Thursday Longhorn Sports Page

Stay up to date on all things Burnt Orange with a daily stop at IT's Longhorn Sports Page, with links to the latest news and opinion articles on UT football, basketball, baseball, recruiting and other sports from around the web.


Brewster has eyes on Texas
Pioneer Press
New Gophers football coach Tim Brewster dreams big. Brewster, who was an assistant at Texas and wants to upgrade Minnesota's nonconference schedule, would welcome an opportunity to play the perennially powerful Longhorns.

Football recruiting:

Inside the Class of '07: Curtis Brown
The 3rd in a daily series of interviews and photo essays on members of the Longhorn Class of '07 is on All-American cornerback Curtis Brown.

Ibiloye: Enjoys UT Visit
South Garland (Texas) safety Joseph Ibiloye was one of many prospects to come away impressed with the University of Texas this weekend. He did not receive an offer, but the evaluation process may be taking a bit longer with a new defensive coordinator in place in Austin. South Garland Head Coach Mickey Moss talked about Ibiloye's reaction after the visit.

Jermie Calhoun future five star RB
On Thursday, will release the pre-evaluation Texas Top 100. Who will be at the head of the class? The answer is Van, Texas running back Jermie Calhoun.


SI Preview: Phenomenal Freshman
You can receive a full year (56 issues) of Sports Illustrated included with an Annual Total Access Pass subscription (TAP) to ($39.95 value). That's two great publications, one low price. As a preview, here is Grant Wahl's story on Kevin Durant from the most recent issue of Sports Illustrated.

Will Durant go pro? Don't go there
Dallas Morning News
The father of Texas freshman Kevin Durant said Wednesday it's not a slam dunk that Durant will turn pro after this season.

Sports Illustrated: Durant's cover may awaken old curse
Daily Texan
Kevin Durant has earned himself a Sports Illustrated cover, and it comes out today. Jinx?

Women's hoops:

UT women have work to do
Dallas Morning News
The Texas women's basketball team has been all over the NCAA Tournament map in recent years. The Longhorns lost in the first round in 2001, made the Final Four in 2003 and lost in in the second round in 2005. You could argue that Texas hasn't played up to its potential over the years, but at least the Longhorns were always there. Here's a sobering thought for UT fans who have been conditioned to watch one of the most successful women's programs in NCAA history. The Longhorns (16-10, 5-7 Big 12) are on the verge of missing the postseason for a second straight year, which would be a first in school history.


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