Texas rallies past Louisiana-Lafayette behind Austin Todd’s walk-off homer

Before Saturday, Texas sophomore Austin Todd had never hit a walk-off home run. He didn’t hit one while playing with the Austin Banditos during his youth. That feat was never accomplished over three years of varsity baseball at Round Rock High School. The only home run that Todd hit over … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Texas 5, Louisiana-Lafayette 3

Austin Todd hit a walk-off home run to lift Texas to a 5-3 win over Louisiana-Lafayette at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Saturday. Kody Clemens’ second RBI of the game gave Texas a 2-1 lead in the fifth inning, but the Ragin’ Cajuns scored twice in the ninth inning’s top half. Read More

Guided by Nolan Kingham, Texas opens its 2018 baseball season in the win column

Some things change, but Nolan Kingham hasn’t. Texas opened its 2018 baseball season on Friday with 20 fresh faces on its roster and newcomers starting at catcher, second base and center field. Ex-third baseman Ryan Reynolds started at first base, while Kody Clemens returned to third base … Read More

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The Final Pitch: Texas 3, Louisiana-Lafayette 0

Led by All-American candidate Nolan Kingham, Texas opened its 2018 season on Friday with a 3-0 win over Louisiana-Lafayette. A junior right-hander, Kingham allowed three hits and one walk over an 89-pitch, eight-inning outing at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Named a preseason All-American by three different publications, Kingham … Read More

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This week in mock drafts: Will Connor Williams and Malik Jefferson still be teammates in 2018?

Will Connor Williams become a Bengal? Will Malik Jefferson also become a Bengal? With the NFL Draft upcoming, Texas will have no shortage of professional prospects. Williams, an offensive lineman, and Jefferson, a linebacker, both entered the draft after leaving a year of eligibility on the table. As did punter … Read More

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Texas completes shuffling of offensive coaching duties as Corby Meekins moves to receiving corps

Going forward, Texas assistant coach Corby Meekins will have a new role within Texas’ football program. Per a Texas spokesperson, Meekins will coach receivers alongside Drew Mehringer this upcoming season. Meekins’ responsibilities will also be expanded on special teams. Last year, Meekins coached tight ends at Texas. Read More

Newest Longhorns to help Texas baseball chase an old goal in 2018

DJ Petrinsky wouldn’t describe the cable package in the home clubhouse at Hill College as expansive. Petrinsky spent his freshman and sophomore years at the junior college in Hillsboro. On Wednesday, he recalled the team’s television picked up only a few channels. One of them, however, was the Longhorn Network … Read More

Texas parts way with track and field coach Mario Sategna

Texas announced on Thursday that it had “separated” from Mario Sategna, the head coach of the track and field team. Tonja Buford-Bailey will serve as Texas’ interim head coach, athletic director Chris Del Conte said. The rest of the staff will remain intact. Buford-Bailey will escort a handful of UT … Read More

Chase Shugart finds a new role as Texas looks for another strong showing on the mound

Last year, Chase Shugart had his name called on 29 occasions. As one of Texas’ top relievers, that usually meant an entrance in the seventh or eighth inning. This spring, however, he’ll be introduced with Texas’ starting lineup. Shugart is transitioning into a starting pitcher for the Longhorns, who open … Read More

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Texas junior Beau Ridgeway opens 2018 season on watch list for bullpen honor

Over the past 13 baseball seasons, Texas has boasted the nation’s top reliever on three different occasions. Junior Beau Ridgeway will look to continue that tradition this spring. Ridgeway has been placed on the watch list for the┬áNational Collegiate Baseball Writers Association’s Stopper of the Year award, which is given … Read More

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Following record run, Sam Worley counted among the standard setters at Texas

On a trip to Seattle, Texas freshman Sam Worley joined some exclusive company. Worley was clocked at 3:58.04 in the mile at the Husky Classic on Saturday. The event’s fourth-place finisher, Worley bested the Texas record of 3:58.66 that Joe Stilin set in 2013. Worley’s fast feat … Read More

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Texas ace Nolan Kingham placed on preseason watch list for USA Baseball’s top award

This spring, USA Baseball will be looking for junior pitcher Nolan Kingham to do something that has never been done at Texas. On Friday, Kingham was placed on the preseason watch list for USA Baseball’s 41st Golden Spikes Award. Kingham was one of 55 preseason picks for an award … Read More

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This week in mock drafts: How many Longhorns fit into a seven-round forecast?

Will Connor Williams become a Bengal? Will Malik Jefferson become an Eagle? With the NFL Draft upcoming, Texas will have no shortage of professional prospects. Williams, an offensive lineman, and Jefferson, a linebacker, both entered the draft after leaving a year of eligibility on the table. As did punter Michael … Read More

Texas softball heads into season with arms aplenty, led by Erica Wright

Once again, Texas will be heavily armed as it heads into the 2018 softball season. These aren’t Cat Osterman’s or Blaire Luna’s Longhorns, though. When she was a senior in 2006, Osterman pitched 286 innings and completed 36 of the 39 games she started. In 2013, Luna logged 251 innings … Read More

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Scrimmage against Texas A&M the standout date on Texas’ spring volleyball schedule

The Texas-Texas A&M rivalry will carry over into the spring. Texas announced on Thursday that it will host Texas A&M for a scrimmage this spring. The Aggies will be in town on April 4. A week later, Texas will also play Texas State at Gregory Gym on April 12 and … Read More

Triple jumper Georgia Wahl picks up the pentathlon as Texas eyes a Big 12 championship

Since middle school, Georgia Wahl has worn the same gold earrings to every track meet. Texas’ junior triple jumper wore the clover-shaped earrings when she won four Southwest Preparatory Conference titles while attending Houston Episcopal. Wahl wore them when she jumped at the Big 12 outdoor meets in 2016 and … Read More

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Scholarship signees shine on Signing Day, but Texas wary to overlook walk-ons

Over the course of two signing periods, Texas added 27 recruits to its football team. Those players won’t be the only newcomers in the locker room. Travis West and Luke Brockermeyer announced this week that they will walk onto the Texas’ football team. West is a receiver from Dallas’ Woodrow … Read More

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Reggie Hemphill-Mapps chooses to depart Texas after a strong debut season

On a day it welcomed eight players to its program, Texas can also erase a name off its roster. With a tweet, receiver Reggie Hemphill-Mapps announced on Wednesday that he is leaving the Longhorns. Hemphill-Mapps was a redshirt freshman during the 2017 season. Reports began circulating last month that he … Read More

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Six Longhorns earn a chance to improve their draft stock at NFL Combine

On their journeys to the NFL, six Texas Longhorns must make a stop in Indianapolis. It was confirmed on Tuesday that offensive lineman Connor Williams and linebacker Malik Jefferson have accepted invitations to the 2018 NFL Combine. Williams and Jefferson, who has been … Read More

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Baseball writers acknowledge two Texas pitchers ahead of 2018 season

Texas will begin this baseball season with All-American bookends to its pitching staff. Texas junior pitchers Nolan Kingham and Beau Ridgeway have both been voted onto the preseason All-American team compiled by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. It was revealed on Monday that Ridgeway was a … Read More