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Written by Trey Scott | 22 February 2011

jham3That loss to Nebraska impressed me.

Texas stunk. They shot 36 percent from the floor. Tristan Thompson scored five points with just three rebounds. They missed important free-throws. Jordan Hamilton was 3-16 from the field. Dogus Balbay had two assists, three rebounds, no steals, and two turnovers.

The Longhorns couldn’t do anything to stop Nebraska, who shot almost 50 percent and seemingly scored at will.

But it was still just a three-point loss. That’s why I’m impressed.

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Written by Trey Scott | 22 February 2011

slideshow_1002077426_rgz_ut_maryland_baseball_10The Longhorns will host Texas A&M Corpus Christi today in a one-game home stand before they head to Hawaii for a weekend series.

No. 6 Texas (3-1) showed some inconsistencies over the weekend — namely, at the plate — so the game against the Islanders (4-0) will offer a good chance for some of the struggling bats to wake up in their last game at Disch-Falk for over a week.

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Written by Shea Harris | 22 February 2011

thomasjohnsonDallas Skyline wide receiver Thomas Johnson committed to the Longhorns on Monday night, giving them their seventh verbal pledge of the 2012 recruiting class.

The 5'11" 180 pound Johnson, who had about 20 offers at the time of his commitment, is considered to be one of the elite playmakers in the 2012 class. His offensive statistics from last season won't wow you, 20 receptions for 360 yards, but he missed most of the season with a severely sprained ankle. The only question at this point is his experience at the position, as he played quarterback as a sophomore. That said, the skill set to be a great slot receiver and potential returner is certainly there. no comments

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Written by Trey Scott | 20 February 2011

augiefightGoing into Friday’s season opener against Maryland, the consensus was that it’d be a disappointing start for the No.6 Longhorns if they were unable to win at least three of four against a team that finished 17-39 last year.

Such a disaster was averted today, thanks to a 16-0 win, a game in which Texas was hitting on all cylinders. A game that head coach Augie Garrido called “dominating” was the perfect exclamation point to an opening series that had just about everything: greatness, controversy, a fight, and a few feel-good stories.

Without further ado: the first of what should become a weekly series here at Blogging Bevo, The Weekend Closer: Week 1. no comments

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Written by Trey Scott | 19 February 2011

AugieTexas played a doubleheader today against Maryland (1-2), a day after beating the Terrapins 8-0 in the opening game on Friday. The Longhorns (2-1) split the Saturday slate of games.

Game 1

Those who came out to UFCU Disch-Falk for the first game of today’s doubleheader to see Texas’ Cole Green pitch were treated to a whole lotta nothin’.

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Written by Shea Harris | 19 February 2011

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Another game, another big win for the mighty Texas Longhorns basketball team, right? Well, no, not this time. Texas (23-4, 11-1) was upset on the road at Nebraska (18-8, 6-6) 70-67 on Saturday for their first conference loss of the season.

The Horns struggled from the get go, but managed to finish the first half strong for a 33-26 lead at the break. In the second half, Jordan Hamilton and company fell apart, falling behind by double digits before storming back on a 12-1 run in the final two minutes to tie the game.  It wasn’t enough, however, as a J’Covan Brown three-pointer to tie the game at the final buzzer was off the mark. Before giving up their first lead early in the second half, Texas had gone an astonishing 190 minutes without trailing in a game. no comments

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Written by Trey Scott | 18 February 2011

coryjosephI keep being told not to overlook Nebraska on the schedule: they’re 15-1 at home on the year. The Cornhuskers boast a nine-point win over Texas A&M, and they fought Kansas hard the first time they played them, only losing by three. 

That’s nice, but it doesn’t mean all that much to me. Remember that last year when these two teams met, Texas came away with a forty-point win in Austin. Then think about how much better this year’s team is than last.

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Written by Trey Scott | 18 February 2011

DownloadedFileThere’s the kind of season openers that make you worry (see: Texas at Rice) and then there’s the kind that make you say “Wow.”

Today was a case of the latter. Texas dominated every facet of the game against Maryland to get their first win of 2011 by a score of 8-0.

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Written by Trey Scott | 18 February 2011

Just sat down in the press box for the Maryland - Texas game. 
The opening-day lineup looks like this for Texas:

1. Tim Maitland - LF
2. Brandon Loy - SS
3. Mark Payton - RF
4. Jonathan Walsh - DH
5. Cohl Walla - CF
6. Erich Weiss - 3B
7. Tant Shepherd - 1B
8. Jacob Felts - 2B
9. Jordan Etier - 2B

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Written by Trey Scott | 17 February 2011

medium_taylor-jungmannA trio of power hitters are gone, the bullpen has yet to be settled, a new regulation bat will make the home run an endangered species, and they’ll need a couple of freshman to step up and in should they make a run back to Omaha.

Sounds like quite a chore. But don’t think any of it fazes Augie Garrido, who knows that as long as he’s got his starting pitching and his defense then he has a chance to return to Omaha.

The Longhorns begin their 2011 season ranked No. 6 in the nation and No. 2 in the Big 12, and eye a return to the College World Series a year after they were turned away by TCU in the NCAA Super Regional. The pieces are in place for a return back to college baseball’s biggest stage — they just have to be sorted out.

Grab a drink and a sandwich, sit down, and clear your calendar for the next 20 minutes as we take a look, category by category, at how Texas should fare this year.

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