Texas track hopes homefield advantage is enough for NCAA West Prelims meet

Competing at the NCAA track and field championships is a tough task. A single point probably will decide which team wins the title and what school may fall out of the top 10. Qualifying for the biggest collegiate meet of the year also is a huge challenge. It’s no longer … Read More

Texas A&M ousts UT from NCAA softball regional

COLLEGE STATION — Coach Connie Clark was hoping to get a few innings from Texas starter Tiarra Davis on Sunday afternoon as the Longhorns tried to stay in contention for a berth in the NCAA softball superregionals. Davis hadn’t thrown since Friday night, when she tossed 184 pitches, a career … Read More

Longhorn softball beats Texas State to set up NCAA matchup with Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION — Sometimes sports karma is kind to those who screw up, yet keep plugging away. The Texas softball team found itself in an uncomfortable spot Saturday night The Longhorns were hit less at the plate. And for a moment, the defense fell apart as UT floundered to keep … Read More

UT softball team beats Texas Southern to stay alive in NCAA regional

COLLEGE STATION — Offense can solve so many issues and even extend seasons. The Texas softball team, which was on the verge of NCAA Tournament elimination, overwhelmed Texas Southern 8-0 Saturday afternoon at the College Station Regional, setting up a prime-time matchup with Texas State later in the evening. The … Read More

Texas softball is seeking a season reboot in College Station regional

The Texas softball team definitely was nervous as they watched the NCAA unveil its tournament bracket earlier this week. They were no lock to extend their post-season streak to 13 years, what with a 31-24 record — including being 3-15 against ranked opponents — and a weak showing in the … Read More

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Former Longhorn football star comes home to give UT commencement speech

Brian Jones, the charismatic, hard-hitting linebacker who starred for the 1990 Texas team that won the Southwest Conference championship, is coming home in a big way. He’ll give the commencement address Friday for UT’s Moody College of Communications. Jones earned his degree in corporate communications in 1991. Read More

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Adolph Kiefer, Texas’ first Olympic swimming gold medalist, has died

Former Texas Longhorn Adolph Kiefer, who won gold in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin and initiated programs that taught thousands how to swim, died Friday at his home in Illinois. He was 98. He had been the oldest living American Olympic champion and he was the first Longhorn swimmer to … Read More

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Former Longhorn receiver headed to Texas high school hall of fame

Johnny Walker, who was a star receiver on the 1990 team that won the Southwest Conference championship, will be inducted Saturday into the Texas High School Hall of Fame this weekend. Walker was the choice of all high school players from the 1980s. Playing for Holmes High School in San … Read More

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Ricky Williams pays tribute to Chad Patmon

Ricky Williams and Chad Patmon, who grew up together in San Diego, seldom were apart when the two played at Texas from 1995-1998. Williams, who broke the NCAA career rushing record and won the 1998 Heisman Trophy, received the significant attention. But roommate and best friend Patmon, a cornerback, always … Read More

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Former Longhorns cornerback Chad Patmon dies

Chad Patmon, who came to Texas from San Diego with his best friend Ricky Williams, has died. The family announced Patmon’s death on his Facebook page Thursday afternoon. Patmon lettered for Texas in 1998. He was a cornerback, but probably was known most for being Williams best friend. The … Read More

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Houston Texans take former Longhorn D’Onta Foreman in NFL draft

Texas All-American D’Onta Foreman will be staying close to home for his pro career. The Houston Texans selected Foreman late in Friday’s third round of the NFL draft. He was the fourth Big 12 player selected and third to go during Friday’s session. TFW … Read More

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Former Longhorn Malcom Brown, other Big 12 stars, skip Super Bowl White House visit

Players from the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots made the traditional visit this week to the White House. But the trip made news mainly because of the many no shows. Among the more than 30 players who didn’t make the trip was former Texas star Malcom Brown. He was … Read More

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Longhorns kick off NCAA swimming title defense with American record

The Texas men, who are vying for their third straight national swimming and diving title, broke an American record Wednesday to kick off the NCAA meet in Indianapolis. The 800-yard freestyle relay team finished second to North Carolina State. Both the Wolfpack and Longhorns were faster than the American record, … Read More

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Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy first big upsets at Dell Match Play

Defending champion Jason Day withdrew from WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Wednesday. He broke down in tears as he announced that his mother had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Day, ranked No. 3 in the world, said his mother is scheduled to undergo surgery on Friday. He conceded … Read More

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D’Onta Foreman pulls out of combine drills because of injury

D’Onta Foreman’s NFL combine came to an abrupt end, Friday, when he was forced to pull out of the key speed and agility drills because of an injury. His father posted on Twitter that the injury was to his son’s foot. Let's clear this thing … Read More

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Texas ex D’Onta Foreman proving to be popular prospect at NFL Combine

Former Texas star D’Onta Foreman is having a busy NFL Combine, meeting and touching base with teams that want to gather more information on the tailback. Foreman told reporters in Indianapolis that he’s already met with the Los Angeles Chargers and Denver Broncos. He also has plans to chat with … Read More

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D’Onta Foreman drops big weight for 2017 NFL combine

The running backs invited to the NFL combine in Indianapolis have been weighed and measured. Former Texas star D’Onta Foreman weighed 233 pounds. That’s down 16 from his listed weight while dazzling with the Longhorns. Oklahoma star Samaje Perine, who like Foreman declared for the NFL a year early, also … Read More

D’Onta Foreman needs a solid scouting combine to up his NFL Draft buzz

Although his team struggled mightily, Texas’ D’onta Foreman enjoyed an amazing season last fall. He missed out on becoming the Longhorns’ first Heisman Trophy finalist since Colt McCoy in 2009, yet Foreman won the Doak Walker Award as the nation’s top running back. He also very nearly led the nation … Read More

Can Texas swimming surge back into elite women’s status? It starts with Big 12 meet

Used to be, you could bank on the Texas women’s swim team competing for a national championship. The Longhorns won nine national titles from 1981 through 1991. Then the program gradually fell out of national relevance and more into a competitive afterthought. As Texas’ men’s team, under coach Eddie Reese, … Read More

With a win over OU, streaking Texas women’s basketball would go so retro

Brianna Taylor says her coach insists that she and her Texas teammates “live in the moment.” Don’t dwell, Karen Aston tells them, or look too far ahead. That means the only game that counts is Saturday’s road contest against 19th-ranked Oklahoma. “We’re just looking at the next game as the … Read More