‘Trails end, baby, they all end’: Texas removes Augie Garrido after 20 seasons

For someone who has played and coached baseball for the better part of 70 years, Augie Garrido surprisingly says he doesn’t love the sport. After particularly excruciating losses, Garrido has been known to dip into his bank of one-liners and damn the game “a cruel mistress.” On Monday, he learned … Read More

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Texas reassigns legendary baseball coach Augie Garrido after 20 seasons

Texas baseball coach Augie Garrido, the winningest college baseball coach in NCAA history, has been reassigned. Unable to convince the powers that be to let him ride out the final year of his contract in 2017, Garrido’s run at Texas is over after 20 seasons, eight … Read More

Augie Watch is underway after disappointing season comes to an end

OKLAHOMA CITY — At a little past 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, one of the worst seasons of Texas baseball gave way to what could turn out to be one of the program’s most interesting offseasons. After months of conjecture, Augie Watch is officially underway. Though … Read More

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Instant reaction: TCU 8, Texas 2 — season is over two wins shy of Big 12 title

Where it went wrong: When TCU’s Luken Baker stepped to the plate in the fifth. The hulking freshman took Beau Ridgeway deep for a 431-foot three-run blast that hit a railing above a LED scoreboard in left field. The ball then kept moving and hit a Hampton Inn & Suites across the … Read More

Walk-off — Kody Clemens homers to send Texas to another win in Big 12 tournament

OKLAHOMA CITY — Texas doesn’t get many walk-off wins, but when they come, boy do they come at huge moments. Like Saturday, when Kody Clemens hit a shot to that kept carrying until it cleared the centerfield wall at Bricktown Ballpark to give Texas a stunning … Read More

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Instant reaction: Texas 2, TCU 1 — Kody Clemens wins it with walk off HR

Where it went right: Kody Clemens hit a walk off home run in the ninth off of Dalton Brown. It Clemens’ fifth HR of the year and it landed on the hill beyond center field. The starter: Connor Mayes did his part, going six full innings to preserve the bullpen. He … Read More

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Connor Mayes’ mission: to preserve Texas’ bullpen

OKLAHOMA CITY — Considering it must win twice on Saturday to keep its title hopes alive, Texas could really use a strong outing from starter Connor Mayes to preserve the bullpen. First pitch against TCU is set for 12:30 p.m., and with a win Texas would end up playing the Horned Frogs for … Read More

Magic? Texas pulls off comeback to stun Oklahoma State

OKLAHOMA CITY — It’s too early to say with any certainty, but there might be something special happening with the Texas baseball team this week. Consider that entering the Big 12 tournament the Longhorns had not had a game in which every member of the starting … Read More

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Instant reaction: Texas 12, Oklahoma State 8 — Horns rally with nine-run eighth

Where it went right: Responding to OK State’s seven-run sixth, the Horns exploded for nine runs in the eighth on five hits and one error. With the bases loaded, Travis Jones was hit by a pitch to tie the game. From there, Bret Boswell and Kody Clemens (triple) knocked in two … Read More

Big 12 expansion: Adding a conference title game is about more than the money

When wondering if the Big 12 will decide to return to the ways it once conducted business and play a football championship game, it would be wise to follow the money. With up to $30 million to be gained from TV revenue and spread to its member schools, it seems like … Read More

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Former Texas football coach accused of organizing ACT fraud at Ole Miss

Former Texas football assistant coach Chris Vaughn is said to have committed multiple Level I violations including engaging in test fraud, according to the NCAA’s notice of allegations at Ole Miss. The file on Vaughn, who coached at Ole Miss from 2008 to 2011, is damning. Perhaps most startling is … Read More

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Rematch — Texas to face Oklahoma State again in Big 12 tourney

OKLAHOMA CITY — For the second time in three days, Texas will face Oklahoma State in the Big 12 tournament. This time, it’s a Friday elimination game that will send home the loser. UT will bring Kyle Johnston to the mound for a scheduled 7 p.m. start at Bricktown Ballpark. This will follow … Read More

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The Big 12 Expansion Tour: SMU

Big 12 chancellors, presidents and athletic directors meet next week in Irving to discuss several issues, including whether the conference should expand to 12 teams by adding two more. That may or may not happen, but if it does, what are the Big 12’s expansion options? We’re taking a look … Read More

A blast from the past: Texas crushes Baylor, stays alive in Big 12 tournament

OKLAHOMA CITY — Steve Rodriguez, who just wrapped up his first season as Baylor’s baseball coach, is a west coast guy who played for Pepperdine against Augie Garrido’s Cal State Fullerton teams. This fact is unremarkable, but Rodriguez brought it up Thursday as a way of … Read More

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Instant reaction: Texas 15, Baylor 3 — Horns avoid elimination in Big 12 tournament

Where it went right: In the first inning, the Horns jumped out to a 3-0 lead and never looked back. After three innings, the score was 7-1. A seven-run seventh blew the game completely open, and the game was called off after that inning. The starter: Morgan Cooper went seven innings … Read More

After early promise, Texas falls apart to open Big 12 tournament

OKLAHOMA CITY — For two hours, the Texas baseball team had everyone fooled. Yet soon enough, it was them looking rather foolish. Initially playing like a focused squad determined to make a run in the Big 12 tournament, the Longhorns eventually revealed their true … Read More

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Instant reaction: Oklahoma State 10, Texas 4

Where it went wrong: Oklahoma State scored eight runs in the fifth inning on Conor Costello’s grand slam and three Texas errors. The eight runs are the most Texas has allowed all season. The starter: Strong through four innings, Ty Culbreth came undone in the fifth. He loaded the bases and … Read More

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Report: Former Longhorns commit Tim Irvin considering transferring to Texas

Tim Irvin, who was committed to Texas for about two weeks in the 2015 recruiting cycle, says he’s transferring from Auburn. And according to a report, Irvin, a former four-star defensive back from Miami, might be ready to warm up to Texas again. Ryan Bartow of 247Sports is reporting Irvin … Read More

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Texas baseball recruit Kyle Muller named state’s player of the year

Help is on the way for Texas baseball. Dallas Jesuit left-hander Kyle Muller, who is signed to play for the Longhorns, was named the Gatorade Texas player of the year on Tuesday. Muller has been unbelievable this spring, registering a 0.49 ERA with 140 strikeouts, according to the Dallas Morning News. At one … Read More

Catching a break? Texas avoids Big 12 pitcher of the year in tournament opener

OKLAHOMA CITY — Adjustments to their respective pitching rotations reflect the contrasting motivations of Texas and Oklahoma State heading into the Big 12 tournament. Already assured of a berth to the NCAA postseason, Oklahoma State is swinging for the fences this week and withholding ace Thomas … Read More