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The Daily Texan

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 Mark Skol

Texas looks to repeat as Big 12 champion, finish title run in 2016

Mark Skol August 22, 2016

The Longhorns’ 2015 season ended with streamers falling from the rafters. But instead of celebrating in the excitement of winning another National Championship, Texas was forced to watch. Nebraska...

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Position grades for the 2016 Longhorns

Mark Skol August 2, 2016

Quarterback: C- Head coach Charlie Strong has three options at quarterback: senior Tyrone Swoopes, redshirt sophomore Jerrod Heard and true freshman Shane Buechele. In 2015, Swoopes was primarily utilized...


Hassan Ridgeway is waiting to hear his name called on Draft Night

Mark Skol April 28, 2016

Junior defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway is used to hearing his name called. Texas PA announcer Bob Cole has announced Ridgeway’s name over the loudspeakers at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium...


Courtney Okolo selected as USTFCCA National Athlete of the Week

Mark Skol April 27, 2016

Texas track senior Courtney Okolo has been named as the USTFCCCA NCAA Division 1 Women’s Athlete of the Week after her record-setting performance at the LSU Alumni Gold track meet this weekend. In...


Running backs look to thrive in crowded backfield

Mark Skol April 21, 2016

Texas will have a crowded backfield next season with junior D’Onta Foreman and sophomore Chris Warren competing for the starting job. With crowded backfields comes split carries and less...


Men’s, women’s swimming and diving claim eight total postseason awards

Mark Skol April 20, 2016

Following impressive seasons from both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams, both cleaned up at the Big 12 conference postseason awards Tuesday afternoon. Texas brought home eight...

Shane Buechele steals the show at the spring game

Mark Skol April 17, 2016

Last week, head coach Charlie Strong announced that he would not name a starting quarterback at the end of spring practices. However, actions speak louder than words. Strong made the decision to...


Offensive line sets tone in Gilbert’s new offense

Mark Skol April 14, 2016

In any offense, the players who receive the most recognition are the ones who make the diving catches, throw the perfect spirals or rush for touchdowns. But in new offensive coordinator Sterlin...


Lack of depth on defensive line gives players opportunity to step up

Mark Skol April 13, 2016

Over the years, the mold for consistency on the Texas defense has been the defensive tackle position. Last year, former Texas defensive tackle Malcom Brown was selected by the New England Patriots in...


Strong faces dilemma in quarterback competition

Mark Skol April 6, 2016

Head coach Charlie Strong wanted to name the Longhorns’ starting quarterback for the 2016 season by the end of spring practice, but now he might have to wait longer than expected to make that decision. “I...


Sterlin Gilbert establishing fast-paced offense in spring practice

Mark Skol March 30, 2016

It’s been no secret that new offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert likes his offense to play fast. After only seven days of spring practice, players have been out of breath and Gilbert has only started...


Despite ACL injury, Peter Jinkens has eyes set on NFL

Mark Skol March 24, 2016

Peter Jinkens was on top of the world. The senior linebacker led Texas’ defense in tackles and sacks, was selected to the All Big 12 second team and was a shoo-in to be selected in this year’s...


Home is where the heart is – Texas introduces assistant coaches with Texas ties

Mark Skol February 23, 2016

With three holes in the coaching staff after National Signing Day, Texas head coach Charlie Strong looked to fill the vacancies with coaches that all had a common thread — a Texas connection.  Wide...

Williams named wide receivers coach

Mark Skol February 16, 2016

Texas named 30-year coaching veteran Charlie Williams as the wide receivers coach on Monday afternoon. The move was made three days after Jay Norvell’s departure for Arizona State. “After...


National Signing Day 2016: Interactive

Samuel Williams, Mark Skol, and Junyuan Tan February 5, 2016

Photos courtesy of Texas Sports. Interactive by Junyuan Tan, information compiled by Samuel Williams and Mark Skol Jr.


Texas finishes with 11th best recruiting class

Mark Skol February 4, 2016

Thirty-two players in the Longhorns’ 2016 recruiting class took an official visit to Texas. At the end of National Signing Day, head coach Charlie Strong landed 24 of them. “It was a great...


Four things to watch for on National Signing Day

Mark Skol February 3, 2016

National Signing Day should provide for an entertaining 24 hours for fans across the country as Texas tries to bolster its roster after a disappointing 5–7 2015 campaign. Here are four things to...


Live Blog: National Signing Day 2016

Samuel Williams and Mark Skol February 3, 2016

Tweets from Update (Feb. 3, 1:11 p.m.): Texas reels in DT Jordan Elliott to finish National Signing Day Texas finished its incredible National...


From Buffalo to Texas, hockey remains consistent for James Grachos

Mark Skol January 27, 2016

For journalism junior James Grachos, living in Texas is quite different than growing up in his childhood home of North Buffalo, New York. The weather is much warmer, the barbeque tastes different and the...

Stars fall to IceHogs for the second time in one week

Mark Skol December 10, 2015

The Stars (12-10-1-1) returned to Cedar Park Center after a defeat against the Admirals in Milwaukee and took on the Rockford IceHogs (16-5-1-2) on Tuesday in a rematch of last week’s 6-5 overtime...


Stars look to continue hot streak against Icehogs

Mark Skol December 2, 2015

After winning three of four on a West Coast trip, the Texas Stars (12-8-0-1) are back in Texas as they prepare to take on the Rockford Icehogs (12-5-1-2) on Wednesday. Texas is 2-0-0-0 against Rockford...

Stars beat Checkers, 6-2, to end three-game skid

Mark Skol November 21, 2015

The Texas Stars (9-6-0-1) hosted the Charlotte Checkers (7-8-0-0) on a Star Wars themed night at the Cedar Park Center on Friday. While many fans played their part in dressing up as their favorite Star...

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