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Sports writer recounts formative experience in the Texan basement
May 4, 2018
The last piece I write for the Texan has none of the razor-sharp sports analysis that you’ve all come to know and love.
Column: Freshman class will have impact long after Bamba’s departure
March 21, 2018
Texas has fallen flat in two seasons now, propelled by freshman big men. After eight months with the burnt orange, the time has already come for the most recent of the two, freshman Mo Bamba, to move on.
Column: Texas succumbs to the madness in loss to Nevada
March 16, 2018
Here are four thoughts on Texas' loss to Nevada in the NCAA Tournament.
Mo Bamba’s return spoiled in Big 12 quarterfinal loss to Texas Tech
March 8, 2018
The single-best individual offensive performance of the season and the long-awaited return of freshman forward Mo Bamba wasn’t enough.
Sims' emergence offers glimpse of life after Bamba
March 6, 2018
Freshman forward Mo Bamba has been sidelined recently for Texas, but another freshman forward has stepped up during his absence.
No Bamba, no problem: Texas punches ticket to March Madness
March 3, 2018
In a fitting end to the regular season, Texas secured its fifth win over a ranked opponent with a convincing victory over No. 20 West Virginia, 87-79.
Season hinges on senior day bout with No. 20 West Virginia
March 1, 2018
Saturday’s regular-season finale is the end of the line for the Longhorns.
Shaka Smart, Texas players call for changes amid NCAA scandal
February 25, 2018
The Longhorns’ thrilling, last-second victory over Oklahoma State on Saturday afternoon was largely overshadowed by the fallout from documents from a federal investigation published Friday in an explosive Yahoo Sports report on corruption in college basketball.
‘We have to find a way’: Longhorns host Oklahoma State for must-win game
February 22, 2018
The importance of a win on Saturday for Texas cannot be overstated.
Tournament hopes in jeopardy as Texas drops must-win game to Kansas State, 58-48
February 22, 2018
Just two weeks ago, Kansas State marched into the Frank Erwin Center and stole a win on Texas’ home court. On Wednesday night in Manhattan, Kansas, the Longhorns were unable to return the favor.
Longhorns travel to Norman for rematch with Oklahoma
February 16, 2018
The Longhorns are once more in familiar territory.
Texas' NCAA tourney hopes take hit with third straight loss
February 12, 2018
With eight seconds left on the clock in double overtime and a one-point deficit for Texas, junior guard Kerwin Roach II drove right and threw up a long runner in a desperate, final look.
Longhorns have no room for error through final seven Big 12 games
February 9, 2018
Wednesday’s contest with Kansas State marked one of the few favorable remaining conference games on the Longhorns’ schedule.
Texas suffers setback in 67-64 home loss to Kansas State
February 8, 2018
Kansas State narrowly escaped the Longhorns in the final seconds of Wednesday night's game at the Frank Erwin Center.
Longhorns erase second-half deficit to upset No. 12 Oklahoma, 79-74
February 3, 2018
Freshman guard Matt Coleman scored a game-high 22 points to lead the Longhorns to a 79-74 upset win over Trae Young and No. 12 Oklahoma at the Frank Erwin Center on Saturday evening.
Texas faces quick turnaround heading into No. 12 Oklahoma
February 2, 2018
The Longhorns found themselves just three seconds away from a crucial road win over No. 10 Texas Tech on Wednesday night.
Jase Febres is dialed in for Texas
January 29, 2018
Freshman guard Jase Febres moved with purpose in a mostly empty gym, putting up extra shots before a recent practice.
Longhorns cruise past Ole Miss in Big 12/SEC Challenge, 85-72
January 27, 2018
Texas cruised to an 85-72 victory over Ole Miss in the Big 12/SEC challenge at the Frank Erwin Center on Saturday. The win gave Texas back-to-back wins for the first time in over a month.
Nonconference matchup gives Longhorns rest, reflection before final stretch
January 25, 2018
After nearly a month of grueling Big 12 matchups, this weekend offers much-needed respite for a worn-down Longhorn roster.
Column: NCAA Tournament still within reach for turbulent Texas team
January 23, 2018
Texas excelled in its return to the Frank Erwin Center on Monday night.
No. 6 West Virginia throttles Texas, 86-51
January 20, 2018
The Longhorns never led in the second half, and an ice-cold performance ended in a 86-51 blowout at the hands of No. 6 West Virginia.
Five takeaways from Texas' 67-58 win over No. 8 Texas Tech
January 17, 2018
Texas managed its second home upset over a ranked opponent in seven days on Wednesday night, handling No. 8 Texas Tech, 67-58, at the Frank Erwin Center. Here are five takeaways from the commanding performance.
Texas still tinkering with lineup ahead of clash with No. 8 Texas Tech
January 16, 2018
Head coach Shaka Smart faces the challenge of dealing with a short bench as Big 12 play heats up.
Texas dedicates win to Jones in double-overtime upset of No. 16 TCU
January 11, 2018
It was a day bigger than basketball. Nine hours earlier, Texas announced sophomore guard Andrew Jones had been diagnosed with leukemia. Two overtimes and several career performances later against No. 16 TCU, Texas escaped at the buzzer.
With Andrew Jones out, Texas seeking more from Matt Coleman
January 9, 2018
Fifteen games into the season, and three into conference play, Texas is still searching for an offensive identity.
Texas unravels late for first road loss of season
January 6, 2018
The shorthanded Longhorns went scoreless down the stretch, shooting 26 percent in the second half as Baylor held on to earn its first Big 12 win of the season, 69-60.
Texas earns first conference road win since 2016
January 1, 2018
Junior forward Dylan Osetkowski set his feet and buried a 3-pointer with 30 seconds remaining in overtime, helping Texas rally past Iowa State.
Kansas’ hot shooting spoils career night from Bamba in conference opener
December 30, 2017
Freshman forward Mo Bamba delivered a series of dunks and alley-oops in front of a frenzied home crowd on Friday night at the Frank Erwin Center
Smart reaches coaching milestone as Texas edges VCU on the road
December 6, 2017
Six years ago, Texas head coach Shaka Smart led VCU to its first-ever Final Four appearance. On Tuesday night, Smart notched another milestone in the place where his coaching career took off.
Smart speaks with media ahead of Florida A&M matchup
November 28, 2017
Here are takeaways from head coach Shaka Smart’s press conference on Tuesday morning.
Longhorns show grit in narrow losses
November 26, 2017
For a second consecutive game, Texas put itself in a position to upset a nationally ranked opponent in overtime.
Key Matchups: vs. Texas Tech
November 20, 2017
Whether or not West Virginia quarterback Will Grier’s injury is the only reason Texas is eligible for a bowl game, the team is ready to close out the season with a homestand against another program at the bottom of the conference.
Texas shut out by Duke, falls short of Elite Eight
November 19, 2017
After Texas clinched a win over Clemson in penalty kicks in the second round of the NCAA Championships on Friday, Duke wasn’t prepared to give Texas any chance of an upset on Sunday.
Bamba controls the paint in his return
November 18, 2017
Texas freshman Mo Bamba returned to action for the Longhorns on Saturday, signaling that the paint was once again closed for business.
After magical first season, Texas forward hitting her goals
November 17, 2017
Freshman Haley Berg sat under the cool evening sky, taking in the last game of her freshman season at Texas.
Texas head coach back in familiar territory with second round matchup
November 16, 2017
The first round of the NCAA tournament provided Texas with some much-needed momentum. The second round is where the team will be tested.
Key Matchups: vs. No. 24 West Virginia
November 16, 2017
Even against lowly Kansas, the Longhorns underwhelmed.
Texas sends statement in first round win
November 11, 2017
The Longhorns punched their ticket to the second round of the tournament in style.
Key Matchups: vs. Kansas
November 9, 2017
The Longhorns’ offensive line struggles to protect whichever quarterback happens to be healthy that game.
Texas prepares for North Texas in tourney
November 8, 2017
Fresh off of a disappointing first-round loss at the hands of Baylor in the Big 12 Championship, the Longhorns are eager for redemption heading into the NCAA Tournament.
Key Matchups: vs. No. 10 TCU
November 2, 2017
Sophomore Shane Buechele elbowed his way back into the quarterback conversation with a dominant performance on Saturday against Baylor.
Texas falls in overtime, drops in tournament seeding
October 30, 2017
In the final match of the regular season, Texas falls to fourth seed in the Big 12 tournament.
Key Matchups: vs. Baylor
October 26, 2017
Despite a costly fourth quarter turnover against Oklahoma State, freshman Sam Ehlinger’s progress has been encouraging for Texas fans.
Top defenses set to clash in Waco
October 20, 2017
No. 10 Texas prepares for the only Big 12 team more suffocating defensively than itself as the team heads to Waco on Friday for the final stretch of the regular season.
Key Matchups: vs. Oklahoma State
October 19, 2017
Freshman Sam Ehlinger solidified himself as a dual-threat option at Saturday’s Red River Showdown.
Texas plays its best soccer in overtime
October 18, 2017
Six times this season, the No. 9 Longhorns have forced overtime. Four of those have come at home, the other two on the road. And Texas has emerged undefeated through all of them.
Overtime heroics save weekend road trip
October 17, 2017
Texas is back on track, and the timing couldn’t be better.
Key Matchups: vs. Oklahoma
October 12, 2017
Sam Ehlinger has earned that starting spot.
Texas nets tie against TCU
October 8, 2017
Matching the longest undefeated streak in program history is usually cause for celebration. But the No. 7 Longhorns stayed solemn after another lackluster performance earned the team its second-straight tie on Friday evening at the Mike A. Myers Stadium.
Key Matchups: vs. Kansas State
October 5, 2017
Shane Buechele can’t seem to stay healthy. Ever since Week Two, the quarterback position has been up in the air for Texas, and this week is no exception.
Texas soars in polls ahead of second week of conference play
September 29, 2017
The unbeaten orange and white open the weekend with a home game against rival Texas Tech followed by a trip north for a contest with Oklahoma on the road.
Key Matchups: vs. Iowa State
September 27, 2017
As it has been all season, Texas remains full of question marks at the quarterback spot. Sam Ehlinger looked promising in the Longhorns’ narrow road loss to then-No. 4 USC in Week Three.
Texas makes history with a win over No. 5 West Virginia
September 25, 2017
The Longhorns remain undefeated and are making a case for being the best in the Big 12.
Longhorns rewrite program narrative as Big 12 play looms
September 21, 2017
Coming off of an 8–9–1 campaign in 2016, not much was expected of the Longhorns in their non-conference slate.
Texas aims for eighth-straight victory
September 14, 2017
The team climbs into the top-25 across all four major polls following the 7-0 record.
Matchups: vs. No. 4 USC
September 14, 2017
Sophomore quarterback Shane Buechele is expected to return to the field this week after missing lastSaturday’s game with a shoulder injury.
Overtime winner earns Texas its best start in program history
September 10, 2017
The Longhorns swept their weekend opponents to roll to a 7-0 for the first time in program istory.
Texas soccer gears up for Colorado, Northeastern matchups
September 7, 2017
One program is going to receive a notch in the loss column after Friday. Texas is doing everything it can to ensure that it’s Colorado.
Matchups: vs. San Jose State
September 7, 2017
Shane Buechele is no Vince Young. The sophomore quarterback isn’t accustomed to making plays on the ground for his team, nor should he be expected to.
Texas remains undefeated after 30-yard field goal
September 5, 2017
The Longhorns departed for California over the weekend expecting two rigorous games against some of the nation's top competition. Only one contest would actually occur.
Texas basketball releases conference schedule
August 31, 2017
The Big 12 Conference schedule went live on Thursday afternoon, giving Texas fans plenty to be excited about in the upcoming season.
Matchups: vs. Maryland
August 31, 2017
Shane Buechele is set to begin his sophomore campaign better-prepared and with more pieces around him.
Texas heads west for weekend matchups
August 30, 2017
After sweeping its weekend matches to improve to 4-0 on the season, the Longhorn soccer team is now preparing for their stiffest competition of the season with a trip to the Golden State.
Texas earns best record since 2008 with consecutive unbeaten weekends
August 27, 2017
Texas remained unbeaten on the season with a pair of victories this weekend, culminating in a last-minute goal to secure a road win against the North Texas on Sunday.
Water balloon fight keeps soccer team refreshed and relaxed
August 25, 2017
Texas gathered at center field Sunday for a group huddle and team photo. All smiles and celebration after a second-straight victory at Mike A. Myers Stadium. Around them, staff members slid four large blue bins into place like markers for an impromptu drill.
Texas rolls past Western Kentucky, stays unbeaten
August 21, 2017
The second game of Texas’ opening weekend proved to be a one-sided affair on Sunday as the Longhorns cruised past Western Kentucky 2-0 at Mike A. Myers Stadium and Soccer Field.
Freshman forward shines in season opener
August 19, 2017
It didn't take long for Haley Berg to make her mark on the Longhorns’ season opener on Friday nightt. The freshman forward earned her first goal 25 seconds into her collegiate debut on a long cross and soft pass inside the box, setting the tone as Texas claimed a 2-1 victory over Rice at Mike A. Myers Stadium.
Five-star additions give Texas the deepest team of the Aston era
April 20, 2017
The next generation of Texas talent hit the hardwood for the second time in a month at the women’s Jordan Brand Classic on April 14.
Among flurry of commitments and graduations, Texas improves while conference weakens
April 10, 2017
The 2017 season ended in disappointment as the premier Big 12 teams were left watching the Final Four from their couches.
Texas downs Central Arkansas, advances in NCAA Tournament
March 17, 2017
After dropping four of their last seven games, the No. 3 seeded Longhorns used a dominant 24-4 opening quarter to down Central Arkansas 78-50 at the Frank Erwin Center in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday.
Longhorns down Oklahoma State in Big 12 tournament first round
March 6, 2017
With the score within six, Brooke McCarty didn’t falter. In the biggest game of the season, the junior guard calmly knocked down a short jumper — prompting a run by Texas that would put the game away.
Texas upset by West Virginia in Big 12 Tournament
March 5, 2017
Texas exits Big 12 Tournament with loss to West Virginia.
Four Texas players post double-figure scoring in the conference loss
February 27, 2017
Texas’ final home game of the season ends in an upset from unranked Iowa State.
Texas continues to get conference recognition
February 21, 2017
Texas earned recognition from the Big-12 conference on Monday once again, sweeping the weekly individual awards for a pair of strong performances against No. 8 Florida State and No. 16 Oklahoma.
Late three lifts Oklahoma over Texas
February 20, 2017
The Longhorns' seven-year drought continues in Norman.
Winners of 14 conference games, UT stands on the brink of a historic season
February 17, 2017
The No. 8 Longhorns prepare for the third top-20 road matchup in four games.
A pair of top-5 upsets earns Texas NCAA Team of the Week honors
February 15, 2017
The No. 8 Longhorns were named NCAA Women’s Basketball Team of the Week Monday after capturing victories over two top-five teams in an eight-day span.
No. 11 Texas hosts Big 12 opponent Kansas on Saturday
February 10, 2017
Texas looks to push its streak to 18.
Holmes pours in 21 to help Texas improve to 12-0 in conference play
February 6, 2017
The Longhorns lean on their young players in the fourth to pull out a five-point win at home.
Texas hosts Kansas State in last game before Baylor
February 3, 2017
The Longhorns look to push their win streak to 16.
Texas women flourish under new leadership
January 30, 2017
Texas completed its first perfect January in 28 years as it pushed past No. 22 West Virginia 69-54 Sunday afternoon.
Texas clinches spot in ITA National Team Indoor Championships
January 29, 2017
Texas picks up two wins over the weekend at the ITA Kick-Off Event.
Texas hosts Rice, Oregon and Drake at the Weller Tennis Center for the ITA Kick-Off Weekend
January 27, 2017
The two-day event provides an opportunity to earn a place at next month’s ITA National Team Indoor Championships.
Texas hosts No. 22 West Virginia on Sunday in the second meeting of the season between these top-25 teams.
January 27, 2017
Coming off a narrow victory in Fort Worth, the No. 12 Longhorns return home Sunday for a rematch against No. 22 West Virginia.
Texas slides by TCU in Fort Worth, 77-69
January 26, 2017
Junior guard Ariel Atkins poured in 17 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter, and Texas added to its best conference start in program history with a narrow 77-69 win over TCU on Wednesday night in Fort Worth.
No. 4 Texas moves to 4–1 on the season
January 22, 2017
After a tough loss Friday evening in Oklahoma, Texas responded with a crushing 5-2 victory over No. 19 Arkansas Sunday.
No. 12 Longhorns set sights on Texas Tech
January 19, 2017
The No. 12 Longhorns head to Lubbock, Texas, on Saturday looking to improve to 8–0 in Big 12 play.
No. 12 Texas moves to 7-0 in Big 12 play for first time in history
January 18, 2017
No. 20 Oklahoma made its archrival sweat in crunch time before the Longhorns ultimately pulled away in an 86-68 victory.
Men’s tennis defeats SMU 4-1
January 17, 2017
After dropping the initial doubles point in a closely contested series, Texas won out in its remaining singles games to secure the weekend win and improve to 3–0 on the season.
Turnovers harm Longhorns in loss to No. 2 Huskies
December 5, 2016
No. 14 Texas faced a championshipsized test against No. 2 Connecticut Sunday.
Longhorns aim to maintain momentum against Mississippi State
November 18, 2016
The No. 8 Longhorns look to build on a big-time home performance heading into Sunday’s matchup against a physical Mississippi State team.
Men, women’s tennis head to ITA Texas Regional Championships
October 20, 2016
Texas looks to solidify its place as the top tennis program in the state at this weekend’s ITA Texas Regional Championships, hosted by TCU.
Longhorns prepare for Oracle ITA Masters
October 13, 2016
The future is bright for Texas men’s tennis prior to the second annual Oracle ITA Masters beginning on Thursday.
Sigsgaard falls in semifinals at ITA All-American Championships
October 11, 2016
Texas freshman Christian Sigsgaard notched 12 consecutive wins on his way to the singles semifinals at the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Three Longhorns advance to main singles draw at ITA All-American Championships
October 6, 2016
Tennis freshmen Yuya Ito and Christian Sigsgaard will join senior George Goldhoff in the main draw at ITA All-American Championships.
Men's golf, tennis continue tournaments away from Austin
October 4, 2016
Men's tennis and swimming and diving progress in their away tournaments.
Men’s tennis heads to ITA All-American Championship
September 30, 2016
The men’s tennis team prepares for the first of four national championship events in what could be the most challenging competition of the fall season.
Sophomore tennis player wins singles title, junior golf player competes in world tournament, women's golf wins tournament crown
September 26, 2016
Texas starts strong on first day of Cajun Tennis Classic
September 23, 2016
Multiple Longhorns get through to the quarterfinals of this week’s tournament.
Texas looks to keep its momentum going
September 22, 2016
No. 16 Texas looks to keep its momentum going on Thursday after an eventful start to the season.
Cross country, golf and tennis prepare for slate of weekend sports
September 16, 2016
The No. 1 Longhorns are set to begin their season at the Fighting Illini Invitational in Olympia Fields, Illinois, this weekend.