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The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

All content by Sara Beth Purdy

Longhorns ready for the season, convinced this year is the year.

Sara Beth Purdy August 31, 2012

The general consensus is that this year Texas volleyball will be great. But after three Final Four appearances in four years without a crown to show for it, what makes this year the year for the Longhorns? “We...


Cowboys enter season stronger than in years past

Sara Beth Purdy August 31, 2012

Wyoming comes to Austin hoping to recapture the momentum gained from a successful regular season in 2011 despite a loss to Temple in the New Mexico Bowl. Wyoming finished with an 8-5 record and a 5-2 conference...

Texas remains perfect in first contest against West Virginia

Sara Beth Purdy August 30, 2012

No. 2 Texas rolled into West Virginia and came out with a win in its 2012 Big 12 season opener and first match against the conference newcomers. The team took the match in straight sets (25-15, 25-18,...

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Hooker and USA Volleyball remain undefeated in London

Sara Beth Purdy August 6, 2012

Former Longhorn Destinee Hooker and the United States women indoor volleyball team have easily cruised to a 5-0 record in the qualification round in London. The U.S. contingent will advance to the second...

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Longhorn swimmers wrap up their programs in London

Sara Beth Purdy August 6, 2012

The University of Texas boasts a strong swimming program that has brought home numerous national titles over the last couple of decades. The Longhorns have also sent quite a few swimmers to represent the...

Penn State kicker transfers to Texas

Sara Beth Purdy August 3, 2012

Junior Anthony Fera has announced his intent to transfer to Texas for the fall of 2012 and will had depth to the Longhorn’s inexperience roster at kicker. Fera, who is originally from Cypress, Texas,...

Longhorns claim three medals in two days

Sara Beth Purdy July 30, 2012

After two full days of competition, three Longhorns have already acquired hardware in London. Former Longhorns Ricky Berens and Brendan Hansen, along with senior Jimmy Feigen, all medaled in their respective...


Okafor, Vaccaro won’t travel for Media Days

Sara Beth Purdy July 23, 2012

The only question surrounding the Texas defense this summer is just how good they can be as an overall unit. A lot of that expectation comes from a star-studded returning cast that includes seniors safety...


Richards-Ross on quest for individual gold

Sara Beth Purdy July 12, 2012

When it comes to the Olympics, Sanya Richards-Ross knows exactly what to do — after all, her trip to London in two weeks will be her third time competing in the Olympic Games. But with all her accomplishments...

Multi-sport Longhorn athlete ready for Olympics

Sara Beth Purdy July 12, 2012

Very few people are extremely successful in one major sport, let alone two, but Marquise Goodwin is. Not only is Goodwin a top wide receiver for Texas, but in two weeks, he will represent his country as...

More Longhorns realize their Olympic dreams

Sara Beth Purdy July 6, 2012

With the United States Olympic swimming team trials coming to a close earlier this week, a few more Longhorns have earned the right to represent the United States in London this summer. Former Longhorn...


Several Longhorns already headed to London as Olympic Trials continue

Sara Beth Purdy July 2, 2012

Although the 2012 United States Olympic Trials are still in full swing, many Longhorns have already qualified to make the trip to London in three different sports. In diving, former Longhorn Troy Dumais...

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Dumais travels to London for fourth Olympic Games

Sara Beth Purdy June 25, 2012

A veteran on the diving board, Troy Dumais uses age and experience as an advantage when he steps up to the 3-meter platform to perform a dive. The 32 year-old Texas alumni is one of the oldest competitors...

Feigen one to watch at US Olympic Trials

Sara Beth Purdy June 25, 2012

Jimmy Feigen is the one to watch in Omaha this week. As one of the fastest freestyle sprinters in the world, Feigen is a favorite to earn a trip to London during this week’s U.S. Olympic trials. This...

Several Longhorns in the hunt at U.S. Olympic Diving Team Trials

Sara Beth Purdy June 21, 2012

  Day five is underway at the 2012 Olympic Team Trials for diving in Federal Way, Wash. Several past, present, and future Longhorns have been competing this week for a spot on the Olympic roster. Tonight,...

Divers top competition in first two days of Olympic Trials

Sara Beth Purdy June 19, 2012

Diving trials started Sunday for membership on the U.S. Olympic team that will travel to London for the 2012 Olympic Games. Junior Maren Taylor, senior Drew Livingston and former Longhorn Troy Dumais competed...


Outlaws fall to Power as season ends

Sara Beth Purdy June 18, 2012

You have to look closely to tell the difference with their helmets on, but the women of the Austin Outlaws play with every bit of enthusiasm on the gridiron as their male counterparts. “It is a...


Brown ready to ‘RISE’ above last season as the Longhorns prepare for the fall

Sara Beth Purdy June 15, 2012

Be “Relentless,” have “Intensity,” “Sacrifice” in order to achieve “Swagger” and play with “Emotion,” or R.I.S.E., is the slogan that the Longhorns...

Freshman Spieth earns spot at U.S. Open

Sara Beth Purdy June 12, 2012

Freshman Jordan Spieth is slated to appear in his first major championship at the U.S. Open after helping the Longhorns to their third NCAA National Title last weekend. The 112th U.S. Open begins Thursday,...

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Crimson Tide earns first title defeating Sooners at Women’s College World Series

Sara Beth Purdy June 10, 2012

The Crimson Tide weren’t going to let another shot at a National Championship go to waste.  The Tide earned their first ever title with a convincing, though rainy, 5-4 victory in game three...

Alabama ousts Oklahoma, goes home with first national title

Sara Beth Purdy June 7, 2012

  The Crimson Tide weren’t going to let another shot at a National Championship go to waste.   The Tide earned their first ever title with a convincing, though rainy, 5-4 victory in...

Softball season ends at Super Regionals

Sara Beth Purdy May 29, 2012

This past weekend Texas went 1-2 against the University of Oregon in the Super Regional round of the NCAA Tournament in Austin, Texas. The No. 4 Longhorns narrowly missed a chance to go to the College...


Longhorns get another shot to defeat the Bears

Sara Beth Purdy May 1, 2012

It is surprising that last year she was only a freshman, filling in for junior Blaire Luna when asked by the coaches. However, sophomore Rachel Fox has stepped up in the circle and shown the maturity of...


Longhorns end rivalry with a win

Sara Beth Purdy April 30, 2012

The Longhorns won the series with the Aggies on Sunday. Despite losing 9-0 Thursday night in a run-ruled game on the road in College Station, the Longhorns fought from behind and pulled off back to back...


Texas Prepares for Final Series Against Rival Texas A&M

Sara Beth Purdy April 24, 2012

This weekend marks softball’s final installment of the State Farm Lone Star Showdown and for the century-old rivalry. The Longhorns will travel to College Station Friday afternoon to play the first...

Former Longhorns play celebrity softball game

Sara Beth Purdy April 23, 2012

Two former Longhorn baseball players, Brooks Kieschnick and Curtis Thigpen, battled it out at the Dell Diamond Sunday afternoon in Reckless Kelly’s 4th Annual Celebrity Softball Jam. The nine-inning...


Longhorns go 2-1 against the Cowgirls

Sara Beth Purdy April 23, 2012

The No. 5 Longhorns won another Big 12 series this weekend, going 2-1 against the Oklahoma State Cowgirls at home. Friday night featured a close, low-scoring 3-2 victory while Saturday saw a 3-0 shutout...

Don’t let a few losses crush your belief that Texas is a top program

Sara Beth Purdy April 20, 2012

Despite a few hiccups during the past two weeks that have handed the Longhorns twice as many losses as they had amassed all season, Texas still sits as one of the top college programs in the country. This...


Longhorns lose close game against Baylor in extra innings

Sara Beth Purdy April 19, 2012

The Longhorns were back on the winning track with record-setting performances against Kansas last weekend. However, when the Longhorns traveled to Waco on Wednesday, they came up short and will now head...


Raiders extend Longhorn losing streak to three

Sara Beth Purdy April 12, 2012

Texas Tech only needed one swing of the bat to extend Texas’s losing streak to three games. The No 5. Longhorns dropped a road contest against the Red Raiders 5-2 Wednesday night. The Longhorns...


Junior Torie Schmidt shines from the shadows as big contributor for the Longhorns

Sara Beth Purdy April 11, 2012

She’s not one of the big names on the Longhorn roster and she doesn’t normally make headlines. She’s not one of the players who holds multiple school, conference and national records,...


Missouri pitching proves too much for the Texas offense

Sara Beth Purdy April 9, 2012

The Texas offense was limited in action in its first set of conference losses all season. The pitching staff on Saturday for No. 11 Missouri proved to be just as daunting for the Longhorn bats this weekend...


Double in fifth helps Longhorns flex Big 12 muscles

Sara Beth Purdy April 6, 2012

The game started out slowly for the first time all season, but the Longhorns scraped together five runs in the fifth inning to come out with the 9-5 win over the Missouri Tigers in game one of a three...

Texas hopes to make Missouri latest victim

Sara Beth Purdy April 5, 2012

While a good, strong non-conference schedule is important in developing the skills of any team in a top conference, a season’s real success is based on the final conference record. The No. 3 Longhorns...


Astros open their 50th season against the Colorado Rockies

Sara Beth Purdy April 5, 2012

Opening day is upon us and the Houston Astros will be celebrating their 50th anniversary when they take on the Colorado Rockies on April 6 at Minute Maid Park. Last season the Astros went 56-106 and finished...


Taylor sets record, Longhorns win four more

Sara Beth Purdy April 2, 2012

Forget school or conference records, senior designated player Nadia Taylor tied an NCAA record with three doubles in a single game during Sunday’s contest against New Mexico. Taylor is only the second...


The Longhorns are finally coming home.

Sara Beth Purdy March 30, 2012

There’s no place like home. After several weeks of playing on the road, the No. 6 Longhorns will finally be able to enjoy a home field advantage. Texas will host four non-conference games this weekend...


The Longhorns are finally coming home

Sara Beth Purdy March 30, 2012

There’s no place like home. After several weeks of playing on the road, the No. 6 Longhorns will finally be able to enjoy a home field advantage. Texas will host four non-conference games this weekend...


Season high four home runs pushes Longhorns past Cougars

Sara Beth Purdy March 29, 2012

Home runs were the norm as No. 8 Texas easily defeated the University of Houston Cougars 15-4 in a shortened five inning game on Wednesday evening. The contest was a part of the Longhorns’ annual...


Softball defeats Iowa State

Sara Beth Purdy March 26, 2012

Junior Kim Bruins stepped up to the plate. In front of her was the Iowa State defense and three of her teammates on base. On a perfect 2-2 pitch, the Longhorn’s starting pitcher knocked the ball...


Longhorns go 4-1 on trip to Hawaii

Sara Beth Purdy March 19, 2012

The sandy beaches and cool blue water did nothing to distract the Longhorns from doing their job. The No. 6 Longhorns took a break from conference play and flew to Hawaii to participate in the Spring...


Longhorns easily handle first conference test

Sara Beth Purdy March 7, 2012

Based on the outcome of the game, you would not know Big 12 conference play had begun. The No. 6 Longhorns easily shut out Texas Tech with a final score of 8-0 in their Big 12 conference season opener...

An aggressive offense instrumental in sweep of Bearkats

Sara Beth Purdy March 5, 2012

The Texas offense is more than just power hitting. The No. 6 Longhorns proved this weekend that aggressive play and smart decisions on the base path make the usual high-scoring games possible. “It...


Washington’s speed important in Longhorn’s success

Sara Beth Purdy March 2, 2012

If you blink, you might miss her. She can turn a single into a triple and can easily beat the throw to first. Sophomore Brejae Washington is a powerful force at the plate for the No. 6 Longhorns, but...


Fatigue not enough to stop Longhorns from shutting out Bobcats

Sara Beth Purdy March 1, 2012

They made it look easy. After a grueling five-game stretch that consisted of three ranked teams, the No. 6 Longhorns cruised through a double header against in-state rival Texas State. Texas started off...


Fox ready to face Bobcats after successful weekend in California

Sara Beth Purdy February 29, 2012

While the team’s weekend in California was fun, sophomore right-hander Rachel Fox is glad to be back in Texas and is ready for more softball. After a long, five-game stretch on the road, the No....

A loss to No. 1 Florida doesn’t derail Longhorns

Sara Beth Purdy February 27, 2012

It was bound to happen sometime. The Longhorns, who had surpassed expectations this season with a 10-0 start, were handed their first loss in California this past weekend. The 8th-ranked Longhorns went...


Luna leads Longhorns

Sara Beth Purdy February 23, 2012

It has been two weeks since their season started, and already the Longhorns are playing like it is May. The No. 8 Longhorns have posted an 8-0 record already this season while outscoring their opponents...

UT pitchers start strong, help extend streak to eight

Sara Beth Purdy February 20, 2012

Texas fans have been getting used to easy ball games brought to them by record-setting play by the 13th ranked Longhorns. But this weekend, they saw a different side of the Texas defense in the two games...

Rain washes out game for Longhorns

Sara Beth Purdy February 19, 2012

It has been a long while since rain posed a threat to Texas sports. Officials at the Time Warner Cable Texas Invitational, hosted at McCombs field by the Longhorns, have cancelled or postponed the first...


Bennett leading Longhorns early

Sara Beth Purdy February 17, 2012

Senior infielder Lexy Bennett is excited to be back on the field. Towards the end of the 2011 regular season, Bennett was forced to watch her team from the bench after a rouge pitch injured her right arm...


Horns push two across late to squeak past Texas A&M Corpus-Christi

Sara Beth Purdy February 16, 2012

After outscoring their opponents last weekend 60-0, you wouldn’t expect No. 13 Longhorns to have to rally from behind to secure a win against the Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders. The Longhorns...


Texas softball sweeps Texas Classic, breaks record

Sara Beth Purdy February 13, 2012

Despite a chilly Sunday afternoon in which snow flurries and sleet made appearances throughout the game, Texas capped off a very successful weekend tournament with an 8-0 run-ruled victory against the...


Records broken in landslide victory

Sara Beth Purdy February 10, 2012

The season has barely begun and the Longhorns are already rewriting the Texas record books with a 23-0 win against the California State Fullerton Titans Thursday night. The Texas offense overshadowed a...


Hoagland in line for another productive season

Sara Beth Purdy February 9, 2012

While most athletes hit the gym and dive into personal workouts and unofficial team workouts in the offseason, Taylor Hoagland did something a bit different this past fall. Last summer the junior outfielder...

Longhorn Network to air 31 softball games

Sara Beth Purdy February 9, 2012

With the implementation of the Longhorn Network this season, the University of Texas has been both praised and criticized for its multimillion dollar decision. Although the Longhorn Network has been credited...


3 Horns make USA watchlist

Sara Beth Purdy February 8, 2012

Senior Lexy Bennett along with juniors Taylor Hoagland and Blaire Luna have been named to the watch list for the 2012 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award, which is given by the Amateur Softball...


Band member aims to be on the field

Sara Beth Purdy January 26, 2012

On a typical Saturday afternoon, as Texas takes the field, you can see the dedication of the orange and white clad Longhorns who battle through pain, intense heat and long practices day in and day out...


Former Vols coach believes in Texas’ championship talent

Sara Beth Purdy January 20, 2012

Angela Kelly has seen many years of success in soccer that fit well with the ideology and desire to win that exists at Texas. Kelly, who comes to the Forty Acres after 12 years with the Tennessee Volunteers,...

Texas’ season ends in NCAA Tournament

Sara Beth Purdy November 14, 2011

After falling behind early, the Longhorns were not able to overcome a deficit in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against the University of South Carolina this past weekend. In the seventh minute...

Cummins leads Texas into first round of NCAA tourney

Sara Beth Purdy November 11, 2011

Last season the Longhorns finished on a sour note. Despite a strong performance by current senior Kylie Doniak that resulted in the Longhorns’ only score, they fell 3-1 to James Madison in the first...

Soccer eliminated from Big 12 tournament

Sara Beth Purdy November 7, 2011

 They put up a valiant fight, but ultimately the Longhorns fell to the Oklahoma State Cowgirls, 1-0, in the semifinal round of the Big 12 Championship Tournament. Texas took the No. 2 team in the...

Texas heads to San Antonio for Big 12 Tournament

Sara Beth Purdy November 2, 2011

Though the regular season is over, there is still work to be done. The Longhorns (10-7-1, 3-4-1) will play in San Antonio today for the first round of the Big 12 Tournament. “Our whole mindset has...

Rangers fans react to world series loss

 In one of the more dramatic World Series in baseball history, the Texas Rangers were denied their first-ever championship by the St. Louis Cardinals. The seven-game series provided both epic entertainment...

Aggies beat Texas, win State Farm Lone Star Showdown

Sara Beth Purdy October 31, 2011

With a 3-0 shutout victory at Mike A. Myers Stadium, the visiting Texas A&M Aggies said goodbye to Texas in a convincing way. The loss gives the Longhorns a final record of 10-7-1 on the season and...

Women’s soccer prepares for classic A&M match-up

Sara Beth Purdy October 28, 2011

This will be the final time the Longhorns can prove they are in the same league competitively with the Aggies. Last season Texas fought through two overtimes to draw 1-1 with their oldest rivals at home....

Soccer team breaks OSU’s win streak, falls to Tech

Sara Beth Purdy October 17, 2011

Texas had a long weekend. On Friday night, the Longhorns traveled to Stillwater, Okla., where they faced the second-ranked and undefeated Cowgirls. After fighting through two overtimes against the Cowgirls,...

Cowboys, Red Raiders up next for UT

Sara Beth Purdy October 14, 2011

The Longhorns want to get the bad taste of defeat out of their mouths. After winning an important conference game against long-time rival Oklahoma, Texas dropped a physical battle against out-of-state...

Texas tries to pick up two road wins

Sara Beth Purdy October 14, 2011

The Longhorns want to get the bad taste of defeat out of their mouths. After winning an important conference game against long-time rival Oklahoma, Texas dropped a physical battle against out-of-state...

Osterman returns to McCombs Field, but not as a Longhorn

Sara Beth Purdy October 14, 2011

This weekend, two Texas alumni return to Red and Charline McCombs Field. However, neither will be wearing burnt orange and white and neither will be rooting for the Longhorns. Olympic gold medalist and...

Texas, Oklahoma meet on soccer field

Sara Beth Purdy October 7, 2011

Unless you live under a rock, you may have noticed the increased activity present on the 40 Acres that can only be associated with the a good football game. The annual Red River Rivalry is this weekend...

Texas softball tops St. Mary’s

Sara Beth Purdy October 3, 2011

Texas came out strong for the second straight weekend against an overmatched opponent and improved to 2-0 for the fall season with an easy 15-1 win over St. Mary’s on Friday night. “This gives...

Softball continues fall schedule against St. Mary’s

Sara Beth Purdy September 30, 2011

Texas returns to Red and Charline McCombs Field for their second of five fall exhibition games. After dominating Temple College last week 20-0, the Longhorns will host St. Mary’s College tonight...

Horns hit a milestone

Sara Beth Purdy September 28, 2011

They didn’t let the summer break slow them down. Despite the intense heat, Texas impressed in all aspects of the game, rolling past Temple College 20-0 in its fall season opener last Friday. All...

Soccer’s offense finds way to score

Sara Beth Purdy September 26, 2011

The Texas forwards hoped to compensate for the lack of rain in Austin by watering the field at Mike A. Myers Stadium with sweat and tears. After a disappointing 1-0 loss at home to Baylor in their conference...

Gaul holds it down for Longhorns

Sara Beth Purdy September 14, 2011

In just two years, junior goalkeeper Alexa Gaul has made a world of difference. Her confidence and skill in the net has contributed not only to the Longhorns’ success but to the success of the U.S....

Women’s soccer team prevails in overtime

Sara Beth Purdy September 12, 2011

This past weekend, the Longhorns traveled to the Golden State to compete in the USC Invitational hosted in Los Angeles. After dropping the first game of the weekend 2-1 to San Diego, the Longhorns fought...

Blaine Irby starting Saturday against Rice

Sara Beth Purdy September 1, 2011

With the release of head coach Mack Brown’s fluid depth chart for the game against Rice on Saturday, most people in college football were buzzing about his decision to start junior Garrett Gilbert...

Harris uses soccer as gateway to reach her goals

Sara Beth Purdy August 31, 2011

From the stands, Lexi Harris looks just like every other player on the Longhorn’s bench. She’s quick, makes good decisions on the field and loves to win. But this sophomore midfielder from...

Longhorns overcome rising temperatures with a win

Sara Beth Purdy August 29, 2011

Despite the record heat at Mike A. Myers Stadium, Texas continued its offensive attack on Cal State Northridge through the full 90 minutes of play to win with a score of 5-1. While the temperature reached...

With his knee back to full strength, Blaine Irby’s recovery has come full circle

Sara Beth Purdy August 25, 2011

At the beginning of this year’s fall camp, tight ends coach Bruce Chambers called for the “27 Naked Ohio” play and then waited to see what Blaine Irby would do. “He just kind of...

Women’s soccer: Horns to face Bulldogs for first time

Sara Beth Purdy August 25, 2011

This weekend will focus on several firsts. Texas will face Georgia for the first time in school history. Georgia will be hosting their first home game of the season against Texas. Cal State Northridge...

Senior receiver Malcolm Williams elects to leave team

Sara Beth Purdy August 8, 2011

With the 2011 season right around the corner, several question marks surround Mack Brown’s revamped team, but the corps of wide receivers was never supposed to be one of them. Just a few months...

Hoagland’s hit gives United States championship

Sara Beth Purdy August 4, 2011

Texas’ rising junior Taylor Hoagland hadn’t been playing at her best as she stepped up to bat in the bottom of the sixth inning of the World Cup of Softball Championship game against Japan....

Sports Briefly: Longhorn Network, Women’s Basketball

Sara Beth Purdy and Christian Corona July 21, 2011

College GameDay to help kick off Longhorn Network's debut The group who many avid college football fans are accustomed to starting their Saturday morning with will help Longhorn Network kick...

Hoagland helping Team USA to quick start

Sara Beth Purdy July 14, 2011

Wearing number 36, rather than her usual number six, Longhorn junior Taylor Hoagland has already started to contribute to the success of the USA National Women’s softball team during her first...

Express gain steam under former Horn Spike Owen

Sara Beth Purdy July 4, 2011

Spike Owen, who played shortstop and third baseman for the Longhorns in the early 1980s, has found his way back to Austin as the interim manager of the Round Rock Express. While at Texas, Owen led...

Big 12 with 10 teams faces future without Colorado, Nebraska

Sara Beth Purdy June 30, 2011

The world is ending on July 1. Not really, but the world of college sports will be different. Come July, Colorado and Nebraska will no longer be part of the Big 12 Conference. Colorado is heading...

Former Longhorn diver Dumais still going strong

Sara Beth Purdy June 28, 2011

He may be older than most divers, but Texas alumnus Troy Dumais is not ready to quit. Although his successful college career has been over for a long time, Dumais is still dominating in the pool. The...

Thompson drafted by ailing Cavaliers

Sara Beth Purdy June 27, 2011

Tristan Thompson was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers as the fourth overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. This selection makes Thompson the third highest selection to come from Texas behind LaMarcus...

Hoagland joins softball USA National team

Sara Beth Purdy June 24, 2011

Rising junior Taylor Hoagland will join 17 other female athletes on the road this summer as part of the USA Softball Women’s National Team. The team is sponsored by the Amateur Softball Association...

Texas trio latest batch of impressive pro talent

Sara Beth Purdy June 23, 2011

Tonight, three Longhorns will be watching for their name in the 2011 NBA Draft. Tristan Thompson, Cory Joseph and Jordan Hamilton have all chosen to forgo the rest of their eligibility at Texas. Last...

Friday Night Fights features three local boxers

Sara Beth Purdy June 22, 2011

The University of Texas hosted ESPN’s Friday Night Fights last weekend in the Frank Erwin Center. The night featured a title bout between Fernando Guerrero and Grady Brewer for the North American...

Local boxers set to appear on ESPN special Friday

Sara Beth Purdy June 16, 2011

Three welterweight competitors will enter the ring at the Erwin Center Friday night to fight in front of a national audience live from their hometowns. Gilbert Vera, Cory Yett and Zachary Briones...

UT swimmer earns classroom accolades

Sara Beth Purdy June 15, 2011

Although her season ended almost three months ago, junior Karlee Bispo is still reaping the rewards of her performances both in the pool and in the classroom. Last week, Bispo was named to the 2011...

Luna, Hoagland try out for National Team

Sara Beth Purdy June 7, 2011

For two Longhorns, softball season is not over yet. Sophomores Blaire Luna and Taylor Hoagland will head to Chula Vista, Calif., next week to try out for the 2011 USA Softball Women’s National...

Inexperienced Horns eliminated early once again

Sara Beth Purdy June 6, 2011

The Longhorns were happy with their regular season performance. They only lost eight games, defeated many top ranked opponents and earned the third overall seed in the postseason, which meant they would...

Longhorns fall to Aggies despite fast start on offense

Sara Beth Purdy May 5, 2011

The Texas offense jumped to a great start Wednesday night against the Texas A&M Aggies by earning one run in the top of the first, but was unable to put anything else together in a 5-1 loss in College...


Horns bounce back, downs Oklahoma

Sara Beth Purdy May 2, 2011

ESPN picked a good weekend to focus on college softball. After dropping the first game of the series against No. 15 Oklahoma, the third-ranked Longhorns battled back and earned a 5-3 victory Sunday...


Luna leads Longhorns to win over Bears

Sara Beth Purdy April 28, 2011

Sophomore all-American pitcher Blaire Luna tied for the lead in the NCAA for complete game shutouts. Luna fired her 14th shutout of the season and 25th of her career in the Longhorns’ 3-0 victory...

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