Author Archives: Joe Cook

Jarrett Allen: what he brought, what he did, what’s next?

Jarrett Allen taking on Frogs (Will Gallagher/IT)

Throughout this century, Texas has been able to pick up more than a handful of 5-star prospects to play in burnt orange at the Erwin Center. Before freshman Mohamed Bamba’s recent decision, former Horn and the Brooklyn Nets’ 22nd overall pick Jarrett Allen was the next 5-star, one and done talent, destined to lead Texas to relative success thanks to his elite skill level.

Allen selected 22nd in NBA draft by Brooklyn

Jarrett Allen brings down a board (Will Gallagher/IT)

Despite substandard results on the hardwood from the Longhorn basketball program in the last five seasons, they continue to thrive on the one night the NBA holds its amateur draft.

That Texas tradition continued tonight when freshman center/forward Jarrett Allen was selected by the Brooklyn Nets with the 22nd overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

The Pool Party recap

Texas Heat Wave (Joe Cook/IT)

One of the best ways to enjoy at hot summer day is to call a few friends over, open up the grill, and hang out by the pool.

Texas football took this notion to heart today as Tom Herman and his staff hosted the Texas Heat Wave pool party on campus in Austin.

Looking ahead for Texas Baseball

David Pierce (Joe Cook/IT)

After a 39-24 campaign in his first season as Texas head coach, David Pierce has brought a renewed energy to the program. Last year, the team was sitting at home during late May watching as other teams played during a time Texas rarely misses out on. This season, Pierce was one game away from two consistent goals of the Longhorn baseball program; hosting an NCAA regional and advancing to the super regional round.

Longhorns ready to battle Bruins again in Long Beach

UFCU Disch-Falk Field (Joe Cook/IT)

As the Texas Longhorns sat in the locker room waiting to hear their NCAA Tournament destination, head coach David Pierce already had an idea of where they were heading. The team, however, was in the dark on their destination, expecting to go to one of Fayetteville, Ark., Houston, or Baton Rouge.

Mountaineers take advantage of opportunities against Horns, 4-3

David Pierce (Joe Cook/IT)

With a chance to take a conference series before game three on the way to the Big 12 tournament, the Longhorns dropped another one-run game, this time to the West Virginia Mountaineers, 4-3. Junior Morgan Cooper took the loss in what was likely his final start at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, and sophomore Kody Clemens was the only Texas batter to have multiple hits on the day, smacking two of the team’s seven hits.