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All content by Christian Corona

Sports editor hits last basement homerun

Christian Corona December 6, 2013

I used to hate that my mom never taught me how to speak Spanish. She’s fluent, as is most of her side of the family. But my dad isn’t, so it was more convenient for her to talk to both of...


Regular season finale will determine whether Mack Brown deserves to keep job

Christian Corona December 6, 2013

The rebuilding process was supposed to be over. Texas was supposed to be in reloading mode again. The Longhorns were recruiting well despite going 5-7 three short years ago. They won eight games the...

Closer look at the numbers show that Isaiah Taylor may be Texas’ MVP so far

Christian Corona December 2, 2013

Texas has needed a late second-half comeback to secure the majority of its wins this year. Five times in seven contests the Longhorns have trailed in the final seven minutes of a game – winning four...


Texas Tech the perfect opponent to get Texas back on track

Christian Corona November 27, 2013

Texas’ six-game winning streak was impressive. Even if, with the exception of Oklahoma, the Longhorns feasted on the weakest of the Big 12 teams to put that streak together. Were the Longhorns...


Four teams still in the mix for Big 12 title

Christian Corona November 21, 2013

The Longhorns no longer control their own destiny in the conference title race and really hurt their chances in what was the worst home loss of the Mack Brown era this past Saturday. But they’re...


Longhorns lose Johnathan Gray at a time they needed him most

Christian Corona November 15, 2013

Like Joe Bergeron last season, Malcolm Brown has been the thunder to Johnathan Gray’s lightning.  But with Gray sidelined for the rest of the year with a ruptured Achilles tendon, Brown and...


Injuries piling up for Texas, but Longhorns keep on winning

Christian Corona November 15, 2013

QB David Ash (Jr.) For the first time in his career, Ash came into this season as the unquestioned starting quarterback. It took a concussion in the fourth quarter of Texas’ loss to BYU to knock...

Contrary to what Mack Brown said, this week features true “trap” game

Christian Corona November 8, 2013

Just like it did last year, Texas, like it usually does, walked off the field a winner over Kansas.  Unlike last year, the Longhorns didn’t need a last-minute touchdown pass from Case McCoy...


KU’s Heaps to see much better defense than the Diaz-led unit he saw in 2011

Christian Corona November 1, 2013

The way the game was played, it was hard to believe each team had a blue-chip prospect starting at quarterback. Garrett Gilbert, the nation’s third-best quarterback prospect coming out of high...


Texas can prove it’s team it says it is by beating TCU

Christian Corona October 25, 2013

Think back to the situation Texas was in going into its game against TCU last year. The Longhorns had won four in a row since being demolished by Oklahoma for the second straight season. At 8-2, Texas...


Texas can prove its team it says it is by beating TCU

Christian Corona October 25, 2013

Think back to the situation Texas was in going into its game against TCU last year. The Longhorns had won four in a row since being demolished by Oklahoma for the second straight season. At 8-2, Texas...

Applewhite needs to adjust playcalling approach for Texas to have shot at beating OU

Christian Corona October 9, 2013

Major Applewhite is no stranger to the Red River Rivalry. He beat the Sooners twice as a quarterback and has helped Texas triumph over Oklahoma twice as an assistant coach. So when the Longhorns...


Even before Red River Rivalry, Texas has already had a roller coaster of a season

Christian Corona October 9, 2013

New Mexico State - W, 56-7 Twenty-eight minutes into the season, Texas was trailing, 7-0, against a New Mexico State team that had not beaten an FBS team since 2011 and gave up the fifth-most points...

Texas needs to give freshman Tyrone Swoopes more snaps

Christian Corona October 3, 2013

Ten years ago, a freshman dual-threat quarterback with game-changing ability and little experience battled a senior with little game-changing experience and a ton of experience. Texas head coach Mack...


DeLoss Dodds stepping down at the perfect time

Christian Corona October 2, 2013

As is the case with Mack Brown and Rick Barnes, the fact that certain standards have not been met recently should not overshadow the fact that athletic director DeLoss Dodds was responsible for those standards...


After being called a team that “laid down” last year, Texas hasn’t done much to prove doubters wrong

Christian Corona September 20, 2013

When asked if he thought there is a Big 12 team out there that can run the table in conference play, Chris Whaley hesitated. Hesitated like so many of his fellow Longhorns defenders have done on the...


Texas, Ole Miss football programs going in vastly different directions

Christian Corona September 13, 2013

The last time Texas played Texas A&M, the Longhorns came out on top. The Aggies have since gone to the SEC and taken the college football world by storm, elevating their program to a place where they...


Last week’s first-half mistakes will prove more costly if repeated in Provo

Christian Corona September 6, 2013

There shouldn’t be a lot to complain about after a team racks up a school-record 715 yards and scores 56 points.  But when you consider that none of those points came in the first 28 minutes,...

Newly named starter Duke Thomas poised for breakout sophomore season

Christian Corona August 30, 2013

By its standard, Texas’ secondary struggled mightily last year. Longhorns defensive backs occasionally looked like they had cement in their cleats trying to make tackles. Texas, accustomed to fielding...

Newly named starter Duke Thomas poised for breakout sophomore season

Christian Corona August 30, 2013

By its standard, Texas’ secondary struggled mightily last year. Longhorns defensive backs occasionally looked like they had cement in their cleats trying to make tackles. Texas, accustomed to fielding...


Recent disappointments behind them, Longhorns poised to take shot at national title

Christian Corona August 6, 2013

The Longhorns’ last two mottos have been “Brick by Brick” and “R.I.S.E.”, both signifying a rebuilding process that began after a disugstingly disappointing 5-7 campaign in...

Johnny Football is far from perfect but that’s no reason to kick him out of a frat party

Christian Corona August 6, 2013

As controversial as his offseason was, once the college football season kicks off, Johnny Manziel promises to be just as exciting.  And those on the 40 Acres should learn to appreciate him for...


Texas RHP Nathan Thornhill looking forward to senior season after putting pro career on hold

Christian Corona June 26, 2013

The day after a national champion was crowned in Omaha, Longhorns right-hander Nathan Thornhill talks about hoping that he’s a part of the dogpile there this time next year. Thornhill was selected...

Spurs’ Finals loss to Heat about as painful as it gets

Christian Corona June 25, 2013

Did you feel that? That kidney shot, that dagger to the heart, that excruciating experience that was watching the Spurs fall to the Heat in this year’s NBA Finals? When Tony Parker hit that...


Eight years after helping Texas win national title, Tarell Brown still upholding “DBU” legacy

Christian Corona June 17, 2013

It seems like everyone knows him here. Tarell Brown shakes dozens of hands and signs hundreds of autographs after running his sixth football and cheerleading camp in Mesquite since beginning his NFL...

This year’s Longhorns softball team proved in Oklahoma City it was the best ever

Christian Corona June 10, 2013

Like the last couple squads before them, Texas was expected to go to the Women’s College World Series. Unlike those previous teams, they did. Once the Longhorns arrived in Oklahoma City, the expectations...

Barring a miracle, baseball in for another long offseason

Christian Corona May 3, 2013

As hard a pill as it will be to swallow, the Longhorns won’t reach the NCAA Tournament for the second year in a row.  Despite boasting a Big 12-best 2.56 team ERA, Texas is 5-12 in conference...


DeLoss Dodds: Rick Barnes changing culture of basketball program, recruiting more guys that will stick around longer

Christian Corona May 2, 2013

Rick Barnes has made a habit of losing players before they graduate. It’s a habit that, with a change to his recruiting philosophy, he’s hoping to break. Sophomore point guard Myck Kabongo...

Texas leaves much to be desired in 1-0 win over Prairie View A&M

Christian Corona May 1, 2013

For a Texas team whose NCAA Tournament chances are hanging by a thread, its sense of urgency should be increasing with every loss. But despite their baffling inability to win a series in Big 12 play...


Christian Corona’s mock draft

Christian Corona April 25, 2013

1. Kansas City - Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M Before signing Alex Smith, the Chiefs were in desperate need of a quarterback. Now that they’ve got one, they’re going to need someone to...


The Power List

1) William Powers, Jr., UT President While the top pick here is obvious, it is easy to forget the breadth of responsibility and influence of the man at the top. Since stepping into office in February...

Men’s basketball signs Demarcus Croaker, Isaiah Taylor and Kendal Yancy

Christian Corona April 19, 2013

Guards Demarcus Croaker, Isaiah Taylor and Kendal Yancy signed letters of intent on Thursday to play at Texas next season. Yancy and Croaker are four-star prospects, according to, with Taylor...

Former Longhorn great Kevin Durant concedes scoring title, but becomes youngest to join 50-40-90 club

Christian Corona April 18, 2013

Someone wins the NBA scoring title every year. Each of the last three seasons, that someone was Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant. But former Longhorn Kevin Durant did something this year accomplished...


Texas has to be better against than it was last year, Jordan Hicks can help

Christian Corona April 18, 2013

It had been more than six months since Texas had lined up with Jordan Hicks in the middle of its defense during a game when he suited up for last month’s Orange-White Scrimmage.  “Not...

Longhorn legend Cat Osterman, record-breaking pitcher, announces retirement on 30th birthday

Christian Corona April 17, 2013

Former Longhorns pitcher Cat Osterman announced her retirement from competitive softball Tuesday.  The four-time All-American is the only player in college softball history to win national college...


Horns win snoozefest, 6-1, over UTPA but still have lot of work to do to avoid missing out on NCAA Tournament

Christian Corona April 17, 2013

You couldn’t tell Augie Garrido was leading a team in danger of missing the NCAA Tournament for the second year in a row by his demeanor after Texas’ 6-1 sleep-inducing win over The University...


Up-tempo offense, improved passing game won’t matter if Horns running backs can’t stay healthy

Christian Corona April 16, 2013

Texas won eight games two years ago, then nine the year after that. No team in the country has more returning starters than the 19 the Longhorns have.  Everything is perfectly set up for Texas...

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Texas point guard Myck Kabongo declares for NBA Draft

Christian Corona April 15, 2013

Myck Kabongo played 45 games, averaged 10.8 points and 5.3 assists per game while shooting 40 percent from the floor during his Texas career.  But there’s one number that people will remember...

Longhorns’ new recruiting approach paying off as Texas racks up Class of 2014 commits

Christian Corona April 11, 2013

If Texas took one step back with its 15-member recruiting class this year, it’s taking two steps forward with the progress it’s making with the Class of 2014. The Longhorns already have...


After scoring just four runs in three games against OU last weekend, Texas bats wake up against Texas State

Christian Corona April 10, 2013

For a team that had lost four of its last five games, had yet to win a series in conference play this season and was in danger of missing the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year, this was exactly...


Early enrollee QB Tyrone Swoopes could be the future of Texas football

Christian Corona April 9, 2013

He went 1-9 as a starting quarterback last year. He completed less than half of his passes against 2A defenses as a senior. And he may not even play this year. But Tyrone Swoopes is the future of Texas...

Allegations against former Texas defensive coordinators Will Mushcamp, Gene Chizik characterize a new culture of cheating in college sports

Christian Corona April 9, 2013

They were known as great defensive coordinators at Texas, but now Will Muschamp and Gene Chizik have both been accused of being involved in a wide-ranging scandal at Auburn. Chizik, who served as the...

Longhorns WR Kendall Sanders arrested, charged with DWI

Christian Corona April 8, 2013

Texas rising sophomore wide receiver Kendall Sanders was arrested and charged for DWI on Saturday morning in Brazos County and released on $3,000 bond. He was confined at 5:10 a.m. and released at 7:43...


Those that proved themselves in Orange-White Scrimmage must get chance in real games for Texas

Christian Corona April 3, 2013

It seems to happen every year. A handful of skill position players impress at Texas’ annual spring game and are practically never heard from again. Last year, tight end D.J. Grant...


Up-tempo offense a nice wrinkle, but Longhorns still have some kinks to work out

Christian Corona April 1, 2013

Like many things Texas has done this offseason to get with the times, the Longhorns have installed a new, up-tempo offense. It’s not anything like Oregon’s quick-strike, high-flying attack...


Longhorns’ leading scorer Sheldon McClellan to transfer

Christian Corona March 28, 2013

Texas sophomore guard Sheldon McClellan plans to transfer, a Texas spokesman confirmed to The Daily Texan on Wednesday. McClellan led the Longhorns with 13.5 points per game last season and becomes...


A proven winner, Vince Young deserves a second chance in the NFL

Christian Corona March 27, 2013

How could a quarterback who’s won 62 percent of his starts, played twice in the Pro Bowl and been named Rookie of the Year not earn a place in the NFL? Since leading the Longhorns to a national...


NFL teams would be crazy to let Marquise Goodwin slip past second round

Christian Corona March 26, 2013

After one of Texas’ media availabilities two Novembers ago, I rode down a Belmont Hall elevator with one of the fastest men on campus — Marquise Goodwin. When I asked him how fast he was,...

Miami squeaks past Illinois to move on to Sweet 16

Christian Corona March 25, 2013

For the state of Florida in this year's NCAA Tournament, good things are coming in 3's. Miami became the third team from the Sunshine State to advance to the Sweet 16 when the second-seeded Hurricanes...

Florida holds off Minnesota to set up all-Sunshine State showdown in Arlington

Christian Corona March 25, 2013

No upset here. No. 3 seed Florida earned the chance to play more basketball in the Lone Star State after pounding No. 11 seed Minnesota, 78-64, in the Round of 32 at the Erwin Center on Sunday. The...

Women’s sports, particularly basketball and softball, deserve the same attention as men’s sports

Christian Corona March 22, 2013

They’re both played on diamonds. Each play begins with a pitcher winding up and firing a ball toward a hitter. Teams keep track of batting averages, ERAs, OPSes and WHIPs, among other stats. But...

Valiant pitching efforts being wasted by sluggish Longhorns bats

Christian Corona March 22, 2013

The Longhorns are pitching too well for them to be 12-8, winless in conference play and on the road. Texas travels to Minnesota for a three-game series this weekend hoping to score more than the four...

Big games by Lewis, Ibeh wasted as Texas’ season ends in heartbreaking loss to Houston

Christian Corona March 21, 2013

First Half Cameron Ridley won the tip for Texas, which missed three shots on its opening possession before Houston’s Joseph Young assisted Danuel House on an alley-oop that put the Cougars on...


CBI gives Texas chance to grow, Kabongo one last chance to impress NBA scouts

Christian Corona March 20, 2013

It’s not the Big Dance. It’s not even the NIT.  Whatever happens in the College Basketball Invitational won’t change the fact that Texas lost games to Division II Chaminade, dropped...


Bond bounces after two-year stint with Longhorns

Christian Corona March 19, 2013

Texas sophomore forward Jaylen Bond announced his intentions to transfer Monday. He will not play in the College Basketball Invitational. The Philadelphia product averaged 2.8 points and 3.2 rebounds...

Dodds says Texas, A&M could play again

Christian Corona March 19, 2013

It may not be a matter of if Texas will play Texas A&M again, but when.  Men’s athletics director DeLoss Dodds said he believes the Longhorns and Aggies will eventually renew their rivalry,...


Horns lose to K-State at Big 12 tourney, will travel to Houston to face Cougars in CBI

Christian Corona March 18, 2013

After falling to Kansas State in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament last Thursday, Texas will face Houston in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational on Wednesday, according...


With Texas missing the NCAA tourney, Rick Barnes misses out on $125,000

Christian Corona March 17, 2013

In each of his first 14 years at Texas, Rick Barnes led the Longhorns to the NCAA Tournament. For the first time during his tenure, Texas won't be dancing and Barnes won't get the $125,000...


McClellan scores career-high 27 points in Texas’ overtime win over Texas Tech

Christian Corona March 10, 2013

Ever since Myck Kabongo returned, Texas has used the same starting lineup every game: Connor Lammert, Ioannis Papapetrou, Jonathan Holmes, Demarcus Holland and Kabongo. It was no different in the Longhorns'...


Texas considering selling alcohol at football, basketball and baseball games

Christian Corona March 7, 2013

Which Longhorns sporting event would you be most likely to purchase alcohol at? Let us know what you think in our poll. More than 100,000 fans flock to most Longhorns football games but, at least...


Longhorns backcourt leads them past Bears on Senior Night

Christian Corona March 5, 2013

Baylor was the team that desperately needed a win. Texas, with no hope of earning a NCAA Tournament at-large bid, was the team with nothing to lose.  But on Senior Night, it was the Longhorns who...


Strong first-half effort wasted in 78-65 loss at Oklahoma State as Senior Night approaches

Christian Corona March 4, 2013

Texas should be glad to be coming home.  The Longhorns faltered once again on the road, controlling most of the first half during last weekend’s game in Stillwater before Oklahoma State pulled...

Kabongo explodes down the stretch, scores career-high 31 in biggest comeback win in Barnes era

Christian Corona February 28, 2013

First Half When Texas traveled to Norman last month, it only lost by six points. And for the better of the first half in Wednesday’s game, the Longhorns kept the game close again. They took a...

Why I would make a wonderful director of player personnel

Christian Corona February 28, 2013

Dear Mr. William Mack Brown, Consider this the cover letter of my application for the recent opening in the Texas football program, which, as you know, is looking for a director of player personnel.  First,...

Longhorn Network endures growing pains, DeLoss Dodds hopeful it will be more widely distributed soon

Christian Corona February 27, 2013

Football head coach Mack Brown created a lot of buzz when he expressed his concern about The Longhorn Network — how much of his time it consumed, how little input he had in the deal that created...


Texas wonders into uncharted territory going to home stretch with virtually no chance of reaching NCAA tournament

Christian Corona February 27, 2013

With four regular-season games left, Texas has a 12-15 record and no chance of earning an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament. The Longhorns would have to win the Big 12 tournament next month to go...


Men’s athletics director DeLoss Dodds confident Mack Brown can turn football program around

Christian Corona February 26, 2013

It’s been a dry three seasons for the Texas football program. Three straight losses to Oklahoma, the last two by a combined score of 118-38. No BCS bowl appearances and no conference titles in that...


National titles highlight awards

Christian Corona February 26, 2013

The Academy handed out the Oscars on Sunday, but award season isn’t quite over. Texas’ athletic shortcomings in 2012 were well-documented — the football team was crushed by Oklahoma again,...


Kansas State dominates Texas again, this time on Longhorns’ home floor

Christian Corona February 25, 2013

After Kansas State handed Texas another lopsided loss this past weekend, the Wildcats kept their hopes of capturing a Big 12 title intact while the Longhorns, for the first time under Rick Barnes, will...


Defense lets Longhorns down in another blowout loss to Kansas State

Christian Corona February 24, 2013

Texas hasn't had much to rely on this season, but it could usually count on a solid defensive effort. The Longhorns didn't get one this weekend. They came into their game against Kansas State with...

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Papapetrou’s performances an encouraging bright spot during disappointing season

Christian Corona February 22, 2013

It wasn’t his fault two weeks ago when Texas was dominated by Oklahoma State and lost for the eighth time in 10 games. Ioannis Papapetrou scored 15 points, grabbed seven rebounds, dished out four...

Friction between Bev Kearney, Bubba Thornton revealed in 2004 correspondence

Trey Scott, Shabab Siddiqui, and Christian Corona February 22, 2013

A pair of letters obtained by The Daily Texan highlight an enduring friction between Bev Kearney, the former women’s track and field coach who resigned in January, and Bubba Thornton, men’s...


Texas travels to TCU still in search of first road win

Christian Corona February 19, 2013

The last Longhorn team that didn’t reach the NCAA Tournament couldn’t win on the road either. In 1998, Texas’ second year in the Big 12, it lost six straight road games en route to...

Texas turns in program’s worst shooting performance ever in Big 12 play

Christian Corona February 18, 2013

First Half: Connor Lammert scored seven of Texas’ first eight points, all within the first four and a half minutes of the game. Lammert’s layup cut Kansas’ lead to 11-8 at the 15:55...


Longhorns set records of the wrong kind in lopsided loss to Jayhawks

Christian Corona February 17, 2013

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Texas has struggled all season long but reached a few new lows in its loss to Kansas this weekend. The Longhorns shot 21.8 percent from the floor, their worst mark in Big 12...


Phog Allen Fieldhouse atmosphere gets to Longhorns in blowout loss to Jayhawks

Christian Corona February 17, 2013

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- A pregame reading of the noise level at Phog Allen Fieldhouse showed that the raucous crowd of 16,300 registered at 117 decibels. In their last meeting with Kansas, Texas lost by...


Texas shoots just 20 percent in first half, trails Kansas, 28-15, at halftime

Christian Corona February 17, 2013

Texas has had plenty of poor shooting nights this season and has gotten off to many sluggish starts. But the Longhorns turned in one of the worst 20 minutes of the season Saturday, going into the locker...


Lots to look forward to about Longhorns baseball, but offense has to step up

Christian Corona February 15, 2013

Texas hit .263 as a team last year. The last time the Longhorns posted a team batting average that low, Tommy Harmon was a college freshman. Harmon did his part for Texas that season, hitting .307 as...


Kern tosses first career shutout as Texas improves to 6-0 with win over Ladyjacks

Christian Corona February 14, 2013

It hasn’t taken long for Holly Kern to get used to the college game. In just her second career start, Kern tossed a complete-game shutout in Texas’ 6-0 win over Stephen F. Austin on Wednesday....

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McClellan carries Texas past Iowa State in double-overtime win as Myck Kabongo makes 2013 debut

Christian Corona February 14, 2013

One overtime wasn’t enough. Sheldon McClellan made sure two overtimes would be. The Longhorns had blown plenty of second-half leads and played in three other overtime games this season, losing...

Sophomore point guard’s return props up wayward Texas squad

Christian Corona February 12, 2013

What Texas has been doing this season hasn’t been working. The Longhorns have been without sophomore point guard Myck Kabongo for each of their 23 games this year — losing 13 of them —...

Longhorns’ shooting struggles, Felix’s eight turnovers doom Texas in final game before Kabongo’s return

Christian Corona February 11, 2013

First Half It took the Longhorns nearly five minutes to get on the board, but they finally did with Javan Felix’s layup at the 15:31 mark. Texas, whose defense boasts the nation’s second-best...


Reeling men’s basketball team needs Sheldon McClellan to step up when it hosts hot Oklahoma State squad

Christian Corona February 8, 2013

Three weeks ago, after Texas’ 64-59 loss to Kansas, Sheldon McClellan admitted to thinking about some big leads that the Longhorns (10-12, 2-7) had blown earlier in the season.  “I’m...


Texas signing day recap

Christian Corona, Michael Marks, and Rachel Thompson February 7, 2013

Wednesday, national signing day, was a day high school football players and coaching staffs alike circled on their calendars, the end to the madness that is open recruiting season. When the dust finally...

Longhorns must pursue those not already wanting to come to Texas more aggressively

Christian Corona February 7, 2013

The last time Texas signed a recruiting class this small was in 2005. Current NFL players Colt McCoy, Jamaal Charles, Quan Cosby and Jermichael Finley were among the 15 players that signed with the...


Fans will need to be patient as Tyrone Swoopes develops, improves passing

Christian Corona February 5, 2013

Just a year ago, Tyrone Swoopes was on top of the world. Swoopes was coming off an electrifying junior season that made him one of the most highly coveted prospects in the country. The Whitewright standout...

Backup QB Connor Brewer arrested for public intoxication

Christian Corona and Sarah White February 4, 2013

Backup quarterback Connor Brewer was arrested early Saturday morning for public intoxication. Sgt. Robert Weyand confirmed Sunday that UTPD arrested a Texas football player for public intoxication....


Texas dominates TCU, has won two of three heading into clash with West Virginia

Christian Corona February 4, 2013

Don’t look now, but Texas has won two of its last three games. Coming into last weekend, TCU had not won a game in Big 12 play. That didn’t change Saturday. The Longhorns held a 12-point...


Longhorns topple TCU, win for second time in three games

Christian Corona February 3, 2013

Don't look now, but Texas has won two of its last three games. Coming into last weekend, TCU had not won a game in Big 12 play. That didn't change Saturday. The Longhorns held a 12-point lead at halftime...


Major Applewhite admits ‘inappropriate, consensual’ action with adult student

Offensive coordinator Major Applewhite engaged in “inappropriate, consensual behavior with an adult student” in 2009, according to a statement released by UT men’s head athletics...

Series to Watch: Baseball

Christian Corona February 1, 2013

On the Longhorns’ road to redemption, several series will prove key. We’ve outlined three big ones here.  Texas vs. Sacramento State (Feb. 15-17) The Longhorns will open their season...

If Longhorns stay healthy, they can put injury-ridden 2012 season behind them

Christian Corona February 1, 2013

Just about everything that could have gone wrong for Texas last year did go wrong.  Ace Sam Stafford was lost for the season before it began. So was leadoff hitter and center fielder Cohl Walla....

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Longhorns crushed by Kansas State, suffer worst loss since 2005

Christian Corona January 31, 2013

The Longhorns are in the midst of the program’s worst season under head coach Rick Barnes, but they may have reached a new low in their most recent defeat. Texas has suffered some crushing losses...

Former UT catcher bringing winning ways to Round Rock

Christian Corona January 31, 2013

Editor's note: This article originally appeared in The Daily Texan on July 20, 2011. Former Longhorns catcher Taylor Teagarden, profiled here, helped Texas win a national championship in 2005 and will...

Pitching to be crucial for both Texas baseball and softball teams as they try to bounce back from disappointing 2012 finishes

Christian Corona January 31, 2013

Texas’ baseball and softball teams didn’t go out the way they wanted to last year.  Augie Garrido’s squad missed out on the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1998 and the...

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Longhorns must capitalize on strong offensive, defensive lines in 2013

Christian Corona January 30, 2013

Alex Okafor made himself a lot of money a month ago.  The 6-foot-4, 265-pound Pflugerville product tossed Oregon State quarterback Cody Vaz around like a rag doll, racking up a whopping 4.5 sacks...


Men’s basketball team faces Wildcats in first game since win over Texas Tech

Christian Corona January 30, 2013

With their first win in Big 12 play under their belt, the Longhorns have a chance to do something they haven’t done in a month and a half — win two games in a row.  It will be easier...

Longhorns notch first win in Big 12 play, break five-game losing streak

Christian Corona January 28, 2013

First Half: Thanks in large part to freshmen Cameron Ridley and Demarcus Holland, Texas took over this game in the final 10 minutes of the first half. Texas Tech held a one-point lead at the 11:30 mark,...

Texas getting plenty of quality but not much quantity with 2013 recruiting class

Christian Corona January 23, 2013

Mack Brown better make the most of the nine days between now and Signing Day and be glad that he’ll have a wealth of starters returning next season.  Because, while he will still welcome...

Wins elude UT as season progresses

Christian Corona and Nick Cremona January 22, 2013

Texas vs. Kansas First Half: Fouls became an issue for Texas from the get-go as Jonathan Holmes sits most of the first half with two early fouls picked up in the game’s first minute. Kansas would...

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