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Football recruiting:

Chancey Aghayere: Shake Up In His Top 5
Garland, Texas defensive end Chancey Aghayere got plenty of early attention from Big 12 programs, but over the last month he has hearing from schools all over the map. In fact, he has added three more offers over the past two weeks. Nobody has taken the lead at this point in time, but five schools have started to separate themselves from the rest of pack.


Durant snags another award
Austin American-Statesman
The Kevin Durant Over America tour made another successful stop on Saturday. The Longhorns forward became the first freshman to receive the John R. Wooden Award, presented annually to the top player in college basketball. Durant also appeared unlikely to become a repeat recipient, since he now looks to be leaning toward leaving school for the NBA.


Russell Ties Record as Texas Takes KU Series
Kyle Russell tied Texas' single-season home run record with a pair of round-trippers against Kansas Saturday, lifting the Horns to a 6-5 decision in Lawrence. Texas won the rubber match to remain atop the Big 12 Conference standings.

Despite glacial temps, Texas wins against Kansas
Austin American-Statesman
University of Texas baseball coach Augie Garrido has a reason for every little move, including batting the nation's top home run hitter second in the order. It paid off on Saturday, as Texas won its series against Kansas with a 6-5 victory at chilly Hoglund Ballpark. The Longhorns received two home runs from Kyle Russell, who has 20 for the season, tying the school record set in 2002 by Jeff Ontiveros.

Russell ties single-season home-run record in Kansas
Daily Texan
The inevitable finally happened. Barely halfway through the season, Kyle Russell tied the single-season home-run record by blasting his 19th and 20th homers during Texas' 6-5 win over Kansas Saturday in Lawrence, Kan. Jeff Ontiveros set the record in 2002.


7 Points With DE Tim Crowder
Texas DE Tim Crowder, one of the top defensive ends in this draft and a certain first day pick, talked to's Ed Thompson about forcing fumbles, getting in the opponent's backfield, his top accomplishments and more in this exclusive interview.

LeCure moves on after Texas
Mobile Press-Register
Chattanooga starter Sam LeCure was one of college baseball's most dominating pitchers when he played for the Texas Longhorns. He helped lead his team to the College World Series championship as a Saturday starter in 2004. But his college career didn't end as triumphantly.


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