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Longhorns in the NBA: Augustin, Allen headed home

Abhishek Mukund April 25, 2019

The first round of the NBA playoffs are wrapping up this week. Despite early shocks to some of the major contenders, the first round has gone as expected. The Milwaukee Bucks and the Boston Celtics completed...


Durant gets ejected, Augustin and Magic pull off upset

Abhishek Mukund April 18, 2019

Kevin Durant For a guy that is surrounded by All-Stars and has a clear path to the NBA Finals, former Texas forward Kevin Durant has been carrying a lot of controversy this season. Durant played...


Longhorns in the NBA: Texas alums prepare for NBA playoffs

Abhishek Mukund April 11, 2019

The 73rd NBA regular season wrapped up Wednesday night. Let’s take a look at the Longhorn alumni whose seasons didn’t come to an end. LaMarcus Aldridge A lot of digital and physical ink...


Aldridge carrying Spurs into the playoffs

Abhishek Mukund April 4, 2019

A little over a week remains of the NBA season. The offseason will begin immediately for the 14 teams who failed to make the playoffs. LeBron James, after making eight consecutive NBA finals, finds himself...


Longhorns in the NBA: Turner has his breakout year

Abhishek Mukund March 27, 2019

The NBA season is nearing its end with only 14 days remaining in the regular season. Some teams around the league have clinched playoff spots, but playoff matchups and seeds are still a toss-up for most...


LaMarcus Aldridge propels Spurs, Bamba still out

Abhishek Mukund March 14, 2019

The NBA playoff picture continues to take shape with most teams having fewer than 15 games remaining this season. The Houston Rockets, after starting the season poorly, have worked their way back to...


Durant and the Warriors continue to win, Joseph and the Pacers doing the same

Abhishek Mukund March 7, 2019

The NBA regular season is barreling towards its conclusion with most teams having fewer than 20 games remaining.  Still, the playoff picture has yet to take shape as teams continue to fight for...


Turner continues to impress, Bradley relishing change of scenery

Abhishek Mukund February 28, 2019

Teams are turning their attention toward the playoffs with less than two months left in the NBA season. In the west, the Lakers find themselves in the 11th seed despite LeBron James boldly claiming...


Longhorns in the NBA: Durant’s All-Star MVP powers Team LeBron to victory

Abhishek Mukund February 19, 2019

With two months left in the season, the NBA took its annual break to celebrate the All-Star weekend in Charlotte. Former 3-point shooting champion Stephen Curry lost to Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Harris in...


Durant and the Warriors make season pointless, Allen shooting down stars

Abhishek Mukund January 24, 2019

The NBA has passed its midway point, with all teams having played nearly 50 games so far. All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins returned to the court for the Golden State Warriors, all but ensuring that there’s...


Allen and Tucker seek to improve slumping teams

Abhishek Mukund December 5, 2018

Fans of parity are in love with the NBA right now. In the Western Conference, 5.5 games separate the top-seeded Denver Nuggets from the 14th-seeded Utah Jazz. In the Eastern Conference, the red-hot Milwaukee...


Thompson leads Cavaliers, Durant puts Warriors back on track

Abhishek Mukund November 28, 2018

About one quarter of the NBA season is completed, and many teams are dealing with new identities. All-Star Jimmy Butler has hit two game-winners to carry the Philadelphia 76ers into the East’s top...


Bamba crashes back after impressive two games, Aldridge chugs along

Abhishek Mukund November 14, 2018

The NBA season is one-eighth of the way along, and there’s as much drama today as there was at the start of the season. All-Star Jimmy Butler heads back to the Eastern Conference after being traded...


Longhorns in the NBA: Thompson shows up big, Turner seeing small minutes

Abhishek Mukund November 7, 2018

The NBA season is heating up with nearly every team reaching the 10-game mark. Some teams, such as the Oklahoma City Thunder or Houston Rockets, have strung together a few wins to get their seasons back...

Longhorns in the NBA: Thompson helps Cavaliers gain first win, Tucker steps up in losses

Abhishek Mukund November 1, 2018

The NBA season continues with intriguing storylines across the board. The Milwaukee Bucks have yet to register a loss, the Golden State Warriors scored 92 points in one half, and four teams have yet to...


Durant shines in first five games, Turner (still) struggles

Abhishek Mukund October 26, 2018

Another week of NBA basketball means another week of overreactions. The Lakers started 1–3, and the Thunder began 0–4, meaning both teams are missing the playoffs. The New Orleans Pelicans...


Longhorns in the NBA: Allen dazzles in loss, Bamba eyeing starting role

Abhishek Mukund October 19, 2018

It’s only the first week, but let’s overreact. The NBA season kicked off Tuesday night after a dizzying array of trades and player movement this past offseason. Kawhi Leonard was shipped...


Here’s a look at three former Longhorns approaching their NFL debuts

Abhishek Mukund August 31, 2018

From the MVP of the Texas Bowl to a veteran leader on the offensive line, some former Longhorns are beginning their journey to the NFL this preseason.    Here’s a look at three alumni...


Aldridge, Spurs avoid a sweep, Turner not enough to stop the King (again)

Abhishek Mukund April 27, 2018

The playoffs are roaring along, with every series having played at least five games so far. The New Orleans Pelicans were the only team to sweep their opponent in the first round, defeating the Portland...


Aldridge carries Spurs into playoffs, Durant not so much

Abhishek Mukund April 13, 2018

The NBA regular season wrapped on Wednesday night after nearly seven months of play. Even with months of basketball already completed, it took until game No. 82 to determine the final seeding in both conferences....


Durant out due to injury, ejection, Turner not much help in recent Pacers wins

Abhishek Mukund April 3, 2018

The NBA is barreling toward the playoffs with less than 10 days left in the regular season. The two teams at the top of each conference are set in their playoff seeding, but the rest of the teams are still...


Aldridge and Turner help their teams in late-season playoff push

Abhishek Mukund March 22, 2018

With roughly 12 games left for every team, the end of the NBA season is quickly approaching. Only two games separate the fourth-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder from the eighth-seeded Utah Jazz in the Western...


Longhorns in the NBA: Durant, Tucker enjoy post-All-Star success; Aldridge struggles to stay on the court

Abhishek Mukund March 6, 2018

With the closing of the All-Star break, the NBA season is rushing to an end with most teams having played 62 out of 82 games. The final stretch is especially important in the hotly-contested Western Conference...


Durant shines in All-Star game, Aldridge struggles to find minutes

Abhishek Mukund February 20, 2018

The NBA held its annual All-Star event in Los Angeles this past weekend. Although there were no Texas alumni featured in the first two days of festivities, Golden State Warriors small forward Kevin Durant...

Longhorns in the NBA: Thompson finds his role, Joseph continues to struggle

Abhishek Mukund February 13, 2018

Tristan Thompson Tristan Thompson survived the NBA trade deadline last Thursday and will remain a Cleveland Cavalier at least until the end of the season. This comes after a week in which the Cavaliers...


Longhorns in the NBA: Allen starts to heat up, Turner struggles to stay healthy

Abhishek Mukund February 6, 2018

Jarrett Allen continues to shine as the Brooklyn Nets provide the young center with more opportunities, while Myles Turner struggles to stay on the court for the Indiana Pacers. Here’s an update...


Longhorns in the NBA: Bradley traded to Clippers, Allen slowly improving

Abhishek Mukund January 31, 2018

Former Texas shooting guard Avery Bradley is on the move again after a short stint with the Detroit Pistons, while big man Jarrett Allen has continued to improve with the Brooklyn Nets as his rookie season...

Former Longhorns selected for NBA All-Star game

Abhishek Mukund January 25, 2018

Forwards Kevin Durant and LaMarcus Aldridge are the two former Longhorns attending the NBA All-Star game in Los Angeles on Feb. 18. Durant was named a starter as he continues to put up MVP numbers this...

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Texas men finishes 7th at Pre-Nationals event

Abhishek Mukund October 16, 2017

The Texas men impressed over the weekend at the Pre-Nationals Invitational in Louisville, finishing No. 7 in a field that included four Top 10 teams, and eight ranked squads throughout the country. The...


Longhorns to host Texas Invitational in Round Rock

Abhishek Mukund September 14, 2017

After heading to College Station at the start of September for the Aggie Opener, the Longhorns will host an event of their own this week in the Texas Invitational. The meet will begin on Thursday at Old...


Texas kicks off cross country season at Aggie Opener

Abhishek Mukund September 6, 2017

Texas rang in the new season in College Station at the Aggie Opener on Friday, claiming one victory in addition to four top-10 triumphs.  Sophomore Destiny Collins led the Longhorns with a first-place...


Assessing the strengths and weaknesses of Longhorn roster

Abhishek Mukund August 2, 2017

Tom Herman’s main mission this offseason has been to reverse Texas’ culture. He’s used the buzzword time and again through spring practice and summer workouts, aiming to change the mindset...


Women’s tennis gears up for Kitty Harrison Invitational

Abhishek Mukund November 4, 2016

The Longhorn women finish fall tournament play with a trip to North Carolina to compete in the Kitty Harrison Invitational. Fourteen teams, five of which are ranked in the top 25, will compete on North...

Longhorn women fall at ITA Texas Regional

Abhishek Mukund October 26, 2016

Former Longhorn Breaunna Addison set a precedent for Texas with a win at the ITA Texas Regional event last year. But Texas was unable to build on that victory, falling at Baylor’s Hurd Tennis Center...

Koprcina leads young group at Rice Invitational

Abhishek Mukund September 23, 2016

Texas’ women’s tennis opened its season with a trip to Houston to compete at the Rice Invitational.  Head coach Howard Joffe brought back five players from the 2015-2016 team,...


Does race affect voting? Why policies and principles mean the most to voters

Abhishek Mukund August 31, 2015

The United States has had monumental Presidents in its history. Lincoln fought to end slavery at the cost of a Civil War . Roosevelt became the longest sitting President after winning four consecutive...

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