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The Inside Texas Podcast
On this edition of the Podcast we look at the Longhorns' late offer to DE Tyrell Higgins, Texas basketball's OT loss to Oklahoma State and the travels of former top-ranked QB Mitch Mustain.

Inside Texas Blog: Home Sweet Home
Inside Texas' Ross Lucksinger looks at the Longhorns' overtime loss to Oklahoma State at Gallagher-Iba Arena, investigates whether or not the Erwin Center could eventually have that kind of atmosphere and asks: Does it really matter?

Give Augustin his due
San Antonio Express-News
Some sobering news came this week via cyberspace for the Texas basketball team. Freshman point guard D.J. Augustin is being projected, by a few rogue analysts, to be a first-round pick in next year's NBA draft. Certainly, that's good news for Augustin. Two Augusts ago, his family's New Orleans home was washed away by Hurricane Katrina. You know he could use the money. From an utterly selfish perspective, however, this is bad bull for the Longhorns.

Longhorns face off against Villanova
Daily Texan
When Texas' basketball team squared off against Villanova's highly touted four-guard lineup in Austin last year, many speculated that the Longhorns would not be able to keep up with the Wildcats' fast pace. This year, it's the Longhorns who bring the run-and-gun offense to the City of Brotherly Love. But coach Rick Barnes is not ready to draw comparisons between his Longhorns and last year's Villanova squad.

Football recruiting:

Top Targets for 2008: Defense
With the 2007 recruiting class drawing to a close (the Horns' three remaining '07 targets are due in Austin this weekend), the Texas Longhorn coaching staff has shifted much of its attention to next year's group. With only 15 seniors on the roster next year, the Longhorns are expected to sign between 17 and 19 kids from the 2008 class. Which prospects will Texas go after?

Mallett's up, Brantley's down, Horns welcome eight recruits for weekend visit
Austin American-Statesman

Women's hoops:

Iowa State beats Texas 67-56
Austin American-Statesman
The Texas women's basketball team brought Austin's cold spell with it to Ames, Iowa, on Thursday night. The No. 22 Longhorns couldn't overcome 25 percent shooting from the field in the first half of a 67-56 loss to Iowa State at Hilton Coliseum. Playing in front of 9,313 fans, the Cyclones held Texas' leading scorer Tiffany Jackson to seven points and 3-for-19 shooting from the field, her worst percentage this season.

Poor shooting dooms Texas
Daily Texan
Inclement weather postponed No. 22 Texas' travel plans, delaying the game with Iowa State until Thursday. And when the Longhorns finally tipped off in Ames, their play was a little reflective of Austin's frosty conditions. The Longhorns couldn't overcome a horrible shooting night as they fell to the Cyclones by a score of 67-56, dropping Texas to 2-2 in the Big 12 and 13-5 overall. Iowa State snapped a three-game losing streak and improved to 14-4 overall, 2-3 in the Big 12.


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