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UT excels on multi-year APR report

Courtesy of UT Athletics     AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas athletic programs once again have their annual set of data to prove the Longhorns are advancing toward their ultimate goal – to graduate all student-athletes. UT surpassed the required NCAA standard in all 20 of its intercollegiate athletics sport programs, according to the multi-year NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) released on Wednesday.   “Academic excellence continues to be a hallmark of Texas Athlet

Matt Cotcher

Matt Cotcher

 

Texas edges Baylor in Tulsa

FINAL: Texas 4 – Baylor 3   After leading for the entire game, Texas needed a dramatic ninth inning finish to beat Baylor, 4-3, in the Big 12 championship’s second round. With the win the Longhorns advance to the championship game of their bracket’s division.   Mitch Price smacked a game-tying three-run homerun in the top of the ninth inning for the Bears. After not having more than one runner on base since the top of the first inning, suddenly Baylor had tied the game, setting up the

Matt Cotcher

Matt Cotcher

 

Three UT players placed on All-Big 12 team

Courtesy of UT Athletics:     TULSA, Okla. – The Texas baseball team had three players named to the 2015 All-Big 12 Baseball team with junior outfielder Ben Johnson earning first team honors, the league announced Tuesday.   Senior pitcher Parker French and sophomore first baseman Tres Barrera were named to the second team. The Longhorns led all schools with three players named to the All-Freshman team as infielder Bret Boswell, catcher Michael Cantu and pitcher Connor Mayes received reco

Matt Cotcher

Matt Cotcher

 

Hinojosa tabbed Big 12 player of the week

Courtesy of UT Athletics:     IRVING, Texas – Texas junior infielder C.J Hinojosa has been named Big 12 Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.   Hinojosa led Texas to a series victory at Baylor by homering four times in three games while totaling five RBIs and five runs and hitting .462 (6-for-13). The four home runs in three games surpassed his total number of home runs on the season (3) heading into the series.   The junior from Klein Collins High School in Spring, Texas ma

Matt Cotcher

Matt Cotcher

 

UT baseball dominates Academic All-Big 12 team

Courtesy of UT Athletics Department:     League-best 12 Longhorns land on Academic All-Big 12 Baseball Team Texas had nine first team members which also led the league   IRVING, Texas – A league-best 12 Longhorns were honored for their achievements in the classroom by landing on the Academic All-Big 12 Baseball team, the league announced Thursday.   A total of 80 student-athletes were honored on the team, including 51 on the first team and 29 on the second team. Texas led all Big 12 s

Matt Cotcher

Matt Cotcher

 

Texas to face Vanderbilt in Big 12/SEC Challenge

The Big 12 and SEC Conferences announced on Thursday the team matchups for the 2016 Big 12/SEC Basketball Challenge. 2016 marks the third year the two conference have paired 10 teams from each league against one another. “The Big 12 is proud to once again take part in the Challenge,” said Commissioner Bob Bowlsby. “Our teams have had unprecedented success on the basketball court over the last two seasons and we are excited to provide the fans more quality opponents on the schedules.” T

Aaron Carrara

Aaron Carrara

 

'Horns & Huskies Hoops will open in China

Story via University of Texas Athletics SAN FRANCISCO — The 2015-16 season opener for The University of Texas Men's Basketball team against the University of Washington will be played Nov. 14 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai at 11 a.m. local Shanghai time, the Pac-12 Conference announced Wednesday morning. ESPN will broadcast the inaugural Pac-12 China Game live in the United States on Nov. 13 at 9 p.m. Central."Opening the 2015-2016 season against the Washington Huskies in Shanghai, C

Aaron Carrara

Aaron Carrara

 

Texas baseball drops 2nd straight Big 12 series

FINAL: Texas Tech 5 – Texas 1   Stuck in a rut and playing the same game repeatedly, that’s what coaches, teams and fans felt after watching Texas lose on Sunday to Texas Tech, 5-1. On the loss, Tres Barrera said, “I guess it has been reoccurring a lot and that's exactly what it is feeling like. It is over and over.”   The Longhorns committed two errors, hit three batters, stranded 13 baserunners and tossed a wild pitch. It was ugly baseball, and with an Big 12 record of 9-12, Sunday

Matt Cotcher

Matt Cotcher

 

Texas Tech manhandles Texas

FINAL: Texas Tech 9 – Texas 1   Near the end of a season that has been filled with one frustration after the next, it all seemed to crash down on the Texas Longhorns on Saturday as they were dismantled by Texas Tech, 9-1. At 24-23 overall, the Horns are all but eliminated from postseason contention, barring an unlikely tournament win in the Big 12 championship.   The offense set the tone for the game when leadoff batters reached third base in both the first and third innings. Both times, T

Matt Cotcher

Matt Cotcher

 

French wills Horns to win over Tech

FINAL: Texas 3 – Texas Tech 0   The Texas Longhorns are in need of every win they can muster as they try to salvage a season that started with lofty rankings and expectations. In what will be his last start at Disch Falk Field, senior starting pitcher Parker French gave the Longhorns everything he could, helping the team shutout Texas Tech, 3-0.   In six previous Big 12 series, Texas was 3-3 in opening games. In the three series they played against a team ahead of them in the standings, th

Matt Cotcher

Matt Cotcher

 

DT Malcom Brown selected in NFL Draft's 1st Round

Courtesy of UT Athletics; Brown chosen in first round of NFL Draft by New England Former defensive tackle selected 32nd overall; 44th first-round choice in Longhorns history   University of Texas defensive tackle Malcom Brown was selected by the New England Patriots with the 32nd pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, which began Thursday evening in Chicago.   Brown is the 44th first-round NFL draft choice in Texas history, the last occurring in 2013 when Kenny Vaccaro

Matt Cotcher

Matt Cotcher

 

Cowed in Cowtown

FINAL: TCU 7 – Texas 1   Needing to salvage a win in the series in order to struggle back to .500 in Big 12 play, the Texas baseball team faltered again on Sunday, displaying the same lapses that sunk them on Saturday. In the series finale TCU beat Texas 7-1, and the Horns committed two errors and played from behind the entire game.   Starting pitcher Chad Hollingsworth hit two of the first three batters he faced to open the game. Evan Skoug then delivered a 2 RBI double to right field, ma

Matt Cotcher

Matt Cotcher

 

Isaiah Taylor announces return for junior season

Texas point guard Isaiah Taylor announced on Sunday evening that he will return to UT for his junior season. Taylor, who missed roughly a third of the 2014-2015 season with a broken wrist, joins Kendall Yancy, Javan Felix and Demarcus Holland as key returners on Shaka Smart's 2015-2016 roster. Taylor averaged 13.1 points per game and 4.6 assists per game last season. courtesy of UT athletics: AUSTIN, Texas — University of Texas point guard Isaiah Taylor announced Saturday evening h

Aaron Carrara

Aaron Carrara

 

Series preview: Texas at TCU

Texas (22-19, 8-7 Big 12) at No. 5 TCU (31-8, 7-5 Big 12) Fort Worth, Texas Lupton Stadium Friday, April 24 at 6:30PM on Fox Sports Southwest Plus Texas – Senior, RHP, Parker French (2-2, 2.09) TCU – Sophomore, LHP, Tyler Alexander (3-2, 2.92)   Saturday, April 25 at 4:00PM on Fox Sports Southwest Texas – Junior, LHP, Ty Culbreth (3-2, 2.60) TCU – Senior, RHP, Preston Morrison (8-1, 1.81)   Sunday, April 26 at 1:00PM on Fox Sports Southwest Plus Texas – TBA TCU –

Matt Cotcher

Matt Cotcher

 

Cantu earns Big 12 weekly honors

Courtesy of the UT athletics department:     Freshman went 7-of-14 in the Kansas series   IRVING, Texas -- Texas freshman Michael Cantu has been named Co-Big 12 Newcomer of the Week, the league announced Monday.   Cantu led Texas offensively in a series win over Kansas by going 7-for-14 with a slash line of .500/.714/.563, tallying three doubles and three runs scored. The freshman caught two games, including a 14-inning affair on Friday that Texas won 3-2, while playing first base on Sun

Matt Cotcher

Matt Cotcher

 

Texas baseball dominates in finale

FINAL: Texas - Kansas   With a Big 12 series against the Kansas Jayhawks hanging in the balance, the Texas bats left no doubt about which team was winning the finale. Pounding out 23 hits, the Longhorns drilled the Jayhawks 16-7 to win the series, 2-1 and improve to 8-7 in league play.   After being held scoreless in the first two innings, Texas scored a total of 14 runs over the next five frames. The big blow came in the top of the fifth inning where the Longhorns scored seven runs, all com

Matt Cotcher

Matt Cotcher

 

Texas loses another heartbreaker

FINAL: Kansas 5 – Texas 4   After winning a 14-inning marathon on Friday night, Texas appeared headed for another long night with the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday. But Connor McKay ripped a solo, two-out homerun in the bottom of the ninth frame to boost KU to a walkoff win, 5-4.   Centerfielder Zane Gurwitz got the Horns off to a hot start when he cleared the bases with a three-run triple in the top of the second inning. Making his first collegiate start, Ty Culbreth saw his cushion evapora

Matt Cotcher

Matt Cotcher

 

John Bonney delivers big hit in Spring Game

Redshirt freshman defensive back John Bonney, a 4-star recruit from Houston's Lamar High School, showed Texas fans why he's primed to be an integral part of DBU this season and beyond. Bonney showed well in Saturday's Spring Game and delivered a big hit on RB Gaston Davis which had Longhorn Nation talking:   https://vine.co/v/ezte2Hpja5d   https://vine.co/v/ezt5FZan3DB

Aaron Carrara

Aaron Carrara

 

Horns win in 14th inning

FINAL (14 innings): Texas 3 – Kansas 2   For the third consecutive weekend, the Texas Longhorn baseball team found themselves playing an extra inning game in a Big 12 series opener. Two weeks ago the Horns lost to Oklahoma State, 6-3, in 18 innings. Last week Texas lost to OU, 3-2, in twelve innings. On Friday night, the team reversed their fortune and beat the Kansas Jayhawks, 3-2, in fourteen innings.   In a well-played game by both clubs, KU struck first with a run in the bottom of the

Matt Cotcher

Matt Cotcher

 

Charlie Strong Press Conference Notes - 04/15

Texas head coach Charlie Strong met with the media on Wednesday, just three days ahead of the annual Orange-White Scrimmage and provided updates on the team's progress.   Here's the Storify via HornSports football reporter, Matt Cotcher, who attended the press conference:   [View the story "Charlie Strong Presser - Wednesday 04/15" on Storify]

Aaron Carrara

Aaron Carrara

 

New baseball alumni scholarship program

Courtesy of UT Athletics:     Former baseball student-athletes start Texas Baseball Alumni Scholarship Led by Huston Street and Drew Stubbs, scholarship endowment provides support for future generations   AUSTIN, Texas – With founding donations from 15 former baseball student-athletes, Texas Athletics and the Longhorn Foundation announce the creation of the Texas Baseball Alumni Scholarship endowment.   The Texas Baseball Alumni Scholarship will be used to help fund scholarships each

Matt Cotcher

Matt Cotcher

 

Texas football players meet with media (04/13)

Photo courtesy Matt Cotcher for HornSports   OL Marcus Hutchins, DB Dylan Haines & RB Johnathan Gray talk about the team's Spring progress.   Here's the Storify from our Matt Cotcher (@MLCotcher):   [View the story "Texas Football Players Meet with Media (04/13/)" on Storify]

Aaron Carrara

Aaron Carrara

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