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

Ezra Siegel 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

Ezra Siegel 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

Ezra Siegel 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

Michael Shapiro, Tyler Horka, and Ezra Siegel 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

Ezra Siegel 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

Tyler Horka, Michael Shapiro, and Ezra Siegel 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

Ezra Siegel 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

Michael Shapiro, Tyler Horka, and Ezra Siegel 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

Ezra Siegel 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

Ezra Siegel 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

Michael Shapiro, Tyler Horka, and Ezra Siegel 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

Michael Shapiro, Tyler Horka, and Ezra Siegel 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

Ezra Siegel 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

Ezra Siegel 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

Michael Shapiro, Tyler Horka, and Ezra Siegel 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

Ezra Siegel 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

Tyler Horka, Ezra Siegel, and Michael Shapiro 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

Ezra Siegel 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

Ezra Siegel, Michael Shapiro, and Tyler Horka 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

Ezra Siegel 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

Ezra Siegel 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

Ezra Siegel 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

Ezra Siegel, Michael Shapiro, and Tyler Horka 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

Ezra Siegel 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

Ezra Siegel 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

Ezra Siegel 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

Ezra Siegel, Michael Shapiro, and Tyler Horka 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

Ezra Siegel 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

Ezra Siegel 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

Ezra Siegel 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

Ezra Siegel, Tyler Horka, and Michael Shapiro 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

Ezra Siegel 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

Ezra Siegel 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

Ezra Siegel 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

Ezra Siegel 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

Ezra Siegel 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...

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

Ezra Siegel 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 Texas junior...

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

Ezra Siegel 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

Ezra Siegel 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...

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

Ezra Siegel 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’ testimony...

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

Ezra Siegel 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

Ezra Siegel, Jackie Wang, and Daniel Clay 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

Ezra Siegel 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

Ezra Siegel 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

Ezra Siegel 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

Ezra Siegel 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

Ezra Siegel 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

Ezra Siegel 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

Ezra Siegel 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

Ezra Siegel 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....


Texas athletics drops contract with ticketing group

Ezra Siegel June 28, 2016

Texas athletics has opted out of its contract with the Aspire Group, an independent ticketing service, according to the Austin-American Statesman. The company handled ticket sales for the athletics...


Strong hopes for impact from freshmen, tight quarterback battle

Ezra Siegel June 23, 2016

Head coach Charlie Strong held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the offseason and preparations for next season. Here are the top takeaways from Strong’s availability. Texas adds top receiver...


Isaiah Taylor hopes to make his mark in NBA

Ezra Siegel June 23, 2016

Isaiah Taylor fell to his knees. Just over two seconds earlier, the junior guard made a floater to tie the University of Northern Iowa in crunch time. But the Longhorns’ hopes were crushed as...


Ibeh can bring ‘intriguing’ defensive skills to the NBA

Ezra Siegel June 20, 2016

Prince Ibeh doesn’t like to fly on planes. The seats aren’t designed for 6-foot-11, 261-pound centers. His nearly 7-foot-6 wingspan doesn’t help his cause for comfort either.  “Being...


X Games leave footprint on Austin despite weather-related disruptions

Ezra Siegel June 6, 2016

BMX professional Kyle Baldock dismounted his bike, tossed his helmet to the side and threw his fist in the air as he pumped up the crowd in front of him.  The Australian native already sent fans...


X Games honors Dave Mirra with BMX Best Tricks event

Ezra Siegel June 5, 2016

All eyes were on the screens surrounding the Park at the X Games on Saturday morning as footage of late BMX professional Dave Mirra covered the screens. His family embraced at the top of the ramp while...


X Games set for final Austin stop after embracing local culture

Ezra Siegel June 2, 2016

Twelve thousand people packed the courtyard in front of the Capitol building as skateboard legend Tony Hawk lowered himself onto the half-pipe. The mob shrieked each time the extreme-sports icon picked...


Former football assistant Chris Vaughn accused of several Level I NCAA violations

Ezra Siegel May 28, 2016

Former defensive backs coach Chris Vaughn is alleged to have violated several NCAA rules  during his time at Ole Miss, according to an NCAA notice of allegations.  The notice accuses Vaughn...

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University identifies preferred site for new basketball arena in facilities master plan

Ezra Siegel May 26, 2016

The athletics department announced Thursday its preferred location for a new venue to replace the Frank Erwin Center as part of a master plan for facility improvement.   The plan identified...


Final: Texas 23 — Baylor 17

Ezra Siegel December 5, 2015

Update (2:50 p.m.): The Bears exploited Texas’ run defense with eight straight runs on their first second-half drive. Baylor capped the drive with a 20-yard rushing touchdown from sophomore...


Norvell, Swoopes look for improvement in final game

Ezra Siegel December 2, 2015

Play-caller Jay Norvell said Tuesday that he hasn’t seen ideal progress in Texas’ air attack. “I’m not happy with where we are in the passing game,” Norvell said. “I’m...


Column: Despite broken promises, Strong’s rebuild needs patience

Ezra Siegel November 30, 2015

No, head coach Charlie Strong isn’t bolting to coach at Miami. He isn’t getting fired, and he’s not resigning either. At 4-7, there’s no doubt Strong’s season hasn’t...


Live Blog: Texas 45 — Texas Tech 48

Ezra Siegel and Nick Castillo November 27, 2015

Update (10:50 p.m.): After a Longhorn punt, the Red Raiders went 91 yards on 12 plays on their first second-half drive. Senior running back DeAndre Washington capped the drive with a two-yard rushing...


Texas finds bowl hopes on line against Texas Tech

Ezra Siegel November 25, 2015

The Longhorns’ backs are against the wall. At 4-6, Texas likely needs to win both of its remaining games to fend off elimination from the postseason. The Longhorns know that several fans and pundits...


Doyle leads Longhorns with blue-collar approach

Ezra Siegel November 24, 2015

Senior center Taylor Doyle isn’t one to speak out of turn. His teammates commend his blue-collar, well mannered attitude. They emphasize that he’s a player who leads with actions more than...


Mistake-ridden Texas falls at West Virginia, 38-20

Ezra Siegel November 16, 2015

Texas doesn’t usually have issues taking care of the ball. The Longhorns ranked No. 6 in turnovers lost coming into Saturday’s matchup at West Virginia. Yet, the team turned the ball over...


Texas hopes for consistent offensive balance

Ezra Siegel November 13, 2015

Redshirt freshman quarterback Jerrod Heard dropped back and tossed a ball 47 yards. Freshman wide receiver John Burt snatched the ball over a Kansas defender, broke a tackle and took it 84 yards for a...


Thomas’ leadership instrumental for young Texas defense

Ezra Siegel November 10, 2015

Senior cornerback Duke Thomas sported a new look during Saturday’s win over Kansas. Instead of wearing his normal No. 21, he donned No. 28 to pay homage to former Longhorn safety Freddie Steinmark,­...


Big second half, explosive plays lift Texas over Kansas

Ezra Siegel November 8, 2015

Head coach Charlie Strong wasn’t happy with Texas’ first-half effort against Kansas. The Longhorns led by 10, but Strong believed the score didn’t reflect what he saw on the field. “I...


Longhorns urgently look to salvage momentum, bowl hopes with game against Kansas

Ezra Siegel November 6, 2015

Texas has little room for error. The Longhorns’ bowl hopes are slipping away with a 3-5 record. The team now needs to win three of its remaining four games to become bowl-eligible. “I...


Caleb Bluiett providing energy, leadership through move to tight end

Ezra Siegel November 6, 2015

Junior tight end Caleb Bluiett has always been a jack-of-all-trades.  In high school, he earned all-district honors while playing defensive end, linebacker, tight end, defensive tackle and...


Iowa State dismantles Texas, 24-0

Ezra Siegel November 1, 2015

Texas wasn’t expecting Iowa State to lie down. The Cyclones entered the matchup at 2-5, but head coach Charlie Strong and the Longhorns knew they’d come to play. “I told [the team]...


Defense hitting stride after early struggles

Ezra Siegel October 30, 2015

Texas’ defense seemed like a liability in its first five games. Big plays, assignment mistakes and porous run defense all contributed to the team’s early 1-4 record. But the unit is making...


Dickson adjusting to American football as Texas’ punter

Ezra Siegel October 27, 2015

It’s been a busy few months for freshman punter Michael Dickson. Born in Sydney, Australia, he’s had to adjust to life at an American university. He also takes responsibility for the punting...


Run game, defense lift Texas over Kansas State, 23-9

Ezra Siegel October 24, 2015

Redshirt freshman quarterback Jerrod Heard said Tuesday that Texas wants to be a “run-first, nasty, get-in-your-face offense.” He wasn’t lying. Texas ran the ball on 76 percent of...

Texas looks to shed demons against Kansas State

Ezra Siegel October 23, 2015

Historically, few teams can say they have the Longhorns’ number. Yet, Kansas State consistently gives Texas fans headaches. The Wildcats boast an 8-3 record against the Longhorns since joining...


Lorenzo Joe emerges as offensive weapon with blocking, positive attitude

Ezra Siegel October 23, 2015

Sophomore wide receiver Lorenzo Joe didn’t always have his coaches’ trust. In fact, he wasn’t even listed on the team’s depth chart before the season opener. “I was a little...


New offense yields turnaround in run game

Ezra Siegel October 15, 2015

Texas historically excels at running the ball. All-time rushing greats like Earl Campbell and Ricky Williams ran out of the stadium’s tunnel. More recently, stars like Jamaal Charles and Cedric Benson...


Texas finds success with two-quarterback system

Ezra Siegel October 13, 2015

There’s never been a question about the relationship between redshirt freshman quarterback Jerrod Heard and junior quarterback Tyrone Swoopes. Each is the other’s biggest fan — even when...


Longhorns learn to win against Oklahoma

Ezra Siegel October 12, 2015

Redshirt freshman quarterback Jerrod Heard joked this week about “partying” in the end zone after scoring against No. 10 Oklahoma — but not even Heard foresaw the Longhorns’ post-upset...


Texas upsets No. 10 Oklahoma 24-17 in Red River Showdown

Ezra Siegel and Nick Castillo October 10, 2015

Update (2:55 p.m.): The Longhorns drove the ball 67 yards on 15 plays to start the second half. Senior kicker Nick Rose nailed a 27-yard field goal to end the drive and extend Texas' lead...


Defense looks to regain momentum against No. 10 Oklahoma

Ezra Siegel October 8, 2015

Defensive coordinator Vance Bedford said at his Wednesday press conference that the Longhorns have no choice but to move past their 50-7 loss to No. 2 TCU. He said all the team can do is learn from its...

Heard eager to silence Sooners

Ezra Siegel October 7, 2015

Freshman quarterback Jerrod Heard said at Tuesday’s press conference that he’s cherishing the opportunity to play against No. 10 Oklahoma Sooners. He said he loves the two fan bases’...


Despite down season, Longhorns still cherish rivalry with Oklahoma

Ezra Siegel October 7, 2015

The energy entering Texas’ annual rivalry game with No. 10 Oklahoma is far from electric. At 1-4, Texas’ season hasn’t gone as planned. The Longhorns are on pace for their first set...


D’Onta Foreman motivated to prove doubters wrong

Ezra Siegel October 6, 2015

Sophomore running back D’Onta Foreman wasn’t always a part of Texas’ plans. In the shadow of his more highly touted twin brother, sophomore wide receiver Armanti Foreman, D’Onta...


TCU cruises over Texas, 50-7

Ezra Siegel October 3, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas – Head coach Charlie Strong said Monday that the Longhorns would need to play over their heads to beat No. 4 TCU on the road. It turns out, that may have been an understatement. The...


Horned Frogs dominate Texas, 50-7

Ezra Siegel and Nick Castillo October 3, 2015

Update (2:50PM): FORT WORTH – The Longhorns woes continued in the second half, with TCU scoring 13 additional points. Texas managed to score a touchdown when junior quarterback Tyrone...


Longhorns face immense challenge, opportunity at TCU

Ezra Siegel October 2, 2015

There’s no doubt Texas circled its matchup with No. 4 TCU on the calendar. The Longhorns still feel burned by their 48-10 home loss to the Horned Frogs last season. They turned the ball over six...


Snake-bitten Longhorns look to create their own luck

Ezra Siegel October 2, 2015

The Longhorns haven’t caught many breaks this season. In back-to-back weeks, late-game special-teams disasters sunk the Longhorns’ chances of winning. Additionally, a variety of controversial...


Bedford, defense hope to build on fourth quarter success

Ezra Siegel October 1, 2015

To rebound from a 1-3 season start, the Longhorn defense must improve. Texas’ opponents have averaged about six yards per play, moving the ball with ease. The Longhorns also struggle to get off...


Flowers’ comments resonate with coaching staff, Longhorns

Ezra Siegel September 30, 2015

Senior guard Sedrick Flowers isn’t one to speak out. Notoriously a hard worker, he usually lets his play do the talking. But he didn’t after junior tackle Kent Perkins went down against...


Big 12 Notebook: TCU tops Texas Tech in thriller

Ezra Siegel September 29, 2015

Horned Frogs beat Red Raiders in instant classic Two explosive offenses squared off in Lubbock, Texas, on Saturday, and neither disappointed. Texas Tech and No. 4 TCU combined for over 100 points and...


Self-inflicted wounds continue to plague Texas

Ezra Siegel September 28, 2015

There’s no shortage of frustration in Texas’ locker room following its heartbreaking 30-27 loss to No. 24 Oklahoma State. The Longhorns beat themselves for the second straight week. Texas...


Update: Texas leads Oklahoma State 20-17 at half

Ezra Siegel and Nick Castillo September 26, 2015

Update (4:25): Texas’ streak of high-scoring performances has continued through the first half against No. 24 Oklahoma State. After the Longhorns went three-and-out on the game’s opening...


Wide receivers spark offense

Ezra Siegel September 25, 2015

The Longhorns are fielding an offensive renaissance. Redshirt freshman quarterback Jerrod Heard is doing his part, however, he’s just one part of the offensive rebirth. Texas’ receiving...


Longhorns look to cut down on mistakes before conference play

Ezra Siegel September 22, 2015

The Longhorns still have a lot of room to improve. Texas broke out with an electrifying performance in its 45-44 loss to California, yet the Longhorns held themselves back with numerous mental mistakes....


Heard emerges as leader despite loss

Ezra Siegel September 21, 2015

Although the Longhorns fell 45-44 to California on Saturday, redshirt freshman quarterback Jerrod Heard made a statement. He’s no longer just a freshman — he is the Longhorns’ leader. From...


Longhorns, Golden Bears tied at 24-24 at halftime

Ezra Siegel September 20, 2015

In a first half filled with big plays, the Longhorns managed to match the Golden Bears' explosive offense. After holding California to a three-and-out on its opening drive, Texas failed to convert...


Longhorns look to keep pace against powerful California offense

Ezra Siegel September 18, 2015

Texas’ win against Rice last week brought the team a much-needed spark.  Riding the momentum from last week’s victory, the Longhorns boast rejuvenated confidence and look to replicate...


With sky­-high confidence, cornerback Boyd showing potential

Ezra Siegel September 18, 2015

Texas’ freshman class has a certain swagger. The talented young group talks a big game, and they bring it, too — freshman cornerback Kris Boyd epitomizes his class’ swagger and confidence....

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