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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

Evan Vieth, Senior Sports Reporter

Evan is a junior journalism major and the sports editor for the Texan. He is originally from Washington DC and has covered UT sports for 4 semesters and counting. He has covered the Men's Tennis, Soccer, Baseball and Football teams and had the opportunity to write about the 2023 Longhorns in the Sugar Bowl.

All content by Evan Vieth
Wide receiver Xavier Worthy runs across the endzone after his touchdown during Texas game against Wyoming on September 16, 2023. Texas beat Wyoming 31-10.

The Daily Texan’s Super Bowl picks

With Super Bowl Sunday just a few days away, the entire country has its eyes on the matchup between Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs against the elite San Francisco 49ers. Being the sports staff...

Coach Steve Sarkisian laughs with other members of the coaching staff during a practice on Dec. 30, 2023 for the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

The 2023 Texas Longhorns: the legacy of the best Texas team in 14 years

Evan Vieth, Sports Editor January 15, 2024

Three years ago, football reporters around Austin were already dreading the worst. Texas football head coach Steve Sarkisian’s inaugural year had gone as poorly as possible, with the Horns failing to...

Defensive lineman Byron Murphy II during the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 2024. The junior recently declared for the NFL draft.

Star defensive tackle Byron Murphy II declares for NFL Draft

Evan Vieth, Sports Editor January 5, 2024

Junior defensive lineman Byron Murphy II has officially declared for the 2024 NFL Draft, leaving behind a legacy as one of the premier defensive tackles in Texas history. Murphy officially declared...

Linebacker Jaylan Ford during Texas game against Washington during the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1 2024.

Texas ends season with Sugar Bowl loss, fails to contain Penix and Huskies

Evan Vieth, Sports Editor January 2, 2024

Entering Monday’s Sugar Bowl matchup against the No. 2 ranked Washington Huskies, the Texas Longhorn pass defense was a known weakness. The Longhorns ranked 93rd in the nation in passing yards allowed...

Texas football coach Steve Sarkisian on Dec. 30, 2023. Sarkisian spoke to the press ahead of the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 2024.

How embracing unity has lead to winning football in the Steve Sarkisian era

Evan Vieth, Sports Editor December 30, 2023

Over the last four months, head coach Steve Sarkisian has emphasized one word more than the rest. “Culture” is the word of the season for the Texas Longhorns, who were a 5-7 team just two seasons...

Quarterback Maalik Murphy adjusts his helmet as he takes the field for warmups against Houston on Oct. 21, 2023.

Former Texas backup quarterback Maalik Murphy transfers to Duke

Evan Vieth, Sports Editor December 24, 2023

After two seasons on the Forty Acres, redshirt freshman quarterback Maalik Murphy has transferred to Duke. Murphy originally committed to the Longhorns in December of 2021 as a four-star recruit, ranked...

Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr. passes the football during UWs game against Michigan State on September 16, 2023, at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Michigan.

Players to watch: Washington Huskies

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor December 7, 2023

Michael Penix Jr., Quarterback  The sixth-year senior has been tearing it up since transferring to Washington in 2022. Penix has a pair of 4,000-yard seasons as a Huskie, amassing 4,218 yards and...

Quarterback Quinn Ewers throws the ball during Texas game against OSU during the Big 12 Championship on Dec. 2. Ewers broke the record for most passing yards in the Big 12 Championship game.

No. 3 Texas earns first College Football Playoff berth, will face No. 2 Washington in Sugar Bowl

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor December 3, 2023

After trouncing Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Championship game on Saturday, the College Football Playoff Committee granted Texas its first appearance in the four-team playoff. Texas is ranked as the No....

Quarterback Quinn Ewers throws the ball during Texas game against OSU during the Big 12 Championship on Dec. 2. Ewers broke the record for most passing yards in the Big 12 Championship game.

Ewers leads Longhorns in dominant farewell to The Big 12, solidifying themselves as Conference champions for the first time since 2009

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor December 2, 2023

406 days ago, Quinn Ewers had hit the lowest point of his young football career. The redshirt freshman quarterback had thrown three interceptions, and the Texas Longhorns lost a heartbreaker in Stillwater,...

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Keys to a Texas win over Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Championship

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor November 30, 2023

A game head coach Steve Sarkisian has been searching for since landing in Austin back in 2021, Texas has had five years to prepare for its next conference championship game, this time facing the Oklahoma...

Texas football coach Steve Sarkisian during the Longhorns game against TCU on Nov. 11, 2023.

Steve Sarkisian, Texas football look ahead to the Big 12 Championship game against Oklahoma State

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor November 27, 2023

For the first time in five years, Texas football has a chance to be the Big 12 champion. After a 50-point thrashing of Texas Tech on Friday, the Longhorns secured a spot in the coveted Big 12 Championship...

Running back Keilan Robinson runs the ball into the end zone for a touchdown during the game against Texas Tech on Nov. 24.

Senior night spotlight: Robinson scores two touchdowns, secures Big 12 Championship ticket

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor November 25, 2023

Senior running back Keilan Robinson kicked off the second half with a boom, and six points.  On the ensuing kickoff of Texas’ final regular season game, the Texas Tech Red Raiders booted the ball...

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Notes From the Opponent: Texas Tech

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor November 21, 2023

The Daily Texan spoke with Ty Kaplan of The Daily Toreador to get his insights on Friday's matchup against the Texas Tech Red Raiders.   Daily Texan: What are the strengths of this Texas Tech...

Texas survives in Ames, reaches 10 wins for the first time since 2018

Texas survives in Ames, reaches 10 wins for the first time since 2018

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor November 19, 2023

Blood, tears, and most importantly Sweat, created the magic formula for Texas’ 26-16 victory over Iowa State. The standout player of the game was indubitably senior defensive lineman T’Vondre Sweat....

Texas is 9–1, but they’re far from locked into a championship season

Texas is 9–1, but they’re far from locked into a championship season

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor November 16, 2023

Head coach Steve Sarkisian has led his program from a five win team to two wins away from an 11–1 regular season record and a Big 12 championship.  Sitting at 9–1 on the season with a road game...

Texas football coach Steve Sarkisian during UTs game against TCU on Nov. 13, 2023.

Texas football talks how to proceed without Jonathon Brooks, keys to defeating Iowa State

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor November 13, 2023

With a close win against TCU in the books, the Texas Longhorns sit at 9–1 atop the Big 12 with just two games to go. Head coach Steve Sarkisian and the rest of the Longhorns will have to prepare for...

Sophomore running back, Jonathon Brooks stiff arms BYU player as he runs for a touchdown on Oct. 28, 2023.

Texas star running back Jonathon Brooks out for the season with torn ACL

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor November 12, 2023

Redshirt sophomore running back Jonathon Brooks sustained a torn ACL in the fourth quarter of Texas’s win against Texas Christian University on Saturday. The star rusher will undergo surgery and miss...

Wide receiver Adonai Mitchell during Texas game against TCU on Nov. 11, 2023. Mitchell made the game-winning catch in the fourth quarter.

Second quarter successes help Texas win nail-biter in Fort Worth

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor November 12, 2023

Late heroics from the Longhorns secured a 29-26 win against the TCU Horned Frogs, but domination in the second quarter kept Texas ahead when the offense fell short in the second half.  The second quarter...

The heart of the defense: Jaylan Ford

The heart of the defense: Jaylan Ford

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor November 9, 2023

Many things were different when Jaylan Ford arrived in Austin to play for the Texas Longhorns in 2020. Ford was just a three-star recruit, an afterthought behind the names of then-head coach Tom Herman’s...

Texas sobrevive en un emocionante partido contra Kansas State en Austin, manteniendo vivas sus esperanzas de título

Texas sobrevive en un emocionante partido contra Kansas State en Austin, manteniendo vivas sus esperanzas de título

Evan Vieth and Nicolas Siman November 7, 2023

Nota del editor: este artículo se publicó por primera vez el 4 de noviembre del 2023 por Evan Vieth y fue traducido al español por Nicolas Siman. Cuando Kansas State completó un pase de 19 yardas...

Texas survives nail-biter in Austin versus Kansas State, keeps title hopes alive

Texas survives nail-biter in Austin versus Kansas State, keeps title hopes alive

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor November 4, 2023

When Kansas State completed a 19-yard pass in overtime to place the ball at the Texas six-yard line, every heart in Darrell K Royal stadium was pounding. The stadium was rocking with nervous energy with...

Ryan Watts is the end of season x-factor for the Texas football passing defense

Ryan Watts is the end of season x-factor for the Texas football passing defense

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor November 2, 2023

In a defense that is overshadowed by star seniors like defensive tackle T’Vondre Sweat, linebacker Jaylan Ford and defensive back Jahdae Barron, it’s easy to forget about the impact of a player like...

Texas football coach Steve Sarkisian during the Longhorns game against BYU on Oct. 28, 2023.

Sarkisian reflects on Murphy’s first start, looks ahead to Kansas State

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor October 31, 2023

With the dangerous Kansas State matchup looming, head coach Steve Sarkisian stayed positive about his redshirt freshman quarterback Maalik Murphy and team following a commanding win over BYU. “I think...

Redshirt sophomore Maalik Murphy launches the ball to his teammates against BYU on Oct. 28, 2023.

Texas destroys BYU in return to DKR thanks to Murphy

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor October 28, 2023

Words cannot express the pressure redshirt sophomore quarterback Maalik Murphy faced when he first stepped — and danced — onto the field for the first time as a starting quarterback. Murphy entered...

Quarterback Maalik Murphy adjusts his helmet as he takes the field for warmups against Houston on Oct. 21, 2023.

Games to Watch: Week 9

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor October 27, 2023

No. 6 Oklahoma @ Kansas Saturday, Oct. 28, 11 a.m. CT on Fox If the events of the start of Halloween weekend haven’t taken too much out of you, the early slate features a critical game for the...

Wildcat trumps the Cougars: Savion Red becomes savior in win over Houston

Wildcat trumps the Cougars: Savion Red becomes savior in win over Houston

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor October 21, 2023

When the red zone offense was at its worst, Texas turned to a new face to get over their woes. After a loss against Oklahoma plagued by red zone failure, in stepped sophomore running back Savion Red, lined...

Texas football could still see hopes of a College Football Playoff appearance

Texas football could still see hopes of a College Football Playoff appearance

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor October 19, 2023

For Texas fans, the last thing they wanted to hear on that Saturday afternoon was how Texas is okay. Losing to Oklahoma, both teams undefeated for the first time in over a decade, it felt like the end...

Tight end JaTavion Sanders is tackled during Texas game against OU on Oct. 7, 2023.

Sarkisian reflects on bye week, looks towards Houston

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor October 16, 2023

After a bye week break to reflect on the Red River Rivalry, head coach Steve Sarkisian is ready to go for Texas football’s matchup at Houston on Saturday. “I think, inevitably for us, we're back...

Wide receiver Jordan Whittington during Texas game against Oklahoma on Oct. 7, 2023. The Longhorns lost 34-30 to the Sooners during the annual Red River Rivalry game.

Hazaña tardía impulsa a Oklahoma sobre Texas en un clásico histórico del Red River Rivalry

Evan Vieth and Nicolas Siman October 9, 2023

Nota del editor: este artículo se publicó por primera vez el 7 de octubre del 2023 por Evan Vieth y fue traducido al español por Nicolas Siman. El destino de dos universidades estaba en juego con...

Wide receiver Jordan Whittington during Texas game against Oklahoma on Oct. 7, 2023. The Longhorns lost 34-30 to the Sooners during the annual Red River Rivalry game.

Late heroics rally Oklahoma over Texas in an all-time classic Red River Rivalry

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor October 7, 2023

The fate of two universities was on the line with 1:17 left on the clock. No timeouts, just football, and the eyes of 92,000 fans decked out in Texas burnt orange and Oklahoma maroon red. A three-point...

Players to watch from Oklahoma at the Red River Rivalry

Players to watch from Oklahoma at the Red River Rivalry

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor October 5, 2023

Dillon Gabriel, Quarterback  The big decider of this game likely comes down to the play of senior quarterback Dillon Gabriel. Gabriel spent his first three seasons at now-Big 12 school UCF but has...

Sarkisian, Ewers anticipate upcoming Red River Showdown

Sarkisian, Ewers anticipate upcoming Red River Showdown

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor October 2, 2023

For the first time since 2011, both Texas and Oklahoma enter the Red River Showdown as two undefeated teams. While the Longhorns, sitting at No. 3 in the nation as of the most recent AP poll, lost that...

Quarterback Quinn Ewers during Texas game against Kansas on Sept. 30, 2023. Texas won 40-14 in DKR-TMS.

Early offensive mistakes plague Longhorns one week before Red River Rivalry

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor September 30, 2023

After an enormous first half performance a week prior, Texas’ offense struggled to convert in a lackluster second quarter against No. 24 Kansas. Despite a resounding victory, it’s back to the drawing...

Texas tight end Gunnar Helm runs to make a touchdown during the Longhorns game against the Wyoming Cowboys on September 26, 2023.

Gunnar Helm proves to be promising asset for Texas football

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor September 29, 2023

The word underrated is among the most popular — and somewhat overused — in sports media, but it’s hard to find a term to describe the impact of junior tight end Gunnar Helm.  You won’t find...

Linebacker Jalen Ford at Texas game against Baylor on September 23, 2023. The Longhorns beat the Bears 38-6.

Dominio en la I-35: Texas taclea a los Bears en una convincente victoria

Evan Vieth and Nicolas Siman September 24, 2023

Nota del editor: este artículo se publicó por primera vez el 24 de septiembre del 2023 por Evan Vieth y fue traducido al español por Nicolas Siman. El entrenador en jefe, Steve Sarkisian, enfatizó...

Linebacker Jalen Ford at Texas game against Baylor on September 23, 2023. The Longhorns beat the Bears 38-6.

Domination down I-35: Texas tackles the Bears in convincing win

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor September 23, 2023

Head coach Steve Sarkisian emphasized in the week leading up to Saturday’s Baylor matchup, that in the Big 12, Texas is 0–0, and conference play is all that matters from here on out. After 60 minutes...

Notes on the Coach: Dave Aranda

Notes on the Coach: Dave Aranda

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor September 21, 2023

With a background rooted in defense and a vast history of coaching knowledge, Baylor head coach Dave Aranda enters Saturday ready to defeat Texas one more time. Though Aranda grew up in Kern County,...

Texas football coach Steve Sarkisian in Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 9, 2023. Before he was hired as Texas coach, he served as Alabama footballs offensive coordinator.

Sarkisian looks past Wyoming in preparation for Big 12 play

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor September 18, 2023

In his Monday press conference with Texas media, head coach Steve Sarkisian acknowledged the task ahead: facing Baylor, the Longhorns’ first Big 12 opponent of the season. “The Big 12 doesn't care...

Running back Jonathon Brooks shines as Longhorn offense slumps in victory against Wyoming

Running back Jonathon Brooks shines as Longhorn offense slumps in victory against Wyoming

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor September 16, 2023

Seven days after a statement win in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the Longhorns fell back into old habits. It’s no secret that Texas has played down to opponents in the Sarkisian era, especially after big...

Texas defense is in good hands with Pete Kwiatkowski

Texas defense is in good hands with Pete Kwiatkowski

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor September 14, 2023

When Texas took down the mighty Alabama Crimson Tide, the Longhorns got their well-deserved love on social media. Whether it be an ESPN post or hundreds of tweets circulating on X, it can be argued that...

National Championship wide receiver Quan Cosby to be honored in Texas Athletics Hall of Honor

National Championship wide receiver Quan Cosby to be honored in Texas Athletics Hall of Honor

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor September 13, 2023

Few players are fortunate to start their football career as national champions. Very few are important enough to be selected as a member of their school's Hall of Honor.  For former Longhorn wide receiver...

Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers during the Longhorns game against Alabama on September 9, 2023.

Texas se impone en Tuscaloosa: Los Longhorns comienzan su temporada con fuerza

Evan Vieth and Nicolas Siman September 11, 2023

La diferencia entre “Dixieland Delight” y “Texas Fight”. La diferencia entre una derrota y una victoria de 34-24 sobre el Crimson Tide de Alabama. Al final del tercer cuarto, los Texas Longhorns...

Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers during the Longhorns game against Alabama on September 9, 2023.

Texas takes over in Tuscaloosa: The Longhorns start their season with a statement

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor September 9, 2023

Seventy seconds. The difference between “Dixieland Delight” and “Texas Fight.” The difference between defeat and a 34-24 victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide. At the end of the third quarter,...

Senior stars look to leave their legacy in Big 12

Senior stars look to leave their legacy in Big 12

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor September 7, 2023

Just four Longhorns remain from the final two recruiting classes of the 2010s, but none of them have been part of a Texas team that’s eclipsed nine wins. With one more season left in the Big 12, and...

Sarkisian’s return to Tuscaloosa nears as Texas prepares for top five road matchup

Sarkisian’s return to Tuscaloosa nears as Texas prepares for top five road matchup

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor September 5, 2023

With the countdown to the much anticipated Alabama versus Texas football game drawing closer, Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian reflected on returning back to his former employers. “I’ve been fortunate;...

Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers throws the ball at the UT vs. OU game on Oct. 8, 2022.

Third-down woes continue to plague Longhorns in season opener

Evan Vieth, Sports Associate Editor September 2, 2023

Despite a comfortable victory over Rice in the scorching Austin heat, Texas’ third-down struggles were, again, apparent. With one week separating kickoff between No.11 Texas and No. 4 Alabama, imperfections...

Now or never is the time for Sarkisian to prove himself as a winning coach

Now or never is the time for Sarkisian to prove himself as a winning coach

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor August 31, 2023

In his introductory press conference two and a half years ago, Texas football head coach Steve Sarkisian made it clear that his purpose in coming to the Forty Acres was simple: “I came here to win championships....

Family, football collide to bring Mitchell back home to Texas

Family, football collide to bring Mitchell back home to Texas

Evan Vieth, Sports Associate Editor August 31, 2023

For five-star transfer Adonai Mitchell, the decision to depart from two-time national champion Georgia to join Texas was simple. He came back to his home state for two reasons: family and the chance to...

Sarkisian looks to finalize depth chart as season opener draws closer

Sarkisian looks to finalize depth chart as season opener draws closer

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor August 24, 2023

With Texas football just nine days away from kickoff, head coach Steve Sarkisian will be forced to make some tough decisions about his team. Sarkisian addressed the media on Monday and said his depth chart...

Head football coach Steve Sarkisian watches his team practice prior to the Texas vs. OU game on Oct. 8, 2022.

Top in-state defensive recruit Colin Simmons commits to Texas

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor August 20, 2023

Duncanville’s Colin Simmons became the first No. 1 in-state recruit to commit to the Longhorns since safety B.J. Foster in 2018.  He’s also Texas’ first top 10 recruit to come from the Lone Star...

Now or never: Its time for Sarkisian to prove himself as a winning coach

Now or never: It’s time for Sarkisian to prove himself as a winning coach

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor August 7, 2023

In his introductory press conference two and a half years ago, Texas football head coach Steve Sarkisian made it clear that his purpose in coming to the Forty Acres was simple: “I came here to win championships....

Three Longhorns sign to the NBA after 2023 Draft

Three Longhorns sign to the NBA after 2023 Draft

Emma Hutchinson and Evan Vieth June 26, 2023

As many Texas basketball fans tuned into Thursday night’s NBA Draft, the suspense of hearing a familiar name turned into disappointment as 60 athletes were called to the stage, none of them bearing a...

Texas baseball’s season ends on stunning Stanford walk-off

Texas baseball’s season ends on stunning Stanford walk-off

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor June 13, 2023

A two-out pop-up to the outfield, the Longhorns were out of the inning. Texas was one out away from another chance at Omaha, yet after a series filled with home runs and spectacular plays, Stanford won...

Porter Brown adds another game-winning hit as Longhorns take game one over Stanford

Porter Brown adds another game-winning hit as Longhorns take game one over Stanford

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor June 11, 2023

With Texas on the brink of defeat on Saturday afternoon, Porter Brown’s heroics won the Longhorns yet another game. Texas took the first game of the Super Regionals with a 7-5 victory, spurred by...

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Texas baseball Super Regional preview: Longhorns look to upset the Cardinal

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor June 9, 2023

After a successful showing in the Miami regional, the Longhorns head out to California to take on the powerhouse that is the Stanford Cardinal. Texas won all three of their games in Miami, taking two...

Texas baseball wins regional in Miami with chance to advance to College World Series

Texas baseball wins regional in Miami with chance to advance to College World Series

Evan Vieth and JT Bowen June 5, 2023

“Hook ‘Em Horns, Texas to the Supers,” rang from the voice of commentator Roy Philpott on ESPN after Zane Morehouse’s electric strikeout to end the ninth inning, giving Texas the 10-6 win over...

Longhorns face second straight Big 12 tournament loss to Kansas State in Arlington

Longhorns face second straight Big 12 tournament loss to Kansas State in Arlington

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor May 25, 2023

After just two hits and a six-run loss, Texas has been eliminated from Big 12 postseason play and may have just kissed their chance at a regional goodbye. The state of Kansas got their revenge on the...

Texas Baseball drops Big 12 tournament opener to No. 8 Kansas

Texas Baseball drops Big 12 tournament opener to No. 8 Kansas

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor May 25, 2023

Four days after a title-winning sweep against No. 6 West Virginia, the Longhorns’ hot streak quickly came to an end as they were outmatched against the No. 8 Kansas Jayhawks on Wednesday. Despite...

Gordon headlines impressive Longhorn Big 12 honors

Gordon headlines impressive Longhorn Big 12 honors

Evan Vieth, Associate Sports Editor May 24, 2023

Three days after securing a Big 12 regular season title, the Longhorns brought home a collection of eight awards, headlined by junior Lucas Gordon’s Pitcher of the Year honor. Gordon’s campaign...

Texas baseballs wins Big 12 championship after West Virginia sweep

Texas baseballs wins Big 12 championship after West Virginia sweep

Evan Vieth, Senior Sports Reporter May 20, 2023

After climbing itself out of a 4–7 start to the 2023 season, Texas baseball proved themselves worthy of the Big 12 title on Saturday night, defeating No. 6 West Virginia in a full sweep series. Key...

Texas baseball only one game away from winning Big 12 championship after second win against West Virginia

Texas baseball only one game away from winning Big 12 championship after second win against West Virginia

Evan Vieth, Senior Sports Reporter May 20, 2023

Texas Baseball is one win away from earning the Big 12 regular season title. A sentence many fans might’ve thought impossible just under a month ago after being unsuccessful at home with a sweep to...

Porter Brown goes long three times as the Longhorns dominate No. 6  West Virginia to kick off weekend series

Porter Brown goes long three times as the Longhorns dominate No. 6 West Virginia to kick off weekend series

Evan Vieth, Senior Sports Reporter May 19, 2023

The Longhorns needed to play their best baseball of the season if they wanted a chance at a Big 12 championship title. Thankfully for Texas, Porter Brown helped the Longhorns secure a much-needed win on...

More Ojomo drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles with the 249th overall pick

More Ojomo drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles with the 249th overall pick

Evan Vieth, Senior Sports Reporter April 29, 2023

Former Texas defensive lineman More Ojomo is headed to Philadelphia to play for the Eagles after five seasons with the Longhorns. Ojomo played in 42 games over his Texas career, notching five sacks...

Keondre Coburn drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs with the 194th overall pick

Keondre Coburn drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs with the 194th overall pick

Evan Vieth, Senior Sports Reporter April 29, 2023

Former Texas defensive lineman Keondre Coburn is headed to Kansas City to play for the Chiefs after five seasons with the Longhorns. Coburn played in 41 games over his Texas career, notching six and...

Duplantier brothers bring heart to Texas baseball team

Duplantier brothers bring heart to Texas baseball team

Evan Vieth, Senior Sports Reporter April 18, 2023

Baseball is filled with honorable brother duos, from the Molinas in the 2010s to the current-day Rogers twins, but few get to have an opportunity as special as playing collegiate baseball together. For...

Bullpen struggles eliminate the chance of a sweep as Texas takes the series in Waco

Bullpen struggles eliminate the chance of a sweep as Texas takes the series in Waco

Evan Vieth and JT Bowen April 16, 2023

Despite a successful series win, the Longhorn bullpen robbed Texas of an enormous away sweep at Baylor. The Longhorns short trek to Waco ended with a success, but it would be hard to argue head coach...

Freshman phenoms shine in Texas’ 5-2 victory at Texas State

Freshman phenoms shine in Texas’ 5-2 victory at Texas State

Evan Vieth, Senior Sports Reporter April 10, 2023

For many that grow up playing baseball, getting the chance to start for your favorite childhood team is a dream that many never get to achieve. For Texas freshman pitcher Kobe Minchey, dreams turned into...

Bullpen woes strike again as the Longhorns fall to Kansas State

Bullpen woes strike again as the Longhorns fall to Kansas State

Evan Vieth, Senior Sports Reporter April 9, 2023

Despite a stadium filled with pups of all shapes and sizes, the Longhorns failed to have that dog in them late in the game. Texas fell to unranked Kansas State 6-5 on Saturday just 20 hours after a...

Longhorns drop their first series in a month, losing two of three in Stillwater versus No. 17 Oklahoma State

Longhorns drop their first series in a month, losing two of three in Stillwater versus No. 17 Oklahoma State

Evan Vieth, Senior Sports Reporter April 2, 2023

For the first time in 16 games, the Texas Longhorns lost a baseball game. And, for the first time in three weekends, the Longhorns lost a series — this time in an intense away matchup against the No....

Garret Guillemette’s walk-off magic leads to a Longhorn sweep over #14 Texas Tech

Garret Guillemette’s walk-off magic leads to a Longhorn sweep over #14 Texas Tech

Evan Vieth, Senior Sports Reporter March 26, 2023

Garret Guillemette said that Sunday was the coolest moment he’s ever had in his baseball career. Guillemette hasn’t been in Austin for very long, but he’s already solidifying himself as a fan...

Longhorn long balls lead the way in a high-scoring victory over Incarnate Word

Longhorn long balls lead the way in a high-scoring victory over Incarnate Word

Evan Vieth and March 21, 2023

It was a home run party in Austin on Tuesday, with the Texas Longhorns registering a season-high five home runs and seventeen runs in a 17-11 win over the Incarnate Word Cardinals. The Longhorns’...

Texan Overtime Ep 04: Tourney Time

Jacob Campos and Evan Vieth March 11, 2023

This week Evan and JC talk all about the Big 12 Men's Basketball tournament, including a breakdown of Thursday's game and a preview heading into this weekend. Edited by Jacob Campos. Music by BlueDot...

Powell continues to pummel as Texas baseball picks up much needed 7-5 victory over Sam Houston State

Powell continues to pummel as Texas baseball picks up much needed 7-5 victory over Sam Houston State

Evan Vieth, Senior Sports Reporter March 7, 2023

Coming into 2023, Peyton Powell had just nine hits in three seasons for the Texas Longhorns. Since last Friday, the redshirt junior has doubled his career hit totals, including three in Tuesday night’s...

Texan Overtime Ep 03: The Final Stretch

Jacob Campos and Evan Vieth March 7, 2023

Evan and JC sit down and chat about the end of this basketball season, what Texas needs to do, and their March Madness outlook. Hosted by Evan Vieth and Jacob Campos. Edited by Jacob Campos. Music by...

Texan Overtime Ep 02: Baseball’s Back

Jacob Campos and Evan Vieth March 7, 2023

Evan and JC sit down and chat about everything to do with Baseball's first weekend and its future. They also discuss the Longhorns' difficulties in this season's schedule. Hosted by Evan Vieth and Jacob...

Hitters struggle to find their footing, Longhorns fall 3-0 to No.1 LSU

Hitters struggle to find their footing, Longhorns fall 3-0 to No.1 LSU

Evan Vieth, Senior Sports Reporter February 28, 2023

Despite fantastic pitching through eight innings, Texas’ bats fell short in a 3-0 loss to No. 1 LSU on Tuesday night at Disch-Falk field.  “We’re still a long ways away,” head coach David Pierce...

Texas takes their first weekend series of the year, defeating Indiana 5-2 and winning their third straight in Austin

Texas takes their first weekend series of the year, defeating Indiana 5-2 and winning their third straight in Austin

Evan Vieth, Senior Sports Reporter February 25, 2023

Texas Baseball fans were spoiled by Porter Brown’s power on Friday night, but small ball was the real star of the Longhorns’ Saturday victory over Indiana. Texas secured the series victory and third-straight...

Downtown Porter Brown’s three-run home run elevates Texas to comeback win over Indiana

Downtown Porter Brown’s three-run home run elevates Texas to comeback win over Indiana

Evan Vieth, Senior Sports Reporter February 24, 2023

Porter Brown has been playing in front of the home crowd in Austin for just one week, but he’s already made his power evident with the Horns. The TCU transfer hit the team’s go ahead three-run home...

Texas Lebarron Johnson Jr. pitches against A&M-Corpus Christi on Feb. 21, 2022. Texas defeated A&M-Corpus Christi 12-2.

LBJ has a day, leading the Longhorns to a commanding 12-2 win

Evan Vieth, Senior Sports Reporter February 21, 2023

Lebarron Johnson Jr. has been on the Forty Acres since 2021, but Tuesday’s game has been his most memorable performance as a Longhorn. Johnson pitched the best game of his Longhorn career, striking...

Texan Overtime Ep 01: The SEC Awaits

Jacob Campos, Evan Vieth, and Molly Jo Tilton February 21, 2023

In the first episode of Overtime for the semester, new hosts Jacob Campos, audio producer, and Evan Vieth, Texan Baseball Reporter, chat about UT's early move to the SEC and what this will mean for many...

Longhorns come up just short in opening day pitchers duel in Arlington

Longhorns come up just short in opening day pitchers duel in Arlington

Evan Vieth, Senior Sports Reporter February 19, 2023

Despite quality pitching from junior Lucas Gordon and impactful hitting from transfers, Texas fell 3-2 to No. 8 Arkansas to kick off the 2023 season. Texas and Arkansas, alongside TCU, Vanderbilt, Missouri...

Small ball, pitchers’ duels result in alumni game tie, 4-4

Small ball, pitchers’ duels result in alumni game tie, 4-4

Evan Vieth, Senior Sports Reporter February 5, 2023

Familiar faces and Longhorn traditions highlighted the annual Texas baseball alumni game on Saturday. The game ended in a 4-4 tie headlined by good pitching and baserunning. “It’s so important,”...

NFL Draft predictions for Texas players

NFL Draft predictions for Texas players

Evan Vieth, Senior Sports Reporter January 12, 2023

Five Longhorns made the decision to declare for the NFL Draft. Though no Longhorns were drafted last year, Texas has many promising prospects in 2023, including a first-round pick for the first time since...

Lets Go Bowling: 2022 Bowl Game Predictions

Let’s Go Bowling: 2022 Bowl Game Predictions

Payne Williams and Evan Vieth November 21, 2022

Bowl game matchups start to take shape as the 2022 college football season wraps up. Although conference championships will play a big role in finalizing matchups, the Daily Texan put together some bowl...

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Big 12 Power Rankings – Week 12

Evan Vieth, Sports Reporter November 18, 2022

1) TCU Horned Frogs As the undisputed top team in the Big 12, TCU boasts an undefeated record and a direct pathway into the college football playoff. The conference's best offense is locked into the...

Goalie Savannah Midden kicks the ball downfield during the Texas vs. Oklahoma soccer game on Oct. 27, 2022. Texas beat Oklahoma 3-1.

Soccer set to face Texas A&M in NCAA Tournament opener

Evan Vieth, Soccer beat reporter November 11, 2022

After an early exit from the Big 12 tournament, the Texas soccer team focuses on defeating Texas A&M in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. “It’s just (about) getting ourselves refocused...

Outside back Emma Regan runs downfield during Texas game against OU on October 27, 2022. The Longhorns beat the Sooners 3-1.

Soccer upset by West Virginia in semifinals of Big 12 Championship tournament

Evan Vieth, General Sports Reporter November 4, 2022

Texas soccer ended its Big 12 season in heartbreak, losing a close 1-0 battle to the West Virginia Mountaineers in the semifinals of the Big 12 Championship tournament Thursday. The Longhorns came out...

Opponents to Watch - Kansas State

Opponents to Watch – Kansas State

Evan Vieth, General Sports Reporter November 4, 2022

Deuce Vaughn Deuce Vaughn is one of the country's best running backs, even at only 5 feet, 6 inches tall. Vaughn is 12th in the country in rushing yards, only 18 yards behind Bijan Robinson for best...

Outside back Emma Regan runs downfield during Texas game against OU on October 27, 2022. The Longhorns beat the Sooners 3-1.

No. 17 soccer caps regular season with win, takes sole possession of Big 12 regular season title

Evan Vieth, General Sports Reporter October 28, 2022

The Longhorns capped off their regular season with a 3-1 victory over the Oklahoma Sooners on Thursday night at Mike A. Myers Stadium, clinching sole possession of the regular season Big 12 title in the...

Womens soccer defeats Oklahoma State, clinches regular season Big 12 title

Women’s soccer defeats Oklahoma State, clinches regular season Big 12 title

Evan Vieth, Sports reporter October 23, 2022

In a windy matchup between two of the best teams in the Big 12, No. 23 Texas came out victorious over Oklahoma State in sophomore midfielder Lexi Missimo’s first full start since returning from injury. Missimo...

Keys to the Game - Oklahoma State

Keys to the Game – Oklahoma State

Evan Vieth, General Sports Reporter October 20, 2022

Quinn Ewers and the Texas Longhorns are set to face their toughest Big 12 matchup yet against the No. 11 Oklahoma State Cowboys. The matchup features two of the best quarterbacks in the Big 12, with Ewers...

Texan Overtime Ep 07: Texas vs. Baylor Soccer

Evan Vieth and Nick Hargroue October 17, 2022

In today's episode of Texan Overtime, Sports Reporters Evan Vieth and Nick Hargroue discuss the Sept. 30 Texas soccer game against Baylor.

Texan Overtime Ep 04: Texas vs. TCU Soccer

Evan Vieth and Nick Hargroue October 17, 2022

In today's episode of Texan Overtime, Sports Reporters Evan Vieth and Nick Hargroue discuss the Sept. 22 Texas soccer game against TCU.

Texan Overtime Ep 03: Texas vs. UCF Soccer

Evan Vieth and Nick Hargroue October 17, 2022

In this episode of Texan Overtime, sports reporters Evan Vieth and Nick Hargroue discuss the Sept. 18 Texas soccer game against UCF.

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Big 12 Power Rankings – Week 7

Evan Vieth, Sports Reporter October 14, 2022

1) TCU Despite not being the highest-ranked Big 12 team in the AP poll, TCU fully deserves its current spot as the best team in the conference. TCU boasts a top-three offense in the country, only behind...

Opponents to Watch: Oklahoma

Opponents to Watch: Oklahoma

Evan Vieth, Sports Reporter October 7, 2022

After a decisive win against West Virginia at home, the Texas Longhorns look to win one of the biggest rivalry games of the year, the Red River Showdown against Oklahoma. Though both teams enter Saturday's...

Keys to the Game

Keys to the Game

Evan Vieth, Sports Reporter September 30, 2022

Though West Virginia is one of the weaker teams in the Big 12 so far this season, a big win against Virginia Tech on the road last week catapulted the team's momentum. Sarkisian will need to prioritize...

Trinity Byars provides offense as Texas soccer takes down Texas Tech in Lubbock

Trinity Byars provides offense as Texas soccer takes down Texas Tech in Lubbock

Evan Vieth, Sports Reporter September 25, 2022

Texas soccer did what the football team couldn’t this weekend — beat Texas Tech in Lubbock. The No. 25 Longhorns won a convincing 2-0 game against the Red Raiders that featured stellar defense from...

Head-to-head history: Texas looks to continue four-game win streak against Texas Tech

Head-to-head history: Texas looks to continue four-game win streak against Texas Tech

Evan Vieth, Sports Reporter September 23, 2022

In a rivalry that spans back to 1928, the Texas Longhorns and Texas Tech Red Raiders will battle on Saturday for the Chancellor's Spurs, a symbolic set of spurs with the logos of both universities engraved...

The Texas soccer pipeline: How Derek Missimo’s youth soccer club fed wealth of talent, connections to the Forty Acres

The Texas soccer pipeline: How Derek Missimo’s youth soccer club fed wealth of talent, connections to the Forty Acres

Evan Vieth, Sports Reporter September 22, 2022

Sophomore midfielder Lexi Missimo has a quick answer for who she thinks the best soccer coach is — her dad.  “He’s one of the greatest coaches of all time,” Lexi said. Rarely can a statement...

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