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Behind Morolake Akinosun and A.J. Bailey, Texas sweeps Big 12 T&F titles

FORT WORTH — For the second year in a row, Texas swept the outdoor titles at the Big 12 track and field championships. The women took the title with 167.7 points, topping Oklahoma with 137.5. The men bested Kansas, 134 to 116. It’s the first time in Big 12 history a team … Read More

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Charlie Strong heading to Dallas and Houston for his first satellite camps

Charlie Strong, who said he is ready to “jump in the middle” of the satellite camp rush, will make his first splash on consecutive days next month in Houston and the Dallas area. On June 16, Strong and his Texas coaching staff will hit the road to headline a camp at Houston Baptist. The … Read More

What’s going on with Texas baseball? For starters, some historically bad numbers

Sunday kicks off the final week of what will go down as one of the worst regular seasons in the 121-year history of Texas baseball. It’ll be a merciful conclusion to a campaign that began optimistically, though undeserving, perhaps, for a team with minimal experience, unvarnished talent, … Read More

From Jamaica to West Texas to Austin — Chrisann Gordon finds success on track

Over the years, Texas athletics has generally steered clear of junior college transfers. For one, credit hours can be incompatible. Two, coaches see grooming an athlete for four years as a better investment than two. Yet exceptions are made for special talents, such as track and … Read More

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Texas coaches may participate in Houston satellite camp

Charlie Strong won’t be there, but members of his Texas football coaching staff are apparently considering attending a satellite camp in the Houston area. A program spokesman said “we may have coaches” at the Sound Mind Sound Body Football Academy at Hall Stadium in Missouri City on June 6-7. However, Strong … Read More

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Mack Brown receives NFF Distinguished American Award

Former Texas football coach Mack Brown received the Distinguished American Award at the National Football Foundation Austin Chapter Scholar-Athlete Banquet on Monday at the Erwin Center. The award is given only when a deserving candidate emerges and its requirements are a lifetime interest in football as well as leadership qualities and contributions … Read More

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Report: Hassan Ridgeway signs with Colts for $2.9 million

Fourth-round draft pick Hassan Ridgeway is officially a member of the Indianapolis Colts. On Monday, the former Texas defensive tackle reportedly signed for $2.9 million with $560,224 of it guaranteed. All rookie deals are for four years. Colts deal for Hassan Ridgeway: $2.9 million, including $560,224 … Read More

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Schedule change for Saturday’s baseball game at West Virginia

Saturday’s baseball game in Morgantown, W. Va. between Texas and West Virginia has been moved up by two hours to 1 p.m. (central). The change was made over weather considerations. On Saturday, Texas pitching coach Skip Johnson will run the team while head coach Augie Garrido accepts an Ellis Island … Read More

Courtney Okolo is writing the book on sprinting at Texas

All that stands between Courtney Okolo and academic freedom is a 10-page paper due Friday in Neuromuscular Control. Okolo, Texas’ 2014 400-meter outdoor national champion, delved into running economy as the subject — a topic, believe it or not, that she previously knew little about. Without getting … Read More

It’s been a season of ups and downs for the Texas pitching staff

Maybe the best way to describe Texas’ pitching through 45 games is to say it’s been off and on. Consider the following: Morgan Cooper, Texas’ Friday night starter, went from getting knocked around and exiting early  two weeks ago at Texas Tech to mowing through Oklahoma … Read More

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Four local players sign with Texas volleyball

After losing Lake Travis product Amy Neal to graduation, the Texas volleyball replenished locally with the additions of four players from central Texas. On Wednesday, the program announced the signings of Brentwood Christian’s Blair Westerlund (middle blocker), Westlake’s Claire Hahn (libero), Dripping Springs’ Autumn Rounsaville (libero) and La Grange’s Riley Fisbeck … Read More

Augie Garrido: “No choice” but to miss Saturday’s game for immigrant award

Stressing that his immense pride in his heritage is leaving him no other choice, Texas baseball coach Augie Garrido will take a day off work this weekend to receive an award for influential immigrants or their children. After coaching Texas in Friday’s Big 12 series … Read More

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Augie Garrido to miss Saturday’s game to accept award

For someone whose job status is in question, Texas baseball coach Augie Garrido is making a curious decision by skipping Saturday’s game at West Virginia. The team announced Garrido will coach Friday’s opener before traveling to New York to accept the Ellis Island Medal of Honor from the National … Read More

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Beau Hossler a finalist for the Ben Hogan Award

Texas junior Beau Hossler is one of three finalists for the Ben Hogan Award given to the nation’s top college golfer, per an announcement on Tuesday. Hossler, who is ranked first nationally by Golfweek/Sagarin and Golfstat, is up against Stanford’s Maverick McNealy and Arizona State’s Jon Rahm. The winner will be announced … Read More

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Texas QB commit Sam Ehlinger earns invite to Elite 11 finals

At first Sam Ehlinger did not succeed. So he tried again, and it paid off. After going home empty-handed from an Elite 11 regional last month in Houston, Ehlinger worked on some footwork deficiencies and attended another regional on Sunday at the New York Jets’ facility in New Jersey. There, the Westlake quarterback … Read More

Back to square one for Texas following sweep to Oklahoma State

After turning a corner in recent weeks, the Texas baseball team (20-24, 9-9) continued in a circular motion and is back to where its nightmarish season began. Like a boomerang sweeping back, all of the progress thought to be built heading into a huge conference series unraveled … Read More

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Instant reaction: Texas swept, falls 8-4 to OK State

Where it went wrong: After battling back from four runs down, Texas found itself in another four-run hole after OSU’s four-run eighth. Reliever Chase Shugart loaded the bases and walked in a run, and Eric Dunbar hit a batter with the bases loaded. Corey Hassel’s two-run single continued OSU’s onslaught. The starter: Kyle … Read More

Errors afflict Texas in doubleheader loss to Oklahoma State

Believed to have been corrected, a rash of fielding miscues resurfaced for Texas in its biggest series of the season. Hosting a doubleheader against No. 25 Oklahoma State on Saturday, the Longhorns committed five errors — two in a 3-0 loss in game one, and three … Read More

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Instant reaction: Texas falls 6-3 to OK State, swept in doubleheader

Where it went wrong: OSU scored three runs over four sixth-inning at-bats. They came on a single by Donnie Walton, a sacrifice fly by Ryan Sluder, and a single by Andrew Rosa that ricocheted off the leg of Texas starter Ty Culbreth. Mixed in was a dropped fly ball by right … Read More

Horns continue to struggle in openers, get shut out by Oklahoma State

Texas isn’t making it easy on itself to start these series. Hoping to establish early control against No. 25 Oklahoma State, the Longhorns instead did nothing offensively and were shut out 3-0 in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. A lineup … Read More