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In the final frame for the Longhorns, junior Madison Carter drew a one-out walk. Felts then belted a fly ball to deep center as Texas Tech center fielder Brett Bell was unable to make the grab on the run as the ball glanced off his glove to plate Carter. It was the third time this season at UFCU Disch-Falk Field that the Longhorns have earned a walk-off victory in the ninth.
Texas sophomore pitcher Dillon Peters struck out a career-high seven batters, allowing one run and five hits over 8 1/3 innings, earning a no-decision in the longest stint of his career.
Texas Tech (13-8, 1-1) pitcher Trey Masek struck out six Longhorn batters and allowed six hits and one run over eight innings. Freshman Johnathon Tripp (0-1) relieved Masek and earned the loss.
Junior closer Corey Knebel (2-1) earned the win after entering the game in the ninth with the bases loaded and one out and striking out Tim Proudfoot and Mason Randolph. Bryant Burleson hit a one-out double off Peters and intentionally walked Eric Gutierrez before Jarrard Poteete loaded the bases with a single.
UT center fielder Weston Hall hit Masek's first pitch in the bottom of the first into left field for a single. After stealing second, he scored on Erich Weiss' single up the middle and snapped Masek's consecutive scoreless innings streak to open the 2013 campaign at 32 1/3 innings. Weiss finished with a 3-for-4 game for the Longhorns.
Texas Tech catcher Mason Rudolph scored in the top of the third to tie it up 1-1. The Red Raiders had runners at first and second with no outs after Rudolph drew a leadoff walk and Jake Barrios was hit by a pitch. After a groundout by Zach Davis pushed the runners to second and third, Devon Conley grounded out to score Randolph from third.
In the top of the seventh, Gutierrez reached on an infield single and stole second with two outs. Proudfoot singled to center field, but Gutierrez was thrown out at the plate on a strong relay throw by freshman shortstop C.J Hinojosa.
The series concludes Sunday at 1 p.m.
Notes: Texas Tech starter Trey Masek had his streak of consecutive scoreless innings to start the 2013 season halted at 32 1/3 innings...Texas is now 6-2 in one-run games this season...the Longhorns have stolen 29 bases this season while only allowing four...C.J Hinojosa had his season-high hitting streak snapped at eight games today...the Longhorns' pitching staff has a 2.13 ERA in 15 games at UFCU Disch-Falk Field while opponents have hit only .212 against them...Dillon Peters has a 1.97 ERA this season with opponents hitting .222 against him...Peters' previous best for strikeouts was six, set last season against Texas A&M.
Against the Huskies in the nightcap, senior Blaire Luna struck out 16 in improving to 12-1 this season. Junior Taylor Thom hit a two-run home run and drove in three to pace the offense. With the win over Washington (20-7), Texas improved to 6-2 versus ranked opponents this season and 25-4 overall.
In the opener, Shireman finished with a career-high three hits and recorded her first game-winning RBI. Thom and classmate Mandy Ogle also helped the offense against Penn State, combining for three hits, three runs batted in and one scored. Versus the Huskies, junior Brejae Washington recorded a career-high four hits.
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Julien Lewis scored 13 points and Jonathan Holmes had 10 for Texas (16-17).
The Wildcats (26-6) held a 43-36 lead midway through the second half when McGruder's one-handed floater ignited the run that put the game out of reach.
Sheldon McClellan and Lewis hit back-to-back 3-pointers for Texas to cut the lead to 58-47, but that was as close as the Longhorns would get.
Longhorns point guard Myck Kabongo, who scored 24 points in Kansas State's 81-69 victory at Texas, had seven assists but was 0 for 5 from the floor and scored only two points. Since returning from a 23-game NCAA suspension, the 6-1 sophomore had led the Longhorns with nearly 16 points a game.
The Wildcats fell behind early but seized the lead when the Longhorns turned the ball over on three straight possessions and left Will Spradling all alone for a 3-pointer.
The Wildcats closed the game on an 8-0 run, including another bucket by McGruder.
Chambers scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the eighth-seeded Wildcats (15-16), whose reward is a quarterfinal game against No. 1 Baylor (29-1) Saturday.
Three players scored all but two of Kansas State's points. Haley Texada had 19 points and Chantay Caron scored 10 for the Wildcats, with Heidi Brown's basket being the only other score. Mariah White had no points but matched Chambers with nine boards and led Kansas State with five assists, including one on the game-winning basket.
Imani McGee-Stafford had 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Longhorns (12-18), the ninth seed. McGee-Stafford's basket with 30 seconds left tied it. Nneka Enemkpali scored 12 points for Texas.
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TEXAS VOLLEYBALL WINS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP -- (UT Sports News) - Junior two-time All-America outside hitter Bailey Webster recorded 14 kills Saturday while hitting .500 (14-1-26) as the Texas Longhorns won the 2012 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball national championship with a 3-0 sweep over the Oregon Ducks (25-11, 26-24, 25-19). The Longhorns won their third national championship for women's volleyball and second NCAA title (1988).
With the win, the University of Texas now has 47 NCAA all-time championships and 50 overall titles.
UT SOCCER WINS SPRING GAME -- (UT Sports Info) - The Texas Soccer team improved to 3-0 during its spring season with a 1-0 victory over North Texas on Saturday afternoon inside Mike A. Myers Stadium and Soccer Field. The lone goal of the match occurred just before the end of the first 30-minute period. Saturday's match consisted of three 30-minute periods.
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HORNS WIN POSTSEASON CONTEST -- (AP Sports) - David Ash wasn't sure he would start the Alamo Bowl. No one will remember after the way he finished Texas' rocky season with a validating and dazzling victory.
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UT WOMEN WIN BIG-12 SWIMMING -- (UT Sports Info) - No. 9 Texas notched five victories and cruised through the final session on its way to its 11th Big 12 crown Saturday evening at the Big 12 Championships.
Texas won its 11th Big 12 Conference title and first in two seasons with 1,051 points. West Virginia placed second with 576 points, and TCU took third with 574 points. Kansas took fourth place with 540.5 points, and Iowa State placed fifth with 486.5 points.
Texas claimed its 17th Big 12 Conference title with 985 points. TCU took second place with 798 points, and West Virginia placed third with 788 points. Senior Dax Hill was selected as the Men's Swimmer of the Meet, and freshman diver Cory Bowersox was tabbed as the Men's Diver of the Meet. Swimmer Sam Lewis was named as the Men's Newcomer of the Meet. Eddie Reesewas selected as the league's Men's Swimming Coach of the Meet.
Redshirt sophomore diver Will Chandleropened the final session by handily claiming the platform diving title, marking the first conference title of his career. The Waco native took the win with 341.30 points. Notably, Chandler totaled 449.20 points in the preliminary round.
Hill scored his second individual conference title in as many nights and the first of his career in the 100 freestyle, where he was victorious in 42.71, the sixth-fastest time in college swimming. Freshman John Murraycontinued his strong Big 12 meet by taking second in 43.53.
Senior Michael McBroom took down the Big 12 meet record in the 1,650 freestyle and captured the event in 14:33.53, the fastest time in the country this season. The mark fell just shy of his 14:32.86 that won the NCAA title and set the school record two seasons ago. Freshman Sam Lewistook second in 14:54.33, and sophomore Jake Ritter placed third in 15:09.30.
Sophomore Matt Korman took home the first conference title of his young Texas career, as he was victorious in the 200 breaststroke in 1:59.39. Junior Ian Carbonewon the consolation final in 2:01.43.
Sophomore Tripp Cooper added his second conference title in as many nights and captured the 200 butterfly in 1:45.29, good for a NCAA "B" cut. Senior Conor Swanson placed third in 1:46.36. Sophomore Grant Rogerswon the consolation final in 1:48.71.
Texas posted a win in the meet's final event, the 400 freestyle relay, as Murray, senior Austin Surhoff, sophomore Clay Youngquistand Hill finished in 2:52.24, an NCAA automatic-qualifying mark.
Sophomore Kip Darmodypaced the Longhorns by taking second in the 200 backstroke in 1:43.60. Surhoff took third place in 1:43.66.
UT hosts the American Short Course Championships beginning Thursday, March 7 at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.
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TEXAS MEN WIN BIG-12 INDOOR -- (UT Sports Info) - Backed by victories from a pair of seniors and strong performances from newcomers, the Men's Track and Field team captured the 2013 Big 12 Indoor Championships.
TEXAS WOMEN QUALIFY FOR CHAMPIONSHIPS -- (UT Sports Info) - The Texas Women’s Track & Field team ended the weekend with 12 individuals qualifying for the NCAA Championships in 10 different events.
Anderson became the Longhorns' first 100m NCAA Champion since 2005 as she crossed the line in 11.20 for the win and the first individual title of her career. The senior bumped her All-America total to 18 with the victory, giving her the third-most All-America honors in UT history.
Hooker made history of her own as she became the second female in NCAA history to win three outdoor high jump titles Friday afternoon after she cleared 6-4.75 (1.95m) to win the 2009 NCAA Outdoor high jump crown. Hooker joins Arizona's Tanya Hughes who accomplished the feat from 1991-93.
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Freshman Nick Naumann and junior Sudanwa Sitaram picked up singles wins against nationally-ranked opponents after the match had been clinched by the Cavaliers. Both Sitaram and Naumann came back from first-set losses to win in the second and third sets and put Texas on the board.
Sitaram defeated No. 12 Mac Styslinger (4-6, 6-4, 6-4) in No. 4 singles for his highest-ranked win as a Longhorn and first since sweeping No. 87 Jordan Szabo (Texas A&M) in the fall.
Texas won the doubles contests at the first and third positions to claim the doubles point. At first doubles, UT's 19th-ranked duo of Breaunna Addison and Noel Scott broke OU's 14th-ranked tandem of Hermon Brhane and Whitney Ritchie at four-all for a 5-4 lead. Texas took the next three games to close out the match, 8-4.
OU's Mia Lancaster and Abbi Melrose opened up a 2-1 lead at third doubles over UT's Lina Padegimaite and Juliana Gajic, but the Longhorns won each game thereafter and cruised to an 8-2 win to seal the doubles point. The Sooners won the remaining match at second doubles, 8-5.
Padegimaite, the reigning Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year, picked up where she left off last season and started league play with a 6-0, 6-1 win over OU's Whitney Wofford at fifth singles. OU sliced the Texas lead to 2-1 when UT's Gajic retired in the first set at sixth singles, but UT asserted control seized the remaining four matches.
Texas' 42nd-ranked Ellis pushed the Longhorns' lead to 3-1 behind a 6-2, 6-2 win over OU's 106th-ranked Brhane at first singles. UT's Begley clinched the victory with a 6-2, 6-2 win over OU's Melrose at fourth singles.
The Longhorns' Addison was victorious in her first career Big 12 match, as the Floridian posted a 6-3, 6-4 win over Oklahoma's Ritchie at second singles. Texas' Scott trailed OU's Lancaster, 5-2 in the first set at third singles before capturing the ensuing five games to take the set, 7-5. Scott topped Lancaster in the second set, 6-4 only seconds after Addison's victory to close out the 6-1 Texas win.
Texas won its first men's golf national crown since back-to-back wins in 1971-72 thanks to a comeback victory after the Longhorns went down 2-0. The win today was also the Longhorns' eighth this season.
The University of Texas captures its 46th all-time NCAA Championship team title and 50th overall National Championship. It marks UT's first NCAA team title since Men's Swimming and Diving claimed its crown in March 2010.
The Crimson Tide, which finished first in the 54-hole stroke play tournament to qualify as the No. 1-seed in the eight-team match play field earlier this week, trailed much of the final round, save for its final pairing.
Alabama senior Hunter Hamrick quickly went out to a six-hole lead through nine holes against Texas junior Julio Vegas, but the rest of his Alabama teammates were in tight matches.
That was the case for the first pairing that became official. Alabama sophomore Bobby Wyatt had just gone down by a hole after 16 to Texas sophomore Toni Hakula, but eagled 17 and then birdied 18 to give Alabama a 1-0 lead. Shortly after, Hamrick finalized his own win, closing down Vegas, 6 & 5, with a par on 13.
Meanwhile, in the third pairing of Alabama junior Scott Strohmeyer and Texas junior Cody Gribble, the action ended on 17. Gribble never trailed throughout the match and his birdie on 17 gave him a 2 & 1 win and cut the Tide's lead in half.
The marquee matchup of two of the best amateurs in the country in freshmen Justin Thomas of Alabama and Jordan Spieth of Texas had been one-sided much of the day and Spieth had taken a 3-hole lead on 15.
Thus, all attention turned to the second pairing of Alabama sophomore Cory Whitsett and Texas' Frittelli. Whitsett birdied the par-5 17th hole to tie the match and send fans flocking to 18.
By the time Whitsett and Frittelli were on the 18th green, Spieth had wrapped up his win over Thomas, 3 & 2.
Back on 18, Whitsett whiffed on his chip from the fringe before sending his second attempt to within a makeable bogey distance. But Frittelli, needing only a two-put, erased any doubt by sinking his championship-clinching putt from the edge of the green.
Like Texas, Dubreuil went out with her best round of the competition at 2-under 70. She played her first eight holes at even before carding back-to-back birdies on nine and 10. As many bogeys on the next two holes pushed her scorecard back to even, but Dubreuil found two final birdie opportunities on the 14th and 15th holes and made three more pars to finish at -2. Dubreuil (81-75-81-70=307, +19) finished tied for 93rd on the individual leaderboard.
Vandermade (76-72-78-71) and freshman Bertine Strauss (74-76-74-72) also carded tournament-bests Friday morning. Strauss' even-par 72 gave her a 72-hole total of 8-over 296 for a team-best tie for 33rd place. Vandermade finished one stroke back to tie for 38th place in her final collegiate event.
Juniors Katelyn Sepmoree (71-76-80-76=303, +15) and Haley Stephens (76-72-83-73=304) rounded out the Texas squad in ties for 71st and 77th places, respectively.
Alabama (286-285-306-294) captured the team championship at 19-over 1171, besting Southern Cal (297-288-294-293) by one stroke. The Tide clinched the title when Brooke Pancake made a five-foot putt to save par on 18. Oklahoma's Chirpat Jao-Javanil took the individual title at 6-under (69-73-70-70=282). Pancake placed second with a 2-under 286 (68-70-75-73).
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The Texas "C" boat won the women's open 8+ division, as coxswain Katie Betsill, stroke Katarina Susac, Chelsea Burns, Audrey Springer-Wilson, Laurel McCaig, Olivia Nail, Taylor Dorsey, Kara Turner and Sara Walton took the win in 3:28.20. UT's "B" boat featuring coxswain Kassie Budzik, stroke Taylor Parker, Jessica Smith, Kim Gorcyca, Victoria Bujala, Devon Clark, Rachel Smith, Abbey Wilkowskiand Kimmie Winder took a close second in 3:30.26.
UT's "A" entry with coxswain Kenna Harris, stroke Brenna Coldren, Jessica Glennie, Melanie Eckert, Emily Jones, Heather Leighton, Kathryn Hemmert, Katie Trovato and Schyler Gilmourplaced third in the women's open 8+ in 3:35.83. UT's novice crew of coxswain Lauren Deschner, stroke Lucy Ellis, Danette Higginbotham, Taylor Wilson, Kate Walker, Taylor Marin, Hollis Scheffler and Katy Kazen placed fifth in the six-team event in 3:46.99.
Texas claimed the top three spots in the women's novice 8+, as its "B" took the victory in 3:44.50. The boat featured coxswain Christine Young, stroke Casey Timmerman, Rachel Smith, Laken Carleton, Katy Hemmert, Rachel Trent, Vanessa Vandenworm, Victoria Centeno and Carmen Hargis-Villanueva.
Also in the novice 8+, UT's "A" entry with coxswain Lauren Deschner, stroke Lucy Ellis, April Walker, Danette Higginbotham, Taylor Wilson, Kate Walker, Taylor Martin, Hollis Scheffler and Katy Kazen took second in 3:46.32. The "C" entry with coxswain Teresa Nguyen, stroke Lisa Sage, Corey Timmerman, Ashlynd Epstein, Courtney Long, Marissa Garza, Elizabeth Coyne, Libby Hill and Caroline Ullrich took third in the six-boat event in 3:52.82.
The Longhorns' dominance continued in the novice fours, where UT's "A" crew featuring coxswain Teresa Nguyen, Laken Carleton, Carmen Hargis-Villanueva, Casey Timmerman and Ashlynd Epstein was victorious in 4:18.70. Texas added a second-place finish, as coxswain Brittany Norris, Rachel Trent, Lisa Sage, Victoria Centeno and Vanessa Vandenworm finished in 4:21.36.
Texas will scrimmage against Old Dominion on March 15 at Lady Bird Lake.
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Dodds was honored as the Athletic Director of the Year at the awards ceremony, which is presented by Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily, the two leading publications on the business of sports.
Dodds' calm, thoughtful leadership pulled UT through the unpredictable summer climate of conference realignment. UT emerged as the leading member of a smaller Big 12, and in January, UT announced the creation of the Longhorn Network, the first sports network devoted to a single school.
"The coach in DeLoss comes out in the most pressure-filled situations, where he leads, he stays consistent and people absolutely respond," said Chris Plonsky, UT's Women's Athletics Director.
ESPN, UT’s programming and production partner in the Longhorn Network, won for Best in Sports Media, and ESPN Networks was named the winner for Best in Sports Television. Additionally, George Bodenheimer, the president of ESPN/ABC Sports, was named the Sports Executive of the Year.
ESPN has a 20-year agreement to own and operate a year-round, 24-hour network dedicated to The University of Texas in partnership with UT and IMG College. Longhorn Network, scheduled to launch in August 2011, will offer a variety of content, highlighted by more than 200 exclusive events annually from 20 UT sports.
Awards were presented in 15 categories. Winners were chosen by a committee of outside panelists and members of the editorial staff of the SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.
2011 SPORTS BUSINESS AWARDS
Lifetime Achievement: Billie Jean King
Sports Executive of the Year: George Bodenheimer, President, ESPN/ABC Sports
Athletic Director of the Year: DeLoss Dodds, University of Texas
Professional Sports Team of the Year: San Francisco Giants
Professional Sports League of the Year: National Hockey League
Sports Event of the Year: 2010 ING New York City Marathon
Best in Sports Media: ESPN
Best in Sports Television: ESPN Networks
Best in Digital Sports Media: Turner Sports
Best in Talent Representation and Management: CAA Sports
Best in Corporate Consulting, Marketing and Client Services: GMR Marketing
Best in Property Consulting, Sales and Client Services: AEG Global Partnerships
Best in Sports Event and Experiential Marketing: The Marketing Arm
Sports Sponsor of the Year: Subway
Sports Facility of the Year: Target Field
Best in Sports Technology: Daktronics
Compared to other Division I four-year colleges nationally, the Longhorns ranked fifth in the number of total medals won and tied for fifth in the number of gold medals earned. A total of 21 current or former University of Texas student-athletes and three current coaches and staff represented eight countries during the 2012 London Olympics.
Former track standout Sanya Richards-Ross paced the Longhorns' contingency with a pair of gold medals. Richards-Ross won the 400-meter dash in a time of 49.55 and also ran the anchor leg of Team USA's gold medal-winning 4x400-meter relay.
A duo of former Texas swimmers each earned two medals in London. Ricky Berens swam the third leg of Team USA's gold medal-winning 4x200-meter freestyle relay and earned a silver medal in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay after swimming in the event's preliminary round. Brendan Hansen swam the breaststroke leg of Team USA's gold medal-winning 4x100-meter medley relay and claimed a bronze medal in the 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 59.49.
Texas ex Kevin Durant was the leading scorer (19.5 ppg) for Team USA's gold medal-winning men's basketball team, while former Longhorn sprinter Bianca Knight ran the third leg of Team USA's gold medal-winning 4x100-meter relay that set a world record with a time of 40.82.
Jimmy Feigen earned a silver medal in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay after swimming in the event's preliminary round. Trey Hardee won a silver medal in the decathlon (8,671 points), while Leo Manzano earned a silver medal in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 3:34.79. Texas
ex Destinee Hooker paced the U.S. volleyball team to a silver medal, while former Longhorn Troy Dumais earned a bronze medal in the 3-meter synchronized springboard diving competition (446.70 points).
In its storied Olympics history, former and current UT student-athletes have now produced a total of 130 medals, including 73 gold, 37 silver and 20 bronze.
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