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Texas Nabs No. 3 Seed in Baseball Tourney
Inside Texas
Texas will be a No. 3 national seed when the NCAA Baseball Tournament begins this weekend. The Longhorns open post-season play Friday against UT-Arlington (29-34), whom the Horns lost against in April.

Texas named regional host, hopes for more
Austin American-Statesman
Sunday's announcement of 16 NCAA regional baseball playoff sites was about as anticlimactic for the Texas Longhorns as the gay mobster getting whacked on "The Sopranos" last week.

Seven Big 12 teams selected for NCAA baseball tournament
Dallas Morning News
A record seven Big 12 teams made the NCAA baseball tournament, and some intriguing intrastate matchups loom in the regional round as 64 teams begin their march toward the College World Series.

Rice, Texas picked to host NCAA regionals
San Antonio Express-News
No. 9 Texas and No. 1 Rice will host NCAA baseball tournament regionals starting Friday, the NCAA announced Sunday.


Ricky Jumps Aboard
One of the most improbable courtships in sports was consummated Sunday when suspended Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams signed with the Toronto Argonauts. For weeks, media buzz has grown around the possibility of the former Heisman Trophy winner joining the Argos, and now that Miami has consented to allow Williams to sign for one year with the Double Blue, it's a done deal.

Lawmakers given free Texas football tickets
Associated Press
Tickets to University of Texas football games may be out of reach for some fans, but state and federal lawmakers have routinely taken the opportunity to attend games at no cost, according to a newspaper report.

Football recruiting:

Numbers Add-Up for MLB Earnest in Rotation
Inside Texas
his week, two-time all-state MLB Dustin Earnest enrolls in his first college calculus class when he begins summer school at The University of Texas. But, if he's done his math right, Earnest figures he has a shot at one of the four remaining spots in the rotation at linebacker this season.


Longhorns open Women's College World Series Thursday
Austin American-Statesman
The NCAA announced pairings and game times for the Women's Softball College World Series on Sunday, with third-seeded Texas scheduled to open play at 2 p.m. on Thursday against No. 6 seed Arizona State.

Texas confident about bats
Houston Chronicle
For four years, Texas and Katy Taylor product Tina Boutelle has heard one constant criticism of the Longhorns. The Horns have the pitching and defense, but do they have the bats to capture their first softball national championship?

Track and Field:

Hooker's injury a potential blow to UT women's team
Austin American-Statesman
Bev Kearney probably thought it impossible for her to dislike the NCAA regional track concept any more than she already did, but that was before the women's 100-meter dash Saturday night.

Hamstring drops UT's Hooker
San Antonio Express-News
Texas' Melanie Walker was warming up for the start of her hurdles race at Saturday's NCAA Midwest regional meet when she heard the sound no track athlete wants to hear.


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