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Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Schaefer is a great hire, but will we see Title IX fallout?

Chris Del Conte made a great hire. Vic Schaefer has impressive credentials after a pair of national title game appearances at Mississippi State. He represents an upgrade over the departed Karen Aston but also is a male face in a women’s program that has been led by female faces for … Read More

From injuries to new coaches to depth: The pros, cons of Texas’ spring football called off

March and April were going to be critical months for the Texas football program. And they still are, just for wildly different reasons. Spring football was supposed to be a time UT coach Tom Herman blended seven new assistant coaches with a now-experienced team, led by … Read More

Texas moves on from women’s basketball coach Karen Aston after eight seasons

Texas women’s basketball coach Karen Aston will not return next season, athletic director Chris Del Conte said on Friday. Aston, 55, has coached the Longhorns for the last eight years. The three-year extension that she signed in 2016 is set to expire in August, and she was paid a base … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: A trip down the 2006 Rose Bowl memory lane never gets old for Texas fans

ESPN went straight for the heart strings this week and America was more than happy to retake a much-traveled trip down memory lane. On Tuesday night, the Longhorn Network started a 24-hour loop of Texas’ historic 41-38 national championship game win over the Goliath that was USC at the 2006 … Read More

‘The stars were aligning a little bit for us’: What’s on deck for Texas softball in 2021?

Earlier this week, Texas baseball coach David Pierce told reporters a story about a recent game of catch with two eight-year-olds from his neighborhood. Susan Pierce gave her husband a hard time when she overheard him coaching the kids. But what else was he supposed to do? Pierce argued that … Read More

With NCAA eligibility, MLB draft altered, Texas baseball is tackling 2021 roster management

Texas baseball coach David Pierce called this week’s NCAA decision to restore a year of eligibility for all spring sports athletes a “victory” on Wednesday. Monday’s ruling — and uncertainty over this year’s MLB draft — has created a numbers game for Pierce. He currently has 49 players tied to … Read More

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