Tuesday Longhorn Sports Page

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Football:

Members Only Info
InsideTexas.com
The Inside Texas staff has been gathering behind the scenes info all week and posting it on the Members Only forum. Check out the latest with Aaron Ross, John Brantley and more.

Is Bowl Game an Audition for Akina?
InsideTexas.com
By now, Texas defensive coach Duane Akina's Alamo Bowl game plan is in place and awaits execution on December 30. But does his scheme and game-day performance also serve as a de facto audition for the defensive coordinator's job that opened November 27 when Gene Chizik accepted the head coaching job at Iowa State?

Alamo Bowl Can Be Springboard for 2007
InsideTexas.com
Texas' Alamo Bowl matchup against Iowa has as much to do with the 2007 season as it does finishing the current 9-3 campaign on a positive note, head coach Mack Brown said.

Dazed and Corn-fused
Austin American-Statesman
Two decades later, Texas and Iowa will finally have a rematch Saturday in the Alamo Bowl. This time, both teams are limping in — Texas has lost its last two, while Iowa has lost its last three.

Alamo Bowl Notes
Austin American-Statesman
Horns arrive in San Antonio.

Matchup: Defensive Ends
Austin American-Statesman

When the Longhorns take a knee
Austin American-Statesman
For some, prayer is important part of pregame ritual.

Bowl Preview: Big 12 Seeks Redemtion
Dallas Morning News

UT's Colt Strong Out of the Gate
Dallas Morning News

UT cornerback's faith is rewarded
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Texas' season began with someone other than Aaron Ross hailed as the Longhorn most likely to win the Jim Thorpe Award.

Akina happy where he is
Houston Chronicle
UT co-defensive coordinator plans to stay regardless of job description

Brown had 'fiery' side at ISU
Des Moines Register
Texas' coach had a say in the Cyclone program as an assistant from 1979-81.

Hawkeyes ready to see sights, sounds of San Antonio
Des Moines Register
When Iowa's football team landed in San Antonio this afternoon, Scott Chandler couldn't wait to get to the Alamodome. The senior tight end was hoping to see his former high school play for the Texas Class 5A Division I title at 7 p.m.

Hoops:

Texas Falls in OT at Tennessee
InsideTexas.com
Texas saw a 15-point halftime lead slip through its fingers before dropping a 111-105 barnburner in overtime at Tennessee Saturday.

Tennessee rallies for overtime victory
Austin American-Statesman
Junior guard leads Tennessee to overtime victory over Texas

UT Men Lose in OT to Tennessee
Dallas Morning News
Add another improbable comeback to Tennessee's early-season resume. Chris Lofton scored a career-high 35 points, including a long 3-pointer to give the Volunteers their first lead in the second half, and Tennessee held off Texas in overtime to win 111-105 on Saturday.

Alumni:

Titans' composure pays off in final drive
The Tennesean
In a game of tumultuous twists and turns, the Titans trailed Buffalo 29-27 with 9:14 left on the clock.

Bills Come Up Short Against Titans
Scout.com
The Bills' slim playoff hopes were crushed with a 30-29 loss to the Titans on Sunday.

Simms Foregoes Free Agency
Scout.com
Tampa Bay quarterback Chris Simms has agreed to terms on a two-year deal worth an estimated $14 million rather than test his market value in free agency.

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