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

Baseball

‘Alto was special’: Texas’ David Pierce eulogizes a former teammate following accident that also killed Kobe Bryant

On Monday, Texas baseball coach David Pierce called John Altobelli, his former teammate at the University of Houston, a dear friend and added that Altobelli’s “impact in the baseball community was incredible.” Altobelli, 56, was among the nine passengers who died in a helicopter accident in California on Sunday morning. Read More

men's tennis

Texas men advance to ITA Indoor Nationals

The top-ranked Texas men’s tennis team rolled over No. 21 Florida State 4-0 Sunday to earn a spot in the ITA National Indoor Championship. It was the second sweep in a row for the Longhorns, who swamped Indiana on Saturday at the Texas Tennis Center to reach Sunday’s ITA Kickoff … Read More

Big 12 football

Former Texas offensive line coach Joe Wickline returns to Baylor

Former Texas assistant coach Joe Wickline has been hired as offensive line coach at Baylor, new Bears coach Dave Aranda announced Sunday. Wickline was offensive line coach at Baylor in 1997-98 before stints at Florida, Oklahoma State and Texas. He was an offensive coordinator and offensive line coach under then-coach … Read More

Track & Field

Texas track and field earns more wins and a school record

The Texas track and field program finished up split-squad competition Saturday, coming away with two wins and another school record. The Longhorns competed at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M. and the John Thomas Terrier Classic in Boston, Mass. simultaneously. During the two-day competitions, Texas won … Read More

Tennis

Texas women’s tennis team advances to ITA Indoor Nationals

The No. 7 Texas women’s tennis team swept LSU 4-0 Saturday at the Texas Tennis Center to advance to the ITA Indoor Nationals. Texas took the doubles point and won three singles matches for the sweep. Adri Nagy clinched the victory by defeating Paris Corley 6-2, 7-6 (3). Texas got … Read More

Tennis

Texas men’s tennis team tops Indiana at ITA Kickoff

The No. 1 Texas men’s tennis team improved to 3-0 as it swept Indiana 4-0 in its home opener Saturday to advance to the ITA Kickoff championship match. The Longhorns won the doubles point and three singles matches to take the win. They’ll face Florida State at noon Sunday at … Read More

Women's Basketball

Texas women’s basketball rallies to beat Oklahoma State

The Texas women’s basketball team turned an eight-point deficit into a 61-56 win over Oklahoma State in Stillwater on Saturday afternoon. The Longhorns (13-6, 5-2 Big 12) trailed the Cowgirls (12-7, 3-4) by eight points after three quarters but outscored them 19-6 in the final quarter. Texas finished the game … Read More

Football

Texas LB Ayodele Adeoye to miss spring workouts with foot injury

Texas linebacker Ayodele Adeoye sustained a foot injury that will require surgery, the school announced Saturday. Adeoye, a redshirt freshman last season, played in all 13 games and finished with 45 tackles. He is expected to undergo surgery to repair the injury next week and miss … Read More

Football

Having left Texas Tech, former Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando officially at USC

Former Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando officially made the move from Texas Tech to USC on Friday to become the Trojans’ new defensive coordinator. Orlando had joined Matt Wells’ staff with the Red Raiders after being fired at UT on Dec. 1. But that stay was … Read More

Track & Field

Two school records fall during split-squad track and field competition

The Texas track and field team competed in split-squad action Friday and came away with a pair of school records. The Longhorns competed at the John Thomas Terrier Classic in Boston, Mass. and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Collegiate Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M. Micaiah Harris broke the men’s school … Read More

Soccer

Texas soccer team signs German center back to 2020 class

The Texas soccer team added German center back Charlotte Bluemel for the 2020 signing class, it was announced Friday. “We are very impressed with Charlotte’s ambition in the game,” coach Angela Kelly said. “She aspires to play in League 1 of the Frauen-Bundesliga and represent Germany on the full women’s … Read More

Tennis

Texas women’s tennis sweeps Iowa at ITA Kickoff

The No. 7 Texas women’s tennis team made it a clean sweep of Iowa, defeating the Hawkeyes 4-0 at the Texas Tennis Center on Friday during the ITA Kickoff Weekend. The Longhorns won the doubles point and three singles matches to seal the win. Fernanda Labraña won the clinching match, … Read More

Women's Basketball

Women’s preview: Texas at Oklahoma State

Texas at Oklahoma State When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Gallagher-Iba Arena TV/radio: Fox Sports Net/105.3 FM The Bat About the series: Texas leads 36-15 About the Longhorns: With a 85-77 victory over Kansas on Wednesday, Texas became the sixth … Read More

Men's Basketball

Men’s preview: Texas vs. LSU (Big 12/SEC Challenge)

Texas vs. LSU (Big 12/SEC Challenge) When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: ESPN/104.9 The Horn About the series: LSU holds the all-time series lead 19-11. The two programs have not played each other since Texas upset … Read More

Baseball

A dozen of Texas’ exes to return to UFCU Disch-Falk Field for UT’s alumni game

Texas has announced the schedule for its annual alumni game, which will be held at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Feb. 1. The first pitch of the Longhorn Network-televised game will be thrown at 3:30 p.m. The alumni will battle a current crop of Longhorns for four innings before the scrimmage … Read More

Volleyball

Texas middle blocker Asjia O’Neal ‘feeling better’ after another heart surgery

Texas freshman middle blocker Asjia O’Neal revealed in an Instagram post on Wednesday night that she had recently had heart surgery for the second time. O’Neal said the surgery was conducted at the Cleveland Clinic last week. The 20-year-old O’Neal, who had her first open heart surgery seven years ago, … Read More

Football

Texas adds Louisiana-Monroe, Wyoming, Texas State to future football schedules

Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte refuses to fill up future football schedules with FCS teams. The FBS-level Longhorns have not played a lower division team since 2006. In that vein, Texas has reached an agreement to play a home game against Texas State in 2026, … Read More

Football

Longhorn Confidential: The Recruiting Hall of Fame

It’s Thursday, so it’s time to talk recruiting with the American-Statesman’s Danny Davis and Mike Craven. In this edition of the Longhorn Confidential podcast, we are making up a Hall of Fame for recruiting. Who and what are Danny and Mike voting for? Mike also chats with 2021 recruits Hayden … Read More

Men's Basketball

On Second Thought Ep 165: Brian Davis on the Shaka Watch; Texas legend Cat Osterman on her number retirement

In Episode 165 of the On Second Thought podcast, Longhorns beat writer Brian Davis breaks down the Texas meltdown at West Virginia and if coach Shaka Smart is going to survive after this season. Also, Longhorn softball legend Cat Osterman discusses her No. 8 being retired and her next foray … Read More

Tennis

Christian Sigsgaard named Big 12 player of the week

Chrisitan Sigsgaard tied a Big 12 record as he earned player of the week honors for the sixth time on Tuesday. It’s the first time he earned the weekly honor this season but the sixth time in his career. Teammate Yuya Ito took the honor last week. Sigsgaard had two … Read More