Author Archives: Joe Cook

Texas takes advantage of A&M’s sloppy play, defeat rivals, 4-3

UFCU Disch-Falk Field (Joe Cook/IT)

AUSTIN — During rivalry games, players who let the emotions of the game interfere with their play often come out on the losing end.

Whether the No. 17 Texas A&M Aggies were playing too high or low emotionally may not be determined, but the multiple Aggie errors in the Longhorns’ fourth and fifth innings produced enough opportunities for Texas to take advantage.

Rivalry returns to action on diamond

David Pierce (Joe Cook/IT)

Since late November 2011, the Texas vs Texas A&M rivalry has yet to take place on a football field. It has taken place online in arguments between UT and A&M fans, on the cover of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, and in various press conference swipes from coaches on both sides over the years.

Quick baseball thoughts – Texas 5 UCLA 4

Center field at Disch-Falk (Joe Cook/IT)

Sat in the stands tonight to soak up some nice Austin weather and to just get a feel for the Disch. Sometimes I feel like I get too caught up in the numbers rather than what’s actually going on in the game. Here are some quick thoughts I’ve got from sitting down the left field line.

Texas dominates A&M-CC in seven-inning run-rule, 15-0

UFCU Disch-Falk Field (Joe Cook/IT)

Texas followed up a 9-0 Tuesday victory over Richmond with the rare (for Texas) Wednesday victory as the Horns clobbered Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 15-0 in a game that, while originally scheduled for a full nine innings, ended after seven in a run rule. Senior Jon Malmin earned the win in relief following a dominating start from sophomore Nick Kennedy.

First spring practice notes

Tom Herman at his first spring practice of 2017 (Joe Cook/IT)

Under Strong, the media was allowed to watch the first two to three practices in full. Today, media was only allowed to view and photograph around 45 minutes of mostly stretching and position drills at practice. Here’s what I saw.

Herman’s first spring dotted by unknowns and question marks

Tom Herman (Will Gallagher/IT)

Tom Herman’s first football practices as head coach of the Texas Longhorns will be telling on multiple fronts. It will tell Herman who some of his better players are, as he has yet to see them in a football practice. It will tell Herman who will continue to be leaders, as he has only seen them in conditioning drills with logo-less apparel. It will tell him what it is like to coach football at the University of Texas.