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30: Sports editor apologizes for bringing bad juju to Longhorn sports

December 5, 2016

Editor’s note: A 30 column is a chance for departing permanent staff to say farewell and reflect on their time spent in The Daily Texan basement office. The term comes from the typesetting mark (—30—)...


Strong leaves Texas with legacy of highs and lows

November 28, 2016

Charlie Strong’s time at Texas is over after spending three seasons delivering a variety of big wins and head-scratching losses. Here are some of the highs and lows of the Charlie Strong...


Texas announces Tom Herman as new head football coach

November 27, 2016

Texas didn’t waste any time in the search for former head coach Charlie Strong’s replacement. The program announced the hiring of Houston’s Tom Herman as its new head coach Saturday...


Live Blog: Longhorns look for bowl eligibility in season finale

November 25, 2016

Final update (6:31 p.m.): Quarterback Kenny Hill and the Horned Frogs went to work again to start the second half. Their first drive of the half went similarly to their first drive of the game. They...


Column: Strong’s achievements are admirable, but it’s time for change

November 22, 2016

Dozens of Texas football players lined up in the back of the Centennial Room in Darrell K Royal — Texas Memorial Stadium as head coach Charlie Strong addressed the media Monday. The group, many...


Live Blog: Longhorns look to become bowl-eligible against Kansas

November 19, 2016

Final update (6:28 p.m.): Texas forced a turnover of its own on the first possession of the second half. Linebacker Edwin Freeman picked off Kansas’ pass attempt on third down, giving the Longhorns...


Column: Moral victories not enough for Longhorns as season winds down

November 18, 2016

The words “close” and “progress” have pervaded the Longhorns’ locker room this week.  Coming off a 24–20 loss to No. 14 West Virginia, head coach Charlie Strong’s...


Live Blog: Texas looks to remain unbeaten at home

November 12, 2016

Final update (2:55 p.m.): Howard notched 41 passing yards on his first two throws of the second half. He had the Mountaineers marching down the field. But his third pass attempt of the half didn’t...


Longhorns show progress, but game management still an issue

November 11, 2016

D’Onta Foreman stood on the sideline.   The junior running back had gashed Texas Tech for 341 yards and three touchdowns Saturday in Lubbock — the second most yards in a game in...


Strong’s defense doing just enough in explosive Big 12

November 9, 2016

Playing good defense takes on a completely different meaning in the Big 12. In a conference that features six top-30 scoring offenses, the goal isn’t to shut teams down.  “The most...


Live Blog: Longhorns look for first road win against Texas Tech

November 5, 2016

Final update (3:25 p.m.): Texas didn’t take much time to score coming out of the locker room, finding the end zone on a 4-yard touchdown run from quarterback Tyrone Swoopes. The Longhorns went...

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Live Blog: Texas takes on No. 8 Baylor

October 29, 2016

Final update (8:46 p.m.): Texas came out firing in the second half. D’Onta Foreman rattled off a 40-yard carry on Texas’ first drive of the half, but the Longhorns settled for a field goal...

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Column: Longhorns can’t let season spiral out of control

October 28, 2016

For two weeks in early September, there was a different air about the Longhorns’ locker room. The team was coming off two-straight wins in early September, one against then-No. 10 Notre Dame and...


Longhorns must set a long-term tone in final six games

October 21, 2016

Not much has changed from last year in the Longhorns’ first six games.   Texas still struggles on the road. The defense still gives up too many big plays. And head coach Charlie Strong’s...


Live Blog: Longhorns return home, look to end losing streak against Cyclones

October 15, 2016

Final update (9:25 p.m.): It didn’t take long in the second half for Texas to get its first touchdown of the game. It appeared to have done so on a 37-yard score from freshman quarterback Shane...


Column: Texas can’t overlook Iowa State for second-straight year

October 14, 2016

Sophomore linebacker Malik Jefferson walked off the field at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa, to the sound of jeers from the costume-clad Cyclone fans last Halloween. One small child particularly irked...

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Live Blog: Longhorns square off with Sooners in Red River Showdown

October 8, 2016

Second half update: It didn’t take long for Texas to get on the board in the second half, finding the endzone on a 63-yard strike from freshman quarterback Shane Buechele to freshman Devin Duvernay. But...


Column: Bedford demotion signals a last stand for Strong

October 5, 2016

Head coach Charlie Strong is running out of options. The third-year head coach has gone through eight different assistants since he arrived on campus in 2013. And after taking over the defense from...

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Live Blog: Texas starts conference play against Oklahoma State

October 1, 2016

Second half update (2:42 p.m.): Oklahoma State widened its lead with a short rushing score after Buechele threw an interception deep in his own territory. Texas got in on the extra point block...


Column: It’s time for Foreman to get the credit he deserves

September 30, 2016

Junior running back D’Onta Foreman took a handoff in the fourth quarter of the Longhorns’ matchup against California in week three. The 6-foot-1 and 249-pound back wiggled through a gap...


Pierce earning rave reviews during offseason

September 29, 2016

Redshirt junior infielder Bret Boswell took the plate with the score tied in the tenth inning of Texas’ exhibition against USA Baseball’s Under-18 National Team. The contest marked...


Kent Perkins charged with DWI

September 23, 2016

Senior offensive lineman Kent Perkins was arrested and charged with a DWI early Friday morning, according to the Austin-American Statesman. According to the report, police stopped Perkins near 18th...


Live Blog: No. 11 Texas hits the road for first time this season against California

September 18, 2016

Final update (1:40 a.m.): Following a first-half scoring barrage, neither team could get on the board in the first ten minutes of the third quarter. Aside from a missed field goal by kicker Trent...


Longhorns’ offense in good hands with Gilbert

September 16, 2016

It would be hard to blame Texas fans for forgetting what a productive offense looks like. The Longhorns’ offense often made the program’s faithful cringe over the past two years, finishing...


Bevo XV selected as ‘great representative’ of the Longhorn breed

September 14, 2016

Over 102,000 fans packed Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium for the Longhorns’ season opener against then-No. 10 Notre Dame on Sept. 4. The record-breaking crowd had plenty to...


Longhorns hope to cure road woes in 2016

September 13, 2016

The No. 11 Longhorns have a long month ahead of them. After starting their season with consecutive wins, the team is set to travel for their next three games, including Saturday’s matchup against...


Live Blog: Texas looks to continue hot start against UTEP

September 10, 2016

The No. 11 Longhorns hope to continue their momentum at home against UTEP. The team picked up a signature win in week one against No. 18 Notre Dame.  Texas also looks to defend its No. 11 ranking...


Texas can’t be complacent with ranking, outside praise

September 9, 2016

Over 11 million people tuned in when Texas took on No. 18 Notre Dame last Sunday. And a good number of those viewers heard when ESPN’s Joe Tessitore exclaimed “Texas is back, folks” as...


USA Swimming suspends Conger, Feigen in wake of robbery fabrication

September 8, 2016

The United States Olympic Committee and Team USA Swimming announced in a statement Thursday that senior swimmer Jack Conger and former Longhorn Jimmy Feigen will be suspended from team swimming competitions...


Kevin Durant to hold ‘conversation’ with students at AT&T Conference Center

September 6, 2016

The Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation announced Tuesday that Longhorn legend and Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant will return to Texas on Friday to hold a panel for University students. The...


Live Blog: Texas kicks off season at home against No. 10 Notre Dame

September 4, 2016

Final update (11:25 p.m.): Texas opened the scoring in the second half with a 72-yard strike from Buechele to Burt – a play that Burt failed to complete in the first half. He hauled it in this...


Strong must prove he can turn program around in 2016

September 2, 2016

Head coach Charlie Strong pumped his fist in the air as several players lifted him on top of their shoulders.  Texas was celebrating a shocking 24-17 victory over No. 10 Oklahoma on Oct. 10, 2015,...


Longhorns focused on improving tackling, run defense

August 31, 2016

Head coach Charlie Strong is set for a crucial season in 2016. After going 11-14 over the past two years, the pressure is on for Strong to start showing results and turn the program around. The quarterback...

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Longhorns take home 10 gold medals in Rio

August 24, 2016

The Longhorns earned a lot of hardware at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Current and former Texas athletes racked up 13 medals, with 10 gold, two bronze and one silver in 10 different events....


Ogbogu to miss season for academic reasons

August 20, 2016

Senior middle blocker Chiaka Ogbogu will not play this season for academic reasons, according to Texas athletics. According to the Austin-American Statesman, Ogbogu is eligible but working through some...

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Ryan Crouser sets Olympic record, wins gold in shot put

August 19, 2016

Senior thrower Ryan Crouser became the latest Longhorn to take home a gold medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro Thursday. He captured first place and shattered an Olympic record with a 22.52-meter...

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Jimmy Feigen, Ryan Lochte may face charges in Brazil for false reporting of crime

August 18, 2016

Rio de Janeiro authorities recommend charging former Longhorn Jimmy Feigen and Team USA Swimmer Ryan Lochte of false reporting of a crime, ABC News reported. Feigen and Lochte, along with...

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Olympic swimmer seen fighting with security guard on night of alleged robbery

August 18, 2016

One of the four United States swimmers who claimed to have been robbed late on Saturday was seen fighting with a gas station security guard on footage from the same night, according to ABC News. “One...

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UT swimmer Jack Conger, Gunnar Bentz detained in Rio

August 18, 2016

Junior swimmer Jack Conger and Team USA swimmer Gunnar Bentz were pulled off their flights from Rio de Janeiro to the United States by Brazilian authorities Wednesday night, according to the Associated...

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Judge orders Texas-Ex Jimmy Feigen, Ryan Lochte to stay in Brazil after robbery claim

August 17, 2016

A Brazilian judge issued an order Wednesday to seize the passports of American swimmers Ryan Lochte and Jimmy Feigen, according to the New York Times. The warrant comes in response to the swimmers’...

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Conger, Feigen among four American swimmers held at gunpoint outside Olympic Village

August 14, 2016

Two Longhorn swimmers were held at gunpoint in an armed robbery in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Saturday night, according to NBC Sports. Rising junior Jack Conger and Texas alumnus Jimmy Feigen, along...


UT swimmer Joseph Schooling beats Michael Phelps to take Olympic gold

August 13, 2016

Longhorn athletes continued to be a fixture on the podium in the 2016 Olympics with junior swimmer Joseph Schooling taking gold for Singapore in the 100-meter butterfly. The 21-year-old marked his second...


Observations from Texas’ opening practice

August 7, 2016

Texas’ football season is officially underway. The Longhorns took the field for an open practice on their first day of training camp Saturday morning. Head coach Charlie Strong and several players...

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Top players to watch in 2016

August 2, 2016

Sophomore running back Chris Warren No matter who is playing quarterback for Texas this season, the offense will rely heavily on its run game. Enter Chris Warren, the 6-foot-2, 235-pound power back...


Summer reading: stories you might have missed

August 2, 2016

It’s been an eventful few months for sports in Austin. Stories like new baseball coach David Pierce’s hiring and an influx of top football recruits stole headlines throughout the summer....


Smart impressed with freshmen at Team USA, focused on building team chemistry

July 27, 2016

Head coach Shaka Smart met with the media on Tuesday to discuss his experience coaching Team USA and the offseason. Here are some takeaways from his availability. Strong first impressions of Banks and...


Charlie Strong’s praise for Shane Buechele highlights’ Texas’ Big 12 Media Day

July 20, 2016

DALLAS – Head coach Charlie Strong and several players met with the national media Tuesday at Big 12 Media Days. Here are some of the top takeaways from the appearance. High praise for Shane...


Three offseason storylines to watch

July 14, 2016

Texas is now under a month away from starting training camp in August. While all eyes are on the quarterback battle – head coach Charlie Strong hasn’t tipped his hand yet – the...

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Beau Hossler decides to leave school, go pro

July 8, 2016

Texas junior golfer Beau Hossler announced via Instagram Thursday that he has elected to forgo his last season of NCAA eligibility and turn pro. “I have been preparing to become a professional...


Jonathan Holmes seeks second chance to fulfill NBA dream

July 6, 2016

Jonathan Holmes poked the ball loose from Portland guard Allen Crabbe and dove on the floor after it. It’s a play he’s made countless times.  But this time, he stayed down on the hardwood....