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Culpepper's Commentary: Texas Owes Iowa
The year was 1984 and the Texas coach was Fred Akers. The Longhorns lost in Austin to Texas A&M 37-12 and then on Dec. 26th at the Freedom Bowl, Hayden Fry's Iowa Hawkeyes destroyed the Longhorns, 55-17.

Future Longhorn football schedules set
Austin American-Statesman
Longhorn football schedules for the next nine seasons were released Tuesday, as the Big 12 Conference set its conference slate through 2015.

Big 12 rivals will continue to clash on Thanksgiving weekend
Dallas Morning News
Thanksgiving weekend will remain the Big 12's rivalry showcase through 2015, based on the future conference football schedules unveiled Tuesday. Under a schedule plan approved by all 12 athletic directors, Texas-Texas A&M, Oklahoma-Oklahoma State, Colorado-Nebraska and Kansas-Missouri will all be played on Thanksgiving weekend in the coming years.

Longhorns unsure which McCoy will lead offense in Alamo Bowl
San Antonio Express-News
In private moments, Matt McCoy admits that he has allowed himself to ponder the possibilities. With Texas starting quarterback Colt McCoy ailing and still not cleared to play against Iowa in the Alamo Bowl, there's a chance that Matt McCoy — a nonscholarship, fifth-year senior and lifelong Longhorns fan — could earn his first collegiate start in his last collegiate game. The script, he notes, is in place for something special.

UT streak depends on huge game by Charles
San Antonio Express-News
The Longhorns' streak of 11-straight seasons with a 1,000-yard rusher, which predates coach Mack Brown, could be in trouble. Jamaal Charles, UT's leading runner, needs 195 yards in the Alamo Bowl to keep alive the string, the longest active one in the nation. Charles' career high is 189 yards, set last year against Rice.

Big 12 will be in flex, UT-OU stays in Oct.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram


Audio: Ahmard Howard
Inside Texas' Ross Lucksinger talks with Texas tight end commit Ahmard Howard about his trip to Austin, his preparation for college, the potential of facing some of his teammates at the next level and more.

Buckner: Offers Piling Up
Allen High School is home to one of the most physically gifted wide receivers in the state of Texas. With the trend of tall receivers emerging in college football over the last few years, college recruiters have not failed to notice Dan Buckner. He already has six scholarship offers early in the recruiting process.


Texas, Arkansas renew basketball rivalry tonight
Austin American-Statesman
Apparently, expiration dates can be scratched out. Texas and Arkansas, a basketball rivalry ignored in the back of the fridge since 1991, resumes tonight when the Razorbacks visit the Erwin Center for the first of four annual games between the schools.

UT's Durant finds help available
San Antonio Express-News
The moment Kevin Durant arrived on campus last summer, the Texas Longhorns gave him the keys to their offense and a license to shoot. It has been only recently that they've been able to give him what he needed most. Help.

A rivalry remembered (sort of)
San Antonio Express-News
There are certain words that, when uttered together, evoke very specific images of combativeness and hostility. Sunnis and Shiites. Cats and dogs. Terrell Owens and the human race. For a certain generation of college basketball fans: Texas and Arkansas. The two teams meet on Wednesday night in Austin, revitalizing a rivalry that had been dormant since before the demise of the Southwest Conference. The Longhorns and Razorbacks last met for a game of basketball in the last game of Arkansas' final SWC tournament in 1991.

Some forward thinking
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
If Kevin Durant's latest prediction comes true, the Texas freshman might become as well known for his prognostic ability as his court moves.

Young Longhorns Pose Matchup Problems for Razorbacks
Springdale Morning News
The perplexed look on Stan Heath's face said enough. Merely thinking about the challenge of stopping Texas freshman Kevin Durant during Arkansas' game at 8 tonight in Austin bewildered the Hogs' fifth-year coach.

Texas Is No Longer Just A Football School
Springdale Morning News
Only a select handful of schools can claim that both their football and basketball programs are considered among the nation's elite. Ohio State is one of them. So is Florida. And since the hiring of coach Rick Barnes in 1998, Texas can be included with the other two-sport schools.


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