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Outfielder Bella Dayton swings at a pitch during Texas game against Oklahoma on April 7, 2024.

Texas softball alumni appeared on global stage at WBSC World Cup Finals

Lauren Hightower, Senior Sports Reporter July 22, 2024

A week before the start of the 2024 Summer Olympics, former Longhorns Janae Jefferson and Bella Dayton got their chance to shine in the Women’s Softball World Cup, an international six-day tournament...

The team fueling Texas Athletics’ success

The team fueling Texas Athletics’ success

Alistair Manliguez, General Sports Reporter July 22, 2024

When the Texas Athletics performance nutrition team promoted a nutrition consultant in 2012, they couldn’t have expected the amount of growth it has seen since. “I started full-time in 2012 and...

Linebacker David Gbenda celebrates after making a tackle during the Allstate Sugar Bowl game on Jan. 1, 2024.

Texas vs. Florida preview: Gators, Longhorns set for first meeting in 84 years

Sophia Sandoval, General Sports Reporter July 22, 2024

For the first time since 1940, the Texas Longhorns will face the Florida Gators on Nov. 9 in Austin.  Although Florida is considered an iconic member of the Southeastern Conference, the Longhorns are...

Texas Lebarron Johnson Jr. pitches against A&M-Corpus Christi on Feb. 21, 2022. Texas defeated A&M-Corpus Christi 12-2.

Longhorns continue MLB draft streak with players, signees drafted in 2024

Nicholas Kingman, General Sports Reporter July 19, 2024

In 20 rounds over three days, the MLB draft takes more than enough time for at least one Longhorn to be drafted. Dating back to the first MLB draft in 1965, the Longhorns have produced at least one player...

On the field for Texas, in the field of law: Texas javelin thrower Cooper Tyler talks balancing act between athletics, law school

On the field for Texas, in the field of law: Texas javelin thrower Cooper Tyler talks balancing act between athletics, law school

Ylver Deleon-Rios, General Sports Reporter July 19, 2024

Graduate student Cooper Tyler finds himself in a peculiar situation that not many UT athletes are in. He is a part of the University's track and field team, competing in the javelin event. The difference...

The Texas Hellraisers during UTs game against Wyoming on Sept. 16, 2023. The Hellraisers have been an essential part of the student section at football games since

Texas at Vanderbilt preview: The almost century old wait comes to an end

Alistair Manliguez, General Sports Reporter July 19, 2024

For the first time in 96 years, Texas will face Vanderbilt on the gridiron in Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday, Oct. 26. After almost a century of not playing each other, the Longhorns could benefit...

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Eight former Texas stars to join Austin’s professional volleyball team

Isa Almeida, Sports Desk Editor July 16, 2024

Professional volleyball is coming to Austin in 2025 as League One Volleyball sets off. As the inaugural season approaches, the team has started to share the names of the women athletes who will make...

Texas, Georgia to battle in big heavyweight matchup

Texas, Georgia to battle in big heavyweight matchup

Ylver Deleon-Rios, General Sports Reporter July 16, 2024

A clash of powerhouses will occur Oct. 19, as the Texas Longhorns will play hosts to the Georgia Bulldogs. Both teams will meet for the first time since the 2019 Sugar Bowl, where Texas came out victorious. Both...

Former Longhorn Lulu Sun’s Wimbledon run ends in quarterfinals

Former Longhorn Lulu Sun’s Wimbledon run ends in quarterfinals

Sophia Sandoval, General Sports Reporter July 16, 2024

The sun set over London after the former star of Texas women’s tennis’ Lulu Sun fell to Donna Vekic in three sets, 5-7, 6-4 and 6-1, in the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon Championships.  The 23-year-old...

Former Texas rower Etta Carpender speaks out on lack of effort, coverage by NCAA

Former Texas rower Etta Carpender speaks out on lack of effort, coverage by NCAA

Meaghan English, Senior Sports Reporter July 16, 2024

Rowing carries a large bulk of the success of Texas Athletics. With three national championships in the last four years, the team has made a name as one of the premier programs on the 40 Acres. So why...

A Texas swimmer competes in the 200m butterfly on Feb. 2, 2024 at a meet against TCU.

Texas’ Matt Scoggin joins Olympic coaching staff for fifth time

Henry Hipschman, General Sports Reporter July 15, 2024

In 1994, 31-year-old Matt Scoggin accepted the position of head dive coach for Texas swimming and diving. As an experienced swimmer, a former Longhorn and a former Olympian, he was the perfect man for...

No. 1 golfer Scottie Scheffler prepares for Paris

No. 1 golfer Scottie Scheffler prepares for Paris

Henry Hipschman, General Sports Reporter July 14, 2024

In a year like no other, one golfer has proven himself truly exceptional in his profession.  Texas alumnus Scottie Scheffler has dominated the PGA Tour and continues to establish himself as the best...

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