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Sam Worley’s All-American run leads Texas to best NCAA cross country finish since 2013

TERRE HAUTE, In. — Saturday was a typical November day in the midwest for the NCAA cross country championships, with temperatures in the mid-30s that felt even colder with consistent rain that soaked the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course until it resembled a mud pit. No, the … Read More

Texas cross-country teams place second, third at ‘bittersweet’ Big 12 Championships

WACO — A banner day at Cottonwood Creek Golf Course saw the University of Texas women’s cross-country team run to its best Big 12 Championships finish since 2011, but runner-up honors were bittersweet as the Longhorns were just two points shy of capturing their first conference title. Read More

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Courtney Okolo’s double gold, world record highlights Longhorn results at IAAF World Championships

Fourteen athletes affiliated with the University of Texas track and field program traveled to Doha, Qatar last week to compete at the IAAF World Championships, where they earned five medals in six different events. The Longhorn contingent’s results were highlighted by Courtney Okolo, who won two gold medals in the … Read More

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Former NFL players turned Austin dessert entrepreneurs inspire new TV pilot, “Cupcake Men”

When former University of Texas stars and NFL Pro Bowlers Brian Orakpo and Michael Griffin decided to open an Austin-area cupcake shop after hanging up their cleats, it sounded like the plot of a ready-made buddy comedy. And now, it will be. According to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC … Read More

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Today is Huston Street’s first day of school in 16 years

Longhorns baseball legend Huston Street returns to the classroom today for his first first day of school in 16 years to finish his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas. The classroom has changed a little bit since 2003, as the MLB All-Star gleefully pointed out on Twitter.   … Read More

Texas track star Jonathan Jones is a ‘little different from this generation of millennials’

Technically, Texas freshman Jonathan Jones isn’t a millennial — at 20 years old, he’s a certified member of Gen Z — but head track and field coach Edrick Floreal’s age-based analysis of his 400-meter dash protégé still applies. “He completely submits to the plan,” Floreal said. Read More

Texas’ Teahna Daniels on her surprise USATF 100-meter title: ‘I don’t have any more chances’

At the NCAA outdoor championships in June, Texas senior Teahna Daniels watched an opportunity slip away. Nervous to rise to the occasion on her home track at Myers Stadium, Daniels hesitated in the blocks of the 100 final. One lane over, LSU freshman … Read More

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Olympic silver medalist Leo Manzano retires from track and field

Austin’s hometown running hero Leo Manzano has retired from professional track and field. The 34-year-old middle-distance runner, who won silver in the 2012 Olympic 1500m, was a national champion and nine-time All-American for the University of Texas and, before that, a nine-time state champion at Marble Falls High School just … Read More

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Teahna Daniels wins U.S. 100m title, 12 Longhorns qualify for World Championships

University of Texas graduate Teahna Daniels was the surprise winner of the 100 meters this past Friday at the USATF Outdoor Championships and is one of 12 Longhorns who qualified to compete at the IAAF World Championships this fall. After placing just fourth at the NCAA Championships in Austin last … Read More