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All content by Cameron Parker

Sports writer works two years without writing a story

Cameron Parker May 8, 2020

I remember the first time I walked into the basement. It was my first week at UT, and I was pretty sure I was in the wrong place. I looked around awkwardly after entering through the double doors —...


Senior Emilee Hoffman was key to her golf team’s success. Now, she’s turning professional

Cameron Parker May 5, 2020

Emilee Hoffman starts with putting drills. Then she moves to the indoor hitting simulator her father Jeff built in their garage years ago. After hours of practice, she makes the drive over to the Granite...

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Struggles continue for Women’s Golf in fifth place finish at Darius Rucker Intercollegiate

Cameron Parker March 10, 2020

The Texas Women’s golf team recorded their worst finish of the season, placing fifth at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate in Hilton Head, South Carolina. The Longhorns finished 36 shots over-par,...


Texas women’s golf looks to recapture momentum in Hilton Head

Cameron Parker March 6, 2020

The Texas women’s golf team returns to action this week in Hilton Head, South Carolina, for the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate still seeking their first win of the spring season. After ending the...


Coody clinches his first collegiate victory, leads Longhorns to 2nd place finish

Cameron Parker March 5, 2020

Parker Coody stood anxiously awaiting as his tee shot on the seventh hole sailed far right of the fairway bunkers that lined the cart path at the Southern Highlands Golf Club. It wasn’t out of play,...


‘Prestigious’ Longhorns take home second victory of season

Cameron Parker February 21, 2020

As senior Spencer Soosman walked to the first tee Wednesday, he saw the Longhorns held a five-stroke lead atop the leaderboard. He also saw a familiar foe right below them: Pepperdine. Earlier this...


Texas women’s golf win streak ends as spring season begins

Cameron Parker February 12, 2020

After three straight victories, the No. 1-ranked Texas women’s golf team finally lost its first event in four months, placing third at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge. Tough windy conditions...


Coody, Longhorn men’s golf start spring season off strong at Amer Ari Invitational

Cameron Parker February 10, 2020

There are worse ways to spend your February than by playing golf in Hawaii — just ask the Texas Men’s Golf team. Opening their spring season, the Longhorns finished in second place after shooting...


Women’s golf looks to reach next level

Cameron Parker February 6, 2020

Entering the spring season ranked No. 1 in the country, Texas women’s golf is adamant that the best is ahead of them. After opening their season with a third place finish, the Longhorns won their...

Buy or sell: Week 14 best bets

Cameron Parker November 26, 2019

Last week I lied to y’all and said it was my last column, but because Texas decided it was no longer good at football and ruined my perfect week, I decided to do one more so I can end my college...

Buy or sell: Week 13 best bets

Cameron Parker November 22, 2019

In what may be my final betting column for The Daily Texan, I want to thank my editors for publishing this column. To the people who read this column, hopefully I’ve made you more money than you’ve...

Buy or sell: Week 12 best bets

Cameron Parker November 15, 2019

After a perfect showing last week, I’m proud to announce that, just like Texas, I am back. Shout out to the Big 12 referees for doing everything possible to ensure Kansas State covered, Joe Burrow...

Buy or sell: Week 11 best bets

Cameron Parker November 8, 2019

After an absolutely brutal Week Nine, I’d like to let y’all know I’m returning refreshed and focused. I had a closed-door, players-only meeting, got some things aired out and I’m...

Buy or sell: Week 9 best bets

Cameron Parker October 25, 2019

I’m not an expert by any stretch of the imagination. I’m just a college student who watches too much college football and places bets he can’t afford — like most of y’all....

Buy or sell: Week 8 best bets

Cameron Parker October 18, 2019

Hopefully y’all made some money on the Longhorns last week, indulged in corn dogs and fried Oreo and screamed obscenities at Oklahoma fans. I’m not an expert by any stretch of the imagination....

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Longhorns capture Betsy Rawls Invitational for third straight year

Cameron Parker October 15, 2019

The Texas Women’s Golf team found itself in a familiar position at the annual Betsy Rawls Invitational as they trailed the leaders heading into the final round. Unlike the team’s last tournament,...

Buy or sell: Week 6 best bets

Cameron Parker October 4, 2019

I’m not an expert by any stretch of the imagination. I’m just a college student who watches too much college football and places bets he can’t afford — like most of y’all....

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Schooner or Later: Texas women’s golf captures first title of the season

Cameron Parker October 2, 2019

At the 2018 Schooner Fall Classic, the Texas women’s golf team turned in one of the program’s best performances in school history, breaking multiple 54-hole team and individual records. However,...


No. 3 Women’s Golf opens season with third-place finish at ANNIKA International

Cameron Parker September 20, 2019

Coming into the season ranked No. 3, the highest preseason ranking under head coach Ryan Murphy, the Texas Women’s golf team opened its season with a third-place finish at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate. Kaitlyn...

Buy or sell: Week 4 best bets

Cameron Parker September 20, 2019

For Week Four I’m introducing a new pick called the “Marquee Matchup” where I’ll select one of the week’s top matchups. And as a reminder, I’m not an expert by any stretch...

Buy or sell: Week 3 best bets

Cameron Parker September 13, 2019

Were you affected by the “stampede” entering Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium last Saturday? Did you break your hand after LSU converted the two-point conversion? If so, you might be...

Buy or sell: Week Two best bets

Cameron Parker September 6, 2019

What’s a better way to start off the season than going 3–0 in the Week One picks? Mack Brown notching his first win as the head coach of North Carolina while beating former Texas defensive...

Best bets — where to put your money in Week One

Cameron Parker August 30, 2019

It’s time for year two of Cameron’s best bets and possibly the worst column in The Daily Texan history. This year, I’m adding a couple new weekly features to the column. The first...


Jamison, Ossai stand out among young Texas defense

Cameron Parker July 26, 2019

When fall practice opens up for the Longhorns next Friday, D’Shawn Jamison and Joseph Ossai will both take the field as starters. It won’t be the first time either one has started for Texas,...


Jones, Roach lead ‘young and talented’ defense for Longhorns

Cameron Parker July 23, 2019

Nearly two years ago following an August scrimmage, Tom Herman declared that Texas was going to win with “great defense.” But as the Longhorns head into their third year under Herman, the biggest...


Cooper leads rising Texas women’s golf team into prominence

Cameron Parker July 16, 2019

Next to the tee boxes on the 17th hole at the University of Texas Golf Club is the yardage marker for the short dogleg left par 4. Sitting on the opposite side of the cart path, the marker is engraved...


Spieth, former Longhorns continue to struggle at U.S. Open

Cameron Parker June 18, 2019

As another major comes and goes, Jordan Spieth’s drought continues. While Gary Woodland and Brooks Koepka dueled alongside the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean at the Pebble Beach Golf Links,...

US Women’s National Team opens World Cup with humiliation of Thailand

Cameron Parker June 12, 2019

Five minutes. That’s how long it took for the United States Women’s National Team to find the back of the net in their World Cup opener against Thailand. But as Alex Morgan turned around to...


Texas announces kickoff times for 2019 season

Cameron Parker May 30, 2019

As the college football season slowly inches closer, Texas announced the kickoff times and television selections for four games this upcoming season. Among those announced was the Longhorns’ annual...


Longhorns fall to Stanford in men’s golf title match

Cameron Parker May 29, 2019

For a college athlete, there is no greater feeling than winning a national championship, just as nothing compares to the sting of losing one. The Texas Longhorns men’s golf team felt the latter...


Bjerregaard achieves childhood dream, knocks off Tiger at Dell Match Play

Cameron Parker March 31, 2019

Everything was setting up for it to be the perfect weekend. And then it wasn’t. Tiger Woods, fresh off his victory over Rory McIlroy in the Round of 16, was just three holes away from advancing...


Despite early exit in Dell Match Play, Spieth feels confident ahead of The Masters

Cameron Parker March 30, 2019

For the second straight year, Jordan Spieth will leave the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play early, but with The Masters only two weeks away, the former Longhorn still feels confident about his game. “I...


Tiger rallies in opening day rounds at the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play

Cameron Parker March 28, 2019

As the PGA Tour returns to Austin for its annual stop, the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play has brought some familiar faces back with it. And some new ones as well. Tiger Woods,...


Herta’s first IndyCar win signals newcomers are close behind

Cameron Parker March 26, 2019

The inaugural IndyCar Classic welcomed in the latest motorsport event at the Circuit of The Americas while also inadvertently foreshadowing the possible future of the NTT IndyCar Series.   Colton...


2020 commits ready to restore trench dominance at Texas

Cameron Parker March 5, 2019

There has been something missing from Texas football for the past ten years, and it’s not victories and trophies but a dominant offensive line. As the football program floundered in mediocrity,...


Longhorns pick up two commitments after successful Junior Day

Cameron Parker February 20, 2019

With Texas turning its focus toward the 2020 recruiting class, Tom Herman wasted little time as the Longhorns picked up two new commitments over the weekend.  ATH Mookie Cooper (Trinity Catholic,...


Former Texas target Bru McCoy to transfer from USC

Cameron Parker January 25, 2019

Five-star athlete Bru McCoy has entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal, with Texas as the leading favorite to land the USC Trojan, according to multiple sources. McCoy, who attended Mater Dei...


University of Texas says handlers ‘did their job’ after Bevo’s Sugar Bowl breakout

Cameron Parker January 3, 2019

Before the Texas Longhorns ended their season with a statement win over the Georgia Bulldogs in the Sugar Bowl on Tuesday night, Bevo XV sent out a statement himself. With just under an hour until kickoff,...


Longhorns haul in conference honors

Cameron Parker November 29, 2018

The Big 12 Conference announced its regular season honors today, with seven Texas Longhorn players among the recipients. Senior Charles Omenihu was named the Defensive Lineman of the Year while Safety...

Buy or Sell: Where to bet in Week 12

Cameron Parker November 16, 2018

This week I’m adding a feature to my betting column called the “lock of the week,” a pick I am sure I will get correct. I’m not an expert by any stretch of the imagination. I’m...


Herman talks Tech win, senior night at press conference, mum on Zach Smith tweets

Cameron Parker November 13, 2018

Coming off back-to-back losses against Oklahoma State and West Virginia, head coach Tom Herman admitted Texas was psychologically on . “shaky ground.” But after a critical win against Texas...

Buy or Sell: Where to bet in Week 11

Cameron Parker November 9, 2018

I hate Notre Dame. Watching Ian Book walk into the endzone to cover the spread made me want to smash the TV. I can’t wait to watch Alabama annihilate them in the Playoff. I won’t apologize...


Longhorns finish fall session with strong showing in Mexico

Cameron Parker November 5, 2018

Wrapping up its fall season in the Battle at the Beach tournament in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, the Texas women’s golf team fought through tough, sunny conditions and warm beaches to finish third overall. In...

Buy or Sell: Where to place your bets in Week 10

Cameron Parker November 2, 2018

While Kevin Sumlin continues to mess with me, I’m coming off my best week yet. I’m not an expert by any stretch of the imagination. I’m just a college student who watches too much college...

Buy or Sell: where to bet in Week Nine

Cameron Parker October 26, 2018

After a bye last week, I’m back to make y’all some money. I’m not an expert by any stretch of the imagination. I’m just a college student who watches too much college football and...


Cooper, Longhorns dominate Betsy Rawls Invitational

Cameron Parker October 22, 2018

After coming close in their first two tournaments, the Texas women’s golf team finally broke through with an emphatic victory at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational last weekend. The Longhorns...

Buy or Sell: Where to bet in Week 7

Cameron Parker October 12, 2018

I’m not an expert by any stretch of the imagination. I’m just a college student who watches too much college football and places bets he can’t afford — like most of y’all....


Ehlinger named Offensive Player of the Week after Red River Classic

Cameron Parker October 8, 2018

After arguably one of his best performances as a Longhorn, Texas’ sophomore quarterback Sam Ehlinger was named the Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week. Ehlinger finished the day with five...


Boyer, Muhammad discuss fight for equality in sports at LBJ exhibit

Cameron Parker September 20, 2018

As Nate Boyer and Ibtihaj Muhammad spoke to the media in front of the “Get in the Game: The Fight for Equality in American Sports” exhibit at the LBJ Presidential Library, they both reiterated...

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