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Dual-sport athlete John Burt to resume hurdling at Texas’ Longhorn Invitational

This weekend, John Burt will look to get back on track. Burt has been listed as an entrant in the 110-meter hurdles for the Longhorn Invitational. This will be the first indoor or outdoor meet in 2017 for Burt, a sophomore who had suspended his track career in … Read More

Texas sports notebook: Patrick Mathis is asked to boost the top of the lineup

On April 18, Patrick Mathis found a surprise atop Texas’ batting order: Himself. In the season-long search for a leadoff hitter, Texas coach David Pierce inserted Mathis into his lineup’s first slot ahead of a 2-0 win over Texas State. The junior outfielder had some of the intangibles … Read More

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Beau Ridgeway represents Texas on watch list for bullpen award

Baseball writers are keeping their eyes on Texas sophomore Beau Ridgeway. Ridgeway is among 40 names on the mid-season watch list for the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association’s 2017 Stopper of the Year award. Since 2005, the NCBWA has gifted its Stopper of the Year award to the top relief … Read More

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Sealy pitcher pledges to throw at Texas in 2019

Once he is done with being a Tiger, Justin Eckhardt has committed to becoming a Longhorn. Eckhardt, a junior at Sealy High, announced on Tuesday that he will continue his baseball career at Texas. A 6-2, 180-pound right-handed pitcher, Eckhardt joins a 2018 recruiting class that gained a … Read More

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Texas football coach Tom Herman to showcase his arm ahead of Express game

Over the next few months, Texas football coach Tom Herman will judge the abilities of quarterbacks Shane Buechele and Sam Ehlinger. This week, though, it will be Herman’s right arm that is on display. The Round Rock Express have recruited Herman to throw out the first pitch ahead … Read More

Texas prepares for a road trip as healthy Horns spark a sweep of New Orleans

With its weekend-closing 3-2 win over New Orleans on Sunday, Texas improved to 23-7 at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Now it’s time to hit the road. Leadoff hitter Patrick Mathis drove in all four of Texas’ runs as the Longhorns completed a non-conference sweep with their second straight one-run victory over … Read More

Texas holds off New Orleans as Morgan Cooper stumps Privateers

A victim of one-run decisions throughout this season, the Texas baseball team squeezed into the win column Saturday. Junior Morgan Cooper remained in contention for the Big 12’s ERA title, and Texas found just enough offense in a 3-2 nonconference win over New Orleans. Texas had been a loser in … Read More

Behind Nick Kennedy, Texas stalls New Orleans in a non-conference clash

Nick Kennedy thought his Friday would consist of advertising and communication classes and possibly an appearance out of Texas’ bullpen. Instead, the left-handed sophomore got six innings and a win. Kennedy was solid in a spot start, and Texas slowed down another hot-hitting — … Read More

Class of 2017: Lake Travis’ Cade Brewer packs on the Freshman 15 (and then some)

Cade Brewer entered the new year with some standard resolutions. Coming off his senior season at Lake Travis, Brewer wanted to eat better. He wanted to become a gym rat. He also — and this is where the tight end strays from the norm — promised to gain weight before … Read More

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After 28-year break, Texas resumes baseball series with New Orleans

With series against Oklahoma State, TCU and West Virginia on the horizon, Texas will take a break from Big 12 play this weekend. Starting on Friday, Texas (25-15) will host New Orleans for three games at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Texas holds a 6-0 series lead in its series with New … Read More

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WATCH: Myles Turner dunks over another Texas Ex in a NBA playoff game

At the expense of a fellow Longhorn, Indiana center Myles Turner recorded a posterizing dunk on Thursday. In the second quarter of a first-round playoff series against Cleveland, Turner gave his Pacers a 42-32 lead with a thunderous dunk. Turner rebounded his own miss and threw down a one-handed slam. Read More

Texas sports notebook: Longhorns don’t expect a transfer to fill Collins’ shoes

This fall, Texas volleyball will count three All-Americans and the nation’s top two recruits among its offensive options. Who, though, is going to set those players up? All-American setter Chloe Collins, No. 4 on UT’s career assists list, is now a Texas Ex. Her graduation leaves Riley Fisbeck as the … Read More

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Houston-area recruit pledges to join Texas’ baseball team

On Tuesday, Texas picked up a win and a recruit. Houston Episcopal baseball coach Matt Fox has confirmed to the American-Statesman that junior infielder Peter Geib has verbally committed to Texas. Ahead of Texas’ 2-0 win over Texas State on Tuesday, Longhorn coach David Pierce acknowledged the news. Read More

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Westlake walk-on Barrett Chambers to join Sam Ehlinger at Texas

Teammates at Westlake High, Barrett Chambers and Sam Ehlinger will soon reunite on Texas’ roster. Westlake coach Todd Dodge confirmed to the American-Statesman on Tuesday that Chambers will join Texas’ football team as a preferred walk-on. A defensive back, Chambers was honored last week in an on-campus ceremony at Westlake. Read More

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Big 12 applauds Texas freshman Kaitlyn Washington following breakout weekend

As one of the newest additions to Texas’ starting line-up, freshman outfielder Kaitlyn Washington has caught the Big 12’s attention. Washington was named the Big 12’s Player of the Week on Tuesday afternoon.  In last weekend’s three wins over Texas Tech, Washington hit .467 (7-for-15) with two runs … Read More

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Texas coach Tom Herman discusses recruiting rule on Big 12 teleconference

Texas head coach Tom Herman met with the national media on the Big 12’s teleconference on Tuesday morning. In his teleconference with Big 12 reporters, Herman spoke for 10 minutes. He took questions from only three reporters as he spent a lot of his allotted time discussing the NCAA’s recent … Read More

Texas’ Orange-White spring game: Five key plays

There were plenty of snaps taken in Texas’ Orange-White spring game on Saturday. Here are five that stood out: 1. Buechele to Johnson, year two Signees from Texas’ 2016 recruiting class, quarterback Shane Buechele and receiver Collin Johnson developed a connection during the latter part of … Read More

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WATCH: Texas shortstops Tunning and Hamilton get defensive in road wins

For Texas, a recent pair of 6-3 putouts were anything but routine. Over the Easter weekend, Texas picked up a couple of web gems from its starting shortstops. Senior Devon Tunning showed off her glove in the softball team’s 9-5 win at Texas Tech on Friday. One day … Read More

Spring game notebook: Rowland kicks off Texas career with three field goals

One of three early enrollees in the Longhorns’ locker room, kicker Joshua Rowland made his debut at Texas’ spring game. Rowland was successful on three of his four field-goal attempts Saturday. He was good from 36, 28 and 31 yards, and that last kick came after Texas coach Tom Herman … Read More

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Running backs dominate Texas spring game’s injury report

Ahead of its spring game, Texas has announced that nine players will miss the scrimmage with injuries. Tight end Andrew Beck (foot), cornerback Davante Davis (shoulder), safety Jason Hall (hamstring) and center Zach Shackelford (ankle) won’t play on Saturday. Five running backs — Roderick Bernard (knee), Tristian Houston (ankle), Kirk … Read More