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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

Football

Tight end JaTavion Sanders celebrates during the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 2024. Sanders recently declared for the NFL draft.

Junior tight end Ja’Tavion Sanders declares for the NFL Draft

Lindsey Plotkin, General Sports Reporter January 7, 2024

After a historic career in just three years at Texas, junior tight end Ja’Tavion Sanders will forgo his senior season and enter the 2024 NFL Draft. During his time at Texas, Sanders caught 99 passes...

Defensive lineman Byron Murphy II during the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 2024. The junior recently declared for the NFL draft.

Star defensive tackle Byron Murphy II declares for NFL Draft

Evan Vieth, Sports Editor January 5, 2024

Junior defensive lineman Byron Murphy II has officially declared for the 2024 NFL Draft, leaving behind a legacy as one of the premier defensive tackles in Texas history. Murphy officially declared...

Third-year running back Jonathon Brooks during Texas home game against BYU on Oct. 28, 2023. Brooks recently declared for the NFL draft.

Running back Jonathon Brooks declares for the 2024 NFL Draft

Lindsey Plotkin, Senior Sports Reporter January 5, 2024

Redshirt sophomore running back Jonathon Brooks has officially declared for the 2024 NFL Draft. Brooks rushed for 1,139 yards in 10 games in 2023 before tearing his ACL against TCU. He ran for 10 touchdowns...

Wide receiver Xavier Worthy celebrates a first down during the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 2024. Worthy recently declared for the NFL draft after three seasons with the Longhorns.

Junior wide receiver Xavier Worthy declares for 2024 NFL Draft

Emma Hutchinson, Double Coverage Editor January 5, 2024

Junior wide receiver Xavier Worthy announced his declaration for the NFL Draft on Tuesday evening and will forego his remaining eligibility. Worthy will leave Texas behind with an impressive resume, accumulating...

Wide receiver Jordan Whittington celebrates after completing a catch during the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 2024.

Texas falls to Washington 37-31 in a last-second heartbreaker

Lindsey Plotkin, Sports Desk Editor January 2, 2024

Texas had 50 seconds left to claim the second and final spot in the national championship.  No. 2 Washington had a six point lead over No. 3 Texas going into the final drive of the 2024 Allstate Sugar...

Linebacker Jaylan Ford during Texas game against Washington during the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1 2024.

Texas ends season with Sugar Bowl loss, fails to contain Penix and Huskies

Evan Vieth, Sports Editor January 2, 2024

Entering Monday’s Sugar Bowl matchup against the No. 2 ranked Washington Huskies, the Texas Longhorn pass defense was a known weakness. The Longhorns ranked 93rd in the nation in passing yards allowed...

After much needed break, Texas football is ready to be out on field again

After much needed break, Texas football is ready to be out on field again

Lindsey Plotkin, Sports Desk Editor December 31, 2023

For the first time in almost one month, No. 3 Texas will take the field to play a football game on Monday. The last time the Longhorns had an extended break between games was in mid October following a...

Texas football coach Steve Sarkisian on Dec. 30, 2023. Sarkisian spoke to the press ahead of the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 2024.

How embracing unity has lead to winning football in the Steve Sarkisian era

Evan Vieth, Sports Editor December 30, 2023

Over the last four months, head coach Steve Sarkisian has emphasized one word more than the rest. “Culture” is the word of the season for the Texas Longhorns, who were a 5-7 team just two seasons...

Quarterback Quinn Ewers speaks to the press during Texas’ media day on Dec. 30, 2023.

The history of Texas in the National Championship

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter December 30, 2023

Despite being four-time national champions, the 2024 Sugar Bowl marks Texas’ first appearance in the College Football Playoff.  The Longhorns won their first three championships in 1963, 1969 and...

Linebacker Jaylan Ford on Dec. 30, 2023. Ford spoke to press during Texas’ media day ahead of the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day.

Fans of the Sugar Bowl

Lauren Hightower, General Sports Reporter December 30, 2023

Streetcars, jazz musicians and Saints fans usually line the streets of New Orleans, but on the first day of 2024, Texas and Washington fans will join them.   Attending the Sugar Bowl in person is...

Texas lands commitment from star UTSA EDGE Trey Moore

Texas lands commitment from star UTSA EDGE Trey Moore

December 24, 2023

After signing 23 recruits on National Signing Day earlier this week, Texas kept its foot on the gas, landing several more top recruits. On Friday, Texas added its third commitment from the transfer portal...

Quarterback Maalik Murphy adjusts his helmet as he takes the field for warmups against Houston on Oct. 21, 2023.

Former Texas backup quarterback Maalik Murphy transfers to Duke

Evan Vieth, Sports Editor December 24, 2023

After two seasons on the Forty Acres, redshirt freshman quarterback Maalik Murphy has transferred to Duke. Murphy originally committed to the Longhorns in December of 2021 as a four-star recruit, ranked...

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