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

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Texas guard Ariel Atkins taken in first round by WNBA’s Mystics

It didn’t take long for Ariel Atkins to learn of her new basketball home during the WNBA draft. Atkins, a 5-foot-11 guard from the University of Texas, was selected by the Washington Mystics in the draft’s first round. She was the seventh pick overall Thursday night. A combo guard who … Read More

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Texas signee Sedona Prince receives more accolades

Sedona Prince continues to receive accolades for her outstanding high school basketball career. The Texas women’s signee has been named the Texas Girls Coaches Association Basketball Athlete of the Year for Classes 1A-4A, it was announced Thursday. Prince, a McDonald’s All-American and Jordan Brand Classic participant, was also a Naismith Trophy … Read More

Latest WNBA draft just might include a Longhorns double-double

Ariel Atkins and Brooke McCarty will gather at Karen Aston’s home Thursday night to learn whether they have a future in the WNBA. A total of 36 players will be chosen during the three-round draft that begins at 6 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN2. Both Longhorns said they … Read More

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Former Texas Longhorn Rellah Boothe looks for fresh start in home state

Rellah Boothe said “lack of playing time” is one reason she decided to leave the University of Texas basketball team and enroll at a college in her home state. In a long note on her Twitter page, Boothe said several factors led to her departure, adding that … Read More

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Basketball player Rellah Boothe transfers from Texas

Rellah Boothe, the popular Texas basketball player whose freshman season was mired by two team suspensions, has transferred from the university. The 6-3 Boothe will play next season at Northwest Florida State in Niceville, Fla., officials from Texas and the Florida college confirmed Sunday. Texas coaches and administrators declined to … Read More

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Texas signees Prince, Collier prepare for Jordan Brand Classic

Sedona Prince and Charli Collier, the top recruits for the University of Texas women’s basketball team, will play in the Jordan Brand Classic on Sunday in Brooklyn, N.Y. Tip-off at the Barclays Center is 1:30 p.m. CT and the game will be available through WatchESPN and the ESPN app. Collier … Read More

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Texas coach Tina Thompson named to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Tina Thompson was honored for her stellar college, professional and Olympic career when she was named to the 2018 Class of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday. The associate head coach for the University of Texas women’s basketball team joins a list that includes NBA greats Steve … Read More