The Daily Texan

All content by Shane Lewis
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Sports writer says goodbye to the paper that gave him someone to love

May 4, 2018

I like very few things in this world. I like a nice glass of Scotch, a Crunchwrap Supreme and the Green Bay Packers, preferably all in one sitting. I also like to brood.  Fittingly, my year...

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‘Comeback kids’ look to stay hot in May

May 4, 2018

It may be time to start calling the Longhorns the “comeback kids.” After erasing a four-run deficit in the ninth inning to beat Texas State on Tuesday, the Longhorns have now notched...

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Hamilton embraces new role as Longhorns face Texas State

May 1, 2018

At 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds, sophomore David Hamilton is a bit undersized compared to your traditional five-hole hitter. But since being moved to that spot in the batting order, Hamilton has come up big. The...

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Longhorns chase conference crown on the road

April 27, 2018

In the preseason, Big 12 coaches projected Texas would finish third in the conference, easily outdistanced by stalwarts TCU and Texas Tech. But as the season winds down, the No. 19 Longhorns (29–15,...

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With streak behind him, Zubia, Longhorns host Houston

April 24, 2018

Freshman Zach Zubia bustled his way down the first base line, determined to outrace the throw. The designated hitter found himself in a mad dash after sending a soft grounder to shortstop in the eighth...

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Longhorns take series over New Orleans despite Sunday loss

April 23, 2018

Texas did its best impersonation of a “Three Stooges” bit Sunday afternoon against New Orleans. In the top of the sixth inning, center fielder Tate Shaw collided with right fielder Duke...

Zubia’s home run helps Texas rally past New Orleans, 8-6

April 21, 2018

In a game deadlocked 6-6 in the bottom of the eighth inning, freshman Zach Zubia drove a fastball to center field. Without even looking to see the ball go over the fence, the designated hitter dropped...

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Clemens’ breakout season now in the forefront

April 17, 2018

Make no mistake — junior infielder Kody Clemens has arrived. Coming into the season, the strength of the Longhorns was supposed to lie with their defense. That much has come into fruition as Texas...

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Longhorns secure first road series victory in Red River Rivalry

April 16, 2018

For the Longhorns, it appeared their road woes had traveled with them to Norman, Oklahoma. In Friday’s series opener against the Sooners, the Longhorns trailed by two runs heading into the ninth...

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Longhorns face Oklahoma for pivotal series in Norman

April 13, 2018

Rivalry week continues for Texas. After falling 6-5 to former Big 12 foe Texas A&M on Tuesday, the Longhorns prepare for a conference clash this weekend with No. 16 Oklahoma. Last year, Texas (22–13,...

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Longhorns head to College Station for showdown with Aggies

April 10, 2018

When Texas takes on Texas A&M in College Station Tuesday night, there will be no conference implications at stake. Now, almost six years after the Aggies left the Big 12 for the SEC, you would think...

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Longhorns sic Bears in dominant series victory

April 9, 2018

After a frustrating series against Kansas State last weekend, head coach David Pierce “laid the gauntlet out,” challenging his group of starting pitchers to raise their level of play.  Pitching...

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Texas looking to ride midweek momentum into weekend series with Baylor

April 6, 2018

In the second game of the season, junior outfielder Tate Shaw put on a defensive show, frustrating Louisiana-Lafayette hitters with several diving grabs in left field. After the Feb. 17 contest, when...

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Texas holds off late Cowboys charge, 5-4

April 3, 2018

After a hot start Monday night, the Longhorns appeared ready to cruise to an easy home victory over McNeese State. But after nearly blowing a five-run lead, Texas was just able to hold on to a narrow 5-4...

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Longhorns avoid sweep against Kansas State with 9-5 win on Saturday

April 1, 2018

On Friday night, the Longhorns used a seven-run inning to stage a big ninth-inning comeback against Kansas State, only to see their efforts fall short, 11-10. On Saturday, Texas had another seven-run frame,...

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Longhorns drop series opener to Kansas State

March 30, 2018

Almost midway through the season, sophomore pitcher Blair Henley has been a sure bet on Texas’ pitching staff. Going into Thursday’s matchup with  Kansas State, Henley had five quality...

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Texas storms past Texas State, 6-1, after rain delay

March 28, 2018

SAN MARCOS, Texas — The Longhorns were up against two opponents Tuesday night — Texas State and the elements. But neither gusting winds, a lengthy rain delay nor the Bobcats could come between...

Texas crushes Oklahoma State, evens up weekend series

March 25, 2018

After losing 6-1 to Oklahoma State on Friday night, Texas head coach David Pierce didn’t hide his dissatisfaction, calling his team mentally “sloppy.” The Longhorns definitely looked...

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Cowboys end Longhorns’ winning streak in first game of series

March 24, 2018

It’s hard to win baseball games when your pitcher has an off-night on the mound. It’s even harder when your team manages only four hits. Texas found this out Friday night at UFCU Disch-Falk...

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Longhorns complete series sweep of Kansas

March 18, 2018

Texas’ final matchup with Kansas came down to a matter of inches.   In the top of the eighth inning Sunday at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, Texas clung to a 5-3 advantage over Kansas. The Jayhawks...

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‘We’re embarrassed right now’: Texas drops third straight to Stanford

March 11, 2018

In a four-game tilt that began with promise, Texas lost the series finale to No. 7 Stanford in embarrassing fashion on Sunday afternoon at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The Longhorns got pummeled, 11-1. After...

Stanford upends Texas again, 9-3, in game three of series

March 11, 2018

With two outs in the top of the first on Saturday at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, Stanford plopped an innocent fly ball to center field. What looked like a routine fly ball dropped in between three Longhorn...

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Texas bats explode again to take Northwestern series

March 5, 2018

After the Longhorns’ 6-2 loss to Northwestern on Friday night, Texas head coach David Pierce was blunt when assessing his team’s performance. “We just got our butts kicked,”...

Texas drops first matchup with Northwestern, 6-2

March 3, 2018

Texas and Northwestern were practically equals in the hitting department Friday night, and the Longhorns walked twice as often. But the Wildcats took advantage of runners on the bags — something...

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Through seven games, Longhorns still a long way from a complete team

February 27, 2018

For Texas, the first two weekends of the season have been a tale of two teams. In their season-opening series against Louisiana-Lafayette, the Longhorns (4–3) rode the strength of their pitching...

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Petrinsky guides Longhorns to 7-2 win over Lamar

February 22, 2018

A single, a walk and a hit-by-pitch — to most batters, the sequence is a satisfactory end-of-game stat line. For freshman pitcher Nico O’Donnell, making his first start for the Longhorns...

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Masen Hibbeler asserts his presence early for Longhorns

February 21, 2018

Masen Hibbeler received only one offer coming out of high school — a chance to play junior college baseball at Odessa College. Two years later, the junior infielder is hitting in the No. 2 spot for...

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Texas walks off with 5-3 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette

February 18, 2018

Louisiana-Lafayette might want to think again about pitching to Austin Todd. In a 3-3 contest in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Ragin’ Cajuns intentionally walked junior third baseman Kody...

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Texas opens season with 3-0 shutout of Louisiana-Lafayette

February 17, 2018

After a dominant sophomore campaign in 2017, junior pitcher Nolan Kingham came into this season surrounded by a cloud of hype and high expectations. The preseason All-American more than lived up to...

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Former Longhorns no match for current Texas squad in Alumni Game

February 4, 2018

A dreary, overcast afternoon couldn’t keep the Longhorn faithful away from UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Saturday as fans gathered for the annual Alumni Game, a part of Texas baseball’s fan appreciation...

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Olympic medalists, UT swimmers converge at TYR Pro Swim Series

January 16, 2018

The TYR Pro Swim Series came to Austin this past weekend, captivating swimming fans with a star-studded field, unconventional events and plenty of interactive opportunities. The meet featured a number...

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Jones to enter NBA draft

March 30, 2017

According to ESPN’s John Goodman, freshman Andrew Jones will follow teammate Jarrett Allen and enter the NBA draft. Like Allen, Jones will not hire an agent, keeping the possibility of a Texas return...

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Report: Allen to enter draft, won’t hire agent

March 21, 2017

Freshman forward Jarrett Allen will enter the NBA draft but will not hire an agent, according to a report from CBS Sports. Without an agent, Allen keeps his collegiate eligibility intact and will still...

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Texas’ season comes to an end

March 10, 2017

Texas gave its fans a glimmer of hope, knocking off Texas Tech in the opening round of the Big 12 tournament and keeping the possibility of a magical run into March Madness alive. But all hope...

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History stacked against overmatched, but confident, Longhorns

March 8, 2017

History is not on the Longhorns’ side. If Texas is to win the Big 12 tournament and clinch an NCAA tournament bid, it’ll be the first time a 10 seed accomplishes the feat. Since the conference...

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Yancy, Cleare take Club Erwin one last time

March 3, 2017

On Saturday’s Senior Night, the two will play their final home game at the Frank Erwin Center when Texas takes on No. 11 Baylor. In spite of a season filled with letdowns and losses, head coach...

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Smart continues to inspire despite losing season

March 1, 2017

With two games remaining in the regular season, Texas sits at second-to-last in the Big 12 standings, poised to finish with its worst record in over 30 years. The NIT, much less the NCAA tournament,...

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Despite loss, Allen and Jones provide hope

February 27, 2017

Texas and Kansas sit at opposite ends of the Big 12 hierarchy this season, with the Jayhawks hovering in the rafters and the Longhorns dwelling in the cellar.  Kansas clinched its 13th consecutive...

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Allen faces decision heading into second year

February 23, 2017

The Longhorns have no reason to speculate about an NCAA tournament appearance. Barring an incredible run in the Big 12 tournament, Texas will be watching March Madness from home after a disappointing season. But...

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Time running out for Longhorns to realize potential

February 17, 2017

After Tuesday night’s loss against Oklahoma, senior forward Shaquille Cleare refused to believe that Texas had reached its full potential. “This team is not even close to peaking,”...

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Texas feels pressure to capture road win

February 14, 2017

Nobody knows struggles away from home quite like Texas does.  The Longhorns have more losses outside of Austin than total wins all season. Head coach Shaka Smart’s team heads to Norman,...

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Texas scorched in another road loss

February 13, 2017

Texas played its 11th game away from the Frank Erwin Center on Saturday. It ended the same way as the previous 10 — another tally in the loss column.  Oklahoma State torched Texas 84-71...

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Eric Davis Jr. bounces back from early season slump

February 9, 2017

After a promising start to his collegiate career, Eric Davis Jr. came into this season with high expectations. The sophomore guard enjoyed a solid rookie campaign, averaging more than seven points a...

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Texas prepares for tough Cyclone challenge

February 7, 2017

Iowa State has caught the nation’s attention just in time for its showdown with Texas.  Iowa State pulled off a stunning 92-89 victory over No. 3 Kansas in overtime on Feb. 4, snapping a...

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Defense stumbles in loss to Horned Frogs

February 6, 2017

Things fared no better for Texas the second time around against TCU. After dropping a tightly-contested game to the Horned Frogs earlier in the season, the Longhorns were thoroughly outclassed in the...

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Up-and-coming Texas Tech program travels to Austin

February 1, 2017

Texas’ matchup with Texas Tech on Wednesday features two teams performing on the opposite side of expectations.   The Longhorns (8–13, 2–6 Big 12) entered the year as...

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Allen emerges in freshman season

January 26, 2017

Jarrett Allen personifies the rare breed of a humble hero.  The freshman forward rarely displays much emotion, even after rim-destroying dunks. He simply puts his head down and gets back on...

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Texas hopes to gain momentum after win

January 25, 2017

The Longhorns sunk Oklahoma in shocking fashion Monday night, erasing a five-point deficit with 17 seconds remaining to stun the Sooners 84-83. Freshman guard Andrew Jones hit a game winning triple...

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Longhorns prepare for Jayhawks

January 20, 2017

The Longhorns are almost out of a grueling stretch of their schedule, but perhaps their toughest test awaits them this weekend. After dropping games to No. 7 West Virginia and No. 6 Baylor, Texas (7–11,...

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Texas falls to No. 6 Baylor in Waco

January 18, 2017

Texas’ 74-64 loss to No. 6 Baylor on Tuesday night was a showcase of two teams going in opposite directions. The Longhorns were unable to break out of their conference play slump, while the Bears...