New-look Joyner Holmes embracing junior year at Texas

Joyner Holmes dribbled around a pair of defenders, pulled up for a 12-foot jumper, and nailed it. And then she smiled. Buckets and grins were in short supply for the Texas junior last season. She missed summer and fall camps and was suspended for the first 10 games of the … Read More

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Texas freshman Sedona Prince has successful surgery on broken right leg

For Texas freshman Sedona Prince, the comeback to join the basketball team has begun. The 6-7 post player from Liberty Hill had surgery on Monday in Austin to repair her broken right leg. Surgery was considered “successful,” according to the university. Prince suffered the injury while playing for the United … Read More

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Texas freshman Sedona Prince to miss basketball season with broken leg

Texas freshman Sedona Prince will miss the season after breaking her right leg during a tournament game Friday night in Mexico City. The 6-foot-7 center from Liberty Hill had been playing for the United States U18 team at the FIBA Americas championship. She broke her tibia and fibula during a … Read More

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Texas freshman Sedona Prince competes in Mexico for USA basketball

Freshman Texas women’s basketball player Sedona Prince and the United States U18 Team open play at the 2018 FIBA Americas U18 Championship on Wednesday in Mexico City. Preliminary-round action at the 2018 FIBA Americas U18 Championship begins on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. when the United States takes on Argentina. Read More

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Cedar Park named regional site for NCAA women’s basketball in 2021

The NCAA Women’s Tournament is coming to Central Texas. On Wednesday, the NCAA Women’s Basketball committee announced that Cedar Park will host a regional in 2021. “We’re really excited that we’ve been chosen to host an NCAA Women’s Basketball Regional in 2021,” UT athletic directorChris Del Conte said. “It will be … Read More

Our annual Top 25 countdown: No. 12 Michigan says goodbye to John O’Korn, hello Shea Patterson

Sure, it’s July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our annual countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s eventual CFP semifinalists were ranked Nos. 1, 5, 8 and 14 on our 2017 list. Our … Read More

Our 10th annual Top 25 countdown: No. 16 Virginia Tech’s chances hang on up-and-down Josh Jackson

Sure, it’s July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our annual countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s eventual CFP semifinalists were ranked Nos. 1, 5, 8 and 14 on our 2017 list. Our … Read More

Our 10th annual Top 25 countdown: No. 22 Central Florida out to go unbeaten (ahem, again)

Sure, it’s July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our annual countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s eventual CFP semifinalists were ranked Nos. 1, 5, 8 and 14 on our 2017 list. Our … Read More

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Jordan Hosey leaves University of Texas women’s basketball team

Jordan Hosey has decided to skip her senior basketball season at the University of Texas, she said Monday. The 6-1 forward has not chosen where she will finish her college education. Last season Hosey averaged 3.5 points and 2.2 rebounds while playing 11.3 minutes per game. “I want to thank … Read More

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For starters, Ariel Atkins catching on fast with WNBA’s Mystics

When Ariel Atkins was drafted by the Washington Mystics in April, she was expected to be a role player in her rookie season in the WNBA. Learn from the team’s vets. Provide energy when needed. Mystics coach and general manager Mike Thibault said Atkins was not expected to be a … Read More

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Four incoming Texas basketball players invited to state All-Star game

Four Texas basketball signees will play in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-Star Games Friday in San Antonio. The games will be held at Trinity University. Joanne Allen-Taylor, Charli Collier and Audrey Warren will compete in the large school all-star game at 4:15 p.m. CT Friday, while Sedona … Read More

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Former Texas post Imani McGee-Stafford reflects on life in her published book of poetry

Poetry has always been a passion for Imani McGee-Stafford. And now the former post from the University of Texas basketball team has put her words in a book: “Notes in the Key of Heartbreak: Love others as we Love Ourselves.” “We are taught to search for love outside ourselves from … Read More

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Incoming Texas freshman Sedona Prince invited to USA Basketball team trials

Sedona Prince, the 6-7 post who will player for the University of Texas in the fall, has been invited to participate in the USA Basketball Women’s U18 National Team Trials. The trials are May 26-28 in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 12-member 2018 USA Women’s Basketball U18 National Team is … Read More

She’s baaack: Former All-American Tiffany Jackson returns to Texas on Karen Aston’s women’s basketball staff

Karen Aston’s nationwide search for a new assistant basketball coach began with a phone call to former Texas All-American Tiffany Jackson. Jackson said yes. The search ended. “It was a lot easier to recruit Tiffany this time as opposed to when she was a player,” Aston said. Jackson made her … Read More

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Former Texas All-America Tiffany Jackson named UT basketball assistant coach

Tiffany Jackson is coming back to the Erwin Center for another encore. Jackson, who played for high school state championships while at Duncanville before becoming an All-American at Texas, has been hired by the university to be an assistant on Karen Aston’s staff. She replaces Tina Thompson, who became the … Read More

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Texas women sign local product — and Longhorns legacy — Shae Routt

The Texas women’s basketball team will have a new player with a familiar name this fall. Akins senior Shae Routt signed a national letter of intent to player for the Longhorns, coach Karen Aston said Friday. Routt is a 6-foot wing and is the 14th-ranked wing player in the class … Read More

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Former Longhorn Nneka Enemkpali joins staff at UCSB

Former University of Texas basketball standout Nneka Enemkpali’s career as a college coach is about to begin. Enemkpali (2011-15) has been named assistant women’s coach at UC Santa Barbara, the school announced Thursday. Enemkpali enters her first college on-court coaching job after spending two seasons as the women’s basketball … Read More

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Tina Thompson leaves Texas basketball, named head women’s coach at Virginia

When Tina Thompson was named head coach of Virginia’s basketball team on Monday, her 12-year-old son Dyllan was impressed. “When I told (Dyllan) the great news, he said, ‘Wait mom, are you kidding? I mean wow. Isn’t that a good program? Correction, great program. I am so happy for you. Read More

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Texas forward Khaléann Caron-Goudreau to transfer to Canada university

Last month senior Audrey-Ann Caron-Goudreau played her final game with the University of Texas basketball team. On Saturday, twin sister Khaléann Caron announced she is leaving too. Khaléann Caron-Goudreau, a junior, has elected to pursue an MBA program opportunity at Laval University in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. She will graduate … Read More

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Plan A comes true as Texas senior Ariel Atkins heads to Washington

Ariel Atkins is not expected to be a team savior when she reports to the Washington Mystics on April 29. That’s what Mystics coach and general manager Mike Thibault said after he chose the former University of Texas standout with the seventh pick of the first round in Thursday night’s … Read More