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Reverence for former Texas coach never fades
San Antonio Express-News
Our topic this morning is Darrell Royal, the retired University of Texas football coach who will be honored tonight as a Texas Legend at a Hilton Americas-Houston fundraiser benefiting Texas Children's Hospital. We assume you are willing to stipulate Royal's legendary status. If not, be aware that the numbers support the description.

Football recruiting:

Ibiloye on UT Visit: 'It was pretty tight'
Linebacker is definitely a position the Texas Longhorns need to address in the class of 2008. Dallas St. Mark's Emmanuel Acho has already given his verbal commitment to Texas, but the Longhorns will likely try to bring in one or two more. One candidate that has a good shot at obtaining an offer is South Garland's Joseph Ibiloye. He talked about his visit to the 40 Acres.

Inside the Class of '07: Kyle Hix
The 8th in a daily series of interviews and photo essays on members of the Longhorn Class of '07: offensive tackle Kyle Hix.


Durant among Naismith contenders
Austin American-Statesman
Texas forward Kevin Durant is the only freshman among 30 players in contention for the Naismith Award, presented annually to the top college basketball player in the country by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.


Disch-Falk still under construction, back in business
Daily Texan
Pop out the Cracker Jacks. The baseball team is back at UFCU Disch-Falk Field, and the men's basketball team has only got one home game left. Time to take advantage of this weather and go out to a baseball game.

Women's hoops:

Texas women hit new low
Austin American-Statesman
In the past two weeks, the Texas women's basketball team has discovered ways to redefine on-court collapses. The result has been a program-record, five straight losses, including the 64-52 home defeat the Longhorns suffered Wednesday night against Oklahoma State.

Longhorns lose 5th straight
Daily Texan
The Texas women's basketball team was hoping to snap a four-game losing streak Wednesday night. Instead they lost their fifth straight for the first time in school history, as Oklahoma State University utilized a 20-2 run in the second half to win by 12, 64-52.

Home no haven for UT, dry spells again lead to disaster
Daily Texan
The Erwin Center has definitely been a safe refuge for the Longhorns this season, but Oklahoma State got the Longhorns out of their comfort zone Wednesday night. Entering their match with the Cowgirls, Texas held an impressive 12-4 record at home. Texas' 64-52 loss to the Cowgirls looked much like their previous games in Stillwater, Norman or Waco.


Chargers hire Baylor's Bradley
San Antonio Express-News
Baylor defensive coordinator Bill Bradley has been hired as the new secondary coach for the San Diego Chargers. Bradley, a former NFL secondary coach for the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets, had been Baylor's defensive coordinator for three seasons.


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