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Longhorns’ guard Fussell to try out for national U19 team

May 6, 2011

Freshman guard Chassidy Fussell and incoming recruit Cassie Peoples will try out for the national under-19 development team in Colorado Springs, Colo., later this month. USA Basketball made the...

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Friday Night Fights returns to Austin

May 5, 2011

The last time ESPN’s Friday Night Fights came to Austin, in September 2008, Jesús Chávez was busy training for a fight against Andres Ledesma in Houston. When the cable network’s...

ESPN announces championship boxing match coming to Austin

May 4, 2011

The North American Super Welterweight Championship will be decided in Austin this summer, when No. 2 contender Fernando Guerrero faces Michael Medina at the Erwin Center. ESPN announced the main...

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Former Longhorns start NFL journey

May 2, 2011

In some ways, it was an atypical year for Texas players in the NFL draft, but there was a familiar theme to the seven-round affair — UT is still the place to look for talented defensive backs. Texas,...

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Horns win third-straight Big 12 championship

May 2, 2011

Winning the Big 12 tournament has become commonplace for Texas, which picked up its third-straight conference crown over the weekend, but the meet is still an important test for the Longhorns as they...

Sutherland, Simmons pace Longhorns at Penn Relays

April 29, 2011

Brock Simmons finished second in the men's Olympic Development 5,000-meter run and Sara Sutherland posted the second-fastest time by a Texas athlete since 1988 in the women's 5,000 to finish...

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Horns looking to build on Texas Relays success

April 27, 2011

The Longhorns found success at the Texas Relays in Austin from April 6 to 9, one of the biggest and most important annual track meets in the American Southwest. Now they head to Philadelphia today...

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Another year could benefit Thompson

April 25, 2011

One weekend truly makes all the difference for Texas basketball. What looked like an easy top-five pick at this time last week is now a team without a solid place in the national picture —...

Three Longhorns declare for NBA draft

April 24, 2011

Speculation came to an end on Friday when three Texas basketball players announced they were entering their names into consideration for the 2011 NBA draft, including freshman forward Tristan Thompson...

Texas bracing for life without Thompson or Hamilton

April 22, 2011

The deadline for entering the NBA draft is Sunday, which means Longhorns Tristan Thompson and Jordan Hamilton have some decisions to make. The Austin American-Statesman reported Thursday that sources...

Five-star recruit remains Barnes’ only commit for class of 2012

April 21, 2011

Men’s basketball head coach Rick Barnes is already on the hunt for recruits for the class of 2012. Here’s a look at some of the potential future Longhorns. Cameron Ridley — C,...

Texas continues to struggle hitting in conference play, OU and Aggies lay ahead

April 19, 2011

If you’re a Texas fan, how worrying is 3-1? That’s the Longhorns’ record since last Monday, which includes a two-run victory over lowly Dallas Baptist and a 2-1 series split with...

Longhorns find their next associate coach

April 14, 2011

Just like that, the coaching carousel comes to a stop for Texas. The University announced on Tuesday the hiring of Rob Lanier, a former Texas assistant who spent the last four seasons at Florida. It...

New bats bring resurgence of ‘Augie ball’

April 12, 2011

Sometimes "Augie ball" is infuriating for Texas fans. The proliferation of small ball, the endless sacrifice bunts — Texas head coach Augie Garrido is a master of getting base runners...

Relays wrap up on Saturday

April 10, 2011

The crowd at Mike A. Myers stadium on Saturday finally got what it wanted in the third-to-last race of the day — a Longhorn win. In the men's 1,600-meter relay, Texas beat Clemson, Oral...

Baseball season begins as other sports brace for pricey lockouts

March 31, 2011

  March Madness is almost over, and the NBA playoff race is heating up. That can only mean one thing: Major League Baseball is about to get underway.   The MLB owns the longest...

‘Flash’ makes noise in dash; receiver raises draft status

March 30, 2011

  To his friends and family, James Kirkendoll is known as ‘Flash’ because of his speed.   Soon, professional coaches might be calling him the same thing after the former...

Former Longhorns perform for scouts today

March 29, 2011

  Despite a full-fledged work stoppage in the NFL, one inevitability of summer is drawing ever nearer: the 2011 draft.   The draft begins April 28 in New York City and the Carolina...

College basketball has no choice but to implement instant replay

March 25, 2011

There, but for the lack of instant replay, go I. A number of college basketball coaches must be repeating that phrase to themselves this week as they reflect on their second- and third-round tournament...

Austin to host world’s best, Davis Cup in July

March 24, 2011

In a city devoid of any major professional sports teams, individuals often take on larger-than-life roles as Austin residents latch onto hometown heroes. Relatively few international sporting events...

International tennis tourney comes to Austin

March 22, 2011

The United States Tennis Association is expected to announce that Austin has been selected to host a second-round Davis Cup match in a press conference scheduled for today in the Frank Erwin Center. The...

Kansas’ twin towers

March 22, 2011

TULSA, Okla. — Across the country, from the East to West coasts, one surname is causing college basketball players in this month’s NCAA tournament to pause: Morris. Morris, as in the...

Brown’s effort not enough

March 21, 2011

TULSA, Okla. — J’Covan Brown couldn’t shake the hands of Arizona players after the game as he lay prostrate on the floor of the BOK Center. He wouldn’t look his teammates in...

Oakland, Texas turn up speed in second-round game

March 18, 2011

TULSA, Okla. — Texas coach Rick Barnes talked all season about his team’s willingness and ability to play up-tempo. On Friday, he got a chance to show that speed off. The second-round...

Oakland offers unique test in first NCAA game

March 18, 2011

TULSA, Okla. — Usually, calling someone a dog is an insult. But when referring to Texas forward Tristan Thompson, Oakland head coach Greg Kampe meant it as praise. “I have a dog,...

Men’s basketball video: Goodbye from Kansas City

March 13, 2011

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Horns can’t execute without Thompson

March 13, 2011

KANSAS CITY, MO – Execution. The word has become common when talking about Texas basketball. Or at least Rick Barnes and his players make it common. No, I’m not talking about the...

Horns lose in Big 12 finals

March 13, 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Much was made of the words that Markieff Morris said to the Longhorns on Friday. All that will go down in the record books is the performance Markieff and his twin Marcus...

Hamilton, Middleton renew rivalry in Big 12 semis

March 12, 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The second Big 12 semifinal revisited a young and budding rivalry. Texas and Texas A&M met for the 220th time overall, a historic number. But the fresher and more exciting...

Men’s basketball video: Update from Big 12 tournament

March 11, 2011

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Tournament has share of upsets, nail-biters so far

March 11, 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With only three ranked Big 12 teams, it looked like the early rounds of the conference tournament might turn into blowouts. So far, that scenario has not materialized....

Oklahoma Breakdown

March 11, 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — You could call it a comeback for Jordan Hamilton if the sophomore swingman didn’t already average a team-best 18.5 points per outing. But after a five-game slump in which he hit...

Walk-off homer lifts Horns

March 9, 2011

Clean-up duty turned into a triage situation for Texas reliever Corey Knebel on Tuesday night at Disch-Falk Field. Knebel (1-1) came on in the eighth with UTSA rallying, but gave up just one hit...

Jayhawks look to bring home hardware

March 9, 2011

The Jayhawks locked up their 10th Big 12 regular season title over the weekend and ensured themselves a difficult road to the championship game of the conference tournament, which begins today in Kansas...

Strong performance on glass helps team defeat rival Bears

March 7, 2011

Depending on whom you ask, Saturday’s win in Waco was either a return to form or a departure from the team’s recent winning ways. Texas got out of its losing funk with a victory against...

Texas closes regular season with win in Waco

March 6, 2011

WACO — Texas discovered on Saturday night it didn’t need to make all of its shots to get out of its losing slump. The Longhorns (25-6, 13-3 Big 12) got back to their winning ways, defeating...

Texas can rebound from losses with win over Baylor on Saturday

March 4, 2011

  A string of conference losses, a shaky national reputation, a prolific player in a scoring slump — any of this sound familiar? The Longhorns are a long way off from their meltdown...

Horns embarrassed by rival Sooners

February 21, 2011

The Longhorns are no strangers to tough losses this season.   Last Saturday’s game was one of those instances; Texas lost to Oklahoma by a 29-point margin. Lackluster defense and...

Last unbeaten in Big 12 falls to Nebraska

February 21, 2011

Texas suffered its first Big 12 loss of the season on Saturday, and it came in its final regular season game against Nebraska as a conference opponent. The Cornhuskers exacted their revenge on...

Slow shooting night fails to affect team; Texas still undefeated

February 17, 2011

In his short postgame press conference on Wednesday night, Oklahoma State head coach Travis Ford talked mostly about the Longhorns and how polished they looked. He would know — Texas shot...

Freshman Joseph quietly leading Longhorns

February 16, 2011

Freshman guard Cory Joseph is known as the quietest player on the team, so when he steps up and makes a statement, it tends to get noticed — even if he isn’t speaking with his mouth. Two...

Texas makes it 10 straight in the Big 12

February 13, 2011

After hitting the first of two free throws with 24 seconds to play, Gary Johnson stepped off the line, raised his hand into the air flashed a “Hook ‘Em” sign to the sellout crowd at...

Senior guard Balbay still setting tone for defense

February 11, 2011

These Longhorns (21-3) have no respect for records — at least losing ones. By beating Oklahoma on Wednesday night, they swept the two-game season series against the Sooners for the first time...

Rebuilt Longhorns bring in top recruit, Gray’s future unsure

February 9, 2011

Tuesday provided mixed news out of the Longhorn football program. Earlier in the week, Austin American-Statesman columnist Kirk Bohls wrote that Texas defensive backs coach Jerry Gray was a leading...

Nebraska hits wall in final Big 12 season

February 9, 2011

In their final Big 12 season, the Cornhuskers are third to last in the conference and have lost three of their last four games. Nebraska started the season 13-2 until stumbling into league competition. “I...

Brown’s clutch shooting merits nickname from fellow players

February 8, 2011

Whether he wants it or not, J’Covan Brown has earned a nickname in the locker room. “All my teammates call me Big Shot, I don’t know why,” Brown said. “It’s from...

Tech’s second-half charge offers learning experience

February 7, 2011

There wasn’t much doubt as to the outcome of Saturday night’s game versus Texas Tech as the final seconds ticked off the clock. The Longhorns led by as much as 17 in the last four minutes. But...

Texas rolls to eighth straight Big 12 victory

February 6, 2011

Defensive efficiency is no longer a goal for Texas — it’s an expectation. The third-ranked Longhorns (20-3, 8-0 Big 12) held their fifth consecutive opponent to under 40 percent shooting...

Barnes loves the lockdown

February 4, 2011

The best place to start when holding a team below its scoring average: the best player. Shutting down opponents’ top scorers has been a major factor in Texas starting Big 12 competition 7-0. In...

Longhorns ready to rebuild defense with fresh recruit

February 3, 2011

SAN ANTONIO — Moments after Quincy Russell signed his letter of intent to play at the University of Texas next season, the Sam Houston High School cheerleaders — all eight of them, along...