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Football recruiting:

Earl Campbell's Cousin to Attend UT Jr. Day
InsideTexas.com
It's no secret that quality defensive tackles are hard to find and the Texas Longhorns have a need at the position. It just so happens that former Longhorn star Earl Campbell is related to one of the best defensive tackles in the Lone Star State. John Tyler's Adren Dorsey talked junior days with Inside Texas.

Top Twenty Signing Day Capsules
InsideTexas.com
Here is a closer look at the top teams entering signing day and who they have coming in next year.

Scout.com Top 100 JUNIORS
InsideTexas.com
Here is a look at the current National Top 100 among the Class of 2008.

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:

Aggies Top Horns
InsideTexas.com
No. 7 Texas A&M pulled away late against No. 25 Texas to post a 100-82 win Monday in College Station.

Aggies roll past Horns
Austin American-Statesman
This time, the heroics of a last-second shot were not required. The regular stuff sufficed. Acie Law scored 21 points and handed out a career-best 15 assists, as sixth-ranked Texas A&M defeated Texas 100-82 in front of 13,196 at Reed Arena, a record crowd that included ESPN's Big Monday crew.

Texas lineup needs to get bigger
Austin American-Statesman
Texas entered the season with hopes of bringing the Phoenix Suns' style of offense to its fans. That's happened. Bad thing is the Longhorns have resembled the Suns' defense at times, too.

Aggies rule Big 12 after rout of UT
Dallas Morning News
An injury to star senior Acie Law. Foul trouble for big men Joseph Jones and Antanas Kavaliauskas. That used to mean trouble for Texas A&M. But the sixth-ranked Aggies' younger players proved Monday night that they, too, could take over a game. Sophomore Josh Carter and freshmen Bryan Davis and Donald Sloan led A&M to a 100-82 victory over Texas to solidify its hold on first place in the Big 12.

Gillispie makes A&M a good gig
Dallas Morning News

Aggies pull away
San Antonio Express-News
The Texas A&M Aggies had heard an earful and gotten an eyeful of the thrill-a-minute exploits of Texas freshman Kevin Durant. UT — and the nation — had heard and seen much less of A&M's Josh Carter, Bryan Davis and Donald Sloan. Until Monday night. The Aggies' trio of unheralded underclassmen hammered open a tight game down the stretch, as the No. 6-ranked Aggies whipped the Longhorns 100-82 before a record crowd of 13,196 jammed into Reed Arena.

A&M finds Texas utterly defenseless
San Antonio Express-News
In a somewhat quirky tradition — even at a school known for its quirky traditions — the folks at Texas A&M give out free chicken to fans whenever the Aggies score more than 70 points. If they were at all wise, the chickens of Brazos County high-tailed it long before they saw the Texas Longhorns coming. A&M surpassed the Kentucky Fried mark midway through the second half Monday on its way to a 100-82 victory at Reed Arena. In doing so, the No. 6-ranked Aggies joined the not-so-exclusive club of teams to recently have ripped UT's defense to shreds.

Gillispie has done unthinkable
San Antonio Express-News
Chances are, Kevin Durant never will set foot in Brazos County again. He didn't exactly enjoy his only visit, and NBA superstars typically don't frequent the Dixie Chicken. But on a night when the Texas-Texas A&M basketball rivalry became nationally relevant for perhaps the first time ever, the big story was less about who was passing through Aggieland than about who was sticking around. And by the end of A&M's 100-82 victory over the Longhorns on Monday, you had to wonder which phenom had a brighter future. Durant? Or Billy Gillispie?

Aggies' offense races past UT
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Pregame hype pinpointed two prime-time players for Monday night's clash between Texas and Texas A&M: the Longhorns' super frosh, Kevin Durant, and the Aggies' Mr. Clutch, Acie Law. Both Big 12 Player of the Year candidates took center stage early, but at the end of a frenetic, foul-intensive game, the Aggies' most comprehensive team effort of the season overshadowed both high-scoring individuals. Streaky swingman Josh Carter led four Aggies into double figures and the strongest bench effort of the season aided a 24-9 finishing kick -- matching their closing act against Kansas on Saturday -- to drain the Longhorns 100-82 in front of a Reed Arena record crowd of 13,196.

UT's inexperience is trouble this time
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Rick Barnes' program at Texas has become one of those that courts and attracts some of the nation's best players. You know who they are -- T.J. Ford, LaMarcus Aldridge, Daniel Gibson and the latest future NBA resident, Kevin Durant. Those kinds of players attract national attention that translates into national television exposure and further feeds the recruiting monster. The downside is, Barnes has to remake his team every couple of years when those high-profile players leave for The League.

Aggies stay on a roll with win over Longhorns
Houston Chronicle
This time there were no late-game heroics for Texas A&M point guard Acie Law. There was no need. A role player and a couple of substitutes stepped up at a critical time to lead Texas A&M to a 100-82 win over Texas on Monday night in front of a sellout crowd of 13,196 — a Reed Arena record — and a national ESPN Big Monday audience.

Longhorns struggle down the stretch again
Houston Chronicle
The Texas Longhorns turned Monday night's first half into a charity event, scoring half of their points from the free-throw line. Thanks to a near-perfect performance from the line, the Longhorns clawed back from a 14-point deficit and briefly led early in the second half. "We were right where we wanted to be," Texas coach Rick Barnes said after a 100-82 loss to sixth-ranked Texas A&M at Reed Arena.

Longhorns fight Law, Law wins
Daily Texan
This time, there was no need for Acie Law's late game heroics. By the time that Law would have been called on to take over in the game, the win was already sealed. And this time, it was guard Josh Carter who came up big for Texas A&M. The Aggies finished the game on a 19-7 run in the last 6:02, as No. 6 Texas A&M (20-3, 8-1 Big 12) handled No. 25 Texas 100-82 in front of a Reed Arena record 13,196 fans on Monday night.

Augustin makes mark in losing effort; point guard hard to stop
Daily Texan
D.J. Augustin is officially a big-game player. All season long, Augustin has found himself overshadowed by the constant hoopla surrounding freshman sensation Kevin Durant. But against Texas A&M, when the Longhorns needed composure, it was their point guard who provided it.

Baseball:

After a hand injury, Alaniz getting back in the groove
Daily Texan
Adrian Alaniz isn't used to cleaning up messes. As a starting pitcher, he usually has a clean slate to work with. Or even better, he sometimes gets the final three outs of a win. But against San Diego on Saturday, Alaniz knew if a cleanup job was necessary, it was all his.

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