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

Goodwin decides to redshirt for 2011 football season

Christian Corona July 4, 2011

Texas football doesn’t take a back seat to many things, but Olympic aspirations are one of them for Marquise Goodwin. Goodwin, a junior wide receiver and school record-setting long jumper,...

Express gain steam under former Horn Spike Owen

Sara Beth Purdy July 4, 2011

Spike Owen, who played shortstop and third baseman for the Longhorns in the early 1980s, has found his way back to Austin as the interim manager of the Round Rock Express. While at Texas, Owen led...

Durant quickly becoming one of Texas’ all-time greats

Trey Scott July 4, 2011

Make no doubt about it — Texas is a school that prides itself on the players it produces in its historic football and baseball programs. But the likes of Earl Campbell, Ricky Williams, Bobby...

Former standout hosts youth basketball camp

Trey Scott July 4, 2011

The day he got locked out, the best scorer in the world played knockout with middle schoolers. He even let them win a few games, too. Oklahoma City Thunder star and former Longhorn Kevin Durant...

Sports Briefly: 2012 football class, MLB All-Star voting

Christian Corona and Trey Scott June 30, 2011

Texas picks up another commit for strong 2012 football class Nick Jordan gave the Longhorns their 18th football commitment for the 2012 recruiting class Monday. The placekicker from Coppell High...

Astros suffer from anemic fan base, poor leadership

Nick Cremona June 28, 2011

Six years ago the Houston Astros were in the World Series. Scratch that. Six years ago a professional baseball team from Houston appeared in the Fall Classic, only to be swept in four games by the...

Whirlwind week seats Round Rock Express atop division

Christian Corona June 28, 2011

One would think that consecutive doubleheaders would leave a baseball team fried, but Round Rock had enough in the tank to win both of its games this weekend. Last week, the Express were scheduled...

Former Longhorn diver Dumais still going strong

Sara Beth Purdy June 28, 2011

He may be older than most divers, but Texas alumnus Troy Dumais is not ready to quit. Although his successful college career has been over for a long time, Dumais is still dominating in the pool. The...

NBA-bound Longhorns may face uphill battles at professional level

Sameer Bhuchar June 27, 2011

The three Longhorns drafted into the NBA last week spent about as much time on the draft board as they did playing college ball. Tristan Thompson, Jordan Hamilton and Cory Joseph were all taken in the...

Thompson drafted by ailing Cavaliers

Sara Beth Purdy June 27, 2011

Tristan Thompson was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers as the fourth overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. This selection makes Thompson the third highest selection to come from Texas behind LaMarcus...

Joseph to take backup role behind Parker

Trey Scott June 27, 2011

When Cory Joseph announced that he would remain in the NBA Draft and forego his three remaining years at Texas, he left a lot of people scratching their heads. “Hurts me to say this, but...

Draft-night trade sends Hamilton to Denver

Nick Cremona June 27, 2011

For a moment, it looked as if Jordan Hamilton would become part of the world-champion Dallas Mavericks, but after a draft-night trade, the 6’7” small forward will call Denver home next season. Selected...