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Texas to retire the jersey of women’s basketball star Kamie Ethridge

Over the years, Texas has retired the numbers that were once worn by six football players, three men who played basketball on the 40 Acres and a half-dozen standouts in baseball. For the first time, a woman is set to receive that honor. Texas announced on Wednesday afternoon that its women’s … Read More

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Eyes on Texas: This year’s Texas Ten has some not-so-obvious picks on our list of 10 Horns to watch

Your trusted scribe visited Texas men’s basketball practice earlier this month. Chatting with coach Shaka Smart, it was interesting to hear him reflect on the players’ emotions after winning the NIT. As nice as that was, winning the NIT isn’t the goal. “You know, … Read More

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Texas announces hiring of Kansas’ Andrea Hudy to oversee men’s, women’s strength programs

Texas announced Friday the hiring of Andrea Hudy to oversee the strength and conditioning program for both the men’s and women’s basketball programs. Hudy spent the last 15 seasons overseeing the Kansas men’s basketball strength program. Hudy is widely credited with being a critical part of … Read More

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Lashann Higgs’ return to Texas a done deal after Big 12 approves a hardship waiver

The Texas women’s basketball team announced on Wednesday that the Big 12 had officially approved a hardship waiver for senior guard Lashann Higgs. The move clears the way for Higgs to return to the court for this upcoming basketball season. Higgs appeared in four games this past winter. What … Read More

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Daughter of an ex-Longhorn standout gives Texas its first 2021 commitment

The foundation of the 2021 recruiting class for the Texas women’s basketball team will be a legacy Longhorn. Texas received a verbal commitment from Paige Bradley on Saturday afternoon. Bradley is a 5-9 guard from Dallas Bishop Lynch. She is the first member of UT’s 2021 recruiting class. Bradley is … Read More

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NBA coach hired to assist Karen Aston on the Texas women’s basketball team

Terry Nooner will join the Texas women’s basketball team as an assistant coach, the school announced on Friday. Nooner will replace Tiffany Jackson on Karen Aston’s coaching staff. Jackson revealed last week that she was stepping down to “pursue other interests outside of coaching.” Jackson, who was once … Read More

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Legendary Longhorn basketball coach Jody Conradt lands a spot on Baylor’s Wall of Honor

In 2000, Jody Conradt was a member of the inaugural class for the Women’s Athletics Hall of Honor at Texas. Nineteen years later, Conradt will be applauded by one of UT’s biggest rivals. It was announced on Thursday that Baylor’s Wall of Honor will now include Conradt, a longtime basketball … Read More

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Texas-ex Tiffany Jackson leaving Longhorns women’s basketball coaching staff

In a rare mid-summer news release, Texas women’s coach Karen Aston announced Thursday that assistant coach Tiffany Jackson was stepping down to “pursue other interests outside of coaching.” There was no other explanation for Jackson’s departure, other than two statements from the former All-American, nine-year WNBA … Read More

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Former Texas post Sedona Prince transfers to Oregon

Former University of Texas basketball player Sedona Prince announced on Friday night she will transfer to the University of Oregon. The 6-7 post who sat out her entire freshman season after breaking her right leg last August chose the Ducks over UConn and Notre Dame. A McDonald’s All-American from Liberty … Read More

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Texas women’s basketball receives commitment from Dominican player

Esmery Martinez, the No. 13 forward in the class of 2019, has signed to play basketball for the University of Texas, coach Karen Aston announced Monday. A 6-foot-2 forward from Hato Mayor del Rey in the Dominican Republic, she will be eligible to play this year. Martinez played high … Read More

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Texas C Sedona Prince, a star at Liberty Hill, enters the NCAA transfer portal

Texas center Sedona Prince, a McDonald’s All-American from Liberty Hill, has added her name to the transfer portal and will explore leaving the Longhorns, a UT spokesman told the American-Statesman. By putting your name into the NCAA database, any athlete can begin talking with other schools … Read More

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Texas lands transfer basketball player from Penn State

Texas added depth to its roster on Thursday when Karisma Ortiz, a transfer from Penn State, signed with the Longhorns, coach Karen Aston announced Thursday. Ortiz is a 6-foot guard from Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, Calif. She played her freshman season at Penn State … Read More

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Traditional foes, new teams on Texas women’s basketball schedule

Stanford, Tennessee and WNIT champion Arizona are among the non-conference opponents the University of Texas women’s basketball team will face next season. This year’s announced opponents compiled a 180-119 (.602) record last season and seven teams advanced to postseason play. Also, the Longhorns will participate in the Rainbow Wahine Showdown … Read More

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U.S. Pan American trials to include Texas’ Holmes, Sutton

Texas women’s basketball players Joyner Holmes and Sug Sutton are among the 36 athletes who will take part in trials for the U.S. Pan American Games women’s basketball team. Trials to select the 12-member team will take place May 16-20 at the United States Olympic Training Center in … Read More

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Former Texas player and Olympic coach Nell Fortner hired at Georgia Tech

Former Texas basketball player Nell Fortner has been named the head coach at Georgia Tech, university officials announced Tuesday. Fortner, 60, has coached college basketball and has served as an ESPN broadcaster. She learned the college game while playing under former Texas coach Jody Conradt before having a successful coaching … Read More

New talent influx should help inconsistent Texas basketball team in 2020

Two weeks after her own season came to an end, Karen Aston has flown to Tampa for a national coaches convention and to watch the NCAA women’s Final Four. The University of Texas basketball coach has vivid memories of Notre Dame winning a spectacular national championship last April in Columbus, … Read More

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Texas guard Destiny Littleton joins NCAA transfer portal

Destiny Littleton, who just finished her sophomore season, apparently has played her last game with the University of Texas women’s basketball team. The 5-7 guard has put her name on the NCAA transfer portal, UT officials confirmed Friday. Littleton played in all 33 of UT’s games, starting 12 times. She … Read More

Season ends for up-and-down Texas in NCAA loss to Indiana

EUGENE, Ore. — In the corner of the Texas locker room, Charli Collier reflected on a season that ended way too early and a future that should include a return to glory. There was no joy for a team that most would say underachieved this year. Whether it came … Read More

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It’s over: Indiana 69, Texas 65

EUGENE, Ore. — Jaelenn Penn scored 24 points and Indiana rallied for a 69-65 victory over Texas in an NCAA Tournament first-round game Friday at Matthew Knight arena. In a tight game, Indiana took the lead for good on a bucket with Bendu Yeaney with 2:31 to play. Texas had … Read More

Hit the reset button: Texas still looking to hit its stride in NCAA tournament opener against Indiana

Karen Aston has told her team to hit the reset button. Forget about Baylor. Don’t fret about losing nine games. That early exit from the Big 12 tournament should be ancient history by now. It’s a new season, Aston said this week. Her seventh-seeded Longhorns are in the NCAA Women’s … Read More