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Social reaction: Longhorns, current and former, celebrate graduation day

Over the weekend, a total of 80 current and former University of Texas athletes participated in graduation ceremonies. For some, it marked the end of a four-year journey of self discovery on and off the playing field. For others, graduation meant returning to the campus they once wowed with athletic … Read More

T.J. Ford, a famous Texas ex, now can call himself a Texas graduate

There it was Friday, plastered all over T.J. Ford’s face. That magic, mega-watt smile that so many Texas fans fell in love with 14 years ago was on full display again inside Bellmont Hall. Ford, the electric point guard who lifted the Longhorns to the 2003 … Read More

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American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: With 13 titles under his belt, Texas’ Eddie Reese has become America’s swim coach

Eddie Reese has a contract. He’s just not sure what’s in it. “I think it goes through this year,” Reese mused this week. “I’m not sure. It could be more than that.” And then, the Texas men’s swimming and diving coach added, “You should never get a one-year extension based … Read More

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It’s lit: Texas to honor swimmers’ NCAA championship by lighting the tower

It’s time to light the tower. One day after it won the NCAA championship in Indianapolis, the Texas men’s swimming and diving program will celebrate in Austin. All four sides of the UT Tower will be lit with a burnt-orange “1” on Sunday evening. The team will take photos in … Read More

Will Licon shines at NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships

INDIANAPOLIS — Texas’ swimming team has its fair share of stars. Joseph Schooling beat Michael Phelps in the 100-meter butterfly at the Rio Olympics to win an individual gold medal, and Townley Haas, Jack Conger and Clark Smith all won gold medals on the U.S. 800-meter freestyle relay. But at … Read More

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Splash down!: Longhorns cruise to 13th NCAA swimming national title

For the third straight year, every Longhorn goes into the pool to celebrate yet another national title. The Texas men’s swimming and diving team captured its 13th overall team title and third consecutive crown at the NCAA championships on Saturday in Indianapolis. With the win, … Read More

Texas swimmers work through post-Olympic blues, dominate at NCAAs

INDIANAPOLIS — After beating Michael Phelps to win gold in the 100-meter butterfly last summer at the Rio Olympics, Joseph Schooling needed a break from swimming. “It can’t always be 100 percent all the time,” said Schooling, a Texas junior who swam for his home country Singapore in Rio. “You … Read More

Clark Smith reclaims title at NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships

INDIANAPOLIS — Clark Smith had been waiting a whole year to race the 500-yard freestyle race at this season’s NCAA swimming and diving championships. After winning the event as a sophomore in 2015, Smith faltered at last year’s meet and failed to make the finals in the 500. In Smith’s … 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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Texas women take fifth at NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships

The Texas women’s swimming and diving team finished in the top-5 at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships for the first time since 2009 in Indianapolis on Saturday. The Longhorns had four top-seven finishes and a school record on Saturday to finish the event with 252 points, well short of … Read More

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Cox breaks records at NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships

Madisyn Cox highlighted the third day of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships for the Texas Longhorns as she finished in third place in the women’s 400-yard individual medley. The Longhorns are in fifth place after three days of competition in Indianapolis with 168 points. Cox finished her race in … Read More

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Gibson wins one-meter diving title at NCAA Championships

The second day of the NCAA Championships were highlighted by UT freshman Alison Gibson winning the women’s one-meter diving final in Indianapolis, Ind. Her one-meter diving championship is the first since Vera Ilyina won in 1998. The 17-year-old won the event with 332.60 points, topping Minnesota’s Sarah Bacon for the … Read More

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Texas breaks school record in 800-free relay in Day 1 of the NCAA swimming, diving championships

INDIANAPOLIS — Texas broke school and Big 12 records in the 800-yard freestyle relay Wednesday night in the opening session of the NCAA Division I women’s swimming and diving championships. Senior Madisyn Cox, sophomore Joanna Evans, freshman Claire Adams and senior Tasija Karosas swam the relay in 6 minutes, 54.83 … Read More

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Longhorns diving team adds more event qualifiers for NCAA Championships

Longhorns diving team members Mark Anderson and Jacob Cornish each qualified for the NCAA Championships in the men’s platform diving event in Columbia, Mo. on Wednesday. Sofia Rauzi also qualified for the women’s platform event. Cornish, who won the Big 12 Championship in the event, finished the Zone D diving … Read More

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Texas divers qualify for NCAA Championships

Texas divers Mark Anderson, Grayson Campbell, Meghan O’Brien and Alison Gibson each qualified for the NCAA Championships at the Zone D diving meet in Columbia, Mo. on Tuesday. Anderson and Campbell finished in the top nine of the three-meter finals, making it two berths in two days for each diver. Read More

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Texas women’s swimming team sends ten swimmers to NCAA Championships

The Texas Longhorns women’s swimming team will send ten individuals and all five relay teams to compete for national titles at the NCAA Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. in two weeks. Madisyn Cox and Tasija Karosas qualified for the NCAA Championships for their fourth straight year. Rebecca Millard, a junior, will … Read More

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American Short Course Championship moved to San Antonio

The American Short Course Championship, originally scheduled to take place at the Jamail Texas Swimming Center beginning on March 2, has been moved to San Antonio, the University announced Wednesday. “The Texas Swimming Center has experienced a plumbing leak, and as a result, we’ve elected to relocate the American Short … Read More

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Longhorns sweep events for Big 12 Championships

The Texas men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams swept the competition to win Big 12 Championships Saturday at the Jamail Texas Swimming Center. The Texas men won their 38th straight conference title and 21st Big 12 Championship. The women won their fifth league title in a row and 15th … Read More

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Texas dominates, sets new marks at Big 12 Championship

Texas swimmers and divers continued to dominate the Big 12 Championship as more records fell on the penultimate day of the event at Jamail Texas Swimming Center. Madisyn Cox won the 400-yard individual medley in 4 minutes, 01.15 seconds, breaking an eight-year-old school record in the process. Cox was already … Read More

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Longhorns set more records at Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championship

Joanna Evans, Madisyn Cox and Joseph Schooling each set Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championship records to highlight a big day for the Longhorns at the Jamail Texas Swimming Center on Thursday. Evans finished the 500-yard freestyle in 4 minutes, 36.97 seconds, breaking a 25-year-old school record held by Erika … Read More