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Texas swimmers cheer as their teammates compete in the Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championship at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center on Feb. 25, 2022. The University of Texas was named Big 12 Champions for mens and womens events.

Texas swimmers looking to join Team USA in Paris after Olympic trials

Isa Almeida, Sports Desk Editor June 13, 2024

After senior breaststroke swimmer Anna Elendt secured her spot on the German Olympic team, it is now time for the American Longhorns to fight for a place on Team USA.  Elendt, who holds German records...

Freshman Yasmin Howe and sophomore Chloe Cooper celebrate after winning the Varsity 8+ race sat the Longhorn Invitational on April 27, 2024.

Texas rowing wins third national championship in 4 years

Isa Almeida, Sports Desk Editor June 11, 2024

No.1 Texas rowing captured its third NCAA National Championship in four years on June 2 with victories in the Four and First Varsity Eight Grand Finals. It was the first time the program won two events...

Texas women’s basketball signs All-Big 10 guard Laila Phelia from Michigan

Texas women’s basketball signs All-Big 10 guard Laila Phelia from Michigan

Isa Almeida, Senior Sports Reporter April 23, 2024

Texas women’s basketball added former Michigan guard Laila Phelia to its 2024-25 roster. Announced on April 22, Phelia is head coach Vic Schaefer’s first recruit out of the current transfer portal. “We...

Five-star freshman Ryan Wingo celebrates a touchdown for the orange team during Texas annual spring game on Saturday, April 20, 2024.

Texas football’s 2024 recruiting class show up at Orange-White scrimmage

Isa Almeida, Senior Sports Reporter April 20, 2024

Ahead of its debut season at the Southeastern Conference, Texas football hosted its annual Orange-White scrimmage, where fans got the chance to enjoy the Darrell K Royal Memorial Stadium energy and watch...

Senior Shay Holle smiles and throws up her horns after defeating Alabama in the second round of March Madness on March 24, 2024.

Women’s basketball seniors DeYona Gaston, Shay Holle to take separate career paths after 4 years

Isa Almeida, Senior Sports Reporter April 15, 2024

At the end of every season, there are lots of changes to every team due to the transfer portal. Texas is no exception to this, and with the current seniors having an extra year of eligibility due to COVID-19,...

Guard Rori Harmon plays against Baylor University on Feb. 6, 2022.

SEC in NCAA Tournament overview: how Texas women’s basketball’s future conference opponents held up

Isa Almeida, Senior Sports Reporter April 8, 2024

The 2024 NCAA women’s basketball season came to an end on Sunday as South Carolina was crowned national champion. Texas wrapped up its season in the Elite Eight versus NC State, but the season was nothing...

Sophomore Viviana Martinez and freshman Kayden Henry reach for ball during game against Oklahoma on Friday.

No. 4/5 Texas defeats Oklahoma 2-1, ties series 1-1

Isa Almeida, Senior Sports Reporter April 7, 2024

Chants of “Texas Fight” fought those of “Boomer Sooner” as No. 4/5 Texas defeated No. 1 Oklahoma 2-1 at a sold out Red & Charline McCombs Field to even the series. The Texas crowd erupted...

Graduate Student guard Shaylee Gonzales evades opponents as she dribbles the ball across the court on March 24, 2024. Gonzales had three steals and two assists in the second round game against Alabama, to help the Longhorns win 65-54.

Shaylee Gonzales declares for 2024 WNBA draft

Isa Almeida, Senior Sports Reporter April 3, 2024

Texas women’s basketball guard Shaylee Gonzales announced her declaration for the 2024 WNBA draft after six years of collegiate basketball. Gonzales announced her next steps through a post shared...

Texas women’s basketball defeats Gonzaga 69-47 to go back to the Elite Eight

Texas women’s basketball defeats Gonzaga 69-47 to go back to the Elite Eight

Isa Almeida, Senior Sports Reporter March 30, 2024

The game might have not looked promising in the early minutes, but top-seeded Texas women’s basketball found its pace to dominate Gonzaga for a 69-47 Sweet Sixteen win at the Moda Center in Portland,...

The Texas Hellraisers shout Texas Fight during the 4th quarter of Texas game against Alabama on Sunday. The Longhorns defeated the Crimson Tide 65-54, to advance to the Sweet Sixteen.

Fans, special guests brought life to Moody Center in first 2 rounds of NCAA Tournament

Isa Almeida, Senior Sports Reporter March 25, 2024

A mix of special players and fans kept Texas women’s basketball dancing. The top seeded team defeated Drexel and Alabama at home and is now moving on to the Sweet 16 in Portland, where the Longhorns...

Freshman Madison Booker dribbles the ball during Texas game against Drexel during the first round of the NCAA Womens Basketball Championship on Friday. Texas won 82-42.

El equipo #1 de baloncesto femenino de Texas domina a Drexel en la primera ronda del torneo NCAA

Isa Almeida and Sofia Estrada Ferrufino March 23, 2024

Nota del editor: Este artículo fue originalmente publicado el 23 de marzo del 2024 por Isa Almeida y fue traducido al español por Sofia Estrada Ferrufino. Los resultados sólidos por ambos lados...

Freshman Madison Booker dribbles the ball during Texas game against Drexel during the first round of the NCAA Womens Basketball Championship on Friday. Texas won 82-42.

No.1 Texas women’s basketball dominates Drexel in first round of NCAA tournament

Isa Almeida, Senior Sports Reporter March 23, 2024

Solid performances on both sides of the court earned the top-seeded Texas women’s basketball a dominating win over the 16th-seeded Drexel Dragons in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. After Texas...

Coach Vic Schaefer watches from the sidelines at the womens basketball game against Bringham Young University on March 2, 2024

El equipo de baloncesto femenino de Texas es el sembrado No. 1 por primera vez desde 2004

Isa Almeida and Angela Garcia March 20, 2024

Nota del editor: este artículo se publicó por primera vez el 19 de marzo por Isa Almeida y fue traducido al español por Angela Garcia. A medida que llegaba el momento de revelar el primer sembrado...

Coach Vic Schaefer watches from the sidelines at the womens basketball game against Bringham Young University on March 2, 2024

Texas women’s basketball is No.1 seed, first time since 2004

Isa Almeida, Senior Sports Reporter March 19, 2024

As it came down to the reveal of the last top seed of the 2024 NCAA Division I women’s basketball tournament, the ESPN broadcast showed the Stanford and Texas teams anxiously awaiting their fate...

Shay Holle falls while attempting to steal the ball during Texas game against Iowa State on Saturday.

Texas women’s basketball clinches spot in conference final after getting through a tough Kansas State

Isa Almeida, Senior Sports Reporter March 11, 2024

With a nail-biting ending for a spot in the Big 12 Championship final, No. 2 seeded Texas women’s basketball defeated No. 3 seeded Kansas State 71-64.  A somewhat level game through all 40 minutes...

Guard Shaylee Gonzales during Texas game against Cincinnati on Jan. 27. The Horns won 67-50.

Texas women’s basketball departing seniors Khadija Faye, Shaylee Gonzales leave a lasting legacy on program

Isa Almeida, Senior Sports Reporter March 8, 2024

Teary-eyed after watching tribute videos on the big screen at the Moody Center, senior Khadija Faye and graduate Shaylee Gonzales received a standing ovation as they were honored for their time at Texas. “Definitely...

Junior forward Aaliyah Moore dribbles the ball as she escapes opponents on Feb. 4. Moore scored 30 points to contribute to the 61-54 upset win over Kansas State.

Texas women’s basketball’s Aaliyah Moore showcases off-court life in new podcast

Isa Almeida, Senior Sports Reporter March 4, 2024

After she comes home from practice at 7 or 8 p.m., Texas women’s basketball’s Aaliyah Moore opens her laptop, grabs a microphone and records an episode of her newly released podcast “Moore Access.”...

Freshman guard Madison Booker drives to the basket during Texas game against BYU on March 2, 2024. Booker led the scoreboard for the Longhorns with 20 points.

No. 3 Texas women’s basketball wraps up conference play with win over BYU, celebrates seniors

Isa Almeida, Senior Sport Reporter March 3, 2024

Despite a slow first quarter, No. 3 Texas women’s basketball came out on top with a 71-46 win over BYU to wrap up regular season play in front of a packed Moody Center. Head Coach Vic Schaefer, along...

Freshman forward Madison Booker prepares to take a shot as senior forward Taylor Jones blocks opponents on Feb. 4, 2024. Booker and Jones contributed 33 points combined to the 61-54 upset win over Kansas State.

Students to host tailgate before Texas women’s basketball Senior Night, aim for 10,000 fans in the stands

Isa Almeida, Senior Sports Reporter March 1, 2024

On March 2, a group of students responsible for the student section The Charge will host a tailgate outside of Moody Center to gather students before the final women’s basketball regular season game. No....

Forward Madison Booker tries for a three-pointer during Texas game against Kansas State on Feb. 4, 2024.

No. 5 Texas women’s basketball defeats UCF in the final stretch of the regular season

Isa Almeida, Senior Sports Reporter February 24, 2024

In the short history between the two programs, No. 5 Texas women’s basketball has never lost to UCF. On Saturday it was no different as the Longhorns defeated the Knights 85-56 in Orlando. Central...

No. 5 women’s basketball waves goodbye to conference play against Texas Tech with a win

No. 5 women’s basketball waves goodbye to conference play against Texas Tech with a win

Isa Almeida, Senior Sports Reporter February 22, 2024

In what would be their last meeting, No. 5 Texas women’s basketball defeated Texas Tech 77-72 in a competitive matchup described as a “lucky win” by head coach Vic Schaefer. “We’re lucky we...

Former Texas women’s basketball star Retha Swindell to be inducted into the Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame

Former Texas women’s basketball star Retha Swindell to be inducted into the Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame

Isa Almeida, Senior Sports Reporter February 21, 2024

In 1975, Retha Swindell joined the Texas women’s basketball team to become the first Black woman in program history. Inducted into the Texas women’s athletics in 2001, Swindell will be the fifth former...

Head womens basketball coach Vic Schaefer watches his team play offense during Texas game against Kansas State on Feb. 4, 2024.

Head coach Vic Schaefer reaches 2 milestones in a week

Isa Almeida, Senior Sports Reporter February 20, 2024

Texas women’s basketball head coach Vic Schaefer reached 400 career wins on Feb. 14 following a victory over Houston. Three days later, Texas defeated Iowa State, giving the coach his 100th win at Texas. “It...

Texas celebrates their win over Cincinnati on Jan. 27, 2024.

No. 5 Texas women’s basketball dominates Houston in road win

Isa Almeida, Senior Sports Reporter February 15, 2024

Freshman forward Madison Booker led No. 5 Texas women’s basketball to an 82-66 road win over Houston. The victory marked head coach Vic Schaefer’s 400th career win.  “I’ve had really good players,...

Student managers are Texas women’s basketball behind-the-scenes heroes

Student managers are Texas women’s basketball behind-the-scenes heroes

Isa Almeida, Senior Sports Reporter February 9, 2024

From steaming jerseys at 1 a.m. to sharing random pictures on their social media accounts, the Texas women’s basketball student managers are there to do everything necessary to get the team ready for...

Wide receiver Xavier Worthy runs across the endzone after his touchdown during Texas game against Wyoming on September 16, 2023. Texas beat Wyoming 31-10.

The Daily Texan’s Super Bowl picks

With Super Bowl Sunday just a few days away, the entire country has its eyes on the matchup between Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs against the elite San Francisco 49ers. Being the sports staff...

Texas alumni hug as the buzzer sounds to end the game against Kansas State on Sunday. The Longhorns defeated the #2 ranked Wildcats 61-54.

No. 12 Texas women’s basketball defense shows up, upsets No. 2 Kansas State

Isa Almeida, Senior Sports Reporter February 4, 2024

No. 12 Texas women’s basketball defeats No. 2 Kansas State 61-54 in front of a loud Moody Center crowd. 8,325 fans showed up to support the top 25 matchup. “The student section, y’all were lit,”...

Senior guard Shay Holle shoots the ball against the OU Sooners on Jan. 24. The Longhorns fell to the Sooners 91-87.

Texas women’s basketball signees Justice Carlton, Jordan Lee named for 2024 McDonald’s All-American Game

Isa Almeida, Senior Sports Reporter February 2, 2024

Texas women’s basketball signees Justice Carlton and Jordan Lee are among the top 24 players in the country selected to compete in the 2024 McDonald’s All-American Game. Carlton and Lee are the No....

Senior guard Shay Holle shoots the ball against the OU Sooners on Jan. 24. The Longhorns fell to the Sooners 91-87.

No. 12 Texas women’s basketball gets 20th win of season on the road

Isa Almeida, Senior Sports Reporter February 2, 2024

A month after Baylor ended Texas women’s basketball’s undefeated streak in the Longhorns’ first game without junior guard Rori Harmon, the now No. 12 Texas defeated No. 13 Baylor in Waco 67-55. Junior...

Texas women’s basketball program reaches 1,200 wins after defeating Oklahoma State

Texas women’s basketball program reaches 1,200 wins after defeating Oklahoma State

Isa Almeida, Senior Sports Reporter January 20, 2024

In what was likely their last ever conference meeting, No. 11 Texas women’s basketball defeated Oklahoma State 76-66 in Stillwater. The victory marked the 1,200th win for the program. “It’s a...

Sophomore forward Aaliyah Moore shoots the ball during Texas’ game against Kansas on Jan. 16. Texas won 91-56.

Aaliyah Moore is on top of her game after missing part of 2022-2023 season

Isa Almeida, Senior Sports Reporter January 19, 2024

It was the first quarter of a non-conference game against Alabama State. In a drive to the basket, Texas forward Aaliyah Moore hit the floor. That would be her final play of the season, as the program...

No. 10 Texas women’s basketball comes out on top in thrilling match against TCU

No. 10 Texas women’s basketball comes out on top in thrilling match against TCU

Isa Almeida, Senior Sports Reporter January 11, 2024

A Texas team without Rori Harmon faced a TCU team without Sedona Prince, and, despite missing key players, they put on a show. Texas came out on top with a 72-60 win. “Rori is one of the best players...

Wide receiver Adonai Mitchell completes a catch and a touchdown during the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 2024. Mitchell recently declared for the NFL draft.

Wide receiver Adonai Mitchell declares for NFL draft after one year at Texas

Isa Almeida, Senior Sports Reporter January 9, 2024

In a heartfelt letter to his two year old daughter Icylinn, wide receiver Adonai Mitchell officially declared for the 2024 NFL Draft. Mitchell transferred to Texas in 2023 after winning back-to-back...

Senior forward Taylor Jones catches a pass during the game against Oral Roberts University on Nov. 29, 2023. Jones scored 27 points for the Longhorns during this game.

Texas women’s basketball eases past West Virginia, starts 2–1 in conference play

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter January 7, 2024

In its third ranked matchup of the season, No. 10 Texas women’s basketball dominated No. 24 West Virginia in a 70-49 win on the road. Texas took control of the game from the start and never looked...

The Women’s Basketball team plays against Southern University on Nov. 8, 2023 in the Moody Center. The ending score was 80 to 35, with a Texas win.

Texas women’s basketball starts final Big 12 run with a loss to Baylor

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter December 30, 2023

No. 5 Texas women’s basketball fell 85-79 to No. 10 Baylor in its final Big 12 Conference opener. Both teams came into the game undefeated. Ahead of the matchup, junior guard Rori Harmon announced...

Quarterback Quinn Ewers speaks to the press during Texas’ media day on Dec. 30, 2023.

The history of Texas in the National Championship

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter December 30, 2023

Despite being four-time national champions, the 2024 Sugar Bowl marks Texas’ first appearance in the College Football Playoff.  The Longhorns won their first three championships in 1963, 1969 and...

Texas women’s basketball hits the road, defeats Arizona in Tucson

Texas women’s basketball hits the road, defeats Arizona in Tucson

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter December 14, 2023

In its first true road game of the season, Texas women’s basketball defeated Arizona 88-75. Playing in front of her friends and family, graduate guard Shaylee Gonzales scored 12 points. Gonzales grew...

Senior forward Taylor Jones catches a pass during the game against Oral Roberts University on Nov. 29, 2023. Jones scored 27 points for the Longhorns during this game.

DeYona Gaston returns from injury in win over Long Beach State

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter December 7, 2023

Senior forward DeYona Gaston made her comeback to the No. 5 Texas women’s basketball team after suffering an injury in the Orange-White scrimmage on Oct. 24 with a nine-point, five-rebound performance....

The Women’s Basketball team plays against Southern University on Nov. 8, 2023 in the Moody Center. The ending score was 80 to 35, with a Texas win.

Student-run section aims to improve attendance at women’s basketball games

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter November 30, 2023

A group of advertising and public relations students started a student section called “The Herd” to help increase attendance and bring excitement to the Texas women’s basketball games.  The Herd...

Senior forward Taylor Jones catches a pass during the game against Oral Roberts University on Nov. 29, 2023. Jones scored 27 points for the Longhorns during this game.

Elementary schoolers cheer on No. 10 women’s basketball in third triple digit game of season

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter November 30, 2023

Central Texas elementary schoolers brought life to the Moody Center Tuesday as No. 10 Texas women’s basketball beat Oral Roberts 112-74. The 40 Acres Field Trip is an annual event hosted by Texas...

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Texas women’s basketball brings home hardware from the U.S. Virgin Islands

Emmanuel Ramirez and Isa Almeida November 27, 2023

The now 7–0 Texas Longhorns completed the Paradise Jam Tournament in the U.S. Virgin Islands over Thanksgiving week, winning three games in three days.  “(I’m) super proud of our kids,” said...

Longhorns in the NFL

Longhorns in the NFL

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter November 21, 2023

Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens After graduating from Texas in 2011, Justin Tucker went undrafted in 2012. That same year, Tucker was signed by the Ravens as an undrafted free agent and has been in...

Midfielder Lexi Missimo kicks the ball during the game against Lipscomb University on Aug. 18, 2022.

Texas soccer secures a spot in the Sweet Sixteen after second half comeback against Wisconsin

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter November 18, 2023

No. 5 seeded Texas soccer defeated No. 4 seeded Wisconsin 2-1 in Tallahassee, Florida, to make it to the NCAA Third Round for the first time since 2017. “It was a tale of two halves,” head coach...

Texas football coach Steve Sarkisian during UTs game against TCU on Nov. 13, 2023.

Games to Watch: Iowa State

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter November 16, 2023

No. 16 Utah @ No. 19 Arizona Saturday, Nov. 18 at 1:30 p.m. on Pac-12 Network This Week 12 matchup of the Pac-12 conference, and Arizona’s last home game, could be unpredictable. The hosts are...

No. 11 Texas women’s basketball gets triple-digit win over UT-Arlington

No. 11 Texas women’s basketball gets triple-digit win over UT-Arlington

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter November 15, 2023

After struggling offensively against Liberty on Sunday, Texas women’s basketball recorded 61 points in the first half of its 110-64 win over UT-Arlington. Texas’ score at halftime was nearly double...

Midfielder Lexi Missimo plays against West Virginia University on Sept. 28, 2023.

Texas soccer advances to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with 2-0 win over Lamar

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter November 11, 2023

No. 5 Texas soccer made it to the second round of the NCAA Championship for the second consecutive year after beating Lamar 2-0 in its tournament opener. Junior midfielder Lexi Missimo opened the scoreboard...

Head to Head History: TCU

Head to Head History: TCU

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter November 9, 2023

The roles seemed to have changed since the last time Texas and TCU met. In last year’s meeting, the Horned Frogs ranked No. 2 while the Longhorns were barely in the running, sitting at No. 25. This year,...

Junior forward DeYona Gaston attempts a layup against Texas Tech on Feb 8. 2022. Texas defeated Texas Tech 80 - 71.

Texas women’s basketball defeats Southern in season opener

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter November 9, 2023

No. 13 Texas women’s basketball started the season on a high with a dominating 80-35 victory over Southern University. “I’m really pleased with our team tonight,” head coach Vic Schaefer said....

With a Big 12 Championship win, Texas soccer gets automatic bid to NCAA Tournament

With a Big 12 Championship win, Texas soccer gets automatic bid to NCAA Tournament

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter November 6, 2023

“Texas fight” chants echoed across the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex as Texas soccer won the Big 12 tournament title, its first since 2007, beating Brigham Young University 3-1. In a battle between...

Keys to the Game: Kansas State

Keys to the Game: Kansas State

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter November 2, 2023

The defending Big 12 conference champions head to Austin on Saturday after initially falling off the radar, with losses to Missouri and Oklahoma State putting Kansas State at No. 23 in the polls. Despite...

Texas Soccer defeats Texas Tech, advances to Big 12 finals

Texas Soccer defeats Texas Tech, advances to Big 12 finals

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter November 1, 2023

The last time first-seed Texas Tech played in Austin, a last-second goal gave the Red Raiders the win, but this time, despite last-minute efforts, junior Texas goalkeeper Mia Justus maintained a clean...

Byars, Missimo goals send Texas soccer to Big 12 semifinals with win over West Virginia

Byars, Missimo goals send Texas soccer to Big 12 semifinals with win over West Virginia

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter October 30, 2023

Goals scored by junior forward Trinity Byars and junior midfielder Lexi Missimo secured Texas soccer’s spot in the semifinals of the Big 12 Championships. Fourth-seeded Texas defeated fifth-seeded West...

Opponents to Watch: BYU

Opponents to Watch: BYU

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter October 27, 2023

BYU will head into the eighth game of its maiden Big 12 season with a 5–2 record and 2–2 in the conference. The matchup against No. 7 Texas will undoubtedly be the biggest game of its season so far....

UT Womens basketball head coach Vic Shaefer.

Texas women’s basketball’s Orange-White Scrimmage gives fans a glimpse into the season

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter October 24, 2023

Texas women’s basketball put on a show in front of fans for the first time this season in Tuesday’s Orange-White Scrimmage held at Moody Center. Following an early exit from the NCAA tournament,...

From middle school to college, Madison Booker never left Vic Schaefer’s radar

From middle school to college, Madison Booker never left Vic Schaefer’s radar

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter October 19, 2023

Texas women’s basketball head coach Vic Schaefer started recruiting freshman forward Madison Booker long before her decision to come to Texas — as early as eighth grade.  “I’m thinking, 'I...

Notes on the Coach: Dana Holgorsen

Notes on the Coach: Dana Holgorsen

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter October 19, 2023

Houston head coach Dana Holgorsen looks to lead the Cougars to another upset win after his maiden Big 12 win over his former team West Virginia. While Houston is currently 3–3 so far this season, Holgorsen...

UT Womens basketball head coach Vic Shaefer.

Three top recruits commit to Texas women’s basketball

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter October 12, 2023

Three highly-ranked Class of 2024 players have committed to Texas women’s basketball ahead of its move to the SEC. Five-star Justice Carlton, ranked No. 7 by espnW, announced her commitment on Sept....

Texas Football head coach Steve Sarkisian runs into McLane Stadium with the Longhorns on September 23, 2023.

Keys to the Game: OU

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter October 5, 2023

The 119th game between Texas and Oklahoma will mark the first time since 2011 where both teams are undefeated. By the end of Saturday, only one Big 12 team will remain in the position. The last Red...

Rori Harmon attempts to score against Texas Tech on Feb 8. 2022. Texas defeated Texas Tech 80 - 71.

‘Very high standards’ for Rori Harmon, Texas women’s basketball

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter October 3, 2023

Named the “focal point on both ends of the floor” by The Athletic, junior guard Rori Harmon heads into her third season at Texas ready to bounce back from the Longhorns’ March Madness heartbreak.  “There...

The Texas football team runs onto the field ahead of their game against Baylor on September 23, 2023 in Waco, TX.

Big 12 Power Rankings: Week 5

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter September 29, 2023

1- Texas Longhorns Texas heads into week five in the top spot after taking down unranked Baylor 38-6 and stands at its highest national ranking since 2009. One of the three undefeated teams in the conference,...

The last dance: women’s basketball conference season preview

The last dance: women’s basketball conference season preview

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter September 26, 2023

No. 15 Texas women’s basketball's final Big 12 season begins on Dec. 30, facing off against Baylor at Moody Center. Here are five games to look forward to in the 18-game journey to the Big 12 Championship...

Games to Watch: Week 4

Games to Watch: Week 4

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter September 21, 2023

No. 3 Texas @ Baylor Saturday, Sept. 23, 6:30 p.m. CT, ABC The Longhorns travel to Waco for their last Big 12 opener in the team’s highest AP Poll ranking since being No. 2 in 2009. The Bears will...

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Former Texas guard Sug Sutton makes history in the WNBA

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter September 18, 2023

Texas women’s basketball alumna Sug Sutton became the first player in Phoenix Mercury history to earn a triple-double in the team’s final regular season game against the Las Vegas Aces. Sutton posted...

Class of 2004 Soccer Alumni Dr. Kelly McDonald returns to UT for the 2023 Athletics Hall of Fame Induction on Sep. 15, 2023. McDonald was a United Soccer Coaches all-American who led the Longhorns to their first ever NCAA tournament appearance in 2001.

2023 Texas Athletics Hall of Honor class reflects on induction

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter September 17, 2023

Every year the University of Texas announces the induction of new former athletes to the prestigious Hall of Honor. In 2023, 11 new names were added. On Friday, the newest class of inductees gathered with...

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Head-to-Head History

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter September 14, 2023

In each program’s history, Texas and Wyoming football have only met five times. In these few encounters, the Longhorns have defeated the Cowboys every game, averaging 32.6 points per game against their...

Former Texas backstroker, Olympic medalist Beth Barr to be inducted into Hall of Honor

Former Texas backstroker, Olympic medalist Beth Barr to be inducted into Hall of Honor

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter September 13, 2023

National champion and 1988 Olympic silver medalist Beth Barr is one of the 11 athletes being inducted into the Texas Athletics Hall of Honor on Friday, Sept. 15.  The backstroke specialist helped lead...

Former Texas soccer All-American Kelly McDonald Freeman to be inducted into Hall of Honor

Former Texas soccer All-American Kelly McDonald Freeman to be inducted into Hall of Honor

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter September 13, 2023

Nineteen years after leading Texas soccer to its first postseason win, Kelly McDonald Freeman will become the third soccer player to be inducted into the Texas Athletics Hall of Honor on Friday, Sept....

Getting to know Alabama with The Crimson White’s Abby McCreary

Getting to know Alabama with The Crimson White’s Abby McCreary

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter September 7, 2023

The Daily Texan spoke with Abby McCreary, sports editor for the Crimson White, about expectations for the upcoming Alabama matchup, fan energy and players to watch in Tuscaloosa on Saturday. Daily Texan:...

Meet the newest Longhorns

Meet the newest Longhorns

Isa Almeida, Sports General Reporter August 31, 2023

Texas football head coach Steve Sarkisian’s 2023 recruiting class was named No. 3 overall in the country, with multiple five-star recruits on their way to the Forty Acres this season and the ones yet...

Rori Harmon attempts to score against Texas Tech on Feb 8. 2022. Texas defeated Texas Tech 80 - 71.

Previewing Texas women’s basketball players to watch

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter August 30, 2023

Texas women’s basketball’s 2023 season kicks off at Moody Center on Nov. 8 against Southern University. Here are some of the top names to be on the lookout for as the reigning Big 12 regular season...

Senior Khadija Faye wins gold at Francophone Games

Senior Khadija Faye wins gold at Francophone Games

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter August 28, 2023

Senior forward Khadija Faye won a gold medal in the ninth edition of the Francophone Games with her home country Senegal.  The Francophone Games have united French-speaking nations and former colonies...

Texas Soccer alum signs professional contract with Houston Dash

Texas Soccer alum signs professional contract with Houston Dash

Isa Almeida, General News Reporter April 13, 2023

Months after her last game for Texas, goalkeeper Savannah Madden signed her first professional contract with the Houston Dash in the National Women’s Soccer League.  Unlike college recruiting, coaches...

Texas Soccer draws with Oklahoma in spring season matchup

Texas Soccer draws with Oklahoma in spring season matchup

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter March 26, 2023

With a last-second miss by Oklahoma, Texas soccer’s first home game in the 2023 spring season ended in a tie. The two teams had met in Austin during the regular season, where Texas took the three...

Four Texas soccer players called up to the U.S. U-23 national team

Four Texas soccer players called up to the U.S. U-23 national team

Isa Almeida, General Sports Reporter March 7, 2023

Four Texas players were named to the U-23 Women’s Youth National Team roster for the Portland Thorns FC preseason tournament from Monday to March 18.  The tournament features three matches against National...

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