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NCAA cancels all spring, winter championships

Alex Briseño March 12, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. The NCAA has canceled not only the...


UT postpones events at Frank Erwin Center

Alex Briseño March 12, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. The University of Texas is postponing...


Former Texas track coach John Rembao, NCAA sued by former Texas student-athletes over alleged abuse

Alex Briseño and Marcus Krum March 12, 2020

Three former Longhorns filed a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA, the NCAA Board of Governers and former Texas track and field coach John Rembao, alleging that the NCAA neglects to protect student-athletes...


Sam Worley sustains indoor season-ending leg injury at Husky Classic

Marcus Krum and Alex Briseño February 19, 2020

Texas junior Sam Worley sustained an indoor season-ending leg injury while running the mile at the Husky Classic in Seattle over the weekend, Texas Athletics confirmed to The Daily Texan. Worley took...


Texas lands 4-star defensive end Alfred Collins to cap off Top 10 recruiting class

Alex Briseño February 5, 2020

Texas received one last gift on National Signing Day after four-star defensive end Alfred Collins (Cedar Creek) announced his decision to play for the Longhorns over Oklahoma and Alabama. Collins sat...


Bigger than basketball: Ramey, Joiner share poignant moments on the hardwood

Alex Briseño February 4, 2020

Texas guard Courtney Ramey and Tulsa guard Elijah Joiner played on courts 450 miles apart, but both headlined the college basketball weekend after reminding us not only of the power in sports but of something...


Jase Febres discusses Kobe Bryant’s impact after hitting game-winner against TCU

Alex Briseño January 30, 2020

Febres, who stood on the logo near half-court several feet behind the 3-point line, had no option but to throw up a desperation shot. The last-second heave, which seemingly hung in the air before eventually...


John Altobelli, former teammate of head baseball coach David Pierce, dies in helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, among seven others

Alex Briseño and Marcus Krum January 27, 2020

John Altobelli, Texas baseball coach David Pierce’s college roommate, was killed in Sunday’s helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. The crash killed eight others, including former NBA superstar...


‘We’re baaaack’: Hometown kid brings prominence back to Austin

Alex Briseño January 3, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Immediately after losing the Big 12 Championship to Oklahoma on Dec. 1, a dejected Sam Ehlinger stood in front of the media and made a simple, yet bold, announcement. “I will...


Texas adds 21 members during early signing period

Ross Burkhart and Alex Briseño December 19, 2018

Here’s where The Daily Texan will be reporting each member of Texas’ 2019 signing class. Follow along throughout the day for updates on all future Longhorns. All rankings are from 247Sports’...


Sports editor takes Big Dicker Energy to New York City

Alex Briseño December 10, 2018

Editor’s Note Pt. II: The author of this column is willing to apologize to anybody who takes offense to this photo. There are moments in my life when I feel like I’m playing with house money. I...


Texas earns New Year’s date with Georgia in Sugar Bowl

Alex Briseño December 2, 2018

The stale taste from Texas’ 39-27 loss to then-No. 6 Oklahoma might have just gotten a little sweeter on Sunday morning. The Longhorns have earned their first New Year’s Six bid since the...


Fourth-quarter safety ends Longhorns’ chance at conference title

Alex Briseño December 2, 2018

When asked if he saw Oklahoma cornerback Tre Brown sprinting toward him as he looked for open receivers from his own end zone, all Sam Ehlinger said was, “Absolutely not.” Ehlinger took...


Longhorns end decade-long wait for chance at Big 12 title

Alex Briseño November 30, 2018

At this time two years ago, Texas’ season was over. The Longhorns didn’t have a Big 12 Championship to prepare for with a New Year’s Six Bowl on the line — a bowl game wasn’t...


No shortage of drama in Red River Rematch

Alex Briseño November 28, 2018

Before Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger celebrated with his teammates following the Longhorns’ 48-45 win over then-No. 6 Oklahoma on Oct. 6, the sophomore quarterback looked for Oklahoma quarterback...


Texas dominates after pregame festivities

Alex Briseño November 18, 2018

Texas players gathered around head coach Tom Herman right before they made their way back to the locker room for final pregame preparations. Moments before the Longhorns could break the huddle and head...


True Texan: Heard remains loyal despite rollercoaster career

Alex Briseño November 16, 2018

When Jerrod Heard is honored during Texas’ Senior Night this Saturday, he’ll likely receive a standing ovation. But it won’t just be for what he’s done in his Longhorn career. It’ll...


Seniors reflect on roller coaster career at Texas

Alex Briseño November 14, 2018

When Texas’ seniors first arrived in Austin at the beginning of their freshman year, they knew they wanted to get Texas back to national prominence. The program, which was four years removed from...


Texas prepares for scarlet sea of soaring tortillas

Alex Briseño November 9, 2018

When the Longhorns make the 372-mile trip to Lubbock, they won’t experience anything they haven’t already encountered this season — except for the flying tortillas. Texas Tech brings...


Texas’ Swiss Army knife: Lil’Jordan continues evolution

Alex Briseño November 7, 2018

While Lil’Jordan Humphrey was playing high school football at Southlake Carroll, he knew he was going to play Division I ball. He just wasn’t sure what position, or what school he’d play...


Mountaineers stun Longhorns with last-second gamble

Alex Briseño November 4, 2018

Texas fans screamed as they saw Devin Duvernay striding toward the end zone, begging and pleading that Sam Ehlinger noticed the wide open receiver. He did. Forty-eight yards later, the cannon sounded,...


Omenihu finds success after returning for senior season

Alex Briseño November 2, 2018

No matter where Charles Omenihu is, he’s usually hard to miss.  The 6-foot-6-inch, 275-pound defensive end displays an all-business, level-headed confidence on and off the field. But that’s...


Longhorns address big picture, Stillwater mishaps

Alex Briseño October 31, 2018

When head coach Tom Herman talked to the team in the locker room following Texas’ 38-35 loss on Saturday, his team was emotional. And he knew it. So instead of reiterating his 1-0 mantra he usually...


Cowboys upset Texas — in more ways than one

Alex Briseño October 28, 2018

After nearly four hours, the shootout in Stillwater appeared to be coming to an end. As if the scoreboard wasn’t dejecting enough, once emotions consumed Texas, the Longhorns — and their head...


Ehlinger set to make return for primetime matchup

Alex Briseño October 26, 2018

It took nearly two weeks, but Tom Herman announced that Sam Ehlinger will be Texas’ starting quarterback against Oklahoma State on Saturday. After sustaining a sprained AC in his throwing shoulder...


Longhorns continue to climb up the polls

Alex Briseño October 24, 2018

The Longhorns continue to demand national attention after stretching their win streak to six. If you ask them, they’ll say they don’t listen to the hype, but the voices are getting louder. Texas’...


Buechele returns to starting lineup

Alex Briseño October 19, 2018

Texas hasn’t run a quarterback sneak in two years. And still, the Texas offense runs the play every Thursday to work on short yardage efficiency. The short yardage call simply asks the quarterback,...


Buechele relieves Ehlinger as Longhorns escape Bears

Alex Briseño October 14, 2018

Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger sucked the air out of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium as he headed to the sideline with blood running down his throwing hand during the first quarter. But his blood-stained...


Penning his Longhorn legacy

Alex Briseño October 12, 2018

Lil’Jordan Humphrey found a fine point pen, and he’s using it in more ways than one.  Months before Lil’Jordan Humphrey became the team's leading receiver, the 6-foot-4-inch...


All in: Herman forces Texas’ hand

Alex Briseño October 10, 2018

The Longhorns got on the bus and left the Cotton Bowl riding a five-game win streak all the way back home to Austin. The Longhorns traded in the Ferris wheel, Fletcher’s corn dogs and all of the...


Big Dicker Energy: True freshman drills game-winner

Alex Briseño October 7, 2018

The third quarter of the highly anticipated Red River Rivalry had just concluded, but the crimson half of the Cotton Bowl had already decided they had seen enough. The Longhorn faithful erupted while...


Showtime: Texas prepares for Red River Rivalry

Alex Briseño October 5, 2018

As the scent of deep-fried everything seeps into the Cotton Bowl and kickoff approaches, one scene seemingly captures the magnitude of the Red River Rivalry perfectly: the bus ride to the entrance of the...


‘We still have work to do’: Bill Snyder continues building legacy at Kansas State

Alex Briseño September 28, 2018

When Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder spoke at Big 12 Media Days in July, he didn’t sugar coat anything. He was concerned. It wasn’t regarding the quarterback battle between Alex Delton...


Longhorn lookback: Johnson flexes game-changing abilities yet again

Alex Briseño September 28, 2018

With the final minute of the third quarter winding down, Texas found itself trailing then-No. 17 TCU. Then, junior wide receiver Collin Johnson happened.  Sam Ehlinger took the snap with 49 seconds...

‘We’re happy’: Players admit key difference in Herman’s second season

Alex Briseño September 26, 2018

During preseason camp in August, head coach Tom Herman asked his leaders one question: What’s different this season? Before the back-to-back wins over then-No. 22 USC and then-No. 17 TCU, and...


Texas two-step: Longhorns make strides with back-to-back victories

Alex Briseño September 24, 2018

The phrase ‘Texas is back’ was created two seasons ago, and it has haunted Longhorn fans ever since. The infamous phrase was coined by ESPN announcer Joe Tessitore the second Texas took...


‘The light bulb went off’: Herman places trust in Orlando’s defense

Alex Briseño September 21, 2018

Defensive coordinator Todd Orlando knew what he wanted to do — he just needed the green light from head coach Tom Herman.  USC stood one yard away from the end zone facing a third and goal...


Texas looks to end TCU’s four-year dominance

Alex Briseño September 21, 2018

As Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium cleared out last Saturday night, players, coaches and even fans knew what lay one week ahead. Texas will welcome what many call one of the fastest teams in...


Texas student section continues to impress

Alex Briseño September 19, 2018

After Texas celebrated its win over then-No. 22 USC, Longhorn players and coaches headed down the tunnel, where they were greeted by hundreds of students waiting to cheer them on before they headed to...


Vince Young discusses unlikely journey to Texas at Nissan Heisman House

Alex Briseño September 18, 2018

Three hours before kickoff, Texas and USC fans piled into Nissan Heisman House located outside the northwest corner of the stadium just to get a glimpse of former Longhorn quarterback Vince Young. Young...


Longhorns dominate in first signature win of Herman era

Alex Briseño September 16, 2018

The majority of the school-record 103,507 fans at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium could feel it. Texas was moments away from its first signature win of the Tom Herman era. Despite all of the...


Watson’s last ride: Texas’ graduate transfer continues to write comeback story

Alex Briseño September 14, 2018

Texas running back Tre Watson knew he wanted to return for one final year of college football. He just needed to relearn how to walk first. It all happened before Watson arrived on the 40 Acres as a...


Buying back into DBU’s resurgence

Alex Briseño September 13, 2018

When Texas hoisted the crystal ball trophy after a 41-38 national title victory over then-No. 1 USC in the 2006 Rose Bowl, the term Defensive Back University didn’t cause controversy. It resided...


Sterns shines in first home game

Alex Briseño September 11, 2018

Tom Herman made two things clear after Texas’ narrow 28-21 victory over Tulsa: He wants his guys to have fun and celebrate wins. For true freshman Caden Sterns, that came easily and it only took...


Longhorn lookback: Duvernay’s diving catch highlights Week One loss

Alex Briseño September 7, 2018

With 9:24 remaining in the first quarter of then-No. 23 Texas’ 34-29 loss to the unranked Maryland Terrapins, the Longhorn offense showed what could possibly be in store down the road.  Sam...


The golden promise: Hager’s quest for a Big 12 title

Alex Briseño September 7, 2018

Senior defensive end Breckyn Hager will run onto the field for the final home opener of his Longhorn career Saturday. A white “C” will be stitched onto his burnt orange jersey, signifying him...


Texas Athletics prepares to reveal rejuvenated game day atmosphere for fans

Alex Briseño September 5, 2018

After years of complaints regarding the Longhorns’ game day atmosphere, Texas Athletics has decided to make several changes to improve the fan experience around Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium starting...


Déjà Vu: Maryland stuns Texas again

Alex Briseño September 2, 2018

Sophomore quarterback Sam Ehlinger led the Longhorn offense onto the field in the later stages of the fourth quarter with one final opportunity to be the hero. With a full year of experience under his...


With roller coaster freshman year under his belt, Ehlinger leads Texas into season opener

Alex Briseño August 31, 2018

Sam Ehlinger didn’t have a perfect freshman year. Anytime sophomore quarterback Sam Ehlinger faces the media, he is forced to answer questions regarding the numerous, often detrimental mistakes...


Longhorns announce 2018 captains

Alex Briseño August 25, 2018

Head coach Tom Herman stood in front of his team and told them, “I’m going to announce you your five captains for the 2018 season,” in a video released by the program. Herman then...


Ehlinger beats out Buechele for starting position

Alex Briseño August 20, 2018

Sophomore quarterback Sam Ehlinger will be Texas’ starting quarterback in the season opener against Maryland, head coach Tom Herman announced in a post-practice media availability Monday morning. The...

Offense takes scrimmage, Orlando talks defense

Alex Briseño August 19, 2018

With only two weeks until Texas’ season opener, things should start to falling into place, especially after the Longhorns’ scrimmage Saturday morning. While the Texas offense left Darrell...


Offensive position battles continue

Alex Briseño August 18, 2018

Texas started preseason camp two weeks ago but there still aren’t any answers regarding the top quarterback — or top-three running backs. After practice on Thursday, Herman said freshmen...


Freshmen ruled out for season opener

Alex Briseño August 16, 2018

Freshmen defensive back DeMarvion Overshown and linebacker Ayodele Adeoye have both been ruled out for the Longhorns’ season opener against Maryland on Sept. 1, Texas football announced on Wednesday...


Bonney, Cuffee transfer from Texas

Alex Briseño August 14, 2018

University of Texas defensive backs redshirt senior John Bonney and redshirt sophomore Eric Cuffee have both decided to transfer from the Longhorn football program, Texas Athletics announced Tuesday afternoon. After...


College football update: Maryland head coach on administrative leave, Herman ‘accusations’ stir on social media

Alex Briseño August 13, 2018

Texas’ scrimmage concluded late Saturday morning. Then, the college football world got turned on its head — three weeks before the season kicks off. Here’s the weekend update: The...


Early turnovers lead to victory for defense at scrimmage

Alex Briseño August 12, 2018

After two early turnovers during a Saturday morning scrimmage, the Longhorn defense left Frank Denius Fields with a victory over the Texas offense. Here are the biggest takeaways from Saturday: Ball...

Preseason camp: Day 5

Alex Briseño August 9, 2018

The Longhorns put on full pads for the second time of the preseason camp on Wednesday morning at Whitaker Fields.  Here are notes and observations:  Watson still restricted During Thursday’s...


Texas’ top five must-watch games in fall

Alex Briseño August 9, 2018

As the summer comes to a close, some of Texas’ largest sporting events of the year are now in sight. From Texas football’s highly anticipated rematch with USC to Longhorn volleyball’s...


McKnight’s secret to success

Alex Briseño August 8, 2018

Strength and conditioning coach Yancy McKnight watched on as the defensive line dominated the offensive line for several reps during blocking drills at practice on Tuesday.  Recently hired offensive...


Texas concludes day 2 of preseason camp with up-downs

Alex Briseño August 5, 2018

Moments before the conclusion of practice, players in burnt orange jerseys lined up on the field. It was the offensive players. They dropped to their chests, jumped back up to their feet, ran forward...


Longhorns take field for preseason camp day 1

Alex Briseño August 4, 2018

When the Longhorns took the field for the first time at Frank Denius Fields for day one of the 2018 preseason camp, head coach Tom Herman was looking for one thing: effort. It’s one of the few...


Texas honors Denius before opening preseason camp

Alex Briseño August 3, 2018

Before the Longhorns officially began their first practice of the 2018 preseason camp at the Frank Denius practice facility Friday morning, the team gathered around and took a knee in front of a portrait...


Herman declines to comment regarding Ohio State domestic abuse reports

Alex Briseño August 3, 2018

Texas head coach Tom Herman, who served as Urban Meyer’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Ohio State University from 2012–2014, declined to comment on a report released by Brett...


Texas suspends Demarco Boyd following July 4 incident

Alex Briseño July 26, 2018

University of Texas football player Demarco Boyd has been suspended from all team activities, head coach Tom Herman confirmed in a press release Thursday afternoon. While the program didn’t specify...


New rules, requirements set for 2018 football season

Alex Briseño July 18, 2018

Moments before West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen kicked off day two of Big 12 Media Days, Greg Burks, conference coordinator of football officials, approached the podium to announce several key rule...


US national team, Longhorns take gold at Quidditch World Cup

Alex Briseño July 3, 2018

The U.S. National Quidditch Team, consisting of six former Longhorns, are leaving the International Quidditch Association World Cup in Florence, Italy, with gold medals draped around their necks. A...


Texas steals White from powerhouse program

Alex Briseño June 26, 2018

Texas has hired former Oregon head coach Mike White to replace Connie Clark as Longhorn head coach, announced Chris Del Conte, vice president and athletics director, Monday afternoon. White’s...


169-minute lightning delay, nightmarish sixth inning doom Longhorns

Alex Briseño June 18, 2018

It didn’t take long for things to unravel for Texas. Well, actually, it did. Texas trailed Arkansas just 3-2 after the fifth inning in what was a competitive game. Then, the sixth inning...


Longhorns let emotions flow in victory

Alex Briseño June 11, 2018

Kody Clemens and his Longhorn squad have made one thing clear: they will ride or die wearing their emotions on their sleeve. For now, they've survived to see another day. The difference...


Home runs and winning — lots of it: The recipe for Tennessee Tech’s success

Alex Briseño June 9, 2018

On the northern side of Cookeville, Tennessee, population 32,622, lies Tennessee Tech University. For most fans around the Austin area, Tennessee Tech is simply Texas’ opponent...


Kingham battles flu, Clemens stares down Aggies

Alex Briseño June 3, 2018

With the first pitch of the highly anticipated Texas versus Texas A&M matchup hours away, Texas’ starting pitcher was throwing up. McKenzie throws Kingham under the bus After a week-long...


McConaughey visits Longhorn clubhouse

Alex Briseño May 31, 2018

As the Longhorns awaited the announcement of their regional opponents on the NCAA Selection Show on Monday morning, they were surprised by a special guest. Matthew McConaughey walked through the doors...


Texas announces kickoff times for USC, other matchups

Alex Briseño May 31, 2018

The Longhorns released four kickoff times for the 2018 football season, including that for a highly anticipated matchup with the University of Southern California on Sept. 15. Texas’...


Postseason makes return to 40 Acres

Alex Briseño May 30, 2018

Postseason baseball is returning to Austin. And if the stakes weren’t high enough, the Aggies received an invitation to the party, too. The Longhorns (37-20, 17-7 Big 12) were selected to host...


Longhorns secure regular season conference title

Alex Briseño May 21, 2018

Change should take time, and it usually does. Texas fans know this all too well. But as the Longhorns hoisted the Big 12 regular season title in front of a sold-out UFCU Disch-Falk Field after a 7-3...


Home sweet home: Williams returns to Dallas, this time as a Cowboy

Alex Briseño and Keshav Prathivadi May 1, 2018

RLINGTON, Texas — All eyes shifted to Connor Williams hours before the 2018 NFL Draft commenced as the former Longhorn left tackle stepped onto the red carpet along with 21 other first-round prospects. But...


Ten Longhorns make splash at NFL Draft

Keshav Prathivadi and Alex Briseño April 30, 2018

ARLINGTON, Texas — Before prospects had their names called at the NFL Draft this weekend at AT&T Stadium, prospects such as safety DeShon Elliott took to Twitter to anticipate their landing spot...


Williams drops from round one of NFL Draft, set to return for day two

Alex Briseño April 27, 2018

ARLINGTON, Texas — Soon after former Texas left tackle Connor Williams and a select few of the first-round prospects Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen and Saquon Barkley made their appearance on the red carpet,...


Connor Williams reflects at NFL Draft red carpet

Alex Briseño April 27, 2018

ARLINGTON, Texas — All eyes shifted to Connor Williams hours before the 2018 NFL Draft even commenced as the former Longhorn left tackle stepped out onto the red carpet. “It's always...


Draft Preview: Longhorns take the field at AT&T Stadium

Alex Briseño and Keshav Prathivadi April 26, 2018

Prospective NFL players usually don’t get their first taste of standing on an NFL field until August. But this year is different. The best that colleges have to offer will all meet at AT&T...


After spring game, a lot of questions still remain

Keshav Prathivadi and Alex Briseño April 24, 2018

Spring is an interesting time for college football programs all over the country. Some elite teams struggle to maintain their status atop the college football world — except Alabama, of course...

Longhorns display fireworks on and off the field

Alex Briseño April 22, 2018

Longhorn fans can’t say Texas isn’t making efforts to rejuvenate the burnt orange brand. It’s too early to determine whether the efforts will pay off, but as inflatable obstacle courses...


Longhorn football fans set to get first glimpse of 2018 team

Alex Briseño April 20, 2018

As the Longhorns’ Orange-White spring game draws one day closer, offensive coordinator Tim Beck took a step back after what he called an “unfocused” practice.  “Today...


Football update: Texas launches 2018 ‘This Is Texas’ tour

Alex Briseño April 11, 2018

Texas head coach Tom Herman and athletic director Chris Del Conte know things need to improve. There’s no hiding it. The excitement surrounding Texas Athletics isn’t necessarily at its peak,...


Longhorns gear up for NFL pro day

Alex Briseño March 28, 2018

As the sun rises Wednesday morning, seven former Longhorns and a plethora of NFL scouts will pile into the bubble at Frank Denius Fields as Texas hosts its annual NFL pro day. Michael Dickson, DeShon...


UT Holi 2018: Slideshow

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Herman discusses first day of spring football

Alex Briseño March 21, 2018

All head coach Tom Herman had to do was blow his whistle. After Texas’ first day of spring football came to a conclusion, Herman spoke very highly of his team’s effort and energy level throughout...

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