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Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports Desk Editor Reporter

Hunter is a journalism senior out of Needville, Texas. Currently he works as sports desk editor for the Texan. In the past, he has been a beat writer for the football team and baseball team as a senior sports reporter.

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Sports desk editor to miss the Texan despite dramatic introduction to sports journalism

Sports desk editor to miss the Texan despite dramatic introduction to sports journalism

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports Desk Editor April 20, 2023

My first ever sports media availability ended with me riding in the back of a police car.  Seriously. Someone unsuccessfully tried to aggressively swipe my baseball season press pass in front of the...

Quarterback Quinn Ewers attempts to move the ball downfield during the Orange and White Game at DKR Texas Memorial Stadium on April 15, 2023.

Quarterback takeaways after Orange-White spring game

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports Desk Editor April 15, 2023

Texas football had its 15th and final spring practice on Saturday, this time in the form of spring game action at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Fans got to see a glimpse of what the Longhorns...

Sonya Morris returns, No. 4-seed Texas stifles No. 13-seed East Carolina in 79-40 opening round victory

Sonya Morris returns, No. 4-seed Texas stifles No. 13-seed East Carolina in 79-40 opening round victory

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports Desk Editor March 19, 2023

When graduate guard Sonya Morris checked into the game for Texas women’s basketball late in the first quarter, the Moody Center showered her in applause and a standing ovation. Morris had been missing...

Texas fails to overcome Indiana’s big sixth inning in 4-2 loss

Texas fails to overcome Indiana’s big sixth inning in 4-2 loss

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports Desk Editor February 26, 2023

Texas failed to secure the sweep against Indiana and dropped the series finale, 4–2 on Sunday at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The Longhorns were unable to recover from Indiana’s four runs scored in the sixth...

Five-star linebacker Anthony Hill gives Texas defense much-needed answer

Five-star linebacker Anthony Hill gives Texas defense much-needed answer

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports Desk Editor January 9, 2023

Texas’ prospects for the linebacker position in the 2023 season were looking thin. Senior DeMarvion Overshown is heading to the NFL draft, senior Diamonte Tucker-Dorsey ran out of eligibility and...

Texas fails to overcome third down inefficiency, drops Alamo Bowl game in 27-20 loss

Texas fails to overcome third down inefficiency, drops Alamo Bowl game in 27-20 loss

Hunter Dworaczyk, Senior Sports Reporter December 30, 2022

After cutting the deficit to a single possession late in the Valero Alamo Bowl, No. 21 Texas saw its onside kick attempt recovered by No. 12 Washington, effectively sealing the victory for the Huskies. The...

Steve Sarkasian runs onto the field  on Nov. 12, 2022 at Darrell K Royal- Texas Memorial Stadium.

Texas football likely to play in Alamo Bowl for third time in four seasons

Hunter Dworaczyk, Senior Sports Reporter December 1, 2022

Texas certainly remembers the Alamo Bowl. While bowl selections will not officially take place until Sunday, all signs indicate that Texas can expect to play in the Valero Alamo Bowl again this year.  The...

Roschon Johnson, Texas seniors cap 8-win regular season with senior day victory

Roschon Johnson, Texas seniors cap 8-win regular season with senior day victory

Hunter Dworaczyk, Senior Sports Reporter November 25, 2022

When No. 24 Texas honored its seniors during pregame festivities prior to the last game at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, senior running back Roschon Johnson was the last to be celebrated. In...

Ranking the top 10 moments of the 2022 Texas football season

Ranking the top 10 moments of the 2022 Texas football season

Jordan Mitchell and Hunter Dworaczyk November 21, 2022

With only one week left in the regular season, football beat reporters Jordan Mitchell and Hunter Dworaczyk rank and relive their top ten favorite moments from the season.   10) Bijan Robinson’s...

Texas gets revenge on Kansas, defense stout in 55-14 rout on road

Texas gets revenge on Kansas, defense stout in 55-14 rout on road

Hunter Dworaczyk, Senior Sports Reporter November 20, 2022

Texas’ 55-14 victory over Kansas at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium on Saturday avenged what arguably was the lowest point of last season. Ending with a two-point conversion, the Jayhawks...

Terrance Brooks earned team’s respect after stepping in for injured D’Shawn Jamison

Terrance Brooks earned team’s respect after stepping in for injured D’Shawn Jamison

Hunter Dworaczyk, Senior Sports Reporter November 18, 2022

Shortly before Texas-TCU kicked off this past Saturday, fifth-year senior defensive back D’Shawn Jamison was ruled out of the contest. Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian later revealed Jamison’s absence...

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

Sarkisian talks offensive problems, Ewers after TCU loss

Hunter Dworaczyk, Senior Sports Reporter November 14, 2022

Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian said Monday that his offense showed its youth and immaturity in Saturday’s 10-17 loss to No. 4 TCU.  A field goal in the third quarter was all that the Longhorns’...

Texas’ offense can’t find rhythm, falls 10-17 to unbeaten TCU

Texas’ offense can’t find rhythm, falls 10-17 to unbeaten TCU

Hunter Dworaczyk, Senior Sports Reporter November 13, 2022

Facing a fourth down with a 3-17 deficit, redshirt freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers forced a throw to a covered sophomore tight end Ja’Tavion Sanders into the end zone. The pass fell incomplete, effectively...

Notes from the Opponent - TCU

Notes from the Opponent – TCU

Hunter Dworaczyk, Senior Sports Reporter November 10, 2022

Ahead of No. 18 Texas’ matchup against No. 4 TCU, the Daily Texan spoke with Charles Baggarly, the sports editor of the school’s paper, TCU 360.    The Daily Texan: With a 9-0 record and...

Texas Jahdae Barron celebrates after receiving an interception and scoring a touchdown against the University of Texas at San Antonio on Sept. 17, 2022. Texas defeated UTSA 41-20.

No. 18 Longhorns prep for No. 4 TCU’s high-powered offense

Hunter Dworaczyk, Senior Sports Reporter November 8, 2022

The Longhorns will have their first chance at a victory over a top-five opponent at DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium since 1999 on Saturday when No. 4 TCU arrives for a high-stakes Big 12 showdown. Led by...

Texas’ first half cushion enough to secure 34-27 victory over Kansas State

Texas’ first half cushion enough to secure 34-27 victory over Kansas State

Hunter Dworaczyk, Senior Sports Reporter November 5, 2022

Despite being outscored 17-3 in the second half of its game against No. 13 Kansas State, Texas managed to squeeze out a 34-27 victory at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday.  Holding a slim...

Execution key to victory against experienced Kansas State squad

Execution key to victory against experienced Kansas State squad

Hunter Dworaczyk, Senior Sports Reporter November 4, 2022

Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian believes Saturday’s game against No. 13 Kansas State is going to come down to a handful of plays. Sarkisian isn’t sure when the high leverage moments will come in...

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

Sarkisian talks bye week, Kansas State during weekly media availability

Hunter Dworaczyk, Senior Sports Reporter October 31, 2022

Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian thinks the bye week was beneficial for his program. After eight consecutive games, Sarkisian said on Monday that some of his fatigued players needed to rest. The bye...

Trio of Texas defenders improving NFL Draft stock with this season’s performance

Trio of Texas defenders improving NFL Draft stock with this season’s performance

Hunter Dworaczyk, Senior Sports Reporter October 27, 2022

Last year, Texas football saw zero of its players drafted for the first time since 2014 and the fourth time in program history.  While junior running back Bijan Robinson is practically a lock to get...

Ewers’ growing pains in first road game, penalties stunt Texas in loss to Oklahoma State

Ewers’ growing pains in first road game, penalties stunt Texas in loss to Oklahoma State

Hunter Dworaczyk, Senior sports reporter October 22, 2022

In Stillwater on Saturday, the Longhorns once again blew a double-digit second half lead, something that has become a staple of head coach Steve Sarkisian’s tenure thus far. In all three of Texas’...

Notes from the Opponent - Oklahoma State

Notes from the Opponent – Oklahoma State

Hunter Dworaczyk, Senior Sports Reporter October 20, 2022

Ahead of No. 20 Texas’ matchup against No. 11 Oklahoma State, the Daily Texan spoke with Daniel Allen, sports reporter at the school’s paper, The O’Colly.   The Daily Texan: After...

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Texas hopes to show poise in top-25 matchup against Oklahoma State

Hunter Dworaczyk, Senior Sports Reporter October 20, 2022

While Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian has never led the Longhorns in Stillwater, he knows No. 20 Texas will have to be composed to come out of the game against No. 11 Oklahoma State with a victory. The...

Texan Overtime Ep 09: Texas vs. Oklahoma Football

Jordan Mitchell and Hunter Dworaczyk October 17, 2022

In today's episode of Texan Overtime, Associate Sports Editor Jordan Mitchell and Senior Sports Reporter Hunter Dworaczyk discuss the Oct. 8 Texas football game against Oklahoma.

Texan Overtime Ep 08: Texas vs. West Virginia Football

Jordan Mitchell and Hunter Dworaczyk October 17, 2022

In today's episode of Texan Overtime, Associate Sports Editor Jordan Mitchell and Senior Sports Reporter Hunter Dworaczyk discuss the Oct. 1 Texas football game against West Virginia.

Texan Overtime Ep 05: Texas vs Texas Tech Football

Jordan Mitchell and Hunter Dworaczyk October 17, 2022

In today's episode of Texan Overtime, Associate Sports Editor Jordan Mitchell and Senior Sports Reporter Hunter Dworaczyk discuss the Sept. 24 Texas football game against Texas Tech.

Longhorns don’t buckle, win tight 24-21 game against Iowa State

Longhorns don’t buckle, win tight 24-21 game against Iowa State

Hunter Dworaczyk, Senior Sports Reporter October 15, 2022

For the first time this season, No. 22 Texas came up on the right side of a tight ballgame. Down 21-17 with less than five minutes in the game, the Longhorns faced a fourth-and-goal at the 3-yard line....

Iowa State match presents opportunity for Texas to show its cultural growth

Iowa State match presents opportunity for Texas to show its cultural growth

Hunter Dworaczyk, Senior Sports Reporter October 14, 2022

Iowa State is the next stop for No. 22 Texas’ “revenge tour.” Last season, the Longhorns dropped six consecutive games to finish the year at an uninspiring 5-7 record. Playing all six of the opponents...

While wearing the gold hat, Texas coach Steve Sarkisian poses with his football team. On Oct. 8, 2022,  UT beat OU 49-0.

Sarkisian focused on Iowa State, second half of season after Red River Rivalry win

Hunter Dworaczyk, Senior Sports Reporter October 11, 2022

Despite the magnitude of its 49-0 drubbing of Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl Stadium this Saturday, No. 22 Texas didn’t celebrate the outcome for very long. During his weekly press conference Monday,...

Ewers lifts offense to full potential in 49-0 Red River Rivalry shutout

Ewers lifts offense to full potential in 49-0 Red River Rivalry shutout

Hunter Dworaczyk, Senior Sports Reporter October 8, 2022

With redshirt freshman Quinn Ewers’ return to the field, the Texas offense showed how dangerous it can be when all of its pieces are in place. Saturday marked the starting quarterback’s first time...

Notes on the Coach: Brent Venables

Notes on the Coach: Brent Venables

Hunter Dworaczyk, Senior Sports Reporter October 7, 2022

Oklahoma head coach Brent Venables knows the Red River Rivalry well. Venables made the trip from Norman to the Cotton Bowl 13 times from 1999 to 2011 as an assistant coach. Venables’ 14th appearance...

Texas, Oklahoma face quarterback questions ahead of Red River Rivalry game

Texas, Oklahoma face quarterback questions ahead of Red River Rivalry game

Hunter Dworaczyk, Senior Sports Reporter October 4, 2022

Redshirt freshman Quinn Ewers may see the field this Saturday against Oklahoma for the first time since the starting quarterback went down with an injury against Alabama on Sept. 10. When asked for...

Costly fumble not weighing down Bijan Robinson

Costly fumble not weighing down Bijan Robinson

Hunter Dworaczyk, Senior Sports Reporter September 30, 2022

Junior running back Bijan Robinson is not letting Saturday’s loss stick with him.  During Texas’ first play of overtime in Saturday’s 37-34 loss to Texas Tech, Robinson took a handoff but fumbled...

Sarkisian points to self-inflicted wounds as primary reason for Texas Tech loss

Sarkisian points to self-inflicted wounds as primary reason for Texas Tech loss

Hunter Dworaczyk, Senior Sports Reporter September 26, 2022

Texas football head coach Steve Sarkisian believes the Longhorns made too many self-inflicted wounds to put themselves in a position to win the game Saturday against Texas Tech. The way Sarkisian felt...

Last season’s problems reappear for Texas in brutal overtime loss at Texas Tech

Last season’s problems reappear for Texas in brutal overtime loss at Texas Tech

Hunter Dworaczyk, Senior Sports Reporter September 24, 2022

No. 22 Texas’ second-half collapse to Texas Tech felt oh-so-familiar. Junior running back Bijan Robinson’s 40-yard rush gave the Longhorns a 31-17 lead late in the third quarter. Yet, like in many...

Notes from the opponent: Texas Tech

Notes from the opponent: Texas Tech

Hunter Dworaczyk, Senior Sports Reporter September 23, 2022

The Daily Texan sat down with Chris Williams, sports editor for The Daily Toreador, to talk about what fans can expect from Texas Tech ahead of Saturday’s conference opener. Daily Texan: What have...

No. 22 Texas to face tough test in first road game at Texas Tech

No. 22 Texas to face tough test in first road game at Texas Tech

Hunter Dworaczyk, Senior Sports Reporter September 20, 2022

When No. 22 Texas arrives at Jones AT&T Stadium to play Texas Tech on Saturday, the Longhorns can expect to be greeted by a sea of red.  With Texas’ move to the SEC looming, Saturday could be...

Simplicity secured No. 21 Texas’ 41-20 victory over UTSA

Simplicity secured No. 21 Texas’ 41-20 victory over UTSA

Hunter Dworaczyk, Senior Sports Reporter September 18, 2022

Sometimes football can be as simple as getting your best players involved. For No. 21 Texas, the best players on offense reside at the running back position. Head coach Steve Sarkisian turned to his...

Texas’ defense looks to maintain its high performance

Texas’ defense looks to maintain its high performance

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports reporter September 15, 2022

Two games into the 2022 football season, No. 21 Texas’ defense looks improved. Longhorn fans can thank the interior defensive line. Led by a trio of senior starters in T’Vondre Sweat, Moro Ojomo...

Sarkisian, Longhorns like where program is headed after near upset of No. 1

Sarkisian, Longhorns like where program is headed after near upset of No. 1

Hunter Dworaczyk, Senior Sports Reporter September 10, 2022

Despite losing 20-19 to No. 1 Alabama on Saturday, Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian was proud of the way the Longhorns competed against all odds. “Nobody gave us a chance, but we believed in our locker...

Notes on the Coach: Alabama Edition

Notes on the Coach: Alabama Edition

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports reporter September 9, 2022

Under Alabama head coach Nick Saban, the Crimson Tide has sustained dynasty-level success that defines the modern era. Since he took the reins of the program in 2007, Alabama has posted a 184-25 record....

Coach Steve Sarkisian watches unranked Texas host No. 1 Alabama.

No. 1 Alabama to bring talented roster to DKR on Saturday

Hunter Dworaczyk, Senior Sports Reporter September 7, 2022

Since taking over in 2007, Alabama head coach Nick Saban has won six national championships, eight SEC championships and has accumulated an overall record of 179-25 with the Crimson Tide.  Saban typically...

Texas opens season with dominating 52-10 win over Louisiana-Monroe

Texas opens season with dominating 52-10 win over Louisiana-Monroe

Hunter Dworaczyk, Senior Sports Reporter September 4, 2022

Coming into the season opener, head coach Steve Sarkisian said his team would consist of eleven individuals playing as one unit. It did not take long for Texas to put its team cohesion on display in Saturday’s...

New starting quarterback Quinn Ewers composed through high expectations

New starting quarterback Quinn Ewers composed through high expectations

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports reporter September 2, 2022

When Texas kicks off its 2022 season against Louisiana-Monroe, all eyes will be fixated on the new starting quarterback for the Longhorns: redshirt freshman Quinn Ewers. With a perfect 1.000 rating...

Sarkisian talks team chemistry, defensive schemes, readiness ahead of season opener

Sarkisian talks team chemistry, defensive schemes, readiness ahead of season opener

Hunter Dworaczyk, Senior sports reporter August 29, 2022

Head coach Steve Sarkisian believes he has a tougher, more tight-knit football team this season. However, Sarkisian said on Monday that team chemistry won’t be tested until the Longhorns take the...

Big 12 football preview: conference wide open in transition year

Big 12 football preview: conference wide open in transition year

Hunter Dworaczyk, Senior Sports Reporter August 23, 2022

For the first time since 2015, the Big 12 enters the season with a defending champion not named Oklahoma. With the majority of the conference breaking in new starting quarterbacks this season, five different...

Fall practice injury update: Texas dealt two key season-ending injuries on offense

Fall practice injury update: Texas dealt two key season-ending injuries on offense

Hunter Dworaczyk, Senior Sports Reporter August 21, 2022

As focus begins to shift toward the season opener in September, the Longhorns were dealt a pair of setbacks during fall camp. Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian officially ruled out wide receiver Isaiah...

Marcus Carr dodges TCU players as he drives down the court.

Ranking the top five non-conference matchups for Texas men’s basketball

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports Reporter July 28, 2022

Texas men’s basketball announced its non-conference schedule for the 2022-23 season last week. In the Moody Center’s debut season, the Longhorns will match up against a few notable programs both at...

Texas baseball first basemen Ivan Melendez uses his glove to help secure the out at first base. Texas played Rice at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Feb 18, 2022.

MLB Draft Tracker: Eight Longhorns selected in 2022 draft

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports Reporter July 20, 2022

After a season in which the Longhorns made a second consecutive College World Series appearance, Texas baseball saw several of its players selected in the 2022 MLB Draft. Eight Longhorns were selected...

Texas baseball first basemen Ivan Melendez uses his glove to help secure the out at first base. Texas played Rice at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Feb 18, 2022.

Ivan Melendez wins college baseball’s top individual honor after record-breaking season

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports Reporter July 2, 2022

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the June 27, 2022 flipbook. Texas finally has itself a Golden Spikes Award winner. Ivan Melendez, redshirt junior first baseman, won the Golden Spikes...

Looking back at Texas baseball’s top five moments of 2022 season

Looking back at Texas baseball’s top five moments of 2022 season

Hunter Dworaczyk and Jordan Mitchell June 23, 2022

In a year filled with many ups and downs, Texas baseball managed to post a record of 47–22 with numerous standout performances from individual players. While Texas ended its run without a national championship...

Senior Outfielder goes in for a bunt on April 23, 2022, at the UFCU Disch-Falk Field.

Longhorns eliminated from College World Series after 2 games, look forward to making another run next year

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports Reporter June 23, 2022

The Longhorns’ time in Omaha did not last as long as they would have liked. With a 7-3 loss to Notre Dame on Friday and a 10-2 loss to Texas A&M on Sunday, Texas’ season ended with an 0–2...

Redshirt senior Tristian Stevens throws a pitch during the Alumni game on February 5.

Stevens’ strong outing not enough as Texas drops opening game of College World Series

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports Reporter June 17, 2022

Friday night’s matchup between Texas and Notre Dame pitted the best remaining statistical offense against the pitching staff with the best earned run average in the College World Series. Notre Dame’s...

Texas shortstop Trey Faltine narrowly escapes a tag as he tries to reach third base against Texas A&M. The Longhorns fell to the Aggies 12-9 on March 29.

Longhorns bring ‘keep goin’’ mentality to Omaha after comeback in Greenville Super Regional

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports Reporter June 16, 2022

When the Texas baseball team boarded the bus to begin its journey to Omaha, the players donned T-shirts that read “keep goin’” on them. Redshirt sophomore shortstop Trey Faltine said the phrase...

Texas’ comeback bid falls short, Longhorns drop Game 1 of Greenville Super Regional

Texas’ comeback bid falls short, Longhorns drop Game 1 of Greenville Super Regional

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports Reporter June 10, 2022

Down one run with a runner on third in the top of the eighth inning, redshirt sophomore outfielder Douglas Hodo III roped a ball down the third baseline, and it looked like the game was going to be tied....

Cool, calm, collected: How Pete Hansen stays measured during high-pressure situations on the mound

Cool, calm, collected: How Pete Hansen stays measured during high-pressure situations on the mound

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports Reporter June 9, 2022

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the June 7, 2022 flipbook. For Texas ace Pete Hansen, his cool demeanor on the mound is scientific. The third-year lefty has a high heart rate variability,...

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Texas baseball’s David Pierce reflects on 400th career win as head coach

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports Reporter June 9, 2022

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the April 29, 2022 flipbook. Baseball has been simple for Texas head coach David Pierce. Pierce, who picked up his 400th career victory as a head coach...

Texas batter Ivan Melendez hits a ground ball against Rice at UTs UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Feb. 26, 2022. Melendez was named 2021 First-Team All Big 12 Designated Hitter and All College World Series honors during his first season as a Longhorn redshirt sophomore.

Melendez launches 30th home run, Texas advances to Super Regionals with win over Air Force

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports Reporter June 6, 2022

Add another accolade to Texas slugger Ivan Melendez’s award-winning season. The redshirt junior first baseman is the first college player to hit 30 home runs in a single season since San Diego’s Kris...

Senior Skyler Messinger hits a fastball at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on March 20, 2022. Messinger  struggled on the field after transferring from Kansas, and is now emerging from his slump.

Messinger’s 4 hits, 3 RBIs key to victory over Air Force in NCAA opener

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports Reporter June 3, 2022

Few college baseball players have appeared in as many games as redshirt senior infielder Skyler Messinger. The Longhorns’ matchup against Air Force at UFCU Disch-Falk Field marked Messinger’s 246th...

Lucas Gordon’s outing propels Texas over TCU, Longhorns advance to Big 12 semifinal

Lucas Gordon’s outing propels Texas over TCU, Longhorns advance to Big 12 semifinal

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports Reporter May 26, 2022

Holding a slim one-run lead in the eighth inning over top-seeded TCU in the Big 12 Tournament, No. 5-seeded Texas baseball desperately needed to add an insurance run or two if it wanted to walk out of...

Pete Hansen’s shutout lifts Longhorns to 4-0 victory over Oklahoma State in first round of Big 12 Tournament

Pete Hansen’s shutout lifts Longhorns to 4-0 victory over Oklahoma State in first round of Big 12 Tournament

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports Reporter May 25, 2022

With a 9 a.m. first pitch, it looked like the Texas bats were still asleep early in the opening round of the Big 12 Tournament on Wednesday in Arlington. Stuck in a scoreless affair, No. 5-seeded Texas...

No. 22 Longhorns roll over Texas Southern, earn 12–2 victory

No. 22 Longhorns roll over Texas Southern, earn 12–2 victory

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports Reporter May 12, 2022

It did not take long for the Texas bats to get going against Texas Southern. On just the second pitch of Tuesday’s ballgame, redshirt sophomore Douglas Hodo III hit a double to start the Longhorn’s...

Texas baseball’s walk-up songs, from worst to best

Texas baseball’s walk-up songs, from worst to best

Jordan Mitchell and Hunter Dworaczyk May 9, 2022

A pivotal part of the baseball experience, walk-up songs should embody the player and strike fear into the opposing pitcher, while simultaneously being “hype.” A good walk-up song should kindle applause...

No. 10 Texas suffers 14-3 blowout to No. 8 Oklahoma State

No. 10 Texas suffers 14-3 blowout to No. 8 Oklahoma State

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports Reporter April 30, 2022

After Friday’s 8-6 back-and-forth matchup between No. 8 Oklahoma State and No. 10 Texas, 7,134 spectators showed up to UFCU Disch-Falk Field for the rematch. But only one team fit the bill of a top-ten...

Redshirt senior Tristian Stevens throws a pitch during the Alumni game on February 5.

Stevens posts first conference victory as No. 10 Texas clinches series over Baylor

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports Reporter April 23, 2022

Redshirt senior Tristan Stevens’ seven-strikeout performance helped the No. 10 Longhorns beat the Bears 13-4, clinching the series. Prior to Saturday’s matchup against Baylor, No. 10 Texas baseball...

Faltine hits walk-off home run, Texas beats Air Force 12-10.

Faltine hits walk-off home run, Texas beats Air Force 12-10.

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports Reporter April 20, 2022

After the No. 10 Longhorns dropped a bit of a stunner to Air Force on Tuesday, losing 14-2, redshirt sophomore Trey Faltine wasn’t about to let Texas drop the second game of the midweek series. In...

Longhorns drop series to unranked Wildcats, fall behind in Big 12 standings

Longhorns drop series to unranked Wildcats, fall behind in Big 12 standings

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports Reporter April 17, 2022

No. 7 Texas baseball’s road struggles continued against Kansas State at Tointon Family Stadium this weekend. After winning their last two series against Oklahoma and TCU, the Longhorns were expected...

No. 7 Texas baseball pieces together 7-3 victory over No. 23 TCU to win series

No. 7 Texas baseball pieces together 7-3 victory over No. 23 TCU to win series

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports Reporter April 10, 2022
Texas will return to UFCU Disch-Falk field Tuesday night to play Stephen F. Austin before heading to Kansas State on Thursday for a conference series.
Hansen throws first complete game, leads No. 7 Texas baseball to 2-0 victory against TCU

Hansen throws first complete game, leads No. 7 Texas baseball to 2-0 victory against TCU

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports Reporter April 8, 2022
Texas redshirt sophomore Pete Hansen’s dominant outing powered the Longhorns to a 2-0 victory in their conference home opener.
Skyler Messinger overcomes early slump, draws comparisons to Antico

Skyler Messinger overcomes early slump, draws comparisons to Antico

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports Reporter April 3, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 29, 2022 flipbook. Skyler Messinger knows that hitting slumps do not last forever.  Messinger, a redshirt senior and transfer from Kansas,...

No. 2 Longhorns rebound from rough road trip, sweep series against Incarnate Word

No. 2 Longhorns rebound from rough road trip, sweep series against Incarnate Word

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports Reporter March 21, 2022
Powered by a plethora of hot bats, the Longhorns swept the series against the Cardinals to improve to 17–5.
No. 1 Texas baseball unable to recover from big Bobcat third inning, falls 6-4 to Texas State

No. 1 Texas baseball unable to recover from big Bobcat third inning, falls 6-4 to Texas State

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports Reporter March 10, 2022

Down 6-4 in the bottom of the ninth against Texas State Wednesday night, No. 1 Texas baseball found itself with runners on first and second with redshirt junior Ivan Melendez up to bat.  With assistant...

Stevens, Harrison pitch No. 1 Texas to 2-0 series-clinching victory against Alabama

Stevens, Harrison pitch No. 1 Texas to 2-0 series-clinching victory against Alabama

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports Reporter February 26, 2022

Rainfall forced No. 1 Texas baseball to wait an hour to start its game Saturday afternoon, but quick defensive work pulled the Longhorns to a fast victory.  On a cold day at UFCU Disch-Falk Field,...

Pitching helps Longhorns overcome errors, beat Islanders to improve to 5-0

Pitching helps Longhorns overcome errors, beat Islanders to improve to 5-0

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports Reporter February 23, 2022

For the first time this young season, top-ranked Texas baseball faced late-game pressure.  Holding a one-run lead against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the bottom of the ninth, head coach David Pierce...

Patient hitting, efficient pitching leads Texas to 15-1 series-clinching win against Rice

Patient hitting, efficient pitching leads Texas to 15-1 series-clinching win against Rice

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports Reporter February 19, 2022
The Longhorn offense forced the Owls to throw 229 total pitches on the day. Texas threw 119.
Fueled by Ardoin’s hitting, No. 1 Texas baseball cruises to 7-0 victory in season opener

Fueled by Ardoin’s hitting, No. 1 Texas baseball cruises to 7-0 victory in season opener

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports Reporter February 19, 2022

Around 200 days after a 4-3 season-ending loss to Mississippi State, No. 1 Texas baseball was back in action against Rice on Friday night. The Longhorns rolled to a dominant 7-0 victory to take the first...

No. 1 Texas women’s tennis overcomes early deficit, beats No. 25 Baylor 4-2.

No. 1 Texas women’s tennis overcomes early deficit, beats No. 25 Baylor 4-2.

Hunter Dworaczyk, General Sports Reporter February 2, 2022

No. 1 Texas women’s tennis faced No. 25 Baylor indoors Wednesday at the Edgar O. and Melanie A. Weller Tennis Center, a contest that served as a rematch of last year’s Big 12 Championship and the Longhorns’...

Texas track and field wins heptathlon and pentathlon events at Texas Tech

Texas track and field wins heptathlon and pentathlon events at Texas Tech

Hunter Dworaczyk, News Reporter January 31, 2022

Fresh off of a No. 1 ranking for the men and a No. 2 ranking for the women, the Texas track and field squad impressed in the Texas Tech Open & Multis meet this past weekend in Lubbock. Coming into...

No. 1 Texas women’s tennis opens dual match play with 7-0 sweep of Texas State

No. 1 Texas women’s tennis opens dual match play with 7-0 sweep of Texas State

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports Reporter January 23, 2022
The contest served as the team’s first dual match since the 2021 NCAA Championship last May.
Former quarterback Peter Gardere reflects on Longhorn, Red River Showdown legacy before induction to Hall of Honor

Former quarterback Peter Gardere reflects on Longhorn, Red River Showdown legacy before induction to Hall of Honor

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports Reporter December 17, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the October 15 flipbook. Peter Gardere typically never stayed on the field very long after one of his 41 career starts at Texas. The 1992 Red River Showdown...

Texas ice hockey’s growing popularity brings teammates together

Texas ice hockey’s growing popularity brings teammates together

Hunter Dworaczyk November 5, 2021

Senior Tommy Wehmann is a rarity in Austin.  Moving to Texas in 2018 came as a shock to Wehmann who was used to a different hockey environment in his hometown in Minnesota.  “A good indicator...

Austin plays host to Aussie rules football nationals

Austin plays host to Aussie rules football nationals

Hunter Dworaczyk, Sports Reporter October 25, 2021
The USAFL is an amateur Aussie rules football league dedicated to the promotion of the sport. 
Longhorn legends reflect on Texas career at Hall of Honor Ceremony

Longhorn legends reflect on Texas career at Hall of Honor Ceremony

Hunter Dworaczyk October 17, 2021

The Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium was twice as special Friday. Ten former Texas student-athletes were inducted into the Texas Athletics Hall of Honor this past week. Fourteen selections from the previous...

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