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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

All content by Stefan Scrafield
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Students cycle from Austin to Alaska with Texas 4000

Renee Frederick, Stefan Scrafield, and Elan Kogutt August 26, 2015

Elan Kogutt The night before Texas 4000 began, I found myself at a house of mourning with close friends who lost their aunt to breast cancer. The first day of the ride and every day thereafter,...


After four years, a Canadian leaves the Texan with fond memories

Stefan Scrafield December 5, 2014

I knew I brought my winter jacket to Austin for a reason. Coming from Winnipeg, Manitoba — the coldest major city in the world — I wasn’t ready to scratch the down-lined peacoat from...


Another poor performance puts Swoopes’ future in doubt

Stefan Scrafield December 1, 2014

It was too good to be true. In mid-November, sophomore quarterback Tyrone Swoopes trotted off the field at Boone Pickens Stadium looking as though he had finally cemented himself as the Longhorns’...


Texas loses to TCU on Thanksgiving

Stefan Scrafield November 28, 2014

No. 5 TCU comes to town as the Longhorns host the Horned Frogs on Thanksgiving. Having already gained bowl eligibility, Texas is riding a three-game win streak and looking to pull off a major upset...


Longhorn staff slowly building a Strong foundation

Stefan Scrafield November 26, 2014

When head coach Charlie Strong first outlined his five core values, Texas safety Josh Turner understood them to be a solid guideline for him and his teammates — a set of rules to help steer the football...


Despite struggles, football seniors leave proud legacy at Texas

Stefan Scrafield November 26, 2014

He may not have known it at the time, but senior defensive end Cedric Reed, before even enrolling at Texas, had already had a taste of the turmoil that would define the Longhorn football program throughout...


Stellar defensive effort leads Texas to 28-7 victory over Oklahoma State

Stefan Scrafield November 16, 2014

STILLWATER, Okla. — On a night when temperatures dipped below 40 degrees, sophomore quarterback Tyrone Swoopes put the game on ice with a 45-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter, sealing...


Longhorn staff quickly developing Strong bond with players

Stefan Scrafield November 14, 2014

The relationship between a player and coach at the collegiate level is unlike any other bond. Many college athletes are able to attend school only because of their ability to play a sport, and, typically,...


Wintry mix could trouble Longhorns in Stillwater

Stefan Scrafield November 13, 2014

Coming from a school where class has a good probability of getting canceled when temperatures require more than a sweatshirt, this weekend’s trip to Oklahoma State could provide a shock to the system...


Wickline returns to Oklahoma State amid controversy

Stefan Scrafield November 12, 2014

For Joe Wickline, offensive coordinator and offensive line coach, this weekend’s trip to Stillwater, Oklahoma, will be somewhat of an awkward homecoming. On one hand, he will be returning...


Longhorns snag first top-25 home win since 2008

Stefan Scrafield November 10, 2014

The right Reed It was as if senior defensive end Cedric Reed bottled up all his frustrations from the first 10 weeks of the season and let them out against West Virginia on Saturday. Reed opened...


Texas-West Virginia: Longhorns take on Mountaineers in Austin

Stefan Scrafield November 8, 2014

After claiming their third Big 12 win last weekend in Lubbock, the Longhorns look to win two straight against the Mountaineers in Austin. West Virginia comes in with a 6-3 record, ranked fourth in the...

Patchwork offensive line finally coming together

Stefan Scrafield November 7, 2014

It’s a term you’re more likely to hear in your grandma’s sewing room than in a football locker room, but for the Texas offensive line, there’s no better description than patchwork. Offensive...


Superstitious Longhorns hoping for burnt orange bowl eligibility

Stefan Scrafield November 6, 2014

Like Steve Spurrier’s visor, Bill Snyder’s pullover, or Bear Bryant’s fedora, Texas head coach Charlie Strong’s game-day attire is most recognizable by one thing: the mock...


Big plays lead Longhorns to 34-13 victory over Tech

Stefan Scrafield November 2, 2014

Almost as if he was back at Whitewright High School, taking advantage of overmatched 2A opponents, sophomore quarterback Tyrone Swoopes had plenty of time to sit in the pocket and wait for the play to...


Embattled seniors serve as motivation for Longhorns

Stefan Scrafield October 31, 2014

As far as adversity goes, it’s tough to imagine a group of Longhorns that has been through more than the current fifth-year seniors. Before they arrived at Texas in 2010, Mack Brown had lost a...

Bowl hopes still motivate struggling Longhorns

Stefan Scrafield October 29, 2014

With a 3-5 record heading into November, the football team’s performance thus far  has been described in many ways. Some players say they are disappointed, others find it frustrating, and...


Longhorns shutout in 23-0 loss to Kansas State

Stefan Scrafield October 25, 2014

MANHATTAN, Kan. — For the first time in over 10 years, the Longhorn football team was held off the scoreboard Saturday. Texas dropped to 3-5 in a 23-0 loss to Kansas State in Manhattan, Kansas...


Honest Swoopes beginning to look like quarterback of the future at Texas

Stefan Scrafield October 24, 2014

There is perhaps no college quarterback more honest than sophomore Tyrone Swoopes. After a rough outing against Baylor, he admitted to being nervous in the game’s early stages. He looked a little...


Wildcats’ option attack similar to Cyclones’, but better

Stefan Scrafield October 24, 2014

Last week, against a struggling Iowa State team, the Longhorn defense turned in its worst performance of the season. Save for a few well-timed turnovers, the Texas defense had a miserable time slowing...


Texas football looks for upset in Manhattan

Stefan Scrafield October 22, 2014

The last time Texas won in Manhattan, Kansas, sophomore quarterback Tyrone Swoopes was learning to write cursive, head coach Charlie Strong was at South Carolina and people were listening to music on...


Longhorns overcome poor defensive performance in win over Iowa State

Stefan Scrafield October 20, 2014

The Texas defense gave a ranked UCLA team fits, stifled Baylor’s top-ranked offense and virtually slammed the door on then-No. 11 Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl. But just when Longhorn fans thought...


Longhorns, Cyclones trading touchdowns, tied at half

Stefan Scrafield October 19, 2014

Fifty-six combined points, 31 combined first downs and 578 combined yards of total offense. Just the first half shootout we all expected from Texas and Iowa State, right? After the Longhorns and Cyclones...

Special mistakes: Longhorn special teams proving to be huge weakness

Stefan Scrafield October 17, 2014

The Longhorn special teams have been far from special in 2014. A bad punt and poor coverage led to the game-winning drive for UCLA in Arlington, a blocked field goal returned for a touchdown swung the...


First half of 2014 all too familiar for Strong, Texas coaching staff

Stefan Scrafield October 16, 2014

It was just his second year at Louisville, but Charlie Strong surely had high expectations for his Cardinals in 2011. With a full season under his belt, Strong had already had the chance to instill...


Big plays cost Longhorns in Red River Showdown

Stefan Scrafield October 11, 2014

All week long, Longhorn players and coaches talked about the importance of big plays in the Red River Rivalry. They stressed how helpful it would be if Texas could score on defense or come up with a momentum...


Strong’s presence makes for new era in Red River Showdown

Stefan Scrafield October 8, 2014

For the past 15 years, there were a few things to count on at the annual Red River Showdown in Dallas: greasy food, a stadium divided and Mack Brown and Bob Stoops pacing opposite sidelines, leading their...

Heard but Not Seen: Star freshman not in the equation for Texas

Stefan Scrafield October 8, 2014

For the first time in program history, the Longhorns have three losses on their record heading into their annual rivalry game with Oklahoma. At 2-3, Texas has been historically bad this season, and,...


Longhorn offense struggles as Baylor topples Texas

Stefan Scrafield October 5, 2014

A week after slamming the door on Kansas, Texas came within a couple minutes of being on the other end of a shutout Saturday, losing to Baylor, 28-7, at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Until...

Strong’s core values garnering national attention, praise

Stefan Scrafield October 3, 2014

As Texas head coach Charlie Strong sat in his Moncrief office last Sunday morning, still savoring his team’s shutout victory over Kansas the day before, he received an unexpected phone call. Troy...


Struggling rushing attack staying patient, confident

Stefan Scrafield October 2, 2014

In their last year together, senior Malcolm Brown and junior Johnathan Gray were expected to make up one of the most dominant backfield tandems in the country for Texas. Ranked as the second best and...


Healthy Hicks off to a hot start in 2014

Stefan Scrafield October 1, 2014

A stud coming out of high school, senior linebacker Jordan Hicks faced new, defining challenges at Texas. In addition to missing 19 games because of injuries over the last two seasons, Hicks was...


Texas defense bails out its offense against Kansas

Stefan Scrafield September 29, 2014

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas’ 23-0 loss to Texas on Saturday proved to be the last straw for the Jayhawks, as they fired head coach Charlie Weis on Sunday morning. But, if it weren’t for...


Longhorns lead Jayhawks, 13-0, at halftime

Stefan Scrafield September 27, 2014

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Despite a sloppy first 30 minutes, the Longhorns lead the Jayhawks, 13-0 at half-time in Lawrence, Kan. Texas fumbled a snap, turned the ball over on downs and had a three-and-out on...

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Injury-riddled Ash deserved better at Texas

Stefan Scrafield September 26, 2014

When David Ash committed to play at Texas in February 2010, he wasn’t expected to leave much of a legacy as a Longhorn. Garrett Gilbert, former Gatorade Player of the Year, had just held his own...


Despite his slow start, teammates, staff still confident in Reed

Stefan Scrafield September 24, 2014

Before he’d even played a down in 2014, senior defensive end Cedric Reed was one of the hottest players in the country. A consensus preseason All-American and one of the favorites to win the Ted...


Longhorns look to duplicate 2013 resurgence

Stefan Scrafield September 17, 2014

One of the great things about the Big 12, or any of the six power conferences in college football, is that no matter how poorly one team performs in non-conference play, there is still a shot at a BCS...


Swoopes settling into starting role for Longhorns

Stefan Scrafield September 15, 2014

Coming into the season, sophomore quarterback Tyrone Swoopes was just an inexperienced backup quarterback whom Longhorn fans were hoping they wouldn’t have to see in 2014. Swoopes struggled in...


Texas vs. UCLA: Longhorns lead 10-3 at halftime

Stefan Scrafield September 14, 2014

In his second career start, sophomore quarterback Tyrone Swoopes led the Longhorns to a 10-3 lead over No. 12 UCLA at halftime. Swoopes completed his first 11 passes of the game and finished the half...

Depleted Texas offense struggling to keep up

Stefan Scrafield September 12, 2014

Imagine buying your dream car. It has all the bells and whistles you can imagine, but just two weeks after you drive it off the lot, two of the tires are flat; the air conditioning breaks; the power windows...


Strong’s message still not getting across

Stefan Scrafield September 10, 2014

Last week, head coach Charlie Strong redecorated the Longhorn locker room, filling it with images from last year’s loss to BYU in Provo, Utah. He posted photos of BYU quarterback Taysom Hill running...


BYU all over again: Cougars romp Texas for second year in a row

Stefan Scrafield September 7, 2014

Fans watching Saturday’s game might have thought they were seeing a replay of last year’s contest against BYU, as the Cougars trounced Texas for the second consecutive year, picking the Longhorns...

Haines writing feel-good story for Longhorns

Stefan Scrafield September 5, 2014

Amid all the dismissals and suspensions that would make for a great “Survivor”-esque reality TV show, Texas walk-on safety Dylan Haines is writing a feel-good, “Rudy”-esque story...


Longhorn linebackers each have their own story

Stefan Scrafield September 5, 2014

There is no Longhorn position group as interesting as Texas’ linebacking corps. From fifth-year senior starters to some of the lesser-known reserves, each linebacker has an interesting story to...


Players try to fill void left by veteran injuries

Stefan Scrafield September 3, 2014

Mere hours after learning their starting quarterback won’t play against BYU this weekend, head coach Charlie Strong and his players faced the media, and one thing was clear: Sophomore quarterback...


Ash to miss BYU game because of concussion symptoms

Stefan Scrafield September 2, 2014

It took just one game, and possibly just one hit, for Texas junior quarterback David Ash’s concussion symptoms to return in 2014. Longhorn head coach Charlie Strong announced Monday that Ash,...


Texas vs. UNT: Longhorns lead 21-0 at halftime

Stefan Scrafield August 31, 2014

A dominant effort by the Longhorn defense has given Texas a 21-0 halftime lead over the North Texas Mean Green at Darrel K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Walk-on safety Dylan Haines and veteran linebacker...


Much improved Reed excited to lead defense

Stefan Scrafield August 29, 2014

Last August, senior defensive end Cedric Reed was nothing more than “the other guy.”  Star defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat was returning for his senior season as the leader of the...


Texas football re-introduction

Stefan Scrafield August 25, 2014

Gone are the days of seeing head coach Mack Brown standing on the sidelines of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in his usual pose — with his hands on his knees, nervously awaiting Texas’...


Fall Previews

Stefan Scrafield August 4, 2014

Football: Strong making his presence felt as new boss It didn’t take new football head coach Charlie Strong long to demonstrate the toughness and discipline that his teams have been known for....


Longhorn Notebook: Augie Garrido gets two-year extension

Nick Castillo and Stefan Scrafield July 7, 2014

The Longhorns head baseball coach Augie Garrido, the winningest coach in NCAA history, will be staying in Austin at least a little while longer. Texas athletic director Steve Patterson announced July...


Garrido heaps praise on disappointed Longhorns

Stefan Scrafield June 22, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. – Before any of the reporters could ask any questions, before the moderator even had a chance to introduce the Texas players in the post-game press conference, Augie Garrido dropped his...


Thornhill, Payton lead Texas back to national prominence

Stefan Scrafield June 16, 2014

The Longhorns’ journey to this year’s College World Series didn’t start on Valentine’s Day in California, when Texas opened its season against the California Golden Bears. It...


Longhorns advance to College World Series

Stefan Scrafield June 7, 2014

For the first time since 2011, the Texas Longhorns will play in the College World Series. Despite being outhit in the contest, Texas beat the Houston Cougars, 4-0, at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Saturday...


Payton, Thornhill propel Texas past Houston

Stefan Scrafield June 7, 2014

Almost exactly a year after they decided to return to Texas for their senior seasons, Mark Payton and Nathan Thornhill propelled Texas to a 4-2 win over Houston in the first game of the Super Regionals...


Longhorns beat Aggies to win Regional Championship

Stefan Scrafield June 3, 2014

Led by a complete game shutout from sophomore pitcher Chad Hollingsworth, Texas beat Texas A&M, 4-1, Monday to win the Houston Regional Championship at Reckling Park. The Longhorns beat the Aggies...

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Longhorns top Texas Tech in first round of Big 12 Championship

Stefan Scrafield May 22, 2014

The No. 22 Texas Longhorns got out to an early lead and never faltered on Wednesday night, easily beating the No. 23 Texas Tech Red Raiders, 8-3, in the opening round of the Phillips 66 Big 12...


Much improved Longhorns could be Garrido’s best ever

Stefan Scrafield April 16, 2014

Texas head coach Augie Garrido sat in the Longhorn clubhouse at Disch-Falk Field last Tuesday, fielding questions from the media, just a few minutes after his team had suffered a 7-2 loss at the hands...

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Jordan Spieth finishes second in Masters, three shots behind Bubba Watson

Stefan Scrafield April 14, 2014

Former Longhorn Jordan Spieth finished second in his first ever Masters appearance Sunday. Spieth, a Dallas native, finished the tournament at five under par, three strokes behind Bubba Watson’s...

Ash injured in spring practice

Stefan Scrafield April 12, 2014

Texas quarterback David Ash suffered a Jones fracture in his left foot at practice today and will undergo surgery on the foot next week, knocking him out for the remainder of spring practice. Longhorn...


Sports legends Bill Russell, Jim Brown discuss civil rights in sports at Civil Rights Summit

Stefan Scrafield April 10, 2014

Bill Russell and Jim Brown were already utilizing their status as high profile athletes to strengthen the civil rights movement in their early 20s — the same age as many of today’s college...

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Ridley’s buzzer-beater vaults Texas past Arizona State

Stefan Scrafield March 21, 2014

Just when it looked like a Jonathan Holmes air ball had Texas and Arizona State bound for overtime, sophomore center Cameron Ridley picked up the loose ball, looked toward the rim and put up a prayer. The...


Quiet Jonathan Holmes leads men’s basketball team by example

Stefan Scrafield March 19, 2014

Two years ago, forward Jonathan Holmes and the other five members of his highly rated recruiting class sat in Cooley Pavilion on Selection Sunday as they were selected to play in the NCAA Tournament for...


Cyclones blow past Bears for conference championship

Stefan Scrafield March 16, 2014

In front of a sea of cardinal and gold at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, the Iowa St. Cyclones slipped past the Baylor Bears, 66-60, in the Big 12 tournament championship game on Saturday night. The...


Texas announces it will play men’s basketball game in China in 2015

Stefan Scrafield March 16, 2014

Newly hired athletic director Steve Patterson is quickly delivering on his promise to develop the international Longhorn brand. The Texas athletic program announced on Saturday the Longhorn basketball...


Baylor knocks off Texas, 86-69, in semifinal

Stefan Scrafield March 15, 2014

Sophomore guard Javan Felix has struggled at times this year, sophomore center Cam Ridley has the occasional off night and freshman guard Isaiah Taylor is currently on a cold streak of his...


Quick Hits: Felix leads Texas past West Virginia

Stefan Scrafield March 14, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Felix sets the pace for Texas It’s simple: when sophomore guard Javan Felix is hot, Texas is as good as any team in the Big 12. Felix had 16 points Wednesday...


Texas prepares to fend off desperate Horned Frogs

Stefan Scrafield March 5, 2014

Texas traveled to Fort Worth a month ago to take on a struggling TCU team that had lost each of its first eight Big 12 games. What many expected to be an easy win for the Longhorns wound up being a back-and-forth...

Former public address announcer Wally Pryor dies at 86

Stefan Scrafield March 3, 2014

The former “Voice of the Longhorns,” Wally Pryor, died Saturday at the age of 86. Pryor served as the public address announcer for Texas’ basketball and football programs for nearly 40...

Former PA announcer Wally Pryor dies at 86

Stefan Scrafield March 2, 2014

The former “Voice of the Longhorns,” Wally Pryor, passed away Saturday at the age of 86. Pryor served as the public address announcer for Texas’ basketball and football programs for...


Foul trouble, turnovers result in Texas’ fourth consecutive road loss

Stefan Scrafield March 2, 2014

NORMAN, Okla. — With freshman standout Isaiah Taylor in early foul trouble, Texas head coach Rick Barnes was forced to find out what his offense was capable of without its starting point guard...


Streaking Bears look to knock off slumping Longhorns

Stefan Scrafield February 26, 2014

Despite losing both of its games last week by a combined 40 points, No. 24 Texas managed to hold on to an AP Top 25 ranking this week. The Longhorns (20-7, 9-5 Big 12), who have as many losses as any team ranked...


Wiggins, Jayhawks soar past Longhorns, 85-54

Stefan Scrafield February 23, 2014

LAWRENCE, KAN. — The constant pressure of a raucous Kansas crowd at Allen Fieldhouse proved to be too much for Texas’ inexperienced lineup on Saturday. Nine Longhorn underclassmen combined...


Stopping Iowa State’s Melvin Ejim key for Texas as it travels to Ames

Stefan Scrafield February 18, 2014

On Saturday night, the Longhorns found a way to slow down the Big 12’s second leading scorer, Juwan Staten, en route to a victory over West Virginia. Three days later, they’ll have to stop...


Led by Cameron Ridley, No. 19 Longhorns trounce Mountaineers, 88-71

Stefan Scrafield February 16, 2014

A two-handed alley-oop slam from sophomore center Cameron Ridley late in the second half capped off Ridley’s total dominance of West Virginia on Saturday night. Ridley, who finished the game...


Longhorns romp over Cowboys

Stefan Scrafield February 12, 2014

It didn’t matter if he pulled up in transition, off the pass on the wing or spotted up in the corner, the results were all the same for Javan Felix.  No matter where they came from, the shots...

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Longhorns mauled by aggressive Wildcats, 74-57

Stefan Scrafield February 8, 2014

After spending the past few weeks hunting down top-25 opponents, the Longhorns fell prey Saturday, subjects of a full-on attack from the Wildcats. The fierce Kansas State defense and a raucous Manhattan,...

Struggling to get in the zone

Stefan Scrafield February 5, 2014

The Longhorns’ offense struggled mightily Tuesday night, due in large part to TCU’s zone defense. The Horned Frogs opened the game in a zone and stuck with it throughout. Texas point...


Longhorns prepare for lowly Horned Frogs

Stefan Scrafield February 4, 2014

For the first time in more than three weeks, No. 15 Texas will be the favorite Tuesday night when it takes to the court at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum in Fort Worth. The Longhorns, who have now reeled off...


Texas prepares for biggest home game in more than three years

Stefan Scrafield January 31, 2014

Not a single player on this season’s Longhorn roster knows what it feels like to play a game as a ranked team. The last time Texas was ranked was March 14, 2011. Junior forward Jonathan Holmes...


Ranked at last: Longhorns No. 25 in AP Poll

Stefan Scrafield January 27, 2014

Texas is ranked No. 25 in this week's AP Top 25 poll, released this afternoon. The Longhorns, who are ranked for the first time this season, are currently on a five-game win streak,...


Longhorns knock off third straight ranked opponent, beat Baylor 74-60

Stefan Scrafield January 25, 2014

WACO — Texas pulled off yet another upset Saturday, knocking off No. 24 Baylor (13 – 6, 1 -5 Big 12), 74–60 at the Ferrell Center in Waco.  Led by freshman point guard Isaiah...


Men’s basketball looking for third consecutive AP Top-25 victory

Stefan Scrafield January 24, 2014

As if a chance to extend its four-game win streak wasn’t enough incentive, Texas (15-4, 4-2 Big 12) has an opportunity to make history in Waco this Saturday. After knocking off No. 8 Iowa State...


Holmes’ buzzer-beater helps Texas knock off No. 22 Kansas State

Stefan Scrafield January 22, 2014

The scene at the Frank Erwin Center was a familiar one for the Longhorns on Tuesday night. Texas and Kansas State traded baskets all night, with neither team ever leading by more than six. The game would...


Texas hoping to make statement against No. 8 Iowa State

Stefan Scrafield January 17, 2014

Texas’ first chance to make a statement in its pursuit of an NCAA Tournament bid will come at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Frank Erwin Center. Eight of the Longhorns’ final 14 games are against...


The Daily Texan’s spring sports preview

Stefan Scrafield January 15, 2014

A new year is upon us and with it comes plenty of excitement within the Texas athletic department. Here’s a quick look at what to expect from the Longhorns this spring: Men’s Basketball Head...


Mack Brown leaves mixed legacy

Stefan Scrafield January 13, 2014

It didn’t take long for people to start fawning over former head coach Mack Brown. Mere hours after Brown announced he was stepping down in December, social media exploded with colleagues, former...


Men’s basketball’s surprising start gives hope to young team

Stefan Scrafield January 13, 2014

A mere commitment was all head coach Rick Barnes asked of his young team at the start of the season.  A commitment to dedicate themselves in practice, be willing to learn from their coaches and...


Texas visits Temple in first true road test of season

Stefan Scrafield December 6, 2013

Four weeks into the season, Texas will head to Philadelphia on Saturday to take on the Temple Owls in its first game as the visitor this year. The Longhorns (7-1) have played each of their first...

Big 12 Power Rankings: Oklahoma State holds top spot for now while West Virginia continues to plummet

Stefan Scrafield December 6, 2013

1. Oklahoma State (10-1, 7-1 Big 12) Not only have the Cowboys shot up the Big 12 standings, their performance of late has also sent them flying up the BCS standings. The Pokes are now at No. 6 in the...


Longhorns hang on to beat Commodores, 70-64

Stefan Scrafield December 3, 2013

Despite some poor shooting, Texas’ balanced scoring attack did just enough to beat Vanderbilt on Monday night, knocking off the Commodores 70-64 in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. Four different Longhorns...

Big 12 Power Rankings: Cowboys retake top spot after beatdown of Baylor

Stefan Scrafield November 27, 2013

1. Oklahoma State (10-1, 7-1 Big 12) Eight weeks after losing to West Virginia and coughing up top spot in these rankings, the Cowboys are back on top. The Pokes continue to improve each week, and came...


Texas claims 3rd at CBE Classic

Stefan Scrafield November 27, 2013

Just 24 hours after losing its first game of the season, Texas recorded its first road victory of the year in an impressive bounce-back performance against DePaul, winning 77-59. After dropping their...

Texas set to take on BYU in CBE semi-finals

Stefan Scrafield November 25, 2013

After playing each of its first four games at the Frank Erwin Center, the Longhorns head to Kansas City, Mo., Monday for their CBE semifinal matchup against the BYU Cougars. Despite its youth and inexperience,...


Men’s basketball blows out Houston Baptist, 89-61

Chris Hummer and Stefan Scrafield November 19, 2013

It took some time, but the Longhorns finally got a Texas-sized victory on Monday night, blowing out Houston Baptist 89-61 at the Erwin Center. After opening up the season with three close wins...

Big 12 Power Rankings: Kansas State sneaking up the list

Stefan Scrafield November 15, 2013

1. Baylor (9-0, 6-0 Big 12, last week: 1) Despite their offense getting all the attention, the Bears’ defense has been equally as impressive. Last Saturday’s win over Oklahoma was the sixth...

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National Notebook: Oregon QB Marcus Mariota expected to play

Stefan Scrafield November 15, 2013

Just a week after playing with a partial strain to his MCL, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota says he’ll be good to go this weekend against Utah. Mariota’s Heisman chances took a big hit...


Texas erases 17-point deficit to defeat South Alabama

Stefan Scrafield November 13, 2013

Its jerseys are red, white and blue. The team shows up on the scoreboard as USA, and with the way Southern Alabama shot against Texas in the first half, it might have been the Dream Team. But there...


Longhorns set to take on South Alabama in CBE regional round

Stefan Scrafield November 12, 2013

After an impressive win over a resilient Mercer team in its season opener, Texas will look to start the season with consecutive wins for the 12th straight season Tuesday. The Longhorns will host the...


Sophomores take lead on young Texas team

Stefan Scrafield November 8, 2013

With only one upperclassman on scholarship and an unheralded freshman class, this year’s Longhorn basketball team is an underdog. Coming off its worst season of the Rick-Barnes era, not much is...

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