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The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

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Games to watch in Week 4 of college football season

October 25, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 24 Double Coverage flipbook. No. 12 Notre Dame at No. 18 Wisconsin Sept. 25, 11 a.m. CT, FOX Perhaps the most anticipated encounter...

Keys to the game: Texas versus Rice

Keys to the game: Texas versus Rice

October 25, 2021

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 17 Double Coverage flipbook. If the Longhorns merely scratch the surface of their potential on Saturday night, Texas beats out...

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Games to watch in Week 2 of college football season

October 17, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 10 Double Coverage flipbook. No. 10 Iowa vs. No. 9 Iowa State — Sept. 11, 3:30 p.m. CT, ABC While these two programs might not...

Texas tennis star Spizzirri’s dream month ends with legendary matchup at US Open

Texas tennis star Spizzirri’s dream month ends with legendary matchup at US Open

October 6, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 24 flipbook. Texas tennis sensation Eliot Spizzirri went from packing his bags to head back to the Forty Acres, to unpacking his bags...

Meet the 2021-22 Texas men’s tennis team: Same lineup, now with NCAA tournament and US Open experience

Meet the 2021-22 Texas men’s tennis team: Same lineup, now with NCAA tournament and US Open experience

September 13, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 8 flipbook.  Last season, a freshmen and sophomore-laden Texas men’s tennis team exceeded all expectations, beating top-ranked...

Texas football returns four key players on each side of ball

Texas football returns four key players on each side of ball

September 11, 2021

Editor's note: This story first appeared as part of the September 3 Double Coverage flipbook. The void Sam Ehlinger leaves behind at the Texas quarterback position is so large that two will fill his...

Eliot Spizzirri awarded wild card spot for U.S. Open Qualifying after dominant pro tennis summer

Eliot Spizzirri awarded wild card spot for U.S. Open Qualifying after dominant pro tennis summer

August 25, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the August 23 flipbook. Like many other 19-year-old University of Texas students, tennis sophomore Eliot Spizzirri was busy building his professional...

Experienced Texas men’s basketball roster focuses on building chemistry this summer

Experienced Texas men’s basketball roster focuses on building chemistry this summer

August 5, 2021

Chris Beard looked for help from other programs this offseason to make up for the departure of last season’s stars — Matt Coleman, Jericho Sims, Kai Jones and Greg Brown — and signed six of the top...

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Early Texas Men’s Basketball lineup predictions

July 29, 2021

When Chris Beard took over as the new head coach of Texas basketball in April, he didn’t even have five players he could put on the court to round out a starting group. Beard has now landed six of...

New head coach Chris Beard begins men’s basketball culture rebuild

New head coach Chris Beard begins men’s basketball culture rebuild

July 15, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the July 6 flipbook. The Texas men’s basketball program appeared to be heading towards a total rebuild one week after being crowned Big 12 Tournament...

No. 4 Texas men’s tennis loses out in semifinals to No. 1 Florida, reflects on run

No. 4 Texas men’s tennis loses out in semifinals to No. 1 Florida, reflects on run

May 22, 2021

With Texas men’s tennis’ flair for the dramatic, head coach Bruce Berque woke up Friday believing his team could do the unlikely and knock off Florida, the No. 1-ranked team in the country. Not to...

More May Madness: Texas men’s tennis wins 4-3 again, advances to Final Four

More May Madness: Texas men’s tennis wins 4-3 again, advances to Final Four

May 20, 2021

Back in February at the ITA Indoor Championship, Cleeve Harper clinched Texas’s win over then-ranked No. 1 USC. But on Thursday, with his third set tied at 5-5 and a trip to the Final Four on the line,...

May Madness: No. 4 Texas men’s tennis comes back to beat No. 13 South Carolina, advances to Elite 8

May Madness: No. 4 Texas men’s tennis comes back to beat No. 13 South Carolina, advances to Elite 8

May 18, 2021

The No. 4-ranked Texas men’s tennis team found itself down 3-0 against No.13 South Carolina on Monday afternoon as the end of the season loomed ever nearer. For most teams, a 3-0 deficit to a team of...

Texas sweeps Northwestern 4-0, heads back to Sweet 16 in Orlando

Texas sweeps Northwestern 4-0, heads back to Sweet 16 in Orlando

May 9, 2021

The Texas men’s tennis team is heading back to Orlando, Florida, where the program took home its first ever National Championship back in 2019. No. 4 Texas put away Northwestern 4-0 in the second...

Texas rolls over NAU, 4-0 in NCAA Championship first round

Texas rolls over NAU, 4-0 in NCAA Championship first round

May 8, 2021

There was no tempestuous aura around the Texas Tennis Center, as there had been previously during Big 12 Conference play — Texas’ NCAA Regional match against Northern Arizona on Saturday was more of...

Same situation, fresh faces: No. 4 Texas men’s tennis begins national championship defense with new lineup and high hopes

Same situation, fresh faces: No. 4 Texas men’s tennis begins national championship defense with new lineup and high hopes

May 7, 2021

After men’s tennis head coach Bruce Berque’s men fell short against Baylor in the final of the Big 12 Championship, he told his young team about his 2019 team, who were in the same position and ultimately...

From ‘little retriever’ to ‘emotional catalyst’: Cleeve Harper’s stranded summer in Florida helps take game to next level

From ‘little retriever’ to ‘emotional catalyst’: Cleeve Harper’s stranded summer in Florida helps take game to next level

April 27, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 23 issue of The Daily Texan. While most college tennis players were quarantining, Texas sophomore Cleeve Harper was playing matches against professional...

No. 2 Texas loses to No. 3 Baylor in Big 12 Championship, looks ahead to NCAA Championship

No. 2 Texas loses to No. 3 Baylor in Big 12 Championship, looks ahead to NCAA Championship

April 26, 2021

Cleeve Harper booted the tennis ball off the court as the Baylor fans mocked him after he double faulted in his second set. It was that kind of day for the Longhorns. For the second consecutive season,...

Texas men’s tennis heads to Big 12 Championship Final after 4-1 win over Oklahoma State

Texas men’s tennis heads to Big 12 Championship Final after 4-1 win over Oklahoma State

April 25, 2021
The No. 2 Texas men's tennis team advanced to the Big 12 Championship Final after beating No. 18 Oklahoma State 4-1 in the semifinals on Sunday evening.
Arimilli fills in for an injured Braswell, Texas men’s tennis defeats Texas Tech 4-1

Arimilli fills in for an injured Braswell, Texas men’s tennis defeats Texas Tech 4-1

April 18, 2021
The No. 7 Texas men's tennis team defeated No. 21 Texas Tech in their final regular season match, 4-1, at McLeod Tennis Center in Lubbock on Sunday.
Chih Chi Huang comes up clutch as No. 7 Texas tennis upsets No. 2 Baylor in dramatic fashion

Chih Chi Huang comes up clutch as No. 7 Texas tennis upsets No. 2 Baylor in dramatic fashion

April 15, 2021

At deuce point, up 5-3 in the third set, it was now or never for Texas junior Chih Chi Huang. Huang lined up his serve, and before Baylor graduate transfer Charlie Broom could set his feet, the ball zipped...

Braswell’s heroics lift Texas men’s tennis over Oklahoma State 4-3

Braswell’s heroics lift Texas men’s tennis over Oklahoma State 4-3

April 11, 2021

Serving for the dual match in a third-set tiebreaker at 6-5, Texas freshman Micah Braswell unleashed a powerful serve, forcing Oklahoma State junior Emile Hudd into a desperate lunge. The ball looped...

Texas back to winning ways after 5-2 defeat of Oklahoma

Texas back to winning ways after 5-2 defeat of Oklahoma

April 9, 2021

After a strong start in doubles, No. 6 Texas never looked back and put their bitter rival, No. 21 Oklahoma, to the sword in a 5-2 victory. The Longhorns got their first win in Big 12 action, after falling...

Youthful Texas men’s tennis team enjoys playing together among college tennis elite

Youthful Texas men’s tennis team enjoys playing together among college tennis elite

April 6, 2021
Beating top teams with far more experience, the Texas men's tennis team has relied on its players' on-and off-court chemistry in defining moments, including five comeback wins.
Texas comeback falls short as Longhorns drop match to TCU

Texas comeback falls short as Longhorns drop match to TCU

April 4, 2021

Until Saturday, every time No. 7 Texas has been involved in a tied 3-3 match this season, they have found a way to win. With the entire dual match against No. 8 TCU riding on a third-set tiebreaker...

Texas men’s tennis caps off undefeated March with win over No. 6 Texas A&M

Texas men’s tennis caps off undefeated March with win over No. 6 Texas A&M

March 31, 2021
At the Texas Tennis Center on Wednesday, the No. 7 Texas men’s tennis team defeated No. 6 Texas A&M 4-3.

Men’s tennis wins 6 in a row with 6-1 rout of USF

March 27, 2021

No. 7-ranked Texas men’s tennis strung together one of their most dominant displays of the season on Saturday, posting a comfortable 6-1 win over No. 29 University of South Florida. The Longhorns...

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Tennis fans welcomed back with thriller, as No. 7 Texas bests No. 15 Arizona

March 20, 2021

From tiebreakers to comebacks to thrown rackets and heated arguments, the No. 7-ranked Texas men’s tennis team’s 4-3 win against No. 15 Arizona on Friday had it all. Despite a limited number...

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Texas men’s tennis finishes road stretch with 6-1 win over Rice

March 12, 2021

The No. 6-ranked Texas men’s tennis team capped off a perfect four-match road stretch with a win at Rice, following victories at Tulane, then-No. 26 Oklahoma State and then-No. 28 Oklahoma.  Texas...

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Texas men’s tennis takes down Oklahoma in 4-3 thriller

March 8, 2021

At match point, amid a chorus of “Boomer Sooner,” Texas sophomore Evin McDonald held his nerve to defeat Oklahoma sophomore Justin Schlageter, securing the victory at No. 5 singles and clinching...

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Texas men’s tennis resilient in victory over Oklahoma State

March 6, 2021

The No. 6 Texas men’s tennis team trumped No. 26 Oklahoma State 4-1 on Friday in a match that was much more level than the final scoreline suggested.  After the match was delayed an hour...

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Texas returns to action with win over Tulane after 10-day layover in Illinois

February 27, 2021

After being forced to stay in Champaign, Illinois for 10 days during the snowstorm, the No. 6 Texas men’s tennis team finally returned to action in New Orleans to face Tulane on Saturday. Following...

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Texas men’s tennis upsets No. 1 USC in thrilling comeback, ultimately falls short

February 15, 2021

From dropping a match to a Big 12 rival to beating the No.1-ranked team in the nation, No. 5 Texas men’s tennis experienced spectacular highs and crushing lows this weekend at the ITA Team Indoor...