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Justin Thomas falters with No. 1 ranking on his mind

March 26, 2018

Justin Thomas had a lot at stake on Sunday at Austin Country Club. A World Golf Championship, the No. 1 spot in the Official World Golf Rankings and a bevy of momentum heading into the Masters. He...


Thomas, Watson headline semifinal matchups at Dell Match Play

March 24, 2018

A stacked field of 64 players has dwindled down to four at the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play. Most of the top players in the world were ousted early on, but one particular semifinal...

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Spieth, fellow PGA TOUR stars fail to advance at Dell Match Play

March 24, 2018

The winds were up at Austin Country Club on Friday, but the horns were down. All three former Texas players in the field failed to make the weekend matches at the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies...


Galleries roar for Rory on day two of Dell Match Play

March 23, 2018

A handful of family members and a few sporadic stragglers followed Jhonattan Vegas during his first match of this year’s World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play on Wednesday. Thursday...


Vegas overcomes erratic play to halve match with Harman

March 22, 2018

Jhonattan Vegas started his first match of the World Golf Championships Dell Technologies Match Play just the way he wanted to — with an opening birdie and a 1-up lead over Brian Harman. But Vegas,...


Undrafted Brown finds home in Rams’ backfield

August 6, 2017

Malcolm Brown walked off the field for the last time in a Texas uniform in disappointing fashion. Arkansas had just dismantled the Longhorns in the 2014 Texas Bowl, 31-7. Brown accounted for nearly...


30: Sports editor: Don’t judge basement by cover

May 5, 2017

I walked down the musky, water-logged steps that lead to The Daily Texan basement for the last time as the sports editor of our storied publication last night.  Wait, maybe I didn’t. But...


Year in Review

May 5, 2017

Stabbing On May 1 at 1:46 p.m., the UT Police Department responded to a call about an individual attacking a student with a large, Bowie-style hunting knife in the Speedway Plaza. Two minutes later,...

What to watch for: Longhorn athletic squads look to finish strong

May 5, 2017

The spring semester comes to a close today, but that doesn’t put an end to plenty of Longhorn seasons as multiple sports have yet to conclude.  Head coach David Pierce’s No. 24 Longhorn...


Fenves releases plans for new basketball arena

April 8, 2017

Say goodbye to the Frank Erwin Center. Texas men and women’s basketball will have a new home in less than a decade. University President Gregory Fenves held a meeting with members of the university's...

Texas soccer hires new assistant coach

March 29, 2017

Texas endured a long, trying season in 2016. The Longhorns posted a subpar 8-9-1 record en route to falling short of the cutline for its own conference tournament. Such seasons often result in shakeups...

Fresh out of college, Rahm races through field at WGC Dell Match Play

March 25, 2017

Soren Kjeldsen dispatched the No. 2 golfer in the world, Rory McIlroy, from group two this week. Then he raced by William McGirt 5 and 4 in the round of 16. But the 5-foot-7, 143-pound Dane ran into...

Column: Match play bracket littered with surprising upsets

March 25, 2017

Charles Howell III said it best on Friday afternoon: weird stuff happens in golf. This week’s World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play has been no exception. The players at Austin...

Day’s stay in Austin ends earlier than expected

March 22, 2017

Jason Day laughed and joked in the interview room Tuesday morning, looking every bit like a man ready to defend his title at Austin Country Club. The former No. 1 golfer in the world looked loose, but...


Spieth ready for WGC Match Play as Masters looms

March 21, 2017

Jordan Spieth lined up a putt on the practice green at Austin Country Club on Monday afternoon. It’s an act he’s familiar with — Spieth lined up dozens of putts at ACC during his one-year...


Texas earns No. 3 seed in Lexington Region, opens tournament in Austin

March 14, 2017

The Longhorns limped into tournament season with losses in four of their last six games. But head coach Karen Aston’s squad still secured a No. 3 seed in the Lexington Region of the NCAA Tournament...

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Bowden gives up the game he loves to further protect his future

February 9, 2017

Will Bowden looked on as the Texas Club Hockey Team worked its way through ups and downs to a 14-9 record this season. The Longhorns head to El Paso to play in the TCHC playoffs this week. Bowden, the...


Texas gears up to continue hot streak against Virginia Tech

February 3, 2017

Losses come few and far between for the No. 10 Texas men’s tennis team. The Longhorns are off to a 6-1 start to the 2017 season and find themselves in the ITA National Team Indoor Championships after...


Herman hopes to create his own NSD magic

February 1, 2017

Almost exactly one year ago to the day, Charlie Strong sat in his office on the University’s campus expecting to shake up the college football landscape in a matter of hours.  The former...

Men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams earn more honors

January 19, 2017

Just a day after Clark Smith and Madisyn Cox were named National Swimmers of the Week, three more Longhorns received accolades for their efforts in the pool this past week.  For the women,...

Texas Athletics entices students to attend basketball games through shuttle service

January 18, 2017

The Frank Erwin Center sits on the southwest corner of the university’s campus. It’s about a mile and a half away from Duren Residence Hall, which lies on the northwest corner of campus.  According...


Herman discusses staff, facilities in Thursday press conference

January 6, 2017

Texas head coach Tom Herman spoke to the media Thursday morning to give a final update on his newly appointed coaching staff. Herman said his final staff has 108 years of recruiting the state of Texas....


Texas hires Tim Beck as offensive coordinator, Stan Drayton as associate head coach

January 3, 2017

Update (6:02 p.m.): Chicago Bears running backs coach Stan Drayton is the final hire for Tom Herman's staff. Texas announced Tuesday evening Drayton is joining the team as Herman's...


Foreman forgoes senior season to enter NFL draft

December 1, 2016

D’Onta and Armanti Foreman both sported burnt orange Texas gear as they sat next to each other in front of a throng of cameras Wednesday afternoon.  It wasn’t the first time the...


Herman appears ready to put the ‘T’ back in Texas

November 29, 2016

Charlie Strong took over as the Longhorns’ head coach in 2014 with one goal in mind: He wanted to put the ‘T’ back in Texas.  Two years and three seasons later, he ultimately...

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Lack of offensive execution downs Strong’s regime at Texas

November 26, 2016

Charlie Strong hopped on a private jet to Tulsa, Oklahoma, last December. He had just finished a 5–7 season in his second year as the head coach at Texas, and offensive inefficiency was heavily to...

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Strong fired after three full seasons on the 40 Acres

November 26, 2016

Texas athletic director Mike Perrin released a statement Saturday morning stating that Charlie Strong has been fired from his duties as the head coach of the Longhorns after three seasons. “After...


Live Blog: Longhorns look for bowl eligibility in season finale

November 25, 2016

Final update (6:31 p.m.): Quarterback Kenny Hill and the Horned Frogs went to work again to start the second half. Their first drive of the half went similarly to their first drive of the game. They...


Strong, Longhorns face TCU as questions about head coach persist

November 22, 2016

Charlie Strong walked to the podium as per usual on Monday morning. He gave a standard opening remark, addressing the team’s desire to win Friday’s game against TCU to earn bowl eligibility.  Out...


Strong’s players have one last chance to prove why he should stay in Austin

November 22, 2016

When the clock hit triple zeros at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas, on Saturday evening, time didn’t just run out in regulation of the Longhorns’ matchup with the Jayhawks. It appeared...

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Stunned, Texas leaves Lawrence with shocking loss

November 20, 2016

LAWRENCE, KANSAS — The ball left senior kicker Matthew Wyman’s right foot with authority. The booming sound of it leaving his right boot echoed throughout Memorial Stadium. It drifted through...


Live Blog: Longhorns look to become bowl-eligible against Kansas

November 19, 2016

Final update (6:28 p.m.): Texas forced a turnover of its own on the first possession of the second half. Linebacker Edwin Freeman picked off Kansas’ pass attempt on third down, giving the Longhorns...


Longhorns eager to capture a win for bowl eligibility

November 18, 2016

When the Longhorns departed from Lubbock two weeks ago, they seemed to be oozing with optimism. Texas picked up its first road win of the season against Texas Tech just one week after upsetting then-No....


Locke leads turnover-hungry defense into Lawrence

November 18, 2016

West Virginia had the Texas defense on its heels to open the second half of last week’s competitive contest. Senior quarterback Skyler Howard completed two darts to set the Mountaineers up inside...


Senior kicker leans on teammates during up and down year

November 16, 2016

Trent Domingue lined up from the right hash marks. He took three steps back and two to the left — just as the senior kicker always does when lining up to boot the ball.  But this kick...


Coaching decision bites Longhorns in loss to Mountaineers

November 14, 2016

The ball rested at the two-yard line late in the first half on Saturday. Nine seconds remained in the first half as Texas trailed No. 16 West Virginia 17–10 in front of 98,367 anxious fans. The...


Live Blog: Texas looks to remain unbeaten at home

November 12, 2016

Final update (2:55 p.m.): Howard notched 41 passing yards on his first two throws of the second half. He had the Mountaineers marching down the field. But his third pass attempt of the half didn’t...


Boyd has talked the talk and walked the walk recently in Texas’ secondary

November 11, 2016

Ask sophomore Kris Boyd who he thinks the loudest, biggest talker on the Texas defense is, and he might brush the question off. Or he might say it’s either himself or fellow freshman defensive back...


Duvernay’s hustle sparks Longhorn fire for rest of season

November 10, 2016

Texas Tech defensive back Douglas Coleman sprinted down the sideline last Saturday in Lubbock. He had just stripped the ball away from Heisman-hopeful D’Onta Foreman, and eyed a 100-yard return for...


Strong has Texas playing better on both sides of the ball

November 8, 2016

Despite enduring plenty of criticism throughout all three of his seasons in Austin, Charlie Strong picked up his third win in Texas’ last four games against Texas Tech on Saturday.  Strong...


Longhorns outlast Red Raiders 45–37 in a Western shootout

November 5, 2016

LUBBOCK, Texas – Foggy conditions hovered over Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock Saturday morning. The clouds hung low, threatening to rain on the plains before Texas took on Texas Tech in a...


Live Blog: Longhorns look for first road win against Texas Tech

November 5, 2016

Final update (3:25 p.m.): Texas didn’t take much time to score coming out of the locker room, finding the end zone on a 4-yard touchdown run from quarterback Tyrone Swoopes. The Longhorns went...


Longhorns visit Texas Tech for hard-hitting Texas showdown

November 4, 2016

Quandre Diggs stepped up and lowered his shoulder right into the chest of Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes on Nov. 1, 2014.  Then a freshman, Mahomes made it two yards from the line of scrimmage...


Beck takes what he can get, stays humble and ready for future opportunities

November 4, 2016

Andrew Beck lined up at fullback late in the fourth quarter against then No. 8 Baylor. Just about everybody at Darrell K Royal—Texas Memorial Stadium probably expected the junior tight end to fire...


Putting on the pressure: Texas defense piles up sacks

November 1, 2016

Bryce Cottrell darted off the left edge of the Baylor offensive line. The senior defensive end zoned in on senior quarterback Seth Russell, who had just dropped back to toss the ball downfield late in...


Texas has a program-altering win, for the time being

October 31, 2016

Athletic director Mike Perrin gave head coach Charlie Strong a proud hug on Joe Jamail Field Saturday evening. Both displayed Texas-sized grins as they walked off the turf at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial...

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Live Blog: Texas takes on No. 8 Baylor

October 29, 2016

Final update (8:46 p.m.): Texas came out firing in the second half. D’Onta Foreman rattled off a 40-yard carry on Texas’ first drive of the half, but the Longhorns settled for a field goal...

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Haines sees regression in Texas program, own play throughout career

October 28, 2016

Dylan Haines arrived on the 40 Acres in 2012 the same way majority of the other 52,212 students did; he paid his way onto campus after being academically admitted.  But the senior safety from 3A...


Gilbert prepares for Bears, Foreman continues his streak

October 26, 2016

Texas offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert has rejuvenated the Longhorns’ offense in his first season on the job. Texas sits at No. 28 in the nation in points per game, up from its No. 83 ranking...


Strong running out of time at Texas due to lack of consistency

October 25, 2016

Charlie Strong is seven games into his third season as the Longhorns’ head coach. Just as in his first two campaigns, his team holds a 3–4 record. With his tenure at Texas growing more uncertain...