Wednesday 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:

Danks cleared to play for Horns
Austin American-Statesman
Freshman outfielder Jordan Danks has been cleared to play in this weekend's NCAA Austin Regional, Texas team trainer Eddie Day said. Danks has missed 21 games since suffering a fractured right ankle during an April 14 game against Baylor. He took batting practice Tuesday and practiced with his teammates as they prepared for Friday's game against UT-Arlington. Full story

Lights, camera, Longhorns!
Austin American-Statesman
Richard Linklater has as many as a dozen movie ideas floating around in his head at once. Some of them remain suspended in space without the promise of ever becoming a reality. Others, like his untitled documentary on Texas baseball, actually make it to the front of the line. Full story

UT baseball to face familiar foes in regional
Dallas Morning News

Endsley, UTA set to face Longhorns
Lewisville Leader

Stubbs earns ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America honors
TexasSports.com

Alumni:

Premium Story22 Starters in 22 Days: Nathan Vasher
Inside Texas
Nathan Vasher has more interceptions than any other player in franchise history during his first two seasons in the NFL. However, is the Pro Bowl cornerback as good as his numbers would have you believe? Full story

Rookies Bring New Dimension To Offense
Inside Texas
The Patriots made an aggressive move to boost their offensive firepower by drafting two players who can create mismatches against opponent's defenses. New England's two rookie tight ends, Garrett Mills and David Thomas, each bring the ability to make plays in the passing game. Bigger and stronger than receivers, Mills and Thomas pose a challenge to defensive backs who are forced to cover them. Full story

Several signs point to Clemens' return in Astros uniform
San Antonio Express-News

Other:

Inside Texas Blog: Simultaneous Success
Inside Texas
In today's blog, Inside Texas' Ross Lucksinger examines the correlation between football and baseball national championships and an interesting distiction that the Longhorns can obtain with another CWS crown. Full story

Softball preview: 2006 NCAA Women's College World Series
TexasSports.com

Softball: Chris Riley's view from above: May 30
TexasSports.com

Track: Charles qualifies for NCAA track in three events, guides UT to title
Port Arthur News
Jamaal Charles has proven he's way more than a Texas Longhorns freshman running back this spring. The Port Arthur Memorial freshman also qualified for three events at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships June 7-10 in Sacramento, Cal. Full story

Track: UT passes on NCAA fight for Hooker
San Antonio Express-News
Marshevet Hooker's workload at next month's NCAA track and field championships just got a little bit lighter. For a Texas women's team hoping to defend its national outdoor title, that is not good news. Citing the need to shield her athletes from further distraction, UT coach Bev Kearney said she wouldn't file a petition with the NCAA for Hooker to be included in the at-large pool in the 100 and 200 meters at the national meet. Full story

Men's Golf preview: NCAA Championships
TexasSports.com

Bevo Beat
Austin American-Statesman


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