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Football:

Two-Deep Is Top Priority For Davis
InsideTexas.com
Top priority for Offensive Coordinator Greg Davis during the final week of Longhorn two-a-days is establishing the two-deep chart. Davis discussed the true offensive freshmen most likely to see action this season, as well as those most likely to keep their 'shirts on. The OC also evaluated Saturday's scrimmage at DKR.

This is no joke — Brown plans to be the best
Austin American-Statesman
Texas cornerback Tarell Brown was having fun the day his teammates reported for preseason drills. With a barely detectable wink, he told reporters how he had recently tested whether his surgically repaired left arm was up to football strength.

Davis wants to see fewer mistakes on offense.
Austin American-Statesman
Offensive coordinator Greg Davis is happy with the progress of his offense, but he wants fewer mistakes.

Great seats, great game? That would be two grand
Austin American-Statesman
Twenty-two hundred dollars could buy you a dream vacation to Cancún, a four-day stay at a five-star hotel in Las Vegas — or a single University of Texas football ticket. The Longhorns won't face the Ohio State University Buckeyes until Sept. 9 at Royal-Memorial Stadium, but prices are already skyrocketing for tickets to see two of the country's top-ranked college teams.

Charles latest star to be part of UT Posse
Dallas Morning News
Running back Jamaal Charles is joining the list of high-profile Longhorns to play on the punt block/punt return team, also known as the Posse.

UT's Charles joins block party
San Antonio Express-News
Texas fans were surprised to see running back Jamaal Charles nearly block a punt during last weekend's intrasquad scrimmage. Get used to the sight, UT coaches say. Charles is likely to remain on the punt-block team.

Night Moves: OSU Practices Under The Lights
Bucknuts.com
Some Division I college football teams have trouble getting 28,000 fans to show up for a real game. However, that's how many people attended Ohio State's night practice at Ohio Stadium on Monday. We have comments from head coach Jim Tressel on the practice, the shakeup at cornerback, the battle to be OSU's backup QB, the transfer of Chad Hoobler, and more.

Football recruiting:

Class of 2007 Texas Top 100 Preseason Edition
InsideTexas.com
The state of Texas produces more D-1 prospects than any other when it comes to college football recruiting. The Lone Star State leads today's release of the Scout.com preseason rankings with New York, Indiana, South Carolina and Oregon.

Marcus McGraw: 2008 LB Likes Texas
InsideTexas.com
Bowie High School in Arlington always produces good talent on the football field. Linebacker Marcus McGraw is no exception. He had a great sophomore year and his expectations are even higher this season. McGraw likes Texas and is thrilled about the opportunity of playing in the Lone Star State on the next level.

North Mesquite's Promising Prospects
InsideTexas.com
North Mesquite High School produces Division I talent every year and there could be as many as four D-I prospects on their roster for the class of 2008. They definitely have two extremely talented wide receivers and Lanear Sampson is gathering most of the early attention. Coach Steve Bragg raved about Sampson's talent and also spoke highly of several other players.

Baseball:

Horns lose Penders, hire Swindell
InsideTexas.com
University of Texas volunteer assistant baseball coach Rob Penders has resigned to accept the head coaching position at St. Edward's University. The Longhorns will replace Penders with former Texas great Greg Swindell, who will return to the team that replaced him with Penders after the 2005 season.

Alumni:

A's Cautious with Street
InsideTexas.com
When A's closer Huston Street was in his final year at the University of Texas, he strained his right groin early in the year, came back too soon, and nearly ripped it off the bone.

Marcus Tubbs: The Numbers Don't Lie
InsideTexas.com
How many first round picks are legitimately underrated? I am not talking about the kind of underrated where only the hometown fans appreciate a player (See Engram, Bobby), I'm talking so underrated that even after a very productive year, your own fans still say you need to improve to justify your draft status. Ladies and Gentlemen, I present Marcus Tubbs.

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