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The basement’s quietest dweller

May 2, 2014

After three years as a secret basement dweller in The Daily Texan, I can say one thing for certain: I actually kind of enjoyed it.  For my fellow staffers who don’t know me, and I’m...


Texas baseball faces tough conference test in West Virginia

May 2, 2014

Coming off a resilient victory on Tuesday night, the Longhorns’ main concern is moving up the conference standings this weekend. No. 19 Texas (33-13, 10-8 Big 12) will head to Morgantown, West...


Texas withstands rally, holds on to beat Prairie View A&M 6-3

April 30, 2014

With two outs in the top of the sixth inning, it looked like the Longhorns were on their way to a blowout victory — then the Panther comeback started. Texas (33-13, 10-8 Big 12) was able to withstand...


Baseball looks to get back on track against Prairie View A&M

April 29, 2014

Texas fell three games behind Oklahoma State in the Big 12 after two losses this weekend, but its lack of runs was the bigger story. The Longhorns (32-13, 10-8 Big 12) came into last weekend fully aware...


Cowboys thrash Longhorns 8-3 on Senior Day to take series

April 28, 2014

Despite its rousing applause for seniors Madison Carter, Jacob Felts, Weston Hall, Mark Payton, Alex Silver and Nathan Thornhill before Sunday’s game, the raucous crowd wasn’t enough to save...


Texas baseball battles for top of Big 12 against Oklahoma State

April 25, 2014

If Texas wants to capture the Big 12 title this season, it has to do it this weekend.  The No. 10 Longhorns (31-11, 9-6 Big 12) will host No. 21 Oklahoma State (29-12, 11-4 Big 12) in a three-game...

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Following weekend setback, Longhorn baseball to face UTPA

April 22, 2014

While the Longhorns didn’t blow their chances at postseason play this weekend, their three straight losses to TCU took them back to last season, if just for those three games. The Horned Frogs’...


Longhorns fall to Sooners 4-1 in pitcher’s duel

April 18, 2014

The most recent chapter in the Red River Rivalry was written Thursday night on ESPN2, a platform not usually reserved for regular season softball games. Texas (26-17, 6-2 Big 12) dropped its second...


Longhorns win fourth-straight with 10-2 win over UT-Arlington

April 16, 2014

After just one hit through the first two innings, sophomore left fielder Ben Johnson made sure Tuesday night wouldn’t be a repeat for Texas. The sixth-ranked Longhorns (30-8, 9-3 Big 12) knocked...


Longhorns will host New Mexico State in annual spring match

April 11, 2014

Following a shocking exit in the semifinals of the 2013 NCAA Volleyball Championships in December, the Longhorns will play their annual spring match Saturday against New Mexico State at Gregory Gym, where...


Texas continues battle for Red River and the Big 12

April 11, 2014

When Texas travels to Oklahoma this weekend, it will be competing for a lot more than Red River bragging rights. The Longhorns will try to continue their recent Big 12 success after dropping a tough...


Rice smashes Texas 7-2 in season rematch

April 9, 2014

Junior pitcher Lukas Schiraldi struggled to find the zone Tuesday night, and the Longhorns paid for it. No. 7 Texas (26-8, 6-3 Big 12) fell to No. 21 Rice (23-12) 7-2 in the second meeting between the...


Texas baseball to battle Rice after series sweep of Baylor

April 8, 2014

The No. 8 Longhorns had been on a tear at the plate heading into last weekend’s series with Baylor, and, when the weekend was over, Texas had shown it has the will to match its skills. Texas (26-7,...


Texas baseball battles the Bears for conference record advantage

April 4, 2014

When eighth-ranked Texas hosts Baylor this weekend, one team will shed its .500 conference record. The Longhorns (23-7, 3-3 Big 12) will battle the Bears (15-13, 4-4 Big 12) in their first home games...

Weekend Previews

March 28, 2014

Men’s swimming and diving perform well on first day of NCAA Championships Sophomores Matt Ellis and John Murray as well as juniors Tripp Cooper and Kip Darmody represented Texas in the 200-yard...


Texas baseball to battle Texas Tech after historic win

March 28, 2014

After 1,894 victories as a head coach, Augie Garrido and his team have only one thing on their minds: Lubbock. Twelfth-ranked Texas will battle Texas Tech (21-7, 3-3 Big 12) on the road this weekend...


As the son of a legend, Kacy Clemens is focusing on the little things for Texas baseball

March 25, 2014

Despite the team-first approach of head coach Augie Garrido’s small-ball system, freshman infielder Kacy Clemens has already found a way to stand out. Entering his first collegiate season, most...


Bats erupt in Texas baseball’s sweep of Columbia

March 24, 2014

The pitching staff continued its dominance this weekend, but it was the Texas bats that stole the show against Columbia. No. 19 Texas played nearly flawless baseball this weekend, sweeping...

Texas baseball looks to recover after slump

March 18, 2014

The Longhorns’ pitching staff continues to look poised for an NCAA Tournament run, but, after a 1-2 start in Big 12 play, Texas must figure out how to do more than just pitch. Texas (15-6) was...


Longhorns baseball riding five-game win streak into series with Hawaii

March 7, 2014

Strong pitching has been the catalyst for the No. 10 Longhorns, whose offense has started to find its groove during a five-game win streak. Texas (10-3) secured its fifth win in a row Tuesday against...

Texas baseball stifles competition at Houston College Classic

March 3, 2014

The No. 15 Longhorns strong-armed the competition in the Houston College Classic behind their exceptional pitching staff that allowed only two earned runs in three games. Junior pitcher Dillon Peters...


Texas baseball bound for Houston College Classic

February 28, 2014

After a thrilling walk-off win Tuesday night, the Longhorns’ next battle away from home won’t be a walk in the park. No. 15 Texas (6-3) will travel to Houston this weekend to compete in...


Texas baseball takes two of three games from Stanford

February 24, 2014

Hitting .800 with four RBIs, senior outfielder Mark Payton lifted the Longhorns (5-3) to two wins in their three-game weekend series against Stanford (3-4). “I’m just keeping it simple,”...

Weekend sports previews: men’s and women’s golf and men’s tennis

February 21, 2014

Men's golf The No. 20 Texas men’s golf team will travel to Humble on Friday as the returning champ to play in the annual Bayou City Collegiate Championship, hosted by the University of Houston...


Texas baseball carries three-game win streak into series with Stanford

February 21, 2014

When the offense isn’t scoring, it’s hard to stay on track. But after three straight wins, Texas’ offense looks to be right where it needs to be. Texas entered Tuesday night’s...


Longhorns blank Islanders 10-0 for 11th straight home opening win

February 19, 2014

Despite an early lack of control on the mound, Texas went on to control every moment of its 11th straight home opening victory. The Longhorns (3-2) blanked Texas A&M Corpus Christi (2-3) 10-0 Tuesday...


Texas baseball begins road to Omaha in California

February 14, 2014

Texas enters the 2014 season as a team whose numbers tell the story. The Longhorns will begin their season against No. 22 California in Berkeley, Calif. on Friday. Following a disappointing 2013 campaign...

Former Texas associate head volleyball coach joins Penn State staff

February 14, 2014

After serving five years as the Associate Head Coach to Jerritt Elliott at Texas, Salima Rockwell is returning to her alma mater. Penn State University announced on Thursday that Rockwell, who was a...


For UT baseball and softball, a tale of two programs

January 31, 2014

Baseball - Texas looks to rebound from disappointing season Baseball - Texas offense must eke out crucial runs to win games Baseball - Payton returns to lead Longhorns Baseball...


First Pitch: Texas offense must eke out crucial runs to win games

January 31, 2014

Texas head coach Augie Garrido’s small-ball approach is all about committing oneself to the good of the team. There’s no room for selfishness or entitlement. Last season the Longhorns (27-24-1)...

First Pitch: Thornhill returns for final season to get Texas back on track

January 31, 2014

For Nathan Thornhill, the wins don’t tell the whole story. The senior returns as one of the three weekend starters for the Longhorns this season after finishing his junior campaign with a deceptive...

Preview: Texas men’s and women’s tennis and track and field

January 24, 2014

Men's tennis After a shutout victory over Arkansas on Wednesday, the No. 20 Longhorns are in the driver’s seat to a dominant season.  Texas (3-0) earned its third consecutive dual-match...

Men’s tennis to face Rice and Arkansas this weekend

January 17, 2014

The Longhorns (1-0) look to continue winning when they travel to Houston to face Rice on Friday before hosting Arkansas on Sunday afternoon. Texas, ranked No. 20 in the country after winning its 17th...

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Petty, Seastrunk make for dynamic Baylor backfield while Hager leads Bears defense

December 6, 2013

QB Bryce Petty (Jr.) Jameis Winston and Johnny Manziel are garnering Heisman attention for their performances this season but Bryce Petty is putting up his own Heisman numbers. The junior signal-caller...

Pressuring Baylor’s offense, testing its defense key in this de facto Big 12 title game

December 6, 2013

Contain Baylor’s Time Any defense would have a hard time shutting down the Baylor offense, although Oklahoma State’s three forced fumbles seemed to do the trick last week. The Bears rank...


Texas to start tournament with Texas State, Texas A&M and UTSA

December 5, 2013

Last week, the Longhorns achieved their first perfect conference record in school history.  But that doesn’t matter now. The path to a second-straight National Championship begins with Texas...


New athletic director Steve Patterson will have personnel changes, arena building on the horizon

December 2, 2013

Prominent personnel changes and arena developments will be on the plate early for the University’s new men’s head athletic director Steve Patterson. The University hired Steve Patterson...

Keeping Red Raiders’ passing attack in check key for Texas this week

November 27, 2013

Defend the Pass Texas Tech has the most productive passing offense in the country, averaging 400.2 passing yards per game. The biggest key for the Longhorns this week is to limit Baker Mayfield’s...

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Texas Tech once again brings potent passing game to table with Mayfield, Amaro

November 27, 2013

RB Kenny Williams (Jr.) For a team that leads the nation in passing, Texas Tech has an accomplished runner in Kenny Williams, the leading rusher for the Red Raiders with 439 yards this season. His eight...


Signing Day recap for class of 2014

November 21, 2013

Texas athletics has been busy lately recruiting a solid batch of talent for the class of 2014. Here’s a look at the signings from each sport. Baseball Last Thursday, the Longhorn baseball team...


Stewart the type of small but quick, productive receiver that has given Texas trouble this year

November 15, 2013

LB Caleb Lavey (Sr.) Coming off of an impressive offensive performance against West Virginia, the Texas offense is feeling good about its ability to put up points. Oklahoma State, though known for its...

Texas needs RBs Malcolm Brown, Joe Bergeron to help Horns go up-tempo

November 15, 2013

Don’t Give up Big Plays The Oklahoma State offense is ranked No. 13 in the nation for a reason: it can score points in bunches. The Cowboys have two dual-threat quarterbacks that they rotate in...

No. 1 Texas outlasts Kansas to remain undefeated in Big 12 play

November 11, 2013

With five conference games remaining until the Big 12 tournament, the Longhorns remain undefeated after a four-set win against Kansas on Saturday. Top-ranked Texas (18-2, 11-0 Big 12) notched its 14th-straight...

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Players to Watch: Sims carrying load at tailback but Caswell a big-play threat at WR for West Virginia

November 8, 2013

RB Charles Sims (Sr.) Charles Sims is the leading rusher for a very balanced Mountaineers offense. Sims has carried the ball 144 times this season for 754 yards and five touchdowns. His solid 5.2 yards...

Keys to the Game: Continuing to run the ball, stop run key in road test against West Virginia

November 8, 2013

Keep Running the Ball Texas ran the ball 44 times for 221 yards against Kansas, the third game in a row the Longhorns have won running the ball at least 40 times. Malcolm Brown re-established himself...


No. 1 Texas Volleyball seeks 13th consecutive win at Oklahoma

November 1, 2013

Despite their 12-game winning streak, the Longhorn volleyball team knows there are still many tests moving forward. Top-ranked Texas will head to Oklahoma on Saturday in search of its 13th consecutive...

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Kansas offensive unproductive but has weapons in Sims, Mundine

November 1, 2013

RB James Sims (Sr.) Although the Jayhawks have had trouble finding the end zone this season, they usually find success when the run game is clicking. For his troubles, James Sims is Kansas’ leading...

Without his redshirt anymore, Swoopes needs to play more against Kansas

November 1, 2013

Play Tyrone Swoopes Mack Brown decided to take Swoopes’ redshirt off when he put him in the game against TCU last weekend, when Swoopes ran three times for -2 yards. While this may not be a true...


No. 1 Texas notches fifth Big 12 sweep with win at Kansas State

October 28, 2013

Top-ranked Texas (15-2, 8-0 Big 12) continued its winning streak in Manhattan, Kan. on Saturday afternoon by sweeping Kansas State (14-7, 2-6 Big 12). The win gave the Longhorns eight consecutive conference...

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Boykin, Catalon make for a mobile TCU backfield while Hackett has been a takeaway machine

October 25, 2013

RB B.J. Catalon (So.) The sophomore running back is the leading rusher for an offense that averages 139.1 rushing yards per game, putting them at No. 94 in the nation. Although quarterback Trevone Boykin...