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Kansas deals Longhorns ninth straight loss in 76-38 victory

Matt Warden January 24, 2013

Another game down and another loss for the struggling Longhorns. The Kansas Jayhawks handed the Longhorns a 76-38 defeat in Lawrence, Kan., on Wednesday night, dropping Texas to 0-7 in the Big 12. With...


Longhorns drop eighth straight game in 69-56 loss to Oklahoma

Matt Warden January 22, 2013

And then it was eight. The Longhorns dropped their eighth straight contest in Norman on Saturday, 69-56, falling to 0-5 in the Big 12. Oklahoma was never pressed, outshooting Texas while never giving...

Softball second in conference poll

Matt Warden January 18, 2013

The University of Texas Softball team was chosen to finish second in the Big 12 preseason poll right behind Oklahoma. The Big 12 conference office announced the results on Thursday of the poll voted on...


Lack of cohesion hurts Texas in 63-59 loss To Texas Tech

Matt Warden January 17, 2013

In a whirlwind game from start to finish, the Texas Longhorns dropped their seventh straight contest, 66-59, to Texas Tech. The loss gives the Longhorns a 0-5 start to Big 12 play, their worst start in...


McGee-Stafford quickly shaking freshman jitters

Matt Warden January 16, 2013

Six feet, seven inches is tall, especially for women’s basketball.  Imani McGee-Stafford is proving that she can do more than just stand tall in the paint this season. After 15 games, the...

Longhorns 0-4 start to Big 12 play summarizes holiday break

Matt Warden January 14, 2013

A month filled with gifts and new beginnings dealt the Longhorns a solid dose of humility. The Longhorns emerged from the holiday break with a 7-8 overall record, including a 0-4 start in Big 12 play....

Keys to the Game: Alamo Bowl

Matt Warden December 7, 2012

Third place in the Big 12 isn’t the outcome Texas had hoped for, but it’s what it got entering the Alamo Bowl contest with Oregon State. The Longhorns have shown a lot of good things this...


Texas Longhorns overwhelm Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders to move to 5-0

Matt Warden December 3, 2012

Defense wins championships, and on Friday it destroyed Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The Texas Longhorns defeated Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 79-30 behind freshman Imani McGee-Stafford’s 20 points...

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Wildcats to Watch

Matt Warden November 30, 2012

Collin Klein- If not for a loss at Baylor, quarterback Collin Klein would still be the Heisman frontrunner as his team prepared for a bid in the national championship. Despite rushing for one touchdown,...

Keys to the Game: Kansas State

Matt Warden November 30, 2012

With the chance for a Big 12 title out the window, the Longhorns will look to maintain — and gain — some pride in their matchup with Kansas State. The loss to TCU revealed several chinks in...


Nneka Enemkpali thrives for Longhorns early in sophomore season

Matt Warden November 28, 2012

If the world actually ends next month, Nneka Enemkpali will leave on top of it. From crashing the boards and blocking shots to scoring points at will, Enemkpali is off to a remarkable start this season....

Scoring barrage fuels Longhorns victory

Matt Warden November 26, 2012

Texas scored points from every spot on the court on its way to a 94-58 victory over Central Connecticut. The Longhorns eclipsed the 90-point mark for the first time since December of 2011. Another dominating...

Longhorns thrive in the paint, remain undefeated

Matt Warden November 21, 2012

The Longhorns were tested a bit more than they expected against Jackson State, but their continued efforts to impose their will in the paint was the key to their 80-53 victory. The Longhorns scored 44...


Women’s Basketball Dominates Paint To Beat Jackson State

Matt Warden November 21, 2012

As long as they’re crashing the boards, they’re winning games. The Longhorns looked as impressive as they have all season long and defeated Jackson State 80-53 Tuesday. The Longhorns got...

Keys to the Game

Matt Warden November 21, 2012

Entering Week 12, Texas sits in an interesting spot in the Big 12. Although the Longhorns have suffered two disappointing losses, they still have a lot to be thankful for as they have an outside chance...

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Horned Frogs to Watch

Matt Warden November 21, 2012

Josh Boyce: The Texas defense has made great strides the last few weeks in coverage and in its ability to tackle. When the Longhorns face off against TCU, this progress will need to be continued as they...

Enemkpali, Longhorns Dominate WBI Tipoff Classic

Matt Warden November 12, 2012

Two games down, and Karen Aston has already cracked a smile. The Women’s Basketball team emerged from the WBI Tip Off Classic with two wins this weekend. The weekend marked a series of firsts for...

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Cyclones to Watch

Matt Warden November 9, 2012

Steele Jantz: A player with probably the coolest name in college football, Jantz is a player who should be watched Saturday. Jantz has had a shaky season, throwing for 1,410 yards, 12 touchdowns and nine...

Keys to the Game: Iowa State

Matt Warden November 9, 2012

After a close call Saturday the Texas Longhorns sit in third place in the Big 12 with 4-2 conference record. The Longhorns escaped Lubbock with a 31-22 win against Texas Tech, where their playmakers...

New Face, Same Business for Longhorns

Matt Warden November 8, 2012

Restless and decorated, Karen Aston is all business. After five seasons under the direction of Gail Goestenkors, the Texas women’s basketball team will take flight under a new leader. Although Aston...

Red Raiders to Watch

Matt Warden November 2, 2012

Seth Doege: The Big 12 may be ruled by big names like Geno Smith and Collin Klein, but there’s a quarterback in Lubbock making big waves. Seth Doege has compiled top-tier numbers through nine weeks...

Keys to the Game

Matt Warden November 2, 2012

Slow Down the Offense: Texas Tech possesses one of the best offenses in the country, with a passing attack that is a perennial juggernaut. The Red Raiders rank No. 12 in total offense and No. 3 in passing...


Kansas State rolls, Oklahoma falters

Matt Warden October 30, 2012

Oklahoma drops big college matchup to Notre Dame The Sooners and the Fighting Irish met Saturday in a battle to determine both of their fates in the national championship picture. Notre Dame emerged...

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Jayhawks to Watch

Matt Warden October 26, 2012

James Sims: On an offense that ranks No. 117 in the country, consistency is difficult to find. Junior running back James Sims appears to be a source of light however. Sims has rushed for 446 yards and...

Keys to the Game

Matt Warden October 26, 2012

A war with Bears and the Longhorns are back in the win column of the parody called the Big 12. The Longhorns have shown all the qualities of an elite team this season despite crushing losses to Big 12...

Longhorns Hope To Pass Final Fall Test

Matt Warden October 26, 2012

Hungry and confident, the Longhorns are out to prove that last season was a hoax. More offense will help them establish that. The Longhorns will face Texas State Sunday in their final fall game of the...

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Key players in Baylor’s Strategy

Matt Warden October 19, 2012

Nick Florence Florence entered this season with possibly the toughest job of any other player in the nation; replacing Heisman trophy winner Robert Griffin III. He isn’t the game changer RG3 was...

Keys to the Game – Baylor

Matt Warden October 19, 2012

Battered and beaten both physically and mentally, the Texas Longhorns enter Saturday’s matchup against Baylor with a lot to prove. Following a blowout loss in the Red River Rivalry game against...

West Virginia upset by potent Red Raider attack

Matt Warden October 16, 2012

The West Virginia Mountaineers were sitting pretty after their Week 6 win against Texas. They were No. 5 in the nation and tied for the Big 12 conference lead. Texas Tech altered their fate. After being...

Players To Watch: Oklahoma

Matt Warden October 10, 2012

Landry Jones His numbers may not be as solid as fans are used to seeing from Jones at this point in the season, but his talent makes him a player to watch every week. Jones entered this season as a Heisman...

Kansas State continues tear

Matt Warden October 9, 2012

Kansas State defeated Kansas 56-16 led by quarterback Collin Klein, who passed for 129 yards and two touchdowns while also running for 116 yards and two scores. Running back John Hubert added 101 yards...

Keys to the Game- West Virginia

Matt Warden October 5, 2012

In a newly arranged Big 12 conference, the Texas Longhorns have looked like one of the teams to beat through four games this season. This week will likely be the toughest test all season for the Longhorns...

Players to watch – West Virginia

Matt Warden October 5, 2012

Geno Smith, Senior QB #12 As West Virginia’s week 5 victory over Baylor verified, Smith is the Heisman frontrunner and the main player that Texas needs to watch out for this Saturday. Against Baylor,...

Longhorns win fall season opener

Matt Warden October 1, 2012

Texas opened its limited fall schedule with a 13-2 bashing of the Incarnate Word Cardinals this past weekend. Although it’s only fall, the team approached this game like any other. “We had...


Big 12 newcomers start strong

Matt Warden September 19, 2012

TCU starting off strong Change is hard. TCU will surely realize this while acclimating to the Big 12. The Horned Frogs will be tested every week as they step onto the field. In the match against Kansas,...

Women’s tennis faces tough competition at Duke Invitational

Matt Warden September 17, 2012

Competition was tough, but the Longhorns proved their worth in North Carolina this weekend. Of the four girls that competed for the women’s tennis team at the Duke Invitational, senior All-American...

Players to Watch 9-14

Matt Warden September 17, 2012

Bo Wallace By far the best opposing player the Longhorns have faced this season, sophomore quarterback Bo Wallace is a player that must be contained for the Longhorns to find success. Wallace is a dual-threat...

Keys to the Game 9-14

Matt Warden September 17, 2012

Nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. This should be the mindset for the Longhorns as they head to Mississippi to try to take the running game away from the Rebels. Texas has proven that it can stick to...

Women’s Tennis to start season at Duke Invitational

Matt Warden September 14, 2012

They say actions speak louder than words. With that said, the Longhorns intend to let their rackets do all the talking this season. The women’s tennis squad comes into the 2012-2013 season returning...

Keys to the Game: New Mexico

Matt Warden September 7, 2012

The New Mexico Lobos put on an exciting performance in Bob Davie’s debut as head coach, putting up 66 points against Southern in a game that had all the makings of a track meet. The only two meetings...

Players to Watch – New Mexico

Matt Warden September 7, 2012

1. Demarcus Rodgers Junior Demarcus Rogers is the leading rusher returning for a New Mexico offense that amassed just over 1,300 yards on the ground as a team last season. Rogers looked impressive in...

Women’s cross country start off on the right foot

Matt Warden September 4, 2012

If you started your weekend with a walk through downtown Austin, you probably encountered the Longhorns running away from the competition. The women’s track and field squad got the season unofficially...

Keys to the game

Matt Warden August 31, 2012

Inch by inch, and brick by brick the Texas Longhorns have prepped and adjusted for the upcoming season. With a stellar group of running backs and a solid group of hungry defensive specialists, sophomore...

Cowboys to Watch

Matt Warden August 31, 2012

Brett Smith led the Wyoming offense in passing and rushing last year, averaging 201.7 yards through the air to go along with his 54.6 yards on the ground per game. A dual-threat sophomore quarterback comparable...


Longhorns finish the season with a great record

Matt Warden April 27, 2012

Resiliency has been the motto for the Longhorns all year. The motto for the Big 12 Championship will be no different. The team has won the Big 12 tournament title seven times, with its most recent victory...

Longhorns Split Last Weekend Series

Matt Warden April 23, 2012

The Longhorns fought weather, inconsistency and top competition all season long. This weekend, they ended with a split. The women picked up a solid victory this weekend to earn them a 7-2 conference record,...

Texas Women’s Tennis take on squads from ‘Sonner State’

Matt Warden April 20, 2012

After three matches of rough weather and rough competition, the Longhorns must endure two more storms in conference play. Heading into this weekend’s matches with Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, the...


Women’s Tennis fights to the finish

Matt Warden April 18, 2012

It was a calm and cool Tuesday night, but the Longhorns met a storm they couldn’t weather. In their third match in the last four days, the Longhorns emerged from a battle in College Station with...


Horns, Aggies battle at College Station

Matt Warden April 17, 2012

Following a pair of impressive conference wins, the Longhorns are ready to face off with an old rival. The team is 6-0 in Big 12 play and ranked No. 13 in the country. Victories over the likes of top...

Texas wins twice under cloudy skies

Matt Warden April 16, 2012

After a dark and windy weekend, the Longhorns escaped more than just bad weather. The No. 13 ranked Longhorns emerged from this weekend’s Big 12 matches with two close victories. The team edged...

Top-10 Texas team heads into home stretch of conference play

Matt Warden April 13, 2012

They rank No. 13 in the nation, hold a flawless conference record and perhaps have multiple All-Big 12 performers. At this point, the Longhorns have proven that they are one of the best tennis teams in...

Texas breezes past weekend competition

Matt Warden April 2, 2012

They came, they saw, they conquered. And then they did it again. The Longhorns emerged from this weekend’s tennis with two wins, pushing their Big 12 record to 4-0. They blanked Kansas 7-0 then...

Resiliency has carried team through first half of season

Matt Warden March 30, 2012

The Longhorns have proven all season long that they’re a team of resiliency. Following a close defeat to Illinois, the women will likely rebound in a big way. “Illinois is a tough team who...


Longhorns drop tight match against Illinois

Matt Warden March 22, 2012

In a back-and-forth match that came down to the final points, the Longhorns were edged by a 4-3 margin. The team dropped two out of three doubles matches, and although their resiliency reared its head...


Women’s Tennis to take on Illinois

Matt Warden March 21, 2012

Another game, set, match and the Longhorns are sitting comfortably at the No. 9 spot in the ITA women’s college tennis poll. Coming off a pair of wins to start conference play, the team aims to top...

Texas begins Big 12 play with impressive victories

Matt Warden March 19, 2012

Spring break saw a bittersweet symphony play an impressive but tough tune for the Longhorns. Despite a close loss to No. 4 ranked USC, the team claimed victories over No. 16 Michigan, and conference foes...

Women’s tennis extends their winning streak

Matt Warden March 9, 2012

Thursday afternoon proved to be the same story, only a different chapter, for the streaking Longhorns. Although they played against an unranked opponent, the women showcased a newly found level of dominance...


Horns host The Tribe

Matt Warden March 8, 2012

In their first home match of the year last week, the newly top-10-ranked Longhorns posted a dominant win over the No. 8-ranked Northwestern Wildcats. Although playing under the bright lights in what was...

Longhorns dominate Northwestern

Matt Warden March 5, 2012

The performance of the Longhorns mirrored Friday evening’s weather: clear and cool. In their first match as an ITA top 10 team, the ladies dominated Northwestern, winning 6-1. Of the nine matches...

Texas Cracks Top 10, Eyes Another Win Vs. Northwestern

Matt Warden March 2, 2012

For the first time in six seasons, the Longhorns have cracked the top 10 of the ITA women’s college tennis poll. Coming off a win at Clemson, the women have vaulted up six spots to become No. 9 in...


Bittersweet Weekend for Women’s Tennis

Matt Warden February 13, 2012

It was a weekend to remember, but also a weekend to forget for the Longhorns. Despite great victories from many players, Texas emerged from this weekend’s ITA National Women’s Team Indoor...


ITA National Team Indoor Championships

Matt Warden February 10, 2012

On the heels of two consecutive wins in the International Tennis Association Kick-Off Weekend, the Longhorns are heading to Charlottesville, Va. for the ITA National Team Indoor Championships. Currently...


Caskey dominant in final season as Longhorn

Matt Warden January 24, 2012

On a team ranked No. 2 in the country, it can be difficult to stand out. Senior swimmer Neil Caskey has done this and more for the Longhorns all season long. Caskey has dominated the competition this...


Longhorns make splash during holiday break

Matt Warden January 18, 2012

The holidays are a time for fun, gifts and happiness. Winter break brought all of these for the Longhorns. The No. 2 ranked men’s swimmers and divers were dominant over the break, defeating No....


Austin Grand Prix: Longhorns past and present fare well in premiere meet

Matt Warden January 17, 2012

The Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center at UT played host to the USA Swimming Austin Grand Prix Series this weekend, accommodating star swimmers like Michael Phelps and Janet Evans, as well as past...

Women’s Texas Invitational: Texas stays undefeated

Matt Warden December 5, 2011

And another one bites the dust for the Longhorn women’s swimmers and divers. The women continued their undefeated season by winning the Texas Invitational. The squad finished first on all three...

Men’s Texas Invitational Recap: Horns dominate competition

Matt Warden December 5, 2011

The Longhorns came, saw and conquered in this week’s Texas Invitational by finishing in first place all three days of the competition. Day one of the invitational saw the men total 604 points with...

Swimmers prepping for Texas Invitational

Matt Warden December 1, 2011

With the first half of the 2011-2012 season coming to a close, the Longhorns stand as one of the top teams in the nation and have spread the success among veterans and newcomers alike. Texas only has...

Longhorns look to finish strong season on high note

Matt Warden December 1, 2011

The Longhorns have been nothing short of exceptional as they have won every competition of the year. The women are making their case as the best team in the nation, winning handily against every opponent...

Men’s Swimming and Diving take down SMU

Matt Warden November 14, 2011

The No. 2 Longhorns crept back into the win column on Friday with a victory over the SMU Mustangs, 154 to 127. Senior Neil Caskey continued his dominant year by winning both the 100-yard butterfly and...

No. 2 Longhorns head to SMU, hope to bounce back from loss

Matt Warden November 11, 2011

The Longhorns tasted defeat last week, but with many great performances already under their belt, it won’t likely become a habit. Despite splitting a win and a loss in the dual meets with Indiana...

Women’s Swimming and Diving: Texas A&M Meet

Matt Warden November 7, 2011

The women’s swimming and diving team claimed a decisive victory over the Aggies, 197-103. The team remains undefeated on the year. The Longhorns dominated the day of competition, winning 11 out...

Men’s Swimming and Diving: Dual Meet

Matt Warden November 7, 2011

The Longhorns performed at a high level this weekend but came away with a bittersweet taste in their mouths as they split the dual meet with Indiana and Michigan. Texas outscored the Hoosiers 217.5-82.5...

Undefeated Longhorns to face rival A&M in tonight’s meet

Matt Warden November 4, 2011

The Longhorns have won their first three competitions of the year and are in great position going into today’s meet with conference foes Texas A&M. Senior captain Karlee Bispo is off to her...

Men’s Dual Meet Preview

Matt Warden November 4, 2011

After emerging the victors in their first meet of the year, the Longhorns are prepared to plow through their next test in the annual dual meet with Indiana and Michigan. The men looked very strong in...

Texas swimming update

Matt Warden October 31, 2011

Men’s swimming: Southwest Collegiate Plunge Pure domination characterized the Longhorns’ performance this weekend in the Southwest Collegiate Plunge. The team captured the title by totaling...

Indiana/Michigan Dual Meet

Matt Warden October 28, 2011

The Longhorns will be united as a team this Friday as they travel to Ann Arbor for an annual dual meet with Indiana and Michigan. The three schools have met five years in a row for this dual meet, with...

Southwest Collegiate Plunge

Matt Warden October 28, 2011

The Longhorns are set to start the season with a bang as they head to Mansfield for the Southwest Collegiate Plunge. The Plunge is a two-day event that features many competitive teams in the Southwest...

Bispo helps Longhorns win SMU Classic

Matt Warden October 24, 2011

Competition was fierce this weekend at the SMU Classic in Dallas. Although only nine of the Longhorns competed, they still finished on top. After finishing the first day with a 10-point lead over the...

Swimmer making waves in and out of pool

Matt Warden October 21, 2011

Ashley Brewer is an emerging star for Texas, one who is probably most known for her decorated sports family. Yet Brewer, a sophomore and one of the key members of the Longhorns’ swimming team, walks...

Wrestling team grappling for attention

Matt Warden October 7, 2011

What happens here won’t change the world. But it could change yours. The Longhorn Wrestling Club is a place that offers more than wrestling. Despite a short existence, it has already made an impact. “The...

Orange and White classics signals start of competition

Matt Warden October 7, 2011

The Longhorns are primed and ready to make a splash. After finishing the 2010-2011 season ranked No. 4 in the nation, the Longhorn women’s swimmers and divers placed sixth at the NCAA Championships....

Swimmers are ready to pick up where they left off

Matt Warden September 29, 2011

The Longhorns are loaded again. A team that features two national champions — Eric Friedland (200 breaststroke) and Michael McBroom (1,650 freestyle) — a Scholar All-America team nomination...

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