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UT tries to regain stature
Houston Chronicle
OKLAHOMA CITY - Texas baseball coach Augie Garrido has heard all the talk and read all the stories about how his Longhorns, the defending national champions, have sewn up a national seed for this year's NCAA tournament. But he's not buying it. Full story

Coaches welcome pool play
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Big 12 baseball tournament has a new format and an old favorite. The top-seeded Texas Longhorns (38-18), the defending national champions, earned their second regular-season title in three years and take aim at the tournament under a new format. The event begins today at Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City and features pool play that will set up Sunday's 1 p.m. championship. "I think it's better for the players, the teams and the conference," said UT coach Augie Garrido, who pitched the idea to coaches in 2004. "It just doesn't beat you up the way the other one does. We wanted to make things more consistent with what we do in the regular season." Full story

Jump into the Big 12 baseball tourney pool
Kansas City Star
Exit the double-elimination format. Enter the joys of pool play. The Big 12 will unveil a new format today when its postseason baseball tournament begins in Oklahoma City. The conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals will be at stake. Baseball fans who watched the World Baseball Classic earlier this spring will recognize the new pool-play method. Teams are divided into two four-team divisions. Each team will play the three other teams in its division once. The team that wins the most games in each division will advance to Sunday's championship game. Pretty simple. The Big 12's style of pool play will not employ any of the head-scratching vagaries of the Classic's tie-breaking procedure. Head-to-head results will break any tie between two teams. If more than two teams are tied, the highest seed advances. Full story

Longhorns' speedy Stubbs named 2006 Big 12 player of the year
Austin American-Statesman
He goes about his business in center field with the ease of a young buck taking a drink out of season. But one can be misled while watching the gazelle-like strides of Drew Stubbs in the vast power alleys of Disch-Falk Field. It's not that easy. "He has that innate ability to make what's difficult seem routine,'' Texas coach Augie Garrido said of Stubbs, the American-Statesman's 2006 Big 12 player of the year. "He never seems to be out of position because his speed allows him to run down most any ball in the outfield.'' Full story

American-Statesman's All-Big 12 baseball team
Austin American-Statesman

Big 12 Tournament report
San Antonio Express-News

All-Big 12 team
San Antonio Express-News

Big 12 all-decade team
San Antonio Express-News

Fort Worth Star-Telegram


UT national championship ring for sale on eBay
Austin American-Statesman
It took 35 years for the University of Texas football team to win its latest national championship but only two months for a ring commemorating the title to show up on eBay. Full story

Still more Big 12 football? Doubtful
Dallas Morning News
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The hot topic of the Big 12's annual spring meetings appears to be cooling. As coaches and administrators meet face-to-face at the Broadmoor resort, support for adding a ninth conference game in football seems to be waning. Full story


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