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Football:

Tarell Brown Arrested, Faces Two Charges
InsideTexas.com
Texas senior starting cornerback Tarell Brown faces marijuana possession and weapons charges following his arrest and booking into Travis County Jail early Monday morning. Former Longhorn linebacker Aaron Harris also faces marijuana possession charges.

Gatewood Also Charged; DBs Sidelined
InsideTexas.com
Backup safety Tyrell Gatewood was also charged with possession of less than two ounces of marijuana, along with starting RCB Tarell Brown, according to a Travis County Sheriff's Office press release. For now, neither will participate in team functions until Texas coaches make a final decision, head coach Mack Brown said Monday.

Chizik: Arrests Won't Be Distraction
InsideTexas.com
Texas has enough depth and maturity in its secondary that RCB Tarell Brown's arrest on handgun and marijuana possession charges will not be a distraction as the Longhorns prepare for top-ranked Ohio State, Co-Defensive Coordinator Gene Chizik said. The senior was booked in the Travis County Jail early Monday morning along with junior S Tyrell Gatewood and former UT linebacker Aaron Harris.

Sendlein Returns; Brown Hopeful For Kelson
InsideTexas.com
Senior C Lyle Sendlein told Inside Texas that he's good to go Saturday when Ohio State becomes the first No. 1 team to visit Austin since 1950. Sendlein missed all but approximately 20 plays with a sprained ankle in the Horns' 56-7 home-opening win against North Texas.

2 Longhorns, 1 former player arrested
Austin American-Statesman
Texas' game-week preparations for top-ranked Ohio State suffered a setback Monday when starting cornerback Tarell Brown and backup safety Tyrell Gatewood were arrested on misdemeanor marijuana charges. Brown also was charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, a Class A misdemeanor.

Mack's in a tough spot on this one
Austin American-Statesman
Apparently, Tarell Brown took that announcement by the Princeton Review two weeks ago as a challenge. When the survey revealed that Texas was nation's No. 1 party school but had a tenuous grip on that lofty rating because it was only 13th in marijuana smoking, Monday's blockbuster seemed to indicate that several Longhorns decided to party down.

It's time to talk Buckeyes
Austin American-Statesman
Texas safety Michael Griffin had the perfect deadpan answer after his Longhorns capped off a 56-7 season-opening win over North Texas. "Can you talk about your next opponent?" Griffin was asked. "Who?" said the innocent-acting, wide-eyed Griffin.

Texas vs. Ohio State: biggest game ever?
Austin American-Statesman
Not long after a story ran about how utterly humongous this week's Texas-Ohio State football game could be, an anonymous longtime Texas fan left this voice mail message: "The old games were big also, but the people just weren't foolish enough to pay $1,000 for a ticket."

Biggest home games in Texas history
Austin American-Statesman

How the Buckeyes and Longhorns match up
Austin American-Statesman

Notebook: 'GameDay' returns, Sendlein healthy
Austin American-Statesman

UT cornerback facing charges
Dallas Morning News
As if top-ranked Ohio State wasn't enough to think about this week, Texas coaches and players learned Monday that starting cornerback Tarell Brown was arrested on misdemeanor drug and weapon charges, throwing his availability for Saturday night's game into question.

Can anyone stop these college offenses?
Dallas Morning News
Monday was supposed to be the first day to sell this college football season's Game of the Century, Ohio State at Texas this Saturday, a meeting of No. 1. vs. No. 3 in Austin. "Ohio State is a special game," Brown cooed. "Our guys have been talking about it since we left the Horseshoe last year." But not long after the hyperbole began to flow, the high-noon gathering degenerated into whispers and eventually questions about a developing story.

Longhorns favored but feel like underdogs
Dallas Morning News
Texas players Monday tried to focus on Ohio State even as reports of starting cornerback Tarell Brown's arrest on drug and weapon charges began to circulate.

Texas starting corner arrested
San Antonio Express-News
Texas cornerback Tarell Brown, the player who was most likely to cover electrifying Ohio State receiver Ted Ginn in Saturday's top-5 showdown, has been arrested on misdemeanor marijuana and weapons charges.

Milk in tow, UT's McCoy ready to go
San Antonio Express-News
Two Texas Longhorns spent Monday morning in Travis County jail, and one of them just as easily could have been Colt McCoy. He has, after all, handled a few firearms in his day, and he once battled a problem with addictive substances in the sixth grade. That was the last time he had a sip of a carbonated soft drink.

UT coach gains rep for bagging the big game
San Antonio Express-News
The No. 1 team comes marching into Royal-Memorial Stadium this week, the highest-ranked opponent to play a game in Austin in more than half a century. It's No. 1 Ohio State against No. 3 Texas, a rematch of last season's epic in Columbus, Ohio. ESPN's "College GameDay" will be there. It is by most any measure, the mother of all big games. Which is why the sound from UT coach Mack Brown's critics this week is so striking.

Mack Brown's Greatest Hits
San Antonio Express-News
Even before he came to Texas, Mack Brown was known as a coach who won a lot of games but couldn't win 'the big one.' None of his 10 North Carolina teams beat Florida State or won an Atlantic Coast Conference championship, and none of his first seven UT teams won a Big 12 title. But Brown's fortunes began to change on Jan. 1, 2005, and the hits have kept on coming ever since.

Drug, weapon charges filed
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Tarell Brown, Texas' starting cornerback, was arrested Monday on misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession and unlawful carrying of a weapon, making it unclear if he will be available for Saturday's game against top-ranked Ohio State.

Texas cornerback arrested on drug, weapon charges
Houston Chronicle
Preparing to face top-ranked Ohio State, the No. 3 Texas Longhorns received a jolt Monday when starting cornerback Tarell Brown was arrested on misdemeanor drug and weapon charges that might jeopardize his availability for Saturday's game.

UT turns attention to Buckeyes
Houston Chronicle
Mack Brown usually lets his players enjoy a victory, but he admits it was hard not to mention the Texas Longhorns' next opponent after Saturday's 49-point win over North Texas. The defending national champion Longhorns will host No. 1 Ohio State on Saturday. Not since SMU traveled to Austin in 1950 has Texas hosted the nation's top-ranked team.

Longhorns face drug, gun charges
Daily Texan
The Longhorns' starting cornerback Tarell Brown, backup wide receiver Tyrell Gatewood and former linebacker Aaron Harris were arrested and charged with possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor, Monday, according to an arrest affidavit. Brown was also charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon, a Class A misdemeanor.

What should happen to Tarell Brown?
Daily Texan
Is Texas becoming the next bad-boy college football team?

Ohio State coverage
Bucknuts.com

Hoops recruiting:

Horns Pick Up 2nd '07 Pledge
InsideTexas.com
Clint Chapman rose up the charts quickly over the summer despite getting manhandled by Kevin Love in his ABCD debut. Chapman rebounded nicely - and now the Canby High (Ore.) 6-foot-10, 235-pound senior is headed to a big-time program.

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