Wednesday 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:

DeSean Hales: Thinking About Football Again
Klein wide receiver and Texas target DeSean Hales spent the last two months away from the game of football. When track season rolled around, he decided to eliminate the distraction of recruiting and focus solely on one sport. However, Hales' track season came to an end over the weekend, and football is now back on the top of his priorities list.

Damien Jackson Names Favorites
Damien Jackson, safety from Pineville, (La.), attended the All-American Combine in New Orleans April 21 where he reported a 4.51 40-yard dash. Jackson is 6-2, 182-pounds, and he speaks of his experience at the combine.


Tucker making plays all over field
Daily Texan
As the ball lifts lazily toward no-man's-land in shallow right field, Travis Tucker automatically draws a bead on it. As it drifts further away from his position at second base, the Longhorn speeds up and calls for the ball. His pursuit ends in a spectacular dive and a big cheer from the crowd at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Standing just a few feet away from Tucker's outstretched glove is Texas' frustrated right fielder, Kyle Russell.


Bad news for Pacman is good news for Griffin
San Antonio Express-News
If we were Michael Griffin, we'd be rooting for Adam "Pacman" Jones to get busted for jaywalking. Or we'd be hoping Jones forgets to pay some parking tickets. Or gets caught walking his dog without a leash. Anything to make sure Jones stays suspended for the next year. Jones, the oft-in-trouble cornerback for the Tennessee Titans and posterboy for the NFL's new zero-tolerance behavior policy, is appealing his year-long suspension handed town by league crime boss, er, commissioner Roger Goodell. It is in the best interest of Griffin, the former Texas safety who just became the Titans' most recent No. 1 draft choice, that Jones loses that appeal.

Women's hoops:

UT's men's coaches' pitches were a hit with coach G
Austin American-Statesman
The job offer was certainly tempting enough for Gail Goestenkors, but she already had a good job. A better job, in many respects. And wasn't basketball invented at Krzyzewski-ville, sometimes known as Duke? But one of the premier coaches in all of women's basketball was partially sold on coming to Texas for three reasons, not a one of which has a thing to do with women's basketball. Those factors were Augie Garrido, Mack Brown and Rick Barnes. And Lord knows Mack knows how to recruit.


Inside Texas Blog: Sticker Shock
Inside Texas Publisher Clendon Ross took a trip to Palm Springs and made an unexpected discovery.

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