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Texas 6, Cal State Fullerton 1: Longhorns boosted by a big inning in ‘Garrido Series’ opener

On Friday night, the seventh-inning stretch turned into a surge for the Texas Longhorns. Six runs scored in the bottom of the seventh inning propelled UT to a 6-1 win over Cal State Fullerton at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The five-run win was Texas’ 11th victory of the season. It also … Read More

Like the Longhorns, home finale gives Texas fans a chance to bounce back as well

Can’t find a bottom in the stock market? Try selling men’s basketball tickets at Texas. Attendance at Longhorns men’s basketball games dwindled this season down to staggering levels as apathy took root. Fans support winners, and by mid-February, the Horns hadn’t done much winning. Read More

No. 2 Baylor 69, Texas 53: After another Bear beating, UT stresses the need ‘to move forward’

WACO — By rule, college basketball games aren’t that long. Avoid overtime and you’re looking at 40 minutes of action. On Thursday night, only five of those minutes were needed at Baylor’s Ferrell Center to remind an announced crowd of 9,336 of Baylor’s and Texas’ respective places in the Big … Read More

Texas’ Brock Cunningham is hell-bent on stirring things up for surging Longhorns

It was impossible to watch the Westlake boys basketball team the last few years and not notice Brock Cunningham. The guy was literally everywhere, diving for everything and battling everybody. The 6-6 forward was not one of Texas coach Shaka Smart’s typical recruits. He wasn’t one … Read More

12 big things about Big 12 basketball: Looking into immediate future of the schools’ hoops programs

12. Return of the Jayhawk The Kansas Jayhawks are the 2020 Big 12 basketball champions. Whether Baylor joins them Saturday or not is up to West Virginia. In a year dominated by the Bears, Kansas came on strong late, beat Baylor in Waco, avoided the road upset at Kansas State … Read More

The Dotted Line: Predicting the destinations of the top uncommitted prospects in Texas

Six of the top 10 players on the initial 2021 Fabulous 55 are already committed to college programs, including Houston Bellaire Episcopal offensive lineman Donovan Jackson, the state’s top prospect who’s pledged to Ohio State. Texas owns commitments from Denton … Read More

The Dotted Line: Three questions Texas must answer to sign another top 10 recruiting class

The dead period is over. Texas coaches can contact potential recruits throughout March leading into the spring evaluation period of April. In short, business is about to pick up for Longhorns recruiting. Texas has six commitments for the 2021 class, which … Read More

Arizona 8, Texas 6: Longhorn pitchers come up short during a lengthy midweek audition

On Super Tuesday, it was the Texas Longhorns who waited all night for results to trickle in at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Those results were not pretty. Texas slumped to an 8-6 loss that took four hours and 35 minutes to complete. Texas allowed only four hits to Arizona, but the … Read More

Texas 52, Oklahoma 51: A stunning game-winner for a stampeding bunch of Longhorns

NORMAN, Okla. — If you can dream it, you can do it. At least, that’s what Matt Coleman III and Courtney Ramey believe. So when the moment arrived Tuesday night, the two Texas guards were prepared. “I just know that Matt and I talked about … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas, Kansas State lead the Big 12 early in the 2021 recruiting race

The Big 12 recruiting race is a yearly battle between Texas and Oklahoma. The 2021 cycle is unlikely to be any different, though the Sooners sit in the third spot early. Expect movement over the next few months as top juniors take visits in … Read More

With so many injuries, Texas’ Shaka Smart has element of surprise working for Longhorns

Opposing coaches sure seem frustrated lately after facing the Longhorns. Texas’ backups are driving people crazy during this four-game winning streak. TCU’s Jamie Dixon looked at the stat sheet and couldn’t believe how freshman Will Baker hit four 3-pointers. “If you’re a numbers guy or a … Read More

The Dotted Line: Ranking updates on Texas’ 2021 commits include a new five-star

Another early recruiting update changed the rankings of Texas’ 2021 class that currently consists of six in-state prospects. Five of those players are ranked on the initial Fabulous 55. The 247Sports composite rankings recently updated to award one of the … Read More

No. 9 North Carolina State tops Texas in men’s tennis

Playing their second match against a ranked opponent in three days, No. 4 Texas dropped a 4-3 thriller to No. 9 North Carolina State on Sunday at Cary, N.C. The contest went down to the final singles matchup as 37th-ranked Alexis Galarneau took three sets to defeat No. 2 Yuya … Read More

Longhorns rally but fall short against Missouri

HOUSTON — Despite head coach David Pierce making several changes to the starting lineup, Texas’ offensive woes continued Sunday on the third day of the Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic at Minute Maid Park. A continued scoring drought, fielding errors and struggling relief pitchers allowed Missouri (6-5) to jump … Read More

Texas softball team wraps up California trip with win over Boise State

Shannon Rhodes hit a three-run homer Sunday to help the Texas softball team complete a successful trip to California with a 6-2 victory over Boise State in the Judi Garman Classic at Fullerton. No. 3 Texas beat three ranked teams as it went 4-1 on the trip: No. 1 UCLA, … Read More

Texas pounces on No. 6 Arkansas, holds off Hogs for 8-7 win

HOUSTON — Texas outfielder Austin Todd singled on the first pitch the Longhorns saw for the second night in a row on Saturday, but this time the Longhorns returned to their winning ways. Facing No. 6 Arkansas in the Shriners Hospitals for Children College … Read More

Texas 86, Oklahoma 76: Celeste Taylor dazzles as UT distances itself from Sooners, third-place pack

Earlier this week, Texas freshman guard Celeste Taylor was asked about the rivalries that she grew up around. A native New Yorker, Taylor had held UConn and Notre Dame up as the textbook definition of on-court animosity. A close second, Taylor insisted, was whenever she and Long Island Lutheran played … Read More

Texas 68, No. 22 Texas Tech 58: Smart’s club takes fight to Red Raiders, wins fourth straight

LUBBOCK — For the first time in ages, Texas looked like Texas. The aggressiveness, the shot-making, the defense, the rebounding, the coaching, the energy. It was all on display Saturday in a pulse-pounding 68-58 win over No. 22 Texas Tech. “Shaka!” Tech coach Chris … Read More

No. 11 LSU 4, Texas 3: Longhorns go down swinging in their first loss of the 2020 season

HOUSTON — On a Friday night at Minute Maid Park, the number 16 was anything but sweet for Texas. Texas struck out 16 times in a 4-3 loss to LSU in both teams’ opener at the 2020 Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic. The defeat was … Read More

Texas President Gregory Fenves among those perking up over Longhorns’ three-game surge

LUBBOCK — Texas’ recent three-game winning streak has turned some heads. “Just like all great teams do, they responded,” Texas Tech coach Chris Beard said. “They’re playing their best basketball when it matters most.” The Longhorns (17-11, 7-8 Big 12) are now listed … Read More