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Projects reporter has heart crushed by Texas sports one last time

December 7, 2020

I’ve found that oftentimes, sports are more poetic than not. OK, I know what you’re thinking — that statement is melodramatic, borderline outlandishly so. And you’d probably...


Longhorns land Quinn Ewers, Texas’ highest-ranked quarterback recruit since Vince Young

August 25, 2020

From 2003 to 2009, Texas was nothing short of spoiled with its quarterback play. The Longhorns went from national champion and Heisman Trophy finalist Vince Young straight into the Colt McCoy era, when...


Management response to Demands for Reforms in The Daily Texan Newsroom

August 3, 2020

From The Daily Texan’s fall and summer 2020 management team: Earlier this afternoon, The Daily Texan’s Diversity and Inclusion Board released a statement calling for the Texan and its parent...


Student-athletes are calling on UT to drop ‘The Eyes of Texas.’ Here’s what former athletes say

June 16, 2020

Throughout her four years at UT, Celina Rodrigo sang “The Eyes of Texas,” dozens of times. But the 2016 women’s basketball alumna said she was later shocked to learn of the University’s...


Acho looks to post-football future amid uncertainty

June 15, 2020

Towering over most at 6-foot-3-inch and 260 pounds, Sam Acho is a gifted athlete. But the nine-year NFL veteran has never thought of himself as just a football player. The Texas football alumnus is...


‘This is nothing new’: Austinites protest after deaths of Michael Ramos, George Floyd

June 1, 2020

Editor’s Note: All sources gave permission to use their full names in this article. Thousands of people marched through downtown Austin on Sunday to protest police killings after the deaths of...


Big 12 announces plan to phase in student-athletes on campus beginning June 15

May 23, 2020

Just two days after the NCAA Division I council ruled to allow football and basketball student-athletes on campus starting June 1, the Big 12 announced its own guidelines regarding the return of student-athletes...


NCAA allows football, basketball athletes to return to campus starting June 1

May 21, 2020

The state of college sports in the fall is still up in the air, but athletes may be returning to campus soon. The NCAA decided today that it will allow Division I football and basketball student-athletes...

Seniors turn page to next chapter after COVID-19 cuts season short

May 3, 2020

Reagan Hathaway and Kaitlyn Slack were right next to each other when they got the news. The Texas softball seniors had the day off on March 12 after coronavirus concerns caused the cancellation of a...


NCAA Board of Governors makes strides toward player compensation

April 29, 2020

The NCAA is one step closer to allowing student-athletes compensation for their own likenesses. In Tuesday’s Board of Governors meeting, the Board supported changes to NCAA rules that would allow...


Devin Duvernay selected by Baltimore Ravens in third round of NFL Draft

April 25, 2020

After four years of catching passes on the Forty Acres, Texas receiver Devin Duvernay has made the jump to the next level. Duvernay was selected by the Baltimore Ravens with the 28th pick in the third...


Miami Dolphins select Brandon Jones in third round of NFL Draft

April 25, 2020

Even though the Texas defensive backfield has been in constant flux for the last four years, safety Brandon Jones has been a mainstay. Now, Jones will get a chance to take his talents to the next level,...


Texas Athletics announces ‘My Texas Tailgate’

April 22, 2020

For those Longhorn fans starving to get back out to the raucous pregame atmosphere of Bevo Boulevard or Occupy Left Field, the wait will soon come to an end — sort of. Texas Athletics announced...

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McCoy surprises class, offers reassurance during coronavirus pandemic

April 17, 2020

Associate professor Kevin Robbins’ Reporting Sports class was met with a welcome surprise Thursday morning. Legendary former Longhorn quarterback Colt McCoy dropped into the 11 a.m. Zoom call...


Yurcich to bring new attention to detail, football IQ to Forty Acres

April 11, 2020

When former Oklahoma State quarterback John Kolar first sat in a meeting room across from Mike Yurcich in 2015, all he could do was sit and stare at his blank notebook. Kolar, then a freshman in Stillwater,...


Texas hires Schaefer as next women’s basketball head coach

April 5, 2020

After not extending women’s basketball coach Karen Aston’s contract, Texas Athletics Director Chris Del Conte said Friday that the coaching search would begin immediately. That search sure...


NCAA extends eligibility for spring sports, excludes winter sports

March 31, 2020

After the global COVID-19 pandemic forced the premature ending of NCAA sports in 2020, a silver lining for those spring sport athletes came Monday. The NCAA Division I Council voted to authorize an...


Del Conte gives update on refund options for season ticket holders

March 17, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. Longhorn baseball and softball fans...


Big 12 cancels remainder of spring season due to COVID-19 concern

March 13, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. One day after the NCAA canceled all...


NCAA announces changes to recruiting, eligibility in response to COVID-19

March 13, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. The NCAA released new changes Friday...


Former Texas track coach John Rembao, NCAA sued by former Texas student-athletes over alleged abuse

March 12, 2020

Three former Longhorns filed a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA, the NCAA Board of Governers and former Texas track and field coach John Rembao, alleging that the NCAA neglects to protect student-athletes...

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Longhorns’ dominance goes beyond stardom of Elish

March 10, 2020

Miranda Elish is no stranger to the spotlight. The senior pitcher is in her second season as the star of the Texas program, and she continues to live up to the hype. But the Longhorns’ team numbers...


Sam Worley sustains indoor season-ending leg injury at Husky Classic

February 19, 2020

Texas junior Sam Worley sustained an indoor season-ending leg injury while running the mile at the Husky Classic in Seattle over the weekend, Texas Athletics confirmed to The Daily Texan. Worley took...


Men’s basketball breakdown: Longhorns’ problems mount in blowout loss to West Virginia

February 11, 2020

Video by Isaac Gutierrez, @ByIsaacG Texas basketball’s midseason struggles came to a head in Jan. 20’s 97-59 loss to West Virginia in Morgantown. It was the Longhorns’ worst loss of...


Longhorns finalize recruiting class with two National Signing Day commits

February 6, 2020

With many top high school football players choosing to sign their letters of intent during the early signing period, National Signing Day has become more of an afterthought in the recruiting world.  But...


Collier, Holmes lead Texas team ready to make late-season run

January 30, 2020

Texas’ best-kept secret from the 2018-19 season is out of the bag: Charli Collier can do it all. After a quiet first season in the burnt orange and white where she averaged just 5.9 points and...


John Altobelli, former teammate of head baseball coach David Pierce, dies in helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, among seven others

January 27, 2020

John Altobelli, Texas baseball coach David Pierce’s college roommate, was killed in Sunday’s helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. The crash killed eight others, including former NBA superstar...


Coaching carousel finishes with Ash, Hutzler and Yurcich in new coordinator roles

January 22, 2020

With the firing of offensive coordinator Tim Beck and defensive coordinator Todd Orlando before the finale of a lackluster 8–5 season, Texas head coach Tom Herman has officially pushed his chips...

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Big 12 Power Rankings: Week 14

November 26, 2019

No. 1: Oklahoma You may not believe in magicians, but Sooner magic is as real as it gets. Graduate transfer quarterback Jalen Hurts played the part of Houdini last Saturday as Oklahoma escaped a 28-3...


Note from the Opponent: The Daily Toreador

November 26, 2019

The Daily Texan spoke to Max Hengst, sports editor of The Daily Toreador. The Daily Texan: Every year, no matter where the teams are, (this game is) always pretty close. What do you see from this Texas...

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White, Longhorns recover from slow start for senior night win

November 24, 2019

Decked in orange and white flowers, Micaya White looked to the roaring Gregory Gymnasium crowd and threw up the “hook ‘em.”  It would be the last time in a regular season game...


Notes from the Opponent: The Baylor Lariat

November 22, 2019

The Daily Texan spoke to DJ Ramirez, sports editor of The Baylor Lariat. The Daily Texan: What were the emotions and attitude of the team like after the heartbreaking loss to Oklahoma? DJ Ramirez:...


Big 12 Power Rankings: Longhorns free fall after loss to Iowa State

November 22, 2019

No. 1: Oklahoma You may not believe in magicians, but Sooner magic is as real as it gets. Graduate transfer quarterback Jalen Hurts played the part of Houdini last Saturday as Oklahoma escaped a 28-3...

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Texas chases Big 12 perfection

November 20, 2019

Jerritt Elliott finds himself in a position he’s been in just once before. The Texas head coach has the Longhorns rolling through conference play. Texas is 13–0 with just three matches remaining...


Notes from the opponent: The Iowa State Daily

November 15, 2019

The Daily Texan spoke to Noah Rohlfing, sports editor of The Iowa State Daily. Daily Texan: What did the near-comeback against Oklahoma show about this team? Noah Rohlfing: It shows both how far...

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Big 12 power rankings: Week 12

November 15, 2019

No. 1: Oklahoma Although the class of the Big 12 picked up wins, none of them were pretty. Oklahoma looked as if it would stomp Iowa State, but the Cyclones roared to life with a ferocious comeback...


After end of incredible streak, Longhorns look to continue to dominate Big 12 play

November 12, 2019

Much of this season has seen Texas volleyball in uncharted territory. The Longhorns clawed their way to a No. 1 ranking and have swept through most of the Big 12. Heading into two home conference matchups...

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Big 12 power rankings: Week 11

November 8, 2019

No. 1: Oklahoma Yes, the mighty Sooners fell two weeks ago. But that isn’t enough to topple them from the No. 1 spot in the rankings. That being said, bumpy roads potentially lie ahead. Oklahoma...

Eggleston helps lead No. 1 Longhorns in sweep over WVU

November 4, 2019

With Texas putting the finishing touches on a home sweep of West Virginia, Logan Eggleston sent Longhorn fans into a frenzy. In a play that was emblematic of the outrageous all-around day from the sophomore...

Longhorns rolling as country’s new No. 1 team

October 30, 2019

Texas’ sweep of the then-No. 1 Baylor Bears has the Longhorns are partying like it’s 2017. For the first time since the preseason poll of 2017, Texas is ranked first in the AVCA coaches...


Notes from the opponent: TCU 360

October 25, 2019

The Daily Texan spoke to the sports editor at TCU 360, Colin Post, to preview No. 15 Texas’ matchup with the Horned Frogs.   The Daily Texan: Last week, Kanasas State pulled out the win over...

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Big 12 power rankings: Week Nine

October 25, 2019

No. 1: Oklahoma Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts threw for 316 yards and three touchdowns in a blowout win last weekend. Hurts’ revenge tour is starting...

Longhorns carry momentum into showdown with No. 1 Baylor

October 23, 2019

With just two teams undefeated in Big 12 play and in contention for the Big 12 Championship, Texas volleyball enters this week with a golden opportunity. The No. 1 Baylor Bears head to Austin for a...


Notes from the opponent: The University Daily Kansan

October 18, 2019

The Daily Texan spoke to Jack Johnson, sports editor of The University Daily Kansan.  Daily Texan: What can you tell me about (sophomore running back) Pooka Williams? How has his body of work looked...

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Big 12 power rankings: Baylor makes leap into top 3

October 18, 2019

No. 1: Oklahoma The Sooners settled the debate as to who is the top dog in the conference with a 34-27 win over Texas in the Cotton Bowl. Graduate transfer quarterback Jalen Hurts still looks like a...


Cotton Bowl’s 50-yard line represents rivalry’s tradition

October 12, 2019

When Texas meets Oklahoma at Fair Park, 12 months of built-up hostility between the Longhorns and Sooners crosses the Red River and joins at midfield. Usually, the surging red-stained boundary forces...


Top 10 players of Herman/Riley era

October 11, 2019

Kyler Murray It was a difficult distinction between Murray and Baker Mayfield for the No. 1 spot. Both were Heisman winners, both were Big 12 Champs, both were No. 1 overall picks. But as fun as Mayfield...

Duvernay’s quiet leadership, competitive spirit on display in final return to Dallas

October 10, 2019

It is Oct. 8, 2016. Receiver Devin Duvernay is standing in an end zone painted burnt orange with 92,000 fans filling the Cotton Bowl with sound.  Then a freshman, Duvernay had just scored his first...