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Texas’ Jack Conger issues statement, ready to ‘get back in the pool’

Texas swimmer Jack Conger should’ve arrived home in Austin around 1:45 p.m. Friday as a hero — a gold medal winner as part the 4×200-meter freestyle relay team. Instead, the PR nightmare from a night out with Ryan Lochte continues. Conger issued a statement late Friday independent of UT describing … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Swimmers’ saga makes our country’s Olympics a little less golden

Brazil can thank Ryan Lochte and his Whiz Kids for knocking the Zika virus and contaminated water from the headlines. Sadly, the focus of the Summer Olympics has shifted from the athletic dominance of a global super power to the juvenile actions of vandals who reportedly acted with no real … Read More

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Ryan Lochte apologizes for not being more candid about incident involving 2 Longhorn swimmers

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — U.S Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte has apologized for his behavior surrounding a late-night incident at a Rio de Janeiro gas station, saying he should have been more “careful and candid” about how he described what happened. Lochte said in a lengthy post on … Read More

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What people are saying about #LochteGate

Two days ago was a simpler time for Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte. It was a time where all he had to tweet about was re-coloring that terrible dye job — just one of his many questionable acts.   My hair is going back to … Read More

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USOC apologizes, confirms Jack Conger is on his way home from Rio

UPDATE: Texas senior Jack Conger is on his way back to the United States and the the U.S. Olympic Committee is working to get Rio police to return the passport of former Longhorn Jimmy Feigen. In a statement to the media, USOC chief executive officer Scott Blackmun said that … Read More

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UT Olympic swimmer detained as he was trying to leave Rio

  UPDATE: 10 p.m. _ Jimmy Feigen, a former Longhorn swimming star, confirmed late Wednesday that he’s cooperating with police in Rio who are investigating whether four Olympic swimmers were robbed at gun point early Sunday morning. Feigen told USA Today: “I’m just trying to give Brazil what they need … Read More

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Two Longhorn Olympians robbed at gunpoint in Rio

Two swimmers with University of Texas ties — current Longhorn Jack Conger and Texas-ex Jimmy Feigen — were among a group of four U.S. Olympic swimmers who were robbed at gunpoint late Saturday by individuals posing as police. The U.S. Olympic Committee confirmed that Conger and Feigen were with fellow American swimmers Ryan Lochte and … Read More

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Taken to School: Texas’ Joseph Schooling takes down Michael Phelps in Rio

Michael Phelps may be the greatest Olympic swimming champion ever. But Friday night, he got hooked by a Longhorn. Texas sophomore Joseph Schooling posted the third-fastest time ever in the 100-meter butterfly and captured the gold medal in 50.39 seconds, just fractions ahead of Phelps, who was competing in the final individual event … Read More

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Longhorns in the Olympics: Day 6

Texas’ Joseph Schooling topped the list of men qualifying for the 100-meter butterfly final on Thursday at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. His time of 50.83 seconds was 0.60 better than South Africa’s Chad Guy Bertrand Le Clos. They’ll compete in the final on Friday night. Schooling’s time of … Read More

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Longhorns in the Olympics: Day 4

Texas swimmers Townley Haas, Jack Conger and Clark Smith helped the United States win gold in the 800-meter freestyle relay at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday night. Haas, alongside Conor Dwyer, Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps finished the final in 7 minutes, .66 seconds, more than two … Read More

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Where can I track all the Longhorn Olympians? Texas has you covered

The Rio Olympics begin next month and 24 current, and former players as well as coaches from the University of Texas will be there representing seven different countries. And the Texas athletics department has made it helpful to track all these athletes with their new “Rio Olympic page” … Read More

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Three Longhorns qualify for finals at Olympic Trials

Jack Conger and Will Glass each qualified for the 100-meter butterfly finals at the U.S. Olympic Trials Friday night. The soon-to-be Texas seniors will face Michael Phelps in Saturday’s finals. Phelps qualified sixth with a time of 51.83 seconds. Conger finished in 51.49, tied for third, while Glass qualified in … Read More

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Texas finishes 9th in annual Director’s Cup standings

After a dominating year in smaller sports, Texas finished ninth overall in the annual Division I Learfield Director’s Cup standings released Friday. The Longhorns were the top-ranked school in the state of Texas and the Big 12. It’s also the fourth time in the last five years UT has finished … Read More

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Stunner at U.S. Olympic swim trials: Lochte beaten in 400 IM

The first event of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials produced a stunner: Ryan Lochte failed to qualify for the team Sunday night in an event he won at the 2012 London Games. Lochte, an 11-time Olympic medalist, raced out to a big lead on the first two legs of … Read More

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Texas-ex Troy Dumais falls short of fifth Olympics games, Murphy Bromberg misses out on making Olympic team

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With one long hug and a few brief words, Troy Dumais asked Kristian Ipsen to carry on the legacy of American diving. Ipsen smiled, Dumais choked back tears and now the two longtime synchro partners are heading in drastically different directions. On Saturday, Ipsen and … Read More

Texas swimmers hoping to make Olympic impact at U.S. Trials

Texas swimmers definitely have left their burnt-orange imprint on the Olympic rings. Consider what unfolded at the 2000 Games in Sydney, Australia. One third of the U.S. men’s team, including divers, were from UT. Or how about 2004? That’s when seven swimmers with Longhorn ties made the U.S. team. The … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: It’s swimming first, then surgery for Texas’ Madisyn Cox

For much of next week, Madisyn Cox will be under water at Omaha’s CenturyLink Center, the site of the 2016 Olympic swimming trials. But she’d prefer to be under the radar, too. Way under. It’s not that the Texas junior fears the pressure of the biggest stage this side of … Read More

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Dumais and Bromberg take second, but fail to qualify at U.S. Olympic Trials

Former Longhorn Troy Dumais and Kristian Ipsen took second place in the men’s synchronized three-meter final but failed to qualify for Rio at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Indianapolis, Ind. on Wednesday night. Texas junior Murphy Bromberg also took second with Delaney Schnell with 846.42 points in the women’s side … Read More

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Taylor and Gibson advance to three-meter final at U.S. Olympic Trials

Maren Taylor and Alison Gibson each placed in the top-12 of the women’s three-meter semifinals, qualifying for Sunday’s finals, at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Tuesday. Taylor, a former Longhorn who earned All-America honors 11 times, scored 541.60 points in the preliminary and semifinal rounds to finish in 11th place. Read More

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Former Texas diver Troy Dumais chases more Olympic history as career winds down

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Troy Dumais started diving with a dream of becoming the best in the world. He’s leaving the sport still trying to prove it. With a new wave of daring, young competitors eager to replace him on the international stage, a nerve injury that has been causing … Read More