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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

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Freshman forward Madison Booker pushes past opponents towards the net on Feb. 4, 2024. Booker scored 20 points to lead the Longhorns to a 61-54 upset win over the Kansas State Wildcats.

Texas women’s basketball freshman Madison Booker’s ascension to star player status

Elijah Garcia, General Sports Reporter February 20, 2024

Early into the season, Texas lost standout point guard Rori Harmon, whom head coach Vic Schaefer describes as “the best guard in the country.” With the heartbeat and facilitator of the team out for...

Texas opposite hitter Molly Phillips is transferring to USC for the 2024 beach volleyball season

Texas opposite hitter Molly Phillips is transferring to USC for the 2024 beach volleyball season

Elijah Garcia, General Sports Reporter December 21, 2023

A back-to-back NCAA indoor volleyball champion, opposite hitter Molly Phillips is transferring to USC as a graduate transfer for the upcoming 2024 beach volleyball season. Phillips leaves Texas after playing...

Madisen Skinner spikes the ball during the Texas vs. Standford game on Sep. 3, 2023.

Texas volleyball outlasts Wisconsin, heads to the NCAA Championship to defend last season’s title

Elijah Garcia, General Sports Reporter December 15, 2023

On a night when No. 2-seeded Texas came in as the underdog, Texas needed to find its edge to take down another No. 1 team in Wisconsin. Texas found that edge in the third set behind its serve, never surrendered...

Middle blocker Asjia ONeal serves the ball during Texas game against A&M on Nov. 30, 2023. The game was the first round of the NCAA Volleyball Tournament, and Texas won 3-1.

Texas volleyball avenges early season loss and takes down Stanford in the Elite Eight, advances to the Final Four

Elijah Garcia, General Sports Reporter December 11, 2023

97 days ago, Texas volleyball hosted Stanford in its home opener and got played off the floor in a sweeping loss. It was a loss that Texas head coach Jerritt Elliott described as a young team still finding...

Texas Volleyball team celebrates in-between sets on Sept. 3, 2023.

Texas volleyball completes miraculous five-set comeback against Tennessee, advances to Elite Eight

Elijah Garcia, General Sports Reporter December 8, 2023

Down 2-1 and losing late in the fourth set, the Longhorns stared down match point with their back on the wall of elimination. Texas' NCAA Tournament run looked over. A slew of mistakes throughout the match...

Libero Keonilei Akana during Texas game against A&M on Nov. 30, 2023. The game was the first round of the NCAA Volleyball Tournament, and Texas won 3-1.

Texas volleyball sweeps SMU, headed back to Sweet 16

Elijah Garcia, General Sports Reporter December 2, 2023

After a hard-fought win against Texas A&M Thursday night, Texas again defended its home court with a victory over SMU in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Longhorns swept the Mustangs 25-16,...

Senior middle-blocker Asjia ONeal throws her arms up in celebration after match point of the game against the University of Cincinnati on Nov. 11, 2023. ONeal finished the game with nine kills and eight blocks.

No. 3 Texas volleyball bounces back with sweep victory over Cincinnati

Elijah Garcia, General Sports Reporter November 12, 2023

After suffering its first loss in the Big 12 season against Kansas State, No. 3 Texas dominated Cincinnati to get back into the win column.  Throughout the match, Texas never looked phased, winning...

No. 4 Texas volleyball remains perfect in Big 12 play with back-to-back sweeps over West Virginia

No. 4 Texas volleyball remains perfect in Big 12 play with back-to-back sweeps over West Virginia

Elijah Garcia, General Sports Reporter November 4, 2023

A successful road trip for No. 4 Texas saw the Longhorns go into Morgantown, West Virginia and take both games against the Mountaineers in sweeping fashion, continuing their all-time unbeaten streak against...

Midfielder Lexi Missimo plays against West Virginia University on Sept. 28, 2023.

Lexi Missimo hopes historic season leads to postseason success

Elijah Garcia, General Sports Reporter October 19, 2023

As the regular season comes to an end, the year has been nothing short of historic for junior star midfielder Lexi Missimo.  She broke Texas' program record for most single-season goals, assists and...

No. 6 Texas volleyball improves win streak to nine after narrowly surviving TCU

No. 6 Texas volleyball improves win streak to nine after narrowly surviving TCU

Elijah Garcia, General Sports Reporter October 18, 2023

It wasn't pretty, but in a grueling five-set match on the road, No. 6 Texas managed to escape what would have been a historic night for TCU.  Texas clawed its way back against TCU, mounting a 3-2 comeback...

Asjia O’Neal spikes the ball towards the Kansas volleyball team on Oct. 5, 2023 in Gregory Gym. Texas won in four sets against the Jayhawks.

No. 8 Texas volleyball takes down No. 17 Kansas with impressive defensive showing

Elijah Garcia, General Sports Reporter October 6, 2023

No. 8 Texas continued its hot start to conference play, taking down No.17 Kansas to grab its fifth consecutive win against Big 12 opponents. The Longhorns took the Jayhawks to four sets, winning 3-1, improving...

Graduate student Haftu Knight along with seniors Devin Hart and Rodger Rivera, led the pack at the Stormy Seas Opener on Sept. 1, 2023. All three crossed the finish line together at the end of the course.

Cross country student-athletes recognized as community heroes, continue to advocate for their beliefs, inspire others to help

Elijah Garcia, General Sports Reporter October 3, 2023

The Hook 'Em's Community Heroes organization recognizes Texas student-athletes who strive to impact their community positively. Recently, two selections came from cross-country student-athletes Haftu Knight,...

Texas Volleyball team celebrates in-between sets on Sept. 3, 2023.

No. 10 Texas volleyball completes epic comeback win to take down No. 9 BYU

Elijah Garcia, General Sports Reporter September 29, 2023

In a top 10 showdown, No. 10 Texas gutted out a comeback win to take down No. 9 BYU. The Longhorns displayed their Texas fight and earned their best win of the season in the process. Texas continues their...

Texas Volleyball team celebrates in-between sets on Sept. 3, 2023.

No. 9 Texas volleyball starts Big 12 play with back-to-back sweeps over Oklahoma

Elijah Garcia, General Sports Reporter September 24, 2023

Six sets played; six sets won.  No. 9 Texas opened its Big 12 play on the road against the Oklahoma Sooners with back-to-back sweeps. The Sooners were no pushover, with several set points in the first...

Junior Madisen Skinner hits the ball over the net durig the game against Rice on Sept. 11, 2023.

No. 6 Texas volleyball beats Rice for consecutive sweep victories at home

Elijah Garcia, General Sports Reporter September 11, 2023

No. 6 Texas swept the Rice Owls, defending its home court yet again in sweeping fashion after its previous sweep against Florida Gulf Coast University, improving to 4–2 on the season. This win marks...

Madisen Skinner spikes the ball during the Texas vs. Standford game on Sep. 3, 2023.

No. 7 Texas swept in season home opener by No. 2 Stanford

Elijah Garcia, General Sports Reporter September 3, 2023

No. 7 Texas welcomed fans back for its home opener against No. 2 Stanford and National Championship celebration, but quickly spoiled by a straight-three set loss. This is the first time Texas has suffered...

Preview: No. 7 Texas volleyball takes on No. 2 Stanford in season home opener

Preview: No. 7 Texas volleyball takes on No. 2 Stanford in season home opener

Elijah Garcia, General Sports Reporter August 30, 2023

After starting the season on a three-game road stretch, Texas welcomes fans back into Gregory Gymnasium as the defending national champions for their home opener against No. 2 Stanford.  This will...

Swimmers compete in the Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championship at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center on Feb. 25, 2022. The University of Texas was named Big 12 Champions for mens and womens events.

No. 3 Texas men’s swimming and diving cruises to Big 12 Championship victory

Elijah Garcia, General Sports Reporter February 26, 2023

Texas men's swimming and diving made the podium a familiar place after their dominant Big 12 Championship performance over the weekend, winning 20 out of 21 events.  The Longhorns defended their conference...

El juego 10k por 10k de baloncesto femenino de Texas parece dejar un impacto en el programa y la comunidad

El juego 10k por 10k de baloncesto femenino de Texas parece dejar un impacto en el programa y la comunidad

Elijah Garcia and Andrea Arias-Zarate February 25, 2023

Nota del editor: este artículo se publicó por primera vez el 23 de febrero por Elijah Garcia y fue traducido al español por Andrea Arias-Zarate. A medida que la temporada regular de los Longhorns...

Texas womens basketball 10k for 10k game looks to leave impact on program, community

Texas women’s basketball 10k for 10k game looks to leave impact on program, community

Elijah Garcia, General Sports Reporter February 23, 2023

As the Longhorns' regular season comes to an end, head coach Vic Schaefer and the Texas women’s basketball program hope to make it a memorable one. After raising more than $135,000 last year, Schaefer...

Texas sprinter Julien Alfred is finding joy in her success

Texas sprinter Julien Alfred is finding joy in her success

Elijah Garcia, General Sports Reporter February 16, 2023

Sprint queen. That is the title that Saint Lucia lovingly gives to Texas graduate sprinter Julien Alfred. Alfred continues to shatter records and run herself into NCAA history, but the decorated sprinter...

No. 5 Texas men’s swimming and diving defeats SMU in regular season finale

No. 5 Texas men’s swimming and diving defeats SMU in regular season finale

Elijah Garcia, General Sports Reporter February 4, 2023

No. 5 Texas men’s swimming and diving hosted and defeated SMU in its final regular season meet. Texas won with a resounding 181-83 and finished their season with a 9-1 record. The Longhorns took the...

No. 2 Texas Women’s Swimming and Diving cruises to weekend victories against No. 4 NC State

No. 2 Texas Women’s Swimming and Diving cruises to weekend victories against No. 4 NC State

Elijah Garcia, General Sports Reporter January 29, 2023

No. 2 Texas Women’s Swimming and Diving brought the brooms and pans to this weekend’s two-day dual meet against No. 4 NC State. The Longhorns were bouncing up and down poolside, cheering on their teammates...

No. 5 Texas Men’s Swimming and Diving completes weekend sweep against No. 4 NC State

No. 5 Texas Men’s Swimming and Diving completes weekend sweep against No. 4 NC State

Elijah Garcia, General Sports Reporter January 29, 2023

In the packed and vibrant Texas Swimming Center, No. 5 Texas men's swimming and diving hosted No. 4 NC State in a two-day dual meet. The Longhorns brought a strong dose of home advantage to the TSC with...

No. 2 Texas Men’s Swimming and Diving defeats No. 14 Alabama, falls short against No. 13 Ohio State

No. 2 Texas Men’s Swimming and Diving defeats No. 14 Alabama, falls short against No. 13 Ohio State

Elijah Garcia, General Sports Reporter January 15, 2023

In its first action back from the break, No. 2 Texas men's swimming and diving took on No. 13 Ohio State and No. 14 Alabama in a two-day double dual meet. Texas triumphed over Alabama 220.50 – 132.50...

No. 2 Texas Women’s Swimming and Diving defeats No. 5 Ohio State, No. 6 Alabama

No. 2 Texas Women’s Swimming and Diving defeats No. 5 Ohio State, No. 6 Alabama

Elijah Garcia, General Sports Reporter January 15, 2023

No. 2 Texas women’s swimming and diving came back from the break right where it left off and scored two victories in their two-day double dual meet. The Longhorns defeated No. 5 Ohio State 196-157 and...

International student-athletes celebrate their nationalities, enjoy diversity they bring to team

International student-athletes celebrate their nationalities, enjoy diversity they bring to team

Elijah Garcia, Sports Reporter November 18, 2022

International Students' Day, held annually on Nov. 17, allows students worldwide to celebrate their nationalities and multiculturalism. Two Texas track student-athletes, junior Kristīne Blaževiča...

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Track representatives on Texas Student-Athlete Advisory Committee aim to connect UT community, improve Texas athletics

Elijah Garcia, General Sports Reporter November 3, 2022

Track student-athletes Alyssa Duhart, a senior, and Jonathan Jones, a graduate student, were selected earlier this season as team representatives on the Texas Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Texas...

Men’s, women’s cross country finishes 3rd, 4th at Big 12 Championships

Men’s, women’s cross country finishes 3rd, 4th at Big 12 Championships

Elijah Garcia, General Sports Reporter October 30, 2022

Texas men’s and women's cross country teams competed at the Big 12 Championships in Lubbock on Friday, where the men earned a third-place finish and the women landed in fourth place. Oklahoma State...

Hispanic track student-athletes celebrate culture, inspire others to learn, join the celebration

Hispanic track student-athletes celebrate culture, inspire others to learn, join the celebration

Elijah Garcia, Sports Reporter October 13, 2022

 As Hispanic Heritage Month comes to an end, track student-athletes Cruz Gomez and Valery Tobias continue to celebrate the importance of their families’ culture. Celebrating Hispanic Heritage...

Texas track transfers love their new home, look forward to season ahead

Texas track transfers love their new home, look forward to season ahead

Elijah Garcia, Sports reporter September 26, 2022

Following Texas track and field’s successful season last year, winning multiple Big 12 championships, two NCAA runners-up finishes and a men’s indoor national championship, the program naturally received...

Texas women’s basketball team improving ahead of NCAA tournament

Texas women’s basketball team improving ahead of NCAA tournament

Elijah Garcia, Sports Reporter March 21, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 1, 2022 flipbook. Head coach Vic Schaefer and the No. 9 Texas women's basketball team are on a six-game winning streak, bringing them to a 21-6...

Texas swimmers improve upon times at American Short Course Championships

Texas swimmers improve upon times at American Short Course Championships

Elijah Garcia, Sports Reporter March 5, 2022

With many of Texas swimming and diving’s top athletes preparing for the NCAA Championships later this month, the American Short Course Championships provided the remaining Longhorns who won’t be there...

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