Thursday Longhorn Sports Page

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

Alumni:

Texans GM says Young won't be draft's No. 1 pick
Austin American-Statesman
Houston Texans fans wanting their team to draft hometown darling Vince Young with the top overall pick in the NFL draft will be disappointed Saturday. Houston general manager Charley Casserly said Wednesday that the Texans would not draft a quarterback with their No. 1 pick. The Texans are negotiating with Southern California tailback Reggie Bush and North Carolina State defensive end Mario Williams instead. Full story

Texans' rejection still held a sting for Young
Houston Chronicle
Former University of Texas quarterback Vince Young had been aware of media reports that the Houston Texans had no intention of selecting him with Saturday's first pick in the NFL draft, but he was still surprised when general manager Charley Casserly admitted it publicly on Wednesday. Full story

Strong-armed, strong-legged Young should go No. 1
Austin American-Statesman

Draft forecast remains cloudy for QB Young
Associated Press
Nobody quite knows what to make of Vince Young. A quarterback? For sure. The best one on this weekend's draft board? Well, it's funny how a player's stock can rise and fall in the span of weeks and months. Full story

Young hopes for reunion with McNair
South Mississippi Sun-Herald
The Tennessee Titans' next starting quarterback could have South Mississippi ties. The Titans are considering using their top pick on Texas standout Vince Young in the NFL Draft this weekend. Team officials want to draft its quarterback of the future. Tennessee is torn between Matt Leinart (Southern Cal), Jay Cutler (Vanderbilt) and Young. Most mock drafts have the Titans picking Leinart, but Young remains a strong possibility. Full story

Young won't be only Longhorn selected
San Antonio Express-News

UT defensive back Huff is considered safe choice for draft
Houston Chronicle
Texas safety Michael Huff considers himself the total package, worthy of being the first defensive back taken in this weekend's NFL draft. He's smart enough to read offenses and not afraid to deliver big hits. He can stuff the run. He can pressure the quarterback. Did we mention he can cover? Full story

Longhorns' Huff is man for all secondary spots
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Michael Huff is a cornerback. He's also a strong safety, and a free safety. Take your pick. Full story

Texas' safety has makings of greatness
NorthJersey.com
Michael Huff's brilliance turned Pete Carroll from a genius into a fool. Full story

Football:

Is UA playing Texas annually in Dallas a good idea?
Northwest Arkansas Times

Baseball:

Pair of former Horns to be inducted into new College Baseball Hall of Fame
TexasSports.com
The College Baseball Foundation announced that former Longhorns Cliff Gustafson and Brooks Kieschnick will help comprise the inaugural class of 10 inductees into the new College Baseball Hall of Fame in Lubbock, Texas, on Wednesday April 26. Full story

Other:

Softball: Longhorns win season series with Aggies
Daily Texan

Bevo Beat
Austin American-Statesman


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