Bases loaded, no outs? No problem for Texas — again — in 2-0 shutout victory

The situation didn’t look good. Not for Texas. Not for Chase Shugart. Not for the two-run lead the Longhorns had built up to that point at the top of the seventh inning Tuesday night. But it couldn’t have been better for Texas State: Bases loaded, no outs, the top of … Read More

Mathis powers Longhorns to cruise to 9-2 win over Bobcats

This time, there would be no walk-off hit. No feeling of frustration after the game. This time, when Texas played Texas State on Tuesday night, the Longhorns won — and handily too, 9-2. When Texas lost to Texas State on March 21, it was the first time the Longhorns had … Read More

Texas NCAA notebook: Aston concerned about Horns’ first-game turnovers

Even in a 28-point victory, Texas coach Karen Aston was concerned by her team’s turnovers during the Longhorns’ 78-50 win over Central Arkansas. The Longhorns averaged 15.1 turnovers in this season, ranking 137th in the country. They had 21 on Friday. “At this time of the year, there’s such a … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Texas 5 UCLA 2

Talk about a fast start. Texas scored four runs in the first inning, on its way to a 5-2 win over UCLA. In the bottom of the first, three straight doubles led to three straight runs. Kacy Clemens doubled to right center, scoring Travis Jones. Then Austin Todd doubled, scoring … Read More

Erica Wright returns, but Texas softball falls to 16th-ranked Minnesota, 5-2

When Erica Wright took the mound, she was nervous. Can you blame her? Pitching against No. 16 Minnesota could give anyone jitters, but there was more behind her anxiety. She was about to pitch her first game in a year. She missed the 2016 season with a rib injury, and … Read More

Texas’ Andrew Jones had to grow up early before basketball stardom

IRVING — The car accident occurred on the morning of April 7, 2007, on an icy highway in Sweetwater. David Jones was driving, and his five passengers were four members of a girls basketball team, including his daughter Alexis, and Andrew, his 7-year-old son. Jones was the coach of the … Read More

Scott Wilson’s home: Part museum, part shrine, all Texas, all the time

This isn’t a house. No, this is Scott Wilson’s 1,008 square feet of hype, lovingly dedicated to University of Texas athletics. It’s easy to gawk at the pieces of art that fill the walls. The home is covered with banners and pennants, pictures and artifacts, newspaper clippings and posters, framed … Read More

Section 3, Row 8, Seat 1: Bank on it — Texas superfan Scott Wilson is there

Scott Wilson hears the question from time to time. “Are you going to Texas’ next game?,” someone will ask. “They’re playing, aren’t they?” Wilson will answer. It’s a fair response for the man who’s attended 1,039 consecutive Texas baseball games — home and away — dating back to April 8, … Read More

Texas endures more disappointments in 3-2 loss to Texas State

A traffic jam developed at 10 p.m. Tuesday night just northwest of UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Interstate 35 with flashing police lights and a long line of cars, overlooking the wreck that is the 2016 Longhorns baseball season. Inside the Disch, the lights were on but the field was empty. Read More

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Instant Reaction: Texas falls to seven games below .500 with 3-2 loss to Texas State.

Where it went wrong: In the top of the eighth inning, Texas State’s Granger Studdard singled to center and then stole second. Tanner Hill singled to right and Patrick Mathis fumbled the ball in right, which led to Shuddard scoring from second. Mathis was charged with an error; Texas State … Read More

Texas blanks Prairie View, and James “Butters” Barton gets first at-bat

The man they call Butters stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the eighth inning. He wasn’t nervous, even though it was his first collegiate at-bat. “I wasn’t really nervous as much as I was excited,” said James Barton, the man behind the nickname. “I used to hit … Read More

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Texas defeats Prairie View 7-0

Where it went right: The sixth inning. Michael Cantu singled to lead-off the inning, then moved to second on a Kody Clemens sac-bunt. Travis Jones then walked. Cantu scored when Kody Clemens hit a chopper to first baseman Angel Avalos that snaked past Avalos to give the Longhorns a 1-0 lead. The Horns … Read More

Texas remains consistent in 6-2 win over Texas State

What led to this? Something has led to the resurrection of this Texas team, a team that seemed dead many times as the winning percentage dropped and excuses and explanations mounted. It started with a series win over Texas Tech last weekend and continued Tuesday night at UFCU Disch-Falk … Read More

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Instant Reaction: Texas tops Texas State 6-2

Where it went right: Texas scored two runs in the first and led 2-0. Texas State tied it in the third. Then Kacy Clemens stepped up to bat in the next half-inning. Clemens sliced an arching home run over the left field wall to give Texas a 3-2 lead. The … Read More

Every Texas hitter has his sweet spot; the goal is to not miss the pitch

Every hitter has one. It’s the area of the strike zone that’s hotter than an August day in Austin. It doesn’t matter if they are playing little league at the Y or at Disch-Falk Field. It’s called the sweet spot, the hot zone, the wheelhouse, and if a … Read More

Texas softball team rallies to beat Oklahoma State 5-3

Paige von Sprecken shut off her brain when she stepped in the batter’s box in the bottom of the fifth inning Saturday afternoon at McCombs Field. The Texas Longhorns had one out and two runners in scoring position, and they were facing a three-run deficit. “Don’t think, Paige,” von Sprecken … Read More

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Texas run-rules Kansas 12-2, wins second straight Big 12 series

Saturday afternoon was wild. There were three wild pitches, two passed balls, four errors, 14 runs scored and oscillating rain. All of that suited Texas in the rubber match of its three-game series against Kansas. Texas scored 12 runs to defeat the Jayhawks (14-20, 3-8 Big 12) by way of … Read More

Texas ‘outplayed’ by Lamar in 4-2 loss

Augie Garrido wasn’t happy. Not after Texas was, in his words “outplayed” by Lamar Tuesday night in a 4-2 loss at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. How could the Longhorns perform this poorly after playing so well last week against TCU, a series they won? Texas had the momentum heading into Tuesday … Read More

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Instant Reaction: Texas allows two in ninth, loses to Lamar 4-2

Where it went wrong: Texas’ bullpen had held Lamar scoreless for the entire night, but they couldn’t when it mattered most. Lamar scored two run in the top of the ninth which ended up being the winning runs. The starter: Nolan Kingham pitched two innings and allowed two runs on five … Read More

From cupcakes to dance-offs, the Texas women embrace their off-court closeness

Teammates migrate to Empress Davenport’s house as if it were a basketball court. Check that. As if it were their home. Davenport, Texas’ senior guard, practically holds an open door policy for the Longhorns. “I’m always at home because I have nothing to do,” Davenport said. “So pretty much anybody … Read More