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:

Inside Texas Blog: Kickin' It
InsideTexas.com
Is it triple duty in kicking game for Greg Johnson, or is Hunter Lawrence ready to step up on kickoffs or field goals? Plus, who's coverin', blockin' and returnin' it on special teams? IT's Clendon Ross reports.

The Inside Texas Podcast
InsideTexas.com
We talk with Safety Marcus Griffin about the competitive nature of his relationship with his brother and how it will continue this year in the Longhorn secondary. Ross also gives his preseason Heisman list. All that and more on the Inside Texas Podcast!

Defensive ends drop pounds with eyes on QBs
Austin American-Statesman
One of the perks of playing in the past two Rose Bowls was the traditional trips to Lawrie's Beef Bowl in Beverly Hills. Players from Texas and Southern California were treated to all the prime rib they could eat along with the fixins, a plate of grub suitable for the biggest of eaters. Texas defensive ends Brian Robison and Tim Crowder more than held their own at the feeding table, though each came to a not-so-small realization this past offseason.

Are Longhorns ready for the big screen?
Dallas Morning News
This season will have everything, including a Godzillatron!

Tickets for UT-Ohio State in demand
Dallas Morning News
Bruce Cohen of Ticketcity.com has been in the ticket broker business for 16 years. He said he has never seen anything like the demand for Texas-Ohio State tickets.

Longhorns Mailbag: Fighting the magnetism of "Godzillatron"
San Antonio Express-News
Normally, we here at the Mailbag will use this space to discuss some Big Issue facing the Texas football team. Well, you're in luck, Longhorn Nation. Because we're going to spend this first installment of the Mailbag discussing the Single Biggest Issue facing the Texas football team this season.

Shipley debut, Part III
Houston Chronicle
Jordan Shipley does exist.

Shipley ready to perform
Daily Texan
He's Austin's version of the Loch Ness Monster. Texas' own Bigfoot, only not as hairy. But Jordan Shipley is every bit as elusive on the football field as the mythical creature is in the wilderness.

Big 12 outlook
USA Today

Ohio State coverage
Bucknuts.com

Hoops:

Texas to cut guaranteed seats for students
Austin American-Statesman
University of Texas students will lose about 1,600 guaranteed seats for the coming basketball season in an effort to make more seats available to the general public and to boost attendance.

Baseball:

Swindell added as Baseball assistant coach
TexasSports.com
University of Texas head baseball coach Augie Garrido announced Wednesday that Greg Swindell will return to the Longhorns' coaching staff as a volunteer assistant.

Other:

Longhorns hope to continue upward spike
Austin American-Statesman
Texas volleyball coach Jerritt Elliott has seen his program take one massive step, going from a middle-of-the-pack Big 12 squad in 2003 to this year's eighth-ranked team nationally in preseason. Now, with three All-Americans and one of the most touted freshman classes in the country, his Longhorns are looking to take the even bigger step from postseason regular to national championship contender.

Volleyball team plays heavy-hitters to start the season
Daily Texan
When the No. 8 Texas volleyball team accepted the honor of attending the four-team AVCA Showcase tournament, head coach Jerritt Elliott knew that his team would have to face a more formidable opening-night opponent than usual. Instead of taking on a Division I-AA school to open things up, the Longhorns play their first game of the season against the tournament's host team, the No. 9 Wisconsin Badgers, at 7:30 tonight in Madison.

UT soccer season starts tonight
Daily Texan
It's a new season for Texas soccer, and any ill feelings from last year's first round playoff exit have evaporated. The team opens its regular season tonight at Auburn University.

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