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NCAA’s denial of Sedona Prince’s immediate eligibility draws strong criticism from Oregon, fans

The NCAA’s decision to deny former Texas post Sedona Prince eligibility to play this season at the University of Oregon has created a firestorm on social media. Oregon All-America guard Sabrina Ionescu said she was “sad” to hear the news on her Twitter page. Oregon basketball coach Kelly Graves said … Read More

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Report: Former Longhorn Sedona Prince left Texas basketball team over medical concerns with staff

Former University of Texas basketball player Sedona Prince said she left the team because she felt “unsafe” with the medical staff at UT after having multiple surgeries for a broken leg suffered in August 2018, according to a recent interview. Prince’s comments were first reported by The … Read More

Charlie Munson, part of 1949 Texas CWS championship and Hall of Honor inductee, dies

Charlie Munson, a member of the University of Texas Men’s Hall of Honor who helped the Longhorns capture their first College World Series baseball championship in 1949, died early Tuesday, his daughter Cathy Munson said. He was 95. Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. John’s Methodist … Read More

From NFL kicker to full-time dad, Phil Dawson’s football journey continues

Last Friday night, Phil Dawson sat on metal bleachers at Monroe Stadium as an unemployed football player. A major chapter of Dawson’s life ended when he signed a one-day contract on Aug. 1 to retire as a member of the Cleveland Browns. After spending 14 seasons of his 21-year NFL … Read More

The Statesman Interview: From Texas to the Olympics, Leo Manzano blazed a champion’s trail

For roughly two decades, Leo Manzano set a track and field standard of excellence in high school, college and international competition. Perhaps the peak of that career was his sprint to the finish that earned him an Olympic silver medal at the 2012 Olympics in London. For the record, he … Read More

Our 11th annual Top 25 countdown: No. 7 Notre Dame’s schedule has CFP flavor

We’re 39 days away from the 2019 season opener, but it’s never too early to talk college football. We continue with our 11th annual countdown series of our preseason Top 25 as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s eventual CFP semifinalists ranked first, second, eighth and 13th in … Read More

Our 11th annual Top 25 countdown: No. 15 Utah casts its eye on a Pac-12 title

We’re 47 days away from the 2019 season opener, but it’s never too early to talk college football. We continue with our 11th annual countdown series of our preseason Top 25 as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s eventual CFP semifinalists ranked first, second, eighth and 13th in … Read More

Our 11th annual Top 25 countdown: Big Ten title game run has No. 22 Northwestern wanting more

We’re 54 days away from the 2019 season opener, but it’s never too early to talk college football. We kick off our 11th annual countdown series of our preseason Top 25 as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s eventual CFP semifinalists ranked 1st, 2nd, 8th and 13th in … Read More

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Former Texas post Sedona Prince transfers to Oregon

Former University of Texas basketball player Sedona Prince announced on Friday night she will transfer to the University of Oregon. The 6-7 post who sat out her entire freshman season after breaking her right leg last August chose the Ducks over UConn and Notre Dame. A McDonald’s All-American from Liberty … Read More

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Texas women’s basketball receives commitment from Dominican player

Esmery Martinez, the No. 13 forward in the class of 2019, has signed to play basketball for the University of Texas, coach Karen Aston announced Monday. A 6-foot-2 forward from Hato Mayor del Rey in the Dominican Republic, she will be eligible to play this year. Martinez played high … Read More

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Texas lands transfer basketball player from Penn State

Texas added depth to its roster on Thursday when Karisma Ortiz, a transfer from Penn State, signed with the Longhorns, coach Karen Aston announced Thursday. Ortiz is a 6-foot guard from Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, Calif. She played her freshman season at Penn State … Read More

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Traditional foes, new teams on Texas women’s basketball schedule

Stanford, Tennessee and WNIT champion Arizona are among the non-conference opponents the University of Texas women’s basketball team will face next season. This year’s announced opponents compiled a 180-119 (.602) record last season and seven teams advanced to postseason play. Also, the Longhorns will participate in the Rainbow Wahine Showdown … Read More

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U.S. Pan American trials to include Texas’ Holmes, Sutton

Texas women’s basketball players Joyner Holmes and Sug Sutton are among the 36 athletes who will take part in trials for the U.S. Pan American Games women’s basketball team. Trials to select the 12-member team will take place May 16-20 at the United States Olympic Training Center in … Read More

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Former Texas player and Olympic coach Nell Fortner hired at Georgia Tech

Former Texas basketball player Nell Fortner has been named the head coach at Georgia Tech, university officials announced Tuesday. Fortner, 60, has coached college basketball and has served as an ESPN broadcaster. She learned the college game while playing under former Texas coach Jody Conradt before having a successful coaching … Read More

New talent influx should help inconsistent Texas basketball team in 2020

Two weeks after her own season came to an end, Karen Aston has flown to Tampa for a national coaches convention and to watch the NCAA women’s Final Four. The University of Texas basketball coach has vivid memories of Notre Dame winning a spectacular national championship last April in Columbus, … Read More

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Texas guard Destiny Littleton joins NCAA transfer portal

Destiny Littleton, who just finished her sophomore season, apparently has played her last game with the University of Texas women’s basketball team. The 5-7 guard has put her name on the NCAA transfer portal, UT officials confirmed Friday. Littleton played in all 33 of UT’s games, starting 12 times. She … Read More

Season ends for up-and-down Texas in NCAA loss to Indiana

EUGENE, Ore. — In the corner of the Texas locker room, Charli Collier reflected on a season that ended way too early and a future that should include a return to glory. There was no joy for a team that most would say underachieved this year. Whether it came … Read More

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It’s over: Indiana 69, Texas 65

EUGENE, Ore. — Jaelenn Penn scored 24 points and Indiana rallied for a 69-65 victory over Texas in an NCAA Tournament first-round game Friday at Matthew Knight arena. In a tight game, Indiana took the lead for good on a bucket with Bendu Yeaney with 2:31 to play. Texas had … Read More

Hit the reset button: Texas still looking to hit its stride in NCAA tournament opener against Indiana

Karen Aston has told her team to hit the reset button. Forget about Baylor. Don’t fret about losing nine games. That early exit from the Big 12 tournament should be ancient history by now. It’s a new season, Aston said this week. Her seventh-seeded Longhorns are in the NCAA Women’s … Read More

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NCAA Women’s Tournament preview: Texas vs. Indiana

NCAA Tournament, first round: (7) Texas vs. (10) Indiana 6 p.m. Friday, Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, Ore., ESPN2, 105.3 Records: Texas 23-9, Indiana 20-12 The series: Texas leads 1-0. The Longhorns beat the Hoosiers 86-79 in the Nebraska Invitational in 1982. Texas’ starting lineup Joyner Holmes (F, 6-3, Jr.) — … Read More