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All content by Drew Lieberman

David Ash under center during spring practice

Drew Lieberman March 25, 2014

Texas moved a little bit closer to the 2014 regular season last week with the start of spring practice. This marks the second of new head coach Charlie Strong’s five phases of college football. Strong...

Two reserves dismissed from Texas football team

Drew Lieberman March 17, 2014

Third-year reserves Chet Moss and Leroy Scott were dismissed from the football program for violating team rules, head coach Charlie Strong said on Sunday. Moss was rated the 16th-best inside linebacker...


Duane Akina, head of ‘DBU,’ moving on to Stanford

Drew Lieberman March 10, 2014

Long time Texas defensive backs coach Duane Akina has accepted an offer to become the secondary coach at Stanford. Akina joined the Texas staff back in 2001 and immediately began to build Texas’...


Longhorns in the NFL draft: Chris Whaley hopes to follow Henry Melton’s path to success in the NFL

Drew Lieberman February 20, 2014

It was third and four for the Sooners with the game tied at 3. Chris Whaley dropped into coverage and into the perfect spot as the blitzing safety, Adrian Phillips, forced a pass right into Whaley’s...


Wide receiver Mike Davis hopes draft day is magical

Drew Lieberman February 18, 2014

He is one of three Longhorns to catch 200 passes and 2,700 yards in their careers.  But, while the other two — Jordan Shipley and Roy William — had the luxury of playing with some of...

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Last-minute defensive signees highlight Charlie Strong’s first recruiting class

Drew Lieberman February 6, 2014

Texas inked 20 commits to bring the 2014 class total to 23 on Wednesday at National Signing Day. Recruiting website Rivals ranked Texas’ class as the 20th best in the country and second best in the...

Texas wraps up 2014 class on National Signing Day

Drew Lieberman February 5, 2014

National Signing Day is when all the effort coaches spend on recruiting culminates into binding commitments. Usually the day is very predictable, but anything can happen until the last Letter of...

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Three Longhorn defensive backs face off in Super Bowl XLVIII

Drew Lieberman January 30, 2014

When Super Bowl XLVIII concludes on Sunday, at least one former Longhorn defensive player will be hoisting the Lombardi Trophy.  This year’s game features Seattle’s Earl Thomas against...

Texas hopes to wrap up 2014 class strongly

Drew Lieberman January 29, 2014

National signing day for college football is Feb. 5, the day on which some high school seniors will sign their letters of intent to play at the next level. Currently, Texas’ 2014 class sits at...


What happened to Texas’ coaching staff?

Drew Lieberman January 22, 2014

When Mack Brown announced his resignation on Dec. 14th it was clear there would be massive changes in 2014 for the entire coaching staff. New head coach Charlie Strong only retained Bruce Chambers for...


Charlie Strong formally announces full coaching staff

Drew Lieberman and Garrett Callahan January 16, 2014

Texas’ newest football coaching staff became official Wednesday evening when head coach Charlie Strong formally announced the assistants who will work alongside him during his first year with the...


Juniors return to Texas for chance to end their careers strong

Drew Lieberman January 15, 2014

On Jan. 8, 1998, Ricky Williams announced he would return to UT for his senior season. Williams’ return to Texas, despite being a probable top-five pick, is still seen as one of the biggest recruiting...


Charlie Strong’s contract by the numbers

Drew Lieberman January 15, 2014

Monday morning the UT System Board of Regents approved the contract and compensation package for head football coach Charlie Strong. Strong’s deal starts at an annual base salary of $5 million...

Men’s tennis sweeps Mustangs in season-opener

Drew Lieberman January 13, 2014

The No. 20 Texas tennis team started off 2014 team-play right, sweeping SMU 7-0 Saturday. First, sophomore Nick Naumann defeated Julio Olaya in straight sets (6-0,6-3). No. 75  Junior Soren Hess-Olesen...

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FSU freshman phenom Jameis Winston the likely Heisman winner

Drew Lieberman December 6, 2013

1. Florida State QB Jameis Winston (Fr.) Last Week (W, 37-7, vs. Florida): 19-for-31, 327 yards, 3 TD, INT Season: 218-for-317 (68.8%), 3,490 yards, 35 TD, 8 INT (134 rushing yards, 3 TD) With...

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Losses by Manziel, Mariota shake up Heisman picture

Drew Lieberman November 27, 2013

1. Florida State QB Jameis Winston (Fr.) Last Week (W, 80-14, vs. Idaho) 14-for-25, 225 yards, 4 TD Season: 199-for-286 (69.6%), 3,162 yards, 32 TD, 7 INT (126 rushing yards, 3 TD) Winston continues...


Texas football a Thanksgiving day tradition

Drew Lieberman November 27, 2013

It’s Thanksgiving day, 1895. Macy’s is still nearly 30 years from starting its now-famous Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Texas athletics is more than a decade away from officially becoming...

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FSU’s Winston still the favorite to win the Heisman

Drew Lieberman November 15, 2013

1. Florida State QB Jameis Winston (Fr.) Last Week (W, 59-3, vs. Wake Forest) 17-for-28, 159 yards, 2 TD, INT (4 rush yards) Season: 166-for-240 (69.2%),  2,661 yards, 26 TD, 7 INT (157 rush...


Matchup with Oklahoma State will likely be won in the trenches

Drew Lieberman November 14, 2013

The 2004 season opened with promise for Oklahoma State — it won six of its first seven games. But then, the team dropped four of its final five. This started with a 38-35 loss in their Bedlam rivalry...

Longhorns conclude fall season in New York

Drew Lieberman November 11, 2013

Texas’ run at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships ended on Friday when Lloyd Glasspool-Soren Hess-Olesen fell in the doubles quarterfinal and freshman Georg Goldhoff lost in singles consolation. Glasspool-Hess-Olesen...

USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championship play begins in New York

Drew Lieberman November 8, 2013

After receiving a first-round bye in the 20 pair doubles draw, No. 2 seed Lloyd Glasspool-Soren Hess-Olesen defeated Max de Vroome-Eric Johnson of USC (8-4) to advance to the quarterfinals.  In...

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FSU’s Winston takes top spot after Mariota’s Ducks fall to Stanford

Drew Lieberman November 8, 2013

1. Florida State QB Jameis Winston (Fr.) Last Week (W, 41-14, vs. Miami (FL)): 21-for-29, 325 yards, TD, 2 INT (27 rush yards) Season: 149-for-212 (70.3%),  2,502 yards, 24 TD, 6 INT (153 rush...


Defensive struggles hinder West Virginia’s ability to compete in the Big 12

Drew Lieberman November 7, 2013

The golden years for West Virginia were from 2005 to 2007. Then-head coach Rich Rodriguez led his alma mater to three consecutive top 10 finishes and two BCS bowl appearances. The Mountaineers won 11 games...

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Mariotta leads Winston in one of the fiercest Heisman races ever

Drew Lieberman November 1, 2013

1. Oregon QB Marcus Mariota (So.) Last Week (W, 42-14, vs. UCLA): 21-for-28, 230 yards, TD (18 rush yards) Season: 144-for-225 (64.0%), 2,281 yards, 20 TD (511 rush yards, 9 touchdowns) Mariota...

Improved rush defense and third-down offense key for Texas to dominate Kansas

Drew Lieberman October 31, 2013

Kansas defeated Texas 12-0 in 1901 and again in 1938 by a score of 19-18. But the Jayhawks haven’t beaten the Longhorns in the last 75 years. Since Mack Brown took over the Texas team in 1998, the...


Improved rush defense and third-down offense key for Texas to dominate Kansas

Drew Lieberman October 31, 2013

Kansas defeated Texas 12-0 in 1901 and again in 1938 by a score of 19-18. The Jayhawks haven’t beaten the Longhorns in the last 75 years. Since Mack Brown took over the Texas team in 1998, the Longhorns...

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Men's swimming and diving Fourth-ranked Texas traveled to Bloomington, Ind. on Friday and split wins against Indiana and Michigan for the second year in a row.  The Longhorns cruised past...

Men’s Tennis hosts UT Invitational

Drew Lieberman October 25, 2013

The men’s tennis team is home at the Penick-Allsion Tennis Center this weekend for the UT Invitational. The tournament will feature 73 players from 13 different schools competing in one doubles draw...

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Mariota leads Heisman Watch for now but FSU’s Winston quickly catching up

Drew Lieberman October 25, 2013

1. Oregon QB Marcus Mariota (So.) Last Week (W, 62-38 vs. Washington State): 23-for-32, 327 yards, 2 TD (67 rush yards, TD) Season: 123-for-197 (62.4%), 2,051 yards, 19 TD (493 rush yards, 9 TD) Despite...

Men’s Tennis captures doubles title in Waco

Drew Lieberman October 23, 2013

Texas juniors Lloyd Glasspool and Soren Hess-Olesen defeated No. 3 Junior Ore and Jackson Withrow of Texas A&M with a 8-7(6) win to claim the USTA/ITA Texas Regional Championship doubles title Tuesday. With...

Longhorns advance after strong play in Waco

Drew Lieberman October 22, 2013

Texas continued its strong play in Waco on Monday with several Longhorns advancing deep into the USTA/ITA Texas Regional Championship draw. In the quarterfinals Shane Vinsant of Texas A&M defeated...

Men’s Tennis’ Tournament season continues in Waco

Drew Lieberman October 18, 2013

The Longhorns seek to capture a regional crown when they travel to Waco to compete in the USTA/ITA Texas Regional Championship starting Oct. 19. Texas’ Daniel Whitehead won the singles draw last...


How the Red River Rivalry will be run

Drew Lieberman October 9, 2013

Bob Stoops took over at Oklahoma in 1999. Since then, Oklahoma and Texas have met on the field 14 times, with Oklahoma holding a 9-5 record. Over the years, college football has evolved with spread offenses...

Men’s Tennis puts up strong performance in Tulsa

Drew Lieberman October 7, 2013

The ITA Men’s All American Championship wrapped up Sunday, with several Longhorns making notable tournament runs. In his first tournament at Texas, freshman George Goldhoff advanced from the qualifier...

Men’s Tennis begins play in the ITA All-American Championships

Drew Lieberman September 30, 2013

On Saturday, Texas men’s tennis went 1-1 in pre-qualifying in Tulsa, Okla. Junior Jacoby Lewis advanced on straight sets (6-4, 6-1) over Oral Roberts’ Parker Allen. And junior Clement Homs...

Men’s tennis to play in Tulsa

Drew Lieberman September 27, 2013

The Texas men’s tennis team continues its fall play in Tulsa, Okla., at the 2013 ITA Men’s All-American Championships, which begins with singles pre-qualifying on Sept. 28. Redshirt senior...

Tennis begins individual competition, by placing one player in the championship

Drew Lieberman September 16, 2013

Texas men’s tennis started its fall individual competition schedule this weekend at both the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational in Midland, Texas and the OFCC Fighting Illini Invitational...


Texas returns superb backfield, solid defense while leaving much to be desired on coaching staff

Drew Lieberman August 6, 2013

Quarterback: Assuming David Ash stays healthy and effective in every game this season, he will be a top quarterback in the Big 12. If Ash misses an extended amount of time, the Longhorns will probably...

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Reigning Heisman winner Johnny Manziel leads list of 2013 Heisman hopefuls

Drew Lieberman August 6, 2013

1. QB Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M) Manziel, possibly reluctantly, returns to College Station after an SEC recordbreaking 2012 campaign in which he became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy....

Must-watch non-football games of the fall season

Texas Volleyball vs. Penn State Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 (Home)  After opening the season with three games in Hawaii, the defending National Champion Longhorns have their home opener at Gregory...

Six Horns to watch this season

The Texas Sports staff sat down and compiled a list of six Longhorns to watch this season. One freshman, three sophomores, a junior and a senior made the cut of some of the Texas athletes who are each...

Kieschnick and Garrido inducted into Omaha College Baseball Hall of Fame

Drew Lieberman July 12, 2013

Texas head coach Augie Garrido and former Longhorn Brooks Kieschnick were among the six inductees for the inaugural class of the Omaha College Baseball Hall of Fame on July 3.   Garrido is the...

Sategna replaces Thornton as Texas’ Track and Field Coach

Drew Lieberman June 28, 2013

Mario Sategna, a longtime assistant coach for Texas men’s Track and Field, was named the head of Texas’ newly formed combined track and field program “Mario is a great fit as we make...

Draft Results: Mavs, Rockets and Spurs

Drew Lieberman June 28, 2013

In the 2013 NBA Draft, the three teams from Texas all took difference approaches to make their picks. The Dallas Mavericks took two in the draft but didn’t end up with any of them at the...

Longhorn recruiting continues momentum with a handful of offensive commits

Drew Lieberman June 20, 2013

The class of 2014 recently landed several recruits. Marble Falls wide receiver Garret Gray committed on June 10. Last season Gray caught 80 passes for 1,205 yards and 20 touchdowns....

Annette Smith-Knight inducted into Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

Drew Lieberman June 14, 2013

Annette Smith-Knight, one of the top statistical players in Texas Women’s Basketball history, was inducted into the 2013 class of  the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday,...


Louisville vs. West Virginia: Did the Big 12 make a mistake by turning down the Cardinals?

Drew Lieberman April 16, 2013

​Back in October 2011, the Big 12 selected West Virginia to become the Big 12’s 10th member instead of Louisville. Near the conclusion of the first year, it seems that the move may have blown up...

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