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Freshman Brock Purdy leads streaking Cyclones into Austin
November 15, 2018
Three months ago, few people thought the Iowa State-Texas matchup would influence the contenders for the Big 12 title. But those are the stakes for both teams with only two weeks remaining in the regular season. A loss for either team would officially end any hope of a conference title, so it is more than fair to expect a slugfest on Saturday. That being said, here are four Iowa State players to watch this weekend:
Texas shrugs off bad offensive start, beats Louisiana Monroe 65-55
November 13, 2018
In what was supposed to amount to a tuneup game Monday night, the Longhorns instead found themselves in a tight contest against Louisiana Monroe.
Freshmen Courtney Ramey and Jaxson Hayes fill early season roles
November 12, 2018
Freshmen Courtney Ramey and Jaxson Hayes play on the college-level basketball court for the first time after two starters are fouled out of in the last two minutes of overtime of the game against Arkansas.
Longhorns outlast Arkansas for 73-71 victory in Armed Forces Classic
November 9, 2018
With one second left, Kerwin Roach II's ball swished through the net, sending the Longhorns to overtime, where they escaped Arkansas to prevail in a 73-71 victory at Fort Bliss in El Paso.
Opponents to Watch: Former 'Last Chance U' star leads Tech defense
November 8, 2018
After riding a six-game win streak, Texas has dropped its last two contests against Big 12 opponents in poor defensive performances. Now, the Longhorns will travel to Lubbock to face a talented Texas Tech team that could ruin the Longhorns’ season. Here are four Red Raiders players to watch for this weekend:
Elijah Mitrou-Long provides needed spark in Texas debut
November 7, 2018
Shaka Smart knew his team desperately needed an injection of energy after a slow start against Eastern Ilinois. Elijah Mitrou-Long provided that when he checked back in the game with 4:15 left in the first half.
Guided by team-first approach, Longhorns look to impress in season opener
November 6, 2018
It’s a different dynamic for a team that’s benefited from the luxury of playing with two future NBA lottery picks for the last two seasons. Without a player like Bamba or Allen, the Longhorns are shifting into a team grounded in teamwork and cohesion even more so than last season.
Longhorn defense looks to rebound against West Virginia's Grier
November 2, 2018
When No. 13 West Virginia rolls into Austin on Saturday, it will present the most talented team the Longhorns have faced since taking down Oklahoma in early October. And with both teams jostling for positioning atop the Big 12 standings, it has the makings of a competitive late-season clash. Here are the Mountaineers that fans need to know about prior to Saturday’s significant contest:
Hill poses biggest threat in Stillwater showdown
October 25, 2018
Texas will put its ranking on the line this weekend in a tricky road matchup against Oklahoma State. A potential loss to the Cowboys would derail the Longhorns’ playoff outlooks and potentially foil a Big 12 Championship game appearance. Here are Oklahoma State players who will look to make that happen:
Andrew Jones returns at Texas Tip-Off
October 23, 2018
Jones didn’t expect to play last Wednesday night at Gregory Gymnasium after a toe injury on Oct. 4. But his presence alone at the Texas Tip-Off was a remarkable feat. The Texas players, coaches and hundreds of Longhorn fans in attendance understood that.
Smart talks Andrew Jones’ return, emerging leaders ahead of Texas Tip-Off
October 17, 2018
Before the Longhorns make their public debut for the 2018–19 season at the Texas Tip-Off on Wednesday night, head coach Shaka Smart addressed the media with updates on Andrew Jones’ injury status, what areas Texas needs to improve in and which players have emerged as leaders during offseason practice.
Hometown quarterback returns to Austin as Baylor Bear
October 12, 2018
For the first time since 2010, Texas is ranked in the top 10. Tom Herman knows his team will need to play its best every week to preserve that status, and it starts this weekend against a stingy Baylor team hoping to ruin the Longhorns’ newly minted ranking among nationally elite teams. Here are four players for the Bears who will be difference makers in Saturday’s matchup:
Oakland A's center fielder Kyler Murray set to lead Sooners
October 5, 2018
With both teams ranked heading into the Red River Rivalry for the first time since 2012, Saturday’s matchup between Texas and Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl has all the ingredients for another classic edition in a historic rivalry. A win on Saturday will propel either team in prime position in the Big 12 title race. Here are four Sooners who will be pivotal difference makers in deciding who leaves Dallas with the significant victory.
Shelley, Walker headline opponents to watch versus Kansas State
September 27, 2018
The Longhorns have won three straight games, but with an 0–1 road record following the team, they'll head to Manhattan to face Kansas State. Here are a few members of the Wildcats to watch for on Saturday:
Shaka Smart: Longhorns are ready for ‘big step’ forward
September 25, 2018
Entering the fourth episode of his tenure as Texas’ head basketball coach, one number has defined Shaka Smart thus far: zero. That’s how many NCAA tournament wins the Longhorns have collected since Smart’s arrival in Austin, and it’s the most significant reason many people believe the Longhorns’ head coach enters a make-or-break fourth season.
Turpin, Banogu among Horned Frogs to watch against Texas
September 20, 2018
TCU has dominated the Longhorns in the previous four matchups, outscoring Texas by a combined score of 153-33 in four wins. Led by these four players, the Horned Frogs hope to continue that perfect streak against Texas on Saturday:
Ware to pose challenge for Longhorn defense
September 14, 2018
The Trojans’ roster is outfitted with some of the best athletes the Longhorns will see all season, but here are four USC players Texas fans should keep an eye out for on Saturday night:
Tulsa's Brooks presents challenge for Texas defense
September 7, 2018
This week, the Longhorns host the Tulsa Golden Hurricane for the home opener at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.
Timeline: Maryland's off-season
August 31, 2018
Off-the-field distractions for the Terrapins, including the death of freshman Jordan McNair and the ESPN story accusing the coaching staff of creating a “toxic culture,” have lasted all summer. It all started on May 29, during an offseason workout organized by the football team’s strength and conditioning staff.
Longhorns seek redemption in final Big 12 series against No. 19 Baylor
May 3, 2018
The narrative of a college softball season can turn quickly.
Longhorns fall to No. 3 Oklahoma, 5-4, in extra innings
April 29, 2018
For a brief moment, the Longhorns felt like their efforts would be enough.
No. 3 Oklahoma blanks Texas in Norman, 6-0
April 28, 2018
Heading into this weekend’s series against No. 3 Oklahoma, Texas head coach Connie Clark predicted her team would need to be aggressive and take advantage of key opportunities in order to succeed.
Longhorns face difficult road series with No. 3 Oklahoma
April 26, 2018
When Texas faces Oklahoma, the stakes tend to escalate.
Despite two-hour rain delay, Texas downs Texas Southern 6-0
April 25, 2018
During a rain delay, you can find softball players entertaining themselves in any way they can. Some take batting practice. Others watch movies.
Senior Paige von Sprecken leads Longhorns into critical Big 12 stretch
April 20, 2018
Two and a half years ago, senior pitcher Paige von Sprecken packed her bags and left California for Austin, after deciding that it was time to explore what a different part of the country had to offer. Fresh off a dominant freshman campaign at the University of San Diego, von Sprecken sought to become the ace of a premiere college softball program.
Texas bats fall silent in 3-0 loss to No. 21 Baylor
April 17, 2018
It was an ideal situation for the Longhorns as they entered their matchup with No. 21 Baylor on Tuesday afternoon at McCombs Field.
Longhorns prepare for meat of Big 12 schedule
April 16, 2018
Shortly after her team’s three-game sweep of Texas Tech, Texas head coach Connie Clark delivered a quick, optimistic refrain regarding whether or not her team is prepared for its brutal upcoming schedule.
Longhorns sweep Texas Tech to stay perfect in Big 12 play
April 15, 2018
Trailing by two runs heading into the bottom of the third inning, Texas didn’t look anything like its dominant self from its first two wins over Texas Tech.
Texas stays undefeated in Big 12 play with 3-0 win over Texas Tech
April 15, 2018
Senior Paige von Sprecken dominated in front of the Longhorns’ largest crowd of the season at McCombs Field on Saturday, striking out seven and allowing only two hits as the Longhorns (25–15, 8–0 Big 12) defeated Texas Tech, 3-0, to remain perfect in Big 12 play.
Texas returns to Big 12 action with weekend series at home against Texas Tech
April 12, 2018
It was only two weeks ago that the Longhorns (23–15, 6–0 Big 12) were playing with extreme confidence and a playful swagger.
Offense struggles in 2-1 loss to No. 24 Texas State
April 11, 2018
In a season marked by inconsistency, one of the routine problems that has plagued the Longhorns has been their struggles at the plate.
Texas searching for offensive identity in weekend series against Samford
April 5, 2018
Entering the week, prospects appeared to be turning up for the Longhorn softball team.
Texas rallies in seventh inning to knock off UTSA 1-0
April 4, 2018
Sophomore left fielder Kaitlyn Washington knew her course of action before junior center fielder Ki’Audra Hayter even put the ball in play.
Longhorns ride seven-game winning streak into Tuesday’s road game
April 2, 2018
In every postgame interview with Texas head coach Connie Clark, you’ll hear the 22-year head coaching veteran preach how important momentum is to her team.
Longhorns sweep Kansas to kick off Big 12 play
March 25, 2018
For nearly three innings, the Longhorns dugout sat lifeless at McCombs Field, awaiting a sign of life during a scoreless stalemate. Then, with two outs in the bottom of the third, junior outfielder Bekah Alcozer suddenly provided a much-needed lift.
Texas finds its footing on offense in 3-0 win over No. 25 Texas State
March 21, 2018
Head coach Connie Clark gathered her team four days ago. Frustrated by her team’s uninspired start to the season, she explained how expectations differ for the Texas softball program.
Formidable Texas State squad stands between Texas and start of conference play
March 21, 2018
Now only one game separates the Longhorns from a decisive conference slate, and Texas will have one final chance to iron out wrinkles in a Wednesday night matchup against Texas State. However, a midweek contest against the Bobcats will be no cakewalk for a struggling Longhorn squad.
Longhorns go 2–2 at Charleston Invitational
March 18, 2018
Only one week away from the beginning of Big 12 play, the Longhorns realize the time is now to fine-tune their game before a difficult conference slate.
Connie Clark picks up 850th career victory in comeback victory over Coastal Carolina
March 16, 2018
Lifted by a three-run shot from senior first baseman Paige von Sprecken in the fifth inning, Texas head coach Connie Clark picked up her 850th career victory, as the Longhorns edged out Coastal Carolina for a 5-3 win on Thursday night.
Longhorns hope to get back on track at UTSA
March 7, 2018
It hasn’t been an easy early going, but the Longhorns continue to believe the outcomes will begin to swing their way, which they hope will start Wednesday night.
Longhorns dismantle Islanders in much needed 8-0 victory
March 1, 2018
Texas got the best of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in a huge home win for head coach Connie Clark's team.
Midweek game presents Longhorns an opportunity to bounce back
February 27, 2018
A quick glance at the Longhorns’ record (6–8) suggests they’re a mediocre ball club. A closer look reveals a more ominous picture.
Longhorns struggle to 2-3 finish at the Texas Invitational
February 25, 2018
Heading into a three-day tournament weekend, the Longhorns emphasized the importance of two things: Bring high energy and remain consistent, every night.
Longhorns split doubleheader on Day 1 of Texas Invitational
February 24, 2018
On a Friday where the Longhorns showed promise in a 3-0 victory against No. 20 Michigan, they followed it up with an even more disappointing 7-5 loss to Wichita State.
Longhorns fall short against No. 1 Washington in 2-1 defeat
February 22, 2018
On Wednesday night at McCombs Field, however, the Longhorns pieced together one of the strongest performances of their young season, holding No. 1 Washington to its fewest runs scored and lowest score differential of 2018 in a 2–1 defeat to the Huskies.
Longhorns finish 2–2 at Puerto Vallarta College Challenge
February 18, 2018
The 2018 Texas Longhorns stress that their early season success will not be measured by their wins and losses, but rather how they handle adversity and grow as the season presses on.
Longhorns go 2-2 in Texas Classic to open season
February 12, 2018
Coming off two strong victories against Incarnate Word and Wisconsin on Friday night, the Longhorns were unable to capitalize on their momentum on Saturday afternoon, dropping two games to Colorado State and Wisconsin.
Led by strong pitching and timely hitting, Longhorns go 2-0 on first day of 2018 season
February 10, 2018
Texas softball opened its season on Friday with two victories in a double-header against Incarnate Word and Wisconsin.
Led by new mindset, Longhorns aim for successful 2018 campaign
February 8, 2018
Head coach Connie Clark knows expectations are high at the University of Texas — she’s the one who created them.
Andersen realizes dream as UT Golf Club superintendent
October 18, 2017
Andersen’s dream started when he was a boy.
Ghim leads Texas to ninth-place finish at Nike Collegiate Invitational
October 4, 2017
Senior Doug Ghim’s previous trip to Oregon with the Texas men’s golf team was one he may never forget.
Chervony powers Texas to strong finish at Trinity Forest
September 27, 2017
Junior Steven Chervony usually isn’t one for the spotlight. Playing alongside two of the nation’s best players, seniors Scottie Scheffler and Doug Ghim, he prefers to sit back comfortably in his No. 3 role.
Longhorns finish eighth at OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational
September 19, 2017
The Longhorns teed off for the first time in their 2017–18 campaign this weekend at the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational in Olympia Fields, finishing eighth at the conclusion of the three-day tournament.
Former Longhorns continue to impress in NBA playoffs
May 3, 2017
The second round of the NBA postseason is underway, and seven former Longhorns have assisted their teams in advancing to the conference semifinals.
Longhorns in the NBA: Former Texas push towards playoffs
April 6, 2017
Here’s a look at a few former Longhorns who have helped their teams into playoff position and will be moving on to the postseason.
Texas-Ex Isaiah Taylor finds own path to the NBA
March 30, 2017
Step inside the Rio Grande Valley Vipers locker room after a shoot around and you will find rookie guard Isaiah Taylor in his comfort zone — joking with his teammates while boasting an infectious smile.
Wild Monday night begins big week of conference play
February 14, 2017
Kansas survives West Virginia in close battle, and Texas Tech knocks off Baylor.
Big 12 Notebook: Women’s basketball whiparound
February 14, 2017
Baylor returns to winning ways against TCU.
Longhorns in the NBA
February 7, 2017
As the All-Star break quickly approaches, several former Texas players are helping their teams battle for leverage in the playoff picture.