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Longhorns track and field team takes win at McCravy Memorial

The Texas Longhorns track and field team took a win as competition began at the Rod McCravy Memorial, hosted by the Kentucky Wildcats in Lexington on Friday. Texas won their second distance medley relay race in two tries as they finished in 9:52.07. They first won this year at last … Read More

After College Station opener, Texas set for second meets of indoor track season

This weekend, members of the Texas indoor track and field team are going their separate ways. Texas’ throwers and pole vaulters will be in Albuquerque, N.M. on Friday and Saturday for the Cherry & Silver Invitational, while the rest of the team competes at the Rod McCravy Memorial in Lexington, … Read More

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Longhorns indoor track and field season begins with 11 wins

The Texas Longhorns indoor track and field season began with a second place finish for the men and a third-place performance from the women in College Station on Saturday. The Longhorns took 11 victories at the event, including a career-best win by pole vaulter Kally Long who cleared 14 feet, … Read More

Texas track coach Mario Sategna returns from nearly three-month personal leave

Texas track coach Mario Sategna, who took a personal leave of absence on Sept. 12, has returned to active duty, the university announced. Sategna participated in a team meeting on Wednesday, and the Longhorns’ indoor track and field season begins on Friday at the Texas A&M … Read More

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Texas hurdler Byron Robinson named to Bowerman watch list

Texas sprinter and hurdler Byron Robinson was named to the 2017 Bowerman watch list on Thursday. The senior was a runner-up at the Olympic Trials in the 400-meter hurdles and he finished eighth in the event at the Rio Olympics. He is the defending Big 12 champion … Read More

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Year end review: 10 Longhorns athletes to watch in 2017

Almost without exception, the best athletes at Texas are among the very best in their respective sports. With that in mind, I decided to choose these 10 athletes from 10 Longhorn teams. Here’s who you should look out for in 2017, in no particular order. Bret Boswell, baseball After two … Read More

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The year in review: 10 best Longhorn athletes of 2016

We’ve relived the highlights and rehashed the low-lights , but individually there were a few Texas Longhorns who shone brighter than the rest in 2016. These 10 athletes were the biggest stars on the 40 Acres this year. 10. Breaunna Addison Addison finished off her career as one of the … Read More

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The year in review: Top 10 recruits to come to Texas in 2016

Recruiting is the lifeblood of every successful college sports team. While rankings and evaluations have developed a 24/7 following for fans of major sports (football, men’s and women’s basketball), gathering talent is no less important — in some cases, perhaps even more so — in sports with smaller followings. Texas … Read More

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Courtney Okolo wins The Bowerman as best track athlete

Courtney Okolo, who wrapped up a historic track and field career at Texas in June, won the The Bowerman at a ceremony in Orlando, Fla. on Friday night. The trophy, given annually at the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association convention, is awarded to track and … Read More

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Courtney Okolo among finalists for Bowerman Trophy

Texas sprinter Courtney Okolo is one of three finalists in the running for the Bowerman Trophy, which will be awarded to the nation’s top male and female student-athletes for 2016 in Orlando Friday night. The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association will present the awards at … Read More

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Bev Kearney attorney alleges Major Applewhite’s affair ‘more serious’ than Texas admits

In a brief filed Monday to the Texas Supreme Court, Bev Kearney’s attorney alleges the circumstances involving Major Applewhite’s January 2009 encounter with a student trainer are “much more serious” than the University of Texas claims. Kearney, UT’s former track coach, is suing the university on … Read More

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Hall of Fame track and field coach Stan Huntsman dies

Legendary Texas track and field coach Stan Huntsman passed away in Austin on Wednesday, the University announced Thursday. The Track and Field Hall of Fame member coached the Longhorns from 1985-95 and ended his career at Texas where he won 11 Southwest Conference titles. He led the Longhorns to some … Read More

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Texas men’s cross country team qualifies for NCAA Championship

Texas advanced to the NCAA Championships with a second place finish at the NCAA South Central Cross Country Regional Championship Friday in Fayetteville, Ark. Texas senior Nate Moore kept up with the lead pack the entire 10,000 meters and finished in fourth place at 30 minutes 13.8 seconds. Tulane’s Emmanuel … Read More

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Former Texas sprinter Trevante Rhodes stars in ‘Moonlight’

Former University of Texas sprinter Trevante Rhodes returned to Austin last week to promote the movie “Moonlight,” and the American-Statesman’s Joe Gross sat down with him to talk about his acting career and what he misses most about the Capital City. Rhodes was a sprinter on the Texas men’s track … Read More

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Texas track coach Mario Sategna facing ethics, misconduct probe

Texas track coach Mario Sategna, currently on indefinite personal leave, is the subject of an ethics and misconduct probe, according to documents obtained by the Associated Press. Sategna stepped away from his position in early September, and the school offered no details as to his whereabouts. However in … Read More

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Texas track coach Mario Sategna granted leave of absence

Texas head track coach Mario Sategna has requested and been granted an “indefinite” leave of absence by the university, a school official told the American-Statesman on Monday. No other details were given. There is no timetable for his return. “We can’t say anything further,” a school spokesman said. Tonja Buford-Bailey, … Read More

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University of Texas asks state Supreme Court to block Bev Kearney lawsuit

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas recently asked the state Supreme Court to block a sex and race discrimination lawsuit filed by former women’s track coach Bev Kearney, who was forced out in 2013 after the school learned about a romantic relationship with one of her athletes … Read More

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Olympic champion Michelle Carter highlights hall of honor class

Michelle Carter, the shot put champion at the Rio Olympics, is among five former Longhorn women who will be inducted into the school’s hall of honor. Announced Friday, the women’s class includes Carter (track & field 2004-07), Edna Campbell (basketball, 1989-91), Andrea Hayes (swimming, … Read More

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Longhorns in the Olympics: Day 14

Despite not running in the women’s 400-meter relay final, Morolake Akinosun earned a gold medal as Team USA crossed the finish line in 41.01 seconds at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro Friday night. Akinosun, who finished her senior season with Texas in June, helped the Americans qualify on … Read More

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Ryan Crouser takes gold in men’s shot put

Ryan Crouser made it a Texas Longhorns sweep of the shot put event as he took the gold medal in Thursday’s final with an Olympic record of 22.52 meters at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Crouser, who finished his senior season at UT in March, earned gold in just … Read More