Monday 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.

Football recruiting:

Dravannti Johnson: Wants A Championship
InsideTexas.com
Nederland linebacker Dravannti Johnson was one of the first prospects to commit to Texas A&M from the 2008 class. Johnson was very impressed with what the Aggies brought to the table in the early going, but he now feels like he could be more productive at another school. Johnson de-committed on Friday and took a surprise visit over the weekend.

Football:

Play Horns football and make As?
Austin American-Statesman
When it comes to dumb jocks, Dallas Griffin wrote the book. Read it, too. The poor guy doesn't have a clue. Get this. He actually goes to class. Takes notes. Studies for exams. Makes As.

State Fair wants college football as an attraction
Austin American-Statesman
One down and three to go. As Dallas mayor Laura Miller rode to the Friday morning news conference to announce that the Texas-Oklahoma football game would remain in Dallas until at least 2015, she was on the phone with another school, trying to line up another game at the Cotton Bowl.

Magician kept UT-OU at Cotton Bowl
Dallas Morning News
In the four years since he first heard Texas would vacate its half of the Cotton Bowl, Pete Schenkel has been charged with defending the landmark's honor. From a historical perspective, only William Barret Travis had a tougher gig, and the Alamo probably had better restrooms.

It's high cotton for Texas, Oklahoma
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Dallas Mayor Laura Miller announced Friday that a new contract with Texas and Oklahoma would keep the Red River Rivalry in the Cotton Bowl through 2015. The announcement was made at the 50-yard line of the Cotton Bowl as more than 50 workers were busy putting in new seating, part of a crucial renovation of the 77-year-old facility.

Baseball:

Texas Jumps Out Early, Takes Series
InsideTexas.com
On a rainy day in Lincoln, Nebraska, Texas dropped the Cornhuskers 6-2 to take the series. Joseph Krebs staked his claim as Texas' Sunday starter with six and a third innings of solid baseball and Kyle Russell launched his NCAA-leading 23rd homerun on the year.

Horns strengthen grip on Big 12
Austin American-Statesman
Welcome to the driver's seat, Texas. That's exactly where the Longhorns are in the Big 12 after getting out of Nebraska with a series victory thanks to Sunday's 6-2 win at Haymarket Park.

Texas takes series in Nebraska
Daily Texan
It doesn't matter how potent a lineup is, pitching can always shut down a team's offense. It's something the Longhorns are aware of, courtesy of their philosophical coach Augie Garrido, but they haven't experienced it much this season. But Nebraska shut out No. 5 Texas 7-0 on Friday, setting up a two-game comeback from the Longhorns (33-12, 14-4 Big 12) as they took the final pair of contests, 8-4 and 6-2, from the Cornhuskers (23-17, 8-10) at Haymarket Field in Lincoln, Neb.

Alumni:

Versatility makes safety Griffin safe pick
Boston Globe
The popular wisdom is that the safety position has evolved in pro football, with a new breed of bigger, stronger, faster, more versatile safeties patrolling NFL secondaries. Michael Griffin of the University of Texas fits that description.

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