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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

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Longhorns in the Olympics: Day 13

Morolake Akinosun, a Team USA sprinter who just completed her senior season at UT, anchored the women’s 400-meter relay team to a time of 41.77 seconds at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday. The sprinters had to complete a re-run after they won an appeal as a result … Read More

Football or track? John Burt is sprinting ahead in both at Texas

No matter what the Texas coaches had planned Monday night, chances are John Burt was slightly distracted by the Olympics. NBC was broadcasting the opening round of the 110-meter hurdles live from Rio de Janeiro. The key American storyline was Oregon’s Devon Allen, a two-sport star … Read More

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Texas-ex Michelle Carter captures Olympic gold in shot put

RIO DE JANEIRO — Michelle Carter loves to let the tension build. At the Olympics, she took it to extremes. The former Texas Longhorn waited until her last throw Friday night to knock off arguably the best woman to ever compete in the event — two-time defending champion Valerie Adams of … Read More

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Longhorns in the Olympics: Day 7

Seven current and former Longhorns competed at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, including current Longhorn Joseph Schooling who set an Olympic record on his way to defeating the greatest swimming champion of all time. He wasn’t the only Longhorn to win gold on the night as … Read More

Beauty and the Beast: Natasha Hastings’ secret weapon — Texas’ Pat Moorer

Pressed for time, Natasha Hastings fired off a text message and requested a location change for a recent scheduled media interview. The new venue? A nail salon in north Austin. Hastings, who’s about to try to advance her decorated running career with a second … Read More

Who needs practice? Ashley Spencer will hurdle — not sprint — at the Olympics

Though technically accurate, the story circulating in track and field circles about Ashley Spencer coming out of nowhere to make the U.S. Olympic team warrants some clarification. Spencer, by most standards, is a novice in the 400-meter hurdles and an unknown on the world stage. She had competed … Read More

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UCLA transfer Wasik joins Texas track & field team

Steele Wasik, a transfer decathlete, has joined the Texas track & field team, head coach Mario Sategna announced on Wednesday. The former UCLA Bruin earned second team All-American status during his freshman year before transferring to Texas. “Texas is a very prideful place and I took Coach Mario’s motto of … Read More

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Duncan takes fourth at World Junior Championships

Alexis Duncan, a future Longhorn, had a personal best performance at the IAAF World Junior Championships as she took fourth place in the 100-meter hurdles in Bydgoszcz, Poland on Sunday. Duncan finished the race in 12.93 seconds for Team USA, just missing out on a bronze medal by .04 seconds. Read More

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Texas’ appeal denied in Bev Kearney lawsuit

In a move that was to be expected, the Austin-based 3rd Court of Appeals says it will not revisit its earlier decision to dismiss the University of Texas’ motion to throw out a lawsuit filed by former Longhorns track and field coach Bev Kearney. This means Kearney, who was dismissed by the university in 2013 for having … Read More

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Six Longhorns runners advance at U.S. Olympic Trials

Six former and current Longhorns runners battled the rain to advance in their events on Friday at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore. Ashley Spencer and Byron Robinson both advanced in the 400-meter hurdles. Spencer finished the semifinal race in 55.41 to qualify No. 4 in the women’s event … Read More