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All content by Myah Taylor

Longhorns rebound from West Virginia loss with blowout of Texas Tech

Myah Taylor January 16, 2020

In many ways, Texas Women’s Basketball’s 92-66 victory over Texas Tech was the perfect depiction of the Longhorns’ season so far — shaky at times, with shimmers of greatness. “I...


Texas improves Big 12 record in comeback win over Iowa State

Myah Taylor January 9, 2020

Editor's note: This story was uploaded three days after the game took place. This delay was caused by maintenance to the website. When Iowa State went up 11-0 during the first quarter of its game...


Texas falls to TCU in Big 12 opener

Myah Taylor January 4, 2020

Texas has been battling it out with tough, nonconference opponents on the basketball court since October. But in many ways, the No. 25 Longhorns’ Friday night game against TCU to open Big 12 play...


Down go the Cardinal: Longhorns receive early Christmas present in upset of No. 1 Stanford

Myah Taylor December 23, 2019

The start of the 2019-20 season has been a roller coaster ride for Texas women’s basketball, but on Sunday afternoon, the Longhorns upset No. 1 Stanford 69-64 in an emotional home game that could...


Texas upsets Tennessee in UT clash

Myah Taylor December 9, 2019

Even though Texas traveled over 1,000 miles to face No. 17 Tennessee, the Longhorns looked right at home — almost.  The sea of orange in the stands at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville and...


Opponents to watch: Coleman, Howard star on defense for Tech

Myah Taylor November 26, 2019

It’s almost the end of the road for what has been a wild year for Texas football. In January, the Longhorns hoisted the Sugar Bowl trophy above their heads as junior quarterback Sam Ehlinger declared...

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Higgs returning to form nearly year after season-ending injury

Myah Taylor November 25, 2019

Senior guard Lashann Higgs was driving to the basket for a layup when she suffered an injury to her knee in a Friday night road game against Quinnipiac last November. Texas would leave Estero, Florida...


Opponents to watch: Brewer, Lynch bring grit to Waco matchup

Myah Taylor November 22, 2019

Texas’ chances of reaching the Big 12 Championship are now slim-to-none following a loss to Iowa State last weekend in Ames, Iowa. The odds that the 6–4 team is able to complete its preseason...

Longhorns cruise to victory in front of young fans

Robert Trevino and Myah Taylor November 21, 2019

Between the grade school kids singing the national anthem before tipoff and the early 11 a.m. slot, the tone of Texas’ matchup against UT-Rio Grande Valley felt different than most other games the...


Longhorns welcome UTRGV, 40 Acres field trip guests in early matchup

Myah Taylor November 20, 2019

Following Texas’ blowout loss to Arizona on Sunday, the Longhorns left the Frank Erwin Center in a state of confusion about what went wrong and how they could fix their issues moving forward. Not...


Longhorns look for answers following beatdown against Arizona

Myah Taylor November 18, 2019

In basketball, teams either live by the three or they die by the three. Bloodshed was absent in Texas’ physical Sunday matchup against Arizona, but the Longhorns were still destroyed by the Wildcats’...


Collier leads Longhorns over UTSA with career performance

Myah Taylor November 15, 2019

Early on in Texas’ 84-53 win over UT-San Antonio Thursday night, the Longhorns looked out of control. Costly turnovers and poor shooting from Texas allowed the Roadrunners to score quickly.  But...


Opponents to watch: Purdy, Petersen bring heat in cold Ames matchup

Myah Taylor November 15, 2019

The Longhorns will walk on thin ice Saturday when they head to Ames, Iowa, for a must-win game against the Iowa State Cyclones. Last weekend, Texas slipped past Kansas State in a home game that kept its...


Texas seeks redemption in upcoming home games

Myah Taylor November 14, 2019

Despite double-double performances from senior forward Joyner Holmes and sophomore center Charli Collier, Texas fell to South Florida in a tough road game last Friday night. “Friday was a learning...


Texas falls to South Florida in ‘ugly’ season opener

Myah Taylor November 9, 2019

In the early minutes of Texas’ matchup against South Florida, senior forward Joyner Holmes hobbled over to the bench. Holmes has been nursing a right ankle injury for the better part of a month....


Longhorns stay resilient ahead of tough road matchup

Myah Taylor November 8, 2019

Texas women’s basketball begins its quest for a Big 12 title and NCAA tournament berth Friday when the No. 15 Longhorns travel to Tampa to face South Florida in the season opener. Karen Aston,...


Opponents to watch: Anderson, Blacklock present challenges on both sides of ball

Myah Taylor October 25, 2019

Although Texas improved to 5–2 on the season last Saturday, its 50-48 win over Kansas was not the blowout victory most were anticipating. Costly turnovers by the Longhorn offense in the fourth quarter...


Opponents to watch: Williams is force out of backfield

Myah Taylor October 18, 2019

Last weekend didn’t go as planned for the Longhorns as they fell to the Oklahoma Sooners in the 115th Red River Rivalry. With two losses this season, Texas is now out of any College Football Playoff...


Adversity prepares Holmes for her senior season

Myah Taylor October 17, 2019

Senior forward Joyner Holmes embodies the comeback story. Since the conclusion of her freshman season in 2017, Holmes’ tenure at Texas has been characterized by a constant battle to get back on the...


Opponents to Watch: Hurts, Lamb spark Oklahoma offense

Myah Taylor October 11, 2019

Oklahoma lost key players to the NFL and beyond following the Sooners’ 2018 campaign. Most notably was Heisman-winning quarterback Kyler Murray and All-American wide receiver Marquise Brown. Yet,...


Looking to the future: Comparing Texas’ and Oklahoma’s 2020 recruiting classes

Myah Taylor October 9, 2019

Over the last decade, Oklahoma has padded its winning résumé. Each year, its offense seems to get more explosive, its quarterbacks are frequently in Heisman contention, and conference championships...


Opponents to watch: Stills, Washington star on defense

Myah Taylor October 4, 2019

Texas began Big 12 play undefeated with a win over a solid Oklahoma State team two weeks ago in Austin. After a bye week, the Longhorns will make their first trip out of state to match up against another...


Longhorns gear up for new season

Myah Taylor October 1, 2019

Texas women’s basketball returns in less than a month.  Head coach Karen Aston addressed the media Monday to discuss the upcoming season ahead of the team’s first practice on Tuesday. “(The)...

Texas Ex Ariel Atkins shines in Game One of WNBA Finals

Myah Taylor October 1, 2019

Two years ago, Ariel Atkins was an integral piece of an elite Texas squad. Now the standout guard is performing the same intrinsic role at the professional level on women’s basketball’s biggest...

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Celeste Taylor is a ‘perfect fit’ at Texas

Myah Taylor September 25, 2019

Celeste Taylor had opportunities to continue her basketball career at some of the best Division I programs in the country. Stanford, Ohio State and Notre Dame were just a few of the big names that put...


Opponents to watch: Wallace, Green will force Texas to come up with big plays

Myah Taylor September 20, 2019

Rice was no match for No. 12 Texas last weekend in the Longhorns’ 48-13 rout of the Owls. But this Saturday, Texas will match up against a much stronger Big 12 opponent in Oklahoma State. When the...


Opponents to watch: Calderon is hope for defense amid quarterback crisis

Myah Taylor September 13, 2019

A shootout loss to potential playoff contender LSU last Saturday and a slew of injuries plaguing its roster are setbacks Texas must recover from soon. But before the Longhorns take on the Big 12 starting...

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Opponents to watch: Burrow emerges with few holes in game

Myah Taylor September 6, 2019

Texas blew past Louisiana Tech last Saturday in its 45-14 victory over the Bulldogs. But this weekend the superior Louisiana team is coming to Austin. With its offensive efficiency and formidable defense,...

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Opponents to watch: Robertson, Baker pack punch on defense

Myah Taylor August 30, 2019

In just over a week, Texas will host one of the nation’s top teams in the No. 6 LSU Tigers. But before the Longhorns prepare for one of the biggest games of their season, they must first face a Louisiana...


Piperi, relay teams outshine Big 12 rivals at National Relay Championships

Myah Taylor April 29, 2019

Texas track & field shined at the National Relay Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas, over the weekend. Besting Big 12 rivals Baylor, TCU and Kansas State, both the men and women’s teams...


Track season heats up for Longhorns in road meets

Brooke Nevins and Myah Taylor April 22, 2019

Although the NCAA Track and Field Championships will take place in Austin this June, the Texas track & field team still has a few remaining trips this season in order to get there. Over the weekend,...


Going the distance: Track stars Rogers, Worley reflect on six-year friendship

Myah Taylor April 18, 2019

When distance runners Alex Rogers and Sam Worley first met, they didn’t know that they would both find a home at Texas — or that they would become best friends. The story of Rogers and Worley’s...


Original lacrosse team reunites

Myah Taylor April 10, 2019

The Etter-Harbin Alumni Center filled with chatter, laughs and nostalgia on Saturday evening at the inaugural Texas Lacrosse Hall of Fame Induction Banquet.  Ten former Longhorns — Denny...


Worley wins mile, Burt performs in hurdles on final day of Texas Relays

Myah Taylor March 31, 2019

The Texas Relays began on Wednesday, but Saturday afternoon on the last day of competition was when the action really got started. With crowds filling the stands, Mike A. Myers Stadium was alive and so...

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Texas men’s distance medley relay wins in team effort on Day Three of Texas Relays

Myah Taylor March 30, 2019

There was no escaping the sun’s rays Friday night at Texas Relays. But the temperature wasn’t too much for the Longhorn men, who brought some heat of their own. Although track & field...


Rogers wins big on second day of Texas Relays

Myah Taylor March 29, 2019

With lights shining bright at Mike A. Myers Stadium and the crowd cheering loudly in the stands, the stage was set for the second day of the 92nd Annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays. Athletes from...

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As she embraces the spotlight, Kynnedy Flannel competes with herself

Myah Taylor March 26, 2019

Track athletes are always racing — against others, against the clock and against themselves. Even in the best races, a curve can always be cleaner, a time can always be faster and a kick can always...


Longhorns dominate throws in first meet of outdoor season

Myah Taylor March 17, 2019

Following an underwhelming conclusion to the indoor season, Texas track & field got off to a solid start at the UTSA Invitational in San Antonio on Friday and Saturday. The Longhorns dominated the...


Longhorn men fall short of lofty goals at NCAA Championships

Myah Taylor March 11, 2019

Texas men’s track & field had high hopes heading into the NCAA Indoor Championships. But after finishing in an unlucky 13th place, it was clear that things didn’t go as planned for the...


After securing Big 12 Title, Longhorns await NCAA Indoor Championships

Myah Taylor March 8, 2019

The UT Tower glowed burnt orange on Sunday in honor of Texas women’s track & field, who took home the Big 12 Indoor Championship. Team members gathered around Littlefield Fountain to celebrate...


Longhorn women capture conference title in big weekend at Big 12s

Brooke Nevins and Myah Taylor February 25, 2019

The Longhorns’ appearance at the Big 12 Indoor Championship in Lubbock over the weekend highlighted track & field as a sport at the intersection of collectivism and individuality. Texas’...


Burt, Piperi and Worley bring home individual honors at Big 12s

Brooke Nevins and Myah Taylor February 25, 2019

The Longhorn women’s track & field team walked away from the Sports Performance Center in Lubbock as a Big 12 Champion on Saturday. But with a fifth-place finish at the conclusion of the meet,...


Longhorns look towards postseason in regular season finales

Myah Taylor February 18, 2019

Texas concluded the indoor regular season this past weekend with strong performances at the Aggie Twilight in College Station and the JDL DMR Invitational in Winston-Salem. But the Longhorns’ showings...

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