Thursday Longhorn Sports Page

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

Baseball:

UT regents approve Disch-Falk renovations
Austin American-Statesman
The University of Texas system regents on Wednesday approved spending an additional $3 million for renovating Disch-Falk Field. The regents originally approved a budget of $18 million for the face-lift of the Longhorns' 31-year-old baseball stadium, but that number has been upped to $21 million. The Texas athletics department will raise $7 million of the $21 million cost through private donations while the remainder will be financed with bonds. Full story

Football:

Like it is : Longhorns top Hogs with Texas-sized screen
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
It was bound to happen, but who would have guessed it would be the University of Texas that would one-up the Arkansas Razorbacks when it came to televisions at the football stadium ? Full story

Football recruiting:

Premium StoryThe Marshall Plan: WR Will Play, If Ready
Inside Texas
Four-Star Texas WR signee Josh Marshall's off-season conditioning program has come under the watchful eye of his father Charles 'Tank' Marshall. But the former All-Southwest Conference DE from Texas A&M (1973-77) won't be able to watch should his son get in on the action against the Aggies this November. Full story

Premium Story'07 Unwrapped: Joseph Barksdale
Inside Texas

Premium StoryEric Berry: Speed, Awareness, Finesse & Power
Inside Texas

Hoops recruiting:

Premium StoryDamion James: Two Strong With Released Forward
Inside Texas

Alumni:

Young reaches ‘Next Level' with reality show
Nashville City Paper
With reality television all the rage, Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback Vince Young is coming this fall to a TV set near you. Sorry, ladies, Young won't be following the lead of former New York Giants QB Jesse Palmer by starring in The Bachelor. Nor will he be voting anyone out of the Titans locker room or trying to tickle the ears of Simon Cowell on American Idol. Instead, Young, who turns 23 next Thursday, is allowing a television crew from BET, led by Emmy Award-winning director Brendon J. Carter, to make a six-episode show entitled Vince Young: Next Level. Full story

Premium StoryHuff no stranger to talent
Inside Texas

Premium StoryInjury Not a Concern to Thigpen
Inside Texas

Other:

Softball: Oklahoma State stuns No. 2 Texas
Houston Chronicle
OKLAHOMA CITY - Texas softball coach Connie Clark certainly believes in Meagan Denny when she is on the mound. But the Longhorns aren't the same team without Cat Osterman in the game, and that was obvious as top-seeded Texas lost to Oklahoma State 2-1 in the opening round of the Big 12 tournament on Wednesday night. Full story

Softball: Williams leads off with a bang for UT
Houston Chronicle
OKLAHOMA CITY - At the beginning of the softball season, first-year Texas hitting instructor Corrie Hill asked Desiree Williams what type of hitter she wanted to be. Lofty numbers danced in her head, but Williams' response was very much on the practical side. The sophomore simply wanted to be consistent at the plate. Full story

Softball: A Cat that never sleeps
Waco Tribune-Herald
It's the year of the Cat. Just like 2002, 2003 and 2005. The only time Big 12 teams weren't dominated by Texas All-America pitcher Cat Osterman was in 2004 when she took a sabbatical to pitch for the USA's gold medal-winning Olympic team. Osterman isn't just the Tribune-Herald's Big 12 pitcher of the year, she might be the best in college softball history. Full story

Osterman one of 10 finalists for 2006 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year
TexasSports.com

Longhorns top Big 12 Softball post-season awards
TexasSports.com

Softball signs prep standout Erin Tresselt
TexasSports.com

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