Author Archives: Joe Cook

The spring of silence

Tom Herman and Sam Ehlinger (Will Gallagher/IT)

Spring began on March 20 this year. Texas Football spring practice began two days later. Texas progressed through the allotted practices and Orange-White game with no real big team news.

The spring was remarkably quiet.

Pieced together pitching advances Texas to CWS in 5-2 win over Tenn. Tech

Kody Clemens (Will Gallagher/IT)

Matteo Bocchi (Will Gallagher/IT)
AUSTIN — Before the season, Texas head coach David Pierce was facing a roster unlike any he had coached before. Half of the roster had been part of the team in 2017, half were not. It started out with a stumble, but week by week the pieced together squad battled to the top of the Big 12, followed by a Super Regional.

Facing the best hitting team in Division I in a do-or-die Game 3, Pierce once again had to piece together a win.

A quick look at Tennessee Tech

Kody Clemens (Will Gallagher/IT)

Tennessee Tech heads to Austin as one of the hottest teams in the country. Not only have they won a staggering 52 games this season, they just knocked off No. 4 Ole Miss in Oxford to get to this point. Two of the three games the Golden Eagles played were filled with their power hitting style of baseball. The third, and regional clincher, was in a pitcher’s duel.

Texas provides update on Andrew Jones

Andrew Jones (Will Gallagher/IT)

Texas basketball’s Andrew Jones was diagnosed with Leukemia in January. After months of treatment and progress that both Jones and UT has shared publicly, Texas head coach Shaka Smart issued another piece of good news Thursday.

Catching up with Hudson Card and Peter Mpagi

Hudson Card (Joe Cook/IT)

Texas’ lone 2020 commit, Hudson Card, made the short trip to Austin yesterday to camp with his future school. In addition, a defensive lineman who has seen his stock soar in the last month worked out for the Longhorn coaches. Both talked about their camp experience.

Five regional champion thoughts

Chase Shugart (Will Gallagher/IT)

Man, that was fun. Zubia and Clemens did what they’ve done all year, Blair Henley delivered his best performance as a Longhorn, and for the first time in four years the Longhorns are in the round of 16. Here’s five thoughts on the exciting weekend.