Tuesday 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:

Chris Whaley: The Next Great Texas RB?
It's not every day that a sophomore receives all-state honors especially in the Lone Star State, but that's exactly what Madisonville running back Chris Whaley did last year. Many experts think that Whaley is the best back to come out of Texas since Adrian Peterson. With his combination of size and speed, it's easy to see where the comparisons come from.


End result: UT in same Dallas seats
Dallas Morning News
Even though Texas won the right to sit over the tunnel at the Cotton Bowl for its annual showdown with Oklahoma, Longhorns athletic director DeLoss Dodds said Monday UT will continue to sit in the end zone opposite the tunnel.

Women's hoops:

Williams invited to USA Basketball Trials
University of Texas women's basketball forward Earnesia Williams has been invited to the 2007 USA Basketball National Team Trials, slated for May 17-20 in Colorado Springs, where the 6-1 standout will compete for a spot on the 2007 USA Under-21 World Championship Team and the USA Pan American Games Team. The USA Basketball Women's Collegiate Committee, which is chaired by Sue Donohoe, the NCAA's vice president of Division I women's basketball, awarded the invitations Monday.


IT Blog: NFL Should 'Just Say No' to Ricky
Ricky Williams plays better on grass. But the opinion here is that the 1998 Heisman winner shouldn't play at all this season following published reports that he has -- again -- violated the NFL's drug policy.

Around the Horns with Inside Texas
Inside Texas' Ross Lucksinger and special guest co-host Mike Blackwell talk about former Longhorn pitcher Roger Clemens signing with the Yankees, debate the top running back in UT history, look at Ricky Williams' latest snag in his comeback attempt, give an update on Terrelle Pryor and Russell Shepard and look ahead to the 2008 NFL Draft.

Akina: Ross a Giant Playmaker
University of Texas co-defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach Duane Akina, who's in his sixth season with the Longhorns, talks about his former pupil and now-New York Giants cornerback, Aaron Ross.


TV for specific schools an evolving idea
San Antonio Express-News
The creation of the Big Ten Network has been hailed as one of the biggest innovations in the broadcasting of college sports. But as much as the idea of a network devoted to one conference might sound appealing, the future of college sports broadcasting might be even narrower in terms of reach. Why stop at a conference starting its own network? For some of the more futuristic-thinking schools, a channel devoted only to their own games might be even more profitable and practical.

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