The Daily Texan

All content by Nick Cremona

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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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’...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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,...