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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

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Ex-UT All-American Stacy Stephens officially takes over at San Antonio’s Our Lady of the Lake

Former Texas standout Stacy Stephens has been named the head coach at Our Lady of the Lake University, the San Antonio-based NAIA school announced on Thursday. Stephens joins Kamie Ethridge (Washington State), Nell Fortner (Georgia Tech) and Vicki Hall (Indiana State) as the ex-players from the women’s basketball program at … Read More

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Longhorns land a pledge from Aaliyah Moore, Oklahoma’s top basketball player

Aaliyah Moore gave Texas more good news on Saturday. Moore took to social media this weekend to announce that she will play basketball at Texas. A 6-1 forward, Moore is a junior at Moore High in Moore, Okla. home away from home. 🧡 … Read More

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Cypress Creek point guard Rori Harmon commits to joining Texas’ 2021 recruiting class

New Texas coach Vic Schaefer has found a quarterback for his basketball team. Cypress Creek junior Rori Harmon gave a verbal commitment to Texas on Friday. ESPN HoopGurlz has rated the 5-6 Harmon as the Class of 2021’s 20th-best recruit and sixth-best point guard. Texas last signed a top-20 recruit … Read More

Live events still uncertain, Texas athletics planning a virtual day-long tailgate party

Zoom will become a four-letter word in Drew Martin’s house, if it’s not already. No amount of webcasting can supplant face-to-face interaction, especially when your job is to interact with Texas fans. As UT’s director of external operations, Martin and his staff were ready for the … Read More

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Former Texas assistant coach Terry Nooner hired to work at Kansas

Next season, Terry Nooner will still be coaching basketball in the Big 12. Nooner will join the women’s team at Kansas as an assistant coach, the school announced on Thursday. According to Kansas, Nooner’s responsibilities on Brandon Schneider’s coaching staff will be “recruiting, scouting, game preparation, skill development and position … Read More

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Texas coach Vic Schaefer reacts as Longhorns officially sign three newcomers to play basketball

The women’s basketball team at Texas has officially added three names to its roster. In a press release on Tuesday, Texas welcomed the transfers of point guard Kyra Lambert and center Lauren Ebo. The Longhorns also announced the addition of forward DeYona Gaston to its 2020 recruiting class. All three … Read More

Texas’ Holmes, Sutton head to separate coasts after realizing dreams as WNBA draft picks

Over the weekend, Texas senior Joyner Holmes fulfilled a lifelong dream during a commercial break. Holmes had gathered with family in her hometown of Cedar Hill to watch the WNBA draft Friday night. However, a series of picks that included Holmes’ were turned in while the ESPN telecast had cut … Read More

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Texas PG Sug Sutton becomes a Mystic as WNBA wraps up its 2020 draft

The stage for Sug Sutton’s basketball career will shift from a state capital to the nation’s capital. The Washington Mystics selected Sutton in the third round of the WNBA Draft on Friday. Texas’ senior point guard was the 36th — and final choice — in the annual draft. Sutton joined … Read More

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Texas Tornado: Joyner Holmes drafted by Seattle Storm in the second round of the WNBA Draft

After four years in Austin, Joyner Holmes is heading to Seattle. Holmes was selected by Seattle in the WNBA Draft on Friday night. The Storm took Holmes in the second round with the 19th overall pick. A 6-3 forward, Holmes was once considered to be the second-best prospect in the … Read More

Recapping our Texas Ten: Joseph Ossai, Charli Collier were both breakout Longhorns

This was supposed to be a typically busy weekend in a whirlwind spring semester at Texas. Baseball, softball, track, tennis and golf should be going strong. Instead, it’s quiet. Nobody knows when this coronavirus stoppage will end, and everybody is now worried about football season. School … Read More

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Run it back: Mississippi State assistants to follow Vic Schaefer to Texas

When tasked with filling out his staff at Texas, new women’s basketball coach Vic Schaefer went with what he knew. Texas announced on Friday that Johnnie Harris, Dionnah Jackson-Durrett and Elena Lovato have been hired as Schaefer’s assistant coaches. All three women worked with Schaefer at Mississippi State. Earlier this … Read More

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Texas adds Mississippi State recruit Deyona Gaston to its incoming freshman class

On Thursday evening, Deyona Gaston announced that she will “be staying in Texas a little bit longer.” Gaston took to Twitter to reveal that she will play basketball at Texas. A 6-2 forward from Pearland High, Gaston originally signed with Mississippi State in November. Former Mississippi State coach … Read More

Former Texas forward Joyner Holmes looks for a first-round call in the WNBA draft

Joyner Holmes has a problem. On Friday, the former Texas player will find out where she’ll next play while watching the WNBA draft with family and friends. She hadn’t given much thought to dressing up, but her mother is making her wear something nice since a local newspaper photographer will … Read More