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Texas falls to Arkansas in Lone Star Shootout

December 18, 2016

The free-throw line 15 feet from the basket can be the loneliest spot on the basketball court. A game can be won or lost from the stripe, and on Saturday afternoon Texas experienced the latter result...


Texas aims to end losing skid with matchup against Alabama

December 2, 2016

The Crimson Tide will roll into the Frank Erwin Center on Friday for an 8:30 p.m. contest against Texas, the first between the two programs since 1971. The Longhorns look to break a three-game...


Texas looks to bounce back against UT-Arlington

November 29, 2016

With the end of the semester drawing near, students on the 40 Acres are beginning to buckle down in preparation for finals. For student-athletes, finals present an additional challenge to their season...


Texas prepares for first road trip of the season

November 21, 2016

After Texas’ 85-52 victory over Eastern Washington on Thursday, Eagles’ head coach Jim Hayford offered some words of encouragement ahead of the Longhorns’ matchup against Northwestern.  “Northwestern...

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Kinner’s hard work pays off at Kansas

November 18, 2016

Senior running back Ke’aun Kinner didn’t visit Lawrence, Kansas, before committing to play for the Jayhawks in 2014.   He spent two seasons at Navarro College — a two-year institution...


Banks makes impact on defensive end

November 17, 2016

Freshman center James Banks only needed one game to rewrite the Texas record books. He tallied five blocks in the Longhorns’ season-opening win against Incarnate Word, setting a new high...


Texas cruises to big win over Louisiana-Monroe

November 15, 2016

No. 23 Texas cruised to an 80-59 victory over the University of Louisiana-Monroe on Monday night in the Legends Classic Regional Round.  The Longhorns and Warhawks played a tight game early in...


Smart blasts Trump in post-game election rant

November 12, 2016

Head coach Shaka Smart is fired up about Tuesday’s election results. He sounded off on the topic following Texas’ 78–73 win over Incarnate Word on Friday night. “I’m concerned for our guys;...


Texas opens season with matchup against Incarnate Word

November 11, 2016

Last November, Texas opened up its season with a loss to Washington in Shanghai, China. This year, the Longhorns hope to get started on a better track. No. 21 Texas tips off its season with a matchup...

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Nwachukwu plays key role in West Virginia’s tough defense

November 11, 2016

In just its fifth season as a member of the Big 12, West Virginia has a chance at the conference title. The No. 16 Mountaineers have turned in several good seasons since leaving the Big East, playing...


Three things to know about Texas this season

November 9, 2016

Texas begins its season at home against Incarnate Word on Friday. The team looks to bounce back after losing to Northern Iowa on a half-court buzzer-beater in the NCAA Tournament’s first round last...


Roach, Mack will miss season opener due to suspension

November 8, 2016

Head coach Shaka Smart announced Monday guards Kerwin Roach and Tevin Mack will not play in Texas’ season opener on Friday. Smart initially suspended the sophomores from Texas’ exhibition...


Texas set for exhibition against Angelo State

November 2, 2016

Texas begins its season ranked No. 21 in the AP preseason poll, which was released Monday. But head coach Shaka Smart isn’t buying into the hype yet. The Longhorns make their return to the Frank...


Sophomores see increased responsibility prior to season opener

October 27, 2016

Sophomore guards Kerwin Roach and Eric Davis Jr. have a lot of responsibility on their shoulders. Head coach Shaka Smart expects the duo to fill the void left by recently departed guards Javan Felix...

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Willis strives for consistency, continued improvement

October 21, 2016

Jordan Willis hadn’t played a single down of varsity football when he verbally committed to play for Kansas State.  He transferred to Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, Mo. midway through...


Texas season tips off with intrasquad scrimmage

October 20, 2016

The Longhorns will get their season underway with the Texas Tip-Off on Thursday evening at Gregory Gym.  The intrasquad matchup will give Texas fans their first look at the 2016-17 Longhorns,...


Big 12 Notebook: Baylor, West Virginia keep rolling

October 18, 2016

It was a good week to be a favorite in the Big 12. There were four conference games this weekend, and in each, the favored team won by double-digits. Three of those teams kept an undefeated conference record...

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Meyers defeats cancer, leads Cyclone defense

October 14, 2016

Senior defensive end Mitchell Meyers is a big part of Iowa State’s football team. Not just for his play, leadership and unquestionable work ethic, although those characteristics earned him a team...


Texas faces St. Edward’s to start fall season

October 12, 2016

Texas will kick off its fall season on Wednesday with a contest against St. Edward’s at Red and Charline McCombs Field. The Longhorns have seven games on their one-month fall schedule and will...

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Flowers prepares for battle with Texas

October 5, 2016

Oklahoma’s fullback Dimitri Flowers watched the Red River Rivalry every October when he was younger, but he never imagined being a part of it. He was a Miami fan growing up and said he didn’t...

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Despite limited touches, Childs makes an impact at Oklahoma State

September 30, 2016

Oklahoma State’s running attack hasn’t put up big numbers over the past few seasons. In 2015, the Cowboys’ rushing offense was better than only Kansas in the Big 12 Conference and...


Big 12 Notebook: Baylor climbs, Oklahoma keeps falling

September 21, 2016

Baylor moves to No. 1 in Big 12 Power Rankings Texas’ loss to California pushed the 3-0 Bears to the top spot in the Big 12 as the conference’s only undefeated team. No. 16 Baylor had another...

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McCrary finds his home with Golden Bear running backs

September 16, 2016

Billy McCrary III found his way to California thanks in part to a former Longhorn. While watching high school football highlights on television one night, Spike Dykes—who coached at Texas for...


Big 12 Notebook: Cowboys look to bounce back after loss

September 15, 2016

Central Michigan upsets Oklahoma State The wild Hail Mary-turned-lateral play that earned the Chippewas a win after time had expired never should have happened — the MAC issued a statement...

Beck eyes big goals for Texas golf in 2016

September 12, 2016

Julia Beck helped carry Texas to a National Championship appearance last season, and she’ll be just as important to the team this year. The senior from Austin notched five top-20 finishes through...

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Durant talks legacy, giving back at conversation with students

September 12, 2016

The AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center’s Grand Ballroom was full of people Friday afternoon. But just after the clock struck 4 p.m., every seat was empty. When Longhorn legend...

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Jones overcomes obstacles to lead Miners defense

September 9, 2016

All Alvin Jones wanted was a chance. He was a three-sport athlete at Burges High School in El Paso, Texas. He was a three-year letter and played both ways with a Mustang football team that clinched...

Texas men and women earn season-opening wins

September 6, 2016

Texas made a statement in its first competition of the season at the SFA Lumberjack Pre-Conference Meet on Friday.   Each group earned team wins with sophomores Pedro Nasta and Alex Cruz leading...

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Notre Dame tight end Durham Smythe makes his way back to Texas.

September 2, 2016

Durham Smythe almost came to Texas. In fact, he was verbally committed to the University for the majority of 2012.  On Sunday night, the senior tight end will return to Darrell K. Royal–Texas...

Texas finds new assistant men’s swimming and diving coach

August 31, 2016

Texas promoted former Longhorn and volunteer coach Wyatt Collins to a full-time position as an assistant men’s swimming and diving coach Tuesday. Collins replaces associate head coach Kris Kubik,...


Taste of defeat motivates talented Texas team

August 30, 2016

Oregon’s redshirt junior Sulman Raza rolled in a six-foot birdie putt on the 10th hole at the Eugene Country Club on June 1. The putt gave the Ducks their first NCAA title while denying Texas...


Smart looks to implement vision in 2016

August 26, 2016

The Shaka Smart era at Texas technically started in 2015. But it wasn’t truly his program yet. In his first year at the helm, Smart had to work with previously recruited players while figuring...


Cross country gears up for new season

August 25, 2016

Cross country is looking to go the distance in 2016.  Both the men’s and women’s teams will kick off competition in Nacogdoches, Texas, on Sept. 2 for the Stephen F. Austin Invitational...


Smart ready to keep building with young talent

August 22, 2016

The Longhorns are set for a full-on youth movement in 2016. With six members of last season’s roster no longer on the 40 Acres, Texas’ success will sit on the shoulders of five returners...

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Longhorns season comes to end in Lafayette Invitational

May 22, 2016

While many Longhorn graduates were celebrating the end of their college journeys at the Forty Acres on Saturday, five were fighting to keep theirs going in Louisiana. Texas started day two of the Lafayette...


Five home runs carry Texas to victory over Texas A&M

May 21, 2016

Texas and Texas A&M have one of the oldest, fiercest rivalries in college sports. But after the former left the Big 12 Conference in 2012, Longhorn and Aggie matchups have become more rare than common. In...


Texas to face Texas A&M in first round of NCAA tournament

May 16, 2016

The eyes of Texas will be on Lafayette, Louisiana on Friday afternoon as the Longhorns renew an old rivalry in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Texas will face Texas A&M at 3:30 p.m. at Lamson...


Longhorns set for final regular season series at Iowa State

May 6, 2016

Finals are the main focus for most students on campus, but for 19 Texas softball players there is business to be handled outside the classroom, too.  The Longhorns are facing off with Iowa State...


Longhorns prepare for final non-conference game against North Texas

May 4, 2016

Texas’ regular season is quickly coming to a close, and Wednesday’s matchup against North Texas is its last non-conference game on the schedule. The Mean Green aren’t a high-powered...


Texas, Kansas take one game each in Saturday doubleheader

April 30, 2016

It was a tale of two games at Red and Charline McCombs Field on Saturday as Texas and Kansas got their Big 12 series underway. The Longhorns took the first game of the doubleheader 3-1, but the Jayhawks...


Shutout brings Clark 800th career win

April 28, 2016

It’s rare for a midweek, nonconference game to have much significance to a team this late in the season, but Wednesday’s contest against Texas Southern certainly did. The 6-0 Longhorn...


Longhorns need every win they can get to ensure NCAA tournament berth

April 26, 2016

As the regular season winds down, every game remaining on Texas’ schedule is crucial to its postseason hopes. The Longhorns are currently ranked fourth in the Big 12 following their series sweep...


Late RBI lifts Longhorns to first Big 12 sweep of the season

April 25, 2016

It didn’t come easy, but Texas earned its first Big 12 series sweep of the season with a 8-7 victory over Oklahoma State on Sunday afternoon. “It reassures us that we can be one of...


Longhorns’ rally falls short in 5-3 loss to Oklahoma

April 18, 2016

Texas’ seventh-inning rally came up short in Norman, Oklahoma on Saturday, clinching a series sweep for the Big 12-leading Sooners with a 5-3 win. The Longhorns fell to 27–13 overall...


Longhorns’ rally falls short in 5-3 loss to Oklahoma

April 17, 2016

Texas’ seventh-inning rally came up short in Norman, Oklahoma, on Saturday, clinching a series sweep for the Big 12 leading Sooners. The Longhorns fell to 28-12 overall and 2-6 in conference play...


Felix makes smooth transition from junior college to Division 1 play

April 13, 2016

Celina Felix was surprised when she learned Texas wanted her.  The Montclair, California, native started her collegiate career at Mt. San Antonio College in her hometown and was close to transferring...


Alcozer’s big day lifts Longhorns to first conference series win over Texas Tech

April 11, 2016

Texas earned its first Big 12 series win in front of the largest home crowd at Red and Charline McCombs Field this season, thanks in large part to a breakout performance by Bekah Alcozer. The freshman...


Longhorns look to rebound in Big 12 play

April 8, 2016

Texas didn’t get its Big 12 season started in the best fashion. The Longhorns dropped two games to then-No. 20 Baylor to open conference play, but the time has come to make up for it. Three-straight...


Texas not at its best against UTSA

April 7, 2016

Texas played far from its best softball on Wednesday night, mustering just five hits in its first game at Roadrunner Field since 2010. But those five hits were enough to sneak away with a 3-2 victory over...

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Longhorns sweep doubleheader against UTEP

April 6, 2016

Texas earned win No. 400 at Red and Charline McCombs Field by sweeping a doubleheader against UTEP on Tuesday. The Longhorns got the day started with a 4-1 win and closed out the evening with a 8-0,...