Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Former Longhorn Aldridge left out of 2011 NBA All-Star game

Trey Scott February 4, 2011

Despite playing on a team depleted by injuries, former Texas star LaMarcus Aldridge has kept the Portland Trail Blazers afloat this year with his strong play. His efforts, though, were not enough...

Barnes loves the lockdown

Will Anderson and Dan Hurwitz February 4, 2011

The best place to start when holding a team below its scoring average: the best player. Shutting down opponents’ top scorers has been a major factor in Texas starting Big 12 competition 7-0. In...

New kids on the block

Chris Hummer February 3, 2011

Gaze onto the court at Covington Middle School in southwest Austin on a Sunday afternoon, and you will see something a little strange: Ten fourth and fifth graders play a full-length game of basketball...

Former Kansas consultant could face 20 years for ticket scandal

Andy Lutz February 2, 2011

Turns out the 69-game home winning streak that the Longhorns snapped two weekends ago at Kansas’ Allen Fieldhouse was not the only major loss that occurred on the Lawrence campus in January. Thomas...

Toros looking to sneak into playoffs

Trey Scott February 1, 2011

Just a few minutes into Saturday’s game against New Mexico, and the Austin Toros were already down big. Maybe it was the early noon start time, or maybe the Toros were tired from the beating...

College friends adjusting to different roles on team

Nick Cremona February 1, 2011

As he waited for his former college roommate Marcus Cousin to finish showering after Saturday’s 105-103 overtime win against New Mexico, newly acquired Austin Toros guard Aubrey Coleman stressed...

Hill leads charge off bench, reserves secure win for another rout of Aggies

Will Anderson February 1, 2011

All the usual stars showed up for Texas on Monday night — Jordan Hamilton scored a game-high 20 points, Tristan Thompson added 10 points and five boards and Cory Joseph scored 11 — but for...

Horns handle A&M second time around in easy road victory

Dan Hurwitz February 1, 2011

COLLEGE STATION — As the few Longhorn fans at Reed Arena snuck down to seats directly behind the Texas bench, senior Gary Johnson turned around with a huge smile and responded to the “Texas...

Student spirit challenged by lack of ‘O-Zone’ seats

Trey Scott January 31, 2011

One of the many songs on the warm-up playlist blasting inside the Frank Erwin Center before basketball games is J. Cole’s “Higher,” in which he croons, “Come here, I’m...

After only one day off, another big test

Will Anderson January 31, 2011

After taming the fast-paced Tigers, No. 7 Texas (18-3, 6-0 Big 12) faces a change of pace tonight at Texas A&M, which has the ninth-best scoring offense in the Big 12. It’s the backside...

Texas trips up Big 12’s top-scoring team

Will Anderson January 30, 2011

ven when their shots aren’t falling, these Longhorns are hard to beat. No. 7 Texas (18-3, 6-0 Big 12) shot 55 percent from the field and made only 11 of 26 free throws in the second half but...

Texas, Balbay aim to slow high-scoring Tiger offense

Will Anderson January 28, 2011

The biggest storyline of Wednesday’s game at Oklahoma State, aside from the touching tribute to the 10 killed in a 2001 plane crash, was Dogus Balbay’s defense. The Texas guard held OSU’s...