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

Freshman an intimidating, impressive presence for Texas

Chris Hummer April 1, 2011

  Staring intently from the circle, the Longhorn pitcher nods her head after receiving a signal from catcher Amy Hooks and then starts her wind up with a ferocious look.   When...

Horns stay focused on present, top Texas State with road win

Sara Beth Purdy March 31, 2011

  Texas did not let its impending Big 12 road test in Stillwater, Okla., get the best of them. They faced an overmatched Texas State team Wednesday night en route to playing the Cowgirls on...

Horns not taking Texas State lightly as team hits road

Sara Beth Purdy March 30, 2011

  The general feeling in the Texas dugout these days is the opponent does not matter.   “We don’t look at the conference of the team or the opponent’s name, really,”...

Hooks leads from behind plate

Sara Beth Purdy March 28, 2011

  Amy Hooks is a solid player on a very talented Texas team. Hooks produced two hits and three RBIs and scored one run in the Longhorn’s 12-0 and 10-2 victories against Kansas. She just...

Horns ready for conference season

Sara Beth Purdy March 25, 2011

There is no easy path through the Longhorns’ conference schedule. Seven of the nine Big 12 opponents that Texas will face this season are ranked in the top 25 of the USA Today national softball...

Outfielder returns for the Longhorns after wrist injury

Chris Hummer March 24, 2011

In the world of sports, trade deadline deals can be a big momentum boost to a team. You see it all the time in baseball and basketball, where star players will be shopped around the league so a team...

Horns sweep Islanders in doubleheader

Sara Beth Purdy March 24, 2011

Following their performance in California, Texas earned a top-10 ranking for the first time this season. At No. 8, Texas improved its season record to 26-3 Wednesday night. The Longhorns swept both...

Horns return after West Coast swing

Chris Hummer March 22, 2011

While most Texas students were enjoying their spring break, the Longhorns were hard at work winning another tournament title in California last week. Texas went 4-0, including a 12-0 drubbing of a previously...

Luna perfect, helps team to go 6-0 during spring break

Sara Beth Purdy March 21, 2011

During spring break, sophomore all-American hurler Blaire Luna was invited to the tryouts for 2011 USA Softball National Team. Luna is one of 12 players who has already accepted the invitation to the...

Luna gives up just one run in win

Chris Hummer March 11, 2011

It wasn’t that great of a start for the Longhorns and All-American pitcher Blaire Luna, as the Houston Cougars quickly moved ahead in the game on a leadoff home run from Holly Anderson. But...

Texas prevails

Chris Hummer March 10, 2011

Playing in front of one of the loudest crowds of the year, the 12th-ranked Longhorns were able to squeeze out one run victory in a game that was dominated by the pitchers. This is the second-straight...

Horns relieved to be back in Austin

Chris Hummer March 9, 2011

After a rain-soaked weekend in Louisiana, the 12th-ranked Texas Longhorns are ready to be home again and play against a couple of familiar faces — Texas State and Houston. “We’ve...