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#BakeShow: Westlake recruit Will Baker, UT fans get first look at Longhorns at Texas Tip-Off

Marketing officials tried the divide-and-conquer approach on Wednesday at the Texas Tip-Off. The pros worried about the hundreds of Longhorns fans inside Gregory Gym. Guard Matt Coleman focused on a target audience of one — the 7-footer Will Baker from Westlake. Carrying a … Read More

Texas Tip-Off event an early chance for fans to gauge men’s, women’s basketball teams

The Texas Tip-Off event on Wednesday at Gregory Gym is the public’s first chance to examine the UT men’s and women’s basketball teams. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free, but the place holds only 3,000 so don’t dilly-dally. The women’s team will scrimmage … Read More

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Texas overcoming height disadvantage with key players out

When it comes to women’s basketball rosters, Texas finds itself with the short end of the stick. That’s not the way the Longhorns built their lineup. But with absence of 6-3 forward Joyner Holmes and 6-7 Sedona Prince, Texas will open the season Nov. 8 against Duquesne short-handed. “This team … Read More

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Texas forward Joyner Holmes has surgery on injured ankle

The University of Texas women’s basketball team suffered a setback this week when junior Joyner Holmes injured an ankle that will keep her sidelined indefinitely. According to UT’s sports information department, the 6-3 forward had surgery on the ankle on Thursday. She was injured during practice on Monday. There is … Read More

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Texas women’s basketball on Longhorn Network 12 times this season

The Longhorn Network, ESPN’s 24-hour network devoted to The University of Texas, will air a dozen women’s games during the 2018-19 basketball preseason and regular season, including several conference showdowns. The television slate starts with Texas GameDay at 6 p.m. on Oct. 17, leading into Texas Tip-Off at Gregory Gym … Read More

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As usual, Baylor and Texas are 1-2 in preseason women’s poll

The road to a Big 12 championship will go through Waco — again. The Texas women’s basketball has been picked to finish second in the Big 12 Conference in 2018-19 according to a vote of the league’s 10 head coaches that was released Thursday. Coaches were not permitted … Read More

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Texas freshman Shae Routt hospitalized after fainting in practice

The first day of practice for the University of Texas women’s basketball team took a somber note when freshman Shae Routt was taken to a hospital after fainting Sunday at Cooley Pavilion, the team confirmed. Late Sunday, the 6-foot guard was released from St. David’s Hospital near the university, according … Read More

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Former Texas Longhorn Empress Davenport earns coaching position

Empress Davenport, a popular basketball player for the University of Texas for four seasons, has been named assistant women’s basketball coach at Lamar University, the school announced. Davenport played in 131 games with 97 starts during her four-year career on the Forty Acres from 2012-16. She helped the Longhorns to … Read More

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Texas exes Kelsey Lang, Audrey-Ann Caron-Goudreau sign with European teams

Former Texas post Kelsey Lang has signed a contract to play professional basketball in Hungary while Audrey-Ann Caron-Goudreau will play for a team in Greece. Lang signed with Csata DSE in Budapest. Last year she played with Dynamo Moscow in Russia, averaging 12.5 points and 9.5 rebounds a game. She … Read More

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Texas bracket set for holiday tournament in Florida

The bracket for a women’s basketball invitational in Florida that includes Texas has been set. Texas will open the sixth annual Gulf Coast Showcase at 4 p.m. Nov. 23 against Quinnipiac (of Hamden, Conn.) at Germain Arena in Estero, Fla. The eight-team field includes five teams that played in the … 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

New-look Joyner Holmes embracing junior year at Texas

Joyner Holmes dribbled around a pair of defenders, pulled up for a 12-foot jumper, and nailed it. And then she smiled. Buckets and grins were in short supply for the Texas junior last season. She missed summer and fall camps and was suspended for the first 10 games of the … Read More

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Texas freshman Sedona Prince has successful surgery on broken right leg

For Texas freshman Sedona Prince, the comeback to join the basketball team has begun. The 6-7 post player from Liberty Hill had surgery on Monday in Austin to repair her broken right leg. Surgery was considered “successful,” according to the university. Prince suffered the injury while playing for the United … Read More

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Texas freshman Sedona Prince to miss basketball season with broken leg

Texas freshman Sedona Prince will miss the season after breaking her right leg during a tournament game Friday night in Mexico City. The 6-foot-7 center from Liberty Hill had been playing for the United States U18 team at the FIBA Americas championship. She broke her tibia and fibula during a … Read More

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Texas AD Chris Del Conte on creating ‘Longhorn Live,’ women’s athletics, new arena

Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte is one of the Big 12’s most accessible and progressive administrators. He’s something of an open book, as sports editors from around the state discovered Friday during a panel discussion at the American-Statesman. Del Conte met with members of the Associated Press Sports Editors … Read More

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Texas freshman Sedona Prince competes in Mexico for USA basketball

Freshman Texas women’s basketball player Sedona Prince and the United States U18 Team open play at the 2018 FIBA Americas U18 Championship on Wednesday in Mexico City. Preliminary-round action at the 2018 FIBA Americas U18 Championship begins on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. when the United States takes on Argentina. Read More

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Cedar Park named regional site for NCAA women’s basketball in 2021

The NCAA Women’s Tournament is coming to Central Texas. On Wednesday, the NCAA Women’s Basketball committee announced that Cedar Park will host a regional in 2021. “We’re really excited that we’ve been chosen to host an NCAA Women’s Basketball Regional in 2021,” UT athletic directorChris Del Conte said. “It will be … Read More

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Texas finishes behind Oklahoma and Texas A&M in CBS’ list of ‘Best in College Sports’

Staring up at Oklahoma and Texas A&M goes over as well as beans in chili and Carolina barbecue sauce on brisket to most Longhorn fans. But they’ll have to stomach the thought after CBS revealed its list of the best athletic departments in college sports on Wednesday. Read More

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Jamie Carey promoted to women’s basketball associate head coach

Head coach Karen Aston announced on Monday that current assistant coach Jamie Carey has been promoted to associate head coach. Carey, who played on Texas’ 2003 NCAA Final Four team, has been as assistant on Aston’s staff for the past three seasons. “When Jamie returned back to the Forty Acres … Read More

Texas athletics, 2017-18: A year of wins on the field, but also transformative change off it

For Texas athletics, the 2017-18 athletic year was successful. Taken on the whole, it always is. Sure, the Longhorns enjoyed their typical success in non-revenue sports. Texas hauled in yet another national championship in men’s swimming and diving, its fourth straight and 14th overall under legendary … Read More