• UT athletics reports net gain for 2014-15 school year

    UT athletics profited $458,367 during the 2014-15 school year, according to a report by the Austin American-Statesman.

    The report, based on an audit the Statesman obtained, said athletics brought in $183.5 million in revenue, including net profit of $94 million for football. Baseball and basketball combined to bring in $8 million in net profits, but all other sports lost money.

    The athletic department also gave back $9.8 million to the University, according to the report.

    The move back into the black comes one year after the athletic department reported a loss of $2.8 million, which led former athletic director Steve Patterson to raise season ticket prices for football and basketball.

    The 2014-15 school year was the only full year Patterson oversaw as athletic director. He was fired on Sept. 22 after just 22 months on the job.

  • Texas falls on the road to Washington, 4-3

    Despite winning the doubles points and picking up two singles wins, the Texas men’s tennis team fell to Washington 4-3 in Seattle on Sunday.

    In doubles play, the Longhorns took home two wins at the first and second doubles positions. Senior Michael Riechmann and sophomore Adrian Ortiz teamed up to edge Washington freshman duo Piers Foley and Enzo Sommer 6-4. Texas junior George Goldhoff and freshman Julian Zlobinsky won 6-2, beating sophomore Jake Douglas and junior Wendell Watanabe. Texas freshmen Colin Markes and Harrison Scott’s match against Husky freshman Kawika Lam and sophomore Mitch Stewart in third doubles was suspended.

    In singles play, Ortiz defeated Douglas 7-6, 7-5 in third singles, and Zlobinsky beat Foley 7-5, 6-4 in sixth singles. Despite the strong Texas showings, Washington took home the win after defeating Texas in the first, second, fourth and fifth singles positions.

    Texas returns to action next Saturday at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend event at UT’s Weller Indoor Tennis Center.