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Sweed Decides to Return for Senior Season
Texas junior wide receiver Limas Sweed officially announced on Thursday that he will not enter the NFL draft and will return to the Longhorns for the 2007 season.

The Inside Texas Podcast
On this edition of the Podcast we look at the draft stock of former Texas running back Ramonce Taylor, new Co-DC Larry Mac Duff and what the Longhorns' defense will look like next season.


Big 12-Pac 10 Series to Start Next Season
The Big 12 and Pacific-10 conferences have announced an agreement to play a four-year men's basketball series of 12 annual games between the two leagues, starting with the 2007-08 season.

Longhorns' workouts go high-tech
Austin American-Statesman
One of these days, Todd Wright might quietly take a Longhorns basketball player aside and tell him that he should exert more energy in practice. Wright would hardly be breaking new ground for a coach. But Wright, the team's strength and conditioning coach, will not have to base his judgment on a view from the naked eye. He will have evidence pulled from a computer screen.

James faces OU questions again
San Antonio Express-News
This is the week Damion James has been dreading since the day last spring when he signed to play basketball at Texas. The Longhorns (gulp) face archrival Oklahoma on Saturday. James, a freshman forward, isn't so much dreading the prospect of facing the Sooners, the team he spurned at the 11th hour of last year's recruiting process after coach Kelvin Sampson left for Indiana. He's dreading the prospect of having to answer questions about it.

The heart of the matter
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Recall Kevin Durant's revelation that he was sucking air Saturday as halftime of Texas' game at Colorado approached. "I was about to cry," Durant said. It was all in his head. At least scientifically it was, according to Longhorns strength and conditioning guru Todd Wright, a pioneer and one of the best in the business among those who tailor their focus strictly to basketball.


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