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.

Football recruiting:

Aghayere Picks Up Three New Offers
Garland, Texas defensive end Chancey Aghayere continues to be one of the most sought after prospects in the entire nation. He has picked up three new offers in the past three weeks raising his offer total to 15. Will these new offers have an effect on his decision?


The road to Omaha
Houston Chronicle
It doesn't get much tougher for the Longhorns to end the season. First-place Texas hosts second-place Missouri in a three-game series this weekend in Austin...Texas closes out the season with a three-game series against Texas A&M May 18-20.


Cotton Bowl likely to host Tech-OSU
Dallas Morning News
Hot on the heels of a contract extension for the Texas-Oklahoma series, Dallas officials are close to bringing two more Big 12 universities to the Cotton Bowl – Texas Tech and Oklahoma State. The contract would start in 2008, and the Tech-OSU game would be held in conjunction with the State Fair of Texas, according to two sources close to the negotiations. The game would probably extend into 2009, giving each school an opportunity to be the home team.

Men's hoops:

Men's basketball behind the NCAA curve
Dallas Morning News
Improvement in academic progress is being made in football and baseball, but not in men's basketball, according to NCAA officials who released the latest round of Academic Progress Rate figures for their member schools on Wednesday.

Women's hoops:

Coaching staff update
Austin American-Statesman
It looks like new women's coach Gail Goestenkors won't be bringing any more of her former assistants with her to Austin. Goestenkors hired Gale Valley, who had been on her staff for 15 years, earlier this week. But Shannon Perry, another assistant under Goestenkors, will stay at Duke and join the staff of new Blue Devils coach, Joanne McCallie.


Horns' latest NCAA report card is OK
Austin American-Statesman
Three Big 12 schools lost scholarships in the NCAA's second Academic Progress Report released Wednesday, but Texas and Texas A&M were not among them.

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