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DKR Debut: Ten Horns on Tap for All-Star Game
Ten future Longhorns will make their Royal-Memorial Stadium debut, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, in the annual Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star game. Here are the players to look for...

Bevo-Sized Chip On Their Shoulders?
To a man, every Longhorn on hand at the Big 12 Football Media Conference, held last week in Kansas City, was surprised to learn that Oklahoma was the media's choice to win the league's South Division. And that, my friends, is a good thing.

Position Preview: Defensive Ends
Just three seasons ago, defensive end was one of the biggest liabilities on the Texas football team. Players like TE Neale Tweedie and FB/LB Eric Hall were moved to the position just to shore up depth. Now, defensive end is one of the deepest and most talented units on the entire team.

Inside Texas Blog: Fall Sneak Preview
Over two days in Austin, the Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star games will showcase several players that could play prominent roles this fall for Rick Barnes and Mack Brown's teams.

'It seems that everywhere you turn, there's a Longhorn'
Austin American-Statesman
It's going to be hard to throw left, because that's where University of Texas freshman Kenneth Beasley will be. And if they throw right, that's where Longhorn freshman Chykie Brown will be. And if they throw deep, that's where Texas freshman Robert Joseph awaits. Basically, if the North All-Star team tries to throw the ball anywhere tonight at the Texas High School Coaches Association All Star Football Game, it's going to have a Texas Longhorn hoping to make the first of many interceptions at Royal-Memorial Stadium.

UT gets a glimpse of its football future
Dallas Morning News
Jared Norton has made several trips to Austin. But his trip last week brought more anxiety than normal. The former standout linebacker from Rowlett will compete for the final time as a high school athlete in tonight's Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star Football Game. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

UT's title tests Aggies' humor
San Antonio Express-News

Football recruiting:

Joseph Barksdale: Delayed Announcement
Detroit defensive tackle/offensive lineman Joseph Barksdale (6-5.5, 315, 4.9) said he favors Texas slightly over Ohio State.

Recruiting: Texas safety postpones trip
The lastest on four-star Dallas, Texas safety Christian Scott.

Richetti Jones Countdown Is On
Standout Richetti Jones of Dallas (Lincoln), Texas, said that he will make his college choice known on Sunday, Aug. 20. The 6-4, 240-pound defensive end that is one of the top prospects (4th) in Texas, the 27th-ranked prospect in the nation, and the 5th-ranked prospect in the Southwest according to Scout.

Joiner Still In The Recruiting Game
Standout defensive end Brandon Joiner of Killeen (Shoemaker), Texas, has been a highly sought after prospect from the get go. He has showcased his defensive end/outside linebacker skills on the field and he blew away everybody when he earned the MVP (Most Valuable Prospect) honors last January at the Scout/Army Combine held in conjunction with the U.S. Army All American Game in San Antonio.


Pittman Powers South to All-Star Win
Future Longhorns Dexter Pittman and Jay Mason were on display Monday night at the Erwin Center for the annual THSCA All-Star game, but it was Pittman who stole the show, scoring 30 points and walking away with an MVP trophy.

Incoming Longhorns shine in all-star basketball game
Austin American-Statesman
Blessed with hands like catcher's mitts, the feet of a dancer and opponents too small to provide much resistance, Dexter Pittman dominated the Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star basketball game Monday night.

South's basketball victory is big stuff
Dallas Morning News
AUSTIN – Carter's Michael Crabtree and Flower Mound's Shawn Schepel aren't small guys, by any means. Crabtree is 6-3 and weighs 200 pounds. Schepel is 6-4, 200. Being two of the biggest players on the North All-Stars, however, meant they had to guard Texas signee Dexter Pittman, a 6-10, 320-pound monster with the agility of a cruiserweight. Pittman dominated with a 30-point, 12-rebound performance, leading the South to a 122-116 win in the Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star Game at UT's Erwin Center on Monday night. Pittman, the South MVP, finished 14 of 18 from the field.

UT signee Pittman makes mark in Erwin Center debut
San Antonio Express-News
AUSTIN — Dexter Pittman made quite an impression on his new Texas teammates at Monday's Texas High School Coaches Association all-star basketball game.

No one's in Dexter's class
Houston Chronicle
AUSTIN - There were oohs. There were ahhs. There were even some laughs. Almost all of them were produced by Dexter Pittman. In Monday's Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star game, the 6-10, 325-pound center from Terry put on a show on the same court (Erwin Center) where he will spend his college days. The Texas signee dominated nearly everyone who crossed his path with spin moves, fakes and powerful dunks to bull his way to a game-high 30 points as the South All-Stars defeated the North All-Stars 122-116.

Longhorns get a sneak peak
Daily Texan
Dexter Pittman was given an ultimatum by his newly acquired Longhorn teammates - either hoist up the Most Valuable Player trophy award at the end of the game or catch flack from his teammates for the rest of the season. Luckily for him, he was not only named MVP of the South team but helped lead his squad to a 122-116 victory over the North on Monday in the Texas High School Coaches' Association All-Star basketball game for the first time in four years.

Pittman controls paint for South
Waco Tribune-Herald
AUSTIN — In a feat he'll hope to repeat many times in his forthcoming Longhorns carrer, Rosenberg Terry's Dexter Pittman was the best player on the Erwin Center floor Monday night. Pittman, who will play on the same floor at Texas, put on a Shaquille O'Neal-like power performance with 30 points and 12 rebounds adding eight rim-rattling dunks in a 122-116 South victory in the Texas High School Coaches Association's basketball all-star game before a crowd of 2,803 at the Frank Erwin Center.


UT's Kainer, family hopeful that kidney surgery can happen soon
Austin American-Statesman
HOUSTON — University of Texas outfielder Carson Kainer has spent the last two months relaxing with his family in Houston awaiting a kidney transplant. It cannot come soon enough, if you ask him.


Audio Interview: TE David Thomas
David Thomas came from a big school (Texas) and played in big games (Rose Bowl) before, but Patriots training camp is proving to be a unique experience for the young tight end. Speaking with Patriots Insider, Thomas talks about making the leap from the college to the pros.

In-Depth Chart: Left Guard
Our position by position look at the Redskins continues with the left guard postion. Simply put, if Derrick Dockery lives up to his potential he could be a monster at that spot. Consistency is the key.

Workhorse Benson gaining respect
Aurora Beacon News
BOURBONNAIS — Bears coach Lovie Smith pointed out Monday night that respect is earned in the NFL. If the defense's play during Monday night's scrimmage was any indication, Cedric Benson is well on his way to earning teammates' respect despite difficult circumstances.


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