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Texas vs. Baylor by the Numbers

Jason Epstein December 4, 2015

.687: Texas’ winning percentage over the past ten seasons. Since Mack Brown left two seasons ago, it has dropped to .417 and Texas was won just 10 of 24 games. 5: Since the 2005 Rose Bowl, the...

By the Numbers: Texas Tech

Jason Epstein November 25, 2015

24: The number of seniors who will suit up this week in the Longhorns’ last home game of the season. 46.5: The average number of points Texas Tech has scored per game this season. They rank second...

Texas vs. West Virginia by the Numbers

Jason Epstein November 13, 2015

59: The number of points Texas scored last week against Kansas. This is the first time the Longhorns have scored more than 50 points in 33 games.  598: The number of yards of total offense Texas...


By the Numbers: Kansas

Jason Epstein November 6, 2015

9.4: The number of tackles per game recorded by Kansas safety Fish Smithson. Smithson leads the Big 12 in tackles on the year. 114: The rank of Kansas’ total offense with 338 yards per game. 1938:...

By the Numbers: Texas vs. Iowa State

Jason Epstein October 30, 2015

11: The number of wins the Longhorns have over the Cyclones. Texas holds an 11-1 advantage. 5: The number of sacks recorded by the Longhorns last week against Kansas State. 0: The number of road...

Texas vs. Kansas State By the Numbers

Jason Epstein October 23, 2015

23: The number of points by which Texas lost to Kansas State when shutout last season. 9: The number of spots Oklahoma dropped in the rankings after being upset by Texas in Dallas. In a 24—17...


Column: The craziest intramural championship football game anywhere, anytime

Jason Epstein October 20, 2015

Editor’s note: Whitaker Fields closed Monday for renovations and will reopen in fall 2016. Below is a column from one intramural participant who fought for a flag football championship on Thursday...

Texas vs. OU: By the Numbers

Jason Epstein October 7, 2015

60: The number of Texas victories over Oklahoma to date. Texas’ lifetime record is 60-44-5. 17.3: The average number of points per game scored by the Longhorns in the rivalry. This compares to...

By the Numbers: Notre Dame

Jason Epstein September 4, 2015

6–7: The Longhorn’s overall record last season. Falling just below .500, Texas snagged a spot in the Advocare V100 Texas Bowl where it fell 31-7 to Arkansas. 47: The number of total freshmen...


Texas pitching couldn’t hold up against Baylor

Jason Epstein May 7, 2015

Texas got shut out for only the fifth time this season, falling to Baylor, 5–0, on Wednesday night in the opener of a three-game split series. After an all-around impressive performance this past...


Well-rounded production helps Texas sweep Oklahoma State

Jason Epstein May 4, 2015

After dropping two of three to Texas Tech last weekend, Texas bounced back to sweep Oklahoma State this past weekend in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Freshman Erica Wright pitched a one-hit shutout to start...


Texas softball drops two of three to Texas Tech

Jason Epstein April 27, 2015

After edging the Red Raiders in a close game Friday, Texas dropped the next two to conclude the three-game conference series this past weekend. With sophomore first baseman Kelli Hanzel’s go-ahead...


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

Men's golf The No. 2 men’s golf team earned a split Saturday at the Red Raider Shootout in Lubbock. The Longhorns first faced No. 23 New Mexico, which they defeated in a tiebreaker. Redshirt...


Pitchers shine as Texas sweeps Iowa State

Jason Epstein April 20, 2015

In its third conference series of the season, Texas took all three games against Iowa State, largely on the strength of its pitchers. The Longhorns (31–12, 6–3 Big 12) entered the matchup...


Longhorns ride Leahy’s bat to run-rule victory

Jason Epstein April 16, 2015

It didn’t take long for Texas to come out victorious over UT-Arlington on Wednesday night. Behind freshman third baseman Randel Leahy’s two-home-run night, the Longhorns run-ruled the Mavericks,...


UT students honor memory of Holocaust survivors

Jason Epstein April 15, 2015

Similar to the sound of a tornado warning in the states, two sirens will pierce the air in Israel in the next 24 hours, bringing traffic and society to a standstill. But these will not be calls of warning....


Longhorns fall to the Sooners, breaking nine-game win streak

Jason Epstein April 13, 2015

After a nine-game winning streak, including three wins against No. 22 Kansas, Texas dropped three straight to Oklahoma at the Red and Charline McCombs Field over the course of the weekend. In the...


Outplaying Islanders on the stat sheet, Longhorns look to mirror success on the field

Jason Epstein April 7, 2015

After sweeping Texas State this past weekend in a two-game stint, Texas faces Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Red and Charline McCombs Field on Tuesday. The Longhorns (26–9) have earned an...


Kern, Texas slam Houston in shootout

Jason Epstein April 2, 2015

Longhorns fight from seven down to edge out Cougars. After a combined 26 hits and 25 runs, Texas defeated Houston, 13–12, Wednesday night to extend its win streak to a season-best six games and bring...


Texas looks for strong start in matchup against Houston

Jason Epstein March 31, 2015

Coming off of a sweep of No. 22 Kansas to open conference play, Texas looks to continue its momentum Wednesday against Houston at Cougar Softball Stadium. Texas (23–9, 3–0 Big 12) enters...


Texas softball enters conference play on hot streak

Jason Epstein March 27, 2015

After a nonconference schedule that brought 20 wins for Texas, the Texas softball team will play their first conference matchup against the Jayhawks this weekend in Lawrence, Kansas. Despite dropping...


Former Longhorn Karina Scott still competing on the softball diamond

Jason Epstein March 24, 2015

After four years on the diamond for Texas softball, Karina Scott had a hard time leaving. However, she soon found out she didn’t have to. After appearing in 38 games as a freshman, Scott started...

Texas Shabbat 500 signifies strength within Jewish community

Jason Epstein March 9, 2015

Over 600 Jews gathered in the Recreational Sports Center for Texas Shabbat 500, an annual event promoting Jewish unity with students and organizations on the Forty Acres on Feb. 27. A night of services,...


Carolina tournament looks promising for Texas softball

Jason Epstein March 6, 2015

In its fifth and final tournament before the conference season begins, Texas (13–7) will travel to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, to compete in the Carolina Classic.  Although the team was...


Texas softball stays strong, picking up four wins at Texas Invitational

Jason Epstein March 2, 2015

In another successful tournament, No. 25 Texas picked up four more wins to take it to a 13–7 record this weekend. With six players hitting over .300 before the beginning of the Texas Invitational,...


Texas softball faces tough road in weeks ahead

Jason Epstein February 19, 2015

Throwing out the first pitch Thursday night in Cathedral City, California, No. 25 Texas softball kicks off its five-game stint in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic against No. 8 Georgia. This marks the...


Texas opens new softball season with a bang

Jason Epstein February 9, 2015

Texas started off its season strong with three wins in five games at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Arizona, this weekend, including a final win against No. 16 Arizona State. In the season opener, Texas...


Sophomore pitcher ready to lead Longhorns from circle

Jason Epstein February 6, 2015

Led by sophomore pitcher Tiarra Davis, who now has a full season under her belt, the Texas pitching staff looks to be a dominant force as they kick off the season Friday in the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe,...


Northerner tries to continue hockey career at Texas

Jason Epstein October 29, 2014

As Texas hockey headed into overtime, tied 6-6 with Texas State University, sophomore Spencer Delman skated the puck out of Texas’ zone, dodged a defender and, approaching the face-off dot, shot...


Student reigns as national foil fencing champion

Jason Epstein October 3, 2014

Sporting his white jacket and breeches, along with high, burnt orange Longhorn socks, then-junior Loktao Shing picked up his foil just over five months ago, ready to begin the foil fencing championship...

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