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Sophomore guard Nekia Jones to transfer

April 18, 2015

Sophomore women's basketball guard Nekia Jones has decided to transfer after completing the spring semester, Texas officials announced Friday. Jones averaged nearly six points in...

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Nneka Enemkpali drafted 26th overall in WNBA Draft

April 17, 2015

Watching the WNBA Draft, surrounded by her family, senior forward Nneka Enemkpali was finally able to let out a sigh of relief Thursday night.  After months of uncertainty about Enemkpali’s...

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Longhorns’ season ends with 105–54 loss to UConn

March 28, 2015

After NCAA Tournament wins against Western Kentucky and California, Texas lost to No. 1 seed Connecticut, 105–54, in the NCAA regional semifinal, ending its long season.  “It’s...

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Texas faces tough opponent in Sweet 16 round

March 27, 2015

Update: Texas faces Connecticut at 11 a.m. Follow us at @texansports for live-tweets from the game, and check back here afterward for post-game coverage. After a season marked by injuries and other...

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March Madness: Women’s basketball advances to Sweet 16

March 23, 2015

With four players scoring double digits and the Longhorns shooting nearly 48 percent all game, No. 5-seeded Texas hung on in the final minutes to defeat No. 4 seed California, 73–70, on Sunday. Texas...

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Longhorns stage comeback to advance to second round of NCAA tournament

March 21, 2015

Texas has become quite familiar with deficits this season. But down by 6 points late in the second half Friday, Texas started to streak. With the game tied with less than 20 seconds to go, a Lady...

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Texas WBB receives No. 5 seed in NCAA tournament

March 17, 2015

Selection Monday has come and gone, and the Longhorns are officially going dancing.  Texas (22–10) found out it is the No. 5 seed in the NCAA tournament in the Albany Region. The Longhorns...

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Longhorns advance to Big 12 Championship final with win against Oklahoma

March 9, 2015

A stifling defense is what wins the Longhorns games — and possibly even championships.  In the Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship semifinal against Oklahoma on Sunday,...

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Women’s basketball prepares for Big 12 Championship

March 6, 2015

The Longhorns’ march towards the NCAA championship continues this weekend with the Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship, where they sit with the No. 6 seed. Texas (20–9,...

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Women’s basketball prepares for big game on Senior Night

March 3, 2015

The Longhorns, a game away from their second consecutive 20-win season, will hit the court one last time at the Frank Erwin Center to host TCU on Tuesday. The team, which currently sits at sixth...

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Women’s basketball sees winning streak comes to an end against West Virginia

March 2, 2015

For nearly 38 minutes Sunday, Texas led West Virginia. The Longhorns had a 14-point margin with seven minutes remaining in the second half — and then quickly saw their command of the game vanish. West...

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Women’s basketball wins fourth consecutive game over Oklahoma State

February 26, 2015

With the help of its bench, Texas found its fourth consecutive victory Wednesday night. The Longhorns tallied a total of 22 points from its bench players and recorded a 39 percent shooting percentage...

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Texas women’s basketball hangs on for late-game victory against Texas Tech

February 23, 2015

With three minutes remaining, it seemed the Longhorns had secured an easy path to their third straight victory.  Up by 10, Texas held control — until Texas Tech went on an 10–3...

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As season winds down, Texas women’s basketball seeks to capitalize on momentum

February 20, 2015

After a year filled with injuries and adversity, Texas finds itself just three wins away from a 20-win season. With four games remaining, the Longhorns (17–8, 6–8 Big 12) look to keep its...

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Texas women’s basketball wins in blowout

February 19, 2015

Blow out! The Longhorns (17–8, 6–8 Big 12) won their second consecutive game Wednesday night as they beat Kansas State (15–10, 5–9 Big 12), 76–58, thanks to a career night...

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Texas women’s basketball wins first Big 12 road game

February 16, 2015

Boasting four Longhorns with double-digit figures, Texas collected its first conference road victory against Kansas, 74–63, on Saturday. Texas played calmly in the first half, and its defense...

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Struggling Longhorns seek first conference road win

February 13, 2015

Since conference season began, winning away from home has been a consistent problem for the Longhorns. In six away Big 12 games this season, Texas has recorded six straight losses — and now Texas...

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Longhorns fall to Bears for second time this season

February 9, 2015

With two minutes remaining in the game, and down by 5 points, Texas found itself in a position to end its losing skid. But Baylor proved to be too much once again — and the Longhorns fell to the...

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Longhorns fall to TCU for fifth Big 12 loss

February 2, 2015

After taking down Oklahoma last week, Texas’ struggles returned Saturday.  Junior center Imani McGee-Stafford scored 22 points with eight rebounds, but turnovers plagued Texas as it fell...

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Longhorns must work to avoid being outscored in second half

January 30, 2015

Late in the second half against rival No. 24 Oklahoma Thursday night, No. 14 Texas once again found itself trying to pull out a late win. With 13:49 left in the game, the Sooners held an 8-point lead,...

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Baylor hands Texas third loss of the season

January 20, 2015

The women’s basketball team dropped its third game of the season Monday with a 75-58 loss against No. 3 Baylor. Texas shot 34 percent, gave up 28 fouls and had 18 turnovers. Texas battled to...

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Dominant performance keeps Longhorns undefeated

December 4, 2014

No. 4 Texas shot 52 percent and forced 28 turnovers, both season highs, which helped the Longhorns dominate the New Mexico Lobos, 86-37. During the first half, Texas went on a 21-0 run and led by 38...

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Women’s basketball defeats second top-5 opponent in 10 days

December 1, 2014

Outscoring its opponent 38-26 in the paint under the leadership of sophomore center Kelsey Lang’s 18 points and six rebounds, the women’s basketball team defeated the fourth-ranked Tennessee...

Texas upsets No. 6 Stanford

November 21, 2014

Down two points to No. 6 Stanford with six seconds remaining, No. 10 Texas relied upon its experience and depth on the road as junior guard Empress Davenport penetrated the lane for a layup to send the...

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Texas women’s basketball tested early

November 20, 2014

It’s not an easy schedule for No. 10 Longhorns as they begin an early two-game road trip versus ranked opponents starting Thursday against No. 6 Stanford. Stanford is coming off an 88-86 upset...

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Texas women’s basketball wins season opener against UTSA

November 17, 2014

Texas women’s basketball overcame a shaky start in its season opener Saturday to pull away in the second half, defeating UTSA, 68-48, in Austin. The Longhorns started the game with five turnovers...

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Women’s basketball team ready for opener despite injury to star center

November 14, 2014

The preseason pick to win the women’s basketball Big 12 Conference begins its regular season Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Frank Erwin Center when No. 9 Texas opens against UTSA. In preparation...

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Women’s basketball wins exhibition match

November 10, 2014

Texas women’s basketball played its first competitive minutes of the season in an exhibition match Sunday, defeating the reigning NAIA champion Oklahoma City University Stars, 102-56. Texas shot...

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Basketball coach looks to improve in third season with Texas

November 7, 2014

Nearly three years ago, newly named women’s basketball head coach Karen Aston sat in front of a room of familiar faces, thanking them for their belief in her and her efforts to make the team a traditional...

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Juggling act: Campus group teaches the ins and outs of juggling

September 19, 2014

The first lesson of juggling is learning how to become comfortable throwing and catching a bean bag or soft ball from one’s dominant hand to their non-dominant hand.  This step may sound...

Incoming freshman Cuney ready for new chapter

April 30, 2014

When Terrell Cuney committed to Texas last year, he not only picked his college destination, but he also fulfilled a dream.  “I played with [Texas] on NCAA Football,” Cuney said. “I...

African and African diaspora studies chair recognized with UT Presidential Citation award

April 29, 2014

Edmund T. Gordon, chair of the African and African diaspora studies department, said he hopes being recognized with a Presidential Citation will further legitimize his goal of expanding the presence and...

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Students protest modern slavery

April 24, 2014

Modern slavery is a growing problem worldwide, according to Emma DeCaro, vice president of the International Justice Mission’s UT chapter. The organization held an event Wednesday to encourage...

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Former Obama ‘body man’ Reggie Love shares experiences

April 22, 2014

From his experiences as President Barack Obama’s former personal aide, Reggie Love said in an on-campus lecture Monday that, when dealing with crisis, people must be empathetic, understand their...

Lost and stolen mobile devices on the rise

April 22, 2014

Approximately twice as many cell phones were lost or stolen in the U.S. in 2013 compared to 2012, according to a report released Thursday by Consumer Reports. The annual State of the Net Survey found...

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Quarterbacks struggle early in Orange-White Scrimmage

April 21, 2014

With more than 10 injuries on both sides of the football, the first game of the new Charlie Strong era saw the remaining Texas quarterback struggle early in the Orange-White Scrimmage on Saturday. Sophomore...

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Horns prepare for spring game and future with new coaching staff

April 18, 2014

As spring practices conclude Thursday, a new era begins at the spring game for Longhorn football. For the first time since the late ’90s, a new head football coach will roam the sidelines at Darrell...

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State legislators consider new regulations on ammonium nitrate storage

April 17, 2014

As a result of a fertilizer plant explosion in West exactly one year ago, state politicians are considering new regulations for ammonium nitrate storage in fireproof bins or by installing fire sprinklers. Ammonium...

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Visiting professor discusses history of Islamic law in 15th century al-Andalus

April 15, 2014

Jocelyn Hendrickson, a history, classics and religious studies professor at the University of Alberta, said the history of the Spanish conquest of al-Andalus in the 15th century includes issues that are...

University Health Services says nearly 27 percent of students report sleep problems

April 10, 2014

A Taiwanese study released online last week by Stroke, a journal produced by the American Heart Association, revealed that insomnia may increase the risk of stroke, especially among young adults. The...

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Leticia Van de Putte, Democratic lieutenant governor candidate, holds rally on West Mall

April 8, 2014

In a rally on the West Mall on Monday, state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio and the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, said bipartisan approaches to issues such as higher education...

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Longhorns begin to impress head coach Charlie Strong during spring practices

April 8, 2014

After two weeks of spring practices, multiple Longhorns have begun to shine and grow accustomed to the new coaching regime. At a press conference last Tuesday, head coach Charlie Strong named multiple...

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Longhorn Network to provide tape delay of President Jimmy Carter’s speech because of baseball game

April 7, 2014

Longhorn Network plans to telecast every event of the LBJ Library’s Civil Rights Summit live this week except former President Jimmy Carter’s speech because of a prior programming commitment. Carter...

Black male children viewed as less innocent than those of other races, research finds

April 2, 2014

Young black males may be viewed as older and less innocent, making them more likely to face police violence, according to recent research published by the American Psychological Association. The study,...

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Cornerback Carrington Byndom and others impress scouts at Pro Timing Day

March 27, 2014

Longhorns eligible for the upcoming draft displayed their talents in front of NFL scouts Wednesday at the team’s Pro Timing Day. Senior cornerback Carrington Byndom was among the players who impressed...

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Attorney Allan Gerson talks about accountability with international law and politics

March 25, 2014

In a talk at the John B. Connally Center for Justice on Monday, Allan Gerson, chairman of AG International Law, PLLC discussed the deportation of Nazi collaborators in the 1970s, lawsuits against Libya...

Algorithm attempts to curb no-shows at single-physician clinics

March 24, 2014

With the help of colleagues, one UT professor is attempting to alleviate waiting room times when patients do not show up for their appointments. Kumar Muthuraman, associate information, risk and...

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Sigma Alpha Epsilon eliminates pledging

March 20, 2014

One of the largest fraternities in the nation announced earlier this month that it would eliminate pledging. As of March 9, Sigma Alpha Epsilon had implemented a new program called the True Gentlemen...

Texas Junior Day impresses 2015 prospects

March 18, 2014

Although Texas still has only seven verbal commits for its 2015 recruiting class, the Longhorns’ Junior Days appeared to have made an impact on recruits. Ryan Newsome, a wide receiver from Aledo...

Texas loses commit to old rival A&M, offer players in 2016 class

March 4, 2014

While Texas may have defeated Texas A&M in the last foreseeable Lone Star Showdown, the rivalry is still far from over on the recruiting trail. Connor Lanfear, an offensive tackle from Hays High...