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.

Football:

Coaches Poll: Ohio State No.1, Texas No. 2
Inside Texas
The Texas-Ohio State showdown on September 9 just got even bigger. The Buckeyes are the top-ranked team in the preseason USA-Today (coaches) poll released Friday while the defending national champ Longhorns are No. 2.

Texas kicks off the year at No. 2
Austin American-Statesman
Coaches poll ranks Ohio State first, setting up a prime-time showdown in September with the second-ranked Longhorns.

UT second in coaches poll
Houston Chronicle
Ohio State ranked No. 1; Oklahoma fifth

Position Preview: Special Teams
Inside Texas
The position previews conclude with the Texas special teams, a unit that the coaching staff has prioritized as of late.

Football Recruiting:

Caleb Russell: 2008 TE ready for action
Inside Texas
In the game of football, determination and hard work can transform an average player into a great one. Midlothian tight end Caleb Russell has the size, skill, and perseverance to become one of the top tight end prospects in the state of Texas for the class of 2008. Several schools are excited about getting their first look at him this fall.

Hoops:

Texas Basketball Announces 2006-07 Schedule
Inside Texas
The Longhorns will face at least eight teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament last season (Arkansas, Gonzaga, Kansas, LSU, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Villanova) and make at least 16 appearances on national television during the regular season.

Baseball:

Transplant surgery set for UT's Kainer
Austin American-Statesman
UT left fielder to receive new kidney Aug. 24.

Other:

The Inside Texas Inside Scoop
Inside Texas
Get the inside story from the THSCA All-Star games. Which true freshmen will play in 2006 for Texas football? Is attendance at summer workouts really 100%? Hear from safety Michael Griffin as he breaks down the Texas D. On the basketball side, have the incoming freshmen gelled as a class? All that and more in this week's edition of the Inside Texas Inside Scoop!

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