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Texas falls to Arkansas in Lone Star Shootout

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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.

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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

Claire Cruz 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,...


Longhorns ready for busy April

Claire Cruz April 5, 2016

April is arguably the toughest month on Texas’ schedule, but the Longhorns aren’t worried. In fact, they’re up for the challenge. Texas got the 18-game month started with a series...


Longhorns sweep doubleheader to win series against BYU

Claire Cruz April 3, 2016

It’s not about how you start, but about how you finish. That’s the mentality Texas used this weekend against Brigham Young University at Red and Charline McCombs Field. The Longhorns lost...


Longhorns look to redeem themselves against Texas State

Claire Cruz March 30, 2016

The Longhorns will be looking for redemption when Texas State comes to Red and Charline McCombs Field on Wednesday night. On March 2, the Longhorns traveled to San Marcos and saw their 12-game win streak...


Longhorns fall to No. 20 Baylor on walk-off error

Claire Cruz March 27, 2016

Texas and No. 20 Baylor brought March Madness to the softball diamond Saturday night in game two of their Big 12 opening series. The game was slow and scoreless through the first two and a half frames,...


Lack of offensive production leads to 3-1 loss against Baylor in conference opener

Claire Cruz March 26, 2016

After five long days with no games, the Longhorns looked sluggish in their highly anticipated conference opener. The No. 20 Baylor Bears jumped out to an early lead, and the lack of offensive production...


Longhorns have things to fix as conference play begins

Claire Cruz March 24, 2016

Texas is halfway through its regular season, and the Longhorns have performed well thus far. But as conference play begins on Friday, Texas will need to up its play if it wants to contend for a Big 12...


Leahy leads Texas to walk-off win

Claire Cruz March 9, 2016

There’s something about trailing at Red & Charline McCombs Field that gets No. 25 Texas going. The Longhorns (15–3) have a knack for coming from behind at home, as they showed again...


Errors sink Longhorns in 9-5 loss to Texas State

Claire Cruz March 3, 2016

No. 24 Texas made the 30-mile trek down I-35 looking to improve its 12-game series winning streak over Texas State. The Bobcats, however, had other ideas in mind. The Longhorns struggled from...


Longhorns split doubleheader in day two of Texas Invitational

Claire Cruz February 27, 2016

The potent offense the No. 21 Longhorns displayed to open the Texas Invitational didn’t make an appearance on Friday. The Longhorns (12–1) went cold in their rematch with the Wildcats and...


Texas burns Abilene Christian, 15-1

Claire Cruz February 26, 2016

It was a cool Thursday night at Red and Charline McCombs Field, but No. 21 Texas’ bats were on fire. The Longhorns (11-0) jumped on Abilene Christian early en route to a 15-1 romping in five innings...


Newcomers leading the way for Longhorns in 10-0 start

Claire Cruz February 25, 2016

Head coach Connie Clark consistently praises the depth of her 2016 roster, and it’s becoming evident why. Sixteen players on the No. 21 Texas squad have at least one RBI, and six different Longhorns...


Texas blasts 11 home runs to remain undefeated

Claire Cruz February 22, 2016

The bats came to life for No. 24 Texas at the Houston Hilton Plaza Invitational. The Longhorns blasted 11 home runs and scored 48 runs through five games in Houston. Six different Longhorns went deep...


Longhorns defeat Ball State 8-0 in Houston

Claire Cruz February 22, 2016

No. 24 Texas hasn’t played a full seven-inning game yet in the Hilton Houston Plaza Invitational. But it’s not a bad thing. The Longhorns (8-0) have run-ruled all three games this weekend,...


Bardwell delivers impressive outing in Texas debut

Claire Cruz February 17, 2016

Freshman infielder Christina Bardwell impressed many in her debut weekend with Texas softball.  She played in four of Texas’ five games and earned three starts: one at first base and two...


Longhorns remain undefeated after wild weekend

Claire Cruz February 15, 2016

It’s hard to question the fight in the Longhorns this year. They opened the 2016 season with a 4-1 victory over Arkansas in game one of the Texas Classic at Red and Charline McCombs Field on Thursday,...


Longhorns come from behind to beat North Carolina, Arkansas

Claire Cruz February 14, 2016

Sophomore pitcher Paige von Sprecken didn’t have her dream Texas debut on Friday night. The University of San Diego transfer struggled in Texas’ first game against UNC, but she was the star...


Longhorns take down Tar Heels in eight innings, 6-5

Claire Cruz February 13, 2016

It took just two collegiate at-bats for freshman Christina Bardwell to make an impact for Texas softball. Texas trailed North Carolina, 5-3, in the bottom of the fifth inning on Friday evening when...

Men, women swimming and diving teams defeat TCU

Claire Cruz and Haley Steinman February 6, 2016

Both the Texas men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams had no trouble dispatching TCU Friday afternoon. The No. 1 men’s team took down the Horned Frogs 156.5-121.5. Senior Sam...


Texas looks to use special team chemistry to beat Minnesota in Final Four match

Claire Cruz December 17, 2015

No. 3 Texas’ head coach Jerritt Elliott has been calling his Longhorns “different” all season. Their success makes this team look like most of the others under Elliott’s command....


Texas overcomes slow start to beat UCLA, advance to regional final

Claire Cruz December 12, 2015

It’s not about how you start, but about how you finish. This idea got No. 3 Texas past No. 14 UCLA, 3-1, on Friday night. The Longhorns struggled early, dropping the first set and winning a close...


Heisman Watch: Week 14

Claire Cruz December 4, 2015

1. Derrick Henry, Alabama RB 2015: 1,797 yards on 295 carries, 22 TDs This week: vs. Florida, SEC Championship in Atlanta Henry tightened his hold on the trophy with a nice performance against...


Despite sloppy start, Texas sweeps Fairfield in first-round of NCAA Tournament

Claire Cruz December 4, 2015

No. 3 Texas defeated Fairfield 3–0 on Thursday at Gregory Gym. The Longhorns are now 29–0 all-time in NCAA Tournament first-round matches.  “We’d like to congratulate Fairfield...


Freshmen look to help Texas make long postseason run

Claire Cruz December 3, 2015

No. 3 Texas will host the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament in Gregory Gym this week. The scheduling sounds like a broken record for many in the program. For freshmen Morgan Johnson and Yaazie Bedart-Ghani,...


Texas sweeps Oklahoma to win fifth-straight Big 12 Championship

Claire Cruz November 28, 2015

Editor's note: This article has been updated since its original publication to include the Longhrons' seed in the 2015 NCAA championship tournament. The Tower glowed orange for No. 3 Texas on...


Heisman Watch: Week 13

Claire Cruz November 25, 2015

1. Derrick Henry, Alabama RB 2015: 1,526 yards on 249 attempts, 21 TD This week: at Auburn Henry’s impressive performances paired with Leonard Fournette’s fall from grace have put...


Texas prepares for emotional Senior Day against Kansas State

Claire Cruz November 20, 2015

The senior class of Amy Neal, Molly McCage and Kat Brooks has created a dynasty over the years. The class ranked No. 2 in the nation coming in, helped the Longhorns win the 2012 national championship...


Sophomore walk-on Palladino contributes to Texas’ success

Claire Cruz November 18, 2015

Despite having top recruiting classes every year, not all the players for No. 5 Texas are big-name recruits. Fans are familiar with All-Big 12 players such as Amy Neal, Chiaka Ogbogu and Molly McCage....


Defense carries Texas past Iowa State in straight set

Claire Cruz November 15, 2015

No. 5 Texas defeated Iowa State in straight sets (25-19, 25-18, 25-21) Saturday night to earn its second road victory this week. An impressive defensive outing carried Texas past the resilient Cyclones. “We’re...


Iowa State’s defense will challenge Texas’ quest to secure conference title

Claire Cruz November 13, 2015

No. 5 Texas reclaimed first place in the Big 12 Conference with a road win over No. 10 Kansas, but it’s not celebrating yet. With four games left in the season, Texas must stay focused. A road...


Heisman Watch: Week 11

Claire Cruz November 13, 2015

1. Derrick Henry, Alabama RB 2015: 1,254 yards on 218 carries, 17 TD This week: at Mississippi State The Alabama vs. LSU matchup is always highly anticipated, but last week’s edition...


Heisman Watch: Week 10

Claire Cruz November 6, 2015

1. Leonard Fournette, LSU RB 2015: 1,352 yards on 176 carries, 15 TD This week: at Alabama The Tigers didn’t play last week, but their game this weekend is huge. Alabama’s rushing...


Texas looks to get back on track against Texas Tech

Claire Cruz October 30, 2015

For the first time in conference play this season, No. 2 Texas is on its heels. TCU swept Texas just one game after the Longhorns took sole possession of No. 1 in the conference. Now, Texas has to get...


Heisman Watch: Week 9

Claire Cruz October 30, 2015

1. Leonard Fournette, LSU RB 2015: 1,352 yards on 176 carries, 15 TD This week: Bye It wasn’t his best performance, but Fournette still sits atop most Heisman watch lists after Week 8....


Passing continues to improve as Texas keeps winning tradition alive

Claire Cruz October 27, 2015

Success is something that No. 2 Texas volleyball has come to expect. With three national championships and 21 conference titles in school history, Texas has become a powerhouse. Former star hitters...


Texas wins big over Kansas to take control of conference

Claire Cruz October 24, 2015

No. 2 Texas handed No. 7 Kansas its first loss of the season with a sweep Friday night at Gregory Gym. The match was expected to be an intense, powerhouse battle, and it didn’t disappoint. Kansas...


Texas, Kansas face off in battle of Big 12 Conference undefeated teams

Claire Cruz October 23, 2015

The two best teams in the Big 12 Conference will battle it out at Gregory Gym on Friday night when No. 2 Texas takes on No. 7 Kansas. Both teams are undefeated in conference play. Texas is 17-1 overall...


Texas takes on Texas Tech in defensive battle

Claire Cruz October 16, 2015

There will be a battle between two prominent defensive teams when Texas Tech comes to Gregory Gym to face No. 2 Texas on Saturday evening. Texas (15-1, 5-0 Big 12) enters on an 11-game win streak and...


Strong play from Collins helps set Texas up for victory

Claire Cruz October 13, 2015

The setter position on a volleyball team is often overlooked. A big hit, block or hard-earned dig earn loud cheers from a crowd, but the second touch rarely does. That second touch and the setter who...


Texas beats Oklahoma again to close out Red River Rivalry weekend

Claire Cruz October 12, 2015

No. 2 Texas beat Oklahoma 3-1 on Sunday afternoon at Gregory Gym to close out Red River Rivalry weekend. The last time the Sooners came to Austin, they ruined Texas’ perfect season with a straight-set...


Texas heads to Waco to take on Baylor in Big 12 Conference matchup

Claire Cruz October 7, 2015

No. 2 Texas will hit the road again Wednesday to face unranked Baylor in a Big 12 Conference matchup. The Longhorns (13-1, 3-0 Big 12) approach this match with confidence following another undefeated...


Heisman Watch: Week 6

Claire Cruz October 7, 2015

1. Leonard Fournette, LSU RB 2015: 864 yards on 99 carries, 11 TD This week: at South Carolina I know it’s early, but the Heisman trophy is Fournette’s to lose. He’s explosive, productive,...


Texas hitters need to step up as Longhorns take on Iowa State

Claire Cruz October 2, 2015

The drive for five straight Big 12 Conference titles continues when No. 3 Texas takes on Iowa State on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Gregory Gym. The Longhorns (12-1) and Cyclones (9-4) both come into this...

Heisman Watch: Week 5

Claire Cruz October 1, 2015

1. Leonard Fournette, LSU RB 2015: 631 yards on 73 carries, 8 TD This week: vs. Eastern Michigan It had to be done. Fournette’s performance last week forced me to put him above my long-time...


Texas hitters prepare to take on Iowa State

Claire Cruz October 1, 2015

The drive for five straight Big 12 Conference titles continues when No. 3 Texas takes on Iowa State on Saturday at 7 p.m.  at Gregory Gym. The Longhorns (12-1) and Cyclones (9-4) both come into...


Heisman Watch: Week 4

Claire Cruz September 25, 2015

1. Nick Chubb, Georgia RB 2015: 468 yards on 56 carries, 4 TD This week: vs. Southern University Georgia is rolling, and Chubb is a big reason for its success. In the Bulldogs’ 52-20 win over...


Texas sweeps TCU to win Big 12 opener

Claire Cruz September 24, 2015

No. 2 Texas defeated unranked TCU in straight sets Wednesday in its Big 12 Conference opener at Gregory Gymmnasium. Texas is now 11-1 and on the right track to claiming a fifth-straight conference title. “We’re...


Texas to start conference play against TCU

Claire Cruz September 23, 2015

When No. 2 Texas (10-1)  hosts TCU on Wednesday evening in its Big 12 Conference opener, it will kickoff a campaign for its fifth straight Big 12 championship. Only three teams have claimed a Big...


Texas hitters lead Longhorns to 3-0 weekend at Wildcat Classic

Claire Cruz September 20, 2015

No. 2 Texas had another successful weekend, going 3-0 in its first road trip of the season at the Wildcat Classic in Tucson, Arizona. The Longhorns (10-1) defeated Savannah State (25-7, 25-9, 25-9)...


Arizona, New Mexico State will challenge Texas

Claire Cruz September 18, 2015

No. 2 Texas will hit the road for the first time this season to compete in the Wildcat Classic in Tucson, Arizona. The Longhorns (7-1) will face Savannah State and No. 16 Arizona on Friday followed...


Heisman Watch: Week 3

Claire Cruz September 18, 2015

1. Nick Chubb, Georgia RB 2015: 309 yards on 35 carries, 2 TD This week: vs. South Carolina Chubb ran all over Vanderbilt last week for 189 yards on 19 carries. Although he didn’t get into the...

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