Thompson receives promotion for women’s basketball

Third-year Texas women’s basketball assistant Tina Thompson has been promoted to associate head coach with the Longhorns, head coach Karen Aston announced Monday. Thompson fills the position vacated when former assistant coach Travis Mays became head coach at SMU in 2016. “I am pleased to announce the elevation of Tina … Read More

Texas mixes business with fun with Italian basketball trip

Karen Aston is looking forward to a trip filled with pasta, gelato and a few glasses of Italy’s finest wine. When in Rome, do as the Romans do. The Texas women’s basketball team leaves Friday for an 11-day vacation/business trip to Italy. The Longhorns’ itinerary includes three games against top-level … Read More

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Texas women’s basketball team gears up for three exhibition games in Italy

The University of Texas women’s basketball team has solidified its schedule for a series of games next month in Italy. Coach Karen Aston and the Longhorns will leave on Aug. 11 and return Aug. 21. Here is the itinerary for the trip, which includes three exhibitions: Aug. 11 – Depart Austin … Read More

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Texas sophomores Sutton, Holmes help power USA past Puerto Rico in World Cup

Texas sophomores Alecia Sutton and Joyner Holmes each scored in double figures to lead the 2017 USA Women’s U19 World Cup Team past Puerto Rico, 104-46, in the FIBA U19 World Cup round of 16 on Wednesday in Cividale de Friuli, Italy. Holmes charted a double-double with 13 points and … Read More

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Texas women land basketball recruit for Class of 2018

Joanne Allen-Taylor, a senior at Cypress Falls, has announced she will continue her career at the University of Texas, beginning with the 2018-19 season. The 5-8 Allen-Taylor is ranked as the No. 51 overall recruit — No. 10 shooting guard in the country for the Class of 2018. Allen-Taylor … Read More

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The American-Statesman’s Top 25 countdown: No. 6 Penn State

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. 6 … Read More

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Big 12 freshman of the year Joyner Holmes will miss the fall semester

Joyner Holmes, last season’s Big 12 freshman of the year, will not be enrolled or compete during the fall semester due to a university violation, Texas officials announced Saturday. Holmes will not rejoin the team until Dec. 23. That means she’ll miss at least the first 10 games, including early-season … Read More

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The American-Statesman’s Top 25 countdown: No. 16 Stanford

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. 16 … Read More

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The American-Statesman’s Top 25 countdown: No. 23 Tennessee

Sure, it’s July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our eighth annual 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 … Read More

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Texas freshman represents U.S. basketball 3-on-3 team in China

Incoming freshman Texas guard Destiny Littleton will represent the United States at the FIBA 3-on-3 U18 World Cup June 28-July 2 in Chengdu, China. Littleton, along with teammates Janelle Bailey, Aquira DeCosta and Christyn Williams will comprise Team USA. The FIBA 3-on-3 U18 World Championship has been held on … Read More

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UT’s Thompson has healthy respect for Taurasi, WNBA’s new scoring champion

Tina Thompson and Diana Taurasi have been linked as adversaries, teammates and friends since 2004. Thompson was already an established star for the Houston Comets when Taurasi made her WNBA debut with the Phoenix Mercury. In 2004 and 2008, Thompson and Taurasi joined forces on the U.S. basketball teams that … Read More

Texas women’s hoops team adds Las Vegas Tournament games

The non-conference schedule for the University of Texas women’s basketball team became stronger on Monday with the addition of two tournament games in Las Vegas. The Longhorns will face LSU and Washington this November in the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout at Las Vegas.  The Longhorns will meet the Lady Tigers … Read More

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Sutton, Joyner represent Texas on USA U-19 national team

Joyner Holmes and Alecia Sutton, freshmen on the University of Texas women’s basketball team last season, have been named to the USA Basketball U-19 World Cup Team roster, it was announced on Sunday afternoon. The two Longhorns were selected from 32 of the nation’s top 19-and-under women’s basketball athletes following … Read More

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UConn, Tennessee highlight Texas basketball’s non-conference schedule

The University of Texas women’s basketball team’s non-conference schedule for the 2017-18 season will include powerhouses UConn, Tennessee and Florida State. This season’s non-conference opponents compiled a 185-106 (.636) record last season and three of UT’s non-league foes are ranked among the nation’s top teams according to ESPN.com’s “Way-Too-Early Preseason … Read More

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Future Texas football player shines at state track

Hooks senior Montrell Estell had some personal business on his plate before he plants his feet in the University of Texas defensive backfield. Wearing a burnt orange Longhorns baseball cap, the gold medal around his neck was almost as bright as the smile on his face at the UIL State … Read More

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Texas recruit Chasity Patterson named best in state

Chasity Patterson, a University of Texas signee, has been named Texas Ms. Basketball by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. Patterson, a 5-foot-5 point guard from Houston, Texas, is the nation’s No. 4 overall recruit and the No. 1 point guard in the class of 2017, according to espnW Hoop … Read More

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Texas pair invited to attend USA Basketball World Cup team trials

Texas freshmen Joyner Holmes and Alecia Sutton are among 33 players nationally who have received invitations to attend the 2017 USA Basketball Women’s U19 World Cup Team trials May 18-21 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Athletes for this team must be 19 years old … Read More

Ho-hum, another All-American? Destiny Littleton gives Texas another big scorer

Destiny Littleton said she noticed a missing piece from the Texas lineup while watching the Longhorns’ Sweet 16 loss to Stanford during the NCAA Tournament last month. The Longhorns, she said, needed a perimeter shooter to complement Brooke McCarty, their junior point guard. Did Littleton have anybody in mind? “Texas … Read More

McDonald’s All-American leaves USC, chooses to play for Texas

Texas was satisfied to enter the 2017-18 season with two new McDonald’s All-America basketball players. On Tuesday night, the Longhorns unexpectedly received a pledge from a third. Destiny Littleton, a 5-9 guard from La Jolla, Calif., announced on her Twitter account that she will be a Longhorn next season. Littleton, … Read More

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Texas hires sports performance coach for women’s basketball team

On Monday, Texas women’s basketball coach Karen announced that Zack Zillner has been named sports performance coach for the Longhorns. Zillner will develop, implement and supervise the training regimen for the Texas women’s basketball team in various areas — speed, strength, agility, conditioning and flexibility. He also will work collaboratively … Read More