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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Texas women’s golf ends season ranked No. 2, per Golfweek

Plus: PJ Tucker launches a sneakers boutique

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Although their season was cut short due to the outbreak, Texas Longhorns women’s golf finished No. 2 overall, according to Goldweek’s final rankings for the 2019-2020 season.

The only team to finish ahead of the Longhorns were the USC Trojans.

Texas women’s golf has now finished ranked inside the nation’s top 10 for three consecutive seasons, finishing No. 4 overall last year and No. 7 overall during the 2017-2018 season.

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NEWS FROM ELSEWHERE IN LONGHORN LAND AND THE BIG 12

  • Texas men’s basketball assistant coach Luke Yaklich has been hired as the new head coach for the Illinois-Chicago Flames, Stadium reports. From Burnt Orange Nation’s previous piece on the topic: “The irony of this potential move? Former Illinois-Chicago head coach Steve McClain was ousted just 10 days ago after winning at least 10 conference games in the last three seasons, but struggling to make the NCAA tournament. In fact, McClain’s final loss at UIC came against former Texas assistant Darrin Horn and his Northern Kentucky team in the Horizon League championship game. Yaklich was hired by the Longhorns last May after Horn left to coach the Norse. He’s an Illinois native who grew up in La Salle, graduated from Illinois State, and served as a high school basketball coach in the state, including at Chicago suburb Joliet West. Those ties to Illinois high school basketball and Yaklich’s proven prowess as a defensive coach make him an appealing hire for the Flames.”
  • Former Longhorn PJ Tucker isn’t just an NBA player. He’s a sneaker mogul too. From Sports Illustrated: “The Texas native made the announcement Saturday that he would be opening up his own sneaker boutique through an Instagram Live Q&A with Nice Kicks. Following in the steps of former NBA players such as Bobby Simmons, Derrick Williams, and Derek Anderson, Tucker is looking to leave his mark in the fashion industry. ‘From the beginning of time, all I’ve ever done is hoop, and this culture of sneakers has always been a part of it….It’s hand-in-hand.’ Tucker said on Saturday. The new shop will have a ‘grand opening in October,’ in an unfinalized location in Houston. ‘We’ve got a lot of dope collabs coming. We’re going to have some fun with it, and I’m excited about that.’ Tucker announced.”
  • Sports Illustrated is continuing its countdown of the all-time greatest former Longhorns in the NBA. Coming in at No. 2 is LaMarcus Aldridge. From SI: “A McDonald’s All-American while playing basketball at Seagoville High School, LaMarcus Aldridge decided to forgo college and declare for the 2004 NBA Draft. Soon after the decision, Aldridge shockingly withdrew his name from the draft class and decided to play his college ball in Austin. Aldridge’s change of heart to play college ball rather than entering the pro ranks was reportedly influenced by a chat with Shaquille O’Neal who advised that he should go to college and then evaluate his NBA prospects. Alongside current Houston Rockets power forward, P.J. Tucker, a new chapter in Texas Basketball started. It was a slow start, as the Horns finished 9-7 in the Big 12 and sixth in the conference in their first season. In his Sophomore campaign, Aldridge led Texas to a 13-3 record and a trip to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. Averaging 15 points, 9.2 rebounds, and winning Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, Aldridge heavily boosted his stock going into the 2006 NBA Draft.”
  • Speaking of former Longhorns in the NBA, watch this dunk video of Jaxson Hayes.