Matthew Willenbring

Returning Conference Points: Texas Is M. Big 12 Favorites, TCU Youth Rises

Texas has never lost a Big 12 Championship meet and returns a huge scoring group. But TCU’s freshmen actually outscored Texas’s freshmen last year.

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2020 Big 12 Championships: Day 4 Prelims Live Recap

This morning, the preliminaries of the 200 back, 100 breast, 200 breast, and 200 fly will be contested, featuring Texas’ Claire Adams in the 100 free.

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2020 Big 12 Championships: Day 2 Prelims Live Recap

Drew Kibler will swim the 500 free this morning, an event where he had a breakthrough 4:11.19 at mid-season, taking three seconds from his lifetime-best.

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2020 Men’s Big 12 Championships Fan Guide: Texas Eyeing 41st-Consecutive Title

Texas’ top-end strength and depth, combined with its 40-year win streak, all but guarantees a 41st Longhorn victory at the Big 12 Championships.

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Competitor Coach of the Month: Eddie Reese, Texas

Coach Eddie Reese’s Texas men couldn’t have swum much better at the Minnesota Invite, and they now lead our NCAA Power Ranks.

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2019-2020 NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Power Rankings: December Edition

Our women’s NCAA swimming & diving ranks had a change at #1… will our men’s ranks do the same? There’s a lot to unpack after mid-season invites.

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New Longhorn Alvin Jiang Splits 43.8 Fly Leg at Minnesota Invite

Alvin Jiang didn’t wait long after transferring from UNC to make a splash with Texas, throwing down a 43.8 fly split that ranks among the fastest of all time.

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2019 Minnesota Invitational: Day 2 Finals Live Recap

After his nation-leading 4:12.17 in the 500 free during prelims, Arizona’s Brooks Fail will test that mark in tonight’s final.

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Fail and Weitzeil Blast Nation-Leading Times in Minnesota Invite Day 2 Prelims

Cal’s Abbey Weitzeil and Arizona’s Brooks Fail each put up nation-leading times this morning on day 2 of the 2019 Minnesota Invite

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Breaking Down Sun Yang’s Case, Part 1: Who and What is the FINA Doping Panel?

SwimSwam is spending time parsing out Sun Yang’s case ahead of his Nov. 15 public trial date.

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US National Teamer Receives Public Warning for Anti-Doping Rules Violation

USA Swimming National Teamer Will Licon declared on a doping control form that he was taking a banned substance, but did not test positive for that substance.

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2019 Austin Sectionals Preview: Texas, Texas A&M Swimmers Headline Entries

Most interestingly for Texas, swimmers John Shebat, Tate Jackson, and Jeff Newkirk are entered in the meet.

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Dakota Luther Swims 2:09.2 200 Fly on 3rd Day of Texas Senior Circuit

Luther had a previous season best of 2:11.86, marking a 2.6 second best time on the season.

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2019 Big 12 Men’s & Women’s Championships: Day 4 Finals

Defending NCAA Champion Austin Katz will swim the 200 back on Saturday evening at Big 12s.

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2019 Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championships: Day 2 Finals Live

Texas freshman Alex Zettle had the best swim in prelims on Thursday at the Big 12 Championships. Will he beat Townley Haas for the title in finals? Or will the defending NCAA Champion find some extra speed for the evening session?

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