HOUSTON — Texas was able to finish its season-opening road trip successfully Tuesday night as the Longhorn bats erupted in an 11-4 victory over the Rice Owls.
University of Texas Vice President and director of athletics Chris Del Conte considers Texas the hunter, not the hunted. As an athletic program that claims to be one of the country’s elite, student-athletes and coaches that don burnt orange know that opponents relish the opportunity to knock the Longhorns off their pedestal.
When the day began at Disch-Falk Field, the focus was on the past. Former head coach Augie Garrido joined Bibb Falk, Billy Disch, and Cliff Gustafson as Texas head coaches to have their busts placed outside Texas’ home diamond. Longhorn athletic director Chris Del Conte even joked with current head coach David Pierce that maybe one day his bust would join the legendary five.
Information from the program including updates on early enrollees, the search for team leadership, and health notes from the IT Staff
It takes a special athlete to be selected to The Opening Finals. 2019 Mansfield Legacy DB Jalen Catalon did not get his call until days before the event began, but it was a validation of the gifted athleticism he possesses.
Three different topics this week. One that has helped and hurt Texas, one that Texas wishes had another attendee, and one that looks set up well for the future.
After a week of sleeping on an air mattress in suburban Omaha, it was nice to finally be in my own bed late last night. Before I dozed off, I did a short mental recap of Texas’ baseball season.
Two of my daughters graduated high school the other day, so my thoughts are all over the place, and if you walk by me and say hello, I might start crying. Using this notes column as a bit of therapy…humor me…
OMAHA — Facing elimination, Florida turned to right hander Jackson Kowar to keep the Gators’ repeat hopes alive. He didn’t falter.
OMAHA — Junior catcher DJ Petrinsky committed to Texas on June 23rd of last year. The moment he announced his decision, fellow junior catcher Michael McCann was put into a tough spot. Competition was set to join him on campus for his starting catcher role that looked to be his since Michael Cantu made the decision to leave the program. He could either help his new teammate, or choose another path.
For the benefit of the Longhorns, he chose the former.