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GolfTEC teaches technical tips to tweak swing

September 24, 2015

Jordan Spieth took a different preparation approach before the British Open. After winning the Masters and U.S. Open, Spieth used a golf simulator to help prepare for St. Andrews, a course he had only...

Women’s golf finish first day of Minnesota Invitational

September 15, 2015

Texas women’s golf has a long way to go to salvage a result after struggling in the first two rounds of the Minnesota Invitational on Monday. The Longhorns closed out the first day of the Minnesota...

Women’s golf to head to Minneapolis for Minnesota Invitational

September 14, 2015

After a win against A&M last week, women’s golf heads north for the Minnesota Invitational on Monday. The par 72 course, located in the Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota, will take...

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Women’s golf wins season opener over No. 11 Texas A&M

September 8, 2015

While the rivalry between Texas and Texas A&M has tapered off since the Aggies joined the SEC, women’s golf gave Longhorn fans a reason to brag with a season-opening win over No. 11 Texas A&M. “I’m...

Women’s golf begins season Sunday against Texas A&M

September 4, 2015

The women’s golf team kicks off its season this weekend with a tournament Sunday against Texas A&M in Bryan, Texas. This year’s team will look to adapt to the loss of its top player,...

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Intramural fields to undergo renovations in mid-October

September 2, 2015

A total renovation of Whitaker Fields is set for mid-October, which will affect the schedules of the intramural sports for the year. Jennifer Speer, associate director of communications assessment and...

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Jordan Spieth becomes first Longhorn golfer to rank No. 1

August 26, 2015

The Texas golf program has been home to some of the best players in the world since its inception, most notably major champions Tom Kite and Ben Crenshaw. However, for the first time in University history,...

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Football game-day experience to welcome Pluckers, Torchy’s, new features

August 10, 2015

The Texas athletic department has seen a lot of changes in the last couple of years: a new football head coach, a new athletic director and now — a new game-day experience. For the 2015...

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Bevo will not make the trip to Notre Dame

July 29, 2015

In the season opener against Notre Dame, Texas fans can expect to see lots of burnt orange, Hook ‘Em hand signs and possibly a mock turtleneck from Coach Strong — but one thing will be missing: Bevo. The...

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Students partake in handball at Zilker Park

July 27, 2015

Football, basketball, baseball and, recently, soccer are at the forefront of American sports. But, outside of the states, another sport captures the hearts of fans and players alike — handball.  Usually...

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Jordan Spieth falls short of winning the Open Championship

July 21, 2015

When Jordan Spieth nailed an incredible birdie on 16 to grab a share of the lead at the Open Championships, history seemed inevitable. He’s proven time and again he can finish out tournaments...

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Austin pools, swimming holes offer relief from summer heat

July 18, 2015

The temperature in Austin has averaged high nineties over the past week. Whether a swimmer is doing laps or just lounging, Austin pools offer local swimmers a place to cool off, but still enjoy the...

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Jordan Spieth eyes to win third major of 2015 at Open Championship

July 15, 2015

This year has been incredible for former UT golf star Jordan Spieth. So far, he has won both the U.S. Open and Masters. After winning the John Deere Classic on Sunday in Illinois, Spieth heads...

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Texas softball continues to grow in off-season, adds former University of San Diego pitcher

July 13, 2015

Texas softball continues to expand its roster during the off-season, growing its team for the upcoming year. Head coach Connie Clark announced two new signees, Paige von Sprecken, a former University...

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Golf caddies carry clubs, offer support on and off the green

July 11, 2015

Many don’t think of golf as a team sport. The golfer stands alone on the green, putter in hand, focused on the path to drop the ball into the hole — it all seems very solitary. But just...

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UT students’ favorite places to play golf around Austin

July 10, 2015

Austin does not have a shortage of places to play golf around the city. From private to public, city-owned courses, Austinites have their fair share to choose from. For students, though, a couple of...

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Indiana Pacers like what they see in former Longhorn Myles Turner

June 30, 2015

For weeks, Myles Turner prepared himself for the 2015 NBA Draft. He went through practice after practice and extensive medical research to prove he had what it takes to play at the professional level. On...

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Indiana Pacers draft freshman center Myles Turner in NBA Draft

June 26, 2015

Texas freshman center Myles Turner has officially moved on to the Indiana Pacers after being drafted as the 11th overall pick of the 2015 NBA draft.   Turner, who said he wasn’t able to sleep...

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Former Longhorn Jordan Spieth wins the U.S. Open

June 22, 2015

After making history for being the second youngest golfer to win the Masters, 21-year-old and Texas alumnus Jordan Spieth made history again this weekend after winning the 2015 U.S. Open. “Pearl...

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Parker French, C.J Hinojosa and Ben Johnson continue to add to the legacy of Augie Garrido

June 22, 2015

Texas head coach Augie Garrido, the NCAA’s winningest baseball coach, saw five of his players go in the 2015 MLB draft this year.  In his 19-­year run with Texas, Garrido has had...

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Which place is better for pickup basketball — the Rec or Greg?

June 20, 2015

Taking a game of hoops seriously isn’t just for the professionals, and Gregory Gymnasium and the Rec Center offer competitive pick­up games (and maybe the occasional trash talk) and...

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Junior shortstop C.J Hinojosa will forgo senior season after being drafted by San Francisco Giants

June 19, 2015

A third player bids farewell to Texas. Junior shortstop C.J. Hinojosa was drafted in the 11th round, 336th overall by the defending champions, the San Francisco Giants. Hinojosa decided to forgo his...

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Texas outfielder Ben Johnson chooses Kansas City Royals

June 16, 2015

Texas junior outfielder Ben Johnson was drafted in the 11th round as the 339th overall pick to the Kansas City Royals on the third day of the 2015 MLB draft. In a news conference Monday, Johnson said...

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Track and field’s season in review

June 15, 2015

After finishing in the top 10 at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the men’s and women’s teams ended their record-breaking season, breaking many school and personal records.  For...

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Texas women tie for ninth at NCAA Championships

June 14, 2015

The Track and Field NCAA Championships wrapped up Saturday afternoon as the Longhorn women tied for ninth with Kansas State. They tied with a team total of 28 points. The men’s team finished seventh...

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C.J Hinojosa and Ben Johnson to forgo senior season for MLB

June 13, 2015

Two more Longhorns are leaving Texas to go pro. Texas juniors — outfielder Ben Johnson and infielder C.J Hinojosa — were both drafted in the 11th round of the 2015 Major League Baseball...

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More Longhorns advance to finals after day two of NCAA Championships

June 12, 2015

The Longhorns ended their second day at the Track and Field NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon, with more advances to the finals and several athletes set personal records. Texas automatically advanced...

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Senior pitcher Parker French drafted to Colorado Rockies

June 11, 2015

Four years has made a world of a difference to senior pitcher Parker French. As a freshman, French didn’t know whether he would ever play baseball for Texas. Wednesday, he went in the fifth round...

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Texas heads to Oregon for Track and Field NCAA Championships

June 9, 2015

Texas will compete in Eugene, Oregon, for the Track and Field NCAA Championships this week. The races will begin 11 a.m. Wednesday with the women’s heptathlon 100-meter hurdles and continue through...

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X Games features two new extreme sports events

June 3, 2015

For a second year in a row, fans of extreme sports will get to experience the high-flying, adrenaline-filled action up close at the X Games Austin, but this year will feature two new events —...

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Texas rowing places seventh in 2015 NCAA National Championship

June 1, 2015

Over the weekend, the Texas rowing team chartered unprecedented waters when it competed and placed seventh in the 2015 NCAA National Championship. The team also landed its first top-five individual finish...

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Lithuanian tennis senior seeks balance on, off court

April 24, 2015

Lina Padegimaite’s mind is almost always on her academics. In the training room, mid-treatment, Padegimaite peers closely at the notebook on her lap, focusing intently.  The senior tennis...

Weekend previews

April 23, 2015

Track and field The Penn Relays is an event that every track team in the country circles when the schedule comes out every year.  Widely known as the crown jewel of track and field, the...

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Weekend recaps: Track and field, women’s golf, women’s tennis

April 13, 2015

Track and field For the second time in less than a month, Texas played host to another invitational track meet, holding the Texas Invitational over the weekend. Texas came away victorious in another...

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Weekend previews: Men’s golf, women’s golf, volleyball, women’s tennis, track and field

April 10, 2015

Men's golf After snapping a three-tournament winning streak with their fourth place finish at the Augusta Collegiate Invitational last weekend, the No. 3 men’s golf team looks to get back...

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Tennis teams sweep Tuesday’s matches

April 8, 2015

Men's Tennis No. 9 Texas took care of business against unranked UTSA on Tuesday, sweeping the Roadrunners, 4–0.  The Longhorns improved their season record to 17–3 and are now...

Women’s tennis: preview of Abilene Christian

April 7, 2015

Over Easter weekend, No. 29 Texas added two new non-conference Tuesday matches to its schedule, including this week’s match against Abilene Christian University. After a tough loss to No. 19 Ohio...

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Weekend recaps: Men’s golf, men’s tennis, track and field, volleyball and women’s tennis

April 6, 2015

Men's golf The No. 2 men’s golf team returned to action this weekend, finishing in fourth place at the 3M Augusta Invitational.  Freshman Scottie Scheffler, who led the team for the...

Weekend previews

April 2, 2015

Men's golf The No. 3 men’s golf team will travel to Georgia this weekend for the 3M Augusta Invitational. After a week off, the Longhorns return to the course seeking their fourth-consecutive...

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Weekend preview: Women’s tennis

March 27, 2015

After facing tough opponents back-to-back all season, Texas women’s tennis might get their first break this weekend. Texas defeated its only unranked opponent this season, Yale, early last week...

Weekend recaps: Men’s golf, men’s tennis, women’s tennis

March 23, 2015

Men's golf No. 3 Texas men’s golf continued its strong momentum this weekend. The Longhorns returned from the Linger Longer Invitational on Sunday with their third straight team win. The...

Women’s tennis set to open Big 12 play against Oklahoma and Oklahoma State

March 13, 2015

After suffering injuries and coming off five back-to-back losses, No. 54 Texas women’s tennis will travel north and play its Big 12 opening match against No. 23 Oklahoma on Friday and then face off...

Women’s tennis suffers first loss to Houston in program history

March 9, 2015

For the first time in program history, Houston bested Texas, 6–1, over the weekend. The teams split the first two doubles matches as Texas freshman Dani Wagland and sophomore Ratnika Batra defeated...

Weekend preview: Women’s tennis will face Houston after four-game slump

March 6, 2015

Two teams with momentum in opposite directions will come head-to-head this weekend. No. 35 Texas is on a four-game losing streak and No. 34 Houston is on its fifth-straight win. At 1 p.m. Saturday,...

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Weekend recaps: Track and field, men’s golf, women’s tennis

March 2, 2015

Track and field Over the weekend, Texas men’s and women’s track and field claimed both titles in the Big 12 Championships for the first time since 2006.         ...

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Weekend previews: Softball, track and field, women’s tennis

February 27, 2015

Softball After an up-and-down three weeks, Texas softball returns home this weekend for the Texas Invitational. The No. 25 Longhorns (9–6), who play five games over three days against Dartmouth,...

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Weekend previews: Men’s tennis, women’s tennis, track and field

February 13, 2015

Men's Tennis No. 9 men’s tennis will be in Chicago, Illinois, for the ITA Indoor National Championships beginning Friday. The undefeated Longhorns improved their season record to 7–0...

Women’s tennis knocks off No. 32 Rice

February 2, 2015

In the season home opener Saturday, the No. 23 Texas women’s tennis team took down No. 32 Rice, 4–3. The Owls opened the match well, as they took the doubles point. Rice was able to take...

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Weekend previews for swimming and diving, tennis and track and field

January 30, 2015

Men's swimming and diving Each year, the Texas men’s swimming and diving team quietly climbs their way to the top — and this year should be no different. The Longhorns have comfortably...

Texas women’s tennis falls to Vanderbilt at ITA Kick-Off Weekend

January 26, 2015

No. 22 Texas routed DePaul, 4–3, to make it to the championship game against No. 12 Vanderbilt at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend. But the Longhorns couldn’t pull off the victory, falling, 5–0,...

Women’s Tennis to kick off spring season in Nashville

January 23, 2015

For the first time in three years, No. 22 Texas women’s tennis will play in Nashville, Tennessee — this time, to face off against opponents in the ITA Kick-Off Weekend.  Texas has hosted...

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Student leads co-ed flag football team to victory

October 30, 2014

The moments when everything comes down to one play, when it is do-or-die, when it means the difference between celebrating or accepting defeat — those moments are where Andre Chelliah, English language...

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Giant menorah lit to celebrate last night of Hanukkah

December 5, 2013

The Rohr Chabad Jewish Student Center commemorated the last night of Hanukkah on Wednesday as members lit the last candle on a nine-foot menorah on the West Mall. Hanukkah, also known as the Festival...

Projects to increase fire safety on campus to be completed by summer

December 5, 2013

Several projects to increase fire safety in campus buildings will be completed throughout the spring and summer semesters. The projects will update fire alarm systems in the Graduate School of Business...

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Rare occurrence combines two holidays creating “Thanksgivukkah”

November 27, 2013

A once-in-a-lifetime occurrence presents itself this year as two holidays — Hanukkah and Thanksgiving — overlap. For the first time in 125 years, Hanukkah coincides with Thanksgiving,...

Dead tree limb removal causes road closure near Parlin

November 27, 2013

A roadway near Parlin Hall was closed Tuesday to prune a tree’s dead branches for pedestrian safety and the tree’s health. Laurie Lentz, manager in the University’s department of Business...

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Update: Prosecution argues to increase bond of graduate public affairs student Gene Vela to $1 million

November 25, 2013

Correction: This article has been corrected after its original publication. Steve Brand, prosecuting attorney for the District Attorney's Office, argued to increase Gene Vela's bond to $1...

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Center for Students in Recovery to move location

November 21, 2013

The Center for Students in Recovery will relocate from the basement of the School for Social Work to Bellmont Hall early next year after a larger space for the program is constructed.  While operating...

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Institute for Mental Health Research to be in Bellmont Hall

November 14, 2013

Current renovations to Bellmont Hall will create a new research center, the Institute for Mental Health Research, which will be housed in the College of Liberal Arts. The construction, which is scheduled...

UT named partner in Ocean Energy Safety Institute

November 12, 2013

Over the next five years, UT will collaborate with two other Texas universities on offshore drilling research as a part of the new Ocean Energy Safety Institute. The institute, funded with $5 million...

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New fire hydrant installed near Hogg Auditorium

November 7, 2013

Water at Hogg Memorial Auditorium will be shut off for a brief period of time Thursday morning as workers test a new fire hydrant installed outside of the building this week. The University has approximately...

Campus celebrates Texas African-American high school legacies

November 4, 2013

A two-day conference honoring the Prairie View Interscholastic League brought together people who recounted their lives during legalized segregation and their transition into integration.  The...

Campus celebrates Texas African-American sports history

November 1, 2013

Prairie View Interscholastic League, an organization that governed extra-curricular activities for Texas’ African-American high school students during legalized segregation, is being honored and...

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Cockrell Hall repairs to reduce energy loss and save University money

October 31, 2013

Ongoing repairs to the Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall engineering building, located on Dean Keaton Street, will potentially save the University approximately $40,000 in energy loss expenses per year. The...

Donated items sold to raise funds for sustainability

October 25, 2013

The Trash to Treasure sale and fundraiser moved its location this fall to Gregory Gym Plaza with hopes of reaching more students.   The Trash to Treasure fundraiser, which is sponsored by the Campus...

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New water bottle filler stations keep students hydrated

October 24, 2013

Eco-minded students will have more hydration options around campus with 13 new installations specifically designed to refill water bottles. The installation project, which was initiated by Student Government...

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Artist James Turrell reflects on new SAC skyspace

October 21, 2013

A new room on the top of the Student Activities Center, which opens up to the sky and creates art with light and color, offers students a relaxing space to forget their worries.   The Skyspace,...

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Hazardous asbestos was treated in RLM, but asbestos elsewhere on campus does not pose threat

October 17, 2013

Exposed asbestos in Robert Lee Moore Hall was treated Tuesday, but many older UT buildings still have asbestos in their insulation. The treatment was completed after the fibrous material was found on...

Students, faculty stay informed on engineering building progress

October 11, 2013

Students and faculty interested in the Engineering Education and Research Center heard the construction plans and aired their potential concerns Friday. There are two stages to the construction process, according...

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Renovations to geography building set for completion by January 2015

October 10, 2013

Renovations to the Geography Building are scheduled for completion by January 2015 despite wishes from liberal art centers to finish the project sooner. The project will renovate 30,000 square feet...

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Student Government supports MCAT study session at SLC

October 9, 2013

Despite Student Government’s support for upper-division tutoring and MCAT study sessions, Sanger Learning Center officials still maintain their primary focus on lower-division course help.  After...

New data system funded by $6 million grant

October 8, 2013

A $6 million grant will go to the Texas Advanced Computing Center at UT and its partners to fund the development and production of Wrangler — a new data analysis and management system for the national...

Excelencia in Education recognizes UT’s Cooperative Pharmacy Program

October 7, 2013

Excelencia in Education recognized the University’s Cooperative Pharmacy Program as the top “Example of Excelencia” for its role in encouraging achievement among Latino students. The...

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LBJ School hosts symposium on climate change effects in Austin

October 7, 2013

Community leaders and stakeholders discussed how Austin should address climate change and how its effects will influence various social groups differently at a symposium held Friday at the LBJ School of...

Officials prepare for ENS building demolition, campus renovations

October 3, 2013

Renovations to various campus buildings will begin this November to prepare for the demolition of the Engineering Science Building next fall and accommodate students, faculty and staff displaced by the...

Texas A&M enrollment surpasses UT

September 30, 2013

For the first time, Texas A&M has the highest enrollment among state universities, surpassing UT. A&M enrolled 53,672 students for the fall semester, while UT enrolled 52,076. Shane Hinckley,...

UT alumna and Olympic gold medalist to be inducted into Hall of Honor

September 26, 2013

Olympic record holder and gold medalist Melaine Walker, a former Longhorn track star, will be inducted into the UT Women’s Athletics Hall of Honor on Nov. 1.  Walker, who graduated in 2006...

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Renovations to Barton Springs Pool protect environment

September 11, 2013

Renovations to Barton Springs Pool will focus on preserving and maintaining the environmnetal health of the area. On the list of renovations are projects that will combat erosion, remove compaction...

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Study shows students perform better when professors express confidence in their abilities

September 9, 2013

A new psychology research study led by a UT professor finds students may perform better in school if teachers convey both their own high standards and personal confidence in the students’ ability...

Red Cross donates $1.5 million to Bastrop long term relief

September 4, 2013

The American Red Cross of Central Texas awarded a $1.5 million community grant to the Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team on Tuesday. The funds granted will be used to complete the construction...

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