Our 10th annual Top 25 countdown: CFP run possible — if No. 5 Washington avoids another Pac-12 hiccup

Sure, it’s July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our annual countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s eventual CFP semifinalists were ranked Nos. 1, 5, 8 and 14 on our 2017 list. Our … Read More

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Texas baseball fails to mount another comeback in series finale loss to Oklahoma

After clinching the series with Oklahoma on Saturday, the Texas baseball team ran out of magic on Sunday. The Sooners (26-13, 9-3 Big 12) handed Texas its first shutout loss since April 30, 2016 with a 6-0 victory Sunday afternoon at L. Dale Mitchell Park in Norman, Okla. Texas dropped … Read More

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Texas softball completes third straight Big 12 series sweep

The Texas Longhorns rallied Sunday afternoon to defeat Texas Tech 6-2 at McCombs Field to conclude their third straight Big 12 sweep. The Red Raiders (21-22,  1-11 Big 12) jumped out to a 2-0 lead after 2 1/2 innings, but the Longhorns answered in the bottom half of the inning … Read More

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Texas suffers 1-0 loss to Georgetown in Charleston tournament finale

Junior Brooke Bolinger tied a career high with 10 strikeouts, but Georgetown scored the only run of the game in the top of the seventh inning and held on to defeat Texas 1-0 Sunday in the final game of the Charleston Invitational. Georgetown’s Noelle Holiday hit a single to left … Read More

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Texas softball gets first win over top 10 team since 2015

The Texas softball team got off to a quick start and held off ninth-ranked Arizona for a 3-1 victory Saturday afternoon at McCombs Field. The Longhorns (8-9) picked up their first win over a top 10 team for the first time since defeating then-No. 8 Georgia on Feb. 19, 2015. Read More

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Softball drops Texas Invitational finale to No. 20 Michigan

The Texas softball team wrapped up the Texas Invitational with a 4-0 loss to No. 20 Michigan Sunday afternoon at McCombs Field. The Longhorns (6-8) went 2-3 over the weekend with wins over the Wolverines on Friday and Virginia Tech on Saturday. Texsa could only string together four hits against … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Texas softball falls off the preseason radar (but maybe that’s a good thing)

Texas softball is off most preseason radars. The Longhorns, who went 33-26 last season, got a mere single point in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association/USA Today preseason poll. One point. That shouldn’t be that surprising considering UT hasn’t finished better than third in the Big 12 or made it out of … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Our five questions for Texas softball in 2018 — revisited

Texas softball began practicing on Jan. 10; the Longhorns are eager to forget last year’s 33-26 season, the sixth-worst in the program’s 21-year history. Texas will have a much different look than in previous seasons, especially in the infield: The Longhorns graduated seven seniors; infielder Jade Gortarez transferred to Arizona … Read More

Texas swimmers and diver honored by Big 12

Longhorns Jordan Windle, Austin Katz, Joanna Evans and Meghan O’Brien took home weekly Big 12 swimming and diving honors on Wednesday. Katz, a freshman, was named the conference’s swimmer of the week while Windle, another freshman, was picked as the league’s diver of the week. This is Windle’s third straight … Read More

Longhorns finish 15th in coaches soccer poll for 2017

Texas finished ranked No. 15 in the final United States Soccer Coaches poll for the 2017 season. The Longhorns ended the year with a 14-4-3 record. Texas reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament and had its best start in school history, winning the first 11 games of the … Read More

Sophia Schubert earns golfer of the month honor

Sophia Schubert picked up her second straight Big 12 golfer of the month honor on Wednesday, the league announced. The 2017 U.S. Women’s Amateur champion has taken home the honor for the months of November and October, becoming the first golfer from Texas to win the award twice in the … Read More

Diamond Dust: Texas to play four WCWS qualifiers in 2018

The last time I left you, the Texas softball team was recovering from a disappointing 2017 season that the Longhorns want to forget. It’s time to stir up the dust and take a look at the Longhorns competitive 2018 schedule that features 25 teams that made the 2017 NCAA tournament. Read More

Texas soccer dominates Western Kentucky in 2-0 victory

Amber Stearns and Emily Strouphauer scored the first goals of their Texas career to lead the Longhorns past Western Kentucky 2-0 at Myers Stadium on Sunday. Both goals came in the first half. Stearns, a junior midfielder, scored during her two years at Boston College while Strouphauer, a freshman midfielder/forward, scored the first … Read More

Texas golfer Sophia Schubert wins 2017 U.S. Women’s Amateur

Sophia Schubert needed just 31 of 36 holes in Sunday’s finals to defeat Albane Valenzuela of Switzerland 6 and 5 to win the U.S. Women’s Amateur at San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista, Calif. Schubert, a senior golfer at Texas, became the first Longhorn to win the U.S. Women’s … Read More

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Texas volleyball tops Big 12 preseason poll

The Texas volleyball team was picked by the Big 12 coaches as the preseason favorite to repeat as the league champions. The Big 12 Conference released its poll on Thursday with the Longhorns as the preseason favorite for the seventh straight season. Texas (27-5 in 2016) received six first place … Read More

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Texas softball to play in Puerto Vallarta Challenge in Mexico

The Texas softball team was selected to play in the 2018 Puerto Vallarta Challenge in Mexico, announced Thursday in a UT press release. The Longhorns (33-26 in 2016) will play in the second session of the tournament, played Feb. 15-18 in Nancy Almaraz Stadium in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The tournament, … Read More

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The American-Statesman’s Top 25 countdown: No. 8 Washington

Sure, it’s July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s CFP semifinalists were ranked Nos. 1, 2, 7 and 17 on our 2016 list. Today’s team: No. 8 … Read More

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The American-Statesman’s Top 25 countdown: No. 17 Florida

Sure, it’s July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s CFP semifinalists were ranked Nos. 1, 2, 7 and 17 on our 2016 list. Today’s team: No. 17 … Read More

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The American-Statesman’s Top 25 countdown: No. 19 West Virginia

Sure, it’s July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s CFP semifinalists were ranked Nos. 1, 2, 7 and 17 on our 2016 list. Today’s team: No. 19 … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Where does Texas go from a forgettable 2017?

As the Women’s College World Series begins in Oklahoma City, Texas softball — coming off a 33-26 season, the sixth-worst in the program’s 21-year history — has plenty to forget about this year. The 33 wins were the fewest for Texas since 2008 and the 26 … Read More