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The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

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Longhorn softball looks to lasso Cowgirls

Scarlett Smith April 25, 2014

Texas returns to Big 12 competition Friday when it plays host to unranked Oklahoma State. Both teams enter the series above .500 on the season, with the Longhorns boasting a better conference record (7-3)...


Softball blasts past Bobcats 15-6

Scarlett Smith April 24, 2014

Texas trailed 6-4 in the sixth inning of Wednesday night’s game against Texas State in San Marcos.  But then the offense delivered. Then delivered again. Then delivered some more.  The...


Sophomore catcher/third baseman sets sights high on space and baseball

Scarlett Smith April 11, 2014

Erin Shireman, a sophomore catcher/third baseman, is perhaps the most interesting player on head coach Connie Clark’s team.   Shireman embodies the role of a student-athlete, currently pursuing...


Texas softball hopes to rout out Red Raiders at home

Scarlett Smith April 4, 2014

Coming off a thunderous game Wednesday night, in which Texas dominated visiting Texas State, 19-7, head coach Connie Clark’s squad hosts Texas Tech tonight in a return to conference play.  The...


Longhorns look to bounce back, beat Baylor

Scarlett Smith March 21, 2014

Texas is set to open Big 12 play Saturday in Waco with the first of a two-game series against the Baylor Bears. The Longhorns are coming off a 5-4 loss to Houston in which they surrendered the winning...

Cougars out-muscle Texas softball, 5-4

Scarlett Smith March 20, 2014

The Longhorns fell to the Houston Cougars 5-4 on Wednesday evening at Red and Charline McCombs Field after blowing a two-run lead in the seventh.  The matchup began as a pitching duel as freshman...

Softball loses, regains edge at Judi Garman Classic

Scarlett Smith March 17, 2014

Heading into the Judi Garman Classic, the Longhorns (17-13) looked to continue their dominant play from the previous week’s Texas Invitational.  Freshman pitcher Tiarra Davis pitched her...


Texas softball finishes Texas Invitational undefeated

Scarlett Smith March 3, 2014

The Longhorns bounced back from a less than spectacular performance in the Mary Nutter Classic to go an impressive 5-0 in this weekend’s Texas Invitational, outscoring their opponents by a combined...

Longhorns softball splits games, remain at .500

Scarlett Smith February 21, 2014

Texas jumped out to an early lead Thursday during the Mary Nutter Classic tournament, scoring a run in the top of the first inning versus unranked UNLV. The No. 25 Longhorns added another in the third...

Off to slow start, Texas softball hopes to finish strong

Scarlett Smith February 20, 2014

Texas softball finds itself in uncharted territory as of late, with a 6-6 record heading into the Mary Nutter Classic in Palm Springs, Calif. on Thursday. After four straight wins to start the season,...


Softball to host Roadrunners on Wednesday in home opener

Scarlett Smith February 12, 2014

The 10th-ranked Longhorns will play their home opener Wednesday when they host the San Antonio Roadrunners, who will take on a high-powered Texas offense led by senior All-American Taylor Thom. Texas junior...

Softball head coach Connie Clark captures 700th career win

Scarlett Smith February 10, 2014

The Longhorns opened the 2014 season with a bang, blasting two home runs en route to a 6-1 victory over then-No. 17 LSU Tigers. Senior shortstop Taylor Thom went the distance in the top of the third inning,...


For UT baseball and softball, a tale of two programs

Baseball - Texas looks to rebound from disappointing season Baseball - Texas offense must eke out crucial runs to win games Baseball - Payton returns to lead Longhorns Baseball...


First Pitch: Veteran Thom ready to finish strong

Scarlett Smith January 31, 2014

As a junior at Vista Ridge high school in Cedar Park, Taylor Thom led her team to the 2009 UIL State Semifinal game at Red McCombs Field in Austin. The Lady Rangers lost 3-0 to Pearland in a close contest. Fast-forward...


First Pitch: Freshman Wong shows she belongs

Scarlett Smith January 31, 2014

Stephanie Wong has been preparing for this moment her whole life.   When the No. 10 Texas Longhorns take the field for their home opener on Feb. 12, it will be Wong’s first time wearing the...

Longhorns best Tigers, lose to Cardinals and Bulldogs

Scarlett Smith January 13, 2014

The No. 8 Texas Longhorns (8-3) resumed dual-meet competition earlier this month against No. 3 Stanford, suffering a 154-146 loss to the Cardinals in their first match up of the new year. Senior diver...

Texas women earn top-five finishes on day one of Texas Invitational

Scarlett Smith December 6, 2013

The Longhorns got off to a slow start Thursday evening in the first of three days of competition at the Lee and Joe Jamail Swim Center. Texas failed to post a first place finish in six events, while No....

Women’s swimming and diving to compete in Texas Invitational

Scarlett Smith December 6, 2013

The Longhorns round out their fall competitive season with the annual Texas Invitational, which began Thursday at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.   No. 9 Texas will face off against...

Women’s diving recap

Scarlett Smith November 25, 2013

Texas freshman Murphy Bromberg won the platform diving event on the final day of the UT Diving Invitational after decimating the field by more than 50 points. The Ohio native totaled 359.30 points and...

Women’s diving finishes first day at diving invitational

Scarlett Smith November 22, 2013

A day after being named the Big 12 Conference’s Women’s Diver of the Week for the second time this season, junior Emma Ivory-Ganja won the three-meter event in Thursday’s final round.  Ivory-Ganja’s...

Women’s Diving prepares for UT Diving Invitational

Scarlett Smith November 21, 2013

Texas will compete in its final meet of the semester Thursday: the UT Diving Invitational — the first meet of the qualifying season. The women’s diving squad runs deep in talent and experience...

Longhorns dominate field, show depth

Scarlett Smith November 11, 2013

Texas took command early and delivered a strong finish to sweep the competition in their two-day quad meet with Virginia, Penn State and West Virginia. Improving to 7-1 on the season, the Longhorns’...

Sports recaps

Men's swimming and diving Fourth-ranked Texas traveled to Bloomington, Ind. on Friday and split wins against Indiana and Michigan for the second year in a row.  The Longhorns cruised past...

Women’s swimming and diving travels to Indiana

Scarlett Smith October 25, 2013

Women’s swimming and diving team travels to Bloomington, Ind., on Friday to compete in a double-dual meet with Michigan and Indiana.  In last year’s meeting of the three teams,...

Texas women’s swimming and diving bested by A&M

Scarlett Smith October 21, 2013

Texas suffered a narrow defeat in Friday’s meet against former conference foe, Texas A&M, losing by a mere four points.  The Longhorns started strong and held a five point lead over the...

Longhorns surge past Tar Heels

Scarlett Smith October 18, 2013

Texas’ women’s swimming and diving team jumped ahead to an early lead against North Carolina on Thursday, posting a victory in the 200-yard medley relay to open the meet to win the match up...


Family Feud: Surhoff sisters to vie for bragging rights in Longhorns’ second meet

Scarlett Smith October 17, 2013

This week’s matchup against North Carolina will boast a familial atmosphere when freshman swimmer Jordan Surhoff and North Carolina sophomore Kendall Surhoff meet head to head in the Longhorns’...

Longhorns surge past Owls

Scarlett Smith October 14, 2013

The Longhorns began their season with a commanding victory over Rice on Friday, winning all 16 events at Lee and Joe Jamail Swim Center. In her first collegiate meet, freshman Madisyn Cox cruised to victories...


Freshmen anxious to make conference splash

Scarlett Smith October 11, 2013

Texas’ women’s swimming and diving team will open its 2013-2014 season by hosting Rice at Joe Jamail Swim Center Friday afternoon. Head coach Carol Capitani and her staff look to have a...


Softball hits speed bump in easy season

Scarlett Smith October 11, 2013

The Texas Softball team hit a snag Thursday evening in what should have been relatively smooth fall schedule.  On a night of fair weather, familiar faces and defensive miscues, the Longhorns found...

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In most matchups, Texas has edge up on Iowa State

Scarlett Smith October 1, 2013

Texas will travel to Ames, Iowa, this week to face a renewed Iowa State football team coming off its first win of the season, a 38-21 victory against Tulsa last Thursday. The Cyclones improved to 1-2 after...

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