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Opponents to Watch: vs. Oklahoma State

Steve Helwick October 20, 2017

DeQuinton Osborne Defensive tackle, #91 Oklahoma State lost its star defensive tackle Vincent Taylor, who blocked several kicks against Texas last year, to the NFL, but the Cowboys have found the...

Games to Watch: Week 8

Steve Helwick October 20, 2017

Iowa State at Texas Tech Saturday, 11 a.m., FS1 Before the season, this game looked like a matchup between two programs in the basement of the Big 12. But Iowa State and Texas Tech have surprised...


Texas showcases young talent at Gregory

Steve Helwick October 19, 2017

The Longhorns ushered in the 2017-18 season on Wednesday night with a format that looked to mirror NBA All-Star Weekend. The actual intrasquad scrimmage was not the only spectacle of the night at the Texas...

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Faith, work ethic guide Wren on unlikely journey

Steve Helwick October 13, 2017

Erick Wren is in the midst of his second season as the starting center for Oklahoma, one of college football’s perennial powerhouses. But the collegiate journey didn’t start in Norman, Oklahoma...

Opponents to Watch: vs. Oklahoma

Steve Helwick October 13, 2017

Baker Mayfield Quarterback, #6 After captaining a landmark upset over then-No. 2 Ohio State on Sept. 9, Mayfield once again established his presence in the college football world by planting a flag...

Games to Watch: Week 7

Steve Helwick October 13, 2017

No. 24 Texas Tech at West Virginia Saturday, 11 a.m., ESPNU Although it appeared life after former quarterback Patrick Mahomes II would be tough for the Red Raiders, Texas Tech earned its first ranking...

Opponents to Watch: vs. Kansas State

Steve Helwick October 6, 2017

Jesse Ertz Quarterback, #16 The senior quarterback is just as renowned for his mobility as he is his throwing arm. Ertz attacks effectively in both ways, even though he rarely passes over 25 times...

Games to Watch: Week Six

Steve Helwick October 6, 2017

No. 23 West Virginia at No. 8 TCU Saturday, 2:30 p.m., FS1 After watching 4–0 TCU dominate its competition through a quarter of the 2017 season, it’s hard to believe this same team fared...

Stock Up, Stock Down: Week Six

Steve Helwick October 6, 2017

Stock up Georgia Bulldogs After posting an 8–5 record during head coach Kirby Smart’s first year on campus, the Bulldogs have completed the leap from good to great in the second season...

Opponents to Watch: vs. Iowa State

Steve Helwick September 28, 2017

Jacob Park Quarterback, #10 The former Elite 11 quarterback has revived Iowa State’s offense in his first season as a primary collegiate starter. In the Cyclones’ three contests, Park...

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Lanning thrives in atypical position change

Steve Helwick September 28, 2017

For 14 games over the past two seasons, Iowa State’s Joel Lanning lined up under center as the team’s starting quarterback. But in his senior season in Ames, Iowa, the player who formerly captained...

Games to Watch: Week Five

Steve Helwick September 28, 2017

No. 5 USC at No. 16 Washington State Friday, 9:30 p.m., ESPN About a decade ago, a USC-Washington State matchup would’ve been the most lopsided in the Pac-12, but head coach Mike Leach...

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USC’s Mitchell getting back on track after ACL tear

Steve Helwick September 15, 2017

USC wide receiver Steven Mitchell Jr. sprinted out of the tunnel at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Sept. 2 with a feeling of renewal and optimism. The redshirt senior had been restricted from...

Opponents to Watch: vs. No. 4 USC

Steve Helwick September 15, 2017

Sam Darnold Quarterback, #14 Sitting at 1–2 to start 2016, USC looked primed for a nightmare season. But head coach Clay Helton entered Darnold into the equation and the Trojans have looked...

Games to Watch: Week Three

Steve Helwick September 15, 2017

No. 25 UCLA at Memphis Saturday, 11 a.m., ABC Memphis last played in August, after the team’s conference match against UCF was canceled. But the upset-hungry Tigers host a home game against...


Velichko inspires Spartan teammates to serve

Steve Helwick September 8, 2017

On the field, it’s hard to miss Nate Velichko. The senior right tackle anchors the San Jose State offensive line, standing 6-feet-7-inches tall in the Spartans’ signature blue and gold. Off...

Opponents to Watch: vs. San Jose State

Steve Helwick September 8, 2017

Bailey Gaither Wide receiver, #84 After just two appearances on the gridiron this season, Gaither looks poised for a breakout campaign. The sophomore saw limited action in 2016, but he has emerged...

Opponents to Watch: vs. Maryland

Steve Helwick September 1, 2017

Ty Johnson Running back, #6 Johnson enters 2017 with his first 1,000-yard season of his collegiate year behind him. The junior shined on several occasions last year, breaking the 140-yard rushing...

Games to Watch: Week One

Steve Helwick September 1, 2017

No. 11 Michigan vs. No. 17 Florida Saturday, 2:30 p.m., ABC The Wolverines and Gators clash in Arlington to open 2017 as fringe contenders in their respective conferences. Michigan leads the all-time...


Foreman selected by Houston Texans

Steve Helwick April 29, 2017

The first and only Texas Longhorn came off the draft board late Friday night. The Houston Texans selected former Texas running back D’Onta Foreman in the third round with the 89th overall pick...


All-American offensive tackle Connor Williams returns to Texas

Steve Helwick April 25, 2017

Although the 2017 NFL Draft is Thursday, one of Texas’ most talented prospects is returning to the 40 Acres.  After finishing 2016 as a true sophomore, offensive tackle Connor Williams must...


New, $10,500 football lockers among the nation’s elite

Steve Helwick April 19, 2017

Tom Herman charged at the wooden lockers armed with a massive rubber mallet in his hands. The head football coach sported a bright yellow construction vest and a hard hat as he swung repeatedly with maximum...


Spring game gives peek at Herman era

Steve Helwick April 16, 2017

Tom Herman rounded up his players into a tight ring Saturday afternoon at Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium. The offense gathered around in white jerseys, and the defense donned burnt orange.  Herman...

Texas gets first glimpse of Herman era at Spring Game

Steve Helwick April 14, 2017

On Saturday, fans decked in orange and white will flood into Darrell K. Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium, as they do six times a year in the fall. But this time, the intrigue is not in whether the team...


Warren eyes return to the field

Steve Helwick April 5, 2017

Texas’ running game drew headlines during the 2016 season due to the on-field success of D’Onta Foreman. Despite Foreman’s incredible 2,000-yard season, however, there was still a missing...


Foreman impresses scouts at Pro Day

Steve Helwick March 29, 2017

Scouts of all 32 NFL teams flooded through the revolving door at Texas’ indoor practice facility. It was Pro Day for Texas, with 15 Longhorns demonstrating their abilities in front of a horde of...

Herman’s two demands addressed in first practice

Steve Helwick March 8, 2017

Dressed in a white cap, a black pullover and shorts, an energized Tom Herman sprinted across Red River Street immediately after vehicles cleared the area. “It’s like Frogger,” he yelled...


Texas lands key recruits, misses key opportunities on National Signing Day

Steve Helwick February 2, 2017

Wednesday marked a hectic day in college football. As desks topped with college-branded hats scattered across the nation, high school seniors committed to their football futures on National Signing Day. A...


Shakeups affect Big 12 standings

Steve Helwick January 25, 2017

West Virginia knocks off Kansas The No. 18 Mountaineers fed off of a rabid home crowd in Morgantown to down the No. 2 Jayhawks, 85-69. Kansas led 59-58 with under 10 minutes remaining, but Bob Huggins’...


Herman sets sights on top recruits as Signing Day approaches

Steve Helwick January 24, 2017

The Longhorns are casting their rods for sought-after recruits as National Signing Day sits just eight days away.  Gary Johnson, the eighth-ranked junior college prospect, committed to Texas via...

McKnight opens up on new role as Texas strength and conditioning coach

Steve Helwick January 23, 2017

With new coaching comes new conditioning. The Texas Longhorns have undergone their first week of workouts under new strength and conditioning coach Yancy McKnight. The former Rice, Iowa State and Houston...

Texas offseason begins with overhauled staff

Steve Helwick January 19, 2017

Texas sits in the midst of an eventful offseason after finishing with three-straight losing seasons for the first time since the 1930s.  Texas appointed Tom Herman as its successor to former...


Texas downs Vaqueros in first tournament match

Steve Helwick December 3, 2016

Packed grandstands and an uproar of the crowd can only mean one thing at Gregory Gym in December — it’s tournament time. Texas kicked off its opening game of the 2016 NCAA Volleyball Championship...


Big 12 Notebook: Baylor continues losing skid

Steve Helwick November 29, 2016

Bedlam rivalry game to decide Big 12 title  Two bitter rivals will meet in Norman, Oklahoma, this weekend to determine the conference champion. No. 8 Oklahoma (9-2) and No. 10 Oklahoma State (9-2)...

Heisman Watch: Week 12

Steve Helwick November 22, 2016

Lamar Jackson, Louisville quarterback 2016: 3,109 passing yards, 1,367 rushing yards, 47 total touchdowns Louisville lost 36-10 to Houston on ESPN’s main network as a stand-alone game Thursday...

Games to Watch: Week 12

Steve Helwick November 22, 2016

Washington vs. Washington State (Apple Cup) Friday — 2:30 p.m. — FS1 For the first time in the conference’s history, neither Stanford nor Oregon will play for the Pac-12 championship. Instead,...

Players to Watch: vs. TCU

Steve Helwick November 22, 2016

Kenny Hill Quarterback #7 In 2014, Hill manufactured a magical start to Texas A&M’s season. Nicknamed “Kenny Trill,” his name frequently appeared on early-season Heisman-contender lists. Hill...


Longhorns look to finish strong during home stretch

Steve Helwick November 18, 2016

Texas continues to trail Kansas in the Big 12 standings, but its eyes are cast upon a different team from the Sunflower State this weekend. The No. 7 Longhorns (20–4, 12–2 Big 12) will match...

Players to Watch: vs. Kansas

Steve Helwick November 18, 2016

Carter Stanley Quarterback #9 Stanley is the newest option at quarterback for the 1-9 Jayhawks.  The redshirt freshman guided Kansas to its closest game in weeks, only falling by seven...

Heisman Watch: Week 11

Steve Helwick November 18, 2016

1. Lamar Jackson, Louisville quarterback 2016: 2,898 passing yards, 1,334 rushing yards, 46 total touchdowns Down 12-0 at home against Wake Forest, Louisville was in an unfamiliar position. Jackson’s...

Games to Watch: Week 11

Steve Helwick November 18, 2016

No. 11 Oklahoma State vs. TCU Saturday – 11 a.m. – FS1 Saturday is slated with games carrying Big 12 title implications. Oklahoma State survived Texas Tech after the Red Raiders shanked...


Longhorns cruise to victory against Red Raiders

Steve Helwick November 17, 2016

After blowing a 2-1 lead against Iowa State in Ames, Iowa on Saturday, a return to home-court was exactly what the Longhorns needed to regroup as the season draws to a finish.  No. 7 Texas (20-4,...


Cyclones upset Longhorns in Ames

Steve Helwick November 14, 2016

Up 2-1, No. 5 Texas seemed destined to defeat Iowa State and leave Ames, Iowa, with a 12–1 conference record.  But 72 serves later, the Longhorns found themselves in an unfamiliar position....


Texas prepares for final road match of the season

Steve Helwick November 11, 2016

The Longhorns hit the road to play Iowa State this weekend in Ames, Iowa. Texas hopes the next time it has to travel will be further down the line in the middle of a lengthy tournament run.  Last...

Games to Watch: Week 10

Steve Helwick November 11, 2016

Baylor vs. No. 11 Oklahoma Saturday – 11 a.m. – ABC Baylor rolled through an easy schedule, but is finally facing reality. TCU throttled the Bears 62-22 in McLane Stadium last...

Opposing players to watch against West Virginia

Steve Helwick November 11, 2016

Skyler Howard Quarterback #3 Howard is the wizard behind West Virginia’s 7-1 record. The senior quarterback has thrived off of an accurate season, throwing 16 touchdowns and only six interceptions...


Heisman Watch Week 10

Steve Helwick November 11, 2016

1. Lamar Jackson, Louisville quarterback 2016: 2,753 passing yards, 1,181 rushing yards, 45 total touchdowns All Jackson needed was one half to prove why he is the Heisman frontrunner.  He...

Opposing Players to Watch: vs. Texas Tech

Steve Helwick November 4, 2016

Patrick Mahomes II Quarterback (#5) It’s been a record-setting year for the junior, who leads college football in passing yards with an almost 600-yard advantage over the second-highest total. Mahomes...

Heisman Watch Week Nine

Steve Helwick November 4, 2016

1. Lamar Jackson, Louisville quarterback 2016: 2,522 passing yards, 996 rushing yards, 38 total touchdowns It may not have been in his typical dominating fashion, but Jackson delivered a Heisman-caliber...

Games to Watch for Week 9

Steve Helwick November 4, 2016

No. 8 Wisconsin vs. Northwestern Saturday – 11 a.m. – ABC The two Big Ten West teams combine to allow 36.7 points per game on defense, so expect a low-scoring struggle similar to last year’s...


Longhorns rebound against Horned Frogs

Steve Helwick November 3, 2016

No. 5 Texas roared back from a rough start to defeat TCU in Fort Worth on Wednesday, winning 3-1 to improve its record to 18–3, 10–1 Big 12.  The Longhorns exercised their demons from...


Longhorns gear up for tough road game at Kansas

Steve Helwick October 28, 2016

The Longhorns will pack their bags, board a plane and head to the Midwest this weekend for their toughest road test yet. No. 2 Texas (17–2, 9–0 Big 12) looks to defend its undefeated conference...

Players to watch vs. Baylor

Steve Helwick October 28, 2016

Seth Russell Quarterback #17 The senior quarterback was sidelined with a neck injury that required surgery to end a promising 2015 season. Russell has yet to lose a game as a starter...

Heisman Watch: Week Eight

Steve Helwick October 28, 2016

1. Lamar Jackson, Louisville quarterback 2016: 2,161 passing yards, 908 rushing yards, 34 total touchdowns Jackson steamrolled North Carolina State 54-13 on Saturday, accounting for 431 total...


Heisman Watch Week 9

Steve Helwick October 28, 2016

1. Lamar Jackson, Louisville quarterback 2016: 2,161 passing yards, 908 rushing yards, 34 total touchdowns Jackson steamrolled North Carolina State 54-13 on Saturday, accounting for 431 total...

Games to Watch

Steve Helwick October 28, 2016

No. 10 West Virginia vs. Oklahoma State Saturday – 11 a.m. – FOX The Mountaineers keep climbing in the polls. West Virginia is off to a 6-0 start, and has rolled through Big 12 play. The...


Longhorns sweep Sooners to stay perfect in the Big 12

Steve Helwick October 27, 2016

Prior to its matchup with Oklahoma on Wednesday, Texas rolled through the entire Big 12 en route to an 8–0 start. The Longhorns overwhelmed opponents with their prowess up the middle and firepower...


Longhorns look to preserve win streak against Red Raiders

Steve Helwick October 21, 2016

Only 384 miles separate Texas and Texas Tech. But so far in 2016, the two programs live on opposite sides of the spectrum in terms of volleyball. The No. 2 Longhorns (15–2, 7–0 Big 12)...

Players to Watch: vs. Kansas State

Steve Helwick October 21, 2016

Jesse Ertz Quarterback #16 In 2015, Jesse Ertz rushed once for five yards. That’s all the action the quarterback saw before a season-ending ACL injury. Now a redshirt sophomore, Ertz is...

Heisman Watch Week 7

Steve Helwick October 21, 2016

1. Lamar Jackson, Louisville quarterback 2016: 1,806 passing yards, 832 rushing yards, 30 total touchdowns A 24-14 home win over Duke ranks as Louisville’s worst offensive performance of the...

Games to Watch: Week 7

Steve Helwick October 21, 2016

No. 6 Texas A&M vs. No. 1 Alabama Saturday – 2:30 p.m. – CBS According to Vegas, 18.5 points is the gap between No. 1 and No. 6 in college football.  The opening spread...


Longhorns take down TCU, continue win streak

Steve Helwick October 20, 2016

Pink and orange flooded into the doors of Gregory Gym on Wednesday evening. A crowd of 3,227 watched the Longhorns (15-2, Big 12 7-0) take on TCU on Breast Cancer Awareness Night, aiming to avenge last...

Opposing Players to Watch: vs. Iowa State

Steve Helwick October 14, 2016

Joel Lanning Quarterback Lanning pioneered the 24-0 shutout of Texas for the Cyclones in 2015.  The junior has stepped up his game after a slow 0-3 start for Iowa State. In his last three contests,...

Heisman watch: Week 6

Steve Helwick October 14, 2016

1. Lamar Jackson, Louisville quarterback 2016: 1,625 passing yards, 688 rushing yards, 28 total touchdowns Jackson did not accumulate a single yard or touchdown in week six. Instead, his Louisville...

Games to Watch: Week Six

Steve Helwick October 14, 2016

Kansas State vs. No. 19 Oklahoma Saturday – 11 a.m. – FS1 Oklahoma is coming off a narrow 45-40 victory over Texas last Saturday, and is attempting to salvage its 1-2 start to the year. The...


Blocks lift Longhorns to sixth-straight win in conference play

Steve Helwick October 13, 2016

It was a block party in Waco on Wednesday night. The No. 4 Longhorns (14-2, 6-0 Big 12) capitalized on a strong effort at the net to overwhelm Baylor (15-6, 3-2 Big 12) en route to a 3-1 victory and...


Texas battles Iowa State Saturday night

Steve Helwick October 7, 2016

After a week off, the Longhorns return to action Saturday night. Texas (12–2, 4–0 Big 12) holds a four-game winning streak entering its battle with Iowa State in Austin. Meanwhile,...


Players to watch: vs. Oklahoma

Steve Helwick October 5, 2016

Baker Mayfield Quarterback Mayfield placed fourth in the 2015 Heisman Trophy race, accumulating 34 first place votes in the ceremony.  His junior year did not have an ideal beginning...

Games to watch: Week 5

Steve Helwick October 5, 2016

LSU vs. No. 18 Florida Saturday – 11 a.m. – ABC LSU claims three consecutive games in this series, and enters Saturday morning’s edition with a 3-2 record. LSU interim coach...

Heisman watch: Week 5

Steve Helwick October 5, 2016

Lamar Jackson Louisville quarterback 2016: 1,625 passing yards, 688 rushing yards, 28 total touchdowns  Jackson’s quest for an undefeated season ended at the hands of Clemson in Death...


Texas slides past Kansas State in five sets

Steve Helwick October 3, 2016

It was a game of call-and-response Saturday night, until a fifth set forced a sudden-death ending. After trading sets on the road in Manhattan, Kansas, No. 4 Texas (12–2, 4–0 Big 12) defeated...


Opposing players to watch

Steve Helwick September 30, 2016

Justice Hill Running back Hill burst onto the scene for the Cowboys during their week four loss to No. 13 Baylor. The freshman served as a bright spot in the defeat, accruing a career high 122...

Heisman Watch: Week Four

Steve Helwick September 30, 2016

1. Lamar Jackson, Louisville quarterback 2016: 1,330 passing yards, 526 rushing yards, 25 total touchdowns Jackson’s offensive dominance was noted after the first two weeks but exploded to...

Games to Watch: Week Four

Steve Helwick September 30, 2016

No. 7 Stanford vs. No. 10 Washington Friday – 8 p.m. – ESPN The first of three top-10 matchups commences Friday night, when Stanford travels to Seattle for their first ranked test this...


Longhorns take down Sooners, extend road streak

Steve Helwick September 29, 2016

Texas exited Norman, Oklahoma on Wednesday night hoisting a 10-game winning streak in conference play. The No. 5 Longhorns overcame an early deficit to slide past the Oklahoma 3-1 on the road....


Defense plays key role in emergence of the Longhorns

Steve Helwick September 27, 2016

The best defense is a good offense — but not for Texas. Defense wins championships. It’s a mantra attributed to renowned college football coach Bear Bryant, but often applied to...


Dalton emerging as leader as conference play heats up

Steve Helwick September 23, 2016

The No. 5 Longhorns were short-handed heading into Tuesday’s match at West Virginia.  Texas (9–2, 1–0 Big 12) needed a new setter to boost its offense with senior setter Chloe...


Texas volleyball finalizes non-conference play against Wisconsin

Steve Helwick September 16, 2016

After sweeping a ranked team in No. 16 Texas A&M on Wednesday, Texas battles another formidable opponent this weekend. The No. 6 Wisconsin Badgers travel to Austin for a showdown against the No....

Heisman Watch: week three

Steve Helwick September 15, 2016

Christian McCaffrey, Stanford running back 2016: 126 rushing yards, 40 receiving yards, 2 rushing touchdowns Nothing changed for McCaffrey in week two. Benefiting from a bye week, the 2015 Heisman...


Games to watch: Week three

Steve Helwick September 15, 2016

No. 2 Florida State vs. No. 10 Louisville Saturday – 11 a.m. – ABC Saturday morning kicks off with the season’s first top-10 matchup. Louisville has transformed into an offensive...


Texas sweeps A&M in volleyball to continue winning streak

Steve Helwick September 15, 2016

An excerpt from Texas’ fight song reads “goodbye to A&M,” and the Longhorns quickly discarded their old rival on Wednesday.  No. 2 Texas swept No. 16 Texas A&M at...


Texas surges past Colorado State, Wichita State

Steve Helwick September 12, 2016

The momentum keeps on rolling for No. 3 Texas. The Longhorns (7-1) swept Colorado State, 3-0, on Friday night at the Rams Volleyball Classic. They completed the tournament with a 3-1 victory over Wichita...


Texas takes on Colorado State, Wichita State this weekend

Steve Helwick September 9, 2016

Although No. 3 Texas is loaded with several returning players from last year’s Final Four team, freshman outside hitter Micaya White has emerged as a key player in Texas’ recent four-game win...

Heisman Watch: Week Two

Steve Helwick September 8, 2016

1. Nick Chubb, Georgia running back 2016: 222 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns, 6.9 yards per carry When Chubb took the field against North Carolina, his season-ending knee injury in 2015...

Games to watch: vs. UTEP

Steve Helwick September 8, 2016

Penn State vs. Pittsburgh Saturday – 11 a.m. – ESPN Two of college football’s most bitter rivals of yesteryear finally reunite at Heinz Field Saturday morning. The two storied Keystone State...


Fast starts instrumental to Texas’ success

Steve Helwick September 7, 2016

The announcement of the starting lineups rings throughout the arena. Each Longhorn assumes her position on the court to begin the match.  And after the first serve, it doesn’t take...


Volleyball sweeps Army, Miami to close out American Campus Classic

Leah Vann and Steve Helwick September 6, 2016

No. 3 Texas is starting to find its identity. After getting swept by No. 1 Nebraska on opening weekend, the Longhorns (5-1) regained their form this weekend in the American Campus Classic while sweeping...


Longhorns roll past Army to win third straight game

Steve Helwick September 3, 2016

Straying an eye away from the ball for even a split second can be dangerous in volleyball. And that was the case for the Army Black Knights on Friday night. No. 3 Texas swept Army 3-0 at Gregory...


Longhorns defeat UTSA, Lipscomb in double-header

Steve Helwick September 2, 2016

Applause shook throughout Gregory Gymnasium on Thursday night during the Longhorns’ 3-0 victory over UTSA.  The win was the second of the day for No. 3 Texas. Earlier in the afternoon,...

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Games to Watch: Week One

Steve Helwick September 2, 2016

No. 3 Oklahoma vs. No. 15 Houston  Saturday – 11 a.m. – ABC    Saturday’s early slate of games features one of the best quarterback clashes of the season....

Heisman Watch: Week One

Steve Helwick September 2, 2016

1. Christian McCaffrey, Stanford RB 2015: 2,019 rushing yards, 645 receiving yards, 14 total touchdowns, 1,070 kick return yards McCaffrey emerged as the nation’s most versatile player in a...


Texas volleyball returns home for first time in 2016

Steve Helwick September 1, 2016

For the first time this season, the Longhorns will play in front of a crowd decked in burnt orange.  No. 3 Texas (1–1) will return home to participate in the American Campus Classic. The...


No. 2 Longhorns fall to Cornhuskers 3-0

Steve Helwick August 29, 2016

It was déjà vu for the No. 2 Longhorns on the team’s opening weekend. After defeating Oregon 3-1 in the season opener Friday night , Texas (1-1) was swept by No. 1 Nebraska (2-0)...


Longhorns beat Oregon in four sets to start VERT Challenge

Steve Helwick August 27, 2016

The No. 2 Longhorns picked up where they left off in 2015. The team finished 32-4 and won the Big 12 before falling to Nebraska in the title game last year. And despite losing critical seniors Molly...


Showdown with Nebraska highlights Longhorns’ opening weekend

Steve Helwick August 26, 2016

No. 2 Texas will face a familiar foe in its season-opening weekend at the VERT Challenge in Eugene, Oregon. After playing Oregon on Friday, the team will take on No. 1 Nebraska on Saturday. The...


Texas softball thrives off hot start to beat Mean Green

Steve Helwick May 5, 2016

In their penulitmate home game of the season Wednesday night, the Longhorns defeated North Texas 4-2 at Red & Charline McCombs Field. The victory continued a recent hot streak for Texas, marking its...


Cory Joseph triumphs in battle of Longhorns

Steve Helwick May 3, 2016

When two Longhorns met in a decisive Game 7 in the NBA Playoffs, it was inevitable that one would continue the quest for a title and one would go home. That was the scenario during Sunday night’s...


Texas defense shines in victory over Kansas

Steve Helwick May 2, 2016

Under 24 hours after getting run-ruled at home by the University of Kansas, the Longhorns fired back with vengeance, striking for eight hits and six runs to take a 6-0 win over the Jayhawks on Sunday to...


Kansas series about gaining momentum for Longhorns

Steve Helwick April 29, 2016

The Longhorns will return to Big 12 action this weekend, after wiping out Texas Southern in a 6-0 shutout Wednesday night. The Longhorns will test their four-game winning streak against Big 12 rival...


Texas softball rides carries momentum into midweek game

Steve Helwick April 27, 2016

The Texas Longhorns softball team is riding a three-game winning streak into their next home matchup. The 30–13 Longhorns, after three close victories in a sweep over Oklahoma State, will battle...

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