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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

Ethan Ferguson, Senior Sports Reporter

Ethan is a junior journalism major covering women’s basketball for the texan. He previously covered swimming and diving, track and field/cross country and the Heisman Watch. He is also a member of the Texan Overtime podcast. A die-hard Chicago sports fan and native, Ethan believes that the Chicago Bears are truly America’s team.

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Senior sports reporter realizes he isn’t a professional athlete, becomes a writer instead

Senior sports reporter realizes he isn’t a professional athlete, becomes a writer instead

May 9, 2022

As I sit down to write my goodbye to a place that I’ve called home here on the Forty Acres for over two years, I can’t help but feel the nostalgia roll over me like a wave. I’ve come to realize...

Cat Osterman recognition

Cat Osterman recognition

April 22, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 19, 2022 flipbook. A Texas softball player will never wear the number eight again. Longhorn legend Cat Osterman earned claim to her collegiate...

Texas falls to No. 1 seed Stanford, 59-50, in second-consecutive Elite Eight appearance

Texas falls to No. 1 seed Stanford, 59-50, in second-consecutive Elite Eight appearance

March 28, 2022

The 2022 Texas women’s basketball season came to an end in a hard-fought battle against defending champion and No. 1 seed Stanford in the Elite Eight of the March Madness tournament. The No. 2-seed Longhorns...

Rori Harmon closes first year at Texas clad with accolades

Rori Harmon closes first year at Texas clad with accolades

March 22, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 11, 2022 flipbook. In her freshman season, Rori Harmon started 27 of the 29 games she played in, getting her hands on the ball as much as possible.  One...

Texas takes down Utah 78-56, advances to Sweet 16 off career performance from Aaliyah Moore

Texas takes down Utah 78-56, advances to Sweet 16 off career performance from Aaliyah Moore

March 20, 2022
No. 2-seed Texas outplayed No. 7-seed Utah from the jump in the second round of the 2022 women’s NCAA tournament.
No. 11 Texas women’s basketball takes down TCU 77-42, extends win streak to 6

No. 11 Texas women’s basketball takes down TCU 77-42, extends win streak to 6

February 27, 2022
Sophomore DeYona Gaston was a force to be reckoned with on the floor. She led the Longhorns in scoring with 16 points on 8-8 shooting.
Win streak continues: No. 16 Texas women’s basketball defeats No. 12 Oklahoma 78-63

Win streak continues: No. 16 Texas women’s basketball defeats No. 12 Oklahoma 78-63

February 13, 2022

The No. 16 Texas women’s basketball team defeated No. 12 Oklahoma at home, evening up the series record this season against their rival. With the win, the Longhorns move to 17-6 and No. 5 in the Big...

No. 16 Texas snaps 3-game losing streak, defeats Texas Tech 61-56

No. 16 Texas snaps 3-game losing streak, defeats Texas Tech 61-56

February 10, 2022

The No. 16 Texas women's basketball team broke its three game losing streak and defeated Texas Tech on the road 61-56 Wednesday at United Supermarkets Arena. The Longhorns’ intense pressure on defense...

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Piperi brothers talk passion, past, shot put

February 8, 2022

Editor's note: This article first appeared in the Feb. 4, 2022 flipbook. Tripp and Patrick Piperi grew up on sports.  Whether it was starting track at eight years old or being linemen in high school,...

No. 13 Texas falls to No. 9 Baylor 75-63 in 12th straight loss to the Bears

No. 13 Texas falls to No. 9 Baylor 75-63 in 12th straight loss to the Bears

February 5, 2022
The Bears’ defense smothered the Longhorns, causing Texas to make just half of their layup attempts and shoot just 37.3% from the floor.
‘Hawaiian shirt guy,’ ‘Incredibly loud guy,’ light up crowd at Texas basketball games

‘Hawaiian shirt guy,’ ‘Incredibly loud guy,’ light up crowd at Texas basketball games

February 1, 2022

Editor's note: This article first appeared in the Jan. 28, 2022 flipbook. Jonathan Stewart and Mumin Ahmed lived a block away from each other in Round Rock, Texas, since they were about 10 years old....

Longhorns’ 4-game winning streak ends at hands of No. 18 Oklahoma

Longhorns’ 4-game winning streak ends at hands of No. 18 Oklahoma

January 29, 2022
The Texas women’s basketball team lost its four-game win streak, suffering a 65-63 defeat against No. 18 Oklahoma on Saturday at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Oklahoma.
No. 15 Texas locks up on defense to defeat TCU, 68-47

No. 15 Texas locks up on defense to defeat TCU, 68-47

January 22, 2022
The win moved Texas to third in the Big 12 with a 14–3 record (4–2 in conference) and extended its winning streak to three games.
Texan Overtime: Not Time to Panic Yet

Texan Overtime: Not Time to Panic Yet

January 22, 2022

After the Texas' first home loss, The Daily Texan's audio and sports reporters sit down to talk all things men's basketball.  The Daily Texan Audio · Texan Overtime: Not Time...

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Texas track and field monopolizes Clemson Invitational, looks forward in season

January 21, 2022

Editor's note: This article first appeared in the Jan. 18, 2022 flipbook. The Texas track and field team dominated at this years’ Clemson Invitational, breaking a multitude of records. Through the...

Longhorns Warren, Matharu combine for 43 points in 73-57 win over West Virginia

Longhorns Warren, Matharu combine for 43 points in 73-57 win over West Virginia

January 16, 2022
The 16-point win keeps the Longhorns competitive in Big 12 play at 2-2 and moved their overall record to 12-3.
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Heisman Watch: Week 13

December 18, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the November 23 Double Coverage flipbook. C.J. Stroud — Quarterback C.J. Stroud had a sensational showing against then No. 7-ranked Michigan...

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Heisman Watch: Week 12

December 18, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the November 19 Double Coverage flipbook. The race to New York continues to get closer in Week 12, which could pose the biggest test for this year’s...

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Big 12 Cross Country Championship men’s preview

December 18, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the October 29 flipbook. Ranked the highest it’s been since 2013, No. 14 Texas men’s cross country will return to The Greiner Family OSU Cross Country...

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Heisman Watch: Week 11

December 17, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the November 12 Double Coverage flipbook. Kenneth Walker III - Running Back  Coming off his best game of the season against now-No. 7 Michigan,...

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Heisman Watch: Week 10

December 17, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the November 5 Double Coverage flipbook. As the college football season progresses to Week 10, fans have realized anything can happen within Heisman...

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Heisman Watch: Week 9

December 16, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the October 29 Double Coverage flipbook. Bryce Young - Quarterback Alabama quarterback Bryce Young continues to be the frontrunner in odds to...

Opponents to Watch: Oklahoma State

Opponents to Watch: Oklahoma State

December 16, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the October 15 Double Coverage flipbook. Jaylen Warren #7 - RB Jaylen Warren is a menace in the backfield and the starting running back for the...

Led by Abdalla, Knight, Texas cross country finishes season with solid showing at NCAA championships

Led by Abdalla, Knight, Texas cross country finishes season with solid showing at NCAA championships

November 20, 2021
At Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee, Florida, junior Yaseen Abdalla led the Longhorns, crossing the finish line first in 32nd place with a personal best time of 29:28.1.
Texas men’s cross country runs to third place finish at Big 12 Championship

Texas men’s cross country runs to third place finish at Big 12 Championship

October 30, 2021

Junior Cruz Gomez was the first Longhorn to cross the finish line at this year’s Big 12 Championship in the men’s 8K. Gomez ran a time of 24:30.5, clinching 11th place. No. 14 Texas had five runners...

Men’s XC closes out season, finishes 6th at FSU invitational

Men’s XC closes out season, finishes 6th at FSU invitational

October 18, 2021

No. 24 Texas men’s cross country closed out the regular season with a 6th place finish at the FSU Invitational in Tallahassee, Florida on Friday and an abundance of personal bests. Junior Haftu Knight...

Knight, Abdalla finish top 10 as Texas cross-country competes at Cowboy Jamboree

Knight, Abdalla finish top 10 as Texas cross-country competes at Cowboy Jamboree

September 20, 2021

The Texas cross-country team traveled this weekend to Stillwater, Oklahoma, to compete in the annual Cowboy Jamboree.  Following substantial renovations to Oklahoma State’s course, the Longhorns...

Texas cross-country sweeps Tornado Watch Invitational

Texas cross-country sweeps Tornado Watch Invitational

September 1, 2021

The Longhorns had a great showing, sweeping the competition at the Tornado Watch Invitational held this Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock, Texas.  Junior Yaseen Abdalla won...

5 Texas track and field athletes to watch in 2021-22

5 Texas track and field athletes to watch in 2021-22

August 31, 2021
With their first invitational set to take place Sept. 1, here are five Texas track and field athletes you should watch for in the upcoming 2021-22 season.
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Texas commits Lydia Jacoby and Erica Sullivan dominate early in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

July 29, 2021

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, which began just over a week ago, has seen a handful of athletes that are either currently, formerly or previously affiliated with the University of Texas at Austin. The...

Incoming freshman Hailey Hernandez set to dive at Tokyo Olympics

Incoming freshman Hailey Hernandez set to dive at Tokyo Olympics

July 26, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the July 20 flipbook. Hailey Hernandez only knows one Japanese phrase — ‘Konnichiwa’ — and has never been to Tokyo. Nevertheless, she feels...

Texas senior swimmers team up once again, this time in documentary filmmaking

Texas senior swimmers team up once again, this time in documentary filmmaking

April 23, 2021
Texas seniors Jake Sannem and Austin Katz earned a National Championship together less than a month ago as a part of the Longhorn men’s 800-meter freestyle relay swim team. Now, the two are taking on an entirely new challenge: making a documentary.
Texas head swimming coach Eddie Reese retires after 15th national championship

Texas head swimming coach Eddie Reese retires after 15th national championship

March 29, 2021

Eddie Reese, Texas men’s swimming and diving head coach, announced his retirement Monday afternoon, two days after winning his 15th national championship with the Longhorns. Reese spent 43 seasons...

Texas Men’s Swimming and Diving win 15th National Championship

March 27, 2021

Editor’s Note: This story has been corrected to change the name of the attribution of several quotes. The Texan apologizes for this error. Despite competitive opponents at the 2021 NCAA Men’s Swimming...

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Longhorns dominate Zone D Diving Championship, 4 qualify for national meet

March 13, 2021

The Texas men’s diving team traveled to the Lancaster Aquatic Center in Lexington, Kentucky, this week to compete in the 2021 NCAA Zone D Diving Championship. The Longhorns finished first in the...

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Multiple Texas swimmers earn invites to national championship at American Short Course Championships

March 8, 2021

The American Short Course Championships held in Austin this weekend showcased a lot of promising talent for Texas ahead of the NCAA Championships set for March 24-27.  The highlight of day one...

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Texas men’s swimming and diving wins 42nd-consecutive Big 12 Championship

March 4, 2021

Senior diver Jordan Windle commanded the 2021 Big 12 Diving Championships at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center on March 1-3.   Over the three-day meet, Windle effortlessly displayed...

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Texas men’s swimming dominates Big 12 Championship as Foster brothers, relay teams battle for wins, meet records

February 28, 2021

The 2021 Big 12 Swimming Championship showcased lots of fantastic conference talent on the men’s side last week. In the end, however, it was the same story: an all-around dominant performance...

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