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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

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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