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

Celeste Taylor is ready to secure her role as team leader

Celeste Taylor is ready to secure her role as team leader

Carter Yates January 26, 2021

In the eighth grade, Celeste Taylor suited up for the Long Island Lutheran girl’s varsity basketball team, taking a commanding presence on the court with girls who were as much as five years older...

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Kai Jones rapidly ascends Texas rotation, NBA draft boards

Nathan Han January 26, 2021

Heading into the college basketball season, there was a clear narrative for Texas: the Longhorns were returning every single player on last year’s squad and adding five-star recruit and freshman...

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Shaka Smart tests positive for COVID-19

Nathan Han January 25, 2021

Texas men’s basketball head coach Shaka Smart tested positive for COVID-19, Texas Athletics announced in a press release Monday. “I tested positive for COVID and am in isolation away from...

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Texas women’s basketball handles No. 24 Iowa State 70-59 in road victory

Taylor Hawthorne January 24, 2021

The Texas women’s basketball team went into Saturday night’s road contest desperately needing a win over No. 24 Iowa State after losing its last two road games.  The Longhorns’...

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Playing through pain: Sophomore Donovan Williams has had long journey back to full strength

Nathan Han January 22, 2021

Donovan Williams has played through pain almost his entire basketball career. The sophomore guard’s left knee issues first began during his junior year of high school. But Williams played through...

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From hot seat to cool throne, what a difference a year makes for Smart

Matthew Boncosky January 22, 2021

At this time last year, the Texas men’s basketball team was flailing through another disappointing year. The Longhorns lost by 38 points on the road in West Virginia, the most lopsided loss of...

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Longhorns bounce back against TCU, riding Collier’s 20-20 night

Carter Yates January 21, 2021

Texas was stumbling coming into Wednesday night’s tilt against TCU. The women’s basketball team had lost two of its last three games, including a dazzling upset to unranked Texas Tech, and...

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Missed shots, foul trouble hurt the fourth quarter Texas rally in loss to Texas Tech

Taylor Hawthorne January 18, 2021

The  No. 21 Texas women’s basketball team suffered an in-conference upset loss in a tightly contested game against Texas Tech on Sunday afternoon at the United Supermarkets Arena. Texas fell...

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Febres returns, bench shines in dominant win over Kansas State

Matthew Boncosky January 17, 2021

It’s been over 11 months since Jase Febres last played for Texas. The senior guard, who has been recovering from microfracture knee surgery last March, made his return to the court in the No. 4 Longhorns’...

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Dynamic duo of Collier and Taylor lifts Texas to victory over Kansas

Taylor Hawthorne January 15, 2021

Head coach Vic Schaefer left last Saturday’s loss against West Virginia wondering how his team would rebound. Schaefer got his answer in a 79-72 win against Kansas Thursday night at the Frank Erwin...

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McClung’s heroics hand No. 4 Texas its first conference loss of the season

Matthew Boncosky January 14, 2021

The No. 4 Texas men’s basketball team suffered its first conference loss of the season as the No.15-ranked Red Raiders defeated the Longhorns 79-77 Wednesday night at the Frank Erwin Center. Texas...

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Texas suffers first Big 12 loss in one-sided affair

Taylor Hawthorne January 10, 2021

The Texas women’s basketball team found itself in a case of déjà vu against West Virginia in Morgantown on Saturday. The Longhorns went into halftime trailing, much like their previous...