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Horns Down Tech In Tourney Opener
Inside Texas
Texas Tech started off last year's Big 12 Tournament by upsetting the No. 1 seed. The Red Raiders would have no such luck today. Texas shut out the Raiders, 4-0, to begin conference tournament play with a 'W' and move within one win of the 40-win plateau. Texas (39-18) got three of its four runs in the bottom of the third and then shut Texas Tech (31-24-1) down the rest of the way for the shutout victory. Longhorn starter Kenn Kasparek (4-2) earned the win, giving up five hits and no runs in his six innings of work. Randy Boone and Austin Wood sealed the shutout with three innings of hitless relief. The three Texas pitchers combined for four three-up three-down innings. Full story

Horns open Big 12 baseball tourney by blanking Tech
Austin American-Statesman
OKLAHOMA CITY — Augie Garrido believes a deep pitching staff makes a team more dangerous in the postseason. That philosophy was behind his decision to start well-rested Kenn Kasparek — who had struggled with consistency all season and lost his weekend starting job last month — in Wednesday's Big 12 tournament opener against Texas Tech. It worked. Full story

Horns open Big 12 baseball tourney by blanking Tech
Dallas Morning News

'Horns pitcher delivers a win
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Kasparek, Texas come back strong
Houston Chronicle

Longhorns tame struggling Tech
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Big 12 Tournament chronicles: The heart of a Hunter


Inside Texas Blog: Making The List
Inside Texas
Three Texas true freshman received mention on a recent preseason list of the top 12 newcomers in the Big 12. In the Wednesday edition of the Inside Texas Blog, IT's Clendon Ross says that by the end of the season, given the talent and depth of UT's '06 class, several other Horns are candidates for the post-season list. Full story

Return to sender: UT national championship ring no longer on the market
Austin American-Statesman
The mystery involving the potential sale of a coveted University of Texas national championship ring remained unsolved late Wednesday. In fact, the ring's seller on eBay twice took the Rose Bowl ring off the auction market, first claiming it was improperly listed before finally saying the item was no longer available. By that time, bids had reached more than $10,000 on the ring, which had a wholesale price tag of $350. Full story

Hoops recruiting:

Barnes' class of 7 freshman completed
Austin American-Statesman
Texas basketball recruit Damion James submitted his signed athletic scholarship agreement Wednesday, enabling UT coaches to talk about his commitment for the first time. Full story


Softball: Longhorns add speed to game
Austin American-Statesman
Though the Texas Longhorns have added a little bash to their lineup this year, it's their dash that may serve them best in their quest for their first national championship. The No. 3 Longhorns, who face No. 14 Washington in a best-of-three super regional Friday and Saturday in Austin, have raised their batting average 20 points over last year, scoring one more run per game. Often overlooked in the offensive performance, though, is Texas' sudden and dramatic surge in speed. Full story

Bevo Beat
Austin American-Statesman

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