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Horns Illustrated Podcast Beyond The Stats

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Hosts Riley Zayas and Luke White are here with Horns Illustrated to talk all things Texas Longhorn sports. Riley and Luke are aspiring high school students looking to make their mark on UT athletics. Join us each week as we dive into a world filled with Horns, alumni, and you've got it SPORTS!

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Previewing No. 3 Texas baseball's home series against No. 11 Texas Tech

Horns Illustrated Podcast Beyond The StatsApr 30, 2021

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Previewing No. 6 Texas Baseball's series at No. 3 TCU

Previewing No. 6 Texas Baseball's series at No. 3 TCU

Hosts Riley Zayas and Luke White look ahead to No. 6 Texas baseball's weekend series at No. 3 TCU, which begins Friday and will likely decide the Big 12's Regular Season Title. 

May 07, 202115:60
Previewing No. 3 Texas baseball's home series against No. 11 Texas Tech

Previewing No. 3 Texas baseball's home series against No. 11 Texas Tech

Hosts Riley Zayas and Luke White break down the key aspects of this weekend's Big 12 series in Austin between No. 3 Texas and No. 11 Texas Tech, including the Texas bullpen, and the Texas Tech offense. 

Series Schedule

Game 1: Friday at 2 p.m. CT

Game 2: Saturday at 12 p.m. CT

Game 3: Sunday at 2:30 p.m. CT

Apr 30, 202115:21
Previewing No. 3 Texas baseball's weekend series at No. 24 Oklahoma State

Previewing No. 3 Texas baseball's weekend series at No. 24 Oklahoma State

Hosts Riley Zayas and Luke White break down the critical components of No. 3 Texas baseball's weekend series in Stillwater against No. 24 Oklahoma State. The Longhorn pitching staff will be in for a challenge facing the Cowboys' strong offense, but Texas has quite a few sluggers of its own. Before the first pitch of game one Friday night, be sure to tune in to this segment of the Beyond the Stats Podcast for a comprehensive preview of the series. 

Apr 23, 202113:38
Previewing No. 4 Texas Volleyball's NCAA Semifinal Match against No. 1 Wisconsin

Previewing No. 4 Texas Volleyball's NCAA Semifinal Match against No. 1 Wisconsin

Hosts Riley Zayas and Luke White preview No. 4 Texas volleyball's huge national semifinal match against No. 1 Wisconsin on Thursday night, as a spot in the national championship match is on the line.

Apr 23, 202108:05
Texas baseball riding a 10-game win streak as weekend series with Abilene Christian begins

Texas baseball riding a 10-game win streak as weekend series with Abilene Christian begins

Hosts Riley Zayas and Luke White break down Texas baseball's weekend series with Abilene Christian just hours before the first pitch of game one, and discuss the key components' to the Horns' current 10-game winning streak. 

Texas concludes its 10-game homestand with three games in Austin against ACU this weekend. Friday's first pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. CT. Game two on Saturday will begin at 2:30 p.m. CT and the series finale is set for 1 p.m. CT on Sunday. 

Apr 16, 202113:28
Thoughts on Chris Beard and the future of the Texas men's basketball program

Thoughts on Chris Beard and the future of the Texas men's basketball program

Hosts Riley Zayas and Luke White dive into the recent head coaching change in the Texas men's basketball program, and what Chris Beard brings to the Forty Acres. What will the expectations be in his first season in Austin? How is Beard's first team shaping up? Both of those questions, along with several others, are answered in this segment of the "Beyond the Stats Podcast". 

Apr 15, 202115:17
Previewing Texas baseball's weekend series against Kansas State

Previewing Texas baseball's weekend series against Kansas State

Hosts Riley Zayas and Luke White analyze this weekend's series at home against Kansas State for the Texas baseball team. They highlight the Friday night duel between Texas' Ty Madden and KSU's Jordan Wicks, both future MLB Draft Picks, and who the Horns' top two hitters have been as of late. 

Apr 09, 202111:17
BASEBALL: Is there a possibility of seeing Texas play Texas A&M in a series in future seasons?

BASEBALL: Is there a possibility of seeing Texas play Texas A&M in a series in future seasons?

Hosts Riley Zayas and Luke White recap the past week for the Texas baseball team and look ahead to Texas' Big 12 series at Kansas Thursday-Saturday. They also tackle the question of if we will see Texas play Texas A&M in more than just a midweek game in the seasons to come, what Mitchell Daly has meant to the Longhorns this season and why Tristan Stevens will need to be at his best on Friday against the Jayhawks. 

Apr 02, 202118:35
Texas' leading tackler in 2020, Juwan Mitchell, transferring, but the Horns have plenty of talent remaining at linebacker

Texas' leading tackler in 2020, Juwan Mitchell, transferring, but the Horns have plenty of talent remaining at linebacker

Hosts Riley Zayas and Luke White discuss Wednesday's breaking news regarding Texas football and leading tackler Juwan Mitchell's transfer announcement, possible replacements at linebacker, and more news surrounding Steve Sarkisian's program as spring practice gets set to resume. 

Apr 01, 202109:29
Previewing Texas women's basketball's NCAA Tournament First-Round matchup against Bradley

Previewing Texas women's basketball's NCAA Tournament First-Round matchup against Bradley

Hosts Riley Zayas and Luke White discuss Monday night's first round matchup for the No. 6 seeded Texas women's basketball team against No. 11 seed Bradley. What are Texas head coach Vic Schaefer's thoughts? What does Bradley bring to the NCAA Tournament? Who will the Longhorns rely on in the contest? All that and more is covered in this segment of the Beyond the Stats podcast. 

Mar 22, 202106:57
The keys in Abilene Christian's upset of Texas men's basketball + Will Shaka Smart return for another season?

The keys in Abilene Christian's upset of Texas men's basketball + Will Shaka Smart return for another season?

Hosts Riley Zayas and Luke White recap what went wrong for Texas men's basketball in Saturday's upset 53-52 loss to Abilene Christian in the NCAA Tournament, as well as what the Horns did right in the game. They look back on the season for Shaka Smart's squad and ahead into the future for the program in this segment of the Beyond the Stats Podcast. 


Mar 22, 202114:40
Previewing Texas men's basketball's NCAA Tournament First-Round matchup against Abilene Christian

Previewing Texas men's basketball's NCAA Tournament First-Round matchup against Abilene Christian

Hosts Riley Zayas and Luke White preview Saturday's matchup for Texas men's basketball as the Horns enter the NCAA Tournament as a No. 3 seed and get set to face No. 14 seed Abilene Christian. How does Texas guard ACU's 7-foot center Kolton Kohl? Who stepped up for the Horns in the Big 12 Tournament? What challenges do the Wildcats present? All this and more is covered in the latest segment of the Beyond the Stats Podcast.

Mar 20, 202112:59
Recapping Texas baseball's series sweep over Houston + A look ahead to the Big 12 season opener against Baylor

Recapping Texas baseball's series sweep over Houston + A look ahead to the Big 12 season opener against Baylor

Hosts Riley Zayas and Luke White discuss what stood out from Texas baseball in the Horns' phenomenal showing this past weekend, sweeping previously No. 12 South Carolina in Austin. Did the series sweep say more about Texas or South Carolina? Listen and find out! Plus, they look ahead to the challenges Baylor presents for the Longhorns this weekend in Waco. 

Mar 17, 202110:01
Recapping Texas baseball's series victory over Houston with Cougars Beat's Steve Parkhurst

Recapping Texas baseball's series victory over Houston with Cougars Beat's Steve Parkhurst

Hosts Riley Zayas and Luke White are joined by Steve Parkhurst, the managing editor and founder of Cougars Beat, a website covering Houston baseball, to recap Texas' 2-1 series victory last weekend over the Cougars. Who stood out? What were Texas' keys to the series victory? Does this give Texas momentum in the Horns' Top 25 matchup this weekend against South Carolina in Austin? All this and more is covered in the latest segment of the Beyond the Stats podcast. 

Mar 12, 202115:05
Previewing the road to a Big 12 title for Texas men's basketball

Previewing the road to a Big 12 title for Texas men's basketball

Hosts Riley Zayas and Luke White dive into the upcoming Big 12 men's basketball tournament, and what Texas needs to do in Kansas City to have a shot at claiming a Big 12 title. Texas opens the tournament Thursday against Texas Tech at 8:30 p.m. CT. 

Mar 11, 202110:06
Previewing Texas baseball's weekend series at Houston with Steve Parkhurst, Managing Editor and Founder of Cougars Beat

Previewing Texas baseball's weekend series at Houston with Steve Parkhurst, Managing Editor and Founder of Cougars Beat

Horns Illustrated's Riley Zayas and Luke White are joined by Steve Parkhurst, the managing editor and founder of Cougars Beat, a website covering Houston baseball, to discuss Texas baseball's upcoming weekend series at Houston. They dive into the pitching matchups, why there is no easy out in Houston's lineup, and who has emerged as Texas' most consistent hitter through the first nine games of the season. 

Podcast was recorded on March 2. 

Mar 05, 202114:59
What changed for Texas baseball at the plate? A look at the first week of the season for the Longhorns

What changed for Texas baseball at the plate? A look at the first week of the season for the Longhorns

Hosts Riley Zayas and Luke White take a look at the drastic improvements in Texas' poise at the plate in the series victory over BYU at the end of last week in comparison to Texas' weak offensive showing at the State Farm College Baseball Showdown to open the season. Plus, Luke compares Texas 3B Cam Williams to another notable power hitter from a school in the Lone Star State. Who is it? Tune in to find out!

Note: This segment was recorded on Friday, February 26. 

Mar 02, 202112:06
A game-by-game look at the 2021 Texas football schedule, and the key contests for the Longhorns

A game-by-game look at the 2021 Texas football schedule, and the key contests for the Longhorns

Hosts Riley Zayas and Luke White dive into the recently released Texas football schedule, taking a look at the three game non-conference slate that includes a notable Group of 5 program and an SEC program on the rise, as well as the Big 12 slate and where the Horns will be tested the most in Steve Sarkisian's first year in Austin. 

Feb 21, 202114:54
The week in Texas basketball

The week in Texas basketball

Riley Zayas and Luke White preview the Texas women's basketball team's crucial rivalry game on Sunday at Baylor, and look at the future of the Texas men's basketball team's schedule. Plus, should the Big 12 tournament be canceled? Why? Find out on this segment of the Beyond the Stats Podcast.

Feb 13, 202114:39
Texas softball already building its NCAA Tournament resume starting on day one of the 2021 season

Texas softball already building its NCAA Tournament resume starting on day one of the 2021 season

Hosts Riley Zayas and Luke White preview the Texas softball season, looking at the schedule, and starting pitching for the Longhorns this season. No. 3 Arizona opens the season in Austin on February 11, so listen in, before the first pitch of the 2021 season is thrown. 

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Feb 11, 202110:56
Texas men's basketball has lost three of its last four...here's why you can't count the Horns out just yet

Texas men's basketball has lost three of its last four...here's why you can't count the Horns out just yet

Hosts Riley Zayas and Luke White dive into the latest from the Texas men's basketball team, as they recap the Horns' tough loss to No. 2 Baylor and take a look at the upcoming showdown at Oklahoma State. Plus, Texas, despite four losses, still deserves to be ranked in the top 10. Here's why. 

Feb 06, 202110:30
"They've got Omaha aspirations": A look at the 2021 Texas Baseball Schedule

"They've got Omaha aspirations": A look at the 2021 Texas Baseball Schedule

Riley Zayas and Luke White brings you another segment of the "Beyond the Stats" Podcast, as they look at the Texas baseball schedule, including a start to the season that includes three Top 10 opponents in three days, two in-state rivalries, and a strong conference schedule. 


Feb 01, 202111:17
Previewing Texas men's basketball's matchup with No. 24 Oklahoma

Previewing Texas men's basketball's matchup with No. 24 Oklahoma

Hosts Riley Zayas and Luke White give you an inside look at the current Big 12 men's basketball standings and dive into Tuesday's Top 25 matchup between No. 5 Texas and No. 24 Oklahoma. 

Jan 26, 202107:40
Looking at the Texas Tech loss, K-State win, and the road ahead for Texas men's basketball

Looking at the Texas Tech loss, K-State win, and the road ahead for Texas men's basketball

Hosts Riley Zayas and Luke White are back for another segment of the Beyond the Stats podcast, taking a look at the past week for the Texas men's basketball team. They analyze the Texas Tech loss, K-State win, and upcoming showdown against Oklahoma in under 10 minutes. Plus, what does Kamaka Hepa having common with Casey Thompson? Find out on this segment of the Beyond the Stats podcast!

Jan 23, 202109:51
What does Steve Sarkisian bring to the Forty Acres?
Jan 12, 202106:32
Previewing Texas men's basketball's matchup against No. 14 West Virginia

Previewing Texas men's basketball's matchup against No. 14 West Virginia

Riley Zayas and Luke White are back to preview the No. 4 Texas men's basketball team's top 15 matchup at No. 14 West Virginia on Saturday in just eight minutes, keeping you up to date with the latest on Texas men's hoops. 

Jan 09, 202108:20
Previewing No. 8 Texas men's basketball at No. 3 Kansas

Previewing No. 8 Texas men's basketball at No. 3 Kansas

Riley Zayas and Luke White break down perhaps the biggest game of the season so far for Texas men's basketball, giving you insight, stats, and info, in just five minutes about this top-10 battle on Saturday. 

Jan 02, 202105:37
A look at the Alamo Bowl and next year's Texas football team with Horns Illustrated's Terry Middleton

A look at the Alamo Bowl and next year's Texas football team with Horns Illustrated's Terry Middleton

Riley Zayas and Luke White are joined by the publisher of Horns Illustrated Terry Middleton to talk about Texas' dominant win in the Alamo Bowl and a look at the young talent of next year's squad. Who stood out? Take a listen and see! 

Jan 01, 202123:46
Beyond the Stats Podcast: Season Openers a Success for Texas basketball teams + The Future for Texas football

Beyond the Stats Podcast: Season Openers a Success for Texas basketball teams + The Future for Texas football

Hosts Riley Zayas and Luke White dive into the most pressing topics in Texas Longhorn sports, including their thoughts of Texas' tough loss to Iowa State last week, the future for Texas football and what was impressive in the Texas men's and women's basketball season opening victories. 

Dec 01, 202030:27
Episode 16: The most consistent team on the Forty Acres?

Episode 16: The most consistent team on the Forty Acres?

Hosts Riley Zayas and Luke White are back for another edition of the Beyond the Stats podcast, as they discuss Texas football's upcoming game at Kansas, the success of UT volleyball, and ask the question, who is the most consistent team on the Forty Acres? 

Nov 18, 202027:43
Special Guest Octavious Bishop, Longhorns Lineman 95-98 Discovers Texas Longhorns Football, life and faith

Special Guest Octavious Bishop, Longhorns Lineman 95-98 Discovers Texas Longhorns Football, life and faith

Riley Zayas interviews former UT Longhorns Football Offensive Linemen Octavious Bishop as they discuss Texas Longhorns football, life and faith.  

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Who is keeping the Big 12's College Football Playoff Hopes Alive?: Talking Texas and Big 12 football

Who is keeping the Big 12's College Football Playoff Hopes Alive?: Talking Texas and Big 12 football

Who is keeping the Big 12's College Football Playoff Hopes Alive? What does Texas need to watch out for as they battle Oklahoma State in Stillwater this weekend? How will a short non-conference schedule affect the Texas men's basketball team? Hosts Riley Zayas and Luke White are back to answer all these questions and more on Episode 14 of the Horns Illustrated Beyond the Stats Podcast. 

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"Beyond the Stats" podcast Episode 12

"Beyond the Stats" podcast Episode 12

Hosts Riley Zayas and Luke White are back, to recap the latest from Texas Longhorn sports. This week, they discuss Texas football's loss to TCU and the road ahead for the Horns. They also cover the recent success of Texas volleyball and the recent highlights for Texas soccer. Make sure to check it out!

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Hosts Riley Zayas and Luke White of Horns Illustrated  discuss Texas' huge, come-from-behind win on the road against Texas Tech on Saturday. They also look ahead to Texas' upcoming matchups against TCU and Oklahoma. 

Sep 28, 202025:12
"The Horns Dugout" Episode 10

"The Horns Dugout" Episode 10

Shawn Clynch joins Horns Illustrated's Riley Zayas to discuss the upcoming season for Texas Football, the Horns season opener, and some of the players that should lead Texas' offense and defense.

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