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

Football:

UT's Rose Bowl finances, fortunes thorny
Austin American-Statesman
The University of Texas made only $100,000 from its Rose Bowl victory over Southern California in the Bowl Championship Series national title game. But UT figures to make about eight times that amount this coming season by erecting 3,000 bleacher seats in the south end zone. Full story

UT coordinators Akina, Davis, Chizik get sizeable raises
Austin American-Statesman
Winning the national championship has been very profitable for the University of Texas' assistant football coaches. Longhorn offensive coordinator Greg Davis and co-defensive coordinator Gene Chizik are receiving $30,400 raises, bringing their annual salaries to $325,400. The total compensation for the coordinators includes base salary of $260,400; a $15,000 endowment and income from football camps ($20,000); and speaking engagements ($30,000). Full story

Texas-OU doubtful on ABC night schedule
Dallas Morning News
ABC announced that it will be airing college football games every Saturday night this season, but at least one high-profile game won't get the prime-time treatment. Texas-Oklahoma, traditionally an afternoon game at the Cotton Bowl, could be shifted to a 7 p.m. kickoff, according to the network schedule unveiled Tuesday. Oct. 7 has been designated a day when a Big 12, ACC or Big East game could be selected for prime time. But State Fair of Texas president Errol McKoy said he has already discussed this possibility with Oklahoma officials, and it's doubtful the Red River Rivalry would be played at night. Full story

Football recruiting:

Premium StoryAudio: An interview with Zack Pianalto
Inside Texas
In this week's audio interview, we hear from Springdale TE Zack Pianalto, who talks to Inside Texas about his adjustment to the Longhorn's offense, the 2006 Rose Bowl and the idea going back to his home state of Arkansas to play against the Razorbacks. Full story

Premium StoryBarksdale's Impressive Offer List Grows
Inside Texas
With offers from schools like Ohio State, Michigan, Tennessee, Notre Dame and Miami already in his back pocket prior to him attending the Nike Camp at the beginning of May, Joseph Barksdale of Cass Tech High School in Detroit has obviously impressed the rest of the country from what they saw of him or heard about him at the Nike camp. Schools like USC and Texas immediately joined in the fray and LSU is now the most recent school to offer. So does Barksdale have any favorite of the lot? Full story

Premium StoryBlaine Irby: Easing Down The Road
Inside Texas
Blaine Irby (6-3, 235, 4.6) from St. Bonaventure in Ventura, Calif., has been accumulating scholarship offers and attracting the attention of the elite schools in the country. His first offer was from Arizona State and the offers have steadily come in ever since. Full story

Hoops:

Williams transfer not a done deal
Selma Times-Journal
Despite rumors that have surfaced about basketball player Mike Williams' possible transfer from the University of Texas, nothing has officially been done according to one person close to the team. Assistant media relations director Scott McConnell said the Longhorns' staff became aware of rumors that Williams might leave early Sunday night. But nothing has been done to begin a process that would facilitate the departure of the former Wilcox-Central High standout. Full story

Baseball:

Horns know they must finish strong down stretch to earn one of eight national seeds
Austin American-Statesman
Missouri was viewed as a must-win series one week ago. Locked in a fierce conference battle with Nebraska, the Texas Longhorns figured their Big 12 fortunes would come down to three games in Columbia. Thanks to Baylor's sweep of Nebraska, those fortunes have changed. But the mission remains the same. Full story

McCulloch and Stubbs garner 2006 Academic All-Big 12 honors
TexasSports.com

Clark to participate in 2006 USA Baseball National Team trials
TexasSports.com

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