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Longhorn Hassan Ridgeway drafted No. 116 to Indianapolis Colts

Samuel Williams April 30, 2016

The wait spanned more than 41 hours, but Hassan Ridgeway finally heard his name called early Saturday afternoon.  “[Waiting] was rough,” Ridgeway said. “I wouldn’t put my...


Orange-White spring game showcases new offense

Samuel Williams April 15, 2016

In just the last six seasons, Texas has started five different quarterbacks. This season could promise yet another change. With Saturday’s orange-white spring game quickly approaching, redshirt...


Column: Sterlin Gilbert may be the answer Texas has waited for

Samuel Williams April 7, 2016

One, two, three. That’s where Baylor, Texas Tech and TCU ranked nationally in yards per game last season. Ninety-two. That’s where Texas finished. With such a poor ranking, it’s...

New offense exhausts Longhorns

Samuel Williams March 10, 2016

Right now, one word may describe the Texas Longhorns: winded. The story out of spring practice so far has been the pace which Sterlin Gilbert and the offensive staff have set. “It’s nonstop...


With spring football comes growth

Samuel Williams March 8, 2016

Sharp whistles pierced the calm morning air, yet Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium stood quiet. The real action was a quarter mile up the road at Frank Denius Fields, where the Longhorns were holding...


National Signing Day 2016: Interactive

Samuel Williams, Mark Skol, and Junyuan Tan February 5, 2016

Photos courtesy of Texas Sports. Interactive by Junyuan Tan, information compiled by Samuel Williams and Mark Skol Jr.


National Signing Day success should be met with caution

Samuel Williams February 4, 2016

National Signing Day is officially over. The Longhorns had a lot to be happy about, but success should come with caution. Texas had a wild, thrilling finish to the recruiting season by snagging seven players...


UT community reacts to Texas’ National Signing Day success

Samuel Williams February 4, 2016

The Longhorns made a late push in the recruiting cycle and came out on the winning side. Texas landed 11 ESPN Top-300 and ended up No. in the 247Sports Composite rankings. Here’s some of the reaction...


Results of National Signing Day could make or break Texas football

Samuel Williams February 3, 2016

Just a year ago, Texas head coach Charlie Strong recruited the ninth best class in the nation per ESPN rankings. Yet today, his 2016 class stands just inside the top-30.  That could all change...


Live Blog: National Signing Day 2016

Samuel Williams and Mark Skol February 3, 2016

Tweets from Update (Feb. 3, 1:11 p.m.): Texas reels in DT Jordan Elliott to finish National Signing Day Texas finished its incredible National...


New offense provides optimism for 2016 football season

Samuel Williams January 21, 2016

When the Longhorns line up for the spring game this summer, fans will likely see yet another new look to the Texas offense. Less than a week after finishing the season with a win over No. 12 Baylor,...


Ticket sales decline in wake of poor performance

Samuel Williams November 18, 2015

Texas football isn’t what it used to be. And fans are starting to realize. In the past five years, home football attendance has declined 11 percent. Texas averaged more than 100,000 fans per game...

Addison falls in New York, while Longhorns find mixed success in ASU Thunderbird Invitational

Samuel Williams November 16, 2015

After advancing to the round of 16 in the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, Breaunna Addison was eliminated Friday with a 6-4, 7-6(5) loss to Virginia’s sixth-seeded Julia Elbaba. The...

Addison advances to round of 16, Longhorns prepare for ASU Thunderbird Invitational

Samuel Williams November 13, 2015

Thursday marked the start of the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships (NIIC) for 32 of the top individual singles players in the country. For unseeded senior Breaunna Addison, Thursday...

Longhorns find mixed success in Kitty Harrison Invitational

Samuel Williams November 9, 2015

Texas began the Kitty Harrison Invitational in Durham, North Carolina, on Friday with three wins. Junior Neda Koprcina and sophomore Dani Wagland both posted straight-set victories over VCU, while Wagland...


Addison, Longhorns head to North Carolina for Kitty Harrison Invitational

Samuel Williams November 6, 2015

Texas women’s tennis will compete in the Kitty Harrison Invitational in North Carolina starting Friday. Nineteen teams, including a heavy ACC presence, will play in the tournament, held at UNC’s...


Nike, Texas agree on record deal

Samuel Williams October 31, 2015

Although Texas has seen mixed results on the field the past few years, the program scored one for the record books on Friday. With a unanimous vote, the UT System Board of Regents agreed to sign the...


Addison wins regional tournament, first singles title

Samuel Williams October 27, 2015

With a 6-0, 6-4 win Monday morning over Rice’s Katherine Ip, senior Breaunna Addison earned her spot in the finals of the ITA Texas Regional Championships. Later in the day, Addison defeated Houston’s...

Addison keeps team hopes alive at ITA Regional Championships

Samuel Williams October 26, 2015

Breaunna Addison was the lone Longhorn to advance past the round of 32 in this year’s ITA Texas Regional Championships. The two-time All-American notched her fourth straight win over Texas A&M’s...

Women’s tennis to compete in ITA Regionals

Samuel Williams October 22, 2015

The Longhorns will travel Thursday to College Station for the ITA Regional Championships. Texas is sending senior Breaunna Addison, freshman Chelsea Crovetti, senior Lana Groenvynck, junior Neda Koprcina...


Women’s tennis awaits new facilities after losing home courts

Samuel Williams October 21, 2015

Texas women’s tennis played its last true home match April 26, 2014.  The game — a loss to Oklahoma State — marked the last match played at the historic Penick-Allison Tennis...

After finding success at Rice Invitational, Breaunna Addison makes her way to Los Angeles for ITA All-American championships

Samuel Williams October 6, 2015

Just a week after journeying to Houston for the Rice Invitational, Texas women’s tennis will be back in action today at the ITA All-American Championships. Senior Breaunna Addison, ranked 48th...

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