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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

All content by Trenton Daeschner
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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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 Orangebloods.com. Texas confirmed late Monday...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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;...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Texas still waiting for coming out party after 29-24 loss to Sooners

October 15, 2017

It was all set up to be the perfect coming out party for first-year head coach Tom Herman and the Longhorns. For a long-struggling program with nothing but seven years of frustration to dwell on, this...

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Texas players savor Red River Showdown atmosphere

October 13, 2017

There’s one tunnel — the tunnel — that every October gets even the subtlest of heartbeats pumping like a revved-up engine. Both Texas and Oklahoma enter through that tunnel when they...

Longhorns collect Big 12 preseason awards

October 12, 2017

On Wednesday, the Big 12 announced its preseason conference award winners for women’s basketball, which included four Longhorns. Junior center Jatarie White was named preseason newcomer of the...

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Players speak with media ahead of Red River Showdown

October 11, 2017

Texas players met with the media on Tuesday after practice to discuss Saturday’s AT&T Red River Showdown against No. 12 Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. Here are two notes from Tuesday’s...

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Outlook much different for Texas heading into Red River Showdown

October 10, 2017

In the wake of Texas’ 40-34 double-overtime victory over Kansas State on Saturday night, junior linebacker Malik Jefferson was asked a question that no one would have asked after the Longhorns’...

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Ehlinger builds his case in 40-34 double-overtime win over Kansas State

October 8, 2017

The tone was set from a lowered shoulder and a glare. Whatever you needed out of a true freshman quarterback in just his third-career start, Sam Ehlinger was going to give it to you. In the first quarter,...

Longhorns comfort Joe after brother’s death

October 6, 2017

Senior wide receiver Lorenzo Joe’s world was tragically turned upside down just two days before Texas played Iowa State.  Joe’s brother, Brayden, passed away on Sept. 26 at just 21...

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Texas players meet with media ahead of Kansas State game

October 4, 2017

Texas players spoke with the media on Tuesday following practice ahead of the Longhorns’ home game against Kansas State on Saturday night. Here are three notes from Tuesday’s media availability. Texas...

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Late third quarter mayhem proves Texas’ composure

October 3, 2017

For many seasons now, the identity of the Longhorns has been one of misfortune and setbacks. Anything that could possibly go wrong typically has. Take Texas’ matchup with UCLA in 2014 when the...

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Longhorns aided by big plays, strong defense in 17-7 win over Iowa State

September 29, 2017

Everything appeared to be smooth-sailing for the Longhorns on Thursday night as they steadied a 14-0 lead late in the third quarter at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa. But then a shanked, 17-yard punt...

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Offensive line, running game critical to Longhorns’ success against Iowa State

September 28, 2017

Head coach Tom Herman repeated the number just to make sure it registered properly with everyone listening — five. Or maybe Herman uttered the number a second time just to make sure it registered...

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Herman addresses student vote on A&M game

September 27, 2017

Texas head coach Tom Herman met with the media on Tuesday as the Longhorns prepare to open Big 12 play on the road against Iowa State on Thursday night. Here are three notes from Tuesday’s media...

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A year removed from Foreman, Texas at a crossroads in the backfield

September 22, 2017

There was a time when the Texas backfield flourished with production and possessed no depth chart uncertainty. That time was as early as last season, when the Longhorns had future third-round draft...

Elliott named Big 12 defensive player of the week

September 21, 2017

Despite the Longhorns’ 27-24 loss in double overtime to then-No. 4 USC on Saturday night at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, junior safety DeShon Elliott was named Big 12 defensive player of the...

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Herman gives update on quarterback, offensive line

September 20, 2017

Head coach Tom Herman met with the media for a second-straight day on Tuesday. Here are three notes from Tuesday’s practice. Buechele helps Ehlinger in start against USC Sophomore quarterback...

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Herman addresses offensive struggles in Monday press conference

September 19, 2017

Head coach Tom Herman met with the media on Monday for his weekly press conference following Texas’ 27-24 double-overtime road loss on Saturday to then-No. 4 USC. Here are three notes from the press...

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Even in defeat, Longhorns show they’ve grown

September 18, 2017

Much of what transpired between Texas and No. 4 USC on Saturday night may have seemed unreal to fathom. For starters, the Longhorns looked tough — really tough — on defense. So tough that...

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Almost 12 years after winning a national title, Texas still searching for lost magic

September 15, 2017

 It’s been nearly 12 years since arguably the greatest college football game ever was played. On a January 2006 night in Pasadena, California, then-No. 2 Texas shocked the country and...

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Texas players meet with media ahead of USC game

September 13, 2017

Texas meets No. 4 USC on Saturday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. It’s the first time the Longhorns have played the Trojans since the 2005 national championship game — a 41-38 victory...

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Herman discusses quarterback situation, USC

September 12, 2017

The Longhorns are coming off of their first win of 2017 and the Tom Herman era after a 56-0 thrashing of San Jose State at home on Saturday. On Monday, Herman met with the media for his weekly press conference....

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Ehlinger fulfills dream in first start for Longhorns

September 11, 2017

Sam Ehlinger has bled burnt orange his entire life. The freshman quarterback attended countless games at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium growing up. And on Saturday afternoon against San Jose...

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Quarterback, defense both question marks heading into Saturday’s game

September 8, 2017

Head coach Tom Herman has his hands full with question marks on both sides of the ball heading into game No. 2 of his tenure at Texas. The two issues facing Herman on Saturday? For one, the Longhorns...

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Players speak with media ahead of San Jose State

September 7, 2017

After a rough start to the season, the Longhorns are hitting the reset button with San Jose State coming to Austin on Saturday. Here are three notes from Tuesday’s practice. Players-only meeting...

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Maryland loss provides a wake-up call for Texas

September 6, 2017

It was clear from the body language, the facial expressions and even some dilated pupils — Texas was shocked following its 51-41 season-opening loss to Maryland. Head coach Tom Herman and Texas’...

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Texas can’t get out of its own way in 51-41 loss to Maryland

September 2, 2017

It was a start the Longhorns could only have dreamed about — a pick-six on the opening series for the Texas defense. A tipped pass fell right into the hands of junior cornerback Holton Hill, who...

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Players speak with media ahead of Maryland game

August 31, 2017

Texas players met with the media following Tuesday’s practice to preview the season opener against Maryland on Saturday at 11 a.m. Here are three notes from practice. Williams ready to lead on...

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Hurricane Harvey puts football on the back burner

August 30, 2017

On Monday afternoon, when all talk normally would have been about how Texas is preparing for its 2017 season opener, head coach Tom Herman couldn’t help but briefly put football on the back burner. Hurricane...

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Longhorns ready to show they’re for real on defense

August 29, 2017

Texas’ defense was called every negative adjective in the book last season.  Weak. Soft. Bad. You name it. Giving up 31.5 points and 448.8 yards per game, combined with a 5–7 record,...

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Defensive notebook: Longhorns aim to reverse course in Herman era

August 28, 2017

With less than a week before the start of the season, the Longhorns are turning their attention to Maryland and the dynamic rushing attack of the Terrapins. Here are five notes on the defense from this...

Cougars to practice at UT in wake of Hurricane Harvey

August 25, 2017

The University of Houston football team is heading to the UT campus as the city of Houston braces for the impact of Hurricane Harvey. According to the Houston Chronicle, the Cougars are heading to Austin...

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Players take advantage of sleeping in Moncrief during preseason practice

August 22, 2017

During the three-week grind of preseason practice, many Texas players checked out of the Jester dormitory and checked into Hotel Moncrief — the Moncrief-Neuhaus Athletic Center, that is. As is...

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Four headlines from week three of preseason practice

August 21, 2017

Week three of preseason practice for the Longhorns came with a unique twist. Head coach Tom Herman took his team beyond the confines of Frank Denius Fields to a place where normally only UT intramural...

Frittelli inching closer to goals as he gears up for second major

August 6, 2017

It was around 8:25 a.m. when Dylan Frittelli stepped onto the first tee for the opening round of the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale on July 20. And the nerves of playing in his very first major had...

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For Texas, the future has been dry — but maybe this time it isn’t

August 4, 2017

There’s an old U2 lyric from the song “God Part II” that seems to make so much sense, no matter the context. “You glorify the past when the future dries up.” For the...

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Licon wins Big 12 Men’s Athlete of the Year

July 28, 2017

Former Texas swimmer Will Licon has been named Big 12 Men’s Athlete of the Year for the 2016-17 season, the Big 12 announced on Thursday. Licon is co-recipient of the award along with former Kansas...

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Spieth rallies to win Open Championship

July 24, 2017

It was all unraveling for Jordan Spieth on Sunday at the Open Championship. Walking from the 13th green to the 14th tee box at Royal Birkdale, Spieth had seen his three-shot lead he began the day with...

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Four offseason storylines for Texas basketball

July 10, 2017

Texas’ 2016–17 campaign provided few highlights and plenty of disappointments in head coach Shaka Smart’s second season with the burnt orange. But with two impact recruits and a bevy...

Okafor holds first football camp with help from fellow ex-Longhorns

July 9, 2017

Standing in the south end zone of Kuempel Stadium in Pflugerville on Saturday afternoon, former Texas defensive end Alex Okafor found himself fulfilling a dream. This field was like a Broadway stage...

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Five players who need to bounce back in 2017

July 1, 2017

There’s plenty of pressure on head coach Tom Herman to get the program back moving in the right direction in 2017. And to do that, Texas will need to see an increase in production from members of...

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Longhorn roundup at the 2017 U.S. Open

June 21, 2017

Four Longhorns, past and present, set their sights on Erin Hills in Wisconsin this past week for the 117th U.S. Open. By the team the weekend was over, three made the cut, and one took home the low amateur...

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Five freshmen to watch heading into 2017

June 18, 2017

Sam Ehlinger Position: Quarterback Sophomore Shane Buechele may have all but wrapped up the starting quarterback job in the spring game even if head coach Tom Herman refused to name a starter postgame....

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Five offseason storylines for Texas basketball

June 10, 2017

Hello, Matt Coleman and Mohamed Bamba It can’t be overstated how significant the additions of four-star point guard Matt Coleman and five-star power forward Mohamed Bamba are to the Longhorns’...

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Smart meets with media, discusses new signees

April 13, 2017

Head coach Shaka Smart walked into his press conference Wednesday afternoon nearly 10 minutes late — but it was for good reason. “Sorry I’m a little bit late,” Smart said. “I...

Jarrett Allen will hire agent, not return to Texas

April 12, 2017

Freshman forward Jarrett Allen has officially given up his eligibility and will not return to Texas next season. The school announced in a press release Tuesday night that Allen will hire an agent....

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Column: Johnson leaves no doubt at Dell Match Play

March 27, 2017

Dustin Johnson had just taken a seat in the press room following his 1 up win over Jon Rahm to claim victory at the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play. The sky-blue-colored Walter...

Despite quarterfinal loss, fans rally behind Mickelson at Dell Match Play

March 25, 2017

With hometown favorite Jordan Spieth out of the mix at the World Golf Championships—Dell Technologies Match Play, fans knew exactly who to throw their support toward on Saturday. Phil Mickelson...

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Spieth fails to make weekend at Dell Match Play

March 25, 2017

Amid a downpour of rain and needing some momentum, Jordan Spieth lined up a 36-foot eagle putt on the par-5 sixth green at Austin Country Club. He had just watched his opponent Ryan Moore go 1 up in the...

Texas-ex Vegas loses 1-down on first day of Dell Match Play

March 23, 2017

Former Longhorn Jhonattan Vegas removed his hat and knelt behind his line as he faced a 17-foot birdie putt on the 18th green Wednesday at Austin Country Club. Trailing 1 down to two-time Masters champion...

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Former Longhorns Spieth, Vegas have followed distinct paths

March 23, 2017

The 13th and 15th greens at Austin Country Club — normally the 4th and 6th greens for members — sit adjacent from one another, with a picturesque view of the 360 Bridge and Lake Austin pervading...

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