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Top 5 moments of Mike Perrin’s 1st year as Texas athletics director

It’s been a full year since Texas fired athletics director Steve Patterson and Mike Perrin stepped in as his interim replacement. Perrin had his interim tag removed in December, and since then it’s been full speed ahead for the UT athletics department. A lot has transpired … Read More

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Texas swimmer Jack Conger suspended 4 months by USOC

Texas swimmer Jack Conger will be suspended from USA Swimming events and training for four months as punishment for a drunken late-night encounter at a gas station during the Olympic games. The U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Swimming announced four-month suspensions for Conger, Gunnar Bentz and … Read More

The Statesman Interview: U.S. gold medal swimmer Jack Conger

Walking up the jet bridge and emerging inside the Austin airport, a busy place normally full of travelers and barbecue, Jack Conger was full of doubt. The Texas swimmer should have been happy to be home on Aug. 19. And he was, to a point. But there … Read More

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Airline offers Texas swimmer Joseph Schooling lifetime supply of free flights

So when does gold get you lifetime platinum status? Looks like when it’s in the shape of an Olympic medal. Earlier this month Texas sophomore Joseph Schooling won Singapore’s first gold medal in history when he outdueled Michael Phelps in the 200-meter butterfly at the Rio Olympics. Because … Read More

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Texas Ex Jimmy Feigen apologizes for ‘serious distraction’ in Rio

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. swimmer and Texas Ex Jimmy Feigen apologized for the “serious distraction” he and three teammates caused at a gas station during the Rio Olympics, saying he omitted facts in his statement to police. Feigen says in a statement posted Tuesday on the website of … Read More

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USOC to take ‘further action’ against Olympic swimmers

RIO DE JANEIRO — Whatever celebration the U.S. Olympic Committee has planned for its return home after a wildly successful Rio de Janeiro Games on the competition front will likely be short-lived. USOC CEO Scott Blackmun promised Sunday that “further action” will be coming, perhaps soon, … Read More

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Texas’ Jack Conger issues statement, ready to ‘get back in the pool’

Texas swimmer Jack Conger should’ve arrived home in Austin around 1:45 p.m. Friday as a hero — a gold medal winner as part the 4×200-meter freestyle relay team. Instead, the PR nightmare from a night out with Ryan Lochte continues. Conger issued a statement late Friday independent of UT describing … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Swimmers’ saga makes our country’s Olympics a little less golden

Brazil can thank Ryan Lochte and his Whiz Kids for knocking the Zika virus and contaminated water from the headlines. Sadly, the focus of the Summer Olympics has shifted from the athletic dominance of a global super power to the juvenile actions of vandals who reportedly acted with no real … Read More

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Ryan Lochte apologizes for not being more candid about incident involving 2 Longhorn swimmers

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — U.S Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte has apologized for his behavior surrounding a late-night incident at a Rio de Janeiro gas station, saying he should have been more “careful and candid” about how he described what happened. Lochte said in a lengthy post on … Read More

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What people are saying about #LochteGate

Two days ago was a simpler time for Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte. It was a time where all he had to tweet about was re-coloring that terrible dye job — just one of his many questionable acts.   My hair is going back … Read More

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USOC apologizes, confirms Jack Conger is on his way home from Rio

UPDATE: Texas senior Jack Conger is on his way back to the United States and the the U.S. Olympic Committee is working to get Rio police to return the passport of former Longhorn Jimmy Feigen. In a statement to the media, USOC chief executive officer Scott Blackmun said that … Read More

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UT Olympic swimmer detained as he was trying to leave Rio

  UPDATE: 10 p.m. _ Jimmy Feigen, a former Longhorn swimming star, confirmed late Wednesday that he’s cooperating with police in Rio who are investigating whether four Olympic swimmers were robbed at gun point early Sunday morning. Feigen told USA Today: “I’m just trying to give Brazil what they need … Read More

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Two Longhorn Olympians robbed at gunpoint in Rio

Two swimmers with University of Texas ties — current Longhorn Jack Conger and Texas-ex Jimmy Feigen — were among a group of four U.S. Olympic swimmers who were robbed at gunpoint late Saturday by individuals posing as police. The U.S. Olympic Committee confirmed that Conger and Feigen were with fellow American swimmers Ryan Lochte and … Read More

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Taken to School: Texas’ Joseph Schooling takes down Michael Phelps in Rio

Michael Phelps may be the greatest Olympic swimming champion ever. But Friday night, he got hooked by a Longhorn. Texas sophomore Joseph Schooling posted the third-fastest time ever in the 100-meter butterfly and captured the gold medal in 50.39 seconds, just fractions ahead of Phelps, who was competing in the final individual event … Read More

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Longhorns in the Olympics: Day 6

Texas’ Joseph Schooling topped the list of men qualifying for the 100-meter butterfly final on Thursday at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. His time of 50.83 seconds was 0.60 better than South Africa’s Chad Guy Bertrand Le Clos. They’ll compete in the final on Friday night. Schooling’s time of … Read More

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Longhorns in the Olympics: Day 4

Texas swimmers Townley Haas, Jack Conger and Clark Smith helped the United States win gold in the 800-meter freestyle relay at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday night. Haas, alongside Conor Dwyer, Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps finished the final in 7 minutes, .66 seconds, more than two … Read More

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Where can I track all the Longhorn Olympians? Texas has you covered

The Rio Olympics begin next month and 24 current, and former players as well as coaches from the University of Texas will be there representing seven different countries. And the Texas athletics department has made it helpful to track all these athletes with their new “Rio Olympic page” … Read More

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Three Longhorns qualify for finals at Olympic Trials

Jack Conger and Will Glass each qualified for the 100-meter butterfly finals at the U.S. Olympic Trials Friday night. The soon-to-be Texas seniors will face Michael Phelps in Saturday’s finals. Phelps qualified sixth with a time of 51.83 seconds. Conger finished in 51.49, tied for third, while Glass qualified in … Read More

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Texas finishes 9th in annual Director’s Cup standings

After a dominating year in smaller sports, Texas finished ninth overall in the annual Division I Learfield Director’s Cup standings released Friday. The Longhorns were the top-ranked school in the state of Texas and the Big 12. It’s also the fourth time in the last five years UT has finished … Read More

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Stunner at U.S. Olympic swim trials: Lochte beaten in 400 IM

The first event of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials produced a stunner: Ryan Lochte failed to qualify for the team Sunday night in an event he won at the 2012 London Games. Lochte, an 11-time Olympic medalist, raced out to a big lead on the first two legs of … Read More