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Colt McCoy Cleared for Bowl Game
UT Athletic trainer Kenny Boyd has officially cleared Colt McCoy for the Alamo Bowl.

Aaron Ross Taken to Hospital
Texas CB Aaron Ross was taken St. David's Hospital on Thursday morning after being discovered in a "disoriented" state by police in the north Austin suburb of Pflugerville, according to a law enforcement official.

Audio: Clendon Ross on ESPN Radio
Inside Texas' Clendon Ross joins ESPN Radio's Kevin Scott, AJ Hoffman and former Longhorn All-American Dan Neil to talk about Snead's transfer, Longhorns' game plan if Matt McCoy goes in the Alamo Bowl and more. Then, Clendon rejoins the Beatdown to break the news about Five-star QB John Brantley.

The Inside Texas Podcast
On this edition of the Podcast we talk about why John Brantley decided to go to Florida instead of Texas, the future Big 12 schedule for the Longhorns and what will actually have a bigger impact on the Alamo Bowl than who Texas is starting at quarterback.

UT's McCoy cleared for Alamo Bowl
Dallas Morning News
Texas team trainer Kenny Boyd said Thursday team doctors have cleared freshman quarterback Colt McCoy to play in the Alamo Bowl against Iowa.

UT's Ross hospitalized briefly; says he is OK
Dallas Morning News
Aaron Ross, Texas' Thorpe Award-winning, All-America cornerback, was taken to a hospital after police and Emergency Medical Service personnel became concerned by Ross' disoriented demeanor at a Pflugerville restaurant. Ross was evaluated at St. David's Hospital in Austin by staff doctors and Texas team trainer Kenny Boyd and was released.

Ross caps UT career in hometown
San Antonio Express-News
Aaron Ross' mother has always had a place close to his heart. So when he was in the eighth grade, he put it in writing. "Cheryl," the tattoo reads, in black cursive script above his left breast. "I'm a momma's boy," Ross, Texas' playmaking senior cornerback, says. "My mom's my No. 1 fan." Which is what makes the upcoming finale to his UT career, in the Dec. 30 Alamo Bowl against Iowa, all the more special. It is a farewell. But it is also a homecoming.

Alamo Bowl notebook: Colt McCoy to start
San Antonio Express-News
And the McCoy who will start at quarterback for Texas in the Alamo Bowl is ... Colt.

For emergency use only
San Antonio Express-News
It is a fact of football life that most every player secretly dreams of a chance to play quarterback. Not Texas receiver Quan Cosby, who actually was a quarterback once.

Underdog tag may be Iowa's incentive
Des Moines Register
Bill Curry calls it the worst day of his football life. On Jan. 12, 1969, Curry was starting at center for the Baltimore Colts when they lost 16-7 to the New York Jets - an 18-point underdog - in Super Bowl III. "We turned it over again and again. We missed short field goals," Curry recalled. "You could see the Jets' intensity and belief improve every time we went out there and screwed it up again." On Dec. 30, 2006, Curry will provide analysis for ESPN radio when Iowa - one of the biggest underdogs of the college postseason - meets Texas at the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio.

Women's hoops:

Texas gets past A&M Corpus Christi 73-68
Austin American-Statesman
After failing to notch a signature win in two opportunities over the past two weeks, the University of Texas women's basketball team had every opportunity to have a statement made against them by upstart Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. At least until Tiffany Jackson put together a half that even she hadn't seen before. Jackson's career-high 33 points provided a much-needed boost as the Longhorns bounced back from back-to-back blowouts to down the Islanders 73-68 Thursday at the Erwin Center.


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