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Life after the Draft for Longhorns
April 29, 2013
With the NFL Draft in the rearview mirror, the Texas football program can now set its sights on a promising 2013 season. Despite the departure of team captains Kenny Vaccaro and Alex Okafor, the Longhorns will be looking to reach double-digit wins for the first time since 2009.
Does in-season success equate to draft day glory?
April 24, 2013
As the bridge from college football to the pros, the NFL Draft is the ultimate measuring stick for prospects entering the world of professional football.
Texas' biggest coaching salaries don't translate to big success
April 16, 2013
Over the past several years, the biggest sports programs at Texas, especially football and basketball, have floundered despite huge budgets and continued national relevance.
Texas baseball's NCAA hopes hanging in the balance
April 8, 2013
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. That very well may be the theme of this year’s Texas baseball team, which has struggled mightily with the same issues that plagued the 2012 squad.
Hot starts, solid pitching key for Texas
April 3, 2013
Led by a strong pitching staff that features three workhorse starters, the Longhorns have been all but unbeatable this year when playing with a lead.
Vaccaro, Okafor headline Texas Pro Day
March 25, 2013
The Stats Guy outlines Texas' Pro Day and NFL prospects.
Same story, different year
March 18, 2013
Longhorn baseball fans are having a hard time remaining clear-eyed.
Stanford too strong for second straight season
March 4, 2013
Another year, another disappointing trip to Palo Alto, Calif.
Payton, French pair up to pace the Longhorns
February 25, 2013
Entering 2013, there were plenty of reasons for the Longhorn baseball team to wipe the slate clean and start over after last year’s disappointing season.
Strong Offense Ignites Texas’ Hot Start
February 18, 2013
It may be snowing in New York, but it feels like spring here in Texas. And as any sports fan around will tell you, spring in Austin means only one thing: Longhorns baseball.
Longhorns look forward to playing with most complete team to date
February 12, 2013
Analyzing the math behind the men's basketball team, The Stat Guy gives his analysis on the Longhorns' season so far.
Longhorns’ 2013 recruiting class boasts quality, not quantity
February 7, 2013
Texas signs only 15 players for its 2013 recruiting class, its smallest in eight years, but plenty of talent in the relatively small group.
Horns to be challenged in “The Octagon”
January 29, 2013
Fresh off their first conference victory, the Longhorns head to Manhattan, Kansas to face the Kansas State Wildcats.
Familiar fantasy football names take back seat to breakout candidates
December 5, 2012
Like great hitters in baseball and sharp shooters in basketball, many fantasy football players go through rough patches and slumps.
49er's Kaepernick a hot fantasy commodity
November 28, 2012
Christmas music playing in every office and holiday commercials hitting us from every angle imaginable can only mean one thing: fantasy football playoffs are almost here.
Native Texans headline fantasy must-starts
November 14, 2012
Did you see that Alabama-A&M game? Yeah, it was weird for me to root for the Aggies.
Women's track coach placed on paid administrative leave
November 12, 2012
The University of Texas women’s track and field head coach Beverly Kearney has been placed on paid administrative leave.
Jones to Fly High in New Orleans
November 7, 2012
On Tuesday, millions of Americans cast their ballots and let their voices be heard in this year’s presidential and congressional elections.
Local basketball program breeds hope, solidarity
November 1, 2012
Beyond box scores, beyond accolades and beyond championships, sports have the ability to bring people from all backgrounds together to focus on a common goal.
Texans’ foster set to smash Buffalo
October 31, 2012
By now, many fantasy owners have given up because of player injuries or little success.
Stafford roars in Lions' comeback victory
October 29, 2012
Did your fantasy stars live up to expectations, or did they drop the ball? Check out this week’s fantasy “tricks” and “treats”.
Forte Ready to Run Wild in the Windy City
October 25, 2012
As October winds down and we enter the eighth week of the NFL season, it’s easy to wonder where the time has gone.
October 23, 2012
When the stakes are high and every point matters, some players embrace the pressure while others crumble.
Manning proves a giant option for fantasy picks
October 18, 2012
The environment of these games is sure to be electric and players will be looking to elevate their performances against hated foes.
McCoy a slick pick this week
October 10, 2012
With fantasy contenders beginning to emerge in many leagues, the emphasis now is on staying competitive and not falling behind in the standings.
Colston has field day against Chargers
October 8, 2012
Week after week, the NFL never fails to prove why it is the pinnacle of sporting competition.
RG III shows no signs of slowing down
October 4, 2012
Fall is upon us, and so are the early rounds of bye weeks for players.
Hartline blows past Cardinals in record-setting effort
October 1, 2012
Another week and another group of players have shocked the fantasy football world, for better or for worse.
Benson leads the pack in fantasy football this week
September 27, 2012
As we approach October and cap off the first month of NFL action, there is little certainty in the fantasy football world.
Former 'Horn Charles explodes to lead all fantasy scorers
September 24, 2012
The NFL’s third batch of games was filled with surprises!
Bush a solid fantasy pick
September 19, 2012
With two weeks of NFL games in the books, fantasy football frenzy has once again taken over.
Houston Texans season preview
September 7, 2012
Here are some key things to look for as the Texans attempt to improve on last year’s 10-6 season.
Informal classes offer laidback learning
August 31, 2012
Two years after they were almost scrapped, UT’s informal classes are thriving once again and gaining popularity.
Board of Regents Approves Plan For McCombs Grad School
August 28, 2012
Students looking to pursue a graduate business education at UT may have to look beyond the iconic Red McCombs School of Business.
Plans for UT medical schools progressing
August 26, 2012
Plans for UT medical schools in Austin and South Texas are being carried out simultaneously
Fixtures symbolize UT's complicated racial past, present and future
May 1, 2012
A simple stroll around the 40 Acres tells you a lot about UT’s complicated history with racism on campus.
Insect festival provides fun and learning for all
April 23, 2012
Insecta Fiesta offered the chance to learn about insects in various ways, such as an insect petting zoo and arts and crafts.
SAC Atrium, Ceremony Celebrate Berrys Contributions to UT
April 15, 2012
UT historian becomes a part of history with events held on campus to celebrate her service.
UTPD holding survey, results of which will be used to improve efficiency
April 8, 2012
The UTPD is giving the UT community the opportunity to answer questions about the department’s performance.
Austin-area toll roads increase speed limit
April 2, 2012
Drivers in Austin can now more easily satisfy their need for speed with a 5 mph increase to the speed limit on toll roads.
Lecture Explores Israel-Palestine Conflict and Possible Solutions
March 29, 2012
Finkelstein gave a lecture Wednesday night titled “Palestine: Roots of the Conflict & Prospects for Peace.”
Local art festival commemorates former first lady, beauty of nature
March 19, 2012
Festival allowed patrons to view and purchase artwork highlighting the beauty of Texas' environment.
CPR training prepares participants for crisis
March 5, 2012
Knowledge allows for greater emergency response and a safer campus.
Explore UT inspires next generation
March 5, 2012
Event planned to show the young that anything is possible through UT.
'Project' unites longhorns, communities around the world
February 27, 2012
An event organized by numerous University volunteer organizations teamed with the Texas Exes to orchestrate the largest day of community service in UT history.
Indian arts showcase focused on Hindu yoga background
February 20, 2012
Hindu Students Association educates public on the spiritual aspects of yoga 'exercises.'
Speaker addresses birth control controversy
February 19, 2012
Planned Parenthood President believes birth control to be essential.
'Mr. McCombs' pageant presents talent, supports food bank
February 13, 2012
The pageant collected over 3,500 canned-goods and raised awareness of hunger in Texas.
Mandate change provokes religious issue with contraception services
February 13, 2012
Religiously-oriented organizations are now exepmted from being responsible for covering the costs of contraceptive medication.
Japanese photographs, art display cultural importance
February 6, 2012
Gennifer Weisenfeld spoke about the depictions of the Tokyo 1923 earthquake in Japanese artwork and mass media in a lecture on campus Friday.
Study shows marijuana use declining, prescription drug abuse skyrocketing
January 30, 2012
A government study revealed a decrease in the use of marijuana and cocaine since the 1960s, along with a large increase in the abuse of prescription medication.
Upcoming racetrack might start new trend
January 26, 2012
As contruction continues on the Circuit of Americas racetrack, promoters are still working to inform Austinites of the sport.