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‘This is a painful time for our country’: Texas coach Tom Herman reacts to the death of George Floyd

On Friday night, Texas football coach Tom Herman said he was “sickened by the senseless killing of George Floyd.” Earlier this week, video emerged of a Minneapolis police officer using the force of his knee on Floyd’s neck during an arrest. Floyd, 46, repeatedly pleaded that he could not breath, … Read More

‘That was an unbelievable night’: An oral history of Texas’ 25-inning win over Boston College

Austin Wood can count May 30, 2009 as one of the longest days of his life. Wood, who was a senior relief pitcher for Texas, had a 6 p.m. regional baseball game against Boston College that Saturday. He also had a friend in from out of town that weekend who … Read More

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Longhorns and Aggies to reunite during annual clash of conferences

This upcoming winter, a rivalry will be renewed on the basketball court. Texas and Texas A&M will play during the 2020-21 season, the Big 12 revealed on Thursday. The meeting will be a part of the annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge. A date and time for the … Read More

Big 12 Male Sportsperson of the Year a ‘well-deserved honor’ for Texas’ Andrew Jones

Texas basketball player Andrew Jones has been named the Big 12’s male sportsperson of the year, the conference announced on Wednesday. Since the 2000-01 school year, the Big 12 has annually honored athletes who display “an extraordinary degree of sportsmanship, community service and academic achievement.” Jaci Jones, a three-year captain … Read More

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Recent Texas draft picks Joyner Holmes and Sug Sutton waived as WNBA teams trim rosters

Before getting a chance to even practice in the WNBA, former Texas starters Joyner Holmes and Sug Sutton were waived this week. Sutton was waived by Washington on Monday, and a similar decision involving Holmes was made by Seattle a day later. Last month, Holmes was taken by … Read More

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Collegiate Baseball Newspaper honors Bryce Elder for his performance during UT’s shortened season

Texas junior pitcher Bryce Elder was named a second-team All-American by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper on Tuesday. Elder was joined on the second team by TCU reliever Haylen Green. Texas Tech also placed closer Micah Dallas and infielder Brian Klein on the second team. No Big 12 athletes … Read More

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Texas’ Charli Collier and Andrew Jones up for Big 12’s Sportsperson of the Year awards

Texas basketball players Charli Collier and Andrew Jones have been nominated for the Big 12’s Sportsperson of the Year awards. Collier and Jones were among the 19 nominees revealed by the Big 12 on Tuesday. According to the Big 12, the “Sportsperson of the Year Awards began in 2000-01 to … Read More

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Big 12 Conference announces a timeline for its athletes’ return to campus

The Big 12 Conference’s athletes will be allowed back on their campuses beginning on June 15, conference officials announced on Friday. According to a plan that was published on the Big 12’s website, football players can access their schools’ athletic facilities on June 15. Those athletes … Read More

Texas turns to notable guest speakers after the cancellation of its 2020 baseball season

Like many, Texas freshman Andre Duplantier II hadn’t really heard of Zoom a couple of months ago. But ever since his spring semester was upended by the coronavirus pandemic, Duplantier has become quite familiar with the video conferencing service. The platform has served as a virtual classroom for three of … Read More

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Longhorn recruit Jared Kelley named the top baseball player in Texas

UT signee Jared Kelley has been named the Texas Gatorade Player of the Year for the 2020 baseball season. Due the coronavirus pandemic, Kelley made only three starts during his senior year at Refugio. He made the most of his time on the mound, however. According to the Victoria Advocate, … Read More

Separated by COVID-19, Jhenna Gabriel among the Texas volleyball players getting ‘hungrier than ever’

Recently, Texas sophomore Jhenna Gabriel had to wake up for a final that began at four in the morning. An early morning presentation for an advertising media planning foundations class awaited Gabriel, the starting setter on UT’s volleyball team. And since she is waiting out the coronavirus pandemic in her … Read More

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UTSA grad transfer to play baseball at Texas in 2021

On Wednesday evening, the Texas baseball team found some relief in San Antonio. Right-handed pitcher Palmer Wenzel has revealed on Twitter that he plans on playing baseball at Texas in 2021. The 6-1, 195-pound Wenzel will join the Longhorns as a graduate transfer from UT-San Antonio. Wenzel recorded a 0.87 … Read More

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Texas assistant coach Chelsea Spencer leaves the Longhorns to lead Cal’s softball program

After serving as a longtime lieutenant for Texas softball coach Mike White, Chelsea Spencer is heading home. Spencer, who has spent the past two seasons as an assistant at Texas, has been hired to be Cal’s next head coach. The Pac-12 school announced on Wednesday that … Read More

Ex-Sooner Dionnah Jackson-Durrett ready for her new role as the instructor of Texas’ point guards

Over the course of her basketball career, Dionnah Jackson-Durrett has traveled to Austin plenty of times. In February of 2002, Jackson-Durrett came off of Oklahoma’s bench and played 41 minutes in an overtime loss to the rival Longhorns. She returned to the Erwin Center with the Sooners in each of … Read More

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Longhorn Confidential: What a quartet of commitments means for Texas’ Class of 2021

The American-Statesman’s Danny Davis and Mike Craven introduce Texas fans to the four recruits who have committed to the Longhorns this month. Danny and Mike also examine what Jahdae Barron’s flip from Baylor means for UT and what Zachary Evans’ surprise signing means for TCU. Read More

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Texas’ NFL rookies get their new jersey assignments

When it comes to jersey numbers, some former Longhorns will have a new look during the 2020 football season. Former Texas starters Brandon Jones, Devin Duvernay and Collin Johnson were recently assigned the jersey numbers that they will wear during their first NFL seasons. Jones, Duvernay and Johnson were all … Read More

Tara’s time: Following two odd years at Texas, Davis looks to capitalize on a big 2021

After two years at Texas, Tara Davis can count herself among both the most well-known and unknown athletes on campus. A junior in Texas’ track and field program, Davis has thousands more Instagram followers than her school’s starting quarterback. Her tweets are seen by 23,500 followers. Another 80,000 are watching … Read More

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New Texas women’s basketball assistants to be compensated more than their predecessors

The new assistant coaches for the women’s basketball program at Texas will combine to make nearly $700,000, the school revealed on Thursday. New Texas associate head coach Johnnie Harris will receive a base salary of $300,000 in Austin. Texas is set to pay associate head coach Dionnah Jackson-Durrett $210,000 while … Read More

New Horns assistant coach Johnnie Harris has high hopes: The future at Texas ‘is just huge’

Last year, Johnnie Harris finally bought a house in Starkville, Miss. She had never envisioned herself as a longtime resident of the Magnolia State. But as she entered her eighth year as an assistant coach at Mississippi State, it was time. So she found a place in the city that … Read More

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Return of the Texas Relays in 2021 moved up a week

Track and field fans won’t have to wait as long for the return of the Texas Relays. The UT athletic department said on Monday that the 2021 Texas Relays will be held a week ahead of schedule. Originally planned for March 31-April 3, 2021, the Texas Relays will now begin … Read More