Tuesday Longhorn Sports Page

Links to the latest articles on UT sports from around the web.

Football:

UT younger at QB after Young
Dallas Morning News
AUSTIN – There were times during Texas' spring practice when Jevan Snead played what-if. Full story

Football recruiting:

Creer takes in OU
Inside Texas
One of the top players in Texas, Tatum running back Lennon Creer has thought to be a Texas lock for a couple of months. However, this weekend he traveled to Norman to check out the Sooners. Full story

Hoops:

Banquet: Aldridge Makes It Official
Inside Texas
On Monday the Texas Men's Basketball team held their annual banquet amid two key pieces of news: Barnes is staying, Aldridge is going. Full story

Aldridge makes it official: he's going pro
Austin American-Statesman
Longhorns sophomore LaMarcus Aldridge, angling for financial security and the fulfillment of a dream, said Monday night that he will submit his name for the NBA draft. Full story

Tucker, Aldridge honored as UT basketball MVPs
Austin American-Statesman
P.J. Tucker and LaMarcus Aldridge were honored as the men's basketball team's most valuable players Monday night during the Texas Longhorns' annual awards banquet at the Erwin Center. Full story

UT's Aldridge opts for NBA; Gibson will stay
Dallas Morning News
AUSTIN – Texas sophomore forward LaMarcus Aldridge of Seagoville made it official Monday night, announcing he will forego his final two years of eligibility and enter the NBA draft with an agent. Full story

N.C. State would be step back for UT's Barnes
Dallas Morning News
On one hand, you suppose Texas fans should be flattered to learn that someone so desperately wants to hire their basketball coach. But on the other hand ... North Carolina State? Full story

Aldridge to give NBA old college try
San Antonio Express-News
AUSTIN — For Texas basketball fans, it was a bittersweet kind of news day. Sophomore center LaMarcus Aldridge announced Monday he is leaving UT for the NBA. Coach Rick Barnes, the object of North Carolina State's affection for more than a week now, said he's not going anywhere. Full story

Next up for Barnes: Even more
San Antonio Express-News
NBA scouts saw the kid last Saturday, in Memphis, in another high-school all-star game. And they were mesmerized. They say he shoots and moves like Tracy McGrady — only he's taller and still growing. But what defines Kevin Durant's potential is something Texas faces now. As LaMarcus Aldridge prepares to leave Austin, he will become the highest-drafted player in school history. Durant, if he could be in this draft, would go even higher. That's the program Rick Barnes has built. Full story

Aldridge entering NBA Draft
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Texas' basketball team spent Monday night saying goodbye to its two seniors, but, by the end of the evening, also bid farewell to sophomore LaMarcus Aldridge. Full story

Aldridge entering NBA Draft
Houston Chronicle
AUSTIN - LaMarcus Aldridge picked up a couple of awards on the way out the door Monday night. Full story

Aldridge leaves early
Daily Texan
LaMarcus Aldridge arrived in Austin with two main goals: He wanted to get started on earning his degree, and he wanted to have the opportunity to play in the NBA. Monday evening at the Longhorns Basketball Banquet, Aldridge, a sophomore, broke some news that solidified he'd accomplished both feats - he intends to declare himself eligible for the 2006 NBA Draft. Full story

Baseball:

No need for hindsight
Daily Texan
Every time he sits in the dugout and watches his teammates take the field during a game, No. 15 could easily second-guess himself. He could think about what life might be like if he weren't in college. And a year after he turned down a chance to play professionally, he just might wonder if that dugout is really where he wants to be. But Jordan Danks has no reason to wonder. He already knows. Full story

No. 8 baseball team breaks from Big 12 against UT-Arlington
Daily Texan

UT baseball hosts UT-Arlington
Austin American-Statesman

Other:

Lineup changes give offensive boost to top-ranked Texas
Daily Texan

Bevo Beat
Austin American-Statesman


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