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Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

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All content by Stefan Scrafield

Big 12 Power Rankings: Oklahoma State moves up after taking down Texas Tech

Stefan Scrafield November 8, 2013

1. Baylor (7-0, 4-0 Big 12, last week: 1) The honeymoon is over for the Bears, it’s time to prove how good they really are. Baylor, whose players have complained about a lack of national respect,...

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National Notebook: Saban to Texas rumors heat up

Stefan Scrafield November 8, 2013

With Mack Brown on the hot seat at Texas, talk of potential replacements is constantly swirling around the 40 Acres. Of course, the most desirable candidate would be Alabama head coach Nick Saban, who...

Big 12 Power Rankings: Red Raiders’ first loss of the year drops them to No. 4

Stefan Scrafield November 1, 2013

1. Baylor (7-0, 4-0, last week: 1) The Bears’ 59-point performance against Kansas was its second-lowest point total of the season. That’s all about to change, as Baylor’s final five...

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National Notebook: Penn State agrees to settlement with child abuse victims

Stefan Scrafield November 1, 2013

Two years after the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal broke, Penn State University has reached a settlement with 26 of the victims. The university announced Monday that it will pay $59.7 million to...

Big 12 Power Rankings: TCU continues to struggle

Stefan Scrafield October 25, 2013

1. Baylor (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) After “struggling” against Kansas State, the Bears’ high-powered offense got back on track with a 71-point performance against lowly Iowa State. Baylor...

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National Notebook: Alabama’s Sunseri out for season

Stefan Scrafield October 25, 2013

Despite crushing Arkansas 52-0, undefeated and top-ranked Alabama suffered another major setback in the injury department last Saturday as junior Vinny Sunseri, the Tide’s starting strong safety,...


Case McCoy developing into clutch performer

Stefan Scrafield October 24, 2013

For students who arrived at the 40 Acres in 2010 — just in time for the football program to spontaneously combust — there is an understanding that the definition of a “big game”...

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Clowney continues to make headlines for all the wrong reasons

Stefan Scrafield October 9, 2013

A season filled with more off-field distraction than on-field success got even worse for Jadeveon Clowney this week. After sitting out last week against Kentucky, many believed he was not medically...

Big 12 Power Rankings: West Virginia plummets after blowout loss

Stefan Scrafield October 9, 2013

1. Oklahoma (5-0, last week: 1)  The Sooners survived a late push from the Horned Frogs last weekend to remain undefeated and atop these rankings. While Oklahoma was able to escape with a win,...

Big 12 Power Rankings: OU takes over top spot

Stefan Scrafield October 3, 2013

1. Oklahoma (4-0) The Sooners jump to No. 1 on this list after handing Notre Dame its first home loss in almost two years. Blake Bell, who has thrown for six touchdowns and no interceptions since taking...

National Notebook: USC begins search for Lane Kiffin’s replacement

Stefan Scrafield October 3, 2013

After firing Lane Kiffin last Saturday, USC athletic director Pat Haden is now tasked with finding his replacement. Haden has stated that he intends to keep the search private, out of respect for...

5 Possible Replacements for Texas AD Deloss Dodds

Stefan Scrafield October 2, 2013

President William Powers Jr.  and the UT System Board of Regents are set to begin the search for a replacement for retiring Texas men’s head athletic director DeLoss Dodds. While Dodds’...


After sustaining concussion, coaches should force Ash to sit

Stefan Scrafield September 20, 2013

It’s pretty simple — the Longhorns are in desperate need of a win over Kansas State, and junior quarterback David Ash gives them the best chance to do that. But if head coach Mack Brown...

Big 12 Power Rankings: Texas Tech moves up after beating TCU

Stefan Scrafield September 20, 2013

1. Oklahoma State (2-0, last week: 1) Despite plenty of off-the-field distractions, the Cowboys continue to roll. Another blowout victory has the Pokes opening their Big 12 schedule in Morgantown as...

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National Notebook: Pelini pleading for fan support after tirade

Stefan Scrafield September 20, 2013

Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini’s profanity-laced tirade made national headlines earlier this week and now he’s doing what he can to salvage his image. Pelini, who was recorded criticizing...

Baylor jumps to No. 2 in this week’s Big 12 Power Rankings

Stefan Scrafield September 13, 2013

1. Oklahoma State (1-0, last week: 1) Once again the Cowboys performance was much more dominant than the scoreboard reflected on Saturday. The Pokes 56-35 win over UTSA at the Alamodome would have...

National notebook: Ongoing scandal engulfs Oklahoma St.

Stefan Scrafield September 13, 2013

The Oklahoma Sate Cowboys football program is getting beat up by Sports Illustrated, and the blows just keep getting worse.  SI is releasing a five-part investigative series into the Cowboys football...

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Big 12 Power Rankings: Could this be Texas’ year?

Stefan Scrafield August 30, 2013

1. Oklahoma State University The Cowboys home schedule includes Oklahoma, TCU, Baylor and Kansas State, with their only road challenge coming in Austin against the Longhorns. While the Pokes bounced...


National notebook: Manziel suspended for first half of opener against Rice

Stefan Scrafield August 30, 2013

Texas A&M and the NCAA have finally come to a decision in the Johnny Manziel autograph scandal. The Aggies star quarterback has been suspended for the first half of Texas A&M’s season opener...

Texas soccer off to strong start after opening weekend

Stefan Scrafield August 28, 2013

Texas couldn’t have asked for much more from its first two home games of the season. Coming off a 6-1 blowout of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in its only preseason contest, the Longhorns kicked...

Longhorns hire Aston to lead women’s basketball program

Stefan Scrafield April 4, 2012

Six years after leaving her post as recruiting coordinator at Texas, Karen Aston has rejoined the Longhorns, this time as their head coach. Aston, who is just the fourth head coach in program history,...


Aston likely to be named coach Tuesday as regents allow hiring

Stefan Scrafield April 3, 2012

The Longhorns got one step closer to signing their next head coach on Monday. The University of Texas System Board of Regents authorized the hiring of a new women’s basketball coach in a special...

Texas women’s basketball coach Gail Goestenkors resigns

Stefan Scrafield March 20, 2012

Two days after losing her fifth straight NCAA Tournament game, Texas head coach Gail Goestenkors resigned on Monday. Despite the timing of her resignation, Goestenkors said her departure was not a result...

Longhorns lose to Mountaineers in first round of NCAA tournament

Stefan Scrafield March 18, 2012

For the fourth time in as many years, Texas has failed to advance past the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The ninth-seeded Longhorns lost their first game of the tournament, 68-55, at the hands of...

Longhorns face Lady Raiders in Big 12 Championship opener

Stefan Scrafield March 7, 2012

Fresh off their most impressive win of the season, the Longhorns will look to make it four in a row and nail down a spot in the NCAA tournament against Texas Tech (18-12, 6-12 Big 12) tonight. After beating...


Anderson has career night as Longhorns crush Aggies

Stefan Scrafield March 5, 2012

Yvonne Anderson turned in the best performance of her career on Sunday afternoon. In her final home game as a Longhorn and in Texas' last scheduled meeting with Texas A&M, the senior guard helped...


Longhorns look to sweep Aggies on Senior Night

Stefan Scrafield March 2, 2012

Texas’ seniors could not have drawn up a more dramatic departure. The veteran trio will play their final game at the Frank Erwin Center on Sunday in what will also be the last Big 12 meeting between...


Goestenkors gets win No. 100 as Longhorns defeat Sooners.

Stefan Scrafield February 27, 2012

Head coach Gail Goestenkors got her 100th victory at Texas as the Longhorns were able to stay in the NCAA Tournament hunt with an 87-62 victory over the Oklahoma Sooners (18-10, 10-6) at the Frank Erwin...


Lady Bears stomp Longhorns, remain undefeated

Stefan Scrafield February 22, 2012

In need of a signature win to boost their tournament resume, the Longhorns came out flat and found themselves on the wrong end of a milestone performance from Brittney Griner and the No. 1 Baylor Bears...


Longhorns look for third straight at Kansas State

Stefan Scrafield February 17, 2012

Coming off two very crucial victories at home, the Longhorns will look to win their third straight game and continue their NCAA tournament push as they take their show on the road this weekend. Texas...


Longhorns pull away in defensive struggle

Stefan Scrafield February 16, 2012

For the first time since 2011, the Longhorns have won consecutive games. Texas (15-10, 5-8 Big 12) got one step closer to the NCAA tournament with a much-needed 63-54 victory over Texas Tech (17-8, 5-8...


Longhorns dominate Oklahoma State, end losing streak

Stefan Scrafield February 13, 2012

Desperate for a win to keep their tournament hopes alive, the Longhorns got a much needed boost from an unusual source. Sophomore forward Anne Marie Hartung, who had scored in double figures just seven...


Longhorns look to turn it around at home against Cowgirls

Stefan Scrafield February 10, 2012

It’s been more than two weeks since the Longhorns won a game and, with only seven regular season contests left on the schedule, wins are at a premium. Texas’ last victory came on Jan. 25 against...


Longhorns tank latest road game

Stefan Scrafield February 9, 2012

With a chance to end a three-game losing skid and improve its NCAA tournament odds, Texas never gave itself a chance against Kansas on Wednesday night. Another slow start and a poor defensive performance...


No. 1 Baylor remains undefeated

Stefan Scrafield February 8, 2012

The Baylor Bears (24-0, 11-0 Big 12) are having the best year in school history and are showing no signs of slowing down as they cruise through their conference schedule. The Bears, whose perfect record...

Longhorns continue to struggle with turnovers, lose third straight

Stefan Scrafield February 6, 2012

We've all heard it before: too many turnovers and poor defensive play lead to another Longhorn loss. That was the case once again Saturday afternoon as Texas (13-9, 3-7 Big 12) turned the ball over...

Kansas State squeaks past sloppy Longhorns

Stefan Scrafield February 2, 2012

Inconsistent guard play and their inability to establish an offensive identity in the post cost the Longhorns an opportunity to move up in the Big 12 standings at the Frank Erwin Center Wednesday night. Texas...


Reed learning from rehab experience

Stefan Scrafield February 1, 2012

More than anything, Cokie Reed’s rehab journey has been a learning experience. Coming in as one of the most highly touted recruits of the Gail Goestenkors era, Reed’s arrival at Texas had...


Longhorns lose nail-biter to Lady Raiders

Stefan Scrafield January 30, 2012

The No. 21 Texas Tech Lady Raiders (15-5, 3-5 Big 12) ended a five-game losing streak with a dramatic, 75-71, victory over the Longhorns (13-7, 3-5 Big 12) in Lubbock on Saturday afternoon. After senior...


Longhorn guards lead Texas to blowout victory over Missouri

Stefan Scrafield January 26, 2012

After struggling to find their rhythm in Norman, the Longhorn guards were not about to be outplayed at home on Wednesday night. The Texas backcourt combined to score 54 of the team’s 75 points while...


Slow starts and offensive woes have Longhorns struggling

Stefan Scrafield January 24, 2012

While the women’s struggles have received less attention than their male counterparts, Texas hasn’t quite lived up to expectations so far this year. Slow starts, poor offensive execution and...


Longhorns look to move up the conference standings against Oklahoma

Stefan Scrafield January 20, 2012

Coming off a close victory over a feisty Iowa State squad, the Longhorns will look to get to the .500 mark in conference play this Saturday against the Oklahoma Sooners. Both Texas (12-5, 2-3 Big 12)...


Longhorns come out on top of back-and-forth battle with Iowa State

Stefan Scrafield January 19, 2012

Despite struggling to pull away all night, Texas was able to capitalize when it mattered most and come away with a big conference win at the Frank Erwin Center on Wednesday. After a couple clutch Iowa...


Texas women’s basketball struggle through roller coaster holiday schedule

Stefan Scrafield January 17, 2012

With a couple upset losses and a shocking conference victory, the presents under the Christmas tree weren’t the only surprises for the Texas women’s basketball team this holiday season. The...

Longhorn’s come back to beat North Texas

Stefan Scrafield December 19, 2011

The #24 Longhorn’s (8-2) danced to a 71-62 victory over the North Texas Mean Green (7-5) in the fourth annual Texas Two-Step on Saturday night. After trailing by as many as 11 points early in the...

Longhorns continue mid-major dominance, down Arkansas-Pine Bluff 79-40

Stefan Scrafield December 15, 2011

The #24 Longhorn’s (7-2) got back on track on Wednesday afternoon with a 79-40 blowout win over the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions (0-8). With the win, the Longhorns remain undefeated (7-0) against...

Longhorns look to make it six in a row against #8 Tennessee

Stefan Scrafield December 2, 2011

The Longhorns are heating up and their timing couldn’t be any better. Texas has now won five consecutive games, including a come-from-behind victory over California this past weekend to clinch the...

Texas coach Goestenkors had strong relationship with Oklahoma State coaches

Stefan Scrafield November 21, 2011

Oklahoma State Cowgirls’ head coach Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna died late Thursday night when the private, single-engine plane carrying them on a recruiting trip crashed just west...

Longhorns look to make it two in a row against Alcorn State

Stefan Scrafield November 18, 2011

The Longhorns (1-1) will look to cap off an excellent week with their second consecutive win when they take on the Alcorn State Lady Braves on Sunday afternoon. Texas, who signed high-schooler Imani Stafford...

Longhorns hold off Lady Lions for first win of season

Stefan Scrafield November 15, 2011

It wasn’t pretty. Some might have even called it ugly, but the Longhorns left the Frank Erwin Center with their first victory of the season on Monday night. Despite missing 10 layups, turning the...

No. 24 Longhorns open season against No. 5 Stanford

Stefan Scrafield November 11, 2011

Texas head coach Gail Goestenkors will look to get to 5-0 in season openers when the Longhorns take on No. 5 Stanford at home tonight. It is the first time since 2004 that the Longhorns, who are ranked...

Longhorns look to rebound after early tournament exit

Stefan Scrafield October 27, 2011

After three consecutive first-round exits at the NCAA tournament, head coach Gail Goestenkors and the Longhorns will rely on veteran leadership and young talent to push them deeper into the postseason. Despite...

Texas women’s golf wins season opener for first time in 10 years

Stefan Scrafield September 14, 2011

For the first time since 2001, the Texas women’s golf team was victorious in the season’s opening tournament. After going back and fourth with the Auburn Tigers all day long, the Longhorns...

Strauss, Pressell both shoot 74 as Texas takes nine-stroke lead

Stefan Scrafield September 13, 2011

Texas kicked off the “Mo” Morial Invitational on Sunday with an 11-over-par 299, good for second place, three strokes back of the Auburn Tigers’ opening round 296. The highlight of the...

Women’s golf team gets boost from freshman recruit

Stefan Scrafield September 9, 2011

They say the only thing harder than winning a championship is defending one. For the first time since 2004, the Texas women’s golf team will be faced with such a challenge. The Longhorns won their...


Club athletes head into playoffs with hopes of garnering conference title

Stefan Scrafield April 29, 2011

Forget about the past. From now on, it’s win or go home for the Longhorns. After posting a perfect record during conference play, the Texas club baseball team will look to take two of three...

Women’s swimming & diving: Longhorns move into sixth at NCAAs

Stefan Scrafield March 19, 2011

With only six women competing in Friday evening’s eight events, it was a quality over quantity approach that moved Texas into sixth place by the end of the second night of the NCAA swimming and...

Texas finishes first day in seventh

Stefan Scrafield March 18, 2011

For the first time in nine years, the Longhorns hopped into their own pool to kick off the 2011 Women’s NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. They exited the pool on Thursday evening in...

Divers prepare for Zone D meet

Stefan Scrafield March 11, 2011

The Longhorn divers will look to build upon their post-season success at this weekends’ Zone D diving meet. With 11 Texas swimmers having already qualified for the NCAA Swimming and Diving...

Swimmers acclimate to unusual distances in yearly charity meet

Stefan Scrafield February 10, 2011

The Texas women’s swimming and diving team is peaking at the perfect time. Wednesday night’s 77-60 victory over Houston made it three in a row for the Longhorns, who appear to have put...

UT peaking, streak on line against Cougs in Houston

Stefan Scrafield February 9, 2011

Fresh off of a dominant performance Saturday against visiting SMU, Texas looks to continue its winning ways at the University of Houston’s CRWC Natatorium tonight. The Longhorns head into...

Coach diagnosed with cancer fights to get back to team

Stefan Scrafield February 4, 2011

It has been a difficult year for the UT club hockey team. For assistant coach Jim White, the battles that take place on the ice have taken a backseat. While the Longhorns have faced off against...

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