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Football recruiting:

Texas TE Visits Texas and SMU
InsideTexas.com
Chandler Koch, from Lewisville-Flower Mound, Texas, is seeing more and more schools contact the 6-2, 240-pound tight end. Koch talked with Scout.com about some of the schools and two Junior Day visits.

Baseball:

Texas Finally Falls
InsideTexas.com
The Longhorns' nine-game winning streak was broken on Sunday as Texas (22-8, 5-1 Big 12) was unable to complete the sweep of Kansas State (18-6, 1-2 Big 12) with an 11-9 loss. It was also the Longhorns' first loss in conference play.

Horns throw away victory
Austin American-Statesman
The blame goes everywhere. To the UT defense, which had four errors and made bad decisions. To the pitching staff, which gave up 17 hits and couldn't get batters out after getting two strikes. To the hitters, who were shut out for the final four innings, when the game could have been put away. Texas' nine-game winning streak came to an end Sunday as Kansas State rallied to beat the Longhorns 11-9 in front of 4,839 fans at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.

Defense dooms Longhorns
Daily Texan
Preston Clark couldn't help it. As he saw the Kansas State runner scrambling back to second base, Texas' sophomore catcher threw the ball to second base out of sheer instinct. The throw, like most of his reactionary pickoff attempts, was dead on. The problem was, nobody caught it. Neither shortstop Josh Prince nor second baseman Travis Tucker tried to make the play and the ball went straight through to center field, allowing the runner to score from second and giving the Wildcats their final lead of Sunday's 11-9 Kansas State win.

Russell: Trying 'to be Superman' resulting in too many strikeouts, too few base hits
Daily Texan
The tying runner at first base. No outs in the eighth inning. Kyle Russell started the at-bat by swinging for the fences. And why not? The right fielder had just set the record for home runs hit by a sophomore with his 15th the night before. With a .922 slugging percentage and 36 RBI, Texas' best power hitter had every right to pass up a bunt and hit for the wall. Russell's first swing was as hard as any the slugger had attempted all season. Problem is, he missed. Russell then became flustered and struck out three pitches later.

Other:

Longhorns split series with Sooners to start conference season
Austin American-Statesman
No. 10 Texas had plenty of opportunities to lose Sunday's game with No. 4 Oklahoma, but the Longhorns stayed afloat for a 5-4, 10-inning win and a split of the weekend series.

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