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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

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Duke’s Kyra Lambert to join the Longhorns in a Texas homecoming

On Thursday afternoon, Texas landed both a point guard and a veteran voice. Former Duke guard Kyra Lambert has announced that she will join the Longhorns as a graduate transfer. Lambert has spent the past five years at Duke, but she missed two seasons with a knee injury. She will … Read More

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Harvard sharpshooter Katie Benzan to conclude college career at Maryland instead of Texas

When she shoots her next 3-pointer, Katie Benzan will be a Terrapin instead of a Longhorn. Maryland announced on Wednesday that it had added Benzan to its 2020 recruiting class. A 5-6 guard from Harvard, Benzan originally signed with Texas this past November. Benzan sat out the 2019-20 season but … Read More

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Texas adds some size following Lauren Ebo’s announced transfer from Penn State

For the second time in the past 11 months, Texas has welcomed a Nittany Lion into its pride. Penn State forward Lauren Ebo announced on Monday that she will join the women’s basketball team at Texas. A 6-4 junior-to-be, Ebo averaged 5.3 points and 4.8 rebounds per game this past … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 176: New UT women’s hoops coach Vic Schaefer: ‘Why I took the job’

New Texas women’s basketball coach Vic Schaefer explains why he left MIssissippi State for Austin, his friendly but heated rivalry with former boss and longtime buddy Gary Blair at Texas A&M and the challenge awaiting him at Texas. Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden also break down Mike Gundy’s comments … Read More

Texas coach Vic Schaefer on his all-out defense: ‘We ain’t standing around in a 2-3 zone’

When practices resume, Celeste Taylor better be down in a defensive stance. Charli Collier better pick up her intensity in the middle, too. New Texas women’s coach Vic Schaefer doesn’t tolerate lackadaisical defense. Can’t stand it. Like most coaches, Schaefer believes … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Once and future rivals, Texas’ Schaefer, A&M’s Blair share competitive DNA

It was years ago, back in 1992 after an insignificant basketball game, and Gary Blair’s dominant Stephen F. Austin women’s basketball team had just thrashed Vic Schaefer’s overmatched Sam Houston State team. Insignificant being a very relative term. The two coaching rivals, who’d both prefer a 2-by-4 against their heads … Read More

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Texas ex Joyner Holmes projected to go 9th overall in WNBA draft

The Dallas Wings have a chance to load up in the forthcoming WNBA draft on April 17. They have four first-round picks and two in the second, a cache of artillery to do just about anything they want. At least one of those picks might be … Read More

Vic Schaefer joins Texas: ‘I’ve got no desire to just be good. I want to win championships’

For eight years, Vic Schaefer ended his Mississippi State press conferences with the same message. “Praise the Lord and go Dawgs.” Everything in Schaefer’s life, he believes, is driven by a higher purpose. “God has you in a place where he wants you,” … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Schaefer is a great hire, but will we see Title IX fallout?

Chris Del Conte made a great hire. Vic Schaefer has impressive credentials after a pair of national title game appearances at Mississippi State. He represents an upgrade over the departed Karen Aston but also is a male face in a women’s program that has been led by female faces for … Read More

Texas tabs Mississippi State’s Vic Schaefer to coach its women’s basketball team

A key vacancy in the Texas athletic department has been quickly filled. Vic Schaefer has been hired to coach the women’s basketball team at Texas. On Sunday afternoon, UT athletic director Chris Del Conte tweeted out a picture of Schaefer with a caption that read “ … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Time for Texas to make a bold statement in women’s basketball

It’s time to scare Kim Mulkey over her morning coffee. Seriously. Time to deliver a message to the Baylor dynamo before her first Red Bull. Or maybe Mulkey eats nails for breakfast. Regardless, Texas needs to step to the plate, be Texas for a change, pay market value or above … Read More

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Longhorn players react to Texas’ decision to separate from basketball coach Karen Aston

For the first time since 2012 — and fifth time in school history — Texas is on the hunt for a new women’s basketball coach. Texas announced on Friday that it will not extend Karen Aston’s contract. Aston has been UT’s coach for the past eight … Read More

Texas moves on from women’s basketball coach Karen Aston after eight seasons

Texas women’s basketball coach Karen Aston will not return next season, athletic director Chris Del Conte said on Friday. Aston, 55, has coached the Longhorns for the last eight years. The three-year extension that she signed in 2016 is set to expire in August, and she was paid a base … Read More

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Texas sophomore Charli Collier adds to the list of fundraisers for COVID-19 relief

Texas basketball player Charli Collier has set up a fundraiser for COVID-19 relief, the all-conference honoree revealed on Tuesday. Collier has set up a GoFundMe page with a fundraising goal of $500,000. The collected donations will go to non-profit organizations in Houston and Baytown. Collier is … Read More