Friday Longhorn Sports Page

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

Football:

Texas, OU extend contract for Cotton Bowl matchup through 2010
Austin American-Statesman
One of college football's best traditions will live on at least until the end of the decade. On Thursday, representatives of the Universities of Texas and Oklahoma jointly announced that they had extended their schools' contract with the State Fair of Texas by two years, keeping the annual Red River Rivalry at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas until 2010. Full story

Deal gives Cotton Bowl a tough hand
Austin American-Statesman
Break out the pompons and pull your raccoon fur coat from the attic chest. Start waving your college pennant. Splice up the highlight reel of Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside. Rub your Beano Cook bobblehead doll until it's bald. Hail to the victors. College football has been saved. Tradition has been preserved. At least for five more years. After that, all bets are off. Full story

Texas-OU to stay put for 5 years
Dallas Morning News
Texas-OU is staying in Dallas – for now. Full story

Texas-OU to stay put for 5 years
Dallas Morning News
Any prayers of preserving the state's greatest annual sporting event won't be answered by the deal announced Thursday or a cheap makeover of the Cotton Bowl. Full story

Q&A: UT's Dodds on the future of Texas-OU
Dallas Morning News

Football recruiting:

Premium StoryRon Brooks: "I Was Shocked..."
Inside Texas

Baseball:

UT's magic number for NCAA host status is 40
Austin American-Statesman
The magic number thrown around college baseball clubhouses this time of year is 40. Ranked teams that finish a regular season with 40 wins stand a solid chance of earning one of 16 regional sites in the NCAA playoffs and, better yet, a coveted top eight national seed. Seventh-ranked Texas is 33-15 entering today's opener of a three-game series against Kansas. Full story

Texas tired but tenacious
Daily Texan

Baseball hopes to prove itself against Texas
Daily Kansan

Kansas to face Texas' Stubbs, a wanted man
Daily Kansan

Women's hoops:

Conradt's top recruiter goes to Baylor
Austin American-Statesman
Karen Aston was the associate head coach and recruiting coordinator for the University of Texas women's basketball team. She now has the same job title and responsibilities at Baylor. Full story

In 'coup,' Texas associate head coach leaves for Baylor
Daily Texan
The Baylor women's basketball team handed Texas two losses during the regular season, but the offseason loss the Longhorns suffered to the Bears Thursday may sting the most. Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey-Robertson announced that Karen Aston, former associate head coach at Texas, will be taking that position with the Bears. Full story

A coup for BU
Waco Tribune-Herald
Six years ago, Kim Mulkey-Robertson "couldn't touch" Karen Aston when she tried to lure the Texas assistant coach away from the Longhorns. But two weeks after losing associate head coach Bill Brock to Big 12-rival Texas Tech, Mulkey-Robertson pulled off a similar intraconference coup on Thursday. The 41-year-old Aston, associate head coach and recruiting coordinator at Texas for the last six years, is leaving the tradition-rich Longhorn program and returning to her Baylor coaching roots. Full story

Alumni:

Titans to set a slow pace for Young
Tennessean

Other:

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