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Still alive in the NCAA tournament, Texas shutouts Sam Houston State to end a long day at home

For years, Texas pitcher Miranda Elish has stuck to a pre-inning routine in the circle. Before her first inning of work, she’ll throw five warm-up pitches. Every inning after that, she’ll prepare with three tosses. Since she’s “really superstitious,” Elish won’t adjust that plan. Not even when she’s thrown over … Read More

Behind Miranda Elish’s extra-inning effort, Texas eliminates Texas A&M from the NCAA tournament

Two years ago, Texas A&M made sure that Texas’ summer vacation started in May. On Saturday, the Longhorns returned the favor. Texas fought back from a seventh-inning collapse for an extra-inning victory over the Aggies in an NCAA Tournament game at McCombs Field. The Longhorns’ 3-2 win eliminated Texas A&M from … Read More

With its offseason unexpectedly underway, Texas to look for ways to prove that 2019 was ‘a fluke’

On the evening of May 17, Texas closed out its 2019 baseball season with a 6-4 win over Oklahoma at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The Longhorns (27-27; 7-16 Big 12) won’t participate in the Big 12’s tournament this year. The team won’t hear its name called when the … Read More

Texas coach Tom Herman to receive two-year extension, pushing his deal to 2023

Texas coach Tom Herman is scheduled to receive a two-year contract extension after a successful 10-win season capped by a Sugar Bowl victory. The UT System Board of Regents is scheduled to vote on a new agreement for Herman at next week’s meeting. Herman’s new deal … Read More

Texas softball stumbles to 2-1 loss in NCAA regional; Horns face A&M in do-or-die game

Lindsey McLeod grew up across town from McCombs Field. It was the place to be for all local little girls who dreamed of playing softball. McLeod was a standout at Westlake High School and attended a couple of Texas Longhorn pitching camps. But she never received a recruiting call from … Read More

Oklahoma’s home run barrage blasts Texas 13-0, effectively ending the Horns’ season

Texas and Oklahoma have faced each other 214 times in their Red River baseball rivalry history, but on Friday, the Longhorns suffered one of their worst losses ever to the Sooners — a 13-0 rout that was both historic and season-ending at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. In a game that the … Read More

‘A void in your life’: How Mack Brown rediscovered himself and his purpose

Nestled away on the third floor of an upscale Charlotte hotel, the cups runneth over — literally. Gin. Vodka. Whatever your preference, the lone guarantee is a hefty pour. Happy hour, indeed. As the drinks flow at this soiree, the guest of honor waits in a side room sipping a … Read More

Texas nears elimination with 4-2 loss; Oklahoma takes advantage of the Longhorns’ mistakes

The Oklahoma Sooners read Texas baseball its last rites Thursday night at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. No, the Longhorns’ season isn’t dead yet. But it no longer has much of a pulse, either. Texas’ 4-2 loss means the Longhorns must now beat the Sooners twice on Friday AND Kansas (28-24, 9-12) … Read More

Having ‘studied for the test,’ Texas softball prepares for three familiar foes in its NCAA regional

Not too long ago, a fellow student caught Kaitlyn Washington off guard. The classmate told the Texas softball player that she had recently attended one of her games. The junior outfielder was a bit surprised. “People never come to our softball games,” Washington recalled thinking. That assessment is a bit … Read More

Texas coach Shaka Smart interviewing Michigan assistant Luke Yaklich for opening

Texas coach Shaka Smart spent Thursday talking with Michigan assistant Luke Yaklich about filling the Longhorns’ current opening on the men’s basketball staff, two sources familiar with the interview said. Yaklich, known as Michigan’s top defensive assistant on former coach John Beilein’s staff, … Read More

The Dotted Line: Who will become Texas’ first defensive commit in the 2020 class?

All five of Texas’ commitments in the 2020 cycle are on the offensive side of the ball. That won’t remain true for much longer, as the Longhorns hone in on a handful of elite in-state defenders at a variety of positions. Two of those prospects … Read More

Back after a lengthy break from baseball, Texas is rested, relaxed — and in need of a rally

Last week, not much baseball was played on Texas’ campus. A midweek game against Texas State was called off because of rain. Texas didn’t have any conference games scheduled over the weekend, so the players focused on their upcoming finals while coaches hit the road to recruit. The team was … Read More

A tie for individual honors, but Texas men cruise past regional golf field to qualify for NCAAs

Just when Texas teammates Cole Hammer and Steven Chervony were asked how they planned to privately break a two-way tie to determine the NCAA Austin Regional golf champion, an intruder showed up. With Hammer and Chervony finished on Wednesday at 9-under-par 204, TCU senior Stefano Mazzoli made a birdie on … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ top recruiting targets begin narrowing their lists

The past six weeks were relatively uneventful for Texas on the recruiting trail. The last commitment for the 2020 class came in March. The class still consists of five members, all of which play on offense. Texas signed back-to-back top-three classes under Tom Herman and expect another strong … Read More

Texas returns to action with a shutout win, but a ‘do-or-die’ weekend with Oklahoma awaits

On Tuesday, Texas announced a crowd of 4,672 for its midweek meeting with Incarnate Word at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. One of the attendees, though, was more than just an ordinary fan. No, this onlooker may have crossed paths with his bust outside the ballpark. Before the first pitch, the special guest … Read More

Chervony, Soosman come up big for Texas men; Horns leading NCAA golf regional

Competing for the Texas golf team can make a guy feel insecure merely by showing up for practice. Steven Chervony is the only senior on the team. For three years, he was overshadowed by older players, one of whom, Beau Hossler, is on the PGA Tour. Two others, Scottie Scheffler … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas target Alfred Collins remains unchanged despite recruiting attention

BASTROP — Alfred Collins is the best football prospect to grace the young hallways of Bastrop Cedar Creek High School. The four-star defensive end is ranked No. 22 on the Fabulous 55. He’s considered the 11th-best player at his position in the … Read More

Commitment 101: Juwan Mitchell provides Texas instant depth at inside linebacker

The lack of depth at linebacker became obvious when true freshman De’Gabriel Floyd was ruled out for the season with stenosis, a narrowing of the spine. Texas was without its departed starting linebackers from 2018. The Longhorns needed a prospect to replace Floyd and it … Read More

Texas, Pepperdine tied atop NCAA Austin golf regional after first day

The Texas men’s golf team doesn’t have an abundance of experience. But talent, well, that’s a different story. The Longhorns, led by three freshmen, shot 6-under-par 278 on Monday to tie Pepperdine for the first-round lead in the NCAA Austin Regional at the UT Golf Club. TCU is two shots … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas squarely in mix for uncommitted members of the Fabulous 55

Earlier in the week, we took a closer look at the predicted destinations of the 10 best uncommitted prospects in Texas. The Longhorns’ recruiting momentum slowed to a crawl in April, but that doesn’t mean Tom Herman’s crew won’t sign another nationally recognized class with the likes of Zachary Evans, … Read More