Chris Beard developed a multi-faceted recruiting strategy in his five seasons at Texas Tech, crafting rosters with blue-chip and underrated high school prospects in addition to several transfers. With a one-time transfer exception pending approval by the NCAA D1 Council, and the state of flux the Longhorn roster finds itself in, Beard will need to showcase his roster building abilities as one of his first acts leading the Longhorn program.
The Texas women’s basketball program looks to advance to its first Final Four since 2003 in head coach Vic Schaefer’s first season in Austin. The Longhorns face South Carolina, the No. 1 seed in the Hemisfair Region, with tipoff at 6 p.m. on ESPN.
Shaka Smart spent six seasons leading the Longhorn basketball program. After an ascendant NCAA Tournament run from the First Four to the Final Four in 2011, Smart rode the momentum from five-straight NCAA Tournament appearances at Virginia Commonwealth into being Rick Barnes’ successor at The University of Texas.
Across generations of Texas Longhorns baseball up to and including this season, the bunt has been an integral part of the program’s fabric. UFCU Disch-Falk Field’s dimensions do not make hitting the ball over the fence an easy task, but that was not apparent watching Texas defeat Oklahoma 11-6 on Saturday to secure another Big 12 series win.
Douglas Hodo III knew what the Red River Shootout meant growing up. The son of former Longhorn outfielder Doug Hodo, Hodo III entered into Friday night’s game understanding the amount of passion on each side of the baseball edition of the rivalry.