Texas soccer dominates Western Kentucky in 2-0 victory

Amber Stearns and Emily Strouphauer scored the first goals of their Texas career to lead the Longhorns past Western Kentucky 2-0 at Myers Stadium on Sunday. Both goals came in the first half. Stearns, a junior midfielder, scored during her two years at Boston College while Strouphauer, a freshman midfielder/forward, scored the first … Read More

Texas golfer Sophia Schubert wins 2017 U.S. Women’s Amateur

Sophia Schubert needed just 31 of 36 holes in Sunday’s finals to defeat Albane Valenzuela of Switzerland 6 and 5 to win the U.S. Women’s Amateur at San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista, Calif. Schubert, a senior golfer at Texas, became the first Longhorn to win the U.S. Women’s … Read More

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Texas volleyball tops Big 12 preseason poll

The Texas volleyball team was picked by the Big 12 coaches as the preseason favorite to repeat as the league champions. The Big 12 Conference released its poll on Thursday with the Longhorns as the preseason favorite for the seventh straight season. Texas (27-5 in 2016) received six first place … Read More

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Texas softball to play in Puerto Vallarta Challenge in Mexico

The Texas softball team was selected to play in the 2018 Puerto Vallarta Challenge in Mexico, announced Thursday in a UT press release. The Longhorns (33-26 in 2016) will play in the second session of the tournament, played Feb. 15-18 in Nancy Almaraz Stadium in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The tournament, … Read More

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The American-Statesman’s Top 25 countdown: No. 8 Washington

Sure, it’s July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s CFP semifinalists were ranked Nos. 1, 2, 7 and 17 on our 2016 list. Today’s team: No. 8 … Read More

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The American-Statesman’s Top 25 countdown: No. 17 Florida

Sure, it’s July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s CFP semifinalists were ranked Nos. 1, 2, 7 and 17 on our 2016 list. Today’s team: No. 17 … Read More

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The American-Statesman’s Top 25 countdown: No. 19 West Virginia

Sure, it’s July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s CFP semifinalists were ranked Nos. 1, 2, 7 and 17 on our 2016 list. Today’s team: No. 19 … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Where does Texas go from a forgettable 2017?

As the Women’s College World Series begins in Oklahoma City, Texas softball — coming off a 33-26 season, the sixth-worst in the program’s 21-year history — has plenty to forget about this year. The 33 wins were the fewest for Texas since 2008 and the 26 … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Can Texas softball escape College Station?

The bubble surrounding Texas’ softball team didn’t burst on Sunday. For better or for worse, the Longhorns (31-24) were one of the NCAA tournament’s 32 at-large bids, landing in the College Station regional as expected along with host Texas A&M (42-10), Texas State (41-15) and Texas Southern (25-19). At first glance, … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Texas and the Big 12 softball tournament

The Big 12 softball tournament returns this weekend to ASA Hall of Fame Stadium Complex in Oklahoma City after a six year absence. Oklahoma was the last team to win the tournament in 2010, but the Sooners were also the very first conference tournament champion to be crowned in the … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Texas vs. Baylor — a brief softball history lesson in heroics

Texas softball’s regular season comes to an end Sunday when the Longhorns and 17th-ranked Baylor conclude their three-game series at McCombs Field. Texas is 28-16 all-time against the Bears and hasn’t lost to Baylor at McCombs Field since May 15, 2011. As a matter of fact, both teams protect their … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Is Texas in danger of missing the NCAA tournament?

The Texas softball team hit its lowest point of the season on Sunday when Iowa State picked up a 4-2 victory — the Cyclones’ first ever series win over the Longhorns and just the third single-game victory in 52 meetings. A series loss to Iowa State is the equivalent of losing to … Read More

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Pair of Longhorns make Seattle Times’ 10-best and -worst all-time Seahawk draft picks

The NFL Draft gets underway Thursday in Philadelphia, Pa.  The Seattle Seahawks have built its current successes from dominating the draft. On Thursday, The Seattle Times published their lists of the 10-best and -worst all-time draft picks by the Seahawks, who hold the No. 26 pick in Thursday’s first round. A … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Texas, Randel Leahy finally found some offense in Lubbock

Randel Leahy showed a lot of promise as a freshman in 2015. A nagging lower back injury derailed her sophomore season, and the Norco, Calif. native has struggled to find her freshman form where she ranked among the top five in nearly every team offensive category. In 2015 she hit … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Why is Texas softball underachieving?

The 2017 season isn’t a rebuilding effort for Texas coach Connie Clark and her staff. Not even close. On paper, all the pieces of the puzzle were in place for the Longhorns. Clark returned eight starters. Yes, eight. There are 10 upperclassmen on a roster that boasts seven seniors,  including 2014 … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Can Texas softball shake off its awful history against ranked teams?

Texas’ softball team will try to avoid its worst start in Big 12 play since 2004 when it hosts 11th-ranked Oklahoma this weekend at McCombs Field. Unfortunately for the Longhorns, history isn’t on their side. Forget for a moment that Oklahoma (32-7, 3-0 Big 12) are 34-24 all-time against Texas. Read More

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Diamond Dust: Texas starts 0-3 in Big 12 softball for the second straight year

The Texas softball team was swept in a Big 12 series by Oklahoma State in Stillwater last weekend, the second straight year that the Longhorns have opened conference play 0-3. That’s only happened three times in the program’s 21-year history — 2004, 2016 and 2017. Back in 2004, Texas started … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Big 12 preview

The Texas softball team returned from its California spring break trip with a 4-2 record, suffering losses to No. 10 UCLA and Cal State Fullerton, which also has a win against No. 14  Baylor. On Wednesday, the Longhorns (17-11) defeated McNeese State 4-0. Texas will open conference play this weekend in … Read More

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Diamond Dust: How does Texas softball measure up to other teams in the state?

Texas went 0 for 3 against sixth-ranked Arizona in Tuscon last weekend, bring its record against ranked opponents to a dismal 2-7 this season. But UT’s struggles against ranked teams goes way beyond this season. In fact, Texas’ 4-2 win over No. 15 Tennessee two weeks ago at the Mary … Read More

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Diamond Dust: Cat Osterman’s star pupil at Texas State ices Texas’ offense

Cat Osterman knows a thing or two about winning games at McCombs Field. Texas State’s assistant coach won 136 of them there during her four-year career with the Longhorns. Wednesday night, Osterman’s star pupil — Texas State junior Randi Rupp, the Sun Belt’s preseason pitcher of the year — also … Read More