The Daily Texan

All content by Trenton Daeschner

Sports editor says thanks for memories

May 4, 2018

When I first arrived at The Daily Texan in the fall of 2015, I never could’ve imagined a time when I’d have to write a 30 column. But there I was the other night lying in bed at 2 a.m. trying...


In command of his game and life, Bubba Watson wins WGC-Dell Match Play

March 26, 2018

Bubba Watson wasn’t supposed to be playing golf on Sunday — and he certainly wasn’t supposed to be winning the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play. By the time he...


Justin Thomas stays hot at Dell Match Play, closes in on world No. 1

March 24, 2018

For a while on Monday, Justin Thomas didn’t even know he was going to play in this week’s World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play. Thomas battled some sort of sickness early...

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Spieth still searching for his form after Dell Match Play exit

March 24, 2018

It was the match that everyone wanted to see. On Friday at Austin Country Club, former Longhorn Jordan Spieth faced off with his good friend and bullish match player Patrick Reed. The two have partnered...


Texas-ex Frittelli falls to Garcia at Dell Match Play, still upbeat about week

March 23, 2018

With the sun beginning to set in the background, Dylan Frittelli set up on the far left end of the practice range at Austin Country Club in the early evening on Thursday. The 27-year-old former Longhorn...


Spieth off to positive start at Dell Match Play, defeats Charl Schwartzel

March 22, 2018

Jordan Spieth has been in some rather unusual places on a golf course in his life.  Take last July for example, during the final round of the British Open at Royal Birkdale. Spieth, having...


Former Longhorn teammates meet again at Dell Match Play

March 21, 2018

On a picture-perfect morning at Austin Country Club on Monday, Dylan Frittelli stepped on the first tee, readying to tee off for a practice round in preparation for this week’s World Golf Championships-Dell...


Texas Athletics creates ‘contiguous’ student section with new policy

January 12, 2018

After a season filled with complaints and frustration from students over the seating policy at home football games, changes are finally being made. Texas Athletics announced on Thursday a new plan for...

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Ex-Texas basketball star Kevin Durant to donate $3 million to UT

January 4, 2018

Former Longhorn basketball star Kevin Durant is giving back to the Texas basketball program in a big way. Texas Athletics announced Thursday morning Durant will donate $3 million in total to the school....


Malik Jefferson declares for NFL Draft

December 31, 2017

Junior linebacker Malik Jefferson is going pro. Jefferson announced late Sunday afternoon via The Players’ Tribune that he is declaring for the NFL Draft. The news comes as no real surprise...


Four thoughts from Texas’ 92-86 loss to Kansas in Big 12 opener

December 30, 2017

Texas hosted No. 11 Kansas on Friday night at the Frank Erwin Center for the Big 12 opener, but the Jayhawks’ blistering 17 threes overpowered the Longhorns, 92-86, in front of a crowd of 15,802....

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Longhorns handle Missouri, 33-16, to win Texas Bowl

December 28, 2017

HOUSTON — It was the triumphant, defiant play that Texas craved so badly. Late in the fourth quarter and deep in Missouri territory, leading by 10 with seemingly the Texas Bowl already in hand,...

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Longhorns hoping for ‘springboard’ win in Texas Bowl

December 27, 2017

HOUSTON — Much can be debated about the big-picture importance of Wednesday night’s Texas Bowl in regard to head coach Tom Herman and his 6–6 Longhorns. There are those who will say...


Michael Dickson declares for NFL Draft

December 21, 2017

Junior punter and Ray Guy Award winner Michael Dickson announced on Thursday that he will forgo his senior season and declare for the NFL Draft. “Coming to play football for the University of...

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Texas splashes on first day of early signing period

December 21, 2017

The hashtag has been circulating on Twitter for months on end. #RevolUTion18. It’s been the rallying mantra for Texas’ much-anticipated 2018 recruiting class — the first full class...


Chris Del Conte introduced as new Texas athletic director

December 12, 2017

Walking in New York City last week during the National Football Foundation meetings, Chris Del Conte received a phone message that altered not only his career, but his life. “Bob’s...


Texas hires new athletic director Chris Del Conte

December 9, 2017

Texas has hired TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte for the same position, UT President Gregory Fenves said in a statement released on Saturday. “Chris has the experience, vision and character...


Michael Dickson wins Ray Guy Award

December 8, 2017

Junior punter Michael Dickson was announced as the recipient of the 2017 Ray Guy Award, given to the nation’s best punter, during Thursday night’s Home Depot College Football Awards Show in...


Holton Hill declares for NFL Draft

December 5, 2017

The Texas defense has taken another hit. Junior cornerback Holton Hill announced on Monday afternoon that he will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL Draft. Hill did not state explicitly if he’ll...


With sting of Texas Tech loss gone, Longhorns focused on bowl prep

December 4, 2017

They say one loss doesn’t define a season, but it can sure alter one. Right when the Longhorns thought things were figured out in a road win over West Virginia, they blew a lead late in the...


Texas to face Missouri in Texas Bowl

December 3, 2017

Texas won’t have to travel far for its first bowl appearance in three years. The Longhorns will face Missouri in the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl on Dec. 27 at NRG Stadium in Houston....


Column: Through 12 games of Herman, progress remains questionable

November 29, 2017

From the moment he arrived in Austin, Tom Herman preached that change was coming. And he had to. That’s what the new coach of a program does, especially when the program he’s taking over...


Connor Williams to enter NFL Draft, skip bowl game

November 28, 2017

Junior left tackle Connor Williams is heading to the NFL. Williams announced on Monday he will forgo his senior season to enter the 2018 NFL Draft. He will also skip the Longhorns’ bowl game. “While...


Chris Warren III to transfer from Texas

November 27, 2017

Junior running back Chris Warren III has decided to transfer from Texas.  The news was first reported late Monday morning by Jason Suchomel of Texas confirmed late Monday...


Longhorns collapse in 27-23 loss to Texas Tech

November 25, 2017

It was a collapse — a catastrophic, epic collapse. Yet, in a way, it was typical of a program that’s spent years wandering in no man’s land. Friday night was primarily supposed...


Bowl berth the crucial accomplishment for this year’s senior class

November 21, 2017

Tom Herman has exhausted his go-to phrase all season long — “winning is really hard.” It’s been especially hard the last few years for the Longhorns who have been on the roster...


Despite costly error, Ehlinger sparks Texas in victory

November 18, 2017

Sam Ehlinger has shown Texas fans plenty of good and plenty of bad this season. One moment on Saturday, he tossed a beauty of a pass for a 50-yard pickup. The next moment, he evaded a would-be sack,...


With two games left, all that matters is making a bowl

November 17, 2017

Tom Herman was brought to Texas to win. It is as simple as that at the end of the day. After three years of frustration under former head coach Charlie Strong, Herman was sought after by burnt orange...


Prayer or possibility? Abbott wants Texas-Texas A&M football rematch

November 15, 2017

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in Reporting Texas. Nearly six years have passed since Texas kicker Justin Tucker’s game-winning 40-yard field goal that beat Texas A&M...


Longhorns creep closer to bowl eligibility with 42-27 win

November 12, 2017

Tom Herman doesn't care to look and see what the betting line is on his upcoming game. The Longhorns were 33-point favorites heading into Saturday night’s meeting against Kansas, a bottom-feeder...


Three thoughts from Longhorns’ season opener

November 11, 2017

A new season of Texas men’s basketball ignited on Friday night at the Frank Erwin Center as the Longhorns throttled Northwestern State, 105-59, in the season opener. With year three of the Shaka...


A year later, Kansas loss is still a painful reminder

November 10, 2017

They never wanted it to be brought up again, but this week they had no choice. As they prepare to face Kansas on Saturday, nearly a year since the Longhorns suffered a 24-21 overtime defeat to the Jayhawks...


Holton Hill suspended for rest of season

November 8, 2017

Players speak on Holton Hill’s suspension With the news of junior cornerback Holton Hill’s suspension only a few hours old, much of the talk during Texas players’ media availability...


Herman gives key injury updates, talks offensive line struggles

November 7, 2017

Head coach Tom Herman met with the media for his weekly press conference on Monday inside Bellmont Hall at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Among the topics discussed, Herman provided some...


Texas fighting to make a bowl after 24-7 loss to No. 8 TCU

November 5, 2017

The metaphorical chair head coach Tom Herman found himself sitting in following a 24-7 loss to No. 8 TCU in Fort Worth on Saturday night was not a comfortable one. The seat’s cushion may have...


Davis embraces role as Texas’ elder statesman

November 3, 2017

Senior defensive back Antwuan Davis addressed members of the media on Tuesday night after practice with nothing but a smile on his face.  For Davis, this was a change from his normal routine;...


Players meet with media ahead of TCU game

November 1, 2017

Texas players met with the media on Tuesday night after practice to preview Saturday’s road matchup against No. 10 TCU. Here are two notes from the media availability. Jefferson named semifinalist...


For Herman, Orlando was ‘the guy’ all along

October 31, 2017

When Tom Herman first began looking for a defensive coordinator after landing his first head coaching gig at the University of Houston, his meticulous process led him to an unlikely name. Herman’s...


Texas takes care of business in 38-7 rout of Baylor

October 28, 2017

Hours before his team took the field at McLane Stadium in Waco and routed a winless Baylor team, 38-7, head coach Tom Herman had already seen exactly what he needed to see. For a team coming off back-to-back,...


Texas offense still searching for fluidity under Tim Beck

October 27, 2017

In the week after a game where Texas’ struggles on offense finally boiled over and came to the forefront of conversation, offensive coordinator Tim Beck was asked if he feels players are pressing. But...

Smart discusses Texas’ improvement at Big 12 Media Day

October 26, 2017

Texas men’s basketball head coach Shaka Smart previewed the upcoming season on Tuesday in Kansas City, Missouri, at the Big 12’s annual media day. Accompanying Smart in Kansas City were freshman...


As honest as they come, Breckyn Hager delves into new role

October 25, 2017

Junior defensive end Breckyn Hager is a player who speaks from the heart and doesn’t hold much back. Hager made a rare appearance in front of the media following Texas’ 13-10 overtime loss...


Buechele back in the mix after Ehlinger injury

October 24, 2017

Just like that, the Longhorns’ quarterback situation is back in an uncertain state. On Sunday night, Texas announced freshman quarterback Sam Ehlinger suffered a head injury in the Oklahoma State...


Frustration boils over in yet another agonizing loss

October 21, 2017

In the northwest corner of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon, the only thing some Longhorn players could do was simply kneel down and process another agonizing loss. The play...


Rudolph, No. 10 Cowboys offer another tough test for Texas defense

October 20, 2017

Week in and week out, there is little room for error for defenses in the Big 12. The conference has been a hotbed for gunslinging quarterbacks and innovative offensive coordinators for years. One week...


Players meet with media ahead of Oklahoma State game

October 18, 2017

Texas players met with the media on Tuesday night after practice to reflect on where the Longhorns stand at the midway point of the season. Here are two notes from Tuesday’s media availability. Despite...


Herman talks Ehlinger, big picture of program

October 17, 2017

Head coach Tom Herman met with the media on Monday for his weekly press conference to discuss a multitude of topics following Texas’ 29-24 loss to Oklahoma at the Red River Showdown. Here are two...