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Horns Illustrated Podcast Beyond The Stats

Horns Illustrated Podcast Beyond The Stats

By Horns Illustrated
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. 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. 
15:60
May 7, 2021
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
15:21
April 30, 2021
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. 
13:38
April 23, 2021
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.
08:05
April 23, 2021
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. 
13:28
April 16, 2021
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". 
15:17
April 15, 2021
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. 
11:17
April 9, 2021
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. 
18:35
April 2, 2021
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. 
09:29
April 1, 2021
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. 
06:57
March 22, 2021
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. 
14:40
March 22, 2021
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.
12:59
March 20, 2021
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. 
10:01
March 17, 2021
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. 
15:05
March 12, 2021
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. 
10:06
March 11, 2021
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. 
14:59
March 5, 2021
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. 
12:06
March 2, 2021
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. 
14:54
February 21, 2021
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.
14:39
February 13, 2021
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.  Follow Horns Illustrated on all things social media and visit Hornsillustrated.com for the latest on the Longhorns. 
10:56
February 11, 2021
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. 
10:30
February 6, 2021
"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. 
11:17
February 1, 2021
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. 
07:40
January 26, 2021
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!
09:51
January 23, 2021
What does Steve Sarkisian bring to the Forty Acres?
Hosts Riley Zayas and Luke White react to the hiring of Steve Sarkisian, the firing of Tom Herman and answer the question of "What will Sarkisian bring to Texas?"  Visit Horns Illustrated on HornsIllustrated.com  Twitter: @HornsIllus Facebook: @HornsIllustrated Instagram: horns_illustrated
06:32
January 12, 2021
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. 
08:20
January 9, 2021
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. 
05:37
January 2, 2021
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! 
23:46
January 1, 2021
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. 
30:27
December 1, 2020
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? 
27:43
November 18, 2020
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.   HornsIllustrated.com Subscribe to Horns Illustrated  https://bigfan.hornsillustrated.com Horns Illustrated App Apple Google Social Media Facebook https://www.facebook.com/hornsillustrated Twitter https://twitter.com/HornsIllus Instagram https://www.instagram.com/horns_illustrated/ Visit our Sponsors and Affiliates Elite25 Austin Fanatics ESPN+  When you shop and purchase through these links, you are supporting Texas Longhorns Sports and HornsIllustrated.com. This helps us to continue to deliver great content supporting Texas Athletics.
01:00:23
November 6, 2020
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. 
29:52
October 28, 2020
Talking about the Texas OU Showdown and Longhorns Volleyball
Hosts Riley Zayas and Luke White are back to talk some Texas sports, as they discuss the Red River Showdown, the road ahead for Texas football, the Texas soccer team's huge victory last week, plus, is this the Texas volleyball team's national championship season? All that and more on Episode 12 of the "Beyond the Stats" podcast. We'd like to thank our sponsors: Fanatics https://bit.ly/3eobPKs ESPN+ https://bit.ly/3iYrrb5 Make sure to follow us on all things social:  Facebook https://bit.ly/2DAHZpz  Twitter https://bit.ly/2APiAHw  Instagram https://bit.ly/3fnk5Mh
22:57
October 14, 2020
"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! We'd love to hear your feedback as well.  Sponsors include: Hyde Park Schools Gottesman Real Estate ESPN+ Fanatics
20:31
October 5, 2020
The Horns Dugout Episode 11
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. 
25:12
September 28, 2020
"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. We would like to thank our sponsors: Fanatics https://bit.ly/3eobPKs ESPN+ https://bit.ly/3iYrrb5 Gottesman Real Estate https://bit.ly/2WcYD51 Hyde Park Schools https://bit.ly/2Ofewnf Make sure to follow us on all things social: Facebook https://bit.ly/2DAHZpz Twitter https://bit.ly/2APiAHw Instagram https://bit.ly/3fnk5Mh
46:10
September 11, 2020
"The Horns Dugout" Episode 9
Hosts Riley Zayas and Luke White are back for another episode of "The Horns Dugout", as they discuss Texas football's running back situation, Cat Osterman's phenomenal performance with Athletes Unlimited, Mark Payton's MLB Debut and much more.  We would like to thank our sponsors Hyde Park Schools bit.ly/2Ofewnf Gottesman Real Estate bit.ly/2WcYD51 Affiliates Fanatics: bit.ly/2Oh84fn ESPN+: bit.ly/3iYrrb5
31:02
September 4, 2020
"The Horns Dugout" Episode 8
Hosts Riley Zayas and Luke White talk with Brian Davis of the Austin American-Statesman, who provides insight into the recent Big 12 decision to move forward with fall sports, as well as Texas football's new conference slate. All this and more on Episode 8 of "The Horns Dugout". We would like to thank our sponsors: Fanatics https://bit.ly/3eobPKs ESPN+ https://bit.ly/3iYrrb5 Gottesman Real Estate https://bit.ly/2WcYD51 Hyde Park Schools https://bit.ly/2Ofewnf Make sure to follow us on all things social: Facebook https://bit.ly/2DAHZpz Twitter https://bit.ly/2APiAHw Instagram https://bit.ly/3fnk5Mh
38:13
August 13, 2020
The Horns Dugout Episode 7
Hosts Riley Zayas and Luke White engage in an interesting conversation with Texas diving coach Matt Scoggin, a former Longhorn diver and Olympian. Scoggin discusses some of his favorite memories from his 25 year coaching career in Austin, his philosophy on achieving Olympic-level success, and some of the Longhorn swimming & diving team's biggest rivals, amongst much more! We would like to thank our sponsors: Fanatics https://bit.ly/3eobPKs ESPN+ https://bit.ly/3iYrrb5 Gottesman Real Estate https://bit.ly/2WcYD51 Hyde Park Schools https://bit.ly/2Ofewnf Make sure to follow us on all things social: Facebook https://bit.ly/2DAHZpz Twitter https://bit.ly/2APiAHw Instagram https://bit.ly/3fnk5Mh
44:19
August 7, 2020
The Horns Dugout Episode 6
Hosts Riley Zayas and Luke White go in-depth on a variety of topics pertaining to both the upcoming baseball and football seasons and touch on some other great things going on right now in Longhorn sports.  We would like to thank our sponsors: Fanatics https://bit.ly/3eobPKs ESPN+ https://bit.ly/3iYrrb5 Gottesman Real Estate https://bit.ly/2WcYD51 Hyde Park Schools https://bit.ly/2Ofewnf Make sure to follow us on all things social: Facebook https://bit.ly/2DAHZpz Twitter https://bit.ly/2APiAHw Instagram https://bit.ly/3fnk5Mh
44:04
August 3, 2020
The Horns Dugout Episode 5
Host Riley Zayas is back for episode five of "The Horns Dugout" as he talks with Ryan Yablonsky, a future coach, and current member of the Texas women's basketball scout team. He and Zayas discuss the role the scout team plays in the gameday preparation of the women's basketball team, what he has learned from the Texas coaching staff and his thoughts on new head coach Vic Schaefer.  We would like to thank our sponsors: Fanatics https://bit.ly/3eobPKs ESPN+ https://bit.ly/3iYrrb5 Gottesman Real Estate https://bit.ly/2WcYD51 Hyde Park Schools https://bit.ly/2Ofewnf Make sure to follow us on all things social: Facebook https://bit.ly/2DAHZpz Twitter https://bit.ly/2APiAHw Instagram https://bit.ly/3fnk5Mh 
46:08
July 24, 2020
"The Horns Dugout" Episode Four
Hosts Riley Zayas and Luke White are back for episode four of "The Horns Dugout", as they talk with former Texas baseball player Ty Harrington, who led the Horns to three appearances in the College World Series. He also went on to coach Texas State for 20 seasons, becoming the most successful coach in the program's history in terms of wins. Zayas and White also cover the potential impacts of a conference-only season for Texas football, if that ends up being the path the Big 12 conference takes, and a look at the wide receivers unit heading into the 2020 campaign.  We would like to thank our sponsors: Fanatics https://bit.ly/3eobPKs  ESPN+ https://bit.ly/3iYrrb5  Gottesman Real Estate https://bit.ly/2WcYD51  Hyde Park Schools https://bit.ly/2Ofewnf  Make sure to follow us on all things social:  Facebook https://bit.ly/2DAHZpz  Twitter https://bit.ly/2APiAHw Instagram https://bit.ly/3fnk5Mh
01:02:26
July 17, 2020
The Horns Dugout Ep3
Hosts Riley Zayas and Luke White are here with Horns Illustrated to talk all things sports. Today's episode features Travis Tucker, a former UT baseball player.  We would like to thank our sponsors fanatics https://bit.ly/3eobPKs ESPN+ https://bit.ly/3iYrrb5 Gottesman Real Estate https://bit.ly/2WcYD51 and Hyde Park Schools https://bit.ly/2Ofewnf Make sure to follow us on all things social facebook https://bit.ly/2DAHZpz twitter https://bit.ly/2APiAHw  and instagram https://bit.ly/3fnk5Mh
01:41:37
July 12, 2020
The Horns Dugout Ep2
Hosts Riley Zayas and Luke White are here with Horns Illustrated to talk all things sports. Today's episode features Danny Davis, sports writer for the Austin American Statesman. We get the scope on what the 2020-21 season looks like as well as how UT is handling the Coivd-19 pandemic with bringing all sports back. We would like to thank our sponsors fanatics https://bit.ly/3eobPKs ESPN+ https://bit.ly/3iYrrb5 Gottesman Real Estate https://bit.ly/2WcYD51 and Hyde Park Schools https://bit.ly/2Ofewnf Make sure to follow us on all things social facebook https://bit.ly/2DAHZpz twitter https://bit.ly/2APiAHw  and instagram https://bit.ly/3fnk5Mh
41:58
July 12, 2020