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Football recruiting:

Big News Regarding Jermie Calhoun
Jermie Calhoun was recently named the top player in Texas in the pre-evaluation Texas Top 100. For the past month, the talk among Texas Longhorn fans has been centered on whether or not this stud running back would receive an offer at Texas' upcoming junior day. Is Calhoun still attending UT's second junior day this weekend?

Jarvis Humphrey Names Favorite
Cedar Hill's Jarvis Humphrey is arguably the top defensive tackle prospect in the state of Texas this year. He plays hard on every play and has tremendous power off the line. Humphrey already has 11 scholarship offers but is stilling waiting on his favorite to offer.

Poehlmann: The Next Great Brenham Commit
Brenham High School has produced at least nine quality Division I prospects from the classes of 2007 and 2008. The Longhorns have taken notice, recently signing Brandon Collins and Ahmard Howard and picking up early commitments from Luke Poehlmann and Ryan Roberson. Poehlmann talked about his commitment to Texas.

Inside the Class of '07: Ian Harris
The 6th in a daily series of interviews and photo essays on members of the Longhorn Class of '07: tight end Ian Harris.


Durant focusing on Horns and Big 12, not NBA and USA Basketball
Austin American-Statesman
Kevin Durant is determined that nothing will detour his concentration from its most important target in basketball: winning games. Preview: Texas Tech at Texas
Austin American-Statesman

Knight blasts NBA draft rule
Dallas Morning News
Texas Tech coach Bob Knight blasted the NBA rule that forbids high school seniors from declaring for the league's draft.

Durant settling into a zone
San Antonio Express-News
Kevin Durant insists he's not wearing out during the latter stages of his freshman season. But Texas' first-year phenom will look to turn around a recent mini-slump when the Longhorns face Texas Tech tonight at the Erwin Center.

UT's Atchley just putting it together
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
As Texas Tech prepared for tonight's rematch against Texas, it's unlikely the Red Raiders had forgotten about Kevin Durant's performance in their getting-to-know-you meeting three weeks ago. Durant exploded for 37 points and 23 rebounds in Lubbock as the Longhorns stunned Tech 76-64 in the game after the Raiders' consecutive victories over Kansas and Texas A&M.

Texas freshman had 'only' 20, 21 in last two games
Houston Chronicle
Texas coach Rick Barnes smiled when asked a few weeks ago what Texas A&M did to stop Kevin Durant. It wasn't the typical 30-point game that had become the norm for Texas' freshman phenom, but Durant walked out of Reed Arena with 28 points and 15 rebounds against one of the nation's stingiest defenses. "That's not a bad night for some people," Barnes said. "It wasn't a great night for him."

Atchley puts in big effort
Daily Texan
Some of his best performances have come when he hasn't touched the ball much. Lately, Texas forward Connor Atchley has proven he's not so bad with the ball either. As the Longhorns host Texas Tech tonight at the Erwin Center, the sophomore is coming off his best game - statistically - of his college career. Atchley scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds in 26 minutes of action against Baylor on Saturday.


Longhorns home as UFCU Disch-Falk opens
Austin American-Statesman
They're back in Austin. After spending the first three weeks of the season at The Dell Diamond in Round Rock, the Texas Longhorns are back home, ready to break in the partially-renovated UFCU Disch-Falk Field.

Longhorns baseball notebook
Austin American-Statesman

Garrido takes wins one at a time
Daily Texan
Augie Garrido knows better than to look in the wins column just yet. The Texas coach has been around the game long enough to know that winning two games during a weekend series doesn't necessarily mean anything - even against a team as good as Stanford.


Alabama clarifies duties for Applewhite, Steele
Dallas Morning News
Alabama said that former Texas quarterback Major Applewhite will serve as the Tide's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.


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