The Daily Texan

All content by Keshav Prathivadi

Fake engineer bids farewell to fake news

May 10, 2019

It feels as if every time I’ve done something related to the basement, there’s always been an aura of uncertainty. Applying for a spot in the sports department permanent staff on three different...


Texas officials break ground on South End Zone expansion project

May 6, 2019

When Tom Herman became Texas’ head coach in 2016, it seemed as though little had changed from the last time Herman was on the Forty Acres two decades ago. Herman worked as a graduate assistant...


Omenihu, Boyd drafted, others sign with NFL teams

April 29, 2019

Most National Football League prospects spend the weekend of the NFL Draft glued to their televisions, anxiously awaiting a phone call from an NFL suitor. Defensive back Kris Boyd found himself throwing...


For Texas’ top prospects, four years comes down to this weekend

April 25, 2019

For defensive end Charles Omenihu, the journey to this week started over a year ago. Coming off a productive junior season in which he played in all 13 games and recorded 28 total tackles, the NFL seemed...

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Whittington, defense shine in chilly Spring Game

April 14, 2019

Even two hours before kickoff, the excitement surrounding Texas’ Orange-White Spring Game was palpable. Fans were teeming on Bevo Boulevard, with a crowd similar to that of what would be seen...


Texas looks to highlight progress ahead of spring game

April 12, 2019

For the second year in a row, Texas is heading into its annual spring game coming off a bowl victory. While head coach Tom Herman, who’s entering his third season, continues to turn around the program,...


Herman, Texas gear up for spring football after first practice

March 12, 2019

"Enter Sandman,” Metallica’s timeless jam, has always been a signature for closers walking out to the mound to finish a game. On a crisp Monday morning at the Frank Denius Fields in...


Shane Buechele announces graduate transfer to SMU

February 8, 2019

Shane Buechele is staying in the Lone Star State this fall. He just won’t be in Austin. The junior quarterback announced late Thursday he will transfer to SMU to play out his last year of eligibility...


Herman talks recruits, injuries in Signing Day presser

February 7, 2019

For the past four to five years, the highlight of each season of Texas football has been its recruiting hauls. After Texas bagged the nation’s third-ranked 2019 recruiting class according to 247Sports,...


Vince Young arrested for DWI, second time in three years

February 6, 2019

Former Texas and NFL quarterback Vince Young was arrested for driving while intoxicated in Fort Bend County early Monday morning. Young was arrested at 4:31 a.m. in Missouri City, Texas, and released...


Dismissed to dominant: Malcom Brown’s journey to Super Bowl LIII

February 4, 2019

ATLANTA — Before Malcom Brown’s successful run at Texas and subsequent leap to the NFL, his immaturity as a freshman at Brenham High School almost cost him his career before it even began. Brown,...


UT, A&M presidents shed light on renewing football rivalry

January 20, 2019

In the years since the last Lone Star Showdown, it seems as if everyone except officials from Texas and Texas A&M has wanted the schools to meet on the gridiron again. Legislators have proposed...


BYU sweeps Texas, eliminates Longhorns from NCAA Tournament

December 10, 2018

Texas was in perfect position. Up 21-20 in the third set, the fifth-seeded Longhorns were set up to get right back in the game after dropping the first two sets. But that’s where it all fell apart. After...


Texas prepares for SFA, NCAA Tournament

November 29, 2018

Things seem to roll flawlessly through a dress rehearsal. But it often doesn’t work out perfectly when it’s showtime. That’s the situation Texas, the fifth-overall seed in the NCAA...


Texas earns No. 5 seed in NCAA Tournament

November 26, 2018

For the second year in a row, Texas missed out on a top-four seed in the NCAA Tournament despite winning the Big 12 regular season conference title. The Longhorns earned the fifth overall seed in this...


Texas Wins If, Loses If: Week 13 vs Kansas

November 20, 2018

With a win against Iowa State behind them, it’s easy for the Longhorns to look past Kansas and ahead to the Big 12 Championship game in Jerry’s World. But we also know what happened the last...


Texas wins if, loses if: Week 12 vs. Iowa State

November 16, 2018

It’s quite simple for No. 15 Texas: Don’t lose. A loss for the Longhorns in either of the two remaining games means elimination from a spot in the Big 12 Championship. While Saturday’s...


Texas stays hot, avenges earlier loss to Kansas

November 12, 2018

Teams usually have it figured out by now. The signs, the mechanics, the atmosphere. Most good teams have found their identity and are running with it into the postseason. For No. 5 Texas, all that...


Texas wins if, loses if: Texas Tech

November 9, 2018

One year truly does make a big difference. Just last year, fans pointed to offensive coordinator Tim Beck as the root cause for Texas’ struggles. Now the blame has shifted to defensive coordinator...


Longhorns extend winning streak against Wildcats to six games

November 8, 2018

Timing is everything in sports. Whether it’s getting hot at just the right moment or getting pumped before a huge game. For the Longhorns, it was a little bit of both. The No. 5 Texas Longhorns...


Texas stays true to form on Halloween Eve, wins over TCU

November 1, 2018

Halloween gives most people a chance to be creative. Getting into a scary, funny or even downright silly costume is just part of what makes it a fun occasion. But the Longhorns? They arrived at Gregory...


Texas returns home, completes sweep of Oklahoma

October 28, 2018

Texas jumped out to 2-0 lead after two sets, but Gregory Gym grew quiet as the Longhorns found themselves in a 19-16 hole. That’s when outside hitter Yaasmeen Bedart-Ghani and middle blocker Brionne...


Finally home, Texas gears up for Texas Tech

October 19, 2018

Nearly at the midpoint of the 2018 season, Texas has found itself spending a lot more time in the air than on the court. The Longhorns have put trips to Nebraska, Wisconsin and West Virginia behind...


Texas wins back-and-forth affair with Oklahoma

October 15, 2018

Three. That’s not only the consecutive number of road wins that have gone to five sets this season, but also the number of times a Texas team has defeated OU within the past week. Yep, the...


Wins if, loses if: Week 7, Baylor

October 12, 2018

For the past three years, the Longhorns have enjoyed success against Baylor. In fact, the Bears are the only team in the Big 12 that Texas has been undefeated against over that span. However, Texas...


Texas prepares to face red-hot Kansas

October 10, 2018

Texas knows a thing or two about playing close games. After edging TCU in Fort Worth last week and outlasting Iowa State on Saturday, the No. 4 Longhorns will head to Lawrence, Kansas, a place that...


Texas completes close sweep of Iowa State

October 8, 2018

It didn’t take long for Texas to get going. Kills by outside hitter Micaya White and freshman outside hitter Logan Eggleston started off the game and got Gregory Gym off its feet. The pair set...


Texas’ offensive discipline remains pivotal against Oklahoma

October 5, 2018

From 2000–2012, both No. 19 Texas and No. 7 Oklahoma headed into the annual Red River Rivalry as ranked teams on all but one occasion. Following 2012, Oklahoma remained a ranked team and dominated...


5700 miles away from home, Luketic continues to develop

October 3, 2018

Malo nas je al’ nas ima. When roughly translated to English, it reads: “We’re few, but plenty.” This saying goes around the Eastern European community in the Austin area. And...


On the road yet again: Texas sweeps West Virginia

October 1, 2018

Just two weeks ago, question marks were popping up for the Longhorns. Changes in rotation and serving were among just a few of them, but the past couple of games following Texas’ series with Stanford...


Texas sweeps Baylor in conference home opener

September 27, 2018

The last time Texas played at Gregory Gym a little less than two weeks ago, there were more groans than cheers. On Wednesday, fans had a lot more to cheer about. The Longhorn faithful didn’t see...


16 is magic number as No. 5 Texas’ season heads into Big 12 Conference play

September 19, 2018

Sixteen. That’s the number of games remaining in No. 5 Texas’ season heading into Big 12 Conference play. That’s also the number of games the Longhorns will have to win — excluding...


Stanford downs Texas after early lead

September 17, 2018

It didn’t take long for Gregory Gym to get going. Kills courtesy of junior outside hitter Yaasmeen Bedart-Ghani and redshirt freshman Brionne Butler got Texas off to a quick 2-0 lead in the first...


Week Three: Texas wins if/loses if…

September 14, 2018

It’s finally here. The No. 22 USC Trojans will pay a visit to Austin this weekend in a rematch of last year’s double overtime thriller in Los Angeles. USC comes into this game a completely...


Texas swept by No. 2 Stanford

September 12, 2018

Last December, Texas walked off the floor in defeat at the hands of the Stanford Cardinal in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. Now 10 months later, the Longhorns suffered the same result —...


Texas finds its rhythm, downs Kentucky

September 10, 2018

With No. 6 Texas and No. 16 Kentucky tied at 24 in the first set, freshman libero Sydney Petersen came up to serve. Petersen’s serve led to a Wildcat attacking error, giving the Longhorns the...


Home sweet home: Longhorns ready for Gregory Gym

September 6, 2018

The Longhorns have spent much of their time just about everywhere, except home. A summer tour of Europe and recent trips to Nebraska and Wisconsin opened the season and added a lot of miles to the team...


Blueprint to Texas victory over Tulsa

September 5, 2018

After the Longhorns clawed back from a 17-point first-half deficit to take a 29-24 lead midway through the third quarter, it seemed as though Texas was poised to start the season off on a high note. One...


Texas bounces back, sweeps High Point

September 3, 2018

Quick turnarounds can be tough. For Texas, it’s just another day at the office. After falling to No. 8 Wisconsin on Saturday, No. 2 Texas bounced back in just under 12 hours with a quick sweep...


Texas’ must-dos for season opener

August 31, 2018

Year two of the Tom Herman era — along with hype, expectations and postseason hopes — begins Saturday as No. 23 Texas takes the field against Maryland at FedEx Field.  This weekend’s...


Freshmen highlight Longhorns’ victory over No. 18 Oregon

August 25, 2018

It didn’t take long for Texas’ freshmen to burst onto the scene. By the end of Friday’s match, freshmen led No. 3 Texas on the box score in kills, digs and blocks. The result? A four-set...


After long offseason, Texas prepares to serve up 2018

August 24, 2018

After Texas walked off the floor after getting eliminated in the Elite Eight in Palo Alto, California, at the end of the 2017–18 season, question marks started popping up. The departure of impact...


Home sweet home: Williams returns to Dallas, this time as a Cowboy

May 1, 2018

RLINGTON, Texas — All eyes shifted to Connor Williams hours before the 2018 NFL Draft commenced as the former Longhorn left tackle stepped onto the red carpet along with 21 other first-round prospects. But...


Ten Longhorns make splash at NFL Draft

April 30, 2018

ARLINGTON, Texas — Before prospects had their names called at the NFL Draft this weekend at AT&T Stadium, prospects such as safety DeShon Elliott took to Twitter to anticipate their landing spot...


Draft Preview: Longhorns take the field at AT&T Stadium

April 26, 2018

Prospective NFL players usually don’t get their first taste of standing on an NFL field until August. But this year is different. The best that colleges have to offer will all meet at AT&T...


Fenves named to CFP Board of Managers

April 24, 2018

UT President Gregory Fenves has been named to the Board of Managers of the College Football Playoff, filling the Big 12 Conference’s seat at the table. “I am looking forward to representing...


After spring game, a lot of questions still remain

April 24, 2018

Spring is an interesting time for college football programs all over the country. Some elite teams struggle to maintain their status atop the college football world — except Alabama, of course...


Humphrey, Longhorns show promise ahead of 2018 season

April 22, 2018

From nearly three hours before kickoff until the final whistle, Texas wanted to send a message — and that didn’t have to necessarily be left solely on the field. Two concerts, a live radio...


Texas gears up for Spring Game, weather

April 19, 2018

Football comes with a lot of uncertainties. While a fumble, blocked kick or dropped pass is controllable, there’s one thing that’s not — the weather. As the Longhorns gear up for their...


Herman: Texas ‘headed in the right direction’

April 10, 2018

Every spring practice starts the same way — not at the coach’s whistle, but at the cue of blaring music around the Frank Denius Fields. But at the onset of Tuesday’s practice, an abnormal...