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Longhorns suffer 3-0 loss at hands of North Carolina

June 21, 2011

Cole Green struggled for Texas and Ben Bunting went 4-for-5 for North Carolina as the Tar Heels beat the Longhorns 3-0 to eliminate them from the College World Series on Monday. Freshman Kent Emanuel...

CWS: Texas familiar with elimination pressures

June 20, 2011

And so the song remains the same. Texas faces elimination for the 10th time this postseason today against North Carolina in the College World Series. The Longhorns are 8-1 (including the Big...

With backs to the wall, Horns plan to lead with experience

June 20, 2011

Texas isn’t new to facing elimination this postseason, but the College World Series bracket format does afford the Longhorns with something they haven’t had their previous tournaments —...

Texas A&M falls to South Carolina after squandering large early lead

June 20, 2011

OMAHA, Neb. — Michael Roth pitched into the eighth inning without allowing an earned run for South Carolina and Scott Wingo went 4-for-4, including a walk-off single to beat Texas A&M 5-4...

CWS: Horns lose opener in Omaha

June 19, 2011

OMAHA, Neb.— Texas took an early lead on Florida, but pitcher Taylor Jungmann couldn’t find his rhythm as the Gators rallied to beat Texas 8-4 Saturday at TD Ameritrade Park in the Longhorns'...

Vanderbilt tops North Carolina in CWS opener

June 19, 2011

Conner Howell hit a two-run home run and Tony Kemp went 3-for-4 for Vanderbilt as the Commodores beat North Carolina 7-3 in the opening game of the College World Series. Kemp led the game off with...

For Knebel, it’s all business on the mound

June 16, 2011

Last weekend, fans at UFCU Disch-Falk Field roared as Corey Knebel ripped the final pitch that popped up safely to center field and secured the Longhorns a 4-2 win and a trip to the College World Series....

Practice Notes: Longhorns ready for Omaha

June 15, 2011

The Longhorns head to Omaha this week for their first trip to the College World Series since 2009, when they lost in the final series to LSU. Taylor Jungmann pitched four games in Omaha that year when...

Bullpen salvages another series, as young arms control tempo of potent Arizona State offense

June 13, 2011

After the Longhorns put together a solid sixth-inning offense to score two runs and take a 4-2 lead on Arizona State, head coach Augie Garrido turned to the part of his team he’s relied on all...

Texas two-steps Arizona State, advances to CWS

June 13, 2011

The Longhorns played from behind throughout their postseason run to Omaha, and Sunday was no different. Arizona State blasted a two-run home run in the first inning to grab an early lead, but Texas...

Texas tops Arizona State to force third game for Super Regional

June 12, 2011

The Longhorns staved off elimination yet again Saturday night with their 5-1 win over Arizona State in the Austin Super Regional. Mark Payton scored the winning run in the sixth inning for Texas and...

Cincinnati Reds draft Green in ninth round

June 9, 2011

Cole Green is one of several Longhorns drafted in this year’s MLB draft. The senior went in the ninth round to the Cincinnati Reds at 295th overall. “I’m definitely excited for...

Texas avoids elimination with two critical wins

June 6, 2011

The Longhorns live to see another day. Texas won twice on Sunday at UFCU Disch-Falk Field to force an elimination game tonight with Kent State in the Austin Regional. Texas beat Texas State 4-3...

Texas falls to Kent State

June 5, 2011

Texas scored three runs in the ninth inning but they weren’t enough to complete a comeback against Kent State, and the Longhorns fell 7-5 in their second game of the Austin regional. Taylor Jungmann...

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Longhorns not overlooking last place Nebraska

May 6, 2011

If there is such a thing as a trap game in college baseball, Texas’ series against Nebraska this weekend would be the perfectexample of one. The Longhorns are tied with Texas A&M for...

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Thornhill, Texas blank Panthers

May 4, 2011

Nathan Thornhill had no idea what he was doing. The freshman pitcher was in the Texas locker room preparing for his first collegiate start Tuesday and asked veterans Taylor Jungmann and Cole...

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Staffords’ struggles lead to early exit, Texas falls short of weekend sweep Sunday

May 2, 2011

Texas failed to close out the sweep of Oklahoma on Sunday, falling 5-2 to the Sooners at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Tant Shepherd hit a solo home run in the fourth inning and Cohl Walla added another run...

Texas takes first two games of OU series

May 1, 2011

Texas moved one step closer Saturday to first place in the Big 12 with a 4-3 win over Oklahoma at Disch-Falk Field. The Longhorns took the first two games of the series, and will go for the sweep on...

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Garrido in line for milestone win this weekend

April 29, 2011

Augie Garrido can’t remember his first win as a collegiate coach. Not to say that’s surprising — it happened more than 40 years ago at San Francisco State. But he has an opportunity...

Weiss tries his hand at second base

April 27, 2011

Erich Weiss has played third base and left field this year for Texas, but hasn’t played second base since his senior year of high school. That changed Tuesday night, when the freshman filled in...

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Stafford picks up first loss as Horns fall to Jayhawks

April 25, 2011

Texas was unable to complete the sweep this weekend against Kansas and fell 4-2 in the final game on Saturday in Lawrence, Kan. Sam Stafford started for Texas and picked up his first loss of the season. “I’m...

Pitching staff settles down after rough start; UT secures win with late inning comeback

April 20, 2011

Texas used a two-run eighth inning to complete a comeback and beat UT-Pan American 4-2 on Tuesday. Mark Payton hit a ground-rule double that scored Paul Montalbano, right before it hopped over the right...

Pitcher to make season debut after year-long hiatus

April 19, 2011

Tuesday can be a slow day for Texas at Disch-Falk Field. The competition isn’t as tough as the weekend series’ and the crowds aren’t as big, which can put the Longhorns in a fog. Players...

Team meeting results in fashion change to ‘mid socks,’ brings more fun to game

April 18, 2011

When things aren’t going right, just focus on your fashion. That’s what the Longhorns did Sunday in an attempt to relieve themselves of the hitting slump suffered in a loss the day before...

Texas showcases solid defense, deep pitching staff against Pats

April 13, 2011

Texas is a team built on defense and pitching, and the Longhorns showcased both Tuesday against Dallas Baptist. The Patriots only mustered four hits, all before the fifth inning, and Texas won the game...

Texas leads conference despite poor hitting

April 12, 2011

If offense wins games and defense wins championships, where does this Texas team fit in? Texas doesn’t rank in the top five of any major hitting statistic in the Big 12, yet the Longhorns...

Texas avoids slump, bests rival Baylor

April 11, 2011

Texas wanted to avoid a slump after its four-run ninth inning rally fell short on Saturday in Waco. The Longhorns did just that Sunday, beating Baylor 5-2 at Disch-Falk Field to take the series 2-1. “After...

Horns hope to slug their way past Bears

April 8, 2011

Augie Garrido stood at the top of the dugout, facing his team seated on the benches below. Practice was over, and 34 sweaty faces looked up at their coach, waiting for their next lesson. Much has...

Horns lay it on Tigers in 10-1 win for series sweep

April 4, 2011

  Texas used a five-run first inning and eight innings from Cole Green to beat Missouri 10-1 Sunday and sweep the Tigers on the weekend. The Longhorns (21-7, 7-2 Big 12) grabbed the momentum...

Longhorn ticket prices set to increase

March 31, 2011

  Ticket prices for Texas’ 2011 home football games will increase on average by $8, Ed Goble, UT’s associate athletic director for business, announced Tuesday.   According...

Bullpen shuts door on Oral Roberts

March 30, 2011

  The Longhorn bullpen struggled during Sunday’s 10-3 loss to Oklahoma State, surrendering seven runs in fewer than four innings. But the Texas bullpen came back Tuesday night and bailed...

Freshman pitcher excels coming out of bullpen

March 29, 2011

  Corey Knebel came into pitch for Texas in the 12th inning of a 4-4 tie with Hawaii on Feb. 26. It was only the freshman’s second time seeing action on the season, but his coaches had...

Texas beats Houston Baptist 0-12

March 24, 2011

Consistent games. That’s what Texas head coach Augie Garrido wants to see out of his team, and that’s what he got Wednesday night against Houston Baptist. The Longhorns (16-5) needed...

Texas ends 14-inning thriller in walk-off fashion

March 21, 2011

The Longhorns sure know how to end a slow-paced game with excitement. Texas (15-5, 3-0) needed 14 innings to win 6-5 and close out the series sweep of Kansas State (12-7, 0-3) on Sunday. With the...

Texas picks up first Big 12 win in blanking of K-State

March 19, 2011

The Longhorns began conference play with a win Friday, as they topped Kansas State 3-0 at Disch-Falk Field. Taylor Jungmann pitched eight innings for his fifth win of the season and Corey Knebel picked...

Horns win series versus Brown

March 13, 2011

The fourth and final game of the weekend series against Brown started with a Bear groundout to third base and ended with a groundout to Texas pitcher Cole Green in the seventh inning, thanks to...

Garrido’s bunch squares off against Brown

March 11, 2011

Texas hosts a four-game series with Brown this weekend, and the Longhorns will look to string together a set of wins for the first time this season. Texas (8-4) has yet to win more than two games consecutively,...

Garrido’s bunch squares off against Brown

March 11, 2011

Texas hosts a four-game series with Brown this weekend, and the Longhorns will look to string together a set of wins for the first time this season. Texas (8-4) has yet to win more than two games consecutively,...

Knebel comes up big out of bullpen, shuts Stanford rally down

March 7, 2011

Corey Knebel watched from the bullpen as Texas’ once comfortable lead looked less menacing. The Cardinal had two men on with no outs in the eighth inning, and the Longhorns were at risk of blowing...

Baseball: Horns falter in Saturday’s Game 2

March 6, 2011

Baseball can be a cruel game. Texas head coach Augie Garrido says it all the time. For evidence, look no further than Texas’ 9-2 loss to Stanford on Saturday, where it seemed nothing would...

Altercation fires up team in series finale leading to resounding win, 3-1 star

February 21, 2011

Texas head coach Augie Garrido assembled his players along the right field line before Sunday’s game against Maryland. He wanted to ignite a spark in his team and make sure it didn’t come...

Baseball: Longhorns split doubleheader

February 20, 2011

Texas’ day ended better than it started, as the Longhorns beat Maryland 7-4 in the second leg of a doubleheader Saturday. Texas was down 4-1 entering the seventh inning, but used a five-run eighth...

Garrido sorry to hear voice of baseball team leave

February 18, 2011

Texas is losing its captain. Radio broadcaster Keith Moreland, who captained the 1975 national championship baseball team and has been the voice of Texas baseball and football since 1996, will serve...

Dangerous duo headlines Texas rotation

February 18, 2011

What would you do for $300,000? Would you sign a piece of paper? Would you leave the school that you love, teammates who’ve become best friends, a city that has everything? Cole Green...

Gray accepts Titans job after brief time in Austin

February 14, 2011

Jerry Gray was supposed to be a perfect fit for Texas as its new defensive backs coach. But the lure of a promotion and a pay raise was too tempting to keep him at his alma mater, and Gray accepted...

Juniors set to visit Austin as Horns build 2012 class

February 10, 2011

The Longhorns signed one of the best recruiting classes in the country last week, but they’re already working on their recruits for 2012. They inked their first recruit on Monday — quarterback...

Former Texas star headlines list of players in alumni game

February 4, 2011

For Huston Street, alumni weekend at Texas is what it’s all about. It offers a chance to reminisce with former coaches and teammates, trading the crack of wooden bats for the ping of aluminum...

High school recruits make college choices official today

February 2, 2011

Today is national signing day, when high school football recruits finalize their college decisions. With most of its recruits committed but unsigned, Texas has one of the top-ranked classes in the country....

Brown, revamped coaching staff eager to return to gridiron with refreshed Longhorn squad

February 1, 2011

Superhero movies have been a growing trend in Hollywood the past decade. Some of the more popular franchises — Batman, Superman and Spiderman — have recently been rebooted; furnished with...

Staff complete with Searels on board

January 25, 2011

After one of the most tumultuous offseasons in recent memory, Texas finally has its coaching staff in place. While some expected the Longhorns and head coach Mack Brown to rapidly fill the vacancies...