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Year end review: 10 Longhorns athletes to watch in 2017

Almost without exception, the best athletes at Texas are among the very best in their respective sports. With that in mind, I decided to choose these 10 athletes from 10 Longhorn teams. Here’s who you should look out for in 2017, in no particular order. Bret Boswell, baseball After two … Read More

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Texas’ baseball team set for renovations at its home field

Changes are coming to a ballpark near you. The home of Texas’ baseball team, UFCU Disch-Falk Field is undergoing some renovations. Texas has not yet announced the exact dimensions of this construction project, but the distance to the foul poles — 340 feet to left field and 325 feet to … Read More

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Texas regents scheduled to approve David Pierce’s contract

The UT System Board of Regents are set to formally approve a six-year, $4.5 million contract for new Texas baseball coach David Pierce during next week’s meeting. The broad framework was known for months, but specifics finally emerged via the UT regents agenda book posted online Friday. Pierce will receive $500,000 … Read More

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Texas baseball team unveils 2017 schedule

The Texas baseball team released its 2016-17 schedule Friday, and new head coach David Pierce’s squad will face seven teams that participated in last season’s NCAA Tournament. The Longhorns will open the season with a four-game home series against Rice starting Feb. 17. Pierce spent 13 seasons as an assistant … Read More

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Augie Garrido honored during second quarter of Texas vs. UTEP

Texas honored former Longhorns baseball coach Augie Garrido during the second quarter of Saturday’s football game against UTEP. The Royal-Memorial Stadium crowd gave Garrido a standing ovation. There will never ever he another Coach Augie Garrido!! A true iconic legend!! — ANTHONY GERONIMO … Read More

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Bret Boswell named summer player of the year

If this summer is any indication, Bret Boswell might be ready to live up to his immense recruiting hype. Just OK in his two seasons at Texas, Boswell enjoyed a hellacious offseason and on Tuesday was named the Perfect Game/Rawlings summer collegiate baseball player of the year. Playing for the champion … Read More

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UT regents set to approve Augie Garrido’s new deal

Members of the University of Texas System Board of Regents are scheduled to formally approve a new role for former baseball coach Augie Garrido. Regents are set to approve Garrido’s transition to become a special assistant to the men’s athletic director, according to the agenda items … Read More

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Texas baseball to play U.S. national team in Houston

In what appears to be an appeal to recruits, new Texas baseball coach David Pierce has arranged for his Longhorns to play the U.S. U18 national team. The game is scheduled for Sept. 24 at Urban Youth Academy in Houston, and Pierce will get an up close look at the nation’s top high school … Read More

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Texas infielder says he is undergoing Tommy John surgery

According to a post on his Instagram account, Texas infielder Kody Clemens is undergoing Tommy John surgery. Clemens, who started 56 games last season as a true freshman, wrote the following: “God has a plan. I believe everything happens for a reason. Don’t doubt on me. I’ll be back … Read More

David Pierce’s goal for Texas baseball: Get to the regional

It’s becoming apparent the many differences between new Texas baseball coach David Pierce and his predecessor. Pierce plays for the home run. Augie Garrido famously said that, given the chance, he’d bunt with Babe Ruth. Whereas Pierce speaks on the intricacies of the game, Garrido, the Zen Master, was something of a … Read More

Texas baseball notebook: David Pierce has renovation plans — for the team and the stadium

At long last, the outfield walls at Texas’ baseball stadium could be moving closer to home plate. This is reason for a home run celebration for run-starved Longhorns supporters, whose new coach, David Pierce, is pushing for a modification of cavernous UFCU Disch-Falk Field because “we … Read More

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David Pierce says it’s time to bring in the fences at the Disch

In a move that would please run-starved Texas fans, new Longhorns baseball coach David Pierce says he wants to bring in the fences at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. It won’t happen this year, but Pierce told reporters on Wednesday that shortening the playing field is being discussed by himself and his administration. Read More

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David Pierce completes Texas baseball coaching staff with Phil Haig

David Pierce has completed his baseball coaching staff at Texas, and it looks exactly like the staffs Pierce had at his last two coaching stops. Phil Haig will be the Longhorns’ volunteer assistant and help Pierce out with the pitchers, the program announced on Wednesday. It’s the same title Haig, 27, … Read More

Texas baseball coach Pierce receives 6-year, $4.75 million contract

Texas will pay new head baseball coach David Pierce a minimum annual base salary of about $792,000 for the next six years, not including incentives, pending approval by the full Board of Regents in their next meeting, the American-Statesman was told Friday night. Pierce, who was hired on Wednesday after … Read More

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Baseball coach David Pierce bringing Tulane assistants to Texas

New Texas baseball coach David Pierce is bringing his two trusted assistants Sean Allen and Philip Miller to Austin, the school announced Friday. Allen and Miller both worked alongside Pierce the last five years at Sam Houston State and Tulane. Earlier this week, Allen left Tulane to join … Read More

31 days for Texas: An insider’s look into the baseball coaching search

Over a span of 31 days, from the day that Texas reassigned Augie Garrido on Memorial Day and introduced David Pierce on Thursday, we chased the Longhorns’ prolonged baseball coaching search. It lasted longer than the combined hunts in the hirings of football coach Charlie Strong and basketball coach Shaka Smart. Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: For now, tortured hiring of David Pierce will be Mike Perrin’s legacy

Ten years ago, there was zero talk of making any coaching changes in the major sports at Texas. You had Mack Brown, fresh off a national championship in football. Then there was Rick Barnes, who was two seasons removed from the Longhorns’ first Final Four appearance in more than half … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: David Pierce is no Augie Garrido — yet

There’s a lot to like about David Pierce. And that’s just judging from the book cover. First impressions are critical, and the Longhorns’ new baseball coach made a good one Thursday. When he was introduced, completing an exhaustive, coast-to-coast coaching search, there were many positives to glean. But more than … Read More

Lifelong Texan David Pierce now leading the Longhorns

It doesn’t get much more Texan than David Pierce. The Houston native started his coaching career in his hometown when he was 25, when Pierce served as the running backs coach and the baseball coach (and a history teacher) at St. Pius X. He helped Rice win an NCAA baseball … Read More

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New Texas baseball coach David Pierce welcomed in Austin

New Texas baseball coach David Pierce has spent almost his entire professional career in his home state. Now, he’s following the all-time winningest coach in Division I history. Pierce was introduced on Thursday as just the fourth UT baseball coach since 1911. “I hope you can handle a slow-talking Texan, … Read More