Thursday Longhorn Sports Page

Stay up to date on all things Burnt Orange with a daily stop at IT's Longhorn Sports Page, with links to the latest news and opinion articles on UT football, basketball, baseball, recruiting and other sports from around the web.


Audio: Clendon Ross on the Beatdown
Inside Texas' Clendon Ross joins ESPN Radio's Kevin Scott and A.J. Hoffman on the Beatdown to talk Texas baseball, Kyle Russell's homerun record, Texas head coach Rick Barnes and potential changes the the Erwin Center because of his decision to stay in Austin.

Football recruiting:

NCAA text msg ban ... RU kidding? ROTFL!
Austin American-Statesman
And after weeks of rancorous debate, outraged editorials, threats of litigation and a strong emotional plea from Kelvin Sampson, the controversial NCAA ban on text messaging between college coaches and recruits officially went into effect at midnight, Aug. 1.

Text messages to recruits in question
Dallas Morning News
Thumbs will be saved some wear and tear if an NCAA proposal to ban text messages to recruits gains final approval. Earlier this week, the Division I Management Council approved a ban on the use of text messaging in recruiting. The measure goes before the Division I Board of Directors next Thursday. In the past, the board has passed such recommendations.

Women's hoops:

Coach G out to restore UT glory
Daily Texan
Back in Durham, she was known simply as Coach G. But for many Longhorns fans, and even some players, Gail Goestenkors was far from a household name before her hire as Texas women's basketball coach.


Inside Texas Blog: What Curse?
Vince Young graces the cover of Madden '08 and finds himself in the crosshairs of one of the most consistent curses in all of sports. Is it real? Then again, when it comes to Vince Young, does it even matter?

Scouting the draft: defensive backs
Austin American-Statesman
Michael Griffin, Texas' extroverted safety, is hoping history won't hold on April 28, when the NFL conducts the opening round of the draft.


Changes needed at top of softball's chain of command
Daily Texan
At a school where seven straight conference titles gets the women's swimming head coach dismissed, it's a wonder Connie Clark is still coaching the softball team.

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