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Texas mens track and field look to exit Big 12 with conference title

Texas men’s track and field look to exit Big 12 with conference title

Jacob Shaw, General Sports Reporter February 22, 2024

The No. 7 ranked Texas Longhorns men’s track and field are on the final stretch of the season and are ready to sprint past the finish line. This upcoming weekend, the team will travel to Lubbock,...

Right-handed pitcher Andre Duplantier II prepares to pitch during the game against Houston Christian University on Feb. 20, 2024.

Texas baseball cruises past Houston Christian in dominant 20-3 victory

Emma Hutchinson, Sports Desk Editor February 21, 2024

In its first midweek game of the season, No. 16 Texas baseball put the Houston Christian Huskies in the dog pound after registering 24 total hits, including seven doubles, a triple and three home runs...

Freshman thrower Nina Ndubuisi talks life as a student athlete, goals for indoor championship season

Freshman thrower Nina Ndubuisi talks life as a student athlete, goals for indoor championship season

Sophia Sandoval, General Sports Reporter February 20, 2024

Texas women’s track and field shot put thrower Nina Ndubuisi said she came to Texas because of the prestige of the program, and has found herself abundant with success so far. She achieved a personal...

Former Texas women’s basketball star Retha Swindell to be inducted into the Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame

Former Texas women’s basketball star Retha Swindell to be inducted into the Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame

Isa Almeida, Senior Sports Reporter February 20, 2024

In 1975, Retha Swindell joined the Texas women’s basketball team to become the first Black woman in program history. Inducted into the Texas women’s athletics in 2001, Swindell will be the fifth former...

Redshirt junior Lebarron Johnson Jr. pitches during the second inning of the game against San Diego on Friday. Johnson finished the game with six strikeouts, helping the Longhorns win 7-3.

Texas Baseball needs consistency to keep winning after opening weekend

Lindsey Plotkin, Associate Sports Editor February 20, 2024

Texas baseball won its opening weekend series against San Diego 2-1, and while the team looks promising, there is still a lot of work to be done if Texas wants to return to Omaha for the 39th time.  After...

Freshman forward Madison Booker pushes past opponents towards the net on Feb. 4, 2024. Booker scored 20 points to lead the Longhorns to a 61-54 upset win over the Kansas State Wildcats.

Texas women’s basketball freshman Madison Booker’s ascension to star player status

Elijah Garcia, General Sports Reporter February 20, 2024

Early into the season, Texas lost standout point guard Rori Harmon, whom head coach Vic Schaefer describes as “the best guard in the country.” With the heartbeat and facilitator of the team out for...

Chendall Weaver is smacked in the face by Kansas States Dai Dai Ames during Texas game against the Wildcats on Feb. 19, 2024.

Longhorns bounce back, hold on for crucial win

JT Bowen, Senior Sports Reporter February 20, 2024

The Longhorns, with a blowout loss to Houston fresh on their mind, were desperate for a win. A 12-point lead with less than four minutes to play would point to a victory, but in this season nothing has...

A San Diego player makes it to first base during the game at Disch-Falk Field on Friday.

Texas baseball struggles on both sides of ball, falls to San Diego in extra innings

Lindsey Plotkin, Associate Sports Editor February 20, 2024

One out into the bottom of the 11th inning, redshirt junior catcher Kimble Schuessler popped a ball up to right center field. The ball was caught low and junior pinch hitter Caden Cummings left first base...

Head womens basketball coach Vic Schaefer watches his team play offense during Texas game against Kansas State on Feb. 4, 2024.

Head coach Vic Schaefer reaches 2 milestones in a week

Isa Almeida, Senior Sports Reporter February 20, 2024

Texas women’s basketball head coach Vic Schaefer reached 400 career wins on Feb. 14 following a victory over Houston. Three days later, Texas defeated Iowa State, giving the coach his 100th win at Texas. “It...

Ph.D. candidate, soccer coach shares personal impact of Texas’ intramural soccer program

Ph.D. candidate, soccer coach shares personal impact of Texas’ intramural soccer program

Perla Paredes Hernandez, General Sports Reporter February 19, 2024

Soroosh Sadeh, a kinesiology Ph.D. candidate, found an outlet for his passion for soccer in intramural sports at UT.  Sadeh grew up playing soccer in Iran. Inspired by UT RecSports and his older brother...

Shay Holle falls while attempting to steal the ball during Texas game against Iowa State on Saturday.

Texas’ women’s basketball ‘pink’ game celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness capped off by Golden fourth quarter

Emmanuel Ramirez, General Sports Reporter February 19, 2024

Pink lights, bandanas and balloons filled the Moody Center as No. 5 Texas celebrated Breast Cancer Awareness and faced the Iowa State Cyclones in what could be a pivotal game for the Longhorns. Coming...

Jared Thomas runs to third base during Texas game against San Diego on Feb. 18, 2024.

No. 16 Texas baseball bounces back 9-4 to take the series over San Diego

Lindsey Plotkin, Associate Sports Editor February 19, 2024

After a slow start and going down 2-0 in the second inning on Sunday, Texas never looked back.  Redshirt junior pitcher Tanner Witt started the game on the mound, but struggled after just one inning,...

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