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Longhorns Audition for NFL
Twelve Texas Longhorns worked out at Texas' Pro Day for NFL Scouts. Looking on at the event were some special guests, including the past, present and future of Texas football.

The Top Ten Gutsiest Coaching Calls
Inside Texas subscribers voted on the Top 10 in Texas football history in 10 different categories. The sixth entry in a daily release of the lists is the Top Ten Gutsiest Coaching Calls in the history of Texas football.

Longhorns NFL rookies looking to impress
Austin American-Statesman
Any NFL prospect worth an eight-figure bonus check knows it's all about the 40-yard dash. That's why cornerback Tarell Brown, the now former Longhorn, opted to run the important sprint again Wednesday. His audience included more than 100 NFL scouts, who were on hand at Texas' Moncrief-Neuhaus Athletic Complex to scrutinize the latest round of potential NFL rookies from UT. Brown ran a passable time in the mid 4.4-second range during the NFL combine last month. But a faster time would produce a buzz, possibly a higher placement in next month's draft and more zeroes in the bonus check.

Former Longhorns participate in Pro Day
Daily Texan
On what is a notoriously busy day for potential NFL draft picks, Michael Griffin was bored. There wasn't much need for the former Longhorn safety to run the 40-yard dash Wednesday during Texas' Pro Timing Day at the team's weight room and practice bubble. He'd already recorded a respectable 4.45 seconds at February's NFL combine. But instead of sitting the drill out Wednesday, Griffin got up and ran with his ex-teammates.


Durant named NABC National Player of the Year
Kevin Durant has been selected as the Division I Player of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), the organization announced Wednesday.

Basketball's one-year rule works
Dallas Morning News
Texas Tech coach Bob Knight hates the rule, and right now some Texas fans are asking, "Is that all there is?" regarding the college career of Kevin Durant. But the NBA rule that requires high school basketball stars to take at least a one-year detour through college before collecting millions is actually working like a charm for those involved.

Just don't mention that kid's name
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
You've got to give Kevin Durant credit. He doesn't quite sound like a guy who already has one foot in the NBA. Listen to bits and pieces of his comments after the Longhorns were bounced from the NCAA tournament, and you have to admit: He really does sound like he's actually weighing his options between staying in school or turning pro.

Getting what he deserves
Daily Texan
One down, three more to go. Texas' Kevin Durant was named the Division I Player of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) on Wednesday, just three days after Texas' 87-68 loss to Southern California in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Durant deserves top billing during upcoming draft
Daily Texan
Talking too glowingly about "that kid from Texas"? $15,000. Sitting with his mom? $30,000. Drafting Kevin Durant? Priceless.


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