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Key plays from Coburn, Ojomo come up clutch in second half of win over Kansas State

Key plays from Coburn, Ojomo come up clutch in second half of win over Kansas State

November 26, 2021
With Friday’s game against Kansas State hanging in the balance, the Texas defense came up clutch twice on its own fourth-and-short stops to pitch a shutout in the second half.
Where’s the rock bottom? Texas falls yet again in 31-23 loss to West Virginia to make it six straight defeats

Where’s the rock bottom? Texas falls yet again in 31-23 loss to West Virginia to make it six straight defeats

November 20, 2021
In Saturday’s matchup of two 4–6 teams battling for bowl eligibility, Texas couldn’t come back from a 21-7 first half deficit and lost their sixth game in a row, 31-23.
‘Until we figure that out … we’re going to be swimming upstream’: Sarkisian, Thompson reflect on what’s missing from Texas football after devastating loss to Kansas

‘Until we figure that out … we’re going to be swimming upstream’: Sarkisian, Thompson reflect on what’s missing from Texas football after devastating loss to Kansas

November 14, 2021

Thirty minutes after the devastating 57-56 loss to Kansas, Casey Thompson came into Saturday’s postgame press conference with his shoulder pads still on and a lot on his mind. “Obviously, I think...

Offensive line recruiting is next crucial step for reeling Texas program

Offensive line recruiting is next crucial step for reeling Texas program

November 8, 2021
Largely due to the struggles of the offensive line, Sarkisian failed his first major tests of his time at the helm of the football program in losses to Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Baylor and most recently, Iowa State.
Live coverage: Texas falls 30-7 to Iowa State, loses fourth-straight in embarrassing fashion

Live coverage: Texas falls 30-7 to Iowa State, loses fourth-straight in embarrassing fashion

November 6, 2021

In its icy white uniforms, Texas will play Iowa State in front of a sold-out Jack Trice Stadium to try and end a three-game losing streak. The 4–4 Longhorns take on the 5–3 Cyclones in Ames, Iowa,...

The million-dollar question: Sarkisian, Ojomo ponder program’s poor performance as Big 12 struggles continue despite new staff

The million-dollar question: Sarkisian, Ojomo ponder program’s poor performance as Big 12 struggles continue despite new staff

November 2, 2021

As the clock struck zero on Saturday’s loss to Baylor, Kai Money raced towards the southwest McLane Stadium tunnel to get his fellow teammates back onto the field in Waco as the Longhorn band played...

The loss to Baylor isn’t about Texas’ struggling rushing attack. But something needs to change for the Longhorns on offense.

The loss to Baylor isn’t about Texas’ struggling rushing attack. But something needs to change for the Longhorns on offense.

October 30, 2021
The 31-24 loss against No. 16 Baylor wasn’t about Texas’ failure to run the ball effectively.
Let the big men eat: Offensive line play will be key to Texas-OU matchup

Let the big men eat: Offensive line play will be key to Texas-OU matchup

October 25, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the October 5th flipbook.  Casey Thompson certainly understands just how important offensive lines are.  The redshirt junior quarterback took...

Freshman Xavier Worthy took circuitous path to become Texas’ top receiver

Freshman Xavier Worthy took circuitous path to become Texas’ top receiver

October 25, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 24 Double Coverage flipbook. Ever since Xavier Worthy first stepped foot on the Forty Acres, his teammates have been raving about...

Notes from the opponent: Sitting down with Rice football beat reporter

Notes from the opponent: Sitting down with Rice football beat reporter

October 21, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 17 Double Coverage flipbook. The Daily Texan spoke with Pavithr Goli, football beat writer at The Rice Thresher, Rice’s school...

Luke Brockermeyer blazes his own trail: middle linebacker starts and thrives after years as walk-on, back-up

Luke Brockermeyer blazes his own trail: middle linebacker starts and thrives after years as walk-on, back-up

October 17, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 10 Double Coverage flipbook. Luke Brockermeyer waited patiently for three years for a chance to play at Texas. When the middle...

Second half struggles: No. 25 Texas collapses once again in 32-24 loss to No. 12 Oklahoma State

Second half struggles: No. 25 Texas collapses once again in 32-24 loss to No. 12 Oklahoma State

October 16, 2021
If the Red River Showdown loss was a collapse of epic proportions, this Saturday’s loss to the Cowboys was a mild comeback — the kind that slowly snuck up on Texas after it held a comfortable lead for most of the game.
New QB, new head coach, same old story: No. 21 Texas loses heartbreaker to No. 6 Oklahoma, 55-48

New QB, new head coach, same old story: No. 21 Texas loses heartbreaker to No. 6 Oklahoma, 55-48

October 9, 2021

Texas brought a new quarterback, a new head coach and a new “All Gas, No Brakes” culture to Saturday’s Red River Showdown. But it was the same old story. At the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, the No....

Psychic or just prepared? Casey Thompson’s meticulous film watching takes offense to new level

Psychic or just prepared? Casey Thompson’s meticulous film watching takes offense to new level

October 6, 2021

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 27 flipbook. In the second quarter of Texas’ 58-0 win over Rice, quarterback Casey Thompson actually called sophomore running...

Casey Thompson trusted the process. Now, he’s Texas’ starting quarterback

Casey Thompson trusted the process. Now, he’s Texas’ starting quarterback

October 6, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 17 flipbook. Trust the process. That’s been Casey Thompson’s mindset when he sat patiently behind Sam Ehlinger for three years. The...

‘Big Boy Football’: Bijan Robinson bullies his way to monster performance, lifts Texas past TCU

‘Big Boy Football’: Bijan Robinson bullies his way to monster performance, lifts Texas past TCU

October 2, 2021

Forget about the questionable officiating. Forget about the lifeless Texas passing attack and forget about an all-too-close TCU comeback scare at the end of the game. Instead, let’s just appreciate...

Texas routs Texas Tech 70-35 as offensive line shines to kick off conference play

Texas routs Texas Tech 70-35 as offensive line shines to kick off conference play

September 25, 2021

The Texas offensive line was good.  And that made all the difference Saturday against Texas Tech.  After struggling in their first three games, especially in pass protection, the big men up front...

More than a bump in the road: Arkansas loss is a sign of tough times from the past and tough times to come

More than a bump in the road: Arkansas loss is a sign of tough times from the past and tough times to come

September 19, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 14 flipbook.  Yes, Steve Sarkisian is only two games into his tenure as Texas football head coach. Yes, he inherited an imperfect...

Texas offense had a day in blowout of Rice

Texas offense had a day in blowout of Rice

September 18, 2021
Everyone ate at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in the 58-0 blowout of the Owls.
Risking it for the biscuit: Sarkisian’s aggressive Saturday calls give Longhorns leg up

Risking it for the biscuit: Sarkisian’s aggressive Saturday calls give Longhorns leg up

September 13, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 13 flipbook. Texas’s 38-18 win against Louisiana this Saturday will go down in record books and Wikipedia pages as a clean, drama-filled...

No. 15 Texas football falls in blowout fashion to Arkansas

No. 15 Texas football falls in blowout fashion to Arkansas

September 11, 2021
Riding high off a 38-18 win over Louisiana in Week 1, Texas traveled into a hostile Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and came out worse for wear as fans chanted “S-E-C” in the blowout loss.
Notes from the opponent: What to expect from experienced Louisiana squad

Notes from the opponent: What to expect from experienced Louisiana squad

September 11, 2021

Editor's note: This story first appeared as part of the September 3 Double Coverage flipbook. The Daily Texan spoke with Zachary Nagy, sports editor of Louisiana-Lafayette’s The Vermilion ahead of...

Next in a line of Texas greats: High school kicking commit Will Stone ready to fill big footsteps

Next in a line of Texas greats: High school kicking commit Will Stone ready to fill big footsteps

September 11, 2021

Will Stone remembers the moment he committed to Texas pretty well. The high school senior kicker said he had just finished kicking practice in June when he received a call from special teams coordinator...

“I’m looking forward to the roar of the crowd:” Sarkisian talks new “vibe” around campus as first gameday approaches

“I’m looking forward to the roar of the crowd:” Sarkisian talks new “vibe” around campus as first gameday approaches

September 5, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the August 31 flipbook.  Steve Sarkisian said there’s just a “vibe” about campus these past few weeks that’s different than when Texas first hired...

Full steam ahead: No. 21 Texas takes down No. 23 Louisiana comfortably in season opener, 38-18

Full steam ahead: No. 21 Texas takes down No. 23 Louisiana comfortably in season opener, 38-18

September 4, 2021
In his first game as Texas head football coach, Sarkisian’s offense scored touchdowns on grueling drive after drive despite a struggling offensive line.
Dicker the kicker and the punter: senior poised to take on multiple roles in 2021

Dicker the kicker and the punter: senior poised to take on multiple roles in 2021

August 31, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the August 25 flipbook.  The Longhorn football faithful are used to seeing senior kicker Cameron Dicker hit game-winning field goals ever since...

Primed for breakout year, Bijan Robinson will get his shot at heavy workload

Primed for breakout year, Bijan Robinson will get his shot at heavy workload

August 25, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the August 23 flipbook.  Bijan Robinson said last year’s West Virginia game was the first time he truly felt comfortable on the field. On...

Texan Tuesday Football Talk: What to expect from Texas football as preseason comes to close

Texan Tuesday Football Talk: What to expect from Texas football as preseason comes to close

August 24, 2021

Welcome to the first edition of the Texan Tuesday Football Talk, where The Daily Texan’s  football beat reporters Matthew Boncosky and Nathan Han discuss, of course, Longhorn football. Nathan Han:...

Your guide to watching Longhorn Olympians

Your guide to watching Longhorn Olympians

August 2, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the July 26 flipbook. With the 2021 Olympics already underway, several current and former Longhorns have made their mark in Tokyo. Chief among...

Longhorn fan guide to next week’s MLB Draft

July 8, 2021

The 2021 MLB Draft will feature several key pieces to Texas’ College World Series squad coming off the board, and many of them will likely opt to enter the professional ranks and end their Longhorn career. Texas’...

Learning a valuable lesson: How the Texas women’s tennis freshmen propelled the program to a national championship

Learning a valuable lesson: How the Texas women’s tennis freshmen propelled the program to a national championship

July 2, 2021

In 2019, Longhorn head coach Howard Joffe knew his incoming class of 2020 recruits could make or break the future of the Texas women’s tennis program.  Anna and Bianca Turati, part of his first key...

New law allows Longhorn athletes to profit off name, image, likeness

New law allows Longhorn athletes to profit off name, image, likeness

June 28, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the June 22 flipbook. In May 2020, Axios data suggested former Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger could have potentially earned $962,000 off of his...

Remembering Jake Ehlinger

Remembering Jake Ehlinger

May 7, 2021

Jake Ehlinger, a sophomore linebacker and business major at The University of Texas and a former standout at Westlake High School, died Thursday. He was 20. The Austin Police Department announced that...

Texas linebacker Jake Ehlinger found dead off campus Thursday afternoon

Texas linebacker Jake Ehlinger found dead off campus Thursday afternoon

May 6, 2021

TW: Discussions of death Sophomore linebacker Jake Ehlinger was found dead near campus Thursday afternoon, according to Austin Police Department officials. APD said they found Ehlinger in the 1200...

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Matt Coleman announces intentions to turn pro, ends illustrious collegiate career

April 29, 2021

Matt Coleman has played his last minute as a Longhorn. The senior point guard announced Thursday he would turn professional and forgo his extra year of eligibility at Texas granted to all NCAA athletes...

Breaking down what to expect from Chris Beard on the court with The Daily Toreador’s men’s basketball reporter

Breaking down what to expect from Chris Beard on the court with The Daily Toreador’s men’s basketball reporter

April 7, 2021
The Daily Texan spoke to The Daily Toreador's men’s basketball beat writer Ryan Mainville about what the new Texas head coach will bring to the table on the court and the recruiting trail.
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Who’s running it back?: Looking ahead at Texas men’s basketball roster going into 2021-2022 season

March 25, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 23 issue of The Daily Texan. Heading into the 2020-2021 season, the Texas men’s basketball team was returning every single player from the year...

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Texas suffers shocking 53-52 upset loss to No. 14 Abilene Christian in NCAA Tournament

March 21, 2021

If the Texas basketball season was a movie, winning the Big 12 tournament would have been the Longhorns’ happy ending in a rollercoaster season of ups and downs. Instead, the season ended on the...

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Coleman comes up clutch once again for Texas in win over Texas Tech, sends the Longhorns to Big 12 tournament semifinals

March 12, 2021

With 16.8 seconds left and Texas down one point, there was no doubt in the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Missouri, about who was shooting the final shot. Matt Coleman. Otherwise known to Texas fans...

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“The hardest thing I’ve gone through”: Jase Febres is finally looking like himself after difficult recovery from knee surgery

March 9, 2021

Jase Febres looked like his old self for the first time in more than a year on Tuesday night. It’s been a long time coming for the senior guard, who injured his left knee on Feb. 8, 2020 and underwent...

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Texas men’s basketball took down TCU to end regular season on high note, winning streak

March 8, 2021

Texas took care of business Sunday. Missed windmill dunk aside, the Texas men’s basketball team capitalized on a hot shooting night and took down TCU 76-64 in Fort Worth, ending the season on...

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Texas basketball uses 17-0 run to power past Iowa State

March 3, 2021

Texas started off March on the right note. Head coach Shaka Smart dialed up full-court pressure early in Ames, Iowa, and his defense didn’t disappoint, holding Iowa State scoreless for six minutes...

Trying to understand Texas’ February woes? Look no further than Baylor

March 2, 2021

Baylor’s recent struggles after multiple postponements due to COVID-19 are a stark reminder to Longhorn fans just how devastating time away from the court can be for a college basketball team. The...

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Texas comeback falls short as Longhorns lose to Red Raiders 68-59

February 27, 2021

The Texas offense was anything but pretty in Saturday’s game against Texas Tech. For the first nine minutes of the second half, the Longhorns didn’t score a field goal until a rare 3-point...

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What Texas student-athletes faced during the winter storm

February 26, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 23 print edition. Last Thursday, when several Texas teams returned to practice for the first day after the winter storms,...

Clutch offense for Texas has gone cold. What’s wrong, what’s the fix?

February 23, 2021

Saturday’s down-to-the-wire loss was a reminder of just how fickle clutch offense can be. In the first game against West Virginia on Jan. 9, redshirt junior guard Andrew Jones drained a game-winning...

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Texas tennis falls just short in Indoor Championships final, finish second after heartbreaking midnight loss to North Carolina

February 12, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 9 print edition. Texas women’s tennis seemed poised to make program history late Sunday night at the ITA National...

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Texas escapes upset scare, ends losing streak with 80-77 win over Kansas State

February 10, 2021

With 43 seconds left in Tuesday night’s game, senior guard Matt Coleman missed an easy breakaway dunk that would have put the Longhorns up by six. Then, Kansas State senior guard Mike McGuirl drained...

Texas baseball back in action with mix of grizzled vets, “young cats”

February 8, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 2 print edition. After a layoff of almost 11 months, it’s official: Opening day is less than three weeks away for...

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Texas roster back at full strength just in time for matchup with No. 2 Baylor

February 8, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 2 print edition. Shaka Smart set the tone right out of the gate Monday in his first media availability since returning...

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Men’s tennis fights inexperience through early season

February 8, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 2 print edition. Heading into the 2020-21 season, the loss of two of the best players in college tennis lingered over...

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Texas offense goes cold in 75-67 double overtime loss to Oklahoma State

February 7, 2021

Brock Cunningham was speechless when asked why No. 6 Texas struggled against Oklahoma State’s 2-3 zone in Saturday’s 75-67 double overtime loss. The Longhorns shot just 5-of-35 from three-point...

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Comeback run falls just short as depleted Texas team falls to Oklahoma 80-79

January 27, 2021

Heading into Tuesday’s game against No. 24 Oklahoma, the fifth-ranked Longhorns were as short-handed as it gets: The team only had the minimum eight players available.  Then, three Longhorns...

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‘Kamaka-licious’: Junior forward Hepa provides depth off the bench amid COVID-19 uncertainty

January 26, 2021

You won’t ever miss Kamaka Hepa’s energy from the Texas bench. “You should see him at practice,” junior Courtney Ramey said. “Sometimes I tell him to shut up, like, ‘Come...

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Kai Jones rapidly ascends Texas rotation, NBA draft boards

January 26, 2021

Heading into the college basketball season, there was a clear narrative for Texas: the Longhorns were returning every single player on last year’s squad and adding five-star recruit and freshman...

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Shaka Smart tests positive for COVID-19

January 25, 2021

Texas men’s basketball head coach Shaka Smart tested positive for COVID-19, Texas Athletics announced in a press release Monday. “I tested positive for COVID and am in isolation away from...

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Playing through pain: Sophomore Donovan Williams has had long journey back to full strength

January 22, 2021

Donovan Williams has played through pain almost his entire basketball career. The sophomore guard’s left knee issues first began during his junior year of high school. But Williams played through...

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Jones’s clutch three secures Longhorns’ win in Morgantown

January 9, 2021

There are a variety of explanations for Texas’ outstanding performance in tight games this season — maturity, experience, grit, belief. Whatever the reason, Texas has come in clutch in close...

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Andrew Jones scores career-high 23 points as Texas beats Iowa State

January 6, 2021

There weren’t any fans allowed in the stands at the Frank Erwin Center on Tuesday night to watch the highest ranked Texas team in head coach Shaka Smart’s tenure take on the Iowa State Cyclones.  But...

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Texas dominates No. 3 Kansas in stunning 84-59 blowout at Allen Fieldhouse

January 2, 2021

Heading into Saturday’s game against No. 3 Kansas, there were a lot of questions for an upstart Texas basketball team. Could the Longhorns generate reliable offense against top defenses? Did Texas...

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Brown shines in matchup of top freshmen as Texas beats Oklahoma State

December 20, 2020

Five minutes into the second half of Texas’ game against Oklahoma State on Sunday, it seemed as if the Longhorns’ offense had gone dormant. The Cowboy’s 2-3 zone had given Texas fits,...

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Texas beats Sam Houston State in non-conference tune-up

December 17, 2020

Before the season, Texas head coach Shaka Smart and his coaching staff made deflections a point of emphasis. “Deflections is a number we make a big deal out of,” Smart said in a preseason...

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Brown posts career-highs in Texas’ win over Texas State

December 10, 2020

Fans at the Frank Erwin Center got their first small taste of freshman forward Greg Brown’s potential Wednesday night. Texas State kept within striking distance of Texas for much of the night...

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Texas falls to No. 12 Villanova in backbreaking 68-64 loss

December 6, 2020

It seemed like the Longhorns were bound for another clutch finish. With two and a half minutes left in their game against Villanova on Sunday, junior guard Courtney Ramey buried a 3-pointer to even the...

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Head to head history: Here’s the history behind the Texas vs. Kansas State matchup

December 6, 2020

The Longhorns have held the all-time record advantage over every team they’ve played so far this season — that is until they face Kansas State on Saturday. Texas is 10–10 all time...

Texas beats No. 14 North Carolina, improves to 4–0 in Maui Invitational championship game

December 3, 2020

Matt Coleman did it again.  After his heroics against Oklahoma last year, the senior guard hit another game-winning shot to lift Texas to a gritty 69-67 win over No. 14 North Carolina to win the...

Texas men’s basketball shines on defense in 66-44 win over Indiana

December 1, 2020

The Longhorns put the clamps on the Hoosiers on Tuesday afternoon and didn’t let them go all game in their 66-44 win over Indiana in the second round of the 2020 Maui Invitational. Texas played...

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Ramey hits game-winner as Texas scrapes by in 78-76 win over Davidson

November 30, 2020

Texas unleashed its three-guard lineup in redshirt junior guard Andrew Jones’ season debut, but it was junior guard Courtney Ramey who made the game-winning layup to give the Longhorns a close 78-76...

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4 Texas men’s basketball updates before 2020 Maui Invitational

November 30, 2020

The Texas men’s basketball team touched down in Asheville, North Carolina on Saturday and practiced Sunday morning in preparation for the 2020 Maui Invitational.  While North Carolina is...

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COVID-19 cancellations, uncertainty loom large as Texas men’s basketball season returns

November 27, 2020

Editor's note: This story was originally published in the Nov. 24 issue of the The Daily Texan. Read about the results of the game against UT-Rio Grande Valley here.  The 14-day quarantine...

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Texas men’s basketball shows off depth, defense, cruises to win over UT-RGV

November 26, 2020

It didn’t take long for Texas to be tested this season. Redshirt junior guard Andrew Jones, who head coach Shaka Smart called the team’s best scorer, sat out of Wednesday night’s home...

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Head to head history: Here’s the history behind the Texas vs. Iowa State matchup

November 25, 2020

Before the Big 12 lost four of its members and shrunk to a 10-team conference in 2011, Iowa State and Texas had only played seven times, with the Longhorns undefeated despite the fact that the Cyclones...

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Texas basketball guards Coleman, Jones, Ramey will be key to unlocking Longhorns’ offense

November 24, 2020

When the Texas basketball team rattled off an electric five-game winning streak to save its NCAA tournament bid last season, redshirt junior guard Andrew Jones said the trio of him, senior guard Matt Coleman...

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Handling Texas basketball rotation will be Shaka Smart’s biggest challenge

November 11, 2020

On paper, there’s no way to go but up for the Texas men’s basketball team. Every single player on last year’s squad will return this season, with the addition of Greg Brown, a five-star...

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Head to head history: Here’s the history behind the Texas vs. West Virginia matchup

November 8, 2020

After the great Big 12 exodus of 2012 when Colorado, Nebraska, Missouri and Texas A&M left the conference, West Virginia took the opportunity to join the Big 12. It didn’t take long for the...

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Head to head history: Here’s the history behind the Texas vs. Oklahoma State matchup

November 1, 2020

In his six years as offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State from 2013-2018, Mike Yurcich’s Cowboys went 5–1 against the Longhorns, putting up totals of 30, 38 and 49 in three different games. The...

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Head to head history: Here’s the history behind the Texas vs. Baylor matchup

October 25, 2020

The Texas football team will play Baylor this week, a squad it has dominated historically yet struggled to beat in the past decade. The Longhorns are 78–27–4 against Baylor, but only 5–5...

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Head-to-head history: Here’s the history behind the Texas vs. Oklahoma matchup

October 10, 2020

The Red River Showdown needs no introduction. Since 1900, the year of the first matchup between Texas and Oklahoma, the Longhorns and Sooners have met 115 times. In 1929, the teams agreed to play their...

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Head to head: Here’s the history behind the Texas vs. TCU matchup

October 4, 2020

When TCU joined the Big 12 conference in 2012, no one expected the Horned Frogs to compete for Big 12 titles, but they have been a thorn in the Longhorns’ side. “It’s a team that quite...

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Head to head: History behind Texas vs. Texas Tech

September 27, 2020

One thing about Saturday’s matchup between Texas and Texas Tech is clear: When the Longhorns and Red Raiders meet on the football field, there’s going to be a lot of scoring. Texas Tech...

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New hires, new schedule, new practice protocols: Smart talks upcoming season in Thursday teleconference

September 25, 2020

Since the men’s basketball team returned to campus and to voluntary offseason workouts in July, head coach Shaka Smart said he’s been limiting close contact and live 5-on-5 practice. The...

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Former Texas star James Thomas graduates 16 years after Longhorn basketball career ends

September 25, 2020

Sixteen years after James Thomas played his last game as a Longhorn, he decided to go back to school and get his degree. The former Texas basketball center reached out to an academic adviser in the...

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NCAA votes to start college basketball season Nov. 25

September 16, 2020

The NCAA’s Division I Council set a Nov. 25 start date for the college basketball season Wednesday, the NCAA announced in a statement. In Wednesday’s meeting, the council also voted to start...

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Head to head: Here’s the history behind the UT vs. UTEP matchup

September 12, 2020

The last time the Texas football team played UT-El Paso, Charlie Strong was in his final year as head coach, Shane Buechele was set to make his second start at quarterback as a true freshman and the Longhorns...

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UT-Austin students gain experience on Texas baseball analytics team

September 11, 2020

After Ryan Monsevalles worked with the Texas baseball team as a student video manager, the experience opened up a world of opportunities, including a job with the Toronto Blue Jays. But when he returned...

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NCAA votes to extend eligibility for fall sport athletes by 1 year

August 26, 2020

All fall sport athletes will receive an additional year of eligibility regardless of whether they play this school year or decline to participate due to health concerns, the NCAA Division I Board of Directors...

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UT-Austin club sports hope to practice again in fall

August 25, 2020

When the coronavirus pandemic forced UT to shut down in March, club sports were in full swing. The handball team had just hosted their collegiate national tournament on campus, and both the men and women’s...

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How Texas women’s tennis signed nation’s top recruiting class

August 14, 2020

At the start of the spring 2019 season, women’s tennis head coach Howard Joffe began looking ahead to the next season. Joffe knew his recruiting class for the 2020-21 season would be crucial for...

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Longhorn fans, alumni share opinions on anthem protests, “The Eyes of Texas”

August 14, 2020

When Chis Branson, a longtime Longhorn fan and Air Force veteran, first saw former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick sit on the bench during the National Anthem in 2016, he thought it was distasteful. However,...

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Former Mississippi State teammates reunite on women’s basketball coaching staff

July 19, 2020

Former Mississippi State women’s basketball forward Ketara Chapel didn’t know she’d become close friends and teammates with her high school basketball rival, Blair Schaefer. “Hate...

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Texas’ Bryce Elder selected in 5th round of MLB draft

June 12, 2020

The Atlanta Braves selected former Texas right-handed pitcher Bryce Elder with the 156th pick in the virtual 2020 MLB draft Thursday night.  Elder was the only Longhorn from the 2019-2020 Texas...

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Texas tennis may be facing the end of an era

May 19, 2020

Last week, senior Bianca Turati announced her decision to enter the professional ranks and forgo her additional year of eligibility. She’s the first of four Texas tennis seniors — including...

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Collin Johnson becomes third Longhorn selected in 2020 NFL Draft

April 25, 2020

Wide receiver Collin Johnson became the third Longhorn to be drafted in the 2020 NFL Draft, coming off the board as the 19th pick in the fifth round to the Jacksonville Jaguars. A four-year receiver...

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How Texas came to the forefront of baseball analytics

March 13, 2020

When Ryan Monsevalles, director of player personnel and analytics, first started working for the Texas baseball team as a student video manager, he was part of a three-man crew that tried to keep track...

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Texas baseball cruises to midweek victory over Abilene Christian

March 12, 2020

On Sunday, the Longhorn offense had its best game of the season against Cal State Fullerton, setting a season high of 12 hits and matching their season high of eight runs.  But it only took the...

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Texas baseball offense explodes in 8-4 win to secure series sweep

March 9, 2020

The Longhorn offense was relentless in Sunday’s 8-4 win over Cal State Fullerton (4–12), matching their highest run total of the year and setting a season high of 12 hits. But the story of...

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Texas baseball beats Cal State Fullerton off junior Stehly’s bat

March 8, 2020

Heading into this weekend’s series against Cal State Fullerton, Texas head coach David Pierce decided to give junior infielder Murphy Stehly his shot at second base. “Just trying to find...

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How a new mindset helped senior Austin Todd become Texas baseball’s best hitter

March 5, 2020

When senior outfielder Austin Todd returned to campus in the fall, Texas head coach David Pierce didn’t think he was mentally ready for the 2020 baseball season. The right fielder was one of the...

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Importance of two-strike hitting showed last weekend for Texas baseball

March 3, 2020

Despite a nine-game winning streak to start the season, head coach David Pierce still had some unanswered questions about the offense of this Texas baseball squad before last weekend’s games against...

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Errors costly in Texas baseball’s loss to Missouri

March 2, 2020

Just 15 hours after the team’s best win of the season against No. 6 Arkansas, Texas played its sloppiest game of the season against Missouri. In Sunday’s 9-8 loss against the Tigers, Texas...