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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

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Diamond Dust: Can Texas softball escape College Station?

The bubble surrounding Texas’ softball team didn’t burst on Sunday. For better or for worse, the Longhorns (31-24) were one of the NCAA tournament’s 32 at-large bids, landing in the College Station regional as expected along with host Texas A&M (42-10), Texas State (41-15) and Texas Southern (25-19). At first glance, … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Texas and the Big 12 softball tournament

The Big 12 softball tournament returns this weekend to ASA Hall of Fame Stadium Complex in Oklahoma City after a six year absence. Oklahoma was the last team to win the tournament in 2010, but the Sooners were also the very first conference tournament champion to be crowned in the … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Texas vs. Baylor — a brief softball history lesson in heroics

Texas softball’s regular season comes to an end Sunday when the Longhorns and 17th-ranked Baylor conclude their three-game series at McCombs Field. Texas is 28-16 all-time against the Bears and hasn’t lost to Baylor at McCombs Field since May 15, 2011. As a matter of fact, both teams protect their … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Is Texas in danger of missing the NCAA tournament?

The Texas softball team hit its lowest point of the season on Sunday when Iowa State picked up a 4-2 victory — the Cyclones’ first ever series win over the Longhorns and just the third single-game victory in 52 meetings. A series loss to Iowa State is the equivalent of losing to … Read More

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Pair of Longhorns make Seattle Times’ 10-best and -worst all-time Seahawk draft picks

The NFL Draft gets underway Thursday in Philadelphia, Pa.  The Seattle Seahawks have built its current successes from dominating the draft. On Thursday, The Seattle Times published their lists of the 10-best and -worst all-time draft picks by the Seahawks, who hold the No. 26 pick in Thursday’s first round. A … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Texas, Randel Leahy finally found some offense in Lubbock

Randel Leahy showed a lot of promise as a freshman in 2015. A nagging lower back injury derailed her sophomore season, and the Norco, Calif. native has struggled to find her freshman form where she ranked among the top five in nearly every team offensive category. In 2015 she hit … Read More