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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

Texas football coach Steve Sarkisian during UTs game against TCU on Nov. 13, 2023.

Texas football to build on its culture with the 2023 early signing day class

Lindsey Plotkin, Sports Desk Editor December 21, 2023

On the early signing day for high school football athletes, head coach Steve Sarkisian signed 23 newcomers to the 2024 recruiting class. The class includes 21 high school athletes and two transfers.  The...

Redshirt sophomore Maalik Murphy launches the ball to his teammates against BYU on Oct. 28, 2023.

Backup quarterback Maalik Murphy plans to enter the transfer portal

Lindsey Plotkin, Sports Desk Editor December 13, 2023

Redshirt freshman quarterback Maalik Murphy told the Texas coaching staff that he intends to enter the transfer portal, according to ESPN’s Pete Thamel. Murphy appeared in six games for Texas and started...

Head-to-head history: Texas vs. Washington

Head-to-head history: Texas vs. Washington

Emma Hutchinson, Double Coverage Editor December 7, 2023

For the Longhorns and the Huskies, their time spent together has been short-lived, with their Sugar Bowl appearance being the sixth time the two have faced each other since 1974. Texas historically has...

Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers smiles after the Longhorns win against Alabama on September 9, 2023. Alabama fans in the back did the common Horns Down gesture.

Reactions across the Big 12 and SEC to Texas’ CFP berth

Christina Huang, Sports Editor December 7, 2023

In the wake of Texas’ impending move from the Big 12 to the SEC, The Daily Texan spoke to sports editors at student newspapers across both conferences to get their thoughts on the Longhorns’ recent...

Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. passes the football during UWs game against Michigan State on September 16, 2023, at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Michigan.

Players to watch: Washington Huskies

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor December 7, 2023

Michael Penix Jr., Quarterback  The sixth-year senior has been tearing it up since transferring to Washington in 2022. Penix has a pair of 4,000-yard seasons as a Huskie, amassing 4,218 yards and...

Zion Tupuola-Fetui celebrates after a tackle during the Washington football game at the 2022 Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome on December 28.

Notes from the opponent: Washington

Lindsey Plotkin, Sports Desk Editor December 7, 2023

The Daily Texan chatted with the sports editor of The Daily UW, Ethan Kilbreath, about the familiar matchup of No. 2 Washington and No. 3 Texas going into the College Football Playoff semifinal at the...

Wide receiver Jordan Whittington runs the ball during the game against Texas Tech on Nov. 24.

Texas players to watch in the Sugar Bowl

Lindsey Plotkin, Sports Desk Editor December 7, 2023

Quinn Ewers - Quarterback Sophomore quarterback Quinn Ewers started playing his best football at the end of the season, and it has paid off. He led Texas to its first Big 12 Championship in 14 years...

Texas football has the chance to rewrite history, recover a 2009 national title dream cut short

Texas football has the chance to rewrite history, recover a 2009 national title dream cut short

Emma Hutchinson, Double Coverage Editor December 7, 2023

The College Football Playoff committee announced on Sunday that the Longhorns were the No. 3 seed in the Playoff and would play in the Sugar Bowl for a spot in the national title game. For the Longhorns,...

The next national champion is still unknown, but Steve Sarkisian is the right man for the Texas job

The next national champion is still unknown, but Steve Sarkisian is the right man for the Texas job

Christina Huang, Sports Editor December 7, 2023

“It’s been a long time coming.” 13 years, 11 months and 27 days, to be exact. 5,110 days total. That’s how long the gap is between Texas’ second-most recent Big 12 title and the one it won...

Quarterback Quinn Ewers throws the ball during Texas game against OSU during the Big 12 Championship on Dec. 2. Ewers broke the record for most passing yards in the Big 12 Championship game.

No. 3 Texas earns first College Football Playoff berth, will face No. 2 Washington in Sugar Bowl

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor December 3, 2023

After trouncing Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Championship game on Saturday, the College Football Playoff Committee granted Texas its first appearance in the four-team playoff. Texas is ranked as the No....

Adonai Mitchell and JaTavion Sanders celebrate after Mitchells touchdown during the Big 12 Championship game on Dec. 2, 2023.

How No. 3 Texas got to its first ever College Football Playoff

Lindsey Plotkin, Sports Desk Editor December 3, 2023

For the first time ever, Texas football is going to the College Football Playoff. As the No. 3 team, Texas will face No. 2 Washington in the Allstate Sugar Bowl on New Year's Day, a rematch of last year’s...

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