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30: Sports writer thanks female coach for being role model

May 5, 2017

Four years ago, I stepped on to the 40 Acres without a clue in the world. I was 2,000 miles away from my home in Portland, Oregon and I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. In fact, I thought...

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Higgs, Washington share connection beyond the court

April 26, 2017

The Longhorns sing “The Eyes of Texas” after every home game at the Frank Erwin Center. Many Texas players wrap their arms around teammates and coaches during the song, sometimes even fans....

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Destiny Littleton to take official visit with Texas

April 17, 2017

Destiny Littleton, the leading scorer in the 2017 class, will take an official visit with Texas on Tuesday, according to a source within the program. Littleton became the 2017 Gatorade Player of the...

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The future looks great for the Longhorns despite falling short of Final Four goal

March 28, 2017

The Longhorns’ 2016–17 season reflects a program continuously on the rise. The triumph of beating a dominant Baylor team for the first time in seven years, a 19-game winning streak packed...

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Lang, Taylor play final game for Texas in Sweet 16 loss to Stanford

March 25, 2017

LEXINGTON, Kentucky — Texas’ season began with a loss to Stanford and it ended the same way Friday night. The Longhorns had a season-long goal of reaching the Final Four in Dallas, just...

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Longhorns hope for different outcome in rematch with Cardinal in Sweet 16

March 24, 2017

LEXINGTON, Kentucky — The Longhorns have a history of success inside Rupp Arena, which sits perched on the University of Kentucky’s campus.  In 1986, Texas capped off a perfect 34–0...

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Aston dedicates late communication to victory over Wolfpack

March 21, 2017

Head coach Karen Aston walked into the Texas locker room following Sunday’s second-round win in the NCAA Tournament and gave high fives to all 13 of her players. “That’s what I’m...

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Longhorns battle back from second-half deficit to advance to Sweet 16

March 20, 2017

The smallest girl on the court led the Longhorns to a huge victory Sunday at the Frank Erwin Center. Junior guard Brooke McCarty poured in 23 points and shot 3-of-7 from beyond the arc as third-seeded...

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Texas prepares for second-round matchup against North Carolina State

March 18, 2017

Brooke McCarty saw something she liked prior to Texas’ 78-50 victory over Central Arkansas on Friday. The junior guard couldn’t stop staring at the national championship ring on Mack Brown’s...

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Longhorns need to regain confidence heading into NCAA Tournament

March 7, 2017

It’s clear that the Longhorns aren’t playing with the same sense of urgency they showed during their historic 19-game win streak earlier in the season. It was evident when the Longhorns...

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Taylor earns recognition for tough defense

March 3, 2017

You often have to look past the box score to recognize Brianna Taylor’s impact on the hardwood.  The senior’s significance on the court stretches far beyond scoring or rebounding,...

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Longhorns end regular season with road win against Kansas State

February 28, 2017

Joyner Holmes grabbed a defensive rebound and soared coast-to-coast to finish on the other end. It took the freshman forward five seconds to secure the board, make her way down court and tack on two...

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Longhorns prepare to honor Taylor, Lang on Senior Night

February 24, 2017

Two Longhorns will hit the Frank Erwin Center court one last time this regular season as No. 6 Texas hosts Iowa State this Friday for Senior Night. Guard Brianna Taylor and center Kelsey Lang are...

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Longhorns fall in crucial conference matchup

February 21, 2017

The Longhorns stood sparsely on the court, defending Baylor’s inbounds pass with 6.1 seconds to go Monday night in front of 7,103 fans at the Frank Erwin Center. Down by three points after a ferocious...

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Longhorns use late comeback to sink Seminoles in double overtime thriller

February 14, 2017

Fifty minutes felt like a decade Monday night at Donald L. Tucker Civic Center in Tallahassee. It took two overtimes, but the No. 8 Longhorns escaped a first-half slump to take down the No. 4 Seminoles,...

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Defense helps Longhorns roll past Jayhawks at home

February 13, 2017

It was a block party on Saturday at the Frank Erwin Center. The No. 11 Longhorns swatted away a season–high 13 blocks as they took down the Jayhawks 75-42 to remain perfect in Big 12 play.  Junior...

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Lang reaches milestone in final season at Texas

February 8, 2017

Kelsey Lang flipped a simple layup into the basket Saturday in Texas’ 63-58 victory over Kansas State. While that bucket counted for just two points toward her 10-point total, it counted for much...

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Longhorns hang on late to defeat Bears for first time in seven years

February 7, 2017

WACO — Deafening cheers from a boisterous green and gold crowd echoed throughout the Ferrell Center on Monday night.   Baylor fans edged their team on as the No. 2 Bears inched closer and...

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Longhorns escape Stillwater behind hot night from Atkins

February 2, 2017

Ariel Atkins stole the show Wednesday night. The No. 12 Longhorns escaped Stillwater, Oklahoma, with an 85-71 victory over the Cowgirls, largely behind three-point heroics from Atkins and fellow junior...

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Win streak to be tested in Stillwater

February 1, 2017

Their biggest conference test has yet to come, but the No. 12 Longhorns aren’t getting too ahead of themselves.  Texas defeated No. 22 West Virginia 69-54 on Sunday afternoon to...

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Defense helps Longhorns outlast Mountaineers

January 30, 2017

The first quarter was quiet, but a slow start didn’t stop the surging Longhorns. No. 12 Texas (16–4, 10–0 Big 12) defeated No. 22 West Virginia (16–6, 4–6 Big 12) 69-54...

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Holmes progresses as season moves on

January 25, 2017

Joyner Holmes picked up a basketball when she was four years old. She’s had one in her hand every day since then.   Holmes quickly developed a knack for the game. As a middle schooler...

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Longhorns complete season sweep of Red Raiders

January 23, 2017

Texas Tech boasted an undefeated record on its home court entering Saturday’s matchup with No. 12 Texas. But the Longhorns had plans of extending a streak of their own. Texas (14–4, 8–0...

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Longhorns look to extend winning streak as they host Sooners

January 17, 2017

The No. 12 Longhorns look to extend their winning streak to 11 on Tuesday as they host No. 20 Oklahoma.  Texas is coming off a 73-63 road victory over then-No. 18 West Virginia on Saturday. The...

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No. 16 Texas extends win streak to 10 with road win in Morgantown

January 15, 2017

The No. 16 Longhorns extended their winning streak to 10 on Saturday as they took care of business against No. 18 West Virginia, 73-63, in Morgantown. Junior guard Ariel Atkins and freshman forward...

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Aston earns 100th Texas win as No. 16 Longhorns cruise past Oklahoma State

January 11, 2017

Karen Aston earned her 100th win as Texas’ head coach Tuesday as the No. 16 Longhorns cruised to a 66-35 victory over Oklahoma State at the Frank Erwin Center. With the win, Texas moves to 11–4...

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Aston earns 200th career win as No. 15 Longhorns defeat TCU

January 8, 2017

Head coach Karen Aston earned her 200th career win on Saturday as the No. 15 Longhorns took down TCU, 83-54, at the Frank Erwin Center. Aston, who’s in the midst of her fifth season on the 40...

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No. 15 Longhorns defeat Kansas for seventh-straight victory

January 5, 2017

The No. 15 Longhorns cruised to their seventh-straight victory Wednesday as they took down the Jayhawks 66-54 in Lawrence, Kansas. Texas (9–4, 3–0 Big 12), which remains undefeated in conference...

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No. 16 Longhorns pick up first road win on New Year’s Day

January 2, 2017

The No. 16 Longhorns started 2017 with their first road win of the season. Texas (8–4, 2–0 Big 12) defeated Iowa State (9–4, 0–2 Big 12) 75-68 Sunday in a game that came down...

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No. 16 Texas dominates Texas Tech in conference opener

December 30, 2016

No. 16 Texas opened conference play Thursday with a 67-47 win over Texas Tech at the Frank Erwin Center. Three Longhorns recorded double-digit points in the victory as they held their opponent to under-50...

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Longhorns down New Orleans to complete non-conference play

December 21, 2016

The Longhorns ended their non-conference campaign on a high note. No. 16 Texas (6–4) took down New Orleans (4–5) 80-48 on Tuesday at the Erwin Center in its final game before Big 12 play. A...

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No. 16 Longhorns take down Roadrunners to move above .500

December 18, 2016

The No. 16 Longhorns are back to their winning ways. Texas (5–4) has won three-straight games after defeating the UTSA Roadrunners (3–6) 76-43 Saturday night at the Frank Erwin Center. Both...

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Texas Women’s Basketball drops third top-15 matchup

December 2, 2016

Fouls plagued the Longhorns once again Thursday night. The No. 14 Longhorns fought until the very end but ultimately fell to No. 3 South Carolina, 76-67. The loss marks Texas’ third defeat against...

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Longhorns hope for big crowd as they host No. 3 South Carolina

December 1, 2016

The No. 14 Longhorns have a loaded weekend on deck. Texas hosts No. 3 South Carolina on Thursday as part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge before hitting the road to take on No. 2 Connecticut in the...

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Longhorns kick off two-game home stretch against Northwestern State

November 22, 2016

The No. 14 Longhorns look to rebound at home on Wednesday as they take on Northwestern State to kick off a two-game home stretch. Texas hopes to bounce back after falling to then-No. 10 Mississippi...

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Keys to the Game: vs. TCU

November 22, 2016

Secure the ball After Texas’ devastating 24-21 loss to Kansas on Saturday, the tension in Austin is stronger than ever. It’s down to the wire for the Longhorns and they have one last chance...

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Longhorns fall to Mississippi State for second road loss

November 21, 2016

Two top-15 matchups in one week proved to be a heavy burden for the No. 8 Longhorns. Texas (1–2) fell to No. 10 Mississippi State (4–0) 75-65 on Sunday night in Starkville, Mississippi,...

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Keys to the Game: vs. Kansas

November 18, 2016

Capitalize on turnovers Texas is one win away from becoming bowl eligible for the first time since 2014 and has a 1-9 Kansas team on deck. The Jayhawks are also looking to accomplish something...

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Longhorns look to bounce back in home opener

November 16, 2016

The No. 8 Longhorns look to bounce back Wednesday following a stagnant defensive performance in their season-opening loss to No. 11 Stanford Monday night. Texas faces a quick turnaround as it hosts...

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Big 12 Notebook: Baylor loses Russell, race for Big 12 title heats up

November 15, 2016

Baylor loses Russell to season-ending injury  The No. 8 Sooners took care of business Saturday as they defeated Baylor, 45-24, and handed the Bears their third-straight loss.  After starting...

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Foul trouble plagues Longhorns in loss to Stanford

November 15, 2016

Bodies were flying Monday night in Palo Alto, California, as No. 8 Texas fell to No. 11 Stanford in its season opener. Both teams committed sufficient turnovers and personal fouls throughout the game,...

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Longhorns open season with marquee matchup

November 14, 2016

The Longhorns opened last season with a 16-game winning streak, but there’s no easing in this time around. Two of the nation’s elite programs — both coming off Elite Eight appearances...

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Keys to the game vs. West Virginia

November 11, 2016

Follow Foreman’s lead   Junior running back D’Onta Foreman is leading the nation with an average of 180.75 yards per contest and continues to rise in the ranks after stringing together...

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McCarty embracing leadership role for Longhorns

November 10, 2016

When the Longhorns gather in a pregame huddle on Sunday, the day prior to facing No. 11 Stanford, junior Brooke McCarty will emphasize one word: together. Pump-up speeches are one of many responsibilities...

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Longhorns cruise to win over Tarleton State in exhibition game

November 7, 2016

Gregory Gym erupted as the No. 8 Longhorns opened the second quarter with a 14-0 run. After a sluggish start, Texas turned up the heat in the second period and never looked back in Sunday’s exhibition...

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Keys to the Game: vs. Texas Tech

November 4, 2016

Ride the run Junior running back D’Onta Foreman had no problem running against the Big 12’s top defense last week, accruing a cool 250 yards against the Bears. Foreman, the nation’s...

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Keys to the Game: vs. Baylor

October 28, 2016

Take advantage of opportunities Texas went to Manhattan, Kansas, last week looking for its first win in the Little Apple since 2002. Texas had a plethora of opportunities to win the game, but missed...

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Keys to the Game: vs. Kansas State

October 21, 2016

Keep pounding on defense Texas’ defense was on the verge of a meltdown before head coach Charlie Strong took over the unit’s play-calling duties two weeks ago.  After struggling...

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Longhorn freshmen adjust to life on and off the court

October 20, 2016

For the first time in her life, Jada Underwood has to wake herself up in the morning. When the freshman guard from Mesquite came to Austin this summer to begin her career as a Longhorn, she acquired...

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Keys to the game: vs. Iowa State

October 14, 2016

Capitalize on turnovers Despite three-straight losses, the Longhorn defense showed a spark of progress in the first quarter of their 45–40 loss to the Sooners last weekend. After failing to record...