July 4th Longhorn Sports Page

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Hoops recruiting:

Big News: Johnson Makes Commitment
Inside Texas
Gary Johnson didn't need to see smiling faces in the stands this July. Scout.com's No. 19 prospect from the Class of 2007 ended his recruitment on Monday, days before the pivotal July evaluation period was set to begin. He'll be playing close to home in the Big 12.


Inside Texas Blog: TJ + PJ = No J
Inside Texas
As a journalist coving the Texas Longhorns, it is my obligation to also cover the Detroit Lions and the Toronto Raptors. The Lions seem to have a penchant for selecting Texas Exes in the NFL Draft, the most recent being OT Jonathan Scott, who brings total up to an impressive five Longhorns. In fact, the Lions have had Longhorn fans' attention since Shaun Rogers led all NFL defensive linemen with 97 tackles (62 solos) his rookie season in 2001. Now, another northern team, the Toronto Raptors, has been adopted as a favorite of the orange-blooded faithful.


Audio: Carson Kainer
Inside Texas
Carson Kainer has known for a long time that someday he would need a new kidney. Not long after the Longhorns loss to N.C. State, Kainer found out he needed it now, but luckily for the senior outfielder, he's found a match: his father.


No matter where you roam, Texas will follow you
I grew up an hour and a half from Austin in Waco, Texas. I've lived with Longhorns all my life, at home and annually at the Cotton Bowl. I thought when I moved to California for the summer that I'd seen the last of the burnt orange. I was wrong.

Softball coaching staff named Midwest Region Staff of the Year
After leading the 2006 Texas softball team (55-9) to its second consecutive Women's College World Series (final eight) berth and its' fourth overall and winning the Big 12 regular season championship, the Longhorns coaching staff of head coach Connie Clark and assistant coaches Marla Looper and Corrie Hill were named the Midwest Region Coaching Staff of the Year. That announcement was made by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA).

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