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Texas men’s tennis knocks off Oklahoma State

Texas (11-2) dropped the doubles point, but got four singles wins to rally to a 4-2 win over Big 12 rival Oklahoma State Sunday in the consolation round of the ITA National Team Indoor Championships. The Longhoens men’s tennis team left Charlottesville, Va. with a 2-1 record in the tournament … Read More

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Diamond Dust: What we learned from Texas’ opening weekend

Opening week has come and gone. What did we learn about Texas’ softball team? Here are five things we now know: Texas failed its only real test: The Longhorns (3-2) beat a bad Maryland team that went 0-5 and was run-ruled in its last two games. Texas also … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Opening Day, Texas Classic is finally here for Texas softball

Opening day is here for the Texas softball team. On deck is this weekend’s Texas Classic, which features No. 16-Minnesota and Sara Groenewegan, who tied for the national lead in strikeouts last season. The Golden Gophers likely will be the only real competition for the Longhorns; Colorado State and Maryland … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Texas will be tested early and often in 2017

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s preseason poll was released Tuesday, and Texas’ spring schedule is loaded with ranked teams. Defending national champion Oklahoma, coming off a 57-8 season, took the top spot. The Sooners and Longhorns have a three-game series slated for April 7-9 at McCombs Field. Baylor also represented … Read More

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Diamond Dust: It’s time for Texas to make 8 great again

There’s something missing along the center field wall at McCombs Field. It’s subtle, really. If by subtle you mean the way the absence of the statues of Earl Campbell and Ricky Williams — Texas’ two Heisman Trophy winners — would be if they weren’t erected in the southwest corner of Royal-Memorial Stadium. Read More

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Diamond Dust: How much stock should Texas take in preseason polls?

In case you missed it, the Texas softball team was picked to finish second in the Big 12 preseason coaches’ poll last week. What does that mean for the Longhorns? Take note that last year’s preseason poll was identical to the final standings. Texas did get one first-place vote in … Read More

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Georgetown’s Taylor Ellsworth one of two mid-term enrollees for Texas

Georgetown High School catcher Taylor Ellsworth will skip her senior season with the Eagle and begin her college career at Texas this spring. Ellsworth was one of two mid-term enrollees for the Longhorns that are immediately eligible to play this season. The other is Brooke Bolinger, a left-handed pitcher that transferred … Read More

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Texas softball picked to finish 2nd in Big 12 by coaches

The Texas softball team was picked to finish second by the Big 12 coaches in this year’s preseason poll released Wednesday. Defending national champion Oklahoma was a unanimous pick to repeat as Big 12 champion by. It’s the fifth straight time, and the eighth in the last nine years, the … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Is Texas primed for a Women’s College World Series run?

The 2017 softball season got underway Wednesday as several colleges, including Texas, begin practice. Expectations are high for the Longhorns, who were picked by Big 12 coaches to finish second in the conference in the preseason coaches’ poll. But expectations are high every season. Texas, however, hasn’t advanced past regionals in … Read More

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Ex-Longhorn Megan Willis named assistant GM of NPF franchise

Texas softball alumna Megan Willis will take on a new role with her former National Pro Fastpitch team the USSSA Pride, based in Orlando, Fla. Willis was named the new assistant general manager for the Pride on Dec. 21 and she becomes the first former NPF player to take an … Read More

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Ex-Longhorn Earl Thomas tweets he’s returning in 2017

Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas is coming back for the 2017 season. The former All-American at Texas ended speculation on his retirement when he tweeted Saturday night that “I’ll def be back next year.” Thomas created a stir with his retirement talk after suffering a season-ending injury during Seattle’s 40-7 win … Read More

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Texas softball releases fall schedule

The Texas softball team will be at full strength in the circle when the 2017 season begins in February. Redshirt sophomore Erica Wright will return after missing the entire 2016 season with a rib injury. Wright’s return gives the Longhorns (38-16 in 2016) a viable fourth option in their pitching rotation, … Read More

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Longhorn great Cat Osterman inducted into Little League Hall of Excellence

The greatest pitcher in the 20-year history of Texas softball became just the fourth female to be inducted into the Little League Hall of Excellence and the first to be recognized for a career in softball. Osterman, now an assistant coach at Texas State, was honored during an on-field ceremony … Read More

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Softball radio personality Terry Lewis dies Sunday night

Texas softball announced through its Twitter account Monday that longtime radio personality Terry Lewis died Sunday night. Lewis was the official “voice of Texas softball” and did play-by-play for the in-house stadium broadcast at McCombs Field for home games. During the 2016 season, Lewis began traveling with the Longhorns as games … Read More

The American-Statesman’s Top 25: No. 17 Washington

Sure, it’s just July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our eighth annual countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last season’s four College Football Playoff semifinalists were rated Nos. 3, 6, 13 and … Read More

The American-Statesman’s Top 25: No. 23 Louisville

Sure, it’s just July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our eighth annual countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last season’s four College Football Playoff semifinalists were rated Nos. 3, 6, 13 and … Read More

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Longhorn golfer Beau Hossler announces on Instagram he’s going pro

Beau Hossler, Texas’ star golfer, announced on Instagram Thursday that he was turning pro. Read More

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Tripp MacKay hired as softball assistant coach

Texas announced on Wednesday that former Oklahoma softball assistant Tripp MacKay has been hired to replace assistant coach Corrie Hill.  Hill spent 11 years overseeing the Longhorns’ offense and served as a bench coach under head coach Connie Clark. A Texas spokesman labeled Hill’s departure as “a personnel decision made … Read More

Texas softball: Why are the Longhorns missing out on the state’s top pitchers?

At last year’s UIL state softball tournament, East Bernard’s Samantha Show — the state’s 2013 Gatorade player of the year — pitched a championship game gem, leading her Brahmas to the Class 3A title at the University of Texas’ McCombs Field. Earlier that day, Show was announced as the 2015 … Read More

Texas State beats Texas for first time since 2010

SAN MARCOS — Texas State struck fast and furious Wednesday night to notch its third win over a Big 12 opponent this season. The Bobcats (12-5), led by sophomore pitcher Randi Rupp’s complete game, plated seven runs in the fifth inning in a 9-5 win at Bobcat Softball Stadium. It was … Read More