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With ‘extremely critical’ games ahead, Texas faces a tall task in stopping Kansas State’s Williams, Lee

To put it simply, Texas coach Karen Aston thinks the bigs in the Big 12 are having a big year. Texas Tech senior Brittany Brewer? “Having a phenomenal year,” Aston said on Friday. Baylor’s Lauren Cox, NaLyssa Smith and Queen Egbo? The Lady Bears are “leading the way,” in the … Read More

Texas regents set to approve new basketball, rowing practice facility costing $60 million

The Longhorns’ near-unstoppable athletic expansion continued Friday when details began to emerge about a new basketball and rowing practice facility. Texas officials knew they’d have to carve out a spot for the men’s and women’s basketball teams to practice. Cooley Pavilion, like the Erwin Center, … Read More

Texas regents set to approve guaranteed deals for coordinators Mike Yurcich, Chris Ash

Both of Texas’ new football coordinators will get roughly the same amount of total money as their predecessors, according to contract information submitted to the UT System Board of Regents. Next week, UT regents will approve a three-year contract for offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich worth approximately … Read More

12 big things about Big 12 basketball: Shaka’s fate, Baylor as the 2020 Democratic presidential field and the de facto title game

12. I guess we’ll address Chris Beard, Texas and Shaka Smart Texas beat TCU on Wednesday 70-56. It was some of the best basketball the Longhorns have played in a while. No one was there to see it. The Texas student section is ready … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas wants dynamic talent at the wide receiver, tight end positions

Texas inked 19 players in the 2020 class, which ended with national signing day. Texas’ class ranked ninth in the nation and first in the Big 12. The Longhorns have more scholarships for the 2021 cycle and hope to land a top-five class. Read More

It wasn’t perfect, but Texas softball stays perfect with 3-2 win over UNT

Texas waited until it was almost too late Wednesday night to bring theatrics to McCombs Field. The few fans who chose college softball by braving the cold, damp weather lingered in the bleachers until the bottom of the seventh inning with the Longhorns trailing and not having scored a run … Read More

Texas 70, TCU 56: Finally, Will Baker finds his touch as Horns snap losing streak

Will Baker’s 3-point shooting numbers game after game all looked the same this season. He started 0-for-3 against Northern Colorado. Then, 0-for-3 at Providence and 0-for-4 at West Virginia. Oh, for Pete’s sake, why does this 6-foot-11 freshman keep firing away from long range? Heading into … Read More

Texas 6, Lamar 1: Paced by Austin Todd’s early hit and Owen Meaney’s arm, UT moves to 5-0

The conditions on Wednesday afternoon weren’t perfect but the record of Texas’ baseball team remained so. Texas got a big swing from Austin Todd and three innings of spotless relief from Owen Meaney in a 6-1 win over Lamar. Texas improved to 5-0 on a dreary afternoon at UFCU Disch-Falk … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas begins its search for the next generation of defensive backs

Texas inked 19 players in the 2020 class, which ended with national signing day. Texas’ class ranked ninth in the nation and first in the Big 12. The Longhorns have more scholarships for the 2021 cycle and hope to land a top-five class. As the coaching staff switches its … Read More

Texas 6, UTSA 2: Big inning boosts the Longhorns in a successful home opener

After spending its first weekend of the baseball season on the road, Texas had a successful homecoming on Tuesday night. Texas overcame a cold start on a 53-degree evening in Austin in a 6-2 win over UTSA. Coming off a season-opening sweep at Rice, the Longhorns … Read More

The Dotted Line: Landing some of state’s top 2021 offensive linemen a recruiting imperative for Texas

Texas inked 19 players in the 2020 class, which ended with national signing day. Texas’ class ranked ninth in the nation and first in the Big 12. The Longhorns have more scholarships for the 2021 cycle and hope to land a top-five class. As the coaching staff switches its … Read More

Texas 50, West Virginia 44: A bumpy offensive ride, but Horns get back on track

With five seconds left in the first quarter, Texas point guard Sug Sutton spun past a West Virginia defender and accelerated the remaining 70 feet of the floor for a layup to give the Longhorns a double-digit lead. Those in attendance rose to their feet for Sutton, and although the … Read More

Texas women’s tennis team blanks Brown 7-0

The seventh-ranked Texas women’s tennis team hammered Brown 7-0 Sunday to improve to 8-1 in dual matches. Twins Anna and Bianca Turati coasted past Courtney Kowalsky and Devon Jack 6-1 and Marta Perez Mur and Gabby Cusano beat Gabriella Dellacono and Britany Lau 6-4 to take the doubles point. The … Read More

UT men’s tennis team knocks off No. 8 Stanford

The Texas men’s tennis team completed its trip to the ITA National Indoor Championships with a second victory over a ranked team Sunday, beating No. 8 Stanford 4-2 at Madison, Wis. The fourth-ranked Longhorns had beaten No. 16 UCLA on Friday before falling to No. 13 Michigan in the quarterfinals … Read More

Shaka Smart: Texas forward Jericho Sims out the rest of the regular season

Texas coach Shaka Smart went through a laundry list of injuries Monday and acknowledged that forward Jericho Sims will likely miss the rest of the season with back problems. For now, the 6-9 junior will “not be playing for the foreseeable future in terms of, you … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas needs a strong linebacker class for a successful 2021 cycle

Texas inked 19 players in the 2020 class, which ended with national signing day. Texas’ class ranked ninth in the nation and first in the Big 12. The Longhorns have more scholarships for the 2021 cycle and hope to land a top-five class. As the coaching staff switches its … Read More

Texas 5, Rice 4: Horns open with a sweep after bullpen survives its first big test

HOUSTON — In the ninth inning Sunday at Reckling Park, Texas was in danger of having its brooms bested by Rice’s bats. Having already homered and forced a Longhorns pitching change in the ninth, the Owls had a runner stationed at first base, one run down with only one out. Read More

Texas 4, Rice 0: Longhorns debut a Madden-Ardoin battery in a series-clinching shutout

HOUSTON — While debuting a new tag team on Saturday evening, Texas scored a knockout on the road. Sophomore pitcher Ty Madden struck out seven batters and Texas hit two home runs in a 4-0 win at Rice. The shutout — UT’s 16th since David Pierce took over ahead of … Read More

Texas coach Tom Herman’s 4-3 decision strengthened by Malcolm Roach’s honesty

The new Texas defensive coaches bent over backward last week to avoid criticizing their predecessors, and frankly, that’s an unwritten rule in the profession. You just don’t do it. “The past is behind us,” defensive coordinator Chris Ash said. “You know, it’s about the players, not … Read More

Iowa State 81, Texas 52: ‘That’s frustrating to me, to see the look on people’s faces, that they kind of gave up’

AMES, Iowa — Forget the NCAA Tournament. And for the moment, set aside the NIT. At this point, Texas needs to focus on finishing the regular season with a winning record. A winning record? Yes, that’s how far the Longhorns have fallen … Read More