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Longhorns athletics has new leader; Texas women lose on road in Tennessee

Posted December 11th, 2017

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Texas athletics has a new leader

New Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte will be officially introduced Monday at a press conference. The 49-year-old, former TCU head athletics boss was hired to replace Mike Perrin who has served without contract since the firing of Steve Patterson in 2015. With an easy-going nature, Del Conte is known for his attention to detail at his previous stops in his career.

Texas guard Ariel Atkins (23) dribbles down the court in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Tennessee, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Calvin Mattheis)

Texas women fall on the road

No. 11 Tennessee outlasted No. 2 Texas 82-75 in a physical matchup of unbeaten teams in Knoxville, Tenn. on Sunday.

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Jatarie White, Audrey-Ann Caron-Goudreau and Brooke McCarty all fouled out for the Longhorns. Jordan Hosey didn’t return to the game after getting hurt in the third quarter, and Ariel Atkins missed a key stretch of the fourth quarter with an injury. Atkins returned to the game in the last three minutes and scored a team-high 21 points.

Lashann Higgs scored 13 points and White added 11 for Texas.

Del Conte calls Texas ‘the ultimate opportunity’

On Saturday, Austin American-Statesman writers Kirk Bohls and Brian Davis broke the news that Chris Del Conte would be coming to Texas to assume the athletic director role.

“I felt it was the ultimate opportunity, the challenge of the job and the legacy of the organization at the University of Texas and what it can be,” Del Conte said in an interview.

Stanford ends Texas’ volleyball season in Elite 8 round

Late Saturday, Texas run to the volleyball Final Four came up one match short as the Longhorns were swept by regional host Stanford.

In a rematch of last year’s NCAA championship match won by the Cardinal in four sets, No. 3 Stanford swept No. 6 Texas 25-21, 25-21, 25-21.

It was the final match in the Longhorns careers for McCoy, UT’s career digs leader, and Ogbogu, UT’s career blocks leader, and Ebony Nwanebu, an all-conference selection.

Bryan McClendon (L) is congratulated by Penn State’s James Franklin after McClendon recorded his first career head coaching victory on Saturday in the TaxSlayer Bowl. GETTY IMAGES

A tale of two programs – comparing Penn State and Texas

The Austin American-Statesman presents a comparison of two teams, a six-year snapshot of two storied college football programs trying to return to glory.

One faced about every disadvantage imaginable and even some that had never been seen before. The other set off on a new path by choice, enjoying just about every advantage a program could have, from a fertile recruiting ground to bulging coffers.

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