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The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

All content by Nick Castillo

For associate managing editor, three years at the Texan was a ‘time to be alive’

Nick Castillo May 6, 2016

Editor’s note: A 30 column is a chance for departing permanent staff to say farewell and reflect on their time spent in The Daily Texan’s basement office. The term comes from the old typesetting...


Skepticism warranted at quarterback, despite Buechele’s eye-opening performance

Nick Castillo April 19, 2016

Shane Buechele had an eye-opening performance at Saturday’s Orange-White Spring Game. The 6-foot-1-inch, 181-pound early enrollee quarterback from Arlington, who should be preparing for his...


Texas hires Sterlin Gilbert as offensive coordinator, other staff changes made

Nick Castillo December 12, 2015

Texas officially hired former Tulsa co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Sterlin Gilbert as offensive coordinator on Saturday.   “I feel extremely blessed by this opportunity,”...


Longhorns complete 23-17 upset over No. 12 Baylor

Nick Castillo December 6, 2015

WACO – Charlie Strong gathered his team entering the fourth quarter and told them, “15 more minutes, guys.” Fifteen minutes to hold on to a 20-10 lead. Fifteen minutes to avoid catastrophe....


Longhorns look to end season of missed opportunities on high note

Nick Castillo December 4, 2015

This season was one of missed opportunities — the disaster in South Bend, the shanked extra point against California and the shutout in Ames — and the Longhorn coaching staff isn’t afraid...


Heard shines, struggles in first year at helm

Nick Castillo December 1, 2015

Jerrod Heard shouldered pressure before taking a snap as the Longhorns’ starting quarterback. Heard, a redshirt freshman from Denton, joined a team that has searched for a quarterback since...


Injuries, mistakes lead to 48-45 loss to Texas Tech

Nick Castillo November 27, 2015

Tyrone Swoopes burst his way into the open field and ran 46 yards for a touchdown to give the Longhorns a 38-34 lead over Texas Tech. But Texas would eventually fall short in a 48-45 shootout loss to the...


Live Blog: Texas 45 — Texas Tech 48

Ezra Siegel and Nick Castillo November 27, 2015

Update (10:50 p.m.): After a Longhorn punt, the Red Raiders went 91 yards on 12 plays on their first second-half drive. Senior running back DeAndre Washington capped the drive with a two-yard rushing...


Longhorns look to send off seniors with final home win

Nick Castillo November 25, 2015

Thursday night represents the coming of an end for 24 seniors – one last time the burnt orange-and-white-clad fans will cheer them on, one last rendition of ‘The Eyes of Texas,’ and one...

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Mistakes cost Longhorns in 38-20 loss to West Virginia

Nick Castillo November 16, 2015

Texas’ margin for error was slim, with five losses and thin bowl chances entering Saturday’s game against West Virginia. The margin and bowl chances decreased as the turnovers piled up and...


Live Blog: Final: Texas 20 – West Virginia 38

Nick Castillo November 14, 2015

Update (2:45 p.m.): Texas remains winless on the road after a 38-20 loss to West Virginia. The Longhorns were unable to take advantage of quick start as they went into the half trailing 21-10. Texas...


Fast start, defensive improvement key for Texas against West Virginia

Nick Castillo November 13, 2015

Texas hopes to find an answer for its road woes in West Virginia on Saturday. Its goal: score first. The Longhorns have a 112-10 deficit on the road this year. But the team is undefeated under head...


Vahe brings toughness to offensive line

Nick Castillo November 13, 2015

Patrick Vahe towers over his opponent, standing at 6-foot-2, 319 pounds with black hair flowing out his helmet. Vahe, a freshman offensive guard from Euless, worked his way into the starting role by...

Longhorns look ahead to road challenge

Nick Castillo November 11, 2015

Play-caller Jay Norvell, redshirt freshman quarterback Jerrod Heard and junior quarterback Tyrone Swoopes met for Texas’ weekly press conference Tuesday. Here are three takeaways from Tuesday’s press...


Preparation, consistency, confidence key in Longhorns win over Jayhawks

Nick Castillo November 9, 2015

Texas claims winning comes down to preparation, consistency and confidence. The Longhorns blamed their lack of preparation after the 24-0 loss to Iowa State on Oct. 31 and said preparation was instrumental...


Live Blog: Texas 59, Kansas 20

Nick Castillo November 8, 2015

Update (10:55 p.m.): Texas defeated Kansas, 59-20 on Saturday. The Longhorns racked up 598 total yards. Redshirt freshman Jerrod Heard and junior quarterback Tyrone Swoopes threw for...


Texas looks to avoid ‘embarrassing’ trend

Nick Castillo November 6, 2015

Charlie Strong promised the Longhorns wouldn’t lose five games again after his 6-7 inaugural campaign as Texas’ head coach. But after a 24-0 loss to Iowa State, Strong has lost five of eight...


Cottrell finding success in 2015

Nick Castillo November 3, 2015

Junior defensive end Bryce Cottrell ran down Iowa State quarterback Joel Lanning and brought him to the ground for a sack. The sack was a bright spot in the Longhorns’ 24-0 loss Saturday. Cottrell’s...

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Longhorns stumble in shutout loss to Iowa State

Nick Castillo November 2, 2015

The Cyclone rushing attack gashed the Longhorns on Saturday. Paired with a sputtering Texas offense, the Horns suffered a 24-0 loss to Iowa State. Junior defensive tackle Paul Boyette said Monday that...


Live Blog: Texas 0, Iowa State 24

Nick Castillo October 31, 2015

Update (9:40 p.m.): Texas fell to Iowa State 24-0 in Ames, Iowa, on Saturday. The Longhorns struggled throughout the game. Texas’ offense managed to generate 204 offensive yards but only...


Texas looks to solve road problems against Iowa State

Nick Castillo October 30, 2015

The road hasn’t been kind to Texas. The Longhorns are riding momentum after beating Oklahoma and Kansas State. Now, they face the challenge of a true road game at Iowa State on Saturday. Texas...


Swoopes embraces ’18-­wheeler’ role

Nick Castillo October 30, 2015

Tyrone Swoopes enters Texas games in short-yard situations. The defense knows what’s coming – a simple run from the 6-foot-4, 244-pound quarterback for a first down – yet they have trouble...


Lackluster passing game doesn’t concern Norvell, Heard

Nick Castillo October 28, 2015

Texas wide receiver coach and play-caller Jay Norvell and redshirt freshman quarterback Jerrod Heard addressed concerns over Texas’ mediocre passing over its last two games at Tuesday’s press...


Texas establishes tough, physical reputation in win over Kansas State

Nick Castillo October 26, 2015

Tyrone Swoopes sloshed his way into a rain-soaked end zone, completing a 23-9 win over Kansas State. The tough running by the junior quarterback from Whitewright embodies the reputation Texas is trying...


Texas tames Wildcats 23-9

Nick Castillo October 24, 2015

Update (2:45 p.m.): The Longhorns were able to power past Kansas State, 23-9 at a rain-soaked Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. The Longhorn rushing attack helped Texas, with 274 yards...


Texas looks for rare win over “purple kryptonite” Kansas State

Nick Castillo October 23, 2015

The sounds of ‘we own Texas’ echoed through Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas, during Texas’ 23-0 loss to Kansas State last year. The joyous chants from Wildcats fans weren’t...


Jinkens looks to impress during senior season

Nick Castillo October 20, 2015

Peter Jinkens read the play perfectly, held his ground and slung TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin to the ground. Jinkens — a 6-foot, 230-pound senior strong side linebacker from Dallas — appeared...


Big 12 remains wide open

Nick Castillo October 14, 2015

Does anybody want to win the Big 12? No. 2 Baylor and No. 3 TCU lead the conference, but even they haven’t been incredibly impressive. Sure, the Bears beat Kansas 66-7 on Saturday. Baylor really...


Strong secures signature win with Red River Showdown victory, 24-17

Nick Castillo October 10, 2015

DALLAS – Charlie Strong took the Red River Showdown Golden Hat Trophy from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s hands. He lifted it up to the Longhorn faithful and placed it on his head. The Longhorns’...


Texas upsets No. 10 Oklahoma 24-17 in Red River Showdown

Ezra Siegel and Nick Castillo October 10, 2015

Update (2:55 p.m.): The Longhorns drove the ball 67 yards on 15 plays to start the second half. Senior kicker Nick Rose nailed a 27-yard field goal to end the drive and extend Texas' lead...


Heard, Longhorns look to upset No. 10 Oklahoma in Red River Showdown

Nick Castillo October 9, 2015

Then-senior quarterback Case McCoy set back to pass and unleashed a floating dagger that found the hands of wide receiver Mike Davis for a touchdown en route to a 36-20 win over Oklahoma in 2013. McCoy’s...


Let’s Drink to That: The Red River Rivalry drinking game

Nick Castillo October 7, 2015

Saturday is the day when Texas students and fans travel to Dallas with plans of consuming large amounts of fried foods and alcohol. After Texas’ 1-4 start, the Longhorn faithful might require...


Longhorns in trouble after social media mess

Nick Castillo October 6, 2015

Head coach Charlie Strong once called social media “the downfall of society.” Twitter could be the team’s downfall if players continue to find trouble on social media. At halftime...


Texas’ 50-7 loss to No. 4 TCU marks Strong’s worst day as head coach

Nick Castillo October 5, 2015

Charlie Strong said Saturday was his worst day as a head coach. His team had just been beaten 50-7 by No. 4 TCU. “I just felt like that the way we played the last two weeks, we were going to come...


Horned Frogs dominate Texas, 50-7

Ezra Siegel and Nick Castillo October 3, 2015

Update (2:50PM): FORT WORTH – The Longhorns woes continued in the second half, with TCU scoring 13 additional points. Texas managed to score a touchdown when junior quarterback Tyrone...


Ridgeway becomes more confident after breakout game against Oklahoma State

Nick Castillo October 2, 2015

The ball found its way into Texas defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway’s hands. Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph cocked his arm to throw but lost the ball before he could fire a pass. Ridgeway...


Longhorns regroup with players-only meeting

Nick Castillo September 29, 2015

Sitting at 1-3 after the Longhorns’ 30-27 loss to No. 20 Oklahoma State — Texas’ worst start since 1956 — the players felt tired of losing. The Longhorns gathered in a players-only...


Longhorns lose 30-27 to Oklahoma State after late-game mistake

Nick Castillo September 27, 2015

Life proved to be cruel Saturday when freshman punter Michael Dickson mishandled a snap with 42 seconds left in the fourth quarter. He corralled the ball, but his punt only traveled 10 yards, setting...


Update: Texas leads Oklahoma State 20-17 at half

Ezra Siegel and Nick Castillo September 26, 2015

Update (4:25): Texas’ streak of high-scoring performances has continued through the first half against No. 24 Oklahoma State. After the Longhorns went three-and-out on the game’s opening...


Longhorns find hope as Big 12 play, Oklahoma State arrive

Nick Castillo September 25, 2015

For a team that has lost two games — one in blowout fashion and the other in late-game heartbreak — Texas enters the matchup against No. 24 Oklahoma State with surprising confidence. The...


Defense finds confidence after California

Nick Castillo September 25, 2015

The Longhorns’ defense is far from head coach Charlie Strong’s best. Strong led Florida’s defense to a national championship as its defensive coordinator in 2008 and produced the No....


Big 12 Notebook: Texas Tech takes down Razorbacks

Nick Castillo September 22, 2015

Texas Tech (3-0) continues to impress after it defeated SEC foe Arkansas 35-24 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Sophomore quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw for 243 yards and a touchdown and ran for 58 yards....


Heard-led comeback falls short in 45-44 loss to California

Nick Castillo September 20, 2015

Redshirt freshman quarterback Jerrod Heard walked into the press room, his face red and blinking back tears. A furious fourth-quarter comeback had fallen one point short. Cal beat the Longhorns 45-44 on...


Golden Bears provide opportunity for Texas

Nick Castillo September 18, 2015

An air of change swept through Texas when it beat Rice 42-28. An unfilled Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium crowd rose to its feet when redshirt freshman quarterback Jerrod Heard took the...


Strong motivates Longhorns with negative comments following defeats

Nick Castillo September 17, 2015

Head coach Charlie Strong showed his players the negative comments made about Texas after its 38-3 loss to Notre Dame before the team took the field against Rice. What the players heard sickened them....


Heard era begins with Texas 42-28 win over Rice

Nick Castillo September 13, 2015

The stands weren’t full at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, but the crowd noise rose to fill the void when redshirt freshman quarterback Jerrod Heard took the field against Rice. Heard,...


Despite low fan support, Texas has chance to take step forward against Rice

Nick Castillo September 11, 2015

Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium will be emptier than usual this weekend. Entering Texas’ home opener against Rice, 15,000 tickets remain unsold for Saturday. But whether fans show...


Big 12 Notebook — Week two

Nick Castillo September 10, 2015

TCU struggles in season opener The Horned Frogs struggled in their season opener against Minnesota. TCU, which entered the game at No. 2 in the AP Poll, narrowly escaped the Golden Gophers, 23-17. Heisman-hopeful...


Longhorns fall to Fighting Irish, 38-3

Nick Castillo September 8, 2015

Charlie Strong didn’t talk to his staff on Sunday ­— he never does after a game — but why would he, after the Longhorns struggled at all facets of the game against Notre Dame? Texas...


Notre Dame rolls past anemic Texas, 38–3

Nick Castillo September 6, 2015

In a sold-out Notre Dame Stadium, the Longhorn faithful made the trek to South Bend, Indiana, hoping to see an improved offense and a strong defense, but what they saw was more of the same. Texas’...


Texas trails 17–0 after first half

Nick Castillo September 6, 2015

The new and improved Texas offense began the 2015 season in disappointing fashion, while the Longhorn defense was gashed by Notre Dame in the first half for 17 unanswered points. The Fighting Irish...


Freshman Takeover: Longhorns depth chart littered with freshmen

Nick Castillo September 4, 2015

The freshmen who will walk on the field at Notre Dame are unaware of the history surrounding their opponent. They’re oblivious to the Fighting Irish’s rich tradition.  Nor do they know...


Desmond ‘Tank’ Jackson returns ‘hungry and humble’

Nick Castillo September 3, 2015

Desmond Jackson just wanted to get back into the game.  “[The training staff] didn’t know what was going on,” Jackson said. “I told them ‘shoot, wrap my foot...


TCU, Baylor lead Big 12 pack entering 2015

Nick Castillo September 3, 2015

TCU and Baylor enter the 2015 season with high hopes after both teams were snubbed from the inaugural College Football Playoff last year. The Horned Frogs and Bears start the season at No. 2 and No....


Texas’ quarterback decision to be defining moment for Strong

Nick Castillo September 1, 2015

Charlie Strong didn’t create the Longhorns’ quarterback mess ­— it was built over six years, after misfortune on the field and in recruiting. But it’s his job to fix it, or...


Daje Johnson poised for promising senior year after suspension-riddled career

Nick Castillo August 26, 2015

Senior wide receiver Daje Johnson might be Texas’ biggest offense weapon, but he hasn’t let himself show it yet.  An 84-yard touchdown run on the first play of the game against Baylor...


Former Longhorns begin rookie seasons in NFL

Nick Castillo August 24, 2015

After a disappointing 2014 NFL Draft, in which the Longhorns went draftless, Texas had five players drafted and four sign free agent contracts this year. Here’s a look at the Longhorn rookies in...


Thomas is overcoming disappointing moment, stepping up as defensive leader

Nick Castillo August 3, 2015

Duke Thomas doesn’t dwell on the moment, but he knows it as the most disappointing play of his collegiate career. Thomas, a 5-foot-11, 178-pound senior cornerback from Killeen, Texas, didn’t...


Texas captures Big 12 title with 6–3 win over Oklahoma State

Nick Castillo May 24, 2015

Texas finished a historic run to the Big 12 championship game with a 6–3 win over the Oklahoma State Cowboys at ONEOK Field in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Sunday. The Longhorns, who finished the Big 12...


After roller coaster year, here are Texas athletics’ top five moments

Aaron Torres, Jacob Martella, and Nick Castillo May 8, 2015

The 2014–2015 school year was a roller coaster year for Texas athletics. Fans saw shake-up at the top in men’s basketball, another national championship for men’s swimming and diving...


Texas hopes for final run, spot in Big 12 tournament

Nick Castillo May 7, 2015

The Longhorns (24–24, 9–12 Big 12) won’t return to UFCU Disch-Falk Field until next season. Texas’ final home game this season, against Texas State, was cancelled for inclement...


Emotions run high as Red Raiders defeat Longhorns in a must-win series

Nick Castillo May 4, 2015

Late in the ninth inning Sunday, Texas Tech sophomore Stephen Smith slid hard into freshman shortstop Joe Baker. As the two barked at each other, the Texas bench ran on to the field in a rare sign of emotion...


Texas pummels Prairie View Panthers in 12–4 win

Nick Castillo April 29, 2015

After a series sweep with little offensive production, Texas’ bats started early Tuesday.  To lead off the first inning, junior left fielder Ben Johnson ripped a ball through Prairie View...


Texas back to square one against Prairie View A&M

Nick Castillo April 28, 2015

After a sweep from No. 7 TCU this weekend, Texas is back to square one. The Longhorns, who entered the season with high expectations and a roster full of returning talent, now sit at .500. Texas...


Texas baseball gears up for toughest challenge in Fort Worth

Nick Castillo April 24, 2015

Texas hit rock bottom Saturday night when Kansas outfielder Connor McKay hit a walk-off home run. After losing their 19th game of the season, the full weight of all the losses finally set in. “As...


Former Texas player, coach returns to field after cancer battle

Nick Castillo April 22, 2015

Tuesday night, Texas State’s head coach, Ty Harrington, made a surprise appearance at UFCU Disch-Falk Field in front of an unusually large crowd.  Harrington, a former Texas player and coach,...


Freshman shortstop Joe Baker helps build late-season momentum

Nick Castillo April 20, 2015

After a three-hit, one-RBI night earlier this month, freshman shortstop Joe Baker found himself in the middle of  his first media scrum, where he was given a surprising nickname. Despite only recording...


Freshman catcher provides bright spot in Texas’ spotty season

Nick Castillo April 17, 2015

Trying to steal a base against freshman catcher Michael Cantu isn’t an easy task. The feat proved especially challenging Saturday, as Cantu displayed his defensive prowess against Oklahoma. In...


Big 12 Notebook: Sooner and Red Raider net Big 12

Nick Castillo April 14, 2015

Oklahoma’s junior catcher Anthony Hermelyn was named Big 12 Player of the Week, and Texas Tech’s senior pitcher Cameron Smith earned Big 12 Pitcher of the Week honors. Kansas’ freshman...


Texas searches for wins as losses pile up

Nick Castillo April 14, 2015

When Texas dropped its third-consecutive three-game series Sunday, associate head coach Skip Johnson decided to deliver a “sermon” after the game. After a 3–2 loss to Oklahoma, in...


Texas snaps seven-game losing streak

Nick Castillo April 8, 2015

Texas was in desperate need of win when the Shockers loaded the bases late in the game with one out.  Freshman pitcher Connor Mayes was on the mound as the Longhorns (18–15, 5–4 Big...


Texas’ losing streak continues as Cowboys sweep Longhorns

Nick Castillo April 6, 2015

The Longhorns’ recent misfortune continued Sunday as they dropped their seventh-consecutive game in an 8–3 loss to Oklahoma State. With the win, Oklahoma State (22–9, 7–2 Big...


Texas volleyball takes on Mustangs in spring home opener

Nick Castillo April 3, 2015

When Texas takes the court Friday against SMU, the team will be missing four players. Freshman libero Cat McCoy is day-to-day after re-aggravating a foot injury during the USA Volleyball tryouts....


Longhorns look to fix midweek blues against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Nick Castillo March 30, 2015

The Texas baseball team surrounded head coach Augie Garrido after Tuesday’s 6–4 comeback win over Texas State. Despite the win, Garrido was visibly frustrated with the team’s...


Nebraska sweeps Texas baseball after lackluster weekend

Nick Castillo March 30, 2015

Texas ended a lackluster weekend in Lincoln, Nebraska, with a 6–2 loss to Nebraska on Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Cornhuskers completed a three-game sweep of the Longhorns (17–11,...


Hinojosa powers Longhorns behind late, three-run homer

Nick Castillo March 25, 2015

SAN MARCOS — The Longhorns were down and out against Texas State until junior shortstop C.J Hinojosa hit a three-run blast in the eighth inning. Hinojosa’s game-winning home run was the...


Longhorns look to keep building confidence against Bobcats

Nick Castillo March 24, 2015

The Texas starters were down 15 runs when their turn to bat in a practice came last week. The result wouldn’t go in the record books. It wouldn’t be a loss or a win. The Longhorns were playing...


Texas baseball takes down Wildcats for three-game sweep

Nick Castillo March 23, 2015

In the fifth inning Sunday, Collin Shaw launched a ball onto Comal Street for a two-run home run. After breaking a 1–1 tie in the same inning, the senior right fielder’s second home run...

Texas athletics approves new master licensee agreement

Nick Castillo March 19, 2015

289c Apparel became the new master licensee for the University of Texas replacing the current deal with Collegiate Licensing Co., Texas athletics announced Thursday. The University approved a 10-year...


Longhorns prepare for final tune-up before Big 12 play

Nick Castillo March 10, 2015

No. 16 Texas (10–6) returns home after splitting a four-game series against Stanford in Palo Alto, California, to face the Incarnate Word Cardinals (7–9). The Longhorns have dropped...


Left fielder leads Texas baseball to a 12-4 victory over Stanford

Nick Castillo March 9, 2015

Led by junior left fielder Ben Johnson, No. 12 Texas secured a 12–4 win and a series split against Stanford (9–8) on Sunday afternoon in Palo Alto, California. Johnson hit a perfect 5-for-5...


Senior right fielder Collin Shaw develops knack for big catches in outfield

Nick Castillo February 27, 2015

Senior right fielder Collin Shaw has a knack for the spectacular. In the bottom of the sixth inning against UT last week, the Roadrunners threatened to score with two men on base when UTSA’s...


Texas’ offense produces runs right off the bat

Nick Castillo February 24, 2015

In No. 9 Texas’ first five games at UFCU Disch-Falk Field this season, the bats have come alive and driven in 45 runs.  In the Longhorns’ home opener against UTSA, Texas scored 14 runs...


Texas baseball secures four-game sweep against Golden Gophers

Nick Castillo February 23, 2015

A bounce-back start from sophomore pitcher Kacy Clemens helped No. 8 Texas secure a four-game sweep against Minnesota in an 8–0 win Sunday. Clemens came into Sunday’s game with a 24.00 ERA....

Texas sweeps Saturday doubleheader

Nick Castillo February 22, 2015

Behind 11 innings of combined work, Longhorn starting pitchers junior Chad Hollingsworth and sophomore Josh Sawyer led the Longhorns to two 5-0 shutouts in Saturday’s doubleheader against...


Texas looks to improve after tough series against Rice

Nick Castillo February 17, 2015

Fresh off a thrilling 4–3 extra-inning win, the Longhorns will play their home-opener Tuesday as they take on the UTSA Roadrunners at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The Roadrunners (2–1) are...


Longhorns rally in extra innings to split series with Rice

Nick Castillo February 16, 2015

Despite starting the weekend with a win over Rice, Texas put itself in jeopardy of dropping its opening series Sunday afternoon after the Owls swept Saturday’s doubleheader.  Still,...


Brooks Marlow ready to take on new spot in batting order

Nick Castillo February 13, 2015

There is a method to Texas baseball head coach Augie Garrido’s madness. Every spot in the Longhorn lineup is carefully calculated, and every pitcher knows his duty. Garrido plans meticulously...


Column: Win over Wildcats could spark late-season run

Nick Castillo February 10, 2015

Despite its four-game losing streak, Texas marched into Kansas State’s lauded “Octagon of Doom” on Saturday and snagged a much-needed win. Winning in Manhattan, Kansas, hasn’t...

Column: Texas lands cornerstone class

Nick Castillo February 5, 2015

In mid-December, Texas’ recruiting class didn’t look promising. It had solid players, but nobody stood out.  That was the case until five-star outside linebacker Malik Jefferson and...


Column: Texas women’s basketball can’t let injuries kill its season

Nick Castillo January 29, 2015

Last week, the women’s basketball team’s momentum came to a halt.  After starting the season in dominating fashion, senior forward Nneka Enemkpali’s injury at Baylor put a stop...


Column: Texas needs to fix offensive flaws in offseason

Nick Castillo January 29, 2015

Texas’ 59-yard offensive performance in the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl was an embarrassing low. The 31–7 loss in the Texas Bowl capped off the Longhorns’ second losing season in five...


Big 12 Notebook: Kansas back on top of Big 12

Nick Castillo January 27, 2015

For the past 10 years, No. 9 Kansas has sat at the top of Big 12 basketball. However, after a non-conference 72–40 blowout loss at the hands of No. 1 Kentucky, many thought the Jayhawks looked vulnerable. But...


Longhorns land two Florida recruits at Army Bowl

Nick Castillo January 4, 2015

Two four-star Florida recruits  — tight end Devonaire Clarington and defensive back Tim Irvin — announced their verbal commitments to Texas at the US Army All-American Bowl on...

Step Up: TCU

Nick Castillo November 26, 2014

Defensive Backs TCU junior quarterback Trevone Boykin is having a phenomenal year. This season, Boykin has thrown for 3,021 yards and 24 touchdowns and has run for 548 yards and seven touchdowns. Thanks...


Scenarios: TCU

Nick Castillo November 26, 2014

Texas Wins … If it can contain TCU junior quarterback Trevone Boykin. Boykin is having a phenomenal year, and for the Longhorns to upset TCU, they must stop Boykin. Boykin has thrown for 3,021...


Volleyball team focuses on big picture in final two games

Nick Castillo November 26, 2014

As the volleyball regular season winds down and the NCAA tournament looms, No. 3 Texas (22-1, 14-1 Big 12) plans to use its last two games to secure a top seed. The Longhorns have already secured the...


Texas volleyball sweeps Kansas, celebrates Big 12 title

Nick Castillo November 24, 2014

Smiles were wide, horns were up and the 2014 Big 12 trophy was in the Longhorn volleyball team’s hands as it celebrated its fourth-consecutive Big 12 Championship after sweeping Kansas on Saturday. A...


With Big 12 title secured, volleyball focuses on improving

Nick Castillo November 19, 2014

No. 5 Texas volleyball was in the same situation Saturday that it had been against Oklahoma in October, when the Sooners upset the Longhorns in a sweep at Gregory Gym.  After three sets Saturday,...


Texas volleyball wins fourth consecutive Big 12 Championship

Nick Castillo November 17, 2014

After watching Oklahoma celebrate an upset win in Gregory Gym in October, No. 5 Texas volleyball (20-1, 12-1 Big 12) got revenge Saturday night by beating the Sooners in a five-set thriller (22-25, 25-18,...

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