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:

Inside Texas Blog: The Kicker Conundrum
InsideTexas.com
With an offense expected to be less explosive than last season's, the kicker may become one of the most important players on the field. Inside Texas' Bill Frisbie looks at the players vying for a position that hasn't been the strongest during Mack Brown's tenure.

The Inside Texas Podcast
InsideTexas.com
On the second edition of the Inside Texas Podcast, we're talking about the breakout players in the Big 12. Also the Texas running backs are in the curious position where the fourth-string running back could lead the team in touchdowns. Will Melton look stronger in 2006?

2005 Flashback: Texas 62, Baylor 0
InsideTexas.com
A week after playing its worst game of the season, Texas responded with its most complete performance, steam-rolling an improved Baylor squad that, after near misses with Texas A&M and Oklahoma, actually had designs on an upset. The Longhorn offense, led by running back Ramonce Taylor's four TDs, dominated, as did a defense that registered its first shutout of the season.

Preseason mags pick Horns as the consensus No. 5 team
Austin American-Statesman
The good news: The Texas Longhorns are a consensus top-five pick among all those preseason college football magazines. The bad news: Those rankings just don't mean much.

Preseason mags like Irish, Buckeyes, Sooners as top three teams
Austin American-Statesman
A look at how some of the major college football preseason publications are ranking their Top 25s — and how these compare to the final AP poll from last season:

Can Texas repeat? Will Oklahoma re-emerge?
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
In a few weeks, college football players will be reporting to training camp and the start of the season is six weeks away. Some pressing questions to ponder for 2006, starting at the top: Can Texas repeat as national champion, even without Vince Young? Ask us again on Sept. 9.

Other:

Big 12 Conference looks to bring in more investors
Associated Press
Schools in the Big 12 Conference want to attract more venture investment to their states, with football as the bait.

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