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Football:

Running back Taylor charged with felony marijuana possession
Austin American-Statesman
BELTON — University of Texas running back Ramonce Taylor was arrested early Sunday after Bell County sheriff's deputies found marijuana in a backpack in the rear of his vehicle, authorities said. The Bell County sheriff's office said in a news release that a live .40-caliber round of ammunition also was found in the center console of the vehicle. The sheriff first reported that deputies found more than 5 pounds of marijuana in Taylor's backpack, which would constitute a second-degree felony punishable by two to 20 years in jail and $10,000 in fines. Full story

UT's Taylor charged with marijuana possession
Dallas Morning News
The attorney for Texas running back Ramonce Taylor, the all-purpose yardage leader for the national champion Longhorns in 2005, said roughly five pounds of marijuana found in Taylor's car early Sunday didn't belong to Taylor. The Bell County district attorney's office charged Taylor with state jail felony possession of marijuana Sunday night, pending a final lab analysis for the total weight of the drugs. If convicted, Taylor could face up to two years in jail and a $10,000 fine. If the weight exceeds five pounds, the charge could be upgraded to a second-degree felony, punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Taylor will be arraigned today, when bail will be set. Full story

Longhorns' Taylor arrested for marijuana possession
San Antonio Express-News

UT football player jailed in Bell County
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Horns' Taylor faces felony drug charge
Houston Chronicle

Baseball:

Longhorns clinch Big 12 championship
Austin American-Statesman
With Nebraska losing for the third time in three days to Baylor on Sunday, the Texas baseball team clinched the Big 12 Conference championship. The Longhorns' title is their third Big 12 crown since the inception of the league and the first for Texas (38-15 overall, 19-4 Big 12) since 2004. Full story

Hoops:

Premium StoryMike Williams: Transferring from UT
Inside Texas
Texas sophomore forward Mike Williams is transferring, according to sources close to the situation, despite the fact that the Longhorns could lose their entire frontline. Full story

Texas' Williams considers transferring
Austin American-Statesman
Mike Williams, a reserve forward on the University of Texas basketball team who would be a junior next season, is strongly considering transferring to another school. Don Jackson, an attorney who helped Williams resolve an NCAA eligibility issue when he was a freshman, confirmed that Williams might leave Texas. Two others close to Williams also said he was considering other schools. Full story

Other:

Softball: Texas to host NCAA softball regional
Austin American-Statesman
The Texas Longhorns will host a four-team NCAA softball regional at McCombs Field beginning Friday. Texas, the nation's No. 2 team before losing both of its games last week in the Big 12 tournament, received the No. 3 overall seed in the tournament. Texas (49-7) will face Texas-San Antonio (37-12) in the first round at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Utah (38-19) will play Indiana (29-23-1) at 4 p.m. Friday in the other Austin game. The NCAA will announce Saturday and Sunday times later. Full story

Track: Men, women add to UT's winning ways
Austin American-Statesman
WACO — While winning the 100-meter dash, Jamaal Charles felt his left hamstring tighten. So the University of Texas' star sprinter sat out the 200 as a precaution because the Longhorns already were assured of their fourth men's team title at the Big 12 outdoor track and field championships. Full story

Track: Texas doubles up on track titles
Dallas Morning News
WACO – A couple of Texas' football national champions helped the Longhorns win the Big 12 outdoor track and field championship Sunday. Defensive end Brian Robison and running back Jamaal Charles were a big part of Texas' runaway team title at Baylor's Hart-Patterson Track and Field complex. Full story

Track: Hooker sisters give mother a golden day
San Antonio Express-News

Bevo Beat
Austin American-Statesman


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