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Longhorns finish first round of Bryan Regional in tie for eighth

May 6, 2016

The Longhorns overcame an up-and-down day to finish the first round of the NCAA Bryan Regional in a tie for eighth at five-over par. Texas’ round puts them three shots back of Miami, who...


Sports editor looks back at place he called home for four years

May 6, 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’s basement office. The term comes from the old typesetting...


Four years after record-breaking run, Leo Manzano hopes to repeat Olympic success

May 4, 2016

Leo Manzano took his place at the starting blocks before the 800-meter race at the Texas Relays.   The 2012 Olympic silver medalist dominated the event the past three years, setting the Texas Relays...


Ridgeway’s slide presents cautionary tale to those who decide to leave college early

May 3, 2016

Hassan Ridgeway left Texas a year early for the draft because the NFL College Advisory Committee gave him a second-round grade. But the former Longhorn defensive lineman didn’t hear his name called...


Longhorns ousted from Big 12 tournament after 4-1 loss to Oklahoma

May 2, 2016

The Longhorns’ time in the Big 12 tournament was over before it had a chance to start. Texas tallied just one match win in a 4-1 defeat to Oklahoma in the first round of the Big 12 tournament...


Longhorn women win, Texas men finish second at Drake Relays

May 1, 2016

Despite cold and rainy weather, the Texas women’s relay team came out on top at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, this weekend. The Longhorns totaled 26 points during the relays, tying...


Longhorns must win Big 12 tournament to make NCAA tournament

April 27, 2016

So far this season, the Longhorns have a 9–6 record in the Big 12, sit in a tie for third in the conference and are 4–2 against TCU and Texas Tech, the top two teams in the Big 12. But as...


Okolo, Longhorn men shine at LSU Alumni Gold meet

April 25, 2016

The NCAA Championships are still over a month away, but senior Courtney Okolo showed why she’ll be one of the favorites to win the 400-meter title this weekend. Okolo destroyed the field and...

Longhorns stumble slightly in second round of Big 12 Championship

April 24, 2016

The Longhorns slipped up a bit in the second round of the Big 12 Championship in San Antonio, finishing the day three-over par and five strokes back of leader Oklahoma State with 18 holes to go. Texas...


Longhorns fall 5-2 at Texas Tech

April 24, 2016

A pair of wins by senior Michael Riechmann and redshirt freshman Julian Zlobinksy weren’t nearly enough for Texas against No. 9 Texas Tech. The Red Raiders dominated from the first serve to hand...

Longhorns, Sophia Schubert second after first round of Big 12 Championship

April 24, 2016

The Longhorns’ quest for their first conference championship since 2011 got off to a strong start Friday, finishing the day at 2-under par and in a tie for second place in the Big 12 Championship...


Isaiah Taylor hires agent, officially forgoes senior season

April 21, 2016

Editor's note: This story has been updated since its original publication. What appeared to be a game-winning shot in the NCAA tournament turned out to be the last bucket of a three-year career...


Column: Longhorns need to rely on running backs for success in 2016

April 20, 2016

It might have been easy to miss on Saturday, but through the intermittent rain and freshman quarterback Shane Buechele’s flashy performance, another part of the Longhorns’ offense emerged as...


Four things we learned at the spring game

April 17, 2016

Fans got their first look at what the 2016 season could hold with the annual spring game on Saturday. The “Texas” team took the 21-7 rain-shortened contest, but the intrigue was more about...


Five things we learned at the spring game

April 17, 2016

Fans got their first look at what the 2016 season could hold with the annual spring game on Saturday. The “Texas” team took the 21-7 rain-shortened contest, but the intrigue was more about...


With Red River Rivalry looming, Longhorns need series win to take step from good to great

April 12, 2016

The Red River Rivalry once again commences this weekend, but no, we’re not talking about the annual football showdown in Dallas.  Texas softball makes the 372-mile trek across the state...

Longhorns fall 3-2 to Texas Tech, remain winless in Big 12 play

April 10, 2016

The Longhorns had the opportunity they wanted, despite trailing 3-2 in the bottom of the seventh against Texas Tech on Friday. Sophomore catcher Randel Leahy stepped to the plate with two outs and runners...

Sophia Schubert’s three-under helps Longhorns to seventh-place spot through first round of PING/ASU Invitational

April 10, 2016

Sophomore Sophia Schubert carded a three-under par score, helping the Longhorns finish the first round of the PING/ASU Invitational on Friday afternoon. Schubert, who is five shots back of UCLA’s...

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Morolake Akinosun’s history-making run highlights Longhorns’ final day at Texas Relays

April 3, 2016

The Nike Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays have been around for 89 years, but the 21,006 fans that filled Mike A. Myers Stadium on Saturday afternoon saw something that’s never happened in the event’s...


Live Blog: Texas Relays | April 2, 2016

April 2, 2016

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Record-setting day sets Longhorns up for potential championship

March 26, 2016

The Longhorns will head into the final day of the NCAA Championships with a comfortable 95-point lead over California after record-setting performances by sophomore Joseph Schooling and freshman Townley...


Despite disappointing tournament run, seniors believe in head coach Shaka Smart

March 23, 2016

The subdued and desolate Texas locker room in the wee hours of Saturday after the last-second loss to Northern Iowa was a long way away from the loud and positive practices.  A long way away from...

Longhorns look to keep momentum up in Hawaii

March 22, 2016

The Longhorns will look to continue their string of three straight top-five finishes this week at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational in Honolulu, Hawaii.   Texas is coming off of a 5-1 defeat...


Jesperson’s prayer ends Longhorns’ hopes of long tournament run

March 19, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY — Just like that, the Longhorns’ time in the NCAA tournament was over. Junior guard Isaiah Taylor tied the game at 72 with 2.7 seconds left to play and with Northern Iowa...


Longhorns fall to Texas A&M 5-4 on walk-off home run

March 16, 2016

The Longhorns experienced the entire range of emotions in the final inning against Texas A&M on Tuesday night. Texas entered the ninth inning down 4-0, but two RBI hits by freshman third baseman...


Longhorns draw No. 6 seed in West Region, potential showdown with Texas A&M looms

March 13, 2016

Texas and Texas A&M might not compete regularly anymore, but the NCAA selection committee did their best to set up a potential showdown between the two in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The...


Longhorns split two games in Maverick Invitational

March 13, 2016

After a washout of Friday’s games because of rain, the Longhorns split their two games in the Maverick Classic on Saturday, defeating Samford 10-8 before falling 3-2 to Arizona in eight innings. The...


Cold first-half shooting dooms Longhorns to 75-61 loss to Baylor in Big 12 quarterfinals

March 11, 2016

The Longhorns’ Big 12 tournament run was over before it had a chance to start. Texas opened its quarterfinal match up against Baylor hitting just five of its first 23 shots, allowing the Bears...


Longhorns struggle in final round to finish second in UNF Collegiate

March 9, 2016

The Longhorns set themselves up in prime position for their first win of the spring season in the first two rounds of the UNF Collegiate on Monday, but all hope of a team win fell by the wayside in Tuesday’s...


Big 12 Notebook: Buddy Hield wins Big 12 Player of the Year award

March 9, 2016

Kansas might have won the Big 12, but Oklahoma senior guard Buddy Hield took the Conference’s Player of the Year award, the Big 12 announced on Sunday. Hield, who won the award for the second-straight...


Prince Ibeh, Isaiah Taylor lead Longhorns in Big 12 honors

March 7, 2016

After lifting the Longhorns from a bubble team to a solid No. 5 or 6 seed in the NCAA, senior center Prince Ibeh and junior point guard Isaiah Taylor received recognition for their efforts from the Big...


Roach’s late run sparks Longhorns to 62-50 win over Oklahoma State

March 5, 2016

Kerwin Roach Jr. and the Longhorns struggled through the first 35 minutes Friday night. Texas was shooting 37 percent from the field, buried neck deep in foul trouble and tied with an Oklahoma State...


Big 12 Notebook: Kansas wins 12th-straight Big 12 title

March 2, 2016

Before they stomped all over the Longhorns on Monday night, the Jayhawks had a little bit of celebrating to do.  Kansas wrapped up a share of its 12th-straight Big 12 title with a 67-58 win over...


Five thoughts from the Longhorns’ 86-56 loss to Kansas

March 1, 2016

Texas came out flat against Kansas Monday night, and it showed. The Jayhawks jumped out to a 15-0 lead and never looked back, handing the Longhorns a 86-56 loss on Senior Night.  Here are five...


After roller-coaster four years, seniors look to upset Kansas in final home game

February 29, 2016

The Erwin Center will have a much different atmosphere Monday night compared to when the team’s seniors stepped into the arena for the first time four years ago. When Demarcus Holland, Javan Felix,...


Late game run sparks Longhorns to 76-63 win over Oklahoma

February 28, 2016

Junior guard Isaiah Taylor and the Longhorns walked off the court having no idea what had just happened. Neither did Buddy Hield and the Sooners. Roughly 20 minutes earlier, Texas found itself down...


Big 12 Notebook: Kansas takes two-game lead in Big 12 race

February 23, 2016

Despite all the turmoil in college basketball this season, one thing looks like it will remain the same — the Kansas Jayhawks winning the Big 12 title. The Jayhawks took a big step toward...


Longhorns in ninth in Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate

February 22, 2016

The Longhorns shot nine over par to finish the first round of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate in ninth place on Sunday afternoon. Junior Haley Mills led Texas with an even score of 72 strokes,...


Longhorns look to snap out of slump at Kansas State

February 22, 2016

Shaka Smart walked into a dejected Longhorns locker room after a 78-64 loss to Baylor on Saturday. But the head coach didn’t yell at his players. Instead, he simply talked to them. “These...


Baylor defense stymies Longhorns in 76-61 defeat

February 21, 2016

The first three possessions said it all. The 24th-ranked Longhorns opened Saturday’s game against No. 25 Baylor with three-straight turnovers. The Bears pounced immediately, turning the extra...


Column: Longhorns don’t need their freshmen to be great, just consistent for postseason run

February 18, 2016

Shaka Smart came up with a creative analogy for his trio of talented freshmen. “They’re on a roller coaster ride right now,” the head coach said on Monday. “They don’t...


Longhorns gear up for tough home schedule to finish season

February 16, 2016

The Longhorns struggled last week on the road against ranked teams, but there’s no time to lick their wounds. Texas faces four more ranked opponents over the next two weeks, including No. 10 West...


Longhorns hang with Cyclones, but fall 85-75 for second-straight road loss

February 14, 2016

Before leaving for Ames, junior guard Kendal Yancy said the Longhorns weren’t going to let themselves get “punked.” The team did just that for the first 35 minutes of Saturday...


Three-run sixth lifts Longhorns to season-opening win over Arkansas

February 12, 2016

Runners stood at second and third with no outs for Texas in the bottom of the sixth. The Longhorns had this same exact situation in the second inning, but couldn’t score.  This time,...

Five thoughts from the Longhorns’ loss at Oklahoma

February 9, 2016

Texas led for almost 35 minutes; Oklahoma led for just 49 seconds. But the Sooners led at the right time, grabbing a 63-60 win on Big Monday. Here are five thoughts from the loss. Missed opportunity Texas...


Big 12 Notebook — Jameel McKay suspended indefinitely by Iowa State

February 9, 2016

The Cyclones will be without senior forward Jameel McKay for a second-straight game because of a suspension. Head coach Steve Prohm suspended McKay indefinitely Thursday, and McKay did not travel...


Longhorns start tough stretch of games with road contest versus Oklahoma

February 8, 2016

The last four games have gone as well as the Longhorns could have hoped. Texas has won each of those four games — including a road win at No. 15 Baylor — and most bracketologists have them...


Connor Lammert finding his stroke from beyond the arc

February 5, 2016

Connor Lammert struggled in Fort Worth on Jan. 9.  The senior forward missed all seven shots he took in a loss TCU, scoring a season-low one point and leading head coach Shaka Smart to say Lammert...


Longhorns hang on to beat Baylor 67-59 on the road

February 2, 2016

WACO — Texas and No. 15 Baylor spent Monday night slugging it out, both with baskets and fouls. Both teams, who had a scuffle in overtime in their last meeting, combined for 30 fouls while shooting...