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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

All content by Grant Gordon

Summer previews: track and field, men’s golf and women’s tennis

Chris Caraveo, Grant Gordon, and Daniel Clay May 2, 2014

Track and field The Longhorns stay in Austin this weekend for Saturday’s Longhorn Invitational at Mike A. Myers Stadium. The meet serves as the final regular season stepping stone before postseason...


Weekend Recaps: April 25 – April 27

Cowgirls knock off Longhorns women’s tennis in semifinals The Longhorns failed to advance to a third consecutive Big 12 tournament championship after they lost to Oklahoma State 4-1 in Saturday’s...


Track and field competes in Penn Relays after string of dominance

Daniel Clay and Grant Gordon April 24, 2014

Since the Texas Relays, the Longhorns have dominated their competition, with the men and women winning their respective divisions at the Texas Invitational and taking home 16 individual titles at the Michael...

Weekend recaps

Longhorns lose final regular season match at Penick-Allison The Longhorns closed out their final game at the Penick-Allison Center with a long and memorable match on Senior Day on Friday against Baylor. Seniors...


Texas track and field strives for consistency in game against Baylor

Grant Gordon and Daniel Clay April 18, 2014

The Longhorns will travel to Waco on Saturday for the Michael Johnson Dr Pepper Classic, searching for their first bit of consistency this season.  Coming off a successful performance on both...


Sategna’s trust in staff yields positive results

Grant Gordon April 16, 2014

When Texas track and field combined into a joint men’s and women’s program before this season, a monumental effort was needed to form a successful product. Both coaches from the previous year...


Men’s and women’s track and field win team titles at Texas Invitational

Grant Gordon and Daniel Clay April 14, 2014

The Longhorns hogged the podium at the weekend’s Texas Invitational in Austin, with the women winning seven events and the men emerging victorious in five.  Led by sophomore sprinter Courtney...

Weekend recaps: track and field, men’s and women’s golf and men’s and women’s tennis

Marielle Hall’s top-10 all-time performance highlights track and field’s trip to Stanford Invitational The Longhorn women continued their rampage through the record books this weekend at...

Track and field competes in the Stanford Invitational

Grant Gordon April 4, 2014

The Longhorns continue their outdoor season Friday and Saturday with another big challenge at the Stanford Invitational in Stanford, Calif., against runners from the top programs in the nation. After...


Among 15 records, Longhorns excel at Texas Relays

Grant Gordon and Daniel Clay March 31, 2014

The 87th annual Texas Relays will certainly go down as one of the most memorable of all time, as competitors set 15 records during the four-day meet. One such record was set by sophomore throwing...


Track and field kick off 87th Clyde Littlefield Relays with mixed results

Grant Gordon and Daniel Clay March 28, 2014

Rainy skies greeted the 87th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays on Wednesday, but the Longhorns did not have to look far to find their silver lining. On the men’s side, the story of the first two...


Longhorns set for outdoor debut at Texas Relays

Grant Gordon March 26, 2014

This week’s Texas Relays marks the beginning of outdoor competition for the Longhorns. The meet, which takes the top athletes from 652 high schools, 232 colleges and nine countries, will show how...

Cedar Park man charged in hit-and-run death of former UT runner Philip Wood

Grant Gordon March 25, 2014

Joseph Cantu, 34, has been charged with failure to stop and render aid in the hit-and-run death of former UT track and field athlete Philip Wood, according to the Austin-American Statesman.  Cantu...

Weekend Previews

Women's golf heads to SDSU Farms Invitational After a month without competition, the women’s golf team heads back to the course Monday for the SDSU Farms Invitational.  Hosted by San...


Texas baseball seeks consistency in series against Columbia

Grant Gordon March 20, 2014

After blanking Dallas Baptist 5-0 on Tuesday night, Texas believes it has found its consistency — again. When the Longhorns (16-6, 1-2 Big 12) have gotten multiple runners on base this season,...

Texas women fall half point short of NCAA Indoor Title, men finish 20th

Grant Gordon and Daniel Clay March 17, 2014

Entering the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships ranked fifth in the nation, the Longhorn women knew capturing the top spot would take an extraordinary team effort. At the 4x400-meter relay, the...

Former track and field runner, Philip Wood, dies in hit-and-run crash

Grant Gordon March 6, 2014

Philip Wood, a 22-year-old former distance runner on the Texas track and field team, was killed early Sunday morning in a hit-and-run crash. Originally from Yardley, Penn., Wood served as a member of...

Track and Field merger results in early success

Daniel Clay and Grant Gordon March 5, 2014

Unlike most modern day NCAA programs, UT’s athletic department has been an example of consistency in the face of unpredictable nationwide coaching.  Coaches of most major sports on campus...

Men’s track and field finishes second in Big 12 Championships

Grant Gordon March 3, 2014

The Longhorns came up just short in their bid to defend the Big 12 conference title, finishing in second place at the meet in Ames, Iowa, over the weekend. The team scored 108.5 points, barely edged out...

Men’s track and field heads to Iowa

Grant Gordon February 28, 2014

The Longhorns travel to Ames, Iowa, this weekend for the most important meet so far this season — the Big 12 Championship.  The 26 athletes competing are looking not only to defend Texas’...

Weekend Recaps: Feb. 14-16

Grant Gordon, Daniel Clay, Brianna Holt, and Chris Caraveo February 17, 2014

Addison, Begley improve records at home for women's tennis Texas dropped two home matches over the weekend against top-20 competitors though two of its players stole the show. Sophomore Breaunna...

Weekend Sports Recaps: Feb. 7-9

Texas golf returns from Aloha State Freshman Gavin Hall led Texas to a seventh place tie in the inaugural Amer Ari Invitational tournament this weekend.  Hall finished the last round with the...

Texas to compete in New Mexico Collegiate Classic

Grant Gordon February 7, 2014

The Texas track and field program returns to Albuquerque, N.M., this weekend for the New Mexico Collegiate Classic. With only one more meet standing between the Longhorns and the Big 12 Indoor Championships,...

Weekend recaps: men’s and women’s tennis, track and field

Grant Gordon and Chris Caraveo February 3, 2014

Men's Tennis The Texas track and field program competed at both the Razorback Invitational and the Bill Bergan Invitational over the weekend, posting strong results without sending complete...

Weekend Previews

Chris Caraveo and Grant Gordon January 31, 2014

Track and field to compete in the Razorback Team Invitational The Texas track and field program will split up this week, with the distance and field event groups heading to Arkansas for the Razorback...

Weekend Recaps

Chris Caraveo and Grant Gordon January 27, 2014

Track and Field Recap By Grant Gordon The Texas track and field program competed in the Cherry and Silver Collegiate Invitational over the weekend, a two-day, unscored event hosted by the University...

Preview: Texas men’s and women’s tennis and track and field

Grant Gordon, Chris Caraveo, and Matt Warden January 24, 2014

Men's tennis After a shutout victory over Arkansas on Wednesday, the No. 20 Longhorns are in the driver’s seat to a dominant season.  Texas (3-0) earned its third consecutive dual-match...

Track and field opens the spring season with early loss

Grant Gordon January 21, 2014

The men’s and women’s track and field teams traveled to Fayetteville on Friday for their season-opening dual meet against Arkansas. Despite several promising individual performances, both were...

Track and field teams looking forward to season

Grant Gordon January 17, 2014

The Texas Women’s Indoor Track & Field team was tagged as the one to beat after the Division I ranking were released earlier this week, placing the Longhorns first.  Led by new coach...

Patriots’ Gronkowski to make big screen debut

Grant Gordon November 18, 2013

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has had a pretty good month. After returning from a potentially career-threatening injury in Week 7, Gronk has regained his position as one of the top tight...


Halloween costumes for biggest faces of Texas athletics

Grant Gordon October 31, 2013

A lot has changed for UT athletics since Halloween a year ago. The already disappointing two-loss football team was readying itself for a run at the Big 12 Championship to save head coach Mack Brown from...


Drake hired by Toronto Raptors, will help with uniform design

Grant Gordon October 26, 2013

For a team that only won 34 games last year, the Toronto Raptors surely are an interesting topic for discussion. It seems as though the team has finally overcome the tragic loss of its mascot, Raptor,...

LeBron wears short shorts

Grant Gordon October 22, 2013

Ever since he was little, LeBron James has always counted Julius Erving as one of his biggest idols.  Even though James was only two years old when Dr. J retired, he was always inspired by the...


Ideas for Johnny Manziel’s Halloween costume

Grant Gordon October 18, 2013

Johnny Manziel has had some pretty big moments in the past year. After bursting onto  the national scene, he led once afterthought Texas A&M to an upset over first-ranked Alabama en route...

Raptors suffer devastating loss in mascot’s injury

Grant Gordon October 11, 2013

With the NBA season right around the corner, one team looking to improve on a few rough years is the Toronto Raptors. In a weak Eastern Conference, the Raptors’ budding young core hopes to crash...

Pittsburgh Pirates fans celebrate after fantastic season

Grant Gordon October 7, 2013

Over the last two decades, Pittsburgh Pirates fans have become accustomed to losing. The Pirates compiled a losing record in each of the past 20 seasons, which is the longest losing streak in U.S. professional...

Durant-Wade feud previews NBA season

Grant Gordon September 30, 2013

In Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant’s early NBA years, he was considered a quiet, almost shy player, completely contrasting the league’s other brash, outgoing celebrities such as...

The Top 10 rappers who rep their sports fandom the hardest

Grant Gordon September 20, 2013

Sports and celebrities have always been intertwined; all athletes want to be celebrities, and all celebrities want to be athletes.  Most superstars satisfy these desires by following their favorite...

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