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Madisyn Cox medals, Joseph Schooling takes 5th at FINA World Championships

Former Texas swimmer Madisyn Cox surged onto the podium with a strong finish and Longhorns senior Joseph Schooling claimed fifth in his first race at the 2017 FINA World Championships on Monday in Budapest, Hungary. After falling all the way to seventh following the butterfly and backstroke legs of the … Read More

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Texas’ nominees for Big 12 Athlete of the Year announced

A pair of Texas’ most decorated seniors have one more shot at glory in burnt orange, and they’re relying on help from Longhorns fans. The Big 12 Conference released the nominees for the Big 12 Athlete of the Year awards, and UT’s representatives are Chrisann Gordon … Read More

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Former Longhorns earn berths to FINA World Championships

Former Longhorns Madisyn Cox and Clark Smith each earned berths to the FINA World Championships at the USA Swimming National Championships on Saturday in Indianapolis, Ind. Cox earned a spot on Team USA in her last bid to make the squad. She finished the 200-meter individual medley in 2 minutes, … Read More

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Clark Smith takes second at USA Swimming National Championships

Clark Smith, a former Longhorn and Olympic gold medalist, finished second in the 400-meter freestyle final at the USA Swimming National Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. Friday. Smith’s time of 3 minutes, 45.91 seconds was good enough to qualify for the event at the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary in July. Read More

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Current and former Longhorns compete at swimming National Championships

Four former and current Longhorns notched top-5 finishes at the USA Swimming National Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. on Thursday. A trio of UT representatives finished in the top-four in the men’s competition. Jack Conger took third place in the 100-meter butterfly, just missing out on qualifying for the event in … Read More

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Townley Haas wins 200 freestyle at USA Swimming National Championships

Townley Haas, 2016 Olympic gold medalist and rising junior at Texas, won the 200-meter freestyle at the USA Swimming National Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. on Wednesday. It’s his second straight U.S. title in the event. Haas’ time of 1:45.58 earned him the win and is the second best time in … Read More

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Jack Conger and Townley Haas qualify for World Championships

Jack Conger, a former Longhorn swimmer, won the 200-meter butterfly at the USA Swimming National Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. on Tuesday, earning a spot on Team USA for the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary next month. Townley Haas, a soon-to-be junior at Texas, also earned a spot on the team … Read More

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Social reaction: Longhorns, current and former, celebrate graduation day

Over the weekend, a total of 80 current and former University of Texas athletes participated in graduation ceremonies. For some, it marked the end of a four-year journey of self discovery on and off the playing field. For others, graduation meant returning to the campus they once wowed with athletic … Read More

T.J. Ford, a famous Texas ex, now can call himself a Texas graduate

There it was Friday, plastered all over T.J. Ford’s face. That magic, mega-watt smile that so many Texas fans fell in love with 14 years ago was on full display again inside Bellmont Hall. Ford, the electric point guard who lifted the Longhorns to the 2003 … Read More

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Bohls: With 13 titles under his belt, Texas’ Eddie Reese has become America’s swim coach

Eddie Reese has a contract. He’s just not sure what’s in it. “I think it goes through this year,” Reese mused this week. “I’m not sure. It could be more than that.” And then, the Texas men’s swimming and diving coach added, “You should never get a one-year extension based … Read More

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It’s lit: Texas to honor swimmers’ NCAA championship by lighting the tower

It’s time to light the tower. One day after it won the NCAA championship in Indianapolis, the Texas men’s swimming and diving program will celebrate in Austin. All four sides of the UT Tower will be lit with a burnt-orange “1” on Sunday evening. The team will take photos in … Read More

Will Licon shines at NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships

INDIANAPOLIS — Texas’ swimming team has its fair share of stars. Joseph Schooling beat Michael Phelps in the 100-meter butterfly at the Rio Olympics to win an individual gold medal, and Townley Haas, Jack Conger and Clark Smith all won gold medals on the U.S. 800-meter freestyle relay. But at … Read More

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Splash down!: Longhorns cruise to 13th NCAA swimming national title

For the third straight year, every Longhorn goes into the pool to celebrate yet another national title. The Texas men’s swimming and diving team captured its 13th overall team title and third consecutive crown at the NCAA championships on Saturday in Indianapolis. With the win, … Read More

Texas swimmers work through post-Olympic blues, dominate at NCAAs

INDIANAPOLIS — After beating Michael Phelps to win gold in the 100-meter butterfly last summer at the Rio Olympics, Joseph Schooling needed a break from swimming. “It can’t always be 100 percent all the time,” said Schooling, a Texas junior who swam for his home country Singapore in Rio. “You … Read More

Clark Smith reclaims title at NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships

INDIANAPOLIS — Clark Smith had been waiting a whole year to race the 500-yard freestyle race at this season’s NCAA swimming and diving championships. After winning the event as a sophomore in 2015, Smith faltered at last year’s meet and failed to make the finals in the 500. In Smith’s … Read More

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Longhorns kick off NCAA swimming title defense with American record

The Texas men, who are vying for their third straight national swimming and diving title, broke an American record Wednesday to kick off the NCAA meet in Indianapolis. The 800-yard freestyle relay team finished second to North Carolina State. Both the Wolfpack and Longhorns were faster than the American record, … Read More

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Texas women take fifth at NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships

The Texas women’s swimming and diving team finished in the top-5 at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships for the first time since 2009 in Indianapolis on Saturday. The Longhorns had four top-seven finishes and a school record on Saturday to finish the event with 252 points, well short of … Read More

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Cox breaks records at NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships

Madisyn Cox highlighted the third day of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships for the Texas Longhorns as she finished in third place in the women’s 400-yard individual medley. The Longhorns are in fifth place after three days of competition in Indianapolis with 168 points. Cox finished her race in … Read More

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Gibson wins one-meter diving title at NCAA Championships

The second day of the NCAA Championships were highlighted by UT freshman Alison Gibson winning the women’s one-meter diving final in Indianapolis, Ind. Her one-meter diving championship is the first since Vera Ilyina won in 1998. The 17-year-old won the event with 332.60 points, topping Minnesota’s Sarah Bacon for the … Read More

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Texas breaks school record in 800-free relay in Day 1 of the NCAA swimming, diving championships

INDIANAPOLIS — Texas broke school and Big 12 records in the 800-yard freestyle relay Wednesday night in the opening session of the NCAA Division I women’s swimming and diving championships. Senior Madisyn Cox, sophomore Joanna Evans, freshman Claire Adams and senior Tasija Karosas swam the relay in 6 minutes, 54.83 … Read More