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Ash unquestioned as Texas’ starter under center, will emerge as Big 12’s best quarterback

Sara Beth Purdy August 6, 2013

David Ash and Kansas’ Jake Heaps were the only two quarterbacks present at Big 12 Media Days last month. It’s surprising when you think about the Big 12’s dependence on strong quarterbacks. What...

Soccer preview: Texas A&M Corpus Christi @ Texas

Sara Beth Purdy August 6, 2013

The Longhorns will start off fast this season, opening their regular season at home against Georgia and South Florida at the end of August before traveling to face Oregon and Oregon State all before September...

Longhorn Network-friendly restaurants invite students to catch Texas road games

Sara Beth Purdy August 6, 2013

The Longhorn Network is still only carried by a few carriers and it may be difficult to catch the Longhorns when they are on the road. If you find yourself looking for a place to catch your favorite team...

Must-watch non-football games of the fall season

Texas Volleyball vs. Penn State Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 (Home)  After opening the season with three games in Hawaii, the defending National Champion Longhorns have their home opener at Gregory...


Texas volleyball team to pick up where it left off in 2012

Sara Beth Purdy August 6, 2013

The Longhorns plan to pick up right where they left off last December. Texas brought home the program’s second national title after sweeping Oregon in Kentucky last fall and are seeking back-to-back...

Six Horns to watch this season

The Texas Sports staff sat down and compiled a list of six Longhorns to watch this season. One freshman, three sophomores, a junior and a senior made the cut of some of the Texas athletes who are each...


Important changes for Longhorns discussed at Big 12 Media Days

Sara Beth Purdy July 29, 2013

DALLAS — Some changes are coming to the 40 Acres this fall as the Longhorns enter fall workouts.  Last week’s Big 12 Media Days in Dallas highlighted several important changes that...

One-and-done athletes becoming more common

Sara Beth Purdy July 24, 2013

At the beginning of the summer, freshman Brandon Stone announced his intention to forgo his three remaining years of eligibility for a professional golfing career. Stone is the second golfer in many years...


Austin wins summer X Games bid, prepares to welcome extreme fans

Sara Beth Purdy and Bobby Blanchard July 22, 2013

Within the state of Texas, sports are a way of life. Home to two MLB teams, two NFL teams, three NBA teams, NBC’s Friday Night Lights and a mob of frenzied fans, Texas is known for its all-American,...


Transferring unrestricted for Horns

Sara Beth Purdy and Brittany Lamas July 22, 2013

Earlier this month, redshirt freshman Connor Brewer announced that he would seek a transfer from the Longhorn football program after only one season at Texas. Brewer is following in the steps of former...

Former Longhorn Jordan Spieth youngest player in 80 years to win on PGA Tour

Sara Beth Purdy July 15, 2013

Former Longhorn Jordan Spieth won a three person playoff to win the PGA Tour John Deere Classic Sunday evening. With the win, at 19-years old, Spieth is the youngest player in 80 years to win on the PGA...

Nate Boyer recognize as Big 12 Sportsperson of the Year

Sara Beth Purdy June 26, 2013

Last week, senior Nate Boyer was named as one of the two Big 12 sportspersons for the 2012-2013 academic year. Boyer, who is best known for his past service as a Green Beret, walked onto the football team...

Baseball ends frustrating season, misses post season for second straight year

Sara Beth Purdy June 11, 2013

After a season full of disappointments, at least the Longhorns concluded their 2013 season on a positive note. The struggling Texas squad shut out Big 12 newcomer TCU 3-0 in Fort Worth in the Longhorns’...


Writer cherishes time at Texan

Sara Beth Purdy 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...

Texas slides past Prairie View A&M

Sara Beth Purdy May 1, 2013

Game Breakdown: Innings 1-3: Not much happened during the first three innings. The teams combined for three hits but neither scored a run. Junior Josh Urban started on the mound for the Longhorns, surrendering...


Longhorns take on Prairie View A&M this Tuesday night

Sara Beth Purdy April 30, 2013

The Longhorns will host Prairie View A&M on Tuesday night in an attempt to salvage what is left of their unsuccessful season. Texas (22-20, 5-12) was swept by in-state rival Baylor this past weekend...

Desperate baseball looks to take first Big 12 series against Baylor

Sara Beth Purdy April 26, 2013

With desperation on their heels, the Longhorns will head to Waco this weekend to try to salvage a floundering season. Texas (22-17, 5-10) will face Baylor (21-20, 8-6) in a three game series with the Longhorns...

Texas blanks Houston 4-0 for midweek win, evens series against Cougars

Sara Beth Purdy April 24, 2013

Game Breakdown: Innings 1-3: Except for Erich Weiss’ home run in the bottom of the first, the Longhorns didn’t score through the first three frames, though they connected on two base hits....


Longhorns drop rubber match 6-3 to West Virginia

Sara Beth Purdy April 22, 2013

The Longhorns dropped the rubber match to West Virginia, 6-3, in 10 innings, dropping their eighth consecutive Big 12 series on Sunday afternoon. The game was tied at 3 going into the 10th inning before...


Weiss refocusing, trying to get out of slump to help baseball Longhorns take first Big 12 series against Mountaineers

Sara Beth Purdy April 19, 2013

Erich Weiss is just going to take it one at-bat at a time.  The junior, heralded as one of the best hitters on the slumping Longhorns’ roster, has been slumping in recent games but plans...

Texas grabs sixth Tuesday-night win against UT-Pan American

Sara Beth Purdy April 17, 2013

Innings 1-3: The Texas offense took advantage of a struggling Broncs defense to score four runs through the first three frames. This was highlighted by three runs scored in the bottom of the third off...

Longhorns drop another Big 12 series, 2-1 on the road against Kansas

Sara Beth Purdy April 15, 2013

Another Big 12 series slipped through the Longhorns’ fingers Sunday afternoon. Texas dropped the rubber match to Kansas, 4-3, on Sunday, dropping two of three games to the Jayhawks this past...


Texas travels to Kansas this weekend still looking for first conference win

Sara Beth Purdy April 12, 2013

They need this.  The Longhorns are currently entering the second half of their season without a conference series win and with only one series win on the road. Things are getting serious for a...

Texas starting rotation solid against Sooners despite 2-1 series loss

Sara Beth Purdy April 8, 2013

Stock Up:  Starting Rotation: The series against Oklahoma this past weekend turned out to be a low-scoring pitching duel. The Texas rotation starters kept pace all weekend with the Sooners’...

Texas beats Oklahoma 1-0 in pitching duel

Sara Beth Purdy April 7, 2013

Sophomore Dillion Peters pitched 7 2/3 shutout innings and junior Corey Knebel earned his seventh save of the year as the Longhorns held Oklahoma to just two hits in a 1-0 Saturday afternoon....


Super Marlow Brothers

Sara Beth Purdy April 5, 2013

Ty and Brooks Marlow are used to the good natured teasing that comes with all the attention. After all, the brother angle has been exploited many times throughout their lives, especially when you add in...


Longhorns look to create momentum with mid-week win against Texas A&M Corpus Christi on Tuesday

Sara Beth Purdy April 2, 2013

The Longhorns begin a five-game home stretch this week as they take on Texas A&M Corpus Christi on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Longhorns will then face No. 14 Oklahoma at home in a three-game series this...


Baseball takes Game One with 8-5 victory over Oklahoma State

Sara Beth Purdy March 29, 2013

The Texas offense carried the Longhorns to their fourth straight victory Thursday night. The Longhorns defeated Oklahoma State 8-5 on the road in the first game of a three-game series.  Freshmen...


Longhorns look to Oklahoma State to try to improve road record

Sara Beth Purdy March 28, 2013

With Oklahoma State this weekend, the Longhorns have the chance to show a marked improvement both in road contests and in Big 12 Conference play. The two will square off tonight at 6:30 p.m. for game one...

Payton extends hitting streak to 13 games in Longhorns’ 5-3 win over Texas State

Sara Beth Purdy March 27, 2013

Texas Defense: Despite several wild pitches and passed balls that put the Bobcats in scoring position, the Longhorn defense was able to get itself out of several troublesome situations to secure the win. Game...

Texas evens the series with a 2-1 walk-off victory over Red Raiders

Sara Beth Purdy March 25, 2013

The Longhorns forced a rubber match against Texas Tech with a 2-1 win over the Red Raiders in game two Saturday afternoon. With the score tied at one, junior catcher Jacob Felts came up big with a walk-off...


Longhorns look for first road game victory against Minnesota this weekend

Sara Beth Purdy March 22, 2013

The Longhorns will travel to Minnesota this weekend for a three-game series against the Golden Gophers with Game One slated to begin at 6:35 p.m. Friday. Texas will take advantage of the Gophers’...

Hollingsworth comfortable on the mound for the Longhorns, expected to start Tuesday against Houston

Sara Beth Purdy March 19, 2013

Tuesdays belong to Chad Hollingsworth, one of the most consistent Longhorn pitchers this season.  The Waco native will start his fourth game for Texas (12-7, 1-2), a road contest against the University...


Longhorns come out of break with 5-2 record despite mistakes

Sara Beth Purdy March 18, 2013

The Longhorns had a habit of squandering on-base situations over spring break, but despite this the Longhorns still had enough to finish the week 5-2. In game three against the Red Raiders on St. Patrick’s...

Longhorn baseball drops Big 12 opener to Red Raiders 0-1

Sara Beth Purdy March 16, 2013

The Longhorns dropped their Big 12 opener 0-1 to Texas Tech on Friday night off a solo home run from Red Raider Jarrard Poteete. Junior Ty Marlow was credited the loss after he gave up the solo shot to...


Longhorns lose to Kansas State 66-49, sent home from Big 12 Championship

Sara Beth Purdy March 15, 2013

KANSAS CITY — The Longhorns were sent home Thursday evening after falling to Kansas State 66-49 in the quarterfinals round of the Big 12 Championship tournament. Texas dropped all three contests...


Men’s basketball defeats TCU, 70-57

Sara Beth Purdy March 14, 2013

KANSAS CITY – Sophomores Julien Lewis and Sheldon McClellan came up big off the bench for the Longhorns in their 70-57 win over TCU in the first round of the Big 12 tournament Wednesday night.  Lewis...

Texas rallies in the eighth to defeat Oral Roberts, 4-3

Sara Beth Purdy March 13, 2013

The Longhorns needed a rally in the eighth, but defeated Oral Roberts 4-3 on Tuesday evening at Disch-Falk Field. With the score knotted at 3, Weston Hall plated second baseman Brooks Marlow for the...

Freshmen Ben Johnson, Jeremy Montalbano power Texas past UCSB as Horns sweep Gauchos, win fourth straight

Sara Beth Purdy March 11, 2013

A strong performance Texas offense carried the Longhorns to a 11-6 win against UC Santa Barbara on Sunday afternoon to sweep the Gauchos in this weekend's three-game series. The Longhorns produced 10 hits...

C.J. Hinojosa gets his second walk-off hit of the year as Texas nears sweep of UC-Santa Barbara

Sara Beth Purdy March 10, 2013

C.J Hinojosa did it again. For the second time this year, the talented freshman shortstop came up big at the right time for the Longhorns. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Hinojosa hammered...


Baseball hosts Santa Barbara to open up spring break

Sara Beth Purdy March 8, 2013

Sophomore Parker French is expected to take the mound on Friday night for the first game of a three-game series as the Longhorns host the University of California at Santa Barbara to open up spring break...


Brooks Marlow gets Longhorns first home run in 6-1 victory

Sara Beth Purdy March 6, 2013

The Longhorns successfully rebounded after their series loss this past weekend with a 6-1 victory over UT-Pan American Tuesday night. The six runs scored against the Broncs doubled the offensive production...

Texas swept in Palo Alto for second straight year, score just three runs in three losses to Stanford

Sara Beth Purdy March 4, 2013

Already having dropped the first two games of the season, the Longhorns tried to finish the series with a win in order to avoid the sweep. However, the Longhorns dropped game three 2-1 to finish the series...


Longhorns face Sam Houston State in midweek game

Sara Beth Purdy February 26, 2013

The Longhorns will have one more chance to sharpen their skills on Tuesday before they go on the road for the first time this season. Texas (6-1) will host the Sam Houston State Bearkats (3-4) on Tuesday...

Longhorns sweep Nebraska in second series of the season

Sara Beth Purdy February 25, 2013

Stock Up:   Nathan Thornhill: Thornhill gave up four runs on six hits against Sacramento State through three innings ending with a 7.36 ERA and the loss. This past weekend against Nebraska, Thornhill...


Head coach Augie Garrido gets 700th win as Longhorns defeat Cornhuskers 8-2

Sara Beth Purdy February 23, 2013

Augie Garrido got his 700th win as the Texas head coach as the Longhorns battled back from a two run deficit to beat the Nebraska Cornhuskers 8-2 on Friday night. “This sport is the ultimate...

Augie Garrido seeks 700th win at Texas this weekend

Sara Beth Purdy February 22, 2013

Head coach Augie Garrido will be looking for his 700th career win in 17 years at Texas as the Longhorns get ready to host former Big 12 rival Nebraska this weekend. Garrido, whose 1,850 career wins are...


Defense, consistency aids in win against UTA

Sara Beth Purdy February 20, 2013

The Texas defense carried the team Tuesday night against the University of Texas at Arlington. Coming off a weekend of above average offense and struggles on the mound, the Longhorns put together a solid...

Payton picks up right where he left off in Texas’ 2-1 series win over Sacramento State

Sara Beth Purdy February 18, 2013

Stock Up:  Mark Payton: The right fielder did not let the offseason slow him down. Payton hit .583 on the weekend with three runs off seven hits and five RBI. He started off with an impressive 4-for-5...


Longhorns squeeze out 6-5 win over Sacramento State in 2013 season opener

Sara Beth Purdy February 16, 2013

The Longhorns (1-0) pulled off a 6-5 win over the Sacramento State Hornets (0-1) on Friday night at UFCU Disch-Falk field. After cruising to a 6-0 lead, the Longhorns bullpen gave up five runs in the...


Hinojosa is ready to step up to the plate

Sara Beth Purdy February 15, 2013

This Friday, the Longhorns will finally get their first glimpse of freshman C.J. Hinojosa, the No. 3 shortstop recruit in the nation, according to Perfect Game, who went to Klein Collins High School in...


Texas pitching hopes to stay healthy in 2013

Sara Beth Purdy February 1, 2013

The Longhorns will rely on a few returning pitchers along with a multitude of new faces to try to erase the unacceptable finish to 2012, in which the Longhorns earned a collective 3.43 ERA, fifth-best...


Longhorns planning to forget 2012 as they look to 2013

Sara Beth Purdy February 1, 2013

To say that 2012 was a disappointment would be an understatement. The Longhorns finished 30-22 on the season and 14-10 in the Big 12 in what proved to be, statistically, the worst campaign for the Longhorns...


Aston becoming creative with recruiting

Sara Beth Purdy January 18, 2013

With the departure of Cokie Reed and Chelsea Bass from the roster because of health concerns, head coach Karen Aston will have some pretty big shoes to fill through her recruiting efforts.  However,...


Texas Longhorns crowned 2012 NCAA Division I National Champions with 3-0 victory over Oregon Ducks

Sara Beth Purdy December 16, 2012

 LOUISVILLE, KY - The Longhorns looked like Champions as they defeated No. 5 Oregon in three straight sets Saturday night at the KFC YUM! Center (25-11, 26-24, 25-19). The Longhorns were crowned the...

Texas Longhorns defeat the Michigan Wolverines 3-2 in the Final Four, will face the Oregon Ducks for the National Championship Saturday

Sara Beth Purdy December 14, 2012

The Longhorns earned a spot in Saturday evening’s National Championship match by defeating Michigan 3-2 Thursday night at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky (25-11, 21-25, 23-25, 25-12,...

Texas Longhorns sweep Florida Gators in NCAA Round 3, one win away from going to Final Four

Sara Beth Purdy December 9, 2012

Bailey Webster controlled the power at Gregory gym Friday night against the Gators. The junior outside hitter sent Gregory Gym to its feet off multiple kills well above the heads of the Florida blocking...

Texas Longhorns to face Florida Gators in NCAA Sweet Sixteen

Sara Beth Purdy December 7, 2012

This Friday, the No. 3 Longhorns will get to face yet another familiar opponent. In round 3 of NCAA tournament play, Texas will play host to No. 14 Florida on Friday night at 7 p.m. in Gregory Gym. With...

Elliott coaches Longhorns to 11th NCAA

Sara Beth Purdy December 7, 2012

Jerritt Elliott has been a constant presence in Gregory Gym for the past 12 years. Along with swimming head coach Eddie Reese, Elliott is one of the only coaches on campus whose team has consistently performed...

Offense propels Texas Longhorns in game over Texas A&M Aggies in NCAA round 2

Sara Beth Purdy December 3, 2012

Why Texas Won:  Texas had a very efficient offense throughout the match against Texas A&M. They were able to score well and often to secure the win. Also, the Longhorns had the ability to fight...

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Bill Snyder revives Kansas State football program, continues to improve team’s national standing

Sara Beth Purdy November 30, 2012

Bill Snyder has been a thorn in the side of the Longhorns during his career as head coach at Kansas State, both during his current tenure (2009-) and his previous era (1989-2005) in Manhattan. Snyder...


Texas Longhorns easily defeat Colgate Raiders in round 1 of the NCAA tournament

Sara Beth Purdy November 30, 2012

The Longhorns overpowered the Colgate Raiders in round one of the NCAA tournament Thursday night at Gregory Gym. The Raiders claimed the first point of the match, but never led again after that as the...


Third-seeded Texas Longhorns face Colgate Raiders in Round 1 of NCAA tourney

Sara Beth Purdy November 29, 2012

Last year, the Longhorns were stunned. They started postseason play as the top-ranked contender for the NCAA crown and were led by a senior class that was one of the winningest in program history....

Texas Longhorns drop final regular season game to Iowa State Cyclones, seeded third in post-season tournament

Sara Beth Purdy November 26, 2012

The No. 3 Longhorns were one game away from an undefeated conference season but came up short against No. 18 Iowa State 2-3 to end the regular season. Texas will enter the post season with a 23-4 record...

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Trevone Boykin has made his case as TCU Horned Frogs starting quarterback

Sara Beth Purdy November 21, 2012

When TCU quarterback Casey Pachall was suspended indefinitely for a DWI arrest, the Horned Frogs turned to the only other player who had lined up under center this season on the roster, redshirt freshman Trevone...


Sha’Dare McNeal leads the Texas Longhorns in last home regular season match

Sara Beth Purdy November 19, 2012

With so much on the line, including a perfect conference season and home court advantage for the NCAA tournament, the Longhorns were able to stay relaxed and maintain focus in order to come out with the...

Texas faces West Virginia in final regular-season home match

Sara Beth Purdy November 16, 2012

With only two games left in the regular season, the recently crowned Big 12 champions are close to going 16-0 in conference play for the first time in Big 12 history. As a member of the Southwest Conference...


Big 12 Volleyball: Why Texas Won

Sara Beth Purdy November 15, 2012

Why Texas Won: The Longhorns were able to clinch the Big 12 title in dominating fashion. They swept the Raiders with consistent and dynamic play from their best players. Outside hitters Bailey Webster...

Texas defeats Kansas, sets school record

Sara Beth Purdy November 12, 2012

The game meant more than a “W” in the results column. For a Texas team who is itching to bring home a championship crown after so many near misses, the win represented just how dominating the...

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Knott’s injuries finally get the best of him

Sara Beth Purdy November 9, 2012

He was the center of the Cyclones’ defense, easily their best player on that side of the ball. Now Jake Knott must sit on the sideline and watch as Iowa State tries to get to six wins and become...


Horns on roll entering final month

Sara Beth Purdy November 6, 2012

With the conclusion of October, the Longhorns are more than halfway through their season and have exhibited more balance and consistency than was seen in August. They are excited about the next step, likely...

Texas vs Kansas State by the numbers

Sara Beth Purdy November 5, 2012

9: Straight seasons which Texas has hit 20 wins during the regular season. 14: Straight wins by Texas including a 12-0 conference start which ties head coach Jerritt Elliott’s best conference start...

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Longhorns will be tested in all phases of game by Red Raiders

Sara Beth Purdy November 2, 2012

Against Baylor, Texas was able to rely on an underperforming Baylor defense that was ranked dead-last in the FBS in total defense. In preparing for Kansas, the Longhorns could take solace in knowing that...


Texas Volleyball extends win streak with sweep of TCU

Sara Beth Purdy November 1, 2012

Freshman middle blocker Molly McCage had a breakout night Wednesday against the TCU Horned Frogs in Fort Worth. The Longhorns secured the victory while extending their win streak to 13. The Longhorns swept...

Texas looks to extend win streak on Halloween

Sara Beth Purdy October 31, 2012

On Halloween night, the No. 7 Longhorns will travel to Fort Worth to take on the TCU Horned Frogs. At the beginning of October, Texas swept TCU 3-0 in Austin for the first Big 12 conference meeting between...

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Changing of the guard for Jayhawks quarterbacks

Sara Beth Purdy October 26, 2012

The quarterback situation in Lawrence, Kan. seems gravely familiar: a five-star high school prospect flops at the collegiate level before deciding to transfer to salvage his career. At the beginning...

Longhorns start tough week with rival Oklahoma

Sara Beth Purdy October 26, 2012

This weekend the Longhorns embark on one of their toughest stretches so far this season. On Saturday Texas will travel to Norman to face long-time rival Oklahoma in the first of three games in six days...

Volleyball rallies despite losing second set

Sara Beth Purdy October 25, 2012

.266: Baylor’s hitting percentage in set three. Its overall hitting percentage was .172 through four sets. 2: Number of games between first and second place in the Big 12. The Longhorns, with their...

Basketball legend Slater Martin dies

Sara Beth Purdy October 19, 2012

Former Texas guard Slater Martin died Thursday at the age of 86 in Houston. Martin led the Longhorns through their best season in school history. In 1947, Martin and the rest of the “Mighty Mice”...

Tigers to move on, Cardinals up 3-1

Sara Beth Purdy October 19, 2012

The Detroit Tigers took game four against the New York Yankees 8-1, ending the series and propelling the Tigers to the World Series. With the win the Tigers also claimed the American League Penant. This...

Longhorns rally to win 10th straight in victory over Iowa State

Sara Beth Purdy October 18, 2012

Texas won because ... They don’t give up. Although until now, they have had an easy time handling their opponents, the No. 8 Longhorns haven’t forgotten how to win a tough nail-biter. Plus...

The stats show a career night for Bell, reason why Texas won

Sara Beth Purdy October 15, 2012

Interesting Stats: - The Longhorns sophomore class had a good night against the No. 21 Jayhawks on Friday. Middle blocker/outside hitter Khat Bell had a career night registering 10 blocks and outside...


Highly touted Molly McCage doing best to meet lofty expectations

Sara Beth Purdy October 10, 2012

For the second year in a row, Texas head coach Jerritt Elliott has coached the Big 12 preseason Freshman of the Year. Last season it was sophomore middle blocker/outside hitter Khat Bell. This season freshman...


Texas hopes to prevent Jones from making history

Sara Beth Purdy October 10, 2012

It’s that time of year again. Time for fried butter, fried beer, fried cookie dough and well, fried everything, but most importantly, it’s time for the Red River Rivalry.  After last year,...


Texas sweeps Kansas State, helped by Wildcat errors

Sara Beth Purdy October 8, 2012

They did it again. The No. 9 Longhorns defeated No. 14 Kansas State 3-0 in Manhattan, Kansas (25-17, 30-28, 25-15). The victory was the Longhorns’ seventh straight sweep, bringing their record to...

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Defense could play big role in this weekend’s game

Sara Beth Purdy October 5, 2012

This weekend’s game will be a tale of two offenses. With spurts of poor defensive production out of both West Virginia and Texas this season, this Saturday is likely to feature a stereotypical Big...


Texas to put conference streak on the line against 16-1 Kansas State

Sara Beth Purdy October 5, 2012

Fresh off another Big 12 match sweep, the No. 9 Longhorns head to Manhattan, Kansas to face No. 14 Kansas State on Saturday night at 7 p.m. Last weekend the Longhorns swept TCU at home to bring their Big...


Powerlifting combines title-winning athletes and newcomers to create motivated team

Sara Beth Purdy October 5, 2012

At the back of the public weight room at Gregory Gym is a small, windowless room with a small sign that reads “Powerlifting.” The Longhorn Powerlifting team, while not a Division I athletic...


Texas sweeps Raiders, remains perfect in Big 12 play

Sara Beth Purdy October 1, 2012

The Longhorns are starting their volleyball conference season off just like they started the regular season — basically perfect. No. 9 Texas charged into Lubbock Saturday night and came home with...

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Cowboys prepare for conference opener against Longhorns

Sara Beth Purdy September 28, 2012

This weekend’s game between Texas and Oklahoma State might as well be a battle between two Texas teams. After all, 66 members of the Oklahoma State football team are from Texas in addition to safeties...


Texas looks to continue dominance over Baylor in conference match

Sara Beth Purdy September 25, 2012

After almost a month at home, the No. 9 Longhorns head out for a string of Big 12 conference games on the road. Their matches begin Tuesday night at 7 p.m. against Baylor at the Ferrell Center in Waco....


Longhorns easily sweep Oklahoma, 3-0

Sara Beth Purdy September 24, 2012

It was almost too easy. The No. 9 Longhorns blew past Oklahoma effortlessly in three sets during their first home Big 12 match of the season Saturday night at Gregory Gym. The Longhorns, who extended their...


Highly ranked women’s volleyball to face off against Sooners

Sara Beth Purdy September 21, 2012

At the beginning of the season, the No. 9 Longhorns were picked to finish, once again, at the top of the Big 12 conference. Despite having already played fellow conference member West Virginia in September,...

Texas is No. 12 on AP, No. 10 on Coach’s Poll

Sara Beth Purdy September 17, 2012

Texas moved up two spots to No. 12 this weekend after the 66-31 victory over Ole Miss on the road. The USA Today Coaches’ poll has the Longhorns at No. 10, which will factor into the eventual BCS...

Freshmen perform well, pump up the crowd

Sara Beth Purdy September 17, 2012

Texas has been utilizing a large freshman class this year in order to overcome the loss of four high-performing seniors at the conclusion of the 2011 season. Over the weekend, the freshmen had a solid...

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Tailgating 101 – Ole Miss fans do it right in Oxford

Sara Beth Purdy September 17, 2012

Stepping onto the Oxford, Miss., campus on game day is like stepping back into the glory days of college football ­— where the football team always won and the party would never end. Every Saturday,...


Hattis off to fast start for Horns

Sara Beth Purdy September 14, 2012

After only three months of club volleyball, freshman Sara Hattis walked onto the 40 Acres as Prep Volleyball’s No. 9 recruit in the nation in 2012. The New Mexico native was originally recruited...


Bell back for more

Sara Beth Purdy September 13, 2012

Sophomore middle blocker Khat Bell came to Texas ranked No. 2 in the nation along with No. 5 Haley Eckerman and No. 13 Madelyn Hutson, to what was arguably “the best freshman class we’ve ever...


Eckerman solid in rematch against Gophers

Sara Beth Purdy September 10, 2012

Sophomore All-American Haley Eckerman had a season-high 19 kills against Minnesota Friday night, also recording a service ace. The outside hitter from Waterloo, Iowa, was the leading scorer in the victory,...

Lobos’ coach returns against familiar rival wearing different uniform

Sara Beth Purdy September 7, 2012

In his first year as New Mexico head coach, Bob Davie is looking forward to facing a familiar rival in Texas. New Mexico is the second Mountain West opponent for the Longhorns in as many games. Davie,...

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