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With Skylar Fields providing energy and kills, Texas volleyball remains unbeaten

It’s not hard to spot Texas sophomore Skylar Fields on the volleyball court. Look for the bright pink headband. Look for the No. 5 jersey that was previously worn by Texas All-Americans Molly McCage, Rachael Adams and Bethany Howden. Look for the 3.37 kills per game that rank second on … Read More

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Longhorns land some free time after the Big 12 postpones Texas’ volleyball matches at TCU

On Wednesday, Texas had a bye week inserted into its schedule. The Big 12 has announced that TCU is postponing its next two weeks of competitions “in accordance with Big 12 Conference volleyball match interruption guidelines.” That decision directly impacts Texas, which was supposed to travel to Fort Worth next … Read More

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Longhorn Confidential: UT Volleyball addresses how it addressed ‘The Eyes of Texas’

Happy Wednesday, Texas fans. On today’s Longhorn Confidential daily podcast: On this date in Texas history (10/21/1998) Skylar Fields and Jerritt Elliott address how the volleyball team has addressed “The Eyes of Texas.” And finally, some Texas trivia. When were players on the UT football team first spotted in burnt … Read More

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Big 12 continues to applaud Logan Eggleston as the junior establishes a new standard at Texas

Texas junior outside hitter Logan Eggleston was once again named the Big 12’s offensive player of the week on Tuesday. This marks the third straight week that Eggleston has won the award. The Big 12 has only handed out this honor to Eggleston this season. Read More

O’Brien fell into Texas’ lap, and Horns not complaining after sweeping Iowa State

Morgan O’Brien figured that she was content. She certainly was busy. O’Brien had a new puppy, a rescue pit hound named Luna. She had her graduate school classes. She taught a little volleyball. The the Longhorns came calling. Texas coach Jerritt Elliott could use another libero this season, and O’Brien … Read More

Texas earns another sweep in Austin as Molly Phillips settles into her new home on the court

On the Texas campus, Thursday night was not one for the history books. Logan Eggleston’s 14 kills paced Texas in a 25-19, 25-22, 25-14 win over Iowa State at the Erwin Center. Iowa State was looking for its first-ever win in Austin. The Longhorns instead ran their home record against … Read More

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UT junior Logan Eggleston earns the Big 12’s top offensive prize for a second straight week

The Big 12 has handed out an award that is so nice, Texas junior Logan Eggleston has won it twice. Eggleston was named the Big 12’s offensive player of the week on Tuesday. UT’s All-American outside hitter is the only player to earn that honor this season. She also … Read More

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Ashley Shook enters the transfer portal, but volleyball’s captain will remain at Texas for now

Senior setter Ashley Shook will leave the Texas volleyball team after this semester, the school announced on Monday. Shook is in line to graduate this semester with a degree in Human Dimensions of Organization and a minor in business. She would then look to be a graduate transfer at another … Read More

Scheduling setup not a problem for Texas as the Longhorns once again sweep Kansas

Same series. Same setting. Same sweep. Rarely trailing, Texas volleyball got its weekend started Friday night with a 25-20, 25-19, 25-15 sweep of Kansas at the Erwin Center, one night after the Longhorns earned another 3-0 victory at home at the Jayhawks’ expense. It was the … Read More

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Longhorn volleyball players explain why they didn’t acknowledge ‘The Eyes of Texas’

Following their sweep of Kansas on Thursday night, members of the Texas volleyball team gathered to protest the playing of “The Eyes of Texas.” As the song played at the Erwin Center, Longhorns players huddled together but did not acknowledge the song. In years past, players would congregate in small … Read More

Able to finally ‘test out the Erwin Center,’ Texas sweeps Kansas to stay unbeaten

During the first day at its new home, Texas got out the brooms. Logan Eggleston’s 16 kills guided the Longhorns to a 25-22, 25-19, 25-22 sweep of Kansas on Thursday night at the Erwin Center. It was Texas’ first match there since 1997. Due to pandemic protocols, Texas is playing … Read More

Home, sweet home? Texas volleyball hosts Kansas in its new Erwin Center home

Four years ago, Logan Eggleston experienced the atmosphere inside Gregory Gym for the first time. Then a high school sophomore and still two months away from committing to Texas, Eggleston was there to watch the Longhorns’ five-set thriller against Iowa State. She had made the trip from Tennessee, where she … Read More

Focusing on just the Big 12 for now, Texas readies for a long-awaited return to volleyball

At some point this offseason, Texas volleyball coach Jerritt Elliott came to a realization. Elliott has been coaching for more than two decades now. This is his 20th year at Texas. Ask him a question about the serve-receive game or the different kinds of middle blockers and you’ll get a … Read More

‘We’re not just all about playing volleyball’: The story behind Texas’ Black Lives Matter video

Last week, the Texas volleyball team made it clear that it had something to say. On Sept. 9, the program released a video on its website and social media platforms. Using a script written by third-year players Logan Eggleston and Asjia O’Neal, the 41-second, black-and-white video featured the players’ take … Read More

With non-conference slate scratched, Texas gets set for eight weeks of Big 12 volleyball matches

Starting in September, Texas will get a chance to extend its reign on the Big 12’s volleyball courts. The Big 12 revealed its revised schedule for the 2020 volleyball season on Friday afternoon. The league had already announced that none of its teams would play non-conference matches during this coronavirus-shortened … Read More

The Texas Ten: Bijan Robinson, Greg Brown, Skylar Fields all ready to shine for Longhorns

The pandemic has upended college athletics across the nation, forced major conferences to cancel fall sports and prompted university presidents to weigh the ethics of sending 18- to 22-year-old athletes into competition. The athletes themselves? They just want to play. The Big 12 marches on, and so will Texas athletics. Read More

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Texas to add Marianna Singletary, South Carolina’s top volleyball player, to its roster in 2022

Due to a pledge from South Carolina, Texas has doubled the size of its 2022 recruiting class. On Sunday, Marianna Singletary announced on Instagram that she had verbally committed to Texas. Singletary is a 6-4 middle blocker from Charleston, S.C. Read More

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Due to coronavirus-related travel issues, Texas loses two volleyball signees until 2021

Texas added three players to its volleyball program on Thursday, but Longhorn fans won’t see two of those signees for another year. Texas has announced that the arrivals of Melanie Parra and Adhuoljok Malual won’t occur until the 2021 spring semester. In a press release, Texas cited “travel difficulties” related … Read More

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Texas adds defensive depth following Morgan O’Brien’s arrival from Illinois

Former Illinois libero Morgan O’Brien will join Texas’ volleyball program as a graduate transfer, the school announced on Thursday. Over her three seasons with the Fighting Illini, O’Brien tallied 1,202 digs. Her 3.83 digs per set during the 2019 season ranked eighth in the Big Ten. Two years ago, O’Brien … Read More

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Texas to move its volleyball matches to the Erwin Center in 2020

Who Texas will play this volleyball season has yet to be announced. When Texas will play hasn’t been decided either. As for where Texas will play, the Longhorns provided an answer on Monday. Texas has announced that it will move its home matches to the Erwin Center for the 2020 … Read More