Texas sports notebook: Longhorns aim to be the Golden State Warriors of volleyball

Texas opens its volleyball season next week with matches against Florida and Oregon, the No. 12- and No. 18-ranked teams in the AVCA’s preseason poll. First, though, the top-ranked Longhorns have to battle themselves. On Saturday, Texas will host an intra-squad scrimmage at Gregory Gym. The scrimmage, which begins at … Read More

Chiaka Ogbogu returns as top-ranked Texas eyes elusive NCAA championship

At the end of the collegiate volleyball season last December, Chiaka Ogbogu got on her phone. Texas had just lost to Stanford in the NCAA championship match, a defeat that sent UT into a second straight off-season as the national runner-up. Watching the match — albeit miles … Read More

Texas on top: Longhorns to open the volleyball season as nation’s No. 1 team

A silver medalist in each of the past two seasons, Texas finds itself alone in front as it begins this fall’s search for gold. On Wednesday, Texas was ranked first in the AVCA’s preseason volleyball poll. Texas received 25 of the poll’s 64 first-place votes, and the Longhorns’ 1547 points … Read More

Once again, Texas leads off Big 12’s preseason volleyball poll

In the eyes of the Big 12, Texas will open this volleyball season in a familiar place. The Big 12 announced on Thursday that Texas was the No. 1 team in its preseason volleyball poll. This marked the seventh straight season that UT has topped the conference’s preseason poll. Texas … 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

Big 12’s preseason volleyball team features a Texas quartet

In local news that will shock nobody, some of the Big 12’s best volleyball players play at Texas. On Wednesday, Texas sophomore Micaya White joined outside hitters Ebony Nwanebu and Chiaka Ogbogu on the Big 12’s preseason volleyball team. Lexi Sun also earned the preseason label of the Big 12’s top … Read More

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Texas volleyball standout Micaya White facing DWI charge

Texas volleyball standout Micaya White has a pending drunken-driving case in Travis County state district court, court records show. An arrest affidavit from March 18 said university police pulled over White at 2:05 a.m. in the 300 block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. for driving without her headlights on and following … Read More

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Volleyball website ranks Texas’ Class of 2017 recruits as nation’s best

This fall, Texas will return three All-Americans, a longtime libero and several other contributors to its volleyball court. You can officially add the nation’s top recruiting class into the mix. announced on Thursday that Texas had signed the top-ranked collection of recruits for the Class … Read More

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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

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Minnesota, Texas A&M and the Big 12 await as Texas unveils 2017 schedule

Texas volleyball fans are hoping that the 2017 season ends in Kansas City. It will begin in Florida. Texas is scheduled to play 26 times during the 2017 regular season, the school announced on Thursday. Texas, which just wrapped up its spring practices, has reached the Final Four … Read More

Texas sports notebook: Longhorns don’t expect a transfer to fill Collins’ shoes

This fall, Texas volleyball will count three All-Americans and the nation’s top two recruits among its offensive options. Who, though, is going to set those players up? All-American setter Chloe Collins, No. 4 on UT’s career assists list, is now a Texas Ex. Her graduation leaves Riley Fisbeck as the … Read More

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Texas to send five representatives on USA Volleyball’s tour of Thailand

Texas volleyball coach Jerritt Elliott and four of his Longhorns are heading to Thailand. USA Volleyball announced on Monday that Elliott will serve as the head coach for the U.S. Women’s Collegiate Thailand Tour. Elliott will coach a 12-player team that includes four Longhorns: Chiaka Ogbogu, Yaazie Bedart-Ghani, Morgan Johnson, … Read More

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Ex-Longhorn to coach a high school volleyball team in Kansas

The next time that Nicole Dalton steps onto a volleyball court, it will be as a coach. Dalton has been named the head volleyball coach at Shawnee Mission East, a high school in Prairie Village, Kan. Dalton recently completed her collegiate career at Texas, and she now takes over … Read More

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Spring schedule set for Texas volleyball team

For Texas’ volleyball team, the off-season is a short season. Texas will participate in two tournaments this spring, the team announced on Monday. Texas travel to Houston’s F.A.S.T. Tournament on April 8 and Dallas’ Collegiate Showcase Tournament on April 15. The Longhorns will then close out the spring season with … Read More

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Texas-bound Lexi Sun joins the Longhorns’ alliance of Gatorade winners

On Wednesday, Texas fans rejoiced as Lexi Sun was named the Gatorade National Volleyball Player of the Year for the 2016-17 school year. Sun has signed with Texas, and the California native will soon become the first Longhorn volleyball player with the Gatorade award on her resume. Gatorade annually … Read More

Incoming Longhorn just named nation’s best volleyball player

For the first time, the top high school volleyball player in the country will be a Longhorn. Texas-bound outside hitter Lexi Sun was recognized as the Gatorade National Volleyball Player of the Year on Wednesday. Sun is the first Longhorn-to-be to win the award, which is given annually to the … Read More

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All-American Chloe Collins to continue volleyball career in Spain

Chloe Collins is set to set in Spain. Less than a month after the setter wrapped up her collegiate career at Texas, Collins has signed with a professional volleyball team that is based in Spain’s Canary Islands. Ahead of her first professional match on Saturday, Collins posted a … Read More

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Ex-Longhorn Paulina Prieto Cerame to continue playing volleyball in Puerto Rico

Paulina Prieto Cerame’s volleyball career has come full circle. The recent Texas graduate announced on her Instagram account on Tuesday that she had begun her professional career with Las Valencianas de Juncos, a Puerto Rico-based professional team. Prieto Cerame attended high school in Miami, but she spent much … Read More

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Year end review: 10 Longhorns athletes to watch in 2017

Almost without exception, the best athletes at Texas are among the very best in their respective sports. With that in mind, I decided to choose these 10 athletes from 10 Longhorn teams. Here’s who you should look out for in 2017, in no particular order. Bret Boswell, baseball After two … Read More

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The year in review: 10 best Longhorn athletes of 2016

We’ve relived the highlights and rehashed the low-lights , but individually there were a few Texas Longhorns who shone brighter than the rest in 2016. These 10 athletes were the biggest stars on the 40 Acres this year. 10. Breaunna Addison Addison finished off her career as one of the … Read More