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Football recruiting:

Scott to Texas; 'It Felt Like Family There'
InsideTexas.com
Dallas, Texas defensive back Christian Scott talks about his decision.

David Snow Wants Texas. Does Texas Want Him?
InsideTexas.com
Gilmer junior offensive lineman David Snow, one of the top players in the state of Texas, told Inside Texas that he intends to play for the Longhorns in 2008 and made a commitment to be the first member of the Longhorns' 2008 recruiting class. The question is: Will he get the offer he seeks?

SLB Robinson Looks For Early Playing Time
InsideTexas.com
Here's to you, Keenan Robinson. The Texas 5A First-Team All-State and now Parade All-American SLB from Plano East could figure prominently in the Longhorn rotation next fall.

Hoops:

Pittman putting in the hours
Austin American-Statesman
After freshman Dexter Pittman gave the best performance of his short college basketball career, cartons of pizza awaited the Longhorns in their locker room at Nebraska. According to the Longhorn media guide, pizza is Pittman's favorite food. But on this night he settled for a healthy sandwich, as he always does while his teammates eat pizza after road games.

UT's Durant a challenge for A&M
Dallas Morning News
Minutes after hitting the winning 3-pointer to lead Texas A&M over No. 6 Kansas Saturday, senior point guard Acie Law looked ahead to the Aggies' next contest less than 48 hours away. Another night in the national spotlight. Another emotional challenge. Tonight, A&M hosts archrival Texas and its freshman sensation.

Aggies Big 12's best at halfway point
Dallas Morning News

Victory at Kansas punctuates Aggies' turnaround
San Antonio Express-News
In a nearly empty Allen Fieldhouse, on a campus where the inventor of basketball once coached, cries foreign to Kansas University echoed down the venue's hallowed halls Saturday night. "Whoop!" A throng of Texas A&M fans stood outside the visitors' locker room, eagerly greeting each Aggies player as he walked out with A&M's signature salutation. The 10th-ranked Aggies, who host 22nd-ranked and rival Texas tonight in Reed Arena, had just defeated Big 12 power KU for the first time in their history, thanks in part to guard Acie Law's late 3-pointer.

A&M-Texas rivalry a fair fight once again
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
When Leon Black played basketball at the University of Texas in the early 1950s, the twice-annual game with Texas A&M was sometimes a painful affair to remember.

Aggies looking for an encore
Houston Chronicle
Minutes after launching the shot that would silence Kansas' Allen Fieldhouse, Texas A&M senior point guard Acie Law was asked to compare shots Saturday night. A year ago at Reed Arena, he buried the buzzer-beating 3-pointer that lifted the Aggies over rival Texas 46-43 in what is largely considered their coming-out party. It was another 3-point dagger by Law that upended the sixth-ranked Jayhawks in their house before a national television audience Saturday.

Longhorns look past loss to game with Texas A&M
Daily Texan
Momentum is a tricky concept. After losing to unranked Kansas State on Saturday in a 73-72 heartbreaker, the No. 22 Longhorns seem all but ready to do everything right 48 hours later against No. 10 Texas A&M. But Texas A&M picked up some momentum of their own against No. 6 Kansas. After beating the Jayhawks in one of the toughest venues in college basketball, the Aggies come home Monday to face a young, vulnerable Texas squad. So does Texas have enough spite to overthrow a surging Aggie squad?

Baseball:

Horns drop series to Toreros
Austin American-Statesman
It was better than last year. Sure, the No. 4-ranked Texas Longhorns lost two of three games to the San Diego Toreros. Yes, the Horns dropped Sunday's series finale, 4-1 at Dell Diamond. And of course they should be winning series against teams such as San Diego. "We're not happy," outfielder Jordan Danks said after Sunday's pitcher's duel, "but at least it's not as bad as last year." That was when the Horns were swept by the Toreros to start the season.

UT's home appears ever daunting
San Antonio Express-News
DeLoss Dodds has aptly dubbed the upcoming season at Disch-Falk Field a "year of inconveniences." For fans. Coaches. Players. Even construction workers, who have to dodge foul balls during practice.

Express-News preseason All-Big 12 team
San Antonio Express-News

Longhorns drop opening series to San Diego at Dell Diamond
Daily Texan
Jordan Danks robbed San Diego of its first home run. He couldn't deny the Toreros of a second one. Or the third.

Suttle, Clark shine during series loss to Toreros
Daily Texan
Even after hitting 3-for-4 in Texas' 4-1 loss to San Diego on Sunday, third baseman Bradley Suttle found reason to point blame at himself. The only at-bat Sunday in which Suttle didn't get a hit came during a pivotal point in the eighth inning with Texas losing 2-1 and Jordan Danks on first base.

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