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Longhorns Look to Make History at 2016 Rio Olympics

More than 10,000 athletes will represent their respective counties at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, set to begin on Aug. 5. And 18 of the esteemed student-athletes...

 
 

Jordan Spieth Will Be Back

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated. Two years ago this weekend, Jordan Spieth arrived. He finished second at the Masters way before he had any business...

 
 

Late to the Game: Just Deal With It.

When the new Nike apparel deal with UT was announced last week, it came with a surprising caveat. The deal, the richest in college sports history at $250 million...

 
 

Shaka Smart’s New Longhorns Pump Up the Energy

On Tuesday, Texas men’s basketball opened its last half-hour of practice to the media. What we saw was a drastically different Longhorn basketball team, helmed...

 
 

What the FIFA Scandal Can Teach Us About Sports and Global Governance

John Hoberman is a professor of Germanic studies at The University of Texas at Austin who teaches courses about sports and politics. He is the author of The Olympic...

 
 

Late to the Game: It’s Drafty in Here

Assistant editor Chris O’Connell isn’t from Texas; he’s from New Jersey. That’s OK though—he’s here now. But without growing up in a place that cherishes...

 
 

Ricky Williams on Life After Football

Ricky Williams has never been afraid to reinvent himself. He walked away from the NFL in 2004, to the shock and ire of fans, the media, and, he says, virtually...

 
 

Daron Roberts: Teaching Athletes Character is Critical

Daron Roberts, BA ’01, Life Member, is the founding director of the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation at the University of Texas at Austin. The avalanche...

 
 

Jordan Spieth posts 8-under 63 to win Australian Open

It’s been a good year for Jordan Spieth. Not only did the Longhorn tie Jonas Blixt to finish runner-up at the Master’s tournament in August, he destroyed...

 
 

John Fields Talks Jordan Spieth and the Future of UT Golf

This week Longhorn golf standout Jordan Spieth tees off in the 2014 Ryder Cup, one of the biggest events in the golfing world. At the precocious age of 21, Spieth...

 
 
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