Friday 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:

Premium StoryIt's Tournament Time in Austin!
Inside Texas
When No. 3 national seed Texas opens NCAA Regional Tournament play in Austin this weekend, it faces potential matchups against a pair of opponents who own rare series wins against the Longhorns. Meanwhile, Friday's opener comes against a UT-Arlington club that found a way to win at Disch-Falk Field earlier this season. Full story

Plenty of silver linings for Mavs
Austin American-Statesman
UT-Arlington stood a slim chance of getting picked for the NCAA postseason since the Mavericks entered the Southland Conference baseball tournament with a 25-33 record. Ten straight wins to start the season gave way to struggles that left the Mavericks envious of teams that were actually on the NCAA tournament bubble. UT-Arlington (29-34) not only received an automatic berth in the field of 64 after winning the Southland Conference tourney, but the Mavericks also were dispatched to the site of earlier success — Austin. Full story

Austin Regional notebook
Austin American-Statesman

A UT upset? UT-Arlington's done it before
Dallas Morning News

Longhorns' relief corps has holes to fix
San Antonio Express-News

UT opens defense of its championship
Houston Chronicle

Stubbs named finalist for Golden Spikes Award
TexasSports.com

Football:

Face-lift to make Royal Memorial more than just a stadium
Austin American-Statesman
Royal-Memorial Stadium: It's not just for game days any more. That, at least, will be the case after the north end zone construction is completed in 2008. In addition to providing more seats and suites, the north end zone also will house a food court and student area that will be open daily, four gyms and at least one athletic museum. Full story

Premium StoryEllis Keeps Growing and Growing and...
Inside Texas
If there is a sleeper among the Texas Longhorns' true freshmen, it would likely be DE Brian Ellis. It might be more accurate to say that the Honorable Mention 5A All-State selection is a sleeping giant. Full story

Alumni:

Rocket is back with the Astros
San Antonio Express-News

Mike Finger: Clemens fools Astros out of loads of cash
San Antonio Express-News

UT-ex Gossett trying to get back into the PGA swing of things
Austin American-Statesman

Other:

Softball: No one-woman show for Longhorns
Austin American-Statesman
Everyone here knows that Cat Osterman can pitch. Now, what they're beginning to suspect is that her usually overlooked teammates can finally hit. Looking every bit like college softball's best player, Osterman pitched Texas to a 2-0 victory over Arizona State in the first round of the 25th edition of the Women's College World Series. Osterman allowed only one hit on Thursday while striking out 18, a World Series record for a seven-inning game. Full story

Softball: Osterman sets record for Ks as UT wins
Houston Chronicle

Softball: Texas ace blanks Devils
Arizona Republic

Softball: UA has had little to show against Texas' star
Tucson Citizen

Softball: WCWS snapshot: Offense is strong in 2-0 win over Arizona State
TexasSports.com

Softball: Osterman claims fourth NFCA All-America award
TexasSports.com

Inside Texas Blog: Joe Blowhard
Inside Texas
This week Joe Theismann ripped Ricky Williams for being "a disgrace to the game." In the Thursday edition of the Inside Texas Blog, sounds off on Theismann's comments and Ricky's run north to the CFL. Full story

Bevo Beat
Austin American-Statesman


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