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Football Recruiting:

Will Calhoun Attend Texas Junior Day?
Van's Jermie Calhoun is without a doubt one of the best running backs coming out of the class of 2008. Over the last few weeks, several questions have been raised as to whether the Texas Longhorns were going to go after Calhoun. Has he received an invitation to a Texas junior day?

Scott gets visitors
One of the top uncommitted players in the state of Texas is Dallas Skyline safety Christian Scott. This week he has already hosted Mack Brown of Texas and Dennis Franchione of Texas A&M and has already hosted Bob Stoops of Oklahoma and LSU's Les Miles.

Skyline Trio to Attend Texas Jr. Day
Skyline High School is home to one of the best defensive units in the state of Texas. They have at least three quality Division I prospects on the defensive side of the ball from the class of 2008. Linebacker Spencer Reeves talked recruiting with Inside Texas.

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions...
Decisions, decisions, decisions. Here we are with a week to go until National Signing Day (February 7th) and many big name blue chippers are still on the board. Lets take a closer look at the top 28 undecided prospects, as all heck is about to break loose with commitments, commitments, and more commitments.


Longhorns set spring schedule
Texas' spring football schedule has been set. The Longhorns' first two practices of the spring will be open to fans, and the annual Spring Jamboree scrimmage will kickoff at noon on March 31.


Texas Rolls Tech on Huge Night for Durant
Freshman forward Kevin Durant went for a record-breaking 37 points and 23 rebounds to lead the Longhorns to a 76-64 win over the Texas Tech Red Raiders in Lubbock.

'You saw the best'
Austin American-Statesman
Texas Tech coach Bob Knight greeted the Longhorns' Rick Barnes with an emotional tribute before their teams met Wednesday night. Kevin Durant presented Barnes with something special as well: a performance for the ages.

Durant dominant as UT beats Tech
Dallas Morning News
The good news for Texas Tech fans is that Kevin Durant probably won't come back to United Spirit Arena. But, man, did Durant make his trip to Tech memorable.

Durant ties career high as Horns burn Tech
Houston Chronicle
Before Wednesday's game, Texas Tech coach Bob Knight presented Texas coach Rick Barnes with a framed token of appreciation. Maybe he should ask Kevin Durant for his autograph instead.

Men's basketball: UT's Durant puts on a show against Tech
San Antonio Express-News
Bob Knight finally got a chance to see Kevin Durant play. Color even Texas Tech's curmudgeonly coach colorfully impressed now.

Women's Hoops:

Defense gets job done for Horns
Austin American-Statesman
Want to dissect an upset? Here's the most significant play that allowed Texas to pull off the 67-62 defeat of Oklahoma, the leader of the Big 12 Conference.

Paris show a big hit at home, on road
Austin American-Statesman
There are certain constants in this life: death, taxes and a Courtney Paris double-double.

No. 9 OU women lose to UT
Dallas Morning News
Texas' Tiffany Jackson survived nearly 40 minutes of physical play against Oklahoma's Courtney Paris, including a technical foul for shoving Paris with 1:52 left in the Longhorns' 67-62 victory Wednesday night.

Texas women upset Oklahoma in Austin
Houston Chronicle
Jackson scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Texas to a 67-62 win Wednesday night, sending the No. 9 Sooners to their second straight loss after they had won 26 in a row in the Big 12.

Women's basketball: Longhorns defense scrambles Sooners
San Antonio Express-News
The Longhorns held off No. 9 Oklahoma for a 67-62 victory Wednesday, post Tiffany Jackson spilled out on the Erwin Center hallway, hobbled by balled-up hamstrings.


UT-ex Taylor looking toward NFL
Dallas Morning News
Within 24 hours of former Texas running back/receiver Ramonce Taylor arriving in El Paso for Friday night's Texas vs. The Nation all-star football game, he met with scouts from 18 NFL teams.

Super Bowl futility for Longhorns
Austin American-Statesman
Cedric Benson won't be the first Longhorn to carry the ball in a Super Bowl, but he could become the first to make it to the end zone.

Ex-Longhorns lineman Abbott dies at 60
Austin American-Statesman
Danny Abbott, a two-time all-Southwest Conference selection who anchored the Texas offensive line during the first season of Darrell Royal's wishbone attack, died Wednesday in Denver, after a long bout with cancer. He was 60.


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