• Texas baseball releases start times for home games

    Texas baseball season gets underway this weekend with the annual alumni game. First pitch for Saturday’s exhibition matchup against former Longhorns is slated for 2 p.m. 

    Two weeks later, the year truly fires up when Texas plays host to No. 23 Rice for a three-game weekend series. First pitch for the Longhorns’ first game of the season comes at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17. 

    Friday’s contest is followed by a pair of midday matchups on Saturday and Sunday. Texas then hits the road to battle Sam Houston State on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m. 

    The Longhorns return home for another weekend series against Connecticut. They’ll take on the Huskies on Friday, Feb. 24, at 4 p.m. before battling UConn twice more on Saturday and Sunday. 

    Texas doesn’t start Big 12 play until Friday, March 17 when it hosts the visiting Texas Tech Red Raiders for a weekend set. First pitch for the game is set for 6:30 p.m. 

    Longhorn Network will televise over 30 games this season, beginning with Saturday’s alumni game. Texas’ first two regular season games can be seen on LHN, too.

  • Volleyball begins transition to spring season

    Texas Volleyball already has its sights set on fighting back to a third straight national championship appearance. 

    The program released the 2017 spring season schedule on Monday. The Longhorns will open their season by traveling to Houston on April 8 for the F.A.S.T. Tournament. The following weekend, Texas will travel to Dallas to compete at the Collegiate Showcase Tournament. 

    The Longhorns will wrap up the spring season with a home game at Gregory Gym on Tuesday, April 18 against North Texas. 

    The Longhorns lost starting setter Chloe Collins and the team’s second-leading hitter in Paulina Prieto Cerame after they signed to play professionally overseas. However, Texas will return two First Team All-Americans in Ebony Nwanebu and Micaya White. The Longhorns also boast what is arguably the top recruiting class in the nation. 

    The Longhorns’ commits include the nation’s No. 1 recruit according to PrepVolleyball, Lexi Sun, as well as No. 2 Brionne Butler and No. 6 Ashley Shook. 

    Although the Longhorns have faced heartbreak in back-to-back national championship defeats, Texas has no time to hang its head. Head coach Jerritt Elliott will have yet another solid squad that has the potential to reach the national championship yet again. 

    —Alex Briseno