Breaking down the Texas women’s basketball schedule

The Texas women open their season at home Thursday night against Duquesne. Here’s a look at their season schedule: November Three games, all at home. Duquesne, the season-opening opponent, drew one vote in the Associated Press preseason Top 25 poll as did TCU, Drake and Green Bay. Read More

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Karen Aston selected for induction in Little Rock Hall of Fame

Texas head women’s basketball coach Karen Aston has been selected for induction into the Trojan Athletics Hall of Fame, class of 2019, at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, it was announced Monday. Aston, a 1987 UALR graduate, is one of five inductees. Little Rock will … Read More

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Texas checks in at No. 11 in AP preseason women’s basketball poll

Texas will have four regular-season games against teams that landed in the Associated Press preseason women’s basketball poll. The Longhorns begin the year tied for 11th with Tennessee in the AP poll that was released on Wednesday. Defending champion Notre Dame was a unanimous No. 1 in the poll of … Read More

Texas’ Destiny Littleton wants to make the most of her second chance

Destiny Littleton hopes to regain the shooting stroke and passion that made her a high school phenom in California. Now a sophomore at Texas, she vows to erase the misery that followed her throughout her freshman season. The player who was admittedly lost during her first year as a Longhorn … Read More

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Texas overcoming height disadvantage with key players out

When it comes to women’s basketball rosters, Texas finds itself with the short end of the stick. That’s not the way the Longhorns built their lineup. But with absence of 6-3 forward Joyner Holmes and 6-7 Sedona Prince, Texas will open the season Nov. 8 against Duquesne short-handed. “This team … Read More

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Texas forward Joyner Holmes has surgery on injured ankle

The University of Texas women’s basketball team suffered a setback this week when junior Joyner Holmes injured an ankle that will keep her sidelined indefinitely. According to UT’s sports information department, the 6-3 forward had surgery on the ankle on Thursday. She was injured during practice on Monday. There is … Read More

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Texas women’s basketball on Longhorn Network 12 times this season

The Longhorn Network, ESPN’s 24-hour network devoted to The University of Texas, will air a dozen women’s games during the 2018-19 basketball preseason and regular season, including several conference showdowns. The television slate starts with Texas GameDay at 6 p.m. on Oct. 17, leading into Texas Tip-Off at Gregory Gym … Read More

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As usual, Baylor and Texas are 1-2 in preseason women’s poll

The road to a Big 12 championship will go through Waco — again. The Texas women’s basketball has been picked to finish second in the Big 12 Conference in 2018-19 according to a vote of the league’s 10 head coaches that was released Thursday. Coaches were not permitted … Read More

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Texas freshman Shae Routt hospitalized after fainting in practice

The first day of practice for the University of Texas women’s basketball team took a somber note when freshman Shae Routt was taken to a hospital after fainting Sunday at Cooley Pavilion, the team confirmed. Late Sunday, the 6-foot guard was released from St. David’s Hospital near the university, according … Read More

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Former Texas Longhorn Empress Davenport earns coaching position

Empress Davenport, a popular basketball player for the University of Texas for four seasons, has been named assistant women’s basketball coach at Lamar University, the school announced. Davenport played in 131 games with 97 starts during her four-year career on the Forty Acres from 2012-16. She helped the Longhorns to … Read More

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Texas exes Kelsey Lang, Audrey-Ann Caron-Goudreau sign with European teams

Former Texas post Kelsey Lang has signed a contract to play professional basketball in Hungary while Audrey-Ann Caron-Goudreau will play for a team in Greece. Lang signed with Csata DSE in Budapest. Last year she played with Dynamo Moscow in Russia, averaging 12.5 points and 9.5 rebounds a game. She … Read More

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Big 12 season for Texas begins with home game against OSU

For circle-the-calendar fans, the Texas women’s basketball team plays Baylor at home on Feb. 4 and in Waco on Feb. 25. The Big 12 Conference on Tuesday released its 2018-19 women’s basketball conference schedule. The Longhorns will open conference play with a home game Jan. 2 against Oklahoma State. The … Read More

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Texas bracket set for holiday tournament in Florida

The bracket for a women’s basketball invitational in Florida that includes Texas has been set. Texas will open the sixth annual Gulf Coast Showcase at 4 p.m. Nov. 23 against Quinnipiac (of Hamden, Conn.) at Germain Arena in Estero, Fla. The eight-team field includes five teams that played in the … Read More

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