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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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Writer pays tribute to colleagues

May 3, 2013

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...

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Rockets live to play another day

May 2, 2013

Even in the uniforms that make them look like a McDonald’s All American team, the Rockets managed to shut down Kevin Durant in the fourth quarter and pull off an upset in Oklahoma City. Derek...

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How bad are the Houston Astros?

April 24, 2013

The Astros have been in the process of taking a massive salary dump in the past few years, and now they are left with a steaming pile of shell-shocked would-be minor leaguers. Not exactly the formula for...

Top 5 fleeting memories of Myck Kabongo

April 15, 2013

He only played roughly 1,200 minutes as a Longhorn, and he will most likely be remembered more for a suspension than for any one moment during his two years at Texas. Myck Kabongo came to Austin...

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Horns hope to put 16-18 season in rearview mirror heading into new year

April 12, 2013

For Rick Barnes, the end of the year means putting a 16-18 record behind them and shifting focus to the future. It also means figuring out who’s going to be on his team.  Thursday night at...

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Ash tosses two touchdowns while Swoopes stretches legs in spring game

April 1, 2013

There has been a lot of movement among coaches and personnel for Texas this offseason, and the Longhorns’ starting quarterback David Ash has also undergone a transformation of his own, according...

Pro Day prospects take it all in one last time at Texas

March 27, 2013

John Chiles has always been a tremendous athlete. The New Orleans Saints thought highly enough of Chiles to sign him as an undrafted free agent in 2011, as did the St. Louis Rams after signing him to become...

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Pair of Florida teams advance after two wins in Austin over the weekend

March 25, 2013

The road to the Sweet 16 varies from one region of the NCAA Tournament bracket to the next, but one constant between all games played in the first two rounds is that anything can happen. The Frank...

UCLA underwhelms as Minnesota hands Bruins 20-point loss

March 23, 2013

As the crowd inside the Erwin Center began to thin out, Minnesota took control against UCLA and pulled out a 20-point win with an 83-63 drubbing of the Bruins. The Gophers led by ten points at the...

Florida Gators exorcise Northwestern State Demons on their way to 79-47 win

March 23, 2013

It was a good day for teams from the state of Florida, with three teams from the Sunshine State advancing to play in the third round of the NCAA Tournament. First Miami took care of Pacific, then Florida...

Illinois ignites late in second half to defeat Colorado 57-49

March 22, 2013

Despite being up 16 points at halftime, Illinois found itself having to battle back against a tough Colorado team late in the second half in the second round of the East Regional on Friday night. Illinois...

Miami Hurricanes blow away Pacific Tigers in second round of NCAA Tournament

March 22, 2013

Miami head coach Jim Larranaga walked down his bench offering high-fives to his team after a dominant performance in the Hurricanes' 78-48 win over Pacific in the second round of the NCAA Tournament...

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Games galore as Gators confront Demons and Gophers go digging for upset

March 22, 2013

Game 1- (2) Miami vs. (15) Pacific, 1:10 p.m. TV: TNT Miami finished its season as the No. 5 team in the nation after winning the ACC regular season and conference tournament titles. Sophomore point...

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Texas’ season ends with loss to Houston in CBI

March 21, 2013

HOUSTON — To keep their season alive, the Longhorns had their work cut out for them from the onset Wednesday night. In the end, Houston proved to be too much for Texas, winning 73-72 to knock the...

Croaker commits, Randle still pending

March 20, 2013

The Longhorns received their second verbal commitment of the spring when Orlando, Fla. shooting guard Demarcus Craoaker announced his plans to attend Texas this coming fall. Croaker is ranked as the...

Longhons land near bottom of conference after disappointing season

March 18, 2013

Most Improved-  Connor Lammert: His overall numbers for the year aren’t overwhelming, and he began to tail off as the season waned but Lammert made the most of his freshman season. His best...

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Men’s basketball looks to enter Big 12 Tournament with momentum

March 8, 2013

Even with a win on Jan. 26 against Texas Tech, Texas cannot get back to a .500 record for the season. But that doesn’t mean the Longhorns (14-16, 6-11) aren’t looking to enter the Big 12 Tournament...

Texas takes care of ball in big win over Baylor

March 5, 2013

Why Texas Won-  Myck Kabongo rebounded from an off-game and turned the Longhorns’ offense up a notch. His eight assists helped spread out the Baylor defense and as his teammates knocked down...

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McClellan feeds off Kabongo’s style of play

March 1, 2013

In five games, Myck Kabongo has asserted himself as the clear leader for the Longhorns. Never mind him not playing in the team’s first 23 games. He’s put in the time to become a better, smarter...

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Longhorns beat OU as circus shot caps 22-point comeback

February 28, 2013

Who were those guys? Just when Texas looked like it would fade once again late in a game, it didn’t. Instead, the Longhorns played with the most intensity they have displayed the entire season...

Sooners red hot from the floor in first half

February 28, 2013

Squeaking shoes aren’t usually the loudest part of a rivalry game. There’s also typically a sellout crowd on hand to watch Texas and Oklahoma play, no matter the sport. Texas has even won its last...

Longhorns languish as Wildcats cruise to another conference win

February 25, 2013

Texas has been among the nation’s best teams in terms of field goal percentage defense, but the Wildcats caught fire from nearly every corner of the court Saturday night. Kansas State shot 48 percent...

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Texas sweeps season series with TCU, picks up first road win

February 20, 2013

The Longhorns’ first road win of the season had been a long time coming. After getting run out of town in all seven of its road games, Texas (12-14, 4-9) made quick work of TCU (10-16, 1-12),...

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Texas falls in sixth time on the road in conference play

February 18, 2013

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Texas will have to wait another year to steal a win at Allen Fieldhouse after getting pummeled 73-47 by Kansas on Saturday night. The Longhorns made only two of their 21 three-point...

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Texas flattened by Kansas in embarrassing fashion

February 17, 2013

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Texas will have to wait another year to steal a win at Allen Fieldhouse after getting pummeled, 73-47, by Kansas on Saturday night. The loss drops the Longhorns to six games behind the...

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Men’s basketball travels with full team for first time this year

February 15, 2013

During his 23-game suspension, Myck Kabongo was unable to travel with the Longhorns, but on Saturday he will start on the road against Kansas with a double-overtime home win over Iowa State under his belt. He’ll...

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McClellan turns it on late to lead Longhorns to victory

February 14, 2013

Why Texas Won - Sheldon McClellan scored all 10 of the Longhorns’ points in the second overtime and led Texas with 18 total points. McClellan was also a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line...

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Kabongo to make season debut against Cyclones

February 13, 2013

There may never be a clear explanation as to what exactly happened in the offseason with Myck Kabongo, Tristan Thompson and an infamous workout that caused more trouble than it could ever be worth. “When...

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Texas tumbles at home to Oklahoma State

February 11, 2013

Following the Longhorns’ 72-59 loss to No. 22 Oklahoma State on Saturday afternoon, Texas head coach Rick Barnes summed up his team’s performance in three words before elaborating on the state...

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Rick Barnes “baffled” as Texas tumbles to Oklahoma State

February 9, 2013

Following the Longhorns’ 72-59 loss to Oklahoma State on Saturday afternoon, Texas head coach Rick Barnes summed up his team’s performance in three words before elaborating on the state of...

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Longhorns fall to Mountaineers again on road

February 5, 2013

Texas had hoped to climb back to relevancy in the Big 12 with a road win over West Virginia, but once again the Longhorns let an important conference game slip away. The Longhorns (10-12, 2-7)fell 58-60...

Lights-out shooting propels Texas to win over TCU

February 4, 2013

Why Texas Won  The Longhorns held the Horned Frogs to less than 33 percent shooting from the field. Texas pounded the ball inside the paint, scoring 30 of its 60 points in the lane. Ioannis Papapetrou...

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Cameron Ridley sheds pounds, Texas faces last-place TCU

February 1, 2013

At 6 feet 9 inches tall and an hors d’oeuvre shy of 300 pounds, freshman center Cameron Ridley began his collegiate career as perhaps the biggest man on the Texas campus. But as Texas’...

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Bubbly Longhorns have work cut out for them

January 29, 2013

Rick Barnes’ ability to take the positives out of a situation as turbulent as his team’s performance this season is amazing. Although his Longhorns just picked up conference win No. 1 and face...

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Texas handles Texas Tech in first game without Jonathan Holmes

January 28, 2013

Texas isn’t out of the dark yet in the Big 12, but it began to creep back into the light with a 73-57 win against Texas Tech over the weekend. The Longhorns (9-10, 1-5 Big 12), experienced a slow...

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Texas handles Texas Tech in first game without Jonathan Holmes

January 27, 2013

Texas earned its first conference win of the season with a reassuring 73-57 victory over Texas Tech Saturday evening. The win snaps a five-game conference losing skid and moves the Longhorns overall record...

Texas must rebound in wake of Holmes injury

January 25, 2013

With five games left of his 23-game suspension, Myck Kabongo’s return is near, unfortunately that is about it on the good news front for Texas. Coming off its first loss to Oklahoma in two years...

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Texas must rebound in wake of Holmes injury

January 25, 2013

With five games left on his 23-game suspension, Myck Kabongo’s return is near. Unfortunately, that is about it on the good news front for Texas. Coming off its first loss to Oklahoma in two...

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Texas takes step back in fifth straight conference loss

January 22, 2013

It’s easy to point out what’s wrong with Texas, but what’s not as simple is placing a finger on why the Longhorns have continued to make the same mistakes that have now resulted in five...

Wins elude UT as season progresses

January 22, 2013

Texas vs. Kansas First Half: Fouls became an issue for Texas from the get-go as Jonathan Holmes sits most of the first half with two early fouls picked up in the game’s first minute. Kansas would...

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NCAA Tournament steadily slipping for Longhorns

January 16, 2013

January is the time of college basketball season when teams begin to jockey for a position within their conference and hopefully add the finishing touches to their NCAA Tournament resumes. The best-case...

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Felix shows improvement after rocky start, Longhorns still struggling as a team

January 14, 2013

The lights are on, but nobody seems to be home. Or, in the case of Rick Barnes’ Longhorns, someone is definitely home, but perhaps they’re all asleep. Since Dec. 1 the Longhorns have lost...

Cameron Ridley records first career double-double as Texas falls to UCLA in Houston

December 9, 2012

HOUSTON ‑ In his most complete collegiate game to date, freshman center Cameron Ridley tallied a team-high 14 points to go along with 10 rebounds. Unfortunately for Texas, Ridley’s output didn’t...

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Georgetown Hoyas overwhelm Texas Longhorns in Jimmy V Classic in New York’s Madison Square Garden

December 5, 2012

Many great games have been played in Madison Square Garden in its storied past. But Texas turned in a flat performance Tuesday night that likely won’t be remembered as anything besides its value...

Julien Lewis, Ioannis Papapetrou lead Texas Longhorns to victory over UT-Arlington Mavericks

December 3, 2012

Julien Lewis scored a season-high 18 points as Texas topped UT-Arlington 70-54 Saturday afternoon at the Frank Erwin Center. Lewis caught fire from behind the three-point line, hitting a career-high six...

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Longhorns look to extend home winning streak against unranked non-conference opponnents

November 30, 2012

Texas is gearing up for yet another brutal December schedule, but before it faces four ranked opponents over a five-game stretch, the Longhorns welcome UT-Arlington to the Frank Erwin Center on Saturday....

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Jonathan Holmes, Sheldon McClellan lead Texas in win over Sam Houston State

November 28, 2012

Why Texas Won- Texas was able to hold Sam Houston State to 21 percent shooting from the field and forced the Bearkats to attempt ­­­28 three-pointers, of which they only made six. The Longhorns...

Cameron Ridley makes presence felt on boards as Longhorns stifle Mississippi State Bulldogs over Thanksgiving break

November 26, 2012

The Longhorns’ trip to Maui wasn’t a total bust. Texas was able to fend off a short-handed Mississippi State team this past Wednesday, earning a 69-55 win over the Bulldogs. Sheldon McClellan...

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Texas begins Hawaii trip on awful note with 86-73 loss to Division II Chaminade

November 20, 2012

In what could be deemed the worst loss in the Rick Barnes era, Texas turned the ball over 18 times and never looked to be in-sync on either end of the court in a 86-73 loss to Division II Chaminade. Until...

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Texas overcomes record number of turnovers to blow out Coppin State

November 13, 2012

Why Texas won: Texas didn’t waste any time pulling away from Coppin State. The Longhorns squeaked past a Fresno State team that won only 13 games last year, 55-53, in their season opener last Friday,...

With game on line, McClellan stays perfect from charity stripe to outlast Fresno State

November 12, 2012

On the surface, Texas’ 55-53 win over Fresno State in its season opener was a stodgy, sloppy game that very well could have ended in disappointment for the Longhorns. But dig a little deeper than...

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Longhorns must duplicate last week’s effort in order to extend win streak

November 9, 2012

Let’s get one thing straight, Lubbock is no joke. I was fortunate enough to be able to drive myself up to last week’s game, and I have to say Jones AT&T Stadium was one of the loudest stadiums...

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Texas prepared to go without Kabongo

November 9, 2012

Texas will be without the services of two of its more explosive players when it faces Fresno State Friday. Point guard Myck Kabongo has been held out of the season opener because of an ongoing NCAA investigation...

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Red Raiders pose serious threat to Longhorns’ season

November 2, 2012

Despite an 11-3 career record against Texas Tech, Mack Brown has every reason to be scared on the trip to Lubbock this weekend. Brown’s Longhorns are fresh off what would have been an exhilirating...

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Weis goes through process of retooling program

October 26, 2012

In the weeks prior to his first game as Kansas head coach, Charlie Weis had intended to overhaul the entire Kansas football program and bring a certain toughness back to the team that it hasn’t seen...

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Texas deals with replacing Tucker at kicker, punter

August 31, 2012

For the first time in a long time Texas will have an entirely new group of players handling kicking and punting duties. After a long line of successful kickers that included the likes of Ryan Bailey,...

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New coach brings optimism to Kansas football program

August 6, 2012

Kansas head coach Charlie Weis has had a busy past three years. In 2009 Weis was let go by Notre Dame after five years and a 35-27 overall record with the Fighting Irish. From there Weis made the move...

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Bears build on strong season while dealing with replacing Heisman winner Griffin III

August 6, 2012

The Baylor Bears may have lost their top three offensive threats from a year ago to the NFL Draft, but head coach Art Briles doesn’t see that being an issue as his team prepares for the start of...

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Texas’ defense carries weight at Media Days

July 23, 2012

In the Big 12 Conference there’s a fine line between controversy and a calculated chess move when it comes to selecting players to represent one’s school in front of the media. Bringing a...

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Orakpo holds annual camp, works to get better while helping kids

July 16, 2012

For two days this past week, two-time Pro Bowl outside linebacker and former Longhorn Brian Orakpo held what he hopes to be the first of many youth football camps in Austin. “I was really happy...

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USL PDL Aztex push closer to first playoff berth

July 9, 2012

Although the 2012 season is the Austin Aztex’s first campaign in the USL Premier Development League, the team has quickly become one of the league’s best. With just two games remaining in...

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Longhorns past and present take over Olympic Trials

June 25, 2012

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London will mark the first time a city has ever hosted the modern Olympic Games three times. Home to the 1908 and 1948 summer games, on July 27 London will open its doors...

Clemens verdict sheds light on drug use in sports

June 20, 2012

For the better part of nine weeks, Roger Clemens was on the hook for what would have been the biggest loss of his career. In the ongoing war that MLB and Congress have decided to wage against performance-enhancing...

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Aztex bring soccer back to Austin

June 17, 2012

It’s easy to become a spoiled soccer fan as the UEFA European Championships are ubiquitously broadcast on the ESPN family of networks and we’re all treated to exciting matches between Europe’s...

Veteran coach let go after 23 years with team

June 6, 2012

Texas baseball let go one of its oldest members Wednesday afternoon when associate head coach Tommy Harmon’s contract was not renewed for the 2012-2013 season. Serving as an assistant under both...

Tower lighting ceremony set for Saturday to honor Men’s Golf National Title

June 6, 2012

Saturday, June 9th, at approximately 8:30 p.m., the UT Tower will be lit burnt orange with the number “1” on all four sides in recognition of the men’s golf recent NCAA Championship victory...

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Volleyball adds five recruits that bolster Elliott’s roster

June 1, 2012

As head coach Jerritt Elliott enters his 12th season with Texas, the mission remains the same as it is every year: contend for the conference and national titles. Since 2008, Elliott has led the Longhorns...

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Dynamo, MLS grow as soccer gains ground in U.S.

May 30, 2012

Since its inception in 1996, Major League Soccer has grown from 10 to 19 teams, and the world’s most popular sport has finally moved into the limelight here in the States. Attendance numbers and...

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Was a little bit of “Magic” all the Dodgers needed?

April 18, 2012

Nearly a year ago to the day Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig assigned an MLB representative to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The move came as a measure to...

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Baylor caps off perfect season with 40th win

April 4, 2012

Forty up, 40 down. No team could touch the Bears this year. Baylor earned its second women’s basketball title with a decisive win over an overmatched Notre Dame team that fell just short of the...

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Baylor needs one more win to cap off perfect season

April 3, 2012

Only two teams in women’s college basketball history have made it to the national championship game in back-to-back seasons and lost. Tonight, Notre Dame could become the third team to suffer a...

LHN to air Texas Relays coverage, live broadcast select events

March 29, 2012

The Longhorn Network will air a total of 17 hours of coverage from the 85th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays this week, including a live three-hour broadcast from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Friday. Larry Rawson...

Cal doubleheader rescheduled, teams still to play three games

March 29, 2012

Texas and California will play one game on Saturday rather than the previously scheduled doubleheader, Texas head coach Augie Garrido announced Tuesday. Saturday’s game will begin at 4 p.m. at the...

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Texas may search in-house for next women’s basketball coach

March 27, 2012

Finding a new coach is never an easy task for an athletic department, but when the vacancy results from an abrupt resignation by one of the most successful women’s basketball coaches in the past...

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Goestenkors leaves Texas after five seasons

March 20, 2012

When Gail Goestenkors left Duke after 15 seasons as head coach, she brought with her a record of winning, something the Longhorn program had become quite fond of, as well as the guidance of all-time great...

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Up and down year comes to an end for Longhorns

March 19, 2012

Although her seat is hotter than ever after another early NCAA tournament exit, head coach Gail Goestenkors has to be somewhat relieved that her fifth, and perhaps most turbulent, season at Texas has reached...

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Horns bow out in first round of conference tournament

March 8, 2012

After seemingly hitting their stride during a late-season push, the Longhorns reverted back to sloppy play and poor shooting to fall to Texas Tech 81-58 in the first round of the Big 12 conference tournament...

Texas needs Chapman to step up with Wangmene done for the season

March 6, 2012

Strengths: The best thing Texas has going for it is the strength and depth of the Big 12. The Longhorns play in one of the top conferences in the nation and held their own with a 9-9 record in league...

Anderson the catalyst of late-season surge as Horns eye NCAA tournament bid

March 6, 2012

Strengths: Experience and smart offensive possessions are the main ingredients in the Longhorns’ recipe to success this postseason. Senior guard Yvonne Anderson seems to be in all-out beast mode...

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Anderson leads UT in final home game

March 5, 2012

If there’s a lesson to take away from the Longhorns’ win over the soon-to-be out of conference Aggies, it’s that senior guard Yvonne Anderson doesn’t mess around on senior night. Just...

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Texas sits on Bubble Watch as tournament approaches

March 2, 2012

Texas is currently on a lunch date in college basketball’s equivalent of the friend zone. Not to conjure images of MTV’s “Friendzone,” which is every bit as awkward as you imagine,...

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Horns have to finish season strong

February 28, 2012

After a historic victory over Oklahoma this weekend, Texas head coach Gail Goestenkors is preparing her team for a matchup against an upset-minded Missouri squad that wants nothing more than to play spoiler...

Texas tangos with Oklahoma as season winds down

February 24, 2012

It’s never an easy road for a team to make it to the NCAA Tournament, but the Longhorns have chosen an exceptionally difficult route to make the Big Dance this season. With its 5-10 Big 12 record,...

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Horns head to Waco to face No. 1 Bears

February 21, 2012

As the Longhorns’ conference schedule begins to wind down, they once again find themselves in need of a signature win to enhance their odds of making the NCAA Tournament. A win over consensus No....

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Senior guard paces late run, posts career-best numbers

February 16, 2012

For only the fourth time in her career, senior guard Ashleigh Fontenette recorded a double-double. It happened to come on a night when the Longhorns desperately needed a conference win against the rival...

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Four TCU football players arrested as part of campus drug bust

February 16, 2012

Just a day after the TCU basketball program recorded a stunning overtime win over No. 11 UNLV, the school was rocked by the news of a campus-wide drug bust. Seventeen students, including four members...

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Horns take on rival Red Raiders

February 15, 2012

It's only fitting that the Longhorns face one of their oldest rivals during a time when the their tournament chances are up in the air. Tonight's meeting between Texas (14-10, 4-8 Big 12) and...

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Horns hope to rebound on the road against Jayhawks

February 8, 2012

The road hasn’t been kind to the Longhorns so far this season. In conference games Texas is 1-4 away from home with losses coming to both Oklahoma schools, Texas Tech and most recently Iowa State....

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Texas travels to Iowa State for important conference tilt

February 3, 2012

Coming off another 20-plus point performance where she connected on a career-high five 3-pointers, sophomore guard Chassidy Fussell knows that it takes more than just a hot shooting night to win games...

Kansas State overtakes Texas late to win seventh road game

February 2, 2012

Even behind a 23-point effort from its leading scorer Chassidy Fussell, Texas was unable to defeat Kansas State Wednesday night at the Frank Erwin Center. The 64-55 loss drops the Longhorns to 3-6 in Big...

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Wildcats will test road record against Longhorns

February 1, 2012

By virtue of Baylor’s dominance over the rest of the conference, Kansas State finds itself tied for second in the Big 12 with three other teams. The Wildcats’ 5-3 conference record is shared...

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Longhorns hope to make it to the Big Dance for 13th straight season under Barnes

January 31, 2012

Rick Barnes has led Texas to the NCAA Tournament a dozen years in a row, but shaky play as of late could have the Longhorns on the outside looking in when the 64-team field is chosen in March. “Dropping...

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Texas surges to victory in second half

January 26, 2012

At last Texas was able to enforce its will on an opponent, defeating the Missouri Tigers 75-58 Wednesday night. Stout defense and timely shooting allowed the Longhorns to defeat the Tigers, who now sit...

Ibeh content with Longhorns’ roster situation heading into next season

January 26, 2012

A quick glance at Texas’ roster reveals one glaring weakness — an overall lack of size, or height to be more specific. If that lack of height has been a weakness this year, it has the potential...

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Texas welcomes last-place Missouri

January 25, 2012

At 0-6 in Big 12 play, the Missouri Tigers are in sole possession of last place in the conference. The Longhorns aren’t too far ahead. Texas is just 2-4 in the conference and finds itself at eighth...

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Enemkpali grows as Longhorns’ road woes continue

January 23, 2012

 Following an exciting, buzzer-beating win over Iowa State, head coach Gail Goestenkors knew the Longhorns were in for a physical game when they traveled to Oklahoma to take on the Sooners. “We...

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Anderson hits game-winning shot to lift Longhorns over Cyclones

January 19, 2012

After silencing a late rally by the Cyclones, the Longhorns had one final opportunity to put them away for good. With the game tied at 60 and under 20 seconds to go in the second half, senior guard Yvonne...

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Rumors from the recruiting mill: Texas to swoon top prospects accepting junior day invites

January 19, 2012

As one recruiting cycle for the class of 2012 is starting to come to an end, the process for the class of 2013 is about to hit full-stride. Every February, colleges around the nation invite their respective...

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Longhorns shouldn’t sleep on cellar-dwelling Cyclones

January 18, 2012

 Following a tough loss to the nation’s top-ranked team this past weekend, Texas has a chance to rebound with a win against Iowa State. The Longhorns own a 1-3 conference record, but can do...

Longhorns, Goestenkors hope to end postseason win drought

January 17, 2012

It’s been quite some time since Texas last enjoyed any sort of postseason success. After Gail Goestenkors took over for the legendary Jody Conradt back in 2007, the program has yet to make it past...

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