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Chris Beard wastes little time in building competitive roster

Chris Beard wastes little time in building competitive roster

April 16, 2021

Chris Beard made a promise at his introductory press conference to be competitive in year one, and his early work on the recruiting trail suggests he’s making good on that claim. The outlook for next...

Chris Beard, UT commit to growing men’s basketball into national powerhouse

Chris Beard, UT commit to growing men’s basketball into national powerhouse

April 2, 2021

Chris Beard made it abundantly clear in his introductory press conference Friday that he wants to win, and he wants to win now. The new Texas men’s basketball head coach established that his expectation...

Chris Beard hired to replace Shaka Smart as men’s basketball head coach

Chris Beard hired to replace Shaka Smart as men’s basketball head coach

April 1, 2021

Texas is hiring former Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard to replace Shaka Smart as head men’s basketball coach, according to numerous reports from Stadium, CBS Sports, and ESPN. Beard will become...

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Shaka Smart leaving Texas after 6 seasons as head coach

March 26, 2021

Men’s basketball head coach Shaka Smart is leaving Texas after six years as head coach, according to numerous reports from ESPN, the Austin-American Statesman, CBS Sports and others. Smart, who had...

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Shaka Smart’s future with Texas in jeopardy after another NCAA first-round exit

March 25, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 23 issue of The Daily Texan. Questions surrounding the future of Shaka Smart, Texas men’s head basketball coach, are swirling once again...

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Longhorns look forward to second chance at Big 12 tournament after year of cancellations

March 24, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 12 issue of The Daily Texan.   For the second consecutive year, the Texas men’s basketball team is gearing up for a postseason run amid...

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Texas wins first-ever Big 12 tournament championship

March 14, 2021

The Texas men’s basketball team was crowned Big 12 tournament champions with a 91-86 victory over No. 12 Oklahoma State in Saturday’s championship game. At the T-Mobile Center in Kansas...

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Jericho Sims heats up as March Madness gets underway

March 9, 2021

For senior forward Jericho Sims, the all-important month of March seems to have brought new life. Prior to this month, Sims averaged 8.2 points per game. Since flipping the calendar, Sims is averaging...

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No. 15 Texas gets their Red River revenge, beats No. 16 Oklahoma off clutch basket

March 6, 2021

After squandering a 13-point lead, senior guard Matt Coleman and freshman forward Greg Brown stepped up in the clutch to give No. 15 Texas a 69-65 win over No. 16 Oklahoma on Thursday night in Norman,...

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Brock Cunningham embraces tough-guy role for Longhorns

March 5, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's March 2 print edition. Redshirt sophomore forward Brock Cunningham does not show up on the stat sheet most nights, but his grit...

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No. 14 Texas completes season sweep of Kansas with comeback victory

February 24, 2021

Texas basketball scored a much-needed 75-72 overtime victory over No. 17 Kansas on Tuesday night at the Frank Erwin Center, earning its first-ever regular-season series sweep of the Jayhawks. It was...

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Longhorns stumble down stretch, drop wild game to West Virginia

February 21, 2021

After enduring a weeklong winter storm which canceled their week of practice, the No. 12 Longhorns blew a comfortable lead Saturday in Austin at an empty Frank Erwin Center. Saturday’s game could’ve...

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Big second-half run lifts No. 13 Texas over TCU

February 14, 2021

The No. 13 Texas men’s basketball team used a big second-half run to separate itself from TCU in its 70-55 win Saturday at the Frank Erwin Center. The 13-1 run, capped off with senior forward...

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Longhorns look to right ship heading into matchup with Kansas State

February 12, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 9 print edition. The Texas men’s basketball team of late has not resembled the squad that started 10–1 in any...

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Texas looks to right ship heading into matchup with Kansas State

February 12, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 9 print edition. The Texas men’s basketball team of late has not resembled the squad that started 10–1 in any...

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The sky’s the limit for high-flying freshman Greg Brown

February 10, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 5 online edition. Freshman forward Greg Brown is no stranger to the spotlight. The five-star recruit out of Vandegrift...

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Texas looks ahead after losses, COVID-19 cancellations

February 10, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 5 online edition. The past couple of weeks have been a struggle for the No. 6 Texas men’s basketball team. The...

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Connected through good and bad: The bond shared by two Texas guards

February 3, 2021

In basketball, confident guard play is essential to the success of the team. Serving as the primary ball handlers tasked with directing the offense and executing the game plan, it’s crucial for the...

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‘It wasn’t enough.’ No. 6 Texas not on same level as No. 2 Baylor in double-digit loss

February 3, 2021

The No. 6 Longhorns learned why Baylor is ranked second in the country Tuesday night at the Frank Erwin Center.  The Bears had an answer for every play, every run and every mistake by the Longhorns...

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No. 5 Texas at Kentucky canceled, marking Texas’ third postponed game in two weeks

January 29, 2021

The Texas men’s basketball team’s game against Kentucky Saturday was canceled Friday after Kentucky’s program was put on a 48-hour pause due to COVID-19 protocols, Texas Athletics announced...

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From hot seat to cool throne, what a difference a year makes for Smart

January 22, 2021

At this time last year, the Texas men’s basketball team was flailing through another disappointing year. The Longhorns lost by 38 points on the road in West Virginia, the most lopsided loss of...

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Febres returns, bench shines in dominant win over Kansas State

January 17, 2021

It’s been over 11 months since Jase Febres last played for Texas. The senior guard, who has been recovering from microfracture knee surgery last March, made his return to the court in the No. 4 Longhorns’...

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McClung’s heroics hand No. 4 Texas its first conference loss of the season

January 14, 2021

The No. 4 Texas men’s basketball team suffered its first conference loss of the season as the No.15-ranked Red Raiders defeated the Longhorns 79-77 Wednesday night at the Frank Erwin Center. Texas...

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Big 12 power rankings: Week 15

December 15, 2020

1. Iowa State Iowa State had no trouble beating West Virginia 42-6 last week. The Cyclones easily moved the ball against a Mountaineer defense that had been solid all season. The win concluded Iowa...

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Big 12 power rankings: Week 14

December 6, 2020

1. Iowa State Iowa State has been the biggest story in the Big 12 this year. After losing to Louisiana to begin the season, the Cyclones have won seven of its eight Big 12 games and sit in a firm position...

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Big 12 power rankings: Week 13

November 25, 2020

1. Iowa State Iowa State dominated Kansas State last week 45-0 to improve to 6–1 in Big 12 play. Junior quarterback Brock Purdy threw three touchdowns, and star sophomore running back Breece Hall...

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Big 12 power rankings: Week 12

November 19, 2020

1. Iowa State Iowa State currently sits atop the Big 12 standings with a 5–2 record. The Cyclones are led by one of the nation’s top running backs in sophomore Breece Hall, who has rushed...

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No. 1 Texas volleyball clinches Big 12 title with sweep of No. 13 West Virginia

November 14, 2020

After sharing the Big 12 title with Baylor last season, the No. 1 Texas volleyball team will have it all to itself again after a victory over No. 13 West Virginia on Friday night. The win clinched the...

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Big 12 power rankings: Week 10

November 8, 2020

1. Iowa State Iowa State took the top spot in the power rankings after its 52-22 victory over Kansas last week. The Cyclones are 4–1 in conference play, and their only loss came in a competitive...

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No. 1 Texas volleyball completes thrilling 5-set comeback over No. 3 Baylor

November 6, 2020

The top-ranked Texas volleyball team completed a thrilling five-set victory over No. 3 Baylor on Thursday night to remain undefeated. The Longhorns were on the verge of losing at home to Baylor for...

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Big 12 power rankings: Week 9

November 1, 2020

1. Oklahoma State Oklahoma State survived its first big test of the season last week, beating Iowa State 24-21. The No. 6 Cowboys look every bit like a top-10 team with an offense that is putting up...

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Undefeated Texas volleyball fueled by tight family dynamic off the court

October 30, 2020

The Texas volleyball team spends a lot of time together at practices, workouts and matches, but the bonding doesn’t end there for the players. Between throwing Texas football watch parties, hosting...

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Big 12 power rankings: Week 8

October 25, 2020

1. Oklahoma State The Cowboys remain atop the AP and power rankings as the only Big 12 team without a loss, but a big matchup looms this week against Iowa State at home. The Cowboys, led by redshirt...

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No. 1 Texas volleyball asserts dominance in 3rd straight sweep

October 24, 2020

The Texas volleyball team made quick work of Texas Tech on Friday night, sweeping the Red Raiders again to improve to 10–0 on the season. The Longhorns were dominant throughout, getting out to...

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No. 1 Texas volleyball survives first true test of the season against No. 13 Kansas State

October 17, 2020

The top-ranked Texas volleyball team beat No. 13 Kansas State 3-2 in a five set thriller Friday night to remain undefeated this season. Texas survived its first true test of the season on the road,...

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Big 12 power rankings: Week 6

October 10, 2020

1. Oklahoma State Conferences are often judged by who is at the top. For the Big 12 right now, that’s Oklahoma State. The Cowboys moved to 3–0 after manhandling Kansas and sit alone as the...

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Texas volleyball continues home dominance over Iowa State

October 9, 2020

The Texas volleyball team continued its home dominance over Iowa State on Thursday, sweeping the Cyclones for its fourth sweep in five matches. The Longhorns have never lost to the Cyclones in Austin...

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Big 12 power rankings: Week 5

October 4, 2020

1. Texas Texas needed some late-game heroics but still found a way to survive against Texas Tech last week in an overtime thriller. The Longhorns are 2–0 for the first time under head coach Tom...

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Texas volleyball sweeps Kansas, finds groove in new back-to-back format

October 3, 2020

The Texas volleyball team defeated Kansas on Friday night in a 3-0 set, completing the two-night series sweep. The Longhorns have begun to find a groove in this season’s new back-to-back format,...

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Big 12 power rankings: Week 4

September 27, 2020

1. Oklahoma The Sooners looked like themselves in their season opener against Missouri State. Redshirt freshman quarterback Spencer Rattler threw for 290 yards and four touchdowns in his brief debut....

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Texas volleyball defeats Oklahoma in back-to-back matches

September 26, 2020

The Texas volleyball team picked up its second win of the season Friday, beating Oklahoma 3-1 on its second night in Norman.  The Longhorns completed the two-game sweep with a balanced attack that...

Texas volleyball set to begin play after eventful offseason

September 24, 2020

After an offseason characterized by pandemic uncertainty and calls for social reform from student-athletes, the Texas volleyball team is set to open its 2020 season Thursday. The Longhorns will play...

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Oklahoma tops Daily Texan’s Big 12 preseason power rankings

September 12, 2020

1. Oklahoma Oklahoma has won five straight Big 12 championships. Until the Sooners are dethroned, they’re a lock to sit atop the preseason power rankings. The biggest question mark for the Sooners...

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Soccer announces game day measures, stadium updates

September 11, 2020

Fans hoping to watch Texas soccer in person this season are in luck. Mike A. Myers Stadium will be open to spectators this fall, Texas Athletics said Friday in a statement. Texas Athletics will implement...

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Texas honors swim coach Eddie Reese with new outdoor pool

September 1, 2020

On Wednesday, Texas unveiled the new Eddie Reese Outdoor Pool, named in honor of the longtime head coach of the men’s swimming and diving team. The pool, which provides a space for Longhorn swimmers...

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Texas swimming and diving start strong at Big 12 Championships

February 29, 2020

The Texas men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are well on their way to securing a pair of Big 12 titles after a strong first two days of competition. The top-ranked men’s team...