Game Day 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:

The Inside Texas Inside Scoop
InsideTexas.com
How confortable is Colt McCoy in the starting QB role? Pretty darn, it appears. All that and more on the Inside Scoop! What do Selvin Young and Adrian Peterson have in common? Do we know yet who will get the start on the right side of the offensive line? All that and more in the Inside Scoop!

Inside Texas North Texas Game Picks
InsideTexas.com
IT's Bill Frisbie, Ross Lucksinger, Mike Blackwell, Michael Pearle and Clendon Ross give you their picks, and the reasoning behind those picks, in Saturday's season opener between Texas and North Texas.

Texas set to premiere its new offense
Austin American-Statesman
Texas coach Mack Brown swears his offense will look the same today against North Texas as a year ago when the Longhorns launched a national championship season with a 60-3 thrashing of Louisiana-Lafayette. But given the change in quarterback, going from do-everything All-American Vince Young to novices Colt McCoy and Jevan Snead, can things possibly remain the same?

Enjoy the win streak while it lasts
Austin American-Statesman
When Mack Brown huddles with his football team in the Texas locker room Saturday, he will go through his prepared checklist. Have fun. Keep focused. Play hard. Win No. 21. Or not.

First and 12
Austin American-Statesman
It's not just the eyes of Texas anymore. This year, all who care about the spectacle of college football are looking at the Longhorns. Can they? Will they? What if? Who? When the defending national champions return to the playing field this morning to Royal-Memorial Stadium, questions will begin to become answers.

It's not who you know, it's what you know
Austin American-Statesman

Familiarity is friend of UT's defense
Dallas Morning News
While No. 3 Texas will be looking to build on its nation-leading 20-game win streak today against North Texas, Longhorns co-defensive coordinator Gene Chizik will be looking for consecutive win No. 29.

UNT set to battle defending champs
Dallas Morning News
Of all the memories Jamario Thomas has of his decorated career, his introduction to college football ranks near the bottom of his list of highlights. Thomas carried the ball twice and was drilled just after he took the handoff each time in a 65-0 loss to Texas two years ago.

Preview: UNT at UT
Dallas Morning News

Message clear for UT's QB
San Antonio Express-News
Earlier this offseason, Texas quarterback Colt McCoy took offensive linemen Kasey Studdard and Lyle Sendlein on a hunting trip to a family friend's ranch near Marble Falls. McCoy, according to eyewitnesses, didn't bag much of anything. "He kind of just drove us around," Sendlein said, "and let Kasey and I do the shooting." And that, in a nutshell, is all the No. 3 Longhorns will ask of McCoy on the field as well.

North Texas at (3) Texas
San Antonio Express-News

UT puts faith in McCoy
Houston Chronicle
With the battle for the starting quarterback job heating up in preseason workouts, Texas right tackle Justin Blalock was waiting for front-runner Colt McCoy to wilt under the pressure. He could hear the shakiness in McCoy's voice. He could see the overwhelming look in his eyes, the burden of leading the defending national champions, a team that hasn't lost in nearly two years and replacing arguably the greatest player in school history. "I was waiting for a meltdown," Blalock said. "It never came."

North Texas at Texas
Houston Chronicle

Ohio State coverage
Bucknuts.com

Football recruiting:

100 Juniors To Watch
InsideTexas.com
It's September 1st and that means recruiting will be kicked up a notch. On this day coaches can begin to call prospects and officially offer juniors written scholarships. With that being said here are 100 juniors to watch.

Other:

Soccer upsets No. 3 Penn State, 2-1
TexasSports.com
The University of Texas women's soccer team made its 2006 home debut a memorable one, as the Longhorns used single goals by senior Amy Burlingham (Costa Mesa, Calif.) and junior Kelsey Carpenter (Allen, Texas) to upset No. 3 ranked Penn State, 2-1, Friday evening at the Mike A. Myers Stadium.

Inside Texas Blog Archive
Inside Texas

Inside Scoop
Inside Texas

Bevo Beat
Austin American-Statesman

Recruiting Blog
Dallas Morning News


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