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Two Longhorns set records at Texas Invitational

Blanche Schaefer December 6, 2015

The decorated Texas swim program added two more swimmers to the record books on Day 4 of the Texas Invitational on Saturday. The No. 1 Texas men took control of the pool once again this weekend. Junior...


Longhorns register five wins on day three of Texas Invitational

Blanche Schaefer December 5, 2015

The top-ranked Texas swim teams added five wins on day three of the Texas Invitational and the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center on Friday night. The No. 1 men’s team dominated the pool. Three-time...


Sports reporter, copy editor feels the fear, finds family

Blanche Schaefer December 4, 2015

I used to allow fear to control me. I imagined myself growing into a dogged reporter, but in reality, I was terrified. In August 2013, I sheepishly went to a Daily Texan info session with all intents...


Players to Watch: Baylor

Blanche Schaefer December 4, 2015

Wide receiver Corey Coleman  Redshirt junior Corey Coleman is one reason Baylor runs the nation’s top scoring offense. He’s the No. 3 receiver in the country with an average of 119.5...


Players to Watch: Texas Tech

Blanche Schaefer November 25, 2015

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes  Sophomore Patrick Mahomes has turned into one of the nation’s most dangerous dual-threat quarterbacks. Mahomes is third in the nation and second in the Big 12...


Longhorns earn three wins in three days at UT Invitational

Haley Steinman and Blanche Schaefer November 23, 2015

The Texas divers wrapped up the UT Diving Invitational with three wins in three days. The men grabbed two wins and at least two women placed in the top 10 each day. The men jumped right in Thursday...

Texas freshman places third on Day 3 of Texas Diving Invitational

Blanche Schaefer November 22, 2015

Freshman Sofia Rauzi saw a level of success at the Texas Diving Invitational this weekend that not many freshmen experience. She placed in the top 10 in every event she participated in all three days,...


Men, women’s diving teams place in top eight at day one of diving invitational

Haley Steinman and Blanche Schaefer November 20, 2015

In the moment before the first dive, silence hit. Cameras were rolling as the first diver, Arizona State sophomore Hunter Atha, took to the board in Round One of the men’s 1-meter final. Cheers...


Divers prepare to take the stage in fourth annual Texas Diving Invitational

Blanche Schaefer and Haley Steinman November 19, 2015

The Texas swim teams are usually front and center, but the divers assume that role this week.  The Longhorn divers get their turn in the spotlight as they host the Texas Diving Invitational this...


Longhorns finish dual meet with dual victories in North Carolina

Haley Steinman and Blanche Schaefer November 15, 2015

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both walked away with victories against North Carolina State on Saturday. The No. 1 Texas men won the meet 154-136 over the No. 8 North Carolina...


Longhorns finish Day 1 against North Carolina with 18 total wins

Haley Steinman and Blanche Schaefer November 14, 2015

Men’s and women’s swimming and diving wrapped up Day 1 of their weekend road trip with 18 total wins against North Carolina. The No. 1 Longhorn men defeated No. 9 North Carolina 160-132. The...

Millard embraces newfound confidence as women’s swimming and diving travels to North Carolina for dual meet

Blanche Schaefer November 13, 2015

Rebecca Millard isn’t the same swimmer she was a year ago. At the beginning of her freshman season, she lacked self-confidence. By season’s end, she earned All-American honors. “A...

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Players to Watch: West Virginia

Blanche Schaefer November 13, 2015

Running back Wendell Smallwood Earlier in the season, head coach Dana Holgorsen called junior running back Wendell Smallwood the Mountaineers’ best offensive player. Smallwood has lived up the...

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Legacy Council honored for Darrell K Royal Alzheimer’s research fundraising

Blanche Schaefer November 12, 2015

Members of the Legacy Council came together at Arlyn Studios on Friday night to celebrate the organization’s fundraising efforts this year. The event honored council members who raised at least $1,000...


Texas, Texas A&M to face off in rivalry swimming and diving meet

Blanche Schaefer November 6, 2015

Texas faces no ordinary opponent when it travels to College Station to take on rival Texas A&M on Friday. Both teams’ early-season momentums add another dimension to the classic in-state...


Players to Watch: Kansas

Blanche Schaefer November 6, 2015

Safety Fish Smithson Junior safety Fish Smithson is a bright light in Kansas’ 0-8 season. He leads the Jayhawk defense with 75 total tackles, which is No. 1 in the Big 12 and No. 27 in the nation...

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Players to Watch: Iowa State

Blanche Schaefer October 30, 2015

Running back Mike Warren Texas faces the top freshman rusher in the country in Iowa State running back Mike Warren. The redshirt freshman began the season quietly with only nine carries for 28 yards...


Players to Watch: Kansas State

Blanche Schaefer October 23, 2015

Defensive back Morgan Burns Senior defensive back Morgan Burns is a key contributor to the Wildcats’ defense and special teams. He totaled 55 tackles, three interceptions and seven pass breakups...


UT alumnus pursues dream of playing wheelchair rugby in Paralympics

Blanche Schaefer October 20, 2015

UT alumnus Jeff Butler faced a decision not many 25-year-olds have to make. Like most recent graduates, he wanted to pursue a career. But he also had the opportunity to pursue his lifelong dream: competing...


Women’s team wins short-course meet on Day 2 of season opener

Blanche Schaefer October 17, 2015

The Longhorns notched seven wins in the 25-yard short-course meet Saturday to sweep their season opener, defeating Florida 155-105 and Indiana 141-115. The Longhorns also won the long-course meet Friday,...


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...


Women’s swimming and diving jumps into season with Florida-Indiana dual meet

Blanche Schaefer October 16, 2015

Despite two top-10 teams coming to town this weekend, junior swimmer Madisyn Cox isn’t nervous. As one of six All-Americans and 12 returning upperclassmen, the junior feels confident in her team....

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Players to Watch: Oklahoma

Blanche Schaefer October 7, 2015

Running back Samaje Perine Sophomore running back Samaje Perine is already building a strong follow-up season to a dazzling freshman year. Perine ran for 1,713 yards as a freshman with 21 touchdowns,...


Players to Watch: TCU

Blanche Schaefer October 2, 2015

Quarterback Trevone Boykin Senior quarterback Trevone Boykin enters Week 5 as the Big 12’s leading passer and a top candidate for the Heisman trophy. His 1,470 passing yards are third in the nation,...

Players to Watch: Oklahoma State

Blanche Schaefer September 25, 2015

Quarterbacks Mason Rudolph and J.W. Walsh Texas faces two offensive weapons in No. 24 Oklahoma State’s quarterbacks – sophomore starter Mason Rudolph and senior backup J.W. Walsh. Rudolph...

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Players to Watch: California

Blanche Schaefer September 18, 2015

Quarterback Jared Goff Predicted to be one of the top quarterbacks in the 2016 NFL draft, Jared Goff could break this game wide open for California. The junior quarterback boasts more than 8,000 passing...


Texas women’s rugby sets sights on nationals

Blanche Schaefer September 16, 2015

In one of the first meetings of the season, head coach Pattie Adams sat her team down and gave it a choice — to consider 2015 a building season and play for fun or play competitively and make a run...

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Players to Watch: Rice

Blanche Schaefer September 11, 2015

Quarterback Driphus Jackson Texas faces a dangerous offensive weapon in Owls quarterback Driphus Jackson. The redshirt senior had a breakout 2014 season, passing for 2,842 yards and leading Rice to an...

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Players to Watch: Notre Dame

Blanche Schaefer September 4, 2015

Wide receiver Will Fuller Will Fuller’s name is already being tossed around in Heisman talk, and rightfully so. The junior racked up 76 receptions for 1,094 yards in a breakout 2014 season. His...

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Swimming and diving teams look to make splash this year

Blanche Schaefer September 1, 2015

As the defending Big 12 champions, men’s and women’s swimming and diving have high expectations for the 2015–16 season. The defending national champion men’s team begins the...

Cross country to open season with sights on Big 12 Championship

Blanche Schaefer September 1, 2015

The 2015–2016 season hasn’t even begun, and Texas already has much to boast. As the conference champions of both indoor and outdoor track and field, the Longhorns open cross country season...

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