• Four Longhorns drafted in 2013 MLB Draft

    Four current Longhorn baseball players and five incoming freshman were selected in the 2013 MLB amatuer draft. 

    On day one, junior pitcher Corey Knebel went 39th overall to the Detroit Tigers. Junior third baseman Erich Weiss went in the 11th round to the Pittsburgh Pirates, followed by junior outfielder Mark Payton in the 16th to the Cleveland Indians and junior pitcher Nathan Thornhill to the Houston Astros in the 24th round. 

    Incoming freshman left-handed pitcher Trey Ball was selected by the Boston Red Sox with the seventh overall pick. Two other pitchers were also drafted - right-hander Blake Goins in the 12th round by the Angels, and right-handed pitcher Lukas Schiraldi in the 35th round to Washington Nationals. Infielder Andy McGuire was selected in the 36th by the Colorado Rockies. 

    The draftees have until July 12 to sign with the teams or opt to continue their college careers. 

  • Freshman golfer Brandon Stone announces decision to leave Texas

    After only a season at Texas, South African golf phenom Brandon Stone announced his decision to turn pro this past Wednesday.
    
    The All-American freshman led the Longhorns to their first conference title since 2004, and finished tied for second at the NCAA Championships. Stone also finished ranked second according to the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings and takes with him a number of achievements after his departure from the Longhorns. After becoming both the Big 12 Newcomer and Player of the Year, Stone was also named the Phil Mickelson Freshman of the Year.
    
    Stone chose to follow fellow South African golfers Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Branden Grace, Trevor Immelman and Richard Sterne by signing with IMG for exclusive worldwide representation and he also signed with golf sponsors PING and Titleist/Footjoy. Stone will make his initial  professional appearance later on this month at the BMW International Open.
    
    Stone is the second first-year player in as many years to leave the program after one year. Former Longhorn Jordan Spieth turned pro last year after leading the Longhorns to an NCAA National Championship.
  • Two wide receivers reinstated, will miss home opener

    Two wide receivers were reinstated to the football team Jun. 3 after being arrested in separate incidents during the spring semester.

    Cayleb Jones was charged with felony aggravated assault in February and was suspended in mid-march, but the charges were later lessened to a misdemeanor. Last season he had two catches for 35 yards as a true freshman.

    Kendall Sanders, also a sophomore, was arrested in April for driving while intoxicated. He had two catches for 15 yards last season.

    Both were expected to start this season and help to fill the gap left by Marquise Goodwin in the wide receiver position.

    The pair will miss the season opener against New Mexico State on Aug. 31, but otherwise can participate in all team activities.

  • Texas closer Corey Knebel selected 39th overall by the Detroit Tigers in 2013 MLB Draft

    Junior Corey Knebel was selected in the Competitive Balance Round A by the Detroit Tigers, 39th overall of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft. 

    The junior from Georgetown closed for the Longhorns this season and led the team with nine saves and is second all-time in Texas history with 37 career saves. Knebel compiled a 3-4 record with a 3.38 ERA. Opposing batters hit just .179 against Knebel in 2013 and .175 against him over his entire career. While at Texas, Knebel compiled a 10-11 record over three years with a 2.07 ERA. 

    Incoming freshman Trey Ball was the only incoming freshman selected in the first two rounds of Thursday's draft. Ball, a pitcher from New Castle, Ind., was selected seventh overall by the Boston Red Sox. 

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