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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

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A marker displaying the Longhorn and Big 12 logos on the field during Texas spring game on April 20, 2024.

Revamped, reinvented Longhorn Network looks toward future in SEC

Ben Wells, General Sports Reporter July 9, 2024

With Texas officially making its move into the Southeastern Conference on July 1, the Longhorn Network will look very different to comply with a series of rules and bylaws set forth by the SEC itself.  While...

Texas runs out to the field at the beginning of the second half of the Big 12 Championship game on Dec. 2, 2023.

Big shoes to fill for defensive line, Kenny Baker

Ben Wells, General Sports Reporter June 27, 2024

Throughout the 2023 season, Texas football was synonymous with elite defensive line play. As a unit, the Longhorns’ defense held all of their opponents to a stifling 2.9 yards per rushing attempt and...

Ryan Murphy steps down as head coach for Texas womens golf

Ryan Murphy steps down as head coach for Texas women’s golf

Ben Wells, General Sports Reporter June 1, 2024

In a completely unexpected move, Ryan Murphy resigned as the head coach for Texas women’s golf Friday afternoon after a decade of coaching the team.  Coach Murphy led the team through a golden age...

3 freshman, 2 sophomores, 1 Big 12 Championship win for Texas women’s golf

3 freshman, 2 sophomores, 1 Big 12 Championship win for Texas women’s golf

Perla Paredes Hernandez and Ben Wells April 22, 2024

With four players on the sideline generating the same energy as thousands of fans, Texas seized its final Big 12 women’s golf championship title before transitioning to the Southeastern Conference. Three...

Selina Liao shines as Texas womens golf finishes tied for seventh place at Silverado Showdown

Selina Liao shines as Texas women’s golf finishes tied for seventh place at Silverado Showdown

Ben Wells, General Sports Reporter April 12, 2024

The Texas women’s golf team finished in a tie for seventh place at the Silverado Showdown Wednesday in Napa, California.  In a field of 16 total schools, many of which are highly ranked, the No....

Women’s golf freshmen Lauren Kim, Farah O’Keefe wrap up first Augusta National Women’s Amateur appearance

Women’s golf freshmen Lauren Kim, Farah O’Keefe wrap up first Augusta National Women’s Amateur appearance

Ben Wells, General Sports Reporter April 9, 2024

Texas women’s golf freshmen Lauren Kim and Farah O’Keefe finished up at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur last Saturday, finishing tied for 14th and 20th places, respectively.  The tournament...

No. 7 Texas women’s golf finishes tied 9th at PING/ASU Invitational

No. 7 Texas women’s golf finishes tied 9th at PING/ASU Invitational

Perla Paredes and Ben Wells April 1, 2024

The No. 7 Texas women's golf team was met with gusty winds that exceeded 20 mph during the final day of competition at the Papago Golf Course in Phoenix, Arizona, where they concluded the PING/ASU Invitational...

No. 7 Womens Golf finishes T6 at Darius Rucker Intercollegiate

No. 7 Women’s Golf finishes T6 at Darius Rucker Intercollegiate

Ben Wells, General Sports Reporter March 7, 2024

Texas women’s golf tied for sixth place alongside future SEC foes Georgia and LSU in the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate hosted at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.  In a field that included 17 total...

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Fast start for Farah O’Keefe, reigning Big 12 Women’s Golfer of the Month

Ben Wells, General Sports Reporter October 27, 2023

Most freshmen have to bide their time and pay their dues before gaining recognition on the biggest stage. Farah O’Keefe is anything but “most freshmen.” An Austin product who played for Anderson...

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