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

US Open dominated by international golfers

Nick Cremona June 17, 2011

The 111th edition of the U.S. Open began play Thursday at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. The second of the four major golf tournaments, the Open showcases many of the world’s top...

Summer sports schedule provides plenty of chances for excitement

Sameer Bhuchar June 16, 2011

Watching my Facebook newsfeed Sunday night after the Mavericks capped off the championship run was equally as fun as watching the roller-coaster series itself. Though I decided to troll all the “Congrats...

Local boxers set to appear on ESPN special Friday

Sara Beth Purdy June 16, 2011

Three welterweight competitors will enter the ring at the Erwin Center Friday night to fight in front of a national audience live from their hometowns. Gilbert Vera, Cory Yett and Zachary Briones...

Messi scores hat trick in one half

June 15, 2011

There’s little doubt that Lionel Messi is currently the best player in the world, but is he on course to become the best soccer player ever? The diminutive Argentinean won the most recent...

Dirk captures elusive first title after years of disappointment

The Associated Press June 13, 2011

MIAMI— Dirk Nowitzki got the Dallas Mavericks to the brink of an NBA championship. His teammates did the rest, a perfect ending for a club that talked all season about its greatest strength being...

Get to know the Arizona Diamondbacks

Nick Cremona June 10, 2011

Quick! Name a starting pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks. If this comes as a struggle, fear not. The team’s rotation is a rather unknown bunch to the casual baseball fan. The five starting...

Former UT ballplayer returns to Austin area

Christian Corona June 9, 2011

Ten years ago, he came to Austin to begin what would be a superb college baseball career. Now, he’s back in Central Texas playing baseball again. Omar Quintanilla, who helped Texas win the...

Rangers, Astros select paralyzed players in MLB Draft

The Associated Press June 9, 2011

Johnathan Taylor and Buddy Lamothe may never play baseball again after accidents left them partially paralyzed. That didn’t matter to the teams that picked them Wednesday during the final rounds...

Mavs take game 4, tie series

The Associated Press June 8, 2011

DALLAS — Coughing and wheezing, his temperature spiking to 101, worn out from hardly sleeping the night before, Dirk Nowitzki went through three miserable quarters in Game 4 of the NBA finals....

Five Longhorns get selected in second day of draft

Trey Scott June 8, 2011

Sam Stafford and Brandon Loy received the fanfare of being selected in the higher rounds of day two of this year’s MLB First-Year Player Draft, but there were other Longhorns who came off the...

Yankees draft Stafford in second round

Trey Scott June 8, 2011

It has been quite a week for Sam Stafford. On Friday, he started and won Texas’ opening game of the Austin Regional against Princeton. Monday, he again led a winning effort, throwing three...

Tigers take Loy in fifth round of MLB Draft

Trey Scott June 8, 2011

Brandon Loy had just stepped out of the shower when he noticed that he had a phone call. The Detroit Tigers were on the other line to inform him that they had just drafted him in the fifth round. “It’s...