Archive

Incoming UT freshman takes men’s platform diving title

Jordan Windle, an incoming freshman for Texas, won the men’s platform diving final with 425.70 points at the USA Diving National Championships Saturday in Columbus, Ohio. Windle won the competition by more than 20 points. His best dive came on his third attempt, a forward four-and-a-half somersault. He earned a … Read More

Laura Wilkinson takes second at National Championships

Texas Ex Laura Wilkinson finished in second place of the women’s platform diving competition with 296.25 points at the USA Diving National Championships Friday in Columbus, Ohio. The 2000 Olympic gold medalist was just short of winning the championship at 39-years-old. After winning gold in 2000 in Sydney, Australia, Wilkinson … Read More

Longhorns qualify at Diving National Championships

Three Longhorns divers qualified for finals at the USA Diving National Championships in Columbus, Ohio Thursday. Alison Gibson and Meghan O’Brien advanced to the three-meter springboard final while Jacob Cornish will compete in the platform finals. Gibson, who already has the one-meter title under her belt, had the second-best qualifying … Read More

Texas sophomore advances to three-meter final at diving National Championships

Grayson Campbell will try to add to his trophy case as he advanced to the finals of the three-meter event at the USA Diving National Championships Wednesday. The Texas sophomore won the one-meter competition on Tuesday and qualified first in the three-meter event Wednesday with 385.85 points. Finals will … Read More

Pair of Texas divers sweep USA Diving National Championships

Longhorns Grayson Campbell and Alison Gibson swept the USA Diving National Championships Tuesday, each winning the one-meter event in Columbus, Ohio. Gibson, who also has an NCAA title in the event, qualified at the top of the standings Tuesday morning for the one-meter finals. She won the title with 271.80 … Read More

Bevo Beat

Haas, Schooling add medals at FINA World Championships

Townley Haas earned a second relay gold medal while Joseph Schooling won a bronze medal at the FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary Saturday. Haas took gold as a member of the 400-meter mixed relay team. He swam in the preliminary round to help Team USA qualify second in the … Read More

Bevo Beat

Townley Haas and Jack Conger take bronze at FINA World Championships

Townley Haas, a junior at UT, and former Longhorn Jack Conger took third place as members of Team USA’s 800-meter freestyle relay team at the FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary Friday. The duo, alongside Blake Pieroni and Zane Grothe, finished the race in 7 minutes, 3.18 seconds, behind Great … Read More

Bevo Beat

Texas swimmer Will Licon named Big 12 men’s athlete of the year

Texas swimmer Will Licon has joined a rare group that includes Ricky Williams, Derrick Johnson and Vince Young. The four-time NCAA champion was named the Big 12 men’s athlete of the year. Licon, a senior from El Paso, shared the award with Kansas guard Frank Mason. Read More

Bevo Beat

Jack Conger takes fifth at FINA World Championships

Olympic gold medalist and former Longhorn Jack Conger finished in fifth place in the 200-meter butterfly at the FINA World Championships on Wednesday. Conger finished the race in 1 minute, 54.88 seconds while gold medalist Chad Le Clos of South Africa won the race in 1:53.33. The former Longhorn also … Read More

Bevo Beat

Haas takes silver in 200-meter freestyle at FINA World Championships

Townley Haas earned his first individual FINA World Championships medal as he took silver in the 200-meter freestyle on Tuesday. It’s his second medal of the meet after taking gold in the 400 freestyle relay earlier in the week. RELATED: Madisyn Cox medals, Joseph Schooling takes 5th at FINA … Read More

Bevo Beat

Madisyn Cox medals, Joseph Schooling takes 5th at FINA World Championships

Former Texas swimmer Madisyn Cox surged onto the podium with a strong finish and Longhorns senior Joseph Schooling claimed fifth in his first race at the 2017 FINA World Championships on Monday in Budapest, Hungary. After falling all the way to seventh following the butterfly and backstroke legs of the … Read More

Bevo Beat

Texas’ nominees for Big 12 Athlete of the Year announced

A pair of Texas’ most decorated seniors have one more shot at glory in burnt orange, and they’re relying on help from Longhorns fans. The Big 12 Conference released the nominees for the Big 12 Athlete of the Year awards, and UT’s representatives are Chrisann Gordon … Read More

Bevo Beat

Former Longhorns earn berths to FINA World Championships

Former Longhorns Madisyn Cox and Clark Smith each earned berths to the FINA World Championships at the USA Swimming National Championships on Saturday in Indianapolis, Ind. Cox earned a spot on Team USA in her last bid to make the squad. She finished the 200-meter individual medley in 2 minutes, … Read More

Bevo Beat

Clark Smith takes second at USA Swimming National Championships

Clark Smith, a former Longhorn and Olympic gold medalist, finished second in the 400-meter freestyle final at the USA Swimming National Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. Friday. Smith’s time of 3 minutes, 45.91 seconds was good enough to qualify for the event at the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary in July. Read More

Bevo Beat

Current and former Longhorns compete at swimming National Championships

Four former and current Longhorns notched top-5 finishes at the USA Swimming National Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. on Thursday. A trio of UT representatives finished in the top-four in the men’s competition. Jack Conger took third place in the 100-meter butterfly, just missing out on qualifying for the event in … Read More

Bevo Beat

Townley Haas wins 200 freestyle at USA Swimming National Championships

Townley Haas, 2016 Olympic gold medalist and rising junior at Texas, won the 200-meter freestyle at the USA Swimming National Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. on Wednesday. It’s his second straight U.S. title in the event. Haas’ time of 1:45.58 earned him the win and is the second best time in … Read More

Bevo Beat

Jack Conger and Townley Haas qualify for World Championships

Jack Conger, a former Longhorn swimmer, won the 200-meter butterfly at the USA Swimming National Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. on Tuesday, earning a spot on Team USA for the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary next month. Townley Haas, a soon-to-be junior at Texas, also earned a spot on the team … Read More

Bevo Beat

Social reaction: Longhorns, current and former, celebrate graduation day

Over the weekend, a total of 80 current and former University of Texas athletes participated in graduation ceremonies. For some, it marked the end of a four-year journey of self discovery on and off the playing field. For others, graduation meant returning to the campus they once wowed with athletic … Read More

T.J. Ford, a famous Texas ex, now can call himself a Texas graduate

There it was Friday, plastered all over T.J. Ford’s face. That magic, mega-watt smile that so many Texas fans fell in love with 14 years ago was on full display again inside Bellmont Hall. Ford, the electric point guard who lifted the Longhorns to the 2003 … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: With 13 titles under his belt, Texas’ Eddie Reese has become America’s swim coach

Eddie Reese has a contract. He’s just not sure what’s in it. “I think it goes through this year,” Reese mused this week. “I’m not sure. It could be more than that.” And then, the Texas men’s swimming and diving coach added, “You should never get a one-year extension based … Read More