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May 10, 2019
I often think about how many times you get to experience the first day of your life.
Thompson shows strong flashes in Spring Game
April 13, 2019
In a game in which the Longhorns were pitted against their own teammates, Texas’ greatest struggle had nothing to do with game planning and everything to do with the physical conditions.
Uncertain NFL futures drive Longhorns on Texas Pro Day
March 27, 2019
Hordes of NFL scouts flocked to Longhorn standouts Charles Omenihu and Lil’Jordan Humphrey during Texas’ Pro Day held Wednesday. But in the background, many participants used the opportunity to get any scout’s attention at all.
Texas football, track star Johnny 'Lam' Jones dead at 60 after longtime cancer battle
March 15, 2019
Johnny “Lam” Jones, a former renowned dual-sport athlete in football and track at Texas, died at the age of 60 on Friday morning after a long battle with cancer, Texas Athletics announced.
University of Texas fires men’s tennis coach Michael Center in wake of national college admissions scheme
March 12, 2019
According to the complaint, Center is accused of accepting approximately $100,000 from “CW-1,” or Cooperating Witness 1. The $100,000 was “in exchange for which Center would designate a student as a recruit to the U-Texas tennis team, thereby facilitating his admission to U-Texas.”
Former QB Vince Young fired from development officer position at UT
March 9, 2019
The University of Texas has fired former quarterback Vince Young from his position as a Neighborhood Longhorns development officer.
Dismissed to dominant: Malcom Brown’s journey to Super Bowl LIII
February 3, 2019
Before Malcom Brown’s successful run at Texas and subsequent leap to the NFL, his immaturity as a freshman at Brenham High School almost cost him his career before it even began.
UT President Fenves says Bevo’s safety procedures don’t need revising
January 25, 2019
It’s been over three weeks since Bevo XV’s breakout at the Sugar Bowl went viral on social media. But make no mistake, the beloved Longhorn mascot is here to say.
Quarterback Casey Thompson returning to Longhorns after transfer speculation
January 19, 2019
After a brief stay in the NCAA transfer database, Texas quarterback Casey Thompson has told coaches he will remain with the Longhorns, a UT spokesperson said Saturday.
Texas quarterback Cameron Rising announces transfer to Utah
January 17, 2019
Quarterback Cameron Rising is the latest to add to the news cycle after taking to Twitter on Thursday afternoon to announce that he is transferring to the University of Utah.
Report: Shane Buechele planning to enter NCAA transfer portal
January 17, 2019
The Longhorns recently had their strongest season at quarterback since Colt McCoy ran the show, but reports of Shane Buechele transferring from Texas leave the position's depth in question.
Austin FC unveiled as 27th MLS franchise
January 15, 2019
For nearly a century, Austin’s sports culture has almost exclusively been built on collegiate sporting events at UT-Austin. But now, the city is delving into the professional sports world.
Safety Brandon Jones skipping NFL Draft, will return for senior season
January 10, 2019
"I got really good feedback from the NFL, but with my injury I felt I had more to prove not only to myself, but to my team as well."
Collin Johnson announces return for senior season
January 3, 2019
Johnson posted a statement on his Twitter account Thursday afternoon, saying “The best is yet to come!”
Texas takes Sugar Bowl on Ehlinger’s shoulders
January 2, 2019
If there’s one trap Texas players and coaches have avoided falling into, it’s using the B-word.
How Texas measures up to Bulldogs in Sugar Bowl
December 31, 2018
With Texas and Georgia not having met since 1984, the interconference clash provides unique matchups on both sides. Here’s a look at which team has the advantage entering the game.
Herman ‘excited’ about ninth-ranked recruiting class on early signing day
December 19, 2018
The early signing period continues through Friday, but Herman was quick to express his excitement after securing the bulk of his incoming group in the opening hours of Wednesday morning.
Texas adds 21 members during early signing period
December 19, 2018
Here’s where The Daily Texan will be reporting each member of Texas’ 2019 signing class. Follow along throughout the day for updates on all future Longhorns.
Herman, Smart reflect on 2015 Sugar Bowl ahead of renewed coaching clash
December 3, 2018
When Texas head coach Tom Herman and Georgia head coach Kirby Smart gameplanned against each other as coordinators in the 2015 Sugar Bowl, they were entirely unaware they’d be facing off in the exact same bowl game as the heads of two different programs just four years later.
Unforced errors plague Longhorns in Big 12 Championship loss to Oklahoma
December 1, 2018
The Longhorns watched their chances of hoisting the Big 12 trophy dwindle as they trailed Oklahoma by 12 points with only two minutes remaining.
Hager’s hope for a haircut just one game away
November 29, 2018
Hager, who walked onto the 40 Acres as a short-haired, clean-cut freshman, made a promise in 2015 that he wouldn’t cut his hair until Texas returned to postseason glory by winning a Big 12 Championship.
Herman prepares for Texas-sized stage against Sooners
November 26, 2018
Texas head coach Tom Herman is five days away from the biggest game of his career.
Longhorns edge Jayhawks to earn shot at Big 12 crown
November 23, 2018
The Longhorns have shown they’re not a bunch likely to escape any matchup unscatched — not against Oklahoma, not against West Virginia, not even against 3–8 Kansas, the lone team remaining between them and a berth in the conference title game.
Longhorn defense shows new life in resounding win over Iowa State
November 18, 2018
Texas’ enhanced physicality was noticeable from the opening drive as the defense quickly smothered any chance for the Cyclones to get points, allowing just 12 yards over six plays.
Texas begins to embrace late-game theatrics
November 15, 2018
Texas fans shouldn’t be surprised when they’re biting their fingernails during every fourth quarter. In fact, they should be expecting it by now.
Legacy of James Street lives on 500 miles away through Little Rock high schoolers
November 14, 2018
Not many are knowledgeable of the impact left long ago by James Street, the Longhorns’ winningest quarterback in school history. Among those, a group of 14 high school football players in Little Rock, Arkansas, were chosen to carry on his legacy after being honored with the annual James Street Sportsmanship Award on Monday.
Ehlinger, Humphrey end Longhorns' slide in win over Texas Tech
November 11, 2018
“I didn’t (know), honestly, but it's the LJ corner now,” Humphrey said.
Ehlinger's rise: From heartbreaker to playmaker
November 8, 2018
Will Grier, a former SEC prodigy turned West Virginia transplant, and Kyler Murray, the 4.7 million dollar man from Allen, Texas — those are the two quarterbacks everybody mentioned in the top tier of Big 12 passers last summer. Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger was easily left out of that conversation, perhaps because he wasn’t even named a starter yet.
Watson and Ingram’s brotherhood reviving Texas rushing attack
November 7, 2018
While many point to the rise of Sam Ehlinger as the most important factor in the Texas Longhorns’ improved offense, a pair of running backs who weren’t even on the team last year are also playing a huge role in reshaping the team’s identity.
Concerns continue for Texas defense after marquee matchup against Mountaineers
November 3, 2018
For the second consecutive week, the Longhorns watched the final seconds tick off the game clock, knowing their path to a Big 12 Championship just became more difficult.
‘We’ll play them in the parking lot’: Longhorns look to bounce back versus West Virginia
November 2, 2018
Last season during this time, the Longhorns were looking at each of their final four games as must-win scenarios in order to reach bowl eligibility. The scenarios are the same this time around, but the stakes are much different.
Herman, defense look to rebound after Stillwater loss
October 31, 2018
When Oklahoma State capped off its opening drive with a touchdown less than two minutes into last Saturday’s game against the Longhorns, the groans from Texas fans didn’t represent confusion. They resembled cries of déjà vu.
Herman calls Boyd’s response to Acho ‘ill-advised’
October 30, 2018
Emmanuel Acho, ESPN analyst and former Longhorn player, took to Twitter during the game to call out the Longhorns’ poor defensive showing only to see cornerback Kris Boyd later respond with hostility in an Instagram post.
Longhorns’ momentum crumbles in loss to Oklahoma State
October 28, 2018
With a restful bye week and quarterback Sam Ehlinger’s shoulder injury in the rear-view mirror, Texas made the trip to Stillwater, Oklahoma, on Saturday looking more like the squad that lost to Maryland than a team ranked sixth in the country.
Tradition of number 60 lives on at Texas
October 24, 2018
Countless Texas football players have stepped onto the field since the program was established over a century ago. But only a select few have been given the opportunity to wear a burnt orange jersey with the number 60 sewn in.
Herman gives update on Ehlinger's shoulder before Oklahoma State game
October 23, 2018
Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger is going to spend this week working toward recovery ahead of Saturday’s trip to Oklahoma State. The sophomore will see an uptick in his reps on the practice field with the hope that he will start the primetime matchup against the Cowboys.
Texas rolls into bowl eligibility with win over Baylor
October 17, 2018
A year ago, Texas fans were on the edge of their seats week after week as the season winded down, hoping the Longhorns could reach some sort of bowl game.
‘I might say an F’: Ingram grades himself critically despite breakout game
October 13, 2018
When quarterback Sam Ehlinger headed for the tunnel after suffering an AC sprain in his throwing shoulder, the Longhorns needed an offensive spark to keep their winning streak alive. Then, Keaontay Ingram answered the call.
Sam Ehlinger using confidence to become one of Big 12’s best
October 12, 2018
Sam Ehlinger walked onto the field three times in the final minutes of Texas’ season-opening game against Maryland with a chance to lead the Longhorns to a victory. Each attempt ended in failure.
Tim Beck details hospital stay during win over Kansas State
October 10, 2018
Texas has prided itself on having a stout defensive unit led by Todd Orlando since last season, but in the program’s biggest win of the decade during last weekend, offensive coordinator Tim Beck’s group of players was the telling factor. Here’s what Orlando and Beck had to say Wednesday ahead of a Week Seven home matchup against Baylor:
Herman praises Ehlinger’s late-game leadership
October 9, 2018
Fresh off a monumental win over Oklahoma, head coach Tom Herman walked to the podium Monday to commend Ehlinger's performance, comment about his 197 congratulatory text messages and preview what's to come against Baylor.
Longhorns pull off Oklahoma upset in Red River classic
October 6, 2018
Floods of Oklahoma fans emerged from their seats and headed for the exits as Texas took a commanding 21-point lead over the Sooners. But what those fans would soon miss was an electrifying fourth quarter that marked an instant classic in a 118-year-long rivalry.
Red River Rivalry: A History
October 5, 2018
As Texas and Oklahoma meet in the Red River Rivalry for the 113th time on Saturday, the two programs are both ranked for the first time since 2012, giving this game huge implications for the Big 12 title race. Whichever team leaves Dallas with a victory will undoubtedly sit atop the conference rankings and jump multiple other teams in the AP Top 25 Poll.
Tom Herman addresses Texas’ need for ‘A+ game’ against Oklahoma
October 2, 2018
For the first time since 2012, the Longhorns and Sooners will face off as ranked opponents at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas. Head coach Tom Herman addressed the media on Monday ahead of the blockbuster matchup.
Texas survives Kansas State comeback attempt in Manhattan
September 29, 2018
As Kansas State cut into Texas’ two-score lead late in the fourth quarter, the situation looked all too familiar for the Longhorns. They had been here before in Week One, which resulted in a loss to Maryland. This time around, things would go differently.
Nelson's patience paying off for Texas defense
September 27, 2018
Three days after senior defensive tackle Chris Nelson was named a team captain by head coach Tom Herman, he answered questions during a media availability session on the ninth floor of Belmont Hall in Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.
Orlando being cautious with key reserves, Hand names top offensive linemen
September 26, 2018
As the Longhorns prepare to travel to Manhattan, Kansas, for Saturday’s game, defensive coordinator Todd Orlando and offensive line coach Herb Hand shed some light on the current state of the team. Here’s a rundown of what the two Texas coaches had to say leading up to the matchup in Manhattan.
Herman tackles decade-long losing streak in Manhattan
September 25, 2018
The Longhorns jumped to No. 18 in this week’s AP Top 25 rankings, but next Saturday, Texas head coach Tom Herman will be faced with a task that the program hasn’t achieved since 2002 against Kansas State.
Texas answers legitimacy questions with win over TCU
September 23, 2018
There’s one question Texas players and coaches most frequently answered this week: How would this team respond after a win over USC when a bigger, tougher opponent in TCU was lurking ahead?
From retweet to redemption: Kris Boyd's evolution
September 20, 2018
Kris Boyd has taken on a veteran leadership role on the Texas defense, but it wasn’t an easy path to his senior season.
Herman moves on to TCU matchup, talks recruiting visits
September 18, 2018
Tom Herman is two days fresh off his biggest win as the head coach at Texas, but he’s not celebrating for long.
‘We’re kind of proving that we’re back’: Texas shines on national stage
September 16, 2018
Over the first two weeks of the season, Texas only managed to tally a bad loss and a seemingly unsatisfying win. So when the USC Trojans traveled to Austin, there was everything left to prove for the Longhorns. And they did it.
Longhorns look to avenge overtime loss in rematch versus Trojans
September 13, 2018
It’s only Week Three of the college football season, but the stage is already set for Texas’ biggest game of the season.
Herman discusses USC rematch, rules out Ingram
September 11, 2018
When Texas head coach Tom Herman was asked about how close his team was to playing at a very high level, his confidence didn’t waver.
Herman discusses USC rematch, rules out Ingram
September 10, 2018
Texas is now 1-1 on the season after an underwhelming performance against Maryland and a win over Tulsa that, at times, was too close for many fans to be joyful about. But when Texas head coach Tom Herman was asked about how close his team was to playing at a very high level, his confidence didn’t waver.
Texas survives late scare to top Tulsa
September 9, 2018
As the Longhorns walked off the field at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday night after their first win of the season, it was apparent that this wasn’t their best showing. But to them, it doesn’t matter.
Texas prepares to bounce back against Tulsa
September 7, 2018
Things may not have gone as planned in Week One for Texas, but fortunately for them, there’s 11 more opportunities this season to prove to fans that the program can move back to its winning ways.
Orlando, Beck hoping to improve upon sluggish start
September 5, 2018
Mistakes on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball were apparent in Texas’ season-opening loss last Saturday. Offensive coordinator Tim Beck and defensive coordinator Todd Orlando know that these mistakes have to be fixed before they face Tulsa this weekend. On Wednesday, Beck and Orlando discussed the team’s shortcomings so far. Here’s some of the takeaways:
Herman talks Texas' overexcitement versus Maryland
September 3, 2018
As Texas head coach Tom Herman reached the podium for his press conference Monday afternoon, he didn’t begin by discussing the turnovers or the quarterback play. He began by comparing the Longhorns’ performance to the American literary novel “Of Mice and Men.”
Three takeaways from Texas’ brutal loss at Maryland
September 1, 2018
It may be a new season for Texas, but it was the same result as last year’s opener — an undisciplined Longhorn team getting upset by underdog Maryland.
Q&A: Diamondback Sports football writer talks Maryland investigation
August 31, 2018
The Daily Texan spoke with Andy Kostka, associate sports editor and football beat writer at Diamondback Sports ahead of Texas' matchup against Maryland.
‘This is a different team’: Texas football seeks revenge in opening road test
August 30, 2018
Texas head coach Tom Herman has preached all offseason that everything about this year’s Texas team is different.
Orlando talks overcoming depth issues at linebacker
August 29, 2018
With only a few days left until Longhorn football returns, defensive coordinator Todd Orlando and offensive coordinator Tim Beck talked about the challenge ahead of them this weekend in the season opener at Maryland.
Texas steals White from powerhouse program
August 28, 2018
On the morning of June 25, Mike White was in the process of recruiting for the Oregon Ducks at a softball camp in Colorado. Twenty-four hours later, he stood at a podium wearing burnt orange at an introductory news conference after getting named as Texas’ next softball head coach.
Tom Herman confirmed as former Ohio State assistant coach in Florida strip club visit
August 28, 2018
Ohio State University spokesman Chris Davey has confirmed that Texas head coach Tom Herman was the previously unnamed assistant coach who accompanied former Ohio State wide receivers coach Zach Smith to a Florida strip club in May 2014.
'It's good to be back': Coach Tom Herman holds firm on Texas offensive playcalling duties
August 27, 2018
Texas head coach Tom Herman’s opening remarks echoed sentiments of football fans across the country this week: “It’s good to be back.”
Longhorn sophomores Curtis, Fitzgerald leave football program
August 24, 2018
A pair of Texas football players from the 2016 recruiting class announced they are leaving the program Thursday.
Herman names starting defensive backs, offensive linemen
August 20, 2018
After practice on Monday, Texas head coach Tom Herman was more vocal than usual about where many players sit on the depth chart going into week one at Maryland.
Season preview: Texas aims for nothing short of conference crown
August 19, 2018
The 2017 season was head coach Angela Kelly’s most impressive to date as the face of Texas soccer.
Austin scores future in MLS after City Council vote
August 15, 2018
It’s official — a professional sports team is on its way to Austin for the first time in history.
Texas goes indoors for day 6 of camp
August 9, 2018
Almost one week since the start of fall camp, the Longhorns finally headed indoors for Thursday’s practice at Frank Denius Fields.
Four lasting Longhorn quotes from the summer
August 7, 2018
From Kody Clemens’ home runs to Mo Bamba’s jump to the NBA, the last three months have been filled with memorable Texas sports moments. With those, come quotes from some of UT’s most premier athletes and coaches.
Longhorns close opening weekend of fall camp on high note
August 5, 2018
With one full weekend of fall camp in the books, head coach Tom Herman feels like his team is practicing right at the level they should be.
Ehlinger set to take first snaps at fall camp
August 3, 2018
After an offseason full of speculation surrounding who will be the man under center for Texas come Sept. 1, against Maryland, head coach Tom Herman revealed who the first quarterback to take reps on the day one of fall camp will be.
Renowned Longhorn alumnus Frank Denius dies at 93
July 29, 2018
Legendary Texas booster and University supporter Frank Denius died Sunday morning. The 93-year-old was a Longhorn alumnus and longtime booster for the football team as well as a contributor to academic projects around the 40 Acres.
West Virginia unveils Will Grier's Heisman campaign
July 25, 2018
When you open to page two of West Virginia’s football guide provided at the Big 12 Media Days, it doesn’t reveal facts about the team or its history.
Hager’s emergence from the dark side
July 23, 2018
Texas senior linebacker Breckyn Hager has made headlines more than once throughout his Longhorn career — they just haven’t always been for what he does on the field.
Former Longhorn DB Elliott fires off on Texas coaching staff
July 18, 2018
DeShon Elliott is no longer on the 40 Acres, but he apparently still has some unresolved feelings toward members of the UT coaching staff.
Herman holds poker face at Media Days as expected
July 18, 2018
If you ask Texas fans who this season’s signal caller should be, some will say to roll the dice with sophomore quarterback Sam Ehlinger. Others will say to stick with the more experienced junior, Shane Buechele.
Texas set for Big 12 Media Days
July 16, 2018
All 10 members of the Big 12 conference have headed to Frisco, Texas, for the 2018 conference media days.
Head coach Herman, seniors Boyd, Hager highlighted as preseason award favorites
July 12, 2018
Senior defensive back Kris Boyd and senior defensive lineman Breckyn Hager were both selected to the Preseason All-Big 12 team, the conference announced Wednesday.
Recap: The year in Texas sports
July 9, 2018
Here’s a look back on some of the most memorable moments across the 40 Acres throughout the year.
Longhorn Lookback: A review of Texas’ 2017–2018 sports year
July 4, 2018
Texas fans are accustomed to drama. From Kody Clemens lighting up the Disch to Texas breaking Longhorn fans’ hearts after a double-overtime loss to USC, Texas’ 2017–2018 sports year provided nothing short of entertainment.
Texas announces nonconference schedule featuring Purdue, VCU, others
June 28, 2018
The 2019 Texas men’s basketball nonconference schedule, featuring nine home games at the Frank Erwin Center, was released by the team in a press release.
Longhorns introduce White to Texas
June 27, 2018
On Monday morning, Mike White was in the process of recruiting for the Oregon Ducks at a softball camp in Colorado.
Bamba heads to Sunshine State to join Orlando Magic
June 22, 2018
After five picks flew across the board at the 2018 NBA draft, Mo Bamba’s name was finally announced as the newest franchise cornerstone of the Orlando Magic.
Draft preview: Bamba awaits NBA destination
June 21, 2018
As Bamba’s one-and-done season has drawn to a close, all that’s left is for the former Longhorn to hear his name called at the NBA Draft come Thursday night.
Worley cements place as future of Texas track
June 9, 2018
Most track athletes would be thrilled with the idea of capping off their first season as the fifth-best athlete in the nation. Freshman Sam Worley is not like most athletes.
Dohmann ends career on podium at NCAA Championships
June 8, 2018
For the last three seasons, senior javelin thrower Fabian Dohmann’s career has been hampered by a string of injuries. But as he took the stage for his final act as a Longhorn, Dohmann looked to rewrite the narrative of his career, and he followed through.
Eddie Reese leads Texas to fourteenth national championship in school history
March 25, 2018
The final scene at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships was a celebratory one for the Texas Longhorns as they were crowned national champions for a record 14th time in school history.
Longhorns look for Reese’s guidance in search of fourth-straight national championship
March 20, 2018
Over the last 40 years, a lot has changed for the Texas swimming and diving program.
With Cambodia calling, Jordan Windle doesn't shy away
March 1, 2018
Once an orphan in Cambodia, Jordan Windle is making waves as a record-setting freshman diver at Texas many years later.
Windle’s record performance propels Texas to Big 12 championship
February 25, 2018
Jordan Windle and the Longhorns took home a 39th straight conference championship for head coach Eddie Reese and Texas.
Jonathan Roberts captures third straight Big 12 title
February 23, 2018
Friday’s events at the Big 12 Championships resulted in senior Jonathan Roberts’ third consecutive title in the 400-yard individual medley.
Freshman Parker Neri earns trip to NCAA Championships
February 22, 2018
Freshman Parker Neri stepped up on a big stage, earning a spot in the 500-yard freestyle finals at the Big 12 Championships.
Longhorn swimming and diving prepares for Big 12 Championships
February 20, 2018
The men and women's swimming and diving teams are gearing up for this week's conference championships.
Swimming roundup: Longhorn women cap off undefeated regular season in win over TCU
February 5, 2018
Senior Day at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center brought smiles all around as No. 8 Texas earned a win against TCU in the team’s final dual meet of the regular season.
Texas set to honor seniors during Friday meet versus TCU
February 2, 2018
All-Americans. National champions. Olympic medalists. Their list of accomplishments goes on and on.
Texas tops Arizona, falls short against Arizona State
January 28, 2018
The Longhorns had their sights set on bringing a fourth consecutive NCAA championship to Austin. But first, they had to face two of the nation’s top programs in a trip to Arizona this past weekend.
Longhorns travel to Arizona to face a pair of Pac-12 foes
January 25, 2018
The Longhorns’ men’s swimming and diving teams look to further cement a strong start to 2018 as they head to Tempe, Arizona, on Friday and Tucson, Arizona, on Saturday for head-to-head meets against No. 10 Arizona State and No. 18 Arizona.
Gold medal Olympian Shawn Johnson shares triumphs, challenges with UT students
November 8, 2017
Olympic gold medal gymnast Shawn Johnson is no exception to being a student who feels overwhelmed by the constant pressures of everyday life.
UT studio art graduates come together with visiting schools on new exhibit
November 6, 2017
Six graduate students traveled from across the country to Austin for a collaboration with UT studio art graduates to explore and express their commonalities for a new art exhibition, “Room before.”
UT graduate Spencer Wells shares entrepreneurial expertise with students
October 26, 2017
Geneticist and entrepreneur Spencer Wells advised students to push themselves beyond their area of expertise and communicate with people outside their peer group at the biannual lecture series, Startup Science Live, on Wednesday.
Oscar nominees Rob Reiner and Woody Harrelson take part in advanced screening of 'LBJ'
October 23, 2017
In an advance screening Monday night of director Rob Reiner’s new movie, ‘LBJ,’ attendees gained insight into former President Lyndon B. Johnson’s experience being catapulted into the presidency.
The New York Times analysis suggests black students at UT face the same underrepresentation as in 1980
October 12, 2017
Analysis by The New Tork Times concludes that the representation of black students has barely improved at UT since 1980.