The Daily Texan

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Sports editor reminisces on winning streak at the Texan

May 8, 2015

Editor’s note: A 30 column is a chance for departing senior staffers to say farewell and reflect on their time spent in The Daily Texan’s basement office. The term comes from the old typesetting...


Larry Robinson paved the way for the rest

May 7, 2015

Editor’s Note: This is part two of a two-part series about the racial integration of Texas’ men’s basketball team. Part one, which was published Wednesday, told the story of the first...


History paved the way for UT’s first African-American basketball coach

May 6, 2015

Editor’s Note: This is part one in a two-part series about the racial integration of Texas’ men’s basketball team. Part two, which will be published Thursday, will tell the story of Larry...


Texas guard Isaiah Taylor to return for junior season

April 26, 2015

Shaka Smart’s to-do list got a little shorter Saturday night. After weeks of speculation surrounding sophomore guard Isaiah Taylor’s future plans, Taylor announced late Saturday that...


After one year, freshman Myles Turner declares for NBA Draft

March 30, 2015

Texas freshman forward Myles Turner announced via Twitter early Monday that he will be declaring for the 2015 NBA Draft. Turner tweeted his farewell along with a link to a YouTube video that gave a...


Update: Rick Barnes officially “parts ways” with University

March 28, 2015

Update: Head basketball coach Rick Barnes and Texas agreed to "part ways", according to a press release issued Sunday morning. "I leave this job with no regrets," Barnes...


Column: Longhorns and Aggies must renew rivalry

November 26, 2014

Over the past 11 months, much has changed within the Texas football program.  After the departure of Mack Brown, Charlie Strong came into Austin with his own staff and has worked to change the...

Column: Texas fans should expect more excitement, wins around basketball program

November 14, 2014

Texas athletics sent out a full-blast email to students Wednesday asking them for a favor. The email, with the subject line of “Burnt Orange Blowout,” asked students and faculty to...


Column: With signature win, Strong makes his presence felt

November 14, 2014

When Charlie Strong upset West Virginia at the helm of Louisville in 2011, his players hoisted him up and sent him crowd surfing in the locker room to celebrate the win. It was one of his first signature...

Column: Bowl hopes slim in Strong’s first season at Texas

November 7, 2014

With three games left in the season, Texas is facing the same fate it did at this point four years ago. With a 4-5 record, the Longhorns must win two of their next three games to become bowl eligible...

Up-tempo offense key to Longhorn success

October 17, 2014

With less than 15 minutes remaining in the Red River Rivalry, Texas found itself down 31-13 to the Sooners. Although they would come up short in the end, the Longhorns staged a fourth quarter comeback...


David Ash remembers his days of football

October 9, 2014

Outside of the 15th Street Church of Christ in Temple, there is an old bush with a small hole in the middle. Every Sunday, before church, a young David Ash started his morning by hiding his football...

Column: Without fan support, Longhorns will continue to struggle at home

October 3, 2014

Given all the changes new head coach Charlie Strong has made since arriving in Austin, not much remains from the Mack Brown-era at Texas. However, one thing that has remained constant despite all the...


Texas football misses opportunity

September 15, 2014

If Texas was looking for an opportunity to flip its season’s momentum, it had one Saturday night. After last week’s loss to BYU left a damp, dark mood around the program, the Longhorns found...

Column: Texas must open up playbook for Swoopes and Co.

September 12, 2014

Going into the season, many believed Texas’ strong suit would be its running backs. Last year, senior Malcolm Brown and junior Johnathan Gray amassed a combined 1,612 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns....


Despite previous beliefs, Strong has yet to make a change in Texas

September 8, 2014

Three weeks ago, many people thought Charlie Strong had changed Texas football. But Saturday’s devastating 41-7 loss against BYU proved Strong hasn’t changed much at all. Before...

Column: Heard should start over Swoopes

September 5, 2014

It has been all bad news for the Longhorns since they routed North Texas, 38-7, last Saturday. Senior center Dominic Espinosa is most likely out for the season after breaking his ankle against the Mean...

Fire devastates Mack Brown’s North Carolina home

September 3, 2014

A fire ravaged the North Carolina home of former Texas football coach Mack Brown last week, according to multiple reports.  David Vance, Avery County, North Carolina Fire Marshall, told the...


Longtime SID Bill Little steps away after decades of service

August 29, 2014

Seven years ago, Bill Little, special assistant to the head football coach for communication, made a promise to then-athletic director DeLoss Dodds and head football coach Mack Brown. The longtime sports...


New attitude, winning among many changes expected for Texas in 2014

August 25, 2014

In the past 12 months, Texas has been buzzing with changes. Longtime Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds retired while Steve Patterson came in to fill his large shoes. On the football field, Texas hired...

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Former Longhorns shining in the NBA Playoffs

April 29, 2014

It’s no secret that Texas is considered more of a football school than a basketball school. But, while the Longhorns have produced many NFL stars, they have also started the careers of multiple...


Without training, runner takes on ‘unthinkable challenge’

April 4, 2014

Last spring break, in a last-minute decision, mechanical engineering senior Steve Guillen packed a backpack, grabbed his helmet and biked 738 miles east to Destin, Fla. He had no plans and no set accommodations,...

NLRB’s decision to grant Northwestern football players union rights could have long-term implications

March 28, 2014

A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled Wednesday that scholarship players of the Northwestern University football team are employees of the University and have the ability to form...


Texas falls to Michigan 79-65 in NCAA Tournament to end its season

March 22, 2014

Even with effort and aggressiveness on the offensive board, Texas wasn’t able to secure a date in the Sweet 16 despite winning its opening game in the NCAA Tournament. The Longhorns took on Michigan...


Texas ready to face Arizona State in NCAA tournament

March 20, 2014

After missing the NCAA tournament last season for the first time under head coach Rick Barnes, No. 7-seeded Texas is set to face No. 10-seeded Arizona State in the Midwest region of the tournament Thursday...

Walk-on Tarale Murry overcomes adversity as mentor for his young team

March 19, 2014

Tarale Murry thought he gave up a dream to come to Texas. Murry, a junior guard walk-on on the Longhorns’ basketball team, was a four-time varsity letter winner at Lehman High School in Kyle....


Big 12 Tournament preview: Texas v. West Virginia

March 13, 2014

Before they make their return in the NCAA Tournament, the Longhorns will make one stop in Kansas City, Mo., over the weekend for the Phillips 66 Big 12 Tournament. Three-seed Texas (22-9, 11-7 Big 12)...

Barnes named Big 12 Coach of the Year

March 9, 2014

For the fourth time in his career, Texas head coach Rick Barnes has been named the Big 12 Coach of the Year. Barnes, who also earned the award in 1999, 2003, and 2008, now ties Kansas coach Bill Self...

Texas’ road woes continue against Texas Tech

March 9, 2014

No matter what it did, the road woes kept appearing for Texas all season. And on Saturday, they appeared one more time for the Longhorns’ season finale. Texas (22-9, 11-7 Big 12) took on Texas...


Men’s basketball to confront road woes at Tech

March 7, 2014

Almost five months ago, Texas entered its season selected to finish eighth in the Big 12. Now, with one week to go in the regular season, the Longhorns have a chance to finish tied for second in the...


Texas basketball rolls past lowly TCU in final home game, 66-54

March 6, 2014

Not even beer could bring excitement to a lethargic matchup at the Frank Erwin Center on Wednesday night. In the first game at which alcoholic beverages were served at a home Texas basketball showcase,...


Men’s basketball travels to Norman for matchup against Oklahoma

February 28, 2014

With three games left in the regular season, No. 24 Texas looks to hold on to its spot near the top of the Big 12. That goal starts Saturday, when the Longhorns (21-7, 10-5 Big 12) travel north...


Texas basketball holds on at home, knocks off Baylor

February 27, 2014

A left-handed layup high off the glass by freshman point guard Isaiah Taylor put Texas ahead by 3 points with 43 seconds left in Wednesday’s game. But it was a one-handed block by sophomore center...

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Texas Longhorns basketball falls to Iowa State, Melvin Ejim

February 19, 2014

After two impressive wins against conference opponents, Texas fell victim to the strength of the Big 12 on Tuesday night. At the Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa, No. 19 Texas (20-6, 9-4 Big 12) had trouble...


Longhorns to take on a hot West Virginia

February 14, 2014

The Frank Erwin Center will play host Saturday to a matchup that has turned into one of Texas’ biggest Big 12 contests in the last half of the season. West Virginia (15-10, 7-5 Big 12), which...


Texas hopes to bounce back against Oklahoma State

February 11, 2014

After the seven-game winning streak that put it in the rankings, Texas rolls back into action Tuesday, looking to prevent the start of a losing streak. The Longhorns face a determined Oklahoma...


Texas carries target on its back into matchup with K-State

February 7, 2014

After seven straight wins, Texas has moved from the hunter to the hunted. The Longhorns (18-4, 7-2 Big 12) sit in second place in the Big 12, despite starting 0-2 in conference play. Texas produced...


Texas knocks off TCU despite worst shooting night of season

February 5, 2014

FORT WORTH — Three days after shocking reigning Big 12 champion Kansas, Texas had trouble pulling away from lowly TCU. The Longhorns (18-4, 7-2 Big 12) played down to the Horned Frogs (9-12, 0-12...


Longhorns defeat No. 6 Kansas Jayhawks

February 2, 2014

Texas fans witnessed a sight they haven’t seen in quite some time Saturday at the Frank Erwin Center. In front of an electrifying, sold-out crowd, the No. 25 Longhorns overpowered No. 6 Kansas,...

The long road to strong

As its first black head coach, Charlie Strong brings change to 120-year old Texas football program

January 28, 2014

UT’s first football team in 1893 didn’t have a coach. Some aspects of the game were different then: Field goals were worth more points than touchdowns, and it was played almost exclusively...

Longhorns roundup

January 28, 2014

Texas ranked 18th in Baseball America preseason top 25 Although the Longhorns have struggled in the past couple of years, Baseball America doesn’t believe it will remain that way. Baseball ranked...

Charlie Strong expected to bring new culture

January 23, 2014

There are not many similarities between Mack Brown and Charlie Strong. They’ve both won football games — a total of 281 between the two as head coaches — and they’ve both won national...


Vince Young files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

January 23, 2014

Since leaving Texas for a career in the NFL, Vince Young has had trouble both on and off the field. Now, nine years after winning a national championship for Texas, Young has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Attorney...

Men’s tennis make history with three consecutive sweeps

January 21, 2014

The Longhorns produced their third consecutive sweep Sunday as they defeated Arkansas 7-0. Highlighted by junior Jacoby Lewis and senior Sudanwa Sitaram at the No. 3 spot, Texas clinched the doubles...


Charlie Strong formally announces full coaching staff

January 16, 2014

Texas’ newest football coaching staff became official Wednesday evening when head coach Charlie Strong formally announced the assistants who will work alongside him during his first year with the...

Strong’s coaching staff almost finalized after a week of hires

January 14, 2014

It hasn’t been long since Charlie Strong arrived in Austin, but he has yet to waste any time making his own mark on the Texas coaching staff. Strong, who was officially announced as Texas’...


UT System Board of Regents approve five-year contract for Charlie Strong

January 13, 2014

At a specially called meeting Monday morning, the UT System Board of Regents unanimously approved new football head coach Charlie Strong’s five-year contract and authorized President William Powers...


Strong faces several recruiting challenges as new head coach

January 13, 2014

Charlie Strong has many important tasks now that he is the head football coach at Texas, but one of his largest will be recruiting.  Texas has always been a popular destination for high school...


Five things Texas Longhorns fans need to know about Charlie Strong

January 7, 2014

Coaching Experience Strong has 31 years of coaching experience at the collegiate level. The former Central Arkansas safety started his coaching career at Florida as a graduate assistant and has since...