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Longhorns tie for 4th in Calusa Cup after struggling in final round

Longhorns tie for 4th in Calusa Cup after struggling in final round

April 6, 2021

The Longhorns’ trip to Florida wasn’t as kind as they would have hoped. Whether it was the Calusa Pines Golf Club’s challenging terrain, a physical factor or a mental block, the Texas men’s...


Texas men’s golf takes third at National Invitational Tournament

March 22, 2021

The Longhorns are finding their groove at the perfect time.   The Texas men’s golf team finished third at the National Invitational Tournament in Tucson, Arizona, over the weekend, picking...


Texas men’s golf defends home turf in George Hannon Invitational

March 17, 2021

Texas men’s golf couldn’t have asked for an easier travel schedule over the last two weeks. The Longhorns have traveled less than 100 miles from the Forty Acres for each of their last two...


No. 10 Texas golf finish 7th in Cabo Collegiate tournament

March 4, 2021

Travel-wise, Texas golf’s appearance at the Cabo Collegiate at the Tournament Players Club in San Antonio was as easy as it gets for junior Pierceson Coody.  As far as performance, the three-day...

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Texas men’s golf takes 2nd at Border Olympics

February 24, 2021

After 3 ½ months of waiting, Texas golf is back. It wasn’t the spring season opener the Longhorns anticipated, which was originally scheduled to be last week at the All-American Intercollegiate...


Texas Ultimate Frisbee players find outlet from COVID-19 in disc golf

January 29, 2021

David Garcia is familiar with Circle C Ranch’s disc golf course.  The physics senior and Texas Ultimate team member has played the course’s unforgiving trees, rocky terrain and 500-foot...


Texas hires Steve Sarkisian as football head coach

January 2, 2021

Texas has officially hired Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian as its next head football coach, the University announced less than six hours after it fired Tom Herman.  “Hiring...


Texas fires head coach Tom Herman

January 2, 2021

The University of Texas has fired head football coach Tom Herman after four seasons, the University announced in a statement Saturday morning. “With our football season coming to a close, our...


Ehlinger’s Alamo Bowl shoulder injury draws parallels to Texas icon Colt McCoy

December 30, 2020

Sam Ehlinger didn’t take the field for the second half with the rest of the team. Instead, Texas’ senior quarterback stayed behind in the locker room for a few minutes as he traded his helmet,...


Texas football’s 2020 season comes to disappointing end after final game canceled

December 15, 2020

This season hasn’t gone the way the Longhorns expected it to. Losses to TCU, Oklahoma and Iowa State have dashed Texas’ hopes of returning to the Big 12 Championship game and left the Longhorns...


Texas vs. Kansas canceled due to COVID-19 outbreak in Longhorn football program

December 10, 2020

Texas’ upcoming game against Kansas on Saturday has been canceled due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the Longhorns’ football team, the Big 12 announced in a statement Thursday afternoon. “In...


Notes from the opponent: The Kansas State Collegian

December 6, 2020

The Daily Texan spoke with Cameron Bradley, sports editor of The Kansas State Collegian, ahead of this weekend’s matchup between Texas and Kansas State. The Daily Texan: Kansas State got off to...


Herman not concerned with job security after loss, is ‘full steam ahead’ toward Kansas State

December 4, 2020

Tom Herman said he doesn’t have an answer for why Texas fell short to Iowa State for the second-consecutive year last Friday, or why the Longhorns haven’t lived up to their annual expectation...

Defensive focus not an issue ahead of Kansas State, Ash says

December 3, 2020

Texas defensive coordinator Chris Ash has sat on head coach Tom Herman’s increasingly hot seat before. Ash was in the same position as Herman just a season ago when he was the head coach at Rutgers...


Ehlinger’s final drive falls just short in 23-20 senior day loss to No. 13 Iowa State

November 28, 2020

Sam Ehlinger couldn’t save the Longhorns one final time on his senior day. It wasn’t because of a poor performance. The senior quarterback threw for 298 yards, rushed for another 65 and...


Flexing all the way: Chris Brown’s infectious swagger rejuvenates Texas’ defense

November 25, 2020

Flexing comes to Chris Brown’s mind when he breaks up a pass or delivers a big hit to a ball carrier. The motion wasn’t intended to be the redshirt senior safety’s signature celebration....


Ehlinger, Longhorn seniors ‘wouldn’t want it any other way’ ahead of senior day matchup with Cyclones

November 25, 2020

Sam Ehlinger doesn’t regret his infamous, “Longhorn Nation, we’re back!” proclamation at the 2019 Sugar Bowl. The senior quarterback was able to learn from it, he said in a Tuesday...


Ehlinger, Longhorns adopt ‘playoffs’ mindset going into Kansas

November 18, 2020

Sam Ehlinger doesn’t remember Texas’ 2016 loss to Kansas, but Chris Brown does. The then-redshirt freshman didn’t travel to Lawrence, Kansas, that week. Instead, he lay on his bed...

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Freshman running back Robinson settling into offense, not ready for Williams comparisons

November 13, 2020

Bijan Robinson has lived up to the hype so far in his freshman season.  The Texas running back rushed for his first 100-yard game as a college athlete in a 17-13 win over West Virginia Saturday...


Notes from the opponent: The Daily Athenaeum

November 8, 2020

The Daily Texan spoke with Matthew Digby, sports editor of The Daily Athenaeum, ahead of this week’s matchup between Texas and West Virginia. The Daily Texan: This week was obviously very complex...


Texas defensive line shines bright in 17-13 win over West Virginia

November 8, 2020

After struggling to pressure the quarterback and stop the run early in the season, Texas’ defensive line has found its stride in the last three games. The unit’s dominant performances against...


Chris Ash, Texas defensive coaches not coaching ‘to play scared’

November 5, 2020

Texas’ defensive stats may not look promising on paper, but they don’t tell the whole story.  The Longhorns’ defensive unit ranks 60th in total defense out of 103 FBS schools,...


Herman, Longhorns look to overcome woes with unranked opponents against West Virginia

November 4, 2020

Texas’ 41-34 victory over then-No. 6 Oklahoma State on Saturday didn’t show head coach Tom Herman anything he didn’t already know about his team. Herman said in a Tuesday press conference...


Notes from the opponent: The O’Colly

November 1, 2020

The Daily Texan spoke with Sudeep Tumma, sports editor of Oklahoma State’s student newspaper The O’Colly, ahead of Saturday’s matchup between the Longhorns and the No. 6 Cowboys. The...


Longhorns buck No. 6 Cowboys 41–34 in Stillwater

November 1, 2020

Joshua Moore is an overtime hero for the second time this season. Tied with Oklahoma State at 34 on the first possession of overtime, the redshirt sophomore receiver lined up in the slot right of senior...


Graham, Longhorns confident ahead of game against No. 6 Oklahoma State

October 28, 2020

Ta’Quon Graham said he just wants to win. The Texas senior defensive lineman has had enough of the Longhorns losing games in their closing moments because of careless penalties or a lack of execution.  In...


Friendly foes: Human connections tie Texas, Baylor football programs

October 25, 2020

To say the Texas and Baylor football teams are familiar with each other is an understatement. The teams have played each other annually since 1945, and the Bears aggressively flash the “Horns...


Longhorns end two-game skid with 27-16 win over Baylor

October 25, 2020

Texas’ problems may not be solved, but its 27-16 win over Baylor on Saturday helped cool over some of the program’s glaring issues — at least for the next week. Saturday’s...

Texas football coordinators look to right ship against Baylor

October 22, 2020

Last week’s bye couldn’t have come at a better time for the Texas football team. The Longhorns are riding their fourth two-game losing streak since head coach Tom Herman took over the program...

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Ehlinger, Graham say players found ‘common ground’ over ‘The Eyes of Texas’

October 21, 2020

The optics weren’t as they appeared when Sam Ehlinger stayed on the field to sing “The Eyes of Texas” following a quadruple-overtime loss to Oklahoma two weeks ago, the senior quarterback...


Longhorn comeback against Oklahoma falls short in Red River Showdown overtime thriller

October 10, 2020

Texas may have lost to Oklahoma 53-45 on Saturday, but Sam Ehlinger’s late-game heroics etched him into the Red River Rivalry record books. Down 31-17 with 4:38 remaining, the senior quarterback...


Schooling on the field: Texas’ new receiver learns quick as he becomes key player

October 10, 2020

Brenden Schooler is new to the Red River Showdown, but he’s no stranger to intense rivalries. Texas’ graduate transfer slot receiver played in the annual rivalry between Oregon and Oregon...

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Former Texas volleyball player discusses mental health after career-ending injury

October 9, 2020

Editor’s note: This story discusses suicidal thoughts, depression and anxiety. If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24-hour support...


Tom Herman, Longhorns not panicking after football’s upset loss against TCU

October 6, 2020

Tom Herman is no stranger to adversity, so he isn’t panicking after the Longhorns’ 33-31 loss to unranked TCU on Saturday. In a Monday teleconference, the Texas head coach recalled losing...


Notes from the opponent: TCU

October 4, 2020

The Daily Texan spoke with Colin Post, sports editor of TCU’s student newspaper TCU 360, ahead of Saturday’s game between the Longhorns and the Horned Frogs. The Daily Texan: TCU just played...


Penalties haunt Longhorns in 33-31 upset loss to TCU

October 3, 2020

Penalties have been Texas’ kryptonite since head coach Tom Herman took control of the program in 2017. The Longhorns haven’t finished higher than 107th in the nation in fewest penalties in...


Texas coordinators continue chase for perfection against TCU

October 1, 2020

First-year Texas coordinators Chris Ash and Mike Yurcich are chasing perfection this season. The Longhorns made mistakes against Texas Tech on both sides of the ball last Saturday. The defense missed...

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Longhorns learn from Texas Tech scare, look forward to TCU

September 30, 2020

The Tom Herman era at Texas has been nothing short of a roller-coaster ride for Longhorn fans.  Texas narrowly avoided the biggest upset of the college football season last year by hitting a field...


Joshua Moore making most of second chance on Texas football team

September 29, 2020

The first play of Texas football’s season brought tears to the eyes of Joshua Moore’s family.  Just weeks before the start of the 2019 season, the redshirt sophomore receiver was arrested...


Notes from the opponent: The Daily Toreador

September 27, 2020

The Daily Texan spoke with Zach Richards, sports editor of The Daily Toreador, ahead of Texas’ Big 12 opener against Texas Tech. The Daily Texan: What’s your overall evaluation of the team...


Texas football ‘ready to roll’ into Texas Tech’s limited-capacity stadium

September 23, 2020

Texas football’s journey to Lubbock this year won’t be the trip players have grown accustomed to.  The traditionally hostile crowd that packs Jones AT&T Stadium is limited to 25%...

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Texas tailgaters party on, but struggle in football season-opening weekend

September 18, 2020

Texas Athletics may have banned football tailgates due to COVID-19 concerns, but Longhorn fans who still want to tailgate are finding ways to partake in game day fun. On Saturday, Horn-Ball Texas Tailgaters...


No. 9 Longhorns find comfort in new defensive scheme, young depth

September 16, 2020

Texas’ defense may not have executed perfectly in its season opener against the UT-El Paso Miners this past weekend, but its players are finding comfort in the new defensive scheme. The Longhorns...


Big Ticket holders split on new COVID-19 testing requirements for Texas Football attendance

September 15, 2020

Being tested for COVID-19 before a football game is part of the price Texas’ student Big Ticket holders will have to pay to watch the Longhorns at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium this fall. In...


No. 14 Longhorns wallop UTEP Miners 59-3 in season opener

September 13, 2020

There may have been limited crowds and masks on the sideline, but watching Texas crush the UT-El Paso Miners 59-3 in its season opener Saturday night resembled the closest thing to normalcy the Longhorns...


Built different: Recounting Sam Ehlinger’s high school dominance

September 12, 2020

Before Sam Ehlinger was beloved by Texas fans for his heroics on the biggest stages, the Longhorn quarterback was a 6 foot, 1 inch, 207-pound high school kid who broke Drew Brees’ and Nick Foles’...

Texas coordinators ready to resume play-calling as UTEP game approaches

September 10, 2020

First-year Texas coordinators Chris Ash and Mike Yurcich have different boxes to check off in the Longhorns’ season opener against UTEP Saturday. Ash, returning to the role of defensive coordinator...


No asterisk needed: Longhorns ready to kick off 2020 season

September 7, 2020

If there is an asterisk next to the Longhorns’ 2020 season, it won’t matter to Texas head coach Tom Herman.  Never before has a college football season been played with limited or no...


Tailgating banned at home football games, Longhorn Band won’t perform home opener, Texas Athletics says

September 3, 2020

Texas Athletics will not permit tailgating at any home football game this fall, and the Longhorn Band will not perform at the Sept. 12 home opener against UTEP as part of UT’s COVID-19 safety measures,...


Texas Athletics announces salary reductions, furloughs due to COVID-19

September 1, 2020

Texas Athletics plans to reduce salaries for 26 coaches and 273 staff members, and temporarily furlough 11 employees to ensure Texas’ financial stability during the coronavirus pandemic, Texas Athletics...