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Longhorn players react to Texas’ decision to separate from basketball coach Karen Aston

For the first time since 2012 — and fifth time in school history — Texas is on the hunt for a new women’s basketball coach. Texas announced on Friday that it will not extend Karen Aston’s contract. Aston has been UT’s coach for the past eight … 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

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‘See y’all Spring 2021′: Kaitlyn Washington announces her return to Texas’ softball team

Three days after the NCAA approved an eligibility waiver for its spring-sport athletes, Kaitlyn Washington has decided to restart her senior season. On Thursday evening, Washington announced her intention to return to Texas’ softball team in 2021. The outfielder tweeted “So thankful for the NCAA giving … 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

Following shoulder surgery, Texas’ Brandon Jones turns to his studies as the draft approaches

Texas was supposed to host a NFL job fair for its seniors on Wednesday. The Longhorns’ annual pro timing day, which was scheduled for Wednesday, would have given players with professional aspirations a chance to work out in front of NFL scouts and representatives. But UT’s pro day, along with … Read More

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Texas sophomore Charli Collier adds to the list of fundraisers for COVID-19 relief

Texas basketball player Charli Collier has set up a fundraiser for COVID-19 relief, the all-conference honoree revealed on Tuesday. Collier has set up a GoFundMe page with a fundraising goal of $500,000. The collected donations will go to non-profit organizations in Houston and Baytown. Collier is … Read More

To make up for coronavirus cancellations, NCAA restores eligibility for spring sports athletes

Miranda Elish will get a chance to pitch again for the Texas softball team. An opportunity now exists for Duke Ellis to steal another base while wearing burnt orange. And it turns out that the Turati twins may not have played their last tennis match at … Read More

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From the Archives: Texas caps NCAA’s first perfect season with a win over USC (March 30, 1986)

March 30, 1986 turned out to be a historic day for both Texas’ athletic department and the NCAA. Thirty-four years ago, the Texas women recorded a 97-81 win over Southern California in the NCAA’s championship match. The victory gave Texas its first and only national title in either men’s or … Read More

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This week in NFL mock drafts: A Longhorn reunion in New Orleans?

Will Brandon Jones become a Jaguar? Will either Devin Duvernay or Collin Johnson become a Saint? The NFL Draft is set to begin on April 23. Texas has had a player drafted in each of the last five drafts, and UT has a handful of hopefuls … Read More

Can Texas stake a claim as the No. 1 team of the 2020 softball season?

There won’t be a national champion crowned in college softball this June in Oklahoma City. Texas, though, can still argue that it had one of the country’s best teams in 2020. The Longhorns were 24-3 when the NCAA announced on March 12 that it was canceling … Read More

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Following Trevor Lawrence’s lead, Texas QB Sam Ehlinger sets goal of $1 million for COVID-19 relief

After leading Texas to 19 wins over the past three seasons, Sam Ehlinger is doing his part to beat an even bigger opponent. Ehlinger took to social media on Friday to announce a fundraiser for COVID-19 relief. Through a GoFundMe page, the Longhorn quarterback said he … Read More

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Terry Tausch (1959-2020): Ex-Texas lineman gained ‘the respect of coaches, teammates and fans, alike’

Terry Tausch, who earned All-American honors on Texas’ offensive line before an eight-year NFL career, died Wednesday night at his home in Plano. UT announced Tausch’s death on Thursday. He was 61. The cause of death was not revealed. A native of New Braunfels, Tausch was a four-year letterman at … Read More

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Longhorn signees Shay Holle and Elyssa Coleman close out prep careers with all-state accolades

Future Texas basketball players Shay Holle and Elyssa Coleman are two of the 20 honorees on the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches’ Class 6A all-state team. Both players have also earned all-state recognition from the Texas Girls Coaches Association. Holle and Coleman … Read More

The Statesman Interview: Cat Osterman on the Olympics, her future and Texas softball

Due to the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, the International Olympic Committee announced Tuesday that it’s postponing the Olympics for a year. That decision impacts the summer plans for thousands of the world’s top athletes — including former Texas softball star Cat Osterman, who was set to play … Read More

Several current, former Texas athletes are impacted by Olympic postponement

After years of wearing burnt orange, a handful of Longhorns were looking forward to donning gold, silver or bronze this summer. Texas was poised to send a contingent of current athletes and former athletes to the Olympics in Tokyo. Those plans, however, were postponed Tuesday by the International Olympic Committee. Read More

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One and done? Texas women bounced in the first round of ESPN’s simulated March Madness

The NCAA women’s basketball tournament never got underway this month, but one media outlet has an idea of how March Madness would have gone. On Monday, ESPN published a simulation of the 2020 women’s basketball tournament. The tournament was cancelled by the NCAA on March 12 … Read More

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No. 2 Longhorns end their golf season with lofty rankings

For the third straight season, the women’s golf team at Texas can consider itself among the 10 best programs in the country. Texas has won the silver medal in Golfweek’s final rankings for the 2019-20 season. The Longhorns trailed only Southern California in the rankings. UT … Read More

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WATCH: Texas OC Mike Yurcich turns to chalk talk during coronavirus break

Fans of both football and the Texas Longhorns may have gotten a glimpse of UT’s playbook over the past few days. Last Friday, Texas offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich began tweeting out a series of videos that he titled “#Covid19chalktalk.” The daily videos each featured a Yurcich-led tutorial of a passing … Read More

Their baseball careers on hold, ex-Longhorns look for some spring training

Seven weeks ago, Nolan Kingham appeared at Texas’ baseball alumni game and answered questions about his future. How was the former Longhorn progressing as a professional? Was he happy with the way he pitched in 2019? Where did he think he’d start out the 2020 season? Kingham, a … Read More