Monday 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:

Miller Time: Sophomore Adds Muscle to NT
InsideTexas.com
Members of the sports media tend to roll their eyes when Texas coaches dodge incessant questions about depth-chart by speaking of co-starters. But the moniker is truly applicable at NT. Junior Derek Lokey will likely open with the Ones against North Texas, but will also share snaps with super-sophomore Roy Miller.

The Inside Texas Inside Scoop
InsideTexas.com
When will SLB Sergio Kindle return? How close to being settled is the O-Line battle? Does Duane Akina plan on using RB Jamaal Charles as a punt blocker? Which freshmen will play in '06 and which will get shirts? Plus, WR Jordan Shipley talks about the first time he caught a ball from QB Colt McCoy (it happened long before you might suspect). All that and more on the Inside Scoop!

Small places, huge hopes
Austin American-Statesman
The Texas towns of Tuscola and Stephenville sent more to Austin than two promising quarterbacks. They sent themselves.

Young and Charles: Running to glory?
Austin American-Statesman
In case you were wondering, Selvin Young is Texas' starting tailback. Actually, he's the starting tailback even if you weren't wondering.

Cosby keeping a cool mind at practice
Austin American-Statesman

Horns have some flexibility on right side of offensive line
Austin American-Statesman

Texas No. 1— in sales
Austin American-Statesman

Number-crunchers, beware
Austin American-Statesman
We're inundated with statistics. But so many lend such little context to college football's big picture.

Buckeyes planning invasion
Austin American-Statesman
Ohio State has been allotted just 4,000 tickets to sell to its fans for the Sept. 9 showdown with the Texas Longhorns, but there'll be far more people wearing scarlet and gray in Austin that weekend.

UT growing a new set of Horns
Dallas Morning News
Training camp is over. Mack Brown will announce his starting quarterback today – it will be redshirt freshman Colt McCoy – and Brown will continue to harp on the team's new motto: Just do what you can do.

High hopes for UT defensive line
Dallas Morning News
Texas lost stud defensive tackles Rod Wright and Larry Dibbles to graduation and may not even notice. That's because coaches are raving about nose tackles Roy Miller and Derek Lokey, who also will be short-yardage fullbacks.

Horns look ahead, leave jewelry behind
San Antonio Express-News
Not long after last year's Rose Bowl, Texas safety Michael Griffin began wearing his national championship ring on a chain around his neck. It hung loud and proud, like an Olympic medal, for almost seven months. That changed the morning of Aug. 6, the day before fall practices started.

UT receiver set to play at last
San Antonio Express-News
By now, Texas receiver Jordan Shipley is used to the name-calling.

Big 12 has tough act to follow this year
San Antonio Express-News
The Big 12 has carved out an enviable place in college football's landscape over the past six years.

Big 12 projection
San Antonio Express-News

Preseason All-Big 12
San Antonio Express-News

With starters set, depth the focus
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The Texas Longhorns closed fall camp fine-tuning their pass coverage. Could that be a sign the two young quarterbacks are tearing it up?

Crowder early to rise this year
Daily Texan
With an imposing 6-foot-4-inch, 270-pound frame, he doesn't appear to have many avian qualities. But give Texas defensive end Tim Crowder a chance to get in the film room, and he epitomizes one of the finely feathered species.

Ohio State coverage
Bucknuts.com

Other:

Volleyball downs No. 3 Washington to win showcase
Daily Texan
The No. 8 Texas volleyball team stood head and shoulders over the competition at the AVCA Showcase in Madison, Wis. Their height paved the way to victories over No. 9 Wisconsin and No. 3 Washington.

Texas out-shoots, but doesn't out-score Auburn in season opener
Daily Texan
Texas' soccer team lost its season opener 1-0 to Auburn Friday night in front of more than 2,000 fans at Auburn Soccer Complex, despite an intense and physical game.

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