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The latest Longhorn news and notes from the Austin American-Statesman.

Softball

Texas pitcher Miranda Elish named Softball America’s national player of the year

Even in a shortened season, Texas pitcher Miranda Elish was dominant. The right-handed flamethrower from Crown Point, Ind., was named Softball America’s national player of the year on Wednesday. Elish was the Longhorns’ best overall threat on a team that went 24-3 in the shortened season … Read More

Women's Basketball

Texas ex Joyner Holmes projected to go 9th overall in WNBA draft

The Dallas Wings have a chance to load up in the forthcoming WNBA draft on April 17. They have four first-round picks and two in the second, a cache of artillery to do just about anything they want. At least one of those picks might be … Read More

Football

Texas exes Justin Tucker, Earl Thomas both selected for NFL’s 2010s All-Decade team

Texas exes Justin Tucker and Earl Thomas were selected to the NFL’s 2010s All-Decade team on Monday for their consistent play on any given Sunday. Tucker, an undrafted free agent in 2012, became the most accurate kicker in NFL history with a 90.8% success rate. He … Read More

Football

Texas lineman Denzel Okafor pulls name from the transfer portal

Texas offensive lineman Denzel Okafor has withdrawn his name from the NCAA transfer portal and will stay with the Longhorns, according to a team spokesman. Okafor put his name into the portal in March, getting the opportunity to test his marketability with other schools. The junior … Read More

Women's Basketball

Longhorn players react to Texas’ decision to separate from basketball coach Karen Aston

For the first time since 2012 — and fifth time in school history — Texas is on the hunt for a new women’s basketball coach. Texas announced on Friday that it will not extend Karen Aston’s contract. Aston has been UT’s coach for the past eight … Read More

Softball

‘See y’all Spring 2021′: Kaitlyn Washington announces her return to Texas’ softball team

Three days after the NCAA approved an eligibility waiver for its spring-sport athletes, Kaitlyn Washington has decided to restart her senior season. On Thursday evening, Washington announced her intention to return to Texas’ softball team in 2021. The outfielder tweeted “So thankful for the NCAA giving … Read More

Men's Basketball

On Second Thought Ep 175: ESPN’s Jake Trotter: Is it all on Baker Mayfield in Cleveland?; Shaka’s back but what about Karen Aston?

Austin’s Baker Mayfield didn’t get it done with the Cleveland Browns last season and Browns beat writer Jake Trotter of ESPN.com joins Kirk and Ced to discuss why it didn’t work out and if Mayfield can turn it around. With Chris Del Conte announcing he will retain basketball coach Shaka … Read More

Men's Basketball

Texas to host Gonzaga in home-and-home men’s basketball series on Nov. 13

Texas has reached a home-and-home agreement to play Gonzaga in men’s basketball beginning next season in Austin, according to a UT spokesman. The Longhorns will play the Zags at the Erwin Center on Nov. 13. They would then play a return game in Spokane, Wash., during … Read More

Women's Basketball

Texas sophomore Charli Collier adds to the list of fundraisers for COVID-19 relief

Texas basketball player Charli Collier has set up a fundraiser for COVID-19 relief, the all-conference honoree revealed on Tuesday. Collier has set up a GoFundMe page with a fundraising goal of $500,000. The collected donations will go to non-profit organizations in Houston and Baytown. Collier is … Read More

Women's Basketball

From the Archives: Texas caps NCAA’s first perfect season with a win over USC (March 30, 1986)

March 30, 1986 turned out to be a historic day for both Texas’ athletic department and the NCAA. Thirty-four years ago, the Texas women recorded a 97-81 win over Southern California in the NCAA’s championship match. The victory gave Texas its first and only national title in either men’s or … Read More

Big 12 tells schools no ‘in person’ organized team activities through end of May

The Big 12 Conference loosened some of its coronavirus sports restrictions Sunday, but told all teams there could be no in-person team activities through the end of May. The conference will allow two hours of “virtual” contact or group team activities a week. That includes film study, technical discussions and … Read More

Football

This week in NFL mock drafts: A Longhorn reunion in New Orleans?

Will Brandon Jones become a Jaguar? Will either Devin Duvernay or Collin Johnson become a Saint? The NFL Draft is set to begin on April 23. Texas has had a player drafted in each of the last five drafts, and UT has a handful of hopefuls … Read More

Football

Following Trevor Lawrence’s lead, Texas QB Sam Ehlinger sets goal of $1 million for COVID-19 relief

After leading Texas to 19 wins over the past three seasons, Sam Ehlinger is doing his part to beat an even bigger opponent. Ehlinger took to social media on Friday to announce a fundraiser for COVID-19 relief. Through a GoFundMe page, the Longhorn quarterback said he … Read More

Football

Terry Tausch (1959-2020): Ex-Texas lineman gained ‘the respect of coaches, teammates and fans, alike’

Terry Tausch, who earned All-American honors on Texas’ offensive line before an eight-year NFL career, died Wednesday night at his home in Plano. UT announced Tausch’s death on Thursday. He was 61. The cause of death was not revealed. A native of New Braunfels, Tausch was a four-year letterman at … Read More

Men's Basketball

Texas assistant Luke Yaklich ‘extremely excited’ to take over at Illinois-Chicago

Luke Yaklich has always been a Chicago guy. He was raised in LaSalle, Ill., about 100 miles west and went to school at Illinois State. So it made perfect sense for Yaklich to get his first head coaching job near home. As expected, Illinois-Chicago … Read More

Women's Basketball

Longhorn signees Shay Holle and Elyssa Coleman close out prep careers with all-state accolades

Future Texas basketball players Shay Holle and Elyssa Coleman are two of the 20 honorees on the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches’ Class 6A all-state team. Both players have also earned all-state recognition from the Texas Girls Coaches Association. Holle and Coleman … Read More

Men's Basketball

Texas basketball recruit Greg Brown III named state’s player of the year

Vandegrift senior Greg Brown III became the first Austin area boys basketball player to be named the Texas Gatorade Player of the Year Thursday, continuing an honors-laden offseason for the 6-foot-8 blue-chip recruit. Brown, a four-year starter for the Vipers, averaged 26 points, 13.2 rebounds and 3.4 blocks while leading … Read More

Football

Central Texas Food Bank thanks Texas coach Tom Herman for $10,000 donation

In an effort to support food banks during the coronavirus pandemic, UT Austin’s head football coach Tom Herman donated $10,000 to Central Texas Food Bank. A member of Herman’s staff dropped off the donation on Tuesday. Huge thanks to @CoachTomHerman's family for your … Read More

Football

On Second Thought Ep 174: Brian Davis on the chances of Texas spring football being cancelled and coronavirus impact on Longhorn Foundation

Texas football-basketball beat writer Brian Davis joins On Second Thought hosts Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden this week and dishes on how big a blow it would be if Tom Herman and his newfangled coaching staff won’t be allowed to conduct spring football practice. The guys also discuss how concerned … Read More

Football

Texas coach Tom Herman: ‘Join us in helping our most vulnerable fellow Texans’

Texas coach Tom Herman posted a message on social media Wednesday encouraging people to “join us in helping our most vulnerable fellow Texans by sharing our time and resources.” Herman, who has already given a personal donation to the Central Texas Food Bank, highlighted multiple non-profit … Read More