2019
While they’re best remembered for their contributions to Karen Aston’s 2014-15 and 2015-16 Texas squads — two of her best since arriving at Texas in 2012 — they’re recognized today for their performances at the highest level of women’s basketball. Here’s a rundown of the three Longhorns in the WNBA:
New records set at historic NCAA championship
June 11, 2019
The national championship, regardless the sport, serves as a platform for the best athletes to put their talents on display. The 2019 NCAA track and field championship faired no different.
Former McDonald’s All-American Prince announces transfer
June 7, 2019
A week after Texas Football lost its top overall recruit of the 2019 class, Texas Women’s Basketball finds itself in a similar predicament. Sedona Prince, ESPN’s No. 8 overall prospect of the 2018 class, announced her transfer from Texas on Wednesday morning.
Top-ranked recruit Bru McCoy announces transfer after short stint in Austin
May 31, 2019
The No. 1 athlete of the 2019 recruiting class has announced his transfer from the University of Texas.
Alabama gets best of Elish in game one victory
May 23, 2019
Just days after All-American candidate Miranda Elish’s heroic performance lifted the Longhorns to their first super regional since 2013, the ace suffered her worst performance of the postseason in a 3-0 loss Thursday night.
Elish, Washington power Longhorns to first super regional since 2013
May 20, 2019
On an evening when it appeared pitcher Miranda Elish would have to pitch another shutout for the Longhorns to have a chance to survive the Austin Regional, outfielder Kaitlyn Washington provided some much-needed run support.
Second-half turnovers haunt Longhorns in season-ending loss
March 22, 2019
In a 69-65 season-ending upset loss to Indiana in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, the turnover problem was rampant again.
Texas gets No. 7 seed in NCAA Tournament, will face Indiana on Friday
March 18, 2019
Texas, as well as the rest of the women’s college basketball community, found out the seedings and matchups after the bracket was erroneously leaked on ESPN hours before the scheduled selection show was set to air.
Texas’ comeback efforts fall short against Cyclones
March 10, 2019
Taking on the Cyclones on the second day of a back-to-back in the Big 12 Tournament wasn’t an easy task, but Texas did itself few favors in their 75-69 loss.
Longhorns squeak by TCU, prepare for Iowa State
March 10, 2019
Head coach Karen Aston only has one thing on her mind: “Survive and advance.” Saturday night the Longhorns followed their M.O. for yet another pull-a-rabbit-out-of-a-hat 66-64 victory over TCU.
Pressure mounts on seniors as season winds down against TCU
March 5, 2019
Following Saturday’s disappointing loss against Iowa State on senior night, head coach Karen Aston sat at the podium with a look of concern, stress and disgruntlement on her face. She didn’t need to speak for anyone to understand her discontent with her team’s inconsistent play this season.
Baylor bigs swat away Texas hopes of hosting first round
February 26, 2019
Baylor isn’t a team that will decimate you with three-point shooting. They play old-school, beat-you-from-the-inside-out basketball. For teams like Texas, which desperately lack three-point shooting, Baylor’s overpowering one-two combo of Lauren Cox and Kalani Brown can be too much to handle.
Longhorns unmask Red Raiders in 81-57 blowout win
February 23, 2019
Fans who have followed Texas at length will be the first to say it: These aren’t the same Longhorns of years past.
Longhorns fail to avenge Manhattan meltdown in heartbreaking defeat to Kansas State
February 17, 2019
After their 18-point defeat to a Kansas State team which now sits sixth in the Big 12, Texas returned to Manhattan last Friday with the intent of proving their previous trip was a fluke.
Texas bucks Cowgirls in Stillwater, completes season sweep
February 12, 2019
With three-fourths of the season nearly completed and the postseason picture shaping up, the eyes of Top 25 teams and coaching staffs all turn to the polls.
Longhorns look to get back to winning ways in Lawrence
February 7, 2019
Texas has uncharacteristically struggled in Big 12 play, which is something Karen Aston has not been accustomed to in her seven years as the head coach at Texas. Final scores have not told the full story, as Texas has repeatedly struggled with turnovers before eventually pulling away late.
Despite heartbreaking loss, Williams’ late heroics gives Longhorns hope moving forward
February 5, 2019
In a season full of the unpredictable and the unknown, Danni Williams has been one of the few things Karen Aston has been able to rely on consistently.
Following West Virginia loss, Texas try to rebound ahead of Red River rival
February 1, 2019
A team that has been on the border of being considered a powerhouse the last two years has been uncharacteristically inconsistent throughout the season, thanks to injuries and transfers.
Longhorns’ comeback efforts fall short against West Virginia
January 29, 2019
The game tipped the same way most other Texas games did season: sloppy play in the opening minutes, hectic scrambling around the court and a lucky play here or there to somehow keep it interesting. Then, Tynice Martin happened.
Longhorns overcome slow start, escape from Lubbock
January 26, 2019
In a rollercoaster season filled with countless injuries, inconsistent play, and transfer students, nothing has been guaranteed. Not even a game against the last-place team in the Big 12.
Texas topples Kansas despite critical self-assessment
January 23, 2019
Texas was clearly the more talented team from the outset and rightfully won the game, but the Jayhawks gave their fans very little to “Rock Chalk” about, especially in the first half.
Texas rebounds from Manhattan trip with 73-67 victory over TCU
January 19, 2019
Texas will next take on Kansas on Wednesday at the Frank Erwin Center.
Sutton’s career high leads Longhorns to victory in Ames
January 12, 2019
It’s no secret the injury bug has infected the Longhorns this season, or that it’s affected their team identity through 16 games.
Longhorns escape Sooners in renewal of Red River Rivalry
January 10, 2019
Wednesday night’s game felt every bit like a typical Texas-Oklahoma showdown from the opening tip: chaotic.
UT System Board of Regents approves new $338 million arena on UT campus
December 20, 2018
Texas Athletics revealed in a press release Thursday that the University of Texas has partnered with Oak View Group, C3 Presents and Live Nation to bring a new basketball arena to the 40 Acres, just south of Mike A. Myers Stadium.
Longhorns overcome season-high 26 turnovers to defeat Stetson
December 16, 2018
Karen Aston has repeatedly said this year’s Texas squad is “going to need to find their identity more than once.”
Longhorns sing the Mississippi blues in loss to Bulldogs
December 2, 2018
Even when things were looking up, Texas just couldn’t catch a break in their 67-49 defeat against Mississippi State.
Longhorns take care of business in win over UTSA
November 28, 2018
The Frank Erwin Center had a different atmosphere than its usual antagonizing college-student crowd on Wednesday morning for the game against the UTSA roadrunners.
The light at the end of the tunnel: How Sedona Prince overcame her bullies
November 28, 2018
Things off the court weren’t always easy for Prince. During her childhood and teenage years when people first became aware of her talent, she found herself in a struggle to overcome being bullied.
Lashann Higgs suffers season-ending injury
November 26, 2018
Texas guard Lashann Higgs has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after suffering a knee injury in the Longhorns 56-55 victory over Quinnipiac on Friday.
Longhorns defeat Fordham to capture Gulf Coast Showcase championship
November 25, 2018
The Longhorns capped off a wacky Gulf Coast Showcase tournament with a 72-54 victory over the Fordham Rams on Sunday night, following a nail-biting victory over Quinnipiac and a triumphant blowout over Michigan.
Longhorns buck McNeese State in blowout
November 15, 2018
Texas walloped McNeese State last year, 100-34, and things didn’t look much different Thursday night. The Longhorns picked up where they left off, defeating the Cowgirls, 96-40.
Longhorns tip-off season against Duquesne
November 7, 2018
The No. 11 Texas Longhorns will tip-off its season against Duquesne Thursday night, marking the official beginning of the season after defeating West Texas A&M 91-63 in an exhibition match last week.
Karen Aston previews Texas Tip-Off and upcoming season
October 16, 2018
Texas basketball starts the 2018-19 basketball season this Wednesday with the fourth annual Texas Tip-Off, a free event at Gregory Gym with admission to the first 3,000 fans.
Texas sets sights on Big 12 title yet again
August 28, 2018
Mistakes are expected at summer practices. Turnovers, bad shots, missed layups, miscommunication — it all happens when a team plays together for the first time after a long summer. But if there’s one thing head coach Karen Aston won’t tolerate, it’s lack of effort.
Texas sets sights on Big 12 title yet again
August 9, 2018
Mistakes are expected to be made at summer practices. Turnovers, bad shots, missed layups, miscommunication — it all happens when a team plays together for the first time after a long summer.
Texas' season-defining storylines for 2018
August 8, 2018
As the final buzzer sounded at the close of a thrilling overtime Longhorn upset against West Virginia, head coach Shaka Smart breathed a sigh of relief.
Hamm's ticket out of Greenspoint
July 30, 2018
Growing up in North Houston, Royce Hamm Jr.’s goal was the same as that of most kids in his neighborhood: get out.
Texas basketball to face North Carolina on Thanksgiving Day
July 20, 2018
The Longhorns are set to play the North Carolina Tar Heels in the semifinal round of the 18th annual Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational on Thanksgiving Day, a Texas Athletics press release announced Thursday.
University of Texas selected as 2021 women’s basketball regional host
July 18, 2018
The road to the 2021 women’s basketball NCAA championship will go through Austin, Texas Athletics announced in a press release on Wednesday afternoon.
Ariel Atkins nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year award
July 12, 2018
Former Texas women’s basketball standout Ariel Atkins has been nominated for the 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year award, Texas Athletics announced in a press release.
Longhorns in the NBA: Durant wins second championship, Bradley re-signs with Clippers
July 9, 2018
On June 21, Texas center Mo Bamba was selected by the Orlando Magic with the 6th overall pick of the 2018 NBA Draft, making him the twelfth Longhorn drafted in the first round since 2006.
Texas linebacker Edwin Freeman announces graduate transfer
June 30, 2018
Texas linebacker Edwin Freeman is leaving Texas and will complete his college career at another program as a graduate transfer, Texas Athletics confirmed Saturday afternoon.
With NBA draft approaching, Smart looks to fill 7-foot hole
June 21, 2018
With Bamba about to begin his NBA career, Smart will be looking to fill the 7-foot hole left on the court.
From homeschool to the highlight reel: Alison Gibson won’t let anything stand in her way of success
April 4, 2018
Most student-athletes are recruited out of high school — scouts gain wind of their talents throughout their high school careers and athletes are eventually courted by a university’s recruiting department before committing to a program.
Longhorns complete strong season with sixth-place finish at NCAA Championships
March 18, 2018
“This meet is like the Wild West. Not one team has had a perfect meet.”
Longhorn women complete sweep of Big 12 Championships
February 25, 2018
Head coach Carol Capitani led Texas to yet another conference championship. Her team won all 21 events during the meet to claim the title.
Longhorn women continue dominance at Big 12 Championships
February 23, 2018
With one day remaining at Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center, the Texas women are in position to sweep the entire week of events.
Longhorn women sweep on second day of Big 12 Championships
February 22, 2018
Through two days of the Big 12 Championships, the Texas women are off to a strong start.
Longhorn swimming and diving prepares for Big 12 Championships
February 20, 2018
The men and women's swimming and diving teams are gearing up for this week's conference championships.