Thursday 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.

Football recruiting:

Premium StoryFocused Firmly On Senior Season
Inside Texas
When Scout.com rolled out it's Hot 100 earlier this week, the number one cornerback on the board was Georgia's Eric Berry. With his size and speed it's hard to think of a more worthy candidate and we caught up with Eric on Tuesday afternoon for his reaction. Full story

Football:

Inside Texas Blog: Who Are The Leaders?
Inside Texas
Who's the leader of the pack? The Longhorn pack, that is. A title defense may depend on it. Full story

UT QB McCoy helps seizure victim
Dallas Morning News
Texas football fans Ken and Patina Herrington now hope that redshirt freshman Colt McCoy wins the starting quarterback job this fall after he helped saved Ken's life on Memorial Day. Full story

Texas tailback feels the need for speed
CBSSportsline.com
If it's OK with Mack Brown, it's OK with Jamaal Charles: Shock the nation with another national championship. If you consider shock to be men running around in short pants at the four-day, all-day NCAA outdoor track championships then, yes, it is a big deal. Full story

Competition fuels Charles' performance running track
Beaumont Enterprise
The spirit of competition is the force behind him. Texas running back Jamaal Charles loves to compete. And that drive led Charles to join the track team. Full story

Baseball:

After early exit, UT looks to next season
Austin American-Statesman
It took a couple of days before coach Augie Garrido could sit down and reflect on only the second Texas baseball team this decade to miss out on the College World Series. The minute left fielder Carson Kainer flied out Sunday to end a 6-3 season-ending loss to North Carolina State, the offseason began for the Longhorns. Full story

Alaniz and Boone chosen on second day of 2006 MLB Draft
TexasSports.com

Hoops:

UT's Gibson skips NBA draft camp
Austin American-Statesman
Changing plans at the last minute, Texas guard Daniel Gibson elected to skip the NBA's pre-draft camp in Orlando this week, perhaps prolonging a decision about whether to return to school for his junior season. Gibson, a guard, submitted his name for the draft but never hired an agent, thus preserving his college eligibility. He has until June 18 to remove his name for the June 28 draft. Full story

Alumni:

Young may get to start for Titans
San Antonio Express-News
One of Vince Young's biggest supporters is rooting for the former Texas quarterback to sit rather than start this season. The Tennessee Titans traded Steve McNair to the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday, sparking speculation Young soon could battle seventh-year pro Billy Volek for the starting job. But Gil Brandt, former personnel director for the Dallas Cowboys, says Young would be better off as a backup. Full story

Steinmark's legacy continues to inspire
San Antonio Express-News
Thirty-five years after Freddie Steinmark's death, his only brother can't talk about him without breaking down. Such was the close bond Sammy Steinmark shared with the young man who remains one of the most inspirational figures in the history of college sports. Given the cynical times we live in, it's important that we remember exceptional human beings such as Freddie Steinmark in our sports pages. Full story

Other:

Track: Hooker pulled from prelims
Austin American-Statesman
Texas sprint star Marshevet Hooker, unable to completely recover from a hamstring injury, saw her junior season — and perhaps her college career — end Wednesday. Longhorns women's coach Bev Kearney pulled Hooker from the preliminaries of the long jump and 400-meter relay on the first day of the NCAA outdoor track and field championships. Kearney said Hooker "just kind of ran out of time" to recover from a strain to her left hamstring, which she suffered on May 27 at the NCAA Midwest Regionals. Full story

Track: Texas advances three to finals at NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
TexasSports.com

Softball: An invisible legend in her own time
Ledger Independent

Swimming: Reese named finalist for USOC Coach of the Year
TexasSports.com



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