• No. 24 Texas takes on Wake Forest

    No. 26 Texas travels to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, this weekend to take on Wake Forest and close out February in dual match play. The Longhorns improved to a 6-5 record after shutting out Rice University last weekend, 4-0.

    Three doubles matches and six singles matches will be played in regular dual-match style. Junior George Goldhoff and redshirt freshman Julian Zlobinsky have been strong in doubles play with a 6-4 record. In singles, Zlobinsky also has 7-1 record and is one of six new additions to the roster this season.

    Senior Michael Riechmann and sophomore Adrian Ortiz have been edging out opponents this season and hold a 7-3 record for doubles dual-match play. In singles, Ortiz is off to a strong start with a 5-3 record including wins over a pair of ranked opponents. Ortiz knocked off Washington’s No. 121 Jake Douglas and UCSB’s No. 81 Nicolas Moreno earlier this season when Texas traveled to Seattle.  

    Match play against the Demon Deacon’s begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday. 

  • Longhorns lead Big 12 Academic Team

    The Big 12 announced its 2016 Academic All-Big 12 Men’s Basketball Team on Wednesday, naming five Longhorns to the roster. 

    Texas’ five selections led the conference, with seniors Prince Ibeh and Danny Newsome being named to the first team. Seniors Demarcus Holland and Connor Lammert as well as junior Isaiah Taylor were named to the second team. Holland, Lammert and Ibeh have now been named to the team for three consecutive years, while 2016 marked Taylor’s second career selection.

    First team honors were awarded to those who held a GPA of 3.20 or higher, while the second team consisted of athletes with a GPA ranging from 3.00 to 3.19. 

    In order to be eligible for the All-Academic team, players must maintain a 3.00 GPA for two straight semesters. Additionally, it is required of athletes to participate in 60 percent of a team’s games.

    Since 2015, Texas has garnered 11 Academic All-Big 12 selections, the most of any program in the conference.

     

     

     

     

  • Mills cards season-best finish to lead Longhorns to third place in Sugar Bowl Invitational

    The Longhorns shot five-over par and moved up one spot in Tuesday’s final round for a fifth-place finish at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate. Texas finished the event with a score of 15-over.

    Junior Haley Mills posted her best performance of the season, finishing in a tie for third with a score of four-under. Mills was the only Longhorn to card two rounds under par in the tournament.

    Senior Natalie Karcher finished eight shots back of Mills with a four-over score, while sophomore Sophia Schubert ended the tournament five-over par.

    Junior Julia Beck and senior Tezira Abe finished off the pace for Texas, finishing with scores of 15-over and 17-over.

    Florida took the team title with a score of two-under. The Gators were just one of two teams to finish with a score under par. Michigan State’s Sarah Burnham and LSU’s Sydney Cavin each overtook Stanford’s Lauren Kim on the final day to share the individual title at five-under.

    The Longhorns will be back in action on March 7 and 8 at the UNF Collegiate in Jacksonville, Florida.

  • Longhorns move up to sixth after second round of Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate

    Despite not breaking par, the Longhorns tallied a successful day Monday, moving up three spots to sixth after shooting one-over par in the second round of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate.

    Texas currently sits at 10-over par for the tournament, 17 shots back of leading Florida.

    Junior Haley Mills was the one of two Longhorns to break par in the round, carding a two-under par. Mills is four shots back of Stanford’s Lauren Kim, who leads the individual competition at six under.

    Sophomore Sophia Schubert also stayed under par in the second round, finishing with a three-under 69 to move up to a tie for 33rd after a rough first round. Natalie Karcher ended her day with an even 72, while Tezira Abe and Julia Beck shot eight over and nine over, respectively.

    Tuesday’s final round begins at 8 a.m.

  • Report: Strong asked to testify in University of Louisville trustee’s divorce case

    An attorney for a University of Louisville trustee is seeking to subpoena Texas head coach Charlie Strong as a part of divorce proceedings, according to a report out of Louisville.

    The report from WDRB-TV states that trustee Jonathan Blue’s attorney, Ann Oldfather, asked a judge to get Strong to give a deposition in Blue’s case against Tracy Blue. The motion calls Strong a “critical witness,” and requests that Strong turn over information about his relationship with Tracy.

    The report also states that Oldfather wants Strong to turn over a Movado watch and other items Tracy gave to Strong as well as his cellphone, text message records, travel records and calendars dating back to 2012.

    Strong confirmed Sunday that he received information about the proceedings, but said he’s not a party to the divorce.

    “I certainly respect the legal system, and if I do receive a court order, I will review it and respond then,” Strong said. “Since this is a legal case, it wouldn't be appropriate for me to say anything further at this time.”

    Strong was the head coach for Louisville from 2011 to 2014, when he was hired by Texas.

    This story has been updated since its initial publication with a statement from head coach Charlie Strong.

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