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With Baylor still on top, Texas settles for a silver showing in the Big 12’s preseason poll

Once again, the Texas Longhorns must chase down Baylor in the race for the Big 12’s championship. The Big 12 revealed on Thursday that Texas is the second team listed in its preseason poll. As expected, Baylor grabbed the No. 1 spot in the rankings. The conference’s coaches are not allowed … Read More

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Texas junior Charli Collier earns a unanimous nod on the Big 12’s preseason basketball team

Junior Charli Collier is Texas’ representative on the Big 12’s preseason basketball team, the conference announced on Wednesday. Baylor took up three of the 10 spots on the honor roll, and the Lady Bears had NaLyssa Smith (player), Sarah Andrews (freshman) and Stanford transfer DiJonai Carrington (newcomer) sweep the preseason … Read More

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Texas adds another top recruit to its Class of 2021 as Kyndall Hunter pledges to the Longhorns

For the second time in six months, a Cougar has decided to become a Longhorn. Texas received a verbal commitment on Sunday from Cypress Creek basketball player Kyndall Hunter. The 5-7 Hunter is rated by espnW HoopGurlz as the No. 24 prospect in the 2021 recruiting cycle. She is the … 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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LISTEN: Former UT star Ariel Atkins speaks up as pro athletes protest police brutality by not playing

On Wednesday, two professional leagues and a few additional teams called off their games as athletes protested the shooting of a Black man in Wisconsin. Following the Milwaukee Bucks’ decision to boycott a playoff contest against Orlando, the NBA postponed all three games on its schedule. The WNBA then cancelled … Read More

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For the second time in 2020, Washington adds ex-Longhorn Sug Sutton to its WNBA roster

Former Texas guard Sug Sutton will get a second chance with the Washington Mystics. Sutton was signed by the Mystics on Sunday. To make room on its roster for Sutton, Washington waived veteran guard Essence Carson. Congratulations to @kaorie15 on signing with the … Read More

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Seven-year contract calls for new Texas coach Vic Schaefer to initially make $1.8 million

New Texas women’s basketball coach Vic Schaefer’s seven-year contract is set to be approved by the University of Texas System Board of Regents this upcoming week. The contract calls for Schaefer to be paid $1.8 million in each of his first three years. During the 2023-24 and 2024-25 fiscal years, … Read More

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Texas and UConn delay basketball teams’ reunion until 2021-22 season

The Texas Longhorns can cross a trip to Connecticut off their itinerary for the 2020-21 basketball season. A Texas spokesperson has confirmed that UT and UConn will not play this winter. The Hartford Courant reported on Tuesday that a two-year series that was agreed to in … Read More

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Texas basketball, volleyball teams start onboarding process with coronavirus testing

Texas men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball players started the onboarding process Monday to resume voluntary offseason workouts at the UT facilities. All players are tested for COVID-19 and must follow a strict set of protocols should anyone test positive. It’s the same protocols established for the UT football players’ … Read More

Get it in writing: Texas gets 60 protected dates, all gameday revenue in Moody Center contract

Former Texas President Gregory L. Fenves promised the Longhorns’ basketball teams would have first dibs on any scheduling dates in the new $338-million Moody Center. Oak View Group, the California-based outfit that wrote the check, had no issue with that. Best to get it in writing, though. According to the … Read More

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Waived by Seattle, ex-UT starter Joyner Holmes joins a crowd of rookies with the New York Liberty

After signing last week to play basketball in Israel, former Texas forward Joyner Holmes has also gotten a second chance in the WNBA. The New York Liberty announced on Friday that Holmes had signed with the WNBA franchise. Holmes was originally taken by Seattle in the second round of April’s … Read More

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Texas loses a contributor off its bench after Isabel Palmer elects to transfer

Basketball player Isabel Palmer has entered the transfer portal, a Texas spokesperson confirmed to the American-Statesman on Tuesday. A 5-9 guard from Australia, Palmer was at Texas for only one season and has three years of eligibility remaining. Palmer came off the bench in 27 games this winter. She averaged … Read More

Recruiting and coaching guards among the priorities for new Texas assistant Elena Lovato

Back in early April, Elena Lovato found herself in Albuquerque being “the greatest auntie of all time.” After the coronavirus pandemic had prematurely ended the season, the Mississippi State women’s basketball assistant coach went back to her hometown. But while enjoying time with her nieces, Lovato received a call from … Read More

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Recent Texas draft picks Joyner Holmes and Sug Sutton waived as WNBA teams trim rosters

Before getting a chance to even practice in the WNBA, former Texas starters Joyner Holmes and Sug Sutton were waived this week. Sutton was waived by Washington on Monday, and a similar decision involving Holmes was made by Seattle a day later. Last month, Holmes was taken by … Read More

Ex-Sooner Dionnah Jackson-Durrett ready for her new role as the instructor of Texas’ point guards

Over the course of her basketball career, Dionnah Jackson-Durrett has traveled to Austin plenty of times. In February of 2002, Jackson-Durrett came off of Oklahoma’s bench and played 41 minutes in an overtime loss to the rival Longhorns. She returned to the Erwin Center with the Sooners in each of … Read More

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New Texas women’s basketball assistants to be compensated more than their predecessors

The new assistant coaches for the women’s basketball program at Texas will combine to make nearly $700,000, the school revealed on Thursday. New Texas associate head coach Johnnie Harris will receive a base salary of $300,000 in Austin. Texas is set to pay associate head coach Dionnah Jackson-Durrett $210,000 while … Read More

New Horns assistant coach Johnnie Harris has high hopes: The future at Texas ‘is just huge’

Last year, Johnnie Harris finally bought a house in Starkville, Miss. She had never envisioned herself as a longtime resident of the Magnolia State. But as she entered her eighth year as an assistant coach at Mississippi State, it was time. So she found a place in the city that … Read More

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Texas generates 66.2 million impressions during its #MyTexas digital campaign

Even with no games and no students on campus, Texas found a way to win on the internet. The athletic department’s wide-ranging #MyTexas campaign generated an eye-popping 66.2 million impressions across all of UT’s social media platforms, according to an internal report. The majority … Read More

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Texas loses its first 2021 pledge as Paige Bradley reevaluates her recruitment

This weekend, a Longhorn legacy announced that she will look to make an impact elsewhere. Paige Bradley revealed on Twitter on Saturday afternoon that she had reopened her recruitment. Bradley had been committed to the women’s basketball program at Texas since August. Bradley will be a … Read More

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Former UT assistant coach Jamie Carey lands at North Texas

Former UT coach and player Jamie Carey has been hired as an associate head coach at North Texas, the Mean Green announced on Friday. Carey spent the previous four seasons on Karen Aston’s coaching staff at Texas. She was an associate head coach for two of those campaigns. Carey was … Read More