Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

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Seniors Benson and Febres bring continuity, experience from both sides of Beard’s transition

Seniors Benson and Febres bring continuity, experience from both sides of Beard’s transition

October 5, 2021
Beard revamped the coaching staff, hired a new managing director and has promised a new culture centered around fan and student engagement.
Beard has ‘really high expectations’ for new star Tre Mitchell

Beard has ‘really high expectations’ for new star Tre Mitchell

September 23, 2021

Two months out from the start of the basketball season, there are still more questions than answers when it comes to the Longhorns’ starting roster. But Texas fans can likely count on seeing a lot of...

Texas’ move to SEC incites pushback, speculation from state lawmakers

Texas’ move to SEC incites pushback, speculation from state lawmakers

August 5, 2021

Rumors evolved into facts in a matter of weeks after the two largest schools in the Big 12 Conference, Texas and Oklahoma, affirmed in writing their intent to move to the neighboring Southeastern Conference....

Texas falls short of World Series bid with loss to Oklahoma State, looks forward to next season

Texas falls short of World Series bid with loss to Oklahoma State, looks forward to next season

May 30, 2021

After forcing a tiebreaker game in the NCAA Stillwater Super Regional with a comeback victory over Oklahoma State on Saturday, the Texas softball team failed to repeat its heroics against its conference...

No. 12 Texas hangs on to defeat No. 7 Oklahoma State, keeps possible World Series bid alive

No. 12 Texas hangs on to defeat No. 7 Oklahoma State, keeps possible World Series bid alive

May 29, 2021

Texas had lost to Oklahoma State in every one of their five previous matchups this season. The series of defects included a nine-inning loss in their first game of the Big 12 Postseason Tournament and...

No. 11 Texas softball cruises past Saint Francis in World Series opener

No. 11 Texas softball cruises past Saint Francis in World Series opener

May 22, 2021

Smiles, laughs and cheers filled Red & Charline McCombs Field on Friday as the Texas Longhorns routed the Saint Francis Red Flash in a five inning run-rule victory. The win was an impressive opener...

No. 12 Texas softball swept by No. 9 Oklahoma State, drops to 9–6 in conference play

No. 12 Texas softball swept by No. 9 Oklahoma State, drops to 9–6 in conference play

May 2, 2021
The Texas offense showed far more life in the series finale against the No. 9-ranked Oklahoma State Cowgirls on Sunday after putting up a combined two runs in their first two games of the weekend series. However, the Longhorns ultimately lost Sunday's game 4-6.
Texas offense absent as Longhorns drop second straight game to Oklahoma State

Texas offense absent as Longhorns drop second straight game to Oklahoma State

May 1, 2021

As rain started to fall again on Red & Charline McCombs Field on Saturday, the No. 12-ranked Longhorns began their march back to the dugout, the disappointment of a second straight loss, 5-1, to conference...

Texas snaps losing streak, defeats Texas State 5-4

Texas snaps losing streak, defeats Texas State 5-4

April 21, 2021

The No. 9-ranked Texas softball team broke out of its slump following a disappointing series against Oklahoma to defeat Texas State 5-4. Wednesday’s game against the Bobcats marked Texas’ first...

Home run heroes Rhodes, Iakopo are just driving in runs, pushing their team to greater heights

Home run heroes Rhodes, Iakopo are just driving in runs, pushing their team to greater heights

April 19, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 16 issue of The Daily Texan. It's not difficult to spot junior utility player Mary Iakopo and senior outfielder Shannon Rhodes’ similarities. The...

Longhorns in disarray during run-rule loss to No. 1 Oklahoma

Longhorns in disarray during run-rule loss to No. 1 Oklahoma

April 17, 2021

Texas’ game against Oklahoma was almost over as soon as it began. The No. 7 Longhorns’ 11-1 loss to the Sooners on Friday opened with three straight Texas strikeouts and a pair of back-to-back Oklahoma...

Texas breezes by Iowa State to sweep series, remains perfect in conference play

Texas breezes by Iowa State to sweep series, remains perfect in conference play

April 11, 2021

The Texas softball team improved their overall record to 31–3 and remained undefeated in Big 12 conference play this season with a 10-0 win against Iowa State on Sunday. Sophomore pitcher Shea O’Leary’s...

Head coach Mike White celebrates 100 wins with Texas Softball

Head coach Mike White celebrates 100 wins with Texas Softball

April 10, 2021

As of Saturday afternoon, Texas softball has played 123 games under the leadership of head coach Mike White. After beating Iowa State 11-5, Texas softball has officially won 100 of the games coached by...

Texas softball pitcher Shea O’Leary shuts down Texas Tech to sweep series

Texas softball pitcher Shea O’Leary shuts down Texas Tech to sweep series

April 3, 2021
The Texas softball team secured a narrow 2-1 victory and the series sweep over Texas Tech on Saturday.
Texas softball trumps Texas Tech for second win in series, conference play

Texas softball trumps Texas Tech for second win in series, conference play

April 2, 2021

It seems like the sky is the limit for this Texas softball team. The No. 7 Longhorns were in top form Friday night as they easily disposed of Texas Tech to the tune of a 10-1, five inning run rule victory....

Texas talent secures softball victories against sister schools

March 27, 2021

The Longhorns reminded everyone who the top team in Texas is after beating fellow University of Texas system schools UT Arlington and UT San Antonio 2-1 and 8-0, respectively. That said, it still wasn’t...

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Adams throws no-hitter as Texas cruises by New Mexico to sweep series

March 21, 2021

The No. 10-ranked Texas softball team won both games of a double header with New Mexico on Saturday, propelled by a no-hitter from junior pitcher Ariana Adams in the first contest.  Adams threw...

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Texas Softball hangs on to win first game in series against New Mexico

March 20, 2021

After a disappointing loss against No. 15 Louisiana-Lafayette the day prior, the No. 10-ranked Texas softball managed to edge out the New Mexico Lobos 5-3 on Friday. The Lobos, who have one win after...

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Texas softball caps off record-setting weekend with 500th home victory

March 14, 2021

Saturday proved a monumental day for Texas softball. Despite a postponed start marked by weather delays, the Longhorns came out on fire to win both of their games. They put up a combined 31 runs in...

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Strong slugging, closeout defense continues to be key to success for Texas softball

March 13, 2021

A walk-off home run is ever-elusive.  It’s a feat that softball players across the country hope to accomplish in their careers. Rarely are players put in the position to end the game with...

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No. 7 Texas softball fails to find traction in double-header loss

March 7, 2021

After going perfect through their first 10 games in the season, Texas softball’s first losses came in back-to-back games on Saturday against No. 13 LSU. The Tigers proved a tough opponent for...

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Back-to-back wins push Texas Softball to 8–0

March 1, 2021

A complete game pitching performance and a home-run onslaught propelled No. 7 Texas Softball to two convincing victories over Connecticut and Ole Miss, ending the Lone Star State Invitational with a perfect...

Texas softball ‘bends’ but doesn’t break in extra inning nail-biter

February 25, 2021

In its first home game in nearly a year, No. 7 Texas softball earned a 1-0 victory in a thrilling eight-inning contest after a costly error by Texas State allowed for a walk-off win. The match proved...

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Texas softball ends nearly yearlong hiatus with 2 victories Sunday

February 22, 2021

The Texas softball team, playing in their first organized competition since March 8, 2020, started off their 2021 campaign undefeated Sunday in the Scrap Yard Blizzard Challenge, beating Wichita State...