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Breaking down what to expect from Chris Beard on the court with The Daily Toreador’s men’s basketball reporter

Breaking down what to expect from Chris Beard on the court with The Daily Toreador’s men’s basketball reporter

Nathan Han April 8, 2021
The Daily Texan spoke to The Daily Toreador's men’s basketball beat writer Ryan Mainville about what the new Texas head coach will bring to the table on the court and the recruiting trail.
Chris Beard, UT commit to growing men’s basketball into national powerhouse

Chris Beard, UT commit to growing men’s basketball into national powerhouse

Matthew Boncosky April 2, 2021

Chris Beard made it abundantly clear in his introductory press conference Friday that he wants to win, and he wants to win now. The new Texas men’s basketball head coach established that his expectation...

Texas guard Celeste Taylor enters the NCAA transfer portal

Texas guard Celeste Taylor enters the NCAA transfer portal

Tong Vu April 2, 2021

Celeste Taylor, who has emerged as one the Longhorns’ top scorers this past season, has entered the NCAA transfer portal.   Taylor finished the 2020-2021 season as the Longhorns’ second leading...

Chris Beard hired to replace Shaka Smart as men’s basketball head coach

Chris Beard hired to replace Shaka Smart as men’s basketball head coach

Matthew Boncosky April 1, 2021

Texas is hiring former Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard to replace Shaka Smart as head men’s basketball coach, according to numerous reports from Stadium, CBS Sports, and ESPN. Beard will become...

Texas’s tournament run comes to an end in 62-34 Elite Eight loss to South Carolina

Texas’s tournament run comes to an end in 62-34 Elite Eight loss to South Carolina

Taylor Hawthorne March 30, 2021

The impressive and unlikely tournament run by Texas came to an end Tuesday night against No.1 seed South Carolina.  Texas tried to fight back from a double-digit deficit for most of the game but fell...

Confidence, resilience push Texas further into NCAA tournament

Confidence, resilience push Texas further into NCAA tournament

Taylor Hawthorne March 30, 2021

Before the 2021 NCAA Tournament, rampant inconsistency and inexperience hindered head coach Vic Schaefer’s ability to establish his culture at Texas during a COVID-affected year. The Longhorns entered...

Perseverance, stellar defense boost Longhorn women’s basketball past Maryland in 64-61 upset

Perseverance, stellar defense boost Longhorn women’s basketball past Maryland in 64-61 upset

Tong Vu March 29, 2021

The No. 6-seed Texas Longhorns shocked the women’s college basketball world Sunday night with an upset of No. 2-seed Maryland 64-61, sending the Longhorns to their first Elite Eight appearance since...

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Shaka Smart leaving Texas after 6 seasons as head coach

Matthew Boncosky March 26, 2021

Men’s basketball head coach Shaka Smart is leaving Texas after six years as head coach, according to numerous reports from ESPN, the Austin-American Statesman, CBS Sports and others. Smart, who had...

Looking back at Texas men’s basketball senior class: Defining moments for Coleman, Febres, Hamm, Sims

Looking back at Texas men’s basketball senior class: Defining moments for Coleman, Febres, Hamm, Sims

Riley Glenn March 26, 2021

Senior center Jericho Sims throws it down in a Jan. 25, 2020 game against LSU. The big man from Minnesota has had his fair share of highlight-reel dunks in his four-year career as a Longhorn. The Texas...

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Texas’ resilience secures big win over UCLA to move on to Sweet Sixteen

Taylor Hawthorne March 25, 2021

The No. 6-seed Texas women’s basketball team came into Wednesday night’s contest against No. 3-seed UCLA with a disappointing 1–5 record against AP Top 25 opponents.  The Longhorns...

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Who’s running it back?: Looking ahead at Texas men’s basketball roster going into 2021-2022 season

Nathan Han March 25, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 23 issue of The Daily Texan. Heading into the 2020-2021 season, the Texas men’s basketball team was returning every single player from the year...

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Shaka Smart’s future with Texas in jeopardy after another NCAA first-round exit

Matthew Boncosky March 25, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 23 issue of The Daily Texan. Questions surrounding the future of Shaka Smart, Texas men’s head basketball coach, are swirling once again...