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Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

All content by Maria Cowley

Licon leaves strong legacy as he departs Texas

Maria Cowley April 18, 2017

Fourteen-hundredths of a second. That is what separated senior Will Licon from a qualifying spot in the 2016 Rio Olympics. His time of 2:08.14 in the 200-meter breaststroke posted a third-place finish...


Longhorns become winningest program in history with 13th national title

Keshav Prathivadi and Maria Cowley March 27, 2017

Each time a Texas team wins a national championship, the Tower at the heart of campus gleams burnt orange with the number “one” lit on all four sides. A once-in-a-lifetime moment for most...


Longhorns claim 13th national title, become winningest program in history

Maria Cowley March 26, 2017

The final day of the Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Indianapolis was nothing but a formality. Saturday morning, Texas sat at the top of the rankings with a hefty lead, well on their...


Longhorns claim top-five finish at NCAA Championships

Maria Cowley March 20, 2017

The last time Texas finished in the top five at the NCAA Championships was nearly a decade ago in 2009. That changed Saturday night when the No. 2 Longhorns took fifth place at this year’s Women’s...

Texas takes on one more meet ahead of nationals

Keshav Prathivadi and Maria Cowley March 2, 2017

Collegiate swimmers devote hours of energy to the pool each week of each semester. And when it comes time to qualify for national meets, those swimmers try to shave as many seconds off their times as they...


Longhorns claim Big 12, extend streak of conference titles

Keshav Prathivadi and Maria Cowley February 27, 2017

For 37 consecutive years, the Longhorns have proven to be their conference’s swimming and diving powerhouse. The 38th year was no different. The No. 2 men captured their 38th consecutive conference...


Confident Longhorns dive Into Big 12 Championship meet

Keshav Prathivadi and Maria Cowley February 22, 2017

Under men’s head coach Eddie Reese, the Longhorns have racked up 37 consecutive conference championships. With another conference tournament hitting the 40 Acres this week, it’s soon to...


Cross country places 30th at NCAA championships

Maria Cowley November 21, 2016

The Longhorns’ season came to an end on Saturday after a 30th-place finish at the NCAA Division 1 Cross County Championship in Terre Haute, Indiana. Texas was in the top 10 at the 5,000-meter...


Moore, Longhorns prepare for cross country National Championship

Maria Cowley November 18, 2016

The Longhorns take on the National Championship for the eighth consecutive year on Saturday in Terre Haute, Indiana. Coming off of a tough meet at the regional championship last week, the Longhorn...


Texas freshmen adjust to life in new state

Maria Cowley November 9, 2016

Freshmen Skyler Bollinger, Destiny Collins, Spencer Dodds and Taylor Walker weren’t a package deal.  All four come from Great Oak High School in Temecula, California, a school acclaimed...


Longhorns place 3rd, 7th at Big 12 Championship

Maria Cowley October 31, 2016

The Rawls Course in Lubbock proved to be a tough challenge for the Longhorns on Saturday. Hopes of winning a Big 12 cross country title were denied for both the men and women, finishing in third and...


Longhorns look for first Big 12 cross country championship

Maria Cowley October 28, 2016

Texas kicks off its postseason with the Big 12 Championship on Saturday at the Rawls Course in Lubbock.  The conference championship is the first of three postseason events the Longhorns have set...


Longhorns eye first Big 12 Championship

Maria Cowley October 19, 2016

The Longhorns liken the Penn State Open to a dress rehearsal.  The event, where both the men and the women finished No. 5, served as a preview for the upcoming Big 12 Championship on Oct....


Cross country finishes fifth at Penn State Open

Maria Cowley October 17, 2016

The Longhorns showed up to a frosty blue and white golf course Friday ready to run at the Penn State Open.  Both the men and women pulled off top-5 finishes in University Park, Pennsylvania, improving...


Longhorns look to gauge their progress at Penn State Invitational

Maria Cowley October 14, 2016

The Longhorns departed Austin on Wednesday to travel to University Park, Pennsylvania, for the Penn State Open. Several Big 12 teams, including Oklahoma State and West Virginia, will accompany Texas at...


Texas set for second cross country meet of 2016

Maria Cowley September 30, 2016

The Longhorns travel to Indiana on Friday to compete in the Notre Dame Invitational at Burke Golf Course in Notre Dame, Indiana. More than 30 schools from around the nation will compete, presenting...

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