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Nebraska’s Lexi Sun, on leaving Texas volleyball: ‘We ended on good terms’

LINCOLN, Neb. — It was a little awkward, but not overly so. Lexi Sun, now a sophomore at Nebraska, caught bits and pieces of Texas’ four-set win against then-No. 18 Oregon last Friday at the VERT Challenge in Lincoln, Neb. It was the Longhorns’ first match since Sun transferred away … Read More

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Texas ascends to No. 2 in the AVCA poll as Morgan Johnson earns Big 12 accolades

The Texas volleyball team opened this week with some good news. After going undefeated at the season-opening VERT Challenge, Texas climbed to the No. 2 spot in the AVCA’s national poll on Monday. UT was voted into the third slot in the preseason rankings compiled by the AVCA, but No. Read More

Horns rally to beat No. 7 Florida in volleyball tournament

LINCOLN, Neb. — As one might expect this early in the season, third-ranked Texas was at times great and at times bad Saturday in beating No. 7 Florida 25-18, 21-25, 21-25, 25-21, 15-10 on the second day of the VERT Challenge. The Gators (1-1) darted to a 5-1 lead in … Read More

Texas volleyball team polishes off No. 18 Oregon in Nebraska tournament

What about all that talent that left the Texas volleyball program after last season? The Longhorns’ freshman class said a collective “so what?” to that worry Friday in a season-opening win against No. 18 Oregon. Third-ranked Texas won 25-22, 25-23, 22-25, 25-18 on the first day of the VERT Challenge. Read More

Ten Longhorns with a Lil’Talent: A guide to the top 10 Texas athletes to watch in 2018-19

Just in case any Texas coach wasn’t paying attention this spring, it’s worth repeating athletic director Chris Del Conte’s mission statement. “All of our athletic programs are in the top 10 in the country and need to be competing for national championships,” Del Conte said at … Read More

The (volleyball) court is in session: Yaazie Bedart-Ghani ready to lead Texas as both a captain, hitter

Last weekend, former Texas volleyball player Ebony Nwanebu presided over an argument between Longhorns seniors Yaazie Bedart-Ghani and Morgan Johnson. Nwanebu, in town to play in UT’s Orange-White scrimmage, was attempting to make plans with her two former teammates who could not decide who would host. Bedart-Ghani … Read More

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Without Micaya White, Texas prepares for start of its season in the Orange-White Scrimmage

The first impression for the Class of 2022 was a good one. Freshman outside hitter Logan Eggleston collected a double-double in her debut at Gregory Gym and Sydney Petersen donned the libero jersey in the Orange-White Scrimmage on Saturday. Behind Eggleston, the White team comprised of expected starters and contributors … Read More

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Freshmen ready for first match at Gregory Gym as Texas hosts its Orange-White Scrimmage

Last September, Logan Eggleston sat in the Gregory Gym stands as Texas swept Kansas State in a Big 12 volleyball match. One year after her first-ever trip to UT’s home court, she’s upgraded to floor seats. Eggleston will make her on-court debut at Gregory Gym in the Orange-White Scrimmage on … Read More

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Texas adds Croatian National Team member Katarina Luketić to its volleyball roster

On Sunday, Texas announced that outside hitter Katarina Luketić had officially joined its volleyball team. Eligible to play immediately at Texas, Luketić will be classified as a freshman. She joins a recruiting class that includes middle blocker Asjia O’Neal, outside hitter Logan Eggleston and liberos Sydney Petersen and Jhenna Gabriel. Read More

Help Wanted: Texas enters 2018 volleyball season with a quartet of applicants for its libero job

For the first time in four years, a Texas volleyball player not named Cat McCoy will be wearing black on a full-time basis. McCoy, UT’s longtime libero, is gone, and she took her Texas record of 1,801 career digs with her to grad school and the beach … Read More

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Ahead of 2018 volleyball season, Texas ranked third in national poll

After looking into their crystal balls, the country’s volleyball coaches have seen bronze in Texas’ future. The AVCA slotted Texas into the third slot of its preseason poll on Wednesday. None of the polls’ 64 first-place votes went to Texas, which earned a total of 1,389 points. Texas … Read More

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Double date with Stanford could signal a change in how Texas handles its volleyball scheduling

In each of the past two years, Texas has had its volleyball season ended by Stanford in the NCAA tournament. This fall, Texas and Stanford will reunite in September. On Sept. 11, the Longhorns will travel to Palo Alto, Calif., for a rematch between two teams that will … Read More

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Eight Straight: Texas once again tops the Big 12’s preseason volleyball poll

In what has become an annual ritual, Texas topped the Big 12’s preseason volleyball poll on Thursday. Texas has been the preseason poll’s top team in each of the last eight seasons. The Longhorns went onto win the conference championship in six of the last seven years. In 2017, … Read More

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Led by Micaya White, Longhorns sweep up Big 12’s preseason volleyball awards

Ahead of the 2018 volleyball season, the Big 12 is once again predicting that some of its top standouts will play at Texas. Junior outside hitter Micaya White has been named the Big 12’s preseason player of the year, the conference announced on Wednesday. Middle blocker Morgan Johnson and outside … Read More

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Led by an incoming Longhorn, Team USA wins a championship in Mexico

While in Mexico recently, Texas volleyball player Logan Eggleston picked up decorations for her dorm room. The U.S. Women’s Junior National Team won the gold medal at the NORCECA Continental Championship on Saturday. Eggleston was named the Most Valuable Player at the tournament. She was also recognized as the event’s … Read More

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UT incoming freshman Logan Eggleston named to junior national volleyball team

After spending the past two weeks in Europe with Texas’ volleyball team, Logan Eggleston will soon join two of her future teammates in Mexico. USA Volleyball announced on Tuesday that Eggleston has been placed on the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team. Eggleston is entering her freshman year at Texas. She will … Read More

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Texas Ex Chiaka Ogbogu to resume volleyball career in Poland

After a tour of Italy, ex-Longhorn Chiaka Ogbogu is off to Poland. Ogbogu has signed with Chemik Police, the Poland-based volleyball organization announced this week. Ogbogu began her professional career earlier this year with Il Bisonte Firenze in Italy. A 6-2 middle blocker, Ogbogu … Read More

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Compared to Chloe Collins, Jhenna Gabriel officially joins Texas’ volleyball team

On Friday, Texas announced that Hawaii prospect Jhenna Gabriel will join the university’s volleyball program. A 5-8 setter and libero, Gabriel is the all-time leader in assists and digs at Honolulu’s Maryknoll School. She was a three-time all-state selection in high school. Gabriel also competed with the Rainbow Volleyball Club. Read More

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Report: Early graduate to join UT’s volleyball team this upcoming season

The Tennessean reported this week that Logan Eggleston will join UT’s volleyball team a year earlier than expected. A 6-2 outside hitter, Eggleston was originally a member of Texas’ 2019 recruiting class. Eggleston’s mother, Lori, told the Tennessean that her daughter took additional classes online this semester. She … Read More

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The active 2018 Texas Exes power rankings: No. 16 Destinee Hooker, volleyball

We’re counting down the 25 best former Texas athletes still competing in their sport. Each day we’ll reveal a new athlete.  No. 16 Destinee Hooker, volleyball Volleyball is currently the most successfully team-oriented sport being played at the University of Texas (there’s no arguing men’s swimming is the best program … Read More