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All content by Akshay Mirchandani

30: Managing editor rides into sunset

Akshay Mirchandani May 5, 2017

Near the end of “Fast Five,” Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto gathers his team before embarking on one last job. He proposes a toast.  “Money will come and go, we know that,”...


Herman revitalizes Texas program through social media use

Akshay Mirchandani May 2, 2017

Editor's note: This article originally appeared in Reporting Texas. Rap group Migos dropped a new album on Jan. 27. Hours before, new Texas head football coach Tom Herman took to Twitter. “My...


UT community reacts to on-campus stabbings

Akshay Mirchandani May 1, 2017

One student is dead and three others are injured after an on-campus stabbing. The UT community took to social media to react to the incident. This post will be updated with more.  There are no...


Separating news from opinion protects journalism from bias

Akshay Mirchandani April 7, 2017

Students have reached out to me multiple times this semester. Some are student leaders, others are just curious. They usually ask the same questions.  “Why did you guys cover this and not...


Texas loses at home to TCU for first time in 30 years

Akshay Mirchandani January 12, 2017

First there was hope. Kerwin Roach Jr. had a chance at a game-tying, near half-court shot that could’ve sent Tuesday night’s contest against TCU into overtime. Then there was disappointment. The...


Swim & dive associate head coach announces retirement

Akshay Mirchandani July 18, 2016

Texas swimming & diving associate head coach Kris Kubik announced his retirement Monday after 34 seasons with the program. Kubik coached under Texas head coach Eddie Reese from 1979-1981 and again...

Spieth opting out of Olympics

Akshay Mirchandani July 11, 2016

Golfer and former Longhorn Jordan Spieth will not travel to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics. International Golf Federation president Peter Dawson made the announcement Monday at the British Open. Golf...

Former Longhorn Michelle Carter clinches Team USA spot

Akshay Mirchandani July 8, 2016

Michelle Carter became the third Longhorn to clinch a spot on Team USA at the USA Track & Field Olympic trials. The former Texas athlete won the women’s shot put competition on Thursday and will...


Akinosun named alternate for Team USA during Olympic Track & Field Trials

Akshay Mirchandani July 4, 2016

Former Longhorn Morolake Akinosun clinched an alternate spot on Team USA during the USATF Olympic trials Sunday in Eugene, Oregon. Akinosun will be an alternate for the 100-meter event during the 2016...


Taylor signs deal with Rockets, Ibeh joins Bucks for Summer League

Akshay Mirchandani June 24, 2016

Center Prince Ibeh will get a chance to prove himself in the NBA Summer League after going undrafted. Ibeh’s AAU Coach told Bleacher Report that Ibeh will play with the Milwaukee Bucks in the Summer...


Date change, weather concerns among reasons X Games leaving Austin

Akshay Mirchandani June 6, 2016

After three years at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, the X Games are looking toward the future. The X Games, an ESPN sponsored event, is accepting bids for a new host city after they mutually agreed...


Bestwick’s BMX performance highlights weather-shortened Friday of X Games

Akshay Mirchandani June 4, 2016

Jamie Bestwick hopped off the halfpipe and made his way into the crowd. He was met by the smiles and cheers of his family and friends after finishing his second run of the BMX Vert Final. “Great...


Longhorns land forward Jarrett Allen

Akshay Mirchandani June 3, 2016

Five-star forward and McDonald’s All-American Jarrett Allen has committed to the Longhorns, according to reports from Scout, the Austin American-Statesman and ESPN. It’s the end of a long...


Bevo XV to make debut against Notre Dame

Akshay Mirchandani May 23, 2016

The athletics department announced Monday that the Silver Spurs Alumni Association has selected the next Bevo. Bevo XV will make his debut when Texas opens its football season against Notre Dame on Sept....


Women’s golf season ends at NCAA Championship

Akshay Mirchandani May 23, 2016

The Longhorns’ finished their 2015-2016 season at the NCAA Championship Sunday, finishing 23rd at the Eugene Country Club in Oregon. USC finished in first. “We finished 10th of 12 teams...

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Women’s tennis falls to Pepperdine in Round of 16

Akshay Mirchandani May 20, 2016

The Longhorn women’s tennis team’s season came to an end on Thursday with a 4-0 loss to Pepperdine in the NCAA Round of 16 Tournament in Stillwater, Oklahoma. It’s also the end of...


No. 18 Texas sneaks by No. 12 A&M, advances to Sweet 16

Akshay Mirchandani May 15, 2016

George Goldhoff fell to the court, hands on his head partly from exhaustion and partly from joy. The Texas junior’s screaming teammates sprinted straight to him, mobbing him on the court. He just...


Taylor taking strong mentality to NBA

Akshay Mirchandani May 6, 2016

Isaiah Taylor didn’t get it.  The then-skinny, long haired guard in high school couldn’t fathom why he was near the bottom of recruiting boards. Or why no one would give him a look.  Three...

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Sategna set to travel to Rio Olympics

Akshay Mirchandani April 21, 2016

Mario Sategna looked on as the Texas Relays drew to a close on April 2 at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin. The Texas track and field coach shouted words of encouragement to his athletes while pacing the...


Column: Isaiah Taylor is not ready for NBA play

Akshay Mirchandani April 13, 2016

If Isaiah Taylor indeed goes through with his NBA dreams, his final game in a Texas jersey will be one where Texas lost on a half-court buzzer beater.  It doesn’t have to end that way,...


Smart, Texas must forget about loss, move to future

Akshay Mirchandani March 22, 2016

The Longhorns won’t get over what happened Friday night, at least not in the immediate future. The half-court heave that sent Northern Iowa to the round of 32 and broke Texas’ hearts will...


Texas heads into NCAA tournament with clean slate

Akshay Mirchandani March 17, 2016

Shaka Smart and the Longhorns sat in their meeting room in Oklahoma City taking in the first day of March Madness. They watched No. 13 UNC-Wilmington hang with a perennial title contender in No. 4 Duke....


Davis, Smart develop close bond

Akshay Mirchandani March 10, 2016

A skinny, 6-foot-2-inches guard tells Shaka Smart to go shake North Carolina head coach Roy Williams’ hand in December in the aftermath of a signature win. Sometimes he tells him to remember his own...


Ridley hoping for postseason return

Akshay Mirchandani March 4, 2016

Life turned on Cameron Ridley fast.  One day, the 6-foot-10-inch senior center was enjoying the best season of his career for a re-energized Texas squad.  The next, he was trying to figure...


For Longhorns to make a run, they have to handle success better

Akshay Mirchandani March 3, 2016

Shaka Smart was worried on Sunday.  The Longhorns were coming off an emotional 76-63 win over then-No. 3 Oklahoma on Saturday, thanks in part to a 22-0 run. But the text messages, pats on the...


Texas has no answer for Kansas, drops senior night

Akshay Mirchandani March 1, 2016

This night was far from normal.  Just for tonight, the lines to enter the Frank Erwin Center were so long that people had to enter in waves. Just for tonight, Colt McCoy, Tony Romo and Jason...


Five thoughts from Texas’ wild 76-63 win over No. 3 Oklahoma

Akshay Mirchandani February 27, 2016

The No. 25 Longhorns beat No. 3 Oklahoma, 76-63, at home on Saturday. Here are five thoughts from the victory: Longhorns close strong: Texas spent Saturday afternoon just hanging around. The Longhorns...


Taylor, Longhorns admire Hield from afar

Akshay Mirchandani February 26, 2016

Isaiah Taylor thought about who should win Big 12 Player of the Year.  The junior guard listed off some of the usual suspects — Iowa State senior forward Georges Niang, Kansas forward Perry...


Five thoughts from No. 24 Texas’ loss to No. 25 Baylor

Akshay Mirchandani February 22, 2016

No. 24 Texas fell to No. 25 Baylor at the Frank Erwin Center on Saturday afternoon, 78-64. Here are five thoughts from the loss. Baylor’s zone stifles Texas The Longhorns (17-10, 8-6) struggled...


Freshman guard Roach focusing on more than dunks

Akshay Mirchandani February 19, 2016

Drake’s “Jumpman” booms at the Frank Erwin Center, set to a video montage of Kerwin Roach’s dunks.   It’s what he’s known for, after all. The high-flying, athletic...


Davis, Taylor lift Longhorns to upset win over No. 10 West Virginia

Akshay Mirchandani February 17, 2016

Freshman guard Eric Davis Jr. forced a steal and knocked down a fast-break three with 6:39 left in the first half on Tuesday night.  No. 10 West Virginia answered with its own three.  On...


Big 12 Notebook: Graham helps Jayhawks takedown Sooners

Akshay Mirchandani February 16, 2016

The Jayhawks and Sooners had a rematch of their January triple-overtime classic, which Kansas won in Lawrence 109-106. This time, the stage switched to Norman, Oklahoma, but the result was the same. Kansas...


No. 24 Longhorns look to overcome ‘Hilton Magic’ on Saturday

Akshay Mirchandani February 12, 2016

The people of Ames, Iowa call it “Hilton Magic.” It’s Iowa State’s raucous home-court advantage at Hilton Coliseum, where the Cyclones have lost just three games during the past...


Column: Upcoming schedule will test Longhorns

Akshay Mirchandani February 11, 2016

Shaka Smart said it best.  The morning after No. 24 Texas had its heart ripped out by Buddy Hield’s game winner for No. 3 Oklahoma in Norman, the head coach said moral victories aren’t...


Hield lifts No. 3 Sooners past No. 24 Texas

Akshay Mirchandani February 9, 2016

The newly ranked Longhorns were doing everything right.  No. 24 Texas had No. 3 Oklahoma on the ropes all night in Norman and had OU’s star senior guard Buddy Hield under lock and key for...


Taylor, Felix work together to lift Longhorns over Texas Tech

Akshay Mirchandani February 7, 2016

Isaiah Taylor was met by two Texas Tech defenders as he brought the ball down the court late Saturday afternoon. But help was only a few feet away from the junior guard, immediately dishing the ball to...


Big 12 notebook: Hield, Roach win weekly awards

Akshay Mirchandani February 2, 2016

The Big 12 prevailed in Saturday’s Big 12/SEC Challenge. The conference went 7–3 against the SEC and won the final four games of the day.  The marquee matchup came when No. 4 Kansas took...


Longhorns begin tough month with Bears

Akshay Mirchandani February 1, 2016

The Longhorns and Bears last met up on March 2, 2015 in Austin. Texas took down the Bears in overtime, but it wasn’t without drama.  With 1:57 left in overtime, junior guard Isaiah Taylor,...


Five thoughts from Texas’ 72-58 win over Vanderbilt

Akshay Mirchandani January 31, 2016

The Longhorns beat Vanderbilt 72-58 as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge on Saturday. Here are five thoughts from the victory: Defense shines in first half The Longhorns weren’t spectacular...


Ibeh dominates as Longhorns down TCU

Akshay Mirchandani January 27, 2016

Prince Ibeh stepped to the free-throw line at the 18:49 mark of the first half. The senior center was fouled while making a layup and needed a free-throw to convert the and-one.  Ibeh, who entered...


As season goes on, Smart sees confidence improve

Akshay Mirchandani January 26, 2016

Shaka Smart has the same outfit on game days. The head coach typically takes off his jacket when the game tips off, and goes with the long-sleeved button-down and tie look. But he also has something...


Five thoughts from Texas’ 76-67 loss to No. 3 Kansas

Akshay Mirchandani January 23, 2016

Here are five thoughts about Texas' 76-67 loss to No. 3 Kansas Longhorns fight valiantly It was tough to envision the Longhorns getting a win at Kansas, a place where the Jayhawks are nearly...


Texas shocks No. 6 West Virginia

Akshay Mirchandani January 21, 2016

Wednesday night started poorly for Texas in Morgantown, West Virginia. The Longhorns had to receive a police escort and got to WVU Coliseum just 23 minutes before tipoff due to weather conditions, according...


Big 12 notebook: Oklahoma loses on first day as No. 1

Akshay Mirchandani January 20, 2016

Oklahoma found itself atop the newest AP Poll on Monday. Hours later, the Sooners lost on the road to No. 19 Iowa State 77-82. Oklahoma senior guard Buddy Hield had 27 points, six rebounds and four...


Longhorns begin tough road trip with No. 6 West Virginia

Akshay Mirchandani January 20, 2016

Shaka Smart kept his poker face on when he met with the media on Monday. The head coach didn’t venture to call this week Texas’ biggest of the season — a week in which the Longhorns...


Five thoughts from Texas’ 74-69 win over Oklahoma State

Akshay Mirchandani January 17, 2016

Longhorns nearly blow it The first half of Saturday’s contest against Oklahoma State showed shades of Texas’ win over No. 17 Iowa State. The Longhorns shot 46.4 percent from the field...


Taylor, threes help Texas sneak past Iowa State

Akshay Mirchandani January 13, 2016

A struggling Texas offense appeared fixed on Tuesday night. The ball moved, shots fell and the Longhorns looked well on their way to a win. But when a 13-point lead disappeared, the offense stagnated,...


Five things to know about Texas vs. Iowa State

Akshay Mirchandani January 12, 2016

Tuesday, 8 p.m., Frank Erwin Center, ESPN2, 104.9 FM Don’t underestimate Iowa State Most of the talk when it comes to the Big 12 is about Kansas and Oklahoma, but Iowa State is a solid squad....


Five thoughts from Texas’ win over K-State

Akshay Mirchandani January 6, 2016

Shaka Smart and Texas beat Kansas State on Tuesday 60-57 for their first Big 12 win of the season. Here are five thoughts from the victory: Not the prettiest win Shaka Smart said in Monday’s...


Longhorns look for first conference win, improved offense

Akshay Mirchandani January 5, 2016

The Longhorns have only played two games this season without senior center Cameron Ridley, but the effects of his absence are already apparent. Texas has lost both of its games since Ridley went down...


Taylor’s 35 not enough as Longhorns fall to Texas Tech

Akshay Mirchandani January 3, 2016

With 4:14 left in the first half, Isaiah Taylor drove to the rim, scored and was fouled. The and-1 gave the junior guard five points for the game but served as the spring-board to a career day. Those...

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Ridley fractures foot, out indefinitely

Akshay Mirchandani December 28, 2015

Senior center Cameron Ridley is out indefinitely with a fractured left foot, per Texas Athletics. Ridley suffered the injury in practice Sunday and will have surgery Tuesday. Ridley was having a career...


Ridgeway declares for NFL draft

Akshay Mirchandani December 26, 2015

Junior defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway is forgoing his senior season at UT and entering the 2016 NFL Draft, per a press release from the athletics department. “My teammates and coaches mean a...


UT community reacts to death of Joe Jamail

Akshay Mirchandani December 23, 2015

Longtime UT benefactor and Texas lawyer Joe Jamail passed away on Wednesday morning after complications with pneumonia. Jamail was a significant figure at the University — the swimming center...


Taylor banks in game winner to sneak Longhorns past Stanford

Akshay Mirchandani December 20, 2015

Saturday’s late night contest against Stanford was something of a homecoming for Isaiah Taylor. The junior guard was born in Hayward, California — about a 35 minute drive from Stanford. Fittingly,...

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Texas prepares for first true road game against Stanford

Akshay Mirchandani December 19, 2015

The Longhorns are 10 games into their season and still have not played a true road game. Texas has played six games at the Frank Erwin Center and four on neutral sites in both China and the Bahamas. But...

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Felix records 1,000th point, Ridley has nine blocks in Texas win

Akshay Mirchandani December 16, 2015

A pair of Longhorn seniors rewrote Texas’ record book Tuesday night. First, guard Javan Felix hit a 3-pointer at the 4:04 mark of the second half to become the 35th Texas player to score 1,000...


Texas looks to avoid letdown against Appalachian State

Akshay Mirchandani December 15, 2015

Shaka Smart and the Longhorns have a reason to be happy. The head coach and his squad have won four straight games and are coming off an 84-82, buzzer-beating win over North Carolina. But Smart wants...


Gilbert, Mattox introduced by Texas

Akshay Mirchandani December 14, 2015

Texas head coach Charlie Strong introduced new offensive coaches Sterlin Gilbert and Matt Mattox on Monday after a week long search. The Longhorns were in a precarious position late last week —...


Game-winner from Felix shocks No. 3 North Carolina

Akshay Mirchandani December 13, 2015

Seconds ticked off the clock as an anxious, sold out Frank Erwin Center crowd watched as junior guard Isaiah Taylor’s final shot bounced off the rim.   After Texas and No. 3 North Carolina...


Ridley, Longhorns prepare for UTSA

Akshay Mirchandani December 8, 2015

Samford head coach Scott Padgett sat in the Frank Erwin Center media room on Friday for his postgame press conference. His team had just lost to the Longhorns, 59-49, and shot 34 percent from the field...


Keys to the Game: Texas vs. Baylor

Akshay Mirchandani December 4, 2015

YOUNG PLAYERS NEED TO MAKE A STATEMENT Freshman running back Chris Warren made a statement against Texas Tech. He ran 25 times for 276 yards and four touchdowns in the absence of running backs sophomore...

Big 12 Power Rankings: Week 14

Akshay Mirchandani December 4, 2015

1. Oklahoma  What a weird year for the Sooners. They started 2015 as darkhorse Big 12 contenders, lost to Texas and end 2015 as the Big 12 champs and national title contenders. 2. TCU The...


Longhorns outlast Mavericks in overtime thriller

Akshay Mirchandani December 2, 2015

The Longhorns needed a big shot Tuesday night. They got not one in overtime, but two.  The energized Frank Erwin Center crowd watched as Texas and UT-Arlington traded the lead for the entire...


Longhorns look for defensive improvement against UT-Arlington Mavericks

Akshay Mirchandani December 1, 2015

Almost 10 years ago, head coach Shaka Smart was at a high school game to recruit. What he saw amazed him. The team he was watching forced about 30 turnovers. Smart talked to the coach after the game,...

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Michigan 3-point attack too much for Texas to overcome

Akshay Mirchandani November 28, 2015

Texas watched as Michigan shot 3-pointer after 3-pointer in the first half at Imperial Arena on Friday night. The result was mostly the same — the bottom of the net. The first-half barrage proved...

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Texas bests of Washington in rematch in Battle 4 Atlantis

Akshay Mirchandani November 27, 2015

Texas and Washington met on foreign soil for the second time in two weeks. The Thanksgiving match favored the Longhorns more than their 77-71 loss in Shanghai did. Texas downed the Huskies 82-70 in...


Foul troubles plagues Texas in 84-73 loss to A&M

Akshay Mirchandani November 26, 2015

The sound of whistles echoed throughout Imperial Arena on Wednesday night as Texas and No. 25 Texas A&M battled. Texas dealt with foul trouble and played from behind the entire night, trying to...


Longhorns prepare to rekindle A&M rivalry in Battle 4 Atlantis

Akshay Mirchandani November 25, 2015

Men’s basketball head coach Shaka Smart hasn’t experienced the Texas-Texas A&M rivalry firsthand. But he didn’t miss the memo. “I know it means a ton to the fans,”...


Keys to the Game: Texas Tech

Akshay Mirchandani November 25, 2015

Don't turn the ball over The Longhorns beat West Virginia in nearly every statistical category, but turned the ball over five times in their 38-20 loss. That proved to be the difference, and Texas...

Big 12 Power Rankings: Week 13

Akshay Mirchandani November 25, 2015

1. Oklahoma The Sooners snuck by TCU 30-29 and remain College Football Playoff contenders if they can take down Oklahoma State.    2. Baylor The Bears may have lost freshman quarterback...


Longhorns put loss to Washington behind them, focus on regaining normalcy against Texas A&M — Corpus Christi

Akshay Mirchandani November 20, 2015

The last two weeks have been far from normal for the Longhorns. They spent all last week in China, leading up to their 77-71 season-opening loss to Washington in Shanghai. This week, the Longhorns...


Keys to the Game: Texas vs. West Virginia

Akshay Mirchandani November 13, 2015

BANISH ROAD DEMONS The Longhorns are still winless on the road this season, and all three of those games have been blowouts. Part of the Longhorns’ road struggles could be a mental road block....


Big 12 Power Rankings: Week 11

Akshay Mirchandani November 13, 2015

1. Baylor The No. 4 Bears snuck by Kansas State 31-24 in freshman Jarrett Stidham’s first game at quarterback. Stidham was as good as advertised, passing for 419 yards and three touchdowns. A...


Freshmen shine in exhibition game against Tarleton State

Akshay Mirchandani November 7, 2015

Freshman guard Kerwin Roach, Jr. split the defense and drove to the rim for a thunderous and-one dunk to awaken a quietly sparse Frank Erwin Center crowd late in the first half. He wasn’t done, though,...


Texas prepares for exhibition game against Tarleton State

Akshay Mirchandani November 6, 2015

Shaka Smart was named the Texas men’s basketball coach April 3. Seven months, two scrimmages, a Navy SEAL training session and countless practices later, the new-look Longhorns are ready for their...


Keys to the Game: Kansas

Akshay Mirchandani November 6, 2015

TAKE SOME CHANCES One of the Longhorns’ offensive  issues is how conservative they are. The offense starts with the quarterback, and neither one was very good for Texas on Saturday against...


Big 12 Power Rankings: Week 10

Akshay Mirchandani November 6, 2015

1. Baylor The Bears had a week off, which gave freshman quarterback Jarrett Stidham plenty of time to get acclimated to their offense in wake of junior quarterback Seth Russell’s injury. Stidham...

Keys to the game: Iowa State

Akshay Mirchandani October 30, 2015

THROW MORE Texas won its last two games by playing ground-and-pound football with the running game. But it might be time for the Longhorns to air it out. Redshirt freshman quarterback Jerrod Heard completed...

Big 12 Power Rankings: Week 9

Akshay Mirchandani October 30, 2015

Editor’s note: These rankings reflect results between 10/23-10/28 1. Baylor Baylor’s 45-27 win over Iowa State came at a cost. The Bears lost junior starting quarterback Seth Russell...


Shaka Smart discusses upcoming season at Student Government meeting

Akshay Mirchandani October 28, 2015

Head coach Shaka Smart stressed establishing a relationship with the student body when he spoke at the UT Student Government meeting Tuesday night. Smart asked whether there is anything he can do as...

Big 12 Power Rankings: Week 8

Akshay Mirchandani October 23, 2015

No. 1 Baylor Welcome to the No. 1 spot, Baylor. Sure, the Bears haven’t exactly played world beaters, but they look like the most complete team in the Big 12 right now. Baylor thrashed West Virginia...


Five things to look for at Texas’ intrasquad scrimmage

Akshay Mirchandani October 21, 2015

The Longhorns will hold an intrasquad scrimmage Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Gregory Gym. Here are five things to look for when Texas takes the court: 1. Excitement to play: Smart talked about the scrimmage...


Men’s team caps off 4-0 weekend

Akshay Mirchandani October 17, 2015

The pool configuration inside the Lee and Joe Jamail swimming center Saturday was different from Friday, but the result was still the same — two Texas victories. Men’s swimming and diving...


Longhorns dominate in day one of season-opener

Blanche Schaefer and Akshay Mirchandani October 17, 2015

Men's swimming and diving The last time Texas men’s swimming and diving hit the pool in a real meet, it hoisted its 11th national championship. On Friday, Texas began its quest to add a...


Community reacts to death of Bevo XIV on Twitter

Akshay Mirchandani October 16, 2015

The University announced Bevo XIV passed away Friday after being diagnosed with bovine leukemia virus earlier this week.   May you rest in peace, @Bevo_XIV. Thanks for the memories,...


Energy, excitement evident at men’s basketball practice

Akshay Mirchandani October 14, 2015

With just a month left until the season starts, men’s basketball head coach Shaka Smart addressed the media following Tuesday’s practice. Here are five takeaways from his first comments of...


Keys to a Red River upset

Akshay Mirchandani October 7, 2015

Don't let Oklahoma be balanced What makes this Oklahoma team better than its previous few incarnations are how good it is in the air and on the ground. Oklahoma junior quarterback Baker Mayfield...

Keys to a TCU Upset

Akshay Mirchandani October 2, 2015

FORCE A MISTAKE EARLY This game has offensive shoot-out written all over it, especially considering how poor TCU and Texas’ defenses have played. If it’s indeed going to be a track meet,...

Big 12 Power Rankings: Week 5

Akshay Mirchandani October 2, 2015

1. TCU The Horned Frogs had a big scare over the weekend, needing a miracle touchdown to down Texas Tech 55-52 in Lubbock. TCU’s defense struggled, allowing the Red Raiders to amass 607 total...


Alcohol-related arrests remain unchanged with alcohol sales at DKR

Akshay Mirchandani and Zainab Calcuttawala October 1, 2015

The number of alcohol-related arrests made during football games did not increase after alcohol sales began at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium this season, according to Lt. Amber Calvert, who is...


Stat guy: Heard gives Longhorns new dimension

Akshay Mirchandani October 1, 2015

The Longhorns sit at 1-3 and face No. 4 TCU and No. 15 Oklahoma next. There’s clearly frustration among fans with the way things are going. The bright side? Texas may have a plan for the future...

Keys to the Game for Texas to upset Oklahoma State

Akshay Mirchandani September 25, 2015

Limit Rudolph The Cowboys appear to have a quarterback in sophomore Mason Rudolph. Through three games, Rudolph has completed 68.9 percent of his passes for 947 yards, five touchdowns and just one interception. Texas...

Big 12 Power Rankings: Week 4

Akshay Mirchandani September 25, 2015

1. TCU The Horned Frogs’ offense looked great against SMU, piling up 720 total yards in a 56-37 win. But SMU put up 508 total yards against a struggling TCU defense. The Horned Frogs remain the...


Keys to the Game vs. California

Akshay Mirchandani September 18, 2015

Make it easy on Heard Redshirt freshman quarterback Jerrod Heard got the start for Texas against Rice and didn’t disappoint, completing 4 of 7 passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns, while also...

Big 12 Power Rankings: Week 3

Akshay Mirchandani September 18, 2015

1. TCU The Horned Frogs offense put up 70 points in their blowout win against SFA. TCU struggled to get going in its win against Minnesota in Week 1, but playing an inferior opponent like SFA helped...


Stat guy: Texas defense must improve to keep up with Big 12 offenses

Akshay Mirchandani September 15, 2015

Tell any Texas fan last Friday that Rice would beat the Longhorns in first downs 30-11, total yards 462-277 and time of possession 44:02-15:58, and they probably would have prepared for doomsday. A loss...

Big 12 Power Rankings: Week 2

Akshay Mirchandani September 11, 2015

1. TCU The Horned Frogs didn’t look great in their 23-17 win over Minnesota last week, but the Golden Gophers gave them a bit of trouble last season as well. Still, TCU beat a solid Big 10 team...

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