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The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

All content by Clark Dalton

Texas looks to future after Sweet 16 loss

Clark Dalton December 14, 2019

On Friday, Texas pushed the Louisville Cardinals to brink of elimination. Yet, the Cardinals slipped past the Longhorns in five sets (22-25, 22-25, 25-17, 25-18, 15-12) in their first Sweet 16 appearance...

Texas sweeps Albany, moves on from NCAA first round

Clark Dalton December 6, 2019

The spotlight shined brightly on Gregory Gym as the NCAA tournament rolled into Austin. The Longhorns excelled under these lights, sweeping Albany 25-9, 25-16, 25-15.  The Longhorns were the No....

Summer games help Butler in Longhorns’ national championship chase

Clark Dalton December 5, 2019

Brionne Butler has had a superb year. The sophomore middle blocker has built on a shining freshman campaign by leading the Longhorns in blocks with 130 and earning All-Big 12 honors. The framework for...


Horns claim stake in Big 12 title

Clark Dalton December 2, 2019

For the past two years, the Texas volleyball team has finished in first place or tied for first place in the Big 12, but has lost in the NCAA Regional Final. This year, the team has accomplished the former,...

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Games to watch: Ohio State against Michigan, Iron Bowl highlight weekend matchups

Clark Dalton November 26, 2019

No. 2 Ohio State at No. 13 Michigan Saturday, 11:00 a.m., FOX This rivalry features two teams that top college football's all-time win list. Ohio State has dominated opponents this season, averaging...

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Games to watch: Buckeyes’ quest for perfection continues

Clark Dalton November 22, 2019

No. 8 Penn State at No. 2 Ohio State 11:00 a.m., FOX Throughout the season, the Buckeyes have been dubbed the most complete team in college football. But they still have to clinch a spot in the Big...


No. 1 knocked off by Baylor

Clark Dalton November 21, 2019

After an impressive 14 game win streak, Texas lost a five set heartbreaker. The Longhorns came back from being down two, before a 15-9 defeat in the final set. “We had two or three points get...


Longhorns flip Horned Frogs in straight sets

Clark Dalton November 17, 2019

On Saturday, Texas rolled over TCU in straight sets for its 19th win of the season. “A really big priority coming out of our locker is focusing on our side of the net,” sophomore setter...

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Games to watch: Mayhem comes to Waco in a Big 12 showdown

Clark Dalton November 15, 2019

No. 10 Oklahoma at No. 13 Baylor Saturday, ABC, 6:30 p.m. It is the question that is reverberating through the college football landscape — is Baylor for real? The Bears are undefeated so far,...


Longhorns win 13th consecutive match

Clark Dalton November 14, 2019

Sustained success is nothing new for the top-ranked Texas volleyball team. The team has won seven of the last eight Big 12 regular season titles, and extended its win streak to 13 straight after sweeping...

Texas to remain locked in against Oklahoma

Clark Dalton November 8, 2019

Another week has passed and Texas volleyball is still ranked No. 1 in the country. Texas has won 10 matches in a row, causing expectations to grow even further. “This has been a really fun team...

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Games to watch: SEC showdown highlights solid weekend slate

Clark Dalton November 8, 2019

No. 1 LSU at No. 2 Alabama CBS, 2:30 p.m. For the past decade, LSU has been next year’s champions in the SEC West. Despite having rosters that are stacked with future NFL superstars, the Tigers...

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Longhorns win first match as No.1

Clark Dalton October 31, 2019

What a week it’s been for the Texas volleyball team. After defeating the former No. 1 team in the country in straight sets last Wednesday against Baylor and following that up with another sweep...

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Games to watch: Power of will tested in Death Valley

Clark Dalton October 25, 2019

No. 9 Auburn at No. 2 LSU CBS, 2:30 p.m. Joe Burrow’s case as a Heisman front-runner grows stronger with every touchdown. The hype could continue to increase if the senior quarterback pulls...


Texas knocks off No. 1Baylor in straight sets

Clark Dalton October 24, 2019

Gregory Gymnasium felt like the venue for a championship match on Wednesday as the No. 4 Longhorns welcomed No. 1 Baylor to Austin with the winner set to emerge at the top of the conference standings. Despite...


Elliott, Texas look forward to Baylor

Clark Dalton October 22, 2019

When Texas volleyball head coach Jerritt Elliott took the podium on Monday, he spoke with a particular vigor — and for good reason. The Longhorns have had five consecutive wins in straight sets and...

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Games to watch: Crunch time for Wolverines in Happy Valley

Clark Dalton October 18, 2019

Temple at No. 19 SMU ESPN2, 2:30 p.m. Shane Buchele, a former Texas quarterback, has fared well this season for SMU. The junior quarterback has thrown for 12 touchdowns, is completing 67% of his...

Longhorns sweep Wildcats for fourth straight Big 12 win

Clark Dalton October 10, 2019

he Longhorn volleyball team has dominated Big 12 play for the past decade, having won the conference eight times in the past 10 years and finishing second in the years they did not win. After a week of...

Frogs flop in straight sets against Horns

Clark Dalton October 3, 2019

Texas saw and conquered Wednesday. The Longhorns continued their dominance against the Horned Frogs earning their ninth win in Fort Worth. Texas is now 17 for 18 against TCU  in all time match-ups....

Phillips starts to make mark at Texas

Clark Dalton October 2, 2019

After injuries and key departures, Texas had several questions surrounding its frontcourt. While all weren’t answered, freshman middle blocker Molly Phillips was able to solve many. Phillips has...

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Longhorns open Big 12 play with win over Cyclones

Clark Dalton September 26, 2019

Last year when the Iowa State Cyclones came to Austin, they were swept out of town by the Texas Volleyball team. This year, that same team would not return to Ames, Iowa without putting up a fight. Both...


Longhorns rest ahead of conference opener

Clark Dalton September 25, 2019

While Texas head coach Jerritt Elliott is agog for the start of Big 12 play Wednesday, he still understands the need for rest and recovery for his worn-out squad. To Elliott, rest is much needed, “not...


Texas sweeps rival Texas A&M in close match

Clark Dalton September 21, 2019

Momentum has a habit of changing direction. Luckily for the Longhorns, the pendulum swung their way most of the time as the team made multiple comebacks against rival Texas A&M on Friday night.    The...

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Games to watch: Notre Dame answers big question in Georgia

Clark Dalton September 20, 2019

Oklahoma State at No. 12 Texas Saturday, 6:30 p.m., ABC Oklahoma State has been a thorn in Texas’ side for the past five years. The last time Texas captured a win against the Cowboys was in...


Texas had their hands full against Rice Owls on Wenesday

Clark Dalton September 19, 2019

In the wild, Longhorns and Owls rarely interact, let alone fight against one another. However, the Rice Owls gave the No. 3 Texas Longhorns trouble Wednesday night. The Longhorns headed into Houston...


Texas gets revenge against BYU in four sets

Clark Dalton September 14, 2019

The 3–1 Longhorns headed to Wichita for the Shocker Volleyball Classic to take on the 5–1 BYU Cougars. Friday was an opportunity for Texas to refresh after suffering their first loss on...


Longhorns prepare for revenge match against BYU

Clark Dalton September 13, 2019

This Friday, the energy for Texas Volleyball will be through the roof when the Longhorns arrive in Wichita, Kansas, to take on the BYU Cougars in the first of two games this weekend.  Last year,...

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Games to watch: Showcase between quarterbacks in Iowa highlight weekend’s slate

Clark Dalton September 13, 2019

No. 20 Washington State at Houston ESPN, Friday, 8:15 p.m. Washington State head coach Mike Leach continues to take unproven quarterbacks and transform them into stat-stuffers. In 2019, the air raid...


Texas gets creative for rematch against Stanford

Clark Dalton September 6, 2019

On Sunday, the Longhorns head to Palo Alto, California, for a rematch against the defending national champion the Stanford Cardinal. Senior outside hitter Micaya White was extremely conscious of the...

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Games to watch: Top-10 matchup in Austin sure to entertain

Clark Dalton September 6, 2019

No. 6 LSU at No. 9 Texas Saturday, 6:30 p.m., ABC The eyes of the nation are upon Austin this weekend as Texas plays host to the LSU Tigers. Sophomore running back Keaontay Ingram played well in...


Longhorns ride home-court advantage to third victory

Clark Dalton September 5, 2019

For the second consecutive game, a ranked opponent walked into Gregory Gym hoping for a victory. For the second consecutive game, that ranked opponent would leave disappointed.  The No. 3...

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Games to watch — Oregon and Auburn clash in only ranked matchup of Week One

Clark Dalton August 30, 2019

No. 11 Oregon at No. 16 Auburn Saturday, 6:30 p.m., ABC The action for this week peaks in a rematch of the 2010 national championship game. Oregon is guided by senior quarterback Justin Herbert,...


Longhorns lean on youth, White heading into season

Clark Dalton August 30, 2019

The window of opportunity is wide open for the 2019 Texas volleyball team. The Longhorns are looking to build off a strong campaign in 2018, when they posted a 23–5 record, clinched the Big 12...


Longhorns eager for strong start

Clark Dalton August 28, 2019

Texas head coach Jerritt Elliott radiated a sense of eagerness at his press conference Monday. “This has been a really fun group for us in the first two weeks,” Elliott said. “We...


Texas looks ahead to next season after NCAA Tournament loss to A&M

Clark Dalton May 6, 2019

Sunday’s match renewed an old rivalry as the Longhorns welcomed the Aggies for the second round of the NCAA Tournament. After a sweeping win over LIU Brooklyn on Saturday, Texas hoped the early...


Texas advances to Round of 32 after win over LIU Brooklyn

Clark Dalton May 5, 2019

After a thunderstorm rolled through Austin on Friday evening, the skies cleared in time for the  Longhorns to begin their quest for an NCAA Championship. Texas came thundering into the tournament...


Croatian champion overcomes homesickness to lead Longhorns

Clark Dalton May 2, 2019

It’s a common idea that the path of a prodigy is an easy one. But behind the scenes, it’s a completely different story, requiring a huge level of commitment. Petra Granic knows this too...


Longhorns fall to Kansas in Big 12 Tournament final

Clark Dalton April 22, 2019

After already claiming the Big 12 regular season title, the Longhorns set out to run the gauntlet again in the Big 12 Tournament. Traveling to Lawrence, Kansas, Texas was riding heading into the tournament...


Joffe captures 200th career victory in Texas’ win over Iowa State

Clark Dalton April 15, 2019

The Longhorns inched closer to a Big 12 title and secured a special milestone for head coach Howard Joffe on Friday. With just one game between Texas and a share of the conference championship, the...


Longhorns earn Big 12 regular season title in Morgantown

Clark Dalton April 15, 2019

The long road trip proved to be worthwhile for the Longhorns, who will return to Austin on the wings of a perfect season in conference play and a Big 12 regular season title. Texas had one final regular...


Texas nearing Big 12 regular season title after sweep of Baylor

Clark Dalton April 11, 2019

Texas women’s tennis hasn’t lost a single regular season match to a Big 12 foe in just under two years. Not even winds exceeding 25 miles per hour were going to change that. On Wednesday,...


Texas blasts Texas Tech 6-1

Clark Dalton April 8, 2019

Texas had been itching for the chance to face Texas Tech all spring since the Red Raiders eliminated them from the NCAA tournament last season. And with Katie Poluta being honored on senior day in Austin,...


Texas captures 5-2 victory over Oklahoma State

Clark Dalton April 1, 2019

Texas capped off its Oklahoma road trip on Sunday by moving to 4–0 in conference play against one of the best teams in the nation in Oklahoma State. The match would determine the fate of the Big...


Texas blows away Oklahoma, 6-1

Clark Dalton March 30, 2019

The Red River Rivalry is synonymous with competitiveness. When it comes to tennis, Texas has dominated with a 30-1 series record since 2003. Today was no different as the Longhorns cleaned the Sooners’...


Texas triumphs, 4-3, over Kansas

Clark Dalton March 25, 2019

Bianca Turati brought the Texas Tennis Center to their feet Sunday as she helped the Longhorns escape the jaws of defeat. The visiting Kansas Jayhawks presented a huge challenge after winning three...


Longhorns down Kansas State, 6-1, earning victory in first conference match

Clark Dalton March 23, 2019

Spring is a time of renewal. It also signifies the return of the Big 12 gauntlet for Texas. The Longhorns sought to start conference play with a strong performance against Kansas State. The Wildcats...


Texas bounces back, sweeping Illinois 6-1

Clark Dalton March 20, 2019

After suffering its first loss at home over the weekend, Texas hosted a floundering Illinois team. Illinois lost three of its last four matches entering Tuesday’s battle with the Longhorns, giving...


Texas falls to No. 20 Pepperdine at home

Clark Dalton March 16, 2019

Things took an unexpected turn as sophomore Fernanda Labraña attempted a furious comeback. Entering Saturday’s contest, Texas was looking forward to a test against a hungry Pepperdine team....


Texas easily downs Florida State, 4-1, at home

Clark Dalton March 9, 2019

Down one set and facing elimination after an 0-2 start in the second, Anna Turati needed stellar play to close out a Texas win. As the day drew to a close, Turati’s match was the final one Texas...


Turati twins bring new meaning to doubles play at Texas

Clark Dalton March 8, 2019

Consistency has been hard to come by for the Texas women’s tennis team in the past. But two years ago, it was able to find that in a pair. Anna and Bianca Turati, two highly touted juniors on...


Poulta’s late rally seals Texas sweep over Rice

Clark Dalton February 25, 2019

Senior Katie Poluta could taste victory as she was moments away from clinching a singles win that would serve as the cherry on top of a formidable Texas performance. After a heartbreaking loss to the...

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