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

Express on the right track

Christian Corona June 7, 2011

A lot can change when a minor league organization switches affiliations. For the Round Rock Express, it means impressive attendance figures and newfound postseason aspirations. The Express, in their...

Dirk finally realizing potential with Mavs after years of failure

Trey Scott June 6, 2011

Dirk Nowitzki is a stone-cold killer. Yeah, never thought I’d type that. For the majority of his career, it has been difficult to take Dirk seriously. There are the silly aesthetics: the...

Nadal defeats Federer once again, captures sixth French Open title

The Associated Press June 6, 2011

PARIS – Regardless of the setting or the surface, Rafael Nadal confounds Roger Federer the way no other man can. Put the two greats of the game on opposite ends of a court in a Grand Slam...

Heat survive late run to win Game 3

The Associated Press June 6, 2011

DALLAS — The Miami Heat didn’t blow this one. Now they’re just two wins from being crowned NBA champions. Chris Bosh made a 16-foot, go-ahead jumper from the baseline with 39.6...

It’s more than just a game for some fans

Sameer Bhuchar June 6, 2011

For much of the world, modern professional sports are often points of social and cultural contention. For the athletes, there is a greater sense of camaraderie, the feeling that practice pays off. But...

Longhorns in the MLB

Austin Laymance May 5, 2011

The 2011 Major League Baseball season is just over a month old, and five former Longhorns are contributing to big league clubs. We take a look around the league to check in with former Texas players....

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Friday Night Fights returns to Austin

Will Anderson May 5, 2011

The last time ESPN’s Friday Night Fights came to Austin, in September 2008, Jesús Chávez was busy training for a fight against Andres Ledesma in Houston. When the cable network’s...

ESPN announces championship boxing match coming to Austin

Will Anderson May 4, 2011

The North American Super Welterweight Championship will be decided in Austin this summer, when No. 2 contender Fernando Guerrero faces Michael Medina at the Erwin Center. ESPN announced the main...

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Cowboys fill need with USC’s Smith

Chris Hummer May 3, 2011

The Dallas Cowboys are coming off a season where it would be either Super Bowl or bust, as they were looking to be the first team in NFL history to play the big game at home. Unfortunately for...

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Texans focus on improving defense, draft lineman first

Sameer Bhuchar May 3, 2011

The ultimatum hanging over Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak for next the football season — whenever that may be — is simple: Get the team into the playoffs or pack your bags and leave...

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Cardinals surprise Acho in fourth round

Austin Laymance May 3, 2011

Prior to the 2011 NFL Draft, Arizona was the last place Sam Acho imagined he would be playing football. On Saturday, the Cardinals surprised Acho when they selected him in the fourth round. Arizona...

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The Thunder is America’s favorite team in the playoffs

Dan Hurwitz April 28, 2011

Hear that rumbling coming from the distance? It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No! It’s Thunder. The Oklahoma City Thunder, that is. The NBA team is on its way to the second round of...