The Daily Texan

All content by Akshay Mirchandani

30: Managing editor rides into sunset

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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Former Longhorn Michelle Carter clinches Team USA spot

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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....