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11:41 am
Mon May 23, 2011

Austin Teen Makes NASCAR History

Austin Wayne Self took damage to his car before going on to win his second race of the night in Kyle on Saturday.
Photo by Jeff Garvin.

He's too young for a driver's license, but old enough to dominate in NASCAR, at least on the local and regional level

Austin Wayne Self became the first 15-year-old to win two premier division NASCAR races in the same night in Kyle on Saturday.  The Austin native first took the checkered flag in the Pro Modified division race, a division with specific rules about car components and modifications.

But the real excitement came in the Late Model race.  After a high-speed accident on the track, Self came back to win in dramatic fashion according to a press release:

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Sports
4:25 pm
Mon April 25, 2011

Tower to Glow Orange for Women's Golf

UT's Tower will take on an orange glow to celebrate the women's golf team's Big-12 Championship
Photo by KUT News.

The University of Texas tower will be orange tomorrow night, in celebration of another Big-12 conference championship for the school.

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Austin
4:03 pm
Tue April 5, 2011

Austin Gears Up for Texas Relays

The 84th-annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays will be held on the UT Campus this weekend.
Photo by KUT News

City officials are working together on this year’s Texas Relays to improve how visitors are welcomed to Austin. The track and field event is held on the University of Texas campus and attracts high school and college athletes from throughout Texas and across the country.

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Sports
3:10 pm
Wed March 23, 2011

Davis Cup Tennis, Anyone?

Austin will host a Davis Cup quarterfinal match between the U.S. and Spain this July
Photo courtesy flickr.com/shawnzrossi

Some of the world's greatest men's tennis stars will be in Central Texas this summer as Austin plays host to a Davis Cup quarterfinal match between the U.S. and Spain.

The matches will be held at the Frank Erwin Center the weekend of July 8-10, the weekend after the prestigious Wimbledon tennis championships end.

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UT Mens Hoops
7:51 pm
Sun March 20, 2011

Hoop Dreams of Sweet 16 End for Texas

UT mens basketball coach Rick Barnes talks to reporters after Friday's UT win. The Longhorns lost to Arizona, 70-69, Sunday in the NCAA championship tournament
Image courtesy TexasSports.com

For the Texas men's basketball team, the music at the Big Dance has ended.

Arizona's Derrick Williams' free throw with nine seconds left in regulation time gave the Wildcats a 70-69 win over the Texas Longhorns in the third round of the NCAA mens basketball tournament. 

Jordan Hamilton led the 'Horns in scoring with 18 points, as Texas put on a furious comeback in the second half after trailing by nine at halftime.

The 'Horns finish the year with a record of 28-8. 

Sports
11:13 am
Fri March 18, 2011

March Madness, Longhorns Style

UT Guard Dogus Balbay will lead the Longhorns into the first round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tourney
Image courtesy UT Athletics/TexasSports.com

UPDATE, 1:30 p.m.:  Just close enough for the Longhorns.  Texas escapes its second-round matchup with Oakland with an 85-81 win.  Reggie Hamilton led UT with 25 points; J'Covan Brown added 21.  The 'Horns now await the winner of the Arizona-Memphis match up to see who they'll play in the NCAA men's third-round Sunday in Tulsa.

UPDATE, 12:05 p.m.:  Texas shook off a slow start in the first half against the Oakland Golden Grizzlies to take a 46-38 halftime lead.

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Sports
5:28 pm
Wed February 9, 2011

Commentary: The North Texas Super Bowl XLV Experience

Sundance Square in Fort Worth was Ground Zero for ESPN's Super Bowl Coverage
Tom Uhler

John L. Hanson, Jr. has been on radio row at more Super Bowls than most Americans get to see on TV.  He is the host of KUT's In Black America and now lives in Mansfield, a suburb of Dallas.  He offers this recap of his North Texas Super Bowl Experience:

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Sports
12:34 pm
Fri February 4, 2011

Super Bowl XLV's Local Flavor

Cowboys stadium will host Super Bowl XLV this Sunday, February 6.
Steve Carlton http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevencarlton/3939882262/sizes/z/in/photostream/

This Sunday's Super Bowl will showcase two of the league's premier quarterbacks: Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers and Pittsburgh's two-time champion Ben Roethlisberger. But along with that, Super Bowl XLV will also feature former Texas Longhorns and players who made names for themselves in the Lone Star State. Sunday's big game, played in Dallas Cowboys Stadium (or "Jerry World", as some people refer to it) will be a homecoming for some of the players.

Here's our list of Texas football players looking forward to the game of their lives this Sunday.

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Sports
4:52 pm
Mon January 31, 2011

'Horns Men's Basketball Team Rises to #3 in Coaches Poll

The Longhorns Begin Big 12 Play at 6-0 For First Time In School History
Dave Wilson Photography http://davewilsonphotography.com/

After consecutive Saturdays with victories over highly touted opponents (#2 Kansas on January 22nd and #13 Missouri this past weekend), the Texas Longhorns Men’s Basketball team has surged to #3 in the Top 25 Coaches Poll.  The victory over Kansas in Lawrence snapped the Jayhawks’ 69-game home winning streak and gave Texas

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Sports
4:47 pm
Wed January 19, 2011

24-7 Longhorns, Coming To A TV Near You

Photo by KUT News

The University of Texas and sports programming giant ESPN have struck a deal that will create a 24-hour TV network that's all UT, all the time.  The network will include more than just sports.

ESPN will pay the university $300 million over the next 20 years in exchange for the rights to provide programming for the cable network.  In addition to sports, the network will air some academic and cultural programming - like musical performances - that originate on the UT campus. 

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Sports
11:51 am
Mon January 10, 2011

2011 Coaching Staff Fleshing Out for 'Horns

Harsin Will Effectively Take Over the Longhorn Offense.
Boise State Publicity

At a news conference set for noon today, Mack Brown will announce that former Boise State offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin and current UT running backs coach Major Applewhite will share offensive coordinator duties for the Horns next year.  Harsin will take over play-calling duties.

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Sports
2:47 pm
Fri January 7, 2011

Dennis Franchione 2011 Texas State Head Football Coach

Dennis Franchione Left His Last Coaching Job at Texas A&M in 2007
Denny Medley US Presswire

Texas State has hired Dennis Franchione as its next head football coach.  Franchione has been out of the game for three years. His last coaching position was as head coach at Texas A&M.  Before that, Franchione spent time at Alabama and TCU.  Texas State’s former head coach, Brad Wright, was fired on November 22nd.

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Sports
5:50 pm
Wed January 5, 2011

Diaz Is New D-Coordinator

Manny Diaz is the third coach hired this year as the Longhorns rebuild their staff
Mississippi State Media Relations

The University confirmed late Wednesday evening that Manny Diaz will take over as defensive coordinator for the Texas Longhorns.  Diaz is leaving the same post at Mississippi State.  Diaz was in Austin yesterday with his wife interviewing for the position. 

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Sports
3:03 pm
Wed January 5, 2011

Report: Wisconsin's Chryst Offered Offensive Coordinator Job

Paul Chryst Has Been Offered the Offensive Coordinator Posiion at UT
Nick Ut ASSOCIATED PRESS

According to published reports from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and others, current University of Wisconsin offensive coordinator, Paul Chryst, has been offered the same position at Texas. 

The 45 year-old Wisconsin native and UW graduate would reportedly receive a steep salary increase if he joins the UT coaching staff.  Mack Brown and Texas are reportedly able to offer $1 million.  Chryst’s current annual compensation package is $361,094.

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Sports
10:01 am
Fri December 31, 2010

Construction Begins On Austin's Formula One Site

A map shows where the F1 site will be in relation to the airport. Construction officially began yesterday.
Photo by KUT News

Heavy machinery is breaking ground on a plot of land near the airport that will soon host F1 racers from around the world. AutoSport.com reports that race promoter Tavo Hellmund was there yesterday to oversee the official groundbreaking.

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Sports
9:02 am
Fri December 31, 2010

More Departures from the Forty Acres

Junior UT Cornerback Aaron Williams is putting his name into the 2011 NFL Draft
Image courtesy University of Texas

At a time when the Texas Longhorns football team is usually gearing up for a major bowl game, this year's post-season has been one of sudden change for the team.

Junior cornerback Aaron Williams has declared himself eligible for next April's NFL Draft.  Williams earned second-team All-Big-12 honors, after an impressive season of 46 tackles, one quarterback sack and five tackles for yardage losses.  He also forced opponents to turn the football over three times in 2010.

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Sports
3:12 pm
Thu December 30, 2010

F1 from on High

Organizers plan to build the Formula 1 track near ABIA
Image by KUT News

It's hard to envision now what the area near the proposed Formula 1 race track in southeast Travis County to look like, once it's complete.  But maybe if we saw it from the air...

Sports
10:02 am
Wed December 22, 2010

Longhorns Hire New O-Line Coach

Steve Adazzio is reported to be the next offensive line coach at UT
Photo Courtesy of the University of Florida

The job of rebuilding the Texas Longhorns' football coaching staff may be getting underway.

Chip Brown of orangebloods.com is reporting that former Florida offensive line coach Steve Addazzio has been hired as the Longhorns’ new offensive line coach.  Addazzio would take over for Mac McWhorter, who retired on December 6th.

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Sports
2:47 pm
Tue December 14, 2010

Sources: Austin Headed to Austin

UT's Mack Brown appears to have chosen a new defensive coordinator
Photo by KUT News

Multiple sources have indicated to orangebloods.com as well as hookem.com that former University of Florida football defensive coordinator, Teryl Austin, will take over the recently vacated defensive coordinator position at UT.  If hired, Austin would take over for Will Muschamp, who accepted the head coach position at the University of Florida on Saturday.

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Sports
7:58 pm
Sat December 11, 2010

Muschamp Leaving for Florida

Texas head football coach Mack Brown's staff will look a lot different next season.

Will Muschamp, UT's defensive coordinator and heir apparent to the Texas head coaching job, was named Saturday as the new head football coach at Florida.

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