Tuesday Longhorn Sports Page

Stay up to date on all things Burnt Orange with a daily stop at IT's Longhorn Sports Page, with links to the latest news and opinion articles on UT football, basketball, baseball, recruiting and other sports from around the web.

Baseball:

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. Full story

Horns named hosts for regional, super regional tourneys
Austin American-Statesman
When the eight national seeds for the NCAA baseball playoffs flashed onto six large screens at Moncrief-Neuhaus complex Monday, there was more of a sense of relief from the Texas Longhorns. In other words, there will be no weekend in Oxford, Miss., or a rainfest in Tallahassee, Fla., this time. The Longhorns will be home for the playoffs. Full story

Austin Regional baseball team capsules
Austin American-Statesman

Road to College World Series set
Dallas Morning News

Big 12 makes presence felt in postseason
San Antonio Express-News

Football:

Premium StoryNumbers Add-Up for MLB Earnest in Rotation
Inside Texas
This 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. Full story

Alumni:

Ricky Jumps Aboard
Inside Texas
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. Full story

Other:

Softball: Texas softball team readies for the other Arizona at CWS
Austin American-Statesman
Texas begins the Women's College World Series on Thursday against the other team from Arizona. Full story

Softball: How the rest of the Women's College World Series field shapes up
Austin American-Statesman

Softball: UT to face Arizona St. in first round
Houston Chronicle

Track: Kearney: UT will not appeal Hooker's 100, 200 status
Austin American-Statesman
If the University of Texas women are to defend their NCAA outdoor track and field team title, they'll have to do it without sprint star Marshevet Hooker in the 100- and 200-meter dashes. Coach Bev Kearney said Monday she does not plan to appeal the NCAA's exclusion of Hooker in the short sprints. Hooker collapsed about 60 meters into the 100 at Saturday's Midwest Regionals, and under NCAA rules an athlete who does not start and finish an event at the regionals is ineligible for the national meet. Full story

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. The UT System gave the elected officials 1,962 free or discounted tickets to UT football games during the past five seasons, according to records obtained by the Austin American-Statesman under the Texas Public Information Act. Full story

Bevo Beat
Austin American-Statesman


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