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

Indiana considers Texas a tall order in first-round NCAA Tournament women’s game

Teri Moren was flipping through TV channels recently when she stumbled upon a Texas women’s basketball game. Of course, it wasn’t a must-see for the Indiana women’s coach; at the time she had no idea that her team would end up facing the Longhorns in the first round of the … Read More

Headed to Eugene: Texas draws Indiana in NCAA women’s tournament opener

Texas was delighting to learn its women’s basketball season will continue, but the Big 12 cannot be happy about getting just four teams into the dance on Monday. The Longhorns (23-9), seeded seventh, will play 10th-seeded Indiana (20-12) in the Portland Regional at 6 p.m. Friday in Eugene, Ore. Host … Read More

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Texas women will face Indiana in first-round NCAA game in Oregon

It was supposed to be official at 6 p.m., but the news came out early. The Texas women’s basketball team (23-9) will play Indiana (20-12) in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Friday in Eugene, Ore. Time has not been determined. The 64-team field was scheduled to … Read More

Big 12 coaches hope for heavy representation in NCAA field

Mike Carey will not be a happy basketball coach if West Virginia is left out of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. The only Big 12 locks to be selected Monday night are Baylor, Iowa State and Texas. Kansas State is probably in. West Virginia and TCU had fine seasons, too, … Read More

Iowa State withstands late Texas rally, wins Big 12 tournament semifinal, 75-69

OKLAHOMA CITY — A spirited comeback by Texas was no consolation for the Longhorns after they were ousted from the Big 12 basketball tournament. Down by as many as 16 points in the second half, the Longhorns would eventually tie the game on Destiny Littleton’s 3-pointer with 3:22 to play. Read More