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Texas tops Texas A&M and Memphis, falls to Syracuse at Paradise Jam
December 1, 2013
When sophomore guard Brady Sanders subbed in with 2:31 left Thursday night, the Longhorns were down 21 points to Syracuse.
Texas forfeits first half lead, falls to No. 6 Stanford
November 24, 2013
Jogging off the court with her teammates Saturday, sophomore center Imani McGee-Stafford headed to the locker room with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Texas women’s basketball aims to cut 25-year losing streak against Stanford
November 22, 2013
Texas hasn’t topped No. 6 Stanford in a meeting since the Sweet 16 round of the 1988 NCAA tournament.
Texas adjusts to NCAA rule changes aimed at offensive freedom
November 14, 2013
Fans watch basketball because it’s fast.
Texas Women’s Basketball remains undefeated after a 96-42 victory over Texas State
November 14, 2013
In what head coach Karen Aston called “more of a complete game” than the team’s season opener, Texas beat Texas State 96-42 in the Longhorns’ highest scoring game since 2010.
Longhorns win fourth straight match over UTSA, open season with win
November 10, 2013
With the help of UTSA shooting 2-for-30 from the three-point line in Austin on Sunday, Texas started the season on the right foot, defeating the Roadrunners 63-42.
McGee-Stafford and women’s basketball open season with focus
November 8, 2013
Head coach Karen Aston and Texas women’s basketball have set a mantra for the 2013-14 season: Own it.
Dallas Cowboys: A Hopeful Fan's Season Prediction
September 8, 2013
I try to defend the Cowboys as America’s team. I try to tout their five Superbowl titles and steadfast legacy. But all of this was before my lifetime. I need something to work with.
Being a Longhorn is a lifelong affair
August 5, 2013
Be it through Texas Exes, athletic loyalty or the simple acknowledgment later in life that UT aided our success, it’s important to give credit to our alma mater.
Texas' season ends with 2-1 loss to Tennessee in Women's College World Series
June 3, 2013
Texas fell to Tennessee 2-1 in the Women's College World Series semifinal game Sunday evening to end its eason 51-10. No. 7 seed Tennessee propelled a first inning home run and a bases-loaded walk into a victory over Texas' sole home run.
No. 6 softball heads to Stillwater for last regular conference series
May 2, 2013
Texas hits Stillwater this weekend for a battle of the oranges.
No. 7 Texas sweeps Texas Tech in conference play
April 29, 2013
When junior catcher Mandy Ogle threw out her tenth base-stealer this season against Oklahoma last weekend, she was on a roll.
Texas drops weekend series to OU after falling short on Sunday
April 22, 2013
When Keilani Ricketts stepped onto McCombs Field Friday, she was ready to show No. 6 Texas why her team is No. 1.
Texas sweeps Iowa State, extends win streak to 15 games
April 14, 2013
The No. 6 Longhorns swept Iowa State (18-22, 3-6) this week to improve to 38-4, remain undefeated in conference play and extend their winning streak to 15 games.
Years of experience boost Ogle to expert status behind the plate
April 9, 2013
Bounce it off the chest, pass it on, use an arm instead of a hand, keep it going.
Softball takes two more against Western Kentucky
April 7, 2013
Nobody’s perfect, but the Texas softball team keeps coming pretty close.
Softball has a strong underclassmen showing against Texas Southern
April 5, 2013
As the second half of the season unfolds, the young talent shows promise for next year.
Schmidt sisters face off in Texas v. McNeese State game
April 1, 2013
When Torie Schmidt’s family enters Red & Charline McCombs Field on Tuesday, they won’t be donning their usual burnt orange gear.
No. 8 softball opens second Big 12 series with victory
March 29, 2013
In a game of records for No. 8 Texas, starting off the season 3-0 wasn’t one of them. The squad has opened with a trio of victories for four straight seasons now — but only tonight’s featured a program-high nine stolen bases.
Consistency raises Taylor Thom to softball legend
March 20, 2013
Amidst the swishing blonde ponytail and piercing blue eyes, Thom consistently displays a smile and character that motivate her teammates.
No. 10 Texas closes third win over Ragin' Cajun this week
March 7, 2013
Four days after beating Louisiana-Lafayette, the Longhorns swept the Ragin’ Cajuns in a doubleheader at home, 9-4 and 7-1, grabbing their third and fourth straight wins over a Top 20 team for the first time since 2007 on Wednesday.
Longhorns rematch Ragin’ Cajun for doubleheader
March 5, 2013
Texas Softball plays University of Louisiana today at 5.
No. 5 Texas softball to face ranked opponents in Citrus Classic
February 28, 2013
After escaping the eighth inning with a victory against No. 21 Tulsa last weekend, the Longhorns head to Kissimmee, Fla., for the Citrus Classic.
Longhorn softball avenges first season loss with 1-0 championship victory over Tulsa
February 25, 2013
After both Texas and No. 24 Tulsa were held scoreless in the first seven innings of Sunday’s Texas Classic championship, Gabby Smith singled up the middle to bring Stephanie Ceo home for the win.
Undefeated softball hosts final home tournament this season
February 21, 2013
When Lamar, Tulsa and Utah State step onto Red and Charline McCombs Field this weekend, they’ll have a tough time beating the tournament’s host.
Longhorns shut-out Huskies in 12th straight victory
February 20, 2013
After Kim Bruins struck out two batters and another fouled out, Texas quickly found its way to the plate in the first inning.
Undefeated No. 6 softball faces Houston Baptist
February 19, 2013
After traveling to Houston for the Hilton Houston Plaza Invitational last weekend, the No. 6 Longhorns now welcome their southern neighbors at home.
No. 6 softball enters Hilton Houston Plaza Invitational undefeated
February 14, 2013
The Longhorns are looking beyond their comfort zone for game seven, competing in their first away games of the season at the Hilton Houston Plaza Invitational.
5-0 Softball looks to reclaim edge over Stephen F. Austin
February 12, 2013
Strong season starts aren’t anything new for Texas. The 2011 and 2012 Longhorn opens both recorded 10-0, with last weekend’s 5-0 start well on its way to follow suit.
Texas clinches Texas Classic championship with 5-4 victory over North Texas
February 10, 2013
Softball wins Texas Classic championship with 5-0 season start.
Blaire Luna notches fifth career no-hitter
February 8, 2013
With right fielder Jamise Jackson up to bat at the top of the seventh, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi hoped to redeem itself.
Texas softball opens season against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
February 7, 2013
The game will commence the weekend Texas Classic tournament that also hosts North Texas and Memphis.
Hoagland takes one last shot at Women's College World Series
February 1, 2013
Although she shares a name with fellow Taylors — Thom and King — Hoagland, a senior, has no trouble distinguishing herself when she steps up to the plate.
Blaire Luna leads Longhorns by example
January 31, 2013
Senior Blaire Luna plays a pivotal role on the softball team not only as a star pitcher, but also as a teacher and role model.
Longhorns post 17 top-five finishes in Arkansas
January 28, 2013
Interim head coach Rose Brimmer and her team of Longhorns welcomed 87 points to finish third at Arkansas’ Razorback Invitational Friday and Saturday.
Women’s track and field compete in two-day Razorback Team Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.
January 24, 2013
Twenty-three teammates will join sophomore Kaitlin Petrillose to represent No. 13 Texas.
Women’s track and field leaves Leonard Hilton Memorial with six victories
January 21, 2013
No. 14 Longhorns hauled in individual victories in focused harmony.
Longtime assistant coach Rose Brimmer becomes women’s track and field interim head coach, volunteer Michelle Freeman to become assistant coach
January 16, 2013
When women’s athletics director Chris Plonsky told Rose Brimmer she would become interim head coach upon Beverly Kearney’s resignation.
No.14 Texas wins six events in Birmingham
January 14, 2013
Women’s Track & Field, ranked at No. 14, had to face 11 top teams before finishing with multiple wins.
November 20, 2012
“Twenty-eight minutes ago — sirens in Jerusalem. Ran to shelter. Now we are out and on the way to a shiyur [educational field trip]. The rocket landed…”