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Horns Illustrated Week in Review (December 9th-16th)

HI_Week in Review The Horns Illustrated Week in Review covers all the University of Texas sporting events that took place this past week

 

Did you miss anything ‎Texas Longhorns related from the past 7 days? Don't worry, we will bring you up to speed.

 

Football

After 16 season as the University of Texas Longhorns Football Head Coach, Mack Brown announced his resignation on Saturday after meeting with Texas President Bill Powers and newly-hired Athletic Director Steve Patterson.

Coach Brown held a press conference on Sunday to discuss his resignation. During the press conference, Coach Brown thanked all the people at the University of Texas that have made his and his wife Sally Brown's stay special. He talked about the great moments in his career, like winning a BCS Championship and two conference championships, as well as some of the bad moments on and off the field during his coaching career.

According to President Powers, the new AD Steve Patterson will now head the search for the new Texas Head Football Coach. No timetable or specific candidates have been named by Patterson, as of Monday Dec. 16.

Coach Brown announced that he will remain close to the Texas program and take on a "special assistant to the president" role that is listed in his contract. Brown said he would sit down with President Powers and discuss what exactly that role entails.

Brown's last game as Texas Football coach will be against the No. 10 Oregon Ducks in the Valero Alamo Bowl on Dec. 30. Oregon finished the season with a 10-2 record, losing two conference games to No. 5 Stanford and Arizona. The game will be broadcast on ESPN at 5:45 p.m. CT.

 

Volleyball

The No.1 Texas Volleyball team punched their ticket to the Final Four on Saturday, Dec. 14 with their 3-0 sweep of No. 8 Nebraska. The Longhorns have won 23 straight matches since Sept. 14.

The Longhorns will play No. 12-seed Wisconsin in the NCAA Semifinals on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m. CT. This marks the Longhorns fifth NCAA Semifinals appearance in the past six seasons.

Everyone is anticipating the marquee-matchup in the NCAA Championship against Texas and Penn State, where the Longhorns would be trying to defend their National Championship from last season.

 

Men's Basketball

The University of Texas Men's Basketball team defeated Texas State 85-53 on Saturday at the Frank Erwin Center. Cameron Ridley scored a career-high 22 points in the victory. He also grabbed 10 rebounds for a double-double. The win marks the Longhorns' fifth straight and pushes their overall record to 9-1.

The Longhorns return to action against North Carolina in Chapel Hill on Wednesday. The game will air on ESPN2 at 6 p.m. CT.

 

Women's Basketball

The Texas Women's Basketball team defeated Sam Houston State 109-48 on Sunday at the Frank Erwin Center. Junior forward Nneka Enemkpali led the Longhorns with 18 points in the victory. The 109 points marks the most points scored since 2010.

The win pushes the Longhorns' overall record to 7-3 this season.

The Longhorns return to action against Northwestern State on Friday in Austin at 7 p.m. CT.